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  • Biology and Management of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies 

    Roth, Morgan A.; Wilson, James M.; Tignor, Keith R.; Gross, Aaron D. (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    Varroa mite (Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman) infestation of European honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies has been a growing cause of international concern among beekeepers throughout the last 50 yr. Varroa ...
  • Evolutionary superscaffolding and chromosome anchoring to improve Anopheles genome assemblies 

    Waterhouse, Robert M.; Aganezov, Sergey; Anselmetti, Yoann; Lee, Jiyoung; Ruzzante, Livio; Reijnders, Maarten J. M. F.; Feron, Romain; Bérard, Sèverine; George, Phillip; Hahn, Matthew W.; Howell, Paul I.; Kamali, Maryam; Koren, Sergey; Lawson, Daniel; Maslen, Gareth; Peery, Ashley; Phillippy, Adam M.; Sharakhova, Maria V.; Tannier, Eric; Unger, Maria F.; Zhang, Simo V.; Alekseyev, Max A.; Besansky, Nora J.; Chauve, Cedric; Emrich, Scott J.; Sharakhov, Igor V. (2020-01-02)
    Abstract Background New sequencing technologies have lowered financial barriers to whole genome sequencing, but resulting assemblies are often fragmented and far from ‘finished’. ...
  • Predators associated with the pine bark adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), a native insect in Appalachian forests, United States of America, in its southern range 

    Wantuch, Holly A.; Havill, Nathan P.; Hoebeke, E. Richard; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Salom, Scott M. (Cambridge University Press, 2019-02-01)
    The pine bark adelgid, Pineus strobi (Hartig) (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), is an herbivore native to eastern North America that specialises on eastern white pine, Pinus strobus Linnaeus (Pinaceae). Little is known about P. ...
  • Establishment and Distribution of Laricobius spp. (Coleoptera: Derodontidae), a Predator of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Within the Urban Environment in Two Localities in Southwest Virginia 

    Foley, Jeremiah R.; McAvoy, Thomas J.; Dorman, Seth; Bekelja, Kyle; Kring, Timothy J.; Salom, Scott M. (Oxford University Press, 2019-09-30)
    Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), Adelges tsugae Annand, is a highly destructive non-native pest lethal to eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carrière, and Carolina hemlock, T. caroliniana Engelmann. Fifty years following ...
  • Neonicotinoid seed treatments of soybean provide negligible benefits to US farmers 

    Mourtzinis, Spyridon; Krupke, Christian H.; Esker, Paul D.; Varenhorst, Adam; Arneson, Nicholas J.; Bradley, Carl A.; Byrne, Adam M.; Chilvers, Martin, I; Giesler, Loren J.; Herbert, Ames; Kandel, Yuba R.; Kazula, Maciej J.; Hunt, Catherine; Lindsey, Laura E.; Malone, Sean; Mueller, Daren S.; Naeve, Seth; Nafziger, Emerson; Reisig, Dominic D.; Ross, William J.; Rossman, Devon R.; Taylor, Sally; Conley, Shawn P. (Springer Nature, 2019-09-09)
    Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides worldwide and are typically deployed as seed treatments (hereafter NST) in many grain and oilseed crops, including soybeans. However, there is a surprising dearth of ...
  • A method for harvesting and shipping live citrus rust mites (Acari : Eriophyidae) 

    Bergh, J. Christopher; French, J. V. (Florida Entomological Society, 2000-09)
  • A simple character for sex differentiation of pupae and pupal exuviae of the dogwood borer (Lepidoptera : Sesiidae) 

    Leskey, Tracy C.; Bergh, J. Christopher (Florida Entomological Society, 2003-09)
  • Expression of feeding symptoms from pink hibiscus mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) by commercially important cultivars of hibiscus 

    Vitullo, Justin; Zhang, Aijun; Mannion, Catharine; Bergh, J. Christopher (Florida Entomological Society, 2009-06)
    The pink hibiscus mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green), is a highly polyphagous pest that invaded southern Florida in 2002 and is now widely established throughout most of the state. Although Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ...
  • First report of a mermithid nematode infecting Piezodorus guildinii and Acrosternum hilare (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in the United States 

    Kamminga, Katherine L.; Davis, Jeffrey A.; Stock, S. Patricia; Richter, Arthur R. (Florida Entomological Society, 2012-03)
  • Characterization of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Virginia: social form genotyping and pathogen/parasitoid detection 

    Allen, Hamilton R.; Valles, Steven M.; Miller, Dim M. (Florida Entomological Society, 2010-03)
    Red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, workers were sampled from 26 colonies in Virginia during the 2007-2008 time period. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays were used to determine colony social form (monogyny ...
  • Distribution of Cotesia rubecula (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and its displacement of Cotesia glomerata in eastern North America 

    Herlihy, M. V.; Van Driesche, R. G.; Abney, M. R.; Brodeur, J.; Bryant, A. B.; Casagrande, R. A.; Delaney, D. A.; Elkner, T. E.; Fleischer, S. J.; Groves, R. L.; Gruner, D. S.; Harmon, J. P.; Heimpel, G. E.; Hemady, K.; Kuhar, T. P.; Maund, C. M.; Shelton, A. M.; Seaman, A. J.; Skinner, M.; Weinzierl, R.; Yeargan, K. V.; Szendrei, Z. (Florida Entomological Society, 2012-06)
    A survey was conducted from May to Oct of 2011 of the parasitoid community of the imported cabbageworm, Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), in cole crops in part of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. The ...
  • Toxicity and field efficacy of four neonicotinoids on harlequin bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) 

    Wallingford, Anna K.; Kuhari, Thomas P.; Schultz, Peter B. (Florida Entomological Society, 2012-12)
    Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica (Hahn), is a pest of cole crops in the USA. Laboratory toxicity assays revealed that the neonicotinoid insecticides imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, dinotefuran, and clothianidin are toxic ...
  • Spread of Larinus minutus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of knapweeds, following introduction to northwestern Arkansas 

    Alford, Adam M.; Kring, Tim; Raghu, S. (Florida Entomological Society, 2016-12)
    Spotted knapweed, Centaurea stoebe L. (Asteraceae), is an invasive perennial forb that has become economically and ecologically damaging in North America. The weevil Larinus minutus Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), ...
  • Identification of Candidate Iron Transporters From the ZIP/ZnT Gene Families in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti 

    Tsujimoto, Hitoshi; Anderson, Michelle A. E.; Myles, Kevin M.; Adelman, Zach N. (Frontiers, 2018-04-12)
    Mosquito-transmitted viral pathogens, such as dengue and Zika, afflict tens of thousands of people every year. These viruses are transmitted during the blood-feeding process that is required for mosquito reproduction, the ...
  • Pest management with biopesticides 

    Seiber, James N.; Coats, Joel; Duke, Stephen O.; Gross, Aaron D. (Higher Education Press, 2018)
    Biopesticides are attracting interest as alternatives to conventional pesticides but without many of the non-target effects, promising a better record of safety and sustainability in pest control practices. In this article ...
  • Integrating transcriptomic and proteomic data for accurate assembly and annotation of genomes 

    Prasad, T. S. Keshava; Mohanty, Ajeet Kumar; Kumar, Manish; Sreenivasamurthy, Sreelakshmi K.; Dey, Gourav; Nirujogi, Raja Sekhar; Pinto, Sneha M.; Madugundu, Anil K.; Pati, Arun H.; Advani, Jayshree; Manda, Srikanth S.; Gupta, Manoj Kumar; Dwivedi, Sutopa B.; Kelkar, Dhanashree S.; Hall, Brantley; Jiang, Xiaofang; Peery, Ashley; Rajagopalan, Pavithra; Yelamanchi, Soujanya D.; Solanki, Hitendra S.; Raja, Remya; Sathe, Gajanan J.; Chavan, Sandip; Verma, Renu; Patel, Krishna M.; Jain, Ankit P.; Syed, Nazia; Datta, Keshava K.; Khan, Aafaque Ahmed; Dammalli, Manjunath; Jayaram, Savita; Radhakrishnan, Aneesha; Mitchell, Christopher J.; Na, Chan-Hyun; Kumar, Nirbhay; Sinnis, Photini; Sharakhov, Igor V.; Wang, Charles; Gowda, Harsha; Tu, Zhijian; Kumar, Ashwani; Pandey, Akhilesh (2017-01)
    Complementing genome sequence with deep transcriptome and proteome data could enable more accurate assembly and annotation of newly sequenced genomes. Here, we provide a proof-of-concept of an integrated approach for ...
  • De novo formation of an aggregation pheromone precursor by an isoprenyl diphosphate synthase-related terpene synthase in the harlequin bug 

    Lancaster, Jason; Khrimian, Ashot; Young, Sharon; Lehner, Bryan; Luck, Katrin; Wallingford, Anna; Ghosh, Saikat Kumar B.; Zerbe, Philipp; Muchlinski, Andrew; Marek, Paul E.; Sparks, Michael E.; Tokuhisa, James G.; Tittiger, Claus; Koellner, Tobias G.; Weber, Donald C.; Gundersen-Rindal, Dawn E.; Kuhar, Thomas P.; Tholl, Dorothea (2018-09-11)
    Insects use a diverse array of specialized terpene metabolites as pheromones in intraspecific interactions. In contrast to plants and microbes, which employ enzymes called terpene synthases (TPSs) to synthesize terpene ...
  • Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control 

    Matthews, Benjamin J.; Dudchenko, Olga; Kingan, Sarah B.; Koren, Sergey; Antoshechkin, Igor; Crawford, Jacob E.; Glassford, William J.; Herre, Margaret; Redmond, Seth N.; Rose, Noah H.; Weedall, Gareth D.; Wu, Yang; Batra, Sanjit S.; Brito-Sierra, Carlos A.; Buckingham, Steven D.; Campbell, Corey L.; Chan, Saki; Cox, Eric; Evans, Benjamin R.; Fansiri, Thanyalak; Filipovic, Igor; Fontaine, Albin; Gloria-Soria, Andrea; Hall, Richard; Joardar, Vinita S.; Jones, Andrew K.; Kay, Raissa G. G.; Kodali, Vamsi K.; Lee, Joyce; Lycett, Gareth J.; Mitchell, Sara N.; Muehling, Jill; Murphy, Michael R.; Omer, Arina D.; Partridge, Frederick A.; Peluso, Paul; Aiden, Aviva Presser; Ramasamy, Vidya; Rasic, Gordana; Roy, Sourav; Saavedra-Rodriguez, Karla; Sharan, Shruti; Sharma, Atashi; Smith, Melissa Laird; Turner, Joe; Weakley, Allison M.; Zhao, Zhilei; Akbari, Omar S.; Black, William C.; Cao, Han; Darby, Alistair C.; Hill, Catherine A.; Johnston, J. Spencer; Murphy, Terence D.; Raikhel, Alexander S.; Sattelle, David B.; Sharakhov, Igor V.; White, Bradley J.; Zhao, Li; Aiden, Erez Lieberman; Mann, Richard S.; Lambrechts, Louis; Powell, Jeffrey R.; Sharakhova, Maria V.; Tu, Zhijian; Robertson, Hugh M.; McBride, Carolyn S.; Hastic, Alex R.; Korlach, Jonas; Neafsey, Daniel E.; Phillippy, Adam M.; Vosshall, Leslie B. (2018-11-22)
    Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infect more than 400 million people each year with dangerous viral pathogens including dengue, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya. Progress in understanding the biology of mosquitoes and ...
  • De novo profiling of RNA viruses in Anopheles malaria vector mosquitoes from forest ecological zones in Senegal and Cambodia 

    Belda, Eugeni; Nanfack-Minkeu, Ferdinand; Eiglmeier, Karin; Carissimo, Guillaume; Holm, Inge; Diallo, Mawlouth; Diallo, Diawo; Vantaux, Amélie; Kim, Saorin; Sharakhov, Igor V.; Vernick, Kenneth D. (2019-08-20)
    Abstract Background Mosquitoes are colonized by a large but mostly uncharacterized natural virome of RNA viruses, and the composition and distribution of the natural RNA virome ...
  • La Crosse Virus in Aedes japonicus japonicus Mosquitoes in the Appalachian Region, United States 

    Harris, M. Camille; Dotseth, Eric J.; Jackson, Bryan T.; Zink, Steven D.; Marek, Paul E.; Kramer, Laura D.; Paulson, Sally L.; Hawley, Dana M. (2015-04)
    La Crosse virus (LACV), a leading cause of arboviral encephalitis in children in the United States, is emerging in Appalachia. For local arboviral surveillance, mosquitoes were tested. LACV RNA was detected and isolated ...

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