Diego Gil-Tapetado

Diego Gil-Tapetado
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

PhD in Biology

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Insects are highly involved in accidental introductions in non-native areas. Potential distribution modelling is routinely used to predict the dynamics of such range expansions, giving insights on which areas are climatically suitable for establishment. However, even in areas where climatic conditions are unsuitable, colonization may be still possi...
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The success of invasive species largely depends on the resistance offered by the native communities. Dryocosmus kuriphilus is a cynipid native from China that is a serious pest of chestnuts worldwide. This species recruits natural enemies in the areas of introduction; nevertheless, their role in regulating pest population is frequently questioned,...
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Diplolepis (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) are gall wasps that induce conspicuous galls on Rosa spp. (Rosaceae). These species are distributed globally and in Europe some are especially common and are founder organisms of biological communities composed of different insects. However, the ecological niches of these species have not been studied in detail....
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The host range of parasitoids varies greatly among species: Some only parasitize one to a few hosts (specialists), while others parasitize multiple species or a variety of host types (generalists). The direction of most host range shifts in parasitoid groups, that is from generalist to specialist or, alternatively, from specialist to generalist, is...
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1. Identifying which species are being negatively impacted by climate change and the mechanisms driving their decline is essential to effectively protect biodiversity. 2. Coenonympha pamphilus is a common and generalist butterfly, widely distributed throughout the Western Palearctic, being multivoltine in southern Europe. Previous studies indicate...
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Andricus dentimitratus (Rejtõ, 1887) and Andricus pictus (Hartig, 1856) are two European gall wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) that induce galls on species of Quercus. The distribution and ecological niches of these species have not been studied in detail, though they are known to have a different distribution pattern in the Iberian Peninsula in Euro...
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Title: Distribution and control of the invasive species Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, a chestnut pest, in Spain: Associated communities of native parasitoids, and biological control and impact assessment of the introduction into the natural environment of the alien species Torymus sinensis Kamijo. Introduction: The Asian chestnut gall wasp, Dry...
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Bioindicators have proven to be very useful tools for evaluating the state of disturbance or maturity of ecosystems, as well as for monitoring and detecting changes in the environment. Considering a series of criteria that justify the quality of the bioindicator groups, various arthropod taxa could be considered optimal. There are several studies t...
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In August 2018, a firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) of American origin was observed in several localities in Girona (Catalonia, Spain) and was described as Photinus immigrans by Zaragoza-Caballero and Vinolas, 2018. Here, we show that this species dispersed very quickly throughout northeastern Spain and was, in 2020, observed in the French Pyrenees....
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Background Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) is a commercially important tree in the Mediterranean basin, where is showing a considerable increase in cultivation, especially in Spain. Because of its recent introduction as a crop in the country (1980s), studies on the pests of pistachio in Spain are still rare. Here, we studied the leaf beetle Labidostom...
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Since 1997, fledgling Scops owls (Chordata: Strigidae) have been brought to the Brinzal Owl Rescue Centre (Madrid, Spain) with severe lesions in their oral cavities. Lesions consist of the presence of proliferative necrotic material in the oral cavity resulting in white plaques, which can lead to death by starvation. This disease has been detected...
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Se reporta por primera vez la presencia de la especie Cheilomenes propinqua (Mulsant, 1850) en la Península Ibérica, considerándose a su vez el primer registro de esta especie para Europa continental. The presence of the species Cheilomenes propinqua (Mulsant, 1850) on the Iberian Peninsula is reported for the first time and considered the first r...
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Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is a global invasive gall wasp and a pest of chestnuts (Castanea spp.). A study of the Chalcidoidea parasitoid community of D. kuriphilus was undertaken over two years, from March 2017 to March 2019, at 15 sites in south and northwest Spain (Málaga and Galicia regions). More than 18,000 galls were coll...
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Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) was first detected in Galicia (NW Spain) in 2014. The wasp then began to spread by stratified dispersal, with the local abundance increasing thereafter. In this study, we analysed location data on wasp‐attacked trees, with the following aims: (i) to determine the relative importance of short distance d...
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The alien cynipid wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, 1951 is a serious pest of chestnuts ( Castanea spp.) in Japan, North America and Europe, causing fruit losses while inducing galls in buds. While D. kuriphilus galls have a recognizable and roughly invariable globular shape, their size varies, reaching up to 4 cm in diameter. Among other facto...
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Hunchback darkling beetles of the Ibero-Maghrebian genus Misolampus Latreille, 1807 (Tenebrionidae, Stenochiinae) encompass six species: M. gibbulus (Herbst 1799), M. goudotii Guérin-Méneville, 1834, M. lusitanicus Brême, 1842, M. ramburii Brême, 1842, M. scabricollis Graells, 1849, and M. subglaber Rosenhauer, 1856. Previously known distribution r...
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Aim of the study: To update the distribution of Dryocosmus kuriphilus, the Asian chestnut gall wasp, focusing on the central area of the country (Sistema Central). Gall samplings of these areas were carried to obtain the first records of parasitoids on D. kuriphilus in this area. Area of study: Spain and, especially, the Sistema Central. Material...
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Se presentan las primeras citas de Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) en las comunidades autónomas de Aragón, Asturias, Cantabria, Comunitat Valenciana y Navarra, y en las provincias de Burgos, Palencia y Tarragona. The first records of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in the autonomous communities of Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Valencian Community...
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A new species of Mesopolobus von Rosen: Mesopolobus delafuentei sp. nov. Nieves-Aldrey & Askew (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) is described from southern Spain. The new species is a parasi-toid, reared from galls of the oak gall wasp Andricus crispator Tscheck (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), a cynipid that induces galls on young offshoots of the cork oak (Qu...
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Se ha llevado a cabo un estudio de impacto ambiental sobre las comunidades de cinípidos nativos en las áreas de España en que se ha liberado Toymus sinensis Kamijo para el control biológico de la avispilla del castaño Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, principalmente en Galicia y Málaga. A lo largo de dos años de estudio se han colectado en las zonas...
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Las agallas de Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatusu (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) especie invasora plaga del castaño, además de la fauna primaria de parasitoides que ha sido rápidamente reclutada por la especie invasora desde su aparición en España, albergan una rica y variada fauna secundaria que utiliza la agalla como refugio o recurso trófico. Como resul...
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The effects of urbanization on the local fauna lead to consider conservation under the need to integrate the urban environment within the rural areas. Among the groups that have been used to evaluate the degree of conservation and maturity of both natural areas and anthropized sites, ants stand out as being considered excellent bioindicators. In th...
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El género Torymus (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Torymidae) es un grupo de parasitoides con problemas taxonómicos y nomenclaturales, debidos a la dificultad de su estudio. Este grupo presenta diversos grados de rango de hospedador, resultando las más especialistas idóneas en programas de control biológico de su enemigo natural como especie plaga. Un e...
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En los últimos años la preocupación por la conservación de la biodiversidad en las ciudades ha visto un aumento debido a la concienciación de las repercusiones que puede tener la urbanización sobre la fauna local, como el desplazamiento de especies o la introducción de otras de carácter exótico e invasor. Es por ello por lo que gobiernos e instituc...
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The Asian chestnut gall wasp Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) is a global pest of chestnuts (Castanea). After being reported by the first time from Spain in 2012, the species has rapidly spread over the distribution area of wild and cultivated chestnuts in the Iberian Peninsula. Since the invasion D. kuriphilus has recruited...
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The chestnut gall wasps, Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), a species native of China, has been introduced accidentally in many countries and it is now considered as a major pest of Castanea species worldwide. After being detected for the first time in Spain in 2012, the species spread very quickly and its is now present in e...
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The Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) Dryocosmus kuriphilus has become one of the major threats to the Castanea sativa trees in most European countries, and also in Spain. In Galicia (northwestern Spain), the area with highest chestnut production of the country, it was firstly detected in 2014, being currently spread throughout the region. The intera...
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Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, 1951 (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) also known as Asian chestnut gall wasp (ACGW) is a globally invasive species which has spread from China to Japan, USA and more recently Europe, that causes severe damages in chestnut trees (Castanea spp. In Galicia (northwestern Spain) ACGW was firstly detected in 2014, being currently...
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Aim of study: The globally invasive gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu, 1951 (Cynipidae: Cynipini), reached Spain seven years ago and is already regarded as an important pest of chestnuts (Castanea spp.) in this country as well as worldwide. In this paper, we present comprehensive data on the establishment in Spain of Torymus sinensis Kamij...
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Se informa de la presencia de la especie Sympetrum sinaiticum Dumont, 1977 (Odonata: Libellulidae) en la ciudad de Madrid y se discuten diversas consideraciones acerca de la especie y de sus patrones de dispersión, que podrían explicar los episodios observados de colonización de nuevas áreas.
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Dryocosmus kuriphilus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae), also known as the Asian chestnut gall wasp, is a non-native invasive species that has recently appeared in many regions of Europe, including the Iberian Peninsula. This species is an important pest of chestnut trees in several regions and is of concern for foresters in these areas. The results of this...
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Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Rudolphi, 1819) es un parásito común en España que afecta principalmente a la ganadería extensiva, aunque se han reportado algunos casos de infecciones humanas. Este parásito causa pérdidas económicas por la reducción en la producción de carne y leche debido a la infección del hígado y, en raras ocasiones, puede causar la...
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La filariasis linfática (LF) es una enfermedad parasitaria de transmisión vectorial que puede manifestarse como linfedema severo, hidrocele y elefantiasis. La mayoría de los casos mundiales son causados por los nematodos parásitos Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi y B. timori. En África, la LF se transmite principalmente por especies de mosquito...
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Los lepidópteros son uno de los grupos más diversos de insectos, el cual engloba a la superfamilia de las mariposas diurnas Papilionoidea, objeto de este estudio, y concretamente las familias Lycaenidae, Papilionoidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae y Hesperiidae, que se pueden encontrar en la ciudad de Madrid. En fase larvaria, las mariposas son fitófagas...
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Las avispas de las agallas o cinípidos son un grupo de himenópteros, englobado en la familia Cynipidae, del que se conocen unas 140 especies en la Península Ibérica. Son insectos fitófagos especializados, capaces de inducir agallas complejas en las plantas, mayoritariamente en especies de Quercus, o de vivir como inquilinos en las mismas. Los ciníp...
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El género Goniomma Emery, 1895 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) engloba especies de hormigas granívoras que presentan una distribución mediterránea occidental considerándose como endémicas de la Península Ibérica, sur de Francia y norte occidental de África. Aunque actualmente el número total de especies reconocidas pueda variar según el criterio taxonómic...
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Se presenta la primera cita de Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) de la provincia de Toledo. Con ella se contribuye al conocimiento sobre los odonatos de Toledo, la provincia del territorio peninsular que cuenta con menos citas y especies de odonatos registradas.
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Las hormigas del género Goniomma Emery, 1895 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) presentan una distribución mediterránea occidental, consideradas como endémicas de la Península Ibérica y sur de Francia, así como en el Norte occidental de África. La mayoría de las especies reconocidas (7 de un total de 8) han sido citadas para la Península Ibérica, reconociénd...
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Resumen: Se informa de la observación de dos individuos de Trithemis kirbyi Sélys, 1891 en la ciudad de Madrid. Estas libélulas, con afinidades biogeográficas etiópicas, han aumentado su área de distribución, llegando recientemente desde el norte de África hasta el sur y este de la Península Ibérica. Estas observaciones representan las citas más co...
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Assesing the environmental risk of releasement of Torymus sinensis as biological control of the chestnut gall wasp, Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Spain
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Se realizó en dos años consecutivos, 2013 y 2014, en el Real Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII, localizado en el Campus CEI-Moncloa (Madrid), un seguimiento de la comunidad de libélulas (Odonata: Anisoptera) mediante un estudio de captura y recaptura, utilizando el marcaje de los individuos adultos. La masa de agua y área de estudio se encuentran en un...
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observación a los individuos marcados. Esto hace que pueda existir un sesgo metodológico, puesto que el tiempo de estancia en la caja de observación podría afectar directamente a la recapturabilidad del individuo, e indirecta y negativamente a la supervivencia de éste. En el presente trabajo, se estudian distintas especies de libélulas (Odonata: An...

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Our goal is to study the ecological networks within the nests of Sceliphron wasps in the Iberian Peninsula, including their rates of parasitism and the types of parasites (i.e. 'true' parasites, kleptoparasites); their co-hosts in the nests (e.g. other wasps or bees that use the nests as their own) and their prey selection pattern (i.e. taxonomic assemblage of the spiders they hunt). Besides, we wanted to explore the potential distribution of Sceliphron curvatum (an allochthonous species) all over Europe using SDMs based on climatic variables and how this might affect the native species.
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Evaluación mediante muestreos, disecciones e incubación de agallas de la posible implantación de Torymus sinensis en el medio natural de las zonas experimentales de Galicia, y Montes de Málaga, en Andalucía, en las cuales se ha liberado de forma limitada Torymus sinensis. Estudios de campo y laboratorio sobre los efectos de la introducción de Torymus sinensis sobre las poblaciones de cinípidos sobre especies de Quercus nativas y sus comunidades parasitoides presentes en las zonas de control experimental. Estos estudios incluirán tanto evaluación del ataque de T. sinensis a especies no objetivo, con particular atención a las especies nativas de Plagiotrochus, como del riesgo de hibridación con especies nativas de parasitoides del género Torymus. Estudio de los parasitoides nativos reclutados por D. kuriphilus en las zonas de control experimental. A nivel nacional, elaboración de un listado y base de datos de especies parasitoides nativas reclutadas por Dryocosmus kuriphilus en España desde su introducción. A la vez, se elaborarán claves de identificación ilustradas con los caracteres morfológicos diagnósticos, y fichas de los insectos adultos y estados inmaduros de todas las especies para facilitar su identificación por parte de investigadores y técnicos ocupados en el estudio de la plaga de la avispilla del castaño.