Chair of Entomology

The chair's seminars are centered around presentations given by graduate students, but might also include other relevant presentations and activities.

Nidal & Arevik & Auli

2022/2023 Autumn

26 October, 9 November, 23 November, 7 December, 21 December, 18 January. You are welcome to attend!

December 21st 2022

1) Triin Lepik

Entomology in Charles University in Czech republic, her Erasmus experience

2) Marko Prous

What is going on in Oulu University and a bit of nanosequenching

3) Kadri Ude

Joschinski, J. and Bonte, D. (2021), Diapause and bet-hedging strategies in insects: a meta-analysis of reaction norm shapes. Oikos, 130: 1240-1250. 

December 14th 2022

1) Stênio Ítalo Araújo Foerster

Krams, R. et al. 2021 Spider odors induce stoichiometric changes in fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.   

Current Zoology 67: 127–129. : 

2) Daniel Valdma

Warren, M. S., Maes, D., van Swaay, C. A. M., Goffart, P., van Dyck, H., Bourn, N. A. D., et al. (2021). The decline of butterflies in Europe: problems, significance, and possible solutions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 118:e2002551117. doi: 10.1073/PNAS.2002551117 

November 23rd 2022

1) Kelly Kittus

Pasqual, C. D. , Groot, T. A., Mappes, J., Burdfeel-Steel, E. (2021). Evolutionary importance of intraspecific variation in sex pheromones. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 36(9), 848-859. 

2) Aivar-Erik Pärna

Erasmus+ exchange at the University of Konstanz in the Kleineidam Behavioral Neurobiology research group

November 9th 2022

1) Vineesh Nedumpally

Phalnikar, K., Kunte, K., & Agashe, D. (2019). Disrupting butterfly caterpillar microbiomes does not impact their survival and development. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286(1917), 20192438. 

2) Leonard Opare

Promislow, D. E. L., Flatt, T., & Bonduriansky, R. (2022). The Biology of Aging in Insects: From Drosophila to Other Insects and Back. Annual Review of Entomology67(1), 83–103.  

October 26, 2022

1) Robin Gielen

Vorburger, C. 2022. Defensive Symbionts and the Evolution of Parasitoid Host Specialization. Annual Review of Entomology. 65: 329-346

2) Anni Miller

Rimsaite, Jolanta & Ivinskis, Povilas & Bartkevičienė, Galina & Bernotienė, Rasa. (2022). The northward spread of the European mantis, Mantis religiosa (Mantodea: Mantidae): Data from Lithuania. European Journal of Entomology. 119. 318-326.


Spring 2021/2022

May 18, 2022


1) Anni Miller 

Knoblauch, A.,Thoma, M., Menz, M.H.M. 2021. Autumn southward migration of dragonflies along the Baltic coast and the influence of weather on flight behaviour. Animal Behaviour, Volume 176, 2021, Pages 99-109, ISSN 0003-3472. (EST)

2) Aivar-Erik Pärna

Suen, G., Teiling, C., Li, L., Holt, C., Abouheif, E., & Bornberg-Bauer, E. et al. (2011). The Genome Sequence of the Leaf-Cutter Ant Atta cephalotes Reveals Insights into Its Obligate Symbiotic Lifestyle. Plos Genetics, 7(2), e1002007. (EST)

May 10, 2022

1) Nidal Fetnassi

Effect of land use on moth communities in a village  in High Atlas Mountains of Morocco  

2) Kerli Kuusk

Asustustiheduse mõju võsavaksiku (Hypomecis atomaria) elukäigutunnustele

May 4, 2022

1) Leonard Opare 

Exploring the effects of rearing density and entomopathogenic fungi exposure on black soldier fly larva immunity 

2) Triin Lepik 

Ormond MT et al. 2011. Avoidance of a generalist entomopathogenic fungus by the ladybird, Coccinella septempunctata. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Volume 77: 229–237, 

April 20, 2022

1)Sigitas Podėnas

will introduce Lithuanian Nature research center.  

2) Kadri Ude 

 Mouchet, M.A., Villéger, S., Mason, N.W.H. and Mouillot, D. (2010), Functional diversity measures: an overview of their redundancy and their ability to discriminate community assembly rules. Functional Ecology, 24: 867-876. 

3) Kelly Kittus 

„Panda is cryptic“

April 12, 2022

1) Vineesh Nedumpally 

Anchored hybrid enrichment technology - a breakthrough in phylogenetics 

2) Robin Gielen 

Ben-Ami, F. 2019. Host age effects in invertebrates: epidemiological, ecological, and evolutionary implications. -  Trends in Parasitology 35(6): 466-480


December 15, 2021

1) Kadri Ude 

Testing the efficiency of bait-trapping in relation to weather and landscape parameters combined with Moth communities on forest clear-cuts: impacts of clear-cut age and reforestation method

2) Triin Lepik 

 Lepatriinude (Coccinellidae) värvuse varieeruvus (liigi siseselt ja/või liikide vahel?) 

3) Aivar-Erik Pärna  

 Peremeessipelgate mõju kahe sipelgaseoselise päevaliblika elupaigakasutusel


Master students

duration: ca 12 minutes 
main purpose: to present your plans and convince the audience that your project is feasible
sisu: ca 1/4 of the allotted time should be dedicated on the background system

PhD students

duration: ca 25 minutes
main purpose: to present your plans and convince the audience that your project is feasible
sisu: ca 1/2 of the allotted time should be dedicated on the background system

Background system

  • What is known about this particular topic?
  • What remains unknown?
  • How will your work contribute to filling the knowledge gaps?