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Dissertations from 2023

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Morphological and Molecular Characterization of the Olfactory System in the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Paula Castillo

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Susceptibility of Spodoptera frugiperda populations in the southern region of the U.S. to common Bt proteins and performance of a dual-gene resistant Helicoverpa zea strain on common pyramided Bt corn traits, Tiago H. da Silva

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Characterization of Antiviral Immunity, Host Virus Interactions, and Toxicity of Agrochemical Residues in the Western Honey Bee, Christopher Fellows

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Integrating cultivar resistance and entomopathogens for pest management of sweetpotato weevil, Cylas formicarius elegantulus (Summers), Schyler M. Lee

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Evaluating the Pesticide-Induced Outbreak of Soybean Looper, Chrysodeixis includens (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), in Louisiana Soybean, Scott Lee

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EVALUATION OF SALVINIA WEEVIL ESTABLISHMENT, DISPERSAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESSURES IMPACTING THE GIANT SALVINIA BIOLOGICAL CONTROL PROGRAM, Korey Danielle Pham

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INVESTIGATING THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF TERMITES AS PATHOGEN VECTORS IN THE DECLINE OF IRONWOOD TREES (CASUARINA EQUISETIFOLIA) IN GUAM, Garima Setia

Theses from 2022

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Identifying the Components of a Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) (Rosales: Cannabaceae) Integrated Pest Management Program in Louisiana, Nathan C. Arey

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The Applied Use of Zein Nanoparticles in Agriculture, Colin Bonser

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Defining Understudied Mechanisms of Potassium Ion Flux in the Insect Nervous System, Rui Chen

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Review of Structural Color in the Genus Chrysochroa Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Able Chow

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Understanding the Horse Fly Species and Species Relations of the Tabanus nigrovittatus Complex Along Coastal Louisiana, Darrius M. Davis

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Taxonomic Studies of Cardiochilinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Focused on Specific Genera from Both the Old World and the New World, Ilgoo Kang

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Aphid Herbivory on Industrial Hemp, Cannabis sativa L., and the Impact of Plant-Soil Feedbacks on Hemp Performance in Louisiana, Alex Leede

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Defining Pathogen-Vector Interactions in Arthropod Salivary Glands and the Utility of Potassium Ion Channels to Inhibit Vector Competency, Zhilin Li

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Searching for the Soldier Pheromone: Behavioral Effects of Soldiers and Soldier-Produced Chemicals in the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Coptotermes formosanus (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae)), Joseph McCarthy

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The Risks Posed by Mosquito Ultra-Low Volume Applications to Procambarus clarkii Production, Timothy McNamara

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Re-evaluation of Late Season Action Thresholds and the Effect of Seed Treatments on Early Season Colonization of Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper, Spissistilus festinus (Say), in Louisiana Soybean, Glycine max (L) Merr, Tyler Ray Tagle Musgrove

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Defining Toxicological Endpoints of Aphis Gossypii Feeding, Flinn O'Hara

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Canopy Arthropod Responses to Catastrophic Wind Disturbances in Gulf Coast and Caribbean Forests, Manoj Pandey

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Esterase Mediated Insecticide Resistance in the Southern House Mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, Vivek Pokhrel

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SOIL MOISTURE MEDIATED BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ALTERATIONS OF COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS AND RETICULITERMES FLAVIPES (BLATTODEA: RHINOTERMITIDAE), Steven J. Richardson

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Geographical Distribution, Allele Frequency, and Inheritance of CRY1A.105 and CRY2AB2 Resistance in Helicoverpa zea in the Southeastern Region of the United States, Wenbo Yu

Theses from 2021

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Regional Expansion and Evaluation of Potential Chemical Control for Invasive Apple Snails (Pomacea maculata) in Southwest Louisiana, Julian M. Lucero

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Improving the Deployment of Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Louisiana Rice in Accordance with Integrated Pest Management, Megan Marie Mulcahy

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A Comparison of Intertidal Metazoan Biodiversity Between Previously Oiled Sheared and Intact Marsh Margins and Between Multiple Salinity Zones in the Coastal Marshes of Louisiana, Patrick M. Rayle

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Characterization of Resistance to Two Crambid Stem Borers Among Louisiana Sugarcane Cultivars, Leonardo D. Salgado

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Investigating Plant Tolerance for the Management of Insect Pests in Rice, James Michael Villegas

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Revealing the native status of Conyza bonariensis: Specialization of insect herbivores associated with Conyza and Erigeron spp. (Asteraceae) in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi, Carlos Wiggins

Theses from 2020

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The Collection of Baseline Data on Insect and Plant Communities Across Multiple Salinity Zones Within Louisiana's Tidal Marshes, Benjamin G. Aker

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ECOLOGY OF THE ROSEAU CANE SCALE (NIPPONACLERDA BIWAKOENSIS, HEMIPTERA: ACLERDIDAE) IN COASTAL LOUISIANA, Leslie Alejandra Aviles Lopez

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Characterizing the Epidemiology of Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in Louisiana, Michael Edward Becker

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Larval Survival and Movement of the Fall Armyworm and Corn Earworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Seed Blends of Non-Bt and Pyramided Bt Corn: Implications for Resistance Management, Marcelo Dimase

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The Effects of Oral and Venereal Transmission of Deformed wing virus on Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Queen and Colony Health, Sarah Lang

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Impacts of commercial biopesticides on crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) and beneficial insects, Giovana Matos Franco

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Insecticide Resistance Management Approaches and Naturally Derived Toxicants for the Control of Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda, Sarah McComic

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Taxonomy and Systematics of the New Zealand Pselaphini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Brittany Elin Owens

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Functional Characterization of the Secretory Activity of Aedes aegypti Salivary Glands, Alexander E. Soohoo-Hui

Dissertations from 2019

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The Tripartite Interaction Between Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, Rice, and Insects, Lina Bernaola Alvarado

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Physiological Characterization of Inward Rectifier Potassium (Kir) Channels in Insect Neural Systems, Rui Chen

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Effects of Dietary Sugars and Sugar Alcohols on Mortality and Thermal Tolerance in Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti, Madeleine Chura

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Effects of Virus Infection and Volatiles on Aphid Virus Vector Behavior on Sweetpotato, John Lawrence Dryburgh

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The Role of ATP-Sensitive Inward Rectifier Potassium Channels In The Regulation of Reactive Oxygen Species In The Western Honey Bee, APIS Mellifera L., CHRISTOPHER J. FELLOWS

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Determining the Presence or Absence of Euscepes postfasciatus in Haiti and use of Molecular Markers for the Distinction of Cylas formicarius elangantulus Biotypes, Marie Rachele Lexidort

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Effects of Plant Viruses on Vectors and Non-vector Herbivores in Three Different Pathosystems, Sunil Paudel

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Influence of the Annual Flood Pulse of the Atchafalaya River and Updates on the Ecology of Floodplain Aquatic and Semi-Aquatic Hemiptera and their Associates, Patricia LS Wooden

Theses from 2018

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Determining Bioindicators for Coastal Tidal Marsh Health Using the Food Web of Larvae of the Greenhead Horse Fly (Tabanus nigrovittatus), Devika Rajeev Bhalerao

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Impact of Temperature, Plant Species, and Sorghum Cultivar on the Population Dynamics of Melanaphis sacchari, Monique Ferreira de Souza

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The Effects of Juvenile Exposure to Sub-lethal Concentrations of Pesticides on the Adult Reproductive Biology of the Male Southern House Mosquitoe, Culex quinquefasciatus, Shiloh Dean Judd

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Ecology of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus Planipennis: Buprestidae) in Louisiana, Balwinder Kaur

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Susceptibility of Field-Collected Pupations of the Corn Earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Three Southern States of the U.S. to Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 Proteins, Gagandeep Kaur

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Impact of Sorghum Cultivar, Phenology, Nitrogen, and Silicon Fertilization on Melanaphis sacchari Biology, Luna Lama

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Characterizing the Physiological Role of Inward Rectifier Potassium (Kir) Channels in Tick Salivary Gland Function, Zhilin Li

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Risk Assessment of Fall Armyworm Resistance To Transgenic Corn Containing Single or Pyramided Bacillus Thuringiensis Genes, YING NIU

Theses from 2017

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Fitness costs and inheritance of Bt Cry2Ab2 resistance in fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), Binod Acharya

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Ecology and Biology of the Redbanded Stink Bug, Piezodorus guildinii (Westwood) in Louisiana, Anup Bastola

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Determining the Influence of Imidacloprid and Glufosinate Ammonium on the Population Dynamics of Twospotted Spider Mite Populations in Louisiana Cotton, Sebe Anthony Brown

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Evaluation of Control Tactics for Management of Sweetpotato Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Jie Chen

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Effects of Elicitor Induced Host Plant Resistance on Lepidopteran Insecticide Efficacy, Abigail Cox

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Susceptibility of the southern house mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, in East Baton Rouge Parish to larval insecticides, Nicholas Alexander DeLisi

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Incorporation of Biorationals and Trap Crop for Stink Bug Management in Soybeans, Kukuh Hernowo

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Role of Varietal Resistance in Managing the Rice Water Weevil, a Major Insect Pest of Louisiana Rice, Maisarah Mohamad Saad

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Evaluation of Winter Management Methods to Enhance Survival of the Giant Salvinia Weevil, Cyrtobagous salviniae, Lori Robyn Moshman

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Occurrence and Phenology of Polistine Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in Southern Louisiana, Scott Nacko

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Cold Tolerance and Overwintering Physiology of the Salvinia Weevil (Cyrtobagous salviniae): Improving the Biological Control of Giant Salvinia in Temperate Louisiana, Alana D. Russell

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Termite Gut Microbes as Tools and Targets for Termite Control, Chinmay Vijay Tikhe

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Effects of Soil Silicon Amendment and Nitrogen Levels on Rice Insect Pest Complex, James Michael P. Villegas

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Biology and Ecology of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale, Acanthococcus Lagerstroemiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), Zinan Wang

Theses from 2016

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Analysis of Insect Pest Reports at LSU Residential Life, Namoona Acharya

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Ant Diversity and Community Structure in Coastal Dunes and Wetlands, Xuan Chen

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Cockroaches (Blattodea) of Southern Louisiana: Morphology, Diversity, and Life Histories, Forest Brady Huval

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Results of Operation Full Stop: Terminix Service Co. Inc., control of Formosan Subterranean Termites (Coptotermes Formosanus) in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Edward Joseph Martin IV

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Effects of Truck Based Ultra-Low Volume Mosquito Adulticides on Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in a Real World Scenario, Vivek Pokhrel

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Mexican Rice Borer (Eoreuma loftini) Pheromone Trap Efficacy and Role in Invasive Species Monitoring and Pest Management, Blake Emerson Wilson

Theses from 2015

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Effects of spinosad on Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), Dependra Bhatta

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Herbivore Response to Soybean Under Differing Induction Methods, John L. Dryburgh

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Effects of Detrital Subsidy on Arthropod Communities in Louisiana Rice Fields and Predation on Rice Water Weevil (Lissorhoptrus Oryzophilus), Nathan Mercer

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Effectiveness of an Artisanal McPhail Trap for Mass Trapping Tephritid Fruit Flies in Haiti, Fractyl Mertilus

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Integrated Multiple-tactic Management of the Redbanded Stink Bug on Soybeans in Louisiana, Miyanda Nzala Moonga

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Impact and Management of the Mexican Rice Borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Bioenergy Crop Agroecosystems, Matthew Travis VanWeelden

Dissertations from 2014

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Evaluation of Economic Injury Levels and Chemical Control Recommendations for Rice Stink Bug (Oebalus Pugnax) in Louisiana, Bryce Blackman

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Effects of Induced Plant Resistance and Potassium Fertilization Rates on Soybean Looper (Chrysodeixis Includens) Development in Soybean, Xuan Chen

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Characterization of Cry1F Resistance in Fall Armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) Obtained from Puerto Rico and Florida, Vikash Dangal

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Resistance of fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) to Bacillus thuringiensis, Ying Niu

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A Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Genus Eutyphlus LeConte (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) with a Comparison of Sampling Methodologies, Brittany Elin Owens

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Research in Biological Control of the Formosan Subterranean Termite, Cai Wang

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Evaluation of Pyramided Bt Corn for Management of Corn Earworm and Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Fei Yang

Theses from 2013

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A survey of chemical elicitors and their effectiveness as promoters of plant defense against herbivory by Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), John Gordy

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Taxonomy and systematics of New Zealand Faronitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Jong-Seok Park

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Development of integrated pest management for sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis in rice, Jaspreet Kaur Sidhu

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Effects of caste on the constitutive and induced expression of genes associated with immunity and detoxification in Formosan subterranean termites, Dawn M. Simms

Theses from 2012

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Oil-Mediated Mortality and Induced Behavioral Modifications of Coastal Insects, Benjamin Jacob Adams

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Evaluating the efficacy of methoxyfenozide on Louisiana, Texas and the mid-southern soybean looper populations, Sebe Anthony Brown

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Integrated management of the red imported fire ant in pastures, William Sullivan Hilbun

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The effects of spinosad on Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and non-target insect species, Owen McBride Jones

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Incorporating neonicotinoid and anthranilic diamide insecticides into integrated pest management of rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, Srinivas K. Lanka

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Assessment of stink bug feeding damage in Louisiana soybean: use of a no-choice feeding field protocol, Jessica Leigh Parker

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Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis corn containing pyramided traits for management of sugarcane borer, Diatraea saccharalis (F.), David Sindani Wangila

Dissertations from 2011

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Agroecological factors impacting stem borer (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) dynamics in Gulf Coast sugarcane and rice, Julien M. Beuzelin

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The reproductive morphology and physiological age-grading of female Cyrtobagous salviniae, the salvinia weevil, Lee Jared Eisenberg