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Laboratory for General and Applied Entomology (Laboratory)
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Kragujevac

Laboratory for General and Applied Entomology was established in 2014. and it is part of the Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, Kragujevac. The main activity of the Laboratory is related to scientific and research work in the field of entomology, zoology and ecology of invertebrate animals. The goal of the laboratory is to work and publish the original scientific research, to introduce new and innovative methods and to contribute to the improvement of existing knowledge in morphology, systematics and phylogeny of insects and other invertebrates, their ecology and behavior, as well as the development and application of methods for biological control of insect pests. The modernization and improvement of the teaching process in the framework of master's and doctoral studies resulted in the formation of scientific personnel who plays an important role in entomological research.

  • Entomofaunistics,
  • Laboratory rearing of economically important insect species and study of their biology and ecology
  • Application and development of modern taxonomic methods (morphometric, molecular, biochemical...)
  • Contribution to the development of entomological databases
  • Applicaton of insects and semiochemically active substances in biological control of other unwanted species, particularly invasive (biological control) and in biomedical applications
  • Participation in the review and development of strategies to control the economically important species of insects.
Name email Host institution
true Pešić Snežana snpesic@kg.ac.rs Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Kragujevac
Mitrovski Bogdanović Ana amitrovski@kg.ac.rs Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Kragujevac
Vukajlović Filip fvukajlovic@hotmail.com Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Kragujevac
  • 19 papers published in international scientific journals with Thompson lists and 50 papers in national scientific journals.
  • A large number of papers and presentations at international / national scientific meetings.
  • Associates of the Laboratory participated in six international projects, of which one of the programs Fauna Europaea, one of the SCOPES program, one of BIOCOMES program, 1 in the program SYNTHESIS and 2 of the project in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • In the period from 1996. to 2014. realized / realizing 9 scientific projects in the basic research and integrated and interdisciplinary research.
Project title Project type
Fauna Europaea International
Host specialiazation of aphid parasitoid International
SYNTHESIS (Synthesys of systematic resources) International
Biological Control Manufacturers in Europe Develop Novel Biological Control Products to Support the Implementation of Integrated Pest Menagement in Agriculture and Forestry International
Утврдување на ретки и загрозени видови тврдокрилци (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) во Националниот Парк Пелистер International
Ревалоризација, категоризација и ревизија на инсектите од збирката на тврдокрилци од фондот на Природонаучниот музеј на Македонија International
The taxonomic, biogeographical and autecological studies of flora and fauna National
Biomonitoring and environmental protection of reservoirs for water supply in Kragujevac National
The biodiversity of terrestrial ecosystems of Šumadija National
Aphids, parasitic wasps and eriophyid mites: diversity and phylogenetic relationships National
Research and promotion of biodiversity of the Šumarice lake for its conservation and sustainable development National
Research of extracts of local plants (Morus alba, Halascya sendtneri, Daucus carota ssp. carota) as a potential bioinsecticides National
Agrobiodiversity and land use in Serbia: an integrated assessment of biodiversity core group of arthropods and plant pathogens National
Preclinical testing of bioactive substances National
Biodiversity of the Gledić mountains in the City of Kragujevac National

Pešić, S. & Ilić, N. (2010): Missing part of the areal of soil weevil Ruteria graeca (Caldara, 1973) (Coleoptera, Curculionidae). Periodicum biologorum, 112 (2): 225-226. ISSN 0031-5362  UDC 57:61 http://hrcak.srce.hr/file/88024

Pešić, S. (2014): A review of (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) in the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve (Serbia). North-Western Journal of Zoology, 10 (2): 280-292. http://biozoojournals.ro/nwjz/content/v10n2/nwjz_141801_Pesic.pdf 

Mitrovski-Bogdanović, A., Tomanović, Ž., Mitrović, M., Petrović, A., Ivanović, A., Žikić, V., Starý, P. and Vorburger, C. (2014): The Praon dorsale-yomenae s. str. complex (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae): species discrimination using geometric morphometrics and molecular markers with description of a new species. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 253:270-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2014.02.001, ISSN: 0044-5231

Mitrovski-Bogdanović, A., Ivanović, A., Tomanović, Ž., Žikić, V., Starý, P. and Kavallieratos, N. G. (2009): Sexual dimorphism in Ephedrus persicae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae): intraspecific variation in size and shape. Canadian Entomologist, 141: 550-560. DOI:10.4039/n09-029, ISSN:0008-347x

Tanasković, S., Madić, M., Đurović, D., Knežević, D. and Vukajlović, F. (2012): Susceptibility of cereal leaf beetle (Oulema melanopa L.) in winter wheat to various foliar insecticides in Western Serbia region. Romanian Agricultural Research, 29: 361-366. ISSN 2067-5720

Vasić, S., Vukajlović, F., Radojević, I., Stefanović, O., Pešić, S. and Čomić, Lj. (2014): Antimicrobial effects of a silken web produced by the larvae of Plodia interpunctella.  III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014, At Madrid, Spain; DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2458.2088

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Aphidiinae Praon dorsale-yomenae complex tritrophic associations cryptic taxa keys traditional morphometry geometric morphometry allometry sexual dimorphism of wing size and wing shape in parasitoid species complex patterns of host specialization molecular markers DNA barkoding parasitoids as biological control agents soil fauna of insects Protura Diplura Plodia interpunctella storage pests laboratory rearing insect ecology applied entomology semiochemicals pheromones allomones kairomones GC/MS ecology and biogeography of the weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) on the Balkan Peninsula weevil Curculionoidea Curculionidae