About The Author

The main focus of my research is insect pathology and microbial biocontrol of insect pests in forestry and agriculture. I am investigating biology, ecology, and species diversity of entomopathogenic fungi (Hypocreales, Entomophthorales) in populations of forest insect pests. A role of endophytic entomopathogenic fungi (Hypocreales) in the tritrophic interactions “plants – herbivory insects – entomopathogenic fungi” is also the aim of my research. Another part of my research interest is to study effects of climate change on invasions of alien herbivory insects.

Can We Use Entomopathogenic Fungi As Endophytes For Biological Control Of The Horse-Chestnut Leaf Miner?

The horse-chestnut leaf miner, Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), is a major pest of horse-chestnut trees (Aesculus hippocastanum) in Europe. This little moth (only 5mm long) was first observed in Macedonia in 1984, however, its Balkan origin has been yet under scientific discussion. Since the first observation, it has colonized large areas of Europe and is