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Casey Butler

Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: John Trumble
E-Mail: casey.butler@email.ucr.edu
Location: 224 Ent
Phone (office): (951) 827-4297
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Education 

  • B.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Entomology. May 2003

    M.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Entomology-Biological Control. May 2006.

Research Focus

The potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), has emerged as a pest of solaneceous crops in California in recent years. Current pest management practices involve the use of insecticides to control this pest. My research interests are mainly concerned with biological control, and how to integrate this into an integrated pest management strategy. The goal of my research is to improve pest management against potato psyllid in California potatoes by integrating biological control, use of resistant varieties, and biological knowledge of this pest to lower insecticide use as well as production costs.

Selected Publications

  • Butler, C. D. (2006) Life history characteristics of the insidious flower bug fed soybean aphid and an alternative prey, soybean thrips. M. S. Thesis. Purdue University, West Lafayette.

    Butler, C. D., and R. J. O'Neil. (2006) Defensive response of the soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) to predation by insidious flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 99: 317-320.

    Butler, C. D., O'Neil, R. J., 2007a. Life history characteristics of Orius insidiosus (Say) fed Aphis glycines Matsumura. Biol. Control. 40: 333-338.

    Butler, C. D., O'Neil, R. J., 2007b. Life history characteristics of Orius insidiosus (Say) fed diets of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura and soybean thrips, Neohydatothrips variabilis (Beach). Biol. Control. 40: 339-346.

    Butler, C. D., O'Neil, R. J., 2008. Voracity and prey preference of insidious flower bug (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) for immature stages of soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and soybean thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae). Environ. Entomol. 37: 964-972.

    Butler, C. D., Trumble, J. T., 2008. Effects of pollutants on bottom-up and top-down processes in insect-plant interactions. Environ. Pollut. 156: 1-10.

    Trumble, J. T., Butler, C. D., 2008. Impact of climate change on plant-insect interactions, IPM, and invasive species in California. Calif. Agr. (in press).

    Butler, C.D., Beckage, N., Trumble, J.T. 2009. Effects of terrestrial pollutants on insect parasitoids. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28: 1111-1119.   

    PROFESSIONAL POSTERS:

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Selected life history characteristics of nymphal and adult Orius insidiosus (Say) fed soybean aphids, Aphis glycines Matsumura. 60th Annual Meeting, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America. West Lafayette, IN

    *First Place Award (BS/MS) Poster Presentation

    Butler, C.D. and R. J. O'Neil (2006) Defensive response of Aphis glycines Matsumura to predation by Orius insidiosus (Say). 61st Annual Meeting, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America. Bloomington, IL

    Desneux, N., H. J. S. Yoo, C. D. Butler and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Impacts of predators on the soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura. 7th International Aphid Symposium. Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, exhibits defensive response to predation by Orius insidiosus (Say). The Society of Sigma Xi. West Lafayette, IN

    Butler, C. D. and J. T. Trumble. (2007) Predicting parasitoid population dynamics resulting from novel interactions of climate change and anthropogenic pollution. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. San Diego, CA

    PRESENTATIONS:

    Butler, C. D. (2005) Insect Defenses: Defensive response of soybean aphid, Aphis glycines Matsumura, to predation. Department of Entomology, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Life history characteristics of nymphal and adult Orius insidiosus fed soybean aphids and soybean thrips. Ohio Valley Entomological Association. Cincinnatti, OH

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Life history characteristics of adult Orius insidiosus fed soybean aphids and soybean thrips. Graduate Student Symposium. Department of Entomology, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil. (2005) Life history characteristics of nymphal and adult Orius insidiosus fed soybean aphids and soybean thrips. The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Fort Lauderdale, FL

    * First Place Award, President's Prize Student Competition

    Butler, C. D. and R. J. O'Neil (2006) Life history characteristics of Orius insidiosus (Say) fed soybean aphids and an alternative prey, soybean thrips. 61st Annual Meeting, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America. Bloomington, IL

    * Invited Speaker

    Butler, C. D. (2007) Field use of pheromones in IPM. 91st Annual Meeting, Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. Portland, OR

    Butler, C. D. (2007) The effects of pollutants on tritrophic interactions: bottom-up and top-down processes. Student Seminar Day, Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside. Riverside, CA

    Butler, C. D. and J. T. Trumble. (2008) Predicting parasitoid population dynamics resulting from novel interactions of climate change and anthropogenic pollution. The 92nd Annual Meeting, Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America. Napa, CA

    Butler, C. D. and J. T. Trumble. (2008) Effects of metal contamination on bottom-up and top-down processes in insect-plant interactions. The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Milwaukee, WI

    Butler, C. D. and J. T. Trumble. (2008) Predicting parasitoid population dynamics resulting from novel interactions of climate change and anthropogenic pollution. The 55th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Reno, NV


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