Richard Mally

Richard Mally
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague | CULS · Department of Forest Protection and Entomology

PhD

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Introduction
I am currently working as a postdoc in the EVA4.0 project (https://eva.fld.czu.cz/en). My research focuses on invasive insects, their biogeography, host plant associations, and drivers facilitating their spread to, and establishment in invaded areas. Apart from that, I am a systematist studying snout moths (Pyraloidea), one of the largest and ecologically most diverse radiations in Lepidoptera.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - May 2020
National Library of The Czech Republic
Position
  • Researcher
November 2018 - December 2019
National Library of The Czech Republic
Position
  • Researcher
January 2014 - December 2017
University of Bergen
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2014 - December 2017
University of Bergen
Field of study
  • Biology
October 2003 - May 2009

Publications

Publications (78)
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The Udea species (currently six) present in the Afrotropical realm are revised based on adults. Phlyctaenia epicoena Meyrick, 1937 syn. nov. is found to be identical with U. ferrugalis (Hübner, 1796). Udea delineatalis (Walker in Melliss 1875) and U. hageni Viette, 1952 are redescribed. In addition, five species of Udea are described as new to scie...
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We catalogue 1,695 Indian Pyraloidea species in 509 genera. Of these, Pyralidae comprises 518 species in 182 genera, which represents 8.35% of the global Pyralidae diversity of 6,197 species. Crambidae are represented by 1,177 species in 327 genera, accounting for 11.29% of the global Crambidae diversity of 10,418 species. Botys medullalis Snellen,...
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Two of the largest subfamilies of Crambidae, Pyraustinae and Spilomelinae, have 341 species recorded in Japan, but their natural relationships are poorly understood. We reconstructed a molecular phylogeny based on one mitochondrial (COI) and three nuclear genes (CAD, EF1-α, RpS5) for 129 species in 69 genera of Spilomelinae and 62 species in 27 gen...
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Aim: Lepidoptera is a highly diverse, predominantly herbivorous insect order, with species transported to outside their native range largely facilitated by the global trade of plants and plant-based goods. Analogous to island disharmony, we examine invasion disharmony, where species filtering during invasions increases systematic compositional diff...
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Non-native plants typically benefit from enemy release following their naturalization in non-native habitats. However, over time, herbivorous insects specializing on such plants may invade from the native range and thereby diminish the benefits of enemy release that these plants may experience. In this study, we compare rates of invasion spread acr...
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EN: Purpose – This article deals with the matter of significant properties of digital objects and it aims to apply this concept within the NDL. In the text, we present various approaches to the question of significant properties and how to identify them as well as their different kinds. The goal is to try to identify data-centric technical properti...
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Crambidae is a group of moths with more than 10,000 species occurring worldwide that evolved diverse morphological and ecological habits. They can be best recognized by morphological characters of the adult tympanal organ and larval chaetotaxy. We present the first molecular phylogeny of Crambidae including all subfamilies and most tribes. We use a...
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Činnost Odboru ochrany knihovních fondů Národní knihovny České republiky a jeho tří oddělení byla zaměřena v době pandemie COVID-19 na kroky první pomoci knihovnám a pracovníkům knihoven. Bylo řešeno mnoho praktických otázek týkajících se rizik a aktivity viru. V Oddělení vývojových a výzkumných laboratoří jsme se zaměřili na přípravu posteru, resp...
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This article deals with the matter of significant properties of digital objects and it aims to apply this concept within the NDL. In the text, we present various approaches to the question of significant properties and how to identify them as well as their different kinds. The goal is to try to identify data-centric technical properties of audio an...
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Archernis humilis (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) has previously been recorded only from India, and nothing has been reported about its biology or immatures. It was recently discovered during surveys for biological control agents against Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) or skunk vine, and this represents the first report of the food plant. Archern...
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The Iberian species of the genera Coscinia Hübner, [1819] and Spiris Hübner, [1819], as well as three other species from the Mediterranean area, are revised based on morphological and molecular genetic data. Our results suggest the separation into four morphologically and phylogenetically different genera: Coscinia Hübner, [1819], Lerautia Kemal &...
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Spilomelinae and Pyraustinae form a species-rich monophylum of Crambidae (snout moths). Morphological distinction of the two groups has been difficult in the past, and the morphologically heterogenous Spilomelinae has not been broadly accepted as a natural group due to the lack of convincing apomorphies. In order to investigate potential apomorphic...
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The main characteristics of the genus Conogethes in Spilomelinae of Crambidae are described and updated. To date, the genus comprises 15 species. Little is known about habitat preference, host plants and distributions. Adults of Conogethes exhibit similarity with moths of the genera Marwitzia and Polygrammodes. The phylogenetic relationships both w...
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The analysis of mitochondrial COI data for the European-Centroasian montane Udea alpinalis species group finds deep intraspecific splits. Specimens of U. austriacalis and U. rhododendronalis separate into several biogeographical groups. These allopatric groups are not recovered in the analyses of the two nuclear markers wingless and Elongation fact...
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A new species, Conogethes sahyadriensis sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), feeding on cardamom, is described from India. The species status is supported by diagnostic morphology as well as by genetic data. A phylogenetic analysis based on the publicly available Conogethes COI barcode sequences finds C. sahyadriensis as sister to C. pluto, and it fu...
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Introduction. Spilomelinae represent the largest radiation within the snout moths (Pyraloidea), and in the past, research on this group was hampered by the vast number of species (4,000+ species in 334 genera). The diverse morphology found in Spilomelinae has led to different views on the group’s composition, yet fundamental questions such as on th...
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We report the discovery of Hoploscopini larvae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Heliothelinae) on ferns at the southern slopes of Mount Kinabalu (Sabah, Borneo). The COI barcode of the larvae assigns them to the genus Hoploscopa. We provide the first detailed description of the larval stage for this tribe. Among Crambidae, these larvae are most similar to...
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DNA barcode data reveal a distinct group of Udea specimens collected on Crete and previously misidentified as Udea fulvalis (Hübner, 1809) and U. languidalis ab. veneralis (Staudinger, 1870). Morphological examination of the specimens corroborates their status as a distinct species which is described as Udea ruckdescheli sp. n. Images of the adults...
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With about 4,000 species, Spilomelinae are the most speciose subgroup of snout moths (Pyraloidea) and contain many species of economic importance , including invasive pests. Yet, the monophyly of the group as such is still in doubt as Spilomelinae are largely defined by ambiguous and absence characters and have repeatedly been claimed to be polyphy...
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The larvae of the Old World genera Leucinodes Guenée, 1854 and Sceliodes Guenée, 1854 are internal feeders in the fruits of Solanaceae, causing economic damage to cultivated plants like Solanum melongena and S. aethiopicum. In sub-Saharan Africa five nominal species of Leucinodes and one of Sceliodes occur. One of these species, the eggplant fruit...
Data
Overview of specimens intercepted in Great Britain by the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera).
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A new digital identification tool, “Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae” (http://idtools.org/id/leps/micro/) was developed through the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Identification Technology Program (ITP) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI), with the goal of enhancin...
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A detailed study of specimens from several regions of the distribution of Ochromolopis zagulajevi Budashkin & Sachkov, 1991 and O. ictella (Hübner, 1813) shows that O. ictella and O. zagulajevi are parapatric species with overlapping distribution in the Balkan Peninsula. Details of morphological and molecular differences as well as a distribution m...
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Recent data on Microlepidoptera of Saxony. – Recent collecting activities resulted in first records of 19 micro moths’ species from Saxony. On top of that, Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges, 1962) is first recorded from Germany as well as Sufetula diminutalis (Walker, 1866) from Europe. The latter two species were found in green houses. Further 20 specie...
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The Neotropical genus Catharylla Zeller, 1863 (type species: Crambus tenellus Zeller, 1839) is redescribed. Catharylla contiguella Zeller, 1872, C. interrupta Zeller, 1866 and Myelois sericina Zeller, 1881, included by Munroe (1995) in Catharylla, are moved to Argyria Hübner. Catharylla paulella Schaus, 1922 and C. tenellus (Zeller, 1839) are redes...
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Based on a phylogenetic analysis, a new species, here described, is placed in genus Micrelephas Dognin. Micrelephas longicilia Landry & Becker, sp. n. occurs from Guatemala south to Paraná, Brazil [HT from Bahia, Brazil]. It differs markedly from other described species of Micrelephas in the wider and relatively shorter forewings with a produced ap...
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The taxonomic focus of this digital identification tool is two groups of Microlepidoptera: the tribe Gnorimoschemini (Gelechioidea: Gelechiidae) and the Leucinodes group of Crambidae (Pyraloidea). These two taxa include numerous species that feed specifically on Solanaceae and have economic importance. Macrolepidoptera (large moths) that feed on So...
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This presentation summarises the results of our DNA Barcoding efforts for European Udea moths (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea). It presents findings on the species pairs of U. maderensis + U. nordmani, and U. institalis + U. confinalis, and on the species assemblage of U. fimbriatralis, U. languidalis and U. zernyi. Four distinct Barcode clusters are foun...