Dr. Lauren Diepenbrock's Laboratory


Journal Publications


Stockton, D.G., Wallingford, A., Rendon, D., Fanning, P., Green, C. K., Diepenbrock, L., Ballman, E., Walton, V.M.,  Isaacs, R., Leach, H., Sial, A. A., Drummond, F., Burrack, H., and Loeb, G.M. 2019. Interactions between biotic and abiotic factors affect survival in overwintering Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura). Environmental Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvy192


Diepenbrock, L.M., Lundgren, J.G, Sit, T.L, and H.J. Burrack. 2018. Detecting specific resource use by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae), a mobile, highly polyphagous fruit pest, using gut content analysis. Journal of Economic Entomology. DOI: 10.1093/jee/toy077

Diepenbrock, L.M. and D. R. McPhie. 2018. Use of a novel host plant family, Basallaceae, by Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. DOI: 10.4289/0013-8797.120.2.255


Van Timmeren, S., Diepenbrock, L.M., Bertone, M. A., Burrack, H. J. and R. Isaacs. 2017. A filter method for improved monitoring of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) larvae in fruit. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. DOI: 10.1093/jipm/pmx019

Diepenbrock, L.M., Hardin, J.A., and H.J. Burrack. 2017. Season-longprograms for control of Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blackberry crops. Crop Protection. DOI: 10.1016/j.croppro.2017.03.022


Diepenbrock, L.M. and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Variation of within-crop microhabitat use byDrosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blackberry. Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI 10.1111/jen.12335

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.V. Tindall, K. Fothergill, J.E. Losey, R.R. Smyth, and D.L. Finke. 2016. The influence of exotic lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) establishment on in the species composition of the native lady beetle community in Missouri. Environmental Entomology. DOI 10.1093/ee/nvw065

Diepenbrock, L.M., K.A. Swoboda-Bhattarai, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Ovipositional preference,fidelity, and fitness of Drosophila suzukii in a co-occurring crop and non-crop host system. Journal of Pest Science. DOI 10.1007/s10340-016-0764-5

Diepenbrock, L.M., D.O. Rosensteel, J.A. Hardin, A.A. Sial, and H.J. Burrack. 2016. Season-long programs for control of Drosophila suzukii in southeastern blueberries. Crop Protection. 81: 76-84.


Diepenbrock, L.M., and H.J. Burrack. 2015. Efficacy of bait sprays for the control ofDrosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests.40 (1).

Diepenbrock, L.M., J. Hardin, and H.J. Burrack. 2015. Efficacy of insecticides against Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in blueberries. Arthropod Management Tests. 40 (1).


Diepenbrock, L.M., and D.L. Finke. 2013. Refuge for native lady beetles (Coccinellidae) in grassland habitats. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 6(6): 671-679. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12027


Worsham, H. and L. Diepenbrock. 2012. Evaluating Scientific Content: Misinformation About Insects in a Popular Children's Movie. American Biology Teacher. 75(5): 341-343.


Hart, L.M., and W.R. Tschinkel. 2011. A seasonal natural history of Odontomachus runneus. Insectes Sociaux. 59(1): 45-54. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-011-0186-6

Extension & Trade Journals


Diepenbrock, L.M. Recent pests of concern in Florida citrus January 7, 2019


Sial,A. Little, B., Roubos, C., Isaacs, R., Greishop, M., Leach, H., Bal, H., Fanning, P., Van Timmeren, S., Geudot, C., Jaffe, B., Walton, V., Rendon, D., Dalton, D.T., Hamby, K., Arsenault-Benoit, A., Rogers, M., Petran, A., Liburd, O., Spies, J., Johnson, D., Zalom, F., Gress, B., Burrack, H., Diepenbrock, L., Lee, J., Leskey, T. 2018. Management recommendations for spotted wing drosophila in organic berry crops. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Bulletin 1497


Diepenbrock, L.M. Local finding of Cordyceps, the insect “zombie-making” fungus https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/08/local-finding-of-cordyceps-the-insect-zombie-making-fungus/

Diepenbrock, L.M. Insecticide recommendations for spotted wing drosophila management during harvest https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/06/using-insecticides-for-spotted-wing-drosophila-during-harvest/ 

Diepenbrock, L.M. Variation in spotted wing drosophila infestation throughout blackberry canes https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/06/variation-in-spotted-wing-drosophila-infestation-throughout-blackberry-canes/ 


Diepenbrock, L.M. Sprayer calibration for use in berry fields against spotted wing drosophila https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/2015/04/preparing-for-swd/