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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.)

Diversity and resilience of seed-removing ant species in longleaf sandhill to frequent fire Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atchison, R.A., Lucky, A. 2022. Diversity and resilience of seed-removing ant species in longleaf sandhill to frequent fire. Diversity. 14(12):1012. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14121012.

The evolution of tyramides in male fungus-growing ants Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Luo, A.R., Hassler, M.F., Jones, T.H., Vander Meer, R.K., Adams, R.M. 2022. The evolution of tyramides in male fungus-growing ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology. (2022), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-022-01382-2.

Characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 4, a polycipivirus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Oliver, J.B., Becnel, J.J. 2022. Characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 4, a polycipivirus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-022-05587-4.

Electrically stimulated fire ants release chemical cues that attract parasitic decapitating flies - (Abstract Only)

Parasitoids and pathogens used against imported fire ants in the southern United States - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2022. Parasitoids and pathogens used against imported fire ants in the southern United States. In: Van Driesche, R.G., Winston, R.L., Perring, T.M., and Lopez, V.M. (eds.) Contributions of Classical Biocontrol to the U.S. Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity. Morgantown, WV:USDA-Forest Service. p. 252-265.

Field evaluation of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 against its host Solenopsis invicta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Weeks, Jr, R.D., Addesso, K.M., Oliver, J.B. 2022. Field evaluation of Solenopsis invicta virus 3 against its host Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 191:107767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2022.107767.

Prairie strips and lower land use intensity increase biodiversity and ecosystem services Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kemmerling, L.R., Rutkoski, C.E., Evans, S.E., Helms IV, J.A., Cordova-Ortiz, E.S., Smith, J.D., Vasquez-Custodio, J.A., Vizza, C., Haddad, N.M. 2022. Prairie strips and lower land use intensity increase biodiversity and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 10(833170):1-18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.833170.

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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Lucky, A., Liebowitz, D.M. 2022. Response of Wasmannia auropunctata, (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) to water-soaked imported fire ant baits. Florida Entomologist. 105(2):108-114. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.105.0202.

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 Reprint Icon - (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. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.105.0114.

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 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 fire ant neurotransmitter precursors trigger reproductive deveopment in females after mating. Nature Communications. 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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M. 2021. Diet with sucrose ameliorates Solenopsis invicta virus 3 (Solinviviridae: Invictavirus) infection in Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) worker ants. Florida Entomologist. 104(3):239-242. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0314.

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., Myrie, W., Barrantes, E.A., Zumbado, M.A., Bustillo, A.E., Bahder, B.W. 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. 1:127-134. 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 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H. 2021. The seasonal reproductive status of tawny crazy ant queens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 104(2):140-142. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.104.0211.

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. 24(5):1103-1111. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13710.

Bioenergy landscapes drive trophic shifts in generalist ants Reprint Icon - (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(3):738-750. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13407.

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.