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Franklin H Arthur (Frank)

Research Entomologist


Dr. Frank Arthur    

Dr. Frank Arthur
Research Entomologist

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Frank Arthur
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

frank.arthur@usda.gov
Telephone: 785.776.2783
Fax: 785.537.5584
www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/arthur


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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Frank Arthur received his Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University in December 1985. He joined the staff of the Stored Product Insects Research and Development Laboratory at Savannah, GA in March 1986, and was transferred to the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research upon closure of the Savannah Laboratory in November 1994. He is responsible for developing applied research programs for insect pest management in stored cereal grains and processed food warehouses. Previous studies have included pesticide degradation on stored commodities, residual efficacy of insecticides applied to different substrates, evaluation of new chemicals for use in post-harvest environments, and expanded use of aeration to control insect pests in stored grains. Current research interests are the development of aeration management strategies for crops stored in different geographic regions, evaluation of microbial pathogens for use in raw grains or on surface substrates, identification of physical and environmental factors that affect the efficacy of residual insecticides, and simulated field studies involving chemical and non-chemical controls. Research projects often involve cooperative efforts with private industry, other entomologists at the Manhattan laboratory, research and extension entomologists at various state universities, and biologists associated with the U. S. Military.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Arthur, F. H., C. G Athanassiou, and W. R. Morrison III. 2020. Mobility of stored product beetles after exposure to a combination insecticide containing deltamethrin, methoprene, and a piperonyl butoxide synergist depends on species, concentration, and exposure time. Insects 11: 151.
Athanassiou, C. G., and F. H. Arthur. 2020. Cool down - warm up: Differential responses of stored product insects after gradual temperature changes. Insects 11: 158.
Athanassiou, C. G., T. W. Phillips, F. H. Arthur, M. J. Aikins, P. Agrafioti, and K. L. Hartzer. 2020. Efficacy of phosphine fumigation for different life stages of Trogoderma inclusum and Dermestes maculatus (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 86: 101556.
Morrison III, W. R., R. F. Grosdidier, F. H. Arthur, S. W. Myers, and M. J. Domingue. 2020. Attraction, arrestment, and preference by immature Trogoderma variabile and Trogoderma granarium to food and pheromonal stimuli. J. Pest Sci. 93: 135-147.
Arthur F. H., W. R. Morrison III, and Am C. Morey. 2019. Modeling the potential range expansion of larger grain borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Sci. Rep. 9: 6862.
Arthur, F. H. 2019. Efficacy of combinations of methoprene and deltamethrin as long-term commodity protectants. Insects 10: 50.
Arthur, F. H. 2019. Residual efficacy of a deltamethrin emulsifiable concentrate formulation against Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) and Sitotroga cerealella (Oliver) after partial treatment of brown rice. Insects 10: 95.
Arthur, F. H., B. A. Hale, L. A. Starkus, A. R. Gerken, J. F. Campbell, and T. McKay. 2019. Development of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on rice milling components and by-products: Effects of diet and temperature. J. Stored Prod. Res. 80: 85-92.
Arthur, F. H., D. S. Scheff, D. Brabec, and J. Bindel. 2019. Aerosol concentration, deposition, particle size, and exposure interval as mortality factors Tribolium confusum Jacquelin du Val (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Stored Prod. Res. 83: 191-199.
Arthur, F. H., J. J. Domingue, D. S. Scheff., and S. W. Myers. 2019. Bioassays and methodologies for insecticide tests with larvae of Trogoderma granarium (Everts), the khapra beetle. Insects 10: E145.