Nicholas J. Seiter

Research Assistant Professor

Primary Disciplines


  • B.S. Entomology, Purdue University, 2007
  • M.S. Entomology, Purdue University, 2009
  • Ph.D. Entomology, Clemson University, 2014

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Extension Entomologist, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, June 2014-September 2017
  • Research Assistant Professor, Field Crop Entomology, University of Illinois, September 2017-present

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Del Pozo-Valdivia, A. I., N. J. Seiter, D. D. Reisig, J. K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, and J. S. Bacheler. 2016. Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) population dynamics in soybean as influenced by planting date, maturity group, and insecticide use. Journal of Economic Entomology 109: 1141-1155.
  • Seiter, N. J., A. I. Del Pozo-Valdivia, J. K. Greene, F.P.F. Reay-Jones, P. M. Roberts, and D. D. Reisig. 2016. Management of Megacopta cribraria (Hemiptera: Plataspidae) at different stages of soybean (Fabales: Fabaceae) development. Journal of Economic Entomology 109: 1167-1176.
  • Portilla, M., W. Jones, O. Perera, N. Seiter, J. Greene, and R. Luttrell. 2016. Estimation of median lethal concentration of three isolates of Beauveria bassiana for control of Megacopta cribraria (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) bioassayed on solid Lygus spp. diet. Insects 7, 31; doi: 10.3390/insects7030031.
  • Bowling, R., M. Brewer, D. Kerns, J. Gordy, N. Seiter, D. Buntin, T. Royer, S. Biles, and E. Maxson. 2016. Sugarcane aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae): a new pest of sorghum in North America. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 7(1): 12, 1-13. doi: 10.1093/jipm/pmw011
  • Elliott, N., M. Brewer, N. Seiter, T. Royer, R. Bowling, G. Backoulou, J. Gordy, K. Giles, J. Lindenmayer, B. McCornack, and D. Kerns. 2017. Sugarcane aphid spatial distribution in grain sorghum fields. Southwestern Entomologist 42(1): 27-35. doi: 10.3958/059.042.0103
  • Harris-Schultz, K., X. Ni, P. A. Wadl, X. Wang, H. Wang, F. Huang, K. Flanders, N. Seiter, D. Kerns, R. Meagher, Q. Xue, D. Reisig, D. Buntin, H. E. Cuevas, M. J. Brewer, and X. Yang. 2017. Microsatellite markers reveal a predominant sugarcane aphid (Homoptera: Aphididae) clone is found on sorghum in seven states and one territory of the USA. Crop Science 57. doi: 10.2135/cropsci2016.12.1010