Jeremy McNeilWestern Science

Refereed Publications in Journals, Books, and International Symposia Proceedings


Alexander, M., B. D. Ruben and J. N. McNeil. 2022.The effect of host plant volatiles and wind speed on the host switching behaviour of the potato aphid, Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Insects 13, 312;

Pilecky, M., L. I. Wassenaar, M. J. Kainz, L. Anparasan, I. Ramirez, J. N. McNeil, K. A. Hobson. Isotopic (δ2H, δ13C) tracing of the origin and fate of individual fatty acids fueling migrating animals: a case study of the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). In press Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Ecophysiology

de Souza Ribas, N. J. N. McNeil, H. Dias Araújo , B. de Souza Ribas and E. Lima 2022. The effect of resistance to Bt corn on the reproductive output of Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Insects, 13, 196.

Hobson, K., J. Gootgarts, J. Kusack, F Longstaffe and J. N. McNeil. (2022). Captured Using stable isotopes (δ2H, δ13C) to identify natal origins and larval host-plant use by western bean cutworm, Striacosta albicosta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in southern Ontario. Ecol. Ent. 1–10.

S. L. Harper and J. N. McNeil (Eds). 2022. Taking action against climate change will benefit health and advance health equity in the Americas. 147pp. This policy report of the InterAmerican Networks of Academies of Science, funded by the InterAcademy Partnership, had 29 authors (I wrote sections relating to the effects of climate change on insects as vectors of disease and pests affecting food security in addition to co-editing).

Fears, R., K. A. B. Abdullah, C. Canales-Holzeis D. Caussy, A. Haines, S. L. Harper, J. N. McNeil, J. Mogwitz and V. ter Meulen. 2021. Evidence-informed policy for tackling adverse climate change effects on health: Linking regional and global assessments of science to catalyse action. PLOS Medicine.

Yost, T. T., E. Liang, M.P. Stewart, S. Chui, A. F. Greco, S. Q. Long, J. N. McNeil and A. F. Simon. 2021. Drosophila melanogaster Stress Odorant (dSO) displays the characteristics of an interspecific alarm cue. J. Chem. Ecol.

Anparasan, L., J. N. McNeil and K. Hobson. 2020.Tracing sources of carbon and hydrogen to stored lipids in the migratory moth, Mythimna unipuncta using stable isotopes (𝛅2H, 𝛅13C). Physiol. Ent.

Fears, R. P. McGrath, J. N. McNeil and T. M. Stopler. 2020. Inter Academy Partnership call for global solidarity. Canadian Science Policy Centre (

Hobson, K. A., O. R. Garcia-Rubio, R. Carrera-Trenvino, L. Anparasan, K. J. Kardynal, J. N. McNeil, E. Varcia-Serrano and B. X Mora Alvarez. 2020. Isotopic (δ2H) analysis of stored lipids in migratory and nverwintering Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus): Evidence for southern critical late-stage nectaring sites? Front. Ecol. Evol. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2020.572140

Konopka, J. K., D. Poinapen, T. Gariepy, D. W. Holdsworth and J. N. McNeil. 2020 Timing of failed parasitoid development in Halyomorpha halys eggs. Biol. Cont. 141:104124

Moise, R. R. D., J. N. Mc Neil, S. E. Hartley and H. A. L. Henry. 2019. Plant silicon effects on insect feeding dynamics are context dependent: evidence for the influence of plant nitrogen availability and herbivore ontogeny. Ent. Expt. Appl. 167: 91-97. DOI: 10.1111/eea.12750

Bohorquez, Y. L, I. Scott and J. N. McNeil. 2019.. The Buckwheat effect: A biopesticide for wireworm? J Econ Entomol. 112:625-632. doi: 10.1093/jee/toy366.

Chen, E., D. Kolosov, M. J O'Donnell, M. A. Erlandson, J. N. McNeil and C. Donly. 2018. The effect of diet on midgut and resulting changes in infectiousness of AcMNPV baculovirus in the cabbage looper, Trichoplusia ni. Front. Physiol.,

Konopka, J.K., Gariepy, T.D., Haye, T., Zhang, J., Rubin, B.D.and McNeil, J.N. 2018. Exploitation of pentatomids by native egg parasitoids in the native and introduced ranges of Halyomorpha halys: a molecular approach using sentinel egg masses. Journal of Pest Science.

Konopka, J.K., Poinapen, D., Gariepy, T.D. and McNeil, J.N. 2018. Understanding the mismatch between behaviour and development in a novel host-parasitoid association. Scientific Reports 8: 15677-.

Ix-Balam, M., M.G.A. Oliveira, J. Louzada, J. N. McNeil, E. Lima.. 2018. The rolling of food by dung beetles affects the oviposition of competing flies. Doi.10:3390/insects90300092

Simkovic, V. G. Thompson and J. N. McNeil. 2018 Testing for aggression and nestmate recognition in the Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes. Insectes Sociaux: 65: 281-288

Hobson, K. A., K. Doward, K.J. Kardynal and J. N. McNeil. 2018. Inferring the origins of migrating insects using isoscapes: A case study using the true armyworm, Mythimna unipuncta, in North America. Ecol. Entomol. DOI:10.1111/een.12505

Klironomos, J., S. K Brar, E. Fraser, K. Hegde, N. Kazemian, A. McInnes, J. N. McNeil, M. Naghdi, V. Pachapur and M. Taheran. 2017. Food and Nutritional Security in Canada. Pps 12-153 in Food and Nutritional Security for the Americas: The View of the Academies of Science. IANAS publication ISBN: 978-607-8379-29-3

Konopka, J. and J. N. McNeil. 2017, Day-night temperature differential, rather than mean temperature, determines age of sexual maturation in Straicosta albicosta. J. Insect. Physiol. 103:86-90

Konopka, J. K., T. Haye, T. Gariepy, and J. N. McNeil. 2017. Possible co-existence of native and exotic parasitoids and their impact on control of Halyomorpha halys. J. Pest Manag. DOI 10.1007/s10340-017-0851-2

McNeil, J. N. 2017. Insects as a food source. Pps 364-365 in Food and Nutritional Security for the Americas: The View of the Academies of Science. IANAS publication ISBN: 978-607-8379-29-3

Poinapen, D., J. Konopka, J. McNeil, J. Umoh, C. Norley, D. Brown and D. Holdsworth. 2017. Non-invasive visualization of whole live insects using CO2 gas and X-ray micro-CT. BMC Zoology DOI 10.1186/s40850-017-0018-x

Konopka, J.K., T. Haye, T. Gariepy, P. Mason, D. Gillespie, J. N. McNeil. 2016 An exotic parasitoid provides an invasional lifeline for native parasitoids. Ecology and Evolution. DOI:10.1002/ec33.2577.

Rehermann, G, P Altesor, J. N. McNeil, and A. González. 2016. Conspecific females promote calling behavior in the noctuid moth, Pseudaletia adultera. Ent. Expt. Appl. 159:362-369