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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Weste L Osbrink
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effects of two citrus-based commercial herbicides on giant reed, Arundo donax L. (Poaceae) -
Showler, A., Barco, M., Gomez, E.L., Siller, K.M., Osbrink, W.L. 2016. Effects of two citrus-based commercial herbicides on giant reed, Arundo donax L. (Poaceae). Biopesticides International . 11:79-88.
Social interactions in the central nest of Coptotermes formosanus juvenile colonies -
Knockdown and lethal effects of eight commercial nonconventional and two pyrethroid insecticides against moderately permethrin-resistant adult bed bugs, Cimex lectularius (L.) (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) -
Bionomics and formation of "Bonsai" colonies with long term rearing of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
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.
Seasonal changes in the caste distribution of foraging populations of formosan subterranean termite in New Orleans, Louisiana Reprint Icon -
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.
Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone Reprint Icon -
Velez-Bonner, A., Osbrink, W.L., Summy, R.K., Thomas, D.B., Showler, A., Perez De Leon, A.A., Goolsby, J. 2015. Mitigating predatory ants promotes establishment of biological control of Arundo by Arundo Scale in the cattle fever tick quarantine zone. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 65:38-44.
Natural resistance of exotic wood species to the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Reprint Icon -
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.
Stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), dispersal and governing factors Reprint Icon -
Showler, A.T., Osbrink, W.L.A. 2015. Stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.), dispersal and governing factors. International Journal of Insect Science. 7:19-25.
Effect of chemical cues on the foraging and tunneling behavior of Formosan subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) Reprint Icon -
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.
Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering -
Showler, A., Osbrink, W.L., Lohmeyer, K.H. 2014. Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering. International Journal of Insect Science. 6:43-47.
Effects of a Fipronil Spot-Treatment on field colonies of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
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 -
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) -
Osbrink, W.L., Cornelius, M.L. 2013. Utility of acoustical detection of Coptotermes Formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 60(1):69-76.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit scientific update -
Podophyllotoxin and essential oil profile of Juniperus and related species -
Cantrell, C.L., Zheljazkov, V.D., Osbrink, W.L., Maddox, V., Craker, L., Khan, S. 2012. Podophyllotoxin and essential oil profile of Juniperus and related species. Industrial Crops and Products. 43:668-676.
Influence of Dry Soil on the Ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes formosanus) to Locate Food Sources -
Influence of dry soil on the ability of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus, to locate food sources. -
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.
Echinopsacetylenes A and B, new thiophenes from Echinops transiliensis -
Nakano, H., Cantrell, C.L., Mamonov, L.K., Osbrink, W.L., Ross, S. 2011. Echinopsacetylenes A and B, new thiophenes from Echinops transiliensis. Organic Letters. 13(23):6228-6231.
Effect of Seasonal Changes in Soil Temperature and Moisture on Wood Consumption and Foraging Activity of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
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) -
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.
Natural product based chromenes as a novel class of potential termiticide -
Meepagala, K.M., Osbrink, W.L., Burandt, C., Lax, A.R., Duke, S.O. 2011. Natural product based chromenes as a novel class of potential termiticide. Pest Management Science. 67:1446-1450.
Effect of Flooding on the Survival of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Laboratory Tests -
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) -
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.
A survey of phytotoxic microbial and plant metabolites as potential natural products for pest management -
Schrader, K., Andolfi, A., Cantrell, C.L., Cimmino, A., Duke, S.O., Osbrink, W.L., Wedge, D.E., Evidente, A. 2010. A survey of phytotoxic microbial and plant metabolites as potential natural products for pest management. Chemistry and Biodiversity. 7:2261-2280.
Evaluation of kukui oil (Aleurites moluccana) for controlling termites Reprint Icon -
Nakayama, F.S., Osbrink, W.L., 2010. Evaluation of kukui oil (Aleurites moluccana) for controlling termites. Industrial Crops and Products. 31 (2): 312–315.
Bioassay design and length of time in the laboratory affect intercolonial interactions of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera, Rhinotermitidae) -
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.
Activity of 1,4-Benzoquinones Against Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus -
Kobaisy, M., Cantrell, C.L., Mims, A.B., Lax, A.R., Tellez, M., Osbrink, W.L. 2008. Activity of 1,4-Benzoquinones Against Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:4021-4026.
Effects of Flooding on Field Populations of Formosan Subterranean Termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in New Orleans, LA -
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.
Phytotoxic Eremophilanes from Ligularia macrophylla -
Cantrell, C.L., Duke, S.O., Fronczek, F.R., Osbrink, W.L., Mamonov, L.K., Vassilyev, J.I., Wedge, D.E., Dayan, F.E. 2007. Phytotoxic Eremophilanes from Ligularia macrophylla. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. v. 55:10656-10663.
Effect of Bait Supplements on the Feeding and Tunneling Behavior of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
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 -
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.
ANTIFEEDANT AND TOXICITY EFFECT OF THIOPHENES FROM FOUR ECHINOPS SPECIES AGAINST THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS -
Fokialakis, N., Osbrink, W.L., Mamonov, L.K., Gemejieva, N.G., Mims, A.B., Skaltsounis, A.L., Lax, A.R., Cantrell, C.L. 2006. Antifeedant and toxicity effect of thiophenes from four echinops species against the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus. Pest Management Science. 62:832-838.
PLANT DERIVED NATURAL PRODUCTS EXHIBITING ACTIVITY AGAINST FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS) -
Meepagala, K.M., Osbrink, W.L., Sturtz, G., Lax, A.R. 2006. Plant derived natural products exhibiting activity against formosan subterranean termites (coptotermes formosanus). Pest Management Science. 62:565-570.
RHABDITIS RAINAI N. SP. (NEMATODA: RHABDITIDA) ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Carta, L.K., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Rhabditis rainai n. sp.(nematoda: rhabditida) associated with the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Nematology. 7(6):863-879.
EFFECT OF IMIDACLOPRID SOIL TREATMENTS ON THE OCCURRENCE OF FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE), IN INDEPENDENT MONITORS -
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.
SEMIOCHEMICALS OF TERMITE ORIGIN -
Bland, J.M., Raina, A.K., Carpita, A., Park, Y.I., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Semiochemicals of termite origin. American Chemical Society Symposium Series Chapter 7, pp. 89-100.
IS HYDROQUINON A PHAGOSTIMULANT FOR THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE? -
Raina, A.K., Bland, J.M., Osbrink, W.L. 2005. Is hydroquinon a phagostimulant for the formosan subterranean termite. Journal of Chemical Ecology 31: 509-517.
EFFECT OF IMIDACLOPRID SOIL TREATMENTS ON POPULATIONS OF FORMOSAN TERMITE USING INDEPENDENT MONITORS. -
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.
NYMPHS OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE): ASPECTS OF FORMATION AND TRANSFORMATION -
Raina, A.K., Osbrink, W.L., Park, Y.I. 2004. Nymphs of the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): aspects of formation and transformation. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 97:757-764.
ASSESSMENT OF NATURAL PRODUCTS FOR CONTROL OF FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITES -
Osbrink, W.L., Tellez, M.R., Kobaisy, M.M., Lax, A.R. Assessment of natural products for control of formosan subterranean termites. Book Chapter 6: 73-87.
AGONISTIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN COLONIES OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. -
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.
POTENTIAL OF ENTOMOPATHOGENIC FUNGI AS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS AGAINST THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE -
Wright, M.S., Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R. 2004. Potential of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control agents against the Formosan subterranean termite. In: Nelson, W.M., editor. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society Press. 173-188.
COMPARISON OF NATURAL AND CONVENTIONAL INSECTICIDES AGAINST FORMOSAN TERMITES (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R., Cantrell, C.L. 2005. Comparison of natural and conventional insecticides against formosan termites (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). International Conference on Urban Pests p. 213-223.
DETECTION OF TERMITE CUTICULAR HYDROCARBONS BY SOLID-PHASE MICROEXTRACTION (SPME) -
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.
Effect of imidacloprid tree treatments on the occurrence of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. -
Osbrink, W.L., Lax, A.R. 2003. Effect of imidacloprid tree treatments on the occurrence of Formosan subterranean termites, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), in independent monitors. Journal of Economic Entomology. 96:117-125. 2003.
NATURAL PRODUCTS AS PESTICIDAL AGENTS FOR CONTROL OF THE FORMOSAN TERMITE (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS) -
INCREASED MORTALITY OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) EXPOSED TO EICOSANOID FORMATION INHIBITORS AND SERRATIA MARCESCENS (EUBACTERIALES: ENTEROBACTERIACEAE) -
VIRULENCE OF BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI) (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) IN NEW ORLEANS, LA -
CYTOCHROME P450 MONOOXYGENASE ACTIVITY IN THE DARK SOUTHERN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, RETICULITERMES VIRGINICUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
CHARACTERIZATION OF CYTOCHROME P450 MONOOXYGENASES IN THE DARK SOUTHERN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, RETICULITERMES VIRGINICUS -
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