Iridoviruses Biology and ecology of baculoviruses Virus insecticides Spinosad Mosquitoes, blackflies, and ticks Predators, parasitoids, pathogens Others Students


Trevor Williams, página personal en español


Baculovirus-based insecticides - the Spodoptera exigua multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (SeMNPV).

Research topics

  • Biological control of insect pests and vectors of medical importance.

  • Ecology of insect pathogenic viruses, especially baculoviruses and iridoviruses.

  • The use of insect viruses as biological insecticides and the biorational insecticide spinosad.

  • Interactions between biopesticides and other insect natural enemies.

  • The biology and ecology of insect natural enemies.


Trevor Williams homepage: biological insecticides, ecology of insect pathogenic viruses....

Bioassay of an invertebrate iridovirus (iridescent virus) in Galleria mellonella larvae.

Other activities

  • Ex-coordinator and current member of the study group on Iridoviridae for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

  • Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Mexico (level III).

  • Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, London.

  • Member of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology.



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August 2019


Lasa, R., Navarro-de-la-Fuente, L., Gschaedler-Mathis, A.C., Kirchmayr, M.R. & Williams, T. (2019) Yeast species, strains and growth media mediate attraction of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Insects 10, 228.


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August 2019


Williams, T., Farfán, J.L., Mercado, G., Valle, J., Abella, A. & Marina, C.F. (2019) Efficacy of spinosad granules and lambda-cyhalothrin contrasts with reduced performance of temephos for control of Aedes spp. in vehicle tires in Veracruz, Mexico. Insects 10, 242.


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