Kelli Hoover

Professor of Entomology

Kelli Hoover

Research Summary

Invasive species of forest insects; plant-insect-entomopathogen interactions; impacts of plants on pathogenesis; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Insects Bacteria Larva Genes Digestive System Coleoptera Diet Spodoptera Frugiperda Insecta Beetles Accidental Falls Insect Zea Mays Wool Viruses Anoplophora Glabripennis Lignocellulose Genome Herbivory Lignin Larvae Spodoptera Enzymes Lepidoptera Mortality

Most Recent Publications

Host-Specific larval lepidopteran mortality to pathogenic Serratia mediated by poor diet

Charles J. Mason, Michelle Peiffer, Gary W. Felton, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Charles J. Mason, Michelle Peiffer, Bosheng Chen, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Microbiology spectrum

Baculoviruses hijack the visual perception of their caterpillar hosts to induce climbing behaviour thus promoting virus dispersal

Xiaoming Liu, Zhiqiang Tian, Limei Cai, Zhongjian Shen, J. P. Michaud, Lin Zhu, Shuo Yan, Vera I.D. Ros, Kelli Hoover, Zhen Li, Songdou Zhang, Xiaoxia Liu, 2022, Molecular Ecology on p. 2752-2765

Insect Visitors of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) (Rosales: Rosaceae) and Factors Affecting Viable Seed Production

Rachel McLaughlin, Joseph Keller, Elizabeth Wagner, David Biddinger, Christina Grozinger, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Environmental Entomology on p. 471-481

Concerted impacts of antiherbivore defenses and opportunistic Serratia pathogens on the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Charles J. Mason, Michelle Peiffer, Abbi St Clair, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Oecologia on p. 167-178

Improved Radio-Frequency Heating through Application of Wool Insulation during Phytosanitary Treatment of Wood Packaging Material of Low Moisture Content

John J. Janowiak, Karolina S. Szymona, Manoj K. Dubey, Ron Mack, Kelli Hoover, 2022, Forest Products Journal on p. 98-104

D. D. Calvin, J. Keller, J. Rost, B. Walsh, D. Biddinger, K. Hoover, B. Treichler, A. Johnson, R. T. Roush, 2021, Environmental Entomology on p. 1490-1504

Osariyekemwen Uyi, Joseph A. Keller, Emelie Swackhamer, Kelli Hoover, 2021, Scientific Reports

Most-Cited Papers

Seung Ho Chung, Cristina Rosa, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, John F. Tooker, Kelli Hoover, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2013, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 15728-15733

Duane D. McKenna, Erin D. Scully, Yannick Pauchet, Kelli Hoover, Roy Kirsch, Scott M. Geib, Robert F. Mitchell, Robert M. Waterhouse, Seung Joon Ahn, Deanna Arsala, Joshua B. Benoit, Heath Blackmon, Tiffany Bledsoe, Julia H. Bowsher, André Busch, Bernarda Calla, Hsu Chao, Anna K. Childers, Christopher Childers, Dave J. Clarke, Lorna Cohen, Jeffery P. Demuth, Huyen Dinh, Harsha Vardhan Doddapaneni, Amanda Dolan, Jian J. Duan, Shannon Dugan, Markus Friedrich, Karl M. Glastad, Michael A.D. Goodisman, Stephanie Haddad, Yi Han, Daniel S.T. Hughes, Panagiotis Ioannidis, J. Spencer Johnston, Jeffery W. Jones, Leslie A. Kuhn, David R. Lance, Chien Yueh Lee, Sandra L. Lee, Han Lin, Jeremy A. Lynch, Armin P. Moczek, Shwetha C. Murali, Donna M. Muzny, David R. Nelson, Subba R. Palli, Kristen A. Panfilio, Dan Pers, Monica F. Poelchau, Honghu Quan, Jiaxin Qu, Ann M. Ray, Joseph P. Rinehart, Hugh M. Robertson, Richard Roehrdanz, Andrew J. Rosendale, Seunggwan Shin, Christian Silva, Alex S. Torson, Iris M.Vargas Jentzsch, John H. Werren, Kim C. Worley, George Yocum, Evgeny M. Zdobnov, Richard A. Gibbs, Stephen Richards, 2016, Genome Biology

Cross-species transmission of honey bee viruses in associated arthropods

Abby L. Levitt, Rajwinder Singh, Diana L. Cox-Foster, Edwin Rajotte, Kelli Hoover, Nancy Ostiguy, Edward C. Holmes, 2013, Virus Research on p. 232-240

Erin D. Scully, Scott M. Geib, Kelli Hoover, Ming Tien, Susannah G. Tringe, Kerrie W. Barry, Tijana Glavina del Rio, Mansi Chovatia, Joshua R. Herr, John E. Carlson, 2013, PLoS One on p. e73827

Flor E. Acevedo, Michelle Peiffer, Ching Wen Tan, Bruce A. Stanley, Anne Stanley, Jie Wang, Asher G. Jones, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Dawn Luthe, Gary Felton, 2017, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions on p. 127-137

Asher G. Jones, Charles J. Mason, Gary W. Felton, Kelli Hoover, 2019, Scientific Reports

Seung Ho Chung, Erin D. Scully, Michelle Peiffer, Scott M. Geib, Cristina Rosa, Kelli Hoover, Gary W. Felton, 2017, Scientific Reports

Jie Wang, Michelle Peiffer, Kelli Hoover, Cristina Rosa, Rensen Zeng, Gary W. Felton, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 1294-1306

News Articles Featuring Kelli Hoover

Why spotted lanternflies climb before they fly

Spotted lanternflies’ love for tall, vertical surfaces as the perfect launching spot for their weak flights is the reason piles of the insects are showing up around places like office buildings, according to a Penn State researcher.

Study examines feeding damage caused by spotted lanternflies on young maples

Short-term, heavy feeding by adult spotted lanternflies on young maple trees inhibits photosynthesis, potentially impairing the tree’s growth by up to 50 percent, according to a new study by Penn State scientists.

Despite the collective rampage against spotted lanternflies, the pests are here to stay

Killing spotted lanternflies became part of U.S. culture this summer, and TikTok users spurred a flurry of bug hunting. Did it make a difference?

Spotted lanternflies make a tasty meal for some birds and other bugs

For several years, there was no known natural predator to the invasive spotted lanternfly. But, as more studies have cropped up, researchers are finding that several animals like to make a meal out of the pests. At Pennsylvania State University (PSU), one study has asked the public for help.

Penn State Extension publication offers guidance on managing spotted lanternfly

A new publication from Penn State Extension is a must-read for those who want the latest information about the spotted lanternfly. Authored by scientists and extension educators in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the Spotted Lanternfly Management Guide features comprehensive information, illustrations, charts and photos on the pest’s biology, behavior, plant damage and management, as well as a brief overview of ongoing research.

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.

National society to recognize two Penn State entomologists

Two entomologists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will receive prestigious awards from the Entomological Society of America during its 2021 annual meeting.

Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot

Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to agriculture and trees — such as the spotted lanternfly, the stink bug and the emerald ash borer — Penn State researchers have continued to study another damaging pest, the Asian longhorned beetle.

Plants defend against insects by inducing 'leaky gut syndrome'

Plants may induce "leaky gut syndrome" — permeability of the gut lining — in insects as part of a multipronged strategy for protecting themselves from being eaten, according to researchers at Penn State.