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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Publications - Dr. Lukasz Stelinski

Refereed Publications


Shrestha, B., F. Ibanez, and L.L. Stelinski. 2024. Effects of a vector-borne plant pathogen on the interactions between Diaphorina citri and its natural enemy, Harmonia axyridis. Physiological Entomology. 49: 58-65.

Darsouei, R., J. Karimi, and L.L. Stelinski. 2024. Endophytic colonization of sugar beet by Beauveria varroae or Beauveria bassiana reduces performance and host preference in army worm, Spodoptera littoralis. Crop Protection. 175: 106441.


Patt, J.M, J. George , L. Markle, A. Tarshis Moreno, M. Rivera M. Setamou, and L.L. Stelinski. 2023. Field evaluation of attract and kill-devices for control of Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Leviidae) in urban landscapes. Florida Entomologist. 106: 248-256.

Chuang, A., L.L. Stelinski, L. L. Perez Cordero, C.A. Antolonez , M.J. Rivera, M. Setamou, and L.M. Diepenbrock. 2023. Glycerin-based dispensers of fir oil reduce behavioral response of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, to host plant odours. Journal of Applied Entomology. 147: 953-965.

Ibanez, F., V., S.V. Rocha, W.O. Dawson, C. El-Mohtar, C. Robertson, L.L. Stelinski, and A. Soares-Costa. 2023. Gene silencing of cathepsins B and L using CTV-based, plant-mediated RNAi interferes with ovarial development in Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri. Frontiers in Plant Science. 14: 1219319.

Mishra, R., R. Narayana, F. Ibanez, D. Achor, T. Shilts, C. El-Mohtar, V. Orbovic, L.L. Stelinski, and B.C. Bonning. 2023. Bacterial pesticidal protein Mpp51Aa1 delivered via transgenic citrus severely impacts the fecundity of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 89(8): e00723-23.

Olabiyi, D.O., L.L. Stelinski, and L.M. Diepenbrock. 2023. Laboratory evaluation of the life history of hibiscus mealybug, Nipaecocus viridis (Hemipera: Pseudococcidae), on selected citrus and potential non-citrus hosts in Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116: 891-898.

Jafari, H., B. Habibpour, S.A. Hemmati, and L.L. Stelinski. 2023. Population growth parameters of Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) on various legume seeds reveal potential tolerance traits. Sustainability. 15, 7502.

Orbovic, V., S.A. Ravanfar, D.S. Achor, T. Shilts, F. Ibanez-Carrasco, R. Banerjee, C. El-Mohtar, L.L. Stelinski, and B.C. Bonning. 2023. Cry1Ba1-mediated toxicity of Bergera koenigii and Citrus sinensis to the Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri. Frontiers in Insect Science. 3: 1125987.

de Leon, V., K. Orr, L.L. Stelinski, K. Mandadi, and F. Ibanez. 2023. Inoculation of tomato with plant growth promoting rhizobacteria affects the tomato – potato psyllid – Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum interactions. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116: 379-388.

Kaur, G, L.L. Stelinski, X. Martini, N. Boyd, and S. Lahiri. 2023. Reduced insecticide susceptibility among populations of Scirtothrips dorsalis Hood (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in strawberry production. Journal of Applied Entomology. 147: 271-278.

Etherton B.A., R.A. Chounhury, R.I. Alcala-Briseno, Y. Xing, A.I. Plex Sula, D. Carrillo, J. Wasielewski, L.L. Stelinski, K.A. Grogan, F. Ballen, T. Blare, J. Crane, and K.A. Garrett. 2023. Are avocados toast? A framework to analyze decision-making for emerging epidemics, applied to laurel wilt. Agricultural Systems. 206: 103615.

Roldan, E.L., L.L. Stelinski, and K.S. Pelz-Stelinski. 2023. Foliar antibiotic treatment reduces Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus acquisition by the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), but does not reduce tree infection rate. Journal of Economic Entomology. 116: 78-89.

Chen, X.D., A.F.S. Mojica, S.I. Bonilla, T.A. Ebert, H. Gossett, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2023. Fenpropathrin resistance in Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama: Risk assessment and changes in expression of CYP and GST genes associated with resistance. International Journal of Pest Management. 69:54-63.


George, J., R. Kanissery, M. Bashyal, B. Tamayo, and, L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Survival and feeding behavior of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) adults on common cover crops in citrus. Agriculture. 12, no. 12: 2175.

Fard, S.Z., S.A. Hemmati, P. Shishehbor, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Growth, consumption and digestive enzyme activities of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd) on various mung bean cultivars reveal potential tolerance traits. Journal of Applied Entomology. 146: 1145-1154.

Gaines, K.C., L.L. Stelinski, S. Neupane, and L.M. Diepenbrock. 2022. Detectability of Hibiscus mealybug, Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead) (Hemiptera: Pseudoccocidae), DNA in the mealybug destroyer, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) and survey of its predators in Florida citrus groves. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115: 1583-1591.

Chen, X. D., D. Stockton, H. Gossett, J.A. Qureshi, F. Ibanez, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Comparisons of economic thresholds for Asian citrus psyllid management suggest a revised approach to reduce management costs and improve yield. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 6: 948278.

Shrestha, B., A. Hoyte, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Ant-psyllid mutualism affects predation of Diaphorina citri by lady beetle larvae and abundance of psyllid natural enemies. BioControl. 67: 407-417.

Hemmati, S.A., P. Shishehbor, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Life table parameters and digestive enzyme activity of Spodoptera littoralis (Boisd) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on selected legume cultivars. Insects. 13(7), 661.

Chen, X.D., J.A. Qureshi, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Monitoring of Diaphorina citri populations from Florida reveals reduced susceptibility to cyantraniliprole and thiamethoxam. Journal of Applied Entomology. 146: 725-733.

Ravanfar, S-A., D. S. Achor, N. Killiny, T. Shilts, Y. Chen, C. El-Mohtar, L.L. Stelinski, B. C. Bryony, and V. Orbovic. 2022. Genetic modification of Bergera koenigii for expression of the bacterial pesticidal protein Cry1Ba1. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13: 899624.

Antolinez, C.A., X. Martini, L.L. Stelinski, and M.J. Rivera. 2022. Wind speed and direction drive assisted dispersal of Asian citrus psyllid. Environmental Entomology. 51: 305-312.

Olabiyi, D.O., E. B Duren, T. Price, P.B. Avery, P.G. Hahn, L.L. Stelinski, and L.M. Diepenbrock. 2022. Suitability of formulated entomopathogenic fungi against hibiscus mealybug, Nipaecoccus viridis (Hehimpera: Pseudococcidae), deployed within screen covers intended to protect citrus from huanglongbing. Journal of Economic Entomology. 115: 212-223.

Kamali, S., A. Javadmanesh, L.L. Stelinski, T. Kyndt, A. Seifi, M. Cheniany, M. Zaki-Aghl, M. Hosseini, M. Heydarpour, A. Masoudi-Nejad, J. Asili, and J. Karimi. 2022. Beneficial worm allies warn plants of parasitic attack belowground and reduce aboveground herbivore preference and performance. Molecular Ecology. 31: 691-712.

Ibanez, F., J.H. Suh, Y. Wang, and L.L. Stelinski. 2022. Salicylic acid mediated immune response of Citrus sinensis to varying frequencies of herbivory and pathogen inoculation. BMC Plant Biology. 22, 7.


Chen, X.D., S. Neupane, T.A. Gill, H. Gossett, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2021. Comparative transcriptome analysis of thiamethoxam susceptible and resistant Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae), using RNA-sequencing. Insect Science. 28: 1708-1720.

Haghighi, S.R, V. Hosseininaveh, K. Talebi, R. Maali-Amiri and L.L. Stelinski. 2021. Salicylic acid induced resistance in drought-stressed pistachio seedlings influences physiological performance of Agonoscena pistaciae (Hemiptera: Aphalaridae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 114: 2172-2188.

Chen, X.-D., N. Kaur, D.R. Horton, W.R. Cooper, J.A. Qureshi, and L.L. Stelinski. 2021. Crude extracts and alkaloids derived from Ipomoea-Periglandula symbiotic association cause mortality of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Insects. 12, 929.

Shrestha, B., X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2021. Population fluctuations of Diaphorina citri and its natural enemies in response to various management practices in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 104: 178-185.

Killiny, N., Y. Nehela, J. George, M. Rashidi, L.L. Stelinski, S.L. Lapointe. 2021. Phytoene desaturase-silenced citrus as a trap crop with multiple cues to attract Diaphorina citri, the vector of Huanglongbing. Plant Science. 308: 110930.

Gugliuzzo, A., P.H.W. Biedermann, D. Carrillo, L.A. Castrillo, J.P. Egonyu, D. Gallego, K. Haddi, J. Hulcr, H. Jactel, H. Kajimura, N. Kamata, N. Meurisse, Y. Li, J.B. Oliver, C.M. Ranger, D. Rassati, L.L. Stelinski, R. Sutherland, G. T. Garzia, M.G. Wright, and A. Biondi. 2021. Recent advances toward the sustainable management of invasive Xylosandrus ambrosia beetles. Journal of Pest Science. 94: 615-637.

Chen, X.D., S. Neupane, H. Gossett, T.A. Ebert, H. Gossett, K. S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2021. Insecticide rotation scheme restores insecticide susceptibility in thiamethoxam-resistant field populations of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Leviidae) in Florida. Pest Management Science. 77: 464-473.


George, J., S.L. Lapointe, L.T. Markle, J.M. Patt, S.A. Allan, M. Setamou, M.J. Rivera, J.A. Qureshi, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. A multimodal attract-and-kill device for Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Insects. 11,870;

Martini, X., A. Hoyte, A. Mafra-Neto, A.A. Aksenov, C.E. Davis, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Progress toward an attract-and-kill device for Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae) using volatile signatures of citrus infected with huanglongbing as the attractant. Journal of Insect Science. 20(6): 25; 1-10.

El-Desouky, A., J. George, K. Sturgeon, L.L. Stelinski, and R.G. Shatters. 2020. Asian citrus psyllid adults inoculate huanglongbing bacterium more efficiently than nymphs when this bacterium is acquired by early instar nymphs. Scientific Reports. 10: 18244.

Chen, X.D., M. Seo, T.A. Ebert, M. Ashfaq, W. Qin, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Hormesis in the brown citrus aphid, Toxoptera citricida (Kirkaldy) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) exposed to sublethal doses of imidacloprid. Florida Entomologist. 103: 337-343.

Allan, S.A., J. George, L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2020. Attributes of yellow traps affecting attraction of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Insects. 11, 452.

Chen, X.D., T.A. Ebert, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Fitness costs associated with thiamethoxam and imidacloprid resistance in three field populations of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) from Florida. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 110: 512-520.

Martini, X., K. Malfa, L.L. Stelinski, F.B. Iriarte, and M.L. Paret. 2020. Distribution, phenology, and overwintering survival of Asian citrus psyllid in urban and grove habitats in North Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113: 1080-1087.

Liu, S-H., Y-D. Xia, Q. Zhang, W. Li, R-Y. Li, Y. Liu, E-H. Chen, W. Du, L.L. Stelinski, and J-J. Wang. 2020. Potential targets for controlling Bactrocera dorsalis using cuticle- and hormone-related genes revealed by a developmental transcriptome analysis. Pest Management Science. 76: 2127-2143.

Ibanez F, L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Temporal dynamics of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus titer in mature leaves from Citrus sinensis cv Valencia are associated with vegetative growth. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113: 589-595.

Rivera, M.J., X. Martini, D. Conover, A. Mafra-Neto, D. Carrillo, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Evaluation of semiochemical based push-pull strategy for population suppression of ambrosia beetle pathogen vectors in avocado. Scientific Reports. 10: 2670;

George, J., T.M. Paris, S.D. Allan, S.L. Lapointe, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. UV reflective properties of magnesium oxide increase attraction and probing behavior of Asian citrus psyllids (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Scientific Reports. 10: 1890;

Hassani-Kakhki, M., N. Karimi, F. El Borai, N. Killiny, M. Hosseini, L.L. Stelinski, and L. Duncan. 2020. Drought stress impairs communication between potato (Solanum tuberosum) and subterranean biological control agents. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 113: 23-29. 

George, J., R. Kanissery, E.-D. Ammar, I. Cabral, L.T. Markle, J.M. Patt, and L.L. Stelinski. 2020. Feeding behavior of Asian citrus psyllid [Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae)] nymphs and adults on common weeds occurring in cultivated citrus described using electrical penetration graph recordings. Insects. 11, 48;


Ibanez, F., J.H. Suh, Y. Wang, and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Long-term, sustained feeding by Asian citrus psyllid disrupts salicylic acid homeostasis in sweet orange. BMC Plant Biology. 19: 493.

Johnston, N., P. Stansly, and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Secondary hosts of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama: Survivorship and preference. Journal of Applied Entomology. 143: 921-928.

Shrestha, B., and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Effects of ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis, foraging trails on behavior of Tamarixia radiataJournal of Insect Behavior. 32: 81-88.

Ibanez, F., K. Racine, A. Hoyte, and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Reproductive performance among color morphs of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, vector of citrus greening pathogens. Journal of Insect Physiology. 117: 103904. DOI:

Stelinski, L.L. 2019. Ecological aspects of the vector-borne bacterial disease, citrus greening (Huanglongbing): Dispersal and host use by Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Insects. 10, 208;

Cooper, W.R., D.R. Horton, M.R. Wildung, A.S. Jensen, J. Thinakaran, D. Rendon, L.B. Nottingham, E.H. Beers, C.H. Wohleb, D.G. Hall, and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Host and non-host “whistle stops” for psyllids: Molecular gut content analysis by high-throughput sequencing reveals landscape-level movements of Psylloidea (Hemiptera). Environmental Entomology. 48: 554-566.

Shi, Q., J. George, J. Krystel, S. Zhang, S.L. Lapointe, L.L. Stelinski, and E. Stover. 2019. Hexaacetyl-chitohexaose, a chiton-derived oligosaccharide, transiently activates citrus defense and alters the feeding behavior of Asian citrus psyllid. Horticulture Research. 6:76.

Chen, X.D., T.A. Gill, C.H. Nguyen, N. Killiny, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2019. Insecticide toxicity associated with detoxification enzymes and genes related to transcription of cuticular melanization among color morphs of Asian citrus psyllid. Insect Science. 26: 843-852.

Amoros, M.E., V.P. das Neves, F. Rivas, J. Buenahora, X. Martini, L.L. Stelinski, and C. Rossini. 2019. Response of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) to volatiles characteristic of preferred citrus hosts. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 13: 367-374.

Johnston, N., L.L. Stelinski, and P. Stansly. 2019. Dispersal patterns of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) as influenced by citrus grove management and abiotic factors. Florida Entomologist. 102: 168-173.

Owens, D., M. Seo, W.S. Montgomery, M.J. Rivera-Mamounis, L.L. Stelinski, and P.E. Kendra. 2019. Dispersal behavior of Euwallacea nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in avocado groves and estimation of lure sampling range. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 21: 199-208.

George J., Q. Shi, L.L. Stelinski, E. Stover, and S.L. Lapointe. 2019. Host selection, oviposition and feeding by a phytopathogen vector, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), modulated by plant exposure to formic acid. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7:78.

Stelinski, L.L., D. Willett, M.J. Rivera, and J.G. Ali. 2019. ‘Tuning’ communication among four trophic levels of the root biome to facilitate biological control. Biological Control. 131: 49-53.


Martini, X., M. Rivera, A. Hoyte, M. Setamou, and L.L. Stelinski. 2018. Effects of wind, temperature and barometric pressure on Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviiidae) flight behavior. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111: 2570-2577.

Chen, X.D., T.A. Gill, M. Ashfaq, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2018. Resistance to commonly used insecticides in Asian citrus psyllid: stability and relationship to gene expression. Journal of Applied Entomology. 142: 967-977.

Martini, X., M. Coy , E. Kuhns , and L.L. Stelinski. 2018. Temporal decline in pathogen-mediated release of methyl salicylate associated with decreasing vector preference for infected over uninfected plants. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6: 185. 

Chen, X.D., M. Ashfaq and L.L. Stelinski. 2018. Susceptibility of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Leviidae), to the insecticide afidopyropen: a new and potent modulator of insect transient receptor potential channels. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 53: 453-461.

Willett, D.S., H.T. Alborn, L.L. Stelinski, and D.I. Shapiro-Ilan. 2018. Risk taking of educated nematodes. PloS ONE. 13(10): e0205804.

Langdon, K.W., R. Schumann, L.L. Stelinski, and M.E. Rogers. 2018. Spatial and temporal distribution of soil-applied neonicotinoids in citrus tree foliage. Journal of Economic Entomology. 111: 1788-1798.

Halbritter, D.A., D.S. Willett, J.M. Gordon, L.L. Stelinski, and J.C. Daniels. 2018. Behavioral evidence for host transitions in plant, plant parasite, and insect interactions. Environmental Entomology. 47: 646-653.

Seo, M., M.J. Rivera, and L.L. Stelinski. 2018. Trail chemicals of the convergens ladybird beetle, Hippodamia convergens, reduce feeding and oviposition by Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) on citrus plants. Journal of Insect Behavior. 31: 298-308.

Seo, M., M.J. Rivera, L.L. Stelinski, and X. Martini. 2018. Ladybird beetle trails reduce host acceptance by Diaphorina citriKuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Biological Control. 121: 30-35.

Langdon, K.W., R. Schumann, L.L Stelinski, and M.E. Rogers. 2018. Influence of tree size and application rate on expression of thiamethoxam in citrus and its efficacy against Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Leviidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 111: 770-779.

Gokce, A., L.L. Stelinski, and M.E. Whalon. 2018. The effects of non-host plant extracts on electroantennogram responses, behavior, and egg hatching of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.). Journal of Pest Science. 91: 681-690.


Martini, X., and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Drought stress affects response of phytopathogen vectors and their parasitoids to infection- and damage-induced plant volatile cues. Ecological Entomology. 42: 721-730.

Stockton, D.G., L.E. Pescitelli, T.A. Ebert, X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Induced preference improves offspring fitness in a phytopathogen vector. Environmental Entomology. 46: 1090-1097.

Chen, X.D., and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Resistance management for Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, in Florida. Insects. 8, 103;

Rivera, M.J., X. Martini, A. Khrimian, and L.L Stelinski. 2017. A weevil sex pheromone serves as an attractant for its entomopathogenic nematode predators. Chemoecology. 27: 199-206.

Brar, G.S., X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Lethal and sub-lethal effects of a novel sulfoximine insecticide, sulfoxaflor, against Asian citrus psyllid and its primary parasitoid under laboratory and field conditions. International Journal of Pest Management. 63: 299-308.

Hughes, M.A., X. Martini, E. Kuhns, J. Colee, A. Mafra-Neto, L.L. Stelinski, and J.A. Smith. 2017. Evaluation of repellents for the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, vector of the laurel wilt pathogen. Journal of Applied Entomology. 141: 653-664.

Stockton, D.G., L.E. Pescitelli, X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Female mate preference in an invasive phytopathogen vector: how learning may influence mate choice and fecundity in Diaphorina citriEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 164: 16-26.

Rivera, M.J., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Bacterial phytopathogen infection disrupts belowground plant indirect defense mediated by tritrophic cascade. Ecology and Evolution. 7: 4844-4854.

Martini, X., M.C. Hughes, N. Killiny, J. George, S. Lapointe, J.A. Smith, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. The fungus, Raffaelea lauricola, manipulates release of host odors causing behavioral changes to its symbiont and vector, the redbay ambrosia beetle (Xyleborus glabratus). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 43: 519-531.

Seo, M., X. Martini, M.J. Rivera, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Flight capacities and diurnal flight patterns of the ambrosia beetles, Xyleborus glabratus and Monarthrum maliEnvironmental Entomology. 46: 729-734.

Willett, D., H.T. Alborn, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Multitrophic effects of belowground parasitoid learning. Scientific Reports. 7: 2067;

Chen, X.D., T.A. Gill, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Risk assessment of various insecticides used for management of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri in Florida citrus, against honey bee, Apis melliferaEcotoxicology. 26: 351-359.

Martini, X., and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Influence of abiotic factors on flight initiation by the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Environmental Entomology. 46: 369-375.

Chen, X.D., and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Rapid detection of insecticide resistance in Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, populations using a bottle bioassay. Florida Entomologist. 100: 124-133.

Ploetz, R.C., M. A. Hughes, P.E. Kendra, S.W. Fraedrich, D. Carrillo, L.L. Stelinski, J. Hulcr, A.E. Mayfied III, T.L. Dreaden, T.L. J.H. Crane, E.A. Evans, B.A. Schaffer, and J. Rollins. Recovery Plan for Laurel Wilt of Avocado, caused by Raffaelea lauricolaPlant Health Progress. 18: 51-77.

Chen, X.D., M. Seo, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Behavioral and hormetic effects of the butenolide insecticide, flupyradifurone, on Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri. Crop Protection. 98: 102-107.

Pelz-Stelinski, K.S., H. Kingdom-Gibbard, X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Overwintering habitat use of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, vector of a major phytopathogen. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 19: 171-180.

Wang, N., L.L. Stelinski, K. Pelz-Stelinski, J.H. Graham, and Y. Zhang. 2017. Tale of the huanglongbing disease pyramid in the context of the citrus microbiome. Phytopathology. 107: 380-387.

Stockton, D., X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Male psyllids differentially learn in the context of copulation. Insects. 8, 16;

Hulcr, J., and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. The ambrosia symbiosis: From evolutionary ecology to practical management. Annual Review of Entomology. 62: 285-303.

Liu, B., M.R. Coy, J-J. Wang, and L.L. Stelinski. 2017. Characterization of the voltage-gated sodium channel of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Insect Science. 24: 47-59.


Willett, D.S., J. George, N.S. Willett, L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2016. Machine learning for characterization of insect vector feeding. PLoS Computational Biology. 12(11): e1005158.

Kuhns, E.H., X. Martini, A. Hoyte, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Repellent activity of botanical oils against Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Leviidae). Insects. 7, 35;

Martini, X., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Factors affecting the overwintering abundance of the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Leviidae) in Florida citrus orchards. Florida Entomologist. 99: 178-186.

Martini, X., D. Willett, E.H. Kuhns, and L.L Stelinski. 2016. Disruption of vector host preference with plant volatiles may reduce spread of insect-transmitted plant pathogens. Journal of Chemical Ecology.42: 357-367.

Keathley, C.P., L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2016. Investigating dormant season application of pheromone in citrus to control overwintering and spring populations of Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Pest Management Science. 72: 1405-1410.

Filgueiras, C.C., D.S. Willett, A.M. Junior, M. Pareja, F. El Borai, D.W. Dickson, L.L. Stelinski, and L.W. Duncan. 2016. Stimulation of the salicylic acid pathway aboveground recruits entomopathogenic nematodes belowground. PloS ONE. 11(5): e0154712.

Coy, M.R., B. Liu, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Reversal of insecticide resistance in Florida populations of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Leviidae). Florida Entomologist. 99: 26-32.

Holdcraft, R., C. Rodriguez-Saona, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Pheromone autodetection: evidence and implication. Insects. 7, 17;

George J., P.S. Robbins, R.T. Alessandro, L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2016. Formic and acetic acids in degradation products of plant volatiles elicit olfactory and behavioral responses from an insect vector. Chemical Senses. 41: 325-338.

Knight, A., E. Basoalto, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. Variability of the efficacy of sex pheromone lures for monitoring of Oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 140: 261-267.

Holladay, B.H, D.S. Willett, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. High throughput nematode counting with automated image processing. BioControl. 61: 177-183.

Stockton, D.G., X. Martini, and L.L. Stelinski. 2016. The influence of learning on host plant preference in a significant phytopathogen vector, Diaphorina citriPloS ONE. 11(3): e0149815.


Hughes, M.A., J.A. Smith, R.C. Ploetz, P.E. Kendra, A.E. Mayfield III, J.L Hanula, J. Hulcr, L.L. Stelinski, S. Cameron, J.J Riggins, D. Carrillo, R. Rabaglia, J. Eickwort, T. Pernas. 2015. Recovery plan for laurel wilt on redbay and other forest species by Raffaelea lauricola and disseminated by Xyleborus glabratusPlant Health Progress. Volume 16(4)

Brar, G.S., W. Meyer, and L.L Stelinski. 2015. Effects of methoprene, a juvenile hormone analog, on survival of various developmental stages, adult emergence, reproduction, and behavior of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Pest Management Science. 71: 1657-1665.

Liu, B., M. Coy, J-J. Wang, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. The effects of host plant species on the detoxifying enzymes of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Florida Entomologist. 98: 997-999. 

Tiwari, S., B. Liu, R.S. Mann, N. Killiny, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. Effects of cold-acclimation, pathogen infection, and varying temperatures on insecticide susceptibility, feeding, and detoxifying enzyme levels of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae). Florida Entomologist. 98: 870-879. 

Willett, D., H.T. Alborn, L.W. Duncan, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. Social networks of educated nematodes. Scientific Reports. 5, 14388;

Meyer, W., P. Gurman, L.L. Stelinski, and N.M Elman. 2015. Functional nano-dispensers (FNDs) for delivery of insecticides against phytopathogen vectors. Green Chemistry. 17: 4173-4177.

Martini, X., M.A. Hughes, J.A. Smith, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. Attraction of redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleboris glabratus, to leaf volatiles of its host plants in North America. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41: 613-621.

Martini, X., K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. Absence of windbreaks and replanting citrus in solid sets increase density of Asian citrus psyllid populations. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 212: 168-174.

Lapointe, S.L., C.P. Keathley, L.L. Stelinski, W.H. Urrutia, and A. Mafra-Neto. 2015. Disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in citrus: effect of blend and placement height, longevity of disruption and emission profile of a new dispenser. Florida Entomologist. 98: 743-748.

Martini, X., M. Hoffmann, M.R. Coy, L.L. Stelinski, and K.S. Pelz-Stelinski. 2015. Infection of an insect vector with a bacterial plant pathogen increases its propensity for dispersal. PloS ONE. 10(6): e0129373.

Willett, D.S., L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2015. Using response surface methods to explore and optimize mating disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 30.

Coy, M., and L.L Stelinski. 2015. Great variability in the infection rate of ‘Candidatus’ Liberibacter asiaticus in field populations of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 98: 356-357.

Lewis-Rosenblum, H., X. Martini, S. Tiwari, and L.L. Stelinski. 2015. Seasonal movement patterns and long-range dispersal of Asian citrus psyllid in Florida citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108: 3-10.

Kostovik, M., C.C. Bateman, M. Kolarik, L.L. Stelinski, B.H. Jordal, and J. Hulcr. 2015. The ambrosia symbiosis is specific in some species and promiscuous in others: evidence from community pyrosequencing. The ISME Journal. 9: 126-138. 


Aksenov, A.A., X. Martini, W. Zhao, L.L. Stelinski, and C.E. Davis. 2014. Synthetic blends of volatile, phytopathogen-induced odorants can be used to manipulate vector behavior. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 78.

Knight, A.L., R. Hilton, E. Basoalto, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Use of glacial acetic acid to enhance bisexual monitoring of tortricid pests with kairomone lures in pome fruits. Environmental Entomology. 43: 1628-1640.

Killiny, N., S. Hajera, S. Tiwari, S. Gowda, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Double stranded RNA uptake through topical application, mediates silencing of five CYP4 genes and suppresses insecticide resistance in Diaphorina citriPLoS ONE. 9(10): e110536.

Martini, X., E.H. Kuhns, A. Hoyte, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Plant volatiles and density-dependent conspecific odors are used by Asian citrus psyllid to evaluate host suitability on a spatial scale. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 8: 453-460.

Gökçe, A., L.L. Stelinski, D.R. Nortman, W.W. Bryan, and M.E. Whalon. 2014. Behavioral and electroantennogram responses of plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, to selected noxious plant extracts and insecticides. Journal of Insect Science. 14(90). Available online: 14.90.

Martini, X., A. Hoyte, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Abdominal color of the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Liviidae) is associated with flight capabilities. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 107: 842-847.

Stelinski, L.L., R. Holdcraft, and C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2014. Female moth calling and flight behavior are altered hours following pheromone autodetection: Possible implications for practical management with mating disruption. Insects. 5: 459-473.

Martini, X, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L Stelinski. 2014. Plant pathogen-induced volatiles attract parasitoids to increase parasitism of an insect vector. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 8.

Coy, M.R., M. Hoffmann, H.N. Kingdom Gibbard, E.H. Kuhns, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L Stelinski. 2014. Nested quantitative PCR approach with improved sensitivity for the detection of low titer levels of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 102: 15-22.

Kuhns, E.H., X. Martini, Y. Tribuiani, M. Coy, C. Gibbard, J. Peña, J. Hulcr, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Eucalyptol is an attractant of the redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratusJournal of Chemical Ecology. 40: 355-362. 

Lapointe, S.L., L.L. Stelinski, C.P. Keathley, and A. Mafra-Neto. 2014. Intentional coverage gaps reduce cost of mating disruption for the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella in citrus. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107: 718-726.

Kuhns, E.H., Y. Tribuiani, X. Martini, W.L. Meyer, J. Peña, J. Hulcr, and L.L. Stelinski. 2014. Volatiles from the symbiotic fungus, Raffaelea lauricola, are synergistic with Manuka lures for increased capture of Redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratusAgricultural and Forest Entomology. 16: 87-94.


Keathley, C.P., L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2013. Attraction of a native Florida leafminer, Phyllocnistis insignis (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), to pheromone of an invasive citrus leafminer, P. citrella: Evidence for mating disruption of a native non-target species. Florida Entomologist. 96: 877-886.

Spence, D.J., J.A. Smith, J. Hulcr, R. Ploetz, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Effect of chipping on emergence of the redbay ambrosia beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and recovery of the laurel wilt pathogen from infested wood chips. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106: 2093-2100.

Ali, J.G., R. Campos-Herrera, H.T. Alborn, L.W. Duncan, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Sending mixed messages: A trophic cascade produced by a belowground herbivore-induced cue. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 39: 1140-1147.

Tiwari, S., W.L. Meyer, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Induced resistance against the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, by β-aminobutyric acid in citrus. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 103: 592-600.

Johnson, D.T., C.R. Roubos, T.W. Nyoike, L.L. Stelinski, and O.E. Liburd. 2013. Lures, mating disruption and mass trapping of grape root borer. Acta Horticulturae. (ISHS). 1001: 129-137 

Tiwari, S. and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Effects of cyantraniliprole, a novel anthranilic diamide insecticide, against Asian citrus psyllid under laboratory and field conditions. Pest Management Science. 69: 1066-1072.

Martini, X., T. Addison, B. Fleming, I. Jackson, K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Occurrence of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in an unexpected ecosystem: The Lake Kissimmee state park forest, Florida. Florida Entomologist. 96: 658-660.

Mann, R.S., R.L. Rouseff, J. Smoot, C.N. Rao, W.L. Meyer, S.L. Lapointe, P.S. Robbins, D. Cha, C. Linn, F.X. Webster, S. Tiwari, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Chemical and behavioral analysis of the cuticular hydrocarbons from Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citriInsect Science. 20: 367-378.

Tiwari, S., N. Killiny, R.S. Mann, E.J. Wenninger, and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Abdominal color of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is associated with susceptibility to various insecticides. Pest Management Science. 69: 535-541.

Stelinski, L. and S. Tiwari 2013. Vertical T-maze choice assay for arthropod response to odorants. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (72), e50229,

Tiwari, S., Killiny, N., and L.L. Stelinski. 2013. Dynamic insecticide susceptibility changes in Florida populations of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 106: 393-399.

Stelinski, L.L., L.J. Gut, and J.R. Miller. 2013. An attempt to increase efficacy of moth mating disruption by co-releasing pheromones and kairomones and to understand possible underlying mechanisms of this technique. Environmental Entomology. 42: 158-166.

Grafton-Cardwell, E., L.L. Stelinski, and P.A. Stansly. 2013. Biology and management of Asian citrus psyllid, vector of huanglongbing pathogens. Annual Review of Entomology. 58: 413-432.


Robbins, P.S., R.T. Alessandro, L.L. Stelinski, and S.L. Lapointe. 2012. Volatile profiles of young leaves of Rutaceae spp. varying in susceptibility to the Asian citrus psyllid (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Florida Entomologist. 95: 774-776. 

Hulcr, J., N.R. Roundtree, S.E. Diamonds, L.L. Stelinski, N. Fierer, and R.R. Dunn. 2012. Mycangia of ambrosia beetles host communities of bacteria. Microbial Ecology. 64: 784-793.

Tiwari, S., P.J. Clayson, E.H. Kuhns, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Effects of buprofezin and diflubenzuron on various developmental stages of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citriPest Management Science. 68:1405-1412.

Ali, J.G., H.T. Alborn, R. Campos-Herrera, F. Kaplan, L.W. Duncan, C. Rodriguez-Saona, A.M. Koppenhöfer, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats. PLoS ONE. 7(6): e38146.

Kaplan, F., H.T. Alborn, S.H. von Reuss, R. Ajredini, J.G. Ali, F. Akyazi, L.L. Stelinski, A.S. Edison, F.C. Schroeder, and P.E. Teal. 2012. Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior. PLoS ONE. 7(6): e38735.

Tiwari, S., L.L. Stelinski, and M.E. Rogers. 2012. Biochemical basis of organophosphate and carbamate resistance in Asian citrus psyllid. Journal of Economic Entomology. 105: 540-548.

Mann, R.S., J.G. Ali, S.L. Hermann, S. Tiwari, K.S. Pelz-Stelinski, H.T. Alborn, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Induced release of a plant defense volatile ‘deceptively’ attracts insect vectors to plants infected with a bacterial pathogen. PLoS Pathogens. 8(3): e1002610.

Kuhns, E.H., K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Reduced mating success of female tortricid moths following intense pheromone auto-exposure varies with sophistication of mating system. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38: 168-175.

Knight, A.L., L.L. Stelinski, V. Hebert, L. Gut, D. Light, and J. Brunner. 2012. Novel dispensers simultaneously releasing pear ester and sex pheromone for disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 136: 79-86. 

Mann, R.S., S. Tiwari, J.M Smoot, R.L. Rouseff, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Repellency and toxicity of plant-based essential oils and their constituents against Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 136: 87-96.

Boina, D.R., M. Salyani, S. Tiwari, K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2012. Spray droplet size affects efficacy of fenpropathrin against Asian citrus psyllid. Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Innovating Legacy Products for New Uses. ASTM International. STP 1558, pp. 1-13


Youn, Y., E.A. Backus, R.H. Serikawa, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Correlation of an electrical penetration graph waveform with walking by Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Florida Entomologist. 94: 1084-1087. 

Hulcr, J., R.S. Mann, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. The scent of a partner: Ambrosia beetles are attracted to volatiles from their fungal symbionts. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37: 1374-1377.

Mann, R.S., K. Pelz-Stelinski, S.L. Hermann, S. Tiwari, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Sexual transmission of a plant pathogenic bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, between conspecific insect vectors during mating. PLoS ONE. 6(12): e29197.

Tiwari S., A.D. Gondhalekar, R.S. Mann, M.E. Scharf, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Characterization of five CYP4 genes from Asian citrus psyllid and their expression levels in Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-infected and uninfected psyllids. Insect Molecular Biology. 20: 733-744.

Lapointe, S.L., and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. An applicator for high viscosity semiochemical products and intentional gaps for mating disruption of Phyllocnistis citrellaEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141: 145-153.

Tiwari, S., R.S. Mann, M.E. Rogers, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Insecticide resistance in field populations of Asian citrus psyllid in Florida. Pest Management Science. 67: 1258-1268.

Sanders, W.R., R.W. Mankin, O.E. Liburd, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Acoustic detection of arthropod infestation of grape roots: scouting for grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Florida Entomologist. 94: 296-302.

Epstein, D.L., L.L. Stelinski, J.R. Miller, M.J. Grieshop, and L.J. Gut. 2011. Effects of reservoir dispenser height on efficacy of mating disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in apple. Pest Management Science. 67: 975-979.

Onagbola, E.O., R.L. Rouseff, J.M Smoot, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Guava leaf volatiles and dimethyl disulfide inhibit response of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama to host plant volatiles. Journal of Applied Entomology. 135: 404-414.

Epstein, D.L., J.R. Miller, M.J. Grieshop, L.L. Stelinski, and L.J. Gut. 2011. Direct sampling of resting codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) adults in apple tree canopies and surrounding habitats. Environmental Entomology. 40: 661-668.

Sanders, W.R., O.E. Liburd, R.W. Mankin, W.L. Meyer, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Applications and mechanisms of wax-based semiochemical dispenser technology for disruption of grape root borer mating. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104: 939-946.

Lapointe, S.L., L.L. Stelinski, and R.D. Robinson. 2011. A novel pheromone dispenser for mating disruption of the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104: 540-547.

Tiwari, S., K. Pelz-Stelinski, R. S. Mann and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Glutathione S-transferase and cytochrome P450 (general oxidase) activity levels in Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus-infected and uninfected Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citriAnnals of the Entomological Society of America. 104: 297-305.

Ali, J.G., H.T. Alborn, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Constitutive and induced subterranean plant volatiles attract both entomopathogenic and plant parasitic nematodes. Journal of Ecology. 99: 26-35.

Mann, R.S., R.L. Rouseff, J.M Smoot, W.S. Castle, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Sulfur volatiles from Allium spp. affect Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), response to citrus volatiles. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 101: 89-97.

Tiwari, S., K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Effect of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection on susceptibility of Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, to selected insecticides. Pest Management Science. 67: 94-99.

Boina, D.R., Y. Youn, S. Folimonova, and L.L. Stelinski. 2011. Effects of pymetrozine, an antifeedant of Hemiptera, on Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, feeding behavior, survival, and transmission of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus. Pest Management Science. 67: 146-155.


Huang, J., L.L. Stelinski, and L.J. Gut. 2010. Mating behaviors of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) as influenced by sex pheromone in electrostatic powder. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103: 2100-2106.

Tiwari, S., H. Lewis-Rosenblum, K. Pelz-Stelinski, and L.L. Stelinski. 2010. Incidence of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in abandoned citrus occurring in proximity to commercially managed groves. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103: 1972-1978.

Stelinski, L.L., D.R. Boina, and W.L. Meyer. 2010. Oviposition marking behavior of Diachasma alloeum, (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), parasitizing Rhagoletis pomonella, (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 23: 419-430.

Mann, R.S., J.A. Qureshi, P.A. Stansly and L.L. Stelinski. 2010. Behavioral response of Tamarixia radiata (Waterston) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) to volatiles emanating from Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) and citrus. Journal of Insect Behavior. 23: 447-458.

Stelinski, L.L., S.L. Lapointe, and W.L. Meyer. 2010. Season-long mating disruption of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton, with an emulsified wax formulation of pheromone. Journal of Applied Entomology. 134: 512-520.

Ali, J.G., H.T. Alborn, and L.L. Stelinski. 2010. Subterranean herbivore-induced volatiles released by citrus roots upon feeding by Diaprepes abbreviatus recruit entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 36: 361-368.

Boina, D.R., M.E. Rogers, N. Wang, and L.L. Stelinski. 2010. Effect of pyriproxyfen, a juvenile hormone mimic, on egg hatch, nymph development, adult emergence, and reproduction of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama. Pest Management Science. 66: 349-357.

Stelinski, L.L., and D. Czokajlo. 2010. Suppression of citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, with an attract-and-kill formulation. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 134: 69-77.

Gökçe, A., L.L. Stelinski, M.E. Whalon, and L.J. Gut. 2010. Toxicity and antifeedant activity of selected plant extracts against larval obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris). The Open Entomology Journal. 4: 18-24.


Forbes, A.A., H.Q. Powell, L.L. Stelinski, J.J. Smith, and J.L. Feder. 2009. Sequential sympatric speciation across trophic levels. Science. 323: 776-779.

Huang, J., L.L. Stelinski, J.R. Miller, and L.J. Gut. 2009. Attraction and fecundity of adult codling moth, Cydia pomonella as influenced by methoxyfenozide-treated electrostatic powder. Journal of Applied Entomology. 133: 666-672.

Lapointe S.L., L.L. Stelinski, T.J. Evens, R.P. Niedz, D.G. Hall, and A. Mafra-Neto. 2009. Sensory imbalance as mechanism of orientation disruption in the leafminer Phyllocnistis citrella: elucidation by multivariate geometric designs and response surface models. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 35: 896-903.

Boina, D.R., W.L. Meyer, E.O. Onagbola, and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. Quantifying dispersal of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) by immunomarking and potential impact of unmanaged groves on commercial citrus management. Environmental Entomology. 38: 1250-1258.

Boina, D.R., E.O. Onagbola, M. Salyani, and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. Antifeedant and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citriPest Management Science. 65: 870-877.

Stelinski, L.L., A. Zhang, E.O. Onagbola, and W.L Meyer. 2009. Recognition of foreign oviposition marking pheromones is context dependent and determined by preimaginal conditioning. Communicative and Integrative Biology. 2: 391-393.

Trivedi, P., U.S. Sagaram, J.-S. Kim., R.H. Brlansky, M.E. Rogers, L.L. Stelinski, C. Oswalt, and N. Wang. 2009. Quantification of viable Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in hosts using quantitative PCR with the aid of ethidium monoazide (EMA). European Journal of Plant Pathology. 124: 553-563.

Szendrei, Z., E. Malo, L.L. Stelinski, and C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2009. Response of cranberry weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to host plant volatiles. Environmental Entomology. 38: 861-869.

Onagbola, E.O., D.R. Boina, S.L. Herman, and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. Antennal sensilla of Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a parasitoid of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102: 523-531.

Wenninger, E.J., L.L. Stelinski, and D.G. Hall. 2009. Relationships between adult abdominal color and reproductive potential in Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 102: 476-483.

Stelinski, L.L., and L.J. Gut. 2009. Delayed mating in tortricid leafroller species: simultaneously aging both sexes prior to mating is more detrimental to female reproductive potential than aging either sex alone. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 99: 245-251.

Boina, D.R., E.O. Onagbola, M. Salyani, and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. The influence of post-treatment temperature on the toxicity of insecticides against Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, Kuwayama. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102: 685-691.

Stelinski, L.L., C. Rodriguez-Saona, and W.L. Meyer. 2009. Recognition of foreign oviposition marking pheromone in a multitrophic context. Naturwissenschaften. 96: 585-592.

Wenninger, E.J., L.L. Stelinski, and D.G. Hall. 2009. The roles of olfactory cues, visual cues, and mating status in orientation of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to four different host plants. Environmental Entomology. 38: 225-234.

Stelinski, L.L., A.L. Il’Ichev, and L.J. Gut. 2009. Efficacy and release rate of reservoir pheromone dispensers for simultaneous mating disruption of codling moth and oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 102: 315-323.


Rouseff, R.L., E.O. Onagbola, J.M. Smoot, and L.L. Stelinski. 2008. Sulfur volatiles in guava (Psidium guajava L.) leaves: possible defense mechanism. Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56: 8905-8910.

Stelinski, L.L., P. McGhee, M. Grieshop, J. Brunner, and L.J. Gut. 2008. Efficacy and mode of action of female-equivalent dispensers of pheromone for mating disruption of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.). Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10: 389-397.

Onagbola, E.O., W.L. Meyer, D.R. Boina, and L.L. Stelinski. 2008. Morphological characterization of the antennal sensilla of the Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), with reference to their probable functions. Micron. 39: 1184-1191.

Mercader, R.J., L.L. Stelinski, and J.M. Scriber. 2008. Differential antennal sensitivities of the generalist butterflies Papilio glaucus and P. canadensis to host plant and non-host plant extracts. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. 62: 84-88.

Wenninger, E.J., L.L. Stelinski, and D.G. Hall. 2008. Behavioral evidence for a female-produced sex attractant in Diaphorina citriEntomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 128: 450-459.

Stelinski, L.L., J.R. Miller, and M.E. Rogers. 2008. Mating disruption of citrus leafminer mediated by a non-competitive mechanism at a remarkably low pheromone release rate. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34: 1107-1113.

Stelinski, L.L. and M.E. Rogers. 2008. Factors affecting captures of male citrus leafminer, Phyllocnistis citrella, in pheromone-baited traps. Journal of Applied Entomology. 132: 143-150.

Witzgall, P., L.L Stelinski, L.J. Gut, and D. Thomson. 2008. Codling moth management and chemical ecology. Annual Review of Entomology. 53: 503-522.


Stelinski, L.L. 2007. On the physiological and behavioral mechanisms of pheromone-based mating disruption. Pesticides. 3-4: 27-32. 

Stelinski, L.L., L. J. Gut, M. Haas, P. McGhee, and D. Epstein. 2007. Evaluation of aerosol devices for simultaneous disruption of sex pheromone communication in Cydia pomonella and Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Pest Science. 80: 225-233.

Stelinski, L.L., D. McKenzie, L.J. Gut, R. Isaacs, and J. Brunner. 2007. Comparison of female attractiveness and male response among populations of Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris) in western and eastern U.S. apple orchards. Environmental Entomology. 36: 1032-1039.[1032:COFAAM]2.0.CO;2

Stelinski, L.L., P. McGhee, M. Haas, A.L. Ll’Ichev, and L. J. Gut. 2007. Sprayable microencapsulated sex pheromone formulations for mating disruption of four tortricid species: Effects of application height, rate, frequency, and sticker adjuvant. Journal of Economic Entomology. 100: 1360-1369.

Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, R. Ledebuhr, P. Siegert, and L. J Gut. 2007. Season-long mating disruption of Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by one machine application of pheromone in wax drops (SPLAT-OFM). Journal of Pest Science 80: 109-117.

Stelinski, L. L., R. Oakleaf, and C. Rodriguez-Saona. 2007. Oviposition-deterring pheromone deposited on blueberry fruit by the parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeumBehaviour 144: 429-445.

Gökçe, A., L. L. Stelinski, L. J. Gut, and M. E. Whalon. 2007. Comparative behavioral and EAG responses of female obliquebanded and redbanded leafroller moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to their sex pheromone components. European Journal of Entomology 104: 187-194. 


Il’Ichev, A. L., L. L. Stelinski, D. G. Williams, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Sprayable microencapsulated sex pheromone formulation for mating disruption of Oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Australian peach and pear orchards. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 2048-2054.

Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, R. Ledebuhr, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Mechanized applicator for large-scale field deployment of paraffin-wax dispensers of pheromone for mating disruption in tree fruit. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1705-1710.

Gökçe, A., L. L. Stelinski, R. Isaacs, and M. E. Whalon. 2006. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of grape berry moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to selected plant extracts. Journal of Applied Entomology 130: 509-514.

Epstein, D. L., L. L. Stelinski, T. R. Reed, J. R. Miller, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Higher densities of distributed pheromone sources provide disruption of codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) superior to that of lower densities of clumped sources. Journal of Economic Entomology 99: 1327-1333.

Stelinski, L. L., A. L. Il’Ichev, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Antennal and behavioral responses of virgin and mated Oriental fruit moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) females to their sex pheromone. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 898-904.[898:AABROV]2.0.CO;2

Miller, J. R., L. J. Gut, F. M. de Lame, and L. L. Stelinski. 2006. Differentiation of competitive vs. non-competitive mechanisms mediating disruption of moth sexual communication by point sources of sex pheromone: (Part II) case studies. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 2115-2143.

Miller, J. R., L. J. Gut, F. M. de Lame, and L. L. Stelinski. 2006. Differentiation of competitive vs. non-competitive mechanisms mediating disruption of moth sexual communication by point sources of sex pheromone: (Part I) theory. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 2089-2114.

Stelinski, L. L., L. J. Gut, and J. R. Miller. 2006. Orientational behaviors and EAG responses of male codling moth after exposure to synthetic sex pheromone from various dispensers. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 1527-1538.

Rodriguez-Saona, C., T. M. Poland, J. R. Miller, L. L. Stelinski, G. G. Grant, P. de Groot, and L. Buchan. 2006. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, to induced plant volatiles. Chemoecology 16: 75-86.

Stelinski, L. L., K. S. Pelz-Stelinski, and L. J. Gut. 2006. Male Diachasma alloeum parasitoids from two host species of tephritid fruit flies respond equally to female-produced sex pheromone. Physiological Entomology 31: 178-183.

Stelinski, L. L., K. S. Stelinski, O. E. Liburd, and L. J Gut. 2006. Control strategies for Rhagoletis mendax disrupt host-finding and ovipositional capability of its parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeumBiological Control 36: 91-99.


Gökçe, A., L. L. Stelinski, and M. E. Whalon. 2005. Behavioral and electrophysiological responses of leafroller moths to selected plant extracts. Environmental Entomology 34: 1426-1432.

Stelinski, L. L., L. J. Gut, and K. C. Ketner, and J. R. Miller. 2005. Orientational disruption of codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.) (Lep., Tortricidae), by concentrated formulations of microencapsulated pheromone in flight tunnel assays. Journal of Applied Entomology 129: 481-488.

Pelz-Stelinski, K. S., L. J. Gut, L. L. Stelinski, O. E. Liburd, and R. Isaacs. 2005. Captures of Rhagoletis mendax and R. cingulata (Diptera: Tephritidae) on sticky traps as influenced by adjacent host fruit and fruit juice concentrates. Environmental Entomology 34: 1013-1018.

Stelinski, L. L., L. G. Gut, R. E. Mallinger, D. Epstein, T. P. Reed, and J. R. Miller. 2005. Small plot trials documenting effective mating disruption of Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), using high densities of wax-drop pheromone dispensers. Journal of Economic Entomology 98: 1267-1274.

Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, and L. J. Gut. 2005. Occurrence and duration of long-lasting peripheral adaptation among male moths of three species of economically important tortricids. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98: 580-586.[0580:OADOLP]2.0.CO;2

Stelinski, L. L., K. J. Vogel, J. R. Miller, and L. J. Gut. 2005. Effects of seconds-long pre-exposures to rubber septum or polyethelene-tube pheromone dispensers on subsequent behavioral responses of male Grapholita molesta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a sustained-flight tunnel. Environmental Entomology 34: 696-704.

Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, and L. J. Gut. 2005. Captures of two leafroller moth species in traps baited with varying dosages of pheromone lures or commercial mating-disruption dispensers in untreated and pheromone-treated orchard plots. The Canadian Entomologist 137: 98-109.

Stelinski, L. L., and O. E. Liburd. 2005. Behavioral evidence for host fidelity among populations of the parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeum (Muesebeck). Naturwissenschaften 92: 65-68.


Stelinski, L. L., L. J. Gut, A. V. Pierzchala, and J. R. Miller. 2004. Field observations quantifying attraction of four tortricid moth species to high-dosage pheromone rope dispensers in untreated and pheromone-treated apple orchards. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 113: 187-196.

Stelinski, L. L., K. J. Vogel, L. J. Gut, and J. R. Miller. 2004. Behaviors of naïve and pheromone pre-exposed leafroller moths in plumes of high-dose pheromone dispensers in a sustained-flight wind tunnel: implications for pheromone-based mating disruption of these species. Journal of Insect Behavior 17: 533-554. 

Stelinski, L. L., K. S. Pelz, and O. E. Liburd. 2004. Field observations quantifying attraction of the parasitic wasp, Diachasma alloeum (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to blueberry fruit infested by the blueberry maggot fly, Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae). Florida Entomologist 87: 124-129.[0124:FOQAOT]2.0.CO;2

Stelinski, L. L., and L. J. Gut. 2004. A simple and effective method for capturing viable adult blueberry maggot flies, Rhagoletis mendax (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77: 147-151.

Miller, J. R., and L. L. Stelinski. 2004. Does cockroach sensitivity to odors vary ten fold with circadian rhythm? Journal of Insect Physiology 50: 1-2. 


Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, N. E. Ressa, and L. J. Gut. 2003. Increased EAG responses of tortricid moths after prolonged exposure to plant volatiles: evidence for octopamine-mediated sensitization. Journal of Insect Physiology 49: 845-856.

Stelinski, L. L., L. J. Gut., and J. R. Miller 2003. Concentration of air-borne pheromone required for long-lasting peripheral adaptation in the Obliquebanded Leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceanaPhysiological Entomology 28: 97-107.

Stelinski, L. L., J. R. Miller, and L. J. Gut. 2003. Presence of long-lasting peripheral adaptation in the obliquebanded leafroller, Choristoneura rosaceana and absence of such adaptation in the redbanded leafroller, Argyrotaenia velutinanaJournal of Chemical Ecology 29:405-423.

2002 and earlier

Stelinski, L. L. and O. E. Liburd. 2002. Attraction of apple maggot flies, Rhagoletis pomonella (Walsh) (Diptera: Tephritidae), to synthetic fruit volatile compounds and food attractants in Michigan apple orchards. The Great Lakes Entomologist 35(1): 37-46.

Stelinski, L. L. and O. E. Liburd. 2001. Evaluation of various deployment strategies of imidacloprid-treated spheres in highbush blueberries for control of Rhagoletis mendax Curran (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 94: 905-910. 

Stelinski, L. L., O. E. Liburd, S. Wright, R. J. Prokopy, R. Behle, and M. R. Mcguire. 2001. Comparison of neonicotinoid insecticides for use with biodegradable and wooden spheres for control of key Rhagoletis species (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 94: 1142-1150.

Liburd, O. E., L. L. Stelinski, L. J. Gut, and G. Thornton. 2001. Performance of various trap types for monitoring populations of cherry fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae). Environmental Entomology 30: 82-88.

Liburd, O. E., L. J. Gut, L. L. Stelinski, M. E. Whalon, M. R. McGuire, J. C. Wise, X. P. Hu, and R. J. Prokopy. 1999. Mortality of Rhagoletis species encountering pesticide-treated spheres (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 92: 1151-1156.

Book Chapters

Rodriquez-Saona, C. and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. Behavior-modifying strategies in IPM Theory and Practice, In: R. Peshin and A.K. Dhawan (eds.) Integrated Pest Management: Innovation – Development Process. Springer, NY. pp. 261-311.

Gut, L. J., L. L. Stelinski, D. R. Thompson, and J. R. Miller. 2004. Behavior Modifying Chemicals: Prospects and Constraints. In: O. Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, and G. Cuperus (eds.) Integrated Pest Management: Potential, Constraints, and Challenges. CABI Press. N.Y., pp. 73-121.

Extension Articles


Boina, D.R., M.E. Rogers, and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. Resistance of Asian citrus psyllid to pesticides. Citrus Industry Magazine. 90(9): 14-15, and 21.

Stelinski, L.L., M.E. Rogers, and S. Lapointe. 2009. Citrus leafminer mating disruption. Citrus Industry Magazine. 90(7): 8-9.

Atwood, R., and L.L. Stelinski. 2009. A citrus research jewel: the A.H. Krezdorn grove; experiments aimed at psyllids, leafminers, and weeds. Citrus Industry Magazine. 90(5): 18-21.

Gut, L.J., J. Miller, P. McGhee, D. Epstein, and L. Stelinski. 2009. Pheromone-based approaches to manage pests. Fruit Grower News. March Issue.

Rogers, M.E., and L.L. Stelinki. 2009. Development of new tools and recommendation for psyllid management programs. Citrus Industry Magazine. 90(1): 8-10.


Atwood, R., and L.L. Stelinski. 2008. Is there a future for low-volume application for psyllid control? Citrus Industry Magazine. 89(11): 16-18.

Stelinski, L.L., J.H Graham, and R.P. Muraro. 2008. Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Management Options for Non-bearing groves and fresh or processed fruit. EDIS publication CMPG-02.

Rogers, M. E. P. A. Stansly, and L.L. Stelinski. 2008. Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Asian Citrus Psyllid and Citrus Leafminer. EDIS publication ENY-734.

Rogers, M. E. P. A. Stansly, and L.L. Stelinski. 2008. A coordinated attack: Cooperation among neighboring growers is key to grove sprays for psyllid control. Florida Grower Magazine. 101(8): 20-22.


Stelinski, L.L. 2007. Smiting mites: Advice on mite’s damage potential and control recommendations. Florida Grower Magazine. 100(10): 26.

Stelinski, L.L. 2007. Citrus peelminer, Marmara gulosa Guillèn and Davis (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Featured Creatures. Publication Number EENY-415.


Liburd, O. E. and L. L. Stelinski. 1999. Seasonal abundance of cherry fruit flies in Northwest Michigan. MSU CAT Alert, Extension bulletin. 14: (18) 5-6.

Liburd, O. E. and L. L. Stelinski. 1999. Apple maggot fly and its sibling species: physiological and environmental status. MSU CAT Alert, Extension bulletin. 14: (15) 3-4.