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Research Project: Biological Control of Invasive Arthropod Pests from the Eastern Hemisphere

Location: European Biological Control Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Catch me if you can: novel foraging behavior of an egg parasitoid, Gryon gonikopalense (Hym. Scelionidae), against the stinkbug pest, Bagrada hilaris (Hem. Pentatomidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martel, G., Sforza, R. 2021. Catch me if you can: novel foraging behavior of an egg parasitoid, Gryon gonikopalense (Hym. Scelionidae), against the stinkbug pest, Bagrada hilaris (Hem. Pentatomidae). Journal of Pest Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01325-4.

First report and integrated analysis of two native Trissolcus species utilizing Bagrada hilaris eggs in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ganjisaffar, F., Talamas, E., Bon, M., Perring, T. 2020. First report and integrated analysis of two native Trissolcus species utilizing Bagrada hilaris eggs in California. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 80: 49-70. https://doi.org/10.3897/jhr.80.57024.

Phlebotomus (Adlerius) simici NITZULESCU, 1931: first record in Austria and the phylogenetic relationship with other Adlerius species. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kniha, E., Dvorak, V., Milchram, M., Obwaller, A.G., Koehsler, M., Poeppl, W., Antoniou, M., Chaskopoulou, A., Paronyan, L. 2021. Phlebotomus (Adlerius) simici NITZULESCU, 1931: first record in Austria and the phylogenetic relationship with other Adlerius species.. Parasites & Vectors. 14:20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04482-8.

Vector control strategies and practices against West Nile virus management - (Other)
Chaskopoulou, A., Braks, M., Van Bortel, W. 2020. Vector control strategies and practices against West Nile virus management. Technical Report.

Assemblage of the egg parasitoids of the invasive stink bug Halyomorpha halys: insights on plant host associations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zapponi, L., Bon, M., Fouani, J., Anfora, G., Schmidt, S., Falagiarda, M. 2020. Assemblage of the egg parasitoids of the invasive stink bug Halyomorpha halys: insights on plant host associations. Insects. 11(9), 588. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11090588.

Sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) population dynamics and natural Leishmania infections in Attica Region, Greece - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giantsis, I.A., Beleri, S., Balatsos, G., Karras, V., Patsoula, E., Papchristos, D., Michaelakis, A., Chaskopoulou, A. 2020. Sand fly (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) population dynamics and natural Leishmania infections in Attica Region, Greece. Journal of Medical Entomology. XX(X), 1-6.

Bioassay and molecular monitoring of insecticide resistance status in Aedes albopictus populations from Greece, to support evidence-based vector control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balaska, S., Fotakis, E., Kioulos, I., Grigoraki, L., Mpellou, S., Chaskoupoulou, A., Vontas, J. 2020. Bioassay and molecular monitoring of insecticide resistance status in Aedes albopictus populations from Greece, to support evidence-based vector control. Parasites & Vectors. 13:328. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04204-0.

Acaricidal activity of the plant sesquiterpenes a-costic acid and inuloxin A against the cattle ectoparasitic tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus Reprint Icon - (Research Notes)
Freda, F., Masi, M., Kashefi, J., Cristofaro, M., Musmeci, S., Evidente, A. 2020. Acaricidal activity of the plant sesquiterpenes a-costic acid and inuloxin A against the cattle ectoparasitic tick, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) annulatus. International Journal of Acarology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2020.1805002.

Floral odors can interfere with the foraging behavior of parasitoids searching for hosts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G.A., Von Arx, M., Turlings, T.C., Shiestl, F.P. 2020. Floral odors can interfere with the foraging behavior of parasitoids searching for hosts. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 8:148. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00148.

Identification and detection of a novel point mutation in the Chitin Synthase gene of Culex pipiens associated with diflubenzuron resistance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, E., Mastantonio, V., Grigorika, L., Porretta, D., Puggioli, A., Chaskopoulou, A., Osorio, H., Weill, M., Bellini, R., Urbanelli, S. 2020. Identification and detection of a novel point mutation in the Chitin Synthase gene of Culex pipiens associated with diflubenzuron resistance. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14(5): e0008284. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008284.

Fighting vector borne diseases in refugee camps, Greece: mosquito and sand fly population structure, pathogen circulation and insecticide resistance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, E., Giantsis, I., Castells Sierra, J., Tanti, F., Balaska, S., Mavridis, K., Kourtidis, S., Vontas, J., Chaskopoulou, A. 2020. Fighting vector borne diseases in refugee camps, Greece: mosquito and sand fly population structure, pathogen circulation and insecticide resistance. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 9:30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40249-020-0635-4.

First insights into the chemical ecology of an invasive pest: Olfactory preferences of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G.A., Morelon, S.P., Benrey, B. 2020. First insights into the chemical ecology of an invasive pest: Olfactory preferences of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni. Environmental Entomology. 49(2):364-369. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvaa007.

An integrative approach combining molecular analyses and experiments to investigate predation of insect eggs by a mite Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G., Bon, M., Kerdellant, E., Guermache, F., Pfingstl, T., Tixier, M. 2020. An integrative approach combining molecular analyses and experiments to investigate predation of insect eggs by a mite. Ecosphere. 11(3). https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3065.

Genetic variability in the parasitic fly, Sarcophaga villeneuveana, in south-western Europe and Morocco Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jourdan, M., Thomann, T., Richet, R., Fendane, Y., Bon, M., Sheppard, A., Baker, G. 2019. Genetic variability in the parasitic fly, Sarcophaga villeneuveana, in south-western Europe and Morocco. Biocontrol. 65:59-70. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-019-09985-7.

Catch me if you can: is bagrada bug able to escape its parasitoid? - (Abstract Only)

Abra-Bagrada, the magic of foreign exploration for egg parasitoids - (Abstract Only)

A new light in the diversity of the Aprostocetus egg parasitoids associated with the invasive viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, using an integrative approach - (Abstract Only)

Ecology of the egg parasitoid Aprostocetus sp., a potential biological control agent of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni - (Abstract Only)

Variation in performance and resistance to parasitism of Plutella xylostella populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gols, R., Desurmont, G.A., Harvey, J.A. 2019. Variation in performance and resistance to parasitism of Plutella xylostella populations. Insects. 10:293. https://doi.org/10.3390%2Finsects10090293.

A novel MALDI-TOF MS-based method for blood meal identification in insect vectors: a proof of concept study on phlebotomine sand flies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hlavackova, K., Dvorak, V., Chaskopoulou, A., Volf, P., Halada, P. 2019. A novel MALDI-TOF MS-based method for blood meal identification in insect vectors: a proof of concept study on phlebotomine sand flies. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 13(9): e0007669. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007669.

Role of cyanogenic glycosides in the seeds of wild Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus: Defense, nutrition or both? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cuny, M.A., La Forgia, D., Desurmont, G., Glauser, G., Benrey, B. 2019. Role of cyanogenic glycosides in the seeds of wild Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus: Defense, nutrition or both?. Planta. 250, 1281-1292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-019-03221-3.

Sourcing effective biological control agents of conical snails, Cochlicella acuta, in Europe and north Africa for release in southern Australia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jourdan, M., Thomann, T., Kriticos, K., Bon, M., Sheppard, A., Baker, G. 2019. Sourcing effective biological control agents of conical snails, Cochlicella acuta, in Europe and north Africa for release in southern Australia. Biological Control. 134, 1-14. doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2019.03.020.

Focal distribution of diflubenzuron resistance mutations in Culex pipiens mosquitoes from Northern Italy is associated with the history of insecticide applications Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Porretta, D., Fotakis, E.A., Mastrantonio, V., Chaskopoulou, A., Michaelakis, A., Kioulos, I., Weill, M., Urbanelli, S., Vontas, J., Bellini, R. 2019. Focal distribution of diflubenzuron resistance mutations in Culex pipiens mosquitoes from Northern Italy is associated with the history of insecticide applications. ACTA TROPICA. 193:106-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.02.024.

Mites associated with egg masses of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull) on Viburnum tinus L. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G.A., Kerdellant, E., Pfingstl, T., Kreiter, S., Auger, P., Tixier, M. 2019. Mites associated with egg masses of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull) on Viburnum tinus L.. Acarologia. 59(1):57-72. https://doi.org/10.24349/acarologia/20194311.

Molecular detection and quantification of slug parasitic nematodes from the soil and their hosts Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaffuel, G., Puza, V., Hug, A., Meuli, R., Nermut, J., Turlings, T., Desurmont, G., Campos-Herrera, R. 2018. Molecular detection and quantification of slug parasitic nematodes from the soil and their hosts. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 160:18-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2018.11.005.

Broadening the tools for recognizing sand fly breeding habitats: A novel molecular approach for the detection of Phlebotomine larval DNA in soil substrates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giantsis, I.A., Chaskopoulou, A. 2018. Broadening the tools for recognizing sand fly breeding habitats: A novel molecular approach for the detection of Phlebotomine larval DNA in soil substrates. ACTA TROPICA. 190:123-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.008.

First discovery of adventive populations of Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) in Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stahl, J., Tortorici, F., Pontini, M., Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Marazzi, C., Tavella, L., Haye, T. 2019. First discovery of adventive populations of Trissolcus japonicus (Ashmead) in Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 92:371-379. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-018-1061-2.

Identification of Leishmania species in naturally infected sand flies from refugee camps, Greece Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, E.A., Giantsis, I.A., Avgerinou, A., Kourtidis, S., Agathaggelidou, E., Kapoula, C., Dadakou, G., Vontas, J., Chaskopoulou, A. 2019. Identification of Leishmania species in naturally infected sand flies from refugee camps, Greece. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25(2):361-364. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2502.181359.

A comparative study of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) and sand fly(Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) sampling using dry ice and chemically generated carbon dioxide from three different prototype CO2 generators Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benante, J.P., James, F., Lawrence, K., Fansiri, T., Pongsiri, A., Ponlawat, A., Chaskopoulou, A. 2018. A comparative study of mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) and sand fly(Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) sampling using dry ice and chemically generated carbon dioxide from three different prototype CO2 generators. Journal of Economic Entomology. 112:494-498. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy319.

A modified DNA barcode approach to define trophic interactions between native and exotic pentatomids and their parasitoids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gariepy, T., Bruin, A., Konopka, J., Scott-Dupree, C., Fraser, H., Bon, M., Talamas, E. 2018. A modified DNA barcode approach to define trophic interactions between native and exotic pentatomids and their parasitoids. Molecular Ecology. 13(15):1-15. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14868.

High-throughput sequencing and the viromic study of grapevine leaves: from the detection of grapevine-infecting viruses to the description of a new environmental Tymovirales member Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hily, J., Candresse, T., Garcia, S., Vigne, E., Tannieres, M., Komar, V., Barnabe, G., Alliaume, A., Gilg, S., Hommay, G. 2018. High-throughput sequencing and the viromic study of grapevine leaves: from the detection of grapevine-infecting viruses to the description of a new environmental Tymovirales member. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9:1782. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01782.

Trissolcus hyalinipennis Rajmohana & Narendran (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), a parasitoid of Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), emerges in North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ganjisaffar, F., Talamas, E.J., Bon, M., Gonzalez, I., Brown, B.V., Perring, T.M. 2018. Trissolcus hyalinipennis Rajmohana & Narendran (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae), a parasitoid of Bagrada hilaris (Burmeister) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), emerges in North America. Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 65: 111–130. doi: 10.3897/jhr.65.25620.

History of discoveries and management of the Citrus longhorned beetle, Anoplophora chinensis, in Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Herard, F., Maspero, M. 2018. History of discoveries and management of the Citrus longhorned beetle, Anoplophora chinensis, in Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 92:117-130. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-018-1014-9.

Re-examination of the taxonomic status of Anopheles hyrcanus and Anopheles pseudopictus using a multilocus genetic approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miaoulis, M., Giantsis, I., Schaffner, F., Chaskopoulou, A. 2018. Re-examination of the taxonomic status of Anopheles hyrcanus and Anopheles pseudopictus using a multilocus genetic approach. Journal of Vector Ecology. 43(1):179-183. doi:10.1111/jvec.12297.

Detection of pyrethroid resistance mutations in the major leishmaniasis vector Phlebotomus papatasi Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, M., Giantsis, I., Demir, S., Vontas, J., Chaskopoulou, A. 2018. Detection of pyrethroid resistance mutations in the major leishmaniasis vector Phlebotomus papatasi. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(5):1225-1230. doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy066.

Ground ultra low volume (ULV) space spray applications for the control of wild sand fly populations (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaskopoulou, A., Kashefi, Miaoulis, M. 2018. Ground ultra low volume (ULV) space spray applications for the control of wild sand fly populations (Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in Europe. ACTA TROPICA. 182:54-59. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.02.003.

Determining the geographic origin of invasive populations of the mealybug Planococcus ficus based on molecular genetic analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Daane, K., Middleton, M., Sforza, R., Kamp-Hughes, N., Almeida, R., Correa, M., Downie, D., Walton, V. 2018. Determining the geographic origin of invasive populations of the mealybug Planococcus ficus based on molecular genetic analysis. PLoS One. 13(3): e0193852. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0193852.

Trans-generational inheritance of herbivory-induced phenotypic changes in Brassica rapa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kellenberger, R., Desurmont, G., Schlueter, P., Shiestl, F. 2018. Trans-generational inheritance of herbivory-induced phenotypic changes in Brassica rapa. Scientific Reports. 8(1), article 3536. 10.1038/s41598-018-21880-2.

Ecology of West Nile virus across four European countries II: Empirical modelling of the dynamics of Culex pipens abundances in different regions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Groen, T.A., L'Ambert, G., Bellini, R., Chaskopoulou, A., Petric, D., Zgomba, M., Marrama, L., Bicout, D.J. 2017. Ecology of West Nile virus across four European countries II: Empirical modelling of the dynamics of Culex pipens abundances in different regions. Parasites & Vectors. 10(1):524. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-017-2484-y.

Mass-rearing optimization of the parasitoid Psyttalia lounsburyi for biological control of the olive fruit fly - (Proceedings)
Chardonnet, F., Blanchet, A., Marini, F., Bon, M., Daane, K., Pickett, C., Wang, X., Smith, L. 2017. Mass-rearing optimization of the parasitoid Psyttalia lounsburyi for biological control of the olive fruit fly. 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Sept. 10-15, 2017. PP. 286-289.

Biological control of olive fruit fly in California - release, establishment and impact of Psyttalia lounsburyi and Psyttalia humilis - (Proceedings)
Daane, K., Wang, X., Pickett, C., Blanchet, A., Nieto, D., Hoelmer, K.A., Bon, M., Smith, L. 2017. Biological control of olive fruit fly in California - release, establishment and impact of Psyttalia lounsburyi and Psyttalia humilis. 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Sept. 10-15, 2017. pp. 156-158.

Cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae), and the quest for discovery of its natural enemies in the Balkan Region - (Proceedings)
Kashefi, J., Demir, S., Goolsby, J., Smith, L., Chaskopoulou, A. 2017. Cattle fever tick, Rhipicephalus annulatus (Acari: Ixodidae), and the quest for discovery of its natural enemies in the Balkan Region.5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Sept. 11-16, 2017. pp. 327-329.

Accidental introduction into Italy and establishment of Aprostocetus fukutai (Hym.: Eulophidae) in citrus longhorned beetle infestations - (Proceedings)
Herard, F., Maspero, M., Bon, M. 2017. Accidental introduction into Italy and establishment of Aprostocetus fukutai (Hym.: Eulophidae) in citrus longhorned beetle infestations. 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Sept. 11-16, 2017. pp. 15-18.

Initial evaluation of two native egg parasitoids for the control of Bagrada hilaris, an invasive stink bug in western USA - (Proceedings)
Sforza, R.F., Bon, M., Martel, G., Auge, M., Roche, M., Mahmood, R., Smith, L. 2017. Initial evaluation of two native egg parasitoids for the control of Bagrada hilaris, an invasive stink bug in western USA. 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi Island, Malaysia, Sept. 10-15, 2017. pp. 221-223.

Invasive insect herbivores as disrupters of chemically-mediated tritrophic interactions: effects of herbivore density and parasitoid learning - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G., Guiguet, A., Turlings, T.C. 2017. Invasive insect herbivores as disrupters of chemically-mediated tritrophic interactions: effects of herbivore density and parasitoid learning. Biological Invasions. DOI:10.1007/s10530-017-1526-x.

Genetic diversity and origins of Halyomorpha halys in the U.S. and of its potential biocontrol agent unexpectedly recovered from the wild in the United States - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Talamas, E.J., Buffington, M.L., Guermache, F., Weber, D.C. 2017. Genetic diversity and origins of Halyomorpha halys in the U.S. and of its potential biocontrol agent unexpectedly recovered from the wild in the United States. Proceeding of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 11-15, 2017, Langkawi, Malaysia. p. 3.

Benefits of pre-release population genetics: a case study using Psyttalia lounsburyi, a biocontrol agent of the olive fruit fly in California - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Smith, L., Kent, D., Pickett, C., Wang, X., Blanchet, A., Guermache, F., Hoelmer, K.A. 2017. Benefits of pre-release population genetics: a case study using Psyttalia lounsburyi, a biocontrol agent of the olive fruit fly in California. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, September 11-15, 2017. Langkawi, Malaysia. p. 3.

Laboratory evaluation of a novel lethal Ovitrap for control of Aedes aegypti Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, C.N., Pereira, R., Baldwin, R., Chaskopoulou, A., Koehler, P.G. 2017. Laboratory evaluation of a novel lethal Ovitrap for control of Aedes aegypti. Journal of Medical Entomology. 24(6):1666-1673. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx161.

The multitrophic consequences of concurrent insect invasions: a range-expanding herbivore and its associated parasitoid affect native tritrophic interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrasco, D., Desurmont, G., Laplanche, D., Proffit, M., Gols, R., Becher, P.G., Larsson, M.C., Turlings, T.C., Anderson, P. 2017. The multitrophic consequences of concurrent insect invasions: a range-expanding herbivore and its associated parasitoid affect native tritrophic interactions. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13836.

Analysis of population structure and insecticide resistance in mosquitoes of the genus Culex, Anopheles and Aedes from different environments of Greece with a history of mosquito borne disease transmission - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, M., Chaskopoulou, A., Grigoraki, L., Tsiamantas, A., Kounadi, S., Georgiou, L., Vontas, J. 2017. Analysis of population structure and insecticide resistance in mosquitoes of the genus Culex, Anopheles and Aedes from different environments of Greece with a history of mosquito borne disease transmission. ACTA TROPICA. 174:29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2017.06.005.

Complex invasion history of the Asian long-horned beetle: fifteen years after first detection in Europe Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Javal, M., Roques, A., Haran, J., Herard, F., Keena, M., Roux, G. 2017. Complex invasion history of the Asian long-horned beetle: fifteen years after first detection in Europe. Journal of Pest Science. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-017-0917-1.

Metagenomic-based impact study of transgenic grapevine rootstock on its associated virome and soil microbiome - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hily, J., Demaneche, S., Poulicard, N., Tannieres, M., Djennane, S., Beuve, M., Vigne, E., Demangeat, G., Komar, V., Gertz, C. 2017. Metagenomic-based impact study of transgenic grapevine rootstock on its associated virome and soil microbiome. Plant Biotechnology Journal. doi:10.1111/pbi.12761.

The spitting image of plant defenses: effects of plant secondary chemistry on the efficiency of caterpillar regurgitant as an anti-predator defense - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G., Kholer, A., Maag, D., Laplanche, D., Xu, H., Baumann, J., Demaire, C., Devenoges, D., Glavan, M., Mann, L., Turlings, T.C. 2017. The spitting image of plant defenses: effects of plant secondary chemistry on the efficiency of caterpillar regurgitant as an anti-predator defense. Journal of Chemical Ecology. DOI 10.1002/ece3.3174.

The distribution of the invasive pest, rice water weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is expanding in Europe: First record in the Balkans, confirmed by CO1 DNA barcoding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giantsis, I., Sierra, J.C., Chaskopoulou, A. 2017. The distribution of the invasive pest, rice water weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), is expanding in Europe: First record in the Balkans, confirmed by CO1 DNA barcoding. Phytoparasitica. 45: 147. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12600-017-0576-z.

Origin and phylogeography of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera : Cephidae): implications for pest management - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lesieur, V., Martin, J., Weaver, D.K., Hoelmer, K.A., Shanower, T.G., Smith, D.R., Morill, W.L., Kadiri, N., Cockrell, D., Randolf, T.L., Waters, D.K., Bon, M. 2016. Origin and phylogeography of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Norton (Hymenoptera : Cephidae): implications for pest management. PLoS One. 11(12):e0168370. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168370.

Herbivore-induced plant volatiles accurately predict history of coexistence, diet breadth, and feeding mode of herbivores Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danner, H., Desurmont, G.A., Cristescu, S.M., Van Dam, N.M. 2017. Herbivore-induced plant volatiles accurately predict history of coexistence, diet breadth, and feeding mode of herbivores. New Phytologist. 220(3):726-738. 10.1111/nph.14428.

Direct multiplex PCR (dmPCR) for the identification of six Phlebotomine sand fly species (Diptera: Psychodidae), including major Leishmania vectors of the Mediterranean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Giantsis, I., Chaskopoulou, A., Bon, M. 2017. Direct multiplex PCR (dmPCR) for the identification of six Phlebotomine sand fly species (Diptera: Psychodidae), including major Leishmania vectors of the Mediterranean. Journal of Economic Entomology. tow269. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow269.

Ecology of West Nile Fever across four European countries: Review of weather profiles, vector population dynamics and vector control response - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaskopoulou, A., L'Ambert, G., Petric, D., Bellini, R., Zgomba, M., Groen, T.A., Marrama, L., Bicout, D.J. 2016. Ecology of West Nile Fever across four European countries: Review of weather profiles, vector population dynamics and vector control response. Parasites & Vectors. 9(1): 482. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1736-6.

Discovery of Spathius ibarakius Belokobylskij et Maeto (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) as a larval ectoparasitoid of citrus longhorned beetle in Korea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, M., Lee, H., Ku, D., Herard, F., Gould, J.R., Williams, D.W., Kim, I., Hong, K. 2016. Discovery of Spathius ibarakius Belokobylskij et Maeto (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) as a larval ectoparasitoid of citrus longhorned beetle in Korea. Korean J. Appl. Entomol. 55(3): 285-291 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5656/KSAE.2016.05.0.020.

Combined use of herbivore-induced plant volatiles and sex pheromones for mate location in braconid parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, H., Desurmont, G., Degen, T., Laplanche, D., Henryk, L., Turlings, T.C. 2016. Combined use of herbivore-induced plant volatiles and sex pheromones for mate location in braconid parasitoids. Plant Cell and Environment. Vol 39, Pages 1920-1927. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12818.

Genetic characterization of a red color morph of Euphorbia esula subsp. esula (Euphorbiaceae) in the floodplains of Saône (Eastern France) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Auge, M., Bon, M., Hardion, L., Le Bourgeois, T., Sforza, R. 2016. Genetic characterization of a red color morph of Euphorbia esula subsp. esula (Euphorbiaceae) in the floodplains of Saône (Eastern France). Botany. 10.1139/cjb-2016-0067.

Virulence of selected entomopathogenic fungi against the olive fruit fly and their potential for biocontrol - (Abstract Only)

Powdery mildew suppresses herbivore-induced plant volatiles and interferes with parasitoid attraction in Brassica rapa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G., Xu, H., Turlings, T.C. 2016. Powdery mildew suppresses herbivore-induced plant volatiles and interferes with parasitoid attraction in Brassica rapa. Plant Cell and Environment. Vol 39, Pages 1920-1927. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12752.

The gastropod menace: slugs on Brassica plants affect caterpillar survival through consumption and interference with parasitoid attraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desurmont, G., Zemanova, M., Turlings, T.C. 2016. The gastropod menace: slugs on Brassica plants affect caterpillar survival through consumption and interference with parasitoid attraction. Journal of Chemical Ecology. Vol 42, Issue 3, Pages 183-192.

Species composition, activity patterns and blood meal analysis of sand fly populations (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the metropolitan region of Thessaloniki, an endemic focus of canine leishmaniasis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaskopoulou, A., Giantsis, I., Demir, S., Bon, M. 2016. Species composition, activity patterns and blood meal analysis of sand fly populations (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the metropolitan region of Thessaloniki, an endemic focus of canine leishmaniasis. ACTA TROPICA. 158: 170-176.

Pinpointing the level of isolation between two cryptic species sharing the same microhabitat: a case study with a scarabaeid species complex - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roy, L., Bon, M., Cesarini, C., Serin, J., Bonato, O. 2016. Pinpointing the level of isolation between two cryptic species sharing the same microhabitat: a case study with a scarabaeid species complex. Zoologica Scripta. 45(4):407-420.

Understanding the transmission dynamics of Leishmania donovani to provide robust evidence for interventions to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cameron, M., Acosta-Serrano, A., Bern, C., Boelaert, M., Den Boer, M., Chapman, L., Chaskopoulou, A., Coleman, M., Croft, S., Courtney, O. et al. 2016. Understanding the transmission dynamics of Leishmania donovani to provide robust evidence for interventions to eliminate visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India. Parasites & Vectors. 9:25 DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1309-8.

Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California - (Abstract Only)
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Wang, X., Kirk, A.A., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Recent progress in a classical biological control program for olive fruit fly in California. 9th Spanish Congress of Applied Entomology, Valencia, Spain, 19-23 October 2015. p. 126.

Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi - (Abstract Only)
La Spina, M., Daane, K.M., Blanchet, A., Hoelmer, K.A., Pickett, C.H., Williams Iii, L.H. 2015. Improvement of mass-rearing procedures for an olive fruit fly parasitoid – duration of exposure to hosts affects production of Psyttalia lounsburyi. 4th International Entomophagous Insects Conference, Malaga, Spain, 4-9 October 2015. NA.