Department of BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Publications of Mitchell lab members:

Manscripts Submitted or In Press

  • Mitchell, RF, TM Schneider, AM Schwartz, MN Andersson, and DD McKenna. 2018. The diversity and evolution of odorant receptors in beetles (Coleoptera). Mol. Biol. Evol. (submitted).
  • Mitchell, RF, AM Ray, LM Hanks, and JG Millar. 2018. The common natural products (S)-a-terpineol and (E)-2-hexenol are important pheromone components of Megacyllene antennata (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Environ. Entomol. (in press)

Published Manuscripts

2017-2018
  • Schoville, SD, YH Chen, and the Colorado Potato Beetle Genome Consortium. 2018. A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Sci. Rep. 8: 1931. [link]
    High-res OR gene tree: [Figure S5]
  • Millar, JG, RF Mitchell, JA Mongold-Diers, Y Zou, CE Bográn, MK Fierke, MD Ginzel, CW Johnson, JR Meeker, TM Poland, IR Ragenovich, and LM Hanks. 2018. Identifying possible pheromones of cerambycid beetles by field testing known pheromone components in four widely separated regions of the United States. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 252-259. [link]
  • Millar, JG, RF Mitchell, LR Meier, TD Johnson, JA Mongold-Diers, and LM Hanks. 2017. (2E,6Z,9Z)-2,6,9-pentadecatrienal as a male-produced aggregation-sex pheromone of the cerambycid beetle Elaphidion mucronatum. J. Chem. Ecol. 43: 1056-1065. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, LP Hall, PF Reagel, DD McKenna, TC Baker, and JG Hildebrand. 2017. Odorant receptors and antennal lobe morphology offer a new approach to understanding the olfactory biology of the Asian longhorned beetle. J. Comp. Physiol. A 203: 99-109. [link]
    High-res gene trees and complete supplemental files: [Figure 1 | Figure 2 | Supplemental Files]
  • Mitchell, RF, T Curkovic, J Mongold-Diers, L Neuteboom, H-M Galbrecht, A Tröger, J Bergmann, W Francke, and LM Hanks. 2017. Evidence that cerambycid beetles mimic vespid wasps in odor as well as appearance. J. Chem. Ecol. 43: 75-83. [link]
2015-2016
  • McKenna, DD, ED Scully, Y Pauchet, K Hoover, R Kirsch, SM Geib, RF Mitchell, RM Waterhouse, and the Asian Longhorned Beetle Genome Consortium. 2016. Genome of the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), a globally significant invasive species, reveals key functional and evolutionary innovations at the beetle-plant interface. Genome Biol. 17:227. [link | full text]
  • Ray, AM, JG Millar, JA Moreira, JS McElfresh, RF Mitchell, JD Barbour, and LM Hanks. 2015. North American species of cerambycid beetles in the genus Neoclytus share a common hydroxyhexanone-hexanediol pheromone structure. J. Econ. Entomol. 108: 1860-8. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, PF Reagel, JCH Wong, LR Meier, WD Silva, J Mongold-Diers, JG Millar, LM Hanks. 2015. Cerambycid beetle species with similar pheromones are segregated by phenology and minor pheromone components. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 431-440. [link]
  • Goldman-Huertas, B, RF Mitchell, RT Lapoint, CP Faucher, JG Hildebrand, and NK Whiteman. 2015. Evolution of herbivory in Drosophilidae linked to loss of behaviors, antennal responses, odorant receptors, and ancestral diet. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112: 3026-3031. [link]
2013-2014
  • Hanks, LM, PF Reagel, RF Mitchell, JCH Wong, LR Meier, CA Silliman, EE Graham, BL Striman, KP Robinson, JA Mongold-Diers, and JG Millar. 2014. Seasonal phenology of the cerambycid beetles of east-central Illinois. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 107: 211-226. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, JG Millar, and LM Hanks. 2013. Blends of (R)-3-hydroxyhexan-2-one and alkan-2-ones identified as potential pheromones produced by multiple species of cerambycid beetles. Chemoecol. 23: 121-127. [link]
2011-2012
  • Allison, JD, JL McKenna, JG Millar, JS McElfresh, RF Mitchell, and LM Hanks. 2012. Response of the woodborers Monochamus carolinensis and Monochamus titillator to known cerambycid pheromones in the presence and absence of the host plant volatile alpha-pinene. Environ. Entomol. 41: 1587-1596. [link]
  • Ray, AM, JD Barbour, JS McElfresh, JA Moreira, I Swift, IM Wright, A Zunic, RF Mitchell, EE Graham, RL Alten, JG Millar, and LM Hanks. 2012. 2,3-Hexanediols as sex attractants and a female-produced sex pheromone for cerambycid beetles in the prionine genus Tragosoma. J. Chem. Ecol. 38: 1151-1158. [link]
  • Hanks, LM, JG Millar, JA Mongold-Diers, JCH Wong, LR Meier, PF Reagel, and RF Mitchell. 2012. Using blends of cerambycid beetle pheromones and host plant volatiles to simultaneously attract a diversity of cerambycid species. Can. J. For. Res. 42: 1050-1059. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, DT Hughes, CW Luetje, JG Millar, F Soriano-Agatón, LM Hanks, and HM Robertson. 2012. Sequencing and characterizing odorant receptors of the cerambycid beetle Megacyllene caryae. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 42: 499-505. [link]
  • Wong, JCH, RF Mitchell, BL Striman, JG Millar, and LM Hanks. 2012. Blending synthetic pheromones of cerambycid beetles to develop trap lures that simultaneously attract multiple species. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 906-915. [link]
  • Richardson, ML, PF Reagel, RF Mitchell, and DW Whitman. 2012. Opportunistic carnivory by Romalea microptera (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105: 28-35. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, EE Graham, JCH Wong, PF Reagel, BL Striman, GP Hughes, MA Paschen, MD Ginzel, JG Millar, and LM Hanks. 2011. Fuscumol and fuscumol acetate are general attractants for many species of cerambycid beetles in the subfamily Lamiinae. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 141: 71-77. [link]
  • Richardson, ML, DM Lagos, RF Mitchell, GL Hartman, and DJ Voegtlin. 2011. Life history and morphological plasticity of the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 140: 139-145. [link]
2009-2010
  • Richardson, ML and RF Mitchell. 2010. Longer living through science. Am. Entomol. 56: 186-188. [link]
  • Graham, EE, RF Mitchell, PF Reagel, JD Barbour, JG Millar, and LM Hanks. 2010. Treating panel traps with a fluoropolymer dramatically enhances their efficiency in capturing cerambycid beetles. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 641-647. [link]
  • Richardson, ML, RF Mitchell, PF Reagel, and LM Hanks. 2010. Causes and consequences of cannibalism in non-carnivorous insects. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 55: 39-53. [link]
  • Philpott, DE, SH Berlocher, RF Mitchell, and LM Hanks. 2009. Molecular validation of a morphological character for distinguishing between the armored scale insects Chionaspis pinifoliae and C. heterophyllae (Hemiptera: Diaspididae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102: 381-385. [link]
  • Mitchell, RF, and LM Hanks. 2009. Insect frass as a pathway for transmission of bacterial wilt of cucurbits. Environ. Entomol. 38: 395-403. [link]