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Research Project: Detection, Control and Area-wide Management of Fruit Flies and Other Quarantine Pests of Tropical/Subtropical Crops

Location: Tropical Crop and Commodity Protection Research

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

A field test on the effectiveness of male annihilation technique against Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) at varying application densities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Vargas, R.I., Carvalho, L.A., Fezza, T., Wilson, S.M., Collier, T.C., Shelly, T.E. 2019. A field test on the effectiveness of male annihilation technique against Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) at varying application densities. PLoS One. 4(3). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213337.

Computer vision to enhance behavioral research on insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Collier, T.C. 2019. Computer vision to enhance behavioral research on insects. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 112(3):227-235.

Catch of the green garden looper moth, Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in sweetpotato fields in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Sylva, C.D. 2018. Catch of the green garden looper moth, Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in sweetpotato fields in Hawaii. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 50:43-53. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59367.

Comparative proteomic profiling within each developmental stage of the solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons Hendel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Geib, S.M. 2018. Comparative proteomic profiling within each developmental stage of the solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons Hendel. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2018.08.014.

Rapid viral symbiogenesis via changes in parasitoid wasp genome architecture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burke, G.R., Simmonds, T.J., Sharanowski, B.J., Geib, S.M. 2018. Rapid viral symbiogenesis via changes in parasitoid wasp genome architecture. Molecular Biology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msy148__.

Comparative proteomic profiling between each of two consecutive developmental stages of the Solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Geib, S.M. 2018. Comparative proteomic profiling between each two consecutive developmental stages of the Solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel). International Journal of Molecular Sciences. doi:10.3390/ijms19071996.

Field trappping Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae) with select eugenol analogs that have been found to attract other "nonresponsive" fruit fly species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Royer, J.E., Sylva, C.D. 2018. Field trappping Bactrocera latifrons (Diptera: Tephritidae) with select eugenol analogs that have been found to attract other "nonresponsive" fruit fly species. Insects. 9(2):50.

Terminalia larval host fruit reduces the response of Bactrocera dorsalis adults to the male lure methyl eugenol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Cha, D.H., Collignon, M.R., Shelly, T. 2018. Terminalia larval host fruit reduces the response of Bactrocera dorsalis adults to the male lure methyl eugenol. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111:1644-1649. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy095.

Mitochondrial genomes of Anopheles arabiensis, An.gambiae and An.coluzzii show no clear species division - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanemaaijer, M.J., Houston, P.D., Collier, T.C., Norris, L.C., Fofana, A., Lanzaro, G.C., Cornel, A.J. 2018. Mitochondrial genomes of Anopheles arabiensis, An.gambiae and An.coluzzii show no clear species division. F1000Research. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.13807.1.

Effect of physiological state on female melon fly, Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), attraction to host and food odor in the field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J., Miller, N.W. 2018. Effect of physiological state on female melon fly, Bactrocera (Zeugodacus) cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), attraction to host and food odor in the field. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111(3):1318-1322.

The Hawaii protocol for scientific monitoring of coffee berry borer: a model for coffee agroecosystems worldwide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, M.A., Hollingsworth, R.G., Fortna, S., Manoukis, N. 2018. The Hawaii protocol for scientific monitoring of coffee berry borer: a model for coffee agroecosystems worldwide. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 133:e57204. doi:10.3791/57204.

Capture of melon flies, Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), in a food-baited Multilure trap: influence of distance, diet, and sex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shelly, T.E., Manoukis, N. 2018. Capture of melon flies, Zeugodacus cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae), in a food-baited Multilure trap: influence of distance, diet, and sex. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. 21(1):288-292.

Comparative rearing parameters for bisexual and genetic sexing strains of Zeugodacus cucurbitae and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) on an artificial diet - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fezza, T.J., Geib, S.M., Shelly, T.E. 2018. Comparative rearing parameters for bisexual and genetic sexing strains of Zeugodacus cucurbitae and Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) on an artificial diet. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 21:283-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2018.01.007.

Comparison of commercial lures and food baits for early detection of fruit infestation risk by Drosophila suzukii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cha, D.H., Hesler, S.P., Wallingford, A.K., Zaman, F., Jentsch, P., Nyrop, J., Loeb, G.M. 2018. Comparison of commercial lures and food baits for early detection of fruit infestation risk by Drosophila suzukii. Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox369.

Proteomic interactions between the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis during host parasitism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L., Liang, G., Geib, S.M. 2017. Proteomic interactions between the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis during host parasitism. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aspen.2017.12.002.

Incongruence between molecules and morphology: A seven-gene phylogeny of Dacini fruit flies paves the way for reclassification (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
San Jose, M., Doorenweerd, C., Leblanc, L., Barr, N., Geib, S.M., Rubinoff, D. 2018. Incongruence between molecules and morphology: A seven-gene phylogeny of Dacini fruit flies paves the way for reclassification (Diptera: Tephritidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 121:139-149.

Molecular characterization of interspecific competition of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) and Fopius arisanus (Sonan) parasitizing the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liang, G., Fu, L., Lin, H., Sim, S.B., Jang, E.B., Heller, W., Geib, S.M. 2018. Molecular characterization of interspecific competition of Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) and Fopius arisanus (Sonan) parasitizing the oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.11.012.

Population genomics and comparisons of selective signatures in two invasions of melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dupuis, J., Sim, S.B., San Jose, M., Leblanc, L., Hoassain, A., Rubinoff, D., Geib, S.M. 2017. Population genomics and comparisons of selective signatures in two invasions of melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Diptera: Tephritidae). Biological Invasions. 20(5):1211-1228. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-017-1621-z.

Evaluation of predicted Medfly (Ceratitis capitata) quarantine length in the United States utilizing degree-day and agent-based models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Collier, T.C., Manoukis, N. 2017. Evaluation of predicted Medfly (Ceratitis capitata) quarantine length in the United States utilizing degree-day and agent-based models. F1000Research. 6:1863.

Low-dose irradiation with modified atmosphere packaging for mango against the Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srimartprom, M., Burikam, I., Limohpasmanee, W., Kongratarporn, T., Thannarin, T., Bunsiri, A., Follett, P.A. 2018. Low-dose irradiation with modified atmosphere packaging for mango against the Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 111(1):135-140.

MVMAPPER: Interactive spatial mapping of genetic structures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dupuis, J.R., Bremer, F.T., Jombart, T., Sim, S.B., Geib, S.M. 2017. MVMAPPER: Interactive spatial mapping of genetic structures. Molecular Ecology Resources. 18(2):362-367. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12724.

Semiochemical mediated enhancement of males to complement sterile insect technique in management of the tephritid pest Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kahn, M., Manoukis, N., Osborne, T., Barchia, I., Gurr, G., Reynolds, O. 2017. Semiochemical mediated enhancement of males to complement sterile insect technique in management of the tephritid pest Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt). Scientific Reports. 7:13366.

Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 3.0 - (Review Article)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Suiter, K.A. 2017. Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 3.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Vegetation classification of Coffea on Hawaii Island using Worldview - 2 satellite imagery - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaertner, J., Genovesse, V., Potter, C., Sewake, K., Manoukis, N. 2017. Vegetation classification of Coffea on Hawaii Island using Worldview - 2 satellite imagery. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS). 11(4):046005. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.046005.

Host plant records of the Mango Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) frauenfeldi (Schiner) (Diptera: Tephritidae), version 1.0 - (Literature Review)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Lee, K.L., Nakamichi, K.A., Birnbaum, A.L., Tateno, A.P., Hanlin, M.A. 2017. Host plant records of the Mango Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) frauenfeldi (Schiner) (Diptera: Tephritidae), version 1.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available online at:USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI). Edition 3.0 https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Suppression of Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with Trimedlure and Biolure dispensers in Coffea arabica (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Rendon, P., Mackey, B.E. 2017. Suppression of Mediterranean fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) with Trimedlure and Biolure dispensers in Coffea arabica (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111(1):293-297. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox303.

A review of recorded host plants of Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera)dorsalis(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae), version 3.0 - (Literature Review)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Birnbaum, A.L., Hanlin, M.A., Nakamichi, K.A., Inskeep, J.R., Ching, A.J., Marnell, S.A., Kurashima, R.S. 2017. A review of recorded host plants of Oriental Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera)dorsalis(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae), version 3.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Host Plants of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), version 3.5 - (Literature Review)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Hanlin, M.A., Suiter, K.A. 2017. Host Plants of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann), version 3.5. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – an introduction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dunn, D., Follett, P.A. 2017. The Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – an introduction. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 164:151-154.

A new diagnostic resource for Ceratitis capitata strain identification based on QTL mapping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sim, S.B., Ruiz, R.A., Barr, N.B., Geib, S.M. 2017. A new diagnostic resource for Ceratitis capitata strain identification based on QTL mapping. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 11:3637-3647. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.117.300169.

Host plant records of the White Striped Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) albistrigata(de Meijere,1911)(Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0 - (Literature Review)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Hanlin, M.A., Lee, K.L., Nakamichi, K.A., Tateno, A.P. 2017. Host plant records of the White Striped Fruit Fly, Bactrocera (Bactrocera) albistrigata(de Meijere,1911)(Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available online at: USDA Compendium of Fruit Fly Host Information (CoFFHI), Edition 3.0, https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Host plants of invasive tephritid fruit fly species of economic importance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcquate, G.T., Nicanor, L.J. 2017. Host plants of invasive tephritid fruit fly species of economic importance. International Journal of Plant Biology and Research. 5(4):1072. Available: https://www.jscimedcentral.com/Plant Biology/plantbiology-5-1072.pdf.

De novo metatranscriptome assembly and coral gene expression profile of Montipora capitata with growth anomaly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frazier, M., Helmkampf, M., Bellinger, R., Geib, S.M., Takabayashi, M. 2017. De novo metatranscriptome assembly and coral gene expression profile of Montipora capitata with growth anomaly Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4090-y.

PCR-based gut content analysis to detect predation of Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coccinellidae species in macadamia nut orchards in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Yoneishi, N., Mollinedo, J., Pulakkatu-Thodi, I., Wright, M., Geib, S.M. 2018. PCR-based gut content analysis to detect predation of Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coccinellidae species in macadamia nut orchards in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi:10.1093/jee/toy019.

Sublethal effects in pest management: a surrogate species perspective on fruit fly control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banks, J.E., Vargas, R.I., Ackleh, A.S., Stark, J.D. 2017. Sublethal effects in pest management: a surrogate species perspective on fruit fly control. Insects. 8(3):78.

Suppression of female melon fly, Zeugodacus cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera: Tephritidae), with cue-lure and fipronil bait stations through horizontal insecticide transfer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spafford, H., Chiou, M., Mau, R.F., Vargas, R.I. 2018. Suppression of female melon fly, Zeugodacus cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera: Tephritidae), with cue-lure and fipronil bait stations through horizontal insecticide transfer. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 166(2):94-101.

Evaluating a push-pull strategy for management of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura in red raspberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallingford, A.K., Cha, D.H., Loeb, G.M. 2017. Evaluating a push-pull strategy for management of Drosophila suzukii Matsumura in red raspberry. Pest Management Science. doi: 10.1002/ps.4666

Variation in DNA methylation is not consistently reflected by CpG depletion or sociality in Hymenoptera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Glastad, K.M., Arsenault, S.V., Vertacnik, K.L., Geib, S.M., Kay, S., Danforth, B.N., Rehan, S.M., Linnen, C.R., Kocher, S.D., Hunt, B.G. 2017. Variation in DNA methylation is not consistently reflected by CpG depletion or sociality in Hymenoptera. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi:10.1093/gbe/evx128.

Effect of Fopius arisanus Sonan oviposition experience on parasitization of Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goncalves, R., Manoukis, N., Nava, D.E. 2017. Effect of Fopius arisanus Sonan oviposition experience on parasitization of Bactrocera dorsalis Hendel. Biocontrol. 62(5):595-602. https://doi: 10.1007/s10526-017-9827-7.

Robust manipulations of pest insect behavior using repellents and practical application for integrated pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wallingford, A.K., Cha, D.H., Linn, C.E., Wolfin, M.S., Loeb, G.M. 2017. Robust manipulations of pest insect behavior using repellents and practical application for integrated pest management. Environmental Entomology. 46(5):1041-1050. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvx125.

Assessment of a liquid larval diet for rearing Dacus and Bactrocera species (Diptera:Tephritidae), in Western Africa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anato, F., Chang, C.L., Bokonon-Ganta, A., Gnanvossou, D., Hanna, R. 2017. Assessment of a liquid larval diet for rearing Dacus and Bactrocera species (Diptera:Tephritidae), in Western Africa. Journal of Applied Entomology. doi: 10.1111/jen.12419.

Natural field infestation of Mangifera casturi and M.lalijiwa by oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McQuate, G.T., Sylva, C.D., Liquido, N.J. 2017. Natural field infestation of Mangifera casturi and M.lalijiwa by oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae). International Journal of Insect Science. 9:1-7.

Laboratory evaluation for a potential birth control diet for fruit fly sterilization insect technique (SIT) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L. 2017. Laboratory evaluation for a potential birth control diet for fruit fly sterilization insect technique (SIT). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology.

Whole genome sequencing of the Braconid parasitoid wasp Fopius arisanus, an important biocontrol agent of pest Tepritid fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geib, S.M., Guang Hong, L., Sim, S.B., Murphy, T. 2017. Whole genome sequencing of the Braconid parasitoid wasp Fopius arisanus, an important biocontrol agent of pest Tepritid fruit flies. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. doi:10.1534/g3.117.040741.

Chemical degradation of TMR multi-lure dispensers for fruit fly detection weathered under California climatic conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Souder, S., Morse, J.G., Grafton-Cardwell, E.E., Haviland, D.R., Kabashima, J.N., Faber, B.A., Mackey, B.E., Nkomo, E., Cook, P., Stark, J.D. 2017. Chemical degradation of TMR multi-lure dispensers for fruit fly detection weathered under California climatic conditions. Journal of Economic Entomology. doi:10.1093/jee/tox159.

A Chromosome-scale assemby of the Bactrocera cucurbitae genome provides insight to the genetic basis of white pupae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sim, S., Geib, S.M. 2017. A Chromosome-scale assemby of the Bactrocera cucurbitae genome provides insight to the genetic basis of white pupae. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. doi:10.1534/g3.117.040170.

Novel insights into the Elm Yellows phytoplasma genome and into the metagenome of Elm Yellows-infected elms - (Proceedings)
Rosa, C., Margaria, P., Geib, S.M., Scully, E.D. 2017. Novel insights into the Elm Yellows phytoplasma genome and into the metagenome of Elm Yellows-infected elms. Northern Research Station Proceedings. Proceedings of the American Elm Restoration Workshop 2016 p. 49-67. Lewis Center, OH: U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

Vision-Mediated exploitation of a novel host plant by a tephritid fruit fly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Souder, S., Vargas, R.I. 2017. Vision-Mediated exploitation of a novel host plant by a tephritid fruit fly. PLoS One. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174636.

Irradiation for quality improvement, microbial safety and phytosanitation of fresh produce - (Book / Chapter)
Follett, P.A., Barkai-Golan, R. 2017. Irradiation for quality improvement, microbial safety and phytosanitation of fresh produce. San Diego, CA, Academic Press. 302 p.

Food irradiation for phytosanitary and quarantine treatment - (Book / Chapter)
Roberts, P., Follett, P.A. 2018. Food irradiation for phytosanitary and quarantine treatment. In: Ferreira, I., Antonio, A.L., Cabo Verde, S., editors. Food Irradiation Technologies: Concepts, Applications and Outcomes. Cambridge, UK: Royal Society of Chemistry. p. 169-182.

Insect-plant interactions: host selection, herbivory, and plant resistance – an introduction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Follett, P.A. 2017. Insect-plant interactions: host selection, herbivory, and plant resistance – an introduction. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. doi:10.1111/eea.12524.

Annotated world bibliography of host plants of the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Cocquillett) (Diptera:Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
McQuate, G.T., Nicanor, L.J., Nakamichi, K. 2017. Annotated world bibliography of host plants of the melon fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Cocquillett) (Diptera:Tephritidae). Insecta Mundi. 0527:1-339.

Proteomic identification of a potential sex biomarker for 2 fruit fly species at pupal stage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L. 2016. Proteomic identification of a potential sex biomarker for 2 fruit fly species at pupal stage. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. doi:10.1016/j.aspen2016.11.005.

Sensitivity of the quarantine pest rough sweetpotato weevil, Blosyrus asellus to postharvest irradiation treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Follett, P.A., McQuate, G.T., Sylva, C.D., Swedman, A.L. 2016. Sensitivity of the quarantine pest rough sweetpotato weevil, Blosyrus asellus to postharvest irradiation treatment. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 48:23-28.

Phytosanitary treatments against Bactrocera dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae): current situation and future prospects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dohino, T., Hallman, G., Grout, T., Clarke, T., Follett, P.A. 2017. Phytosanitary treatments against Bactrocera dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae): current situation and future prospects. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110(1):67-79.

Response of the pearly eye melon fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett)(Diptera:Tephritidae) mutant to host-associated visual cues - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Mangine, T.E. 2016. Response of the pearly eye melon fly Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera:Tephritidae) mutant to host-associated visual cues. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 48:15-20.

Attraction of Bactrocera cucurbitae and B.dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae) to beer waste and other protein sources laced with ammonium acetate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pinero, J.C., Souder, S., Smith, T.R., Vargas, R.I. 2017. Attraction of Bactrocera cucurbitae and B.dorsalis(Diptera: Tephritidae) to beer waste and other protein sources laced with ammonium acetate. Florida Entomologist. 100(1):70-75.

Survivorship of male and female Bactrocera dorsalis in the field and the effect of male annihilation technique - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manoukis, N., Jang, E.B., Dowell, R.V. 2017. Survivorship of male and female Bactrocera dorsalis in the field and the effect of male annihilation technique. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 162:243-250.

Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 2.0 - (Review Article)
Liquido, N.J., McQuate, G.T., Suiter, K.A. 2016. Compendium of fruit fly host information (CoFFHI), edition 2.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Host plants of Solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae); and provisional list of suitable host plants of Bactrocera(Bactrocera)latifrons(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0 - (Literature Review)
Mcquate, G.T., Liquido, N.J. 2016. Host plants of Solanum fruit fly, Bactrocera latifrons(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae); and provisional list of suitable host plants of Bactrocera(Bactrocera)latifrons(Hendel)(Diptera: Tephritidae), Version 1.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Host plants of Carambola fruit fly, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock(Diptera:Tephritidae);and provisional list of suitable host plants of Carambola fruit fly,(Bactrocera(Bactrocera) carambolae Drew & Hancock(Diptera:Tep - (Literature Review)
Liquido, N.J., Mcquate, G.T., Nakamichi, K., Kurashima, R.S., Birnbaum, A.L., Hanlin, M.A. 2016. Host plants of Carambola fruit fly, Bactrocera carambolae Drew & Hancock(Diptera:Tephritidae);and provisional list of suitable host plants of Carambola fruit fly,(Bactrocera(Bactrocera) carambolae Drew & Hancock(Diptera:Tep. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

Host plants of Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera:Tephritidae); and provisional list of suitable host plants of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera(Zeugodacus)cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera:Tephritidae),Version 2.0 - (Literature Review)
Mcquate, G.T., Liquido, N.J., Nakamichi, K.A. 2016. Host plants of Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera:Tephritidae); and provisional list of suitable host plants of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera(Zeugodacus)cucurbitae(Coquillett)(Diptera:Tephritidae),Version 2.0. USDA CPHST Online Database. Available: https://coffhi.cphst.org/.

An introduction to the square-necked grain beetle as a predator of coffee berry borer in Hawai'i - (Other)
Kawabata, A., Follett, P.A., Wright, M., Brill, E., Curtiss, R. 2016. An introduction to the square-necked grain beetle as a predator of coffee berry borer in Hawai'i. University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Bulletin. Insect Pests Series 40.

Effect of irradiation on queen survivorship and reproduction in the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta,(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and a generic phytosanitary irradiation treatment for ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Follett, P.A., Porcel, S., Calcatera, L. 2016. Effect of irradiation on queen survivorship and reproduction in the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta,(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and a generic phytosanitary irradiation treatment for ants. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(6):2348-2354.

Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera:Braconidae) on Mediterranean fruit fly and its introduction into Senegal against Oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vargas, R.I., Leblanc, L., McKenney, M.P., Mackey, B.E., Badji, K. 2016. Rearing Fopius arisanus (Sonan) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) on Mediterranean fruit fly and its introduction into Senegal against Oriental fruit fly (Diptera: Tephritidae). Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings. 48:85-94.

Perspectives on essential oil-loaded nano-delivery packaging technology for controlling stored cereal and grain pests - (Book / Chapter)
Houssain, F., Follett, P.A., Salmieri, S., Vu, K., Jamshidian, M., Lacroix, M. 2017. Perspectives on essential oil-loaded nano-delivery packaging technology for controlling stored cereal and grain pests. In: Green Pesticides Handbook: Essential Oils for Pest Control, L.M.L. Nollet and H.S. Rathore(eds.) Bacon Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 487-509.

Predation by Flat Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae and Laemophloeidae) on Coffee Berry Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Hawaii coffee - (Popular Publication)
Follett, P.A., Kawabata, A., Nelson, R., Asmus, G.M., Burt, J., Gochtke, K., Ewing, C., Gaertner, J., Brill, E., Geib, S.M. 2016. Predation by Flat Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae and Laemophloeidae) on Coffee Berry Borer (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Hawaii coffee. Biological Control. 101:152-158.

Fruit flies research and development in Africa-towards a sustainable management strategy to improve horticulture - (Book / Chapter)
Vargas, R.I., Pinero, J.C., Leblanc, L., Manoukis, N., Mau, R.F. 2016. Fruit flies research and development in Africa-towards a sustainable management strategy to improve horticulture.In:Switzerland, Springer International Publishing,p.673-693.

Improve California trap programs for detection of fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.

Proteomics/qPCR approach on estimating physical ages of wild male oriental fruit flies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chang, C.L. 2016. Proteomics/qPCR approach on estimating physical ages of wild male oriental fruit flies. Journal of Asia Pacific Entomology. 19:347-351.

Evolutionary history of the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata before global invasion: inferring dispersal patterns, niche requirements, and past and present distribution within its native range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chifflet, L., Rodriguero, L., Calcaterra, L., Rey, O., Dinghi, P., Baccaro, J., De Souza, L., Follett, P.A., Confallonieri, V. 2016. Evolutionary history of the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata before global invasion: inferring dispersal patterns, niche requirements, and past and present distribution within its native range. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 29(4):790-809.

Identification of a carboxylesterase associated with resistance to naled in Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hsu, P., Huang, L., Geib, S.M., Hsu, J. 2016. Identification of a carboxylesterase associated with resistance to naled in Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 133:24-31.

Comprehensive annotation of the Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus from Ethiopian tsetse flies: a proteogenomics approach - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abd-Alla, A.M., Kariithi, H.M., Cousserans, F., Parker, N.J., Ince, I.A., Scully, E.D., Boeren, S., Geib, S.M., Mekonnen, S., Vlak, J.M., Parker, A.G., Vresyen, M.J., Bergoin, M. 2016. Comprehensive annotation of the Glossina pallidipes salivary gland hypertrophy virus from Ethiopian tsetse flies: a proteogenomics approach. Journal of General Virology. 97(4):1010-1031. doi: 10.1099/igv.0.000409.

First record of the fruit fly Bactrocera (Bactrocera) nigrofemoralis White & Tsuruta(Diptera: Tephritidae) in Bangladesh - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khan, M., Leblanc, L., Bari, M.A., Vargas, R.I. 2015. First record of the fruit fly Bactrocera (Bactrocera) nigrofemoralis White & Tsuruta(Diptera: Tephritidae) in Bangladesh. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 3(5):387-389.

Site-specific temporal and spatial validation of a generic plant pest forecast system with observations of Bactrocera dorsalis (oriental fruit fly). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
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.

Can essential oils be used as novel drench treatments for the eggs and juveniles of the pest snail Cornu aspersum in potted plants? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcdonnell, R., Yoo, J., Patel, K., Rios, L., Hollingsworth, R.G., Millar, J., Paine, T. 2016. Can essential oils be used as novel drench treatments for the eggs and juveniles of the pest snail Cornu aspersum in potted plants? Journal of Pest Science. 89:549. doi: 10.1007/s10340-015-0690-y.

Splat-MAT-Spinosad-ME: a new control strategy for Bactrocera species attacking mango - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gomez, L.E., Lysandraou, M., Vargas, R.I., Dripps, J.E., Huang, X., Yadav, M.R., Venkata, N.B. 2015. Splat-MAT-Spinosad-ME: a new control strategy for Bactrocera species attacking mango. Acta Horticulturae. 1066:161-167.