Faculty & Staff

Michael A. Caprio

Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Modeling / Entomology
Email: mcaprio@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2985
Fax: (662) 325-8837
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 160

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
  • M.S., Michigan State University
  • Candidate Magistrate, Universitet I Bergen, Norway

Courses Taught

  • EPP 8483 -Ecological Genetics

Society Membership

  • Entomological Society of America
  • Society for the Study of Evolution

Research Interests

  • Insect population genetics
  • Gene flow
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Computer modeling

Recent Publications

  • Edwards, K.T., M.A. Caprio, K.C. Allen, and F.R. Musser. 2013. Risk assessment for Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) resistance on dual gene versus single gene corn. Journal of Economic Entomology 106(1):382-392. Download
  • Ferrari, F.A., J. Goddard, M.A. Caprio, C.D. Paddock, T. Mixson-Hayden, A.S. Varela-Stokes. 2013. Population analyses of Amblyomma maculatum ticks and Rickettsia parkeri using singlestrand confirmation polymorphism. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. Download
  • Carroll, M.W., G.P. Head, M.A. Caprio. 2012. When and where a seed mix refuge makes sense for managing insect resistance to Bt plants. Crop Protection 38:74-79. Download
  • Garlapati, R.B., D.C. Cross, M.A. Caprio, S. Sabanadzovic, J. Chen. 2010. Phenotypic and genotypic characters associated with polygyne hybrid imported fire ant. Midsouth Entomologist 3(1):26-32. Download
  • Caprio, M.A., C.D. Parker, J.C. Schneider. 2009. Future fitness of female insect pests in temporally stable and unstable habitats and its impact on habitat utility as refuges for insect resistance management. Journal of Insect Science 9(44):1536-2442. Download