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Research Project: Management of Filth Flies

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research

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

Species complex of mosquitos captured by mechanical traps and an equine host Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campbell, C.B., Kline, D.L., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Tenbroeck, S.H. 2021. Species complex of mosquitos captured by mechanical traps and an equine host . International Journal of Veterinary Science and Research. 7(2):169-177. https://doi.org/10.17352/ijvsr.000097.

Evaluation of the DynaTrap FlyLight (DT-3009) against house flies, Musca domestica L., and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) under indoor conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Cilek, J.E. 2019. Evaluation of the DynaTrap FlyLight (DT-3009) against house flies, Musca domestica L., and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) under indoor conditions. Journal of Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iez114.

Insecticide resistance development in the filth fly pupal parasitoid, Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) using laboratory selections - (Abstract Only)

Efficacy and repellency of some essential oils and their blends against larval and adult house flies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae). - (Abstract Only)

Developing polyols as filth fly insecticides: Current findings and future directions - (Abstract Only)

Heat adaptation of the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) and its associated parasitoids in Israel Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biale, H., Geden, C.J., Chiel, E. 2019. Heat adaptation of the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) and its associated parasitoids in Israel. Journal of Medical Entomology. 57(1):113-121. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz152.

Efficacy and repellency of some essential oils and their blends against larval and adult house flies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khater, H., Geden, C.J. 2019. Efficacy and repellency of some essential oils and their blends against larval and adult house flies, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Vector Ecology. 44(2):256-263. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvec.12357.

Effect of fluctuating high temperatures on house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and their principal parasitoids (Muscidifurax spp. and Spalangia spp. [Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae]) from the United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geden, C.J., Biale, H., Chiel, E., Johnson, D.M. 2019. Effect of fluctuating high temperatures on house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and their principal parasitoids (Muscidifurax spp. and Spalangia spp. [Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae]) from the United States. Journal of Medical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjz080.

Can attractive sticky traps be used to protect horses from the bites of Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tam, T.L., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Tenbroeck, S.H. 2019. Can attractive sticky traps be used to protect horses from the bites of Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz134.

Autodissemination of pyriproxifen as a method for controlling the house fly Musca domestica Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biale, H., Chiel, E., Geden, C.J. 2019. Autodissemination of pyriproxifen as a method for controlling the house fly Musca domestica. Journal of Pest Science. 92(3):1283-1292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-019-01092-x.

Turning ultraviolet light traps on and off increases their attraction to house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A. 2019. Turning ultraviolet light traps on and off increases their attraction to house flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Insect Science. 19(1):1-3. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iey126.

Mortality effects of three bacterial pathogens and Beauveria bassiana when topically applied or injected into house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D.M., Weeks, E.N., Lovullo, E.D., Shirk, P.D., Geden, C.J. 2018. Mortality effects of three bacterial pathogens and Beauveria bassiana when topically applied or injected into house flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 56(3):774-783. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy218.

Larvicidal potential of the polyol sweeteners erythritol and xylitol in two filth fly species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burgess, E.R., Geden, C.J. 2019. Larvicidal potential of the polyol sweeteners erythritol and xylitol in two filth fly species. Journal of Vector Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvec.12324.

Larvicidal potential of the polyol sweeteners erythritol and xylitol in two filth fly species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burgess, E.R., Geden, C.J. 2019. Larvicidal potential of the polyol sweeteners erythritol and xylitol in two filth fly species. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 44(1):11-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvec.12324.

Potential of essential oils to prevent fly strike and their effects on the longevity of adult Lucilia sericata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khater, H., Geden, C.J. 2018. Potential of essential oils to prevent fly strike and their effects on the longevity of adult Lucilia sericata. Journal of Vector Ecology. 43(2):261-270. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvec.12310.

Effectiveness of combinations of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) and the artificial sweeteners erythritol and xylitol against adult house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Abstract Only)

Insecticide resistance development in the filth fly pupal parasitoid, Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) using laboratory selections - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of cyanarox insecticidal bait against stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A. 2018. Evaluation of cyanarox insecticidal bait against stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. doi:10.1093/jee/toy191.

Mortality of the House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) after exposure to combinations of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) with the polyol sweeteners Erythritol and Xylitol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burgess, E.R., Johnson, D.M., Geden, C.J. 2018. Mortality of the House Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) after exposure to combinations of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) with the polyol sweeteners Erythritol and Xylitol. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(5):1237-1244.

Microbial control of filth flies using fungal, viral, and bacterial agents - (Abstract Only)

Biological control of livestock pests: entomopathogens Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Weeks, E.N., Machtinger, E.T., Leemon, D., Geden, C.J. 2018. Biological control of livestock pests: entomopathogens. In: Garros, C., Bouyer, J., Takken, W. and Smallegange, R.C. editors. Pests and Vector-Borne Diseases in the Livestock Industry. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. 5:337-387. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-863-6_12.

Blue and black cloth targets: Effects of size, shape and color on stable fly (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) attraction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Foil, L.D. 2018. Blue and black cloth targets: Effects of size, shape and color on stable fly (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) attraction. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:974-979. doi:10.1093/jee/toy015.

A comparison of the Nzi, Horse Pal and Bite-Lite H-traps and selected baits for the collection of adult Tabanidae in Florida and North Carolina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kline, D.L., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Rutz, D.A. 2018. A comparison of the Nzi, Horse Pal and Bite-Lite H-traps and selected baits for the collection of adult Tabanidae in Florida and North Carolina. Journal of Vector Ecology. 43(1):63-70. doi:10.1111/jvec.12284.

Improved capture of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) by placement of Knight Stick sticky fly traps protected by electric fence inside animal exhibit yards at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Ose, G.A. 2017. Improved capture of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) by placement of Knight Stick sticky fly traps protected by electric fence inside animal exhibit yards at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. Journal of Zoo Biology. doi:10.1002/zoo.21382.

Susceptibility of house flies and their parasitoids to pyriproxyfen in the U.S. and Israel - (Abstract Only)

Combining bacteria with Beauveria bassiana to improve house fly (Musca domestica) management - (Abstract Only)

Effects of pyriproxifen on wild populations of the house fly, Musca domestica, and compatibility with its principal parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Biale, H., Geden, C.J., Chiel, E. 2017. Effects of pyriproxifen on wild populations of the house fly, Musca domestica, and compatibility with its principal parasitoids. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.4638/epdf.

Biological control with parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J. 2018. Biological control with parasitoids. In: Garros, C., Bouyer, J., Takken, W. and Smallegange, R.C. editors. Pests and Vector-Borne Diseases in the Livestock Industry. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. 5:611. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-863-6_11.

Effect of host decoys on the ability of the parasitoids Muscidifurax raptor and Spalangia cameroni to parasitize house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) puparia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D.M., Rizzo, E., Taylor, C.E., Geden, C.J. 2017. Effect of host decoys on the ability of the parasitoids Muscidifurax raptor and Spalangia cameroni to parasitize house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) puparia. Florida Entomologist. 100:444-448.

Discovery, development, and evaluation of a horn fly-isolated (Diptera: Muscidae) Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Cordyciptaceae) strain from Florida, U.S.A - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holderman, C.J., Wood, L.A., Geden, C.J., Kaufman, P.A. 2017. Discovery, development, and evaluation of a horn fly-isolated (Diptera: Muscidae) Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Cordyciptaceae) strain from Florida, U.S.A. Journal of Insect Science. 17(2):51:1-6.

The knight stick trap and knight stick sticky wraps: new tools for stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L. 2017. The knight stick trap and knight stick sticky wraps: new tools for stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) management. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi:10.1093/jee/tox042.

Manure preferences and postemergence learning of two filth fly parasitoids, Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Taylor, C.E., Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J. 2016. Manure preferences and postemergence learning of two filth fly parasitoids, Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). PLoS One. 11(12):e0167893.

Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and dairy samples in North Central Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burrus, R.G., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kaufman, P.E., Maruniak, J.E., Simonne, A.H., Mai, V. 2016. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and dairy samples in North Central Florida. Journal of Medical Entomology. 54(3):733-741. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjw205.

Effect of four commercial fungal formulations on mortality and sporulation of house flies (Musca domestica) and stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weeks, E.N., Machtinger, E.T., Gezan, S.A., Kaufman, P.E., Geden, C.J. 2016. Effect of four commercial fungal formulations on mortality and sporulation of house flies (Musca domestica) and stable flies (Stomoxys calcitrans). Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 31:15–22.

House fly (Musca domestica) (Diptera: Muscidae) mortality after exposure to commercial fungal formulations in a sugar bait - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Weeks, E.N., Geden, C.J., Kaufman, P.E. 2016. House fly (Musca domestica) (Diptera: Muscidae) mortality after exposure to commercial fungal formulations in a sugar bait. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 31:15–22.

Oviposition deterrence and immature survival if filth flies (Diptera: Muscidae) when exposed to commercial fungal products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Weeks, E.N., Geden, C.J. 2016. Oviposition deterrence and immature survival if filth flies (Diptera: Muscidae) when exposed to commercial fungal products. Journal of Insect Science. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iew032.

Global Climate Teleconnections to Forecast Increased Risk of Vector-Borne Animal and Human Disease Transmission - (Abstract Only)

House and stable fly seasonal abundance, larval development substrates, and natural parasitism on small equine farms in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Leppla, N.C., Hogsette, Jr, J.A. 2016. House and stable fly seasonal abundance, larval development substrates, and natural parasitism on small equine farms in Florida. Neotropical Entomology. 45(4):433-440. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13744-016-0376-z.

Impacts of extended laboratory rearing on female fitness in Florida colonies of the parasitoid spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) with an analysis of wolbachia strains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J., Lovullo, E.D., Shirk, P.D. 2015. Impacts of extended laboratory rearing on female fitness in Florida colonies of the parasitoid spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) with an analysis of wolbachia strains. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 109(2):176-182.

Why flies are good vectors - (Abstract Only)

Development and evaluation of an attractive self-marking ovitrap to measure dispersal and determine skip oviposition in Aedes albopictus(Diptera:Culicidae) field populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, T.J., Kaufman, P.E., Tatem, A.J., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L. 2016. Development and evaluation of an attractive self-marking ovitrap to measure dispersal and determine skip oviposition in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera:Culicidae) field populations. Journal of Medical Entomology. 53(1):31-38.

Use of pupal parasitoids as biological control agents of filth flies on equine facilities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J., Kaufman, P.E., House, A.M. 2015. Use of pupal parasitoids as biological control agents of filth flies on equine facilities. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 6:1-10.

The effects of larval habitat quality on Aedes albopictus skip oviposition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davis, T.J., Kaufman, P.E., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L. 2015. The effects of larval habitat quality on Aedes albopictus skip oviposition. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 31(4):321-328.

Evaluation of a new toxic house fly scatter bait - (Abstract Only)

Comparison of the olfactory preferences of four species of filth fly pupal parasitoid species (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for hosts in equine and bovine manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J. 2015. Comparison of the olfactory preferences of four species of filth fly pupal parasitoid species (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) for hosts in equine and bovine manure. Environmental Entomology. pgs 1-8. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvv120.

Blood feeding behavior of the stable fly - (Abstract Only)

The effect of linear distance on the parasitism of house fly hosts (Diptera: Muscidae) by Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Machtinger, E.T., Geden, C.J., Leppla, N.C. 2015. The effect of linear distance on the parasitism of house fly hosts (Diptera: Muscidae) by Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129105.

The house fly, Musca domestica: once again a vector of pathogens of public health significance - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of cimi-shield knock-out bed bug eliminator against house fly (Musca domestica) adults - (Abstract Only)

The house fly, Musca domestica: An overlooked vector of pathogens of public health significance - (Abstract Only)

Evaluation of cimi-shield knock-out bed bug eliminator against house fly (Musca domestica) adults. - (Abstract Only)