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Cover Pages For Tgle Vol. 54 Nos. 3 & 4, 2022 Valparaiso University

Cover Pages For Tgle Vol. 54 Nos. 3 & 4

The Great Lakes Entomologist

Cover Pages for TGLE Vol. 54 Nos. 3 & 4


Full Issue For Tgle Vol. 54 Nos. 3 & 4, 2022 Valparaiso University

Full Issue For Tgle Vol. 54 Nos. 3 & 4

The Great Lakes Entomologist

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Soybean Gall Midge (Resseliella Maxima Gagné): Insecticide Efficacy And Seasonal Larval Abundance, Vilma Maria Montenegro Castro 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Soybean Gall Midge (Resseliella Maxima Gagné): Insecticide Efficacy And Seasonal Larval Abundance, Vilma Maria Montenegro Castro

Dissertations and Student Research in Entomology

Soybean gall midge, Resseliella maxima Gagné was recently identified as a new species injuring soybean in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Missouri. Resseliella maxima injury is caused by its three instars that feed on tissues within the soybean stem. Infested plants exhibit a darkening of the stem, disrupting nutrient flow within the plant and can lead to wilting or death of plants. Total yield losses can occur in the first 30 m of the field in heavily infested sites. The biology and behavior of this newly described insects is not well understood and management strategies for the management of ...


Developing Regional Extension Programs And Research Tools For Beekeepers, Sheldon Brummel 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Developing Regional Extension Programs And Research Tools For Beekeepers, Sheldon Brummel

Dissertations and Student Research in Entomology

The body of work presented in this thesis describes the development and structure of the Regional Great Plains Master Beekeeping training program, which started in 2019, serves 1500+ beekeepers across five Midwest states (IA, KS, MO, NE, WY), and is supported through local partnerships and beekeepers. This chapter also discusses the leadership structure and aspects I developed for program advancement and long-term sustainability, such as incorporating mentorship and volunteer service goals as well as requiring independent projects to become a certified Master beekeeper. Independent projects may focus on research or teaching goals but must illustrate the candidate’s ability to ...


Integrated Honey Bee Education And Research Aids For Promoting Pollinator Conservation, Courtney Brummel 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Integrated Honey Bee Education And Research Aids For Promoting Pollinator Conservation, Courtney Brummel

Dissertations and Student Research in Entomology

Extension and outreach programs combine University instruction and research, with off-campus outreach and service to the community. Successful public education requires training in which colleges and their education services provide programs relevant to today’s needs. To better engage with the public, institutions and Extension professionals often partner with private and not-for-profit organizations to provide training opportunities. The following thesis reviews one such partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard that provides science-focused, on-farm experiences and agriculture production training programming. Chapter 1 reviews their partnership since it began in 2005 and highlights examples of current farm-to-table education ...


First Record Of Agrilus Cliftoni Knull And Anthaxia Viridifrons Gory (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) In Wisconsin, Lawrence Barringer 2022 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

First Record Of Agrilus Cliftoni Knull And Anthaxia Viridifrons Gory (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) In Wisconsin, Lawrence Barringer

Insecta Mundi

Two species of Coleoptera: Buprestidae are reported from Wisconsin for the first time: Agrilus cliftoni Knull and Anthaxia viridifrons Gory. Trapping, distribution information, and additional records are also discussed.

Jewel beetles such as emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire), continue to be of interest as estab­lished pests (USDA APHIS 2021). Survey programs allow for the detection of EAB as it continues to spread across North America while monitoring for other taxa not yet present in the eastern United States such as the goldspot­ted oak borer (Agrilus. auroguttatus Schaeffer) and oak splendor beetle Agrilus biguttatus Fabricius (CERIS 2021 ...


Geographic Variation In Host Selection In The Spider Wasps Entypus Unifasciatus (Say) And Tachypompilus Ferrugineus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Ii, Frank E. Kurczewski, Joseph W. Stoll, Rick C. West, Kelly C. Kissane, Paige R. Chesshire, Neil S. Cobb 2022 Atlanta, GA

Geographic Variation In Host Selection In The Spider Wasps Entypus Unifasciatus (Say) And Tachypompilus Ferrugineus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Ii, Frank E. Kurczewski, Joseph W. Stoll, Rick C. West, Kelly C. Kissane, Paige R. Chesshire, Neil S. Cobb

Insecta Mundi

This paper is the sequel to a 20 year-long (2002–2021) study of geographic variation in host selec­tion in the common American spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) Entypus unifasciatus (Say) (Pepsini) and Tachypompilus ferrugineus (Say) (Pompilini) (rusty spider wasp). Geography and host spider family are strongly linked in both species when 3387 host spider locality records from the years 1918–2021 are mapped. Entypus unifasciatus lycosid host records are plentiful from 43–44° N in the United States and southern Ontario to northern Mexico. Tachypompilus ferrugineus lycosid host records are abundant from southern Ontario and New England southward to Mexico ...


Megalurothrips Usitatus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), First Record Of An Important New Pest In Honduras, Jesus Orozco 2022 Zamorano University, Honduras

Megalurothrips Usitatus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), First Record Of An Important New Pest In Honduras, Jesus Orozco

Insecta Mundi

Megalurothrips usitatus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), an invasive and highly destructive pest of beans, is recorded for the first time for Honduras. The species is illustrated to aid in its identification. Specimens were collected from Phaseolus vulgaris L. (common bean), Crotalaria juncea L. (sunn hemp), and Melampodium divaricatum (Rich.) DC (butter daisy).

Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L., (Fabaceae)), are a staple food source in Honduran cuisine, as they are eaten at least once daily by the majority of the population. This crop is a large part of the economy of the country and the only source of income for many small ...


A Segmented And Clawed Male Foreleg In A Newly Described Genus And Species Of Eumaeine Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Robert K. Robbins, Christophe Faynel, Jason P.W. Hall, Robert C. Busby 2022 Smithsonian Institution

A Segmented And Clawed Male Foreleg In A Newly Described Genus And Species Of Eumaeine Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Robert K. Robbins, Christophe Faynel, Jason P.W. Hall, Robert C. Busby

Insecta Mundi

Grishinata Robbins and Busby, new genus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Eumaeini), possesses a five-segmented foretarsus with a clawed pretarsus, a trait that differentiates it from all eumaeine genera except Theclopsis Godman and Salvin. Grishinata penny Busby, Hall, and Robbins, new species, differs from all species of Theclopsis (and most Eumaeini) in lacking male secondary sexual organs on the wings or in the abdomen. It is recorded from the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru. We cannot place Grishinata penny in an existing Eumaeini genus based upon its wing pattern, male foreleg structure, lack of male second­ary sexual organs ...


Billbugs In Turfgrass (Sphenophorus Spp.), Desiree Wickwar, Ricardo Ramirez 2022 Utah State University

Billbugs In Turfgrass (Sphenophorus Spp.), Desiree Wickwar, Ricardo Ramirez

All Current Publications

Billbugs are weevils, a type of beetle, in the genus Sphenophorus. At least 10 billbug species are known pests of turfgrass and can be found in both warm and cool season turfgrasses throughout the United States. Though billbug adults do feed on the leaves of turfgrasses, it is the larvae that cause visible damage. Larvae feed within the stems and on roots of grasses, leading to the development of yellow or brown patches, with the potential to escalate into large patches of dead turfgrass. Billbug management in turfgrass presents a number of unique challenges, but early monitoring and informed integration ...


Release Rates Of Typhlodromus Athiasae Porath And Swirski (Acari: Phytoseiidae) To Control The Two-Spotted Spider Mite Tetranychus Urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) On Apple Seedlings Under Greenhouse Conditions, معدلات إطلاق المفترس Typhlodromus Athiasae Porath And Swirski (Acari: Phytoseiidae) للسيطرة على الأكاروس الأحمر ذو البقعتين Tetranychus Urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) على غراس تفاح ضمن شروط البيوت البلاستيكية, Ibrahem Sakr, Majeda Mofleh, Abd-ulnabi Basheer, Hamza Dahiah 2022 Department of plant protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Tichreen University, Latakia, Syria

Release Rates Of Typhlodromus Athiasae Porath And Swirski (Acari: Phytoseiidae) To Control The Two-Spotted Spider Mite Tetranychus Urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) On Apple Seedlings Under Greenhouse Conditions, معدلات إطلاق المفترس Typhlodromus Athiasae Porath And Swirski (Acari: Phytoseiidae) للسيطرة على الأكاروس الأحمر ذو البقعتين Tetranychus Urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) على غراس تفاح ضمن شروط البيوت البلاستيكية, Ibrahem Sakr, Majeda Mofleh, Abd-Ulnabi Basheer, Hamza Dahiah

Arab Journal of Arid Environments المجلة العربية للبيئات الجافة

A study was conducted at the Biological control studies and Research Centre -BCSRS (Damascus University /Syria) during 2013 - 2014. The effectiveness of the predatory mite Typhlodromus athiasae Porath and Swirski (Acari: Phytoseiidae) as a suppressive agent of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), was evaluated on apple seedlings at release rates 1:10, 1:20 1:40 predator:prey and no predaceous mites serving as control under greenhouse conditions. The ratio of 1:10 predator:prey reduced T. urticae populations significantly after one week of release with the highest density of T. athiasae occurring in 6th week ...


Influence Of Soil Of Grape Phylloxera (Phylloxera Vitifolia) In Some Vineyards In Two Regions Massad And Rhasas In Alsweda Governorate/ Syria, دراسة تأثير خصائص التربة في حشرة فيلوكسيرا العنب الجذرية Phylloxera Vitifolia Fitch في بعض بساتين العنب التجارية في منطقتي مصاد ورساس في محافظة السويداء / سورية, Abdulnabi Basheer, Wajih Al-kessis, Basel Al-Shadidi 2022 Department of plant protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Damascus University, Damascus, Syria

Influence Of Soil Of Grape Phylloxera (Phylloxera Vitifolia) In Some Vineyards In Two Regions Massad And Rhasas In Alsweda Governorate/ Syria, دراسة تأثير خصائص التربة في حشرة فيلوكسيرا العنب الجذرية Phylloxera Vitifolia Fitch في بعض بساتين العنب التجارية في منطقتي مصاد ورساس في محافظة السويداء / سورية, Abdulnabi Basheer, Wajih Al-Kessis, Basel Al-Shadidi

Arab Journal of Arid Environments المجلة العربية للبيئات الجافة

The study was carried out during 2015, in order to evaluate the effect of soil properties in Grape Roots Phylloxera Phylloxera vitifoliae in commercial Grape fields in Al-Suwieda Governorate / Syria (Massad and Rhasas) grafted on B41 and Ruggeri 140 rootstocks. The study showed that phylloxera vitifoliae caused significant damage to the grape vine planted in a soil with high content of clay, negative correlation between the percentage of organic matter and the average population density, and a positive correlation with the death rate for different stages of the insect in two study sites were found. A negative correlation between soil ...


Tick Surveillance And Pathogen Detection In Eastern South Dakota, Holly E. Black 2022 University of South Dakota

Tick Surveillance And Pathogen Detection In Eastern South Dakota, Holly E. Black

Honors Thesis

Tick-borne diseases threaten the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems, but surveillance efforts are lacking in some regions. Throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021, we conducted tick surveys aimed at determining the status of the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) and the lone star tick (Amblyoma americanum) in eastern South Dakota. Each year, ticks were collected using a flagging method and identified in the lab. A subset were tested for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Dermacentor variabilis was the most commonly identified tick, present in ...


Bombycid Species, Trilocha Varians (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) An Emerging Insect Pest Of Ornamental Plants In Pakistan, Muhammad Mansoor, Waheed Ahmad, Roshan Zada, Hafiz Muhammad Faisal Ayub, Imtiaz Khan, Musaddiq Israr, Awais Rasool, Muhammad Shehzad Khan 2022 Plant Sciences Division, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad-44000 Pakistan.

Bombycid Species, Trilocha Varians (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae) An Emerging Insect Pest Of Ornamental Plants In Pakistan, Muhammad Mansoor, Waheed Ahmad, Roshan Zada, Hafiz Muhammad Faisal Ayub, Imtiaz Khan, Musaddiq Israr, Awais Rasool, Muhammad Shehzad Khan

Journal of Bioresource Management

Weeping fig, Ficus benjamina, belongs to Moraceae family is planted alongside the roads as decorative plant and landscape purposes. Fig plants were seen infested with Trilocha varians for three years ago in University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan. The complete defoliation, even death of whole plant was observed caused by larvae. The complete metamorphosis was recorded with five larval instars. The fecundity of female was recorded very high (180-300) during its whole life period. The results showed that male was long lived than female. Further studies on current pest biology, host range, biological fauna and management associated with it are ...


Songbird-Mediated Insect Pest Control In Low Intensity New England Agriculture, Samuel J. Mayne 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Songbird-Mediated Insect Pest Control In Low Intensity New England Agriculture, Samuel J. Mayne

Masters Theses

Global agricultural intensification has caused large-scale wildlife declines, but agricultural lands that maintain natural habitats can support healthy wildlife populations and receive significant ecosystem services from these natural communities. However, how on-farm biodiversity results in beneficial ecosystem services is highly variable and is reported to differ among taxa and guilds. One group that has attracted attention for their potential beneficial role in reducing pest abundance are birds. Understanding the role of bird communities and individual species in pest control could be important for managing farms under a low intensity agroecological framework. In New England, farmers are increasingly applying low intensity ...


Nebline, March/April 2022, 2022 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Nebline, March/April 2022

The NEBLINE Newsletter Archive from UNL Extension in Lancaster County

Become a Groundwater Steward

4 Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Recipe of the Month

Selecting Fruit Trees for Eastern Nebraska

Garden Guide: Things to Do This Month

2022 Chemigation Trainings

Lancaster County Ag VIP Awards

Upcoming Early Childhood Trainings

Aleyna Cuttlers Participated in National 4-H Congress

4-H Horse Judging Team at Nationals

Meet 2021–22 4-H Council

Meet 2021–22 4-H Teen Council

Hear of 4-H Volunteer Award: Sherry Kubicek

Hear of 4-H Volunteer Award: Angie Root

4th & 5th Grade Fun Night, March 4

Rabbit Show, March 19

UNL Chick Days, March 26

Bucket Calf Workshop, March 27

Dressage ...


Non-Native Non-Apis Bees Are More Abundant On Non-Native Versus Native Flowering Woody Landscape Plants, Daniel A. Potter, Bernadette M. Mach 2022 University of Kentucky

Non-Native Non-Apis Bees Are More Abundant On Non-Native Versus Native Flowering Woody Landscape Plants, Daniel A. Potter, Bernadette M. Mach

Entomology Faculty Publications

Urban ecosystems can support diverse communities of wild native bees. Because bloom times are conserved by geographic origin, incorporating some non-invasive non-native plants in urban landscapes can extend the flowering season and help support bees and other pollinators during periods when floral resources from native plants are limiting. A caveat, though, is the possibility that non-native plants might disproportionately host non-native, potentially invasive bee species. We tested that hypothesis by identifying all non-native bees among 11,275 total bees previously collected from 45 species of flowering woody landscape plants across 213 urban sites. Honey bees, Apis mellifera L., accounted for ...


Descripción De Una Nueva Especie De Tegmaleurodes Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) De Guatemala, José Francisco García-Ochaeta 2022 Ministerio de Agricultura Ganadería y Alimentación, Petén, Guatemala

Descripción De Una Nueva Especie De Tegmaleurodes Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) De Guatemala, José Francisco García-Ochaeta

Insecta Mundi

Se describe Tegmaleurodes sanchezi, nueva especie (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), de Guatemala. Se proporcionan microfotografías de estructuras morfológicas del pupario, se comentan las características dife­renciales de la especie con sus congéneres y se incluye una clave para las especies.

Tegmaleurodes sanchezi, new species (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), is described from Guatemala. Photomicrographs of the morphological structures of the puparium are provided, distinguishing characteris­tics of the species from its congeners are discussed, and a key to the species is included.

El género de moscas blancas Tegmaleurodes fue descrito por Martin (2005), incluyendo las tres especies neotro­picales Tegmaleurodes lentus Martin, 2005, T. crustatus ...


Taxonomic Changes Suggested By The Genomic Analysis Of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera), Jing Zhang, Qian Cong, Jinhui Shen, Nick V. Grishin 2022 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Taxonomic Changes Suggested By The Genomic Analysis Of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera), Jing Zhang, Qian Cong, Jinhui Shen, Nick V. Grishin

Insecta Mundi

Our expanded efforts in genomic sequencing to cover additional skipper butterfly (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) species and populations, including primary type specimens, call for taxonomic changes to re­store monophyly and correct misidentifications by moving taxa between genera and proposing new names. Reconciliation between phenotypic characters and genomic trees suggests three new tribes, two new sub­tribes, 23 new genera, 17 new subgenera and 10 new species that are proposed here: Psolosini Grishin, new tribe (type genus Psolos Staudinger, 1889), Ismini Grishin, new tribe (type genus Isma Distant, 1886), Eetio­nini Grishin, new tribe (type genus Eetion de Nicéville, 1895), Orphina Grishin ...


Revision Of The Checkered Beetle Genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), Weston Opitz 2022 Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Revision Of The Checkered Beetle Genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), Weston Opitz

Insecta Mundi

The West Indian genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) is revised and includes O. androwi Opitz, new species, O. apiculus Opitz, new species, O. cinctipennis (Chevrolat,1874), O. cubana de Zayas,1988, O. dimidiatus de Zayas,1988, O. lineatus Opitz, new species, O. minutus de Zayas,1988, O. trinitatis de Zayas,1988, O. woodruffi Opitz, new species, and O. vittatus Chapin,1945.

Robert E. Woodruff was a consummate collector of insects, gems, and items of art. He was a superb taxonomist with a specialty in the beetle family Scarabaeidae. This contribution is dedicated to his memory. The genus Onychotillus Chapin ...


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