Rachid Hamidi

Rachid Hamidi
ANPN

PhD
Entomologist in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Strong interest in chemical ecology and fundamental research.

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Additional affiliations
April 2012 - October 2014
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • How do climatic parameters affect the mobility of the red palm weevil. Behavioral study and development of semiochemical attractants to control the red palm weevil and the palm borer, Paysandisia archon. European Union's Seventh Framework
April 2011 - April 2012
ARVALIS Institut du végétal
Position
  • Entomologist
Description
  • Behavioral study and development of semiochemical attractants to control the broad bean weevil, Bruchus rufimanus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Cooperation between ARVALIS-Institut du Végétal and the INRA, Versailles.

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Publications (37)
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The invasive red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) has become the main pest of palms. Because of the cryptic habits of the adult, little is known about the precise movements on palms and the actual dispersal capability in a population. Such data would help to improve risk assessment and management. Miniat...
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In ants, dispersal strategies and morphology of female sexuals are generally linked to the mode of colony founding. In species using long-range dispersal tactics, queen/worker dimorphism is generally high and young queens are able to initiate new colonies by themselves , using their metabolic reserves. By contrast, in species using short-range disp...
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The nut weevil, Curculio nucum (Linnaeus, 1758), is the main pest in hazelnut orchards (Corylus avellana L.). Semiochemicals are interesting bio control tools that could be used to manipulate the pest behaviour and to control pest populations. The study of the sensorial equipment of the insect antennae provides information on the importance of olfa...
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Paysandisia archon (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) is a pest on palms in Europe. The moth was introduced about twenty years ago, when infected palms were imported from South America. In P. archon, little is known about mate location and the putative activity of the male-produced sex pheromone. The aim of this study was, therefore, to study olfactory resp...
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The aims of the study were to understand the physiological and phenological relationship between Bruchus rufimanus and Vicia faba in the perspective of IPM strategies. V. faba, an important food resource for humans and livestock is the main host plant of B. rufimanus. Adults feed on the pollen, females lay eggs on pods, and larvae develop into the...
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To date, distinct codes and phenological scales are currently employed for monitoring the annual life cycle of a hazelnut. These scales works well in specific areas but do not translate well for a broader use. Thus, a universal scale adaptable to all areas will allow standardization of phenological monitoring for hazelnut. Two recently published ar...
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CONTEXTE - Détectée en France en 2012, la punaise invasive et polyphage Halyomorpha halys, originaire d’Asie, s’est dispersée sur l’ensemble du territoire. ÉTUDE - Dans le cadre d’un projet France Agrimer portant sur la régulation des punaises pentatomides porté par le groupe Invenio et différents partenaires (Grab, Cvetmo, Koppert, BIK, Inrae), l...
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Here we report the first detection of Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) in Bordeaux vineyards. The species is native to Eastern Asia and was introduced to France in 2012. Halyomorpha halys is highly polyphagous and causes significant damage to various crops, including grapevines. From 2018 to 2020, Pentatomidae species were collected in vineyards in t...
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Palomena prasina (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Gonocerus acuteangulatus (Goeze) (Hemiptera: Coreidae) are new pests in French hazel orchards (Corylus avellana L., Corylaceae). Knowing the symptoms in growing hazelnuts resulting from pests feeding on them is important for risk assessment and risk management. Insects were isolated in net sleeves...
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A wide range of hazelnut (Corylus avellana) cultivars are produced around the world. Cultivars are often listed by the time of bloom, from early to mid and late season. To date, phenological stages have been recorded using alphanumerical codes, although data analysis is difficult with such codes. This study converted the alphanumerical codes to ful...
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A wide range of hazelnut cultivars (Corylus avellana) are produced around the world. Cultivars can be listed depending on the blooming period: from early to mid and late season cultivars. In the southwestern of France, little is known about the relationship between the blooming period and consequently, the dynamic of fruit growth (DFG). DFG is an a...
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We report the first detection of Trissolcus mitsukurii in France. More than 1860 sentinel egg masses of Halyomorpha halys (BMSB) were exposed in the field during the 2018–2020 period, and 12 specimens of T. mitsukurii emerged from one egg mass. Their taxonomic identification was confirmed both by morphological and molecular analysis. Trissolcus mit...
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Phytoma journal May 2021, 744:28-30 L’étude des médiateurs chimiques intervenant dans le cycle de développement du papillon palmivore doit permettre la mise au point de nouvelles solutions de lutte. Originaire d’Amérique du Sud, Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1879) connaît une progression impressionnante dans son aire d’invasion, allant jusqu’à c...
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La punaise diabolique, Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) (Hémiptère: Pentatomidae) est une punaise originaire de l’Est Asiatique. En 2012, la punaise a été identifiée en Alsace. En 2016, la punaise est identifiée en Espagne. Plusieurs causes sont à l’origine de la progression rapide de la punaise. La forte polyphagie de cette punaise en est l’une des...
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BIOCONTROL OF HAZELNUT : AN APPLIED RESEARCH ACTION DEVOTED TO THE TWO MAJOR PESTS IN FRENCH HAZELNUT
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Independent foundation and propagules development in C. pygmaea. (XLS)
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Morphometric data for nanitic workers in C. pygmaea. (XLSX)
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Foundation development in C. pygmaea. (XLSX)
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The red palm weevil (RPW), Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, has been known as a pest for more than one century in its native area. RPW are sex dimorphic. All the stages of RPW live on palms, and more specifically in palm tissues. This chapter reviews current knowledge, recent advances, and yet undetermined features regarding the life cycle and the host p...
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This chapter on Paysandisia archon behavior, ecology, and communication is presented in three parts. The first part deals with reproductive behavior and the sex pheromone. In this section, mating behavior is described with a consideration of optimal age and diel periodicity. Early observations have shown that mating can occur a few hours after adul...
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The forestry, agriculture and horticulture industries in Europe are under increasing risk from established and invasive pests due to environmental change and the globalization of trade. This book focuses on two invasive insect pests, the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Red Palm Weevil, RPW) and the moth Paysandisia archon (Palm Borer Mot...
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Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1880) (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) is a South American insect developing on palms and recently introduced in Europe where it damages most palm species. Understanding the oviposition behaviour would be decisive for risk assessment and pest management but key points on oviposition behaviour are missing. Using wind tunnel...
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Cet article est une synthèse critique sur le piégeage olfactif du Charançon Rouge du Palmier (CRP) à l'aide de phéromone. Le CRP est le ravageur le plus destructif des dattiers et des palmiers d'ornement dans la zone méditerranéenne et est espèce de quarantaine dans l'UE. Le CRP possède un odorat très sensible. Il est attiré par l'odeur émanant des...
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Palm Protect is an EU-funded program (2012-14) entitled: “Strategies for eradication and containment of invasive palm borers, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus and Paysandisia archon. The project aims at throwing light on aspects of the pest biology in Europe, which are unknown and preclude efficient control, validating new and reliable methods for detecti...
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This paper is a review about the Red Palm Weevil (RPW) ecology, olfactory behaviour and pheromone-based trapping. It separates strong evidences, from plausible assumptions and elements not substantiated. RPW lives most of its life hidden on palm trees it kills opportunistically after adaptation to Mediterranean climate and especially to Canary palm...
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Synthèse critique sur le piégeage olfactif du charançon rouge du palmier à l'aide de phéromone : biologie du ravageur, mécanismes d'attraction et piégeage, avantages et limites de la technique.
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In social insects, the high variability in the number of queens per colony raises fundamental questions about the evolution of altruism. It is hypothesized, for instance, that nestmate recognition should be less efficient in polygynous than in monogynous colonies because the presence of several breeders increases the diversity of genetically determ...
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Reproductive strategy is one of the main factors explaining eusociality and the ecological success of ants. In monogynous ants, independent foundation lead to high levels of relatedness between workers, ensuring their indirect fitness. Territoriality helps to maintain the social cohesion of the colony. In polygynous ants, nestmate recognition is ge...
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Crematogaster pygmaea is revived from synonymy under C. abstinens and newly characterized as a ground-nesting ant from northeastern Brazil. It is a habitat specialist in coastal and tabuleiro zones, where it forms extensive polydomous and polygynous colonies that nest in the soil. Workers forage extensively on honeydew and extrafloral nectar, and f...
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The ant Crematogaster sp. prox. abstinens is a native species from the coast of Ceará (Brazil). Although few information is available about its biology, it is known that colonies are structured in different nests interconnected by surface network trails. One of the most remarkable features about C. sp. prox. abstinens social structure is its high p...
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Does cuticular hydrocarbon profile signal mated status in the ant Camponotus lateralis? An increasing number of studies show that ovarian activity in ants correlates with a modification of the cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) profile. However, these studies mainly concern «primitive» species of the subfamilies Ponerinae and Myrmeciinae. The link between...

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French hazel orchards are damaged by the green shield bug (GSB), Palomena prasina (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). P. prasina is not exclusive to Corylus avellana. Adults and nymphs need to feed from different plant species. Plant diversity and habitats provided by hedges increase GSB population in orchards borders. Hedge composition could be a key issue between the pest and its natural enemies. Indeed, some plant species provide food sources and habitats for natural enemies. Current tendencies to reduce the application of chemical agro-protections lead to several ecofriendly strategies to reduce the GSB attacks to more acceptable levels. Plant management is one of them. Making the environment less suitable for the pest survival and more suitable for natural enemies should lead to pest population reduction. Indeed, (1) control of host plants can reduce the available resources for the GSB (i.e. fruits, pods and seed for adults) during its key life stages ; (2) reduction of alternative plant resources during the vegetative phase of hazel trees and competitive host plants during hazel fructifications may negatively impact edge GSB populations; (3) promoting plant species providing suitable food sources and habitats for natural enemies without supporting the pest species may reduce GSB populations. The project will aim at developing plant management solutions to reduce pest damages in hazel orchards by : (1) studying the dynamics of the populations according to plant diversity of hedges, (2) assessing the role of the host plants in the maintenance and/or in the dispersal of the pest, (3) identifying natural enemies and their hosts (such as parasites and parasitoids) and finally (4) studying the dispersal abilites of adults and nymphs in fields.
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The nut weevil, Curculio nucum (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (L.), is the main pest in French hazelnut orchards. This insect effects nut production seriously as a direct pest. Adults feed on fresh fruits and larvae damaged kernels. Without treatment, 80% of nuts should be damaged. In storehouse, hazelnut product is damaged by the common pest of stored seed: the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) (Hübner). Larvae damaged kernels and adults can quickly contaminate all product making them unsuitable for human consumption. Without control, the population should grow continuously. The nut weevil and the Indian meal moth therefore constitute a major problem in production, sanitation and quality control for which there is few effective treatment. Whereas the use of chemical pesticides are no longer seen as the major solution, the biocontrol product are used as safer alternatives to control pest insect, including semiochemical compounds. Semiochemical compounds are small organic compounds carrying messages used by insects to interact between them and with their environment, including pheromones and kairomones. Both projects, Biocontrol of the nut weevil and Semiochemicals compounds in stored product moths, are respectively supported by an EU-Regional Development Fund program (FEDER-FSE 014-2020) and the French regional fund, Region Nouvelle Aquitaine. The projects are led by a close-knit public-private partnership whose members includes the National Association of Hazelnut Producers (ANPN) and the French Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA). The aim is to develop an innovative biocontrol solution, based on the pheromones and kairomones compounds. The lure should be used in pest detection, population monitoring, mass annihilation and mating disruption techniques. The present project is based on three actions: (1) pheromones and kairomones studies, (2) behavioral analysis and (3) detection and control in the fields. In the longer term, the objective is to develop a worthwhile alternative to chemical pesticides for French hazelnut producers. Additional informations about the hazelnut weevil : http://www.versailles-grignon.inra.fr/en/All-the-news/201611-Biological-control-of-the-hazelnut-weevil