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Research Papers on Agricultural Insects since 2002

All Publications by John Byers John A. Byers and Coauthors
1. Nickel-chromium wire heaters of column transfer lines in GC-EAD
cotton aphids on cotton

2. Sol-gel formulations for slow release of pheromones
various dispensers used in chemical ecology

3. RGB analysis of biological colors
RGB color analysis of digital images

Alarm and Defensive Chemicals:
1. Cost of aphid alarm pheromone production
cotton aphids on cotton

2. Defensive chemicals of plant bug Lygus hesperus
Lygus hesperus plant bugs, male and female, on cotton leaf

3. Individual variation of alarm and defensive semiochemicals
Harvester ant Pogonomyrmex barbatus and braconid Leiophron uniformis

Evolution and Chemical Structures in Moths:
1. Internet programs for drawing moth pheromone analogs
drawing moth analogs on Internet

2. Constraints on Moth Pheromone Isomers
Java software to calculate number of moth pheromone isomers

3. Evolution of Communication Channels in Moths
Moth communication channels and speciation

Models in Chemical Ecology:
1. Areawide models of synchronous versus asynchronous control
Java software to simulate areawide models

2. Mating Disruption
and Mass Trapping

Java software to simulate mating disruption or mass trapping

3. Active Space versus EAR in Chemical Ecology
Java software to simulate insect search and Effective Attraction Radius (EAR)

4. Insect Flight Layer
and EAR in 3D

Java software to simulate insect flight in 3D and EAR

5. Vertical Flight
Distribution - Insects

Java software to simulate insect flight in 3D and EAR

6. Estimating Densities
of Flying Insects

Java software to simulate insect flight densities and EAR

7. Female or Male
Mass Trapping

Java software to simulate mass trapping of searching females (some other insects) or males (moths)

8. Evolution of Host Selection and Insecticide Resistance

Java software to simulate evolution of host selection or resistance to toxins

9. Dose-response curves
antennae / catch

Java software to simulate molecular fluxes and antennal saturation in dose-response curves

10. Pink bollworm and invasive species

Java software to simulate invasive species detection

Plant bug Lygus hesperus:
1. Behavioral response of Lygus hesperus to alfalfa
attraction of Lygus hesperus to conspecifics and alfalfa odor

2. color traps for monitoring Lygus spp.
attraction of Lygus spp. to colored traps

3. Lygus hesperus and Lesquerella oil crops
Lesquerella, trapping volatiles

4. Antiaphrodisiac in
male Lygus bugs

Antiaphrodisiac in male Lygus bugs renders females unattractive

5. Lygus plant bug sex pheromones
Lygus hesperus (male) and Lygus lineolaris (male)

1. Detection and mass trapping of Frankliniella occidentalis and Thrips tabaci
male western flower thrips above, female below

Plant Volatiles:
1. Isoprenoid products of guayule rubber plants
Guayule latex rubber production plant

1. Mass trapping and pest management of invasive species
grasshopper from Arizona

2. "lure and kill" in pest management of invasive species
butterfly caterpiller

Attractive Traps:
1. Generic Moth attractant
Canadian thistle volatiles

Bee species on Canada thistle flower in western Colorado

2. Asian Corn Borer
moth larval volatiles

Asian corn borer larva, photo by J. Breithaupt

3. Chinese Rangeland
pest scarab beetles:
Hopplia spectabilis

Collecting scarab beetles from barrier traps in China

4. Tea Aphid = Black Citrus Aphid (Toxoptera aurantii) attraction
to tea volatiles and colors

Tea Aphid = Black Citrus Aphid (Toxoptera aurantii)

5. Attraction of Leafhoppers of Cranberry to Colors and Flight Height
Spectroradiogram of reflected wavelengths of colored traps

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Research supported by USDA-ARS to Integrated Pest Management and Biological Control Unit of Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, Arizona.