Book Chapters (selected)
  • Hu, X.P. 2011. Liquid termiticides and their current role in subterranean termite management. In: R. Dhang (Ed.): Urban Pest Management - An Environmental Perspective. CABI (UK and USA). pp, 114-132.
  • Hu, X.P. 2010. Chapter 12: Biology and Reproductive Strategies in the Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). In: Liu, T.X. and Kang, L. (Eds): Recent advances in entomological research: from molecular biology to pest management. High Educational Press, Springer, pp 213 - 226.
  • Hu, X.P. 2005. Subterranean termite management. In: Liu, T.-X. & tang, N. (eds.) Entomological Research: Progress and Perspectives, Science Press, Beijing, Chapter 21, pp. 448-469.
Referred Articles in Scientific Journals (74, *graduate student)
  • Barba*, Marta; Stewart, Allison; Passler, Thomas; Wooldridge, Anne; van Santen, Edzard; Chamorro, Manuel; Cattley, Russell; Hathcock, Terri; Hogsette, Jerome; Hu, X.P. 2014. Experimental transmission of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis in horses by house flies. J Vet Intern Med (Accepted March, in press).
  • Yuan*, Z., Hu, X.P., Yu, X. and Suh, S.J. 2014. Multiple antibacterial activities of proteinaceous compounds in crude extracts from the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes Kollar (Blattodea: Isopetera: Rhinotermitidae). Advances in Research. 2(8): 455-461. pdf
  • Barwary*, Z. Gorzlanyk, A. and Hu, X.P. 2014. Effects of concentration, distance, and application methods of Altriset on eastern subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Insect Science DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12122. pdf
  • Golec*, J.R., Hu, X.P., Ray, C. and Woodley N.E. 2013. Strongygaster triangulifera (Diptera: Tachinidae) as a parasitoid of adults of the invasive Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Alabama. J. Entomol. Sci. 48(4): 352-354. pdf
  • Gardner, W.A., L, Blount, J.L., Golec*, J.R., Couret, J.R., Jones, W.A., Hu, X.P., Dong, X., Talamas, E.J., Ray, C.H., Buntin, G.D., Gerardo, N.M. 2013. Discovery of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae), an egg parasitoid of the bean plataspid, Megacopta cribraria F. (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), in its expanded North American range. J. Entomol. Sci. 48(4): 355-359. pdf
  • Barwary*, Z., Hu, X.P. and Hickman, R. 2013. Effects of intercepting treatment of foraging tunnel on subterranean termite (Isopera: Rhinotermitidae). J. Ag. Urb. Entomol. 29(1): 25-34.
  • Pugh*, D.G., Hu, X.P. and Galgbum, B. 2013. Habronemiasis: biology, signs, and diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of the nematodes and vector flies. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 34(2): 241-248. pdf
  • Gardner, W.A., Peeler, H.B., LaForest, J., Roberts, P.M., Sparks, Jr. A.N., Greene, J.K., Reisig, D., Suiter, D.R., Bacheler, J.S., Kidd, K., Ray, C.H., Hu, X.P., Kemerait, R.C., Scocco, E.A., Eger, J.E., Ruberson, J.R., Sikora, E.J., Herber, Jr. D.A., Campana, C., Halbert, S., Stewart, S.S., Buntin, G.D., Toews, M.D., and Bargeron, C.T. 2013. Confirmed Distribution and Occurrence of Megacopta cribraria (F.) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in the Southeastern United States. J. Entomol. Sci. 48(2): 118-127.
  • Wu*, H., Appel, A.G. and Hu, X.P. 2013. Instar determination of Blaptic dubia (Blattodea: Blaberidae) using Gaussian mixture model. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106(3): 323-328. pdf
  • Xu*, Y., Held, D.W. and Hu, X.P. 2013. Dietary choices and their implication for survival and development of omnivorous mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). 71:65-71. pdf
  • Yuan, Z. and Hu, X.P. 2012. Repellent, antifeedant, and toxic activities of Lantana camara leaf extract against Reticulitermites flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(6): 2115-2121. pdf
  • Xu*, Y., Held, D.W. and Hu, X.P. 2012. Potential negative effects of earthworm prey on damage to turfgrass by ominivorous mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). Environmental Entomology. 41(5): 1139-1144. pdf
  • Pugh* DG and Hu, XP. 2012. Mange mite infestation and control in New World Camelids (Artiodactyla: Camelidae). Proceedings of International Camelid Health Conference for Veterinarians. pp: SA:60-66.
  • Quarcoo*, FY., Hu, XP., Appel, AG. 2012. Effects of non-repellent termiticides on the tunneling and walking ability of the eastern subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Pest Management Science. 68: 1352-1359. DOI: 10.1002/ps.3302 pdf
  • Appel, AG., Hu, XP., Zhou J., Qin, Z., Zhu H., Chang X., Wang Z., Liu, X. and Liu M. 2012. Observation of the biology and ecology of the black-winged termite, Odontotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Termitidae) in camphor, Cinnamomum camphora (L.) (Lauraceae). Psyche. Volume2012, Article ID 123102. DOI: 10.1155/2012/123102. pdf
  • Yuan, Z. and Hu, X.P. 2011. Evaluation of differential antitermitic activities of Lantanan camara oven-dried tissues against Reticulitermes virginicus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Insect Science 18 (2): 1-11 (Online: DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2010.01400). pdf
  • Hu, X.P., Song*, D.L., and Gao, X.W. 2010. Biological changes in the Eastern Subterranean Termite, Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) and its protozoa profile following starvation. Insectes Sociaux 58(1): 39-45 (Online: DOI 10.1007/s00040-010-0114-1). pdf
  • Ding, W. and Hu, X.P. 2010. Antitermitic effects of the Lantana camara L. plant on subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitide). Insect Science. 17 (5): 427-433. pdf
  • Quarcoo* F., Appel, A. and Hu, X.P. 2010.  Effects of indoxacarb concentration and exposure time on the onset of abnormal behaviors and death in the eastern subterranean termite. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103 (3): 762-769. pdf
  • Quarcoo*, F., Appel, A. and Hu, X.P. 2010. Descriptive study of non-repellent insecticide-induced behaviors in Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitide). Sociobiology. 55(1B): 217-227. pdf
  • Hu, X.P. and Ding, W. 2009. Do mound disturbance and bait placement affect bait removal and treatment efficacy in red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) at different seasons? International Journal of Insect Science. 1: 3-9. pdf
  • Hu, X.P. 2008. Differential effects of mound disturbance and bait placement on bait foraging activity by the red imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in cold weather. Sociobiology. 53: 169-176.
  • Hu, X.P. and Song*, D. 2007. Behavioral reactions of two subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotemitidae) to instant freezing or chilling temperatures – cold avoidance and survival strategy. Environmental Entomology 36(6): 1450-1456. pdf
  • Hu, X.P. and Song*, D. 2007. Field evaluation of label-rate broadcast treatment with bait products for controlling the Red Imported Fire Ants, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 50(3): 1107-1116.
  • Hu, X.P., Song*, D. and Anderson, C. 2007. Effect of imidacloprid granule on subterranean termite foraging activity in ground-touching non-structural wood. Sociobiology 50(3): 861-866.
  • Hu, X.P. and Hickman, B. 2006. Exterior perimeter plus limited interior treatments with fipronil as an IPM option for subterranean termite management. International Pest Control 48(4) 200-203.
  • Song, D and Hu, X.P. 2006. Effects of dose, donor-recipient interaction time and ratio on fipronil transmission among the Formosan subterranean termite nestmates (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Sociobiology 48(1): 237-246. pdf
  • Shelton, G, Hu, X. P., Appel, A.G. and Wagner, T.L. 2006. Flight speed of Tethered Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidea) alates. Journal of Insect Behavior 19(1): 115-128.
  • Song*, D., Hu, X.P., and N.-Y. Su. 2006. Survivorship, cannibalism, body weight loss, necrophagy, and entombment in laboratory groups of the Formosan subterranean termite, coptotermes formosanus  Shiraki, under starvation. Sociobiology 47(1):27-39.
  • Hu, X.P., Song*, D. and Scheler, C. 2005. Transfer of indoxacarb among workers of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae): effects of dose, donor/recipient ratio, and post-exposure time. Pest Management Science 61:1209-1214. pdf
  • Hu, X.P. and Xu, Y. 2005. Morphological embryonic development of the eastern subterranean termite. Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhnotermitidae). Sociobiology 45(3):573-586.
  • Hu, X.P. 2005. Evaluation of the efficacy and non-repellency of indoxacarb and fipronil treated soil at various concentrations and thicknesses against two subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhnotermitidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 98(2):509-517. pdf
  • Appel, A. and Hu, X.P. 2005. Perception of trail-following substances by Reticulitermes flavipes (Kollar) (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) using behavioral bioassays. Sociobiology 45(1):151-162.
  • Hu, X.P., Appel, A. and Vester, R. 2005. Asian cockroach "invades" Alabama. Pest Control. January:41-42.
  • Hu, X.P. and Oi, F. 2004. Disrtribution and establishment of Formosan subterranean termite in Alabama. Sociobiology 44(1):35-47.
  • Hu, X.P. and Appel, A.G. 2004. Seasonal variation of critical thermal limits and temperature tolerance in two subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Environmental Entomology 33(2):197-205. pdf
  • Hu, X.P., Appel, A.G. an Traniello, J.F.A. 2003. Behavioral response of two subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) to vibration stimulu. Journal of Insect Behavior 16(5):703-715.
  • Hu, X.P. and Zhu*, F. 2003. Aggressive relationship between two subterranean termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae). Acta Zoologica Sinica 49(3):295-302.
  • Ring, D.R., Morgan, A.L., Woodson, W.D., Lax, A.R., Hu, X.P., Freytag, E. D. and Mao, L. 2001. The first two years of an area wide management program for the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana. Sociobiology 37(2): 293-300.
  • Ring, D. R., Morgan, A. L.,  Woodson, D.,  Hu, X. P.,  Lax, A.,  Freytag, E. and Mao, L. 2000. An area-wide pilot test for management of the Formosan subterranean termite in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Sociobiology.  36:  2-8.
  • Prokopy, J.R., Wright, S. Black, J. Hu, X.P. and McGuire, M.R. 2000. Attracticidal spheres for controlling apple maggot flies: commercial-orchard trials. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 97: 293-299.
  • Prokopy, J.R., Jacome, I., Pinero, J., Guillen, L., Fleischer, F.D., Hu, X.P. and Aluja, M. 2000. Post-alighting responses of Mexican fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) to different insecticides in paint on attractive spheres. Journal of Applied Entomology 124: 239-244.
  • Hu, X.P., Prokopy, R.J. and Clark, J. 2000. Toxicity and residual effectiveness of insecticides on insecticide-treated spheres for controlling apple maggot flies, Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 93(2): 403-411.
  • Liburd, O.E., Gut, L.J., Hu, X.P., Prokopy, R.J. 1999. Mortality of Rhagoletis species encountering pesticide-treated spheres. Journal of Economic Entomology 92: 1151-1156.
  • Hu, X.P., Prokopy, R. J. and Averill, A. 1999. Effect of pH on feeding responses in the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Physiology 45: 151-157.
  • Prokopy R.J., Hu, X.P., Jang, E.B., Vargas, R.I. and Warthen, J.D. 1998. Attraction of Ceratitis capitata females to 2-heptanone, a component of coffee fruit odor. Journal of Chemical Ecology 24(8): 1293-1304.
  • Hu, X.P., Duan, J.J., and Prokopy, R.J. 1998. Effects of sugar/flour spheres coated with paint and insecticide on female Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) flies. Florida Entomologist 81: 318-325.
  • Hu, X.P. and Prokopy, R.J. 1998. Lethal and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on apple maggot fly Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Applied Entomology 122: 37-42.
  • Hu, X.P., Shasha, B.S., McGuire, M.R. and Prokopy, R.J. 1998. Controlled release of sugar from a novel device for controlling pest insects. Journal of Controlled Release 50 (1-3): 257-265.
  •  Hu, X.P., Prokopy, R.J. and Mason, J. 1996. Populations of predatory and pest mites in first- and second-level commercial apple orchard blocks in Massachusetts. Journal of Applied Entomology 120: 47-51.
  • Hu, X.P., Duan, J.J., Mason, J. and Prokopy, R.J. 1996.  Removal of drops from apple orchards: potential impact on buildup of apple maggot flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Ontario 127: 107-114.
  • Hu, X.P., Li, S. and Prokopy, R.J. 1995. Studies on the morphology and taxonomy of the males of Beesoniidae. Israel Journal of Entomology XXIX: 85-92.
  • Yang, J.K. and Hu, X.P. 1994. A new species of Kuwania on Chinese osmanthus from Guangxi (Hom. Margarodidae). Guangxi Science 1(2): 29-31.
  • Hu, X.P. and Li, S. 1994. Revision of the family Kermesidae (Hom. Cocco.) in China. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 25(1): 39-45.
  • Hu, X.P. and Li., S. 1993. Bionomics of Pryeria sinica (Lepidoptera: Psychoidea: Zygaenidae) and its control. Forest Research 6: 151-153.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1993. Biology of Diaphania perspectalis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidae), a pest of littleleaf box. Forest Pest and Disease 3:21-23.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1993.  On a newly recorded genus and a new species of Kermesidae (Homoptera) from China. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 29(2): 110-114.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1993. Biology and control of Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley) on ornamental plants. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 24(1): 99-101.
  • Hu. X.P., Li, S. Huang G. 1992. Morphological studies of Kuwanaspis howardii (Cooley). Bamboo study (2): 9-13.
  • Hu. X.P. 1992. Aspidiotus pothos Takaki - a new record in the mainland of China. Journal of Shandong Forestry Science and Technology (2): 10.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1992. Biologics and morphology of Kermes taishanensis Hu (Kermesidae). Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 23(1): 41-45.
  •  Hu. X.P., Huang, S. Y. 1992. Control of Kuwanaspis howardii (Cooley) (Homo. Coc.). Journal of Hubei Forestry Science and Technology 3: 37-39.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1991. Study on morphology of Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley). Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 22(3): 221-226.
  • Hu. X.P. and Li, S. 1991. Studies on gray ermine moth, Yponomeuta griseatus Moriuti, attacking euonymus. Forestry Pest and Disease 2: 18-19.
  • Hu, X.P. 1990. A brief picture on the control of scale insects on shade and ornamental trees. Journal of Shandong Forestry Science and Technology 3: 45-49.
  • Hu, X.P. and Li, S. 1990. Preliminary study on Nidularia japonica Kuwana. Forest Pest and Disease 4: 3-4.
  • Hu, X.P. 1990. A recent advance in the study of gall-like scale insects. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 21(3): 20-23.
  • Hu, X.P. 1989. A key to identify Kermes species in the field. Journal of Shandong Forestry Science and Technology 2: 16-17.
  • Hu, X.P.1989. Identification of species of Curculionidae in mulberry forests. Shandong Sericulture 2:13-14.
  • Li, S. and Hu, X.P. 1989. An advanced method of controlling Kermes miyasakii Kuwana. Proceeding of Shandong Sericulture 6: 9-13.
  • Hu, X.P. and Li, S. 1988. The life table of Kermes taishanensis Hu and its control. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 19(4): 46-51.
  •  Hu, X.P. 1988. The occurrence of scale insects in garden. Journal of Shandong Forestry Science and Technology 2: 1-4.
  • Hu. X.P. 1987. Identification of thrips on Banyan. Forest Pest and Disease 3: 25-26.
  • Hu, X.P. and Li, S. 1986. A new species of the genus Beesonia from Shandong, China. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 17(4): 75-80.
  • Hu, X.P. 1986. Studies on gall-like scale insects, with descriptions of three new species from Shandong, China. Entomotaxonomia VII (4): 291-316.
  • Hu, X.P. 1986. Studies on the gall-like scale, Kermes miyasakii Kuwana. Journal of Shandong Agricultural University 17(1): 1-10
Articles in Proceedings and Bulletins (35)
Non-refereed Research Articles in Magazines and Reports (32)
Extension Publications (148, selected)
  • 2014. Kudzu bug control in residential areas. ANR-2163
  • 2014. Fly control for Alabama cattle operations. ANR-2083
  • 2013. Battling bed bugs - knowing the enemy. ANR1464
  • 2013. Control of parasitic Chorioptic mange mites on the horse, donkey and mule. ANR-1444
  • Timely Pest Alerts website
  • Hu, X.P. 2012. Mosquitos in and around Homes. ANR-1116
  • Housefly buzzing. Alabama IPM Communicator
  • Consequence of mound disturbance. Pest Control Technology
  • Asian cockroach, a new pest in urban environment. ANR-1322. ACES
  • The brown recluse spider. ANR-1043, ACES
  • Carpenter Bees - Biology and Management. ANR-1302. ACES Circular
  • Asian cockroach "invades" Alabama. Pest Control
  • Subterranean termite control products for Alabamians. ACES Circular ANR-1252
  • Formosan Subterranean Termites. ACES Circular ANR-1035
  • The black widow. Outdoor Alabama.
  • IPM tactics for subterranean termite control. ACES CircularANR-1022.
  • Protecting new homes against foreign grain beetles. ACES Circular ANR-1203
  • Managing Indian Meal Moth. ACES Circular ANR-1197

Last Updated: October 20, 2014

Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology | 301 Funchess Halll | Auburn University | Auburn, Alabama 36849
☎ (334) 844-5006 | FAX (334) 844-5005 |
Please include your name, email and phone on all correspondence
Privacy | Copyright ©