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Agricultural Research Service

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Robert S Pfannenstiel (Bob)
Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (785) 776-2799
Fax: (785) 537-5560
CENTER FOR GRAIN & ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH
1515 COLLEGE AVE
MANHATTAN, KS, 66502

Projects
INTEGRATED APPROACHES FOR PROTECTION OF ANIMALS FROM VECTOR-BORNE PATHOGENS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418490
COUNTERMEASURES TO PREVENT, MITIGATE, AND CONTROL RIFT VALLEY FEVER (RVF)
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423157
BLUETONGUE VIRUS PATHOGENESIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, AND CONTROL MEASURES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423208
Biology of Dipteran Vectors of Diseases Impacting Livestock and Humans
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 426438

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Laboratory evaluations of Lepidopteran-active soybean seed treatments on survivorship of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thrash, B., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Lorenz, G., Scott, A.W., Armstrong, J.S., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2013. Laboratory evaluations of Lepidopteran-active soybean seed treatments on survivorship of fall armyworm (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) larvae. Florida Entomologist. 96(3)724-728.
The effect of the granulosis virus (PapyGV) on larval mortality and feeding behavior of the Pandemis leafroller Pandemis pyrusana (Kearfott)(Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Unruh, T.R., Lacey, L.A., Headrick, H.L., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2012. The effect of the granulosis virus (PapyGV) on larval mortality and feeding behavior of the Pandemis leafroller Pandemis pyrusana (Kearfott)(Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22:981-990.
Parasitism of leafrollers in Washington fruit orchards is enhanced by perimater plantings of rose and strawberry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Unruh, T.R., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Peters, C., Brunner, J., Jones, V.P. 2012. Parasitism of leafrollers in Washington fruit orchards is enhanced by perimater plantings of rose and strawberry. Biological Control. 62:162-172. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.04.007.
Leafroller parasitism across an orchard landscape in central Washington and effect of neighboring rose habitats on parasitism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Mackey, B.E., Unruh, T.R. 2012. Leafroller parasitism across an orchard landscape in central Washington and effect of neighboring rose habitats on parasitism. Biological Control. 62:152-161. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2012.04.006.
Multi-state survey of picture-winged flies (Diptera:Ulidiidae) attacking sweet corn in the southern U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Nuessly, G.S., Goyal, G., Scully, B.T., Ni, X., Sparks, A.N., Buntin, G.D., Huang, F., Leonard, B.A., Mclowd, P.J., Simmons, A.M., Daves, C., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Henry, W.B. 2011. Multi-state survey of picture-winged flies (Diptera:Ulidiidae) attacking sweet corn in the southern U.S. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 46:S363.
Supplemental diets containing yeast, sucrose, and soy powder enhance the survivorship, growth, and development of prey-limited cursorial spiders - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Jan-11)
Feeding and survival of two nocturnal cursorial spiders on extrafloral nectar and honeydew sugars - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Nov-10)
Overwintering hosts for the exotic leafroller parasitoid, Colpoclypeus florus: Implications for habitat manipulation to augment biological control of leafrollers in pome fruits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Unruh, T.R., Brunner, J.F. 2010. Overwintering hosts for the exotic leafroller parasitoid, Colpoclypeus florus: Implications for habitat manipulation to augment biological control of leafrollers in pome fruits. Journal of Insect Science. 10:Article 75.
New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Pfannenstiel, R.S., Evans, G.A. 2009. New state record for the silverleaf whitefly parasitoid Encarsia sophia in Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(3):327-328.
Characterization of restricted area searching behavior following consumption of prey and non-prey food in a cursorial spider, Hibana futilis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2009. Characterization of restricted area searching behavior following consumption of prey and non-prey food in a cursorial spider, Hibana futilis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 132:13-30.
Extreme Susceptibility of Hibana Futilis Spiderlings to Selected Insecticides in a Laboratory Bioassay. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Elzen, G.W., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2009. Extreme susceptibility of Hibana futilis spiderlings to selected insecticides in a laboratory bioassay. Southwest. Entomol. 34(1):103-106.
Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors - (Proceedings)
Weber, D.C., R.S. Pfannenstiel, and J.G. Lundgren. 2008. Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors. Pp. 485-494 in Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-13 February 2009, edited by Peter G. Mason, David R. Gillespie & Charles Vincent. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2008-06, Morgantown, WV, USA. Weber, D.C., R.S. Pfannenstiel, and J.G. Lundgren. 2008. Diel predation pattern assessment and exploitation of sentinel prey: New interpretations of community and individual behaviors. Pp. 485-494 in Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-13 February 2009, edited by Peter G. Mason, David R. Gillespie & Charles Vincent. USDA Forest Service Publication FHTET-2008-06, Morgantown, WV, USA.
The Asian cockroach Blattella asahinai Mizukubo (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): A new predator of lepidopteran eggs in south Texas soybean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Booth, W., Vargo, E.L., Schal, C. 2008. The Asian cockroach Blattella asahinai Mizukubo (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae): A new predator of lepidopteran eggs in south Texas soybean. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101:763-768.
Development of the cursorial spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum (Araneae: Miturgidae), on eggs of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2008. Development of the cursorial spider, Cheiracanthium inclusum (Araneae: Miturgidae), on eggs of Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 43(4):418-422.
Odour-based recognition of nectar in cursorial spiders - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patt, J.M., Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2008. Odour-based recognition of nectar in cursorial spiders. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 127:64-71.
Size-dependent suitability of two mirids as prey for the cursorial spider Hibana futilis (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Greenberg, S.M., Coleman, R.J., Suh, C.P. 2007. Size-dependent suitability of two mirids as prey for the cursorial spider Hibana futilis (Araneae: Anyphaenidae). National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 370-374.
Impact of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in south Texas on predation of Lepidopteran eggs, 2005-2006. - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2007. Impact of the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in South Texas on predation of Lepidopteran eggs, 2005-2006. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 9-12, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 1136-1140.
Nocturnal Predators and Their Impact on Lepidopteran Eggs in Annual Crops: What We don't See Does Help Us. - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2005. Nocturnal predators and their impact on lepidopteran eggs in annual crops: What we don't see does help us. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 12-16, 2005, Davos, Switzerland. p. 463-471.
The Importance of Nocturnal Predation in Field Crops - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2004. The importance of nocturnal predation in field crops. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mexican Society Biological Control, November, 9-13, 2004, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. p. 17-23.
Discovery of a Granulovirus of Pandemis Pyrusana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae),a Leafroller Pest of Apples in Washington - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Szymanski, M., Lacey, L.A., Brunner, J.F., Spence, K. 2004. Discovery of a granulovirus of Pandemis pyrusana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a leafroller pest of apples in Washington. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 86:124-127.
Nocturnal Predation of Lepidopteran Eggs in South Texas Cotton, 2002-2003 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. Nocturnal predation of lepidopteran eggs in south texas cotton, 2002-2003. Southwestern Entomologist.
Visually Partitioning Nocturnal and Diurnal Predation of Lepidopteran Eggs: Lessons in the Determination of Key Predators. - (Abstract Only)
Pfannenstiel, R.S. 2003. Visually partitioning nocturnal and diurnal predation of lepidopteran eggs: lessons in the determination of key predators. International Entomophagous Insect Workshop.
Conservation of Leafroller Parasitoids Through Provision of Alternate Hosts in Near-Orchards Habitats - (Proceedings)
Pfannenstiel, R.S., Unruh, T.R. 2003. Conservation of leafroller parasitoids through provision of alternate hosts in near-orchards habitats. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. USDA Forst Service Pub. FHTET-03-05. p. 256-262.
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