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Research Project: Management of Fire Ants and Other Invasive Ants

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects Research

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

Field evaluation of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 against its host Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Prairie strips and lower land use intensity increase biodiversity and ecosystem services - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Compositional attributes of invaded forests drive the diversity of insect functional groups Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Traylor, C.R., Ulyshen, M.D., Wallace, D., Loudermilk, E.L., Ross, C.W., Hawley, C., Atchison, R.A., Williams, J.L., Mchugh, J.V. 2022. Compositional attributes of invaded forests drive the diversity of insect functional groups. Global Ecology and Conservation. 35(1), e02092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2022.e02092.

Response of Wasmannia auropunctata, (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to water-soaked imported fire ant baits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Novel alkaloids from the fire ant, Solenopsis geminata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Chinta, S.P., Jones, T.H. 2022. Novel alkaloids from the fire ant, Solenopsis geminata. Naturwissenschaften. 109(15), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-022-01786-w.

Genetic and chemical profiling of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) intercepted in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Vander Meer, R.K., Chinta, S.P., Ogura-Yamata, C., Oishi, D. 2022. Genetic and chemical profiling of Solenopsis spp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) intercepted in Hawaii. Florida Entomologist. 105(1), 91-94.

Effect of irrigation on the control of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by water-resistant and standard fire ant baits Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Atchison, R.A., Chuzel, G., Chen, J., Henke, J.A., Weeks, R.D. 2022. Effect of irrigation on the control of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) by water-resistant and standard fire ant baits. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115(1), 266-272. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab242.

Male ants fire ant neurotransmitter precursors trigger reproductive deveopment in females after mating Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Chinta, S.P., Jones, T.H., O'Reilly, E.E., Adams, R.M. 2021. Male ants fire ant neurotransmitter precursors trigger reproductive deveopment in females after mating. Nature Communications. (2021)4, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02921-5.

Diet with sucrose ameliorates Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Solinviviridae: Invictavirus) infection in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) worker ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Ant communities and ecosystem services in organic versus conventional agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Helms Iv, J.A., Smith, J., Clark, S., Knupp, K., Haddad, N.M. 2021. Ant communities and ecosystem services in organic versus conventional agriculture in the U.S. Corn Belt. Environmental Entomology. 50(6), 1276-1285. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvab105.

Climate and mating phenology in ants - (Abstract Only)

Climate and mating phenology in ants - (Abstract Only)

Unique venom proteins from Solenopsis invicta x Solenopsis richteri hybrid fire ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oliver, J., Addesso, K., Perera, O.P. 2021. Unique venom proteins from Solenopsis invicta x Solenopsis richteri hybrid fire ants. Toxicon: X. 9-10:100065. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxcx.2021.100065.

Genetic variablity of Hapalaxius crudus, based on the 5' region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene shed light on epidemology of palm lethal decline phytoplasmas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Humprhines, A.R., Ascunce, M.S., Goss, E.M., Helmick, E.E., Bartlett, C.R. 2021. Genetic variablity of Hapalaxius crudus, based on the 5' region of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 gene shed light on epidemology of palm lethal decline phytoplasmas. Phytofrontiers. 0(0),1-8. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTOFR-12-20-0048-R.

Biosecurity plan for invasive ants in the Pacific Region Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Vanderwoude, C., Boudjelas, S., Gruber, M., Hoffmann, B.D., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2021. Biosecurity plan for invasive ants in the Pacific Region. In: Edited by Pullaiah, T. and Ielmini, M.R. editors. Invasive Alien Species: Observations and Issues from Around the World, Volume 2: Issues and Invasions in Asia and the Pacific Region, First Edition. New York, New York. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2(13):275-288. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119607045.ch25.

The seasonal reproductive status of tawny crazy ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H. 2021. The seasonal reproductive status of tawny crazy ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 103:415-417.

How long do population level field experiments need to be? Utilising data from the 40-year old LTER network Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cusser, S., Helms Iv, J.A., Bahlai, C., Haddad, N.M. 2021. How long do population level field experiments need to be? Utilising data from the 40-year old LTER network. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13710.

Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Helms IV, J.A., Roeder, K.A., Ijelu, S.E., Ratcliff, I., Haddad, N.M. 2021. Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants. Journal of Animal Ecology. 90:738-750.

Examining the prevalence of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Solinviviridae: Invictavirus) in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) alates collected in North Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Arnold, D.P., Balasubramani, S.P., Valles, S.M., Hottel, B.A. 2021. Examining the prevalence of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Solinviviridae: Invictavirus) in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) alates collected in North Florida. Florida Entomologist. 104(1):9-12. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0102.

Seasonal prevalence of queens and males in colonies of tawny crazy ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H. 2020. Seasonal prevalence of queens and males in colonies of tawny crazy ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 103(3):415-417. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.103.0318.

Efficacy of the InvictDetectTM Immunostrip® to taxonomically identify the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta using a single worker ant Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Emmitt, R., Culkin, C., Weeks, R.D. 2020. Efficacy of the InvictDetectTM Immunostrip® to taxonomically identify the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta using a single worker ant. Insects. 11(1):37. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11010037.