1. Egonyu JP. S Ekesi, J Kabaru, L Irungu, and B Torto. Electrophysiological and Behavioral responses of the Coconut bug, Pseudotheraptus wayi to cashew and conspecific volatiles. Journal of Chemical Ecology.( under review)
  2. Egonyu JP, Ekesi S, Kabaru J, Irungu LW, and Torto B. (2012) Electrophysiological and Behavioral Responses of Psedothreaptus wayi To Cashew volatiles ( under review by Journal of Chemical Entomology)
  3. Ayuka TF, Teal PEA, Arbogast RT, Ndegwa PN, Irungu LW, and Torto B (2012), Chemical Communication in the Honey Bee Scarab Pest Oplostomus haroldi: Role of (Z) -9-Pentacosene. Journal of Chemical Ecology ( in press)
  4. Egonyu JP, J Kabaru, L Irungu and F Haas, (2012). Description of preadult stages of the coconut bug, Pseudotherapthus wayi . Journal of Insect Science (In press) \
  5. Egonyu JP. S Ekesi, J Kabaru, and L Irungu . (2012) . Biology of the coconut bug Pseudotheraptus wayi on French Beans. Journal of Insect Science (In press)
  6. Anjili CO, Ngumbi PM, and Irungu LW. (2012) Natural and experimental studies on domestic animal infections with visceral and cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Kenya  African Journal of Health Sciences 23:292-297
  7. Ayuka TF, Haas F. Ndegwa PN, Irungu LW (2012). Life history of Oplostomus haroldi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) unde laboratory conditions and a description of its third instar larva. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science pp1-8.
  8. Mugo H M, Irungu L W and Ndegwa P N (2012). Population dynamics of predacious phytoseiid mites, Euseius kenyae and coffee thrips, Diarthrothrips coffeae and their Interactions in coffee agro ecosystems in Kenya. International journal of Science and nature. 3 (2). 316-323
  9. Mugo H M, Irungu L W and Ndegwa P N (2012). The diseases of coffee under the changing climate: the established situation in Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A. 2(2). 265-27
  10. Ngumbi PM, Leon LL, Irungu LW, Kaburi J and Anjili CO. (2012) Nocturnal activities of Phlebotomine Sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Baringo County, Kenya. African Journal of Health Sciences 23:298-305 
  11. Anjili CO, Ngumbi PM, Kaburi CJ and Irungu LW (2011). The Phlebotomine Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae ) of Kenya. J Vector Borne Dis 48:pp 183-189.
  12. Egonyu JP, S Ekesi, Kabaru J, Irungu LW and Torto B. (2011). Host Odour responses and experience induced learning in the coonut bug, Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown ( Heteroptera: Coriedae). Poster, 14th Symposium on Insect-Plant Interactions, 13th to 18th August 2011,Wageningen, the Netherlands 122pp.
  13. Egonyu JP, S Ekesi, J Kabaru, L Irungu and B Torto, 2011. Identification of sex pheromones of the coconut bug, Pseudtheraptus wayi. A poster presentation during the icipe science day, 16th November 2011, icipe,Nairobi, Kenya.(Poster) 
  14. Egonyu JP, S Ekesi, J Kabaru, L Irungu and B Torto, 2011. Inter and intraspecific olfactory behaviour of the coconut bug, Pseudtheraptus wayi: do males search of the food then invite females? In:  Book of abstracts, Semio 11 workshop, 12th to 15th November 2011, icipe, Nairobi, Kenya,
  15. Ngonyu JP, S Ekesi, J Kabaru, L Irungu and B Torto, 2011. Semiochemicals mediating behavioural response of the coconut bug, Pseudtheraptus wayi to conspecific volatile cues. In:  Book of abstracts, 19th conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists, 9th to 12th November 2011, icipe, Nairobi, Kenya, 20-21pp.
  16. Mala O.A and Irungu L.W. (2011). Factors influencing differential larval habitat productivityof Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes in a rural village in Western Kenya. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 48, pp52-57
  17. Mala AO, Irungu LW, Shililu JI, Muturi EJ, Mbogo CC, Kiambo JK, Mukabana WR, Githure JI: Plasmodium falciparum transmission and aridity: a Kenyan experience from the dry lands of Baringo and its implications for Anopheles arabiensis Malaria Journal. 2011;10(1):121. http://www.malariajournal.com/content/10/1/121   
  18. Mala AO, Irungu LW, Shililu JI, Muturi EJ, Mbogo CC, Kiambo JK, Githure JI: Dry season ecology of Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes at larval habitats in two traditionally semi-arid villages in BaringoParasites & Vectors 2011,  4:25, http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/pdf/17563305425.pdf   
  19. Mala A.O and Irungu LW: Characterization of the factors influencing the differential productivity of Anopheles gambiae at larval habitats in Kisian village, western Kenya. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 48, 2011, pp. 1–6 http://www.mrcindia.org/journal
  20. Mugo H.M, El-Banhawy. M, Irungu L.W, Ndegwa P.N.(2011). Resistance of the predacious mite Euseius kenyae ( Acarina: Phytoseiidae) to Chlorpyriphos ( Dursban) in Kenya coffee farms. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology vol 13(1).
  21. Ngumbi P.M, Irungu L.W, Ndegwa P.N, Maniania J.K. (2011). Pathogenicity of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metch) Sorok and Beauveria bassiana (Bals) Vuil to adult Phlebotomus duboscqi in the laboratory. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 48:37-40
  22. Githinji, E.K., Irungu, L.W, Tonui, W.K, Rukunga, G.M, Mutai, C., Muthaura,C.N, Lugalia, Reuben, Gikandi, G., Wainaina, C, W., Ingonga,J.M, and Wanjoya, A, (2010). Anti-leishmanial effects of Warburgia ugandensis, Psiadia punctulata and Chasmanthera dependens. African Journal of Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicines, 7(3):264-275
  23. Banhawy El Sayed, Irungu L.W., Mugo,H.,(2009). Survey of predacious phytoseiidae mites ( Acari: Phytoseiidae) inhabiting coffee trees in Kenya with descriptions of some new species. Acarologia,XLIX, 3-4:121-137.
  24. Muriu, S.M, Shilulu J.I., Muturi E. J., Irungu L.W., Mwangangi J.M., Mukabana R.W., Jacob B.G., Githure J.I., and Novak R. J, (2008). Host choice and multiple blood feeding behavior of malaria vectors and other anophelines in Mwea rice irrigation scheme, Kenya. Malaria Journal 7:43.
  25. Irungu, L.W, (2007). Neglected Tropical Diseases. POST Vol 13 No 1 pg 1-3
  26. Odiere, M., Bayoh,M.N, Gimnig,J., Vulule,J., Irungu,L.W., Walker,E. (2007). Sampling outdoor resting Anopheles gambiae and other mosquitoes ( Diptera: Culicidae) in Western Kenya with clay pots. Journal of Medical Entomology Vol.44, (1) pg 14-22.
  27. Oketch, G.B.A., Irungu, L.W., Anjili, C.O. ,Munyua, J., Njagi, E.N.M., Rukunja, G. (2006). In vitro activity of the total aqueous ethanol leaf extracts of Ricinus communis ( on Leishmania major Kenya Journal of Sciences, SeriesA& B .Special Edition Vol. 1 No.1 pg1-4.
  28. Okech, B.A, Irungu, L. W., and Cooper. J.E, (2006). Heliminthiasis in Free-Ranging Indigenous Poultry in Kenya. Bull Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afri, Vol. 54, 92-99.
  29. Mathenge, E., Misiani, G.O,. Oulo,D.O,. Irungu, L.W., Ndegwa, N.P., Killen,.G.K., and Knols, B. (2005). Comparative performance of the Mbita trap , CDC light trap and the human landing catct in the sampling of Anopheles arabiensis, An. funestus and culicine species in a rice irrigation in western Kenya. Malaria Journal, 4: 1-7.
  30. Odiere, M., Irungu, L., Vulule, J., Bayoh,N., Gimnig, J., Hawley, W.,Walker,E. (2005) Sampling resting Anopheles gambiae with clay pots. 54th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference, Washington D. C, USA. (poster)
  31. Arrum, A.A. and Irungu, L. W, (2004 ). Lecture Notes on Cell Biology. University of Nairobi
  32. Irungu, L.W., Kimani, R.N. and Kisia, S.M. (2004). Helminth Parasites in the Intestinal Tract of Indigineous Poultry in Parts of Kenya. Journal of South A frican Veterinary Association 75 (1):58-59
  33. Mathenge, E.M., Omweri, G., Irungu, L.W., Ndegwa, P.N., Walczak, E., Smith, T., Killen, G., Knols, B. (2004). Comparative Field Evaluation of the Mbita Trap, CDC Light Trap and the Human Landing Catch for Sampling of Malaria Vectors in Western Kenya. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 70(1), 33-37
  34. Mathenge, E.M., Killeen, G.F., Oulo, D.O., Irungu, L.W., Ndegwa, P.N. and Knols, B.C.J. (2002) Development of an exposure-free bednet trap for sampling of the Afrotropical malaria vector Anopheles gambiae Medical and Veterinary Entomology 16; 67-74.
  35. Onyango, D.O. and Irungu, L.W. (2002). A Simple Method for Storing Mosquito Bloodmeals for Human DNA Profiling. Insect Sci. Applics. 22 No. 2 pp. 155-158.
  36. Mathenge, M., Gimnig, J.E., Kolczak, M., Ombok, M., Irungu, L.W., and Hawley, W.A. (2001) Effect of Permethrin-Impregnated Nets on Existing Behaviour, Blood Feeding Success and Time of Feeding of Malaria Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Western Kenya. Journal of Medical Entomology 38(4): 531-536.
  37. Kamau, L., Mukabana, W.R., Hawley, W.A., Lehmann, T., Irungu, L.W., Orago, A.A.S. and Collins, F.H. (1999) Analysis of genetic variability in Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae using microsatellite loci. Insect Molecular Biology 8(2), 287-297.
  38. Oketch, G.B.A., Anjili, C.O. Irungu, L.W., Munyua, J., Njagi, E., Rukunga, G. In Vivo effects of the crude aqueous leaf extracts and seed oil of Rucinus communis (Euphorbiaceae) on Leishmania major lesions in inbred Balb/c mice. Proceedings of 20th African Health Sciences Congress, April 1923rd, 1999, Accra, Ghana. (poster)
  39. Awala,P., Mwangi,R.W, Irungu,L.W (1998). Laboratory evaluation of the efficacy of a anular formulation of acetone extract fraction of the crude extract of Melia volkensii (Gurke) on Aedes aegypti larvae. Insect sci. Applic vol 18. No. 3, pp 225-228, 1998.
  40. Irungu, L.W. and Mwangi, R.W. (1995). Effects of a biologically active fraction from Melia volkensii on Culex quinquefasciatus. Sci. Applic. 2, pp 159-162.
  41. Ozwara, H.S., Olobo, J., Irungu, L.W.(1995). Evaluation of immune associated cells in lesions of L.major infected vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). J Health Sci. 2:349-353
  42. Ngumbi, P.M., Irungu, L.W., Robert, L.L., Gordon, D.M. and Githure J.I. (1995). Comparative abundances of phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera : Psychodidae) in termite hills and animal burrows and their peaks of nocturnal activities in Baringo District, Kenya. J. Health Sci. Vol 5, No 1. pp 2835.
  43. Maranga, R., Irungu, L.W., Mutinga M.J. (1994). A survey of Phlebotomine sandflies in the Nairobi Area and an undescribed species of Sergentomyia. Sci. Applic 2 pp 145-153.
  44. Ndegwa, P.N., Irungu, L.W. and Moloo S.K. (1992). Effects of puparia incubation temperature : increased infection rates of Trypanosoma congolense in Glossina morsitans centralis, fuscipes fuscipes and G. brevipalpis. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 6, 127-130.
  45. Irungu, L.W. (1989). Factors influencing the development of Brugia pahangi microfilariae on Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti Ins. Sci. Applic. Vol. 10 No. 5 pp 661-675.
  46. Irungu, L.W. (1987). Studies on the in vitro exsheathment of Brugia pahangi (1) The effect of abdomen and midgut homogenates of susceptible Aedes aegypti compared with refractory Anopheles stephensi and Culex quinquefasciatus on endopeptidase induced in vitro exsheathment of pahangi. Ins. Sci. Applic. 8, 229-234
  47. Irungu, L.W. (1987). Studies on the in vitro exsheathment of Brugia pahangi (2). The in vitro exsheathment of pahangi microfilarial incubated in mosquito tissues and cells.  Ins. Sci. Applic. 8, 49-51.
  48. Irungu, L.W.; Mutinga, M.J.; Kokwaro, E. (1986). The chorionic sculpturing of eggs of some Kenyan Phlebotomine sandflies. Sci. Appli. 7, 45-48.
  49. Irungu L.W. (1984). “Studies on factors influencing the establishment and development of filaria mosquitoes”. A Ph.D thesis, University of Liverpool, U.K.
  50. Mutinga, M.J., Kaddu, J.B., Irungu, L.W. (1981). Animal model for feeding Kenyan wild-caught phebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Phlebotomidae) Insect Sc. Appl. 2, 149-152.
  51. Curtis, C.F.; Ellis, D.S.; Doyle, P.E.; Hill, N.; Ramji, B.D., Irungu L.W.; Townson, H. (1981). Susceptibility of Aposymbiotic Culex quinquefasciatus to Wuchereria bancrofti Pathol. 41, 214-223.
  52. Irungu L.W. (1979). “A taxonomic redescription of Lu longipalpis and the effect of pH on acceptability of sugar solution to laboratory bred Lu longipalpis“. A dissertation submitted as part fulfilment for the degree of MSc, The University of Liverpool, U.K.
  53. Irungu L.W. (1978). “The Migration and Development of Trypanosoma brucei in Glossina morsitans“. A dissertation submitted to the Department of Entomology, University of Nairobi.