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Research Project: Production and Deployment of Natural Enemies for Biological Control of Arthropod Pests

Location: Biological Control of Pests Research

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

Discovery of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphelinus varipes (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on cultivated strawberry in Mississippi, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Miller, G.L., Owen, C.L., Bauchan, G.R., Schmidt, J.M., Gariepy, T., Brown, R.L., Grodowitz, M.J. 2019. Discovery of Aphis ruborum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and Aphelinus varipes (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) on cultivated strawberry in Mississippi, USA. Journal of Insect Science. 19(3):1-6.

Potential utilization of Stethorus punctillum to control Tetranychus cinnabarinus on strawberry in greenhouses and high tunnels - (Abstract Only)

Potential of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid as an oviposition stimulant for mass-reared ladybird beetles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Eller, F.J., Berhow, M.A. 2019. Potential of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid as an oviposition stimulant for mass-reared ladybird beetles. Journal of Insect Science. 19(2):1-6.

Overview of predators and parasitoids for biological control of plant pests in Mississippi - (Abstract Only)

Editorial: Ecology and behavior of native, naturalized, and invasive ladybird beetles - (Other)
Riddick, E.W., Soares, A.O. 2018. Editorial: Ecology and behavior of native, naturalized, and invasive ladybird beetles. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 6:1-2.

Sustainable fish and invertebrate meals for methionine and protein feeds in organic poultry production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fanatico, A.C., Arsi, K., Upadhyaya, I., Morales Ramos, J.A., Donoghue, D., Donoghue, A.M. 2018. Sustainable fish and invertebrate meals for methionine and protein feeds in organic poultry production. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 27(4):437-448.

Utilization of quercetin as an oviposition stimulant by lab-cultured Coleomegilla maculata in the presence of conspecifics and a tissue substrate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Eller, F.J., Berhow, M.A. 2018. Utilization of quercetin as an oviposition stimulant by lab-cultured Coleomegilla maculata in the presence of conspecifics and a tissue substrate. Insects. 9:1-14.

Oviposition strategies in beneficial insects - (Research Technical Update)
Riddick, E.W., Dindo, M.L., Grodowitz, M.J., Cottrell, T.E. 2018. Oviposition strategies in beneficial insects. International Journal of Insect Science. 10:1-3.

Estimating ladybird predation of aphids in the presence of foraging ants in lab bioassays - (Abstract Only)

Untangling the effects of predator releases and transient natural enemies on pest populations in strawberry high tunnels in Mississippi - (Abstract Only)

Age-dependent food utilization of Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) in small groups at two temperatures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Dossey, A.T. 2018. Age-dependent food utilization of Acheta domesticus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) in small groups at two temperatures. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 4(1):51-60. https://doi:10.3920/JIFF2017.0062.

The reproductive morphology and physiological age grading of the female Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eisenberg, L., Johnson, S., Grodowitz, M.J. 2018. The reproductive morphology and physiological age grading of the female Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands. Journal of Insect Science. 10:1-8. https://doi:10.1177/1179543317751909.

Do bioflavonoids in Juniperus virginiana heartwood stimulate oviposition in the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Eller, F.J., Berhow, M.A. 2018. Do bioflavonoids in Juniperus virginiana heartwood stimulate oviposition in the ladybird Coleomegilla maculata? International Journal of Insect Science. 10:1-13. https://doi:10.1177/1179543318758409.

Predators and parasitoids of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, in its native range and invaded areas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ceryngier, P., Nedved, O., Grez, A.A., Riddick, E.W., Roy, H.E., San Martin, G., Steenberg, T., Vesely, P., Zaviezo, T., Zuniga-Reinoso, A., Haelewaters, D. 2018. Predators and parasitoids of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, in its native range and invaded areas. Biological Invasions. 20(4):1009-1031.

In-transit temperature extremes could have negative effects on ladybird (Coleomegilla maculata) hatch rate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2017. In-transit temperature extremes could have negative effects on ladybird (Coleomegilla maculata) hatch rate. Trends in Entomology. 13:1-11.

Allantoin crystal formation in Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) females - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Grodowitz, M.J., Reibenspies, J., Reed, D.A., Perring, T.M., Allen, M.L. 2017. Allantoin crystal formation in Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) females. Journal of Insect Science. 17(3):75:1-6.

Factitious prey and artificial diets for predatory lady beetles: current situation, obstacles, and approaches for improvement - (Review Article)
Sun, Y., Hao, Y., Riddick, E.W., Liu, T. 2017. Factitious prey and artificial diets for predatory lady beetles: current situation, obstacles, and approaches for improvement. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 27(5):601-619.

Temperature-dependent biological and demographic parameters of Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2017. Temperature-dependent biological and demographic parameters of Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Insect Science. 17(2):1-9.

Identification of conditions for successful aphid control by ladybirds in greenhouses Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W. 2017. Identification of conditions for successful aphid control by ladybirds in greenhouses. Insects. 8(38):1-17.

Effects of bioflavonoids on oviposition behavior in the pink-spotted ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) - (Abstract Only)
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Eller, F.J., Berhow, M.A. 2017. Effects of bioflavonoids on oviposition behavior in the pink-spotted ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Mississippi Academy of Sciences Proceedings. 62(1):138.

A new report of Nezara viridula f. aurantiaca (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from a cultured population in Washington County, Mississippi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2017. A new report of Nezara viridula f. aurantiaca (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) from a cultured population in Washington County, Mississippi. Journal of Insect Science. 17(1):1-3.

Utilization of ladybird beetles to curb aphids in strawberry high tunnels: preliminary results - (Abstract Only)
Riddick, E.W. 2016. Utilization of ladybird beetles to curb aphids in strawberry high tunnels: preliminary results. Midsouth Entomologist. 9(2):80.

Spotlight on the positive effects of the ladybird Harmonia axyridis on agriculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Riddick, E.W. 2017. Spotlight on the positive effects of the ladybird Harmonia axyridis on agriculture. Biocontrol. 62(3):319-330.

Development of Baits for Insect Control - (Popular Publication)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2016. Development of Baits for Insect Control. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 270-271.

The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2. - (Popular Publication)
Rojas, M.G., Elliott, R.B., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2016. The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2.. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 10:246-247.

Insect mass production technologies - (Book / Chapter)
Cortez Ortiz, J.A., Torres Ruiz, A., Morales Ramos, J.A., Thomas, M., Rojas, M.G., Tomerlin, J.K. 2016. Insect mass production technologies. Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients. 6:154-201.

The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1 - (Popular Publication)
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L. 2016. The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 9:184-185.

Powder from cedar heartwood affects oviposition behavior in Coleomegilla maculata: a ladybird native to the Americas - (Abstract Only)

Mass production of beneficial organisms - Invertebrates and entomopathogens - (Book / Chapter)
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2014. Mass production of beneficial organisms - Invertebrates and entomopathogens. Book Chapter. 1:742pp.