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

  • 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.



 Contact information:

February 2021


Lasa, R. & Williams, T. (2021) Does ammonia released from protein-based attractants modulate the capture of Anastrepha obliqua (Diptera: Tephritidae)? Insects 12, 156.


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February 2021


Bond, J.G., Aguirre-Ibáñez, S., Osorio, A.R., Marina, C.F., Gómez-Simuta, Y., Tamayo-Escobar, R., Dor, A., Liedo, P., Carvalho, D.O. & Williams, T. (2021) Sexual competitiveness and induced egg sterility by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus gamma-irradiated males: a laboratory and semi-field study in Mexico. Insects 12, 145.


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