Entomology Masters Student
Brian A. Little (CV)
Graduate Research Assistant
Address:Department of Entomology
Lab: (229) 386-3087
2012-Present Master of Science, Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2008-2012 Bachelor of Science, Biology; with a minor in Environmental Biology, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
My research focus is testing the efficacy and toxicology of organophosphates, pyrethroids, and neonicotinoids for managing stink bugs in cotton. Interested in movement within and among plants, feeding capacity, and pathogen transmission. Studies include three elements: 1) time lapse videography within growth chambers, which monitor behavioral changes in the Southern Green Stink bug, Nezara viridula, and the Brown Stink bug, Euschistus servus, immediately following insecticide exposure on cotton plants, 2) Field cages, which test for potential repellency, and 4) commercial fields.
Little, Brian A. and M.D. Toews. A Comparison of Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, and Neonicotinoids for Managing Stink Bugs in Cotton. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America at Austin, Texas 2013.
*Little, Brian A., J.M. Moore, T.W. Phillips, M.D. Toews, and F.F. Turpin. Management of Cigarette Beetle Populations within Tobacco Receiving Stations By Using Mating Disruption Techniques. Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents Meeting 2013, Buford, GA.(Poster)
Little, Brian A., E. Lee Hadden, Erika A. Scocco. Mouthpart Morphology of the Invasive Bean
Plataspid, Megacopta cribraria (Fabricius), as Revealed by SEM.Association of
Southeastern Biologist 2012 Conference, Athens, GA. (Poster)
Little, Brian A., Edward Mills. Social Context of the 4-Syllable ‘Laugh Call’ of the Female Chinese Blue-breasted Quail (Coturnix chinensis). Wingate University, Wingate, NC. 2011 (Poster)
*Won Third place at the Georgia Agriculture County Agents Meeting 2013