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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Mass Production of Biological Control Agents

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Do the U.S. Dioecious and Monoecious biotypes of Hydrilla verticillata L.F. Royle hybridize? - (Peer reviewed journal)

Use of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) powder to enhance artificial diet formulations for Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Riddick, E.W. 2016. Use of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) powder to enhance artificial diet formulations for Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Biological Control. 100:70-78.

Nutritional value of pupae versus larvae of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) as food for rearing Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shelby, K., Coudron, T.A. 2015. Nutritional value of pupae versus larvae of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) as food for rearing Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):564-571.

Factitious foods to reduce production costs of beneficial insects - (Popular publication)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Riddick, E.W. 2015. Factitious foods to reduce production costs of beneficial insects. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 8:288-289.

Effects of rearing density of survival, growth, and development of the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata in Culture Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2015. Effects of rearing density of survival, growth, and development of the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata in Culture. Insects. 6:858-868.

Does a change from whole to powdered food (Artemia franciscana eggs) increase oviposition in the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata? - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2015. Does a change from whole to powdered food (Artemia franciscana eggs) increase oviposition in the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata?. Insects. 6:815-826.

Insect biomass to enhance food production - (Abstract only)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Insect biomass to enhance food production. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1 page.

The importance of biological control in agriculture - (Other)
Grodowitz, M.J., Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Riddick, E.W., Chen, J., Elliott, R.B., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2015. The importance of biological control in agriculture. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1-12.

Arthropods in Biological Control - (Popular publication)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Arthropods in Biological Control. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 7: 253-254.

Low cost production of nematodes for biological control of insect pests - (Abstract only)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2015. Low cost production of nematodes for biological control of insect pests. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1-2.

Effect of larval density on food utilization efficiency of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2015. Effect of larval density on food utilization efficiency of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108:2259-2267.

Feeding the insect industry - (Popular publication)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2015. Feeding the insect industry. Research Media EU Magazine. 182: 47-49.

Egg Parasitoids from Pakistan as possible classical biological control agents of the invasive pest, Bagrada hilaris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mehmood, R., Jones, W.A., Bajwa, B.E., Rashid, K. 2015. Egg Parasitoids from Pakistan as possible classical biological control agents of the invasive pest, Bagrada hilaris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 50(2):147-149.

Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect Egg Diet - (Other)

Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect egg diet Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Allen, M.L. 2015. Characterization of adult transcriptomes from the omnivorous lady beetle Coleomegilla maculata fed pollen or insect egg diet. Journal of Genomics. 3:20-28. Available at http://www.jgenomics.com/v03p0020.pdf

Beneficial beetles for bioinformatics - (Abstract only)
Allen, M.L. 2015. Beneficial beetles for bioinformatics. Midsouth Entomologist. 8: 56-57. Available at http://www.midsouthentomologist.org/msstate.edu/pdfs/Vol8_1/Vol8No1MEAAbstracts49-63.pdf

Potential utilization of Spirulina microalga as a dietary supplement for the ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2014. Potential utilization of Spirulina microalga as a dietary supplement for the ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata. Trends in Entomology. 10:39-48.

Potential utilization of Artemia franciscana eggs as food for Coleomegilla maculata Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Rojas, M.G. 2014. Potential utilization of Artemia franciscana eggs as food for Coleomegilla maculata. Biocontrol. 59:575-583. 10.1007/s10526-014-9597-4.

Genetics and characteristics of a pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Allen, M.L., Ballenger, J. 2014. Genetics and characteristics of a pigmentation defective laboratory strain of the lady beetle, Coleomegilla maculata. Advances in Entomology. 2:161-166.

Plant trichomes have mixed impacts on predatory insects Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2014. Plant trichomes have mixed impacts on predatory insects. Pest Management Science. 10:1668.

Do plant trichomes cause more harm than good to predatory insects? Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2014. Do plant trichomes cause more harm than good to predatory insects? Pest Management Science. 70:1655-1665. doi: 10.1002/ps.3772.

Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2014. Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49:166-175.

Functional genetic studies of the tarnished plant bug Reprint Icon - (Review article)
Allen, M.L. 2014. Functional genetic studies of the tarnished plant bug. Midsouth Entomologist. 7(2): 136-139.

Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites? - (Proceedings)
Riddick, E.W., Simmons, A.M. 2013. Are plant trichomes harmful to predatory insects and mites?. Meeting Abstract. 6:135.

Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs - (Abstract only)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Saliva of TBP digests double stranded RNAs. Meeting Abstract. p.135. Available at http://www.midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/pdfs/Vol6_2/Vol6_No_2_MEA%20Abstracts_134-146.pdf

A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2013. A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae). Psyche. 2014 (596768); 8 pgs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/596768.

Genetics of a sex-linked recessive red eye color mutant of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Allen, M.L. 2013. Genetics of a Sex-linked Recessive Red Eye Color Mutant of the Tarnished Plant Bug, Lygus lineolaris. Open Journal of Animal Sciences. 3(2A):1-9.

Is Tetranychus urticae suitable prey for development and reproduction of the naive Coleomegilla maculata? Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Rojas, M.G. 2013. Is Tetranychus urticae suitable prey for development and reproduction of the naive Coleomegilla maculata?. Insect Science. 21:83-92. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12033.

Insect protein as a partical replacement of fishmeal in the diets of juvenile fish and crustaceans - (Book / chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2013. Insect protein as a partical replacement of fishmeal in the diets of juvenile fish and crustaceans. In: Morales-Ramos J, Rojas GM, Shapiro-Ilan D {Eds}, Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. Elsevier Publishers Book Chapter. pp.565-582.

Insect Protein as a partial Replacement of Fishmeal in the Diets of Juvenile Fish and Crustaceans - (Book / chapter)

Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Morales Ramos, J. A., Rojas, M. G., Shapiro Ilan, D. I., Tedders, W. L. 2013. Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 48(3):206-221.

Production of heteropteran predators - (Book / chapter)
De Clercq, P., Coudron, T.A., Riddick, E.W. 2013. Production of heteropteran predators. In: Morales-Ramos, J., Rojas, G.M., Shapiro-Ilan, D., editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. New York: Elsevier. p. 57-100.

Production of coleopteran predators - (Book / chapter)
Riddick, E.W., Chen, H. 2013. Production of coleopteran predators. In: Morales-Ramos J, Rojas GM, Shapiro-Ilan D {Eds}, Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms. Elsevier. pp.17-55.

Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods - (Book / chapter)
Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods. In: Morales-Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G, Shapiro-Ilan, D.I. editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. p. 203-240.

From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for biological control - (Peer reviewed journal)
Ruberson, J.R., Takasu, K., Buntin, G., Eger, Jr., J.E., Gardner, W.A., Greene, J., Jenkins, T.M., Jones, W.A., Olson, D.M., Roberts, P.M., Suiter, D.R., Toews, M.D. 2012. From Asian curiosity to eruptive American pest: Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) and prospects for biological control. Japanese Journal of Applied Entmology and Zoology. 48:3-13.

Mother-offspring relations: Maternal size and prey quality affect egg size of an acariphagous lady beetle in culture - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z. 2012. Mother-offspring relations: prey quality and maternal size affect egg size of an acariphagous lady beetle in culture. Psyche. volume 2012, article ID 764350, 7p.

Impact of Adult Weight, Density, and Age on Reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Kay, S., Tedders, W., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2012. Impact of adult weight, density, and age on reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 47:208-220.

A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle - (Peer reviewed journal)
Allen, M.L., Riddick, E.W. 2012. A system for harvesting eggs from the pink-spotted lady beetle. Psyche. Vol.2012,Article ID 923653,6 pages,2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/923653.

Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids - (Peer reviewed journal)
Allen, M.L., Walker III, W.B. 2012. Saliva of Lygus lineolaris digests double stranded ribonucleic acids. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:391-396.

Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis - (Peer reviewed journal)

Living with the enemy: parasites and pathogens of the invasive alien ladybird Harmonia axyridis - (Peer reviewed journal)
Roy, H., Rhule, E., Harding, S., Lawson-Handley, L., Poland, R., Riddick, E.W., Steenberg, T. 2011. Living with the enemy: parasites and pathogens of the invasive alien ladybird Harmonia axyridis. BioControl. 56(4):663-679.

Lima bean lady beetle interactions: spider mite mediates sublethal effects of its host plant on growth and development of its predator - (Peer reviewed journal)
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Wu, Z. 2011. Lima bean lady beetle interactions: spider mite mediates sublethal effects of its host plant on growth and development of its predator. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 5(4):287-296.

The chemical ecology of Harmonia axyridis - (Peer reviewed journal)
Sloggett, J.J., Magro, A., Verheggen, F.J., Hemptinne, J., Hutchison, W.D., Riddick, E.W. 2011. The chemical ecology of Harmonia axyridis. Biocontrol. 56(4):643-661.

Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) - (Book / chapter)
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Allen, M.L., Spencer, B. 2011. Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/spunctillum.html.

Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi - (Popular publication)
Allen, M.L., Layton, B. 2011. Brown marmorated stink bug detections in Mississippi. Plant Industry News. http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/departments/bpi/pdf/bpi_news_03_2011.pdf.

GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE - (Proceedings)
Allen, M.L., Walker, W.B. 2011. GENE KNOCKDOWN IN LYGUS LINEOLARIS BY RNA INTERFERENCE. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference. p. 1166-1168.

Lygus bugs - (Book / chapter)
Allen, M.L. 2011. Lygus bugs. Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests. 92: 23-25.

Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology - (Book / chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2004. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology. Encyclopedia of Entomology. Vol 2:1027-1032.

Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology - (Book / chapter)
Riddick, E.W. 2008. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) feeding ecology. Encyclopedia of Entomology. 2nd Edition, Part 7 pp. 1742-1747.

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