Works (58)

Updated: April 5th, 2024 01:32

2022 journal article

Nutritional condition affects tergal gland secretion and courtship success of male cockroaches

PLOS ONE, 17(8).

By: S. McPherson n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): R. Borges

MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / physiology; Courtship; Exocrine Glands / physiology; Female; Male; Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Reproduction; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Wings, Animal
TL;DR: The results suggest that the quality of the tergal gland secretions, and by association mating success, are dependent on the nutritional condition of the male. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 4, 2022

2022 journal article

Rapid evolution of an adaptive taste polymorphism disrupts courtship behavior

COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 5(1).

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, S. McPherson n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Animals; Courtship; Female; Glucose; Humans; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Sugars; Taste
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 13, 2022

2021 journal article

Comparison of Diet Preferences of Laboratory-Reared and Apartment-Collected German Cockroaches

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 114(5), 2189–2197.

By: S. McPherson n, A. Wada-Katsumata n, E. Hatano n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Ed(s): A. Appel

author keywords: German cockroach; nutrition; urban; ecology
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae; Diet; Female; Laboratories; Male; Nymph
TL;DR: Findings suggest that females, males, and nymphs within apartments adapt to the local conditions and convergently prefer similar amounts of food of similar dietary protein content, suggesting that factors beyond temporary food scarcity influence diet choice. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 15, 2021

2018 journal article

Changes in the Peripheral Chemosensory System Drive Adaptive Shifts in Food Preferences in Insects

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, H. Robertson*, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n, H. Robertson*, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

author keywords: chemoreception; gustation; sensilla; nutrient sensing; glucose-aversion
TL;DR: The peripheral gustatory neural mechanisms of glucose-aversion are reviewed and how the rapid emergence of taste polymorphisms can impede pest control efforts and affect foraging and mate-choice in adapted cockroach populations are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: October 19, 2018

2018 journal article

Frequently mated males have higher protein preference in German cockroaches

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 29(6), 1453–1461.

By: K. Jensen n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: ejaculate cost; lifetime reproduction; mating rate; nuptial gift; optimal foraging; selective feeding
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 7, 2019

2016 journal article

Behaviours mediating ant invasions

Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour, 221–244.

By: J. Silverman & G. Buczkowski

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Diet quality affects bait performance in German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Pest Management Science, 72(10), 1826–1836.

By: A. Ko n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; hydramethylnon; coprophagy; secondary kill; diet; bait
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / genetics; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / physiology; Feces / chemistry; Food Preferences; Glucose; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / metabolism; Male; Nymph; Pyrimidinones / metabolism
TL;DR: It is suggested that disparities between the nutritional quality of baits and the foods that are naturally available could profoundly impact the management of German cockroach infestations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Effects of foraging distance on macronutrient balancing and performance in the German cockroach Blattella germanica

The Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(2), 304–311.

By: A. Ko n, K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Carbohydrate; Foraging effort; Juvenile development; Nutrient regulation; Protein; Sexual maturation
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Blattellidae / growth & development; Blattellidae / physiology; Energy Metabolism; Feeding Behavior; Female; Lipid Metabolism; Male; Nymph / growth & development; Nymph / physiology; Oocytes / growth & development; Sexual Maturation
TL;DR: A positive effect of foraging distance on fitness-related parameters at two life stages is shown, in both cases involving increased consumption of specific nutrients corresponding to requirements at the respective life stage. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Insecticide resistance and diminished secondary kill performance of bait formulations against German cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae)

Pest Management Science, 72(9), 1778–1784.

By: A. Ko n, D. Bieman, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; fipronil; indoxacarb; hydramethylnon; insecticide resistance; bait; secondary kill
MeSH headings : Animals; Blattellidae / growth & development; Insect Control / methods; Insecticide Resistance; Insecticides; Male; Nymph; Oxazines; Pyrazoles; Pyrimidinones
TL;DR: It is suggested that, while secondary mortality is considered to be advantageous in cockroach interventions, the ingestion of sublethal doses of AI by nymphs may select for high insecticide resistance by increasing the frequency of AI resistance alleles within the population. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Insecticide resistance and nutrition interactively shape life-history parameters in German cockroaches

Scientific Reports, 6(1).

By: K. Jensen n, A. Ko n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / drug effects; Animals; Blattellidae / physiology; Drug Resistance / drug effects; Insecticides / toxicity; Oxazines / toxicity
TL;DR: This study exemplifies how poor nutritional condition can aggravate the life-history costs of resistance and elevate the detrimental effects of insecticide exposure, demonstrating how environmental conditions and resistance may interactively impact individual fitness and insecticide efficacy. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Adaptive contraction of diet breadth affects sexual maturation and specific nutrient consumption in an extreme generalist omnivore

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28(4), 906–916.

By: K. Jensen n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: adaptation; deterrence; fructose; geometric framework; glucose aversion; life history evolution; nutritional ecology; oocyte development; protein; toxin
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / physiology; Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Body Weight; Cockroaches / physiology; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Female; Fructose / pharmacology; Glucose / pharmacology; Oocytes / drug effects; Oocytes / physiology; Sexual Maturation
TL;DR: This study illustrates how an evolutionary change in the chemosensory system may affect the evolution of other traits that govern animal life histories through endocrine adjustments which reduce requirements for energetic fuels. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Aphid honeydew provides a nutritionally balanced resource for incipient Argentine ant mutualists

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 95, 33–39.

By: J. Shik n, A. Kay* & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; invasive species; life history; Linepithema humile; mutualism; nutritional ecology
TL;DR: It is suggested that carbohydrate access generally constrains Argentine ant life history and clarifies the links between the nutritional composition of food rewards and the stability of ecologically important mutualisms. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Diet specialization in an extreme omnivore: nutritional regulation in glucose-averse German cockroaches

Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27(10), 2096–2105.

By: J. Shik n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Blattella germanica; geometric framework; nutritional ecology
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological / genetics; Animals; Chimera; Cockroaches / genetics; Cockroaches / physiology; Diet / veterinary; Glucose; Models, Statistical; Nutritional Requirements
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Changes in Taste Neurons Support the Emergence of an Adaptive Behavior in Cockroaches

Science, 340(6135), 972–975.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Contributors: A. Wada-Katsumata n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Psychological; Animals; Blattellidae / drug effects; Blattellidae / physiology; Caffeine / metabolism; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Glucose / pharmacology; Glucose / physiology; Insecticides / toxicity; Taste Buds / physiology; Taste Perception / physiology
TL;DR: D-glucose is processed as both a phagostimulant and deterrent in GA cockroaches, and this newly acquired peripheral taste sensitivity underlies glucose aversion in multiple GA populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Prey handling performance facilitates competitive dominance of an invasive over native keystone ant

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 24(6), 1312–1319.

By: D. Bednar n, J. Shik n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Aphaenogaster rudis; Asian needle ant; discoverydominance trade-off; invasive species; Pachycondyla chinensis; Subterranean termite
TL;DR: The experimental approach using live prey to study interspecific competition can integrate evolutionary dynamics into studies of proximate behavioral factors governing species coexistence. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Propagule Pressure and Climate Contribute to the Displacement of Linepithema humile by Pachycondyla chinensis

PLOS ONE, 8(2).

By: E. Rice n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Animal Distribution; Animal Feed; Animals; Ants / physiology; Climate; Cold Temperature; Ecosystem; Introduced Species / statistics & numerical data; Seasons
TL;DR: This work uses a combination of seasonal surveys and experimental approaches to test the relative importance of behavioral and abiotic factors in determining the local co-occurrence of two invasive ant species, the established Argentine ant and the newly invasive Asian needle ant. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Submissive behaviour and habituation facilitate entry into habitat occupied by an invasive ant

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 86(3), 497–506.

By: E. Rice n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: aggression; Argentine ant; Asian needle ant; biological invasion; dear enemy phenomenon; displacement; habituation; Linepithema humile Mayr; Pachycondyla chinensis Emery; species overlap
TL;DR: Behavioural mechanisms underlying the coexistence and subsequent displacement of an established global invader, the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile Mayr, by the newly invasive Asian needle ant, Pachycondyla chinensis Emery are examined. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Towards a nutritional ecology of invasive establishment: aphid mutualists provide better fuel for incipient Argentine ant colonies than insect prey

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 15(4), 829–836.

By: J. Shik n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Dietary plasticity; Colony demography; Linepithema humile; Invasive species; Nutritional ecology
TL;DR: Lab experiments show that resources from aphid mutualists had greater benefits for Argentine ant propagule survival, maintenance, growth, and worker activity rates than did prey items, and when colonies were otherwise starved, supporting a hypothesis that the dietary shift from prey to honeydew is driven more by increased access to hemipterans after establishment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Effect of Scattered and Discrete Hydramethylnon Bait Placement on the Asian Needle Ant

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 105(5), 1751–1757.

By: E. Rice n, J. Shik* & J. Silverman*

author keywords: Asian needle ant; Pachycondyla chinensis; hydramethylnon; granular bait; control
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / drug effects; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / pharmacology; North Carolina; Pheromones / pharmacology; Pyrimidinones / pharmacology; Species Specificity; Time Factors
TL;DR: It is suggested that Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait can be effective in an Asian needle ant treatment program and no overall difference in ant reductions is found from the edge out to 5 m beyond the treatment zone. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Fusion Between Southeastern United States Argentine Ant Colonies and Its Effect on Colony Size and Productivity

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 105(2), 268–274.

By: G. Vasquez n, E. Vargo n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; unicoloniality; aggression; colony fusion
TL;DR: Fusion of initially aggressive southeastern United States L. humile colonies results in colonies with higher worker number without decreasing per capita productivity, and offspring contribution by all queens in fused colonies may alter colony genotypic composition resulting in reduced intraspecific aggression that in turn promotes further fusion. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Differential Inputs from Chemosensory Appendages Mediate Feeding Responses to Glucose in Wild-Type and Glucose-Averse German Cockroaches, Blattella germanica

Chemical Senses, 36(7), 589–600.

By: A. Wada-Katsumata n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

Contributors: W. Ayako n, J. Silverman n & C. Schal n

author keywords: avoidance behavior; Blattella germanica; chemosensory appendages; gustation; glucose aversion; sugar
MeSH headings : Animals; Arthropod Antennae / drug effects; Arthropod Antennae / physiology; Blattellidae / anatomy & histology; Blattellidae / drug effects; Blattellidae / physiology; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Eating / drug effects; Eating / physiology; Feeding Behavior / drug effects; Feeding Behavior / physiology; Glucose / pharmacology
TL;DR: The results suggest that distinct inputs from the chemosensory system mediate opposite feeding responses to glucose in the wild-type and glucose-averse strains. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Tandem carrying, a new foraging strategy in ants: description, function, and adaptive significance relative to other described foraging strategies

Naturwissenschaften (Berlin, Germany), 98(8), 651–659.

By: B. Guenard n & J. Silverman n

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological; Animals; Ants / physiology; Behavior, Animal / physiology; Feeding Behavior / physiology
TL;DR: A new type of foraging strategy, “tandem carrying”, which is also one of the most simple recruitment strategies, observed in the Ponerinae species Pachycondyla chinensis, and it is demonstrated that this recruitment is context dependent and based on the type of food discovered and can be quickly adjusted as food quality changes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

The Argentine Ant Persists Through Unfavorable Winters Via a Mutualism Facilitated By a Native Tree

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 40(5), 1019–1026.

By: R. Brightwell n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: ants; habitat modification; invasive species; microclimate; niche expansion
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Feeding Behavior; Hot Temperature; North Carolina; Pinus taeda; Seasons; Sucrose; Symbiosis
TL;DR: The loblolly pine provided both a foraging opportunity and a reliable winter food source to survive through unfavorable winter conditions in the southeastern United States, extending the realized niche of Argentine ants beyond its fundamental niche. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Urban areas may serve as habitat and corridors for dry-adapted, heat tolerant species; an example from ants

URBAN ECOSYSTEMS, 14(2), 135–163.

By: S. Menke n, B. Guenard n, J. Sexton*, M. Weiser n, R. Dunn n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: S. Menke n, B. Guénard n, J. Sexton*, M. Weiser n, R. Dunn n & J. Silverman n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Use of termites, Reticulitermes virginicus, as a springboard in the invasive success of a predatory ant, Pachycondyla (=Brachyponera) chinensis

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 58(4), 459–467.

By: D. Bednar n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Invasive ants; Predation; Pachycondyla chinensis; Asian needle ant; Subterranean termites
TL;DR: The behavior of P. chinensis in the presence of termites increases their competitive abilities in natural areas where they have been introduced, and it is suggested that subterranean termites are critical for P.chinensis success in new habitats. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Argentine Ant Invasion Associated With Lob lolly Pines in the Southeastern United States: Minimal Impacts But Seasonally Sustained

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 39(4), 1141–1150.

By: A. Rowles n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ants; biological invasion; Linepithema humile; arboreal foraging; Pious taeda
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Feeding Behavior; Introduced Species; North Carolina; Pinus taeda
TL;DR: Evidence is provided that Argentine ants can invade and persist in native North Carolina forests, probably mediated by pine-associated resources and minimal impact on the native ant fauna relative to previously described invasions requires further resolution. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Combined Effect of Hemipteran Control and Liquid Bait on Argentine Ant Populations

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 103(5), 1790–1796.

By: R. Brightwell n, S. Bambara n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Coccidae; Linepithema humile; Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum; pest management; red maple
MeSH headings : Acer / parasitology; Animals; Ants / physiology; Argentina; Hemiptera / drug effects; Hemiptera / physiology; Insect Control / methods; Mineral Oil / toxicity; Oils / pharmacology; Phloem / parasitology
TL;DR: It is suggested that a strategy of combined hemipteran control plus application of liquid ant bait can reduce local Argentine ant densities, when both components of this system are highly efficacious. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Impact of Linepithema humile and Tapinoma sessile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on three natural enemies of Aphis gossypii (Hemiptera: Aphididae)

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 54(3), 285–291.

By: B. Powell n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; Odorous house ant; Ant-aphid interaction; Chrysopidae; Coccinellidae; Aphidiidae
TL;DR: It is concluded that due to its higher foraging tempo L. humile may more effectively patrol plant surfaces supporting honeydew-producing hemipterans than T. sessile, which may, in part, underlie the success of this invasive ant. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Invasive Argentine ants reduce fitness of red maple via a mutualism with an endemic coccid

BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 12(7), 2051–2057.

By: R. Brightwell n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Coccidae; Host fitness; Invasion; Linepithema humile; Mesolecanium nigrofasciatum; Mutualism
TL;DR: Investigating the effects of a mutualism between the invasive Argentine ant and the endemic terrapin scale on coccid density and the fitness of the host of this mutualism, the endemic red maple, found that red maples with Argentine ants excluded from their canopy had higher seed mass and larger early leaves indicating that this invasive ant-endemic scale mutualism imposed a net fitness cost to the host tree. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Is It Easy to Be Urban? Convergent Success in Urban Habitats among Lineages of a Widespread Native Ant

PLoS ONE, 5(2), e9194.

By: S. Menke n, W. Booth n, R. Dunn n, C. Schal n, E. Vargo n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: S. Menke n, W. Booth n, R. Dunn n, C. Schal n, E. Vargo n & J. Silverman n

Ed(s): C. Moreau

MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Animals; Ants / classification; Ants / enzymology; Ants / genetics; Cities; DNA, Mitochondrial / chemistry; DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics; Ecosystem; Electron Transport Complex IV / genetics; Evolution, Molecular; Geography; Haplotypes; Molecular Sequence Data; North America; Phylogeny; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: The results indicate that T. sessile has colonized urban habitats repeatedly and appears to do so using life history strategies already present in more natural populations, and polygynous colony structure is a highly plastic trait across habitat, clade, and haplotype. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Northward Expansion of the Invasive Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the Eastern United States is Constrained by Winter Soil Temperatures

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 39(5), 1659–1665.

By: R. Brightwell n, P. Labadie n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: abiotic interactions; environmental limitation; invasive species; range limitation; low temperature
MeSH headings : Acclimatization; Animals; Ants / physiology; Female; Maryland; North Carolina; Seasons; Soil; Temperature; Virginia
TL;DR: The invasive Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr) has been evident in the North Carolina Piedmont, United States for 90 yr but has failed to spread further north, and it is found that Argentine ant colonies will collapse after 8.5 d at 5°C. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Population growth of Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the presence of Linepithema humile and Tapinoma sessile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Environmental Entomology, 39(5), 1492–1499.

By: B. Powell & J. Silverman

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Carbohydrate supply limits invasion of natural communities by Argentine ants

OECOLOGIA, 161(1), 161–171.

By: A. Rowles n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ants; Biological invasion; Resources; Facilitation
MeSH headings : Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Ants / metabolism; Ants / physiology; Demography; Dietary Carbohydrates / metabolism; North Carolina; Population Density; Population Dynamics; Sucrose
TL;DR: It was shown that supplementing carbohydrate supply facilitates invasion of natural habitat by Argentine ants, particularly evident where Argentine ants continued to thrive following sugar station removal. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Colony Fusion in Argentine Ants is Guided by Worker and Queen Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profile Similarity

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, 35(8), 922–932.

By: G. Vasquez n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: G. Vasquez n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; Linepithema humile; Nestmate recognition; Cuticular hydrocarbons; Intraspecific aggression; Colony fusion; Supercoloniality
MeSH headings : Aggression; Animals; Ants / genetics; Ants / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Discriminant Analysis; Genetic Variation; Hydrocarbons / chemistry; Social Behavior
TL;DR: Changes in worker and queen chemical profiles in fused colonies suggest that CHC plasticity may sustain the cohesion of unrelated L. humile colonies that had fused, and demonstrate that colony fusion correlates with both genetic and CHC similarities. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Effects of Honeydew-Producing Hemipteran Denial on Local Argentine Ant Distribution and Boric Acid Bait Performance

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 102(3), 1170–1174.

By: R. Brightwell n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; Mesolecanium fasciatum; foraging activity; pest management
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Animals; Ants / drug effects; Ants / physiology; Appetitive Behavior / physiology; Bodily Secretions; Boric Acids / toxicity; Hemiptera / chemistry; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides / toxicity; Population Dynamics
TL;DR: An alternative management strategy concentrating direct insecticidal control of Argentine ants around a few host plants infested with honeydew-producing Hemiptera by controlling Hemipteran in nearby host plants is suggested. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Cuticular hydrocarbons as queen adoption cues in the invasive Argentine ant

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 211(8), 1249–1256.

By: G. Vasquez n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

Contributors: G. Vasquez n, C. Schal n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; Linepithema humile; nestmate recognition; cuticular hydrocarbons; intraspecific aggression; non-nestmate queen adoption
MeSH headings : Aggression; Animals; Ants / physiology; Biological Assay; Cues; Discriminant Analysis; Female; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Integumentary System; Male; Social Behavior
TL;DR: An association between non-nestmate queen adoption and similarity of the CHC profiles of adopted and host colony queens is found, which provides further evidence for the complex and dynamic nature of L. humile nestmate discrimination, which may in part underlie the success of introduced populations of this invasive ant. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Intraspecific aggression and colony fusion in the Argentine ant

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 75, 583–593.

By: G. Vasquez n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: aggression; Argentine ant; colony fusion; cuticular hydrocarbons; genetic similarity; invasive species; Linepithema humile (Mayr); nestmate recognition; unicoloniality
TL;DR: It is suggested that selective fusion of initially aggressive colonies sharing certain recognition cues may be a proximate mechanism shaping L. humile social structure, leading ultimately to extreme unicoloniality in introduced populations when ecological conditions are favourable. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Queen acceptance and the complexity of nestmate discrimination in the Argentine ant

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 62(4), 537–548.

By: G. Vasquez n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; Linepithema humile; nestmate recognition; aggression; genetic similarity; non-nestmate adoption
TL;DR: A role for genetically based cues in L. humile colony queen number is indicated and an effect of resident queens on worker conspecific acceptance thresholds is suggested, suggesting subtle discrimination capability seems to be influenced by the social context, as demonstrated by more frequent recognition errors in queenless colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 article

The Argentine ant: Challenges in managing an invasive unicolonial pest

ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENTOMOLOGY, Vol. 53, pp. 231–252.

By: J. Silverman n & R. Brightwell n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; eradication; invasive species; pest management
MeSH headings : Agriculture / economics; Agriculture / methods; Animals; Ants / physiology; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Insect Control / methods; Insecticides
TL;DR: It is suggested that prevailing control methodologies are incomplete and not compatible with the behavior, nesting habits, and population structure of this ant, and therefore, more aggressive management strategies are required. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Argentine ant foraging activity and interspecific competition in complete vs. queenless and broodless colonies

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 54(4), 329–333.

By: R. Brightwell n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; argentine ants; interspecific competition; introduction experiments; invasive species
TL;DR: It is suggested that for those invasive ant species with sterile workers, worker-only colonies may be substituted for complete colonies in short-term field experiments in new areas. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Geographical variation in Argentine ant aggression behaviour mediated by environmentally derived nestmate recognition cues

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 71, 327–335.

By: G. Buczkowski n & J. Silverman n

TL;DR: Identifying factors underlying geographical variation in cue expression and/or perception may bring us closer to elucidating the selective forces driving nestmate recognition systems, which may be responsible for the altered behaviour observed in the California population. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Trap-mulching Argentine ants

Journal of Economic Entomology, 99(5), 1757–1760.

By: J. Silverman*, C. Sorenson* & M. Waldvogel*

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Context-dependent nestmate discrimination and the effect of action thresholds on exogenous cue recognition in the Argentine ant

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 69, 741–749.

By: G. Buczkowski & J. Silverman n

TL;DR: The finding that colonies reared under uniform conditions showed diminished intraspecific aggression only when assayed in a social and/or ecological context underscores the importance of using appropriate aggression assays for testing patterns of intercolony aggression in L. humile, and that the use of different rearing regimes, source colonies and collection times may produce contradictory results. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Diet-related modification of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, diminishes intercolony aggression

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY, 31(4), 829–843.

By: G. Buczkowski n, R. Kumar*, S. Suib* & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; cuticular hydrocarbons; diet; invasive ants; nestmate recognition; unicoloniality
MeSH headings : Aggression / physiology; Animals; Ants / physiology; Argentina; Diet; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Population Dynamics; Predatory Behavior / physiology
TL;DR: It is suggested that acquisition of common exogenous nestmate recognition cues from shared food sources may diminish aggression and promote fusion in neighboring colonies of the Argentine ant. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Effects of interspecific competition between two urban ant species, Linepithema humile and Monomorium minimum, on toxic bait performance

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 98(2), 493–501.

By: P. Alder n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; Monomorium minimum; competition; bait; foraging
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Competitive Behavior; Insecticides; Pheromones
TL;DR: Assessing the timing of bait placement in the field may minimize any negative effects of interspecific competition between these two species on toxic bait performance, as well as the impact of a solid sulfluramid bait on M. minimum. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

A comparison of monitoring methods used to detect changes in Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) populations

Journal of Agricultural and Urban Entomology, 21(3), 142–149.

By: P. Alder & J. Silverman

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

The diminutive supercolony: the Argentine ants of the southeastern United States

MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 13(8), 2235–2242.

By: G. Buczkowski n, E. Vargo n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Argentine ant; introduced species; invasive ants; microsatellites; nestmate recognition; unicoloniality
MeSH headings : Aggression / physiology; Animals; Ants / genetics; Ants / physiology; California; Demography; Gene Frequency; Genetic Variation; Genetics, Population; Geography; Microsatellite Repeats / genetics; Population Dynamics; Southeastern United States; Temperature
TL;DR: The results show that the southeastern L. humile population has high genotypic variability and strong intercolony aggression relative to the California population, suggesting that distinctly different colonization patterns for California and the Southeast may be responsible for the striking disparity in the genetic diversity of introduced populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Effect of aromatic cedar mulch on Argentine ant (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) foraging activity and nest establishment

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 96(3), 850–855.

By: H. Meissner n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; aromatic cedar mulch; cultural control; field study; nesting sites
TL;DR: It is suggested that aromatic cedar mulch may help control Argentine ants and reduce insecticide input when applied in combination with conventional control methods. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Nestmate discrimination in ants: effect of bioassay on aggressive behavior

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 50(2), 151–159.

By: T. Roulston n, G. Buczkowski n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: aggression assay; Formicidae; nestmate recognition; Argentine ants; Linepithema humile
TL;DR: All live ant assays tested are useful tools for analyzing aggressive interactions between colonies, but that the pairing of a live and dead ant produced inconsistent results and generally lower levels of aggression. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Retrieval of granular bait by the Argentine ant (Hymenoptera : Formicidae): Effect of clumped versus scattered dispersion patterns

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 96(3), 871–874.

By: J. Silverman n & T. Roulston n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; Argentine ant; foraging; granular bait
TL;DR: These results suggest that Argentine ant colonies adjust their foraging patterns to resources of different quality (prey versus bait) and are consistent with prior field results demonstrating no efficacy advantages to discrete granular bait placements. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2002 journal article

The effect of food size and dispersion pattern on retrieval rate by the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera : formicidae)

JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR, 15(5), 633–648.

By: T. Roulston n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: foraging; Formicidae; Linepithema; food retrieval; Argentine ant
TL;DR: The results generally support theoretical foraging models, but it is shown how prey size, through differential prey-handling behavior, can produce an outcome greatly different from that predicted only on the distribution of resources. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Acceptance and intake of gel and liquid sucrose compositions by the argentine ant (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 94(2), 511–515.

By: J. Silverman n & T. Roulston n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; Argentine ant; ants; bait; liquid gel
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Argentina; Carbohydrates; Feeding Behavior; Gels; Insect Control / methods; Time Factors
TL;DR: Comparing the feeding responses of the Argentine ant to liquid and gel compositions of sucrose suggests that liquid formulations may provide more effective control of Argentine ants due to the greater speed and abundance in which it is ingested. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Colony disassociation following diet partitioning in a unicolonial ant

Naturwissenschaften (Berlin, Germany), 88(2), 73–77.

By: J. Silverman n & D. Liang*

MeSH headings : Animals; Ants / physiology; Argentina; Communication; Diet; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Insecta; Predatory Behavior; Social Behavior
TL;DR: It is determined, in laboratory experiments, that nestmate recognition in an introduced population of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, is modified by hydrocarbons acquired from insect prey, and that workers from spatially isolated colony fragments, each provided with prey that possessed distinct cuticular Hydrocarbons, displayed aggressive behavior towards their former nestmates. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Effects of aromatic cedar mulch on the Argentine ant and the odorous house ant (Hymenoptera : Formicidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 94(6), 1526–1531.

By: H. Meissner n & J. Silverman n

author keywords: Linepithema humile; Tapinoma sessile; aromatic cedar mulch; cultural control; landscaping
MeSH headings : Animals; Ants; Argentina; Insect Control / methods; Insect Repellents; Juniperus; Plant Structures
TL;DR: The results suggest that aromatic cedar mulch may serve as an effective component of a comprehensive urban ant management program and commercial aromatic c Cedar oil was lethal to both ant species. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Hydrocarbon-released nestmate aggression in the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, following encounters with insect prey

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 129(4), 871–882.

By: D. Liang*, G. Blomquist* & J. Silverman n

author keywords: aggression; Argentine ant; brown-banded cockroach; diet; hydrocarbon; Linepithema humile; nestmate recognition; Supella longipalpa
MeSH headings : Aggression; Animals; Ants; Behavior, Animal; Chromatography, Gas; Female; Hydrocarbons / chemistry; Insecta / metabolism; Male; Predatory Behavior; Sex Factors; Time Factors
TL;DR: Argentine ants, Linepithema humile, were attacked by their nestmates following contact with a particular prey item, the brown-banded cockroach, Supella longipalpa, and hydrocarbons were identified that closely resembled two previously unidentified groups of compounds from L. humile. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

"You are what you eat": Diet modifies cuticular hydrocarbons and nestmate recognition in the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile

NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 87(9), 412–416.

By: D. Liang & J. Silverman*

MeSH headings : Aggression; Animals; Ants / physiology; Argentina; Blattellidae; California; Cockroaches; Cues; Diet; Hydrocarbons / metabolism; Predatory Behavior; Social Behavior
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that hydrocarbons are the chemical cues used in Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, nestmate recognition, and that they can be acquired from insect prey, Consequently, Argentine ant cuticular hydrocarbon patterns reveal the same hydrocarbon present in their diet. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2000 journal article

Soil-free collection of Argentine ants (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) based on food-directed brood and queen movement

FLORIDA ENTOMOLOGIST, 83(1), 10–16.

By: J. Silverman* & B. Nsimba

author keywords: Argentine ant; Linepithema humile; colony movement; soil-free; collection
TL;DR: The movement of Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Mayr), colonies was studied in the laboratory to induce a portion of a field colony of L. humile to enter artificial colony dishes within the laboratory and workers, brood, and queens were collected continuously and effortlessly. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

1999 journal article

Effect of fipronil on bait formulation-based aversion in the German cockroach (Dictyoptera : Blattellidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 92(4), 886–889.

By: J. Silverman* & D. Liang*

author keywords: Blattella germanica; cockroaches; fipronil; behavioral resistance; glucose aversion
TL;DR: Despite aversion to a key bait component, low-level bait consumption of a highly active toxicant such as fipronil may to some degree override bait inert-based behavioral resistance mech- anisms. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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