Michael A. Caprio

Michael A. Caprio


Modeling / Entomology

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

Research Areas:
  • Insect population genetics
  • Gene flow
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Computer modeling

Courses Taught:
  • EPP 8483 -Ecological Genetics

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


  • Chen, L.-D., M. Caprio, S. S. Lampert, D. Barber, A. J. Kouba, C. K. Vance. 2022. Machine learning-aided ultrasonography for assessing follicular status in an endangered anuran. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 35(2):240-241. Download
  • Caprio, M. A., R. Kurtz, A. Catchot, D. Kerns, D. Reisig, J. Gore, F. P. F. Reay-Jones. 2019. The corn-cotton agroecosystem in the mid-southern United States: what insecticidal event pyramids should be used in each crop to extend Vip3A durability. Journal of Economic Entomology 112:2894-2906. Download
  • Fleming, D., F. Musser, D. Reisig, J. Greene, S. Taylor, M. Parajulee, G. Lorenz, A. L. Catchot, J. Gore, D. Kerns, S. Stewart, D. Boykin, M. A. Caprio, N. Little. 2018. Effects of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis cotton on insecticide use, heliothine counts, plant damage, and cotton yield: A meta-analysis, 1996-2015. PLOS ONE 13(7):e0200131. Download
  • Schneider, J. C., N. C. Leppla, M. F. Chaudhury, L. A. Castrillo, S. Ng, W. Fisher, P. Ebling, M. A. Caprio, T. Riddell. 2018. Educating the next generation of insect rearing professionals: Lessons from the International Insect Rearing Workshop, Mississippi State University, 2000-2017. American Entomologist 64(2):102-111.  Download
  • Caprio, M. A., J. Martinez, P. Porter, E. Bynum. 2016. The impact of inter-kernel movement in the evolution of resistance to dual-toxin Bt-corn varieties in Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(1):307-319. Download
  • Caprio, M. A., K. T. Edwards, F. Musser, D. Fleming. 2016. Impact of insect management on population dynamics and insecticide resistance of tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6):2517-2524. Download
  • Martinez, J., C., M. A. Caprio. 2016. IPM use with the deployment of a non-high dose Bt pyramid and mitigation of resistance for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera). Environmental Entomology 45(3):747-761. Download
  • Santiago-Blay, J. A., M. A. Caprio, K. McLane, R. Maawad, P. B. Leeper, C. A. Henry, J. Royer, L. G. Brewster. 2016. An illustrated, step by step workflow for digitizing video home systems, enhancing their visual quality, placing a screen-visible time stamp, and tracking movement using computer vision technology. Life: The Excitement of Biology 4(3):174-214. Download
  • Von Kanel, M., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, D. R. Cook, F. Musser, M. A. Caprio. 2016. Influence of Dual-Bt protein corn on bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), survivorship on Bollgard II cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(2):860-864. Download
  • Goddard, J., M. A. Caprio, J. Goddard II. 2015. Diffusion rates and dispersal patterns of unfed versus recently fed bed bugs (Cimex lectularius L.). Insects 6(4):792-804. Download
  • Little, N. S., N. A. Blount, M. A. Caprio, J. J. Riggins. 2014. Survey of subterranean termite (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) utilization of temperate forests. Sociobiology 61(2):198-206.
  • 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
  • Garlapati, R.B., D.C. Cross, O.P. Perera, M.A. Caprio. 2009. Characteristics of eleven polymorphic microsatellite markers in the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invita Buren. Molecular Ecology. Download
  • Caprio, M.A., D.V. Sumerford. 2008. Evaluating transgenic plants for suitability in pest and resistance management programs. In Field Manual of Techniques for the Application and Evaluation of Entomopathogens, 2nd edition, L. Lacey & H. Kaya [eds].  Download
  • Caprio, M.A., N.P. Storer, M.S. Sisterson, S.L. Peck, A.H. Maia. 2008. Assessing the risk of the evolution of resistance to pesticides using spatially complex simulation models. Global Pesticide Resistance in Anthropods, M.E. Whalon, D. Mota-Sanchez and R.M. Hollingworth, eds, CAB International, pp. 90-117. Download
  • Fitt, G.P., D. Andow, N.H. Huan, M.A. Caprio, C. Omoto, N. Tho, N.H. Son, B.C. Tuyen. 2008. Resistance risk assessment and management for Bt cotton in Vietnam. In: Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms, Challenges and Opportunities with Bt Cotton in Vietname, Vol. 4:296-329. Download
  • Menzel, T.O., D.C. Cross, J. Chen, M.A. Caprio, T.E. Nebeker. 2008. A survey of imported fire ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), species and social forms across four counties in East-Central Mississippi. Midsouth Entomologist 1(1):3-10. Download