Ten-Minute Papers, P-IE: Ants, Bees & Pollination

Wednesday, December 16, 2009: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room 207, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Rosalind James
Rodrigo Krugner
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Experimental manipulation of the reproductive quality of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)
David Tarpy, North Carolina State University; Jennifer Keller, North Carolina State University; Joel R. Caren, North Carolina State University; Deborah A. Delaney, Washington State University
1:47 PM
Prevalence and vectoring of the fire ant pathogen, Kneallhazia solenopsae, by fire ant decapitating phorid flies
David Oi, USDA - ARS; Steven M. Valles, USDA - ARS; Sanford D. Porter, USDA - ARS
1:59 PM
Phorid flies, Pseudacteon spp. (Diptera: Phoridae) affect forager size ratios of red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Texas
Robert Puckett, Texas A&M University; Marvin K. Harris, Texas A&M University; Roger E. Gold, Texas A&M University
2:23 PM
Establishment and expansion of a third fire ant decapitating fly (Pseudacteon obtusus) in North Central Florida
Sanford D. Porter, USDA - ARS; Lu Yongyue, South China Agricultural University
2:35 PM
Different species of imported fire ants coexist in new developments in middle Tennessee
Samuel Ochieng, Tennessee State University; Frank Mrema, Tennessee State University
2:59 PM
Native tree facilitates the winter survival of the invasive Argentine ant
Robert John Brightwell, North Carolina State University; Jules Silverman, North Carolina State University
3:11 PM
3:38 PM
The buzz on attraction of blue vane traps to native bees
Sujaya Rao, Oregon State University; Oksana Ostroverkhova, Oregon State University; William Stephen, Oregon State University
3:50 PM
Friend and foe: blueberry pollinators as mummy berry vectors
Matthew Grieshop, Michigan State University; Krista Buehrer, Michigan State University; Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
4:02 PM
Are native bees important pollinators of pumpkin in New York?
Derek Artz, Cornell University; Brian A. Nault, Cornell University
4:14 PM
Using flowering buckwheat to increase crop pollination in agricultural landscapes of varying complexity
Julianna Tuell, Michigan State University; Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University
4:26 PM
Disease transmission in solitary bees—the case of chalkbrood in Megachile rotundata
Rosalind James, USDA - ARS; Ellen Klinger, USDA - ARS; Craig Huntzinger, USDA-ARS
4:38 PM
Beneficial bacteria in honey bees and their function in bee colonies
Diana Sammataro, Carl Hayden Bee Research Center; Tobias Oloffson, Lund University; Alejandra Vasquez, Lund University
4:50 PM
Concluding Remarks