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Lawrence M Hanks

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Contact Information

320 Morrill Hall
505 S. Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801


Research Interests

Chemical ecology and conservation biological control 

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Entomology

Recent Publications

Halloran, S., Zou, Y., Arriola, K., Roepke, R., Hanks, L. M., & Millar, J. G. (2024). Methionol as an aggregation-sex pheromone of the desert-dwelling beetle Eustromula valida (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Environmental entomology, 53(1), 101-107. Article nvad123.

Lee, S., Millar, J. G., Hanks, L. M., Spichiger, S. E., Kang, K. S., & Bai, M. (2024). Field trials of pheromone blends of longhorned beetles in South Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 27(1), Article 102175.

Rice, M. E., Zou, Y., Millar, J. G., & Hanks, L. M. (2024). Effects of deploying ethanol lures in tandem with generic pheromone lures for attraction of cerambycid beetles in field bioassays. Journal of economic entomology, Article toae059. Advance online publication.

Steffek, G. L., Grommes, A. S., Hanks, L. M., & Mitchell, R. F. (Accepted/In press). (R)-(+)-γ-Decalactone is Conserved in North America as a Pheromone Component of Osmoderma eremicola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and a Kairomone of Elater abruptus (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology.

Grommes, A. C., Millar, J. G., & Hanks, L. M. (2023). Dose–responses of seven species of cerambycid beetles to synthesized pheromones in field experiments. Journal of economic entomology, 116(6), 2035-2042. Article toad193.

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