(1921–2020), a naturalist, orthopterologist, agrozoologist and forward-looking ecologist covered a rich scientific career. In commemoration of his significant contribution to entomology, we attempt to shed some light on a selection of his achievements. While devoted to his chosen insect order, Orthoptera, he was sensitive also to problems coming from everyday’s practice in controlling pests in agriculture. Consequently, he dealt with various pest species, belonging to a variety of insect taxa (Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera). He always put the actual problem in ecological context. This may have helped him to recognize the need for an ecological approach in plant protection and to develop the pioneering concept of biological / ecological pest management, published in Hungarian, as early as in 1957. When arguing for his concept, he criticized the surplus usages of toxic pesticides and provided guidelines for facilitating the beneficial activity of the natural enemies of pests. This way he prepared the way for integrated pest management (IPM), preceding the international mainstream of his age. He held an active part in the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), as a founder of the International Working Group of Ostrinia (IWGO), and was the Head of the Department of Zoology of the Plant Protection Institute, Budapest, Hungary. He held several positions in the Hungarian Entomological Society (President, vice-President, Secretary, committee member), to that society he was engaged for 80 years. Here we cite only some of his most important, original entomological papers. He regularly published also in journals for popular science and gave lectures for the young generations of entomologists.
Authors:Ahmed Gaballah, Amira Elbaradei, Amel Elsheredy, and Ola Kader
disks used were CAZ, cefepime (CFP), PRL, PRL/tazobactam (TZP), aztreonam (ATM), imipenem (IPM), and meropenem (MEM). The sizes of the inhibition zones were interpreted according to CLSI M100-S27 and the organisms were reported as sensitive, intermediate
. (2000): Manipulation of wavelength-dependent behaviour of insects: an IPM tool to impede insects and restrict epidemics of insect-borne viruses. Virus Research 71, 213-220.
Manipulation of wavelength-dependent behaviour of
Katti G., Pasalu I. C., Varma N. R. G. and Dhandapani N. (2001): Quantification of natural biological control in rice ecosystem for possible exploitation in rice IPM. Indian J. Ent. 63, 439
Authors:N. Levay, I. Terpo, J. Kiss, and S. Toepfer
. 2005. WCR Risk Estimation for developing IPM in maize. GTFS/RER/017/ITA “Integrated Pest Management for Western Corn Rootworm in Central and Eastern Europe” FAO Project Report.