Víctor - Sarto i Monteys

Víctor - Sarto i Monteys
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies (ICTA)

Entomologist PhD; Pharmacist

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July 2013 - present
Institute of Environmental Science & Technology-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Position
  • Senior Researcher
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  • Pure and applied Entomology in Plant and Animal Health. Insect systematics and ecology.

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Publications (251)
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Dinosaur bonebeds with amber content, yet scarce, offer a superior wealth and quality of data on ancient terrestrial ecosystems. However, the preserved palaeodiversity and/or taphonomic characteristics of these exceptional localities had hitherto limited their palaeobiological potential. Here, we describe the amber from the Lower Cretaceous dinosau...
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Mexico is the Mesoamerican country with the highest number of Castniidae species (12), most of which are found in the dry regions of the country. Among these, Athis hechtiae (Dyar, 1910) was considered a species widely distributed in Mexico after Athis miastagma (Dyar, 1925) was synonymized with A. hechtiae over two decades ago. A genetic and morph...
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Dinosaur bonebeds with amber content, yet scarce, offer a superior wealth and quality of data on ancient terrestrial ecosystems. However, the preserved palaeodiversity and/or taphonomic characteristics of these exceptional localities had hitherto limited their palaeobiological potential. Here we describe the amber from the Lower Cretaceous dinosaur...
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West Nile Virus (WNV) has recently emerged as a major public health concern in Europe; its recent expansion also coincided with some remarkable socio-economic and environmental changes, including an economic crisis and some of the warmest temperatures on record. Here we empirically investigate the drivers of this phenomenon at a European wide scale...
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West Nile Virus (WNV) has recently emerged as a major public health concern in Europe, its recent expansion also coincided with some remarkable socioeconomic and environmental changes, including an economic crisis and some of the warmest temperatures on record. Here we empirically investigate the drivers for this phenomenon at a European wide scale...
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West Nile Virus (WNV) has recently emerged as a major public health concern in Europe, its recent expansion also coincided with some remarkable socio-economic and environmental changes, including an economic crisis and some of the warmest temperatures on record. Here we empirically investigate the drivers for this phenomenon at a European wide scal...
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RESUMEN (Español) Las moscas son insectos que presentan una gran variedad de especies y ciclos biológicos. Estas están presentes tanto en las instalaciones de producción animal intensiva como en lugares alejados de estas, por ejemplo, allí donde el ganado pasta, lo que conlleva estrategias de control diferentes. Algunas moscas resultan ciertamente...
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The invasive wasp-mimicking Tiger Longicorn Beetle, Xylotrechus chinensis, a potentially lethal pest of mulberry trees (Moraceae: Morus sp.), was first reported in Europe in 2018, although its colonization and establishment were estimated to have occurred during the year 2012 or earlier. In Catalonia the infestation spread from four towns and 44.1...
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Background This study examines the impact of climate, socio-economic and demographic factors on the incidence of dengue in regions of the United States and Mexico. We select factors shown to predict dengue at a local level and test whether the association can be generalized to the regional or state level. In addition, we assess how different indica...
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We face an increasing global food security challenge as the human population continues to grow across the globe. As agricultural production rises to keep up with food demand, so too does the expansion of crop detrimental pest species. Early detection can be crucial to control their damage and relies on the use of accurate and dependable techniques....
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Background: Dengue is one of the important vector-borne diseases in the world today; it infects tens of millions of people each year and has been on the rise since the 1950s. In this study, we develop a set of indicators that help us examine the impact of socio-economic and demographic factors on the occurrence of dengue in regions of the United St...
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Invasive species are costly for human health, the environment and the economy while their burden is expected to rise. With limited budgets to address biological invasions, effective resource allocation is important. In the past decade, multiple frameworks have emerged to support this budgeting, but it is not clear if current strategies are consiste...
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Resumen: Esta Ficha informativa sobre Plagas de Plantas # 77, perteneciente a la Serie 'Plagues i Malalties dels Vegetals de Catalunya' ('Plagas y enfermedades de las plantas de Cataluña'), proporciona información sobre la biología, identificación y control del escarabajo-avispa taladro de las moreras, Xylotrechus chinensis ( Chevrolat), un coleópt...
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Resumen: Moscas en granjas: problemática y estrategias para su control. En este artículo de divulgación científica se ofrece una visión de conjunto de la problemática actual del control de las moscas en el ámbito ganadero en granja de conejos. Se abordan temas como (1) el porqué de la necesidad de control de las moscas, (2) sobre la preocupante dis...
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The study of mosquitoes and other flying hematophagous insects in wild bird nests is a subject that has not yet received much attention, although they can affect their behaviour and biological efficacy. Some of these insects are biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), with some species posing a very serious medic...
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Portuguese amber has received very little attention from the paleontological and geological points of view. To our knowledge, only twelve amber outcrops or amber-bearing areas have been detected in Portugal. The first outcrops were cited in times as old as 1867 and 1910, and although some of them were considered Jurassic in age, most likely the amb...
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CONCLUSIONES En el área de Asturias durante el Albiense, como en otras partes de la península ibérica, se produjeron numerosos depósitos de ámbar, con presencia de algunas masas de gran tamaño y ricos en mesofósiles de plantas en los mismos niveles. No obstante, el ámbar de Asturias descubierto y estudiado hasta el momento, pese a ser relativamente...
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This Plant Pest Factsheet #78 belonging to the Series ‘Plagues i Malalties dels Vegetals de Catalunya’ (‘Pests and diseases of plants of Catalonia’) provides information about identification and control of the box tree caterpillar, Cydalima perspectalis (Walker 1859), a lepidopteran of the Crambidae family whose larvae feed on box trees (Buxus spp....
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Resumen: El escarabajo-avispa, nueva especie invasora en Europa. En este artículo de divulgación científica (http://www.adelantosdigital.com/web/escarabajo-avispa-nueva-especie-invasora-europa/) se dan detalles inéditos sobre el descubrimiento de una nueva especie invasora para Europa, el escarabajo cerambícido de origen asiático Xylotrechus chinen...
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In this paper, the invasion of a new alien beetle species to Europe, the longhorn Xylotrechus chinensis (Chevrolat) (Cerambycidae), originating from East Asia, is revealed. It has settled in Catalonia (Spain), occupying at present an area of at least 44.1 km2, where it has been shown to severely infest (ca. 10 to 45%) and eventually kill mulberry t...
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The purpose of this project is to explore the relationship between invasive alien insect species (IAIS) and climate change in the Iberian Peninsula. Broadly, the project aims to answer two main questions. Firstly, is there a relationship between the rate of establishment of invasive species and climate change in the Iberian Peninsula? Secondly, wha...
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Resumen: Problemática y estrategias para el control de moscas en granja. En este artículo de divulgación científica se ofrece una visión de conjunto de la problemática actual del control de las moscas en el ámbito ganadero en granja, es decir, en instalaciones de producción intensiva. Se abordan temas como (1) el porqué de la necesidad de control d...
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Castniid moths (Lepidoptera: Castniidae) display a butterfly-like reproductive behavior, i.e., they use visual stimuli for mate location and females have apparently lost their pheromone glands in an evolutionary context. In this paper we report for the first time the identification of three new compounds, namely n-octadecyl acetate, (Z)-9-octadecen...
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Abstract: The Red Palm Weevil (RPW) Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Olivier) is one of the most destructive insect pests of palm trees in the Old World. In the United Arab Emirates it appeared in 1985, attacking date palms. Mass-trapping with male aggregation pheromone traps was used in date palm plantations in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., from November 2008 thro...
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Butterflies and moths are subject to different evolutionary pressures that affect several aspects of their behaviour and physiology, particularly sexual communication. Butterflies are day-flying insects (excluding hedylids) whose partner-finding strategy is mainly based on visual cues and female butterflies having apparently lost the typical sex ph...
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A brief review of the main features for identification and an updated account of the number os species per family within the Portuguese-Spanish context, with examples and figures. Fully in Spanish.
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The leopard moth Zeuzera pyrina in Catalonia (Spain) (Lepidoptera Cossidae) Victor Sarto i Monteys Plant Health Service. Generalitat of Catalonia./ Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona Abstract The leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina, (Lepidoptera Cossidae), a former Palaearctic species but...
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For the last decade the invasive neotropical castniid moth Paysandisia archon (Burmeister, 1880) became a serious pest of palm trees mostly around the Mediterranean basin. At present, it occurs permanently in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Slovenia, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, and Bulgaria, with occasional findings in England, Czech Repu...
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Background Biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are biological vectors of internationally important arboviruses. To understand the role of Culicoides in the transmission of these viruses, it is essential to correctly identify the species involved. Within the western Palaearctic region, the main suspected vector species,...
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Existen dos escenarios futuros de efectos del cambio climático sobre la biodiversidad de vertebrados: 1) Los ecosistemas se desplazan en conjunto en función del clima, y 2) Los ecosistemas se adaptan y cambian. El primero es poco realista debido a la tremenda y creciente fragmentación de hábitat en Europa y a la complejidad de las respuestas de las...
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The false codling moth Thaumatotibia (=Cryptophlebia) leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is a tortricid moth with widely polyphagous larvae. It attacks fruit trees (particularly citrus) and field crops in African countries south of the Sahara. It has been regularly intercepted by several EPPO member countries and measures are recommended for fru...
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Red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) is one of the most destructive pests of palm trees in the Old World. In the United Arab Emirates mass-trapping with male aggregation pheromone traps was used in field trials conducted on date palm plantations in Abu Dhabi, from November 20, 2008 through July 31, 2009. Five 2.9...
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Paysandisia archon is a Neotropical moth belonging to the family Castniidae (Lepidoptera), introduced into Europe with imported palms from Argentina, first reported in 2001 from Catalonia (Spain), which has spread to most European countries in the Mediterranean basin. This paper summarizes the accumulated knowledge on this moth, describing its diff...
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In the course of evolution butterflies and moths developed two different reproductive behaviors. Whereas butterflies rely on visual stimuli for mate location, moths use the 'female calling plus male seduction' system, in which females release long-range sex pheromones to attract conspecific males. There are few exceptions from this pattern but in a...
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Control of the litter beetle Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera Tenebrionidae) in poultry houses using two different doses of thiamethoxam. The litter beetle is a synantropic cosmopolitan insect pest commonly found in stored grains and mealy products. Both adults and larvae are also abundant in manure from henneries and poultry farms. This study wa...
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Using suction light traps biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were collected between 2004 and 2006 on nine cattle and/or sheep farms distributed throughout the length of the island of Sardinia (Italy). A total of 42,664 adult midges (36,655 females, 6,009 males) were collected during 287 trapping nights; 41 sp...
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Control of the litter beetle Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera Tenebrionidae) in poultry farms. The litter beetle is a synantropic cosmopolitan insect pest commonly found in stored grains and mealy products. Both adults and larvae are also abundant in manure from henneries and poultry farms. This study was aimed at assessing the efficacy of a neon...
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The authors summarize the biology, damages on palm trees and recommended measures of control for two recently introduced pests of palms in Catalonia, namely the Red Palm Weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, a SE Asian beetle (family Dryophthoridae) which reached Catalonia in late 2005, and the Castniid Palm Borer, Paysandisia archon (family Castniida...
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Drosophila suzukii, the spotted-wing drosophila, is a vinegar fly native to southeast Asia which was recently introduced into Europe, being Catalonia (Spain) when it was first discovered in october 2008. It is a fruit crop pest and a serious economic threat to soft summer fruit like strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pe...
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Using suction light traps biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) were collected between 2004 and 2006 on nine cattle and/or sheep farms distributed throughout the length of the island of Sardinia (Italy). A total of 42,664 adult midges (36,655 females, 6,009 males) were collected during 287 trapping nights; 41 sp...
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A surveillance program to collect and identify species of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) was carried out in Catalonia (NE Spain) from 2003–2007, within the frame of a wider program against bluetongue disease (which is transmitted by species of Culicoides). Surveillance results are presented because of the...
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In this short chapter of the book series “Natural History of the Catalan Countries” the author summarizes the biology, damages on palm trees and recommended measures of control concerning the Castniid Palm Borer, Paysandisia archon, a Neotropical moth belonging to the family Castniidae, introduced into Europe with imported palms from Argentina, and...
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In this short chapter of the book series “Natural History of the Catalan countries” the author summarizes the invasion history, biology, damages on geraniums and recommended measures of control concerning the lycaenid butterfly Cacyreus marshalli, an African geranium feeder which colonized Catalonia in 1995.
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An enclosure trapping experiment compared numbers and engorgement of Culicoides spp. taken from treated sheep (7.5% deltamethrin) to Culicoides from untreated sheep. Attack rates were low (0.2/min), but 58% of Culicoides obsoletus s.l. and 67% of Culicoides parroti Kieffer engorged on untreated sheep, and no engorgement occurred on treated sheep on...
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Culicoides imicola is the main vector for bluetongue (BT) and African horse sickness (AHS) viruses in the Mediterranean basin and in southern Europe. In this study, we analysed partial mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene to characterize and confirm population expansion of Culicoides imicola across Spain. The data were analysed a...
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Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are vectors of important diseases affecting wild and domestic animals. During the last decade they have played a major role in the epidemiology of the largest bluetongue epizootic ever recorded in Europe, the disease is transmitted between hosts almost exclusively by bites of Culicoides midges and...
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Mechanisms affecting patterns of vector distribution among host individuals may influence the population and evolutionary dynamics of vectors, hosts and the parasites transmitted. We studied the role of different factors affecting the species composition and abundance of Culicoides found in nests of the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). We identified...