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Research Project: Improved Biologically-Based Methods for Management of Native and Invasive Crop Insect Pests

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research

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

A transposon-based genetic marker for species-specific identity in the Bactrocera dorsalis complex Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zimowska, G.J., Xavier, N., Qadri, M., Handler, A.M. 2024. A transposon-based genetic marker for species-specific identity in the Bactrocera dorsalis complex. Molecular Ecology. 14:1924. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-51068-2.

The hAT-family hopper transposon exists as highly similar yet discontinuous elements in the Bactrocera tephritid fly genus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Handler, A.M., Furlong, R.B. 2024. The hAT-family hopper transposon exists as highly similar yet discontinuous elements in the Bactrocera tephritid fly genus. Insect Molecular Biology. 33(1):1-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12891.

Color, pattern and background contrast affect attraction of Euxesta eluta and Chaetopsis massyla (Diptera:Ulidiidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allan, S.A. 2024. Color, pattern and background contrast affect attraction of Euxesta eluta and Chaetopsis massyla (Diptera:Ulidiidae). Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad120.

Substrate and moisture affect pupation depth of the corn silk flies, Chaetopsis massyla and Euxesta eluta (Diptera: Ulidiidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allan, S.A. 2023. Substrate and moisture affect pupation depth of the corn silk flies, Chaetopsis massyla and Euxesta eluta (Diptera: Ulidiidae). Insects. 14(11): 838. https://doi.org/10.3990/insects14110838.

Comparison of carabid densities in different cover crop species in north Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meagher Jr, R.L., Brown, J.T., Miller, N.W., Fleisher, S.J., Bowers, K., Hight, S.D., Legaspi, J.C., Brown, R.C., Nagoshi, R.N., Wright, D.L. 2023. Comparison of carabid densities in different cover crop species in north Florida. Florida Entomologist. 106(4):220-229. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.106.0403.

Evidence for two soybean looper strains in the United States with limited capacity for cross-hybridization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Davis, J.A., Meagher Jr, R.L., Musser, F.R., Head, G.P., Portillo, H., Teran, H. 2023. Evidence for two soybean looper strains in the United States with limited capacity for cross-hybridization. Genes. 14:1509. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14071509.

Investigating the migratory behavior of soybean looper, a major pest of soybean, through comparisons with the corn pest fall armyworm using mitochondrial haplotypes and a sex-linked marker Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Davis, J.A., Meagher Jr, R.L., Musser, F.R., Head, G.P., Portillo, H., Teran, H. 2023. Investigating the migratory behavior of soybean looper, a major pest of soybean, through comparisons with the corn pest fall armyworm using mitochondrial haplotypes and a sex-linked marker. Genes. 14:1495. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes14071495.

Using genetic comparisons of populations from Arizona, Mexico, and Texas to investigate fall armyworm migration in the American southwest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Tessnow, A.E., Carriere, Y., Bradshaw, J., Harrington, K., Sword, G.A., Meagher Jr, R.L. 2024. Using genetic comparisons of populations from Arizona, Mexico, and Texas to investigate fall armyworm migration in the American southwest. PLOS ONE. 18(11). Article e0289060. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289060.

Sequence and expression analysis of the spermatogenesis-specific gene cognates, wampa and Prosa6T, in Drosophila suzukii Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xia, Q., Tariq, K., Hahn, D.A., Handler, A.M. 2023. Sequence and expression analysis of the spermatogenesis-specific gene cognates, wampa and Prosa6T, in Drosophila suzukii. Genetica. 151:215-223. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10709-023-00189-7.

The natural control agents of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda in Togo: moderating insecticide applications for natural control of the pest? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koffi, D., Agboka, K., Adjevi, M.K., Adom, M., Tounou, A.K., Meagher Jr, R.L. 2023. The natural control agents of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda in Togo: moderating insecticide applications for natural control of the pest?. Journal of Pest Science. 96:1405-1416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-023-01662-0.

Effect of nitrogen fertilization dose on Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Phillips, E.F., Mellies, A.J., Zesutko, E.J., Weeks, E.N., Allan, S.A. 2023. Effect of nitrogen fertilization dose on Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 39(1):29-47. https://doi.org/10.3954/JAUE22-18.

Population genomics of fall armyworm by genotyping-by-sequencing: Implications for pest management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ishizuka, T.K., Cordeiro, E.M., Alves-Pereira, A., Batista, C.E., Murua, G., Pinheiro, J.B., Sethi, A., Nagoshi, R.N., Zucchi, M.I., Foresti, J. 2023. Population genomics of fall armyworm by genotyping-by-sequencing: Implications for pest management. PLOS ONE. 18(4):e0284587. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0284587.

Screening for resistance alleles to Cry1 proteins through targeted sequencing in the native and invasive range of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tandy, P., Lamour, K., Placidi De Bortoli, C., Nagoshi, R.N., Emrich, S., Jurat-Fuentes, J. 2023. Screening for resistance alleles to Cry1 proteins through targeted sequencing in the native and invasive range of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 116(3):935-944. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toad061.

Acoustic comparisons of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) mortality in naturally infested date palms after injection with entomopathogenic fungi or nematodes, aluminum phosphide fumigations,or insecticidal spray Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutanto, K., Husain, M., Rasool, K., Mankin, R.W., Omer, A., Aldawood, A. 2023. Acoustic comparisons of red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) mortality in naturally infested date palms after injection with entomopathogenic fungi or nematodes, aluminum phosphide fumigations,or insecticidal spray. Insects. 14(4):339. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14040339.

Nonanal, a new fall armyworm sex pheromone component, significantly increases the efficacy of pheromone lures Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saveer, A.M., Hatano, E., Wada-Katsumata, A., Meagher Jr, R.L., Schal, C. 2023. Nonanal, a new fall armyworm sex pheromone component, significantly increases the efficacy of pheromone lures. Pest Management Science. 79(8): 2641-2968. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7460.

Revisiting fall armyworm population movement in the United States and Canada Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tessnow, A.E., Nagoshi, R.N., Meagher Jr, R.L., Fleischer, S.J. 2023. Revisiting fall armyworm population movement in the United States and Canada. Frontiers in Insect Science. 3:1104793. https://doi.org/10.3389/finsc.2023.1104793.

Field evaluation of promising entomopathogenic fungal isolates against red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: /Dryophthoridae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sutanto, K.D., Al-Shahwan, I.M., Husain, M., Rasool, K.G., Mankin, R.W., Aldawood, A. 2023. Field evaluation of promising indigenous entomopathogenic fungal isolates against red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae). Fungi. 9(1):68. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof9010068.

Host-plant adaptation as a driver of incipient speciation with gene flow in the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fiteni, E., Durand, K., Gimenez, S., Meagher Jr, R.L., Legeai, F., Kergoat, G.J., Negre, N., D'Alencon, E., Nam, K. 2022. Host-plant adaptation as a driver of incipient speciation with gene flow in the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). BMC Ecology and Evolution. 22:133. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-022-02090-x.

Observations of genetic differentiation between the fall armyworm host straines Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N. 2022. Observations of genetic differentiation between the fall armyworm host strains. PLOS ONE. 17(11):e0277510. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0277510.

Laboratory evaluation of pupal parasitoids for control of the cornsilk fly species, Chaetopsis massyla and Euxesta eluta Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allan, S.A., Geden, C.J., Sobel, J.L. 2022. Laboratory evaluation of pupal parasitoids for control of the cornsilk fly species, Chaetopsis massyla and Euxesta eluta. Insects. 13(11): 990. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13110990.

Planning the journey of a lifetime - (Book / Chapter)
Mankin, R.W. 2023. Planning the journey of a lifetime. Book Chapter. 133-139.

Tick pheromones Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Allan, S.A. 2022. Tick pheromones. Book Chapter. 419-447. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-932-9_15.

Large genomic deletion linked to field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) from Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Banerjee, R., Placidi De Bortoli, C., Huang, F., Lamour, K., Meagher Jr, R.L., Buntin, G., Ni, X., Reay-Jones, F., Steward, S., Jurat-Fuentes, J. 2022. Large genomic deletion linked to field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) from Florida. Scientific Reports. 12:13580. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17603-3.

Developments in crop insect pest detection techniques Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Mankin, R.W. 2023. Developments in crop insect pest detection techniques. Book Chapter. 117-146. https://doi.org/10.19103/AS.2022.0113.03.

Spodoptera frugiperda: ecology, evolution and management options of an invasive species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tay, W., Meagher Jr, R.L., Czepak, C., Groot, A. 2023. Spodoptera frugiperda: ecology, evolution and management options of an invasive species. Annual Review of Entomology. 68:299-317.

Invasiveness, biology, ecology, and management of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Kenis, M., Benelli, G., Biondi, A., Calatayud, P., Day, R., Desneux, N., Rhett, H., Kriticos, D., Rwomushana, I., van den Berg, J., Verheggen, F., Yong-Jun, Z., Agboy, L., Ahissour, R.B., Ba, M.N., Bernal, J., Bueno De Freitas, A., Carriere, Y., Carvalho, G.A., Chen, X., Cicero, L., Du Plessis, H., Early, R., Fallett, P., Fiaboe, K.K., Firake, D.M., Goergen, G., Groot, A.T., Guedes, R.N.,Gupta, A., Hu, G., Huang, F.N., Jaber, L.R., Malo, E., Meagher Jr, R.L., Mohamed, S., Sanchez, D.M., Nagoshi, R.N., Negre, N., Niassy, S., Noboru, O., Nyamukondiwa, C., Omoto, C., Palli, R.S. 2022. Invasiveness, biology, ecology, and management of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda. Entomologia Generalis. https://doi.org/10.1127/entomologia/2022/1659.

Tephritid fruit fly transgenesis and applications - (Book / Chapter)

The Spodoptera frugiperda host strains: What they are and why they matter for understanding and controlling this global agricultural pest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Meagher Jr, R.L. 2022. The Spodoptera frugiperda host strains: What they are and why they matter for understanding and controlling this global agricultural pest. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115(6):1729-1743. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac050.

Foliar and soil treatments of Brassica napus that elicit antibioses in Brevicoryne brassicae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Javed, M., Ul Hasan, M., Sagheer, M., Sahi, S., Mankin, R.W. 2022. Foliar and soil treatments of Brassica napus that elicit antibioses in Brevicoryne brassicae. Agronomy Journal. 12(4):882. https://doi.org/10.390/agronomy12040882.

Diversity, composition, and freedom to choose drive effects of cultivar blends on an herbivore insect Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Doherty, E.M., Meagher Jr, R.L., Dale, A.G. 2022. Diversity, composition, and freedom to choose drive effects of cultivar blends on an herbivore insect. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/its2.123.

Genetic studies of fall armyworm indicate a new introduction into Africa and identify limits to its migratory behavior Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Goergen, G., Koffi, D., Agboka, K., Adkevo, A., Du Pleissis, H., Van Den Berg, J., Tepa-Yotto, G., Winsou, J., Meagher Jr, R.L., Brevault, T. 2022. Genetic studies of fall armyworm indicate a new introduction into Africa and identify limits to its migratory behavior. Scientific Reports. 12, Article No. 1941. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05781-z.

Monitoring Spodoptera frugiperda in Benin: assessing the influence of trap type, pheromone blends, and habitat on pheromone trapping Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yepa-Yotto, G.T., Meagher Jr, R.L., Winsou, J.K., Dahoueto, B., Tamo, M., Saethre, M.G., Nagoshi, R.N. 2022. Monitoring Spodoptera frugiperda in Benin: assessing the influence of trap type, pheromone blends, and habitat on pheromone trapping. Florida Entomologist. 105(1):71-78. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.105.0111.

Choice behavior of the generalist pentatomid predator Podisus maculiventris when offered lepidopteran larvae infected with an entomopathogenic fungus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avery, P.B., George, J., Markle, L.T., Martini, X., Rowley, A.L., Meagher Jr, R.L., Barger, R.E., Duren, E., Dawson, J.S., Cave, R.D. 2022. Choice behavior of the generalist pentatomid predator Podisus maculiventris when offered lepidopteran larvae infected with an entomopathogenic fungus. Biocontrol. 67:201-211. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-021-10124-4.

Mitochondrial superoxide dismutase overexpression and low oxygen conditioning hormesis improve the performance of irradiated sterile males Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dias, V.S., Caceres, C., Parker, A.G., Pereira, R., Demirbas-Uzel, G., Abd-Alla, A.M., Teets, N.M., Schetelig, M.F., Handler, A.M., Hahn, D.A. 2021. Mitochondrial superoxide dismutase overexpression and low oxygen conditioning hormesis improve the performance of irradiated sterile males. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 20182. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-99594-1.

Fall armyworm in Asia:invasion, impacts, and strategies for sustainable management - (Book / Chapter)
Prasanna, B.M., Huesing, J.E., Peschke, V.M., Nagoshi, R.N., Xiangping, J., Kongming, W., Trisyono, Y., Tay, T., Watson, A., Day, R., Eddy, R. 2021. Fall armyworm in Asia: invasion, impacts, and strategies for sustainable management In: Prasanna, B.M., Huesing, Joseph E., Peschke, Virginia M., Eddy, Regina (eds) Fall Armyworm in Asia: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management, Veracruz, Mexico: CIMMYT Publishing. p.2-18.

The fall armyworm strain associated with most rice, millet, and pasture infestations in the Western Hemisphere is rare or absent in Ghana and Togo Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Koffi, D., Agboka, K., Adjevi, A.M., Meagher Jr, R.L., Georgen, G. 2021. The fall armyworm strain associated with most rice, millet, and pasture infestations in the Western Hemisphere is rare or absent in Ghana and Togo. PLoS ONE. 16(6):e0253528. https://doi.org/10.1371/JOURNAL.PONE.0253528.

Fall armyworm scouting, monitoring, and surveillance, with a focus on trapping and pheromones - (Abstract Only)

Global crop impacts, yield losses and action thresholds for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda): A review Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Overton, K., Maino, J.L., Day, R., Umina, P.A., Bett, B., Carnovale, D., Ekesi, S., Meagher Jr, R.L., Reynolds, O.L. 2021. Global crop impacts, yield losses and action thresholds for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda): A review. Crop Protection Journal. 145.Article 105641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.21.105641.

Applications of geographic information science and technology to monitor and manage the COVID-19 pandemic Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Lane, J.M., Moody, A.B., Yau, Y.Y., Mankin, R.W. 2022. Applications of geographic information science and technology to monitor and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Arora, S., Kumar, As, Ogita, S., Yau, Y.Y. (eds) Innovation in Environmental Biotechnology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4445-0_20. p. 487-528.

Automated applications of acoustics for stored product insect detection, monitoring, and management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mankin, R.W., Hagstrum, D., Guo, M., Eliopoulos, P., Njoroge, A. 2021. Automated applications of acoustics for stored product insect detection, monitoring, and management. Insects. 12(3):259. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12030259.

Vibrational trapping and interference with mating of Diaphorina citri Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Avosani, S., Mankin, R.W., Sullivan, T., Polajnar, J., Suckling, D., Mazzoni, V. 2022. Vibrational trapping and interference with mating of Diaphorina citri. In: Hill, P. S. M., Mazzoni, V., Stritih-Peljhan, N. Virant-Doberlet, M., and Wessel, A. (eds). Biotremology: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution. Springer Nature. Cham, Switzerland. p.529-546. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97419-0.

Whole genome comparisons reveal panmixia among fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) from diverse locations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schlum, K., Lamour, K., De Bortoli, C.P., Banerjee, R., Emrich, S.J., Meagher Jr, R.L., Pereira, E., Murua, M.G., Sword, G.A., Tessnow, A.E., Dillon, D.V., Linares Perez, A.M., Akutse, K.S., Schmidt, R.A., Fangneng, H., Jurat-Fuentes, J.L. 2021. Whole genome comparisons reveal panmixia among fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) from diverse locations. BMC Genomics. 22. Article 179. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07492-7.

Ultrabithorax is amicromanager of hindwing identity in butterflies and moths Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tendolkar, A., Pomerantz, A.F., Heryanto, C., Shirk, P.D., Patel, N.H., Martin, A. 2021. Ultrabithorax is amicromanager of hindwing identity in butterflies and moths. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Article 9:643661. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.643661.

Fall armyworm in West Africa: Pheromone trapping and maize infestation three years after invasion - (Abstract Only)

Comparisons of fall armyworm haplotypes between the Galápagos Islands and mainland Ecuador indicate limited migration to and between islands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nagoshi, R.N., Vizuete, J.A., Murua, M., Garces-Carrera, S. 2021. Comparisons of fall armyworm haplotypes between the Galápagos Islands and mainland Ecuador indicate limited migration to and between islands. Scientific Reports. 11.Article 3457. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83111-5.

Residual efficacy of novaluron applied on concrete, metal and wood for the control of stored product Coleopteran pests Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yasir, M., Mankin, R.W., Ul Hasan, M., Sagheer, M. 2020. Residual efficacy of novaluron applied on concrete, metal and wood for the control of stored product Coleopteran pests. Insects. 12(1):Article 7. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12010007.

A multimodal attract-and-kill device for sustainable management of Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
George, J., Lapointe, S.L., Markle, L.T., Patt, J.M., Allan, S.A., Setamou, M., Rivera, M., Qureshi, J.A., Stelinski, L.L. 2020. A multimodal attract-and-kill device for sustainable management of Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Insects. 11(12). Article number 870. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11120870.

Subterranean arthropod biotremology:Ecological and economic contexts Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Mankin, R.W. 2022. Subterranean arthropod biotremology: ecological and economic contexts. In: Hill, P.S.M., Mazzoni, V., Stritih-Peljhan, N. Virant-Doberlet, M., and Wessel, A. (eds). Biotremology: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution. Animal Signals and Communication. Springer Nature. Cham, Switzerland. p.511-527. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97419-0.

Responses of Asian Citrus Psyllids to substrate-borne vibrational communication signals - (Proceedings)
Mankin, R.W., Rohde, B., Heatherington, E., Mcneil, S. 2014. Responses of Asian Citrus Psyllids to substrate-borne vibrational communication signals. Journal of Citrus Pathology. 1:136-138.