University of California, Riverside

Urban Entomology @ UCR



Dr. Les Greenberg, Ph.D.


Les GreenbergResearch Interests

  • Urban IPM: control of ants with low toxic baits
  • Pheromones: sex pheromones of slave-making ants

Recent Publications

  1. Costa, H. S., L. Greenberg, J. H. Klotz, and M. K. Rust. 2005. Response of Argentine ants and red imported fire ants to permethrin-impregnated plastic strips: foraging rates, colonization of potted soil, and differential mortality. J. Econ. Entomol. 98(6): 2089-2094.
  2. Greenberg, L., J. H. Klotz, and M. K. Rust. 2006 Liquid borate bait for control of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile, in organic citrus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Florida Entomol. 89(4): 469 – 474.
  3. Kabashima, J. N., L. Greenberg, M. K. Rust, and T. D. Paine.2007. Aggressive Interactions between Solenopsis invicta and Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) under laboratory conditions. J. Econ. Entomol. 100(1): 148-154.
  4. Greenberg, L., Tröger, A. G., Francke, W., McElfresh, J. S., Topoff, H., Aliabadi A., and J G. Millar. 2007. Queen sex pheromone of the slave-making ant, Polyergus breviceps. J. Chem. Ecol. 33:935–945.
  5. Klotz, J. H., M. K. Rust, L. Greenberg, H. C. Field, and K. Kupfer. 2007. An evaluation of several urban pest management strategies to control Argentine ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology, 50: 391-398.

More Information 

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
E-mail: michael.rust@ucr.edu

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