Michael Hrabar

Ph.D.
Email: mghrabar@sfu.ca
Tel:
778-782-5939
Office:
B7238

Education

  • M.Sc. Simon Fraser University

Project Description

Life history traits and pheromone biology of Xenos peckii, a strepsipteran parasitoid of the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus.

Publications

Eichorn C., Hrabar M., Van Ryn E., Brodie B., Blake A., Gries G. How flies are flirting on the fly. BMC Biology. DOI: 10.1186/s12915-016-0342-6.

Zhai, H., Hrabar M., Gries G., Gries R., Britton R. 2016. Total synthesis, stereochemical assignment, and field-testing of the sex pheromone of the strepsipteran Xenos peckii, Chemistry a European Journal. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201601010.

Kathirithamby J., Hrabar M., Delgado J., Collantes F., Dötterl S., Windsor D., and Gries G. 2015. We do not select, nor are we choosy: reproductive biology of Strepsiptera (Insecta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 116(1): 221–238.

Hrabar M., Zhai H., Gries R., Schaefer P.W., Draper J., Britton R., and Gries G. 2015. (7E,11E)-3,5,9,11-tetramethyltridecadienal: sex pheromone of the strepsipteran Xenos Peckii. J. Chem. Ecol. 41(8), 732-739.

Hrabar M., Danci A., McCann S., Schaefer W. P., and Gries G. 2014. New findings on life history traits of Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Xenidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 146: 514–527.

Danci A., Hrabar M., Ikoma S., Schaefer P.W., Gries G. 2013. Learning provides mating opportunities for males of a parasitoid wasp. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 149: 229–240.

Hrabar M., Danci A., Schaefer P.W., and Gries G. 2012. In the nick of time: males of the parasitoid wasp Pimpla disparis respond to semiochemicals from emerging mates. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 38: 253–261.

Patents

Hrabar M., Stepanovic L., Eichorn C., Van Ryn E., Brodie B., Blake A., Thandi R., and Gries G. Systems and methods for attracting insects by simulating wing flash. PCT patent application filed 04 Nov 2016. PCT/US16/60708, docket no. 41950-0002.

Conference Presentations

Hrabar M., Zhai H., Gries R., Britton R., Schaefer P.W., Gries G.  Sexual communication in Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Xenidae), a parasitoid of the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus.  Joint Annual Meeting of the Canadian Entomological Society and the Entomological Society of Quebec. Montreal, Que, November 9, 2015.

Hrabar M., Zhai H., Gries R., Britton R., Schaefer P.W., Gries G.  Sexual communication in Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Xenidae), a parasitoid of the paper wasp Polistes fuscatus.  Annual Meeting of the British Columbia Entomological Society. Kelowna, B.C., October 16, 2015.

Hrabar M.,  Presentation of Preliminary results obtained from 3D imaging program of Xenos peckii flight (Xenidae, Strepsiptera). Altshuler lab, UBC Department of Zoology 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver British Columbia, November 27, 2014.

Hrabar M.,  Project proposal for 3D imaging of Xenos peckii flight (Xenidae, Strepsiptera), with the aim of modeling unique aspects of their flight dynamics. Altshuler lab, UBC Department of Zoology 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver British Columbia, May 8, 2014.

Hrabar M., Danci A., Schaefer P.W., and Gries G.,  In the nick of time: males of a parasitoid wasp respond to cues from emerging mates.  Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Ontario. Guelph, ON, Oct 21, 2013.

Hrabar M., Danci A., McCann S., Schaefer P.W., and Gries G.,  Contributions to the life-history of Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Stylopidae).  Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Canada and the Entomological Society of Alberta. Edmonton, Alb., Nov. 5, 2012.