Lab Publications


Li, C., P.E. Kaufman, R.D. Xue, M. Zhao, G. Wang, T. Yan, X. Guo, Y. Zhang, Y. Dong, D. Zing, H. Zhang and T. Zhao.  2015.  Relationship between insecticide resistance and kdr mutations in the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in southern China.  Parasites & Vectors.  8:325 DOI:10.1186/s13071-015-0933-z

Carnohan, L.P., P.E. Kaufman, S.A. Allan, S.A. Gezan and E.N.I. Weeks.  2015.  Evaluation of four bed bug traps for surveillance of the brown dog tick (Acari: Ixodidae). J. Med. Entomol. 52: 260-268.  DOI:

Eiden, A.L., P.E. Kaufman, F.M. Oi and R.J. Miller.  2015.  Detection of permethrin resistance and fipronil tolerance in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) in the United States.  J. Med. Entomol. 52: 429-436.  DOI:

Li, C.X., M.L. Smith, A. Fulcher, P.E. Kaufman, T.Y Zhao and R.D. Xue.  2015.  Field evaluation of three commercial light traps against two standard light traps to collect mosquitoes and non-target insects in northeast Florida. Fla. Entomol. 98: 114-117.

Fulcher, A., M. Farooq, M.L. Smith, C.X. Li, J.M. Scott, E. Thomson, P.E. Kaufman and R.D. Xue.  2015.  Evaluation of a new spraying machine for barrier treatment and penetration of bifenthrin-barrier spray on vegetation against mosquitoes. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 31: 85-92.  DOI:

Kaufman, P.E. and L.A. Wood.  2015.  Discovery and successful development of Cuterebra americana (Diptera: Oestridae) from an atypical host, Rattus rattus (Rodentia: Muridae), in Florida, U.S.A.  Fla Entomol. 98: 349-351.

Seraydar, K.R., and P.E. Kaufman. 2015.  Does behavior play a role in house fly resistance to imidacloprid-containing baits? Med. Vet. Entomol. 29: 60-67. doi:10.1111/mve.12095.

Geden, C.J., S. Johnson, P.E. Kaufman, C.K. Boohene. 2014.  Competition between the filth fly parasitoids Muscidifurax raptor and M. raptorellus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae).  J. Vector Ecol. 39:278-287.

Wang, D., D.D. Bowman, H.E. Brown, L.C. Harrington, P.E. Kaufman, T. McKay, C.T. Nelson, J. Sharp, and R. Lund.  2014.  Key factors influencing canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) prevalence.  Parasites and Vectors. 7, 264.  doi:10.1186/1756-3305-7-264

Kavi, L.A.K., P.E. Kaufman, and J.G. Scott. 2014. Genetics and mechanisms of imidacloprid resistance in house flies. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 109: 64-69.

Zettel Nalen, C.M., S.A. Allan, J.J. Becnel and P.E. Kaufman.  2013.  Oviposition substrate selection by Florida mosquitoes in response to pathogen-infected conspecific larvae.  J.  Vector Ecol.  38: 182-187.

Mann, R.S., and P.E. Kaufman.  2012.  Natural product pesticides: their development, delivery and use against insect vectors.  Mini-Reviews in Organic Chem.  9: 185-202.

Brown, H. E., L. C. Harrington, P. E. Kaufman, T. McKay, D. D. Bowman, C. T. Nelson, D. Wang, and R. Lund. 2012. Key factors influencing canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in the United States. Para.Vect. 5: 245.

Kaufman, P. E., C. Strong, J. K. Waldron, and D. A. Rutz. 2012. Individual and combined releases of Muscidifurax raptor and M. raptorellus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) as a biological control tactic targeting house flies in dairy calf facilities. J. Med. Entomol. 49 (5): 1059-1066.

Kaufman, P. E. and L. A. Wood. 2012. Indigenous and exotic dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) collected in Florida cattle pastures. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 105: 225-231.

Pitzer, J.B., P.E. Kaufman, C.J. Geden, and J.A. Hogsette.  2011.  The ability of selected pupal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to locate stable fly hosts in a soiled equine bedding substrate.  Environ. Entomol. 40: 88-93.

Pitzer, J.B., P.E. Kaufman, J.A. Hogsette, C.J. Geden, and S.H. TenBroeck.  2011. Seasonal abundance of stable flies and filth fly pupal parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) at Florida equine facilities.  J. Econ. Entomol. 40:1108-1115.

Olafson, P.U., J.B. Pitzer, and P.E. Kaufman.  2011.  Identification of a mutation associated with permethrin resistance in the para-type sodium channel of the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae).  J. Econ. Entomol. 104: 250-257.

Pitzer, J. B., P.E. Kaufman, S.H. TenBroeck, and J.E. Maruniak.  2011.  Host blood meal identification by multiplex polymerase chain reaction for dispersal evidence of stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae) between livestock facilities.  J. Med. Entomol.  48:53-60.

Pitzer, J. B., P.E. Kaufman, and S.H. TenBroeck.  2010.  Assessing permethrin resistance in the stable fly (Diptera: Muscidae) in Florida using laboratory selections and field evaluations.  J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 2258-2263.

Mann, R. S., and P.E. Kaufman.  2010.  Colonization of Lutzomyia shannoni (Diptera: Psychodidae) utilizing an artificial blood feeding technique.  J. Vector Ecol. 35: 286-294. (NOTE: Download free at

Kaufman, P. E., R.S. Mann, and J.F. Butler.  2011.  Insecticidal potency of novel compounds on multiple insect species of medical and veterinary importance.  Pest Manag. Sci. 67: 26-35.

Obenauer, P.J., S.A. Allan, and P.E. Kaufman.  2010.  Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) oviposition response to organic infusions from common flora of suburban Florida.  J. Vector Ecol. 35: 301-306. (NOTE: Download free at

Obenauer, P. J., P. E. Kaufman, D. L. Kline and S. A. Allan. 2010. Detection of and monitoring for Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in suburban and sylvatic habitats in north central Florida using four sampling techniques. Environ. Entomol. 39:1608-1616.

Kaufman, P. E., S. C. Nunez, C. J. Geden and M. E. Scharf. 2010. Selection for resistance to imidacloprid in the house fly (Diptera: Muscidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 1937-1942.

Mann, R. S., P. E. Kaufman and J. F. Butler. 2010. Evaluation of semiochemical toxicity to house flies and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Pest Management Sci. 66: 816-824.

Kaufman, P. E., R. S. Mann and J. F. Butler. 2010. Evaluation of semiochemical toxicity to Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus and Anopheles quadrimaculatus (Diptera: Culicidae). Pest Manag. Sci. 66: 497-504.

Mann, R. S. and P. E. Kaufman. 2010. The seasonal abundance of Phlebotomine sand flies, Lutzomyia spp. in Florida. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 26: 10-17.

Obenauer, P. J., P. E. Kaufman, S. A. Allan and D. L. Kline. 2009. Infusion-baited ovitraps to survey ovipositional height preferences of container-breeding mosquitoes in two Florida habitats. J. Med. Entomol. 46: 1507-1513.

Obenauer, P. J., L. J. Buss and P. E. Kaufman. 2009. Utilizing Auto-montage (TM) technology for identifying field-collected container-inhabiting mosquito eggs. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 25: 517- 520.

Kaufman, P. E., S. Nunez, R. S. Mann, C. J. Geden and M. E. Scharf. 2010. Nicotinoid and pyrethroid insecticide resistance in house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) collected from Florida dairies. Pest Manag. Sci. 66: 290-294.

Bentley, M. T., P. E. Kaufman, D. L. Kline and J. A. Hogsette. 2009. Response of adult mosquitoes to light emitting diodes placed in resting boxes and in the field. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 25: 285-291.

Mann, R. S., P. E. Kaufman and J. F. Butler. 2009. Lutzomyia spp. (Diptera: Psychodidae) response to olfactory attractant- and light-emitting diode-modified Mosquito Magnet X (MM-X) traps. J. Med. Entomol. 46: 1052-1061.

Kaufman, P. E. and C. J. Geden. 2009. Development of Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on live and freeze-killed house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae. Fla. Entomol. 92: 492-496.

Doyle, M. A., D. L. Kline, S.A. Allan and P.E. Kaufman. 2009. Efficacy of residual bifenthrin applied to landscape vegetation against Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 25: 179-183.

Obenauer, P. J., P. E. Kaufman, S. A. Allan and D. L. Kline. 2009. Host-seeking height preferences of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in North-Central Florida suburban and sylvatic locales. J. Med. Entomol. 46: 900-908.

Kaufman, P. E., J. F. Butler and C. Nelson. 2008. Evaluation of the Mosquito Sentinel 360 trap in Florida residential environments. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 24: 528-533.

Lloyd, A. M., D. L. Kline, J. A. Hogsette, P. E. Kaufman and S. A. Allan. 2008. Evaluation of two commercial traps for the collection of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. 24: 253-262.

Slansky, F., P. E. Kaufman and M. Bailey. 2008. First record of Cuterebra fontinella (Diptera: Oestridae) larvae infesting a Florida rat (Rodentia: Muridae). Fl.Entomol. 91(4): 706-708.

Kaufman, P.E., L. A. Wood, J. I. Goldberg, S. J. Long and D. A. Rutz. 2008. Host age and pathogen exposure level as factors in the susceptibility of the house fly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) to Beauveria bassiana. Biocontrol Science and Technology 18: 841-847.

Kaufman, P.E., A.C. Gerry, D.A. Rutz and J.G. Scott.  2006.  Monitoring susceptibility of house flies (Musca domestica L.) in the United States to imidacloprid .  J. Agric. Urban Entomol.  23:195-200.

Wood, L.A. and P.E. Kaufman.  2008.  Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Tribe Coprini): Its presence and relative abundance in cattle pastures in Northcentral Florida.  Fla. Entomol. 91: 128-130.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Strong and D.A. Rutz.  2008.  Susceptibility of lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) adults and larvae exposed to two commercial insecticides on unpainted plywood panels.  Pest Mgmt. Sci. 64: 108-111.

Geden, C.J. and P.E. Kaufman.  2007.  Development of Spalangia cameroni and Muscidifurax raptor (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) on live house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) pupae and pupae killed by heat shock, irradiation and cold.  Environ. Entomol. 36: 34-39.

Hamm, R.L., P.E. Kaufman, C. Reasor, J.G. Scott and D.A. Rutz.  2006.  Resistance to cyfluthrin and tetrachlorvinphos in the lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus, collected from the eastern United States.  Pest Manag. Sci. 62: 673-677.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, D.A. Rutz, J.K. Ketzis, and J.J. Ahrends. 2005.  Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana applications against adult house flies, Musca domestica, in commercial caged-layer poultry facilities in New York State.  Biological Control.  33:360-367.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz. 2005.  Suppression of the lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) using soil incorporation of poultry manure.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  98:1739-1743.

Kaufman, P.E., C. Reasor, J.K. Waldron, K., Murray and D.A. Rutz. 2005.  Evaluation of a barrier to inhibit lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Dermestidae movement up support posts in high-rise, caged-layer poultry facilities.  Journal of Economic Entomology.  98:1744-1749.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and S. Frisch. 2005.  Large sticky traps for capturing house flies, Musca domestica and stable flies, Stomoxys calcitrans, in diary calf greenhouse facilities. Journal of Dairy Science.  88:176-181

Kaufman, P.E., L.C. Harrington, J.K. Waldron and D.A. Rutz.  2005.  The importance of agricultural tire habitats for mosquitoes of public health importance in New York state.  Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association.  21:171-176

Hoebeke, E.R., P.E. Kaufman, C.S. Glenister and S.M. Stringham.  2003.  New neartic record for Epitranus clavatus F. (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 105: 1062-1063.

Kaufman, P.E., M. Burgess, D.A. Rutz, and C.S. Glenister.  2002.  Population dynamics of manure inhabiting arthropods under an IPM program in New York poultry facilities – 3 case studies.  J. Appl. Poultry Res. 10: 90-103.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and J. K. Waldron.  2002.  Seasonal variations in Carcinops pumilio dispersal and potential for suppression of dispersal behavior.  J. Med. Entomol. 39: 106-111.

Kaufman, P.E. and D.A. Rutz.  2002.  Susceptibility of house flies (Diptera: Muscidae) exposed to commercial insecticides on painted and unpainted plywood panels. Pest Manag. Sci. 58: 174-178.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long and D.A. Rutz.  2001.  Impact of exposure length and pupal source on Muscidifurax raptorellus and Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera:  Pteromalidae) parasitism in a New York poultry facility.  J. Econ. Entomol. 94:  998-1003.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz and S. Frisch.  2001.  Sticky traps for large scale house fly (Diptera:  Muscidae) trapping in New York poultry facilities.  J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 18: 43-49.

Kaufman, P.E., J.G. Scott and D.A. Rutz.  2001.  Monitoring insecticide resistance in house flies from New York dairies.  Pest Manag. Sci. 57: 514-521.

Kaufman, P.E., D.A. Rutz, M.E. Doscher, and R. Albright.  2001.  Efficacy of chlorfenapyr (AC 303630) experimental pour-on and CyLence formulations against naturally acquired louse infestations on cattle in New York.  Vet. Parasit. 97: 123-129

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long, D.A. Rutz, and J.K. Waldron.  2001.  Parasitism rates of Muscidifurax raptorellus and Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera:  Pteromalidae) after individual and paired releases in New York poultry facilities.  J. Econ. Entomol. 94:  593-598.

Kaufman, P.E., S. J. Long, D. A. Rutz, and C. S. Glenister.  2001.  Larval production from field-collected Carcinops pumilio (Coleoptera:  Histeridae) following three starvation periods.  J. Med. Entomol.38:  278-281.

Watson, D.W., P.E. Kaufman, D.A. Rutz and C.S. Glenister.  2001.  Impact of the darkling beetle, Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer on the establishment of the predaceous beetle, Carcinops pumilio Erichson for Musca domestica control in caged-layer poultry houses.  Biological Control  20:  8-15.

Kaufman, P.E., S.J. Long, D.A. Rutz, and C.S. Glenister.  2000.  Prey- and density-mediated dispersal in Carcinops pumilio (Erichson) (Coleoptera:  Histeridae), a predator of house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) eggs and larvae. J. Med. Entomol. 37:  929-932.

Scott, J.G., T.G. Alefantis, P.E. Kaufman and D.A. Rutz.  2000.  Insecticide resistance in house flies from caged-layer poultry facilities.  Pest Manag. Sci. 56:  147-153.

Kaufman, P.E., J.E. Lloyd, R. Kumar and T.J. Lysyk.  1999.  Horn fly susceptibility to diazinon, fenthion and permethrin at selected elevations in Wyoming.  J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 16:  141-157.

Kaufman, P.E., P.J. Scholl, and D.A. Rutz.  1999.  Dose confirmation study of the 1% nonaqueous injectable formulation of Moxidectin against naturally-acquired infestations of cattle lice on cattle in New York.  Pestic. Sci. 55:  919-922.

Kaufman, P.E., J.E. Lloyd, R. Kumar, J.B. Campbell and D.J. Boxler.  1999.  The differences between horn fly densities on cattle pastured in Wyoming and Nebraska as possibly influenced by elevation.  Southwest Entomol.  24:  115-121.

Costanzo, J.P., J.B. Moore, R.E. Lee, Jr., P. E. Kaufman and J.A. Wyman.  1997.  Influence of soil hydric parameters on the winter cold hardiness of a burrowing beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say).  J. Comp. Physiol.  167:  169-176.

Hoy, C.W., J.A. Wyman, T.T. Vaughn, D.A. East and P. Kaufman.  1996.  Food, ground cover, and Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) dispersal in late summer.  J. Econ. Entomol.  89:  963-969.

Lee,  R.E. Jr, J.P. Costanzo, P.E. Kaufman, M. R. Lee and J. A. Wyman.  1994. Ice-nucleating active bacteria reduce the cold-hardiness of the freeze-intolerant Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).  J. Econ. Entomol.  87:  377-381.

Kaufman, P.E., J.A. Wyman and K-S.J. Kung. 1993.  Cultural control of the Colorado potato beetle by disrupting overwintering habits in central Wisconsin.  Amer. Potato J. 70:  820-821.


Kaufman, P.E.  2002.  Dairy pest management, arthropods.  In D. Pimentel, ed. Encyclopedia of Pest Management.  Marcel Dekker, Inc. 181-183.


Fishel, F. and P. E. Kaufman. 2009. SM 2 Agricultural Animal Pest Control, 2nd ed. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL.

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