Graham P. Walker

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A survey of Galactic gamma-ray sources at a median energy of ∼20 TeV has been performed using the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory. Eight candidate sources of TeV emission are detected with pre-trials significance > 4.5σ in the region of Galactic longitude l ∈ [30◦, 220◦] and latitude b ∈ [−10◦, 10◦]. Four of these sources, including the Crab nebula and the(More)
Received: 11 January 2007 | Accepted: 2 March 2007 | Published: 10 January 2008 Copyright: This is an open access paper. We use the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license that permits unrestricted use, provided that the paper is properly attributed. ISSN: 1536-2442 | Volume 8, Number 4 Cite this paper as: Stansly PA, McKenzie CL. 2007. Fourth(More)
Cotesia plutellae is being assessed as a potential biological control agent for introduction against Plutella xylostella in New Zealand. As the literature on C. plutellae provided variable assessments of its host specificity, further information was collected from the laboratory and field. Our field assessments in Fiji indicated that this parasitoid did not(More)
The diffuse gamma radiation arising from the interaction of cosmic ray particles with matter and radiation in the Galaxy is one of the few probes available to study the origin of the cosmic rays. Milagro is a water Cherenkov detector that continuously views the entire overhead sky. The large field-of-view combined with the long observation time makes(More)
We present the result of a search of the Milagro sky map for spatial correlations with sources from a subset of the recent Fermi Bright Source List (BSL). The BSL consists of the 205 most significant sources detected above 100 MeV by the Fermi Large 1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, 3245 BioMedical Physical Sciences Building,(More)
Oviposition behavior of Anagrus nigriventris,a parasitoid of the eggs of the beetleafhopper,Circulifer tenellus, wasdescribed on sugar beet. Ovipositor probes ofrelatively long duration were accompanied by a periodof abdominal vibrations toward the end of the probe. These periods began as high frequency, low amplitudevibrations in the abdomen, and climaxed(More)
Dispersal and colonization of new areas by armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) is achieved by mobile first-instar nymphs, called crawlers. Few studies have considered the actual mechanisms by which crawlers disperse, and although crawlers are capable of actively wandering over short distances (generally < 1 m), their dispersal over longer(More)
Field sampling methods and economic thresholds were developed to provide management recommendations for Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) on processing tomatoes, based on a commercially acceptable damage level of 5% fruit damage. Population estimates from destructive sampling and a rapid 1-min plant scouting method were related to fruit damage, and a nominal(More)
The egg parasitoid Anagrus nigriventris Girault is an important natural enemy of the beet leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus (Baker) which has a broad host range that includes cultivated sugar beets and the weed, Russian thistle. When parasitoids were reared on leafhopper eggs deposited in sugar beets, females were attracted to sugar beet volatiles and(More)
The 7 year data set of the Milagro TeV observatory contains 2.2 x 10(11) events of which most are due to hadronic cosmic rays. These data are searched for evidence of intermediate scale structure. Excess emission on angular scales of approximately 10 degrees has been found in two localized regions of unknown origin with greater than 12sigma significance.(More)