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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Juan A Morales Ramos
Biological Control of Pests Research
Entomology

Phone: (662) 686-3069
Fax: (662) 686-5281

59 LEE ROAD
NBCL
STONEVILLE , MS 387760067

Projects
Production and Deployment of Natural Enemies for Biological Control of Arthropod Pests
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430071
Colloidal Artificial Diet Based Mass Production System for Nezara viridula and Piezodorus guildinii
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 427639

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Development of Baits for Insect Control -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2016. Development of Baits for Insect Control. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 270-271.
Use of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) powder to enhance artificial diet formulations for Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Reprint Icon -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Riddick, E.W. 2016. Use of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) powder to enhance artificial diet formulations for Coleomegilla maculata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Biological Control. 100:70-78.
The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2. -
Rojas, M.G., Elliott, R.B., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2016. The hurdles of biological control of the red Imported Fire Ant: Part 2.. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 10:246-247.
Insect mass production technologies -
Cortez Ortiz, J.A., Torres Ruiz, A., Morales Ramos, J.A., Thomas, M., Rojas, M.G., Tomerlin, J.K. 2016. Insect mass production technologies. Insects as Sustainable Food Ingredients. 6:154-201.
The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1 -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J., Grodowitz, M.J., Allen, M.L. 2016. The hurdles of Biological Control to control The red Imported Fire Ant: Part 1. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 9:184-185.
Nutritional value of pupae versus larvae of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) as food for rearing Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shelby, K., Coudron, T.A. 2015. Nutritional value of pupae versus larvae of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) as food for rearing Podisus maculiventris (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 109(2):564-571.
Factitious foods to reduce production costs of beneficial insects -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Riddick, E.W. 2015. Factitious foods to reduce production costs of beneficial insects. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 8:288-289.
Insect biomass to enhance food production -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Insect biomass to enhance food production. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1 page.
The importance of biological control in agriculture -
Grodowitz, M.J., Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Riddick, E.W., Chen, J., Elliott, R.B., Boyette, C.D., Hoagland, R.E. 2015. The importance of biological control in agriculture. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1-12.
Arthropods in Biological Control -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Grodowitz, M.J. 2015. Arthropods in Biological Control. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 7: 253-254.
Low cost production of nematodes for biological control of insect pests -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2015. Low cost production of nematodes for biological control of insect pests. Adjacent Government UK Magazine. 1-2.
Effect of larval density on food utilization efficiency of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2015. Effect of larval density on food utilization efficiency of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 108:2259-2267.
Feeding the insect industry -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2015. Feeding the insect industry. Research Media EU Magazine. 182: 47-49.
Morphometric analysis of instar variation in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) Reprint Icon -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Kay, S., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tedders, W.T. 2015. Morphometric analysis of instar variation in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108(2):146-159.
Potential utilization of Spirulina microalga as a dietary supplement for the ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata Reprint Icon -
Riddick, E.W., Wu, Z., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2014. Potential utilization of Spirulina microalga as a dietary supplement for the ladybird beetle Coleomegilla maculata. Trends in Entomology. 10:39-48.
Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae) Reprint Icon -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2014. Juvenile coloration as a predictor of health in Nezara viridula (Heteroptera: pentatomidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 49:166-175.
A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae) Reprint Icon -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2013. A modular cage system design for continuous medium to large scale in vivo-rearing of predatory mites (Acari: phytoseiidae). Psyche. 2014 (596768); 8 pgs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/596768.
Introduction: Mass production for beneficial organisms -
Leppla, N., Morales Ramos, J.A., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Rojas, M.G. 2014. Introduction. In: Morales-Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Sharpio-Ilan, D.I., editors. Mass Production for Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. p. 3-16. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-391453-8.00001-7
Life tables as tools of evaluation and quality control for arthropod mass production -
Portilla, M., Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Blanco, C. 2013. Life tables as tools of evaluation and quality control for arthropod mass production. In: J. A. Morales-Ramos, M. G. Rojas and D. I. Shapiro-Ilan [Eds.]. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisims: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. pgs 241-275.
Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) -
Morales Ramos, J. A., Rojas, M. G., Shapiro Ilan, D. I., Tedders, W. L. 2013. Use of nutrient self selection as a diet refining tool in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Bulletin of Entomological Research. 48(3):206-221.
Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods -
Artificial diet development for entomophagous arthropods. In: Morales-Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G, Shapiro-Ilan, D.I. editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms: Invertebrates and Entomopathogens. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. p. 203-240.
Impact of Adult Weight, Density, and Age on Reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Kay, S., Tedders, W., Shapiro Ilan, D.I. 2012. Impact of adult weight, density, and age on reproduction of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 47:208-220.
Optimization of a host diet for in vivo production of entomopathogenic nematodes -
Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Tedders, L.T. 2012. Optimization of a host diet for in vivo production of entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 44:264-273.
Self-selection of two diet components by Tennebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae and its impact on fitness -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tedders, W.L. 2011. Self-selection of two diet components by Tennebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae and its impact on fitness. Environmental Entomology. 40(50): 1285-1294.
Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae) -
Riddick, E.W., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Allen, M.L., Spencer, B. 2011. Stethorus punctillum (Coleoptera: coccinellidae). Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/predators/spunctillum.html.
Tri-trophic level Impact of Host Plant Linamarin and Lotaustralin on Tetranychus urticae (Mesostigmata: Tetranychidae) and its predator Phytoseiulus persimilis (Prostigmata: Phytoseiidae) -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2010. Tri-trophic level Impact of Host Plant Linamarin and Lotaustralin on Tetranychus urticae (Mesostigmata: Tetranychidae) and its predator Phytoseiulus persimilis (Prostigmata: Phytoseiidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:1354-1362.
Ingested boric acid effect on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Reprint Icon -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Chen, J. 2011. Ingested boric acid effect on the venom chemistry of Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Entomological Science. 46(2):89-95.
Extracted Venom and Cuticular Compounds of Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp., and Chemotaxonomic Applications Across a Persistent Hybrid Zone Reprint Icon -
Defauw, S.L., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Boykin, D.L. Extracted Venom and Cuticular Compounds of Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis spp., and Chemotaxonomic Applications Across a Persistent Hybrid Zone. J. Entomol. Sci. 45(4): 335-352. 2010.
Some Organic Acids Acting as Stimulants of Recruitment and Feeding for the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2009. Some Organic Acids Acting as Stimulants of Recruitment and Feeding for the Formosan Subterranean Termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology. 54 (3):861-871.
Developmental plasticity in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Analysis of Instar Variation in Number and Development Time under Different Diets -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Tedders, W.L. 2009. Developmental plasticity in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): Analysis of Instar Variation in Number and Development Time under Different Diets. J. Entomol. Sci. 45(2):75-90.
Effect of Host Plant on the Chemical Composition of Tetranychus urticae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae): Variability in Soluble Protein, Anions, and Carbohydrates. -
Size and Chemical Composition of Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Spermatophores -
Blanco, C. A., Rojas, M. G., Groot, A., Morales Ramos, J. A., Abel, C. A. 2009. Size and Chemical Composition of Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Spermatophores. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102(4): 629-637.
CDC-1 Enclose Continuous Rearing System for Phytoseiid Mites -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2008. CDC-1 Enclose Continuous Rearing System for Phytoseiid Mites. Software and User Manual Public Release.
Phytoseilus persimilis (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) Feeding on Extrafloral Nectar: Reproductive Impact of Sugar Sources in Presence of Prey -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2008. Phytoseilus persimilis (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) Feeding on Extrafloral Nectar: Reproductive Impact of Sugar Sources in Presence of Prey. Biopesticides International. 4(1): 1-5 (2008).
Efectos de Campos Magnéticos en las Tasas de Consumo de Madera por Coptotermes formosanus, la Termita Subterránea de Formosa. -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Solhjoo, H.H. 2008. Efectos de Campos Magnéticos en las Tasas de Consumo de Madera por Coptotermes formosanus, la Termita Subterránea de Formosa.V Congreso Nacional Proteccion a la Madera. p. 99-101.
Uso de Cebos para el Control de la Termita de Formosa, Coptotermes formosanus, en Zonas Arboladas en la Ciudad de Nuevo Orleáns -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2008. Uso de Cebos para el Control de la Termita de Formosa, Coptotermes formosanus, en Zonas Arboladas en la Ciudad de Nuevo Orleáns. Proceedings of V Congreso Nacional de Proteccion a la Madera. p. 35-38.
Plant Host Effect on the Development of Heliothis virescens (F.) (Lepidoptera: noctuidae) -
Blanco, C.A., Teran-Vargas, A.P., Abel, C.A., Portilla, M., Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2008. Plant Host Effect on the Development of Heliothis virescens (F.) (Lepidoptera: noctuidae). Environmental Entomology. 37(6):1538-1547.
Mechanized Packing and Delivery System for Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Mealworm Cadavers -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Tedders, W.L., Dean, C.B., Shapiro Ilan, D.I., Rojas, M.G. 2007. Mechanized Packing and Delivery System for Entomopathogenic Nematodes in Infected Mealworm Cadavers. Software and User Manual Public Release.
Importance of Lipids for Queen Fecundity and Colony Growth of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2007. Importance of Lipids for Queen Fecundity and Colony Growth of Coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environmental Entomology 36(5):1014-1017.
EFFECTS OF DIFLUBENZURON ON THE PERITROPHIC MATRIX AND FAT BODY OF FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) WORKERS -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Sittertz-Bhatkar, H. 2006. Effects of diflubenzuron on the peritrophic matrix and fat body of formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) workers. Sociobiology. 47(3):667-676.
PERITROPHIC MATRIX OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Sittertz-Bhatkar 2006. Peritrophic matrix of the formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), Florida Entomologist. 89: 99-101.
CHANGES IN THE RATIOS OF FOUR CUTICULAR HYDROCARBONS IN FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE WORKERS (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI) DUE TO DIET -
Rojas, M.G., Werle, C.T., Cottrell, N.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2005. Changes in the ratios of four cuticular hydrocarbons in formosan subterranean termite workers (coptotermes formosanus shiraki) due to diet. Sociobiology 46:131-140.
GROWTH OF YOUNG COLONIES OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) FEEDING ON SINGLE VERSUS MULTIPLE WOOD SPECIES -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2005. Growth of young colonies of coptotermes formosanus (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) feeding on single versus multiple wood species. Sociobiology 46:155-173.
TESTING METHODS FOR IMPROVING SURVIVAL OF INCIPIENT COLONIES OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) FOR LABORATORY COMPARISONS -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2005. Testing methods for improving survival of incipient colonies of coptotermes formosanus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) for laboratory comparisons. Sociobiology 46(2):375-384.
WOOD CONSUMPTION RATES OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS(ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE): A THREE- YEAR STUDY USING GROUPS OF WORKERS AND SOLDIERS -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2005. Wood consumption rates of coptotermes formosanus(isoptera: rhinotermitidae): a three - year study using groups of workers and soldiers. Sociobiology 45:707-719.
CHANGES IN THE RATIOS OF FOUR CUTICULAR HYDROCARBONS IN THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS) DUE TO DIET -
Rojas, M.G., Werle, C.T., Cottrell, N.L., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2005. Changes in the ratios of four cuticular hydrocarbons in the formosan subterranean termite (coptotermes formosanus) due to diet. Sociobiology 46(1):131-140.
WOOD CONSUMPTION OF YOUNG COLONIES OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2005. Wood consumption of young colonies of coptotermes formosanus (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology.
EFFECTS OF 3 CHITIN SYNTHESIS INHIBITORS ON EGG VIABILITY AND SURVIVAL OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS, (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) INCIPIENT REPRODUCTIVE ADULTS -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2004. Effects of 3 chitin synthesis inhibitors on egg viability and survival of coptotermes formosanus, (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) incipient reproductive adults. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
BLACK-STAINING FUNGUS EFFECTS ON THE NATURAL RESISTANCE PROPERTIES OF ALASKAN YELLOW-CEDAR TO THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Hennon, P.E. 2003. Black-staining fungus effects on the natural resistance properties of alaskan yellow-cedar to the Formosan subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environmental Entomology. 32:1234-1241.
NATURAL ENEMIES AND PEST CONTROL: AN INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CONCEPT -
Morales-Ramos, J. A. and M. G. Rojas. 2003. Natural Enemies and Pest Control: An Integrated Pest Management Concept. In O. Koul and G. S. Dhaliwal [Eds.]. Predators and Parasitoids. Taylor and Francis. New York, NY. pages 17-39.
NUTRITIONAL ECOLOGY OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE ISOPTERA RHINOTERMITIDAE)GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF INCIPIENT COLONIES FEEDING ONPREFERRED WOOD SPECIES -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2003. Nutritional ecology of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera rhinotermitidae) growth and survival of incipient colonies feeding onpreferred wood species. Journal of Economic Entomology 96:106-116.
NUTRITIONAL ECOLOGY OF THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE): I. FEEDING PREFERENCE AND DETERRENCE -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G. 2003. Nutritional ecology of the formosan subterranean termite (isoptera: rhinotermitidae): i. feeding preference and deterrence. Journal of Economic Entomology.
A BAIT MATRIX FOR DELIVERY OF CHITIN SYNTHESIS INHIBITORS TO THE FORMOSAN SUBTERRANEAN TERMITE, COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A. 2001. A bait matrix for delivery of chitin synthesis inhibitors to the formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus (isoptera: rhinotermitidae). Ecological Entomology.
THREE FUNGAI SPECIES ISOLATED FROM COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS SHIRAKI (ISOPTERA: RHINOTERMITIDAE) BODY, CARTON MATERIAL, AND INFESTED WOOD -
Rojas, M.G., Morales Ramos, J.A., Klich, M.A., Wright, M.S. 2001. Three fungai species isolated from coptotermes formosanus shiraki (isoptera: rhinotermitidae) body, carton material, and infested wood. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
Catolaccus grandis (Burks)(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) -
Morales Ramos, J.A. 2000. Catolaccus grandis (Burks)(Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). In: Weeden, Shelton, and Hoffmann, editors. Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America. Cornell Univeristy. http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/parasitoids/catolaccus_grandis.html
SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HYPOTHENEMUS HAMPEI (COLEOPTERA: SCOLYTIDAE) AND FUSARIUM SOLANI (MONILIALES: TUBERCULARIACEAE) -
Morales Ramos, J.A., Rojas, M.G., Sitterz-Bhatkar, H., Saldana, G. 2000. Symbiotic relationship between hypothenemus hampei (coleoptera: scolytidae) and fusarium solani (moniliales: tuberculariaceae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.
REARING OF ECTOPARASITOID DIAPETIMORPHA INTROITA (HYMENOPTERA: ICHNEUMONIDAE) ON AN ARTIFICIAL DIET: SUPPLEMENTATION WITH INSECT CELL LINE-DERIVED FACTORS -
AREAWIDE MANAGEMENT OF THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL: USE OF A SPATIOTEMPORAL MODEL IN AUGMENTATIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL -
CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS OF OVIPOSITION AND EMERGENCE OF THE ECTOPARASITOID CATOLACCUS GRANDIS (HYMENOPTERA: PTEROMALIDAE) -
EFFECT OF LOW TEMPERATURE ON DEVELOPMENT, MORTALITY, AND VIABILITY OF THE ECTOPARASITOID CATOLACCUS GRANDIS (HYMENOPTERA: PTEROMALIDAE) -
SIGNIFICANCE OF ADULT NUTRITION AND OVIPOSITION EXPERIENCE ON LONGEVITY ANDATTAINMENT OF FULL FECUNDITY OF CATOLACCUS GRANDIS (HYMENOPTERA: PTEROMALIDAE) -
COMPARISON OF IN VIVO VERSUS IN VITRO-REARED CATOLACCUS GRANDIS IN THE FIELD -
LABORATORY EVALUATION OF FIRST, SECOND, FIFTH AND TENTH IN VITRO-REARED GENERATION OF CATOLACCUS GRANDIS -
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