Publications from the Fonseca Lab


Halasa Y, Shepard DS, Fonseca DM, Farajollahi A, Healy S, Gaugler R, Bartlett-Healy K, Strickman D, Clark GG. (2014) Quantifying the impact of mosquitoes on quality of life and enjoyment of yard and porch activities in New Jersey. PLoS One (accepted) - link to a poster presented at the ASTMH 2012 meetings in Augusta, GA.

Egizi A, Farajollahi A, Fonseca DM. 2014. Diverse host feeding on nesting birds may limit early season West Nile virus amplification. Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases (accepted)

Vuong HB, Canham C, Fonseca DM, Brisson D, Morin PJ, Smouse P, Ostfeld RS. 2014. Host-genotypic patterns of Borrelia burgdorferi: using maximum likelihood estimate to examine occurrence and transmission efficiencies. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. in press

Xu J, Fonseca DM, Hamilton GC, Hoelmer KA, Neilsen AL, (2013) Tracing the origin of US brown marmorated stink bugs, Halyomorpha halys. Biological Invasions.16(1): 153-166

Kaufman MG, Fonseca DM. 2014. Invasion biology of Aedes japonicus japonicus. Annual Review of Entomology. 59:31-49.


downloadUnlu I, Farajollahi A, Strickman D, Fonseca DM (2013) Crouching tiger, hidden trouble: urban sources of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) refractory to source-reduction. PLoS One. 8(10): e77999.

Dumas E, Atyame C, Fonseca DM, Shaikevich E, Unal S, Makoundou P, Weill M, Duron O. 2013. Population structure of Wolbachia and cytoplasmic introgression in a complex of mosquito species. BMC: Evolutionary Biology. 13(1):181 (provisional)

Armstrong et al. 2013Armstrong PM, Anderson JF, Farajollahi A, Healy SP, Unlu I, Crepeau TN, Gaugler R, Fonseca DM, Andreadis TG (2013) Isolations of Cache Valley virus from Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in New Jersey and evaluation of its role as a regional arbovirus vector. Journal of Medical Entomology. 50(6): 1310-1314.

Crepeau TN, Unlu I, Healy, SP, Farajollahi A, Fonseca DM. 2013. Experiences with the large scale operation of the BioGens Sentinel Trap. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 29(2):177–180.

Crepeau TN, Healy, SP, Bartlett-Healy K, Unlu I, Farajollahi A, Fonseca DM. 2013. Effects of BioGens Sentinel trap field placement on capture rates of Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito. PLoS One. 8(3): e60524.

Fonseca DM, Unlu I, Crepeau T, Farajollahi A, Healy SP, Bartlett-Healy K, Strickman D, Gaugler R, Hamilton G, Kline D, Clark GG. 2013. Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: II. Gauging the efficacy of traditional integrated pest control measures against urban container mosquitoes. Pest Management Science. Feb 8, 2013, /abstract

Egizi A, Healy SP, Fonseca DM. 2013. Rapid blood meal scoring in anthropophilic Aedes albopictus and application of PCR blocking to avoid pseudogenes. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 16: 122–128.

Worobey J, Fonseca DM, Espinosa C, Gaugler R. 2013. Child outdoor physical activity reduced by invasive day-biting mosquitoes. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 29(1):78-80.

Micieli MV, Matacchiero AC, Muttis E, Fonseca DM, Aliota MT, Kramer LD. 2013. Vector competence of Argentine mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) for West Nile virus (Flaviviridae: Flavivirus). Journal of Medical Entomology. 50(4):853-862.

Avery JD, Fonseca DM, Campagne P, Lockwood JL. 2013. Cryptic introductions and the interpretation of Island Biodiversity. Molecular Ecology. 22(8):2313-24.

Keyghobadi N, Koscinski D, Weintraub JD, Fonseca DM. 2013. Historical specimens reveal past relationships and current conservation status of populations in a declining species: the regal fritillary butterfly. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00208.x.


Versteirt V, De Clercq EM, Fonseca DM, Pecor J, Schaffner F, Coosemans M, Van Bortel W. 2012. Bionomics of the established exotic mosquito species Aedes koreicus in Belgium, Europe. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(6): 1226-1232.

Mogi M, Armbruster P, Fonseca DM. 2012. Analyses of the northern distribution limit of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) with a simple thermal index. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(6): 1233-1243.

Farajollahi A, Healy SP, Unlu I, Gaugler R, Fonseca DM. 2012. Effectiveness of ultra-low volume nighttime applications of an adulticide against diurnal Aedes albopictus, a critical vector of dengue and chikungunya viruses. PLoS One. 11. e49281.

Strickman D, Fonseca DM. 2012. Autogeny in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes from the San Francisco Bay Area. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 87(4):719-26.

Halasa Y, Shepard D, Wittenberg E, Fonseca DM, Farajollahi A, Healy S, Gaugler R, Strickman D, Clark G. 2012. Willingness-to-pay for an Area-wide pest management program to control the Asian tiger mosquito in New Jersey. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 28(3):225-236.

Bartlett-Healy K, Unlu I, Obenaeur P, Hughes, Healy S, Crepeau T, Farajollahi A, Kesavaraju B, Fonseca DM, Schoeler, Gaugler R, and Strickman D. 2012. Larval habitat utilization and community dynamics of Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in urban, suburban, and rural areas of northeastern USA. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49:813-24.

Versteirt V, Pecor J, Fonseca DM, Coosemans M, Bortel WV. 2012. Confirmation of Aedes koreicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium and description of morphological differences between Korean and Belgian specimens validated by molecular identification. Zootaxa. 3191:21-32.


Xu J and Fonseca DM. 2011. One-way sequencing of multiple amplicons from tandem repetitive mitochondrial DNA control region. Mitochondrial DNA 22(5-6):155-158.

Bartlett-Healy K, Hamilton G, Healy S, Crepeau T, Unlu S, Farajollahi A, Fonseca DM, Gaugler R, Clark GC, Strickman D. 2011. Source reduction behavior as an independent measurement of the impact of a Public Health education campaign in an integrated vector management program for the Asian tiger mosquito Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8: 1358-1367.

Farajollahi A, Fonseca DM, Kramer LD, Kilpatrick AM. 2011. ‘‘Bird biting’’ mosquitoes and human disease: A review of the role of Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in epidemiology. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11:1577-1585.

Unlu I, Farajollahi A, Healy SP, Crepeau T, Bartlett-Healy K, Williges E, Strickman D, Clark GG, Gaugler R, Fonseca DM. 2011. Area-wide management of Aedes albopictus: choice of study sites based on geospatial characteristics, socioeconomic factors, and mosquito populations. Pest Management Science 67(8):965-74.


Kilpatrick AM, Fonseca DM, Ebel G, Reddy M, Kramer LD. 2010. Spatial and temporal variation in vector competence of Culex mosquitoes for West Nile virus. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 83(3):607-13.

Cameron EC, Wilkerson RC, Mogi M, Miyagi I, Toma T, Kim H-C, Fonseca DM. 2010. Molecular phylogenetics of Aedes japonicus, a disease vector that recently invaded Western Europe, North America, and the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Medical Entomology 47(4):527-35.

Fonseca DM, Widdel A, Spichiger S-E, Hutchinson M, Kramer LD. 2010. Fine-scale spatial and temporal population genetics of a new US mosquito, reveal multiple introductions. Molecular Ecology. 19(8): 1559-72.

Nelder MP, Kesavaraju B, Farajollahi A, Healy SP, Unlu I, Crepeau T, Raghavendran A, Fonseca DM, Gaugler R. 2010. Suppressing Aedes albopictus, an emerging vector of dengue and chikungunya viruses, by a novel combination of a monomolecular film and an insect growth regulator. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 82(5):831-837.


Bataille A, Cunningham AA, Cedeño V, Cruz M, Eastwood G, Fonseca DM, Causton CE, Azuero R, Loayza J, Cruz Martinez JD, and Goodman SJ. 2009. Evidence for regular on-going introductions of mosquito disease vectors into the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. 276(1674):3769-75

Fonseca DM, Smith JL, Kim H-C, Mogi M. 2009. Population genetics of the mosquito Culex pipiens pallens reveals sex-linked asymmetric introgression by Culex quinquefasciatus. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 9: 1197-1203

Fonseca DM, Okada K, Kramer LD. 2009. Microsatellite loci for the white-dotted mosquito (Culex restuans), a principal vector of West Nile virus in North America. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(3): 958-960.

before 2008

Kilpatrick AM, Kramer LD, Jones MJ, Marra PP, Daszak P, Fonseca DM. 2007. Genetic influences on mosquito feeding behavior and the emergence of zoonotic pathogens. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 77(4):667-71

Keyghobadi N, LaPointe D, Fleischer RC, Fonseca DM. 2006. Fine-scale population genetic structure of a wildlife disease vector: the southern house mosquito on the island of Hawaii. Molecular Ecology 15(13):3919-30.

Beadell JS, Ishtiaq F, Covas R, Melo M, Warren BH, Atkinson CT, Bensch S, Graves GR, Jhala YV, Peirce MA, Rahmani AR, Fonseca DM, Fleischer RC. 2006. Global Phylogeography of Hawaii’s Avian Malaria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. 273(1604):2935-44.

Bahnck CM and Fonseca DM. 2006. Rapid assay to identify the two genetic forms of Culex (Culex) pipiens L. (Diptera: Culicidae) and hybrid populations. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 75(2):251-255.

Fonseca DM, Smith JL, Wilkerson RC, and Fleischer RC. 2006. Pathways of expansion and multiple introductions illustrated by large genetic differentiation among worldwide populations of the southern house mosquito. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 74(2): 284-289.

Keyghobadi N, Unger KP, Weintraub JD, Fonseca DM. 2006. Remnant populations of the regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) in Pennsylvania: local genetic structure in a high gene flow species. Conservation Genetics. 7:309-313.

Widdel AK, McCuiston LJ, Crans WJ, Kramer LD, and Fonseca DM. 2005. Finding needles in the haystack: single copy microsatellite loci for Aedes japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae). American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 73(4):744-748.

Smith JL, Keyghobadi N, Matrone MA, Escher RL, Fonseca DM 2005. Cross-species comparison of microsatellite loci in the Culex pipiens complex and beyond. Molecular Ecology Notes 5:697-700.

Li C, Wilkerson RC and Fonseca DM. 2005. Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite markers from the malaria vector Anopheles marajoara (Diptera: Culicidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 65-67.

Fonseca DM, Keyghobadi N, Malcolm C, Mogi M, Schaffner F, Fleischer RC, and Wilkerson RC. 2004. Response to Outbreak of West Nile virus in North America. Science 306 (5701): 1473-1475.

Smith JL and Fonseca DM. 2004. Rapid assays for identification of members of the Culex (Culex) pipiens complex, their hybrids, and other sibling species (Diptera: Culicidae) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 70(4): 339-345.

Fonseca DM, Keyghobadi N, Malcolm C, Mehmet C, Mogi M, Schaffner F, Fleischer RC, and Wilkerson RC. 2004. Emerging vectors in the Culex pipiens complex. Science 303:1535-1538.

Keyghobadi N, Matrone MA, Ebel GD, Kramer, LD, and Fonseca DM. 2004. Microsatellite loci from the northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens), a principal vector of West Nile virus in North America. Molecular Ecology Notes 4: 20-22

Hagedorn M, Lance SL, Fonseca DM, Kleinhans FW, Artimov D, Fleischer R, Hoque ATMS, Hamilton MB and Pukazhenthi BS. 2002. Altering Fish Embryos With Aquaporin-3: An Essential Step Toward Successful Cryopreservation. Biology of Reproduction 67(3):961-966.

Fonseca DM, Scott Campbell S, Crans WJ, Mogi M, Miyagi I, Tome T, Bullians M, Andreadis TG, Berry RL, Pagac B, Sardelis M, and Wilkerson RC. 2001. Aedes (Finlaya) japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) a newly recognized mosquito in the USA: analyses of genetic variation in the US and putative source populations. Journal of Medical Entomology. 38(2): 135-146.

Fonseca DM and Hart DD. 2001. Colonization history masks habitat preferences in local distributions of stream insects. Ecology 82 (10): 2897–2910.

Fonseca DM, LaPointe D and Fleischer RC. 2000. Bottlenecks and multiple introductions: population genetics of Culex quinquefasciatus, the vector of avian malaria in Hawaii. Molecular Ecology 9:1803-1814.

Fonseca DM. 1999. Fluid-mediated dispersal in streams: a comparison of predictive models of settlement. Oecologia 121(2): 212-223.

Finelli CM, Hart DD and Fonseca DM. 1999. Evaluating the spatial resolution of an acoustic Doppler velocimeter and the consequences for measuring near-bed flows. Limnology and Oceanography 44(7): 1793-1801.

Fonseca DM, Atkinson CT and Fleischer RC. 1998. Microsatellite primers for Culex quinquefasciatus, the vector of avian malaria in Hawaii. Molecular Ecology, 7(11): 1617-1619.

Bourguet D, Fonseca D, Vourch G, Dubois M-P, Chandre F, Severini C and Raymond M. 1998. The acetylcholinesterase gene Ace: a diagnostic marker for the pipiens and quinquefasciatus forms of the Culex pipiens complex. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 14(4): 390-396.

Fonseca DM and Hart DD. 1996. Density-dependent dispersal of black fly neonates is mediated by flow. Oikos, 75: 49-58.

Hart DD and Fonseca DM. 1996. An important confluence for stream ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11: 272-273.

Simões Graça MA, Fonseca DM and Castro S. 1989. The distribution of macro invertebrate communities in two Portuguese rivers. Freshwater Biology, 22: 297-308.