Jeffrey Honda

jeffrey honda

Administration, Room 229
Telephone: (408) 924-4877



  • Ph.D. in Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA. (1995).
  • M.S. in Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA. (1990).
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences (Concentration Entomology), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. (1987).


Courses Taught

  • Entomology Courses
    • Ent. 101-Insect Biodiversity
    • Ent. 104-Larval Taxonomy
    • Ent. 106-Forensic Entomology
    • Ent. 150-Biological Control
    • Ent. 196-Insect Ecology
    • Ent. 255-Insect Parasitoids
  • Biology Courses
    • Muse 26B-Creepy Crawlies and Wee-Beasties: How Bugs Impact Society
    • Bio. 2-Animal Biology
    • Bio. 3-Cell Biology (lab only)
    • Bio. 100W-Scientific Writing
    • Bio. 102-Insects and Human Welfare
    • Bio. 218-Evolutionary Biology
    • Bio. 255M-Laboratory Methods in Molecular Taxonomy and Population Genetics


Research Interests

  • Insect Biodiversity
  • Biological Control
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Insect Behavior
  • Molecular Taxonomy and Phylogenetics


Selected Publications

  • Honda, J.Y., A. Brundage, C. Happy, S.C. Kelly, and J. Melinek. 2008. New Records of Carrion Feeding Insects Collected on Human Remains. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 84(1): 29-32..
  • Honda, J.Y., L. Taylor, J. Jose, N. Yashiro, and Y. Hirose. 2006. A Review of the Japanese Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) With Three New Species Descriptions. Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology. 41: 247-267.
  • Nieto, CO J., C. Shennan, W. H. Settle, R. O'Malley, S. Bros and J. Y. Honda. 2006. How Natural Enemies and Aphid Population Dynamics Affect Organic Broccoli Harvest. Environmental Entomology. 35: 94-101.
  • Bayoun, I.M, S.V. Triapitsyn, G.P. Walker, and J.Y. Honda. 2005. Taxonomy of Aphelinoidea Griault (Hymentopera: Trichogrammatidae) Species Attacking Eggs of Beet Leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus (Baker) (Hemiptera: Clypeorrhyncha: Cicadellidae), in California. Zootaxa. 1068: 1-25.
  • Honda, J.Y. 2005. Partitioning Native and Augmentative Trichogramma platneri (Hymentoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Parasitism of Amorbia cuneana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Egg Masses in Southern California Avocado Orchards. Florida Entomologist. 88: 325-326.
  • Jose, J., Y. Hirose and J.Y. Honda. 2005. Two New Species of &quotTrichogramma" (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 107: 782-788.
  • Taylor, L., N. Yashiro, Y. Hirose and J. Y. Honda. 2005. A New Species of Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) parasitic on Ivera auripes (Butler) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) from Hokkaido, Japan. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 98: 291-294.
  • Isaak, M. and J. Y. Honda. 2002. Preliminary Insect Survey on Western Poison Oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum (Torrey & Gray)), Coyote Brush (Baccharis piluaris De Condolle), and Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia (Lindley)) in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 78: 289-306.
  • Honda, J.Y. and R.F. Luck. 2001. Interactions Between Host Attributes and Wasp Size: A Laboratory Evaluation of Trichogramma platneri as an Augmentative Biological Control Agent for Two Avocado Pests. Entomologia Experimentalis et. Applicata 100: 1-13.
  • Honda, J.Y. and R.F. Luck. 2000. Age and suitability of Amorbia cuneana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and Sabulodes aegrotata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) eggs for Trichogramma platneri (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae).Biological Control 18: 79-85.
  • Honda, J.Y., I. Silva, J. Vereijssen and R. Stouthamer. 1999. A simple laboratory bioassay to evaluate Trichogramma searching activity. Biocontrol 4(1): 1-11.
  • Silva, I., J. Honda, F. van Kan, H. Jianguo, L. Neto, B. Pintureau and R. Stouthamer. 1999. Molecular methods for differentiation of Trichogramma species occurring naturally in Portugal. Biological Control 16(2): 177-184.
  • Honda, J.Y., Y. Nakashima, T. Yanase, M. Takagi, T. Kawarabarta, and Y. Hirose. 1999. Isoelectric Focusing Electrophoresis and RFLP analysis: Two Methods for Immature Orius spp. Identification. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 34(1): 69-74.
  • Honda J.Y., Y. Nakashima, T. Yanase, T. Kawarabarta and Y. Hirose. 1998. Use of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS-1) Region to Infer Orius Species Phylogeny. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 33(4): 567-571.
  • Honda J.Y., Y. Nakashima and Y. Hirose 1998. Development, reproduction and longevity of Orius minutus and Orius sauteri (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) when reared on Ephestia kuehniella eggs. Applied Entomology and Zoology. 33 (3): 449-453.
  • Schilthuizen, M., J. Y. Honda and R. Stouthamer. 1998. Parthenogenesis-Inducing Wolbachia in Trichogramma kaykai (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) Originates From a Single Infection. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91: 410-414.
  • Honda, J. Y. and G. P. Walker. 1996. Olfactory Response of Anagrus nigriventris Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae): Effects of Host Plant Chemical Cues Mediated by Rearing and Oviposition Experience. Entomophaga 41(1): 3-13.
  • Honda, J., M. W. Han, and N. C. Leppla. 1996. Sodium Polyacrylamide Polyacrylate, A Gelling Agent in Diets for Cabbage Looper, Omnivorous Looper, and Western Avocado Leafroller. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 45(5): 1-6.
  • Honda, J. Y. and S. V. Trapitzin. 1995. A Species Description and Biological Comparison Between a New Species of Telenomus Haliday (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) and Trichogramma platneri Nagarkatti (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae): Two Egg Parasitoids of Sabulodes aegrotata (Guenee) (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 71(4): 227-236.
  • Honda, J. Y. and R. F. Luck. 1995. Scale Morphology and its Effects on the Feeding Behavior and Biological Control Potential of Rhyzobius lophanthae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 88(4): 227-236.