University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR

Dr. Michael Rust, Ph.D.

rust Research Interests

  • Urban IPM: ants, cockroaches, fleas, termites & yellowjackets

Recent Student Publications:

1). Rust, M.K., and R.J. Saran. 2006. The toxicity, repellency, and transfer of chlorfenapyr against western subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 99: 864-872.

2). Choe, D.-H. and M.K. Rust. 2006. Homopteran chemical signatures reduce aggression of tending ants. Chemoecology 16: 175-178.

3). Choe, D.-H, and M. K. Rust. 2006. Agonistic behavior of Argentine ants to scales and scale parasitoids and their cuticular extracts. Sociobiology 48: 799-818.

4). Choe, D.-H. and M.K. Rust. 2007. Use of plant resin by a bee assassin bug Apiomerus flaviventris (Hemiptera: Reduviidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am.100: 320-326.

5). Saran, R.J., J.G. Millar, and M K. Rust. 2007. Role of (3Z,6Z,8E) - Dodecatrien-1-ol in trail following, feeding, and mating behavior. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 369-389.

6). Saran, R.J. and M.K. Rust. 2007. The toxicity, uptake, and transfer efficiency of fipronil in western subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 495-508.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department of Entomology

Urban Entomology
College Building North

Tel: (951) 827-5327
Fax: (951) 827-3086