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Margolies, David

Margolies, DavidProfessor

124 W. Waters Hall

Manhattan KS 66506

Phone: (785) 532-4709

Fax: (785) 532-6232

dmargoli@ksu.edu

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Education

B.S. Biology, Brown University, Providence RI,
M.S. Zoology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA,
Ph.D. Entomology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC,

Teaching

  • Economic Entomology [ENTOM 300]
  • Insect Ecology [ENTOM 692]
  • Controversies in Insect Ecology [ENTOM 893]

Research

My research emphasizes arthropod population biology in managed cropping systems, and the ecological interactions that affect the impact of arthropods on crops. My focus has been on two issues. First is the spatial dynamics of population interactions, using an acarine predator-prey system. Second is life history response to multi-trophic interactions, using western flower thrips, tomato spotted wilt and twospotted spider mites on tomato plants.

Publications

Nachappa, P., D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols, A.E. Whitfield, and D. Rotenberg. 2013. Tomato spotted wilt virus benefits a non-vector arthropod, Tetranychus urticae, by modulating different plant responses in tomato. PLoS ONE (http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0075909)

Cao, Y. J. Zhi, C. Cong and D.C. Margolies. 2013. Olfactory cues for host preference of Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera:Thripidae) and host plant suitability. Journal of Insect Behavior DOI 10.1007/s10905-01309405-5.

Cheng, L.L., J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies, J.F. Campbell, P.S. Yang, C.T. Lu and C.C. Chen. 2012. Effect of temperature on prey consumption rate of the green lacewing Mallada basalis Walker (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) to two species of pest mites, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida and Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae). Journal of Taiwan Agricultural Research 61:158-164.

Cheng, L.L, J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies, J.F. Campbell, P.S. Yang, C.C Chen and C.T. Lu. 2012. Efficacy of Mallada basalis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Tetranychus kanzawai and Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae), at different predator:prey release ratios. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 15:142-146.

Nachappa, P., D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and J.F. Campbell. 2011. Variation in predator foraging behavior changes predator-prey spatio-temporal dynamics. Functional Ecology 25:1309-1317 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01892.x).

Gontijo, L.M., J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies and R.A. Cloyd. 2011. Plant architecture and prey distribution influence foraging behavior of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae). Exp. Appl. Acarol. 56: 23-32.

Alatawi, F.J., J.R. Nechols, and D.C. Margolies. 2011. Spatial distribution of predators and prey affect biological control of twospotted spider mites by Phytoseiulus persimilis in greenhouses. Biol. Control 56:36-42.

Nachappa, P., D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and T.J. Morgan. 2010. Response of a complex foraging phenotype to artificial selection on its component traits. Evolutionary Ecology 24:631-655.

Gontijo, L.M., D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and R.A. Cloyd. 2010. Plant architecture, prey distribution and predator release strategy interact to affect foraging efficiency of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on cucumber. Biological Control 53:136-141.

Cheng, L., J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies, J.F. Campbell, and P.S. Yang. 2010. Assessment of prey preference by the mass-produced generalist predator, Mallada basalis (Walker) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), when offered two species of spider mites, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida and Panonychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae), on papaya. Biological Control 53:267-272.

Opit, G.P., J. Perret, K. Holt, J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies and K.A. Williams. 2009. Comparing chemical and biological control strategies for twospotted spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in commercial greenhouse production of bedding plants. Journal of Economic Entomology 102:336-346.

Cheng, L., J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies, J.F. Campbell, P-S. Yang, C-C. Chen and C-T. Lu. 2009. Foraging on and consumption of two species of papaya pest mites, Tetranychus kanzawai and Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae) by Mallada basalis (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Environmental Entomology 38:715-722.

Holt, K.M., G. Opit, J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies and K.A. Williams. 2007. Comparing chemical and biological controls trategies for twospotted spider mites in mixed production of ivy geranium and impatiens. HortTechnology 17: 322-327

Margolies, D.C., P. Nachappa and J.R. Nechols. 2007. Breeding for and maintaining foraging ability in the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis. Pp. 87-90 In J.C. van Lenteren, P. DeClercq and M.W. Johnson (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Meeting of the Working Group Arthropod Mass Rearing and Quality Control, 28 October – 1 November 2007, Montreal, Canada. Bulletin IOBC Global No. 3.

Alatawi, F.J., D.C. Margolies and J.R. Nechols. 2007. Aesthetic damage thresholds for twospotted spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) on impatiens: effect of plant age and level of infestation. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1904-1909.

Chen, Y., G.P. Opit, V.M. Jonas, K.A. Williams, J.R. Nechols, and D.C. Margolies. 2007. Twospotted spider mite population level, distribution, and damage on ivy geranium in response to different nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization regimes. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 1821-1830

Nachappa, P., D.C. Margolies, and J.R. Nechols. 2006. Resource-dependent giving-up time of the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis. Journal of Insect Behavior 19: 741-752

Zhi, J, D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and J.E. Boyer, Jr. 2006. Host-plant mediated interactions between populations of a true omnivore and its herbivorous prey. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 121: 59-66

Nachappa, P., D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and T. Loughin. 2006. Phytoseiulus persimilis response to herbivore-induced plant volatiles as a function of mite-days. Experimental and Applied Acarology 40:231-239.

Konakandla, B, Y. Park and D.C. Margolies. 2006. Whole gene amplification of Chelix-extracted DNA from a single mite: A method for studying genetics of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis. Experimental and Applied Acarology 40:241-247.

Holt, K.M., G.P. Opit, J.R. Nechols, and D.C. Margolies. 2006. Testing for non-target effects of spinosad on twospotted spider mites and their predator Phytoseiulus persimilis under greenhouse conditions. Experimental and Applied Acarology 38: 141-149

Opit, G.P., G.K. Fitch, D.C. Margolies, J.R. Nechols and K.A. Williams. 2006. Overhead and drip-tube irrigation affect twospotted spider mites and their biological control by a predatory mite on impatiens. Hortscience 41: 691-694.

Opit, G.P., Chen, Y., Williams, K.A., Nechols, J.R. and Margolies, D.C. 2005. Plant age, fertilization, and biological control affect damage caused by twospotted spider mites on ivy geranium: development of an action threshold. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 130: 159-166.

Zhi, J., G.K. Fitch, J.R. Nechols, and D.C. Margolies. 2005. Apple pollen as a supplemental food for the western flower thrips, Frankliniella occidentalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae): response of indivuals and populations. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 117: 185-192

Alatawi, F.J., G.P. Opit, D.C. Margolies, and J.R. Nechols. 2005. Within-plant distribution of twospotted spider mites, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on impatiens: developing a presence-absence sampling plan. Journal of Economic Entomology 98:1040-1047

Opit, G.P., J.R. Nechols, D.C. Margolies, and K.A. Williams. 2005. Survival, horizontal distribution, and economics of releasing predatory mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) using mechanical blowers. Biological Control 33:344-351.

Opit, G. P., J. R. Nechols, and D. C. Margolies. 2004. Biological control of twospotted spider mite, Tetranychusurticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), using Phytoseiuluspersimilis Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseidae) on ivy geranium: assessment of predator release ratios. Biological Control 29: 445-452.

Opit, G. P., D. C. Margolies, and J. R. Nechols. 2003. Within-plant distribution of twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), on ivy geranium: Development of a presence-absence sampling plan. Journal of Economic Entomology 96: 482-488.

Yang, X. M., L. L. Buschman, K. Y. Zhu, and D. C. Margolies. 2002. Susceptibility and detoxifying enzyme activity in two spider mite species (Acari: Tetranychidae) after selection with three insecticides. Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 399-406.

Jia, F., D.C. Margolies, J.E. Boyer, and R.E. Charlton. 2002. Genetic variation among foraging traits in inbred lines of a predatory mite. Heredity 88:371-379.

Opit, G.P., Jonas, V.M., Williams, K.A., Margolies, D.C. and Nechols, J.R. 2001. Effects of cultivar and irrigation management on population growth of the twospotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae on greenhouse ivy geranium. Experimental and Applied Acarology 25: 849-857.

Yang, X.-M., D. C. Margolies, K. Y. Zhu, and L. L. Buschman. 2001. Host plant-induced changes in detoxification enzymes and susceptibility to pesticides in the twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 94: 381-387.

Yang, X. M., K. Y. Zhu, L. L. Buschman, and D. C. Margolies. 2001. Comparative susceptibility and possible detoxification mechanisms for selected miticides in Banks grass mite and two-spotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology 25: 293-299.

Kopper, B.J., Margolies, D.C. and Charlton, R.E. 2001. Life history notes on the regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia (Drury) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Kansas tallgrass prairie. Journal of Kansas Entomology Society 74: 172-177.

Mayland, H., Margolies, D.C. and Charlton, R.E. 2000. Local and distant prey-related cues influence when an acarine predator leaves a prey path. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 96: 245-252.

Kopper, B.J., Charlton, R.E. and Margolies, D.C. 2000. Oviposition site selection by the regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia, as affected by proximity of violet host plants. Journal of Insect Behavior 13: 651-665.

Bancroft, J.S. and D.C. Margolies. 1999. An individual-based model of an acarine tritrophic system. Ecological Modelling 123:161-181.

Margolies, D.C., Nechols, J.R. and Vogt, E.A. 1998. Rapid adaptation of squash bug, Znasa tristis, population to a resistant cucurbit cultivar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 89: 65-70.

Margolies, D. C., M.W. Sabelis, and J. E. Boyer, Jr. 1997. Response of a phytoseiid predator to herbivore induced plant volatiles: selection on attraction and effect on prey exploitation. Journal of Insect Behavior 10: 695-709.

Stiefel, V.L., J.R. Nechols and D.C. Margolies. 1997. Development and survival of Anomoea flavokansiensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) as affected by temperature. Environmental Entomology 26: 223-228

Margolies, D.C. 1995. Evidence of selection on spider mite dispersal rates in relation to habitat persistence in agroecosystems. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 76:105-108.

Stiefel, V.L., J.R. Nechols and D.C. Margolies. 1995. Overwintering biology of Anomoea flavokansiensis (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 88: 342-347

Li, J, and D.C. Margolies. 1994. Responses to direct and indirect selection on aerial dispersal behaviour in Tetranychus urticae. Heredity 72:10-22.

Reese, J. C., D. C. Margolies, E. A. Backus, S. Noyes, P. Bramel Cox, and A. G. O. Dixon. 1994. Characterization of aphid host plant resistance and feeding behavior through use of a computerized insect feeding monitor. In, History, Development, and Application of AC Electronic Insect Feeding Monitors. M. M. Ellsbury, E. A. Backus, and D. L. Ullman (eds.). Thomas Say Pub., Entomol. Soc. Am., Lanham, MD. 52-72.

Margolies, D.C. 1993. Adaptation to spatial variation in habitat: spatial effects in agroecosystems. Pp. 129-144 In K.C. Kim & B. A. McPheron (eds.), Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

McCauley, G.W., D.C. Margolies, and J.C. Reese. 1992. Field assessment of greenbug (Homoptera, Aphididae) demography on corn. Environmental Entomology 21: 1072-1076

Margolies, D.C. and T.S. Cox. 1992. Quantitative genetics applied to haplodiploid insects and mites. Pp. 548-559 In D.L. Wrensch and M.A. Ebbert (eds.), Evolution and Diversity of Sex Ratio in Insects and Mites. Chapman and Hall, New York.

McCauley, G. W., Jr., D. C. Margolies, R. D. Collins, and J. C. Reese. 1990. Rearing history affects demography of greenbugs (Homoptera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology 19:949-954.

Tillotson, D.K., D.C. Margolies and J.R. Nechols. 1990. Effect of temperature and photoperiod on mortality of Melanoplus differentialis (Orthoptera, Acrididae) infected by Entomophaga grylli pathotype-2 (Entomophthorales, Entomophthoraceae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 63: 252-259

McCauley, G. W., Jr., D. C. Margolies, and J. C. Reese. 1990. Feeding behavior, fecundity, and weight of sorghum reared and corn reared greenbugs on corn. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 55:183-190.

Reese, J. C., P. J. Bramel Cox, A. G. O. Dixon, D. J. Schmidt, R. Ma, S. Noyes, D. C. Margolies, and W. C. Black IV. 1990. Novel approaches to the development of sorghum germplasm resistant to greenbugs. In, Proc. 7th Intl. Symp, Insect Plant Relationships. T. Jermy and A. Szentesi (eds.). Symp. Biol. Hung. 39:523-526.

Noyes, S., D.C. Margolies, J.C. Reese, A. Dixon, and P. Bramelcox. 1990. Computer acquisition and analysis of insect feeding monitor data. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 83: 1224-1231

Tillotson, K. and D.C. Margolies. 1990. Effects of cadaver age on production of infective stages of Entomophaga grylli pathotype 2 in Melanoplus differentialis infected by Entomophaga grylli pathotype 2. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 55:202-206.

Margolies, D.C. and G.G. Kennedy. 1988. Fenvalerate-induced aerial dispersal behavior of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 46:233-240.

Margolies, D.C. 1987. Conditions eliciting aerial dispersal behavior in Banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) (Acari: Tetranychidae). Environmental Entomology 16:928-932.

Margolies, D.C. and G.G. Kennedy. 1985. Movement of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, between hosts in a corn-peanut agroecosystem. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 37:55-61.

Kennedy, G.G. and D.C. Margolies. 1985. Considerations in the management of mobile arthropod pests in diversified agroecosystems. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America 31(3):21-27.

Margolies, D.C., G.G. Kennedy, and J.W. Van Duyn. 1985. The effect of three soil insecticides in field corn on spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) pest potential. Journal of Economic Entomology 78:117-120.

Margolies, D.C. and G.G. Kennedy. 1984. Population response of the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch, to host phenology in corn and peanut. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 36:193-196

Margolies, D.C., E.P. Lampert and G.G. Kennedy. 1984. A sampling program for the twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae) in peanut. Journal of Economic Entomology 77:1024-1028.