Faculty & Staff

Michael A. Caprio

Discipline: Entomology

Specialty: Modeling / Entomology
Email: mcaprio@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2985
Fax: (662) 325-8837
Office Location: Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Room 160

Mailing Address
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
100 Old Hwy. 12
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • Ph.D., University of Hawaii
  • M.S., Michigan State University
  • Candidate Magistrate, Universitet I Bergen, Norway

Courses Taught

  • EPP 8483 -Ecological Genetics

Society Membership

  • Entomological Society of America
  • Society for the Study of Evolution

Research Interests

  • Insect population genetics
  • Gene flow
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Computer modeling

Recent Publications

  • Caprio, M. A., J. Martinez, P. Porter, E. Bynum. 2016. The impact of inter-kernel movement in the evolution of resistance to dual-toxin Bt-corn varieties in Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(1):307-319. Download
  • Caprio, M. A., K. T. Edwards, F. Musser, D. Fleming. 2016. Impact of insect management on population dynamics and insecticide resistance of tarnished plant bug (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6):2517-2524. Download
  • Martinez, J., C., M. A. Caprio. 2016. IPM use with the deployment of a non-high dose Bt pyramid and mitigation of resistance for western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera). Environmental Entomology 45(3):747-761. Download
  • Santiago-Blay, J. A., M. A. Caprio, K. McLane, R. Maawad, P. B. Leeper, C. A. Henry, J. Royer, L. G. Brewster. 2016. An illustrated, step by step workflow for digitizing video home systems, enhancing their visual quality, placing a screen-visible time stamp, and tracking movement using computer vision technology. Life: The Excitement of Biology 4(3):174-214. Download
  • Von Kanel, M., J. Gore, A. L. Catchot, D. R. Cook, F. Musser, M. A. Caprio. 2016. Influence of Dual-Bt protein corn on bollworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), survivorship on Bollgard II cotton. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(2):860-864. Download