Monday, 18 November 2002: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Hall A (Convention Center, Ground Level)

Student Competition Display Presentations, Subsection Ca. Biological Control

D0036The effects of Bt-corn and crop phenology on Macrocentrus cingulum Reinhardt (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a foraging parasitoid of the European corn borer
Shannon Leif Sked, Dennis D. Calvin
D0037Effects of prey on adult and larval characteristics of three species of Coccinellidae
Susan Moser, John J. Obrycki
D0038Effects of biased sex ratios in the leafy spurge flea beetle Aphthona nigriscutis Foudras
Lindsay M. Cawthra, David J. Kazmer, David Legg
D0039Host habitat preference and parasitism of Lygus hesperus eggs (Hemiptera: Miridae) by Anaphes iole (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae)
Veronica Manrique, Walker A. Jones, Julio S. Bernal
D0040Effects of nematode parasitization on feeding behavior and INSV transmission ability of Western flower thrips
Un Taek Lim, Roy Van Driesche
D0041Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detection and identification of small grain aphid parasitoid larvae
Douglas B. Jones, Kristopher Giles, Kevin A. Shufran, Yi Chen, Norman C. Elliott, Matthew Greenstone
D0042Assessment of twospotted spider mite damage and predator release ratios on greenhouse ivy geranium
George P. Opit, James R. Nechols, David C. Margolies, Kimberly Williams, Yan Chen
D0043Numerical and functional responses of Lipolexis scutellaris to different instars of Toxoptera citricida
Alison Walker, Marjorie A. Hoy
D0044Species composition, incidence, and relative abundance of Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say), parasitoids in northern Idaho
Sandra C. Castle, Dennis J. Schotzko, James Johnson, Stephen Guy, Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez
D0045A niche separation model: implications for multiple parasitoid introductions in biological control
Brent Pedersen, Nicholas Mills
D0046Leaf consumption by a North American flea beetle, Altica litigata, and its impact on seed production of purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria
Debra P. Hoyme, Jerome F. Grant, Paris L. Lambdin, Karl H Joplin
D0047Carabids, Coccinellids, and synergism: Biological control of Diuraphis noxia
Lauren Kerzicnik
D0048Effect of two prey types on life-history characteristics of Geocoris floridanus
Jorge Torres, Christian Silva-Torres, John R. Ruberson
D0049Predation of the chinch bug, Blissus occiduus Barber, by Geocoris spp. in buffalograss turf
Jeffrey D. Carstens, Frederick P. Baxendale, Tiffany Heng-Moss
D0050Biological control of the two major potato pests in Colombia
Eduardo Espitia, Aristobulo Lopez-Avila
D0051Seasonal abundance, emergence, and host finding of predaceous hister beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae) associated with Ips engraver beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) in Louisiana pine trees
William P. Shepherd, Richard A. Goyer
D0052Floral nectar impacts longevity and fecundity of parasitoids in cabbage fields
Jana Chin-Ting Lee, George Heimpel
D0053The water fern, Salvinia minima Baker, in Florida and its natural enemies, with emphasis on Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands
Shambhu P. Katel, Stephen Hight, Charles W. O'Brien
D0054Molecular approaches used to augment the classical biological control of Senecio jacobaea with the flea beetle Longitarsus jacobaeae
Kenneth P. Puliafico, Jeffrey Littlefield, Deanna Nash
D0055The rearing of Diomus terminatus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for biological control of aphids
Karin M. Hallborg, Lance S. Osborne, James P. Cuda
D0056Indigenous and introduced natural enemies of the mealy plum aphid in organic prune
Daniel R. Latham, Nicholas Mills
D0057Influence of management practices on abundance and diversity of soil-surface Coleoptera in the Palouse
Timothy Hatten, Nilsa A. Bosque-Perez, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, Gary C. Chang
D0058Geocoris punctipes: Potential for use as a biological control agent in ornamental crops
Nicole Diane Pendleton, Jerome F. Grant, Paris L. Lambdin, Kenneth D. McFarland
D0059Evolutionary genetics of Spurgia esulae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of leafy spurge, using microsatellites
Casandra Lloyd, Andrew Norton, Ruth A. Hufbauer

The 2002 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition