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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sterile Insect Control of Invasive Pests, with A Focus on Moths

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

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

Field host range of Apanteles opuntiarum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Argentina, a potential biocontrol agent of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in North America - (Peer reviewed journal)
Varone, L., Lagarzo, G., Martinez, J.J., Navarro, F., Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D. 2015. Field host range of Apanteles opuntiarum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Argentina, a potential biocontrol agent of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in North America. Florida Entomologist. 98(2):803-806.

Stable isotope markers differentiate between mass-reared and wild Lepidoptera in sterile insect technique programs - (Peer reviewed journal)
Hood-Nowotny, R., Harari, A., Seth, R., Wee, S.L., Conlong, D., Suckling, D.M., Lebdi-Grissa, K., Simmons, G., Carpenter, J.E. 2016. Stable isotope markers differentiate between mass-reared and wild Lepidoptera in sterile insect technique programs. Florida Entomologist. 99(spl):166-176. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.spl20

Influence of holding temperature and irradiation on field performance of mass-reared Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Boersma, N., Carpenter, J.E. 2016. Influence of holding temperature and irradiation on field performance of mass-reared Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Florida Entomologist. 99(sp1):215-221. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.sp126

Anoxia-conditioning hormesis alters the relationship between irradiation doses for survival and sterility in the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) - (Peer reviewed journal)
Lopez-Martinez, G., Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D., Hahn, D.A. 2016. Anoxia-conditioning hormesis alters the relationship between irradiation doses for survival and sterility in the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Florida Entomologist. 99(spl):95-104. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.spl13

Mating compatibility and competitiveness between wild and laboratory strains of Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) after radiation treatment - (Peer reviewed journal)
Mudavanhu, P., Addison, P., Carpenter, J.E., Conlong, D. 2016. Mating compatibility and competitiveness between wild and laboratory strains of Eldana saccharina (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) after radiation treatment. Florida Entomologist. 99(spl):54-65. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.spl08

Trail following response of larval Cactoblastis cactorum to 2-acyl-1,3 cyclohexane diones - (Peer reviewed journal)
Fitzgerald, T.D., Kelly, M., Potter, T., Carpenter, J.E., Rossi, F. 2015. Trail following response of larval Cactoblastis cactorum to 2-acyl-1,3 cyclohexane diones. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41(4):409-417. doi: 10.1007/S10886-015-0567-9.

Low-oxygen atmospheric treatment improves the performance of irradiation-sterilized male cactus moths used in SIT. - (Peer reviewed journal)
Lopez-Martinez, G., Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D., Hahn, D.A. 2014. Low-oxygen atmospheric treatment improves the performance of irradiation-sterilized male cactus moths used in SIT. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(1):185-197.

Reproductive biology of Apanteles opuntiarum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agent of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Mexico and USA - (Peer reviewed journal)
Guala, M.E., Varone, L., Logarzo, G.A., Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D. 2013. Reproductive biology of Apanteles opuntiarum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), biological control agent of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in Mexico and USA. Acta Zoological Bohem. 57(Suppl.S):42-44.

Trail marking by the larvae of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum Reprint Icon - (Peer reviewed journal)
Fitzgerald, T.D., Wolfin, M., Rossi, F., Carpenter, J.E., Pescador-Rubio, A. 2014. Trail marking by the larvae of the cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum. Journal of Insect Science. 14(64).

Comparison of laboratory and field bioassays of lab-reared Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) quality and field performance. - (Peer reviewed journal)
Carpenter, J.E., Blomefield, T., Hight, S.D. 2013. Comparison of laboratory and field bioassays of lab-reared Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) quality and field performance. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137:631-540. DOI:10.1111/jen.12039.

Integrating augmentative biocontrol and inherited sterility for management of lepidopteran pests - (Proceedings)
Carpenter, J.E. 2013. Integrating augmentative biocontrol and inherited sterility for management of lepidopteran pests. Prceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, March 4-8, 2013, Punco, Chile. p.380.

Rearing the oligophagous Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepideptera: Pyralidae) on meridic diets without host plant materials - (Peer reviewed journal)
Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D. 2012. Rearing the oligophagous Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepideptera: Pyralidae) on meridic diets without host plant materials. Florida Entomologist. 95(4):1132-1141.

Revealing the elusive sex pheromone of the renowned cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae): A tribute to Robert Heath - (Abstract only)

Quality control tests of lab-reared Cydia pomonella and Cactoblastis cactorum field performance: Comparison of laboratory and field bioassays. - (Abstract only)

A flight cylinder bioassay as a simple, effective quality control test for Cydia pomonella - (Peer reviewed journal)
Carpenter, J.E., Blomefield, T., Vreysen, M. 2012. A flight cylinder bioassay as a simple, effective quality control test for Cydia pomonella. Journal of Applied Entomology. 136:711-720. DOI:10.111/j.1439-0418.2012.01771.x.

Artificial diets for classical weed biocontrol agents-it's been done. The Cactoblastis cactorum story in the USA - (Proceedings)
Carpenter, J.E. 2011. Artificial diets for classical weed biocontrol agents-it's been done. The Cactoblastis cactorum story in the USA. Proceedings of the Congress of the Entomological Society Of Southern Africa. p.23.

"Is post hoc development of risk management in weed biocontrol too late? Lessons learned from Cactoblastis cactorum" - (Abstract only)

Is post hoc development of risk management in weed biocontrol too late? Lessons learned from Cactoblastis cactorum. - (Proceedings)
Carpenter, J.E., Hight, S.D. 2013. Is post hoc development of risk management in weed biocontrol too late? Lessons learned from Cactoblastis cactorum. In: Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G., Pratt, P., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R, editors. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 11-16, 2011, Hilo, Hawaii. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-2012-07. 530 p. 2013.

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