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See detailHymenoptera community of pig carcasse in an urban biotope
Frederickx, Christine ULg; Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg; Verheggen, François ULg et al

Poster (2012, February 10)

Most reports published in the field of forensic entomology studies are focused on Diptera pattern colonization and are neglecting Hymenoptera succession. Hymenoptera are part of the entomofaunal ... [more ▼]

Most reports published in the field of forensic entomology studies are focused on Diptera pattern colonization and are neglecting Hymenoptera succession. Hymenoptera are part of the entomofaunal colonization of a dead body as parasitoids of fly pupae. However, one should consider Hymenoptera parasitoids in a forensic entomology context to evaluate the time of death. Blowflies parasitoids may indeed be of particular importance as their time of attack is often restricted to a small, well-defined window of developmental time of the insect host. Because these parasitoids also interfere with developmental times of colonizing Diptera, a better understanding of their ecology is needed. [less ▲]

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See detailForensic study of volatile organic compounds released from decaying bodies
Stefanuto, Pierre-Hugues ULg; Brasseur, Catherine ULg; Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg et al

in Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography-12 Book of abstracts (2012, February)

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See detailMicroorganisms from aphid honeydew attract natural enemies and tending ants
Verheggen, François ULg; Leroy, Pascal; Fischer, Christophe ULg et al

Conference (2012, February)

Aphids are some of the most serious pests of cultivated crops worldwide, causing major yield and economic losses. Previous works have demonstrated ants and natural enemies (including ladybeetles and ... [more ▼]

Aphids are some of the most serious pests of cultivated crops worldwide, causing major yield and economic losses. Previous works have demonstrated ants and natural enemies (including ladybeetles and hoverflies) to be able to use aphid volatile chemicals to locate aphid colonies. Here, we report the first isolation of a bacterium from the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum honeydew, Staphylococcus sciuri, which produces kairomones used by the aphidophagous hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus and the Asian Ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis during their search for prey colonies. Some specific semiochemicals produced by S. sciuri were identified as attractants and ovipositional stimulants. Similarly, we have shown scouts of the aphid tending ant species, Lasius niger, to orientate their foraging behaviour toward an Aphis fabae infested plant and we have demonstrated that the odours released by this aphid honeydew were attractive for ant scouts. Again, bacteria were involved in the production of these honeydew semiochemicals. Interestingly, ant scouts were also able to discriminate honeydew odour from A. fabae (usually attended by L. niger) and A. pisum (unattendedby L. niger). Comparison of the volatile and bacteria composition of both aphid species honeydew were attended. [less ▲]

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See detailFast-GC quantifacation of harmonine, the major defense alkaloid of the multicolored Asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)
Fischer, Christophe ULg; Laurent, Pascal ULg; Heuskin, Stéphanie ULg et al

in American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2012), 3

These last few years the multicolored Asian ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), previously introduced in Europe and North America as a biological control agent, has swiftly spread out on those ... [more ▼]

These last few years the multicolored Asian ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), previously introduced in Europe and North America as a biological control agent, has swiftly spread out on those territories and turns out to be a pest in several ways. In order to improve understanding of several key points of the biology of this ladybird, a novel fast-GC method of quantification of harmonine, the main defense alkaloid of H. axyridis, has been designed and validated using the accuracy profile concept for concentrations ranging from 13 to 264 µg/individual. This method allows quantifying harmonine in a single insect with a maximal error risk of 20%. For ladybirds collected in spring, mean harmonine concentration observed was 106.6 µg/individual with a very high standard deviation of 80.2 µg/individual, which can easily be explained by the strong asymmetry of the results distribution. Males and females seem equally chemically protected as the harmonine concentration did not significantly differ between sexes. This method is currently used to improve our comprehension of several key points of H. axyridis biology including aggregation behavior and aposematism. [less ▲]

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See detailTesting semiochemicals from aphid, plant and conspecific: attraction of Harmonia axyridis
Leroy, Pascal ULg; Schillings, Thomas ULg; Farmakidis, Julien ULg et al

in Insect Science (2012), 19

Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an invasive specie affecting the dynamics and composition of several guilds. Nowadays, no biological control method is available to reduce the ... [more ▼]

Harmonia axyridis Pallas (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an invasive specie affecting the dynamics and composition of several guilds. Nowadays, no biological control method is available to reduce the populations of this harmful coccinellid. Attractants and semiochemicals seem to be the best alternative but only few studies have tested the impact of semiochemicals on this Asian lady beetle. In this work, through wind-tunnel experiments, semiochemicals from aphids [Z,E-nepetalactone, (E)-β-farnesene, α-pinene and β-pinene], from coccinellids [(-)-β-caryophyllene] and from the nettle Urtica dioica L. were envisaged as potential attractants. The nettle volatile compounds [(Z)-3-hexenol and (E)-2-hexenal] were extracted using a Clevenger Apparatus® and identified by headspace-GC-MS. The main components of the aphid alarm pheromone as well as a component of the aphid sexual pheromone strongly attracted both sexes of the Asian lady beetle while (-)-β-caryophyllene only attracted few individuals and had no impact on the males. The nettle extract as well as the (Z)-3-hexenol oriented both males and females to the odour source. The (E)-2-hexenal was showed to have no effect on females even if this green leaf volatile attracted males. This study highlighted that some semiochemicals from aphids and from nettle extracts orientated the harlequin ladybird H. axyridis. These volatile compounds could certainly help for an efficient biological control approach against this invasive specie. [less ▲]

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See detailScaphandre La science rencontre l'art: L'art
Haubruge, Eric ULg; Bay, Daniel ULg; Semal, Jean et al

in Haubruge, Eric; Bay, Daniel; Semal, Jean (Eds.) Scaphandre La science rencontre l'art (2012)

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See detailDo root-emitted volatile organic compounds attract wireworms?
Barsics, Fanny ULg; Latine, Rémi ULg; Gfeller, Aurélie ULg et al

in Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences (2012), 77(3), 561-567

Wireworms are the soil dwelling larvae of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Their importance as crop pests increases since the efficient chemical means to control them cannot be considered anymore ... [more ▼]

Wireworms are the soil dwelling larvae of click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Their importance as crop pests increases since the efficient chemical means to control them cannot be considered anymore. Therefore, many integrated pest management strategies have been investigated in the past few years. Most of them rely on the understanding of the ecology of the click beetles during their whole life cycle. We focus our work on the chemical ecology of wireworms, more precisely on the root-emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that might intervene in the food-searching process of the larvae by helping them to find a suitable host-plant or by acting as key factors in the belowground defence mechanism of the plant. Here, we present our first results of dual-choice orientation tests in olfactometric pipes. Wireworms (Agriotes sordidus Illiger) were submitted individually to a variety of olfactory baits ranging from entire barley roots (Hordeum vulgare L. var. Quench) to isolated VOCs identified as part of the emitting profile. The latter was described thanks to HS-SPME samplings and GC-MS analysis, for roots grown in the exact same conditions as for the olfactometric experimentations with entire roots. Most of the experimentations gave significant results. When confronted to volatiles emitted by entire roots, wireworms significantly orientated towards the bait (χ²-goodness-of-fit test, χ²=8, P-value=0.005). This result allowed us to follow up with the same device and to progressively vary the nature of the baits. Our protocol should be used for other plant-wireworm species combinations. Our results should be taken into account in varietal selection, in crop rotation, or in trapping systems aiming at the reduction of the populations of wireworms. [less ▲]

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See detailRecensement de Calliphora vicina R.-D., Calliphora vomitoria L. et de Cynomya mortuorum L. (Diptères : Calliphoridae) dans les collections entomologiques des étudiants de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech sur la période 1995-2009.
Frederickx, Christine ULg; Verheggen, François ULg; Bonnet, Stéphanie ULg et al

in Entomologie Faunistique = Faunistic Entomology (2012), 64(3), 57-62

Durant la période 1995-2009, les étudiants de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Université de Liège) ont capturés des Calliphoridae et plus précisément la sous-famille des Calliphorinae. La sous-famille des ... [more ▼]

Durant la période 1995-2009, les étudiants de Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Université de Liège) ont capturés des Calliphoridae et plus précisément la sous-famille des Calliphorinae. La sous-famille des Calliphorinae comporte 9 genres dont les Calliphora et les Cynomya. L’entomofaune belge comprend trois espèces : Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830, Calliphora vomitoria Linné 1758 et Cynomya mortuorum Linné 1761. L’espèce de Calliphorinae la plus représentée parmi les collections d’étudiants est C. vicina. [less ▲]

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See detailLa forêt de tapia, écosystème endémique de Madagascar : écologie, fonctions, causes de dégradation et de transformation (synthèse bibliographique)
Rakotondrasoa, Olivia Lovanirina; Malaisse, François ULg; Rajoelison, Gabrielle Lalanirina et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2012), 16(4), 541-552

Cet article constitue une synthèse sur la forêt de tapia (Uapaca bojeri Baill.) de Madagascar en vue de présenter son importance dans le développement de la communauté riveraine via l’amélioration des ... [more ▼]

Cet article constitue une synthèse sur la forêt de tapia (Uapaca bojeri Baill.) de Madagascar en vue de présenter son importance dans le développement de la communauté riveraine via l’amélioration des revenus par ménage. La forêt de tapia est une formation « socio-naturelle », à strate arborée quasi monospécifique et endémique de Madagascar. Elle est localisée uniquement dans les hautes terres malgaches. À part les fonctions écosystémiques, la forêt de tapia abrite différentes ressources naturelles, entre autres les produits forestiers non ligneux et ligneux, qui jouent un rôle important dans l’économie locale informelle. Toutefois, cette formation végétale est menacée par la destruction humaine à travers les feux de brousse, la production de bois de chauffe et de charbon de bois, l’extension de l’agriculture et l’envahissement par des espèces exotiques de reboisement. Subséquemment, la gestion durable et la protection de cette forêt sont essentielles afin que les populations riveraines puissent en profiter de génération en génération [less ▲]

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See detailFast-GC quantification of harmonine, the major defense alkaloid of the multicolored asian ladybird Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)
Fischer, Christophe ULg; Laurent, P; Heuskin, Stéphanie ULg et al

in American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2012), 3

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See detailLes Culicoides, importants vecteurs de maladies du bétail
Smeets, François ULg; Robert, Nancy; Simonon, Grégory et al

Diverse speeche and writing (2012)

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See detailThe tomato leafminer reproduces without a mate: New case of parthenogenesis in Lepidoptera
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg; Verheggen, François ULg

Poster (2012)

The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), originates from South America and is now considered to be one of the most damaging invasive pests of tomatoes in the Mediterranean Basin ... [more ▼]

The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), originates from South America and is now considered to be one of the most damaging invasive pests of tomatoes in the Mediterranean Basin countries of Europe and North Africa. The preventing pest mating control methods include: (1) the use of synthetic pheromones for male attraction and annihilation inside insecticide-contain- ing traps; (2) mating disruption by saturating the atmosphere with sex pheromones which alter the ability of males to locate females; and (3) massive applications of sterile males to alter the overall reproductive success of the pest popula- tion. However, all these methods achieve only a poor success rate in controlling T. absoluta populations under greenhouse conditions. Sex pheromone management and sterile insect techniques are both based on an important biological trait: the insect must breed through sexual reproduction. Here, we report for the first time laboratory evidence of deuterotokous parthenogenesis, an asexual reproduction where both males and females are produced from unfertilized eggs. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution des populations de coccinelles indigènes et de l’espèce exotique, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas), en Wallonie et en région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Durieux, Delphine ULg; Vandereycken, Axel ULg; Joie, Emilie ULg et al

in Entomologie Faunistique = Faunistic Entomology (2012), 65

An inventory of the Coccinellidae present in the collection of the Department of functional and evolutionary Entomology (ULg - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) was performed on the period extending from 2001 to ... [more ▼]

An inventory of the Coccinellidae present in the collection of the Department of functional and evolutionary Entomology (ULg - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) was performed on the period extending from 2001 to 2009. This collection is essentially made up of insects collected by first year students. The aim of this work is to assess the evolution of the species belonging to this family with special interest in their relative amount and the species richness. This study was focused on the data from Wallonia and Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium), not enough insects having been collected in Flanders. Among the identified individuals, 27 species were observed, including 21 belonging to the subfamily of Coccinellinae, 2 to Epilachninae and 4 to Chilocorinae. Most of the species are native to Belgium. However, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas 1773), an exotic species coming from the South-East of Asia, was introduced in Belgium in 1997. This alien ladybird was firstly collected by the students in 2002 and the amount of collected individuals does not cease increasing until 2009. By contrast, a decrease of species richness, as well as the relative amount of Adalia bipunctata (L. 1758), Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (L. 1758) and Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata (L. 1758), is highlighted. The link between these evolutions is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailSilk moths in Madagascar: Biology, uses and challenges related to Borocera cajani (Boisduval, 1833) (Lepidoptera – Lasiocampidae)
Razafimanantsoa, Tsiresy; Rajoelison, Gabrielle; Ramamonjisoa, Bruno et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2012), 16(2), 269-276

Borocera cajani (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae), also named Landibe, is main wild silk moth currently used to produce silk textiles in Madagascar. Silk production involve many member of the local population ... [more ▼]

Borocera cajani (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae), also named Landibe, is main wild silk moth currently used to produce silk textiles in Madagascar. Silk production involve many member of the local population, from the wild silk harvesters, to the spinners, traders, dyers, weavers and the artisans who transform the silk into clothing, accessories and decorative items. Uapaca bojeri (Tapia) forests are the last remnants of highland primary forest, which are threatened by human destruction through bush fires, firewood collection and charcoal production. Uapaca bojeri forest in the highland shelters wild Malagasy silkworms Borocera cajani and is the main host plant of this Lepidoptera species. Both this tree and Borocera cajani are endemic of Madagascar. Due to other-harvest of pupae and destruction of nature forest, wild silk production in those early sites has largely disappeared. Studing Borocera cajani’s biology and revitalize its silk constitute a way to conserve them [less ▲]

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See detailFirst evidence of deuterotokous parthenogenesis in the tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg; Verheggen, François ULg

in Journal of Pest Science (2012)

The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), originates from South America and is now considered to be one of the most damaging invasive pests of tomatoes in the Mediterranean Basin ... [more ▼]

The tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), originates from South America and is now considered to be one of the most damaging invasive pests of tomatoes in the Mediterranean Basin countries of Europe and North Africa. The preventing pest mating control methods include: (1) the use of synthetic pheromones for male attraction and annihilation inside insecticide-containing traps; (2) mating disruption by saturating the atmosphere with sex pheromones which alter the ability of males to locate females; and (3) massive applications of sterile males to alter the overall reproductive success of the pest population. However, all these methods achieve only a poor success rate in controlling T. absoluta populations under greenhouse conditions. Sex pheromone management and sterile insect techniques are both based on an important biological trait: the insect must breed through sexual reproduction. Here, we report for the first time laboratory evidence of deuterotokous parthenogenesis, an asexual reproduction where both males and females are produced from unfertilized eggs. We discuss the consequences for T. absoluta control strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailAphid Alarm Pheromone as a Cue for Ants to Locate Aphid Partners
Verheggen, François ULg; Diez, Lise; Sablon, Ludovic ULg et al

in PLoS ONE (2012)

The mutualistic relationships that occur between myrmecophilous aphids and ants are based on the rich food supply that honeydew represents for ants and on the protection they provide against aphid natural ... [more ▼]

The mutualistic relationships that occur between myrmecophilous aphids and ants are based on the rich food supply that honeydew represents for ants and on the protection they provide against aphid natural enemies. While aphid predators and parasitoids actively forage for oviposition sites by using aphid semiochemicals, scouts of aphid-tending ant species would also benefit from locating honeydew resources by orienting toward aphid pheromone sources. The present study aims to provide additional information on the use of Aphis fabae alarm pheromone, i.e. (E)-β-farnesene (EβF), by ant scouts. The perception and behavioral impact of EβF on Lasius niger were investigated using electroantennography and two bio-assays measuring their attraction and orientation towards aphid semiochemicals. Pronounced electrical depolarizations were observed from L. niger scout antennae to stimulations of A. fabae alarm pheromone, while other sesquiterpenes elicited weak or no responses. L. niger scouts were significantly attracted toward EβF in a four-arm olfactometer, as well as in an two-choice bioassay. These laboratory results suggest for the first time that low amounts of aphid alarm pheromone can be used by L. niger scouts as a cue indicating the presence of aphid colonies and could therefore mediate the aphid-ant partnership in the field. [less ▲]

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See detailComment les insectes communiquent-ils au sein de l’ «écosystème-cadavre» ? L’écologie chimique des insectes nécrophages et nécrophiles
Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg; Verheggen, François ULg; Frederickx, Christine ULg et al

in Faunistic Entomology - Entomologie Faunistique (2012), 65

L’entomologie forensique est une discipline des sciences forensiques qui étudie les insectes et d’autres arthropodes dans un contexte médico-légal. Les insectes nécrophages et nécrophiles, principalement ... [more ▼]

L’entomologie forensique est une discipline des sciences forensiques qui étudie les insectes et d’autres arthropodes dans un contexte médico-légal. Les insectes nécrophages et nécrophiles, principalement des Diptères et des Coléoptères, sont fréquemment retrouvés au sein de l’écosystème-cadavre. Pour ces insectes, le cadavre est une ressource éphémère très riche qu’ils vont coloniser de manière plus ou moins prévisible. L’entomofaune des cadavres seraient attirées par les odeurs cadavériques émises par le corps en décomposition. A l’heure actuelle, la thanatochimie est encore peu étudiée et l’information disponible concernant les COVs émis après la mort est limitée. Grâce à l’utilisation des méthodes de chimie analytique (TDS)GC-MS, GCxGC-TOF-MS), la signature olfactive d’un cadavre peut être étudiée au cours du processus de décomposition. L’ « odeur de la mort » est constituée par un mélange de plus de cent composés organiques volatils qui évoluent au cours de la décomposition. Cependant, les sémiochimiques qui sont réellement attractifs pour les insectes nécrophages et/ou nécrophiles ne sont pas encore clairement identifiés. Les espèces pionnières pourraient être attirées par des COVs cadavériques. Toutefois, les espèces plus tardives pourraient aussi être attirées par d’autres types de sémiochimiques produits par les insectes sarcosaprophages eux-mêmes (par exemple : des asticots, des insectes nécrophages). Plusieurs techniques d’écologie chimique peuvent être utiles en vue d’investiguer le rôle des sémiochimiques cadavériques dans le comportement des insectes sarcosaprophages. Une meilleure compréhension de l’écologie chimique des insectes nécrophages/nécrophiles et la thanatochimie pourraient avoir de nombreuses applications en science forensique et plus particulièrement en entomologie forensique. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Conservatoire entomologique de Gembloux: lieu de conservation et de valorisation du patrimoine wallon
Francis, Frédéric ULg; Haubruge, Eric ULg

in Entomologie Faunistique = Faunistic Entomology (2012), 65

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