Montana State University

Dr. Micaela Buteler

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
334 Leon Johnson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-6099
Fax: (406) 994-3933

Dr. Micaela Buteler
Research Scientist

Dr. Micaela Buteler


My work at Montana State University is focused on improving and developing tools for integrated pest management of the wheat stem sawfly. I am particularly interested in studying the chemical ecology of the wheat stem sawfly and using this information to improve management strategies such as trap cropping. My research also investigates novel tools to manage stored grain insect pests.


2001. B.S. Biological Sciences. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2008. Ph.D. Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, USA

Research Interestes

Chemical Ecology
Plant-Insect Interactions
Integrated Pest Management
Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
Sustainable Agriculture


Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver. Host selection by the wheat stem sawfly in winter wheat and the potential role of semiochemicals mediating oviposition preference . Entomologia Experimentalis et applicatta. Submitted.

Stadler, T., M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver, S. Sofie. 2012. Comparative toxicity of nanostructured alumina and a commercial inert dust for Sitophilus oryzae (L.) and Rhyzopertha dominica (F.) at varying ambient humidity levels. Journal of Stored Product Research. 48: 81-90.

Peterson, R. K. D., M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver, T. B. Macedo, Z. Sun , O. G. Perez , G. R. Pallipparambil. 2011. Parasitism and the Demography of Wheat Stem Sawfly Larvae, Cephus cinctus. Biocontrol. 56: 831-839.

Stadler, T. M. Buteler, D. K. Weaver. 2010. Novel use of Nanostructured Alumina as an insecticide. Pest Management Science. 66: 577-579.

Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver, P. L. Bruckner., G. R. Carlson., J. E. Berg, P. Lamb. 2010 Identification of winter wheat cultivars suitable as trap crops for the wheat stem sawfly based on agronomic traits and semiochemical production. Canadian Entomologist. 142: 222-233.

Stadler, T., M. Buteler and D. K. Weaver. 2010. FORO: Nanoinsecticidas: Nuevas perspectivas para el control de plagas (FORUM: Nanoinsecticides: New perspectives on insect pest control). Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 69: 149-156

Sherman, J. D., D. K. Weaver, M. L. Hofland, M. Buteler, S. P. Lanning, Y. Naruoka,N. K. Blake, J. M. Martin, P. Lamb, G. R.Carlson, and L. E. Talbert. 2010. Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Host Plant Attractiveness to Female Wheat Stem Sawfly. Crop Science. Crop Science. 50: 73–86.

Stadler, T., Buteler, M. 2009. Modes of entry of petroleum distilled oils into insects: a review. Bulletin of Insectology. 62(2): 162-167.

Weaver, D. K., M. Buteler, M. L. Hofland, J. B. Runyon, C. Nansen, L. E. Talbert, and G. R. Carlson. 2009. Cultivar preferences of ovipositing wheat stem sawflies as influenced by the amount of volatile attractant. Journal of Economic Entomology. 102(3): 1009-1017.

Buteler, M., D. K. Weaver, and R. K. D. Peterson. 2009. Exploring the oviposition behavior of the wheat stem sawfly when encountering plants infested with cryptic conspecifics. Environmental Entomology. 38(6): 17007-1715.

Buteler, M. , D. K. Weaver, and P. R. Miller. 2008. Wheat stem sawfly infested plants benefit from parasitism of the herbivorous larvae. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10: 347–354.

Piesik, D., D. K. Weaver, J. B. Runyon, M. Buteler, G. E. Peck , and W. L. Morrill. 2008. Behavioural responses of wheat stem sawflies to wheat volatiles. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 10: 245–253.

Stadler, T. and M. Buteler. 2007. Migration and dispersal of Anthonomus grandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South America. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina. 66 (3-4): 205-217. ISSN 0373-5680.