Publications

Bredlau, JP & KM Kester. 2015. Pre- and postzygotic barriers to reproduction between two host-foodplant complex sources of the parasitic wasp, Cotesia congregata [Hymenoptera: Braconidae]. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108: 1026-1036.

Kester, KM , G Karns & BL Brown. 2015. Host-plant complex associated differentiation of the parasitic wasp, Cotesia congregata (Say). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 108: 1014-1025.

Bredlau, JP, YJ Mohajer, TM Cameron, KM Kester & ML Fine. 2013. Characterization and generation of male courtship song in Cotesia congregata (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLOS One 8: e62051

Lentz-Ronning, AJ & KM Kester. 2013. Effects of sequential learning experiences on searching responses and sex ratio allocations of the gregarious insect parasitoid, Cotesia congregata (Say) [Hymenoptera: Braconidae]. Journal of Insect Behavior 26: 165-175

Lentz, AJ & KM Kester. 2008. Postemergence learning affects sex ratio allocation in a gregarious insect parasitoid. Journal of Insect Behavior 21: 34-45.

Toothman, MH, KM Kester, J Champagne, TD Cruz, WS Street IV & BL Brown. 2008. Characterization of human DNA in environmental samples. Forensic Science International 178: 7-15.

Kankare, M, MK Jensen, KM Kester & I Saccheri. 2004. Characterization of microsatellite loci in two primary parasitoids of the butterfly Melitaea cinxia, Cotesia melitaearum and Hyposoter horticola (Hymenoptera). Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 231-233.

Jensen, MK, KM Kester, M Kankare & BL Brown. 2002. Characterization of microsatellite loci in the parasitoid, Cotesia congregata (Say). Molecular Ecology Notes 2: 346-348.

Kester, KM, SC Peterson, FE Hanson, DM Jackson & RF Severson. 2002. The roles of nicotine and natural enemies in determining larval feeding site distributions of Manduca sexta L. and Manduca quinquemaculata (Haworth) on tobacco. Chemoecology 12: 1-10. [invited; lead paper]

Anderson, JE, SR Webb, RL Fischer, KM Kester & BL Brown. 2001. Baseline and in vivo photoluminescence of endospore material using the parasitoid wasp, Cotesia congregata. Applied Spectroscopy 55: 684-689.

Kester, K & J Tuttle. 1999. First reported host of Rhynochophion flammipennis is Manduca sexta. Southwestern Naturalist 44: 87-88.

Kester, KM & DM Jackson. 1996. When good bugs go bad: Intraguild predation by the spined stilt bug, Jalysus wickhami on parasitoid, Cotesia congregata. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 81: 271-276.

Jackson, DM & KM Kester. 1996. Effects of diet on longevity and fecundity of the spined stilt bug, Jalysus wickhami. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 80: 421-425.

Fox, LR, KM Kester & J Eisenbach. 1996. Direct and indirect responses of parasitoids to plants: Sex ratio, plant quality and herbivore diet breadth. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 80: 289-292.

Kester, KM & P Barbosa. 1994. Behavioral responses to host foodplants of two populations of the insect parasitoid, Cotesia congregata (Say). Oecologia 99: 151-157.

Kester, KM & P Barbosa. 1992. Effects of post-emergence experience on searching and landing responses to plants in the insect parasitoid, Cotesia congregata (Say). Journal of Insect Behavior 5: 301-320.

Kester, KM & P Barbosa. 1991. Behavioral and ecological constraints imposed by plants on insect parasitoids: Implications for biological control. Biological Control: Theory and Application 1: 94-106. [invited]

Kester, KM & P Barbosa. 1991. Post-emergence learning in the insect parasitoid, Cotesia congregata (Say). Journal of Insect Behavior 4: 727-742.