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Mary L Cornelius (PhD)
Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory
Research Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-8531
Fax: (301) 504-5104
Room 313

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 007 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
Projects
Urban Small Farms and Gardens Pest Management
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429893

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Ovipositional behavior of the egg parasitoid Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera: scelionidae) on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: coreidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Use of flowering plants to enhance parasitism and predation rates on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: coreidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Vinyard, B.T., Gates, M.W. 2019. Use of flowering plants to enhance parasitism and predation rates on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: coreidae). Insects. 10:318.
Use of flowering plants to enhance parasitism and predation rates on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: Coreidae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Gates, M.W. 2019. Use of flowering plants to enhance parasitism and predation rates on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: Coreidae. Insects: Special Issue Urban Small Farms and Gardens. 10(318):1-18.
Comparative study of egg parasitism by Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: Coreidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Hu, J.S., Vinyard, B.T. 2018. Comparative study of egg parasitism by Gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on two squash bug species Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: Coreidae). Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy145.
Ovipositional preferences of two squash bug species, Anasa tristis, and Anasa armigera (Heteroptera: Coreidae), for different cultivars and species of Cucurbitaceae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L. 2018. Ovipositional preferences of two squash bug species, Anasa tristis, and Anasa armigera (Heteroptera: Coreidae), for different cultivars and species of Cucurbitaceae. Journal of Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey021.
Test of a natural enemy hypothesis on plant provenance: Spider abundance in native and exotic ornamental landscapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenstone, M.H., Cornelius, M.L., Olsen, R.T., Payton, M.E. 2017. Test of a natural enemy hypothesis on plant provenance: Spider abundance in native and exotic ornamental landscapes. Journal of Entomological Science. 52(4):340-351.
Integrative review of indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abram, P.K., Hoelmer, K.A., Acebes-Doria, A., Andrews, H., Beers, E., Bergh, C.J., Bessin, R., Biddinger, D., Botch, P., Buffington, M.L., Cornelius, M.L., Costi, E., Delfosse, E., Dieckhoff, C., Dobson, R., Donais, Z., Grieshop, M., Hamilton, G., Haye, T., Hedstrom, C., Herlihy, M.V., Hoddle, M., Hooks, C., Jentsch, P., Neelandra, J., Kuhar, T., Lara, J., Legrand, A., Lee, J.C., Leskey, T.C., Lowenstein, D., Milnes, J., Maistrello, L., Morrison III, W.R., Nielsen, A.L., Ogburn, E., Pickett, C., Poley, K., Pote, J., James, R., Shrewsbury, P., Talamas, E.J., Tavella, L., Walgenbach, J., Waterworth, R., Weber, D.C., Welty, C., Wiman, N.G. 2017. Integrative review of indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 90(4):1009-1020.
Parasitism and predation on sentinel egg masses of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in three vegetable crops: Importance of dissections for evaluating the impact of native parasitoids on an exotic pest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Vinyard, B.T., Hoelmer, K.A. 2016. Parasitism and predation on sentinel egg masses of the brown marmorated stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in three vegetable crops: Importance of dissections for evaluating the impact of native parasitoids on an exotic pest. Environmental Entomology. 45(6):1536-1542.
Biological control of sentinel egg masses of the exotic invasive stink bug halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Mid-Atlantic USA ornamental landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Dieckhoff, C., Hoelmer, K.A., Olsen, R.T., Weber, D.C., Herlihy, M.V., Talamas, E.J., Vinyard, B.T., Greenstone, M.H. 2016. Biological control of sentinel egg masses of the exotic invasive stink bug halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Mid-Atlantic USA ornamental landscapes. Biological Control. 103:11-20.
Impact of the egg parasitoid, gryon pennsylvanicum (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), on sentinel and wild egg masses of the squash bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E.J., Gates, M.W. 2016. Parasitism and predation rates on sentinel and naturally occurring egg masses of the squash bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland. Environmental Entomology. 45(2) 367-375.
Bionomics and formation of "Bonsai" colonies with long term rearing of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Showler, A. 2015. Bionomics and formation of "Bonsai" colonies with long term rearing of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):770-778.
Predation and Parasitism Rates on Sentinel and Naturally Occurring Egg Masses of the Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Buffington, M.L., Talamas, E.J., Gates, M.W. 2016. Predation and Parasitism Rates on Sentinel and Naturally Occurring Egg Masses of the Squash Bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in Maryland. Environmental Entomology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvv228 367-375..
Task allocation in the tunneling behavior of workers of the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus shiraki Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Gallatin, E.M. 2015. Task allocation in the tunneling behavior of workers of the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus shiraki. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 18:637-642.
Seasonal changes in the caste distribution of foraging populations of formosan subterranean termite in New Orleans, Louisiana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L., Gallatin, E.M. 2015. Seasonal changes in the caste distribution of foraging populations of formosan subterranean termite in New Orleans, Louisiana. Journal of Insect Science. 15:115.
Natural resistance of exotic wood species to the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2015. Natural resistance of exotic wood species to the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 101:8-11.
Effect of chemical cues on the foraging and tunneling behavior of Formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2015. Effect of chemical cues on the foraging and tunneling behavior of Formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Midsouth Entomologist. 8:1-9.
Effects of a Fipronil Spot-Treatment on field colonies of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Showler, A., Pound, J.M. 2014. Effects of a Fipronil spot-treatment on field colonies of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):727-740.
Acoustical tree evaluation of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with imidacloprid and noviflumeron in historic Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Acoustical tree evaluation of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) with imidacloprid and noviflumeron in historic Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiology. 60(1):77-95.
Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 60(1):69-76.
Mortality and repellent effects of microbial pathogens on Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wright, M.S., Cornelius, M.L. 2012. Mortality and repellent effects of microbial pathogens on Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera:Rhinotermitidae). BMC Microbiology. 12:291 (7 pages).
Individual behavior of workers of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on consecutive days of tunnel construction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L. 2012. Individual behavior of workers of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on consecutive days of tunnel construction. Insects. 3(2):367-377.
Aggregation and feeding behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on wood decayed by three species of wood rot fungi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Williams, K.A., Lovisa, M.P., De Lucca II, A.J. 2012. Aggregation and feeding behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) on wood decayed by three species of wood rot fungi. Sociobiology. 59(3):667-680.
Influence of Dry Soil on the Ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes formosanus) to Locate Food Sources - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Influence of dry soil on the ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, to locate food sources. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2011. Influence of dry soil on the ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, to locate food sources. Journal of Insect Science. 11(162):1536-2442.
Effect of Seasonal Changes in Soil Temperature and Moisture on Wood Consumption and Foraging Activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2011. Effect of seasonal changes in soil temperature and moisture on wood consumption and foraging activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 104:1009-1017.
Area Wide Field Study on Effect of Three Chitin Synthesis Inhibitor Baits on Populations of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2011. Area wide field study on effect of three chitin synthesis inhibitor baits on populations of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki and Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 104(3):1009-1017.
Tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitadae) in dry soil - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L. 2011. Tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitadae) in dry soil. International Conference on Urban Pests. p. 175-177.
Effect of Flooding on the Survival of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Laboratory Tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2010. Effect of flooding on the survival of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in laboratory tests. Sociobiology. 56:669-711.
Effect of Soil Type and Moisture Availability on the Foraging Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2010. Effect of Soil Type and Moisture Availability on the Foraging Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(3):799-807.
Bioassay design and length of time in the laboratory affect intercolonial interactions of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. Bioassay design and length of time in the laboratory affect intercolonial interactions of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae). Insectes Sociaux (56): 203-211.
Foraging Behavior of Coptotermes formosanus and Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L. 2003. Foraging Behavior of Coptotermes formosanus and Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology.
The efficacy of bait supplements for improving the rate of discovery of bait stations in the field by the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Lyn, M.E., Williams, K.R., Lovisa, M.P., De Lucca II, A.J., Lax, A.R. 2009. The efficacy of bait supplements for improving the rate of discovery of bait stations in the field by the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3):1175-1181.
CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE COLONIES (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L. Changes in the distribution of subterranean termite colonies (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Urban Pests pp. 455-460 (2008).
Effects of Flooding on Field Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in New Orleans, LA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2008. Effects of Flooding on Field Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in New Orleans, LA. Journal of Economic Entomology 101: 1367-1372.
Effect of Bait Supplements on the Feeding and Tunneling Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2008. Effect of Bait Supplements on the Feeding and Tunneling Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 51: 497-511.
The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Distribution of Subterranean Termite Colonies (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Duplessis, L.M., Osbrink, W.L. 2007. The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Distribution of Subterranean Termite Colonies (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiology 50(2):1-25.
Biological Control Approaches and Formulations for Formosan Subterranean Termite Management - (Abstract Only)
Lyn, M.E., Wright, M.S., Cornelius, M.L., Williams, K.A., Duplantis, B.H., Duplessis, L.M. 2006. Biological Control Approaches and Formulations for Formosan Subterranean Termite Management (abstract). Mississippi Entomological Association Annual Conference.
PRESENCE OF NAPHTHALENE DETECTED IN SAWDUST DECAYED BY A LIGNIN-DEGRADING FUNGUS AND IT'S EFFECT ON THE FEEDING AND TRAIL-FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA:RHINOTERMITIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Lloyd, S.W., Lovisa, M.P., Williams, K.A. 2005. Presence of naphthalene detected in sawdust decayed by a lignin-degrading fungus and it's effect on the feeding and trail-following behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 46:397-408.
EFFECT OF THE WHITE ROT FUNGUS, PHANAEROCHAETE CHRYSOSPORIUM, ON THE FEEDING PREFERENCES OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) FOR DIFFERENT WOOD SPECIES - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L., Daigle, D.J., Williams, K.A., Lovisa, M.P. 2005. Effect of the white rot fungus, phanaerochaete chrysosporium, on the feeding preferences of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) for different wood species pp.101-110. In R.J. Petroski, M.R. Tellez, and R. W. Behle (eds), Semiochemicals in Pest and Weed Control, ACS Symposium Series 906.
EFFECT OF SUMMON PREFERRED FOOD SOURCE ON FEEDING, TUNNELING AND BAIT STATION DISCOVERY BY THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. Effect of summon preferred food source on feeding, tunneling and bait station discovery by the formosan subterranean termite.. Journal of Economic Entomology 98:502-508.
EFFECT OF IMIDACLOPRID SOIL TREATMENTS ON THE OCCURRENCE OF FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE), IN INDEPENDENT MONITORS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2005. Effect of imidacloprid soil treatments on the occurrence of formosan subterranean termites, coptotermes formosanus shiraki (isoptera: rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(6):2160-2168.
"EFFECT OF BAIT SUPPLEMENTS ON THE FEEDING AND TUNNELING BEHAVIOR OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE)." - (Proceedings)
Cornelius, M.L. "Effect of bait supplements on the feeding and tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitidae)." International Conference on Urban Pests pp. 159-163. In C-Y Lee and W.H.Robinson (eds), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Urban Pests, Singapore.
EFFECT OF PARTICLE SIZE OF DIFFERENT SANDS ON THE TUNNELING BEHAVIOR OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L. 2005. Effect of particle size of different sands on the tunneling behavior of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 45:173-184.
EFFECT OF IMIDACLOPRID SOIL TREATMENTS ON POPULATIONS OF FORMOSAN TERMITE USING INDEPENDENT MONITORS. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R. 2005. Effect of imidacloprid soil treatments on populations of formosan termite using independent monitors.. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98: 2160-2168.
AGONISTIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN COLONIES OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Osbrink, W.L. 2003. Agonistic interactions between colonies of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Environmental Entomology. 32:1002-1009.
EFFECT OF A LIGNIN-DEGRADING FUNGUS ON THE FEEDING PREFERENCES OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) FOR DIFFERENT COMMERCIAL LUMBER - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Bland, J.M., Daigle, D.J., Williams, K.A., Lovisa, M.P., Connick Jr, W.J., Lax, A.R. 2004. Effect of a lignin-degrading fungus on the feeding preferences of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) for different commercial lumber. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(3):1025-1035.
DETECTION OF TERMITE CUTICULAR HYDROCARBONS BY SOLID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION (SPME) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bland, J.M., Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L., Lax, A.R., Vigo, C. 2003. Detection of termite cuticular hydrocarbons by solid-phase microextraction (SPME). Sociobiology. 41:91-104.
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