Szentesi, Árpád

Szentesi ÁrpádUniversity studies: 1963-1968; Loránd Eötvös University (Budapest), biology-chemistry majors.

Positions held: 1998-; associate professor, Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Loránd Eötvös University,
1990-1991, research associate, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
982-1998, senior research entomologist, Department of Zoology, Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,1968-1982, research scientist, ditto.
Scientific degrees: 1981, Candidate of science (PhD)
Fellowships: 1975-76, USDA, ARS Insect Attractants, Behavior and Basic Biology Laboratory, Gainesville, FL, USA, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1982, Tropical Development and Research Institute, UK, 3 months.
Major fields of interest since 1968: genetic control (sterile male technique); mating behaviour and visual orientation of the Colorado potato beetle; insect-plant interaction (egg-laying, learning); pre-dispersal seed predators of leguminous plants species (population and community ecology).
Miscellaneous: Co-organizer of the 3rd, and organizer of the 7th SIP (Symposium on Insect-Plant relationships) and co-editor of the symposium volumes. Member of the Zoological (1985-1990), Ecological (1990-1993, 1993-1996) and Plant Protection (1991-1993, 1993-1996) Committees of the Hungaraian Academy of Sciences.
Editorial memberships: Entomologia experimentalis et applicata (1993-2000), Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica (1985-1993), Community Ecology (2002-), Applied Ecology and Environmental Research (2002-).
Teaching: Animal ecology; community ecology; PhD courses; ecological exercises.
Address: Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology Loránd Eötvös University

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List of publication:

Szentesi, Á., M. Tóth & A. Dobrovolszky. (1975): Evidence and preliminary investigations on a male aphrodisiac and a female sex pheromone in Mamestra brassicae (L.). Acta Phytopathol. Acad. Sci. Hung. 10, 425-429.

Szentesi, Á. (1976): The effect of the amputation of head appendages on the oviposition of the bean weevil, Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Col., Bruchidae). Symp. Biol. Hung. 16, 203-209. 

Muschinek, G., Á. Szentesi & T. Jermy. (1976): Inhibition of oviposition in the bean weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say, Col., Bruchidae). Acta Phytopathol. Acad. Sci. Hung. 11, 91-98.

Szentesi, Á., J.R. McLaughlin & J.A. Coffelt. (1977): Alterations in premating behavior and pheromone biology of gamma-irradiated Trichoplusia ni (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Entomol. exp. appl. 22, 1-12.

Greany, P.D. & Á. Szentesi. (1977): Testing Anastrepha suspensa for discrimination of oviposition site. In: E.F. Boller & D.L. Chambers (eds), Quality Control. An Idea Book for Fruit Fly Workers. Bull. IOBC/SROP, 5, 162.

Jermy, T. & Á. Szentesi. (1978): The role of inhibitory stimuli in the choice of oviposition site by phytophagous insects. Entomol. exp. appl. 24, 458-471.

Szentesi, Á., P.D. Greany & D.L. Chambers. (1979): Oviposition behavior of laboratory-reared and wild Caribbean fruit flies (Anastrepha suspensa; Diptera: Tephritidae): I. Selected chemical influences. Entomol. exp. appl. 26, 227-238.

Greany, P.D. & Á. Szentesi. (1979): Oviposition behavior of laboratory-reared and wild Caribbean fruit flies (Anastrepha suspensa, Diptera: Tephritidae): II. Selected physical influences. Entomol. exp. appl. 26, 239-244.

Szentesi, Á. (1981): Pheromone-like substances affecting host-related behaviour of larvae and adults in the dry bean weevil, Acanthoscelides obtectus. Entomol. exp. appl. 30,  219-226. 

Szentesi, Á. (1981): Antifeedant-treated potato plants as egg-laying traps for the Colorado beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say, Col., Chrysomelidae). Acta Phytopathol. Acad. Sci. Hung. 16, 203-209.

Jermy, T., E.A. Bernays & Á. Szentesi. (1982): The effect of repeated exposure to feeding deterrents on their acceptability to phytophagous insects. In: Visser, J.H. & A.K. Minks (eds), Insect-Plant Relationships. Proc. 5th Int. Symp. Insect-Plant Relationships. Pudoc, Wageningen, 25-32.

Szentesi, Á. & E.A. Bernays. (1984): A study of behavioural habituation to a feeding deterrent in nymphs of Schistocerca gregaria. Physiol. Entomol. 9, 329-340. 

Szentesi, Á. (1985): Behavioral aspects of female guarding and inter-male conflict in the Colorado potato beetle. Univ. Mass., Mass. Agr. Exp. Stn., Res. Bull. 704, 127-137.

Szentesi, Á. & T. Jermy. (1985): Antifeedants of the Colorado potato beetle: An overview and outlook. Univ. Mass., Mass Agr. Exp. Stn., Res. Bull. 704, 17-27.

Jermy, T., J. Horváth &  Á. Szentesi. (1987): The role of habituation in food selection of lepidopterous larvae: The example of Mamestra brassicae L. (Lepid. Noctuidae). In: V. Labeyrie, G. Fabres & D. Lachaise (eds), Insects-Plants.  Junk Publ., Dordrecht, 231-236.

Jermy, T., Á. Szentesi & J. Horváth. (1988): Host plant finding in phytophagous insects: The case of the Colorado potato beetle. Entomol. exp. appl. 49, 83-98.

Szentesi, Á. (1989): Preference for magnesium-treated leguminous seeds in egg-laying been weevil (Acanthoscelides obtectus Say, Col., Bruchidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 15, 1545-1558.

38. Szentesi, Á. & T. Jermy. (1990): The role of experience in host plant choice by phytophagous insects. In: E.A. Bernays (ed.) Insect-Plant Interactions. Vol. II. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 39-74. 

Szentesi, Á. (1991): Controversial components of plant apparency in Alliaria petiolata Cavara & Grande (Cruciferae). In: Á. Szentesi & T. Jermy (eds), Insects-Plants '89. Akadémia Kiadó, Budapest, Symp. Biol. Hung. 39, 237-244. 

Szentesi Á. & T. Jermy (eds) (1991): Insects-Plants '89. Akadémia Kiadó, Budapest, Symp. Biol. Hung. 39, pp. 577.

Szentesi, Á. & M. Wink. (1991): Fate of quinolizidine alkaloids through three trophic levels: Laburnum anagyroides and associated organisms. J. Chem. Ecol. 17, 1557-1573. 

Szurdoki, F., Á. Szentesi, M.T. Abdel-aal, A. Székács, J. Horváth, K. Bauer, G. Matolcsy & T. Jermy. (1991): Novel feeding deterrents against the Colorado potato beetle. In: I. Hrdy (ed.) Insect Chemical Ecology. Academia, Praha. (Proc. Conf. Insect Chem. Ecol., Tabor, 1990), 251-254.

Szentesi, Á. & T. Jermy. (1993): A comparison of food-related behaviour between geographic populations of the Colorado potato beetle (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae), on six solanaceous plant species. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 66, 283-293.

Szentesi, Á. & T. Jermy. (1995): Predispersal seed predation in leguminous species: seed morphology and bruchid distribution. Oikos, 73(1): 23-32. 

Szentesi, Á., T.Jermy & V.Takács. (1996): Niche relations in Vicia-inhabiting Bruchus spp. Entomol. exp. appl. 80, 152-155.

Szentesi, Á., T.L.Hopkins & R.D. Collins. (1996): Orientation responses of the grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, to visual, olfactory and wind stimuli and their combinations. Entomol. exp. appl. 80, 539-549.

Silhavy, D., Á. Szentesi & Zs. Bánfalvi. (1996): Solanum chacoense lines with different alkaloid contents - a potential source of genes involved in leptine synthesis. Acta Agron. Hung. 44, 113-120.

Szentesi Á. (1999): Predispersal seed predation of the introduced false indigo, Amorpha fruticosa L. in Hungary. Acta Zool. Acad. Sci. Hung. 45, 125-141.

Szentesi Á. és Jermy T. (1999): A preferencia értékelésének problémái. Állattani Közlemények 84, 3-19.

Szentesi Á. (2000): A növényi rovarellenállóság. Segédanyag a Szent István Egyetem, Növényvédelemtani Tanszéke, Gödöllõ, számára, pp.58.

Szentesi Á. (2001): Fejezetek a közösségökológiából. Egyetemi segédanyag, ELTE, Budapest, pp. 106.

Podlussány, A., Jermy, T. & Szentesi, Á. (2001): On the leguminous host plants of seed predator weevils (Coleoptera: Apionidae, Curculionidae). Acta zool. hung. 47(4), 285-299. 

Szentesi Á. & Jermy T. (2001): A hazai zsizsikfajok (Coleoptera, Bruchidae) tápnövényei. Adatbázis. Budapest. p. 18. (kézirat)

Peregovits, L. & Szentesi, Á. (2002): (eds) Acta zool. hung. 48 (Suppl. 1), pp. 303.

Szentesi, Á. (2002): Insect-plant relationship – chance and necessity. Acta zool. hung. 48 (Suppl. 1), 55-71.

Jermy T. és Szentesi Á. (2002): A tonkini óriás-zsizsik [Megabruchidius tonkineus (Pic, 1904)] felbukkanása hazánkban. Növényvédelem 38(7), 346-348.

Jermy, T., Á. Szentesi and K.-W. Anton. (2002): Megabruchidius tonkineus (Pic, 1904) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) first found in Hungary. Folia Entomologica Hungarica 63, 49-51. 

Szentesi, Á., Weber, D.C. & Jermy, T. (2002): Role of visual stimuli in host and mate location of the Colorado potato beetle. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata 105(2), 141-152. 

Jermy T. és Szentesi Á. (2002): A hazai pillangós virágú növényfajok magvaiban élõ ormányos bogár (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), lepke (Lepidoptera) és magdarázs (Hymenoptera, Eurytomidae) fajok adatbázisa. Budapest, p. 32  (kézirat)

Szentesi, Á. & Jermy, T. (2003): Pre-dispersal seed predation and seed limitation in an annual legume. Basic and Applied Ecology 3(4), 207-218. 

Szentesi, Á. (2003): Resource assessment and clutch size in the bean weevil, Acanthoscelides obtectus. Pest Management Science 59(4), 431-436. 

Jermy, T. & Szentesi, Á. (2003): Evolutionary aspects of host plant specialisation – a study on bruchids (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Oikos 101(1), 207-215. 

Szentesi, Á., Schmera, D. and Jermy, T. (2006): Spatial and temporal organisation of the pre-dispersal seed predator guild in a perennial legume, Vicia tenuifolia. Ecological Entomology 31(2), 114-122. 

Szentesi, Á. (2006): Pre-dispersal seed predation by Bruchidius villosus (Coleoptera, Bruchidae) in Laburnum anagyroides (Leguminosae, Genisteae). Community Ecology 7(1), 13-22. 

Schmera,D. Á. Szentesi & T. Jermy. 2007. Within field movement of overwintered Colorado potato beetle: a patch-based approach. Journal of Applied Entomology 131(1), 34-39. 

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