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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF IMPORTED FIRE ANTS AND EMERGING URBAN PEST PROBLEMS

Location: Imported Fire Ant and Household Insects

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

"Ants" - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H., Vail, K.M. 2011. "Ants". Mallis Handbook Pest Control 10th edition. 11:273-293.
Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Suckling, D.M., Stringer, L.D., Bunn, B., El-Sayed, A.M., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Trail pheromone disruption of red imported fire ant. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:744-750.
No Evidence for Wolbachia Phenotypic Effects in Newly Mated Queens of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bouwma, A., Shoemaker, D.D. 2011. No Evidence for Wolbachia Phenotypic Effects in Newly Mated Queens of the Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science. 2:1-19.
Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Valles, S.M. 2010. Molecular diversity of PBAN family peptides from fire ants. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 74(2):67-80.
Laboratory host specificicty testing of the fire ant microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M., Briano, J. 2010. Laboratory host specificicty testing of the fire ant microsporidian pathogen Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae). Biological Control. 53:331-336.
Distribution of the Formosa strain of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) three and a half years after releases in North Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D. 2010. Distribution of the Formosa strain of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon curvatus (Diptera: Phoridae) three and a half years after releases in North Florida. Florida Entomologist. 93(1):107-112.
Species delimitation: A case study in a problematic ant taxon     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ross, K.G., Gotzek, D., Ascunce, M.S., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Species delimitation: A case study in a problematic ant taxon. 59(2):162-184.
Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Choi, M.Y. 2010. Isolation of a pyrazine alarm pheromone component from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36:163-170.
Ecological metrics predict connectivity better than geographic distance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hokit, G., Ascunce, M.S., Ernst, J., Branch, L., Clark, A. 2009. Landscape Characteristics influence spatial genetic variation of the Florida scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi). Conservation Genetics. 11(1):149-159.
A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, D.D., Ascunce, M.S. 2010. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Insect Science. 10(73):1-11.
Presence of the fire ant pathogen Kneallhazia solenopsae in fire ant decapitating phorid flies - (Abstract Only)
(31-Jul-09)
Multiplex detection of Solenopsis invicta viruses -1, -2, and -3 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Varone, L., Ramirez, L., Briano, J. 2009. Multiplex detection of Solenopsis invicta viruses -1, -2, and -3. Journal of Virological Methods. 162:276-279.
Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Shih, C. 2009. Effect of surfaces on the foraging efficiency of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Formosan Entomologist. 29:51-58.
Gene discovery using massively parallel pyrosequencing to develop ESTs for the flesh fly Sarcophaga crassipalpis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hahn, D.A., Ragland, G., Shoemaker, D.D., Denlinger, D.L. 2009. Gene discovery using massively parallel pyrosequencing to develop ESTs for the flesh fly Sarcophaga crassipalpis. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 10:234.
Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new positive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Hashimoto, Y. 2009. Isolation and characterization of Solenopsis invicta virus 3, a new positive-strand RNA virus infecting the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Virology. 388:354-361.
Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D. 2009. Kneallhazia (=Thelohania) Solenopsae infection rate of Pseudacteon Curvatus flies determined by multiplex PCR. Florida Entomologist. 92(2):344-349.
Characterization of 24 microsatellite markers in eleven species of fire ants in the genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Bouwma, A.M., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Characterization of 24 microsatellite markers in eleven species of fire ants in the genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. Available: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/122313880/HTMLSTART.
Successful establishment of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in Taiwan: Insights into interactions of alternative social forms - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Shoemaker, D.D., Wu, J., Lin, Y., Lin, C., Wu, W., Shih, C. 2009. Successful establishment of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in Taiwan: Insights into interactions of alternative social forms. Diversity and Distributions. 15(4):709-719.
Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Huang, Y., Shih, C. 2009. Microencapsulated bait: Does it work with Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)?. Sociobiology. 53(3):729-737.
Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A. 2009. Pseudacteon decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae): Are they potential vectors of the fire ant pathogens Kneallhazia(=Thelohania)solenopsae (Microsporidia: Thelohaniidae)and Vairimorpha invictae (Microsporidia: Burenellidae)?. Biological Control. 48(3):310-315.
Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. Identification of a new member of PBAN family of neuropeptides from the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Insect Molecular Biology. 18(2):161-169.
Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Nigg, H.N., Clark, A. 2009. Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root Weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 92(1):167-172.
Pban/pyrokinin Peptides in the Central Nervous System of the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A.K., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. PBAN/Pyrokinin peptides in the central nervous system of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Cell and Tissue Research. 335(2):431-439.
Twenty-three new microsatellite loci in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Yang, C.C., Geden, C.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2009. Twenty-three new microsatellite loci in the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae). Molecular Ecology Resources. 9:271-273.
Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oliver, J.B., Vander Meer, R.K., Ochieng, S.A., Youssef, N.N., Pantaleoni, E., Mrema, F.A., Vail, K.M., Parkman, P., Valles, S.M., Huan, W.G., Powell, S. 2009. Statewide survey of Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations in Tennessee. Journal of Entomological Science. 44(2):149-157.
Pban/pyrokinin Peptides in Central Nervous System from Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Abstract Only)
Choi, M.Y., Vander Meer, R.K., Raina, A.K. 2008. Pban/pyrokinin peptides in central nervous system from fire ant, solenopsis invicta. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 78.
Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues? - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Choi, M.Y., Anderson, J. 2008. Fire Ant Cuticular Hydrocarbons: A research tool and nestmate recognition cues?. Meeting Abstract.International Society of Chemical Ecology. Paper No. 139.
Positive-strand RNA viral infections of the RIFA - (Proceedings)
Valles, S.M. 2008. Positive-strand RNA viral infections of the RIFA. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.p.121.
Putative Native Source of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A. - (Proceedings)
Shoemaker, D.D., Calcerda, E.J., Deheer, C.J., Ross, K.G. 2010. Putative Native Source of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A.. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:124.
Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant - (Proceedings)
Choi, M.Y., Raina, A., Vander Meer, R.K. 2010. Atlas of Central Nervous System and the first Neuropeptide from Fire Ant. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:97-99.
Morphological and genetic characterization of Saimiri boliviensis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steinberg, E.R., Nieves, M., Ascunce, M.S., Palermo, A.M., Mudry, M.D. 2009. Morphological And Genetic Characterization of Saimiri boliviensis (Primates: Cebidae): Implications For Management And Conservation. Conservation Genetics.30:29-41.
Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2008. Infection characteristics of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99(2):136-140.
Fire ant control with Entomopathogens in the USA - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H., Valles, S.M. 2008. Fire ant control with Entomopathogens in the USA. Book Chapter. In: Hajek A.E., Glare, T.R., O'Callaghan M. editors. Use of Microbes for control and eradication of invasive arthropods. p.237-257.
A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Abstract Only)
Ascunce, M.S., Shoemaker, D.D. 2008. A new method for distinguishing colony social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta. The Annual Symposium of the American Genetic Association; Genetics and Genomics of Behavior. Meeting Abstract. p.15.
Body size, but not cooling rate affects supercooling points in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hahn, D.A., Martin, A.R., Porter, S.D. 2008. Body size, but not cooling rate affects supercooling points in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Physiological Ecology. 37: 1074-1080.
No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Briano, J.A. 2009. No detection of Vairimorpha invictae in fire ant decapitating flies reared from V. invictae- infected ants. Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 24:121-122.
Estimation of the number of founders of an invasive pest insect population: the fire ant Solenopsis incivta in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ross, K.G., Shoemaker, D.D. 2008. Estimation of the number of founders of an invasive pest insect population: the fire ant Solenopsis incivta in the United States. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.2231-2240.
Characterization of structural proteins of Solenopsis invicta virus 1     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Hashimoto, Y. 2008. Characterization of structural proteins of Solenopsis invicta virus 1. Virus Research. 136(1):189-191.
What Should Japan Be Doing about S. invicta? - (Book / Chapter)
Porter, S.D., Higashi, S. 2008. What Should Japan Be Doing about S. invicta?.Sapporo, Japan:Kaiyu Press.p. 163-175.
Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants - (Other)
Flanders, K., Graham, F., Porter, S.D., Oi, D.H. 2008. Biological Control of Imported Fire Ants. Extension Service Bulletins. Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis incivta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kafle, L., Wu, W., Vander Meer, R.K., Shih, C. 2008. Simplified approaches to determine the attractant preference of Solenopsis incivta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entmology and Zoology.43:383-390.
Y-chromosome variability in four Native American populations from Panama. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ascunce, M.S., Gonzalez-Oliver, A., Mulligan, C.J. 2008. Y-chromosome variability in four Native American populations from Panama. Human Biology. 80(3):287-302.
Solenopsis Invicta Viruses - (Patent Application)
Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H., Dang, P.M., Hunter, W.B., Strong, C.A., Williams, D.F., Pereira, R.M. Solenopsis invicta viruses. Patent Application.7,332,176.
Areawide suppression of fire ants - (Book / Chapter)
Aubuchon, M.D., Vander Meer, R.K. 2009. Areawide suppression of fire ants. In: Koul, O., Cuperus, G., Elliott, N. Areawide Pest Management: Theory and Implementation. Stillwater, OK: CAB International. p. 261-270.
Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 genomic and intermediary replicating viral RNA in fire ant workers and larvae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2008. Detection and quantitation of Solenopsis invicta virus-2 genomic and intermediary replicating viral RNA in fire ant workers and larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 98:243-245.
Expressed sequence tags from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: Annotation and utilization for discovery of viruses     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Hunter, W.B., Dang, P.M., Pereira, R.M., Oi, D.H., Williams, D.F. 2008. Expressed sequence tags from the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta: Annotation and utilization for discovery of viruses. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99(1):74-81.
Introducing Phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilbert, L.E., Barr, C.L., Calixto, A.A., Cook, J.L., Drees, B.M., Lebrun, E.G., Patrock, R.J., Plowes, R.M., Porter, S.D., Puckett, R.T. 2008. Introducing Phorid fly parasitoids of red imported fire ant workers from South America to Texas: Outcomes vary by region and by Pseudacteon species released. Southwestern Entomologist.33(1):15-29.
Distributional patterns of Pseudacteon associated with the Solenopsis saevissima complex in South America     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Patrock, R.J., Folgarait, P.J., Gilbert, L.E., Porter, S.D. 2009. Distributional patterns of Pseudacteon associated with the Solenopsis saevissima complex in South America. Journal of Insect Science. 9:60, 17 pp.
Combining biological and chemical controls for the management of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Williams, D.F., Pereira, R.M., Horton, P.M., Davis, T., Hyder, A.H., Bolton, H.T., Zeichner, B.C., Porter, S.D., Hoch, A.L., Boswell, M.L., Williams, G. 2008. Combining biological and chemical controls for the management of red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). American Entomologist. 54:46-55.
Integrated pest management:concepts,tactics, strategies and case studies - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H., Drees, B.M. 2009. Fire ant IPM. In: Radcliffe, E.B., Hutchison, W.D., Cancelado, R.E., editors. Integrated pest management: concepts, tactics, strategies and case studies. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. p. 390-401.
Putative Native Source of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caldera, E.J., Ross, K.G., Deheer, C.J., Shoemaker, D.D. 2008. Putative Native Source of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A. Biological Invasions. 10(8):1457-1479.
Evolution of Fire Ant Control - (Abstract Only)
Oi, D.H. 2007. Evolution of Fire Ant Control. Meeting Abstract.The 19th Faopma Convention and International Exhibition on Pesticides, Material and equipment.1:31-37.
Area-wide Suppression of Fire Ants - (Abstract Only)
Oi, D.H. 2007. Area-wide Suppression of Fire Ants. Meeting Abstract.Proceedins of the Symposium on the Vision of Taiwan Plan Protection Development.1:41.
Population genetic structure of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in Taiwan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, C., Shoemaker, D.D., Wu, W., Shih, C. 2008. Population genetic structure of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, in Taiwan. Insectes Sociaux.55:54-65.
Molecular variation at a candidate gene implicated in the regulation of fire ant social behavior.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gotzek, D., Shoemaker, D.D., Ross, K.G. 2007. Molecular variation at a candidate gene implicated in the regulation of fire ant social behavior. PLoS One.2(11):1-16.
An overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China - (Review Article)
Zhang, R., Li, Y., Porter, S.D. 2007. An overview of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Mainland China. Florida Entomologist.90(4):723-731.
Thelohania solenopsae as a factor of fire ant populations - (Abstract Only)
Oi, D.H. 2007. Thelohania solenopsae as a factor of fire ant populations. Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting Proceedings.p.100.
Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Henne, D.C., Johnson, S.J., Porter, S.D. 2007. Status of the fire ant decapitating fly Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae) in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist.90(3):565-569.
Ethanol Preservation of fire ants allows retrospective screening for Solenopsis Invicta Virus-1 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M. 2007. Ethanol Preservation of fire ants allows retrospective screening for Solenopsis Invicta Virus-1. Florida Entomologist. 90(3):577-578.
Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardner, W.A., Diffie, S., Vander Meer, R.K., Brinkman, M.A. 2008. Distribution of the fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hybrid in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science. 43:133-137.
The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Hefetz, A. 2007. The Complexity of Fire Ant Nestmate Recognition [abstract]. 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Ecology.Tsukuba, Japan. p. 28.
Host Specificity of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Five Field Sites with Infected Solenopsis Invicta Fire Ant Colonies in Northern Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, R.A. 2007. Host specificity of the microsporidian pathogen vairimorpha invictae at five field sites with infected solenopsis invicta fire ant colonies in northern argentina. Florida Entomologist. 90(3):447-452.
Solenopsis invicta virus-1 tissue tropism and intracolony infection rate in the red imported fire ant: A quantitative PCR-based study     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M. 2007. Solenopsis invicta virus-1 tissue tropism and intracolony infection rate in the red imported fire ant: A quantitative PCR-based study. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(2):156-161.
Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida's upland ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, J.R., Porter, S.D. 2007. Body size, colony size, abundance, and ecological impact of exotic ants in Florida's upland ecosystems. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 9(5):757-774.
Public health significance of Urban Pests - (Book / Chapter)
Oi, D.H. 2008. Public health significance of Urban Pests. World Health Organization Technical Report.Pharaoh ants and fire ants.p.175-208.
Genetic Variation and Structure in Native Populations of the Fire Ant Solenopsis Invicta: Evolutionary and Demographic Implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ross, K.G., Krieger, M., Keller, L., Shoemaker, D.D. 2007. Genetic variation and structure in native populations of the fire ant solenopsis invicta: evolutionary and demographic implications. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, London.92:541-560.
Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A., Oi, D.H., Porter, S.D., Pereira, R.M., Vander Meer, R.K., Hashimoto, Y., Hooper-Bui, L.M., Sanchez-Arroyo, H., Davis, T., Karpakakunjaram, V., Vail, K.M., Fudd, G., Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Gilbert, L.E., Ward, R., Ward, K., Oliver, J., Taniguchi, G., Thompson, D.C. 2007. Phenology, Distribution, and Host Specificity of Solenopsis invicta Virus-1. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 96(1):18-27.
Allomermis solenopsii n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda) parasitizing the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Poinar, Jr., G.O., Porter, S.D., Tang, S., Hyman, B.C. 2007. Allomermis solenopsii n. sp. (Mermithidae: Nematoda) parasitizing the fire ant Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Argentina. Systematic Parasitology.68(2):115-128.
Pseudacteon Decapitating Flies: Potential Vectors of a Fire Ant Virus? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Porter, S.D. 2007. Pseudacteon decapitating flies: potential vectors of a fire ant virus?. Florida Entomologist. 90(1):268-270.
Mitochondrial DNA Diversity As a Useful Population Metric - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(10-Jan-07)
Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barron, A.B., Maleszka, R., Vander Meer, R.K., Robinson, G.E. 2007. Octopamine modulates honey bee dance behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104(5):1703-1707.
Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honey bees with octopamine     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barron, A.B., Maleszka, J., Vander Meer, R.K., Robinson, G.E., Maleszka, R. 2007. Comparing injection, feeding and topical application methods for treatment of honey bees with octopamine. Journal of Insect Physiology. 53(2):187-194.
Detection and Quantitation of Solenopsis Invicta Virus in Fire Ants by Real-Time Pcr     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hashimoto, Y., Valles, S.M., Strong, C.A. 2007. DETECTION AND QUANTITATION OF SOLENOPSIS INVICTA VIRUS IN FIRE ANTS BY REAL-TIME PCR. Journal of Virological Methods. 140(1-2):132-139.
Range Expansion of the Fire Ant Decapitating Fly, Pseudacteon Tricuspis, Eight to Nine Years after Releases in Florida     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, R., Porter, S.D. 2006. RANGE EXPANSION OF THE FIRE ANT DECAPITATING FLY, PSEUDACTEON TRICUSPIS, EIGHT TO NINE YEARS AFTER RELEASES IN FLORIDA. Florida Entomologist. 89: 536-538.
Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas - (Experiment Station)
Drees, B.M., Vinson, B., Gold, R.E., Merchant, M.E., Brown, E., Engler, K., Keck, M., Nester, P., Kostroun, D., Flanders, K., Graham, F., Pollet, D., Hooper-Bui, L., Beckley, P., Horton, P.M., Davis, T., Gardner, W., Loftin, K., Vail, K., Wright, R., Smith, W., Thompson, D.C., Kabashima, J., Blake, L., Koehler, P., Oi, D.H., Callcott, A. 2006. Managing imported fire ants in urban areas. B-6043, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University, College Station TX 22 pp.
New Survey for the Fire Ant Microsporidia Vairimorpha Invictae and Thelohania Solenopsae in Southern South America, with Observations on Their Field Persistence and Prevalence of Dual Infections - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Briano, J., Calcaterra, L., Valles, S.M., Livore, J., Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. NEW SURVEY FOR THE FIRE ANT MICROSPORIDIA VAIRIMORPHA INVICTAE AND THELOHANIA SOLENOPSAE IN SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR FIELD PERSISTENCE AND PREVALENCE OF DUAL INFECTIONS. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1358-1365.
Oviposition Process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vander Meer, R.K., Morel, L. 2007. Oviposition Process of Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Queens. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America.100(5):758-762.
Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Burns, S.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Teal, P.E. 2007. Juvenile hormone III concentrations in female reproductives of Solenopsis invicta Buren. Journal of Entomological Science.42(2):306-309.
Population Genetics of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis Invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the U.S.A.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, D.D., Deheer, C.J., Krieger, M.J., Ross, K.G. 2007. Population genetics of the invasive fire ant solenopsis invicta (hymenoptera: formicidae) in the U.S.A.. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America. 99(6):1213-1233.
The Influence of a Primer Pheromone on Biogenic Amines and Nestmate Recognition in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Proceedings)
Vander Meer, R.K. 2006. The Influence of a Primer Pheromone on Biogenic amines and Nestmate Recognition in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. XV Congress IUSSI Proceedings. 94. Washington, D.C. July 30- August 4, 2006.
Population Genetics of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis Invicta in the U.S.A. - (Proceedings)
Shoemaker, D.D. 2006. Population Genetics of the Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis invicta in the U.S.A.. XV Congress IUSSI Proceedings. 115-116. Washington, D.C. July 30-August 4, 2006.
Fire Ant, Biology, Ecology, and Biocontrol - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D. 2006. Fire Ant, Biology, Ecology, and Biocontrol. XV Congress IUSSI Proceedings. 114. Washington, D.C. July 30-August 4, 2006.
Effect of Mono and Polygyne Social Forms on Transmission and Spread of Microsporidia in Fire Ant Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H. 2006. EFFECT OF MONO- AND POLYGYNE SOCIAL FORMS ON TRANSMISSION AND SPREAD OF MICROSPORIDIA IN FIRE ANT POPULATIONS. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:146-151.
Serendipitous Discovery of An Rna Virus from the Cricket Acheta Domesticus     Reprint Icon - (Research Notes)
Valles, S.M., Chen, Y. 2006. Serendipitous discovery of an rna virus from the cricket acheta domesticus. Florida Entomologist. 89(2):282-283
Speed of Efficacy and Delayed Toxicity Characteristics of Fast-Acting Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Baits - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oi, D.H., Oi, F.M. 2006. Speed of efficacy and delayed toxicity characteristics of fast-acting fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) baits. Journal of Economic Entomology. 99(5):1739-1748.
Selective Male Mortality in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fritz, G.N., Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A. 2006. Selective Male Mortality in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. Genetics. 173: 207-213.
Establishment and Spread of Pseudacteon Curvatus in Tennessee - (Proceedings)
Parkman, P., Vail, K., Rashid, T., Oliver, J., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Shires, M., Haun, G., Powell, S., Thead, L.G., Vogt, J.T. 2006. Establishment and Spread of Pseudacteon curvatus in Tennessee. 2005 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 111-112. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Distribution of Imported Fire Ant Populations in Alabama - (Proceedings)
Graham, F., Vander Meer, R.K., Ward, K., Ward, R., Bertagnolli, V.E. 2006. Distribution of Imported Fire Ant Populations in Alabama. 2005 Imported Fire Ants Conference Proceedings. 219-221. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Gene Structure and Expression of the Glutathione S-Transferase, Sigsts1, from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Perera, O.P., Strong, C.A. 2006. Gene Structure and Expression of the Glutathione S-transferase, SiGSTS1, from the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 61: 239-245.
The Imported Fire Ants and Their Management - (Proceedings)
Pereira, R.M., Williams, D.F., Davis, T.S., Oi, D.H., Bolton, H.T., Horton, P.M., Williams, G. 2005. The Imported Fire Ants and Their Management. Quail Workshop Proceedings. 49-66. Arcadia, Fl. October 13-14, 2005.
An Evaluation of Sampling Methods and Species Richness Estimators for Ants in Upland Ecosystems in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
King, J.R., Porter, S.D. 2005. An Evaluation of Sampling Methods and Species Richness Estimators for Ants in Upland Ecosystems in Florida. Environmental Entomology. 54(6): 1566-1578.
Developmental Expression of Transferrin in the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta - (Research Notes)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. DEVELOPMENTAL EXPRESSION OF TRANSFERRIN IN THE RED IMPORTED FIRE ANT, SOLENOPSIS INVICTA. Florida Entomologist. 88(4):541-543.
Prevalence of Thelohania Solenopsae Infected Solenopsis Invicta Newly Mated Queens Within Areas of Differing Social Form Distributions - (Abstract Only)
Vander Meer, R.K., Preston, C.A., Fritz, G.N. 2005. Prevalence of Thelohania solenopsae infected Solenopsis invicta newly mated queens within areas of differing social form distributions. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 85. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Prevalence, Spread, and Effects of the Microsporidium Thelohania Solenopsae Released into Populations with Different Social Forms of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fuxa, J.R., Sokolova, Y.Y., Milks, M.L., Richter, A.B., Williams, D.F., Oi, D.H. 2005. Prevalence, Spread, and Effects of the Microsporidium Thelohania solenopsae Released into Populations with Different Social Forms of the Red Imported Fire Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Environmental Entomology. 34(5):1139-1149.
Characterization of Delayed Toxicity in Fast-Acting Fire Ant Baits - (Proceedings)
Oi, D.H. 2005. Characterization of Delayed Toxicity in Fast-Acting Fire Ant Baits. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 41. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations - (Book / Chapter)
Vander Meer, R.K., Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Oi, D.H. 2007. Area-wide suppression of Invasive Fire Ant Solenopsis spp. populations. Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests: From Research to Field Implementation. P:487-496.
Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha Invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Valles, S.M., Davis, T.S., Briano, J.A., Calcaterra, L.A., Oi, D.H., Jenkins, A. 2005. Host Range of the Microsporidian Pathogen Vairimorpha invictae at Three Field Sites in Argentina. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ants Conference. 205. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Up-Regulation of a Transferrin Gene in Response to Fungal Infection in Solenopsis Invicta - (Proceedings)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Up-regulation of a transferrin gene in response to fungal infection in Solenopsis invicta. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 83.Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Effect of Mono and Poly-Gyne Social Forms on Transmission and Spread of Microsporidia in Fire Ant Populations - (Abstract Only)
Oi, D.H. 2005. Effect of mono- and poly-gyne social forms on transmission and spread of microsporidia in fire ant populations. Proceedings in the 2005 Society for Invertebrate Pathology. 39. Anchorage, Alaska. August 7-11, 2005.
Use of Baits for Evaluation of Fire Ant Populations in the USDA Areawide Project - (Proceedings)
Pereira, R.M., Porter, S.D. 2005. Use of baits for evaluation of fire ant populations in the USDA areawide project. Proceedings in the 2005 Annual Red Imported Fire Ant Conference. 121-122. Gulfport, MS. March 22-24, 2005.
Solenopsis Invicta Transferrin: Cdna Cloning, Gene Architecture, and Up-Regulation in Response to Beauveria Bassiana Infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Valles, S.M., Pereira, R.M. 2005. Solenopsis invicta transferrin: cDNA cloning, gene architecture, and up-regulation in response to Beauveria bassiana infection. Gene. 358:60-66.
Parasitoid Case History: An Evaluation of Methods Used to Assess Host Ranges of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies - (Proceedings)
Porter, S.D., Gilbert, L.E. 2005. Parasitoid Case History: An Evaluation of Methods Used to Assess Host Ranges of Fire Ant Decapitating Flies. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. 634-650. Davos, Switzerland. September 12-16,2005.
Eradication of the Little Fire Ant, Wasmannia Auropunctata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from Marchena Island, Galapagos: on the Edge of Success?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Causton, C.E., Sevilla, C.R., Porter, S.D. 2005. Eradication of the little fire ant, wasmannia auropunctata (hymenoptera: formicidae), from marchena island, galapagos: on the edge of success?. Florida Entomologist.88(2):159-168.
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