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Neil W Miller
Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research
Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Phone: (850) 656-9870 ext. 1004
Fax: (850) 656-9808

6383 MAHAN DRIVE
TALLAHASSEE , FL 32308

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Documenting potential sunn hemp (Crotallaria juncea L.)(Fabaceae) pollinators in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meagher Jr, R.L., Watrous, K., Fleischer, S., Nagoshi, R.N., Brown, J.T., Bowers, K.E., Miller, N.W., Hight, S.D., Legaspi, J.C., Westbrook, J.K. 2019. Documenting potential sunn hemp (Crotallaria juncea L.) (Fabaceae) pollinators in Florida. Environmental Entomology. 48(2):343-350. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy190.
Lethal and behavioral effects of synthetic and organic insecticides Spodoptera exigua and its predator Podisus maculiventris Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Castro, A.A., Legaspi, J.C., Tavares, W.S., Meagher Jr, R.L., Miller, N.W., Kanga, L., Haseeb, M., Serrao, J.E., Wilckep, C.F., Zanuncio, J.C. 2018. Lethal and behavioral effects of synthetic and organic insecticides Spodoptera exigua and its predator Podisus maculiventris. PLoS One. 13(11):e0206789. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206789.
Effect of physiological state on female melon fly, Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), attraction to host and food odor in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J., Miller, N.W. 2018. Effect of physiological state on female melon fly, Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), attraction to host and food odor in the field. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111(3):1318-1322.
Repellency of mustard (Brassica juncea) and arugula (Eruca sativa) plants, and plant oils against the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W., Wolaver, D., Lambert, K., Muhammad, H., Zanuncio, J.C. 2016. Repellency of mustard (Brassica juncea) and arugula (Eruca sativa) plants, and plant oils against the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Subtropical Agriculture and Environments. 67:28-34.
Companion and refuge plants to control insect pests - (Abstract Only)
Evaluating mustard and arugula volatiles and refuge plants for sustainable control of insect pests - (Abstract Only)
Evaluating plant and plant oil repellency against the sweetpotato whitefly - (Abstract Only)
Companion and refuge plants to enhance control of insect pests in vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W. 2015. Companion and refuge plants to enhance control of insect pests in vegetables [Abstract] Proceedings of the 8th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, 23-26 March 2015, P. 120.
Demonstrating companion planting to control insect pests of vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Conservation of beneficial species and pest management - (Abstract Only)
Ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex, and its predation by a coccinellid beetle, Delphastus catalinae - (Abstract Only)
Evaluating companion plants and plant products to control sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Developing trap cropping systems for effective organic management of key insect pests of cucurbit crops (IPM) - (Abstract Only)
Pinero, J.C., Wilson, J., Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W., Hossain, T. 2013. Developing trap cropping systems for effective organic management of key insect pests of cucurbit crops (IPM)[abstract]. Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD) 17th Biennial Research Symposium. p.115-116.
Estimating attraction of Syrphidae (Diptera) to flowering plants with interception traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, N.W., Al-Dobai, S., Legaspi, J.C., Sivinski, J.M. 2013. Estimating attraction of Syrphidae (Diptera) to flowering plants with interception traps . Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(9):1040-1052.
Push-pull strategies against insect pests of vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Predation of the ficus whitefly, Singhiella simplex by the coccinellid beetle, Delphastus catalinae - (Abstract Only)
Evaluation of mustard plants and other products to control sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W. 2012. Evaluation of mustard plants and other products to control sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci. National IPM Symposium. p. 119.
INVESTIGATING GIANT RED MUSTARD AS A DETERRENT OF SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY OVIPOSITION IN VEGETABLE CROPS - (Abstract Only)
Legaspi, J.C., Miller, N.W. 2011. INVESTIGATING GIANT RED MUSTARD AS A DETERRENT OF SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY OVIPOSITION IN VEGETABLE CROPS [abstract]. Global Conference on Entomology, Chiang Mai, Thailand, March 5-9, 2011. p.218.
REPRODUCTION OF THE FICUS WHITEFLY, SINGHIELLA SIMPLEX (HEMIPTERA: ALEYRODIDAE): A NEW INVASIVE PEST IN THE USA - (Abstract Only)
RELEASES OF PSYTTALIA FLETCHERI (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) AND STERILE FLIES TO SUPPRESS MELON FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN HAWAII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Long, J., Miller, N.W., Delate, K., Jackson, C.G., Uchida, G.K., Bautista, R.C., Harris, E.J. 2004. Releases of psyttalia fletcheri (hymenoptera: braconidae) and sterile flies to suppress melon fly (diptera: tephritidae) in hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5): 1531-1539.
STATE-DEPENDENT ATTRACTIVENESS OF PROTEIN BAIT AND HOST FRUIT ODOR TO BACTROCERA CUCURBITAE (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) FEMALES. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miller, N.W., Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J., Mackey, B.E. 2004. State-dependent attractiveness of protein bait and host fruit odor to bactrocera cucurbitae (diptera: tephritidae) females. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 94:5 p. 1063-1068(6).
EFFECTS OF AGING AND DILUTION ON ATTRACTION AND TOXICITY OF GF-120 FRUIT FLY BAIT SPRAY FOR MELON FLY CONTROL IN HAWAII. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Revis, H.C., Miller, N.W., Vargas, R.I. 2004. Effects of aging and dilution on attraction and toxicity of gf-120 fruit fly bait spray for melon fly control in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(5):P1659-1665.
FIELD TRIALS OF SPINOSAD AS A REPLACEMENT FOR NALED, DDVP, AND MALATHION IN METHYL EUGENOL AND CUE-LURE BUCKET TRAPS TO ATTRACT AND KILL MALE ORIENTAL FRUIT FLIES AND MELON FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN HAWAII - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Miller, N., Stark, J.D. 2003. Field trials of spinosad as a replacement for naled, ddvp, and malathion in methyl eugenol and cue-lure bucket traps to attract and kill male oriental fruit flies and melon flies (diptera: tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(6):1780-1785.
EFFECTIVENESS OF GF-120 FRUIT FLY BAIT SPRAY APPLIED TO BORDER AREA PLANTS FOR CONTROL OF MELON FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prokopy, R.J., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J.C., Barry, J.D., Tran, L.C., Oride, L.K., Vargas, R.I. 2003. Effectiveness of gf-120 fruit fly bait spray applied to border area plants for control of melon flies (diptera: tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(5):1485-1493.
FEEDING AND FORAGING OF WILD AND STERILE MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN THE PRESENCE OF SPINOSAD BAIT - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barry, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W., Morse, J.G. 2003. Feeding and foraging of wild and sterile mediterranean fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) in the presence of spinosad bait. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96(5):1405-1411.
ATTRACTION AND FEEDING RESPONSES OF MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY AND A NATURAL ENEMY TO PROTEIN BAIT LACED WITH TWO NOVEL TOXINS, PHLOXINE B AND SPINOSAD - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W., Prokopy, R.J. 2002. Attraction and feeding responses of mediterranean fruit fly and a natural enemy to protein bait laced with two novel toxins, phloxine b and spinosad. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 102(3):273-282