Dionysios Perdikis

Assistant Professor
Βιογραφικό Δ. Περδίκη.pdf, CV D. PERDIKIS.pdf

Personal Info

- Member of the management connittee of the COST ACTION FP 0901 “Analytical Techniques for Biorefineries” (2009-2012).

- HRAKLEITOS II “Studies on the effects of plant consumption, hunger level and intraguild predation on the prey consumption by omnivorous insect predators”

-  Member of the MC of the COST Action FA 1105 “Towards a sustainable and productive EU organic greenhouse horticulture” – BIOGREENHOUSE

- LIFE ENV/GR/000302 SAGE 10 “Establishment of Impact Assessment Procedure as a tool for the sustainability of agro-ecosystem: the case of Mediterranean olives”. (2012-2014).

 - Chair of the Quality Assurance and Monitoring Committee in the project: “Reshaping of Agricultural Vocational Studies in the Western Balkans – AGRIVOC” (2012-2015)

- Coordinator of the project: “Seminars in Agriculture-TRIPTOLEMOS” funded by the General Secretariat for Youth, Hellenic Republic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (2012-2013).

- Coordinator of the project: “Monitoring and damage prognosis and control of the processing tomato pests Helicoverpa armigera and Tuta absoluta” funded by the tomato industry (2014-2015).

- A Location–aware System for Fruit Fly Monitoring and Pest Management Control FruitFlyNet Standard II-B/2.1/0865/ENPI CBC MED/EU.


“Studies on the biological parameters and food preferences of the polyphagous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Rambur)”. 2000. PhD Thesis. Agricultural University of Athens. 351p.

Publications in international scientific peer reviewed journals

1 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch., Chalkia Ch.A. and Vardaki S.C. 1993. Comparisons between alate aphids caught in yellow water traps and aphid populations on tomato plants. Entomologia Hellenica 11: 29 - 34.

2 Lykouressis D.P. and Perdikis D.Ch. 1997. The phenology and abudance of certain species of Orius (Hemiptera: Anthocoridae) that occur in Greece. Israel Journal of Entomology 31: 47-54.

3 Perdikis D.Ch., Lykouressis D.P. and Economou L.P. 1999. The influence of temperature, photoperiod and plant type on the predation rate of Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur on Myzus persicae. Biocontrol 44: 281-289.

4 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch. and Chalkia Ch.A. 1999-2000. The effects of natural enemies on aphid populations on processing tomato in central Greece. Entomologia Hellenica 13: 35-42.

5 Perdikis D. and Lykouressis D. 2000. Effects of various items, host plants and temperatures on the development and survival of Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae). Biological Control 17: 55-60.

6 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D. and Tsagarakis A. 2000. Polyphagous mirids in Greece: Host plants and abundance in traps placed in some crops. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Αgraria Filippo Silvestri 56: 57-68.

7 Lykouressis D.P., Drilias A.G. and Perdikis D.Ch. 2001. Distribution and seasonal abundance of Otiorhynchus schlaeflini Stierl. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) in the soil of a vineyard. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Αgraria Filippo Silvestri 57: 113-121.

8 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch. and Michalaki M.P. 2001. Nymphal development and survival of Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae) on two eggplant varieties as affected by temperature and presence/absence of prey. Biological Control 20: 222-227.

9 Perdikis D.Ch. and Lykouressis D.P. 2001-2002. Description of the egg and nymphal instars of Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae). Entomologia Hellenica 14: 32-40.

10 Koufos V.A. and Perdikis D.Ch. 2001-2002. Leaf preference of Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on Viburnum tinus. Entomologia Hellenica 14: 41-46.

11 Perdikis D.Ch. 2002. A method for laboratory studies on the polyphagous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus Rambur (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Economic Entomology 95: 44-49.

12 Perdikis D.Ch. and Lykouressis D.P. 2002α. Life table and biological characteristics of Macrolophus pygmaeus when feeding on Myzus persicae and Trialeurodes vaporariorum. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 102 : 261-272.

13 Perdikis D.Ch. and Lykouressis D.P. 2002β. Thermal requirements for development of the polyphagous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Environmental Entomology 31: 661-667.

14 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch. and Chalkia C.A. 2002. Structure and trends of aphids and some natural enemies populations in tomato crops. Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Αgraria Filippo Silvestri 58: 49-62.

15 Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch. and Chatzoglou C.S. 2003. Development of immature stages of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) under alternating and constant temperatures. Environmental Entomology 32: 1337-1342.

16 Margaritopoulos J.T., Tsitsipis J.A. and Perdikis D.Ch. 2003. Biological characteristics of the mirids Macrolophus costalis and Macrolophus pygmaeus preying on the tobacco form of Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Bulletin of Entomological Research 93: 39-45.

17 Perdikis D.Ch., Fantinou A.A. and Lykouressis D.P. 2003. Constant rate allocation in nymphal development in species of Hemiptera. Physiological Entomology 28: 331-339.

18 Perdikis D.Ch., Margaritopoulos J.T., Stamatis C., Mamuris Z., Lykouressis D.P., Tsitsipis J.A. and Pekas A. 2003. Discrimination of the closely related biocontrol agents Macrolophus melanotoma (Hemiptera: Miridae) and M. pygmaeus using mitochondrial DNA analysis. Bulletin of Entomological Research 93: 507-514.

19 Perdikis D.Ch. and Lykouressis D.P. 2003. Aphis gossypii as a factor inhibiting the survival and population increase of the predator Macrolophus pygmaeus on cucumber. European Journal of Entomology 100: 501-508.

20 Fantinou A., Perdikis D. and Zota K. 2004. Reproductive responses to photoperiod and temperature by diapausing and nondiapausing populations of Sesamia nonagrioides Lef. (Lepidoptera-Noctuidae). Physiological Entomology 29: 169-175.

21 Lykouressis D., Kapsaskis A., Perdikis D., Vatos A. and Fantinou A. 2004. Rates of population increase, abundance and life stage distribution of Rhynchites cribripennis (Desbr.) (Col.: Attelabidae) on trees and in the soil in an olive grove. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 316-320.

22 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch. and Drilias A.G. 2004. Temporal dynamics of Otiorhynchus schlaeflini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults and damage assessment on two wine grape cultivars. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 59-66.

23 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D., Michalis C. and Fantinou A. 2004. Mating disruption of the pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) using gossyplure PB-rope dispensers in cotton fields. Journal of Pest Science 77: 205-210.

24 Perdikis D.Ch. and Lykouressis D.P. 2004α. Myzus persicae (Homoptera: Aphididae) as a suitable prey for Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae) population increase on pepper plants. Environmental Entomology 33: 499-505.

25 Perdikis D. and Lykouressis D. 2004β. Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae) population parameters and biological characteristics when feeding on eggplant and tomato without prey. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 1291-1298.

26 Perdikis D., Lykouressis D. and Economou L. 2004. Influence of light-dark phase, host plant, temperature, and their interactions on the predation rate in an insect predator. Environmental Entomology 33: 1137-1144.

27 Perdikis D.Ch., Lykouressis D.P., Garantonakis N.G. and Iatrou S.A. 2004. Instar preference and parasitization of Aphis gossypii and Myzus persicae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) by the parasitoid Aphidius colemani (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae). European Journal of Entomology 101: 333-336.

28 Katsarou Ι., Margaritopoulos J., Tsitsipis J., Perdikis D. and Zarpas K. 2005. Effect of temperature on development, growth and feeding of Coccinella septempunctata and Hippodamia convergens reared on the tobacco aphid, Myzus persicae nicotianae. Biocontrol 50: 565-588.

29 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D., Samartzis D., Fantinou A. and Toutouzas S. 2005. Management of the pink bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) by mating disruption in cotton fields. Crop Protection 24: 177-183.

30 Katis N.I., Tsitsipis J.A., Lykouressis D.P., Papapanayotou A., Margaritopoulos J.T., Kokinis G.M., Perdikis D. and Manoussopoulos C. 2006. Transmission of Zucchini yellow mosaic virus by colonizing and non-colonizing aphids in Greece and new aphid species vectors of the virus. Journal of Phytopathology 154: 293-302.

31 Gaspari M., Lykouressis D., Perdikis D. and Polissiou M. 2007. Nettle extract effects on the aphid Myzus persicae and its natural enemy, the predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Applied Entomology 131: 652-657.

32 Kalaitzaki A.P., Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.Ch. and Alexandrakis V.Z. 2007. Effect of temperature on development and survival of the parasitoid Pnigalio pectinicornis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) reared on Phyllocnistis citrella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Environmental Entomology 36: 497-505.

33 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D. and Gaspari M. 2007. Prey preference and biomass consumption by Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae) on Myzus persicae and Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). European Journal of Entomology 104: 199-204.

34 Perdikis D., Favas Ch., Lykouressis D. and Fantinou A. 2007. Ecological relationships between non-cultivated plants and insect predators in agroecosystems: the case of Dittrichia viscosa (Asteraceae) and Macrolophus caliginosus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Acta Oecologica 31: 299-306.

35 Tsitsipis J.A., Katis N.I., Margaritopoulos J.T., Lykouressis D.P., Avgelis A. D., Gargalianou I., Zarpas, K.D., Perdikis, D.Ch., Papapanayotou A. 2007. A contribution to the aphid fauna of Greece. Bulletin of Insectology 60: 31-38.

36 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D. and Βiba A. 2007-2008. Contribution to the ecological management of the seed chalcid wasp Eurytoma plotnikovi Nikol’skaya (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) in pistachio orchards. Entomologia Hellenica 17: 34-41.

37 Perdikis D., Lykouressis D., Mitropoulou G. and Tsiantis P. 2007-2008. Temporal asynchrony, spatial segregation and seasonal abundance of aphids on apple trees. Entomologia Hellenica 17: 12-27.

38 Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch., Maselou D.A. and Lambropoulos P.D. 2008. Prey killing without consumption: Does Macrolophus pygmaeus show adaptive foraging behaviour? Biol. Control 47: 187-193.

39 Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch. and Stamogiannis N. 2008. Effect of larval crowding on the life history traits of Sesamia nonagrioides (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). European Journal of Entomology 105: 625-630.

40 Lykouressis D., Giatropoulos A., Perdikis D. and Favas C. 2008. Assessing the suitability of non-cultivated plants and associated insect prey as food sources for the omnivorous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae). Biological Control 44: 142-148.

41 Lykouressis D., Garantonakis N., Perdikis D., Fantinou A. and Mauromoustakos A. 2009. Effect of female size on host selection by a koinobiont insect parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae). European Journal of Entomology 106: 363-367.

42 Perdikis D., Fantinou A., Garantonakis N., Kitsis P., Maselou D. and Panagakis S. 2009. Studies on the damage potential of the predator Nesidiocoris tenuis on tomato plants. Bulletin of Insectology 62: 41-46.

43 Perdikis D., Garantonakis N., Giatropoulos A., Paraskevopoulos A., Lykouressis D. and Kitsis P. 2009. Damage evaluation of Rhynchites cribripennis (Col., Attelabidae) in olive fruits. Journal of Applied Entomology 133: 512-517.

44 Garantonakis N., Perdikis D., Lykouressis D., Kourti A. and Gkouvitsas Th. 2009. Studies on the identity of the parasitoids Aphidius colemani and Aphidius transcaspicus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). European Journal of Entomology 106: 491-498.

45 Fantinou A.A., Perdikis D.Ch., Labropoulos P. and Maselou D. 2009. Preference and consumption of Macrolophus pygmaeus preying on mixed instar assemblages of Myzus persicae. Biol. Control 51: 76-80.

46 Perdikis D., Garantonakis N., Kitsis P., Giatropoulos A., Paraskevopoulos A., G. Cassis and Panagakis S. 2009. Studies on the damage potential of Closterotomus trivialis Costa and Aphanosoma italicum Costa (Hemiptera: Miridae) on olive fruit setting. Bulletin of Insectology 62: 215-219.

47 Lykouressis D.P., Perdikis D.C. and Konstantinou A.D. 2009. Predation Rates of Macrolophus pygmaeus (Hemiptera: Miridae) on Different Densities of Eggs and Nymphal Instars of the Greenhouse Whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae). Entomologia Generalis 32: 105-112.

48 Perdikis D., Panagakis S. and Maselou D. 2010. Studies on the damage potential of Closterotomus (=Calocoris) trivialis and Aphanosoma italicum (Hemiptera: Miridae) on citrus. Journal of Pest Science 83: 113-119.

49 Perdikis, D., Lykouressis, D., Paraskevopoulos, A., Harris, K.M. 2011. A new insect pest, Lasioptera sp. (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), on tomato and cucumber crops in glasshouses in Greece EPPO Bulletin 41 (3) , pp. 442-444.

50 Tsagkarakis, A.E. Perdikis, D.CH., Lykouressis, D.P. 2011. Seasonal abundance and within tree spatial distribution of Phyllocnistis citrella. Entomologia Generalis 33: 165-174.

51 Fantinou, A.A., Baxevani, A., Drizou, F., Labropoulos, P., Perdikis, D. and Papadoulis, G. 2012. Consumption rate, functional response and preference of the predaceous mite Iphiseius degenerans to Tetranychus urticae and Eutetranychus orientalis. Experimental and Applied Acarology , 58:133–144.

52 Lykouressis D., Perdikis D. and Kallioras Ch. 2012. Selection of Macrolophus melanotoma between its main noncrop host plant (Dittrichia viscosa) and eggplant, pepper and tomato, in choice experiments. Entomologia Hellenica 21: 3-12.

53 Tsagkarakis, A.E., Perdikis D., and Lykouressis D. 2013. Introduced and native parasitoids of Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Greece: Initial results after release. Phytoparasitica 41:417–428.

54 Evangelou, V.I., Bouga, M., Emmanouel, N.G., Perdikis, D.Ch., Papadoulis, G.Th. 2013. Discrimination of two natural biocontrol agents in the Mediterranean region based on mitochondrial DNA sequencing data. Biochemical Genetics, 11-12: 825-840.

55 Perdikis, D., N. Garantonakis, P. Kitsis, A. Paraskevopoulos and D. Lykouressis. 2013. On the Relationship Between the Infestation Level of Rhynchites cribripennis (Coleoptera: Attelabidae) and Respective Yield-losses on Olives. Entomologia Generalis 34: 215-223.

56 Lampropoulos, P.D., Perdikis, D.Ch., Fantinou, A.A. 2013. Are multiple predator effects directed by prey availability? Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 605–613.

57 Lykouressis, D., D. Perdikis and P. Charalampous. 2014. Plant food effects on prey consumption by the omnivorous predator Macrolophus pygmaeus. Phytoparasitica 42: 303–309.

58 Perdikis, D., Lucas E., Garantonakis N. et al. 2014. Intraguild predation between two omnivorous predatory bugs and its implications in biological control. Biological Control 70: 35–41.

59 Petrakis, E.A., A.C. Kimbaris, D.Ch. Perdikis, D.P. Lykouressis, P.A. Tarantilis, M.G. Polissiou. 2014. Responses of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) to three Lamiaceae essential oils obtained by microwave-assisted and conventional hydrodistillation. Industrial Crops and Products 62: 272–279.

60 Maselou, D.A., D. Perdikis, M.W. Sabelis, A.A. Fantinou. 2014. Use of plant resources by an omnivorous predator and the consequences for effective predation . Biological Control 79: 92-100.

61 Tsiligiridis, T., C. Pontikakos, D. Perdikis. 2014. Architectural issues of a location-aware system applied in fruit fly E-monitoring and spraying control. Agris On-line Papers in Economics and Informatics 6: 195-207.

62 Petrakis, E.A., A.C. Kimbaris, D.P. Lykouressis, M.G. Polissiou, D.Ch. Perdikis. 2015. Hydrosols evaluation in pest control: Insecticidal and settling inhibition potential against Myzus persicae (Sulzer). Journal of Applied Entomology 139: 260-267.

63 Maselou, D.A., D. Perdikis, M.W. Sabelis, A.A. Fantinou. 2015. Plant Resources as a Factor altering Emergent Multi-Predator Effects. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138764.

Review papers:

a. Perdikis D., Kapaxidi E. and Papadoulis G. 2008. Biological Control of Insect and Mite Pests in Greenhouse Solanaceous Crops. In: Harold Passam, Guest Editor, The Fruiting Species of the Solanaceae. The European Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Vol. 2, Special Issue 1, pp. 125-144.

b. Perdikis D., Fantinou A. and Lykouressis D. 2011. Enhancing pest control in annual crops by conservation of predatory Heteroptera. Guest Editors: Dionyssios Perdikis and Oscar Alomar. Biological Control 59: 13-21.