(85% Research, 15% Teaching)
- B.S. Voc. Agr. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 1962
- M.S. Entomology University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 1964
- Ph.D Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1968
Relevant Employment History
- Professor, University of Florida, 8/79-date
- Associate Professor, University of Florida, 6/74-8/79
- Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 8/68-6/74
- Research Assistant, Deptepartment of Limn. and Entomology, 8/64-5/68
- Cornell, NY
- Research Assistant, Deptartment of Entomology, University of Wyoming 6/62-6/64
Research and Teaching Responsibilities
- Medical and Veterinary Entomologist: Research, teaching, and support to extension on the survey, biology, host parasite interaction, and control of arthropods affecting animals.
Areas of Specialization:
- Economic damage caused by arthropods of domestic animals.
- Host parasite interactions and semiochemical control of blood feeding arthropods.
Courses taught in the department at the University of Florida
- ENY 4660 Medical-Veterinary Entomology
- ENY 6665 Advanced Medical-Veterinary Entomology
- ENY 6906 Special Problems in Veterinary Entomology
- Students directed: MS-22; Ph.D.-18; Research projects last 5 years (1991-1996)
- Regional research project #FLA-ENY-03592 "Physiological and Ecological Relationships Affecting Biting Flies and Ticks on Pastured Cattle" 1996-2001. New to science repellent extracts produced from animals have been obtained and compared to natural plant repellent extracts for control of flies on cattle.
- Research project "Evaluation of semiochemicals as attractants and repellents for house flies and other arthropods" from 1983-97. Patents issued on this project cover new to science attractants, repellents (300+), and basic test equipment for flies, mosquitoes and other arthropods. A total of 63 patents have been issued to date and include the countries of, the United States, Canada, EUC, Australia, and Israel.
- Forensic Entomology consulting for state, federal and foreign law enforcement agencies.
- Books chapters 3
- Refereed publications 61
- Symposia 13
Grants and Contracts
Various. ($125,000. 1996)
- Butler, J. F., W. R. Hess, R. G. Endris, and K. H. Holscher. 1984. In vitro feeding of Ornithodoros ticks for rearing and assessment of disease transmission. IN: Acarology VI, Vol.2, pp. 1075-1081.
- Beck, A. F., K. H. Holscher, and J. F. Butler. 1986. Life cycle of Ornithodoros turicata americanus (Acari: Argasidae) in the laboratory. J. Med. Ent. 21(3):313-319.
- Norval, R. A. I., J. F. Butler, and C. E. Yunker. 1989. Use of carbon dioxide and natural or synthetic aggregation-attachment pheromone of the bont tick, Amblyomma hebraeum, to attract and trap unfed adults in the field.J. Exp. Acar. 7:171-180.
- Beard, C. B., J. F. Butler, and D. W. Hall. 1990. Prevalence and biology of endosymbionts of fleas (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) from dogs and cats in Alachua County, Florida. J. Med.Entomol.27:1050-1061.
- Butler, J. F. and H. A. Denmark. 1990. Tick (Acari: Ixodidae) vectors of Lyme Disease organisms (Borrelia burgdorferi) in Florida. FDACS/DPI, Entomol. Circ. No. 326.
- Need, J. T., J. F. Butler, and A. B. Peck. 1992.Cellular responses of laboratory mice to feedings of Ornithodoros talaje (Acari: Argasidae) larvae. J. Med. Entomol. 29:432-429.
- Smith, W.C. and J.F. Butler. 1991. Ultra structure of the tabanidae compound eye: Unusual features for diptera. J. Insect Physiol. 37:287-296.
- R. N. Johnson, D. G. Young, and J. F. Butler. 1993. Trypanosome transmission by Corethrella wirthi (Diptera: Chaoboridae) to the Green Tree frog, Hyla cinerea (Anura:Hylidae). J. Med. Entomol. 30:918-921.
- E.J. Wozniak, J.F. Butler, and S.G. Zam. 1995. Evidence of Common and Genus Specificc Epitopes on Ornithodoros spp. Tick (Acari: Argasidae) Salivary Proteins. J. Med. Entomol. 32:484-489.
- J.H. Byrd and J.F. Butler. 1996. Effects of Temperature on Cochliomyia macellaria (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Development. J. Med. Entomol. 33:901-904.
- Butler, J.F., and J.H. Frank. 1996. Muscoid Flies and Their Control in Florida. pp. 249-370. In Pest Management in the Subtropics (Integrated Pest Management - a Florida Perspective). Editors: D. Rosen, F.D. Bennett, and J.L. Capinera. Intercept, Andover. 578 pp.
- Butler, J.F. and J.S. Okine. 1996. The Horn Fly (Haematobia irritans irritans (L.)) Review of Programs on Natural History and Control. Biting Fly Symposium, New Orleans, LA. May 13-14, 1996. 1-30 pp.