Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

Sommer, J., Rao, V. & Sprayberry, J. Deconstructing and contextualizing foraging behavior in bumble bees and other central place foragers. Apidologie 53, 32 (2022). (view only version:

David  NF, Henry TJ, and Sprayberry JDH (2022). Odor pollution from fungicides disrupts learning and recognition of a common floral odor in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2022.765388.

Sprayberry JDH (2020). Compounds without borders: A mechanism for quantifying complex odors and responses to scent-pollution in bumblebees. PLoS Computational Biology.  DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-32897-y

Sprayberry JDH (2018). The prevalence of olfactory- versus visual- signal encounter by searching bumblebees. Scientific Reports. 8: 14590. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-32897-y


Sprayberry JDH, Ritter KA, and Riffell JA (2013). The effect of olfactory exposure to non-insecticidal agrochemicals on bumblebee foraging behavior. PLoS One. 8(10); e76273. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076273


Sprayberry J and Suver M (2011). Hawkmoths’ innate flower preferences: a potential selective force on floral biomechanics. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 5(4): 263-268. DOI: 10.1007/s11829-011-9150-7


Sprayberry JDH (2009). Responses of descending visually-sensitive neurons in the hawkmoth, Manduca sexta, to three-dimensional flower-like stimuli. Journal of Insect Science. 9 (1). DOI: 10.1673/031.009.0701


Sprayberry JDH and Daniel TL (2007). Flower tracking in hawkmoths: behavior and energetics.