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Steve Rietz added a new photo to UW-Madison Department of Entomology's timeline — in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

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UW-Madison Department of EntomologyLooks like a common species of moth known as the "Virginia Ctenucha" (Ctenucha virginica). You can find additional information about this species at this website:

Species Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha - Hodges#8262 - BugGuide.Net5 hours ago   ·  3

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UW-Madison Department of Entomology shared UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences's photo.

Entomologist PJ Liesch recently visited Minocqua and Kemp Natural resources station to talk about insects.
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P.J. Liesch, of the UW-Madison Department of Entomology and UW Colleges / UW-Extension, recently taught kids about insects at the Kemp Natural Resources Station! Check out great photos from event host Minocqua Public Library:

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UW-Madison Department of Entomology shared Minocqua Public Library's album.

PJ Liesch of the UW Insect Diagnostic Lab recently visited the Kemp Natural Resources Station last week to teach kids about insects. No better way to learn about insects than to get your hands dirty by collecting some!
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We had a great group at Kemp Station Thursday for Exploring the World of Insects with P.J. Liesch, an Extension Entomologist from UW-Madison's Insect Diagnostic Lab. The kids examined insect specimens and held a live Madagascar hissing cockroach -- COOL! They also drew their own version of an insect and spent time on the Kemp grounds collecting samples. Many thanks to P.J. Liesch for his excellent program, which kept these youngsters very interested in Wisconsin insects. Thanks also to Kemp Natural Resources Station for facilitating this event. We will be at Kemp for three more events this summer, so check the summer reading program schedule on our homepage for those opportunities.

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Christelle Guédot
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
(608) 262-0899
(608) 262-3322

546 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph.D. Biology - Utah State University, Logan, UT. 2004
Ability to conduct scientific research. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France. 1998
Maîtrise. Neurobiology - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France. 1997 
B.S.  Cell Biology and Physiology - Universitédes Sciences, Montpellier, France. 1996

My major research interest is the study of natural chemicals that mediate interactions between organisms and how these chemical messages affect insect behaviors, with the ultimate goal to develop practical applications for semiochemicals for integration into pest management programs while sustaining and enhancing pollination services.

I joined the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin in October 2012 as the Fruit Crop Entomologist and Extension Specialist. My research program focuses on 1) developing and refining effective, economical, and environmentally sound insect pest management (IPM) strategies; 2) determining the importance of pollinators and developing strategies for conserving and enhancing pollination services for fruit crops in Wisconsin.  The focus of my extension program is to provide up to date, research-based information to Wisconsin fruit growers on effective and sustainable IPM practices and on pollination services.


Professional Societies:
Entomological Society of America
International Society of Chemical Ecology
Kansas Entomological Society
Florida Entomologist

Horton D.R., Guédot C., and Landolt P.J. 2012. Identification of feeding stimulants for Pacific Coast wireworm by use of a filter paper assay (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia (In Press)

Guédot C., Horton D.R., and Landolt P.J.  2012.  Age at reproductive maturity and effect of age and time of day on sex attraction in the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelliInsect Science 19:585-594

Pitts-Singer T.L., Buckner J.S., Freeman T.P., Guédot C.  2012.  Structural examination of the Dufour’s gland of the cavity-nesting bees Osmia lignaria Say and Megachile rotundata (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae).  Annales of the Entomological Society of America 105:103-110

Landolt, P.J., Brumley J.A., Guédot C., Wanner K., Morales A.  2011. Male Fishia yosemitae (Grote) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) captured in traps baited with Z-7-dodecenyl acetate and Z-9-tetradecenyl acetate. Journal of Kansas Entomological Society 84:184-189

Landolt P.J., Guédot C., Hansen J., Wright L., and James D. 2011. Trapping hop looper moths, Hypena humuli Harris, (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in hop yards with acetic acid and 3-methyl-1-butanol.  International Journal of Pest Management 57: 183-188

Garczynski S.F., Unruh T.R., Guédot C., and Neven L.G. 2011. Characterization of three transcripts encoding small heat shock proteins expressed in the codling moth, Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).  Insect Science 18: 473-483

Guédot C., Horton D.R., and Landolt P.J.  2011.  Response of summerform pear psylla (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to male- and female-produced odors. Canadian Entomologist 143: 245-253

Landolt P.J., Guédot C., and Zack R.S. 2011.  Spotted cutworm, Xestia c-nigrum L. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) responses to sex pheromone and blacklight. The Journal of Applied Entomology 135: 593-600

Guédot C., Horton D.R., and Landolt P.J.  2010.  Sex attraction in the potato psyllid Bactericera cockerelli (Hemiptera: Triozidae). Environmental Entomology 39: 1302-1308

Landolt P.J., Lowery D.T., Wright L.C, Smithhisler C., Guédot C., and James D.G. 2010.  Trap response of Abagrotis orbis (Grote) cutworm moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) to a sex attractant lure in grape vineyards. The Canadian Entomologist 142: 135-142

Guédot C., Millar J.G., Horton D.R., and P.J. Landolt. 2009.  Identification of a sex attractant pheromone for male winterform pear psylla,Cacopsylla pyricola. The Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 1437-1447

Buckner J.S., Pitts-Singer T.L., Guédot C., Hagen M.M., Fatland C.L. and Kemp W.P.  2009. Cuticular Lipids of Female Solitary Bees, Osmia lignaria Sayand Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera:  Megachilidae).  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 153: 200-205

Guédot C., Horton D.R., and P.J. Landolt.  2009. Attraction of male winterform pear psylla to female-produced volatiles and to female cuticular extracts with evidence of male-male repellency.  Entomologia Experimentalis et applicata 130: 191-197

Guédot C., Bosch J., and Kemp W.P. 2009. Relationship between body size and homing ability in the genus Osmia(Hymenoptera; Megachilidae). Ecological Entomology 34(1): 158-161

Guédot C., Landolt P. J., and Smithhisler C. 2008. Principal odorants of the flowers of Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidiiFranch., as possible moth attractants. Florida Entomologist 91(4): 576-582   

Horton D.R., Guédot C., and P.J. Landolt. 2008. Attraction of male summerform pear psylla to volatiles from female pear psylla: effects of female age, mating status, and presence of host plant. The Canadian Entomologist 140:184-191

Landolt P. J. and Guédot C. 2008. Field attraction of codling moths (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) to apple and pear fruit, and quantitation of kairomones from attractive fruit. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101(3): 675-681

Horton D.R., Guédot C., and P.J. Landolt. 2007.  Diapause status of females affects attraction of male pear psylla, Cacopsylla pyricola, to volatiles from female-infested pear shoots. Entomologia Experimentalis et applicata 123: 185-192

Guédot C., Bosch J., and Kemp W.P. 2007.  Effect of three dimension and color patterns on nest location performance of two solitary bees(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society80(2): 90-104

Guédot C., Bosch J., James R.R., and Kemp W. P. 2006.  Effect of three dimension and color patterns on nest location and progeny mortality of Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in commercial alfalfa pollination. Journal of Economic Entomology 99(3): 626-633

Guédot C., Pitts-Singer T.L., Buckner J.S., Bosch J., and Kemp W.P. 2006.  Olfactory cues and nest recognition in the solitary bee Osmia lignaria Say (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Physiological Entomology 31: 110-119

Guédot C., Bosch J., and Kemp W.P. 2005.  The relative importance of vertical and horizontal visual cues in nest location by Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Apicultural Research44(3): 109-115


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