Browsing Entomology Student Research, Publications, and Undergraduate Research Symposium by Title

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Browsing Entomology Student Research, Publications, and Undergraduate Research Symposium by Title

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  • Kruse, Amy; Hicks, Russell; McCornack, Brian
    Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long slender mouthparts used to pierce leaves and extract fluids; to check for aphid infestation, one must check the underside of the leaf as this is the preferential side for ...
  • Hicks, Russell; Kruse, Amy; McCornack, Brian
    Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects with long slender mouthparts used to pierce leaves and extract fluids; to check for aphid infestation, one must check the underside of the leaf as this is the preferential side for ...
  • Leierer, Madi; Montenegro-Cadena, Lidia; Maldonado, Paulina; Londono-Renteria, Berlin (2018-12-14)
    When a tick feeds off a host, the salivary glands of the tick excrete saliva to assist the tick in feeding (1). The reason saliva assists the tick in consuming its blood meal is due to its immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, ...
  • Hill, Kurtis; Schwarting, Holly; Whitworth, Jeff (2017-12-7)
    The Hessian fly (HF), Mayetiola destructor (Say), has been a periodical pest in Kansas for the past 100+ years (Dean and McCulloch, 1915). Plant resistance and insecticide seed treatments are the best and most consistent ...
  • Liba, Tanner; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas W. (2018-12-14)
    Plodiainterpunctella, the Indian meal moth (IMM), is a common pest of grain products. Adult IMMs lay eggs on a food source and once hatched, the larvae consume the product while leaving behind large amounts of frass and ...
  • Idell, Amanda; Gerken, Alison (2018-12-14)
    Plodia interpunctella, commonly known as the Indianmeal moth, is a pyralid moth that is a pest of stored food products (Mohandrass, 2007). While there are many known factors that influence oviposition, like food odor and ...
  • Pierce, Josie; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella,is a pest in the United States of stored grains. The larvae feed on grains, grain products, dried fruits, nuts, cereals and a variety of processed food products. Indianmeal moths ...
  • Curtright, Taylor; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle [Tribolium castaneum] and the confused flour beetle [Tribolium confusum] are very important flour pest. We tested if the red flour beetle can discriminate between flour infested by the same species or ...
  • Miller, Haley; Abbar, Salahe; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Tyrophagus putrescentiae is a mite that is most commonly found in stored food, like different cheese products. This mite infests high-value dried foods that results in serious economic impact. Human health problems are ...
  • Ciesielski, Cadence; Manu, Naomi; Phillips, Thomas (2018-12-14)
    Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Shrank), commonly known as the ham mite, is a cosmopolitan pest found of various stored food commodities, including aged hams and cheeses (Amoah et al. 2017; Campbell et al. 2017). Recent ...
  • Albin, Chloe E.; Quellhorst, Hannah; Campbell, James; Eller, Fred; Morrison III, William R. (2018-12-14)
    Producers lose 10-30% of crops during storage, processing, and marketing after harvest each year to stored product insects (1,2). Globally, there has been a rise in insecticide resistance to phosphine, the most common ...
  • Strassburg, Melissa; Strassburg, Meghan; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Red flour beetles are major pests in the U.S. They can often be found in stored grain products, primarily flour [4]. They also seem to be heavily attracted to maize, another popular food source in many areas [1]. The red ...
  • Conner, Mary A.; Herrick, Nathan J.; Cloyd, Raymond A. (2017-12-7)
    Western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Perg.), is a major insect pest of greenhouse production systems. A widely-used plant protection strategy is biological control, which entails releasing natural enemies; ...
  • Schmidt, Tanner; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas W. (2018-12-14)
    Indian meal moths (IMM), Plodiainterpuntella, are persistent pests to our foods (Fasulo et al.1998; Plunkett’s Pest Control 2018). When IMMs infest a a food product the resulting value loss is the ...
  • Wagner, Kasey; Aikins, M. Jamie; Phillips, Thomas (2018-12-14)
    Triboliumcastaneum, known as the red flour beetle (RFB)is a common pest of stored grain and milled grain products.Thisresearch studied how RFBs orient to and lay eggs in their standard flour diet and in two kinds of dog ...
  • Haman, Colter; Beals, Brendan; Park, Yoonseong (2017-12-7)
    Survival of questing ticks in the filed depends on uptaking water from environment. With there being little known about the amount of water that ticks consume, we were interested in whether drinking water is a common ...
  • Collingham, Logan; Marshall, Jeremy (2018-12-14)
    The Red flour beetle feeds on grain which is why it is considered a pest. Understanding their aggregation behavior can help us to find new ways to control them. What we don’t yet know is what makes them group together the ...
  • Smith, Colton; Campbell, James (2018-12-14)
    The red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) is a major pest of food facilities such as flour mills and is often monitored using pitfall type traps with a food oil and pheromone attractant. Previous research had indicated ...
  • Wicoff, Clara; Campbell, James; Scheff, Deanna (2017-12-7)
    At the global level, approximately one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 40 percent of food losses ...
  • Strassburg, Meghan; Strassburg, Melissa; Phillips, Thomas (2017-12-7)
    Mites can be a major pest in our foods—especially ham and cheese. (US Fed News Service) Currently, there is a huge interest for reducing our impact on the ozone layer, so researchers are looking at ways to prevent pests ...

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