Department of Entomology Theses and Dissertations

Below is a listing of dissertations and thesis completed within the department of Entomology since 1975. Some of the dissertations are available in PDF format through the K-State Current Research catalog .


Akhtar, Mastura
Advisor: Ludek Zurek
Public Health Aspects of the Enterococcus spp.-Housefly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae) Association

Davis, Holly (Masters)
Advisors: Larry Buschman and Jeff Whitworth
Impact of Cover Cropping on Arthropods in Corn on the Western High Plains


Cheng, Ling-Lan
Advisor: James R. Nechols
A Laboratory Behavioral Assessment on Predatory Potential of the Green Lacewing, Mallada basalis Walker (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) on Two Species of Papaya Pest Mites, Tetranychus kanzawai Kishida and Panomychus citri (McGregor) (Acari: Tetranychidae)

Levin, David
Advisors: Michael R. Kanost and James R. Nechols
An Integrin Required for the Encapsulation Immune Response in the Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta L. (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Romero, Susan
Advisors: James F. Campbell and James R. Nechols
Influence of landscape structure of movement behavior and habitat use by red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum)

Anderson, Troy
Advisor: Kun Yan Zhu
Toxicological, biochemical, and molecular effects of atrazine to the aquatic midge, Chironomus tentans (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Ching'oma, Godfrey
Advisors: Sonny Ramaswamy, James Campbell
Spatial distribution and movement of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica F.

John Diaz-Montano (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: John Reese
Components of soybean resistance to the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura

Bhanu S. Konakandla (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Genetics of foraging behavior of the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis .

Kula, Robert
Advisor: Greg Zolnerowich
Systematics of Dacnusini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), parasitoids of cyclorrhaphous Diptera

Louis, Joe Mulanthanam (Masters)
Advisor: John Reese
Feeding behavior of the green peach aphid (GPA), Myzus persicae (Sulzers), on Arabidopsis mutants, using electrical penetration graph (EPG) technique

McCoy, Christine (Masters)
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Michael Dryden
Blood feeding dynamics of newly emerged cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche) (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) in chambers attached to insecticide-treated and untreated cats

Mramba, Furaha
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Ludek Zurek
Ecological and Public Health Aspects of Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae)-Microbial Interactions

Murray, Elizabeth (Masters)
Advisors: Yoonseong Park and Ralph Charlton
Systematics of Aphonopelma (Theraphosidae) from the South and Central United States, as determined from molecular and morphological data

Mutti, Navdeep
Advisors: John Reese and Gerald Reeck
Molecular Studies of the Salivary Glands of Pea Aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum

Prabhakar, Sheila
Advisors: Brenda Oppert, C. Michael Smith
Molecular characterization of digestive proteinases of the yellow mealworm, Tenebrio molitor L.

Ray-Chandler, Andrea (Masters report)
Advisor: David Margolies
Ecology of the regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia (Drury) in the tallgrass prairie: a literature review and observations on oviposition and larval biology.

Siebert, Kendra (Masters)
Advisors: Richard Beeman and Yoonseong Park
Transposable element-mediated mutagenesis systems in the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum (Herbst): development and analysis of additional donors and helpers

Talley, Justin
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Ludek Zurek
Management and characterization of stable fly larval habitats at round hay bale feeding sites in pastures


Alatawi, Fahad J.
Advisors: David Margolies and James Nechols
Development of Biological Control of Twospotted Spider Mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on Greenhouse Impatiens, Impatiens wallerana Hook.f. cv Impulse Orange, Using the Predatory Mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseidae)

Aldrich, Benjamin
Advisor: Srini Kambhampati
Population genetics and colony structure of two Zootermopsis subspecies

Chakrabarti, Seemanti
Advisor: Srini Kambhampati
Population genetics and breeding structure of the House Fly ( Musca domestica L.)

Chanbang, Yaowaluk
Advisors: Frank Arthur and Gerald Wilde
Evaluation of diatomaceaous earth, methoprene, and varietal resistance to control the Lesser Grain Borer in stored rice

Christen, Jayne (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: James Campbell and Sonny Ramaswamy
Bacterial, nematode, and insect interactions during the Steinernema riobrave host infection process

Grieshop, Matthew
Advisors: Paul Flinn and James Nechols
Evaluation of Trichogramma spp. egg parasitoids for the biological control of the Indianmeal moth in retail stores and warehouses

Holt, Kiffnie (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: James Nechols
Developing components of IPM for twospotted spider mite on greenhouse floricultural crops

Jin-Clark, Ying (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Kun Yan Zhu
Synergistic effects of selected herbicides on the toxicity of Chlorpyrifos to the aquatic midge ( Chironomus tentans )

Maddur, Ashoka
Advisors: Ming-Shun Chen and Gerald Wilde
Molecular characterization of protease inhibitors from the Hessian Fly [ Mayetiola destructor (Say)]

Mohandass, Sivakumar (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Frank H. Arthur and Kun Yan Zhu
Modeling hydroprene effects on eggs and 5th instar wandering phase larvae of the Indianmeal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Romero, Olvaro (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Ludek Zurek
Role of bacteria in mediating oviposition responses and development of Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae)

Ramos, Olgaly
Advisors: Sonny Ramaswamy and James Campbell
Entomopathogenic nematodes for the biological control of stored product insect pests

Voothuluru, Priyamvada(Masters Thesis)
Advisors: C. Michael Smith and Gerald Wilde
Categories and inheritance of resistance in wheat cereal introduction 2401 to Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) biotype 2

Zhu, Lieceng
Advisor: C. Michael Smith
Molecular mapping and categorization of wheat genes expressing resistance to the greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani)


Ahmad, Aqeel
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Effect of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis corn expressing the Cry3Bb1 toxin on above and below ground nontarget organisms

Clarke, Thomas E. (Division of Biology)
Advisor: Rollie J. Clem
Apoptosis as an antiviral defense in larval Lepidoptera

Hartzer, Kris (Masters thesis)
Advisors: Kun Yan Zhu and James E. Baker
Host-Parasitoid Interaction: Biological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of the prophenoloxidase cascade in Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera; Phyralidae) parasitized by Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).

Li, Huarong
Advisors: Randall Higgins and Brenda Oppert
Analyses of resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis delta-endotoxins in the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae).

Mahroof, Rizana
Advisors: Bhadriraju Subramanyam and Kun Yan Zhu
Elevated temperatures for insect management in mills: Biological, biochemical, and molecular responses of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).

Nagaraj, Nandi
Advisor: John Reese
Molecular mapping of tolerance to greenbug feeding damage in sorghum

Qureshi, Jawwad Alam
Advisors: Lawrent Buschman and Sonny Ramaswamy
Dispersal of marked and feral adult European and southwestern corn borers and its impact on Bt-corn resistance management.

Rakotondravelo, Mamy (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Kun Yan Zhu and Ralph Charlton
Sublethal effects of three pesticides on the aquatic midge, Chironomus tentans (Diptera: Chironomidae).

Vardeman, Erika (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: James Nechols and Frank Arthur
Distribution, survival, and reproduction of lesser grain borer (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae; Rhyzopertha dominica (F.)) in wheat treated with diatomaceous earth.


Akbar, Waseem (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: James Nechols and Jeffrey Lord
Evaluation of Interactions of Surface-active agents with Beavuveria bassiana (Balsamo) vuillemin for control of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst).

Bowling, Robert
Advisor: Randall Higgins
Biological assessments on transgenic insect-resistant corn and dipel-containing diet on corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie)

Michelle Kaczmarek
A study of the soybean stem borer, including life cycle, insecticidal susceptibility and possible resistance of soybean varieties

Opit, George Patrick
Advisors: James Nechols and David Margolies
Development of biological control of twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on greenhouse ivy geranium, Pelargonium peltatum (L.) l'Her ex Ait., using the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseidae)


Al-Deeb, Mohammad
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Transgenic corn for corn rootworm control: Effect on corn rootworm biology and above and below ground nontarget organisms

Milbrath, Lindsey Ryan
Advisor: James Nechols.
Within and between-trophic level interactions involving imported musk thistle weevils.

McKay, Tanja
Advisor: Alberto Broce
Host-size discrimination and oviposition behavior of Muscidifurax zaraptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), a parasitoid of filth flies (Diptera: Muscidae).

Villamil, Soledad (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: James Nechols
The effect of temperature on aspects of the reproductive biology of the field bindweed moth Tyta luctuosa Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).


Cheng, Ling-Lan (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Sonny Ramaswamy and Ralph Howard
Mating behavior of Cephalonomia tarsalis (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae)

Daves, Chris (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Randall A. Higgins and Phillip E. Sloderbeck
Kansas crop consultants and corn rootworm management decision-making

Gao, Jian-Rong
Advisor: Kun Yan Zhu
Biochemical and molecular analyses of acetylcholinesterase from organophosphate-susceptible and resistant clones of the greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae)

Liu, Xuming
Advisor: C. Michael Smith
Molecular mapping of wheat genes expressing resistance to the Russian wheat aphid, Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko) (Homoptera: Aphididae)

Malik, Renu
Advisor: C. Michael Smith
Molecular genetic characterization of wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae), and wheat genes conferring wheat curl mite resistance

Mowry, Sharon V. (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Alberto B. Broce and Michael A. Mullen
Mechanisms underlying infestation of packaged consumer foods by sawtoothed grain beetle, Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.) (Coleoptera: Silvanidae)

Sandoval, Cesar Anibal
Advisors: Alberto Broce and James Urban
Sampling for fly populations and their bacterial load in swine operations with different waste handling systems.

Smith, Paul Thomas
Advisor: Srinivas Kambhampati
Phylogenetics and evolution of tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae)

Stagliano, David (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Ralph E. Charlton and Matt R. Whiles
Aquatic invertebrate and fish communities of tallgrass prairie headwater streams: bioindicators, secondary production and bioenergetics.

Steinmiller, Brian (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Srini Kambhampati
Cryptocercus (Blattaria: Cryptocercidae) in the United States: geographic distribution and genetic variation.


Al-Deeb, Mohammad Ali (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Factors affecting populations of the predator Orius insidiosus (Say) (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) in corn, sorghum and alfalfa.

Clark, Jeffrey William (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Srini Kambhampati
Molecular phylogenetics of the fat body endosymbionts of the woodroach, Cryptocercus Sudder (Blattaria: Cryptocercidae) and notes on the hosts' natural history.

Flinn, Michael Brainerd (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: C. Michael Smith
A molecular marker linked to tolerance in Aegilops tauschii accession 1675 to greenbug (Homoptera: aphididae)

Hossain, Shaon (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Srini Kambhampati
Phylogeny of the wood roach, Cryptocercus (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae) from the Eastern United States based on DNA sequence of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2)

Jonas, Jayne (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Matt R. Whiles and Ralph E. Charlton
Effects of land management on terrestrial invertebrates in a central Kansas grassland.

McKenzie, Sarah A. (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Effects of adult western corn rootworm control methods on selected non-target arthropods in Kansas corn

Meyer, Clinton (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Matt R. Whiles and Ralph E. Charlton
Life history and secondary production of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acridiae) in a Kansas tallgrass prairie.

Yang, Xuemei (Masters Thesis)
Advisors: Lawrent L. Buschman and Kun Yan Zhu
Impacts of miticide selections and host plants on spider mite susceptibility to miticides.


Nicholson, Jay Kevin
Advisor: Randall Higgins
European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), and mechanical disruption of sap flow through corn stalks (Zea mays)


Huang, Fangneng
Advisors: Randall Higgins and Lawrent Buschman
European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hubner), resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner formulated as Dipel(TM)

Mayland, Holly Jean (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Effects of prey-induced plant volatiles on search behaviors of the predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis

Miller, Neil
Advisor: James Nechols
Photoperiodic induction of diapause in the field bindweed moth, Tyta luctuosa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).


Bossard, Robert Lee
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Michael Dryden
Evaluation and use of bioassays for surveying insecticide susceptibility of cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis felis Bouche, in relation to resistance .

Guedes, Raul Narciso Carvalho
Advisors: Barry Dover and Srinivas Kambhampati
Organophosphate resistance and its biochemical mechanisms in Brazilian and United States populations of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica

Harper, Marc Stephen
Advisor: Ted Hopkins
Structure, secretion, protein characterization and effect of wheat germ agglutinin on the peritrophic membrane of larval European corn borer ( Ostrinia nubilalis ).

Kopper, Brian Joseph (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Behavioral ecology of the regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia (lepidoptera: nymphalidae), in Kansas tallgrass prairie : reproductive diapause, factors influencing oviposition site selection, and larval foraging behavior

Menon, Anil Kumar Cheruparambil
Advisor: Barry Dover
Functional response, progeny sex ratio and adult survival of Anisopteromalus calandrae (Howard), a parasitoid of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius)

Miller, Robert John
Advisors: Alberto Broce and Michael Dryden
Biology and control of cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis (Bouche) (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae), pupae

Perez-Mendoza, Joel
Advisor: Barry Dover
Environmental and physiological factors influencing flight initiation of the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)


Shufran, Roxanne Alice
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Studies of insecticide resistant greenbugs, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani): 'The beginning PAGE'

Stiefel, Vernon Leo
Advisor: David Margolies
The life history and biology of Anomoea flavokansiensis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Clytrinae)


Bancroft, Jay Simonton (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Acarine tri-trophic interaction explored with an object-oriented simulation

Lhaloui, Saadia
Advisors: Jimmy Hatchett and Gerald Wilde
Biology, host preference, host suitability, and plant resistance studies of the barley stem gall midge and Hessian fly (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) in Morocco

Messenger, Matthew
Advisors: Lawrent Buschman and James Nechols
Evaluation of biological control of the banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) (Acari: Tetranychidae), in field corn, and the interactions between spider mites, their predators, and host plants.

Shen, Zhicheng
Advisor: John C. Reese
Biochemistry and molecular genetics of pectinases of the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.)


Ahmad, Saad Abdul-Wahhab
Advisor: Ted Hopkins
Phenol beta-glucosyltransferases in insects: Properties, activity towards synthetic and plant phenolics and tyrosine substrates in Manduca sexta (L.) and comparison with five other species with different food ranges

Khattak, Masood Khan
Advisor: Alberto Broce and Barry Dover
Effect of neem oil on maize weevil, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, and its parasitoid, Anisopteromalus calandrae (Howard)

Olson, Denise Lynn
Advisor: James Nechols
Ecological and economic evaluation of augmentative biological control in concert with other non-insecticidal tactics as an alternative to chemical management of squash bugs, Anasa tristis (DeGeer), on pumpkins.


Espinal, Jose Raul
Advisor: Randall Higgins
Economic losses associated with Zabrotes subfasciatus (Boheman) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) and Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) infestations of stored dry red beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in southeastern Honduras

Fang, Qingquan
Advisors: H. Derrick Blocker and William Black
Molecular systematics, evolution, and phylogenies of Deltocephalus-like leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences with a cladistic analysis from morphological data

Formusoh, Esau Sama
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Host plant resistance to Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) in small grains

Sinada, Nour Awadelkarim
Advisor: H. Derrick Blocker
A revision and proposed phylogeny of the New World Polyamia (Homoptera: Cicadellidae)

Vogt, Elizabeth A.
Advisor: James Nechols
Compatibility of biological control and host plant resistance: The influence of three Cucurbita cultivars on the squash bug, Anasa tristis (De Geer) (Hemiptera: Coreidae), and its egg parasitoid Gryon pennsylvanicum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae)

Zhu, Yu-cheng
Advisor: Randall Higgins
Management of threestriped blister beetles ( Epicauta occidentalis Werner) and alleviation of cantharidin-contamination risk in producing alfalfa hay


El Bouhssini, Mustapha
Advisors: Jimmy Hatchett and Gerald Wilde
Genetic interactions among resistance genes in wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) and virulence genes in the Hessian fly ( Mayetiola destructor (Say)); in North America and Morocco

Li, Jianbo
Advisor: David Margolies
Quantitative genetics of aerial dispersal behavior and life history traits in the twospotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae)

Shufran, Kevin A.
Advisor: David Margolies
Genotypic and phenotypic variability of Kansas greenbug (Homoptera: Aphididae) populations


Ma, Runlin Zhang
Advisor: John Reese
Pectic enzymes in the greenbug ( Schizaphis graminum ) saliva: Identification, isolation, partial characterization, and their toxicity on sorghum plants.

Shah, Ghulam Shabir
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Interaction of chinch bug, Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Say), (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) with new resistant grain sorghum lines and hybrids, and some prairie grasses

Stiefel, Vernon L. (Masters thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
The relationship between drought resistance and Banks grass mite, Oligonychus pratensis Banks, resistance in grain sorghum, Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Zavala, Manuel
Advisor: James Nechols
Relative toxicity of selected pesticides to the squash bug, Anasa tristis De Geer (Hemiptera: Coreidae) and its egg parasitoid Gryon pennsylvanicum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae).


Aslam, Muhammad
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Sunflower insects and effect of sunflower planting date on sunflower moth in Kansas

Girma, Melaku
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko)) on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): Insect, host, and environment interaction


Barron, Julia A. (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Vertical within-plant dispersal of Banks grass mite Oligonychus pratensis (Banks) (Acari: tetranychidae), on corn Zea mays L.

Blodgett, Sue Lenssen
Advisor: Randall Higgins
Blister beetle (Coleoptera:Meloidae) and cantharidin-contamination management in alfalfa hay

Czapla, Thomas Howard
Advisor: Ted Hopkins
Catecholamines in the hemolymph and cuticle of cockroaches: Metabolism and role in the sclerotization, pigmentation and mechanical properties of the exoskeleton

Gibb, Timothy John
Advisor: Randall Higgins
Effects of corn rootworm root pruning and mechanical defoliation on irrigated field corn

Krueger, Stephen Richard
Advisor: James Nechols
Inter-epizootic relationships between the fungal pathogen Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) vuillemin and the chinch bug Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Say)


Itto, Anne
Advisor: Valerie Wright
Semi-underground grain storage: The effects of moisture, temperature and interseed atmospheres, on the quality of grain sorghum in lined and unlined pits

McCauley, George W., Jr. (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Greenbug ( Schizaphis graminum , Rondani) biotype - E interaction on four genotypes of corn ( Zea mays , L.)

Tillotson, Dwight Keith (Masters Thesis)
Advisor: David Margolies
Abiotic and pathogen factors of Entomophaga grylli (Fresenius) Batko pathotype 2 infections in Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas)


Legacion, Danilo M.
Advisor: John C. Reese
Influence of the corn plant on oviposition, growth, consumption, and utilization of food by the black cutworm, Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel)

Rice, Marlin Eugene
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Experimental Evaluation of predators and parasitoids in suppressing greenbugs in Kansas winter wheat and grain sorghum and the influence of conservation tillage and host plant resistance on predators

Schmidt, Douglas John
The physiology of greenbug feeding behavior and the effect of salivary toxins on sorghum plants

Stuart, Jeffrey James
Advisor: Jimmy Hatchett
Genome organization in the Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say)(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).

Tracy, James
Advisor: James Nechols
Biological comparisons between the squash bug egg parasitoids, Ooencyrtus anasae (Ashmead) and O. sp . (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae): a laboratory assessment.

Urrelo, Rafael
Advisor: Valerie F. Wright
Factors affecting oviposition, development, and behavior of the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky in Peruvian maize accessions


Blust, Michael H.
Advisor: T.L. Hopkins
Olfactory, gustatory, and feeding behavior responses of a specialist grasshopper ( Hypochlora alba ) adapted to Artemisia ludoviciana , and a non-adapted generalist grasshopper ( Melanoplus sanguinipes )

Corpus, Larry D.
Advisor: H. Derrick Blocker
A revision and proposed phylogeny of the nearctic Hercostomus (Diptera: Dolichopodiae)


Calvin, Dennis Dean
Advisor: Freddie L. Poston
Evaluation and revision of a European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, decision model (damage-loss relations, sampling)

Mize, Terry W.
Advisor: Gerald Wilde
Components of resistance to the chinch bug Blissus leucopterus leucopterus (Say) in new sorghum resistance sources

Grodowitz, Michael J.
Advisor: Alberto B. Broce
Accumulation of minerals in face fly larvae and environmental factors influencing this process

Wooten, Elizabeth L.
Advisor: Alberto B. Broce
Growth performance, behavior, immunological and cortisol responses of pigs artificially infested with sarcoptic mites (Acari: Sarcoptidae)


Brewer, Gary J.
Advisor: Ernst Horber
Resistance of pubescent Medicago species to the alfalfa seed chalcid, Bruchophagus roddi (Guss.)


Ahmed, Raad F.
Advisor: Theodore L. Hopkins
Tyrosine glucoside ( -D-glucopyranosyl-O-L-tyrosine): identification, developmental titres and effect of 20-hydroxyecdysone on tyrosine glucoside hydrolase in the tobacco hornworm, Mandua sexta (L.)

Johnson, James W.
Advisor: H. Derrick Blocker
Systematics of the North American species of Praon Haliday (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae)

Van Geem, Timothy A.
Advisor: Alberto B. Broce
Face fly, Musca autumnalis De Geer, feeding: physiology and behavior as affected by ovarian development


Smith, Sherilyn G.F.
Advisor: Herbert Knutson
Variation in morphology and coloration among grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) related to geographical distribution, seasonal occurrence, and plant communities in the Flint Hills region of Kansas


Al-izzi, Mohammed Abid Jafer
Advisor: T.L. Hopkins
Sterol composition of the southwestern corn borer, Diatraea grandiosella Dyar, and corn plant tissues: sterol utilization for growth and reproduction, uptake and carry over of radiolabeled sterols and effects of azasteroid inhibitors

Longfellow, Stanley N.
Advisor: Hugh E. Thompson
Selected aspects of the biology and morphology of the bagworm, Thyridopteryx epemeraeformis , (Haw.) in Kansas

Whitworth, Robert J.
Advisor: Freddie L. Poston
Quantification of southwestern corn borer feeding and its impact on corn yield


Gallardo, Jesus Loera
Advisor: Freddie L. Poston
Effects of selected corn tissues, growth stages and genotypes on southwestern corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Javadi, Iraj
Advisor: Herbert Knutson
Toxic effects of certain insecticides on the behavior, morbidity and mortality of several species of grasshoppers (Acrididae) nymphs in grassland and in the laboratory

Johnson, Kathleen J.R.
Advisor: Ernst K. Horber
Host plant resistance of Medicago sativa L. and glandular-haired M. blancheana Boiss., M.disciformis DC., M. rugosa Desr. and M. scutellata (L.) Mill. to the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal)

Nixon, Philip L.
Advisor: Hugh E. Thompson
The Hemipteran complex of honey locust in Kansas, including biology, popuation sampling aesthetic-injury levels, sequential sampling, and descriptions of immature stages

Pedersen, John R.
Advisor: Robert B. Mills
Selection of oviposition sites on wheat kernels by Sitophilus spp.:effect of moisture, temperature and kernel size

Rodriguez-Rivera, Ramon
Advisor: Robert B. Mills
Resistance of three geographic populations of the maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, in native cultivars of corn from the Yucatan Peninsula


Alnaji, Loay, K.
Advisor: Ahmed M. Kadoum
Effectiveness and fate of methyl phoxim and malathion on stored grain insects and the fate of the insecticide residues on the properties of the grain products

Kinsinger, Robert A.
Advisor: William H. McGaughey
Response of populations of the Indian Meal Moth and the Almond Moth to Bacillus thuringiensis


Granovsky, Theodore A.
Advisor: Robert B. Mills
Low temperature acclimation of Sitophilus granarius (L.), Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) and Oryzaephilus surrinamensis (L.), (Coleoptera) : effects on survival, physiology and population interactions


Amoako-Atta, Boakye
Advisor: Robert B. Mills
Gamma radiation affects on mating behavior, inherited sterility, and competitiveness of Cadra cautella (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

Bajoi, Ahmed H.
Advisor: Herbert Knutson
Antibiosis associated with confinement of six grasshoppers to two specific plants

Feese, Harlan D.
Advisor: Gerald E. Wilde
A biological study of the banks grass mite, Olignoychus pratensis (Banks), in Kansas

Wirtz, Robert A.
Advisor: T.L. Hopkins
Tyrosine metabolism in Periplanteta americana (l.) and Leucophaea maderae (F.) cockroaches in relation to cuticle formation and ecdysis


Nwanze, Kanayo F.
Advisor: Ernst Horber
Studies in cowpea resistanct to Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

Weber, Richard G.
Advisor: Hugh E. Thompson
Studies of the biology of the elm leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta luteola (Mueller) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), especially its oviposition site preferences

Note: early dissertations are still being entered: the list is incomplete at this point


Murdock, Larry Lee
Advisor: T.L. Hopkins
Metabolisms of phenylalanine and tyrosine in the teneral and mature American cockroach (Periplaneta americana L.)


Adkisson, Perry Lee
Advisor: D.A. Wilbur
The relative susceptibility of the various developmental stages and instars of the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryza L., to certain fumigants

Afifi, Saad El Din
Advisor: Herbert Knutson
Reproductive potential and longevity of parent houseflies which survive insecticidal exposure and effects upon subsequent generations

Callahan, Philip Serna
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
Reproductive behavior and oviposition of a nocturnal lepidopteron, Heliothis zea (Boddie) , as affected by environmental factors,such as light, color, surface texture and nutrition

Cartier, Jean Jacques
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
The biology of the corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch), as affected by resistant and susceptible varieties, hybrids and selections of sorghums, Sorghum vulgare Pers

Kaplanis, John Nick
Advisor: C.C. Roan
The distribution and excretion of Phosphorus 32 labeled diazinon in guinea pigs

Rai, Lallan
Advisor: C.C Roan
Effects of piperonyl butoxide on the action of malathion in DDT susceptible and resistant houseflies, Musca domestica (L.) at four temperatures


Horber, Ernst Konrad
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
Biology of wheat-stem maggot Meromyza americana Fitch in relation to the preference of different cereals, especially wheat varieties, in Kansas

Howitt, Angus Joseph
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
Field and greenhouse studies regarding the sources and nature of sorghum resistance to the corn leaf aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch)

Warren, Lloyd Oliver
Advisor: D.A. Wilbur
The angoumois grain moth and its behavior when reared on strains or varieties of the same host species


Bushland, Raymond C.
Advisor: Paul A. Dahm
Sterilization of the screw-worm fly, Callitroga americana (C. and P.) with s-rays or gamma-rays

Fairchild, Homer Eaton
Advisor: Paul A. Dahm
Comparison of five chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides for chicken lice control with related toxicity and tissue residue studies

Zeid, Mahmoud Mohamed Ibrahim
Advisor: Paul A. Dahm
Mode of action studies with radioactive pyrethrins and cinerins


Fischer, Roland Lee

Advisor: Philip Bonhag

Classification of the megachilid bees (Hymenoptera) based on the comparative morphology of the male genitalia and associated sterna

Kring, James Benton
Advisor: Roger C. Smith

Aphids or plant lice (Aphididae, Hemoptera) of Kansas

Miner, Floyd Duane
Advisor: Harry R. Bryson
Biology and ecology of Phyllophaga crassissima (Blanch.) (Scarabaeidae: Coleoptera)


Ali, Mir Hamed
Advisor: Harry R. Bryson
Some sorghum insects and their damage to the seeds in the field and storage
(not available electronically)

Franklin, Woodrow Wilson
Advisor: Ralph L. Parket
Pollination of alfalfa by social and solitary bees

Lungstrom, Leon George
Advisor: Roger C. Smith
Bioloigcal studies of the common pasture mosquito, Culex tarsalis Caquillet

Rowell, John Orian
Advisor: D.A. Wilbur
The influence of moisture content of shelled corn, the fumigation temperature, and the length of exposure upon the median lethal dosage of three grain fumigants on the rice weevil ( Sitophilus oryza (L.))(Curculionidae)

Teotia, Tej Pal Singh
Advisor: Paul A. Dahm
The effect of temperature, humidity, and weathering on the residual toxicities of five organic inseticides to the adult housefly

Viale, Emilio
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
The biology of the corn leaf aphid, Aphis maidis Fitch, as affected by various strains of corn, Zea mays L., and certain other environmental factors


Brett, Charles Henry
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
Interrelated effects of food, temperature, and humidity on the development of the migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus mexicanus mexicanus (Saussure) (Orthoptera)


Dahms, Reynold George
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
The effect of age and variety of sorghum on the biology of the chinch bug

Grundmann, Albert Wendell
Advisor: Roger C. Smith
Studies of the transmission of equine encephalomyelitis with the American dog tick, Sermacentor variabilis Say, and the Mexican bed bug, Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte)


Schwardt, Herbert Henry
Advisor: Reginald H. Painter
Horseflies of Arkansas
(not available electronically)