Title: Insect Systematist
Primary focus is the ecology and biosystematics of the Aphididae. Also am responsible for routine identification of aphids, thrips and mites. Biology/systematics of aphids; ID of aphids and some mites; curation of aphid collection
Migration of soybean aphid other aphids of economic interest in the midwestern States using a suction trap network with traps in 10 states.
Biology of the soybean aphid, overwintering strategies, other hosts and migration.
Survey of the aphids of the Midwest.
Biological control of the soybean aphid. Searches for natural enemies of the soybean aphid in Asia.
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|Professional affiliations: |
Department of Entomology, University of Illinois
Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. - Scientific Advisor
|Selected publications: |
Voegtlin, D. J., R. J. O
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Doris Lagos - Entomology Graduate Student, Native of Peru
Matthew Richardson - Integrative Biology Graduate Student
Keyla Lopez - lab technician, Native of Honduras
Thelma Heidel - Entomology Graduate Student at Purdue
Diana Castillo - Entomology Graduate Student at Purdue
|Professional society involvement and activities: |
1996 Program Chair for ESA President Manya B. Stoetzel at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Louisville, Kentucky.
Present member of the N. C. Branch photosalon committee.
Entomological Society of America
Washington Entomological Society
Michigan Entomological Society
|Education: PhD, Entomology, University of California, Berkeley, 1976|
MS Biology James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA, 1968
BS, Biology, Eastern Mennonoite University, Harrisonburg, VA, 1966
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