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Research Project: Sustainable Insect Pest Management for Urban Agriculture and Landscapes

Location: Invasive Insect Biocontrol & Behavior Laboratory

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

Augmentative biological control for squash bug using the egg parasitoid, Hadronotus pennsylvanicus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyle, S.M., Salom, S., Schultz, P., Lopez, L., Weber, D.C., Kuhar, T.P. 2023. Augmentative biological control for squash bug using the egg parasitoid, Hadronotus pennsylvanicus. Environmental Entomology/Population Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad079.

Effect of dose and trap type on captures of striped and spotted cucumber beetles using synthetic vittatalactone Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pasteur, K., Haber, A.I., Weber, D.C. 2023. Effect of dose and trap type on captures of striped and spotted cucumber beetles using synthetic vittatalactone. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvad075.

Genomic sequencing of fourteen Bacillus thuringiensis isolates: Insights into geographic variation and phylogenetic implications Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackburn, M.B., Sparks, M., Mishra, R., Bonning, B.C. 2023. Genomic sequencing of fourteen Bacillus thuringiensis isolates: Insights into geographic variation and phylogenetic implications. BMC Research Notes. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-023-06411-1.

Analysis of host plant availability and use by two species of soldier beetles (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) using community-gathered digital specimens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Catron, K.A., Hennen, D.A., Wagner, J.F., Brown, B.L., Weber, D.C., Kuhar, T.P. 2023. Analysis of host plant availability and use by two species of soldier beetles (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) using community-gathered digital specimens . Annals of the Entomological Society of America. vol.116 pg.305-313. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saad016.

Vittatalactone is the male-produced aggregation pheromone of the western striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma trivittatum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Khrimian, A., Ramirez Bonilla, J.P., Grettenberger, I.M., Guzman, F., Haber, A.I. 2023. Vittatalactone is the male-produced aggregation pheromone of the western striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma trivittatum. Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-023-01437-y.

Lymantria dispar iflavirus 1 RNA comprises a large proportion of RNA in adult L. dispar moths Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Wang, Y., Shi, J., Harrison, R.L. 2023. Lymantria dispar iflavirus 1 RNA comprises a large proportion of RNA in adult L. dispar moths. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14050466.

Developments in the taxonomy and nomenclature of pif gene-containing large DNA viruses of arthropods Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Van Oers, M.M., Herniou, E.A., Jehle, J.A., Krell, P.J., Abd-Alla, A.M., Theilmann, D.A., Ribeiro, B.M., Bateman, K.A., Hu, Z., Harrison, R.L. 2023. Developments in the taxonomy and nomenclature of pif gene-containing large DNA viruses of arthropods. Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-023-05793-8.

Spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) is attracted to vittatalactone, the pheromone of striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haber, A.I., Pasteur, K., Guzman, F., Boyle, S.M., Kuhar, T.P., Weber, D.C. 2023. Spotted cucumber beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) is attracted to vittatalactone, the pheromone of striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum). Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-022-01586-1.

Ancient origin and conserved gene function in terpene pheromone evolution of stink bugs and hemipteran insects Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rebholz, Z., Lancaster, J., Larose, H., Khrimian, A., Luck, K., Sparks, M., Gendreau, K., Shewade, L., Köllner, T., Weber, D.C., Gundersen, D.E., O'Maille, P., Morozov, A., Tholl, D. 2022. Ancient origin and conserved gene function in terpene pheromone evolution of stink bugs and hemipteran insects. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2022.103879.

Annual and seasonal changes in parasitism rates by Hadronotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on the squash bug Anasa tristis (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in squash fields: Implications for augmentative releases Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Vinyard, B.T., Weber, D.C. 2022. Annual and seasonal changes in parasitism rates by Hadronotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on the squash bug Anasa tristis (Hemiptera: Coreidae) in squash fields: Implications for augmentative releases. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13110984.

Identification and analysis of putative tRNA genes in baculovirus genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliveira, H.P., Harrison, R.L., Ribeiro, B.M., Ardisson-Araujo, D.P. 2022. Identification and analysis of putative tRNA genes in baculovirus genomes. Virus Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres. 322; Article 198949

Both the squash bug Anasa tristis and horned squash bug Anasa armigera are attracted to vittatalactone, the aggregation pheromone of striped cucumber beetle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Haber, A.I., Pasteur, K., Boyle, S.M., Kuhar, T.P., Cornelius, M.L. 2022. Both the squash bug Anasa tristis and horned squash bug Anasa armigera are attracted to vittatalactone, the aggregation pheromone of striped cucumber beetle. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac079.

The Parapoynx stagnalis nucleopolyhedrovirus (PastNPV), a divergent member of the alphabaculovirus group I clade, encodes a homolog of Ran GTPase Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, R.L., Rowley, D.L. 2022. The Parapoynx stagnalis nucleopolyhedrovirus (PastNPV), a divergent member of the alphabaculovirus group I clade, encodes a homolog of Ran GTPase. Viruses. https://doi.org/10.3390/v14102289.

Evaluation of trap efficiency for the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yan, J., Zhou, Y., Jiang, D., Lu, Y., Liu, Y., Yu, M., Zhang, A., Yan, S. 2022. Evaluation of trap efficiency for the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis. Journal of Forestry Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-022-01550-w.

Analyses of adult transcriptomes from four different populations of the spongy moth, Lymantria dispar L., from China and the USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Sparks, M., Harrison, R.L., Shi, J. 2022. Analyses of adult transcriptomes from four different populations of the spongy moth, Lymantria dispar L., from China and the USA. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-18377-4.

Sex pheromone of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella: field activity evaluation of pheromone formulations in Indonesia plantation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niogret, J., Ekayanti, A., Zhang, A. 2022. Sex pheromone of cocoa pod borer, Conopomorpha cramerella: field activity evaluation of pheromone formulations in Indonesia plantation. Insects. 13(8):663. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13080663.

The complete genome sequence of an alphabaculovirus from the brown tussock moth, Olene mendosa Hübner, expands our knowledge of lymantriine baculovirus diversity and evolution Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison, R.L., Rowley, D.L. 2022. The complete genome sequence of an alphabaculovirus from the brown tussock moth, Olene mendosa Hübner, expands our knowledge of lymantriine baculovirus diversity and evolution. Virus Genes. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-022-01899-4.

Trapping of crucifer flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.)(Coleoptera: chrysomelidae) with pheromones and plant kairomones Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Weber, D.C., Konstantinov, A.S., Khrimian, A., Bier, A.D., Lubenow, L., Knodel, J., Haber, A.I., Wallingford, A.K., Mason, J., Kuhar, T. 2022. Trapping of crucifer flea beetles (Phyllotreta spp.)(Coleoptera: chrysomelidae) with pheromones and plant kairomones. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac042.

Effect of plastic mulch colors on Anasa tristis (Hemiptera: coreidae) population dynamics in summer squash (Cucurbita pepo) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boyle, S.M., Alford, A.M., Mcintyre, K.C., Weber, D.C., Kuhar, T.P. 2022. Effect of plastic mulch colors on Anasa tristis (Hemiptera: coreidae) population dynamics in summer squash (Cucurbita pepo). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toac036.

Host finding behavior of the parasitoid Hadronotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: scelionidae) for egg masses of the squash bugs Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: coreidae) in squash and cucumber fields Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cornelius, M.L., Haber, A.I., Weber, D.C. 2022. Host finding behavior of the parasitoid Hadronotus pennsylvanicus (Hymenoptera: scelionidae) for egg masses of the squash bugs Anasa tristis and Anasa armigera (Hemiptera: coreidae) in squash and cucumber fields. Environmental Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvac018.

Both male and female-produced pheromones influence Colorado potato movement in the field Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Haber, A.I., Weber, D.C. 2021. Both male and female-produced pheromones influence Colorado potato movement in the field. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6739.

Confirmation of Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus infections in G-haplotype coconut rhinoceros beetles (Oryctes rhinoceros) from Palauan PCR-positive populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tanaka, S., Harrison, R.L., Hiroshi, A., Katayama, Y., Mizutani, T., Inoue, M.N., Miles, J.E., Marshall, S.D., Kitalong, C., Nakai, M. 2021. Confirmation of Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus infections in G-haplotype coconut rhinoceros beetles (Oryctes rhinoceros) from Palauan PCR-positive populations. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97426-w.

Changes to virus taxonomy and to the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2021) Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Walker, P.J., Siddell, S.G., Lefkowitz, E.J., Mushegian, A.R., Adriaenssens, E., Alfenas-Zerbini, P., Davison, A.J., Dempsey, D.M., Dutilh, B.E., Garcia, M., Harrach, B., Harrison, R.L., Hendrickson, R., Junglen, S., Knowles, N.J., Krupovic, M., Kuhn, J.H., Lambert, A.J., Lobocka, M., Nibert, M., Oksanen, H.M., Orton, R.J., Robertson, D., Rubino, L., Sabanadzovic, S., Simmonds, P., Smith, D.B., Suzuki, N., Van Dooerslaer, K., Vandamme, A., Varsani, A., Zerbini, F.M. 2021. Changes to virus taxonomy and to the International Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature ratified by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2021). Archives of Virology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-021-05156-1.

Sequencing, assembly and annotation of the whole-insect genome of Lymantria dispar dispar, the European gypsy moth Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sparks, M., Hebert, F.O., Johnston, J.S., Hamelin, R., Cusson, M., Levesque, R., Gundersen, D.E. 2021. Sequencing, assembly and annotation of the whole-insect genome of Lymantria dispar dispar, the European gypsy moth. G3, Genes/Genomes/Genetics. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab150.

Efficacy, Selectivity, and Detection of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Raspberry and Cherry Orchards with Volatile Organic Compounds Derived from Apple in the US and Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larson, N.R., Strickland, J.A., Shields, V., Biondi, A., Zappalà, L., Cavallaro, C., Colazza, S., Escudero-Colomar, A., Briem, F., Vogt, H., Desouhant, E., Debias, F., Gibert, P., Zhang, A. 2021. Efficacy, Selectivity, and Detection of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Raspberry and Cherry Orchards with Volatile Organic Compounds Derived from Apple in the US and Europe. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85884-1.

Effects of rearing density on developmental traits of two different biotypes of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L., from China and the USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Harrison, R.L., Shi, J. 2021. Effects of rearing density on developmental traits of two different biotypes of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L., from China and the USA. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12020175.

Biological and Behavioral Control of Potato Insect Pests - (Book / Chapter)