The Laboratory of Agricultural Entomology’s main areas of research and activity are as follows:

  • Research on the morphology, systematics, phylogeny, biodiversity, zoogeography, spatial distribution, biology, ecology and behavior of various insects of economic importance
  • Research into the development and application of methods for the control of insect pests infesting crops or stored food (natural, biological, biotechnical, chemical and their combinations)
  • Development of alternatives to chemical formulations to defeat noxious insects
  • Creating and maintaining cultures of various insect species for experimentation
  • Coordination and management of relevant tasks for the official surveys required for the national recognition of protected zones. Surveys are conducted for the following insect species: Anoplophora chinensis, Anthonomus grandis, Bemisia tabaci, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera, Dryocosmus kuriphilus, Liriomyza trifolii, Liriomyza huidobrenis, Helicoverpa armigera, Paysandisia archon, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, Spodoptera littoralis and Tuta absoluta
  • Phytosanitary control of imported plant material
  • Laboratory examination of infested plant material and instructions for the management of the infestation
  • Participation in international working groups
  • Mentoring of undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and PhD) theses and practical training of students
Scientific laboratory staff
Dimitrios C. Kontodimas, PhD, Entomologist, Research Director, Head of the Laboratory
Antonios N. Michaelakis, PhD, Entomologist, Research Director
Dimitrios P. Papachristos, PhD, Entomologist, Research Director
Spyros A. Antonatos, PhD, Agronomist, Associate Researcher
Dimitra Markoyiannaki, Agronomist, Scientist

Angeliki Stefopoulou, PhD, Agronomist
Marina Bisia, MSc, Veterinarian
Georgios K. Balatsos, MSc, Public Health Inspector
Vasileios S. Karras, Agronomist Technologist
Fotios M. Mourafetis, Technical Assistant


    Last update: 16/7/2021