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Ksenia Onufrieva

Research Scientist
  • Mating Disruption Techniques in Gypsy Moth IPM
  • Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture (CAIA)
  • M.S. Biology Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 1999
  • Ph.D. Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, 2003
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003 - 2008
  • Research Scientist, Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2008 – present

I coordinate and manage research focusing on optimization of mating disruption tactic against gypsy moth in support of the National Slow the Spread of the Gypsy Moth Program (https://www.gmsts.org). 

Onufrieva, K.S., A.V. Onufriev, A.D. Hickman, J.R. Miller. 2020. Bounds on absolute gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar dispar) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) population density as derived from counts in single milk carton traps. Invited paper, Special Issue “Behavioral Manipulation for Pest Control” Insects, 11, 673.

Onufrieva, K.S., A. D. Hickman, D. S. Leonard, P. C. Tobin. 2019. Ground application of mating disruption against the gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). J. Appl. Entomol. 00:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12696

Onufrieva, K. S., A. D. Hickman, D. S. Leonard, P. C. Tobin. 2018. Relationship between efficacy of mating disruption and gypsy moth density. International Journal of Pest Management: 44 – 52.

Onufrieva, K. S. & A. V. Onufriev. 2018. Linear relationship between peak and season-long abundances in insects. PLOS ONE 13: e0193110. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0193110.

Onufrieva, K. S., A. D. Hickman, D. S. Leonard, P. C. Tobin. 2014. Efficacies and second-year effects of SPLAT GMTM and SPLAT GMTM Organic formulations. Insects 6: 1 – 12.

Tobin P. C., J. Bolyard, K. S. Onufrieva, and Andrea D. Hickman. 2014. The effect of age on mating success of Lymantria dispar (L.) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 107(3): 1076 – 1083.

Onufrieva, K. S., K. W. Thorpe, A. D. Hickman, D. S. Leonard, E. A. Roberts, P. C. Tobin. 2013. Persistence of the gypsy moth pheromone, disparlure, in the environment in various climates. Insects 4: 104 – 116.

Tobin P. C., K. S. Onufrieva, and K. W. Thorpe. 2012. The relationship between male moth density and female mating success in invading populations of Lymantria dispar (L.). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 146(1): 103 – 111.

Tobin, P. C., A. Zhang, K. Onufrieva, and D. S. Leonard. 2011. A field evaluation of the effect of temperature on the release of disparlure from a pheromone-baited trapping system used to monitor the gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 104(4): 1265 – 1271.

Onufrieva (Tcheslavskaia) K. S., K. W. Thorpe, A. D. Hickman, P. C. Tobin, D. S. Leonard, E. A. Roberts. 2010. Effects of Splat® GM sprayable pheromone formulation on gypsy moth mating success.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 136(2): 109-115.

Contarini, M., K. S. Onufrieva, K. W. Thorpe, K. F. Raffa, and P. C. Tobin. 2009. Mate-finding failure as an important cause of Allee effects along the leading edge of an invading insect population. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 133(3): 307 – 314.

Robinet-Makdoud, C., D. R. Lance, K. W. Thorpe, K. S. Onufrieva, P. C. Tobin, and A. M. Liebhold. 2008. Dispersion in time and space affect mating success and Allee effects in invading gypsy moth popilations. J. Animal Ecology 77(5): 966 – 973.

Onufrieva (Tcheslavskaia), K., C. C. Brewster, K. W. Thorpe, A. A. Sharov, D. S. Leonard, R. C. Reardon, V. C. Mastro, P. Sellers, and E. A. Roberts. 2008. Effects of the 3MTM MEC Sprayable Pheromone® Formulation on Gypsy Moth Mating Success. J. Appl. Entomol. 132(6):  461 – 468.

Onufrieva (Tcheslavskaia), K. S., K. W. Thorpe, A. D. Hickman, D. S. Leonard, V. Mastro, and E. A. Roberts. 2008. Gypsy moth mating disruption in open landscapes. J. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 10(3): 175 – 179.

Bubliy, O. A., K. S. Tcheslavskaia, A. M. Kulikov, O. E. Lazebny, V. G. Mitrofanov. 2007. Variation of wing shape in the Drosophila virilis species group (Diptera: Drosophilidae). J. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 46(1): 38 – 47.

Thorpe, K. W., K. S. Tcheslavskaia, P. Tobin, L. M. Blackburn, D. S. Leonard, and E. A. Roberts. 2007. Persistent effects of aerial applications of disparlure on gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) trap catch and mating success. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 125(3): 223-229.

Thorpe, K. W., A. D. Hickman, K. S. Tcheslavskaia, D. S. Leonard, and E. A. Roberts. 2007. Comparison of methods for deploying female gypsy moths to evaluate mating disruption treatments. J. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 9(1): 31 – 37.

Thorpe K., R. Reardon, K. Tcheslavskaia, D. Leonard, and V. Mastro. 2006. A review of the use of mating disruption to manage gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.). USDA, Forest Service, FHTET-2006-13.

Tcheslavskaia, K., C. Brewster, K. Thorpe, A. Sharov, D. Leonard, and A. Roberts. 2005. Effects of intentional gaps in spray coverage on the efficacy of gypsy moth mating disruption. J. Appl. Entomol. 129(9): 475 − 480.

Tcheslavskaia, K. S., K. W. Thorpe, A. A. Sharov, D. S. Leonard, R. C. Reardon, V. C. Mastro, P. Sellers, C. C. Brewster, and E. A. Roberts. 2005. Optimization of pheromone dosage for gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) mating disruption. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 115(3): 355 – 361.

Tcheslavskaia, K., C. C. Brewster, and A. A. Sharov. 2002. Mating success of gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) females in southern Wisconsin. The Great Lakes Entomologist 35(1): 1 – 7.

Sharov, A. A., K. W. Thorpe, and K. Tcheslavskaia. 2002. Effect of synthetic pheromone on gypsy moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) trap catch and mating success beyond treated areas. Environ. Entomol. 31(6): 1119 – 1127.

I help teach ENT. 2004 Insects and Human Society, Spring and Fall (50%).