Projects/Publications

World Blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae): A Comprehensive Revision of the Taxonomic and Geographical Inventory (2016)

Simulium Genomics White Paper

Bti Nontarget Report to WI DNR

The George H. Bradley Black Fly Papers (Diptera: Simuliidae)

Publications
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VEROCAI, G. G., McGAHA, T. W., IBURG, J. P., KATHOLI, C. R., CUPP, E. W., NOBLET, R. and UNNASCH, T. R. (2016), Identification of semiochemicals attractive to Simulium vittatum (IS-7). Med Vet Entomol. doi:10.1111/mve.12218

Price, K. J., & Orr, D. (2014). Qualitative examination of diatom diversity in black fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) gut contents across a mortality gradient after exposure to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis de Barjac, 1978. Aquatic Insects, 36(2), 149-159.

Laurent, L., Roucaute, M., Caquet, T. 2014. Bti sprays do not adversely affect non-target aquatic invertebrates in French Atlantic coastal wetlands. J. Applied Ecology, 51, 102-113.

Wilson, Emma R., Kelly L. Smalling, Timothy J. Reilly, Elmer Gray, Laura Bond, Lance Steele, Prasanna Kandel, Alison Chamberlin, Justin Gause, Nicole Reynolds, Ian Robertson, Stephen Novak, Kevin Feris, and Merlin M. White, 2014. Assessing the Potential Effects of Fungicides on Nontarget Gut Fungi (Trichomycetes) and Their Associated Larval Black Fly Hosts. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 50(2): 420-433. DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12166   PDF

Iburg, J., E. W. Gray, R. D. Wyatt, J. E. Cox, R. A. Fusco and R. Noblet. 2011. The Effect of Seston on Mortality of Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) From Insecticidal Proteins Produced by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Journal of Environmental Entomology. In Press 40(6): 000-000

Smith, P.F., E.W. Howerth, D. Carter, E.W. Gray, R. Noblet, G Smoliga, L.L. Rodriguez and D.G. Mead. 2011. Domestic cattle as a non-conventional amplifying host of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus. J. of Med.and Vet. Entomol. 25 184-191.

Gray, E. W., R. A. Fusco, R. Noblet and R. D. Wyatt. 2011. Comparison of Morning and Evening Larvicide Applications on Black Fly (Diptera: Simuliidae) Mortality. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 22:170-172.

Gray, E. W., R. A. Fusco, C. Royals, R. Noblet and R. D. Wyatt. 2011 Field Evaluation of Bactimos PT against Chironomid Midge (Diptera: Chironomidae) Larvae in Residential Ponds. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 27:173-176.

Iburg, J., E.W. Gray, R.D. Wyatt and R. Noblet. 2010. The Influence of Selected Antibiotics on the Response of Black Fly (Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt) Larvae to Insecticidal Proteins Produced by Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Journal of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29:1849-1853.

Gray, E. W. 2010. The University of Georgia Black Fly Colony. Wing Beats 21:22-25.

Tsujimoto, H., E. W. Gray, and D. E. Champagne. 2010. Black fly salivary gland extract inhibits mouse splenocyte proliferation by inducing apoptosis. Journal of Parasite Immunology 32:275-284

Smith, P.F., E.W. Howerth, D. Carter, E.W. Gray, R. Noblet and D.G. Mead. 2009. Mechanical Transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis New Jersey Virus by Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) to Domestic Swine (Sus scrofa). J. of Med. Entomol. 46:1537-1540.

Mead, D. G., K. Rainwater-Lovett, M. D. Murphy, S. J. Pauszek, G. Smoliga, E. W. Gray, R. Noblet, J. Overmyer and :L. L. Rodriguez. 2009. Experimental Transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis New Jersey Virus from Black Flies (Simulium vittatum Zetterstedt) to Cattle: Clinical Outcome is Influenced By Site of Insect Feeding. J. of Med. Entomol. 46:866-872.

Overmyer, J. P., M. S. Stephens, E. W. Gray and R. Noblet. 2006. Mitigating the Effects of the Green Alga, Scenedesmus quadricauda on the Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis Against Larval Black Flies. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 22:135-139.

Craig, D.A., Currie, D.C., Hunter, F.F., Spironello, M. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the southwestern Pacific subgenus Hebridosimulium (Diptera: Simuliidae: Simulium). Zootaxa 1380: 1-90.

Sandoval-Ruiz, C.A., Ibáñez-Bernal, S. 2006. Description of the unknown stages of Simulium (Aspathia) sandyi Coscaron, Ibanez-Bernal, Coscaron-Arias (Diptera: Simuliidae). Zootaxa 1361: 61-68.

Finn, D.S., Adler, P.H. 2006. Population genetic structure of a rare high-elevation black fly, Metacnephia coloradensis, occupying Colorado lake outlet streams. Freshwater Biology.

Finn, D.S., Theobald, D.M., Black, W.C., Poff, N.L. 2006. Spatial population genetic structure and limited dispersal in a Rocky Mountain alpine stream insect. Molecular Ecology.

McCreadie, J.M., Adler, P.H., Hamada, N. 2005. Patterns of species richness for black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. Ecological Entomology 30: 201-209.

Hernandez, L., Shelly, A.J., Paulino, A., Dias, L., and Maia-Herzog, M. 2005. Redescription of the female, male, and pupa of Simulium itaunense D’Andretta & Gonzalez B. (Diptera: Simuliidae). Zootaxa 896: 1-14.

Hernandez, L., and Shelly, A.J. 2005. New specific synonymies and taxonomic notes on Neotropical black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae). Zootaxa 853: 1-46.

Filipe, J.A.N., Boussinesq, M., Renz, A., Collins, R.C., Vivas-Martinez, S., Grillet, M., Little, M.P., and Basanez, M. 2005. Human infection patterns and heterogeneous exposure in river blindness. PNAS 102 (42): 15265-15270.

Nelder, M.P., Adler, P.H., and Kachvoryan, E.A. 2005. Do gut symbiotes reflect the endemism of their host black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Caucasus of Armenia? Journal of Biogeograhy 32: 1333-1341.

Nelder, M.P., McCreadie, J.W., and Beard, C.E. 2005. Laboratory investigations of trichomycete prevalence, abundance, and fecundity in a Smittium-simuliid model. Mycologia 97(2): 338-345.

Craig, D.A. 2005. A chaetotaxy for cephalic sensilla in larval Simuliidae (Diptera). Canadian Journal of Zoology 83: 344-357.

Craig, D.A. 2005. Surviving Vanuatu. Fly Times 34: 8-12.

Mead, D. G., E. W. Howerth, M. D. Murphy, E. W. Gray, R. Noblet and D. E. Stallknecht. 2004. Black Fly Involvement in the Epidemic Transmission of Vesicular Stomatitis New Jersey Virus (Rhabdoviridae: Vesiculovirus). Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases 4:351-359.

Mead, D. G., E. W. Gray, R. Noblet, M. D. Murphy, E. W. Howerth and D. E. Stallknecht. 2004. Biological Transmission of Vesicular Stomatitus Virus (New Jersey Serotype) by Simulium vittatum (Diptera: Simuliidae) to Domestic Swine (Sus scrofa). Journal of Medical Entomology. 41:78-82.

Stephens, M. S., J. P. Overmyer, E. W. Gray and R. Noblet. 2004. Effects of Algae on the Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis Against Larval Black Flies. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 20:171-175

Gray, E. W., C. Coscaron-Arias, S. Coscaron, P. H. Adler and R. Noblet. 1999. Development of a Black Fly Management Program in the Negro River Valley of Argentina and Comparison With Other Programs. J. Am. Mosq. Control Assoc. 15(3):400-406.

Gray, E. W. and R. Noblet. 1999. Laboratory Rearing of Black Flies. In Maramorosch K. and Mahmood F. eds. Maintenance of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogen Vectors. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD. New Delhi and Calcutta.

Gray, E. W., R Noblet and P. H. Adler. 1996. Black Flies and the Golfing Industry. Carolina Green, Publication of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Assoc. 32:(3)28-32.

Books

Peter H. Adler, Douglas C. Currie, D. Monty Wood. 2004.
The Black Flies (Simuliidae) of North America. Cornell University Press.
Illustrated by Ralph M. Idema, Lawrence W. Zettler

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Fauna New Zealand No. 68 Simuliidae Order Form Here

For those interested in the Neotropical Simuliidae, a publication by S. Coscaron and C. Coscaron-Arias has been published by Pensoft: Neotropical Simuliidae (Diptera: Insecta), Aquatic Biodiversity of Latin America (ABLA Series). This book covers the entire Neotropical black fly fauna, their taxonomy, distribution and bionomics (in both English and Spanish).

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