Donald W Webb

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A simple, rapid method using restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) within the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions of the ribosomal DNA gene repeat allows identification of insects and other organisms. We used the method to identify the morphologically similar Diptera larvae that are important in forensic entomology for estimating the time(More)
Gammarus acherondytes is a rare amphipod endemic to Illinois subterranean streams. It previously was recorded from five cave streams in Monroe and St. Clair counties, Illinois. An examination of 164 caves from 1986 to 1995 produced only one new record, Madonnaville Cave, in Monroe County. These recent collections have documented a large population of G.(More)
The oviposition behavior of the treehole mosquito Aedes triseriatus (Say) was studied by counting the eggs laid in 300 oviposition traps weekly for one season (May-October) in Illinois. Eggs were aggregated spatially among traps each week, and temporally among weekly samples and for individual traps over weekly counts. Aggregation could be associated with a(More)
During August 1987, a large and concentrated infestation of Aedes albopictus was discovered on the property of a tire recapper and gasket manufacturer in Chicago, IL, in a densely populated urban environment. The infestation called for special abatement procedures because of the large number of tires and the varied ways they were stacked. An effective(More)
A new method is described for the direct measurement of Aedes albopictus, Ae. atropalpus, Ae. triseriatus and Orthopodomyia signifera oviposition in artificial and natural containers. Seed germination papers were mounted on the insides of can-traps, tree holes and discarded tires to obtain a direct measure of mosquito oviposition. This durable paper(More)
1. This document is DS58, one of a series of the Animal Science Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date September, 1992. Reviewed June, 20003. Visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Professor, Dairy Science Department, Institute of Food(More)
1. This document is DS75, one of a series of the Animal Science Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date September 1992. Reviewed June 2003. Visit the EDIS Web Site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu. 2. Professor, Dairy Science Department; Professor, Dairy(More)
The genera and species of New World stiletto flies (Diptera: Therevidae) are listed, with annotated references to nomenclature, synonymies and generic combinations, type localities, the primary type depositories, distribution, and citations for the most recent revisions. The genus Cyclotelus Walker, 1850 (along with its synonyms Furcifera Kröber, 1911, and(More)
Deficiencies in management of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) ambulatory care programs have been documented in the literature and were reaffirmed by conference participants. These represent significant barriers to developing an effective and efficient system of outpatient health care delivery for veterans and to expanding educational(More)
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