Ted D. Center

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Publications of Ted D. Center (72 listed):

American Journal of Plant Sciences (2017) 8, 1659-1671
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Jorge G. Leidi, F. Allen Dray Jr, Paul T. Madeira and Ted D. Center (2017)
Attributes of naturally fallen (rained) Melaleuca quinquenervia seeds in two habitat types of South Florida wetlands

Florida Entomologist (2017) 100, 303-309
Elizabeth Mattison, Ted D. Center, Michael J. Grodowitz and Phillip W. Tipping (2017)
Morphology of the female reproductive system and physiological age-grading of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent of water hyacinth

Invasive Plant Science and Management (2016) 9, 195-204
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Ellen Lake, Melissa Smith, Eric Rohrig, F. Allen Dray and Ted D. Center (2016)
Seasonal growth, biomass allocation, and invasive attributes manifested by Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Air-Potato) plants generated from bulbils in Florida

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2014) 24, 1073-1076
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Bradley Brown, Matthew F. Purcell and Ted D. Center (2014)
Within-plant distribution of the Melaleuca quinquenervia biological control agent Lophodiplosis trifida

Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 1308-1316
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Jorge leidi and Ted D. Center (2014)
Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) herbivory results in frond and rhizome mortality of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum (Schizaeles: Lygodiaceae)

Journal of Applied Ecology (2014) 51, 814-824
Ted D. Center, F. Allen Dray Jr., Elizabeth D. Mattison, Philip W. Tipping and Min B. Rayamajhi (2014)
Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2014) 24, 1188-1191
Paul D. Pratt, Susan A. Wright, Jeffrey R. Makinson, Matthew F. Purcell, Ted D. Center and Min B. Rayamajhi (2014)
The broad host range of Metharmostis multilineata precludes its use as a biological control agent of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

BioControl (2013) 58, 553-561
Paul D. Pratt, Scott Blackwood, Susan A. Wright, Matthew Purcell, Min B. Rayamajhi, Robin M. Giblin-Davis, Sonja J. Scheffer, Philip W. Tipping and Ted D. Center (2013)
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae

Environmental Entomology (2013) 42, 925-935
P.D. Pratt, M.B. Rayamajhi, P.W. Tipping, T.D. Center, S.A. Wright and M. Purcell (2013)
Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales: Myrtaceae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 409-422
Susan A. Wright, Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center and Gary R. Buckingham (2013)
Physiological host range of two highly specialised mutualistic symbiotes: the fly Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biocontrol agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 602-606
Paul D. Pratt, Paul T. Madeira, Gevork Arakelian, Matthew Purcell, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2013)
Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA?

Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 180-186
Ted D. Center, Katherine Parys, Mike Grodowitz, Gregory S. Wheeler, F. Allen Dray, Charles W. O'Brien, Seth Johnson and Al Cofrancesco (2013)
Evidence of establishment of Bagous hydrillae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitales: Hydrocharitaceae) in North America?

Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 278-279
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Philip W. Tipping and Ted D. Center (2013)
Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 735-755
Ted D. Center, Min Rayamajhi, F. Allen Dray, Paul M. Madeira, Gloria Witkus, Eric Rohrig, Elizabeth Mattison, Ellen Lake, Melissa Smith, Jialing Zhang, Matthew Purcell, Alex Konstantinov and Don Schmitz (2013)
Host range validation, molecular identification and release and establishment of a Chinese biotype of the Asian leaf beetle Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) for control of Dioscorea bulbifera L. in the southern United States

BioControl (2012) 57, 151-165
Ted D. Center, Matthew F. Purcell, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Philip W. Tipping, Susan A. Wright and F. Allen Dray (2012)
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader

Florida Entomologist (2012) 95, 779-782
Philip W. Tipping, Melissa R. Martin and Ted D. Center (2012)
Weevils versus no weevils: A comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2012) 105, 753-767
Anthony J. Boughton, Robert R. Kula, Michael Gates, Yali Zhang, Melissa Nunez, Jaqui O'Connor, James B. Whitfield and Ted D. Center (2012)
Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): Key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy

BioControl (2012) 57, 319-329
P.D. Pratt and T.D. Center (2012)
Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents

Florida Entomologist (2012) 95, 482-484
Anthony J. Boughton, Brian Nelson and Ted D. Center (2012)
Efforts to establish a biological control agent against incipient infestations of old world climbing fern in southwest Florida

Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 1-8
Robin M. Christensen, Paul D. Pratt, Sheryl L. Costello, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2011)
Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Colepotera: Curculionidae)

ZooKeys (2011) 103, 63-83
Alexey Tishechkin, Alexander Konstantinov, Sanjay Bista, Robert Pemberton and Ted Center (2011)
Review of the continental Oriental species of Lilioceris Reitter (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Criocerinae) closely related to Lilioceris impressa (F.)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2011) 21, 643-676
Anthony J. Boughton, Gary R. Buckingham, Christine A. Bennett, Ryan Zonneveld, John A. Goolsby, Robert W. Pemberton and Ted D. Center (2011)
Laboratory host range of Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2011) 21, 75-87
P.W. Tipping, T.D. Center, A.J. Sosa and F.A. Dray (2011)
Host specificity assessment and potential impact of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on waterhyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiales: Pontederiaceae)

Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 172-179
Gary R. Buckingham, Susan A. Wineriter, Jason D. Stanley, Paul D. Pratt and Ted D. Center (2011)
Vagility as a liability: risk assessment of the leaf-blotching bug Eucerocoris suspectus (Hemiptera: Miridae), a prospective biological control agent of the Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2011) 104, 488-497
R.N. Chiarelli, P.D. Pratt, C.S. Silvers, J.S. Blackwood and T.D. Center (2011)
Influence of temperature, humidity, and plant terpenoid profile on life history characteristics of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Ecological Entomology (2010) 35, 469-476
Philip W. Tipping, Melissa R. Martin, Laurie Bauer, Eileen Pokorny and Ted D. Center (2010)
Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants

Florida Entomologist (2010) 93, 161-166
Ted D. Center and F. Allen Dray Jr. (2010)
Effects of host quality on flight muscle development in Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Florida Entomologist (2010) 93, 315-316
Ted D. Center and F. Allen Dray Jr. (2010)
A simple, efficient method for extracting Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes: Pontederiaceae)

Journal of Applied Ecology (2010) 47, 329-337
Ted D. Center and F. Allen Dray Jr. (2010)
Bottom-up control of water hyacinth weevil populations: do the plants regulate the insects?

Plant Disease (2010) 94, p. 1165 (Rayamajhi et al.)
M.B. Rayamajhi, P.D. Pratt, T.D. Center and G.S. Wheeler (2010)
Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2009) 19, 103-111
Julie A. Coetzee, Marcus J. Byrne, Martin P. Hill and Ted D. Center (2009)
Should the mirid, Eccritotarsus catarinensis (Heteroptera: Miridae), be considered for release against water hyacinth in the United States of America?

Environmental Entomology (2009) 38, 1145-1154
K.M. Balentine, P.D. Pratt, F.A. Dray Jr., M.B. Rayamajhi and T.D. Center (2009)
Geographic distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Florida Entomologist (2009) 92, 593-597
Raymond J. Gagné, Susan A. Wright, Matthew F. Purcell, Bradley T. Brown, Paul D. Pratt and Ted D. Center (2009)
Description of the larva of Lophodiplosis trifida, an Australian gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and biocontrol agent of paperbark in Florida, USA

Florida Entomologist (2008) 91, 695-697
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2008)
Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelago

Weed Science (2008) 56, 451-456
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, Philip W. Tipping and Thai K. Van (2008)
Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: A temporal case study in Florida

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2008) 18, 793-807
S.A. Wineriter Wright and T.D. Center (2008)
Nonselective oviposition by a fastidious insect: the laboratory host range of the melaleuca gall midge Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae)

Environmental Entomology (2007) 36, 409-415
G.S. Wheeler and T.D. Center (2007)
Hydrilla stems and tubers as hosts for three Bagous species: Two introduced biological control agents (Bagous hydrillae and B. affinis) and one native species (B. restrictus)

Environmental Entomology (2007) 36, 569-576
Ted D. Center, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Min B. Rayamajhi, Thai K. Van, Susan A. Wineriter and Dray Jr. F. Allen (2007)
Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae)

BioControl (2006) 51, 679-701
Paul T. Madeira, Phil W. Tipping, Daniel E. Gandolfo, Ted D. Center, Thai K. Van and Charles W. O'Brien (2006)
Molecular and morphological examination of Cyrtobagous sp. collected from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Australia, and Florida

Florida Entomologist (2006) 89, 529-531
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Lourdes S. Bernier and Ted D. Center (2006)
Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to Puerto Rico

Environmental Entomology (2006) 35, 1372-1378
S.U. Morath, P.D. Pratt, C.S. Silvers and T.D. Center (2006)
Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) accelerates foliar senescence and abscission in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Ecological Entomology (2005) 30, 316-326
P.D. Pratt, M.B. Rayamajhi, T.K. Van, T.D. Center and P.W. Tipping (2005)
Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Journal of Nematology (2005) 37, p. 371 (Giblin-Davis et al.)
R.M. Giblin-Davis, W. Ye, K.A. Davies, S.J. Scheffer, G.S. Taylor, M.F. Purcell, G. Wheeler, T.D. Center and W.K. Thomas (2005)
Fergusobia quinquenerviae/Fergusonina turneri complex genotypes are not correlated with Melaleuca quinquenervia chemotypes
44th Annual Meeting, Society of Nematologists, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 9-13 July, 2005

Journal of Nematology (2004) 36, 249-262
R.M. Giblin-Davis, B.J. Center, K.A. Davies, M.F. Purcell, S.J. Scheffer, G.S. Taylor, J. Goolsby and T.D. Center (2004)
Histological comparisons of Fergusobia/Fergusonina-induced galls on different myrtaceous hosts

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2004) 14, 51-62
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Thai K. Van and Ted D. Center (2004)
Modeling the influence of resource availability on population densities of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2004) 97, 1216-1221
S.J. Scheffer, R.M. Giblin-Davis, G.S. Taylor, K.A. Davies, M. Purcell, M.L. Lewis, J. Goolsby and T.D. Center (2004)
Phylogenetic relationships, species limits, and host specificity of gall-forming Fergusonina flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) feeding on Melaleuca (Myrtaceae)

Florida Entomologist (2003) 86, 300-322
Sheryl L. Costello, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2003)
Arthropods associated with above-ground portions of the invasive tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, in south Florida, USA

Environmental Entomology (2003) 32, 397-406
P.D. Pratt, D.H. Slone, M.B. Rayamajhi, T.K. Van and T.D. Center (2003)
Geographic distribution and dispersal rate of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida

BioControl (2003) 48, 595-608
José Angel Aguilar, Ovidio M. Camarena, Ted D. Center and Germán Bojórquez (2003)
Biological control of waterhyacinth in Sinaloa, Mexico with the weevils Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi

Florida Entomologist (2003) 86, 92-93
P.W. Tipping and T.D. Center (2003)
Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) successfully overwinters In Texas and Louisiana

Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 286-287
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayachhetry, Thai K. Van and Ted D. Center (2002)
Field-based rates of population increase for Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 458-463
Philip W. Tipping and Ted D. Center (2002)
Evaluating acephate for insecticide exclusion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Melaleuca quinquenervia

Plant Disease (2002) 86, p. 813 (Rayachhetry et al.)
M.B. Rayachhetry, T.R. Center, T.D. Center, P. Tipping, P.D. Pratt and T.K. Van (2002)
First report of the pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani on Salvinia molesta and S. minima in Florida

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2002) 95, 587-596
J.P. Cuda, B.R. Coon, Y.M. Dao and T.D. Center (2002)
Biology and laboratory rearing of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a natural enemy of the aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrocharitaceae)

BioControl (2002) 47, 231-243
Ted D. Center and Martin P. Hill (2002)
Field efficacy and predicted host range of the pickerelweed borer, Bellura densa, a potential biological control agent of water hyacinth

Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 344-350
Sheryl L. Costello, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayachhetry and Ted D. Center (2002)
Morphology and life history characteristics of Podisus mucronatus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Journal of Nematology (2001) 33, 239-247
R.M. Giblin-Davis, J. Makinson, B.J. Center, K.A. Davies, M. Purcell, G.S. Taylor, S.J. Scheffer, J. Goolsby and T.D. Center (2001)
Fergusobia/Fergusonina-induced shoot bud gall development on Melaleuca quinquenervia

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2001) 11, 301-316
F. Allen Dray Jr, Ted D. Center and Greg S. Wheeler (2001)
Lessons from unsuccessful attempts to establish Spodoptera pectinicornis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a biological control agent of waterlettuce

BioControl (2001) 46, 511-528
P.T. Madeira, R.E. Hale, T.D. Center, G.R. Buckingham, S.A. Wineriter and M. Purcell (2001)
Whether to release Oxyops vitiosa from a second Australian site onto Florida's melaleuca? A molecular approach

Weed Technology (1999) 13, 59-64
Min B. Rayachhetry, Monica L. Elliott, Ted D. Center and Francois Laroche (1999)
Field evaluation of a native fungus for control of melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) in southern Florida

Environmental Entomology (1998) 27, 993-1000
G.S. Wheeler, T.K. Van and T.D. Center (1998)
Herbivore adaptations to a low-nutrient food: Weed biological control specialist Spodoptera pectinicornis (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) fed the floating aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes

Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (1998) 86, 295-304
G.S. Wheeler, T.K. Van and T.D. Center (1998)
Fecundity and egg distribution of the herbivore Spodoptera pectinicornis as influenced by quality of the floating aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes

Florida Entomologist (1995) 78, 45-55
Ted D. Center, J. Howard Frank and F. Allen Dray Jr. (1995)
Biological invasions: Stemming the tide in Florida

Environmental Entomology (1993) 22, 1146-1155
F. Allen Dray Jr., Ted D. Center and Dale H. Habeck (1993)
Phytophagous insects associated with Pistia stratiotes in Florida

Environmental Entomology (1991) 20, 323-334
T.D. Center and A.D. Wright (1991)
Age and phytochemical composition of waterhyacinth (Pontederiaceae) leaves determine their acceptability to Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Environmental Entomology (1990) 19, 799-802
F. Allen Dray Jr., Ted D. Center and Dale H. Habeck (1990)
Host range of Noctuidonema guyanense (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae): An ectoparasite of moths in French Guiana

Environmental Entomology (1987) 16, 699-707
Ted D. Center (1987)
Do waterhyacinth leaf age and ontogeny affect intra-plant dispersion of Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) eggs and larvae?

Environmental Entomology (1986) 15, 1096-1099
Janette K. Ballou, James H. Tsai and Ted D. Center (1986)
Effects of temperature on the development, natality, and longevity of Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (L.) (Homoptera: Aphididae)

Environmental Entomology (1984) 13, 482-491
Ted D. Center (1984)
Dispersal and variation in infestation intensities of waterhyacinth moth, Sameodes albiguttalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), populations in peninsular Florida

Environmental Entomology (1984) 13, 1478-1482
A.D. Wright and T.D. Center (1984)
Predicting population intensity of adult Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from incidence of feeding on leaves of waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes

Environmental Entomology (1981) 10, 75-80
T.D. Center and W.C. Durden (1981)
Release and establishment of Sameodes albiguttalis for the biological control of waterhyacinth

Environmental Entomology (1981) 10, 462-467
Joseph K. Balciunas and Ted D. Center (1981)
Preliminary host specificity tests of a Panamanian Parapoynx as a potential biological control agent for hydrilla