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Entomology Theses and Dissertations
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PATTERNS OF HOST USE BY BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG, HALYOMORPHA HALYS (HEMIPTERA: PENTATOMIDAE), IN WOODY ORNAMENTAL TREES AND SHRUBS (2015)Brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål), an invasive pest species native to Asia was introduced to North America in the 1990’s. It has caused significant losses to a wide range of agricultural crops. H. halys ...
Alterations to headwater stream microbial communities and carbon cycling in response to environmental change. (2015)Organic carbon, principally as dissolved organic matter (DOM), is a fundamental energy source that powers microbial metabolism and shapes food webs in stream ecosystems. The community structure and metabolic activity of ...
(2015)In this dissertation, I focus on the alarm-defense system of the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, its effectiveness against pathogen attacks, and its role as a mechanism of communication for conspecifics. This dual role ...
SYSTEMATICS OF THE CRYPTIC FUNGUS-FARMING ANT GENUS Myrmicocrypta FR. SMITH, WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF FUNGUS-FARMING ANTS (HYMENOPTERA: MYRMICINAE). (2014)Fungus-farming ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) have become model systems for exploring questions regarding the evolution of symbiosis. However, robust phylogenetic studies of both the ants and their cultivars are needed to ...