Philip J. Lester

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Publications of Philip J. Lester (50 listed):

Ecological Entomology (2019) 44, 512-523
Monica A.M. Gruber, Oliver Quinn, James W. Baty, Jana Dobelmann, John Haywood, Tom Wenseleers and Philip J. Lester (2019)
Fitness and microbial networks of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), in its native and introduced ranges

Molecular Ecology (2019) 28, 3324-3338
Jana Dobelmann, Alana Alexander, James W. Baty, Neil J. Gemmell, Monica A.M. Gruber, Oliver Quinn, Tom Wenseleers and Philip J. Lester (2019)
The association between mitochondrial genetic variation and reduced colony fitness in an invasive wasp

Annual Review of Entomology (2019) 64, 51-71
Philip J. Lester and Jacqueline R. Beggs (2019)
Invasion success and management strategies for social Vespula wasps

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences (2019) 286 (1894 - 20182499)
Kevin J. Loope, James W. Baty, Philip J. Lester and Erin E. Wilson Rankin (2019)
Pathogen shifts in a honeybee predator following the arrival of the Varroa mite

Biological Invasions (2019) 21, 3185-3201
Julia M. Schmack, Evan C. Brenton-Rule, Ruan Veldtman, Tom Wenseleers, Jacqueline R. Beggs, Philip J. Lester and Mariana Bulgarella (2019)
Lack of genetic structuring, low effective population sizes and major bottlenecks characterise common and German wasps in New Zealand

Biological Invasions (2018) 20, 3445-3460
Evan C. Brenton-Rule, Jana Dobelmann, James W. Baty, Robert L. Brown, Libor Dvorak, Julien Grangier, Maité Masciocchi, Chris McGrannachan, Chris R. Shortall, Julia Schmack, Carolien van Zyl, Ruan Veldtman and Philip J. Lester (2018)
The origins of global invasions of the German wasp (Vespula germanica) and its infection with four honey bee viruses

Bulletin of Entomological Research (2018) 108, 451-460
M.D. Cooling, B.D. Hoffmann, M.A.M. Gruber and P.J. Lester (2018)
Indirect evidence of pathogen-associated altered oocyte production in queens of the invasive yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, in Arnhem Land, Australia

Journal of Plant Pathology (2018) 100, 399-408
Vaughn A. Bell, Duncan I. Hedderley, Gerhard Pietersen and Philip J. Lester (2018)
Vineyard-wide control of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 requires an integrated response

Microbial Ecology (2017) 73, 685-698
Jan Hubert, Martina Bicianova, Ondrej Ledvinka, Martin Kamler, Philip J. Lester, Marta Nesvorna, Jan Kopecky and Tomas Erban (2017)
Changes in the bacteriome of honey bees associated with the parasite Varroa destructor, and pathogens Nosema and Lotmaria passim

Oikos (2017) 126, 1208-1218
Jana Dobelmann, Kevin J. Loope, Erin Wilson-Rankin, Oliver Quinn, James W. Baty, Monica A.M. Gruber and Philip J. Lester (2017)
Fitness in invasive social wasps: the role of variation in viral load, immune response and paternity in predicting nest size and reproductive output

Journal of Plant Pathology (2017) 99, 477-482
V.A. Bell, A.G. Blouin, D. Cohen, D.I. Hedderley, T. Oosthuizen, N. Spreeth, P.J. Lester and G. Pietersen (2017)
Visual symptom identification of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus 3 in red berry cultivars supports virus management by roguing

Biological Invasions (2016) 18, 3091-3101
Philip J. Lester and Monica A.M. Gruber (2016)
Booms, busts and population collapses in invasive ants

Pest Management Science (2016) 72, 719-724
Fabian L. Westermann, Vaughn A. Bell, David M. Suckling and Philip J. Lester (2016)
Synthetic pheromones as a management technique – dispensers reduce Linepithema humile activity in a commercial vineyard

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences (2016) 283 (1832 - 20160901)
Evan C. Brenton-Rule, Rafael F. Barbieri and Philip J. Lester (2016)
Corruption, development and governance indicators predict invasive species risk from trade

Austral Entomology (2016) 55, 147-153
Zak L. Murray, Robert A. Keyzers, Rafael F. Barbieri, Andrew P. Digby and Philip J. Lester (2016)
Two pathogens change cuticular hydrocarbon profiles but neither elicit a social behavioural change in infected honey bees, Apis mellifera (Apidae: Hymenoptera)

Journal of Economic Entomology (2016) 109, 1628-1635
Fabian Ludwig Westermann, Vaughn Antony Bell, David Maxwell Suckling and Philip John Lester (2016)
The long-term effects of reduced competitive ability on foraging success of an invasive pest species

Pest Management Science (2015) 71, 131-138
Scott C. Merrill, Thomas O. Holtzer, Frank B. Peairs and Philip J. Lester (2015)
Validating spatiotemporal predictions of an important pest of small grains

Environmental Entomology (2015) 44, 44-53
M. Cooling, D.A. Sim and P.J. Lester (2015)
Density-dependent effects of an invasive ant on a ground-dwelling arthropod community

Biological Invasions (2015) 17, 327-335
Allan R. Burne, John Haywood and Philip J. Lester (2015)
Density-dependent effects of an invasive wasp on the morphology of an endemic New Zealand ant

Environmental Entomology (2013) 42, 223-230
Catherine Duthie and Philip J. Lester (2013)
Reduced densities of the invasive wasp, Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), did not alter the invertebrate community composition of Nothofagus forests in New Zealand

Biological Invasions (2013) 15, 599-612
M.A.M. Gruber, A.R. Burne, K.L. Abbott, R.J. Pierce and P.J. Lester (2013)
Population decline but increased distribution of an invasive ant genotype on a Pacific atoll

Journal of Applied Entomology (2013) 137, 550-559
C.M. McGrannachan and P.J. Lester (2013)
Temperature and starvation effects on food exploitation by Argentine ants and native ants in New Zealand

Journal of Medical Entomology (2013) 50, 1014-1024
W.F. Zuharah, N. Fadzly and P.J. Lester (2013)
Lethal and sublethal impacts of predaceous backswimmer Anisops wakefieldi (Hemiptera: Notonectidae) on the life-history traits of the New Zealand mosquito Culex pervigilans (Diptera: Culicidae)

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences (2013) 280 (1772 - 20132157)
Rafael F. Barbieri, Philip J. Lester, Alexander S. Miller and Ken G. Ryan (2013)
A neurotoxic pesticide changes the outcome of aggressive interactions between native and invasive ants

Journal of Economic Entomology (2012) 105, 1139-1144
Melissa Mathieson, Richard Toft and Philip J. Lester (2012)
Influence of toxic bait type and starvation on worker and queen mortality in laboratory colonies of Argentine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Ecology and Evolution (2012) 2, 2091-2105
Monica A.M. Gruber, Benjamin D. Hoffmann, Peter A. Ritchie and Philip J. Lester (2012)
Genetic diversity is positively associated with fine-scale momentary abundance of an invasive ant

Environmental Entomology (2011) 40, 1276-1284
Lloyd D. Stringer, David Maxwell Suckling, David Baird, Robert K. Vander Meer, Sheree J. Christian and Philip J. Lester (2011)
Sampling efficacy for the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)

Population Ecology (2011) 53, 307-317
Wan Fatma Zuharah and Philip John Lester (2011)
Are exotic invaders less susceptible to native predators? A test using native and exotic mosquito species in New Zealand

Journal of Vector Ecology (2010) 35, 347-353
Wan Fatma Zuharah and Philip J. Lester (2010)
The influence of aquatic predators on mosquito abundance in animal drinking troughs in New Zealand

Ecography (2010) 33, 83-94
Stephen Hartley, Paul D. Krushelnycky and Philip J. Lester (2010)
Integrating physiology, population dynamics and climate to make multi-scale predictions for the spread of an invasive insect: the Argentine ant at Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Journal of Economic Entomology (2009) 102, 533-541
Scott C. Merrill, Thomas O. Holtzer, Frank B. Peairs and Philip J. Lester (2009)
Modeling spatial variation of Russian wheat aphid Overwintering population densities in Colorado winter wheat

Oecologia (2009) 160, 187-194
Alice McNatty, Kirsti L. Abbott and Philip J. Lester (2009)
Invasive ants compete with and modify the trophic ecology of hermit crabs on tropical islands

Journal of Applied Ecology (2009) 46, 19-27
Katayo Sagata and Philip J. Lester (2009)
Behavioural plasticity associated with propagule size, resources, and the invasion success of the Argentine ant Linepithema humile

Biological Invasions (2007) 9, 453-463
K.L. Abbott, S.N.J. Greaves, P.A. Ritchie and P.J. Lester (2007)
Behaviourally and genetically distinct populations of an invasive ant provide insight into invasion history and impacts on a tropical ant community

Ecology Letters (2006) 9, 1068-1079
Stephen Hartley, Richard Harris and Philip J. Lester (2006)
Quantifying uncertainty in the potential distribution of an invasive species: climate and the Argentine ant

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2006) 16, 1031-1042
V.A. Bell, R.J. Brightwell and P.J. Lester (2006)
Increasing vineyard floral resources may not enhance localised biological control of the leafroller Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) by Dolichogenidea spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) parasitoids

Journal of Medical Entomology (2005) 42, 266-269
A.J. Pike, M.J. Cunningham and P.J. Lester (2005)
Development of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Acari: Pyroglyphidae) at constant and simultaneously fluctuating temperature and humidity conditions

Journal of Vector Ecology (2003) 28, 267-274
Philip J. Lester and Adrian J. Pike (2003)
Container surface area and water depth influence the population dynamics of the mosquito Culex pervigilans (Diptera: Culicidae) and its associated predators in New Zealand

Journal of Applied Ecology (2002) 39, 455-468
P.J. Lester and R. Harmsen (2002)
Functional and numerical responses do not always indicate the most effective predator for biological control: an analysis of two predators in a two-prey system

The Canadian Entomologist (2001) 133, 279-292
D.B. Marshall, H.M.A. Thistlewood and P.J. Lester (2001)
Release, establishment, and movement of the predator Typhlodromus pyri (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on apple

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2000) 94, 237-242
Philip J. Lester, David J. Rogers, Robert J. Petry, Patrick G. Connolly and Peter B. Roberts (2000)
The lethal effects of gamma irradiation on larvae of the Huhu beetle, Prionoplus reticularis: a potential quarantine treatment for New Zealand export pine trees

Experimental and Applied Acarology (2000) 24, 19-33
Philip J. Lester, H.M.A. Thistlewood and R. Harmsen (2000)
Some effects of pre-release host-plant on the biological control of Panonychus ulmi by the predatory mite Amblyseius fallacis

Environmental Entomology (2000) 29, 360-368
Ahmed H. Mohamed, Philip J. Lester and Thomas O. Holtzer (2000)
Abundance and effects of predators and parasitoids on the Russian wheat aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) under organic farming conditions in Colorado

Environmental Entomology (1999) 28, 72-80
P.J. Lester, D.J. Pree, H.M.A. Thistlewood, L.M. Trevisan and R. Harmsen (1999)
Pyrethroid encapsulation for conservation of acarine predators and reduced spider mite (Acari : Tetranychidae) outbreaks in apple orchards

Experimental and Applied Acarology (1999) 23, 995-1009
P.J. Lester, H.M.A. Thistlewood, D.B. Marshall and R. Harmsen (1999)
Assessment of Amblyseius fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for biological control of tetranychid mites in an Ontario peach orchard

Journal of Applied Ecology (1998) 35, 323-331
P.J. Lester, H.M.A. Thistlewood and R. Harmsen (1998)
The effects of refuge size and number on acarine predator-prey dynamics in a pesticide-disturbed apple orchard

Journal of Economic Entomology (1998) 91, 528-533
Peter R. Dentener, Sharon M. Alexander, Robert J. Petry, Glenda M. O'Connor, Philip J. Lester, Keren V. Bennett and John H. Maindonald (1998)
Effect of combined methyl bromide fumigation and cold storage treatment on Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) mortality on apples

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (1997) 83, 189-193
Philip J. Lester, Peter R. Dentener, Keren V. Bennett and Patrick G. Connolly (1997)
Postharvest disinfestation of diapausing and non-diapausing twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) on persimmons: hot water immersion and coolstorage

Journal of Economic Entomology (1997) 90, 199-204
Philip J. Lester and David R. Greenwood (1997)
Pretreatment induced thermotolerance in lightbrown apple moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and associated induction of heat shock protein synthesis

Journal of Economic Entomology (1995) 88, 1361-1364
Philip J. Lester and Robert J. Petry (1995)
Gamma irradiation for after harvest disinfestation of diapausing twospotted spider mite (Acari: Tetranychidae)