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Kimberly Hutchinson Lohmeyer
Tick and Biting Fly Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (830) 792-0312
Fax: (830) 792-0314
2700 FREDERICKSBURG ROAD
KERRVILLE, TX, 78028

Projects
BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF TICKS OF VETERINARY AND HUMAN IMPORTANCE
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418521
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF BITING FLIES AFFECTING LIVESTOCK
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418533
Cooperative Research to Capture Wild White-Tailed Deer for Determination of Tick Density on Such Deer in Specific Areas
Grant (G)
  Accession Number: 425385
KERR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - CONTROL OF TICKS FEEDING ON WHITE-TAILED DEER
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 421623
Proprietary White-Tailed Deer Collar Assembly
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425542

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Survival and fate of Salmonella enterica serovar Montevideo in adult Horn Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olafson, P.U., Lohmeyer, K.H., Edrington, T.S., Loneragan, G.H. 2014. Survival and fate of Salmonella enterica serovar Montevideo in adult horn flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 51(5):993-1001.
Invasive Potential of Cattle Fever Ticks in the Southern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giles, J.R., Peterson, A.T., Busch, J.D., Olafson, P.U., Scoles, G.A., Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Wagner, D.M. 2014. Invasive potential of cattle fever ticks in the southern United States. Parasites & Vectors. 7:189.
Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Osbrink, W.L., Lohmeyer, K.H. 2014. Horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans L., overwintering. International Journal of Insect Science. 6:43-47.
Efficacy of novaluron as a feed-through for control of immature horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) developing in cow manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., Yeater, K.M., May, M.A. 2014. Efficacy of Novaluron as a feed-through for control of immature horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) developing in cow manure. Journal of Medical Entomology. 51(4):873-877.
Are biting fly larvae biological reservoirs of Salmonella? - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jul-13)
Effect of storage method on manure as a substrate for filth fly development - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jul-13)
Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Thomas, D.B., Pound, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, R. 2014. Efficacy of an organophosphate mixture against an organophosphate-resistant strain of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 48(4):306-316.
Liquid Chromatographic Detection of Permethrin from Filter Paper Wipes of White-tailed Deer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A., Davey, R.B. 2013. Liquid chromatographic detection of permethrin from filter paper wipes of white-tailed deer. Journal of Entomological Science. 48:258-260.
USDA-ARS Knipling-Bushland U.S. Livestock Insects Research Laboratory Tick & Biting Fly Research Unit Scientific Update - (Other) - (12-Sep-12)
Efficacy of amitraz-impregnated collars on white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in reducing free-living populations of lone star ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pound, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B., Miller, J.A., George, J.E. 2012. Efficacy of amitraz-impregnated collars on white-tailed deer (Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in reducing free-living populations of lone star ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(6):2207-2212.
Laboratory evaluation of novaluron as a development site treatment for controlling larval horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Abstract Only) - (13-Jul-12)
A century and a half of research on the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), 1862-2011: an annotated bibliography - (Government Publication)
Kneeland, K.M., Skoda, S.R., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Li, A.Y., Molina-Ochoa, J., Lohmeyer, K.H., Foster, J.E. 2012. A century and a half of research on the Stable Fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), 1862-2011: an annotated bibliography. ARS 173. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Washington, DC.
Ticks on Deer and Cattle in the Cattle Fever Tick Permanent Quarantine Zone, 2012 - (Abstract Only) - (25-Jun-12)
Use of a molasses–based liquid feed supplement to deliver Ivermectin to cattle to control ectoparasites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., Miller, A.J., Klavons, J.A., Davey, R.B. 2012. Use of a molasses–based liquid feed supplement to deliver Ivermectin to cattle to control ectoparasites. International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. 10:137-141.
Efficacy of amitraz-impregnated collars on white-tailed deer in reducing free-living populations of lone star ticks - (Abstract Only) - (05-Jun-12)
Evaluation of a passive self-treatment technology for pastured cattle with a doramectin-medicated molasses-based liquid feed supplement for the control of southern cattle ticks - (Abstract Only) - (23-May-12)
Evaluation of a passive self-treatment technology for pastured cattle with a doramectin-medicated molasses-based liquid feed supplement for the control of southern cattle ticks - (Abstract Only) - (04-May-12)
Excluding feral swine, javelina and raccoons from deer bait stations - (Abstract Only) - (05-Apr-12)
A century and a half of research on the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), 1862-2011: An annotated bibliography - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kneeland, K.M., Skoda, S.R., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Li, A.Y., Molina-Ochoa, J., Lohmeyer, K.H., Foster, J.E. 2012. A century and a half of research on the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), 1862-2011: An annotated bibliography. Agricultural Research Service Publication. 173:1-163.
Laboratory evaluation of novaluron for controlling larval horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M. 2012. Laboratory evaluation of novaluron for controlling larval horn flies, house flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 49(3):647-651.
Analysis of doramectin in the serum of repeatedly treated pastured cattle used to predict the probability of cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) feeding to repletion - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A., Lohmeyer, K.H., Freeman, J.M., Olafson, P.U. 2012. Analysis of doramectin in the serum of repeatedly treated pastured cattle used to predict the probability of cattle fever ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) feeding to repletion. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 56(4):365-374.
Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) on infested cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M. 2012. Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) on infested cattle. Journal of Entomological Research. 47(3):238-246.
Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari:Ixodidae) on infested cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M. 2012. Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari:Ixodidae) on infested cattle. Journal of Entomological Science. 47(3):238-246.
Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari:Ixodidae) on infested cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M. 2012. Therapeutic and residual efficacy of a pour-on formulation of Novaluron against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari:Ixodidae) on infested cattle. Journal of Entomological Research. 47(3):238-246.
Excluding feral swine, javelina, and raccoons from deer bait stations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pound, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B., Soliz, L.A., Olafson, P.U. 2012. Excluding feral swine, javelina, and raccoons from deer bait stations. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 36:383-385.
Effects of Pyriproxyfen and Buprofezin on Immature Development and Reproduction in the Stable Fly - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S.S., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Perez De Leon, A.A. 2012. Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development and reproduction in the stable fly. Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 26:379-385.
White-tailed Deer Visitation Rates at Medicated Bait Sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only) - (09-Nov-11)
Impact of white-tailed deer and exotic ungulate populations on cattle fever tick outbreaks in South Texas - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Novel techniques developed to control cattle fever ticks feeding on free-ranging white-tailed deer along the Rio Grande in South Texas - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Overview of the U.S. Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program: History and Challenges - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Immunological response of tick-naive white-tailed deer to infestation with Dermacentor albipictus, a one host tick - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Integration of ecologically-based approaches to re-eradicate cattle fever ticks from the U.S. - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-11)
Distribution of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R.(B.) annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) re-infestitation detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., May, M.A., Kammlah, D.M., Davey, R.B. 2011. Distribution of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus and R.(B.) annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae) re-infestitation detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(4):770-774.
Preliminary findings of a molecular survey for the presence of B. bovis and B. bigemina in cattle fever ticks and white-tailed deer from south Texas - (Abstract Only) - (16-May-11)
Distribution of cattle fever tick infestations detected in the U.S. along the Texas/Mexico border - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Are white-tailed deer compromising efforts to maintain eradication of cattle fever ticks from cattle herds in the U.S.? - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Effects of pyriproxyfen and buprofezin on immature development, female oviposition, and egg-hatching in the stable fly - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Suppression of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus under natural South Texas conditions using Y-Tex® XP820™ ear tags on pastured cattle - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Proportion of White-tailed deer using medicated bait sites in Southern Texas - (Abstract Only) - (13-May-11)
Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae)on treated cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davey, R.B., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A., Lohmeyer, K.H., Freeman, J.M., Perez De Leon, A.A., Miller, R. 2011. Efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) on treated cattle. Journal of Medical Entomology. 48(2):314-321.
Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Chen, A.C., Davey, R.B., Guerrero, F., Freeman, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Olafson, P.U., Perez De Leon, A.A., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M., Welch, J.B. 2012. Novel approaches for control of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus. J Tecnica Pecuaria En Mexico. 3(Suppl. 1):25-40.
Shift in rules of engagement for eradication of cattle fever ticks in the United States - (Proceedings) - (01-Jul-10)
Persistent efficacy and blood sera analysis of a long-acting (LA) formulation of moxidectin against Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus on treated cattle - (Proceedings) - (17-Jun-10)
Analysis of expressed sequence tags from a significant livestock pest, the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans), identifies transcripts with a putative role in chemosensation and sex-determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Olafson, P.U., Dowd, S.E., Lohmeyer, K.H. 2010. Analysis of expressed sequence tags from a significant livestock pest, the stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans), identifies transcripts with a putative role in chemosensation and sex-determination. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 74(3):179-2004.
One Health Approach to Identify Research Needs in Bovine and Human Babesioses: Workshop Report - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Perez De Leon, A.A., Strickman, D.A., Knowles Jr, D.P., Fish, D., Thacker, E.L., De La Fuente, J., Krause, P.J., Wikel, S.K., Miller, R., Wagner, G.G., Almazan, C., Hillman, R., Messenger, M.T., Ugstad, P.O., Duhaime, R.A., Teel, P.D., Ortega-Santos, A., Hewitt, D.G., Bowers, E.J., Bent, S.J., Cochran, M.H., Mcelwain, T.F., Scoles, G.A., Suarez, C.E., Davey, R.B., Freeman, J.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Li, A.Y., Guerrero, F., Kammlah, D.M., Phillips, P.L., Pound, J.M. 2010. One Health approach to identify research needs in bovine and human babesioses: Workshop report. Parasites & Vectors. 3:Article 36.
Formulations of Deet, Picaridin and IR3535 Applied to Skin Repel Nymphs of the Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) for 12 Hours - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, J.F., Benante, J.P., Kramer, M.H., Lohmeyer, K.H., Lawrence, K. 2010. Formulations of Deet, Picaridin and IR3535 applied to skin repel nymphs of the Lone Star Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) for 12 hours. Journal of Medical Entomology. 47(4):699-704.
Evidence for the role of white-tailed deer(Artiodactyla:Cervidae)in the epidemiology of cattle ticks and southern cattle ticks (Acari:Ixodidae)in reinfestations along the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas-A review and update - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pound, J.M., George, J.E., Kammlah, D.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Davey, R.B. 2010. Evidence for the role of white-tailed deer(Artiodactyla:Cervidae)in the epidemiology of cattle ticks and southern cattle ticks (Acari:Ixodidae)in reinfestations along the Texas/Mexico border in South Texas-A review and update. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(2):211-8..
Effects of photoperiod on reproduction, nymphal development timing and diapause in Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Pound, J.M., George, J.E. 2009. Effects of photoperiod on reproduction, nymphal development timing and diapause in Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. 46:1299-1302.
Efficacy of Eprinomectin and Doramectin against Amblyomma americanum (Acari:Ixodidae)on cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, J.A., Pound, J.M., Oehler, D.D. 2009. Efficacy of Eprinomectin and Doramectin against Amblyomma americanum (Acari:Ixodidae)on cattle. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(2):809-814.
A sustained release gel formulation of Doramectin for control of Lone Star Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and Horn Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, J.A., Pound, J.M., Klavons, J.A. 2009. A sustained release gel formulation of Doramectin for control of Lone Star Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and horn flies (Diptera: Muscidae) on cattle. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(2):804-808.
Dynamics and mechanisms of permethrin resistance in a field population of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, J.A. 2009. Dynamics and mechanisms of permethrin resistance in a field population of the horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (L.). Insect Science. 16:175-184.
Presumptive evidence for the role of the white-tailed deer in the epidemiology of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus (Acari: Ixodidae) - (Proceedings)
George, J.E., Pound, J.M., Kammlah, D.M., Lohmeyer, K.H. 2008. Presumptive evidence for the role of the white-tailed deer in the epidemiology of Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus (Acari: Ixodidae). In: Proceedings of the VI Internacional Seminar of Animal Parasitology, September 3-5, 2008, Vera Cruz, Mexico. 2008 CDROM.
Treatment of pastures with diflubenzuron suppresses Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tomberlin, J.K., Lohmeyer, K.H., Kattes, D. 2007. Treatment of pastures with diflubenzuron suppresses Horn Fly, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) development. Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology. 24(2): 95-101.
Acetylcholinesterase Mutation in Diazinon-Resistant Haematobia Irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Li, A.Y., Lohmeyer, K.H., Chen, A.C., Olafson, P.U., Sanson, D.W., Foil, L.D. 2008. Acetylcholinesterase mutation in diazinon-resistant Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae). Veterinary Parasitology. 154(3-4):300-310.
Improved Mass Rearing Techniques for the Horn Fly, Haematobia Irritans (L.)(DIPTERA:MUSCIDAE) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Kammlah, D.M. 2006. Improved mass rearing techniques for the horn fly, Haematobia irritans (L.) (Diptera:muscidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 31(1):83-85.
Pathogenicity of Three Formulations of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Control of Adult Haematobia Irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Miller, J.A. 2006. Pathogenicity of three formulations of entomopathogenic fungi for control of adult Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 99(6):1943-1947.
White Eye Color Mutant in Haematobia Irritans (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lohmeyer, K.H., Kammlah, D.M., Pruett Jr, J.H. 2006. White eye color mutant in Haematobia irritans (Diptera: Muscidae). Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 99(5):966-968.
Organophosphate Resistance in Mexican Strains of Boophilus Microplus: a Major Threat to the U.S. Cattle Industry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Temeyer, K.B., Pound, J.M., Miller, J.A., Chen, A.C., Pruett Jr, J.H., Guerrero, F., Davey, R.B., Untalan, P.M., Lohmeyer, K.H., Li, A.Y., Miller, R., George, J.E. 2004. Organophosphate resistance in Mexican strains of Boophilus microplus: A major threat to the U.S. cattle industry. Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Bulletin of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 17:43-51.
Precision Application of Aldicarb to Enhance Efficiency of Thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) Management in Cotton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LOHMEYER, K.H., ALL, J.N., ROBERTS, P.M., BUSH, P. PRECISION APPLICATION OF ALDICARB TO ENHANCE EFFICIENCY OF THRIPS (THYSANOPTERA: THRIPIDAE) MANAGEMENT IN COTTON. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY. 2003. v. 96(3). p. 748-754.
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