The 2005 ESA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
December 15-18, 2005
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Saturday, December 17, 2005: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 223 (Convention Center, Second Floor)

Ten-Minute Papers, Section Ca. Biological Control, Cb. Apiculture and Social Insects, Cd. Behavior and Ecology, Ce. Insect Pathology and Microbial Control

Moderator(s): Walter R. Tschinkel
James Anderson
8:00 AM0744Current USDA-APHIS phorid fly (Pseudacteon spp.) efforts in imported fire ant populations
Ronald D. Weeks, Anne-Marie A. Callcott
8:12 AM0745Detection of sugar-feeding and quantification of nutrient levels in the phorid fly, Pseudacteon tricuspis (Diptera: Phoridae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Henry Fadamiro, Li Chen
8:24 AM0746Repellent activities of botanical extracts to red imported fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Samuel A. Ochieng
8:36 AM0748The impact of nest soil on Metarhizium anisopliae infection of the European fire ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera; Formicidae)
Eleanor Groden, Shicai Yan, Francis A. Drummond
8:48 AM0749Population structure of the invasive ant, Myrmica rubra, in both its native and invaded range
Francis A. Drummond, Karsten Schönrogge, Jeffrey Garnas, Eleanor Groden
9:00 AMBreak 1
9:12 AM0750Distribution of the two social forms of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Louisiana
Maynard L. Milks, James R. Fuxa, Arthur R. Richter, Yulia Y. Sokolova
9:24 AM0751Monogynous and polygynous red imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren, (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Taiwan  [ Recorded presentation ]
Johnny S. C. Chen, Jin-Hui Shen, How-jing Lee
9:36 AM0752Distribution and prevalence of Wolbachia in introduced populations of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Andrew M. Bouwma, Michael E. Ahrens, Christopher J. DeHeer, D. DeWayne Shoemaker
9:48 AM0753Life and death in a mature fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) population  [ Recorded presentation ]
Walter R. Tschinkel, Eldridge S. Adams
10:00 AM0754Colony-level association of toxin with cue in the red imported fire ant
James B. Anderson, Jake R. Marquess
10:12 AMBreak 2
10:24 AM0757Acoustic analysis of flying imported fire ants (Solenopsis spp.): A comparative study
Roger Hasse, John Seiner, Carrick Talmadge, Douglas A. Streett, Anthony Pranschke, Lichuan Gui, John Tarvin, Tom Fink, Niels Skals, Jiasi Wang
10:36 AM0758Investigation of flying imported fire ant alates with a stereo high–speed imaging system  [ Recorded presentation ]
Lichuan Gui, John Seiner, Roger Hasse, Tom Fink, Douglas A. Streett, Anthony Pranschke, Marlon Matias
10:48 AM0759Experimental test of the importance of an invasive mealybug, Antonina graminis, as an intermediary in the transfer of plant carbohydrates to the imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta
Ken R. Helms, S. Bradleigh Vinson

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