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Livy H Williams
Vegetable Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (843) 402-5392
Fax: (843) 573-4715
Room 139

2700 SAVANNAH HIGHWAY
CHARLESTON , SC 294140000
Projects
Sustainable Approaches for Pest Management in Vegetable Crops
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429894
Using Ecological Mapping, Genetic and Biotic Information in Developing a Biological Control Program for Ventenata dubia
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427590

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field -
Williams III, L.H., Pointurier, O., Deschodt, P. 2019. Affect of food provisioning on survival and reproductive success of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi, in the field. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-019-09684-1.
Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps -
Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Harris-Shultz, K.R., McQuate, G.T. 2019. Method for DNA isolation from sweetpotato weevil collected in pheromone-baited traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:1001-1003. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy390.
Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius) -
Williams III, L.H., McQuate, G.T., Sylva, C.D., Wadl, P.A., Webb, J. 2018. Integration of olfactory and visual cues for detection of low density populations of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius (Fabricius). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.359.
13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) -
Williams III, L.H., Serrano, J.M., Millar, J.G., Johnson, P.J. 2018. 13-tetradecenyl acetate, a female-produced sex pheromone of Melanotus communis (Gyllenhal) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p.360.
Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) -
La-Spina, M., Pickett, C.H., Daane, K.M., Hoelmer, K.A., Blanchet, A., Williams III, L.H. 2017. Effect of exposure time on mass-rearing production of the olive fruit fly parasitoid, Psyttalia lounsburyi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 142(3):319-326. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12478.
Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control -
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle Del Conte, S.C. 2017. Methyl jasmonate-induction of cotton: a field test of the “attract and reward” strategy of conservation biological control. AoB Plants. 9(5):plx032. https://doi:10.1093/aobpla/plx032.
Is the begomovirus, sweet potato leaf curl virus, really seed transmitted in sweetpotato? -
Ling, K., Wadl, P.A., Williams III, L.H., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M. 2017. Is the begomovirus, sweet potato leaf curl virus, really seed transmitted in sweetpotato?. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. 107(12S):S5.111. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-107-12-S5.1.
Prospects for repellent in pest control: current developments and future challenges -
Deletre, E., Schatz, B., Bourguet, D., Chandre, F., Williams Iii, L.H., Ratnadass, A., Martin, T. 2016. Prospects for repellent in pest control: current developments and future challenges. Chemoecology. 26:1-16.
Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations -
Saadat, D., Seraj, A., Goldansaz, S., Williams Iii, L.H. 2016. Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations . Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 96: 86-92.
Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations -
Saadat, D., Seraj, A., Goldansav, S., Williams III, L.H. 2016. Factors affecting reproductive success and life history parameters of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from three host-associated populations. Biological Control. 96:86-92.
Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory -
Williams III, L.H., Wadl, P.A., Simmons, A.M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Ling, K. 2016. Current status and future direction of sweetpotato research at the U. S. Vegetable Laboratory. HortScience. 51:S35-36.
Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California -
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Kirk, A.A., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California. 9th Spanish Congress of Applied Entomology, Valencia, Spain, 19-23 October 2015. p. 126.
Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi -
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi. 4th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, Malaga, Spain, 4-9 October 2015. NA.
Electrophysical and behavioral characterization of bioactive compounds of four essential oils against Anopheles gambiae and prospects for their use as bednet treatments -
Deletre, E., Chandre, F., Williams III, L.H., Dumenil, C., Menut, C., Martin, T. 2015. Electrophysical and behavioral characterization of bioactive compounds of four essential oils against Anopheles gambiae and prospects for their use as bednet treatments. Parasites & Vectors. 8:316. 1-14.
Sugar concentration and timing of feeding affect feeding characteristics and survival of a parasitic wasp -
Williams Iii, L.H., Deschodt, P., Pointurier, O., Kris, W. 2015. Sugar concentration and timing of feeding affect feeding characteristics and survival of a parasitic wasp. Journal of Insect Physiology. 79:10-18.
Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies -
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2014. Characterization of Retention and Transfer of Protein Labels in the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle for use in Ecological Studies. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 131.
Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range -
Williams III, L.H., Tonkel, K.C., Pitcairn, M. 2014. Natural enemies of perennial pepperweed, lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p. 132.
Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? -
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2013. Does dimethyl sulfoxide increase protein immunomarking efficiency for dispersal and predation studies? Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 148:275-286.
Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges Reprint Icon -
Gaskin, J.F., Schwartzlander, M., Hinz, H., Williams III, L.H., Gerber, E., Rector, B.G., Zhang, D. 2013. Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6(2):268–280.
Plant-mediated decisions by an herbivore affect oviposition pattern and subsequent egg parasitism -
Williams Iii, L.H., Zhu, Y., Snodgrass, G.L., Manrique, V. 2012. Plant-mediated decisions by an herbivore affect oviposition pattern and subsequent egg parasitism. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6:159-169. DOI 10.1007/s11829-011-9165-0.
Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar -
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2011. Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:154-162.
Field responses of predaceous arthropods to methyl salicylate: a meta-analysis and case study in cranberries -
Rodriguez-Saona, C., Kaplan, I., Braasch, J., Chinnasamy, D., Williams Iii, L.H. 2011. Field responses of predaceous arthropods to methyl salicylate: a meta-analysis and case study in cranberries. Biological Control. 59: 294-303.
Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range -
Williams Iii, L.H., Tonkel, K.C. 2012. Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 1:31.
Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid -
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle, S.C., Zhu, S. 2008. Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:1190-1201
Expressed sequence tags from adult female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae). -
Allen, M. L., Williams, L., and Taliercio, E. 2007. Expressed Sequence Tags From Adult Female Lygus lineolaris (Palisot de Beauvois) (Heteroptera: Miridae).. Genbank. EX515192 through EX515308.
Comparing different floral resources on the longevity of a parasitic wasp -
Williams III, L.H., Hendrix, D.L. 2008. Comparing different floral resources on the longevity of a parasitic wasp. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10:23-28.
Nutritional ecology of a parasitic wasp: food source affects gustatory response, metabolic utilization, and survivorship -
Williams III, L.H., Roane, T.M. 2007. Nutritional ecology of a parasitic wasp: Food source affects gustatory response, metabolic utilization, and survivorship. Journal of Insect Physiology. 53:1262-1275.
The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field -
Williams III, L.H., Castle, S.C., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zhu, S., Montblanc, E.M., Quinlan, R.M. 2008. The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field. International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p. 257.
The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States -
Williams III, L.H., Carruthers, R.I., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S. 2007. The past, present, and future of biologically-based weed management on rangeland watersheds in the western United States. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p.44.
Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds -
Williams Iii, L.H., Snyder, K.A., Longland, W.S., Blank, R.R., Young, J.A., Carruthers, R.I. 2006. Biologically-based integrated management of salt cedar on western rangeland watersheds [abstract]. In: 2006 Tamarisk Research Conference. Current Status and Future Directions. p. 6.
CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROBIAL GUT FLORA OF HETEROPTEROUS INSECTS -
Incorporation of Rhodamine B into Male Tobacco Budworm Moths Heliothis Virescens to use as a Marker for Mating Studies -
Blanco, C.A., Perera, O.P., Ray, J.D., Taliercio, E.W., Williams III, L.H. 2006. INCORPORATION OF RHODAMINE B INTO MALE TOBACCO BUDWORM MOTHS HELIOTHIS VIRESCENS TO USE AS A MARKER FOR MATING STUDIES. Journal of Insect Science. 6:05. AVAILABLE ONLINE: insectscience.org/6.05.
GUSTATORY ACCEPTANCE, LONGEVITY, AND UTILIZATION OF NECTAR AND HONEYDEW SUGARS BY ANAPHES IOLE, AN EGG PARASITOID OF LYGUS BUGS -
Williams Iii, L.H., Roane, T.M., Beach, J.P. 2005. Gustatory acceptance, longevity, and utilization of nectar and honeydew sugars by anaphes iole, an egg parasitoid of lygus bugs. Biological Control Symposium Proceedings.
THE SHIELD-BACKED BUG, PACHYCORIS STALLII UHLER (HETEROPTERA: SCUTELLERIDAE) - DESCRIPTION OF IMMATURE STAGES, EFFECT OF MATERNAL CARE ON NYMPHS, AND NOTES ON LIFE HISTORY -
Williams Ill, L.H., Coscaron, M.C., Dellape, P.M., Roane, T.M. 2005. THE SHIELD-BACKED BUG, PACHYCORIS STALLII UHLER (HETEROPTERA: SCUTELLERIDAE) - DESCRIPTION OF IMMATURE STAGES, EFFECT OF MATERNAL CARE ON NYMPHS, AND NOTES ON LIFE HISTORY. Journal of Insect Science. 5:29, Available online: insectscience.org/5.29.
THE PIERCING-SUCKING HERBIVORES LYGUS HESPERUS AND NEZARA VIRIDULA INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS -
Williams, L., III, C. Rodriguez-Saona, P. W. Paré & S. J. Crafts-Brandner. 2005. The piercing-sucking herbivores Lygus hesperus and Nezara viridula induce volatile emissions in plants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 58: 84-96.
OLFACTORY RESPONSES OF ANAPHES IOLE (HYMENOPTERA: MYMARIDAE) TO VOLATILE SIGNALS DERIVED FROM HOST HABITATS -
Manrique, V., W. A. Jones, Jr., L. Williams, III & J. S. Bernal. 2005. Olfactory responses of Anaphes iole (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) to volatile signals derived from host habitats. Journal of Insect Behavior 18: 89-104.
EXPLOITATION OF HERBIVORE-INDUCED PLANT VOLATILES FOR CONSERVATION BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF LYGUS SPECIES -
Williams, L., III, C. Rodriguez-Saona, S. C. Castle, V. Manrique & J. S. Bernal. Exploitation of herbivore-induced plant volatiles for conservation biological control of Lygus species. Symposium: Biology and Management of Plant Bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae), 22nd International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia, August 2004.
TETHERED AND UNTETHERED FLIGHT BY LYGUS HESPERUS AND LYGUS LINEOLARIS (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) -
Blackmer, J.L., Naranjo, S.E., Williams Iii, L.H. 2004. Tethered and untethered flight by lygus hesperus and lygus lineolaris (heteroptera: miridae). Environmental Entomology 33(5): 1389-1400
Potential of detection and identification of nymphal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Lygus bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) by using polymerase chain reaction and ITS2 sequence analysis techniques -
Zhu, Y., Riddick, E.W., Williams Iii, L.H., Schotzko, D.J., Logarzo, G.A., Jackson, C.G. 2004. Potential of detection and identification of nymphal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) of Lygus bugs (Heteroptera: Miridae) by using polymerase chain reaction and ITS2 sequence analysis techniques. Insect Molecular Biology. 97(4):743-752.
STINK BUGS IN MIDSOUTH COTTON: IDENTIFICATION, LIFE CYCLES, AND NATURAL ENEMIES -
Williams, L., III & S. C. Castle. 2004. Stink bugs in midsouth cotton: identification, life cycles, and natural enemies. Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. pp. 1898-1899.
LEIOPHRON ARGENTINENSIS SHAW (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE): A NEW SPECIES OF PARASITOID FROM ARGENTINA AND PARAGUAY, WITH INFORMATION ON LIFE HISTORY AND POTENTIAL FOR CONTROLLING LYGUS BUGS (HEMIPTERA: MIRIDAE) -
Williams Iii, L.H., Logarzo, G.A., Shaw, S.R., Price, L.D., Manrique, V. 2003. Leiophron argentinensis shaw (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a new species of parasitoid from Argentina and Paraguay, with information on life history and potential for controlling lygus bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
LYGUS HESPERUS FEEDING AND SALIVARY GLAND EXTRACTS INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS -
RODRIGUEZ-SAONA, C., CRAFTS-BRANDNER, S.J., WILLIAMS III, L.H., PARE, P.W. LYGUS HESPERUS FEEDING AND SALIVARY GLAND EXTRACTS INDUCE VOLATILE EMISSIONS IN PLANTS. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY. 2002. v. 28, no. 9, pp. 1733-1747.