Special Issues

Insects runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Bark and Wood Boring Insects - Past, Present and the Future Knowledge We Need submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5192
Keywords: bark beetles; wood-boring beetles; pest management.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Diptera Diversity in Space and Time
edited by Jan Ševčík, John K. Moulton and John Skartveit
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 10606
Keywords: Diptera; systematics; taxonomy; phylogeny; DNA barcoding; biodiversity; morphology; ecology; fossils; zoogeography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Psyllid Vectors: From Genetics to Pest Integrated Management
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3721
Keywords: psyllid; vectors; pest integrated management; molecular interactions; Candidatus Liberibacter; phytoplasma
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Plant–Arthropod Communities in High-Altitude Ecosystems
edited by Marco Caccianiga and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 224
Keywords: arthropod ecology; biogeography; climate change; community ecology; interactions; mountain ecosystems; plant ecology
Immunity and Host-Microbe Interactions in Insects
edited by Igor Iatsenko
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 901
Keywords: pathogens; virulence; mutualism; pathogenicity; insect immunity; microbiota; host– pathogen interactions; host– microbiota interactions; pathogen– microbiota interplay
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Systematics, Evolution, and Diversity of Dance Flies (Diptera, Empidoidea)
edited by and Patrick Grootaert
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2304
Keywords: Empidoidea; dance flies; systematics; evolution; biodiversity; ecology; behaviors; biogeography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Economic Pest Thrips: Biology, Ecology, and Population Genetics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 9704
Keywords: Thrips; Pest species; Biology; Ecology; Natural populations; Quarantine-introduced species; Population genetics; Species identification; Molecular biology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Integrated Pest Management of Arthropods in Urban Green Spaces
edited by Xavier Pons
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1652
Keywords: urban landscapes; arthropods; biology; ecology; pest control; alien species; sampling methods; sustainable management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Adaption of Herbivorous Insects to Plant Chemical Defense
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 244
Keywords: biochemistry; molecular biology; metabolic detoxification; plant defense; environmental stress; counter adaptation; detoxification enzymes; sequestration; excretion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Post-Harvest Insect Chemical and Behavioral Ecology submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1943
Keywords: chemical ecology; behavior; post-harvest; taxis; integrated pest management; semiochemicals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Silkworm and Silk: Traditional and Innovative Applications submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 15 articles | Viewed by 15329
Keywords: genetics; silkworm physiology; silkworm pathology; biotechnologies applied to sericulture; silk utilisation and novel applications; biological model; sericultural practices; environmental indicator; silkworm as food and feed; precision sericulture; history of sericulture
Advanced Research on Forensic Entomology
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3530
Keywords: necrophagous species; colonization interference; multidisciplinary approach; successional pattern; decay stages; post-mortem interval; post-mortem damages; morphology; DNA barcoding; animal models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical and Livestock Entomology)
Insect Bioinformatics
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 764
Keywords: insect genomics; insect transcriptomics; insect proteomics; insect bioinformatics; insect metabolomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Ecological Generalization vs. Specialization in Insects
edited by and Marco Trizzino
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2140
Keywords: ecological specialization and generalism; phytophagous insects; parasitic insects; speciation; models of evolution; host-shift
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Ecology, Diversity and Conservation)
Current Discoveries in the Field of Arthropod Education
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 639
Keywords: arthropod education; entomology education; arachnid education; crustacean education; science education; anthrozoology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Role of Insects in Human Society)
Exaggerated Traits in Arthropod
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 375
Keywords: allometry; feeding; locomotion; predation; phenotype; resource allocation; sexual selection; weapon
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Insect Vector-Focused Approaches for Disease Control submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3168
Keywords: medical entomology; arthropods; mosquitos; diptera; vector biology; vector genetics; bioinformatics; computational biology; parasitology; arboviruses; disease control; disease surveillance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical and Livestock Entomology)
Physical and Chemical Interactions between Insects and Plants
edited by , Manuela Rebora and Stanislav N. Gorb
submission deadline 6 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4232
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Transposable Elements in Insects
edited by , Nathalie Casse and
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1880
Keywords: insects; transposable elements; evolution; adaptation; horizontal transfer; antiviral immunity; aging; genetic tools; pest control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Advances on Invasive Insect Pests: Insect Behavior, Host Plant Usage, Biocontrol, and More
edited by Paul A. Weston and
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1841
Keywords: invasive species; behavior; host plant usage; biocontrol; parasitoids; novel associations; pest management
Functional Diversity of Plant-Pollinator Interactions: Importance, Diversity, and Value of Pollination Services
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1709
Keywords: adaptation; flower syndromes; flower volatiles; functional traits; gene flow; pollen barcoding/genomics; plant-pollinator interactions; pollination ecology; transcriptomic regulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Genetics and Ecological Evolution of Dipteran Pest Species
edited by and Teresa Vera
submission deadline 28 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 935
Keywords: genetics of Dipteran pest species; ecology of Dipteran pest species; evolution of Dipteran pest species; invasive Dipteran species; control of medical and agricultural pest species
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Practices to Conserve Pollinators and Natural Enemies in Agro-Ecosystems
edited by , Josep Anton Jaques and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1278
Keywords: pollinator habitats; natural enemies habitats; plant– insect interactions; natural vegetation; floral resources; conservation; agronomic practices; mitigation measures; functional biodiversity; ecosystem services
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Mosquito Handling, Transport, Release and Male Trapping Methods
edited by , Hervé Christophe Bossin and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3000
Keywords: Aedes; Anopheles; sterile insect technique; shipment; packaging; chilled adults; quality control; drone releases; insect traps
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical and Livestock Entomology)
The Fundamental Role of Biosystematics in Insect Diversity and Conservation
edited by Augusto Loni, and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2482
Keywords: evolutionary biology; functional community ecology; biodiversity conservation; systematics; taxonomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Insects and Art
edited by and Stefano Vanin
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1984
Keywords: art; crafts; integrated pest management; museum; cultural heritage; symbolism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
The Fossil Record of Immature Insects
edited by Carolin Haug, Joachim T. Haug and
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3532
Keywords: palaeoentomology; fossil immature insects; fossil insect larvae; developmental biology; life-history evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Gut Microbiota in Social Insects
edited by Ryo Miyazaki
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1218
Keywords: social insect; behavior; gut microbiota; microbiome; symbiosis; 16S rRNA gene; metagenome
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Plant Responses to Insect Herbivores submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 6954
Keywords: insect herbivores; photosynthesis; defense response; plant-insect interactions; plant volatiles; secondary metabolites
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Feeding Organs in Hexapoda
edited by Harald W. Krenn
submission deadline 31 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2225
Keywords: feeding apparatus; mouthparts; insect feeding; functional morphology; ecomorphology; evolution; biomechanics; comparative anatomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Understanding Insect Movement: From Individual Paths to Population Patterns submission deadline 1 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 240
Keywords: insect movement; movement mechanisms; movement strategies; dispersal; spatial patterns
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Contributions of Women in Insect Science
edited by and Lynn M. Riddiford
submission deadline 1 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 358
Keywords: insect development; metamorphosis; reproductive physiology; circadian rhythms; immune defenses; insect viruses; medical vector biology; phenotypic plasticity; morphological evolution; population genetics; adaptation; functional ecology; life history traits
Controlling Mosquitoes to Reduce the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
edited by Robert Jones and Louisa Messenger
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 146
Keywords: mosquito-borne diseases; malaria; arboviruses; medical entomology; vector control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Medical and Livestock Entomology)
Biology, Ecology and Control of Synanthropic Flies
edited by Jerome A Hogsette
submission deadline 15 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 835
Keywords: trapping systems; genetics; larval development parameters; attractants and repellents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Losses of Honey Bee Colonies across the World
edited by
submission deadline 25 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 410
Keywords: honey bees; bee mortality; health and wellbeing; colony losses; risk factors for colony loss; beekeeping; management practices; environmental threats; pests and diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Trophic Resources for Parasitoids in Agroecosystems
edited by Blas Lavandero, and
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 242
Keywords: aphid parasitoids; insect– insect interactions; trophic resource; foraging strategy; conservation biological control; agroecosystems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Hemiptera: Ecology, Physiology, and Economic Importance
edited by , and Anne L. Nielsen
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1727
Keywords: Hemiptera; ecology; physiology; insect pests; plant protection; biological control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Advances in Urban Pest Management in Europe submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | Viewed by 189
Keywords: urban pest insects; urban pest management; insecticides; repellents; insecticide resistance; plant-based insecticides; nanotechnology; microbials; transgenic control methods; biotechnological control methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Integrated Management of Public Health Pests
edited by and Maria Boukouvala
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2546
Keywords: synthetic insecticides; biological control; novel active ingredients; botanical compounds; genetic control; essential oils; essential oil-based nanoemulsions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Targeting Insects: A Focus on Viruses and Toxic Proteins submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1372
Keywords: insect viruses; Bacillus thuringiensis; δ -endotoxins; plant defense proteins; peritrophic matrix; insect midgut; insect adaptation and detoxification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
The Evolution of Pesticide Resistance
edited by , and Ting Li
submission deadline 31 Aug 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 825
Keywords: insecticides; miticides; fungicides; herbicides; biopesticides; resistance mechanisms; target-site insensitivity; detoxification; plant allelochemicals; xenobiotic adaptation; symbionts; pollutants; circadian rhythms; climate change
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
The Nutritional Value and Chemical Composition of Edible Insects submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 208
Keywords: entomophagy; insect farming; nutrient composition; food composition data; nutritive value; alternative protein source; fatty acids; protein; nutrition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Horticultural Entomology: Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management
edited by Shimat V. Joseph and S. Kristine Braman
submission deadline 15 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 294
Keywords: IPPM; turfgrass; ornamentals; ecosystem services; pollinators; beneficial insects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Recent Advances in Fall Armyworm Research
edited by Gao Hu and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2137
Keywords: fall armyworm; invasive species; biology; ecology; insect migration; population management; pesticides; natural enemies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
IPM in the Rhizosphere: Challenges, Discovery and Success
edited by Ricardo A. Ramirez and Douglas S. Richmond
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4108
Keywords: soil ecology; soil-dwelling; roots; herbivory; plant– arthropod interactions; predator– prey interactions; below ground; integrated pest management; insect ecology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Opportunities and Challenges in Insect Functional Genomics
edited by and Nicholas M. Teets
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 735
Keywords: insect functional genomics; RNAi; CRISPR/Cas9; genome editing; RNA-seq; GWAS; function; application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
Natural Enemies Interactions in Pest Control
edited by Jiří Nermut and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2057
Keywords: biological control; integrated pest management; bioagent; interaction; synergy; antagonism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Botanical Control of Insect Pests
edited by Errol Hassan
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 184
Keywords: botanical pesticides; environment; synthetic pesticides; integrated pest management (IPM); different modes of action of botanical pesticides
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Infectious Diseases in Beneficial Insects: Current Status of Pébrine and Nosema Diseases and Their Progression
edited by Yoshinori Hatakeyama and Chisa Yasunaga-Aoki
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1246
Keywords: beneficial insects; silkworm; bee; microsporidia; pé brine; microsporidiosis; nosemosis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Molecular Understanding of Insect Reproductive Biology
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 626
Keywords: spermatogenesis; oogenesis; fertilization; embryogenesis; reproductive physiology; sex determination
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Molecular Biology and Genomics)
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