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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Roger I Vargas
Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Improve California trap programs for detection of fruit flies -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Morse, J.G., Grafton-Cardwell, E.E., Haviland, D.R., Kabashima, J.N., Faber, B.A. 2016. Improve California trap programs for detection of fruit flies. Citrograph. 7(3):60-63.
Captures of wild Ceratitis capitata Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in traps with improved multi-lure TMR-Dispensers weathered in California -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Morse, J.G., Grafton Cardwell, E.E., Haviland, D., Kabashima, J.N., Faber, B., Mackey, B.E., Cook, P. 2015. Captures of wild Ceratitis capitata Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in traps with improved multi-lure TMR-Dispensers weathered in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):607-612.
Site-specific temporal and spatial validation of a generic plant pest forecast system with observations of Bactrocera dorsalis (oriental fruit fly). -
Hong, S., Magarey, R.D., Borchert, D.M., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S. 2015. Site-specific temporal and spatial validation of a generic plant pest forecast system with observations of Bactrocera dorsalis (oriental fruit fly). . NeoBiota. need citation information.
Weathering and chemical degradation of methyl eugenol and raspberry ketone solid dispensers for detection, monitoring and male annihilation of Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Nkomo, E., Cook, P.J., Mackey, B.E., Stark, J.D. 2015. Weathering and chemical degradation of methyl eugenol and raspberry ketone solid dispensers for detection, monitoring and male annihilation of Bactrocera dorsalis and Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(4):1612-1623. doi:10.1093/jee/tov137.
An overview of tropical pest species of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) and the integration of biopesticides with other biological approaches for their management -
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Leblanc, L. 2015. An overview of tropical pest species of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) and the integration of biopesticides with other biological approaches for their management. Insects. 6:298-318.
Incorporating variability in point estimates in risk assessment: bridging the gap between LC50 and population endpoints -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Banks, J.E. 2015. Incorporating variability in point estimates in risk assessment: bridging the gap between LC50 and population endpoints. Environmental Toxicology. DOI:10.1002/ETC.2978.
Ammonium acetate enhances the attractiveness of a variety of protein-based baits to female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Pinero, J.C., Souder, S., Smith, T.R., Fox, A.J., Vargas, R.I. 2015. Ammonium acetate enhances the attractiveness of a variety of protein-based baits to female Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108(2):694-700.
Simulated field applications of insecticide soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Leblanc, L., Mackey, B.E. 2014. Simulated field applications of insecticide soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International. 10(2):136-142.
Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Hoffman, K., Dowell, R., Mercogliano, J., Smith, T.R., Hammond, J.H., Davis, B.J., Brodie, M., Dripps, J.E. 2014. Attraction and mortality of Bactrocera dorsalis to STATIC Spinosad ME weathered under operational conditions in California and Florida: A reduced-risk male annihilation treatment. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(4):1362-1369.
Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management -
Benelli, G., Daane, K.M., Canale, A., Niu, C., Messing, R.H., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Sexual communication in Tephritidae-current knowledge and potential applications for integrated pest management. Journal of Pest Science. doi: 10.1007/s10340-014-0577-3.
Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus -
Manoukis, N., Geib, S.M., Vargas, R.I. 2014. Effect of host Bactrocera dorsalis sex on yield and quality of the Parasitoid Fopius arisanus. Biocontrol. 59(4):395-402.
Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Borges, R., Mafra-Neto, A., Mackey, B., Chou, M., Spafford, H. 2014. Effectiveness of a sprayable male annihilation treatment with a biopesticide against fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) attacking tropical fruits. Biopesticides International. 10(1):1-10.
A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Fox, A.J., Smith, T.R., Mackey, B.E. 2013. A comparison of bioinsecticide, Spinosad, the semi-synthetic insecticide, Spinetoram and synthetic insecticides as soil drenches for control of Tephritid fruit flies. Biopesticides International . 9(2):120-126.
From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study -
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Putoa, R. 2013. From eradication to containment: invasion of French Polynesia by Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and releases of two natural enemies: a 17-year case study. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 45:31-43.
Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. -
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2014. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept:a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services.. Ecological Applications. 24(4):770-778.
Deconstructing the surrogate species concept: a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services -
Banks, J.E., Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2014. Deconstructing the surrogate species concept: a life history approach to the protection of ecosystem services. Ecological Applications. 24(4):770-778.
Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Banks, J., Leblanc, L., Manoukis, N., Peck, S. 2013. Spatial dynamics of two oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead)(Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a guava orchard in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology. 42(5):888-901. DOI: 10.1603/EN.2013-12274.
A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel -
Chang, C.L., Cho, I.K., Li, Q.X., Manoukis, N., Vargas, R.I. 2013. A potential field suppression system for Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 16(4):513-519.
Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California -
Vargas, R.I., Haviland, D., Faber, B., Kabashima, J., Grafton-Cardwell, B., Morse, J. 2013. Improving trapping systems for early detection and eradication of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in California. Citrograph. 4(4):28-34.
Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata -
Harwood, J.F., Vargas, R.I., Carey, J.R. 2013. Leg impairement magnifies reproductive costs in male Mediterranean fruit flies, Ceratitis capitata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 147(1):73-81. DOI:10.1111/EEA.2013-12042.
Effects of diet and host access on fecundity and lifespan in two fruit fly species with different life history patterns -
Harwood, J.F., Chen, K., Muller, H., Wang, J., Vargas, R.I., Carey, J.R. 2013. Effects of diet and host access on fecundity and lifespan in two fruit fly species with different life history patterns. Physiological Entomology. 38(1):81-88.
Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world -
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Harris, E.J., Manoukis, N. 2012. Regional suppression of Bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera:Tephritidae) in the Pacific through biological control and prospects for future introductions into other areas of the world. Insects. 3(3):727-742. Available: doi:10.3390/insects3030727
Field trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone, and DDVP) dispensers for detection and male annihilation of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Bactrocera cucurbit -
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Mackey, B.E., Morse, J.G., Stark, J.D., Cook, P. 2012. Field trials of solid triple lure (trimedlure, methyl eugenol, raspberry ketone, and DDVP) dispensers for detection and male annihilation of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Bactrocera cucurbit. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(5):1557-65.
Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age -
Chou, M., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J. 2012. Morphological features of the ovaries during Oogenesis of the Oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel) in relation to the physiological age. Journal of Insect Science. 12:144. Available Online: doi: 10-1673-031-012-14401
Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild? -
Banks, J., Stark, J., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S. 2011. Parasitoids and ecological risk assessment: can toxicity data developed for one species be used to protect an entire guild?. Journal of Biological Control. 59(3):336-339.
A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger -
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R., Vargas, R.I. 2011. A comparative assessment of the response of three fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) to a spinosad-based bait: Effect of ammonium acetate, female age, and protein hunger. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101:373-381.
Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti -
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Mackey, B.E., Putoa, R., Pinero, J. 2011. Evaluation of Cuelure and Methyl Eugenol solid lure and insecticide dispensers for fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) monitoring and control in Tahiti. Florida Entomologist. 94(3): 510-516.
An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies -
Manoukis, N., Geib, S.M., Seo, D.M., Mckenney, M.P., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2011. An Optimized Protocol for Rearing Fopius arisanus, a Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (53). Available: DOI: 10.3791/2901
Captures of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects in biolure and torula yeast traps in Hawaii -
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Rubinoff, D. 2011. Captures of bactrocera fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and nontarget insects in biolure and torula yeast traps in Hawaii. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39(5):1626-1630.
A Systems Approach to Mitigate Oriental Fruit Fly Risk in ‘Sharwil’ Avocados Exported From Hawaii -
Follett, P.A., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2010. A Systems Approach to Mitigate Oriental Fruit Fly Risk in ‘Sharwil’ Avocados Exported From Hawaii. Acta Horticulturae. Acta Horticulturae. 880: 439-445.
Long distance movement of Bactroceira dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? -
Peck, S., Froerer, K., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Mcinnis, D.O., Jang, E.B. 2010. Long distance movement of Bactroceira dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? American Entomologist 56:88-94.
Long distance movement of batrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidale in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go? -
Froerer, K., Peck, S.L., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O. 2010. Long distance movement of batrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidale in Puna, Hawaii: How far can they go?. American Entomologist. 56:88-94.
Attraction of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to the Attractant BioLure and its Individual Components in Hawaii. -
Leblanc, L., Vargas, R.I., Rubinoff, D. 2010. Attraction of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to the Attractant BioLure and its Individual Components in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology Society. 41: 25-30.
Evaluation of Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Traps with Solid Lure and Insecticide Dispensers for Fruit Fly Monitoring and Male Annihilation in the Hawaii Area-Wide Pest Management Program -
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Stark, J.D., Pinero, J.C., Leblanc, L., Souder, S.K. 2010. Evaluation of Methyl Eugenol and Cue-Lure Traps with Solid Lure and Insecticide Dispensers for Fruit Fly Monitoring and Male Annihilation in the Hawaii Area-Wide Pest Management Program. Journal of Economic Entomology. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(2): 408-415.
Novel Bait Stations for Attract-and-Kill of Pestiferous Fruit Flies -
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Novel Bait Stations for Attract-and-Kill of Pestiferous Fruit Flies. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 133: 208-216.
Attraction of nontarget species to fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) male lures and decaying fruit flies in traps in Hawaii. -
Leblanc, L., Rubinoff, D., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Attraction of nontarget species to fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) male lures and decaying fruit flies in traps in Hawaii. Environmental Entomology. 38:5, 1446-1461.
Area-wide suppression of the mediterranean fruit fly, ceratitis capitata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Kamuela, Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Klungness, L.M., Mcinnis, D.O., Harris, E.B., Mcquate, G.T., Bautista, R.C., Wong, L. 2010. Area-wide suppression of the mediterranean fruit fly, ceratitis capitata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae) in Kamuela, Hawaii. Journal of Insect Science. 36:104.
Update on the Susceptibility of Avocado to Invasive Alien Fruit Flies (Tephritidae) on the Island of Hawaii. -
Klungness, L.M., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Kinney, K. 2009. Susceptibility of ripe Avocado to Invasive Alien Fruit Flies (Tephritidae) on the Island of Hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 41:1-13 2009
Oral and Topical Toxicity of Fipronil to Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Stark, J., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W. 2009. Oral and Topical Toxicity of Fipronil to Melon Fly and Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 44: 308-313.
Managing Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), Using Spinosad-Based Protein Bait Sprays in Papaya Orchards in Hawaii -
Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I. 2009. Managing Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae), Using Spinosad-Based Protein Bait Sprays in Papaya Orchards in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102:1123-1132
Attraction and Mortality of Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to SPLAT-MAT- Methyl Eugenol with Spinosad -
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Mau, R.F., Stark, J.D., Hertlein, M., Mafra-Neto, A., Coler, R., Getchell, A. 2009. Attraction and Mortality of Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to SPLAT-MAT- Methyl Eugenol with Spinosad. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 131:286-293
An Evaluation of Alternative Insecticides to Diazinon for Control of Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Soil -
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D. An Evaluation of Alternative Insecticides to Diazinon for Control of Tephritid Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Soil. Journal of Economic Entomology. J. Econ. Entomol. 102(1) 139-143 (2009).
Targeted Cue-lure Trapping, Bait-spray, Sanitation, Sterile-male and Parasitoid Releases in an Area Wide Integrated Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Control Program in Hawaii -
Jang, E.B., Mcquate, G.T., Mcinnis, D.O., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Wong, L. 2008. Targeted Cue-lure Trapping, Bait-spray, Sanitation, Sterile-male and Parasitoid Releases in an Area Wide Integrated Melon Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Control Program in Hawaii. Proceedings, XXI International Congress of Entomology.
Evaluation of SPLAT with Spinosad and Methyl Eugenol or Cue-Lure for "Attract-and-Kill" of Oriental and Melon Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J.D., Hertein, M., Mafra Neto, A., Coler, R., Pinero, J. 2008. Evaluation of SPLAT with Spinosad and Methyl Eugenol or Cue-Lure for "Attract-and-Kill" of Oriental and Melon Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology.
Incorporating Ecologically Relevant Measures of Pesticide Effect for Estimating the Compatibility of Pesticides and Biocontrol Agents -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., and Banks, J.E. 2007. Incorporating Ecologically Relevant Measures of Pesticide Effect for Estimating the Compatibility of Pesticides and Biocontrol Agents. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1027-1032.
The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program -
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Faust, R.M., Wong, L. 2008. The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program. pp 300-325. In: O.Koul, G.W. Cuperus, and N.C. Elliot (eds). Areawide IPM: Theory to Implementation. CABI Books, London.
Host habitat preference of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies -
Eitam, A., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Host habitat preference of Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100(4):603-608.
Assessment of Attractiveness of Plants as Roosting Sites for the Melon Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbitae, and Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Dorsalis -
Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Assessment of Attractiveness of Plants as Roosting Sites for the Melon Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbitae, and Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Dorsalis. Journal of Insect Science. 7(57):1536-2442.
Impact of Introduction of Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Classical Biological Control Releases of the Natural Enemy, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), on Economically Important Fruit Flies in F -
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Putoa, R., Eitam, A. 2007. Impact of Introduction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Classical Biological Control Releases, Fopius arisanus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), on Economically Important Fruit Flies in French Polynesia. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100: 670-679
Addition of Wheat Germ Oil to a Liquid Larval Diet for Rearing Improved Quality Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) -
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I. 2007. Addition of Wheat Germ Oil to a Liquid Larval Diet for Rearing Improved Quality Oriental Fruit Flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 100(2):322-326
RESPONSES OF NONTARGET INSECTS TO BUCKET TRAPS BAITED WITH METHYL EUGENOL, CUE-LURE, TRIMEDLURE, OR PROTEIN BAIT ON KAUAI ISLAND, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS -
Uchida, G.K., Mackey, B.E., Vargas, R.I., Beardsley, J.W., Hardy, D.E., Goff, M.L., Stark, J.D. 2006. Response of nontarget insects to methyl eugenol, cue-lure, trimedlure, and protein bait on Kauai Island, Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 38:41-71.
Attraction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol Bucket Traps with Different Preservative Fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands -
Uchida, G.K., Mackey, B.E., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Attraction of Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) and Nontarget Insects to Methyl Eugenol Bucket Traps with Different Preservative Fluids on Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100:717-722.
Successful Utilization of the Area-Wide Approach for Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaii -
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Wong, L., Jang, E.B. 2006. Successful Utilization of the Area-Wide Approach for Management of Fruit Flies in Hawaii.. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 31-40.
Public and Private Partnerships in Area-wide Fruit Fly Pest Management for the Benefit of Farmers: The Hawaii Experience -
Mau, R.L., Sugano, J.S., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Wong, L. 2006. Public and Private Partnerships in Area-wide Fruit Fly Pest Management for the Benefit of Farmers: The Hawaii Experience. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 19-29.
Exporting fruit from low fruit fly prevalence zones with a multiple mitigation systems approach -
Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I., Mcinnis, D.O. 2006. Exporting fruit from low fruit fly prevalence zones with a multiple mitigation systems approach. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Area-Wide Management of Insect Pests. 63-69.
BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE OF FEMALE MELON FLY, BACTROCERA CUCURBITAE (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE), TO HOST-ASSOCIATED VISUAL AND OLFACTORY STIMULI. -
Pinero, J.C., Jacome, I., Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J. 2006. Behavioral response of female melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae to host-associated visual and olfactory stimuli. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 121:261-269.
Does one trap size fit all? -
Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Does one trap size fit all?. Proceedings of the International Tropical Fruit Conference.
Nontarget Anthropods Captured in Melon Fly Monitoring Bucket Traps in Area-wide IPM Projects in Kamuela and Kula in the Hawaiian Islands -
Uchida, G.K., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2003. Nontarget Anthropods Captured in Melon Fly Monitoring Bucket Traps in Area-wide IPM Projects in Kamuela and Kula in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:135-143
AREA-WIDE CONTROL OF FRUIT FLIES IN HAWAII -
Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B. 2006. Area-wide control of fruit flies in Hawaii. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
EFFECTIVENESS OF BAIT SPRAYS ON BORDER WINDBREAKS FOR POPULATION SUPPRESSION OF BACTROCERA SPP. IN PAPAYA ORCHARDS -
Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Effectiveness of bait sprays on border windbreaks for population suppression of Bactrocera spp. in papaya orchards. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
AREAWIDE SUPPRESSION AS PART OF A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO MANAGING FRUIT FLY RISK -
Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R., Wong, L. 2006. Areawide suppression as part of a systems approach to managing fruit fly risk. Fruit Flies of Economic Importance International Symposium.
DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF A LIQUID LARVAL DIET FOR BACTROCERA DORSALIS (HENDEL) (DIPTERA:TEPHRITIDAE) -
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2006. Development and assessment of a liquid larval diet for Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera:Tephritidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 99(6):1191-1198.
LOCAL ATTRACTION AND FEEDING RESPONSE OF MELON FLIES AND ORIENTAL FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) TO VARIOUS PROTEIN BAITS WITH AND WITHOUT SPINOSAD -
Vargas, R.I., Prokopy, R.J. 2006. Local attraction and feeding response of melon flies and oriental fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) to various protein baits with and without spinosad. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 38: 49-60.
EFFECTIVENESS OF PROTEIN BAITS ON MELON FLY AND ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE): ATTRACTION, FEEDING, AND FORAGING -
Barry, J.D., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J.C., Tuttle, A., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Effectiveness of protein baits on melon fly and oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae): attraction, feeding, and foraging. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99: 1161-1167.
WHEAT GERM OIL AND A LOW WASTE LIQUID LARVAL DIET FOR REARING ORIENTAL FRUIT FLIES, BACTROCERA DORSALIS(HENDEL) (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
Chang, C.L., Vargas, R.I. 2006. Wheat germ oil and a low waste liquid larval diet for rearing oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera:Tephritidae). Entomology Society of America Pacific Branch Meeting.
INTRODUCTION OF THE PARASITOID, FOPIUS ARISANUS (SONAN), INTO FRENCH POLYNESIA FOR SUPPRESSION OF ORIENTAL FRUIT FLY -
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., Putoa, R. 2006. Introduction of the parasitoid, Fopius arisanus (Sonan), intoFrench Polynesia for suppression of oriental fruit fly. American Association for the Advancement of Science Meeting.
THE HAWAII FRUIT FLY AREA-WIDE PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS -
Jang, E.B., Mau, R.L., Vargas, R.I. 2007. The Hawaii Fruit Fly Area-Wide Pest Management Program: Accomplishments and Future Directions. Proc Hawaiian Enotomol Soc. 39: 99-104.
NEW APPROACHES TO SANITATION IN A CROPPING SYSTEM SUSCEPTIBLE TO TEPHRITID FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN HAWAII -
Klungness, L.M., Jang, E.B., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I., Sugano, J.S., Fujitani, E. 2005. New approaches to sanitation in a cropping system susceptible to tephritid fruit flies (diptera: tephritidae) in hawaii. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management. 9(2):5-15.
WEATHERING TRIALS OF AMULET(TM) C-L AND AMULET(TM) M-E ATTRACT AND KILL STATIONS WITH MALE MELON FLIES AND ORIENTAL FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN HAWAII -
Vargas, R.I., Stark, J., Mackey, B.E., Bull, R. 2005. Weathering trials of amulet(tm) c-l and amulet(tm) m-e attract and kill stations with male melon flies and oriental fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 98(5): 1551-1559.
THE MOVEMENT OF STERILE MALE BACTROCERA CUCURBITAE (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN A HAWAIIAN AGROECOSYSTEM. -
Peck, S.L., Mcquate, G.T., Vargas, R.I., Seager, D.C., Revis, H.C., Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O. 2005. The Movement of Sterile Male Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a Hawaiian Agroecosystem. J. Econ Entomol. 98:1539-1550.
REARING FOPIUS ARISANUS (SONAN) (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) IN MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY -
Harris, E.J., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2007. Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Hawaiian Entomol Soc. 39:121-126.
TOXICITY AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT OF FIPRONIL TO DAPHNIA PULEX -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I. 2005. Population toxicity of the insecticide fipronil to daphnia pulex. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 62 (1): 11-16. Available:www.sciencedirect.com
A NOVEL FEEDING APPARATUS FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF FRUIT FLY PARASITOIDS -
Chang, C.L., Mangine, T.E., Brown, C.R., Harris, E.J., Bautista, R.C., Vargas, R.I. 2005. A novel feeding apparatus for mass production of fruit fly parasitoids. Pacific Entomological Conference at the 11th annual conference othe the Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings on 2/16-17.
RELEASES OF PSYTTALIA FLETCHERI (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) AND STERILE FLIES TO SUPPRESS MELON FLY (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) IN HAWAII -
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. -
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).
HOW EFFECTIVE IS GF-120 FRUIT FLY BAIT SPRAY APPLIED TO BORDER AREA SORGHUM PLANTS FOR CONTROL OF MELON FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE)? -
Prokopy, R.J., Miller, N.W., Pinero, J., Oride, L.K., Chaney, N.L., Revis, H., Vargas, R.I. 2005. How effective is GF-120 fruit fly bait spray applied to border area sorghum plants for control of melon flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)?. Florida Entomologist. 87:3. P354-360.
EFFECTS OF AGING AND DILUTION ON ATTRACTION AND TOXICITY OF GF-120 FRUIT FLY BAIT SPRAY FOR MELON FLY CONTROL IN HAWAII. -
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.
TOXICITY OF SPINOSAD IN PROTEIN BAIT TO THREE ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TEPHRITID FRUIT FLY SPECIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) AND THEIR PARASITOIDS (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I., Miller, N.W. 2004. Toxicity of spinosad in protein bait to three economically important tephritid fruit fly species (diptera: tephritidae) and their parasitoids (hymenoptera: braconidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(3):911-915.
PARASITIZATION OF MELON FLY (DIPTERA:TEPHRITIDAE) BY FOPIUS ARISANUS AND PSYTTALIA FLETCHERI (HYMENOPTERA:BRACONIDAE) AND THE EFFECT OF FRUIT SUBSTRATES ON HOST PREFERENCE BY PARASITOIDS -
Bautista, R.C., Harris, E.J., Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B. 2004. Parasitization of melon fly (diptera:tephritidae) by fopius arisanus and psyttalia fletcheri (hymenoptera:braconidae) and the effect of fruit substrates on host preference by parasitoids. Biological Control. 30:156-164.
IMPLEMENTATION OF A GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED CONTROL TACTICS FOR AREAWIDE FRUIT FLY PEST MANAGEMENT -
Mau, R.F., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I., Chan, C.M., Chou, M., Sugano, J.S. 2003. Implementation of a geographical information system with integrated control tactics for areawide fruit fly pest management. Proceeding of Meeting on Areawide Control for Fruit Flies. 5:23-33.
HOW RISKY IS RISK ASSESSMENT: THE ROLE THAT LIFE HISTORY STRATEGIES PLAY IN SUSCEPTIBILITY OF SPECIES TO STRESS -
Stark, J.D., Banks, J.E., Vargas, R.I. 2004. How risky is risk assessment: The role that life history strategies play in susceptibility of species to stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(3): 732-736.
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 -
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.
NONTARGET ARTHROPODS CAPTURED IN CUE-LURE-BAITED BUCKET TRAPS AT AREA-WIDE PEST MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION SITES IN KAMUELA AND KULA, HAWAIIAN ISLANDS -
Uchida, G.K., McInnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Kumashiro, B.R., Jang, E.B. 2004. Nontarget arthropods captured in cue-lure-baited bucket traps at area-wide pest management implementation sites in Kamuela and Kula, Hawaiian islands. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:135-143.
POPULATIONS OF BACTROCERA CUCURBITAE (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) AND ITS PARASITOID, PSYTALIA FLETCHERI (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) IN COCCINIA GRANDIS (CUCURBITACEAE) OR IVY GOURD ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII -
Jackson, C.G., Vargas, R.I., Suda, D.Y. 2003. Populations of bactrocera cucurbitae (diptera: tephritidae) and its parasitoid, psytalia fletcheri (hymenoptera: braconidae) in coccinia grandis (cucurbitaceae) or ivy gourd on the island of hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 36:39-46.
POPULATIONS OF BACTROCERA CUCURBITAE (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) AND ITS PARASITOID, PSYTTALIA FLETCHERI (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) IN COCCINIA GRANDIS (DUCURBITACEA) OR IVY GOURD ON HAWAII ISLAND -
EFFECTIVENESS OF GF-120 FRUIT FLY BAIT SPRAY APPLIED TO BORDER AREA PLANTS FOR CONTROL OF MELON FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) -
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 -
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.
AREA-WIDE INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (IPM) OF FRUIT FLIES IN HAWAIIAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES -
Jang, E.B., Mcinnis, D.O., Vargas, R.I., Mau, R.F. 2003. Area-wide integrated pest management (IPM) of fruit flies in hawaiian fruits and vegetables. Meeting Abstract. Proceedings of the Third Research Project on "Quality Assurance of mass produced and released fruit flies for SIT Programmes, May 19-23, 2003, Perth, Australia.
AREA-WIDE PEST MANAGEMENT OF FRUIT FLIES IN HAWAIIAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES -
Vargas, R.I., Jang, E.B., Klungness, L.M. 2003. Area-wide pest management of fruit flies in hawaiian fruits and vegetables. Proceedings of the Research Institute of the Subtropics Meeting on Fruit Flies. p. 37-46.
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN DAPHNIA PULEX (LEYDIG) AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE INSECTICIDES SPINOSAD AND DIAZINON -
Stark, J.D., Vargas, R.I. 2003. Demographic changes in daphnia pulex (leydig) after exposure to the insecticides spinosad and diazinon. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 56(3):334-338.
ATTRACTION AND FEEDING RESPONSES OF MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY AND A NATURAL ENEMY TO PROTEIN BAIT LACED WITH TWO NOVEL TOXINS, PHLOXINE B AND SPINOSAD -
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
CAPTURE OF MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLIES (DIPTERA: TEPHRITIDAE) USING COLOR INSERTS IN TRIMEDLURE-BAITED JACKSON TRAPS -
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