Program 2017

Australian Entomological Society Conference Program

Sunday 17th – Wednesday 20th September 2017

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Sunday 17th September
12:00pm – 16:30Editorial Board Meeting
From 4:00pmRegistration
5:00pm – 7:00pmWelcome Reception – Lord Ashley Bar, Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Monday 18th September
From 8:00amRegistration
8:40am – 8:45amWelcome and housekeeping
8:45am – 9:00amOpening address
9:00am – 9:45amKEYNOTE: One Health Plus Eco Health Equals BiosecurityBruce Christie
9:45am – 10:30amKEYNOTE: Mating disruption of glassy-winged sharpshooters by playback of natural vibrational signals in vineyard trellisRodrigo Krugner
10:30am – 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am – 12:30pmSession 1A: Recent advances in glassy-winged sharpshooter, Asian citrus psyllid and invasive fruit fly control
Chair: Rodrigo Krugner
Session 1B: Molecular Entomology
Chair: Charles Robin
Session 1C: Ecosystem services: “services of nature”
Chair: Geoff Gurr
 Glassy-winged sharpshooters: managing the spread – Richard RedakGene drives to prevent the establishment of Drosophila suzukii and other invasive pests? – Charles RobinAnt suppression has little effect on termite activity and plant decomposition in Australian tropical savannas – Sarah Bonney
 Effect of diet quality and stored energetic reserves on glassy-winged sharpshooter egg maturation – Mark SistersonMolecular identification of trapped insect: Metabarcoding for improved biosecurity surveillance of insect pests – Mark BlacketVariable effects of dominant ant suppression on an EFN-mediated facultative ant-plant mutualism – Melissa Van De Wetering
 Detection and typing of Xylella fastidiosa from glassy-winged sharpshooter for Pierce’s disease epidemiology – Lindsey BurbankCharacterising the interaction between Wolbachia and the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA in Aedes egypti mosquitos – Ellen CottinghamEffect of Australian native flowering plants on parasitoids of brassica pests and diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella): a quest for selectivity – Sunita Pandey
 Developing integrated pest management program for spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) – Lauren DiepenbrockIs it here yet? A search for the Mexican black scale in Australia – Yen-Po LinHosts as landscapes: Ticks are distributed differently on long nosed bandicoots and black rats along the peri-urban fringe – Henry Lydecker
  Efficacy of molecular techniques to identify Queensland fruit fly predators – Darshana RathnayakeControl of Carpophilus spp. (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in almonds using attract and kill systems – Mofakhar Hossain
   Insects and ecosystem services: complex interactions and knowledge gaps – Manu Saunders
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:45pmSession 2A: Recent advances in glassy-winged sharpshooter, Asian citrus psyllid and invasive fruit fly control
Chair: Rodrigo Krugner
Session 2B: Landscape Ecology and Habitat Management
Chair: Olivia Reynolds
Session 2C: Recent advances in biological control
Chair: Bill Palmer
 Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae), microbiota: distribution, function and targets for vector management – Kirsten Pelz-StelinskiFrom biodiversity to agroecology outcomes: delivery systems and pathways to implementation – Geoff GurrEvaluation of a pre-dispersal seed predator for the biological control of an aquatic weed – Raelene Kwong
 Multitrophic cascades caused by C. Liberibacter infection of citrus: effects on vectors, their parasitoids, competing herbivores and subterranean nematode communities – Lukasz StelinskiModelling the effect of abiotic and biotic factors on spatial and temporal fluctuations of Prostephanus truncatus populations in the Manica and Gaza Provinces, Mozambique – Bernardo MuatinteTo study the effects of various biopesticide, biocontrol agent and its compression with neonicotinoid insecticide against Cotton Jassid (Amrsca buguttula biguttula) population on aubergine (Solanum melongena) – Ali Muhammad
 Asian citrus psyllid biological control – when is it worth it? – David MorganNanostructural and mechanical property changes to spider silk as a consequence of insecticide exposure – Sean BlamiresParasitic Hymenoptera associated with aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) in Australian grain crops – Samantha Ward
 System-based approaches to control tephritid fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): In search of new lures and their application – Daniel KuzmichWhat drives mosquito-borne disease risk in urban wetlands? – Cameron WebbStudy on the biodiversity of Pentatomid predators thriving on different crop ecosystems of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand – Vinyak Raj Bhatnagar
  Landscape scale consequences of animal behavior: are ants planting Australian forests? – James O’HanlonAssessment of the possible effects of biological control agents of Lantana camara and Chromolaena odorata in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines – Christine Canlas
  Capturing, sharing and using biological control agent data on the Atlas of Living Australia – Greg Lefoe
2:45pm – 3:15pmAfternoon Tea
3:15pm – 4:45pmSession 3A: Island Biosecurity
Chair: David Dall
Session 3B: Fruit Fly
Chair: Olivia Reynolds
Session 3C: Surveillance Tools
Chair: Kathy Gott
 Norfolk Island Biosecurity – Matthew GordonMechanisms associated with insecticide resistance in the Mediterranean fruit fly and tools for resistance management – Pedro Hernandez-CrespoVeterinary entomology: insect diagnostics and surveillance at the Biosecurity Sciences Laboratory – Leanne Nelson
 A pest and disease survey of the isolated Norfolk Island honeybee (Apis mellifera) population – Sam MalfroyThe Island fly, Dirioxa pornia (Walker) and its oesophageal bulb – Kala BhandariCatch, mash and match – new surveillance techniques for airborne pests – Helen Brodie
 The unpredictable thrips – Laurence MoundEvaluation of perimeter protein baiting and male annihilation technique for pre-harvest control of fruit flies in fruiting vegetable crops – Lara SeniorSafeguarding honey bee and pollinator-reliant industries through strong partnerships: The National Bee and Pest Surveillance Program – Jenny Shanks
 Factors affecting the community dynamics of the leafminers fly (Diptera – Agromyzidae) and their parasitoid associated with vegetable crops in Lesser Sunda Island of Indonesia – Wayan SuparthaBest traps to capture the cucumber fly Zeugodacus cucumis (French 1907) on the Atherton tablelands – Stefano De FaveriA tale of four beetles – combining monitoring for established stored grain pests and surveillance for an exotic biosecurity threat – Mark Stevens
 The Galapagos DARWIN Program: biocontrol and biosecurity in a biodiversity hotspot – Geoff GurrBiology of Melon fruit fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) on bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) – Mubashar IqbalThe use of existing networks for plant pest surveillance: a quick snapshot of the status of tomato potato psyllid across NSW – Bernie Dominiak
 Invasion risk of non-native invertebrates to sub-Antarctic ecosystems, a traits based assessment – Melissa HoughtonCharacteristics of community and interaction between larval parrasitoids with fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis complex (Diptera: Tephritidae) on citrus cultivation in Bali of Indonesia – Wayan SuparthaNational Border Surveillance – a new initiative in the biosecurity continuum – Luke Watson
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Poster presentations in the Hawkesbury Lobby (nibbles & drinks will be served)

Monday eveningStudent event
Tuesday 19th September
From 8:30amRegistration
8:25am – 8:30amWelcome and housekeeping
8:30am – 9:00amKEYNOTE: Endosymbiotic bacteriaAry Hoffman
9:00am – 10:30amSession 4A: Climate change and insects
Chair: Ary Hoffman
Session 4B: Plant Biosecurity Matters
Chair: Satendra Kumar
Session 4C: SIT – past, present and future of fruit flies
Chair: Brenda Kranz
 Mechanistic models for understanding climate change – Jacinta KongAustralia’s “fight or flight” response to incursions – do we stand and deliver or take no further action? – Bernie DominiakSIT in endemic areas – challenges and opportunities – Bill Woods
 Long-term studies of the ecology of Helicoverpa spp. In inland Australia – Peter GreggPotential new leafhopper vectors of phytoplasma diseases in Australia – Murray FletcherOptimising composition of high productivity gel-based larval diet for Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tyroni) (Diptera: Tephritidae) – Tahereh Moadeli
 Host plants for Helicoverpa spp. in inland Australia: impacts of the Millennium Drought – Kris Le MotteeExotic fruit fly in Torres Strait response plan, or how to get away with murder – David BrittonMethoprene in pre-release diet for Queensland fruit fly SIT increases development rate but also increases starvation and desiccation risk – Saleh Mohammed Adnan
 Urban heat island effects disrupt insect-plant interactions on street trees – Tony ChenKeeping New Zealand free from damaging fruit flies: preparedness in diagnostics – Dongmei LiSemiochemical-mediated enhancement of Queensland fruit fly in SIT programs – Olivia Reynolds
 Multiple abiotic factors drove parallel evolution and ecological speciation in Australian soil burrowing cockroaches (Blaberidae: Geoscapheinae) – Perry Beasley-HallMacronutrient preference and requirements affect the likelihood of bait uptake by an invasive ant – Lori LachYeast associates of the Queensland fruit fly have contrasting effects on adults attraction and larval development – Alexander Piper
 Science communication – for the benefit of us and them – Shasta HenryImportance of considering biosecurity issues in developing new Eucalyptus forest resource, New Zealand as an example: an entomological approach – Huimin LinTesting for Wolbachia-induced incompatible insect technique in Queensland fruit fly – Jennifer Morrow
10:30am – 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am – 12:30pmSession 5A: Plant Biosecurity Matters
Chair: Bernie Dominiak
Session 5B: Invertebrate Behaviour
Chair: Lizzy Lowe / Kate Umbers
Session 5C: General Contributions
Chair: Mark Stevens
 The challenges to Australia’s plant biosecurity – an orchestra of many players and instruments – Satendra KumarThe role of intact and pre-infested eggplant volatiles on preference behavior of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum Westwood) – Chamila Darshanee Hewa LunuwilageAge and type of maggot food sources, and the potential to affect the minimum post mortem interval estimate – Julianne Farrell
 Response to the detection of Bursaphelenchus aff. vallesiansus/sexdentati on Pinus in NSW: partnerships in biosecurity response – Angus CarnegieDoes diet influence how Wasmannia auropunctata (Order: Hymenoptera) respond to non-toxic baits? A comparative study between laboratory raised and wild ants – Michelle MontgomeryBiology and productivity-linked parameters of the Rangeeni strain Lac Insect, Kerria lacca (Kerr) on Pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan Linn. at Rajasthan – Hemant Swami
 Long distance wind dispersal of insects into Australia: risk maps and the comparison of different passive/interception traps – Kyla FinlayStructural complexity mediates resource partitioning within ant assemblages – Caitlyn Drayton-TaylorHairy legs, body odour and sex: cuticular hydrocarbons in the small hairy maggot blowfly Chrysomya varipes Nathan Butterworth
 Insecticide resistance biotypes and incursion risk – Paul UminaFloral usage partitioning between introduced and native bees in New Zealand – Jay IwasakiPhylogeny and classification of Mesozoic Bonganiidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) – Zhenua Liu
 Methods for releasing imported live invertebrates from biosecurity control – a direct release protocol as an alternative to onshore biosecurity containment – Tony RobinsonDirected chemical spray of the peppermint stick insect (Megacrania batesii) only induced when predation risk is at its highest – Braxton JonesThe risky business of being an entomologist: A systematic review – Phillip Weinstein
 Cross sectional plant biosecurity research, development and extension opportunities – Victoria LudowiciThe outcome of meat ants aggression behaviors depends on observation methodology – Nirosha RanawakaThe Macleays’s entomology collections and the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney – Robert Blackburn
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 3:00pmSession 6A: Forestry Pests
Chair: Angus Carnegie
Session 6B: Invertebrate Behavior
Chair: Lizzy Lowe / Kate Umbers
Session 6C: General Contributions
Chair: Mark Stevens
 The risks and costs of exotic pests to Australia’s forests – Angus CarnegieStartle displays: how do these dynamic defences work? – Kate UmbersThe significance of daylength, temperature and moisture in the induction of diapause eggs in the redlegged earthmite, Halotydeus destructorXuan Cheng
 When is a harem a harem? Bark beetle aggregations and variation in an uncommon mating system – Melissa GriffinThe coevolution or iridescent visual signals and their behavioural presentation – Thomas WhiteThe secret life of Plutella australiana, a cryptic ally of the world’s major Brassica pest – Kym Perry
 Explaining oviposition by Cardiaspina albitextura on Eucalyptus camaldulensis in relation to foliar cues and nymphal survival – Kara Dal CinRegulation of nutrition in termites – Laure-Anne PoissonnierThe geographic context of cryptic diversity in a fig wasp community – James Cook
 Ancient farmers in Australian trees: the diversity of Australian pinhole borers (Curculionidae: Platypodinae) – James BickerstaffSolenopsis geminata queens cannibalize their sterile sons to avoid inbreeding costs – Pauline LenanckerFumigation of Frankilinella occidentalis and phytotoxicity in asparagus with phosphine and ethyl formate – Yejin Kyung
 Could area-wide psyllid-induced defoliation and dieback of Eucalypts become more common and widespread? – Markus RieglerDevelopmental and foraging responses of the Australian garden orb-weaver (Eriophora biapicata) to anthropogenic light at night – Nikolas WillmottMonitoring integrated lure and kill (MILK): A new approach to control the banana spotting bug, Amlypelta lutescens lutescens (Distant) (Coreidae) – Ian Newton
 Signalling and defence in Eucalyptus camaldulensis leaves in response to feeding Glycaspis brimblecombei nymphs: a stealthy psyllid does not go unnoticed – Martin SteinbauerExaggerated weaponry and male contests in NZ invertebrates – Greg HolwellEcdysteroid synthesis genes as selective insecticide targets – Caitlyn Perry
 Plant choice of the black slug cup moth (Doratifera casta), a pest insect in a eucalyptus oil monoculture plantation – Caitlin SelleckImplications of climate change and oxygen limitation on the behavior, activity patterns and thermolimits of a ubiquitous insect species, Iridomyrmex purpureusNigel AndrewThe critical role of community in biosecurity science and implementation – a case study on invasive ants – Andrew Cox
3:00pm – 3:30pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pm – 4:45pmConference Tour – a guided beach walk looking at coastal entomology. Meet in the main foyer of Crowne Plaza.
4:45pm – 5:45pmAES AGM
5:45pm – 10:00pmConference Dinner – Student awards, Art prizes
Venue: pre-dinner drinks in the Lord Ashley Bar followed by dinner in the Grand Ballroom
Wednesday 20th September
From 8:00amRegistration
8:40am – 8:45amWelcome and housekeeping
8:45am – 9:15amStudent Presentation: Phil Carne Finalist
9:15am – 10:00amKEYNOTE: Will Monarchs go extinct?Myron Zalucki
10:00am – 10:30amKEYNOTE: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” (Aristotle): biosecurity as a beneficiaryKaren Armstrong
10:30am – 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am – 12:30pmSession 7A: Microbial symbionts and miscellaneous pest management
Chair: Toni Chapman
Session 7B: Conservation Biology, Bees and Pollination
Chair: Kathy Gott
Session 7C: Taxonomy, systematics and phylogenetics
Chair: David Gopurenko
 Candidia spp. Associated with selected stored insect product insects (Sitophulus spp. and Callosbruchus maculatus) and stored food products (grains and cereals) in Botswana – Daniel LoetoIncorporating invertebrates in terrestrial biodiversity monitoring: diversity, distribution and cross-taxon congruence in an Australian tropical savannah – Stefanie OberprielerPhylogeny and the generic classification of the flat bark beetles – Mengjie Jin
 The role of yeast odours in Carpophilus beetle attraction to stonefruits – Farrukh BaigThe distribution of habitat of the endangered Southern Pink Underwing Moth, Phyllodes imperialis smitherersi Sands (Erebidae) in NSW – Mick AndrenThe geological record and phylogeny of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): a revision of fossil species and their phylogenetic placement – Juanita Rodriguez
 Fine-scale ecology of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus following Wolbachia releases – Tom SchmidtAir pollution directly affects learning and the ability to discriminate floral volatiles by honeybee – Ryan LeopardPhylogeny of true ladybird beetles – Adam Slipinski
  The diet width of Australian native bees – Katja HogendoornPhylogeny and generic classification of Bothrideridae (Coleoptera) – Yu-Lingzi Zhou
 The ecology and management of processionary caterpillars: A primary agent of equine abortions in Australia – Julianne FarrellThreatened species conservation: the need for national Action Plans of insects and other invertebrates – Michael BrabyCryptic species and wildly different geomorphs, a revision of Thalaina (Geometridae: Nacrophorini), the iconic Australian satin moths – Catherine Byrne
   The Australian minute tree-fungus beetles of the genus Paratrichapus Scott (Coleoptera: Ciidae) – Vivian Sandoval-Gomez
12:30pm – 1:15pmLunch
1:15pm – 2:00pmRapid Fire Abstracts  
2:00pm – 2:30pmKEYNOTE: Better together groupTanya Latty
2:30pm – 2:45pmPat Marks Medal  
2:45pm – 2:50pm2018 Conference Announcement
2:50pm – 3:00pmClosing remarks
3:00pm – 3:30pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pmCoach for delegates departs for Sydney Airport
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