Judith Hough-Goldstein

Education

  • Ph.D. Entomology, Cornell University, 1981
  • M.S. Entomology, Cornell University, 1977
  • B.A. Biology (cum laude), Harvard University, 1972

Current Courses

  • ENWC 215, Entomology Laboratory, Fall
  • ENWC 411/611, Insect Pest Management, Spring (odd years)
  • ENWC 419/619 Biological Control – Spring (even years)

Research Activities

Professional Affiliations and Service

  • Delaware Invasive Species Council
  • Entomological Society of America
  • International Organization for Biological Control

Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

28. Dunn, Emily, In progress, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology

27. Nestory, Samantha, In progress. M.S. in Entomology

26. Handley, Kaitlin. 2014. The effect of forest fragment quality on cerambycid occupancy and abundance. M.S. in Entomology.

25. Berg, Scott. 2014. Dispersal behavior of the weevil Rhinoncomimus latipes, and the influence of varying moisture and temperature conditions on the biological control of mile-a-minute weed. M.S. in Entomology.

24. Lake, Ellen C. 2011. Biological control of mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata, and integrating weed management techniques to restore invaded sites. Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.

23. Cutting, Kiri. 2011. An integrated approach to the restoration of areas invaded by mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) using biological control and herbaceous native seeding. M.S. in Wildlife Ecology.

22. Frye, Matthew J. 2010. Response of kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) to different types and levels of simulated insect herbivore damage. Ph.D. in Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.

21. Lake, Ellen C. 2007. Dispersal, establishment, and impact of the mile-a-minute weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): a two-year study in southeastern Pennsylvania. M.S. in Entomology.

20. Frye, Matthew J. 2006. Biology and host specificity of Gonioctena tredecimmaculata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a potential biological control agent for kudzu. M.S. in Entomology.

19. Ballard, Meg. 2006. Differences in insect populations on native and alien plants in an early successional community. M.S. in Entomology.

18. Colpetzer, Keith E. 2003. An evaluation of the Asian weevil, Homorosoma chinensis Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential biological control agent of mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonales: Polygonaceae). M.S. in Entomology.

17. Wilson, Andrew P. 2003. The effect of weed-free periods on European corn borer (Ostrinia nubilalis) oviposition and egg mass predation. M.S. in Entomology.

16. Vandarwarka, Jaime M. (Johnson). 2002. The effect of straw mulch on pest insects, predators, weeds, and two crops in an organic agroecosystem. M.S. in Entomology.

15. Price, Dana L. 2001. Biology and host specificity of Timandra griseata Peterson (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and Homorosoma chinensis Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate biological control agents for mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonaceae). M.S. in Entomology.

14. Witmer, Jennie E. 2001. Ground-dwelling generalist predators and corn foliage insects in four cropping systems. M.S. in Entomology.

13. Fredericks, James G. 2001. A survey of insect herbivores associated with Polygonum perfoliatum L. (mile-a-minute weed) and comparisons of leaf damage and insect diversity between recently established and mature populations. M.S. in Entomology.

12. Niederriter, Holly S. 2000. Ecology of Eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in an isolated forest fragment in Northern Delaware. M.S. in Applied Ecology.

11. Westich, Renee. 1999. Cultural and biological control of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say). M.S. in Entomology.

10. Jenkins, Daniel J. 1997. A novel application of gels as potential carriers for beneficial insects. M.S. in Entomology.

9. Miyo, Takahiro 1997. Inheritance of resistance to esfenvalerate in Colorado potato beetles, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say). M.S. in Entomology.

8. Nuwer, Terry L. 1996. An evaluation of soybean host plant resistance to spider mites. M.S. in Entomology.

7. Shetty, Pragathi N. 1994. Overwintering habitat and behavioral response of Podisus maculiventris to its synthetic pheromone. M.S. in Entomology.

6. McPherson, Diana R. (Bartlett). 1992. Diet and prey choice in Perillus bioculatus. M.S. in Entomology.

5. Heimpel, George E. 1991. Searching behavior and functional response of Perillus bioculatus, a predator of the Colorado Potato Beetle. M.S. in Entomology.

4. Hahn, Simeon P. 1990. The effects of an aqueous extract of tansy (Tanacetum vulgare L.) on two cabbage pests: the imported cabbageworm (Artogeia rapae L.) and the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.). M.S. in Entomology.

3. Matthews, Diane L. (Matthews-Gehringer) 1986. Physical barriers and cultural practices in cabbage maggot, Delia radicum (L.), (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) management on Brassicas. M.S. in Entomology.

2. Angulo, Karen (Hess). 1985. Seedcorn maggot, Delia platura (Meigen) (Diptera: Anthomyiidae), interactions with five host crops. M.S. in Entomology.

1. Bassler, Michele A. 1984. Effects of certain bacteria on oviposition by seedcorn maggot flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). M.S. in Entomology.

2014

68. Smith, J. R., J. Hough-Goldstein. 2014. Impact of herbivory on mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) seed production and viability. Biological Control 76:60–64.

67. Hough-Goldstein, J., A. R. Stout., and J. A. Schoenstein. 2014. Fitness and field performance of a mass-reared biological control agent, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Control-Weeds 43:923–931.

66. Smith, J.R., J. Hough-Goldstein, and E.C. Lake. 2014. Variable seed viability of mile-a-minute weed (Devil’s tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata). Invasive Plant Science and Management 7:107–112.

65. Lake, E., J. Hough-Goldstein, and V. D’Amico. 2014. Integrating management techniques to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata. Restoration Ecology 22:127–133.

2013

64.Frye, M.J. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2013. Plant architecture and growth response of kudzu (Fabales: Fabaceae) to simulated insect herbivory. Environmental Entomology 42:936–941.

63. Ballard, M., J. Hough-Goldstein, and D. Tallamy. 2013. Arthropod communities on native and non-native early successional plants. Environmental Entomology 42:851–859.

62. Cutting, K., and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2013. Integration of biological control and native seeding to restore invaded plant communities. Restoration Ecology 21:648–655.

61. Lake, E., K. Cutting, and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2013. Integrating biological control and native plantings to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in the mid-Atlantic US. In Y. Wu, T. Johnson, S. Sing, R. Rhagu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby, and R. Reardon (eds.) Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. USDA Forest Service, FHTET-2012-07. 530 pp.

60. Smith, J.R. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2013. Phototaxis, host cues, and host-finding in a monophagous weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes. Journal of Insect Behavior 26:109-119.

2012

59. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 2012. Is Typhoid Mary a good role model? Animal Conservation 1515:553–554.

58. Hough-Goldstein, J., E. Lake (co-first authors), V. D’Amico, and S. H. Berg. 2012. Preferential edge habitat colonization by a specialist weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology 41:1466–1473.

57. Frye, M.J., J. Hough-Goldstein, and K. Kidd. 2012a. Response of kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) to different types and levels of simulated insect herbivore damage. Biological Control 61:71–77.

56. Frye, M.J., J. Hough-Goldstein, and K.A. Kidd. 2012b. Response of kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) seedlings and naturalized plants to simulated herbivory. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5:417–426.

55. Hough-Goldstein, J., and S. LaCoss. 2012. Interactive effects of light environment and herbivory on growth and productivity of an invasive annual vine, Persicaria perfoliata. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 6:103–112.

54. Hough-Goldstein, J., E. Lake, and R. Reardon. 2012. Status of an ongoing biological control program for the invasive vine, Persicaria perfoliata in eastern North America. BioControl 57:181–189.

2011

53. Lake, E., J. Hough-Goldstein, K. Shropshire, and V. D’Amico. 2011. Establishment and dispersal of the biological control weevil Rhinoncomimus latipes on mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata. Biological Control 58: 294–301.

2010

52. Frye, M.J., E.C. Lake, and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2010. Field host specificity of the mile-a-minute weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Control 55: 234–240.

51. Van Driesche, R.G., R.I. Carruthers, T. Center, M.S. Hoddle, J. Hough-Goldstein, L. Morin, L. Smith, D.L. Wagner, et al. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems. Biological Control 54: S2–S33.

2009

50. Hough-Goldstein, J., M. A. Mayer, W. Hudson, G. Robbins, P. Morrison, and R. Reardon. 2009. Monitored releases of Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata), 2004–2008. Biological Control 51: 450–457.

2008

49. Hough-Goldstein, J., M. Schiff, E. Lake, and B. Butterworth. 2008. Impact of the biological control agent Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in field cages. Biological Control 46: 417–423.

48. Hough-Goldstein, J., E. Lake, R. Reardon, and Y. Wu. 2008. Biology and Biological Control of Mile-a-Minute Weed. USDA Forest Service Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Morgantown, WV, FHTET-2008-10. 65 pp.

47. Hough-Goldstein, J.A. 2008. Assessing herbivore impact on a highly plastic annual vine. In Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds. Julian, M.H., R. Sforza, M.C. Bon, H.C. Evans, P.E. Hatcher, H.L. Hinz, and B.G. Rector), pp. 283-286. CAB International Wallingford, UK.

46. Hough-Goldstein, J. and E. Lake. 2008. Field Note: new developments in biological control of mile-a-minute weed. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25:164–165.

2007

45. Frye, M. J., J. Hough-Goldstein, and J. Sun. 2007. Biology and preliminary host range assessment of two potential kudzu biological control agents. Environmental Entomology 36:1430–1440.

2006

44. Sun, J.H., Z-D Liu, K.O. Britton, P. Cai, D. Orr, and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2006. Survey of phytophagous insects and foliar pathogens in China for a biocontrol perspective on kudzu, Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Maesen and S. Almeida (Fabaceae). Biological Control 36:22–31.

2004

43. Johnson, J. M., J. A. Hough-Goldstein, and M. VanGessel. 2004. Effects of straw mulch on pest insects, predators, and weeds in watermelons and potatoes. Environ. Entomol. 33:1632–1643.

42. Colpetzer, K. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2004. A rapid germination protocol for mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. Seed Science and Technology 32:749–757.

41. Colpetzer, K., J. Hough-Goldstein, K. Harkins, and M. Smith. 2004 Feeding and oviposition behaviour of Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and its predicted effectiveness as a biological control agent for Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonales: Polygonaceae). Environmental Entomology 33:990–996.

40. Hough-Goldstein, J. A., M. J. VanGessel and A. P. Wilson. 2004. Manipulation of weed communities to enhance ground-dwelling arthropod populations in herbicide-resistant field corn. Environmetal Entomology 33:577–586.

39. Colpetzer, K., J. Hough-Goldstein, J. Ding, and W. Fu. 2004. Host specificity of the Asian weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential biological control agent of mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonales: Polygonaceae). Biological Control 30:511–522.

38. Wilson, A., J. Hough-Goldstein, M. VanGessel and J. Pesek. 2004. Effects of varying weed communities in corn on European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) oviposition and egg mass predation. Environmental Entomology 33:320–327.

2003

37. Hough-Goldstein, J., R. Reardon, and J. Ding. 2003. Proposed field release of a weevil from Asia for biological control of mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. Petition 03-03 to Technical Advisory Group for Biological Control Agents of Weeds.

36. Witmer, J. E., J. Hough-Goldstein, and J. D. Pesek. 2003. Ground-dwelling and foliar arthropods in four cropping systems. Environmental Entomology 32:366–376.

35. Price, D. L., J. Hough-Goldstein, and M. T. Smith. 2003. Biology, rearing, and preliminary evaluation of host range of two potential biological control agents for mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. Environmental Entomology 32:229–236.

2002

34. Hough-Goldstein, J. 2002. Dale Frank Bray (Obituary). Amererican Entomologist 48:188.

2001

33. Westich, R. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2001. Temperature and host plant effects on predatory stink bugs for augmentative biological control. Biological Control 21:160–167.

1999

32. Miyo, T., C. B. Keil, J. A. Hough-Goldstein, and Y. Oguma. 1999. Inheritance of resistance to esfenvalerate in Colorado potato beetles. Journal of Economic Entomology 92:1031–1038.

31. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 1999. Augmentation of natural enemies for control of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). pp. 52–63 In L. D. Charlet & G. J. Brewer (eds.), Biological control of native or indigenous insect pests: challenges, constraints, and potential. Thomas Say Publications, ESA, Lanham, MD.

1998

30. Shetty, P., and J. Hough-Goldstein. 1998. Behavioral response of Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to its synthetic pheromone. Journal of  Entomological Science 33:72-81.

29. Jenkins, D.J., J. Hough-Goldstein, and J. D. Pesek, Jr. 1998. Novel application of gels as potential carriers for beneficial insects. Journal of Economic Entomology 91:419-427.

28. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 1998. Use of predatory pentatomids in integrated management of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). pp. 209-223 In M. Coll & J. R. Ruberson (eds.), Predatory Heteroptera: their ecology and use in biological control. Thomas Say Publications, ESA, Lanham, MD.

1996

27. Hough-Goldstein, J. and D. McPherson. 1996. Comparison of Perillus bioculatus and Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as potential control agents of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 89:1116–1123.

26. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. and J. M. Whalen. 1996. Relationship between crop rotation distance from previous potatoes and colonization and population density of Colorado potato beetle. Journal of Agricultural Entomology 13:293–300.

25. Hough-Goldstein, J., J. A. Janis, and C. D. Ellers. 1996. Release methods for Perillus bioculatus (F.), a predator of the Colorado potato beetle. Biological Control 6:114–122.

 24. Hough-Goldstein, J., J. Cox, and A. Armstrong. 1996. Podisus maculiventris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) predation on ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Florida Entomologist 79:64–68.

1994

23. Heimpel, G. E. and J. A. Hough-Goldstein. 1994. Search tactics and response to cues by predatory stink bugs. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 73:193–197.

22. Heimpel, G. E. and J. A. Hough-Goldstein. 1994. Components of the functional response of Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Environmental Entomology 23:855–859.

1993

21. Hough-Goldstein, J. A., and J. M. Whalen. 1993. Inundative release of predatory stink bugs for control of Colorado potato beetle. Biological Control 3:343–347.

20. Hough-Goldstein, J. A., G. E. Heimpel, H. E. Bechmann, and C. E. Mason. 1993. Arthropod natural enemies of the Colorado potato beetle. Crop Protection 12:324–334.

19. Hough-Goldstein, J. A., J. Geiger, D. Chang, and W. Saylor. 1993. Palatibility and toxicity of Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to domestic chickens. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86:158–164.

1992

18. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. and S. P. Hahn. 1992. Antifeedant and oviposition deterrent activity of Tanacetum vulgare L. on two cabbage pests. Environmental Entomology 21:837–844.

17. Heimpel, G. E. and J. A. Hough-Goldstein. 1992. A survey of arthropod predators of Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) in Delaware potato fields. Journal of Agricultural Entomology 9:137–142.

1991

16. Hough-Goldstein, J. and C. B. Keil. 1991. Prospects for integrated control of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) using Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and various pesticides. Journal of Economic Entomology 84:1645–1651.

15. Hough-Goldstein, J., A. M. Tisler, G. W. Zehnder, and K. A. Uyeda. 1991. Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) consumption of foliage treated with Bacillus thuringiensis var. san diego and various feeding stimulants. Journal of Economic Entomology 84:87–93.

1990

14. Zehnder, G. W. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 1990. Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) population development and effects on yield of potatoes with and without straw mulch. Journal of Economic Entomology 83:1982–1987.

13. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 1990. Antifeedant effects of common herbs on the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology 19:234–238.

1988

12. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. and M. A. Bassler. 1988. Effects of bacteria on oviposition by seedcorn maggots (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). Environmental Entomology 17:7–12.

11. Matthews-Gehringer, D. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 1988. Physical barriers and cultural practices in cabbage maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) management on broccoli and Chinese cabbage. Journal of Economic Entomology 81:354–360.

1987

10. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 1987. Tests of a spun polyester row cover as a barrier against seedcorn maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) and cabbage pest infestations. Journal of Economic Entomology 80:768–772.

9. Hough-Goldstein, J., K. A. Hess, and S. M. Cates. 1987. Group effect on seedcorn maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) mating behavior. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 80:520–523.

1985

8. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. 1985. Oviposition site selection by seedcorn maggot flies (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) unaffected by prior experience or larval host. Environmental Entomology 14:289–292.

1984

7. Hough-Goldstein, J. A. and K. A. Hess. 1984. Seedcorn maggot (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) infestation levels and effects on five crops. Environmental Entomology 13:962–965.

1982

6. Hough, J. A., C. J. Eckenrode, and G. E. Harman.1982. Nonpathogenic bacteria affecting oviposition behavior in the onion fly. Environmental Entomology 11:585–589.

1981

5. Hough, J. A., G. E. Harman, and C. J. Eckenrode. 1981. Microbial stimulation of onion maggot oviposition. Environmental Entomology 10:206–210.

1980

4. Krummel, J., and J. Hough. 1980. Pesticides and controversies: benefits and costs. Ch. 5 in D. Pimentel and J. H. Perkins (eds.). Pest Control: cultural and environmental aspects. AAAS Selected Symposium 43. Westview Press, Boulder, Co.

1979

3. Pimentel, D., J. Krummel, D. Gallahan, J. Hough, A. Merrill, I. Schreiner, P. Vittum, F. Koziol, E. Back, D. Yen, and S. Fiance. 1979. A cost-benefit analysis of pesticide use in U.S. food production. Ch. 7 in T. J. Sheets and D. Pimentel (eds.), Pesticides: contemporary roles in agriculture, health, and the environment. The Humana Press, Inc., Clifton, NJ.

1978

2. Hough, J. A., and D. Pimentel. 1978. Influence of host foliage on development, survival, and fecundity of the gypsy moth. Environ. Entomol. 7:97–102.

1. Pimentel, D., J. Krummel, D. Gallahan, J. Hough, A. Merrill, I. Schreiner, P. Vittum, F. Koziol, E. Back, D. Yen, and S. Fiance. 1978. Benefits and costs of pesticide use in U.S. food production. BioScience 28:772, 778–784.

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Contact Information
Judith Hough-Goldstein

Professor of Entomology

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
247A Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2526

Email: jhough@udel.edu