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*  Address: Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, University of Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, H-4032, Debrecen, Hungary (room: ÉTK 1.012)

*  Phone: +36 52 316666 (extension: 62349)

*  Fax: +36 52 512941

*  E-mail: tartally.andras”AT”




Dr. András Tartally


Personal details:

*  Nationality: Hungarian

*  Education: M.Sc. and PhD in Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary

*  Master Thesis: The spreading of the invasive Lasius neglectus van Loon, Boomsma et Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and its competition with the native ant communities in Hungary. 36 pp. (in Hungarian)

*  PhD Thesis: Myrmecophily of Maculinea butterflies in the Carpathian Basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). 97 pp. + Appendix, 2008,   PDF

*  Position: Senior lecturer

*  Teaching activities: Zootaxonomy course, Analysis of animal populations and communities, Supervision of BSc and MSc students


Topics for Master theses      Teaching      (in Hungarian)


Research interest:

I am especially interested in myrmecology (research on ants) but I also like reptiles and amphibians. My main interests are (key words): Behavioural ecology, Biogeography, Carpathian Basin, Conservation biology, Evolution biology, Myrmecophily, Social parasitism and Tramp ants. Recently I have been working on the relationship of the Maculinea butterflies with their host ants in the Carpathian Basin and Denmark; and on the spreading of the invasive garden ant (Lasius neglectus) and its effect on the native ant communities in Hungary. I have learned the GC/MS and microsatellite techniques in Denmark.



International fellowship:

*  Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships: Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, 2009-2011


Referee of journal articles:

*  Environmental Entomology [IF: 1.852]

*  Insectes Sociaux [IF: 1.425]

*  Community Ecology [IF: 0.974]

*  Biological Journal of the Linnean Society [IF: 2.193]

*  Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae [IF: 0.474]

*  Myrmecological News [IF: 2.644]

*  Annales Zoologici [IF: 0.520]

*  Insect Conservation and Diversity [IF: 2.717]

*  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology [IF: 2.276]


Selected publications:

*   Tartally, A., Rodrigues, M.C., Brakels, P, Arnaldo, P.S. (2013): Myrmica aloba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hosts isolated populations of a hoverfly, a butterfly and an ichneumon species in NE-Portugal. – Journal of Insect Conservation, 15: 465-467. Online version [IF: 1.801]

*  Bonelli, S., Witek, M., Canterino, S., Sielezniew, M., Stankiewicz, A., Tartally, A., Balletto, E. & Schönrogge, K. (2011) Distribution, host specificity and the potential for cryptic speciation in hoverfly Microdon myrmicae (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Myrmica ants. – Ecological Entomology, 36, 135–143. [IF: 1.697] Online version

*  Gyuris, E., Feró, O., Tartally, A., & Barta, Z. (2011) Individual behaviour in firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus). – Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278, 628-633. [IF: 4.857] Online version

*  Nagy, C., Tartally, A., Vilisics, F., Merkl, O., Szita, É., Szél, G., Podlussány, A., Rédei, D., Csősz, S., Pozsgai, G., Orosz, A., Szövényi, G. & Markó, V. (2009): Effects of the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on arthropod assemblages: pattern analyses in the type supercolony. – Myrmecological News, 12 :171-181. Online verersion with Digital supplementary material

*  Árnyas, E., Bereczki, J., Tóth, A., Varga, K., Pecsenye, K., Tartally, A., Kövics, Gy., Karsa, D. & Varga, Z. (2009): Oviposition preferences of Maculinea alcon as influenced by aphid (Aphis gentianae) and fungal (Puccinia gentianae) infestation of larval host plants. – Ecological Entomology, 34(1): 90-97. [IF: 1.960] Online version

*  Tartally, A., Nash D.R., Lengyel S. & Varga, Z. (2008): Patterns of host ant use by sympatric populations of Maculinea alcon and M. ‘rebeliin the Carpathian Basin. – Insectes Sociaux 55(4): 370-381. [IF: 1.618] Online version

*  Tartally, A. & Varga, Z. (2008): Host ant use of Maculinea teleius in the Carpathian-Basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) – Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(3): 257–268. [IF: 0.511] PDF

*  Tartally, A., Rákosy, L., Vizauer, T.-Cs., Goia, M. & Varga, Z. (2008): Maculinea nausithous exploits Myrmica scabrinodis in Transylvania: unusual host ant species of a myrmecophilous butterfly in an isolated region. – Sociobiology, 51(2): 373-380. [IF: 0.662] PDF

*  Espadaler, X., Tartally, A., Schultz, R., Seifert, B. & Nagy, Cs. (2007): Regional trends and preliminary results on the local expansion rate in the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) Sociaux, 54(3): 293-301. [IF: 1.618] Online version

*  Gallé, L., Csősz, S., Tartally, A. & Kovács, É. (1998): A check-list of Hungarian ants. – Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 59: 213-220.



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