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Research Project: Biological Control and Integrated Management of Invasive Arthropod Pests from Europe, Asia, and Africa

Location: European Biological Control Laboratory

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

Submission of DNA barcode of an important biological control agent of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys - (Database / Dataset)
Bon, M., Hoelmer, K.A., Guermache, F. 2022. Submission of DNA barcode of an important biological control agent of the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys. Genbank. accn OP136000.

West Nile Virus occurrence and ecological niche modeling in wild bird species and mosquito vectors; an active surveillance program in the Peloponnese Region of Greece Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sofia, M., Giannakopoulos, A., Giantsis, I., Touloudi, A., Birtsas, P., Papageorgiou, K., Athanasakopoulou, Z., Chatzopoulos, D., Vrioni, G., Galamatis, D., Diamantopoulos, V., Mpellou, S., Petridou, E., Kritas, S., Palli, M., Georgakopoulos, G., Vassiliki, S., Athanassios, T., Chaskopoulou, A., Charalambos, B. 2022. West Nile Virus occurrence and ecological niche modeling in wild bird species and mosquito vectors; an active surveillance program in the Peloponnese Region of Greece. Microorganisms. 10(7),1328. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms10071328.

Surveillance of invasive mosquito species in islands with focus on potential vectors of zoonotic diseases Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Barcelo, C., Blanda, V., Del Castillo-Remiro, A., Chaskopoulou, A., Connely, C.R., Ferrero-Gomez, L., La Russa, F., Parker-Crockett, C., Serafin-Perez, I., Sousa, C.A., Torina, A., Vontas, J., Miranda, M.A. 2022. Surveillance of invasive mosquito species in islands with focus on potential vectors of zoonotic diseases. Book Chapter. In: Ecology of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes to wildlife. 7: 179-207. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-931-2_10.

Tracking Asian tiger mosquito introductions in the Netherlands using Nextstrain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ibáñez-Justicia, A., Van De Vossenberg, B., Warbroek, T., Teekema, S., Jacobs, F., Zhao, T., Bueno-Mari, R., Aranda, C., Flacio, E., Chaskopoulou, A., Albieri, A., Stroo, A. 2022. Tracking Asian tiger mosquito introductions in the Netherlands using Nextstrain. Journal of the Mosquito Control Association. 40 (1):11-21. https://doi.org/10.52004/JEMCA2021.0006.

Integrative taxonomy of Aculus mosoniensis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a potential biological control agent for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Lillo, E., Marini, F., Cristofaro, M., Valenzano, D., Petanovic, R., Vidovic, B., Cvrkovic, T., Bon, M. 2022. Integrative taxonomy of Aculus mosoniensis (Acari: Eriophyidae), a potential biological control agent for tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima). Insects. 13(5), 489. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13050489.

Molecular detection of wasps parasitizing nymphal cattle fever ticks towards the study of temporal pattern of tick-parasitoid interactions Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Kashefi, J., Guermache, F., Mediannikov, O. 2022. Molecular detection of wasps parasitizing nymphal cattle fever ticks towards the study of temporal pattern of tick-parasitoid interactions. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. 5.6-5.9. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19349348.

Exploration in Vietnam for parasitoids of cattle fever tick - (Proceedings)
Nguyen, L.T., Do, T.T., Duong, N.N., Dao, T.H., Kashefi, J., Goolsby, J. 2022. Exploration in Vietnam for parasitoids of cattle fever tick. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. 5.10-5.12.

Can Estivation Preferences Be Used to Develop Novel Management Tools against Invasive Mediterranean Snails? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hanache, P., Thomann, T., Caron, V., Desurmont, G. 2021. Can Estivation Preferences Be Used to Develop Novel Management Tools against Invasive Mediterranean Snails?. Insects. 12, 1118. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12121118.

VectorMap-GR: A local scale operational management tool for entomological monitoring, to support vector control activities in Greece and the Mediterranean Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fotakis, E., Orfanos, M., Couleris, T., Stamatelopoulos, P., Tsiropoulos, Z., Kampouraki, A., Kioulos, I., Mavridis, K., Chaskopoulou, A., Koliopoulos, G., Vontas, J. 2021. VectorMap-GR: A local scale operational management tool for entomological monitoring, to support vector control activities in Greece and the Mediterranean Basin. Current Research in Parasitology and Vector Borne Diseases. 1, 100053. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpvbd.2021.100053.

Evaluation of three cold storage methods of Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and the effects of host deprivation for an optimized rearing of the biocontrol candidate Gryon gonikopalense (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martel, G., Sforza, R. 2021. Evaluation of three cold storage methods of Bagrada hilaris (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and the effects of host deprivation for an optimized rearing of the biocontrol candidate Gryon gonikopalense (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae). Biological Control. 163: 104759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104759.

Molecular Identification of Trissolcus japonicus, Parasitoid of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, by Species-Specific PCR Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, M.N., Santander, R.D., Talamas, E.J., Jentsch, P.J., Bon, M., Acimovic, S.G. 2021. Molecular Identification of Trissolcus japonicus, Parasitoid of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, by Species-Specific PCR. Insects. 12,467-482. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12050467.

How an egg parasitoid responds to an unusual stinkbug oviposition behavior: the case of Gryon gonikopalense Sharma (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) and Bagrada hilaris(Burmeister) (Hemiptera:Pentatomidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Parasitoids' Ecology and Evolution Editorial - Population and Evolutionary Dynamics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wanjiru Clarke, C., Calatayud, P., Sforza, R.F., Ngeh Ndemah, R., Nyamukondiwa, C. 2019. Parasitoids' Ecology and Evolution Editorial - Population and Evolutionary Dynamics. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7:485. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00485.