W4185: Biological Control in Pest Management Systems of Plants

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Active

SAES-422 Reports


Abram, P.K., K. Hoelmer, A. Acebes-Doria, H. Andrews, E.H. Beers, M.S. Hoddle. 2017. Indigenous arthropod natural enemies of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug in North America and Europe. J. Pest Sci. 90: 1009-1020. DOI 10.1007/s10340-017-0891-7  

Antwi, F.B., G. Shrestha, G.V.P. Reddy, and S. Jaronski. 2017. Entomopathogens in conjunction with imidacloprid could be used to manage wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) on spring wheat. Canadian Entomologist 149: doi:10.4039/tce.2017.58.


Biondi, A., Wang, X-G., Miller, J. C., Miller, B., Shearer, P. W., Zappalà, L., Siscaro, G., Walton, V. W., Hoelmer, K. A., and Daane. K. M. 2017. Innate olfactory responses of Asobara japonica toward fruits infested by the invasive spotted wing drosophila. Journal of Insect Behavior. 10.1007/s10905-017-9636-y


Bitume, EV, D Bean, AR Stahlke, RA Hufbauer. 2017. Hybridization affects life-history traits and host specificity in Diorhabda spp. Biological Control 111:45-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.05.009


Brodeur, J., Paul K. Abram, George E. Heimpel and Russell H. Messing. 2017. Trends in biological control: public interest, international networking and research direction. BioControl DOI 10.1007/s10526-017-9850-8


Burks, R.A., Mottern, J.L., Dominguez, C., Heacox, S. and J.M. Heraty. 2017. Biting the bullet: Revisionary notes on the Oraseminae of the Old World (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 55: 139–188. 


Eisenring, M., Romies, J., Naranjo, S.E., Meissle, M. 2017. Multitrophic Cry-protein flow in a dual-gene Bt-cotton field. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 247: 283-289.


Evans, E. W. 2017.  Fates of rare species under siege from invasion: persistence of Coccinella novemnotata Herbst in western North America alongside an invasive congener.  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: Article 152 doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00152.


Forthman, M. and Weirauch, C. 2017. Millipede assassins and allies (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Ectrichodiinae, Tribelocephalinae): total evidence phylogeny, revised classification and evolution of sexual dimorphism. Systematic Entomology 42: 575-595. DOI: 10.1111/syen.12232.

Gaskin, J.F and J. L. Littlefield. 2017 Invasive Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens) creates large patches almost entirely by rhizomic growth. Invasive Plant Science and Management 2017 10:119–124.


Georgieva, A., Gordon, E., Weirauch, C. 2017. Sylvatic host associations of Triatominae and implications for Chagas disease reservoirs: a comprehensive review and new host records based on archival specimens. PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.3826

Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Yoneishi, N., Mollinedo, J., Pulakkattu-thodi, I., Wright, M.G., & Geib, S. PCR-based gut content analysis to detect predation of Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coccinellidae species in macadamia nut orchards in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology (under revision.)

Herreid, J.S. Heraty, J.M. 2017. Hitchhikers at the dinner table: exploitation of extrafloral nectaries by a monophyletic group of ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae). Systematic Entomology 42: 204–229.


Hoddle, M.S., C.D. Hoddle, M. Alzubaidy, J. Kabashima, J.N. Nisson, J. Millar, and M. Dimson. 2017. Rhynchophorus vulneratus palm weevil is eradicated from Laguna Beach. Cal. Ag. 71: 23-29.

Hogg, B. N., Mills, N. J., and Daane, K. M. 2017. Temporal patterns in the abundance and species composition of spiders on host plants of the invasive moth Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Environmental Entomology, 46(3): 502–510. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvx065


Hopper, K.R., Lanier, K., Rhoades, J.H., Coutinot, D., Mercadier, G., Ramaulde, N., Roche, M., Woolley, J.B., and J.M. Heraty. 2017. Host specificity of Aphelinus species considered for introduction to control Diuraphis noxia. Biological Control 107: 21–32.


Hwang, W. S. and Weirauch, C. 2017. Uncovering hidden diversity: phylogeny and taxonomy of Physoderinae (Reduviidae, Heteroptera) with emphasis on Physoderes Westwood in the Oriental and Australasian regions. European Journal of Taxonomy 341: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2017.341

Kaçar, G., Wang, X.-G., Biondi, A., and Daane, K. M. 2017. Linear functional response by two pupal Drosophila parasitoids foraging within single or multiple patch environments. PloS ONE 12(8): e0183525. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal

 Kaufman, L.V. & Wright, M.G. 2017. Assessing probabilistic risk assessment approaches for insect biological control introductions. Insects 8(3), 67. (Special Issue Biological Control of Invertebrate Pests.) doi:10.3390/insects8030067

Keyser, C. A., Fernandes, E. K. K., Rangel, D. E. N., Foster, R. N., Jech, L. E., Reuter, K. C., Black, L. R., Jaronski, S., Flake, D. D., Evans, E. W., and Roberts, D. R. 2017.  Laboratory bioassays and field-cage trials of Metarhizium spp. isolates with field-collected Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex). BioControl 62: 257-268.


Lichtenberg, Elinor M., Christina M. Kennedy, Claire Kremen, Péter Batáry, Frank Berendse, Riccardo Bommarco, Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez, Luísa G. Carvalheiro, William E. Snyder, Neal M. Williams, Rachel Winfree, Faye Benjamin, Claire Brittain, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Yann Clough, Heather Connelly, Brian Danforth, Tim Diekötter, Sanford Eigenbrode, Johan Ekroos, Elizabeth Elle, Breno Freitas, Yuki Fukuda, Hannah Gaines, Claudio Gratton, Andrea Holzschuh, Rufus Isaacs, Marco Isaia, Shalene Jha, Dennis Jonason, Vincent P. Jones, Björn Klatt, Alexandra Klein, Jochen Krauss, Deborah Letourneau, Sarina Macfadyen, Rachel Mallinger, Emily Martin, Eliana Martinez, Jane Memmott, Lora Morandin, Lisa Neame, Sandra Öberg, Mark Otieno, Mia Park, Lukas Pfiffner, Michael Pocock, Carlos Ponce, Simon Potts, Katja Poveda, Mariange Ramos, Jay A. Rosenheim, Maj Rundlöf, Hillary Sardiñas, Manu Saunders, Nicole Schon, Amber Sciligo, C. Sheena Sidhu, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Teja Tscharntke, Milan Veselý, Wolfgang Weisser, Julianna Wilson, David W. Crowder. 2017.  A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 23:4946-4957.


Lopez, V.M., M.S. Hoddle, J.A. Francese, D.R. Lance, and A.M. Ray. 2017. Assessing flight potential of the invasive Asian longhorned beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) with computerized flight mills. Journal of Economic Entomology 110: 1070-1077. doi: 10.1093/jee/toxo46  

Manandhar, R., Wang, K.H., Hooks, C.R.R. & Wright, M.G. 2017. Effects of strip-tilled cover cropping on the population density of thrips and predatory insects in a cucurbit agroecosystem. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology20: 1254-1259.

Marshall, S. D. G., A. Moore, M. Vaqalo, and T. A. Jackson, “A new, virus-free haplotype of the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) invades the Pacific region,” Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol. 149, pp. 127–134, 2017.


Masonick, P., Michael, A., Frankenberg, S., Rabitsch, W. and Weirauch, C. 2017. Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the ambush bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Phymatinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114: 225-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.06.010

Messing, RH & J. Brodeur. 2017. Current challenges to the implementation of classical biological control. BioControl DOI 10.1007/s10526-017-9862-4


Milosavljević I, Schall K, Hoddle C, Morgan D, Hoddle M. 2017. Biocontrol program targets Asian citrus psyllid in California’s urban areas. California Agriculture 71(3) 169-177.

Milosavljević, I. and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. Teaming up against Asian citrus psyllids. Citrus Industry 98(3): 32-35.

Naranjo, S.E., Ellsworth, P.C. 2017. Methodology for developing life tables for sessile insects in the field using the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, in cotton as a model system. Journal of Observed Experiments (129): e56150, doi:10.3791/56150.


Nechols, J. R., J. J. Obrycki, J. R. Ruberson, L. R. Milbrath, G. S. Albuquerque, Y-F Chang, J. López-Arroyo. 2017. Integrating Science with Practice: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Maurice J. Tauber.  American Entomologist 63(4): 251-258.


Pellissier, M.E., Nelson, Z. Jabbour, R. 2017. Ecology and management of the alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Western United States alfalfa. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 8: 1-7.


Peters, R.S., Krogmann, L., Mayer, C., Donath, A., Gunkel, S., Muesemanm, K., Kozlov, A., Podsiadlowski, L., Petersen, M., Lanfear, R., Diez, P., Heraty, J.M., Kjer, K., Klopfstein, S., Meier, R., Polidori, C., Schmitt, T., Liu, S., Zhou, X., Wappler, T., Rust, J., Misof, B. and O. Nieuis 2017. Evolutionary history of the sawflies, wasps, ants, and bees. Current Biology 27, 1013–1018.


Portman, S.L., S.M. Krishnankutty, and G.V.P. Reddy. 2016. Entomopathogenic nematodes combined with adjuvants presents a new potential biological control method for managing the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus (Hymenoptera: Cephidae). PLoS ONE 11(12): e0169022.


Rogers, H. Eric Buhle , Jannicke Hille Ris Lambers , Evan Fricke , Ross Miller, Joshua Tewksbury. 2017.  Effects of an invasive predator cascade to plants via mutualism disruption.  Nature Communications DOI 10.1038/ncomms14557.


Rosenheim, J. A., and C. Gratton. 2017.  Ecoinformatics (Big Data) for agricultural entomology: pitfalls, progress, and promise. Annual Review of Entomology 62:399-417.


Schall, K.A. and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. Disrupting the ultimate invasive pest partnership. Citrograph 8: 38-43.

Schall, K.A. and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. The pest partnerships that threaten citrus: Biocontrol of Asian citrus psyllid can be improved by controlling ants. Citrus Industry 98 (2): 28-31.

Shrestha, G., and G.V.P. Reddy.2017. Field efficacy of insect pathogen, botanical and jasmonic acid for the management of wheat midge Sitodiplosis mosellana and the impact on adult parasitoid Macroglenes penetrans populations in spring wheat. Insect Science 24: doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12548.


Tay, Jai Wei, M.S. Hoddle, A. Mulchandani, D-H Choe. 2017. Development of an alginate hydrogel to deliver aqueous bait for pest ant management. Pest Management Science DOI 10.1002/ps.4616

Tena, A., R. Stouthamer, R., and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. Effect of host deprivation on the foraging behavior of the Asian citrus psyllid parasitoid, Tamarixia radiata: observations from the laboratory and field. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 163: 51-59 doi: 10.1111.eea.12550  

Vankosky, M.A. and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. An assessment of interspecific competition between two introduced parasitoids of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) on caged citrus plants. Insect Science. DOI 10.1111/1744-7916.12490  

Vankosky, M.A. and M.S. Hoddle. 2017. The effects of conspecific and heterospecific interactions on foraging and oviposition behaviors of two parasitoids of Diaphorina citri. Biocontrol Science and Technology 27: 739-754.  

Weirauch, C., Forthman, M., Grebennikov, V. and Banar, P. 2017. From Eastern Arc Mountains to extreme sexual dimorphism: systematics of the enigmatic assassin bug genus Xenocaucus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Tribelocephalinae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution 17: 421-445. DOI: 10.1007/s13127-016-0314-2

Willden, S. A. and E. W. Evans. 2017.  Phenology of the Dalmatian Toadflax biological control agent Mecinus janthiniformis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Utah. Environmental Entomology, online publication doi: 10.1093/ee/nvx174.


Wilson, H., and Daane, K. M. 2017. Review of ecologically-based pest management in California vineyards (special issue “Arthropod Pest Control in Orchards and Vineyards”). Insects 8, 108. doi:10.3390/insects8040108


Wilson, H., Miles, A., Daane, K. M., Altieri, M. A. 2017. Landscape diversity and crop vigor outweigh influence of local diversification on biological control of a vineyard pest. Ecosphere 8(4): e01736. doi/10.1002/ecs2.1736


Wolfe, KM. 2017.  Ecology and Intraguild Relationships Among the Invasive Wasp Ophelimus maskelli and Two Associated Parasitoid Wasps Closterocerus chamaeleon and Selitrichodes neseri (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in California.  MS Thesis.  Department of Entomology.  UC Riverside.  84 pp.

Wright, M.G. & Bennett, G.B. Evolution of biological control agents following introduction to new environments. BioControl, DOI 10.1007/s10526-017-9830-z (published online, 2017)

Wright, M.G. 2017. Assessing host use and population level impacts on non-target species by introduced natural enemies: can host range testing provide insight? Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. Malaysia. P.G. Mason, D.R. Gillespie and C. Vincent (Eds.). CAB International. 50-51.

Xin, B., Liu, P., Zhang, S., Yang, Z., Daane, K. M. and Zheng, Y. 2017. Research and application of Chouioia cunea Yang (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in China. BioControl Science and Technology 27(3): 301-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2017.1285865


Alonso V., Nasrolahi S., & Dillman A.R. (2018) Host-specific activation of entomopathogenic nematode infective juveniles. Insects 9(2): 59 DOI: 10.3390/insects9020059.

Andersen, J.C. and Mills, N.J. 2018. Comparative genetics of invasive populations of walnut aphid, Chromaphis juglandicola, and its introduced parasitoid, Trioxys pallidus, in California. Ecology and Evolution 8: 801-811.

Briar, S., F. Antwi, G. Shrestha, A. Sharma and G.V.P. Reddy. 2018. Potential biopesticides for crucifer flea beetle, Phyllotreta cruciferae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) management under dryland canola production in Montana. Phytoparasitica 47: 247–254.

Burks, R.A., Heraty, J.M., Dominguez, C. J. Mottern. 2018. Complex diversity in a mainly tropical group of ant parasitoids: Revision of the Orasema stramineipes species group (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Eucharitidae). Zootaxa 44: 107 pp.

Burks, R.A., Krogmann, L., J.M. Heraty. 2018. Simultaneous discovery and taxonomic placement of new extant and fossil genera of Herbertiinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Pteromalidae). Insect Systematics and Diversity 2: 1–7. doi: 10.1093/isd/ixy012

Coelho A, Stouthamer R, Parra JRP (2018) Flight propensity of isofemale lines of Trichogramma pretiosum Riley in two relative humidity levels. Florida Entomologist 101 (3), 364-368

Cooper, M. L., Daugherty, M. P., Jeske, D. R., Almeida, R. P. P. Daane, K. M. 2018. Incidence of grapevine leafroll disease: effects of grape mealybug (Pseudococcus maritimus) abundance and pathogen supply. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(4): 1542–1550. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy124

Daane, K. M., Hogg, B. N., Wilson, H., and Yokota, G. Y. 2018. Native grass ground covers in California vineyards provide multiple ecosystem services. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2473–2483. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13145

Daane, K. M., Middleton, M. C., Sforza, R. F. H., Kamps-Hughes, N., Watson, G. W., Almeida, R. P. P., Correa, M. C. G., Downie, D. A., and Walton, V. M. 2018. Determining the geographic origin of invasive populations of the mealybug Planococcus ficus based on molecular genetic analysis. PLoS One 13(3): e0193852. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193852

Daane, K. M., Vincent, C., Isaacs, R., and Ioriatti, C. 2018. Entomological opportunities and challenges for sustainable viticulture in a global market. Annual Review of Entomology 63: 193-214. doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023547

Dalton, D. T., Hilton, R. J., Kaiser, C., Daane, K. M., Sudarshana, M. R., Vo, J., Zalom, F. G., Buser, J. Z., and Walton, V. M. 2018. Grapevine red blotch virus spread and associative mapping of Grapevine leafroll associated virus-3 in Oregon vineyards. Plant Disease (in press)

Edwards, C., J. A. Rosenheim, and M. Segoli.  2018.  Aggregating fields of annual crops to form larger-scale monocultures can suppress dispersal-limited herbivores.  Theoretical Ecology 11:321-331.

Endriss, SB, C Alba, AP Norton, P Pyšek, RA Hufbauer. 2018. Breakdown of a geographic cline explains high performance of introduced populations of a weedy invader. Journal of Ecology. 106:699-713 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12845

Evans, E.W.  2018.  Dispersal in host-parasitoid interactions: crop colonization by pests and specialist enemies.  Insects 9(4), article 134: 1-14. [online publication doi:10.3390/insects9040134]

Freedman, M.G., R.H. Miller, and H.S. Rogers. 2018.  Landscape-level bird loss increases the prevalence of honey-dew-producing insects and non-native ants.  Oecologia, (OECO-D-18-00198R1).


Gebiola M, Gomes-Marco F, Simmons G, Stouthamer R (2018). Effect of host feeding on life history traits of Tamarixia radiata, parasitoid of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. BioControl DOI 1007/s10526-018-9903-7

Gomez DF, Skelton J, Steininger MS, Stouthamer R, Rugman-Jones PF, Sittichaya W,  Rabaglia RJ, Hulcr J. 2018. Species delineation within the Euwallacea fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) complex revealed by morphometric and phylogenetic analyses. Insect Systematics and Diversity 2 doi.org/10.1093/isd/ixy018

Greco, E., Wright, M.G., Burgueno, J., & Jaronski, S. 2018. Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana applications on coffee berry borer across an elevation gradient in Hawaii. Biocontrol Science & Technology https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2018.1493088

Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Heller, W.P., Wright, M.G., Mollinedo, J., Keith, L., Sugiyama, L, & Chun, S. 2018. Entomopathogenic fungi as mortality factors of macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) in Hawaii. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society 50: 9-16.

Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Mollinedo, J, Cho, A., Wright, M.G. 2018. Canopy management of macadamia trees and understory plant diversification to reduce macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei) populations. Crop Protection 113: 75-83.

Gutierrez-Coarite, R., Yoneishi, N., Mollinedo, J., Pulakkattu-thodi, I., Wright, M.G., & Geib, S. PCR-based gut content analysis to detect predation of Eriococcus ironsidei (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) by Coccinellidae species in macadamia nut orchards in Hawaii. Journal of Economic Entomology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy019.

Haider Prodhan, Md. Z., Hasan, Md. T., Islam Chowdhury, Md. M., Alam, Md. S., Rahman, Md. L., Azad, K.A., Hossain, Md. J., Naranjo, S.E., Shelton, A.M. Bt eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) in Bangladesh: Fruit production and control of eggplant fruit and shoot borer (Leucinodes orbonalis Guenee), effects on non-target arthropods and economic returns. PLoS One (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205713).

Heraty, J.M., Burks, R.A., Mbanyana, N., van Noort, S. 2018. Morphology and life history of an ant parasitoid, Psilocharis afra (Hymenoptera: Eucharitidae). Zootaxa: 4482: 491–510.

Hoddle, M.S. K. Mace, J. Steggall. 2018. Proactive biological control: a cost-effective management option for invasive species. California Agriculture 72: 148-150,    https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2018a0027  

Hogg, B. N., and Daane, K. M. 2018. Aerial dispersal ability as a driver of spider success in a crop landscape. Ecological Entomology 43: 683–694. doi.org/10.1111/een.12641

Hogg, B. N., Nelson, E. H., Hagler, J. R., and Daane, K. M. 2018. Foraging distance of the Argentine ant relative to effectiveness of a liquid bait control strategy. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2): 672–679. doi: 10.1093/jee/tox366

Honěk, A., Martinkova, Z., Evans, E. W., and Skuhrovic, J.  2017.  Estimating prey consumption in natural populations of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) using production of feces.  Journal of Economic Entomology 110: 2406-2412.

Ingels, C. A., and Daane, K. M. 2018. Phenology of brown marmorated stink bug and trap and lure studies in a California urban landscape. Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2): 780–786. doi: 10.1093/jee/tox361

Irvin, N.A., J.R. Hagler, and M.S. Hoddle. 2018. Measuring natural enemy dispersal from cover crops in a California vineyard. Biological Control 126: 15-25.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2018.07.008   

Ivezic A, Rugman-Jones P, Stouthamer R, Ignjatovic-Cupin A (2018) Molecular identification of Trichogramma egg parasitoids of Ostrinia nubilalis in northeastern Serbia. Archives of Biological Sciences 70: 425-432. DOI: 10.2298/ABS171103002I

Jalali, M. A., Sakaki, S., Ziaaddini, M., and Daane, K. M. 2018. Temperature-dependent development of Oenopia conglobata (Col.: Coccinellidae) fed on Aphis gossypii (Hem.: Aphididae). International Journal of Tropical Insect Science 38(4): 410-417.

Janšta, P., Cruaud, A., Delvare, G., Genson, G., Heraty, J., Krízková, B., Rasplus, R.-Y. 2018. Torymidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) revised: molecular phylogeny, circumscription and reclassification of the family with discussion of its biogeography and evolution of life-history traits. Cladistics 34: 627–651. doi: 10.1111/cla.12228

Karami, A., Y. Fathipour, A.A. Talebi, and G.V.P. Reddy. 2018. Parasitism capacity and searching efficiency of Diaeretiella rapae parasitizing Brevicoryne brassicae on susceptible and resistant canola cultivars. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 21: 1095–1101.

Karp, D. S., R. Chaplin-Kramer, T. D. Meehan, E. A. Martin, F. DeClerck, H. Grab, C. Gratton, L. Hunt, A. Larsen, A. Martinez-Salinas, M. O’Rourke, A. Rusch, K. Poveda, W. Zhang, M. Jonsson, J. A. Rosenheim, N. Schellhorn, T. Tscharntke, S. Wratten, et al.  2018.  Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition.  PNAS 115:E7863-7870.

Koontz, M, M Oldfather, BA Melbourne, RA Hufbauer. 2018. Parsing propagule pressure: Number, not size, of introductions drives colonization success in a novel environment. Ecology and Evolution. 8:8043-8054

Lara, J.R., C. Pickett, E. Grafton-Cardwell, P. Gordon, J. Reger, S. Figueroa, M. Romo, J. Oliva, M. S. Hoddle. 2018. Stinky in high numbers: What’s new with brown marmorated stink bug in California? CAPCA Adviser 21: 44-48.

Lindsey ARI, Kelkar YD, Wu X, Sun D; Martinson EO, Yan Z, Rugman-Jones PF, Hughes DST, Murali SC, Qu J, Dugan S, Lee SL, Chao H, Dinh H, Han Y, Doddapaneni HV, Worley KC, Muzny DM, Ye G, Gibbs RA, Richards S, Yi SV, Stouthamer R, Werren JH (2018) Comparative genomics of the miniature wasp and pest control agent Trichogramma pretiosum BMC 16:54 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-018-0520-9

Lisbeth Espinoza-Lozano, L., S. Guerrero, M. C. Giurcanu, N. C. Leppla, A. C. Hodges and L. S. Osborne.  2018. Alternatives to a synthetic pyrethroid for controlling Madeira mealybug, Phenacoccus madeirensis Green (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), on Coleus Cuttings. Florida Entomologist. 101: 389-394.

Livingston, G., L. Hack, K. Steinmann, E. E. Grafton-Cardwell, and J. A. Rosenheim.  2018.  An ecoinformatics approach to field scale evaluation of pesticide efficacy and hazards in California citrus.  Journal of Economic Entomology 111:1290-1297.

McEvoy, P. B. 2018. Theoretical contributions to biological control success. BioControl 63:87-103.

Mills, N.J. 2018. An alternative perspective for the theory of biological control. Insects 9(4): 131.

Mills, N.J. 2018. Plant Health Management: Biological Control of Insect Pests. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier, pp. 1–13.

Mills, N.J. and Heimpel, G.E. 2018. Could increased understanding of foraging behavior help to predict the success of biological control? Current Opinion in Insect Science 27: 26–31.

Milosavljević I., H.A.F. EL-Shafie, J.R. Faleiro, C.D. Hoddle, M. Lewis, and M.S. Hoddle. 2018. Palmageddon: the wasting of ornamental palms by invasive palm weevils, Rhynchophorus spp. J. Pest Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-018-1044-3

Milosavljević I., R. Amrich, V. Strode, and M.S. Hoddle. 2018. Modeling the phenology of Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in urban southern California: effects of environment, habitat, and natural enemies. Environmental Entomology 47: 233-243. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvx206  

Naranjo, S.E. 2018. Retrospective analysis of a classical biological control programme. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2439–2450.

Ode PJ, Keasar T, Segoli M. 2018. Lessons from the multitudes: insights from polyembryonic wasps for behavioral ecology. Current Opinion in Insect Science 27: 32-37.

Park, I, M. Schwarzländer, H.L. Hinz, U. Schaffner, S.D. Eigenbrode.  2018. A simple approach to evaluate behavioral responses of insect herbivores to olfactory and visual cues simultaneously: the double stacked y-tube device and portable volatile collection system.  Arthro. Plnt. Inter. (online first) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-018-9663-4

Park, I. and D.C. Thompson. 2018. Unisexual broods of Asphodylia species in new floral bud galls on mesquite in New Mexico. Southwest. Entomol. 43:585-589.

Park, I., S.D. Eigenbrode, S. Cook, H.L. Hinz, U. Schaffner, and M. Schwarzländer. 2018. Examining olfactory and visual cues governing host-specificity of a weed biological control candidate species to refine pre-release risk assessment. BioControl Special Issue: Biological Control of Weeds 63: 337-389.

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