Wong, J.G., A. Ma, A. Cui, Z. Hajati, and M.L. Evenden. 2023. In-flight force estimation by flight mill calibration. Physiological Entomology. Accepted October 3, 2023.
McPike, SM, Pain, RA, and Evenden, ML. 2022. Provision of carbohydrate resources to support Apanteles polychrosidis, to increase parasitism of Caloptilia fraxinella in horticultural ash trees. Front. Ecol. Evol. Sec. Urban Ecology. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.888527 Published 22 July, 2022. Special Issue, Research Topic: Urban Insects: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation.
Musso, A., C. Fortier, DPW Huber, AL Carroll, and ML Evenden. Naïve pine terpene response to the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) through the seasons. Journal of Chemical Ecology. Accepted March 3, 2023
Hajati, Z., A. Musso, Z. Weller, M.L. Evenden, and J. Wong. 2023. Strouhal and Reynolds number scaling of force production in the mountain pine beetle. Physics of Fluids. DOI: 10.1063/5.0145208. Accepted March 31, 2023; Published May 8, 2023.
Vankosky, M.A., M. MacDonald, J.L. Williams, M.L. Evenden, H.A. Carcamo. 2023. Sitona lineatus (L.), Pea Leaf Weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). In: Biological Control Programmes in Canada, 2013-2022. Accepted April 4, 2023.
Petri, F., L. Flaherty and M.L. Evenden. 2023. Effects of larval host and natural microsporidian infection on adult life history traits of the forest tent caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae). Environmental Entomology. Accepted April 5, 2023. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvad042
Kulkarni, S.S. and M.L. Evenden. 2023. Functional response of larval and adult Coccinella septumpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on eggs and larve of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) on canola (Brassicacaceae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. Accepted April 13, 2023.
Wijerathna, A., H. Carcamo, and M.L. Evenden. 2023. Overwintering conditions affect cold hardiness, survival and post-overwintering fitness of the pea leaf weevil. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. Accepted May 29, 2023.
Congratulations on the new paper published by Dr. Ronald Battalas! It can be found and downloaded here
Fermented or Floral? Developing a Generalized Food Bait Lure to Monitor Cutworm and Armyworm Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Field Crops. Ronald E. Batallas and Maya L. Evenden. Insects 2023, 14(2), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14020106
Recently our lab personnel have won several awards!
At the 2022 Entomological Society meeting in Vancouver two of our fantastic PhD students were awarded for their outstanding presentations:
President’s Prize 1st place in the Behavior and Pollinators group was awarded to Antonia Musso’s talk: “Think of the children! Female host preference and offspring performance of mountain pine beetle in lodgepole and jack pines”
For more info check out the abstract here
President’s Prize 1st place in the Biocontrol – Predators group was awarded to Maggie MacDonald’s talk: Friend, foe, or acquaintance? Interactions between Pterostichus melanarius (Ill.) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and the pea leaf weevil L. (Sitona lineatus) in pulse agroecosystems
For more info check out the abstract here
In addition, Dr. Evenden and the Bugs 101 team was awarded the Entomological Society of America Science Communication Award. For more information and a brief interview with Dr. Evenden, check it out here
- Shegelski, V.A., M.L. Evenden, D.P.W. Huber, and F.A.H. Sperling. 2021. Identification of genes and gene expression associated with dispersal capacity in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). PeerJ 9:e12382 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.12382. Published October 26, 2021.
- McPike, S., and M.L. Evenden. 2021. Host plant volatile lures attract Apanteles polychrosidis (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to ash trees infested with Caloptilia fraxinella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Chemical Ecology, 9:701954. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.701954, Accepted June 16, 2021.
- Wijerathna, A., M.L. Evenden, P. Reid, B. Tidemann, and H.A. Cárcamo. 2021. Management of pea leaf weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and development of a nominal threshold in faba beans. Journal of Economic Entomology. toab086, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab086 Accepted April 15, 2021. Published May 22, 2021.
- Jones, K.L. and M.L. Evenden. 2021. Effect of semiochemical exposure on flight propensity and flight capacity of Dendroctonus ponderosae in laboratory bioassays. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 15: 551-562. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-021-09831-7 Accepted March 27, 2021. Published April 17, 2021.
- Jorgensen, A., M.L. Evenden, O. Olfert, and J. Otani. 2021. Seasonal emergence patterns of Sitodiplosis mosellana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in the Peace River region, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist, 153: 222-236. doi:10.4039/tce.2020.76
- Vissa, S., J.E. Mercado, D. Malesky, D.A. Uhey, B.A. Mori, W. Knee, M.L. Evenden and R.W. Hofstetter. 2020. Patterns of diversity in the symbiotic mite assemblage of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins. Forests. 11(10), 1102, doi.org/10.3390/f11101102. Accepted: October 14, 2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Wijerathna who just received a Faculty of Science Doctoral Dissertation Award! The Faculty of Science Doctoral Dissertation Award provides recognition for a Doctoral Dissertation that, recognized by external reviewers and the student’s evaluation committee, exemplifies the values of our Faculty, and contributes to knowledge at the National and International level.
Grocock, N. and M.L. Evenden. 2020. Local and landscape-scale features influence bumble bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) bycatch in bertha armyworm Mamestra configurata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) pheromone-baited monitoring traps. Environmental Entomology 49: 1127-1136. doi.org/10.093/ee/nvaa087.
De Silva Weeraddana, C., V.P. Manolii, S.E. Strelkov, A.P. de la Mata, J.J. Harynuk, and M.L. Evenden. 2020. Infection of canola by the root pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae increases resistance to above ground herbivory by bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Plant Science. 300: 110610.
Grocock, N.L., R.E. Batallas, E.A. McNamara, A.B. Sturm, J.S. Manson and M.L. Evenden. Bumble bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) respond to moth (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) pheromone components, leading to bee bycatch in monitoring traps targeting moth pests. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Chemical Ecology. 8: 576692 doi: 10.3389/fevo/2020.576692.
Wijerathna, A.N. and M.L. Evenden. 2020. Effect of environmental conditions on flight capacity in mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Journal of Insect Behavior 33:201-215. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10905-020-09760-y