Determinants of successful arthropod eradication programs
- P. Tobin, J. Kean, D. Suckling, D. McCullough, D. Herms, L. Stringer
- Environmental ScienceBiological Invasions
- 6 March 2014
A global database developed to facilitate an analysis of arthropod eradication programs and determine the factors that influence eradication success and failure believes GERDA, as an online database, provides an objective repository of information that will play an invaluable role when future eradication efforts are considered.
Eradication of tephritid fruit fly pest populations: outcomes and prospects.
Because the likelihood of eradication declines with an increase in the area infested, it pays to invest in effective surveillance networks that allow early detection and delimitation while invading populations are small, thereby greatly favouring eradication success.
Pheromone Disruption of Argentine Ant Trail Integrity
- D. Suckling, R. Peck, L. M. Manning, L. Stringer, J. Cappadonna, A. El-Sayed
- BiologyJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 26 November 2008
Results show that trail pheromone disruption of Argentine ants is possible, but a much more durable formulation is needed before nest-level impacts can be expected.
Attraction and antennal response of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (L.), to selected synthetic chemicals in New Zealand beech forests.
These results are the first to be reported on the EAG response and the attraction of social wasps to synthetic chemicals in New Zealand beech forests and will enable monitoring ofsocial wasp activity in beech trees.
Modeling the Sterile Insect Technique for Suppression of Light Brown Apple Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
A population model was derived for light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), subject to the sterile insect technique, suggesting that a dose of around 200 Gy may be optimal because the resulting inherited sterility would reduce by a third the number of factory moths required compared with 300 Gy.
Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) gynes use a sex pheromone to attract males
- Robert L Brown, A. El-Sayed, D. Suckling, L. Stringer, J. Beggs
- BiologyCanadian Entomologist
- 21 February 2013
It is demonstrated conclusively that V. vulgaris gynes produce a sex pheromone, and either sex produced a long-range sex attractant.
From integrated pest management to integrated pest eradication: technologies and future needs.
A range of selective to broad-spectrum tactical options for suppression which either have, or show potential for, integration within arthropod eradication programmes are reviewed and evaluated.
Trail Pheromone Disruption of Argentine Ant Trail Formation and Foraging
- D. Suckling, R. Peck, L. Stringer, Kirsten A. Snook, P. Banko
- BiologyJournal of Chemical Ecology
- 14 January 2010
The success of these trail pheromone disruption trials in a natural ecosystem highlights the potential of this method for control of invasive ant species in this and other environments.
Spatial analysis of mass trapping: how close is close enough?
The ratio of catch in traps in the corner and centre of a 16-trap array at different spacings offers a rapid preliminary assessment method for determining the potential for mass trapping.
Radiation Biology and Inherited Sterility of Light Brown Apple Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae): Developing a Sterile Insect Release Program
Radiation-induced deleterious inherited effects in offspring from irradiated males were expressed as increased developmental time in F1 larvae, a reduction in percent F1 female survival, decreased adult emergence and increased cumulative mortality over subsequent generations.