Moore, EM, KM Kester, & JG Kingsolver. 2020. Rearing temperature and parasitoid load determine host and parasitoid performance in Manduca sexta and Cotesia congregata. Ecological Entomology 45: 79-89.
Bredlau, JP, D Kuhar, DE Gundersen-Rindal, & KM Kester. 2019. The parasitic wasp, Cotesia congregata (Say), consists of two incipient species isolated by asymmetric reproductive incompatibility and hybrid inability to overcome host defenses. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7: 187.
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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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. 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]