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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

ROBERT L. MEAGHER (ROB)

Research Entomologist

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Robert L. Meagher, Jr.

Research Entomologist

Telephone: (352) 374-5756
E-mail: Rob.Meagher@ars.usda.gov
http://www.ars.usda.gov/saa/cmave/ibbru/rmeagher

Biography

Dr. Meagher has been conducting research on integrated pest management, ecology, and behavior since obtaining his Ph.D. in 1985. He joined ARS in 1996. In the past 20 years, he has issued 59 peer-reviewed publications, 45 technical or popular publications, and 104 presentations to audiences from grower groups to national meetings. His papers represent research conducted in insect behavior, biological control, host plant resistance, and sampling in cropping systems from stored products, tree and small fruits, vegetable, and field crops. His most recent research has centered on laying the ecological foundation for the area-wide control of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). He has collaborated closely with Dr. Rod Nagoshi, a research geneticist in the unit, to determine the population structure of over-wintering moths in Florida in order to specify which subsets are migratory and the founders of infestations as far north as the Canadian border. His history of grower interaction will be important as his research matures to the point where it generates control measures that can be applied on an area-wide basis.

Education

Ph.D.
Entomology: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (1985)
Thesis: Spatial Patterns, Predictive Sampling, and Techniques to Measure Azinphosmethyl Resistance of Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
M.S.
Entomology: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1982)
Thesis: Pneumatic Probe Sampling of Kansas Farm-Stored Sorghum.
B.S.
Shippensburg State College (University), Shippensburg, PA (1979)

Professional Experience

2002 - date
Courtesy Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty
University of Florida, Entomology & Nematology Department
1997 - date
Research Entomologist (Behavior and Biocontrol Unit)
USDA-ARS CMAVE, Gainesville, FL
1996 - 1997
Research Associate
USDA-ARS CMAVE, Gainesville, FL
1994 - 1996
Research Associate (Graduate Faculty)
University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, St. Paul, MN
1989 - 1994
Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Weslaco, TX
1985 - 1989
Research Associate (postdoctoral)
Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
1985
Research Associate (postdoctoral)
Fruit Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, Biglerville, PA
1982 - 1985
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, Biglerville, PA
1981 - 1982
Teaching Assistant
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1979 - 1981
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1977 - 1979
Technical Assistant
Vertebrate Museum, Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, PA

Grants Received

1996 - 1998
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (Pesticide Reduction Options Program) & Minnesota Apple Growers Association: $31,173
"Mite Management in Minnesota Apples" (R. Meagher & E. Hoover)
1996
Northrup King Co.: $2,500
"Susceptibility of Transgenic Corn to Stored-Product Insects" (R. Meagher & Bh. Subramanyam)
1995
American Oat Association: $1,000
"Stored Oat Resistance to Insects" (R. Meagher)
1995
United Nations Food & Agricultural Organization: $5,400
"Integrated Pest Management of Apple Orchard Pests" (R. Meagher); three month training of a visiting scientist from Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India (Dr. J. P. Sharma)
1995
Sugarbeet Research & Education Board of MN & ND: $9,400
"Monitoring of Sugarbeet Root Maggot Populations for Insecticide Resistance" (R. Meagher)
1994 - 1995
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.: $44,335
"Sugarcane Research" (R. Meagher)
1994
Valent USA Corporation: $2,500 "Laboratory Bioassay for Sugarcane Stalk Borers" (R. Meagher)
1994
Rohm and Haas Company: $5,000
"Laboratory Bioassay for Sugarcane Stalk Borers" (R. Meagher)
1993 - 1994
State Support Committee of Texas, Cotton Incorporated: $41,602
"Resistance in Cotton to the Sweetpotato Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)" (C. W. Smith, J. Norman, & R. Meagher)
1993 - 1994
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.: $50,495
"Sugarcane Research" (R. Meagher)
1992 - 1993
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.: $45,554
"Sugarcane Research" (R. Meagher)
1992 - 1993
State Support Committee of Texas, Cotton Incorporated: $35,886
"Resistance in Cotton to the Sweetpotato Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)" (C. W. Smith, J. Norman, & R. Meagher)
1992 - 1993
South Texas Melon Committee: $15,016
"Host Plant Resistance of Melon Varieties to the Sweetpotato Whitefly" (R. Meagher & D. Riley)
1992 - 1993
Texas Agric. Diversification Matching Grants Progr., TDA: $10,000
"Canola Seed Oil Variety Trial in the Lower Rio Grande Valley" (F. Eischen, R. Meagher, J. Norman, & D. Riley)
1991 - 1993
Texas A&M University, Research Enhancement Program: $218,813
"Biologically Intensive Management of the Mexican Rice Borer" (R. Meagher, J. W. Smith, Jr., & J. Irvine)
1991 - 1992
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.: $45,554
"Sugarcane Research" (R. Meagher)
1992
Bedding Plants Foundation: $4,000
"Resistance of Bedding Plant Species Against Spider Mites and Sweetpotato Whitefly" (R. Meagher)
1991 - 1992
USDA-ARS Address Preharvest Control of Aflatoxin: $50,782
"Interactions Among Insect Damage, Varietal Sensitivity, and Plant-Water Stress Contributing to Aflatoxin Contamination in Maize Food Crops" (J. Dunlap, S. Maas, S. Lyda; R. Meagher & A. Bockholt)
1991 - 1992
USDA Southern Region IPM: $104,275
"Development of an Economic Threshold for Melon Aphid on Watermelons: Damage Assessment, Sampling, Plant Genotype Interactions and Effects on Post-Harvest Quality" (B. Cartwright & R. Meagher)
1991
Mobay Chemical Corporation: $1,000
"Economic Thresholds and Baythroid Study" (R. Meagher)
1990 - 1991
Texas Department of Agriculture: $7,500
"Integrated Pest Management of Sweetpotato Whitefly and Reniform Nematodes in Nursery Plants" (R. Meagher, J. Amador, J. Starr, & Y. T. Wang)
1989 - 1991
Texas A&M University, Expanded Research Area: $180,000
"Management of Mexican Rice Borer on Texas Crops" (J. W. Smith, Jr. & R. Meagher)
1990 - 1991
Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.: $26,744
"Sugarcane Research" (R. Meagher)
1990
Mobay Chemical Corporation: $1,000
"Spray Thresholds for Mexican Rice Borer" (R. Meagher)
1989
Mobay Chemical Corporation: $3,000
"Integrated Pest Management of Sugarcane" (R. Meagher)
1989
E. I. duPont deNemours & Company: $3,500
"Integrated Pest Management of Sugarcane" (R. Meagher)
1989
E. I. duPont deNemours & Company: $3,135
"Research on Control of Mexican Rice Borer" (R. Meagher)
1987 - 1989
USDA Southern Region IPM: $70,000
"Ground Cover in Peach Orchards as Related to Biotic and Abiotic Interactions" -- two year renewal (R. Meagher, senior author, J. Meyer, PI)
1985
State Horticultural Association, PA: $2,000
"Predictive Sampling & Economic Assessment of Tufted Apple Budmoth Damage to Apples at the Fresh & Processing Markets" (R. Meagher, s. author, L. Hull, PI)

Publications

Technical Journals - Refereed

Landolt, PJ, M Toth, RL Meagher & I. Szarukan 2013. Interaction of acetic acid and phenylacetaldehyde as attractants for trapping pest species of moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Pest Management. Science 69(2): 245-249.  Link to PDF

Arthurs, SP, N Tofangsazi, RL Meagher and R Cherry 2012. Attraction of Plecia nearctica (Diptera: Bibionidae) to floral lures containing phenylacetaldehyde. Florida Entomologist 95(1): 199-201.  Link to PDF

Barrionuevo, MJ, MG Murua, L Goane, R Meagher and F Navarro 2012. Life table studies of Rachiplusia nu (Guenee) and Chrysodeixis (= Pseudoplusia) includens (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on artificial diet. Florida Entomologist 95(4): 944-951.  Link to PDF

Goyal, G, GS Nuessly, DR Seal, GJ Steck, JL Capinera and RL Meagher 2012. Examination of the pest status of corn-infesting Ulidiidae (Diptera). Environmental Entomology 41(5): 1131-1138.  Link to PDF

Harris, CM, JR Ruberson, R Meagher and JH Tumlinson 2012. Host suitability affects odor association in Cotesia marginiventris: implications in generalist parasitoid host-finding. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38(4): 340-347.  Link to PDF

Meagher, RL and RN Nagoshi 2012. Differential feeding of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains on meridic and natural diets. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105(3): 462-470.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, RN, MG Murua, M Hay-Roe, ML Juarez, E Willink and RL Meagher 2012. Genetic characterization of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains in Argentina. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(2): 418-428.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, RN, RL Meagher and M Hay-Roe 2012. Inferring the annual migration patterns of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the U.S. from mitochondrial haplotypes. Ecology and Evolution 2(7): 1458-1467.  Link to PDF

Tofangsazi, N, EA Buss, R Meagher, GM Mascarin and SP Arthurs 2012. Thermal requirements and development of Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae). Journal of Economic Entomology 105(5): 1573-1580.  Link to PDF

Hay-Roe, MM, RL Meagher & RN Nagoshi.  2011.  Effects of cyanogenic plants on fitness in two host strains of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). J. Chem. Ecol. 37(12): 1314-1322.  Link to PDF

Meagher, RL, RN Nagoshi & CJ Stuhl.  2011.  Oviposition choice of two fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains. J. Insect Behavior 24(5): 337-347.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, RN, J. Brambila & RL Meagher.  2011.  Use of DNA barcodes to identify invasive armyworm Spodoptera species in Florida. J. Insect Sci. 11:154.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., and P. J. Landolt. 2010. Binary floral lure attractive to velvetbean caterpillar adults (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Florida Entomologist 93(1):73-79.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., and R. N. Nagoshi. 2010. Identification of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains based on male-derived spermatophores. Florida Entomologist 93(2):191-197.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., Meagher, R. L., and D. A. Jenkins. 2010. Puerto Rico fall armyworm has only limited interactions with those from Brazil or Texas but could have substantial exchanges with Florida populations. Journal of Economic Entomology 103(2):360-367.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R.N., Fleischer, S., and R.L. Meagher. 2009. Texas is the overwintering source of fall armyworm in central Pennsylvania: Implications for migration into the northeastern United States. Environ. Entomol. 38(6): 1546-1554.  Link to PDF

Prasifka, J. R., Bradshaw, J. D., Meagher, R. L., Nagoshi, R. N., Steffey, K. L., and M. E. Gray. 2009. Development and feeding of fall armyworm on Miscanthus X giganteus and switchgrass. Journal of Economic Entomology 102(6): 2154-2159.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., J. Brambila & E. Hung. 2008. Monitoring for exotic Spodoptera species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida. Florida Entomol. 91(4): 517-522.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N. & R. L. Meagher. 2008. Review of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) genetic complexity and migration. Florida Entomol. 91(4) 546-554.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & P. J. Landolt. 2008. Attractiveness of binary blends of floral odorant compounds to moths in Florida, USA (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Pyralidae). The Netherlands Entomological Society Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 128: 323–329, 2008.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., J. S. Armstrong, P. Silvie & R. L. Meagher. 2008. The structure and distribution of a strain-biased tandem repeat element in fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in Florida, Texas, and Brazil. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 101:1112-1120.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, K. Flanders, J. Gore, R. Jackson, J. Lopez, J. S. Armstrong, G. D. Buntin, C. Sansone & B. R. Leonard. 2008. Using haplotypes to monitor the migration of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) corn-strain populations from Texas and Florida. J. Econ. Entomol. 101(3): 742-749.  Link to PDF

Stuhl, C. J., R. L. Meagher & R. N. Nagoshi. 2008. Genetic variation in neonate behavior of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Florida Entomol. 91: 151-158.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., J. J. Adamczyk, Jr., R. L. Meagher, J. Gore & R. Jackson. 2007. Using stable isotope analysis to examine the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains in a cotton habitat. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 1569-1576.  Link to PDF

Luciani, G., F. Altpeter, J. Yactayo-Chang, H. Zhang, M. Gallo, R. L. Meagher & D. Wofford. 2007. Expression of cry1Fa in bahiagrass enhances resistance to fall armyworm. Crop Science 47: 2430-2436.

Meagher, R. L., N. D. Epsky & R. Cherry. 2007. Mating behavior and female-produced pheromone use in tropical sod webworm (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Florida Entomol. 90: 304-308.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., P. Mislevy & R. N. Nagoshi. 2007. Caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on pasture grasses in central Florida. Florida Entomol. 90: 295-303.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., P. Silvie & R. L. Meagher. 2007. Comparison of haplotype frequencies differentiate fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) corn-strain populations from Florida and Brazil. J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 954-961.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., P. Silvie, R. L. Meagher, J. Lopez & V. Machado. 2007. Identification and comparison of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains in Brazil, Texas, and Florida. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 100: 394-402.  Link to PDF

Carroll, M. J., E. A. Schmelz, R. L. Meagher & P.E.A. Teal. 2006. Attraction of Spodoptera frugiperda larvae to volatiles from herbivore-damaged maize seedlings. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 1911-1924.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, J. J. Adamczyk, Jr., S. K. Braman, R. L. Brandenburg & G. Nuessly. 2006. New restriction fragment length polymorphisms in the cytochrome oxidase I gene facilitate host strain identification of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in the southeastern United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 671-677.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N., R. L. Meagher, G. Nuessly & D. Hall. 2006. Effects of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) interstrain mating in wild populations. Environ. Entomol. 35: 561-568.  Link to PDF

Lewter, J. A., A. L. Szalanski, R. N. Nagoshi, R. L. Meagher, Jr., C. B. Owens & R. G. Luttrell. 2006. Genetic variation within and between strains of the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Florida Entomol. 89: 63-68.  Link to PDF

Murakami, M., M. Gallo-Meagher, D. W. Gorbet & R. L. Meagher. 2006. Utilizing immunoassays to determine systemic tomato spotted wilt virus infection for elucidating field resistance in peanut. Crop Protection 25: 235-243.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & P. Mislevy. 2005. Trapping Mocis spp. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) adults with different attractants. Florida Entomol. 88: 424-430.  Link to PDF

Hall, D. G., R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi & M. Irey. 2005. Monitoring populations of adult fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda Smith (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in Florida sugarcane using pheromone traps, with special reference to genetic strains of the pest. Proc. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 25: 784-787.  Link to PDF

Jones, G. A., K. E. Sieving, M. L. Avery, & R. L. Meagher. 2005. Parasitized and non-parasitized prey selectivity by an insectivorous bird. Crop Protection 24: 185-189.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., R. N. Nagoshi, C. Stuhl & E. R. Mitchell. 2004. Larval development of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on different cover crop plants. Florida Entomol. 87: 454-460.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N. & R. L. Meagher. 2004. Behavior and distribution of the two fall armyworm host strains in Florida. Florida Entomol. 87: 440-449.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N. & R. L. Meagher. 2004. Seasonal distribution of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains in agricultural and turf grass habitats. Environ. Ent. 33: 881-889.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & R. N. Nagoshi. 2004. Population dynamics and occurrence of Spodoptera frugiperda host strains in southern Florida. Ecol. Entomol. 29: 614-620.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & J. V. French. 2004. Augmentation of parasitoids for biological control of citrus blackfly in southern Texas. Florida Entomol. 87: 186-193.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & M. Gallo-Meagher. 2003. Identifying host strains of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida using mitochondrial markers. Florida Entomol. 86: 450-455.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 2003. Fall armyworm FR sequences map to sex chromosomes and their distribution in the wild indicate limitations in interstrain mating. Insect Mol. Biol. 12: 453-458.  Link to PDF

Nagoshi, R. N. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 2003. FR tandem-repeat sequence in fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) host strains. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 96: 329-335.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & J. C. Legaspi. 2003. Within-field distribution of three homopteran species in Texas sugarcane. Southwestern Entomol. 28: 1-10.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 2002. Trapping noctuid moths with synthetic floral volatile lures. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 103: 219-226.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 2001. Trapping fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) adults in traps baited with pheromone and a synthetic floral volatile compound. Florida Entomol. 84: 288-292.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & E. R. Mitchell. 2001. Collection of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) using selected pheromone lures and traps designs. J. Ent. Sci. 36: 135-142.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 2001. Collection of soybean looper and other noctuids in phenylacetaldehyde-baited field traps. Florida Entomol. 84: 154-155.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 2001. Collection of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) adults and nontarget Hymenoptera in different colored Unitraps. Florida Entomol. 84: 77-82.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & E. R. Mitchell. 1999. Nontarget Hymenoptera collected in pheromone- and synthetic floral volatile-baited traps. Environ. Entomol. 28: 367-371.  Link to PDF

Legaspi, J. C., B. C. Legaspi, Jr., J. E. Irvine, J. Johnson, R. L. Meagher & N. Rozeff. 1999. Stalkborer damage on yield and quality of sugarcane in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. J. Econ. Entomol. 92: 228-234.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & J. H. Frank. 1998. Larra bicolor (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Larrinae) collected in pheromone- and phenylacetaldehyde-baited traps. Florida Ent. 81: 555-556.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & E. R. Mitchell. 1998. Phenylacetaldehyde enhances upwind flight of male fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to its sex pheromone. Florida Entomol. 81: 556-559.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., J. W. Smith, Jr., H. W. Browning & R. S. Saldaña. 1998. Sugarcane stemborers and their parasites in southern Texas. Environ. Entomol. 27: 759-766.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & L. A. Locke. 1997. Predation of Indianmeal moth larvae by Lyctocoris campestris (F.) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) in different stored commodities. J. Entomol. Sci. 32: 271-280.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., C. W. Smith & W. J. Smith. 1997. Preference of Gossypium genotypes to Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 90: 1046-1052.  Link to PDF

Subramanyam, Bh., D. W. Hagstrum, R. L. Meagher, E. C. Burkness, W. D. Hutchison & S. E. Naranjo. 1997. Development and evaluation of sequential sampling plans for Cryptolestes ferrugineus (Stephens) (Coleoptera: Cucujidae) infesting farm-stored wheat. J. Stored Prod. Res. 33: 321-329.  Link to PDF

Legaspi, J. C., B. C. Legaspi, Jr., R. L. Meagher, Jr., & M. A. Ciomperlik. 1996. Evaluation of Serangium parcesetosum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a biological control agent of the silverleaf whitefly. Environ. Entomol. 25: 1421-1427.  Link to PDF

Smith, W. J., C. W. Smith & R. L. Meagher. 1996. Abaxial surface and emulsified leaf pH of cotton, Gossypium spp. Southwestern. Entomol. 21: 369-376.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., L. T. Wilson & R. S. Pfannenstiel. 1996. Sampling Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on Texas sugarcane. Environ. Entomol. 25: 7-16.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., J. E. Irvine, R. G. Breene, R. S. Pfannenstiel & M. Gallo-Meagher. 1996. Resistance mechanisms of sugarcane to Mexican rice borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 536-543.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., J. W. Smith, Jr. & K.J.R. Johnson. 1994. Insecticidal management of Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on Texas sugarcane: a critical review. J. Econ. Entomol. 87: 1332-1344.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & J. A. Estrada. 1994. Hibiscus resistance to sweetpotato whitefly. Subtropical Plant Sci. 46: 69-71.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 1994. Resistance of bedding plants to twospotted spider mite and sweetpotato whitefly. Subtropical Plant Sci. 46: 62-65.  Link to PDF

Breene, R. G., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & D. A. Dean. 1993. Spiders (Araneae) and ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Texas sugarcane fields. Florida Entomol. 76: 645-650.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., S. W. Wilson, H. D. Blocker, R. W. Eckel & R. S. Pfannenstiel. 1993. Homoptera associated with sugarcane fields in Texas. Florida Entomol. 76: 508-514.  Link to PDF

Breene, R. G., D. A. Dean & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1993. Spiders and ants of Texas citrus groves. Florida Entomol. 76: 168-170.  Link to PDF

French, J. V. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1992. Citrus blackfly: chemical control on nursery citrus. Subtropical Plant Sci. 45: 7-10.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., R. S. Pfannenstiel & R. R. Saldaña. 1992. Survey and estimated injury of the Mexican rice borer in Texas sugarcane. J. Am. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 12: 22-26.  Link to PDF

Breene, R. G., R. L. Meagher, Jr., D. A. Nordlund & Y. T. Wang. 1992. Biological control of Bemisia tabaci (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) using Chrysoperla rufilabris (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in Texas greenhouses. Biological Control. 2: 9-14.  Link to PDF

Meyer, J. R., E. I. Zehr, R. L. Meagher, Jr. & S. K. Salvo. 1992. Survival and growth of peach trees and pest populations in orchard plots managed with experimental ground covers. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 41: 353-363.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & D. Werner. 1992. Variability in resistance of peach plant introductions to Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) infestations. Fruit Var. J. 46: 108-111.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., J. V. French & K. L. Esau. 1991. Monitoring and biological control of citrus blackfly in south Texas. Subtropical Plant Sci. 44: 19-24.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L., S. W. Wilson, R. S. Pfannenstiel & R. G. Breene. 1991. Documentation of two potential insect pests of south Texas sugarcane. Southwestern Entomol. 16: 365-366.  Link to PDF

Tiwari, N. K., S. S. Singhal, R. Sharma, R. L. Meagher, Jr. & Y. C. Awasthi. 1991. Purification and characterization of glutathione S-transferases of sugarcane stalkborers, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) and Diatraea saccharalis (F.) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 84: 1424-1432.  Link to PDF

Pfannenstiel, R. S. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1991. Sugarcane resistance to stalkborers (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in south Texas. Florida Entomol. 74: 300-305.  Link to PDF

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1991. Site selection for oviposition and larval feeding by the tufted apple bud moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on apple in Pennsylvania. J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 149-156.  Link to PDF

French, J. V., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & K. L. Esau. 1990. Release of two parasitoid species for biological control of citrus blackfly in south Texas. J. Rio G. V. Hort. Soc. 43: 23-27.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1990. Influence of ground cover and herbicide treatments on Tetranychus urticae Koch populations. Exp. Appl. Acarol. 9: 149-158.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1990. Effects of ground cover management on certain abiotic and biotic interactions in peach orchard ecosystems. Crop Protection 9: 65-72.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1989. Highbush blueberry firmness following insecticide applications. HortSci. 24: 803-805.  Link to PDF

Hagstrum, D. W., R. L. Meagher & L. B. Smith. 1988. Sampling statistics and detection or estimation of diverse populations of stored-product insects. Environ. Ent. 17: 377-380.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1987. Within-tree spatial patterns of Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on two apple cultivars. Environ. Ent. 16: 786-790.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., J. R. Meyer & J. C. Killian. 1987. Within-tree distribution of catfacing injury to peaches in North Carolina. J. Agric. Entomol. 4: 78-81.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1986. Predicting apple injury caused by Platynota idaeusalis (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from summer brood sampling. J. Econ. Ent. 79: 620-625.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1986. Techniques to measure azinphosmethyl resistance in Platynota idaeusalis (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 79: 1130-1133.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., R. B. Mills & R. M. Rubison. 1986. Comparison of pneumatic and manual probe sampling of Kansas farm-stored grain sorghum. J. Econ. Entomol. 79: 284-288.  Link to PDF

Hull, L. A., E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1985. Impact of selective use of the synthetic pyrethroid fenvalerate on apple pests and natural enemies in large orchard trials. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 163-168.  Link to PDF

Hull, L. A., E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1985. Integration of biological and chemical control tactics for apple pests through selective timing and choice of synthetic pyrethroid and organophosphorus insecticides. J. Econ. Entomol. 78: 714-721.  Link to PDF

Greene, G. M., L. A. Hull, R. L. Meagher, Jr. & K. D. Hickey. 1983. The influence of calcium chloride (CaCl2) on apple cover spray efficacy and the pH of pesticide suspensions. HortSci. 18: 581.  Link to PDF

Meagher, R. L., C. Reed & R. B. Mills. 1982. Development of Sitophilus zeamais and Tribolium castaneum in whole, cracked, and ground pearl millet. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 55: 91-94.  Link to PDF

Electronic Articles

Meagher, R. L. 1996. Sugarcane IPM. Invited chapter for Ted Radcliffe's Gopher State IPM Site, ENT 5-210, Insect Pest Management. http://www.ipmworld.umn.edu/chapters/meagher.htm

Technical Journals - Not Refereed, Abstracts, Popular

Altpeter, F., I. E. Neibaur, H. Zhang, R. Meagher, & M. Gallo. 2008. Generation of transgenic insect resistant seashore paspalum. Florida Genetics Symposium. P-2, p. 13.

Meagher, R. L. and M. Gallo. 2008. "Sugarcane pests and their management", pp. 3613-3630, in The Encyclopedia of Entomology, 2nd edition. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands. (book chapter).  Link to PDF

Blanco, C., M. Mullen, C. Abel, J. R. Bradley, P. Ellsworth, J. K. Greene, A. Herbert, R. Leonard, J. D. Lopez, R. Meagher, W. Moar, M. Parajulee, R. D. Parker, P. Roberts, J. Ruberson, R. Sprenkel, G. Studebaker, A. P. Teran, M. Williams & J. Van Duyn. 2005. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ac resistance monitoring program for tobacco budworm and bollworm in 2004. Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf.

Hall, D. G., R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi & M. Irey. 2005. Monitoring adult fall armyworm populations in Florida sugarcane using pheromone traps, with special reference to genetic strains of the pest. Proc. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol.

Hall, D. G., R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi & M. Irey. 2004. Monitoring adult fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in Florida sugarcane using pheromone traps. J. Am. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 24: 112-113 (abstract).

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 2004. "Citrus pests and their management", in The Encyclopedia of Entomology. Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht. (book chapter).

Meagher, Jr., R. L. & J. E. Irvine. 1998. Hot water treatment to control Mexican rice borer larvae. Sugar J. 60: 25-29.

Subramanyam, Bh., D. W. Hagstrum, R. L. Meagher, E. C. Burkness, W. D. Hutchison & S. E. Naranjo. 1997. Sampling to determine treatment efficacy: development and validation of sequential sampling plans for adults of the rusty grain beetle associated with farm-stored wheat. Proc. Int. Conf. Controlled Atmosphere Fumigation Stored Prod. 21-26 Apr., Nicosia Cyprus. pp. 617-630.

Locke, L. & R. L. Meagher. 1996. Larger pirate bug for stored grain insect control. Midwest Biological Control News III (12): 4.

Meagher, R. L. & N. C. Wagner. 1996. Monitoring of sugarbeet root maggot populations for insecticide resistance. 1995 Sugarbeet Res. & Ext. Rep. 26: 295-299.

Meagher, R. L. 1995. Biological control in the great indoors: at the Mall of America. Midwest Biological Control News II (12): 1.

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 1994. Plant a little resistance. Greenhouse Grower 12 (10): 94-97.

Meagher, Jr., R. L. 1992. The whitefly on ornamental crops. Subtropical Plant Sci. 45: 62.

Meagher, R. L. & R. R. Saldaña. 1992. Application techniques study against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1991. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 17: 285-286.

Meagher, R. L. & R. R. Saldaña. 1992. Mexican rice borer control on sugarcane, 1991. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 17: 286.

Meagher, R. L. & R. R. Saldaña. 1992. Spray threshold evaluation against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1991. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 17: 286-287.

Meagher, Jr., R. L., R. G. Breene, Y. T. Wang & D. A. Nordlund. 1991. Predation of the sweet potato whitefly in greenhouse hibiscus. Subtropical Plant Sci. 44: 59.

Meagher, Jr., R. L., R. S. Pfannenstiel & R. R. Saldaña. 1991. Early season insecticide evaluation against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1990. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 16: 233.

French, J. V. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1991. Citrus blackfly control on nursery citrus, 1990. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 16: 46-47.

French, J. V. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1991. Citrus blackfly control with Talstar and Danitol. 1990. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 16: 43-44.

Pfannenstiel, R. S., J. W. Smith, Jr. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1990. Field release and recovery of parasites of Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in sugarcane, 1989. Texas Agric. Exp. Stn. Prog. Rep. 4811.

Pfannenstiel, R. S., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & R. R. Saldaña. 1990. Aerial insecticide evaluation against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1989. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 15: 291.

Pfannenstiel, R. S., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & R. R. Saldaña. 1990. Insecticide evaluation against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1989. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 15: 291.

Scott, Jr., A. W., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & H. E. Brown. 1990. Aerial insecticide control against Mexican rice borer on sugarcane, 1989. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 15: 292.

Meyer, J. R. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1989. A comparison of three insecticides for control of peachtree borers. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 4: 17-18.

Hull, L. A. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1987. Can we predict TABM damage at harvest? Mountaineer Grower 473: 14-20.

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1987. Effects of insecticide treatments on the firmness of highbush blueberries. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 2: 7.

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1987. Some abiotic and biotic effects of ground cover management on peaches. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 2: 6.

Meyer, J. R. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1987. Efficacy of various insecticides for control of peachtree borers. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 2: 8.

Meagher, R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1986. Predictive sampling and economic assessment of tufted apple budmoth damage to apples at the fresh and processing markets. Penn. Fruit News 65: 22-26.

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1986. The effect of peach orchard ground cover management on catfacing injury. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 1: 9-12.

Meagher, R. L. & J. R. Meyer. 1986. Within-tree distribution of catfacing injury on 'Biscoe' peach trees. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 1: 13-14.

Meyer, J. R. & R. L. Meagher. 1986. Insecticide tests - North Carolina - 1986. Proc. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf. 1: 15-22.

Hull, L. A. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1985. Apple, summer pest control, 1984. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 10: 22-23.

Hull, L. A., E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1985. Pear, early season pear psylla, 1984. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 10: 38-39.

Hull, L. A., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & E. H. Beers. 1985. Apple, timing of synthetic pyrethroids for tufted apple budmoth control, 1984. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 10: 23-24.

Hull, L. A., D. I. Breth, E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1985. Apple, dilute test of insecticides, 1984. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 10: 19-21.

Hull, L. A., R. L. Meagher, E. H. Beers & D. I. Breth. 1985. Apple, concentrate airblast insecticide test, 1984. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 10: 16-17.

Meagher, R. L. & L. A. Hull. 1985. Predicting tufted apple budmoth injury. Penn. Fruit News. 64: 55-57.

Hull, L. A. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1984. Apple, timing of Pydrin for tufted apple budmoth control, 1983. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 9: 22.

Hull, L. A. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1984. Apple, tufted apple budmoth control and timing, 1983. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 9: 25-27.

Hull, L. A. & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1984. Apple, synthetic pyrethroid evaluation test, 1983. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 9: 29-30.

Hull, L. A., E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1984. Apple, dilute test of insecticides, 1983. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 9: 19-21.

Hull, L. A., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & E. H. Beers. 1984. Apple, concentrate airblast insecticide test, 1983. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 9: 27-29.

Hull, L. A., E. H. Beers & R. L. Meagher, Jr. 1983. Apple, concentrate airblast insecticide test, 1982. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 8: 19-21.

Hull, L. A., R. L. Meagher, Jr. & E. H. Beers. 1983. Apple, dilute test of insecticides, 1982. Insectic. Acaric. Tests 8: 21-23.

Invited Papers and Seminars

Meagher, R. 2008. Attractiveness of floral compounds to male and female moths in Florida. Invited symposium paper, "Adult Insect Feeding Attractants, an Alternative to Pheromones", Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am. 16-19 Nov., Reno, NV.

Meagher, R. 2007. Capture of noctuid and pyralid moths using feeding attractant lures. Invited seminar, USDA-ARS-CMAVE, 2 Nov., Gainesville, FL.

Meagher, R. 2005. Population dynamics, host selection and mating choice of fall armyworm host strains. Invited seminar, Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn Univ., 24 Oct., Auburn, AL.

Meagher, R., R. Nagoshi, and E. Mitchell. 2004. Larval development of fall armyworm on different cover crop plants. Invited paper, Armyworm Symposium, Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 15-18 Feb., Charleston, SC.

Meagher, R. and R. Nagoshi. 2003. Strain-specific population dynamics of fall armyworm. Invited seminar, Sigma Xi, 13 Nov., Tifton, GA.

Meagher, R. and R. Nagoshi. 2003. Population dynamics of fall armyworm host strains in Florida. Invited seminar, Entomology and Nematology Dept., Univ. of FL, 18 Sep., Gainesville, FL.

Meagher, R., M. Gallo-Meagher & R. Nagoshi. 2003. Fall armyworm host strain identification using molecular techniques. Invited paper, Ann. Meeting, Soil & Crop Sci. Soc. FL, 21-23 May, Daytona Beach, FL.

Meagher, R. and R. Nagoshi. 2003. Fall armyworm: host strains and migration. Invited seminar, USDA-ARS CMAVE, 24 Feb., Gainesville, FL.

Meagher, R. 2002. Biological control of fall armyworm. Invited seminar, Center for Biological Control, College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture, Florida A&M University, 12 April 2002, Tallahassee, FL.

Meagher, R. 2001. Areawide biological control of armyworms. Invited paper, Emerging Technol. in Beef/Forage Production In-service Training, 29-30 May, Hardee Co., FL.

Meagher, R. 1998. Monitoring fall armyworm populations using pheromones and attractants. Invited seminar, Univ. of Florida, Dept. of Entomol. & Nematol. Sem. Series, 19 Feb.

Meagher, R. 1997. Biological control of citrus blackfly in south Texas. Invited seminar, USDA-ARS USHRL, 13 Mar., Orlando, FL.

Meagher, R. 1997. Sampling of farm-stored sorghum in Kansas. Invited seminar, CMAVE Postharvest Unit Monthly Meetings 12 Jun., Gainesville, FL.

Meagher, R. 1996. Small fruit pest management. Invited paper, NE MN Small Fruit Growers, MN Ext. Ser., 16 Mar., Hinckley, MN.

Meagher, R. 1996. New pest control technologies in raspberries and strawberries. Invited paper, MN Fruit & Vegetable Growers Ann. Educ. Conf. 1-2 Feb., St. Cloud, MN.

Meagher, R. 1996. Monitoring sugarbeet root maggot populations for insecticide resistance. Invited paper, Sugarbeet Res. & Educ. Board of MN & ND, reporting session. 9 Jan., Fargo, ND.

Meagher, R. 1996. Mite management in Minnesota orchards. Invited paper, MN Apple Grower's Assoc., 63rd Ann. Educ. & Trade Show. 3-5 Jan., LaCrosse, WI.

Meagher, R. 1995. Postharvest susceptibility of oats to stored product insect pests. Invited paper, 1995 Ann. Meeting of Am. Oat Assoc. 16 Nov., Minneapolis, MN.

Meagher, R. 1995. Biological control in a subtropical crop system. Invited seminar, Univ. of Minnesota Dept. of Entomol. 9 Nov., St. Paul, MN.

Meagher, R. 1995. Nonchemical management of sugarcane stalkborers. Invited seminar, Michigan State University Department of Entomology. 11 Sep., East Lansing, MI.

Meagher, R. 1995. Mite management. Invited paper, MN Apple Grower's Assoc., 62nd Ann. Conv. & Trade Show. 10-12 Jan., LaCrosse, WI.

Meagher, R. 1994. Resistance in cotton to the sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). Invited paper, TX State Support Project Review. 20 Jan., Lubbock, TX.

Meagher, R. 1993. Management of sugarcane pests in Texas. Invited seminar, Univ. of Minnesota, Dept. of Entomology, 7 Dec., St. Paul, MN.

Meagher, R. 1993. 1993 Citrus blackfly program. Invited paper, Valley Citrus Conference, 18 Nov., Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center, Weslaco.

Meagher, R. & V. French. 1993. Citrus blackfly and its parasites. Invited paper, Citrus Clinic, Nueces County, Texas Agricultural Extension Service. 9 Sep., Corpus Christi, TX.

Meagher, R. 1993. Entomology Review Report. Invited paper, Field Operations Committee of the Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc. 29 Apr., Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R. 1993. Sugarcane insects. Invited paper, Rio Grande Valley Sugarcane Production County Extension Agent Training. 26 Feb., Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R., T. DeLa Garza & A. Riley. 1992. Resistance of bedding plant species against spider mites and sweetpotato whitefly. Invited paper, Prof. Plant Growers Assoc. Convention. 5-8 Oct., Grand Rapids, MI.

Meagher, R. 1992. Insect update. Invited paper, Sugarc. Field Day, 30 Sep., Monte Alto, TX.

Meagher, R. 1992. Plant resistance of crop species to insects in south Texas. Invited seminar, Louisiana State Univ., Dept. of Entomol., Baton Rouge, LA.

Meagher, R. 1990. Post-freeze insect concerns in citrus. Invited paper, Valley Citrus Day, 29 Nov., Monte Alto, TX.

Meagher, R. 1990. Citrus blackfly populations and control in nurseries. Invited paper, Citrus Postfreeze Damage Assessment Seminar, 5 Feb., Texas A&I Univ. Citrus Center, Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R. 1989. Integrated pest management in peach orchard agroecosystems. Invited seminar, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R. 1988. Ground cover management and relationship with insect pests in peach orchards. Invited seminar, University of Georgia, Griffin, GA.

Meagher, R. 1987. Sampling and insecticide resistance of tufted apple budmoth in Pennsylvania. Invited seminar, Dow Chemical Co., 8 Apr., Walnut Creek, CA.

Meagher, R. 1986. Cat-facing insects - What control methods are best? Invited paper, NE District Fruit School, North Carolina, 2 Dec., Elizabeth City, NC.

Meagher, R. 1986. Spatial patterns and predictive sampling of the tufted apple bud moth in Pennsylvania. Invited seminar, NC State Univ., Dept. of Entomol., 24 Mar., Raleigh.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1986. Peach IPM Project - The importance of ground cover management. Invited paper, 1986 Ann. Meeting N. C. Peach Growers' Soc., 28 Jan., Southern Pines.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1985. Predictive sampling of TABM. Invited paper, 3rd Ann. Leafroller Workers Conf., 20-21 Mar., Fruit Research Laboratory, Biglerville, PA.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1985. Apple leaf rollers and tufted apple bud moth. Invited paper, York Co. 1985 Winter Tree Fruit Meeting., 13 Feb., York, PA.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1985. Can we predict tufted apple bud moth damage? 126th Ann. Meeting, State Hortic. Assoc. of Pennsylvania, 29-31 Jan., Hershey, PA.

Presentations and Workshops

Altpeter, F., I. E. Neibaur, H. Zhang, R. Meagher, & M. Gallo. 2008. Generation of transgenic insect resistant seashore paspalum. Florida Genetics Symposium. Oct., Gainesville, FL.

Meagher, R. 2008. Parasitization of fall armyworm by the eulophid parasitoid Euplectrus platyhypenae. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 14-16 Jul., Jupiter Beach, FL.

Meagher, R., J. Brambila & E. Hung. 2008. Monitoring for exotic Spodoptera in central and southern Florida. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 2-5 Mar., Jacksonville, FL.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2008. Can the amount of corn acreage predict fall armyworm infestation levels in nearby cotton? Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 2-5 Mar., Jacksonville, FL.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2008. Mapping the migration of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 2-5 Mar., Jacksonville, FL.

Meagher, R. & R. Nagoshi. 2007. Host strain attraction of virgin females to wild fall armyworm moths. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am. 9-12 Dec., San Diego, CA.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2007. Monitoring the migration of fall armyworm. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 9-12 Dec., San Diego, CA.

Meagher, R. 2007. Parasitoids of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, in Florida. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 15-18 Jul., Sarasota, FL.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2007. Using haplotypes to monitor the migration of fall armyworm in North America. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 15-18 Jul., Sarasota, FL.

Altpeter, F., V. James, S. Sandhu, M. Agharkar, H. Zhang, W. Fouad, X. Xiong, P. Lomba, G. Luciani, J. Celedon, A. Blount, M. Gallo, R. Meagher, D. Wofford, K. Kenworthy, & T. Sinclair. 2007. Genetic engineering of stress tolerance and turf quality in a low-input turfgrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge). Soc. In Vitro Biol. Conf., 9-13 Jun., Indianap., IN.

Meagher, R. & R. Nagoshi. 2007. Mating choice and behavior of fall armyworm males. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 4-7 Mar., Knoxville, TN.

Meagher, R. & P. Landolt. 2006. Capture of noctuid and pyralid moths using feeding attractant lures. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am. 10-13 Dec., Indianapolis, IN.

Fescemyer, H., M. Kasputis, S. MacFarland, R. Jackson, R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi, J. Adamczyk, S. Fleischer & J. Marden. 2006. Molecular determinants of lepidopteran flight capacity that respond to larval diet. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am. 10-13 Dec., Indianapolis, IN.

Luciani, G., J. Yactayo-Chang, F. Altpeter, H. Zhang, M. Gallo, R. Meagher, & D. Wofford. 2006. Expression of a synthetic Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxin to enhance resistance against fall armyworm in bahiagrass. Florida Genetics Conf., 4-5 Dec., Gainesville.

Meagher, R., J. Brambila & E. Hung. 2006. Searching for exotic Spodoptera species. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 23-26 Jul., Jupiter Beach, FL.

Landolt, P. J., L. De Camelo, R. S. Zack & R. Meagher. 2006. Applications of non-pheromone attractants for management of insect pests. 22nd International Society of Chemical Ecol. Ann. Meeting, 15-19 Jul., Barcelona, Spain.

Meagher, R., R. Nagoshi & C. Stuhl. 2006. Larval preference of fall armyworm to corn and stargrass. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Ent. Soc. Am., 5-8 Mar., Wilmington, NC.

Landolt, P. J. & R. Meagher. 2006. Floral feeding attractants for looper moths. 65th Pacific Northwest Insect Managem. Conf., 9-10 Jan., Portland, OR.

Meagher, R. & R. Nagoshi. 2005. Mating behavior of fall armyworm host strains in Florida. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 15-18 Dec., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Carroll, M., E. Schmelz, R. Meagher & P. Teal. 2005. Olfactory orientation of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) to host plant volatiles. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 15-18 Dec., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Meagher, R., R. Nagoshi, G. Nuessley & D. Hall. 2005. Effects of fall armyworm interstrain mating in wild populations. Ann. Meeting, Florida Ent. Soc., 24-27 Jul., Ft. Myers, FL.

Meagher, R. & P. Mislevy. 2005. Lepidopterous pests of pasture grasses in Florida. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 6-9 Mar., Tunica, MS.

Hall, D. G., R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi & M. Irey. 2005. Monitoring adult fall armyworm populations in Florida sugarcane using pheromone traps, with special reference to genetic strains of the pest. 25th Cong. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol., 3 Feb., Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Hall, D. G., R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi & M. Irey. 2004. Monitoring adult fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) populations in Florida sugarcane using pheromone traps. 34th Ann. Meeting Am. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol., 16-18 Jun., St. Petersburg, FL.

Meagher, R. & P. Mislevy. 2004. Collection of Mocis spp. adults using floral volatile lures. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 25-28 Jul., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Meagher, R. & R. Nagoshi. 2003. Distribution of fall armyworm host strains in southern Florida. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 26-29 Oct., Cincinnati, OH.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2003. Genetic evidence for a mating bias between fall armyworm host strains. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 26-29 Oct., Cincinnati, OH.

Meagher, R. 2003. Ecological and farming factors affecting areawide management of fall armyworm. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 27-30 Jul., Stuart, FL.

Nagoshi, R. & R. Meagher. 2003. The genetic investigation of fall armyworm host strains and its potential ramifications on areawide control strategies. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 27-30 Jul., Stuart, FL.

Meagher, R., M. Gallo-Meagher & R. Nagoshi. 2003. Fall armyworm host strain identification using molecular techniques, Ann. Meeting, Soil & Crop Science Soc. Florida, 21-23 May, Daytona Beach, FL.

Meagher, R., R. Nagoshi & M. Gallo-Meagher. 2003. Seasonal trapping of fall armyworm in southern Florida. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 9-12 Mar., Baton Rouge, LA.

Meagher, R. 2002. Fall armyworm biology on different cover crops. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 17-20 Nov., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Meagher, R. 2002. Sampling for noctuid adults and larval stages in pasture grasses. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 28-31 Jul., Clearwater Beach, FL.

Meagher, R., M. Gallo-Meagher, L. Wen & R. Villanueva. 2001. Host strains of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 9-12 Dec., San Diego, CA.

Meagher, R., M. Gallo-Meagher, L. Wen & R. Villanueva. 2001. Identification of two strains of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Florida. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 5-8 Aug., Stuart, FL.

Meagher, R. 2000. Relationships between noctuid adult trap capture and larval sampling in peanuts. Joint Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 3-6 Dec., Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Meagher, R. 2000. Collection of noctuid moths in synthetic floral volatile-baited traps. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc., 6-9 Aug., Naples, FL.

Meagher, R. 1999. Collection of noctuid moths in traps baited with floral volatiles. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 12-16 Dec., Atlanta, GA.

Meagher, R. 1999. Capture of target and nontarget insects in north Florida field crops. Ann. Meeting, Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 28 Feb. - 3 Mar., Destin, FL.

Meagher, R. 1998. Trapping fall armyworm adults using pheromone and synthetic floral components. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 8-12 Nov., Las Vegas, NV.

Meagher, R. & E. Mitchell. 1998. Nontarget Hymenoptera collected in pheromone- and phenylacetaldehyde-baited traps. Ann. Meeting, FL Ent.. Soc. 3-6 Aug., Sanibel Island.

Meagher, R. & E. Mitchell. 1997. Phenylacetaldehyde enhances upwind flight of Spodoptera spp. to sex pheromone. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 14-18 Dec., Nashville, TN.

Meagher, R. 1996. Biological control of citrus blackfly in south Texas. Ann. Meeting, Florida Entomol. Soc. 5-8 Aug., Clearwater Beach, FL.

Locke, L. & R. Meagher. 1996. Predation of Indian meal moth larvae by Lyctocoris campestris in different stored-grain habitats. Ann. Meeting, North Central Branch Entomol. Soc. Am. 24-27 Mar., Omaha, NE.

Meagher, R. & N. Wagner. 1995. Monitoring sugarbeet root maggot populations for insecticide resistance. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 17-21 Dec., Las Vegas, NV.

Meagher, R. 1994. Antibiosis and tolerance plant resistance of sugarcane to the Mexican rice borer. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 13-17 Dec., Dallas, TX.

Meagher, R. & F. De La Garza. 1994. Resistance of watermelon cultivars to melon aphid. 48th Ann. Hortic. Inst., Rio Grande Valley Hort. Soc., 18 Jan., Weslaco, TX.

French, V., R. Meagher & M. Tawfik 1994. Whitefly complex on Texas citrus: natural enemies and control. 48th Ann. Hortic. Inst., RGV Hort. Soc., 18 Jan., Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R. & R. Saldaña. 1993. Distribution of homopterans and their parasites in Texas sugarcane. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 12-16 Dec., Indianapolis, IN.

French, V., R. Meagher & M. Tawfik 1993. Whitefly complex on Texas citrus: natural enemies and control. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 12-16 Dec., Indianapolis, IN.

Dunlap, J., R. Meagher, G. Odvody, S. Lyda, A. Bockholt & S. Maas. 1993. Managing aflatoxin contamination of cottonseed and corn kernels in a high stress environment. Proc. Aflat. Elimination Workshop, 24-26 Oct., Little Rock, AR.

Dunlap, J., R. Meagher, S. Maas, S. Lyda, A. Bockholt & G. Odvody. 1993. The relationship of interacting biological and environmental stresses on the susceptibility of corn to aflatoxin contamination. 47th Ann. Hortic. Inst., RGV Hort. Soc., 19 Jan., Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R., T. De La Garza & A. Riley. 1993. Resistance of bedding plant species against spider mites and sweetpotato whitefly. 47th Ann. Hortic. Inst., RGV Hort. Soc., 19 Jan.

Meagher, R. & J. W. Smith, Jr. 1992. Sampling for sugarcane stalkborers and their parasites in southern Texas. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 6-9 Dec., Baltimore, MD.

Dunlap, J., R. Meagher, S. Maas, S. Lyda, A. Bockholt & G. Odvody. 1992. The relationship of interacting biological and environmental stresses on the susceptibility of corn to aflatoxin contamination. Proc. Aflat. Elim. Workshop, p. 19-20. 1-3 Nov., Fresno, CA.

Maas, S., J. Dunlap, R. Meagher, A. Bockholt & S. Lyda. 1992. Monitoring environmental conditions and crop growth associated with aflatoxin contamination in corn. Proc. Aflat. Elimination Workshop, p. 20-21. 1-3 Nov., Fresno, CA.

Uphoff, M., J. Dunlap, G. Odvody, A. Bockholt, R. Meagher, S. Lyda & S. Maas. 1992. Aflatoxin resistance in selected corn varieties as affected by corn earworm infestation. Proc. Aflat. Elimination Workshop, p. 22. 1-3 Nov., Fresno, CA.

Meagher, R. 1992. The whitefly on ornamental crops. 46th Ann. Hortic. Inst., Rio Grande Valley Hort. Soc., 21 Jan., Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R., R. Breene & R. Pfannenstiel. 1991. Host plant resistance of sugarcane cultivars to Eoreuma loftini in south Texas. Ann. Meeting, Ent. Soc. Am., 8-11 Dec., Reno, NV.

Breene, R., R. Meagher, & D. Nordlund. 1991. Biological control of sweetpotato whitefly using green lacewing larvae, Chrysoperla rufilabris, in Texas greenhouses. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 8-11 Dec., Reno, NV.

Meagher, R. 1991. Survey and estimated damage assessment of the Mexican rice borer in Texas. 21st Ann. Joint Meeting, ASSCT, 19-21 Jun., New Orleans, LA.

Meagher, R. 1991. Mexican rice borer in south Texas sugarcane. First Entomology Workshop, Inter. Soc. of Sugar Cane Technol., 12 Mar., West Palm Beach, FL.

Meagher, R., R. Breene & R. Pfannenstiel. 1991. The search for Perks: results of sampling for Homopteran pests of south Texas sugarcane (Moderator). Annual Meeting, Southw. Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 11-13 Feb., College Station, TX.

Meagher, R. & R. Breene. 1991. Predation of sweet potato whitefly in greenhouse hibiscus. 45th Ann. Hortic. Inst., RGV Hortic. Soc., 15 Jan. Weslaco, TX.

Meagher, R. & R. Pfannenstiel. 1990. Early season within field distribution of Mexican rice borer in south Texas sugarcane (Moderator). Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 2-6 Dec., New Orleans, LA.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1988. Influence of peach orchard ground cover and herbicide treatment on spider mite populations (Moderator). Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 4-8 Dec., Louisville, KY.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1987. Early season dispersal of two-spotted spider mites on peaches (Moderator). Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 29 Nov.- 3 Dec., Boston, MA.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1987. Effects of insecticide treatments on the firmness of highbush blueberries. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf., 21-22 Oct., Clemson, SC.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1987. Some abiotic and biotic effects of ground cover management on peaches. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf., 21-22 Oct., Clemson, SC.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1987. Distribution of catfacing injury to fruit on 'Biscoe' peach trees. Southeastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 26-29 Jan., Jackson, MS.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1986. Catfacing injury as related to peach orchard ground cover management. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 7-11 Dec., Reno, NV.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1986. The effect of peach orchard ground cover management on catfacing injury. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf., 30-31 Oct., Clemson, SC.

Meagher, R. & J. Meyer. 1986. Within-tree distribution of catfacing injury on 'Biscoe' peach trees. SE Prof. Peach Worker's Conf., 30-31 Oct., Clemson, SC.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1984. Predicting apple injury caused by Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from first generation sampling. Ann. Meeting, Entomol. Soc. Am., 9-14 Dec., San Antonio, TX.

Meagher, R., L. Hull & E. Beers. 1984. Timing of insecticides for tufted apple bud moth control. 60th Cumberland-Shen. Fruit Workers Conf., 15-16 Nov., Harper's Ferry, WV.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1984. Relating egg masses and larvae of Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to apple damage. EB-ESA, 25-28 Sep., Hershey, PA.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1984. 2nd Ann. Leafroller Workers Conf., 21-22 Mar., Hudson Valley Laboratory, Highland, NY.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1983. Spatial distribution of Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on two apple cultivars. Eastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 18-21 Sep., Providence, RI.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1983. 1st Ann. Leafroller Work. Conf., 17-18 Mar., Winchester, VA.

Meagher, R. & L. Hull. 1982. Timing of fenvalerate sprays for Platynota idaeusalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) control and their impact on mite predators. Eastern Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 29-30 Sep., 1 Oct., Hartford, CT.

Meagher, R. & R. Mills. 1981. Pneumatic probe sampling of Kansas farm-stored sorghum. North Central Branch, Entomol. Soc. Am., 17-19 Mar., Columbus, OH.

Honors and Awards

2005
USDA Outstanding Performance Award, $2,500
2003
USDA Outstanding Performance Award, $2,500
2002
USDA Outstanding Performance Award, $2,500
2001
USDA Superior Performance Award, $2,000
1999
USDA Superior Performance Award, $1,000
1998
Member, Sigma Xi
1994
48th Annual Horticultural Institute, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, 1st Prize, Scientific Poster Presentation, "Whitefly Complex on Texas Citrus: Natural Enemies and Control". V. French, R. Meagher & M. Tawfik.
1994
48th Annual Horticultural Institute, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, 2nd Prize, Scientific Poster Presentation, "Resistance of Watermelon Cultivars to Melon Aphid". R. Meagher & F. De La Garza.
1993
47th Annual Horticultural Institute, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, 2nd Prize, Scientific Poster Presentation, "Resistance of Bedding Plant Species Against Spider Mites and Sweetpotato Whitefly". R. Meagher, T. DeLa Garza & A. Riley.
1993
47th Annual Horticultural Institute, Rio Grande Valley Horticultural Society, 3rd Prize, Scientific Poster Presentation, "The Relationship of Interacting Biological and Environmental Stresses on the Susceptibility of Corn to Aflatoxin Contamination". J. R. Dunlap, R. Meagher, S. Maas, S. Lyda, A. Bockholt & G. Odvody.
1985
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
1983
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1979
Dean's List, Shippensburg State College
1978
Dean's List, Shippensburg State College

Scientific & Honor Society Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Florida Entomological Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
  • Georgia Entomological Society
  • International Society of Chemical Ecologists
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Southwestern Entomological Society

Professional Activities

Entomological Society of America
2005
Chair, Section C
2004
Vice Chair, Section C
2003
Secretary-elect, Section C
2002
Member, Awards Committee
2002
Chair, Subsection Cd
2002
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. Cd Displays, ESA Ann. Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale
2001
Chair-elect, Subsection Cd
2001
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. Cd, Cf, Ce Displays, ESA Ann. Meeting, San Diego
2000
Secretary, Subsection Cd
2000
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. Cd Displays, ESA JAM, Montreal
1999
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. Cd Displays, ESA Ann. Meeting, Atlanta
1998
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. Cd Displays, ESA Ann. Meeting, Las Vegas
1997
Judge, Stan Beck Fellowship, ESA Ann. Meeting, Nashville
1995
Judge, President's Prize, Sec. F Displays, ESA Ann. Meeting, Las Vegas
Florida Entomological Society
2007
President
2006
Vice-President
2002 - 2005
Secretary
2000 - 2003
Member at Large
1997 - 2004
Member and Chair, Fiscal Committee
University of Florida
2006
Committee member, Corraine Scott, M.S., Entomology & Nematology
2005
Committee member, Elena Rhodes, M.S., Entomology & Nematology
2004
Committee member, Sunil Joshi, Ph.D., Agronomy
2003
Advisor, Charles Stuhl, Master's Candidate, Entomology & Nematology
2002
Graduate Faculty and Courtesy Assistant Professor, Entomology & Nematology Department
University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology
1996
Written Preliminary Exam committee, chair, Winter II session
1995
Written Preliminary Exam committee, Fall session
Texas A&M Graduate School
1993 - 1995
Co-advisor, Mari Decanini, M.S., Entomology
1991 - 1993
Committee member, Wendy J. Smith, M.S., Crop Sciences

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