Publications in the Bethia King Lab

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1st link is to open access PDF
bking@niu.edu for any reprints that you can't access

List of Abstracts

Burgess IV ER, King BH, Geden CJ. 2020. Oral and topical insecticide response bioassays and associated statistical analyses used commonly in veterinary and medical entomology. Journal of Insect Science

Burgess ER, Geden CJ, Lohmeyer KH, King BH, Machtinger ET, Scott JG. 2020. Toxicity of fluralaner, a companion animal insecticide, relative to industry-leading agricultural insecticides against resistant and susceptible strains of filth flies. Scientific Reports 10: 11166. Open access at https://rdcu.be/b5trc

Burgess ER, King BH. 2020. A field-relevant concentration of the insecticide imidacloprid affects grooming, locomotion, and longevity in the biological control agent Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 49:566-571

King BH, Taylor EE, Burgess ER. 2019. Feeding response to select monosaccharides, sugar alcohols, and artificial sweeteners relative to sucrose in adult house flies, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 57: 511–518. https://academic.oup.com/jme/article/57/2/511/5632145?guestAccessKey=32cd1956-36d3-4b00-b988-c43182921746 Open access

Kremer A, King BH. 2019. Decaying organic matter did not remove sublethal effect of imidacloprid on mating in Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a parasitoid of filth flies. Journal of Economic Entomology 112:2502–2506.

Kremer A, King BH. 2019. A neonicotinoid affects the mating behavior of Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a biological control agent of filth flies. Environmental Entomology 48:489–495.

Wittman TN, King BH. 2019. Combining predictions of sex ratio and mate choice models: pheromone-mediated mate choice by females in a parasitoid wasp. Behaviour 156:1127–1149.

Ruther J, Wittman T, Grimm C, Feichtner F, Fleischmann S, Kiermaier J, King BH, Kremer W, Kalbitzer H-R, Schulz S. 2019. Male sex pheromone of the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes demonstrates biosynthetic switch between fatty acid and isoprenoid metabolism within the Nasonia group. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7.https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00026 Open access

Burgess IV ER, Watkins SM, King BH, Chantos-Davidson K, Kremer A, Tournear JC, Morrow J, Hagen TJ, Gaillard ER. 2019. Dissemination of imidacloprid through dairy manure and its effect on the biological control agent, Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), and a filth fly host, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 112:974–980.

King BH, Burgess ER, Colyott KL. 2018. Sexual size and shape dimorphism in three species of parasitoid wasps with burrowing females: Spalangia endius, S. nigroaenea, and S. nigra (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). J. Insect Sci. 18. doi:10.1093/jisesa/iey105 https://academic.oup.com/jinsectscience/article/doi/10.1093/jisesa/iey105/5139635?guestAccessKey=d80e8dce-704e-411b-899d-9691f21795bb Open access

King, BH. 2018. Benefit of polyandry in a monandrous species when females mate with already mated males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:94.

King BH, Miller KA. 2018. Mating status effects on sexual response of males and females in the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes. Journal of Insect Behavior 31:144–157.

Burgess ER, King BH. 2017. Insecticidal potential of two sugar alcohols to Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 110:2252–2258.
https://academic.oup.com/jee/article/110/5/2252/3977930/Insecticidal-Potential-of-Two-Sugar-Alcohols-to?guestAccessKey=1f135d8a-7c37-4d2b-8718-6c02ef1760c3.

Burgess IV E, Kremer A, Elsawa SF, King BH. 2017. Sublethal effects of imidacloprid exposure on Spalangia endius, a pupal parasitoid of filth flies. Biocontrol 62:53–60.

Broski S and King BH. 2016. Effects of size and age of the host Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) on production of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 110:282–287. doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow246

Burgess IV, ER; King BH. 2016. Behavior and survival of the filth fly parasitoids Spalangia endius and Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in response to three granular house fly baits and components Environmental Entomology 45:1496-1504. https://academic.oup.com/ee/article/45/6/1496/2669419?guestAccessKey=4b2732da-ec83-4506-ad9f-186b6d2050b5.

Wittman TN, Miller KAK, King BH. 2016. Finding prospective mates by the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 45:1489–1495. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvw136

Burgess IV, ER and King BH. 2015. Compatibility of the parasitoid Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) and insecticides against Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) as evaluated by a new index. Journal of Economic Entomology 108:986–992. doi: 10.1093/jee/tov104 http://jee.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/05/03/jee.tov104

Broski S and King BH. 2015. Drilling-in and chewing-out of hosts by the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) when parasitizing Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae). Environmental Entomology 44:1116–1124. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvv069.https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvv069

Cooper J and King BH. 2015. Substrate-borne marking in the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 44:680–688. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvv017

Moran RL, vonEnde CN, King BH. 2014. Seasonal colour and anti-predator behaviour (Percidae: Etheostoma). Journal of Fish Biology 84:1188–1194. doi:10.1111/jfb.12327

King, B. H., Kolyott, K. L., Chesney, A. R. 2014. Livestock bedding effects on two species of parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) of filth flies. Journal of Insect Science 14(185): 2014. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieu047 Free access

Mowles SL, King BH, Linforth RST, Hardy ICW. 2013. A female-emitted pheromone component is associated with reduced male courtship in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. PLoS ONE 8 e82010. doi:82010.81371/journal.pone.0082010.

Moran RL, vonEnde CN, King BH. 2013. Mate choice copying in two species of darters (Percidae: Etheostoma). Behaviour 150:1255–1274. doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003092.

Cooper, J. Burgess IV, E. R. and King, B. H. 2013. Courtship behavior and detection of female receptivity in the parasitoid wasp Urolepis rufipes. Journal of Insect Behavior 26:745–761. doi 10.1007/s10905-013-9390-8.

King, B. H. and Kuban, K. E. 2012. Should he stay or should he go: male influence on offspring sex ratio via postcopulatory attendance. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 1165–1173.

Fischer CR and King BH. 2012. Inhibition of male sexual behavior after interacting with a mated female. Behaviour 149:153-169

King, B. H. and M. A. Owen. 2012. Post-mating changes in restlessness, speed and route directness in males of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 25:309-319.

Nichols WJ Jr, Bartelt RJ, Cossé AA, King BH. 2010. Methyl6-methylsalicylate: a female-produced pheromone component of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Journal of Chemical Ecology 36:1140-1147. The final publication is available at www.springerlink.com (but Springer restricts access)

King BH 2010 Which sex controls the duration of postcopulatory courtship and to what effect in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Behaviour 147:993-1007. The original publication is available at http://brill.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/beh

King. B. H. and Bressac, C. 2010. No fitness consequence of experimentally induced polyandry in a monandrous wasp. Behaviour147:85-102. The original publication is available at http://brill.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/brill/beh

King, B. H. and Fischer, C. R. 2010. Male mating history: effects on female sexual responsiveness and reproductive success in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 64:607-612. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

King. B. H. 2008. Effects of sex and mating status on who initiates contact in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 21:387-393. The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/752702m047635v87/

King, B. H. and Dickenson, R. M. 2008. Functional and nonfunctional female receptivity signals in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 37:782-786.

King, B. H. and Dickenson, R. M. 2008. A behavioral study of proximal mechanisms of male recognition of female mating status in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of 101(1):229-234.

Fischer, C. R. and King, B. H. 2008. Sexual inhibition in Spalangia endius males after mating and time for ejaculate replenishment. Journal of Insect Behavior 21:1-8.

King, B. H. 2007. The effect of exposure to conspecifics on restlessness in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). The Canadian Entomologist 139:678-684.

King. B. H. and M. E. Napoleon. 2006. Using effects of parasitoid size on fitness to test a host quality model assumption with the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:1-5

King. B. H. 2006. Mate location and the onset of sexual responsiveness in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 35:1390-1395.

King, B. H. and H. Leaich. 2006. Variation in propensity to exhibit thanatosis in Nasonia vitripennis. Journal of Insect Behavior 19(2):241-249.

King, B. H. and J. H. Ellison. 2006. Resource quality affects restlessness in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 118:71-76. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com

King, B. H. and Fischer, C. R. 2005. Males mate guard in absentia through extended effects of postcopulatory courtship in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Journal of Insect Physiology 51:1340-1345 The original publication is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221910

King, B. H., Saporito, K. B., Ellison, J. H. and Bratzke, R. M. 2005. Unattractiveness of mated females to males in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 52:17-24. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

King, B. H. and J. A. D'Souza. 2004. Effects of constrained females on offspring sex ratios of Nasonia vitripennis in relation to local mate competition theory. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82 (12):1969-1974.

Olbrich, D. L. and B. H. King. 2003. House fly and stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in different habitats on a northern Illinois dairy farm. Great Lakes Entomologist 36:179-190.

Baeder, J. and B. H. King. 2004. Associative learning of color by males of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 17:201-213.

King, B. H. 2002. Sex ratio response to conspecifics in a parasitoid wasp: test of a prediction of local mate competition theory and alternative hypotheses. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 52:17-24.The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

King, B. H. 2002. Offspring number and sex ratio response to proportion of host sizes and ages in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).Environmental Entomology 31:505-508.

King, B. H. 2002. Breeding strategies in females of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius: effects of mating status and body size. Journal of Insect Behavior 15:181-193.

King, B. H. 2001. Parasitization site on the host of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 30:346-349.

King, B. H. 2000. Sperm depletion and mating behavior in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 33:117-127.

Oliai, S.E. and B. H. King. 2000. The associative learning capabilities of the parasitoid wasp, Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 13:55-69.

King, B. H. 2000. Sex ratio and oviposition responses to host age and the fitness consequences to mother and offspring in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius.Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 48:316-320 The original publication is available with subscription at www.springerlink.com.

King BH, Grimm KM, Reno HE. 2000. Effect of mating on the locomotor activity in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 29(5):927-933

Napoleon ME, King BH. 1999. Offspring sex ratio response to host size in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia endius. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46:325-332. The original publication is available with subscription at www.springerlink.com.

King BH. 1998. Challenges for dual career couples: an example. Supplement to the Newsletter of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. invited

King BH. 1998. Host age response in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni(Hymenoptera:Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 11:103-117.

King BH, Crowe ML, Blackmore MD. 1998. Effects of leaf age response on oviposition and on offspring fitness in the imported willow leaf beetle Plagiodera versicolora (Coleoptera: hrysomelidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 11:23-36. The original publication is available with subscription at www.springerlink.com

King BH. 1997. Effects of host age and burial of house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae on parasitism by Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Environmental Entomology 26:410-415.

King BH. 1996. Sex ratio responses to other parasitoid wasps: multiple adaptive explanations.Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39:367-374. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

King BH. 1996. Fitness effects of sex ratio response to host quality and size in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni. Behavioral Ecology 7:35-42.

King BH, King RB. 1995. Sibmating and its fitness consequences in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 8:723-730.

King BH, Crowe ML, Skinner SW. 1995. Effect of host density on offspring sex ratios and behavioral interactions between females in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 8:89-102.

King BH. 1994. Effects of host size experience on sex ratios in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni. Animal Behaviour 47:815-820.

King BH. 1994. How do female parasitoid wasps assess host size during sex-ratio manipulation? Animal Behaviour 48:511-518.

King BH, Lee HE. 1994. Test of the adaptiveness of sex ratio manipulation in a parasitoid wasp. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 35:437-443. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

King BH, King RB. 1994.Sex ratio manipulation in response to host size in the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni: is it adaptive? Behavioral Ecology 5:448-454.

King BH. 1993. Sex ratio manipulation by parasitoid wasps. pp. 418-441. In: Wrensch DL, Ebbert, M (eds). Evolution and Diversity of Sex Ratio in Insects and Mites. Chapman and Hall, New York . 12,257kb pdf: scanned reprint or 137 kb pdf = manuscript

King BH. 1993. Flight activity in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera:Pteromalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 6:313-321.

King BH. 1993. Sequence of offspring sex production in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis in response to unparasitized versus parasitized hosts. Animal Behaviour 45:1236-1238.

King BH, Seidl SE. 1993. Sex ratio response of the parasitoid wasp Muscidifurax raptor to other females. Oecologia 94:428-433.

Crowe ML, King BH. 1993. Differences in the proportion of women to men invited to give seminars: Is the old boy still kicking five years later? Bulletin of the Ecological Society of <:country-region> America , December.

Seidl SE, King BH. 1993. Sex ratio response to host size in the parasitoid wasp Muscidifurax raptor. Evolution 47:1876-1882.

King BH. 1992. Sex ratios of the wasp Nasonia vitripennis from self- versus conspecifically-parasitized hosts: local mate competition versus host quality models. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 5:445-455.

King BH. 1991. A field study of host size effects on sex ratio of the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni. American Midland Naturalist 125:10-17

King BH. 1991. No intersexual differences in host size and species usage in Spalangia endius (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Great Lakes Entomologist 24:17-20.

King RB, King BH. 1991. Sexual differences in color and color change in woodfrogs. Canadian Journal of Zoology 69:1963-1968.

King BH, Skinner SW. 1991. Proximal mechanisms of the sex ratio and clutch size responses of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis to parasitized hosts. Animal Behaviour 42:23-32.

King BH, Skinner SW. 1991. Sex ratio in a new species of Nasonia with fully-winged males. Evolution 45:225-228.

King BH. 1990. Interspecific differences in host (Diptera: Muscidae) size and species usage among parasitoid wasps Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) in a poultry house. Environmental Entomology 19:1519-1522.

King BH. 1990. Sex ratio manipulation by the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni in response to host age: a test of the host-size model. Evolutionary Ecology 4:149-156.

King BH. 1989. Host size-dependent sex ratios among parasitoid wasps: Does host growth matter? Oecologia 78:420-426.

King BH. 1989. A test of local mate competition theory with a solitary species of parasitoid wasp, Spalangia cameroni. Oikos 55:50-54.

King BH. 1988. Sex ratio manipulation in response to host size by the parasitoid wasp Spalangia cameroni: a laboratory study. Evolution 42:1190-1198. Read for free at JSTOR

King BH. 1987. Offspring sex ratios in parasitoid wasps. Quarterly Review of Biology 62:367-396.

Hurlbutt BL. 1987. Sexual size dimorphism in parasitoid wasps. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 30:63- 89.

Hurlbutt BL. 1987. Sex ratio in a parasitoid wasp, Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University , West Lafayette , Indiana.

Wolff JO, Hurlbutt BL. 1982. Day refuges of Peromyscus leucopus and Peromyscus maniculatus. Journal of Mammology 63:666-668.

 

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