Chemical Ecology Posters

Monday, April 27

Can fungal volatile organic compounds mediate between bark beetles and ophiostomatoid fungi?
Sylvester Menanyih1, Jonathan Cale2, Angela Calderon1 and Lori Eckhardt1, 1Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Comparison of repellents for Euwallacea nr. fornicatus, vector of Fusarium dieback of avocado.
Paul E. Kendra1, Wayne S. Montgomery1, Teresa Narvaez1, Elena Q. Schnell1, Aimé Vázquez1, Nurhayat Tabanca1 and Daniel Carrillo2, 1USDA - ARS, Miami, FL, 2University of Florida, Homestead, FL

Exploiting mosquito-plant interactions for development of disease vector monitoring tools.
Caroline Wanjiku Kungu1,2, David Tchouassi1, Vincent Nyasembe3, Catherine Sole2, Christian Pirk2 and Baldwyn Torto1, 1International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya, 2University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 3University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Identifying the chemical cues used by drones of Apis mellifera scutella (Lepeletier) for communication within and outside the hive.
Eloise Butcher, Abdullahi Yusuf and Christian Pirk, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Importance of natal host environment: Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae as two alternate hosts for Theocolax elegans (Westwood) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).
Chloe Albin1 and Rob Morrison2, 1Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2USDA - ARS, Manhattan, KS

Pheromone discovery in Melanotus communis (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and seasonal activity in the Carolinas.
Livy Williams1, Anders Huseth2, Jacqueline Serrano3, Jocelyn G. Millar3 and Wim Van Herk4, 1USDA - ARS, Charleston, SC, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 3University of California, Riverside, CA, 4Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agassiz, BC, Canada

TLC method for isolation of medfly attractants from tea tree oil.
Micah A. Gill1, Elena Q. Schnell1, Wayne S. Montgomery1, Nurhayat Tabanca1, Jerome Niogret2, Nancy D. Epsky1 and Paul E. Kendra1, 1USDA - ARS, Miami, FL, 2Niogret Ecology Consulting LLC, Miami, FL

Understanding mosquito-host olfactory signaling in the sylvatic ecosystem for improved surveillance of dengue and Yellow fever vectors.
David Tchouassi, Julia Jacob and Baldwyn Torto, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya

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