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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Behavioral Variation across Latitudinal Gradients
edited by and Szymon Sniegula
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 337
Keywords: latitudinal gradients; distribution ranges; range margins; behavioral ecology; species interactions; sexual selection; conservation; phenotypic plasticity; morphology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Genetic Challenges in Insect Populations
edited by Torsten Nygaard Kristensen and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 140
Keywords: conservation genetics; population size; genetic variation; inbreeding; genetic rescue; conservation practice; genetic drift; environmental stress
Science of Insect Rearing Systems
edited by Allen Carson Cohen
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2767
Keywords: Insect rearing; Natural and artificial diets; Microbial interactions in rearing; Rearing environments; Experimental design and optimization in rearing; Genetics and epigenetics in rearing; Stress and fitness in rearing quality control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Physical and Chemical Interactions between Insects and Plants
edited by , Manuela Rebora and Stanislav N. Gorb
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2966
Humans and Arthropod Bites and Stings: Venom and Envenomation submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 5020
Keywords: arthropods; stinging; biting; venoms; saliva; allergies; toxins; toxicology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Economic Pest Thrips: Biology, Ecology, and Population Genetics submission deadline 25 Feb 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 4414
Keywords: Thrips; Pest species; Biology; Ecology; Natural populations; Quarantine-introduced species; Population genetics; Species identification; Molecular biology
Biology and Management of Sap-Sucking Pests submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 17 articles | Viewed by 13848
Keywords: sap-sucking pest biology; plant-insect interaction; plant– microbe– insect interactions; plant defense mechanisms; natural enemies; integrated pest management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Vegetable Insect Pests: Biology and Management
edited by , Lekhnath Kafle and Ravindra Chandra Joshi
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 140
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
The Use of Wood Extractives as Bio-Based Protectants for Wood and Wood-Based Materials
edited by Grant Kirker and Fred Eller
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1048
Keywords: wood protection; wood extractives; natural products; botanical insecticides; wood utilization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Insect–Pathogen Interactions in Mass-Reared Insects submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 368
Keywords: mass-reared insects; food and feed; biocontrol agents; waste management; fungi; virus; bacteria; microsporidia; stress factors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Recent Advances in Physiology of Insect Olfaction
edited by Jürgen Krieger and Jörg Fleischer
submission deadline 1 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1583
Keywords: olfaction; odorant reception; pheromone detection; olfactory proteins; odorant coding; odor-guided behavior
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Biology, Ecology and Control of Synanthropic Flies
edited by Jerome A Hogsette
submission deadline 3 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 211
Keywords: trapping systems; genetics; larval development parameters; attractants and repellents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Transposable Elements in Insects
edited by , Nathalie Casse and
submission deadline 13 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 449
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)
Functional Diversity of Plant-Pollinator Interactions: Importance, Diversity, and Value of Pollination Services
edited by
submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 713
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)
Losses of Honey Bee Colonies in Winter
edited by
submission deadline 30 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 261
Keywords: honey bees; bee mortality; health and wellbeing; colony losses; risk factors for winter loss; beekeeping; management practices; environmental threats; pests and diseases
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Ecology of Ticks and Their Control
edited by , Scott C. Williams and Megan A. Linske
submission deadline 30 Mar 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3957
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Advance in Biology and Management of Termites—In Memory of Professor Yoshimura
edited by Wakako Ohmura, and Vernard Richard Lewis
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4415
Keywords: termite management; sustainability; non-destructive detection; monitoring; less-chemical strategies; non-chemical strategies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
The Impact of Environmental Changes on Insects Behavior, Physiology and Biochemistry
edited by Francesco Parisi, , and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1568
Keywords: behavior; biochemistry; climate change; ecosystems simplification; environmental changes; environmental fragmentation; invasive species; insect biology; mitigation measures; physiology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Applied Insect Reproductive Biology
edited by Laura Sirot and Ferdinand Nanfack Minkeu
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3500
Keywords: insects; reproduction; food production; conservation; diseases; crops
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Physiology, Reproduction and Development)
Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology
edited by
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 7856
Keywords: insecticides; modes of action; insecticide formulation; chemical biology; resistance mechanisms; environmental persistence; selective toxicity; safety evaluations
Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Entomology submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 6528
Honeybee Reproductive Biology and Technology
edited by
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 180
Keywords: Apis Reproduction; Sperm storage; Multiple mating; Congregation area; Mating station
The Future of Trap Cropping Technology: Measuring Progress and Assessing Challenges Posed by Emerging Pests in Diverse Environments
edited by Louis E.N. Jackai and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 307
Keywords: Trap crop technology; TC models; IPM framework; sustainable and measurable progress; farm profits; environmental safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Citizen Science Approaches to Vector Surveillance
edited by and Emma L. Gillingham
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 925
Keywords: vector surveillance; citizen science
(This special issue belongs to the Section Role of Insects in Human Society)
Odor Volatiles Modulating Mosquito Behavior submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 61
Keywords: mosquitoes; behavior; volatiles; odors; olfaction; oviposition; breeding-site seeking; host-seeking
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Edible Insects and Circular Economy
edited by Costanza Jucker, and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5386
Keywords: insects as food and feed; insect meal; sustainability; bioconversion; waste management; by-product and waste valorization; circular economy; alternative sources of protein
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Cultural Entomology: Our Love-hate Relationship with Insects
edited by Joseph R. Coelho
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 9555
Keywords: insect; music; art; literature; video; media; culture; motion pictures; television; poetry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Entomopathogenic Fungi as Plant Growth Promoters submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 350
Keywords: Beauveria; Metarhizium; Isaria; Endophytism; Rhizosphere competent; Biotic and abiotic stresses
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Beetle Diversity
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Apr 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 4533
Keywords: Coleoptera; biodiversity; morphology; systematic; phylogeny; evolution; fossil
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
The Adaptations of Arthropods to Extreme Environments
edited by and Oleg Gusev
submission deadline 15 Apr 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4409
Keywords: stress tolerance; diapause; cryptobiosis; desiccation; freeze tolerance; adaptation; arthropods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Spider Ecology and Behaviour submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 612
Keywords: behavioral flexibility; biological control; community structure; foraging behavior; mating behavior; plant– spider interactions; spider conservation; spider cognition; web-building behavior
(This special issue belongs to the Section Other Arthropods and General Topics)
Insect Ecology: New Agroecosystem Design and Management for Ecosystem Services submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 143
Keywords: agroecology; diversified cropping system; soil management; regulating ecosystem services; insect conservation; agroecological pest management; pollination; nutrient cycling; insect– flower interactions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Impact of Environmental Factors and Management Practices on Bee Health
edited by and Franco Mutinelli
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 10051
Keywords: honeybees; bumblebees; Osmia spp. solitary bees; diseases; pathogens; pests; predators; nest destructors; environmental factors; managing practices; biosecurity– control– eradication measures; disinfection methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Societies and Sociality)
Coleoptera as Pest and Biological Agents in Agricultural and Forest Ecosystems submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1112
Keywords: invasive insects; mass trapping; chemical ecology; biopesticides; crop protection; integrated pest management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Fossil Insects: From Carboniferous to Quaternary
edited by Diying Huang
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 71
Keywords: fossil insects; amber; Paleozoic; Mesozoic; Cenozoic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Arthropod Natural Enemies of Bees
edited by and Laura Bortolotti
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1153
Analysis of Small-Scale Insect Movement
edited by Paul A. Weston
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 151
Keywords: behavior; orientation; movement; taxis; kinesis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Behavior and Pathology)
Insect Microbiome and Immunity
edited by Hongyu Zhang, and Xiaoxue Li
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 111
Keywords: insect microbiome; insect immunity; host– microbiome interactions; host– pathogen interactions; host physiology; mutualism
Phoretic Associations between Mites and Insects—from Dispersal to Parasitism
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 198
Keywords: mite– insect associations; phoresy; dispersal; commensalism; parasitism; coevolution
Opportunities and Challenges in Insect Functional Genomics
edited by and Nicholas M. Teets
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 49
Keywords: insect functional genomics; RNAi; CRISPR/Cas9; genome editing; RNA-seq; GWAS; function; application
Bark and Wood Boring Insects - Past, Present and the Future Knowledge We Need submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3733
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 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6045
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 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2018
Keywords: psyllid; vectors; pest integrated management; molecular interactions; Candidatus Liberibacter; phytoplasma
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Pest and Vector Management)
Systematics, Phylogeny, Evolution and Diversity of True Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
edited by , and Wanzhi Cai
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 859
Keywords: Heteroptera; true bugs; systematics; phylogeny; evolution; diversity; taxonomy
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Plant–Arthropod Communities in High-Altitude Ecosystems
edited by Marco Caccianiga and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 165
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 478
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)
Evolutionary History and Biology of Flies
edited by Brian M. Wiegmann and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 218
Keywords: Diptera; flies; evolution; phylogeny; behavior; parasite; biodiversity; vector
Systematics, Evolution, and Diversity of Dance Flies (Diptera, Empidoidea)
edited by and Patrick Grootaert
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1076
Keywords: Empidoidea; dance flies; systematics; evolution; biodiversity; ecology; behaviors; biogeography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Insect Systematics, Phylogeny and Evolution)
Integrated Pest Management of Arthropods in Urban Green Spaces
edited by Xavier Pons
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1368
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 22
Keywords: biochemistry; molecular biology; metabolic detoxification; plant defense; environmental stress; counter adaptation; detoxification enzymes; sequestration; excretion
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