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Mullens, B. A., E. O. Paine and R. K. Velten. 1995. Temperature effects on survival and development of Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae) in the laboratory.  J. Nematol. 27: 29-35.

 

Six, D. L. and B. A. Mullens. 1996. Seasonal prevalence of Entomophthora muscae and attempted introduction of Entomophthora schizophorae (Zygomycotina: Entomophthorales)  into Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) populations on California dairies. Biological Control 6: 315-323.76.

 

Six, D. L. and B. A. Mullens. 1996. Distance of conidial discharge of Entomophthora muscae and E. schizophorae (Zygomycotina: Entomophthorales). J. Invert. Pathol. 67: 253-258.

 

Mullens, B. A. and K. A. Luhring. 1996. Salinity and pollution effects on survival and infectivity of Heleidomermis magnapapula (Stichosomida: Mermithidae) for Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Environ.Entomol. 25: 1202-1208.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. C. Hinkle and C. E. Szijj. 1996. Impact of alternating manure removal schedules on pest flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and associated predators (Coleoptera: Histeridae, Staphylinidae; Acarina: Macrochelidae) in caged-layer poultry manure in southern California. J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 1406-1417.

 

Mullens, B. A., K. A. Luhring and M. S. Breidenbaugh. 1997. Experimental host range studies with Heleidomermis magnapapula (Mermithidae), a parasite of Culicoides variipennis  (Ceratopogonidae). J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 13: 398-401.

 

Luhring, K. A. and B. A. Mullens. 1997. Improved rearing methods for Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae), a larval parasite of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Med. Entomol. 34: 704-709.

 

Mullens, B. A. and K. A. Luhring. 1998. Age-dependent parasitism of Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) be Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae) and considerations for assessing parasite impact. Biol. Cont. 11: 49-57.

 

Mullens, B. A., R. K. Velten and B. A. Federici. 1999. Iridescent virus infection in Culicoides variipennis sonorensis and interactions with the mermithid parasite Heleidomermis magnapapula. J. Invert. Pathol. 73: 231-233.

 

Mullens, B A; Hinkle, N C; Szijj, C E.  1996.  Role of the poultry manure pad in manure drying and its potential relationship to filth fly control.   J. of Agricultural Entomol., v.13, n.4, (1996): 331-337.

 

Mullens, B A; Hinkle, N C; Szijj, C E.  1996.  Impact of alternating manure removal schedules on pest flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and associated predators (Coleoptera: Histeridae, Staphylinidae: Acarina: Macrochelidae) in caged-layer poultry manure in...   J. of Econ. Entomol., v.89, n.6, (1996): 1406-1417.

 

Paine, E. O. and B. A. Mullens. 1994. Distribution, seasonal occurrence, and patterns of parasitism of Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae), a parasite of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in California. Environ. Entomol. 23: 154-160.

 

Mullens, B. A. and R. K. Velten. 1994. Rearing Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on agar and nematodes. J. Med. Entomol. 31: 175-177.

 

Mullens, B. A. and R. K. Velten. 1994. Laboratory culture and life history of Heleidomermis magnapapula in its host, Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Nematol. 26:    

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Holbrook, F. R. and B. A. Mullens. 1994. Effects of ivermectin on survival, fecundity, and egg fertility in Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 10: 70-73.

 

Mullens, B. A., W. J. Tabachnick, F. R. Holbrook and L. H. Thompson. 1995. Temperature effects on virogenesis of bluetongue serotype 11 in Culicoides variipennis sonorensis. Med. Vet. Entomol. 9: 71-76.

 

Mullens, B. A., E. O. Paine and R. K. Velten. 1995. Temperature effects on survival and development of Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae) in the laboratory. . Nematol. 27: 29-35.

 

Mullens, B. A. 1995. Flight activity and response to carbon dioxide of Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 32: 310-315.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. Peterson, C. E. Dada and R. K. Velten. 1995. Octenol fails to lure stable flies to insecticide. Calif. Agric. 49: 16-18.

 

Mullens, B. A. and M. J. Lehane. 1995. Fluorescence as a tool for age determination in Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Med. Entomol. 32: 569-       571

Six, D. L. and B. A. Mullens. 1996. Seasonal prevalence of Entomophthora muscae and attempted introduction of Entomophthora schizophorae (Zygomycotina: Entomophthorales) into Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) populations on California dairies. Biological Control 6: 315-323.76.

 

Six, D. L. and B. A. Mullens. 1996. Distance of conidial discharge of Entomophthora muscae and E. schizophorae (Zygomycotina: Entomophthorales). J. Invert. Pathol. 67: 253-258.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. C. Hinkle and C. E. Szijj. 1996. The role of the poultry manure pad in manure drying and its potential relationship to filth fly control. J. Agric. Entomol. 13: 331-337.

 

Mullens, B. A. and K. A. Luhring. 1996. Salinity and pollution effects on survival and infectivity of Heleidomermis magnapapula (Stichosomida: Mermithidae) for Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Environ. Entomol. 25: 1202-1208.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. C. Hinkle and C. E. Szijj. 1996. Impact of alternating manure removal schedules on pest flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and associated predators (Coleoptera: Histeridae, Staphylinidae; Acarina: Macrochelidae) in caged-layer poultry manure in southern California. J. Econ. Entomol. 89: 1406-1417.

 

Velten, R. K. and B. A. Mullens. 1997. Field morphological variation and laboratory hybridization of Culicoides variipennis sonorensis and C. v. occidentalis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 34: 277-284.

 

Mullens, B. A., C. Barrows and A. Borkent. 1997. Lizard feeding by Leptoconops (Brachyconops) californiensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on desert sand dunes. J. Med. Entomol. 34: 735-737.

 

Mullens, B. A., K. A. Luhring and M. S. Breidenbaugh. 1997. Experimental host range studies with Heleidomermis magnapapula (Mermithidae), a parasite of Culicoides variipennis (Ceratopogonidae). J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 13: 398-401.

 

Luhring, K. A. and B. A. Mullens. 1997. Improved rearing methods for Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae), a larval parasite of Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Med. Entomol. 34: 704-709.

 

Gerry, A. C. and B. A. Mullens. 1998. Response of male Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to carbon dioxide and observations of mating behavior on and near cattle. J. Med. Entomol. 35: 239-244.

 

Mullens, B. A. and Gerry, A. C. 1998. Comparison of bait cattle and carbon dioxide-baited suction traps for collecting Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 35: 245-250.

 

Mullens, B. A. and K. A. Luhring. 1998. Age-dependent parasitism of Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) be Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae) and considerations for assessing parasite impact. Biol. Cont. 11: 49-57.

 

Rosenkrantz, W. S., C. I. Griffin, R. E. Esch and B. A. Mullens. 1998. Responses in horses to intradermal challenge of insects and environmental allergens with specific immunotherapy. pp. 191-200. IN Kwochka, K. W., T. Willemse and C. von Tscharner (eds.) Advances in Veterinary Dermatology, Vol. 3. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.

 

Braverman, Y., A. Chizov-Ginsberg, and B. A. Mullens. 1999. Mosquito repellent attracts the biting midge, Culicoides imicola Kieffer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a vector of animal pathogens. J. Med. Entomol. 36:113-115.

 

Breidenbaugh, M. S. and B. A. Mullens. 1999. Two new western Nearctic Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) described from all stages. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101: 149-163.

 

Mullens, B. A., R. K. Velten and B. A. Federici. 1999. Iridescent virus infection in Culicoides variipennis sonorensis and interactions with the mermithid parasite Heleidomermis magnapapula. J. Invert. Pathol. 73: 231-233.

 

Breidenbaugh, M. S. and B. A. Mullens. 1999. Descriptions of immature stages of six Culicoides Latreille spp. (Diptera:  Ceratopogonidae) from desert mountain ranges in southern California, with notes on life histories and rearing technique. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101: 839-867.

 

Hunt, G. J., B. A. Mullens and W. J. Tabachnick. 1999. Colonization and maintenance of species of Culicoides. Pp. 33-55. IN Maramorosch, K. and F. Mahmood, eds. Maintance of Human, Animal and Plant Pathogen Vectors. Oxford and IBH Publ. Co., New Delhi.

 

Braverman, Y., M. C. Wegis and B. A. Mullens. 2000. Response of Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to 1-octen-3-ol and three plant-derived repellent formulations in the field. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 16: 158-163.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. C. Hinkle and C. E. Szijj. 2000. Monitoring northern fowl mites (Acari:Macronyssidae) in caged-laying hens: feasibility of an egg-based sampling system. J. Econ.Entomol. 93: 1045-1054.

 

Mullens, B. A., R. K. Velten, A. C. Gerry, Y. Braverman and R. G. Endris. 2000. Feeding and survival of Culicoides sonorensis on cattle treated with permethrin and pirimiphos-methyl. Med. Vet. Entomol. 14: 313-320.

 

Gerry, A. C. and B. A. Mullens. 2000. Seasonal abundance and survivorship of Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) at a southern California dairy, with reference to potential bluetongue virus transmission and persistence. J. Med. Entomol. 37:675-688.

 

Mullens, B. A., N. C. Hinkle, L. Robinson and C. E. Szijj.  Dispersal of northern fowl mites in an experimental poultry house. J. Appl. Poultry Res. (in press).

 

Pinnock, D. and B. A. Mullens. 2000. Application and Evaluation of  Entomopathogens for Control of Livestock and Poultry Pests. Pp. 741-766. IN Lacey, L. A. and H. K. Kaya. Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Boston.

 

Gerry, A. C., B. A. Mullens, N. J. MacLachlan and J. O. Mecham. 2001. Seasonal transmission of bluetongue virus by Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) at a southern california dairy and evaluation of vectorial capacity as a  predictor of bluetongue virus transmission. J. Med. Entomol. 38: 197-209.

 

Bonneau, K. R., B. A. Mullens and N. J. Maclachlan. Genetic drift and "founder effect" of the VP2 and NS3/NS3A genes of bluetongue virus

during passage between sheep, cattle and Culicoides sonorensis. J. Virol. 2001.

 

Halbritter, D. A. and B. A. Mullens. 2011. Responses of Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Acari: Macronyssidae) and Menacanthus stramineus (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae) to Gradients of Temperature, Light, and Humidity, with Comments on Microhabitat Selection on Chickens. J. Med. Entomol. 48: 251-261.

 

Chen, B. L., K. L. Haith and B. A. Mullens. 2011. Beak condition drives abundance and grooming-mediated competitive asymmetry in a poultry ectoparasite community. Parasitol. 138: 748-757.

 

Mullens, B. A., B. L. Chen and J. P. Owen. 2010. Beak condition and cage density determine abundance and spatial distribution of northern fowl mites, Ornithonyssus sylviarum, and chicken body lice, Menacanthus stramineus, on caged laying hens. Poult. Sci. 89: 2565-2572.

 

Mohr, R. M., B. A. Mullens and A. C. Gerry. 2011. Diel patterns of female host-seeking, male swarming, and sugar feeding in the “canyon fly”, Fannia conspicua (Diptera: Muscidae) in southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 48: 188-195.

 

Mohr, R. M., B. A. Mullens and A. C. Gerry. 2011. Evaluation of ammonia, human sweat, and bovine blood as attractants for female “canyon fly”, Fannia conspicua (Diptera: Muscidae), in southern California. J. Vect. Ecol. (in press).

 

Lay, D. C., M. Fulton, P. Y. Hester, D. M. Karcher, J. Kjaer, J. A. Mench|, B. A. Mullens, R. C. Newberry, C. J. Nicol, N. P. O’Sullivan, and R. E. Porter. 2010. Hen welfare in different housing systems. Poult. Sci. 36: 55-58.

 

Butler, S. M. and B. A. Mullens. 2010. Adult house fly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) activity and age of females near varying levels of (Z)-9-tricosene on a southern California dairy. J. Econ. Entomol. (103: 1929-1936).

 

Mullens, B. A., A. C. Gerry, V. Sarto i Monteys, M. Pinna and A. Gonzalez. 2010. Field studies on Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) activity and response to deltamethrin applications to sheep in northeastern Spain. J. Med. Entomol. 47: 106-110.

 

Mullens, B. A., A. C. Gerry and A. N. Diniz. 2010. Field and laboratory trials of a novel metaflumizone house fly (Diptera: Muscidae) bait in California. J. Econ. Entomol. 103: 550-556.

 

Mullens, B. A., W. R. Reifenrath and S. M. Butler. 2009. Laboratory trials of fatty acids as repellents or antifeedants against house flies, horn flies, and stable flies (Diptera: Muscidae). Pest Mgmt. Sci. 65: 1360-1366.


Gerry, A. C., V. Sarto I Monteys, J.-O. Moreno Vidal, O. Francino and B. A. Mullens. 2009. Biting Rates of
Culicoides Midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) on Sheep in Northeastern Spain in Relation to Midge Capture using UV Light and Carbon Dioxide Baited Traps. J. Med. Entomol. 46: 615-624.


Butler, S. M., R. D. Moon, N. C. Hinkle, J. G. Millar, J. S. McElfresh and B. A. Mullens. 2009. Characterization of age and cuticular hydrocarbon variation in mating pairs of house fly,
Musca domestica, collected in the field. Med. Vet. Entomol. 23: 426-442.

Owen, J.P., M.E. Delaney, C.J. Cardona, A. A. Bickford and B.A Mullens. 2009. Host inflammatory response governs fitness in an avian ectoparasite, the northern fowl mite (
Ornithonyssus sylviarum). Int. J. Parasitol. 39: 789-799.

 

Mullens, B. A., J. P. Owen, D. R. Kuney, C. E. Szijj and K. A. Klingler Temporal changes in distribution, prevalence and intensity of northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum)parasitism in commercial caged laying hens, with a comprehensive economic analysis of parasite impact. Vet. Parasitol. 160: 116-133.

Mullens, B. A., Sarto I Monteys, V. and Przhboro, A. A. 2008. Mermithid parasitism in the Ceratopogonidae: A literature review and critical assessment of host impact and potential for biological control. Russian Entomol. J. 17: 87-113.

Owen, J. P., M. E. Delany and B. A. Mullens. 2008. MHC haplotype involvement in avian resistance to an ectoparasite. Immunogenetics 60: 621-631.

Chen. B. L. and B. A. Mullens. 2008. Temperature and humidity effects on off-host survival of the northern fowl mite (Acari: Macronyssidae) and the chicken body louse (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 101: 637-646.

Butler, S. A., A. C. Gerry and B. A. Mullens. 2007. House fly (Diptera: Muscidae) activity near baits containing (Z)-9-tricosene and efficacy of commercial toxic fly baits on a southern California dairy. J. Econ. Entomol. 100:1489-1495.

Mullens, B. A., K._S. Lii, Y. Mao, J. A. Meyer, N. G. Peterson and C. E. Szijj. 2006.  Behavioural responses of dairy cattle to the stable fly,
Stomoxys calcitrans, in an open field environment. Med. Vet. Entomol. 20: 122-137.

Mullens, B. A., C. J. Cardona, L. McClellan, C. E. Szijj and J. P. Owen. 2006.
Culicoides  bottimeri as a vector of Haemoproteus lophortyx to quail in California, USA. Vet.
Parasitol. 140: 35-43.

Mullens, B. A. and A. C. Gerry. 2006. Life history and seasonal abundance of canyon flies (
Fannia benjamini complex)(Diptera: Muscidae) in southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 43: 192-199.

Gerry, A. C. and B. A. Mullens. 2006. Adult canyon fly (
Fannia benjamini complex)(Diptera: Muscidae) activity in southern California and use of CO2 as an attractant. J. Med. Entomol. 43: 467-472.

Mullens, B. A., K.S. Lii, Y. Mao, J. A. Meyer, N. G. Peterson and C. E. Szijj. 2006. Behavioural responses of dairy cattle to the stable fly,
Stomoxys calcitrans, in an open field environment. Med. Vet. Entomol. 20: 122-137.

Owen, J.P., B.A. Mullens, R.T. Carde and K.A. Justus. 2005. Northern Fowl Mite Orientation in a Thermal Gradient and Evidence for Idothetic Course Control. Physiol. Entomol. 30: 293-302

Takano-Lee, M., J.D. Edman, B.A. Mullens and J.M. Clark. 2005. Transmission potential of the human head louse,
Pediculus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae). Int. J. Dermatology 44: (10) 811-816.

Mullens, B.A. and N.G. Peterson. 2005. Relationship Between Rainfall and Stable Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Abundance on California Dairies. J. Med. Entomol. 42: 705-708.

Mullens, B.A., J.P. Owen, D.E. Heft and R.V. Sobeck. 2005.
Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and other biting flies associated with equine dermatitis on the Palos Verdes Peninsula of southern California. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Assoc. 21: 90-95.

Kilpinen, O. and B.A. Mullens. 2004. Effect of food deprivation on response of the mite,
Dermanyssus gallinae, to heat. Med. Vet. Entomol. 18: 368-371.

Takano-Lee, M., J.D. Edman, B.A. Mullens and J.M. Clark. 2004. Assessment of "home remedies" to control the human head louse,
Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae). J. Pediatric Nursing. 19: 393-398.

Owen, J.P. and B.A. Mullens. 2004. Influence of Heat and Vibration on the Northern Fowl Mite,
Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Canestrini and Fanzago)(Acari:Macronyssidae). J. Med. Entomol. 41: 865-872.

Darbro, J.M. and B.A. Mullens. 2004. Assessing Insecticide Resistance and Aversion to Methomyl-treated Toxic Baits in
Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) Populations in Southern California, USA. Pest Mgmt. Sci. 60: 901-908.

Mullens, B.A., D.R. Kuney, N.C. Hinkle and C.E. Szijj. 2004. Producer Attitudes and Control Practices for Northern Fowl Mites in Southern California. J. Appl. Poultry Res. 365-374.

Mullens, B.A., R.K. Velten, N.C. Hinkle, D.R. Kuney and C.E. Szijj. 2004. Acaricide Resistance in Northern Fowl Mite (
Ornithonyssus sylviarum) Populations on Caged Layer Operations in Southern California. Poultry Sci. 83: 365-374.

Takano-Lee, M., J.D. Edman, R.K. Velten, B.A. Mullens and J.M. Clark. 2003. An Automated Feeding Apparatus for
In Vitro Maintenance of the Human Head Louse (Pediculus capitis) J. Med. Entomol. 40(6): 795-799.

Takano-Lee, M., K.S. Yoon, J.D. Edman, B.A. Mullens and J.M. Clark. 2003.
In vivo and in vitro Rearing of Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae). J. Med. Entomol. 40: 628-635.

Smith, H. and B.A. Mullens. 2003. Seasonal Activity, Size and Parity of
Culicoides occidentalis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) in a coastal southern California Salt Marsh. J. Med. Entomol. 40: 352-355.

Bonneau, K.R., C.D. DeMaula, B.A. Mullens and N.J. MacLachlan. 2002. Duration of Viraemia Infectious to
Culicoides sonorensis in Bluetongue Virus-Infected Cattle and Sheep. Veb. Microbiol. 88: 115-125.

Mullens, B.A., C.E. Szijj and N.C. Hinkle. 2002. Oviposition and Development of
Fannia spp. (Diptera: Muscidae) on Poultry Manure of Low Moisture Levels. Environ. Entomol. 31: 588-593.

Kalsbeek, V. B. A. Mullens, and J. B. Jespersen. 2001. Field Studies of
Entomophthora (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales)-Induced Behavioral Fever in Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae) in Denmark. Biol. Cont. 21: 264-273.

Mullens, B. A., A. C. Gerry and R. K. Velten. 2001. Failure of a Permethrin Treatment Regime to Protect Cattle Against Bluetongue. J. Med. Entomol. 38: 760-762.

Bonneau, K. R., B. A. Mullens and N. J. MacLachlan. 2001. Genetic drift and "founder effect" of the VP2 and NS3/NS3A genes of bluetongue virus during passage between sheep, cattle and
Culicoides sonorensis. J. Virol. 75: 8298-8305

Braverman, Y., F. Chechik and B.A. Mullens. 2001. The Interaction Between Climatic Factors and Bluetongue Outbreaks in Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean and the Feasibility of Establishing Bluetonuge-Free Zones. Israel J. Vet. Med. 56: 99-109.

Bonneau, K.R., J.B. Topol, A.C. Gerry, B.A. Mullens, R.K. Velten and N.J. MacLachlan. 2001. Variation in the NS3/NS3A Gene of Bluetongue Viruses Contained in
Culicoides sonorensis Collected from a Single Site in Southern California. Virus Research 84: 59-65.

Mullens, B.A., N.C. Hinkle and C.E. Szijj. 2000. Monitoring northern fowl mites (Acari:
Macronyssidae) in caged laying hens: feasibility of an egg-based sampling system. J. Econ. Entomol. 93: 1045-1054.

Gerry, A.C. and B.A. Mullens. 2000. Seasonal abundance and survivorship of
Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) at a southern California dairy, with reference to potential bluetongue virus transmission and persistence. J. Med. Entomol. 37: 675-688

Breidenbaugh, M.S. and B. A. Mullens. 1999. Two new western Nearctic Culicoides (Diptera: Cereatopogonidae) described from all stages. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101:149-163.

Breidenbaugh, M. S. and B. A. Mullens. 1999. Descriptions of immature stages of six
Culicoides Latreille spp. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from desert mountain ranges in southern California, with notes on life histories and rearing technique. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 101: 839-867.

Mullens, B. A., R. K. Velten and B. A. Federici. 1999. Iridescent virus infection in
Culicoides variipennis sonorensis and interactions with the mermithid parasite Heleidomermis magnapapula. J. Invert. Pathol. 73: 231-233.

Mullens, B.A. and K.A. Luhring. 1998. Age-dependent parasitism of
Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) be Heleidomermis magnapapula (Nematoda: Mermithidae) and considerations for assesing parasite impact. Biol. Cont. 11:49-57.

Mullens, B.A. and A.C. Gerry. 1998. Comparison of bait cattle and carbon dioxide-baited suction traps for collecting
Culicoides variipennis sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) and Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 35:245-250.

Mullens, B.A., N.C. Hinkle and C.E. Szijj. 1996. Impact of alternating manure removal schedules on pest flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and associated predators (Coleoptera: Histeridae, Staphylinidae; Acarina: Macrochelidae) in caged-layer poultry manure in southern California. J. Econ. Entomol. 89:1406-1417.

Mullens, B.A. & R. K. Velten. 1994. Laboratory culture and life history of
Heleidomermis magnapapula in its host, Culicoides variipennis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). J. Nematol. 26: 1-10.

Mullens, B.A. & C.E. Dada. 1992. Spatial and seasonal distribution of potential vectors of hemorrhagic disease viruses to peninsular bighorn sheep in the Santa Rosa Mountains of southern California. J. Wildl. Dis. 28:192-205.

Mullens, B.A., J.L. Rodriguez & J.A. Meyer. 1987. An epizootiological study of
Entomophthora muscae in muscoid fly populations on southern California poultry facilities, with emphasis on Musca domestica. Hilgardia 55: 41 p.