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  • Griese, E., Pineda, A., Pashalidou, F.G., Pizarro Iradi, E., Hilker, M., Dicke, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2020). Plant responses to butterfly oviposition partly explain preference–performance relationships on different brassicaceous species. Oecologia 192: 463-475.

  • Heger, T.,  Bernard-Verdier, M., Gessler, A., Greenwood, A.D., Grossart, H.P., Hilker, M., Keinath, S., Kowarik, I. Marquard, E., Müller, J., Niemeier, S., Onandia, G., Petermann, J.S., Rillig, M.C., Rödel, M.O., Saul, W.C., Schittko, C., Tockner, K., Joshi, J. & Jeschke, J.M. (2020). Clear language for ecosytem management in the Anthropocene: A reply to Bridgewater and Hemming. Bioscience doi: 10.1093/biosci/biaa024.

  • Paniagua Voirol, L.R., Valsamakis, G., Lortzing, V., Weinhold, A., Johnston, P.R., Fatouros, N., Kunze, R. and Hilker, M. (2020). Plant responses to insect eggs are not induced by egg‐associated microbes, but by a secretion attached to the eggs. Plant Cell Environ. doi: 10.1111/pce.13746.

  • Paniagua Voirol, L.R., Weinhold, A., Johnston, P.R., Fatouros, N.E. and Hilker, M. (2020). The legacy of a butterfly's parental microbiome on offspring performance. Appl. Environm. Microbiol. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00596-20.


  • Bittner, N., Hundacker, J., Achotegui-Castells, A., Anderbrant, O. & Hilker, M. (2019). Defense of Scots pine against sawfly eggs (Diprion pini) is primed by exposure to sawfly sex pheromones. PNAS 116: 24668-24675.

  • Heger, T., Bernard-Verdier, M., Gessler, A., Greenwood, A.D., Grossart, H.-P., Hilker, M., Keinath, S., Kowarik, I., Kueffer, C., Marquard, E., Müller, J., Niemeier, S., Onandia, G., Petermann, J.S., Rillig, M.C., Rödel, M.-O., Saul, W.-C., Schittko, C., Tockner, K., Joshi, J. & Jeschke, J.M. (2019). Towards an integrative, eco-evolutionary understanding of ecological novelty: Studying and communicating interlinked effects of global change. BioScience 69: 888-899.

  • Hilker, M. & Schmülling, T. (2019). Stress priming, memory and signalling in plants. Plant Cell Environ. 42: 753-761.

  • Jantzen, F., Lynch, J.H., Kappel, C., Höfflin, J., Skaliter, O., Wozniak, N., Sicard, A., Sas, C., Adebesin, F., Ravid, J., Vainstein, A., Hilker, M., Dudareva, N. & Lenhard, M. (2019). Retracing the molecular basis and evolutionary history of the loss of benzaldehyde emission in the genus Capsella. New Phytol. 224: 1349-1360.

  • Liefting, M., Rohmann, J.L., Le Lann, C. & Ellers, J. (2019). What are the costs of learning? Modest trade‑offs and constitutive costs do not set the price of fast associative learning ability in a parasitoid wasp. Anim. Cogn. 22: 851–861.

  • Lortzing, V., Oberländer, J., Lortzing, T., Tohge, T., Steppuhn, A., Kunze, R. & Hilker, M. (2018). Insect egg deposition renders plant defense against hatching larvae more effective in a salicylic acid-dependent manner. Plant Cell Environ. 42: 1019-1032.

  • Oberländer, J., Lortzing, V., Hilker, M. & Kunze, R. (2019). The differential response of cold-experienced Arabidopsis thaliana to larval herbivory benefits an insect generalist, but not a specialist. BMC Plant Biol. 19: 338.


  • Altmann, S., Muino, J.M., Lortzing, V., Brandt, R., Himmelbach, A., Altschmied, L. & Hilker, M. (2018). Transcriptomic basis for reinforcement of elm anti-herbivore defense mediated by insect egg deposition. Mol. Ecol. 27: 4901-4915.

  • Liefting, M., Hoedjes, K.M., Le Lann, C., Smid, H.M. & Ellers, J. (2018). Selection for associative learning of color stimuli reveals correlated evolution of this learning ability across multiple stimuli and rewards. Evolution 72: 1449–1459.

  • Mäntylä, E., Kleier, S., Lindstedt, C., Kipper, S. & Hilker, M. (2018). Insectivorous birds are attracted by plant traits induced by insect egg deposition. J. Chem. Ecol. 44: 1127-1138.

  • Otte, T., Hilker, M. & Geiselhardt, S. (2018). Phenotypic plasticity of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles in insects. J. Chem. Ecol. 44: 235-247.

  • Paniagua Voirol, L.R., Frago, E., Kaltenpoth, M., Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2018). Bacterial symbionts in Lepidoptera: Their diversity, transmission, and impact on the host. Front. Microbiol. 9: 556.

  • Weinhold, A. (2018). Transgenerational stress-adaption: an opportunity for ecological epigenetics. Plant Cell Rep. 37: 3-9.


  • Bittner, N., Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2017). Early plant defence against insect attack: involvement of reactive oxygen species in plant responses to insect egg depositon. Planta 245: 993-1007.

  • Fürstenau, B. & Hilker, M. (2017). Cuticular hydrocarbons of Tribolium confusum larvae mediate trail following and host recognition in the ectoparasitoid Holepyris sylvanidis. J. Chem. Ecol. 43: 858-868.

  • Griese, E., Dicke, M., Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2017). Plant response to butterfly eggs: inducibility, severity and success of egg-killing leaf necrosis depends on plant genotype and egg clustering. Sci. Rep. 7: 7316.

  • Herbst, C., Arnold-Schwandner, S., Meiners, T., Peters, M.-K., Rothenwöhrer, R., Steckel, J., Wäschke, J., Westphal, C. & Obermaier, E. (2017). Direct and indirect effects of agricultural intensification on a host-parasitoid system on the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) in a landscape context. Landscape Ecol. 32: 2015-2028.

  • Mäntylä, E., Kleier, S., Kipper, S. & Hilker, M. (2017). The attraction of insectivorous tit species to herbivore-damaged Scots pines. J. Ornithol. 158: 479-491.


  • Austel, N., Eilers, E.J, Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2016). Elm leaves “warned” by insect egg deposition reduce survival of hatching larvae by a shift in their quantitative leaf metabolite pattern. Plant, Cell & Environ. 39: 366-376.

  • Bandoly, M., Grichnik, R., Hilker, M. & Steppuhn, A. (2016). Priming of anti-herbivore defence in Nicotiana attenuata by insect oviposition: Herbivore specific effects. Plant, Cell & Environ. 39: 848-859.

  • Eilers, E.J., Veit, D., Rillig, M.C., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2016). Soil substrates affect responses of root feeding larvae to their hosts at multiple levels: orientation, locomotion and feeding. Basic Appl. Ecol. 17: 115-124.

  • Firtzlaff, V., Oberländer, J., Geiselhardt, S., Hilker, M. & Kunze, R. (2016). Pre-exposure of Arabidopsis to the abiotic or biotic environmental stimuli ´chilling´ or ´insect eggs´ exhibits different transcriptomic responses to herbivory. Sci. Rep. 6: 28544.

  • Fürstenau, B., Adler, C., Schulz, H. & Hilker, M. (2016). Host habitat volatiles enhance the olfactory response of the larval parasitoid Holepyris sylvanidis to specifically host-associated cues. Chem. Sens. 41: 611-621.

  • Hilker, M. (2016). Früherkennung von Insektenbefall: Eiablagen mobilisieren die pflanzliche Verteidigung. In: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Hrsg.): Die Sprache der Moleküle – Chemische Kommunikation in der Natur. Vol. 45. Rundgespräche Forum Ökologie, pp. 29-38. Verlag Pfeil, München.

  • Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2016). Resisting the onset of herbivory: plants perceive and respond to insect eggs. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 32: 9-16.

  • Hilker, M., Schwachtje, J., Baier, M., Balazadeh, S., Bäurle, I., Geiselhardt, S., Hincha, D.K., Kunze, R., Mueller-Roeber, B., Rillig, M.C., Romeis, T., Schmülling, T., Steppuhn, A., van Dongen, J., Whitcomb, S.J., Wurst, S., Zuther, E. & Kopka, J. (2016). Priming and memory of stress responses in organisms lacking a nervous system. Biol. Rev. 91: 1118-1133.

  • Meiners, T. (2016). Ecological role of odour diversity. In: J. D. Blande & R. Glinwood (Eds.), Deciphering chemical language of plant communication, pp. 137-151. Springer International Publishing.

  • Otte, T., Hilker, M. & Geiselhardt, S. (2016). Phenotypic plasticity of mate recognition systems prevents sexual interference between two sympatric leaf beetle species. Evolution 70: 1819-1828.

  • Sas, C., Müller, F., Kappel, C., Tyler, V.K., Wright, S.I., Hilker, M. & Lenhard, M. (2016). Repeated inactivation of the first committed enzyme underlies the loss of benzaldehyde emission after the selfing transition in Capsella. Curr. Biol. 26: 3313-3319.


  • Austel, N., Reinecke, A., Björkman, C., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2015). Phenotypic plasticity in a willow leaf beetle depends on host plant species: Release and recognition of beetle odors. Chem. Sens. 40: 109-124.

  • Bandoly, M., Hilker, M. & Steppuhn, A. (2015). Oviposition by Spodoptera exigua on Nicotiana attenuata primes induced plant defence against larval herbivory. Plant J. 83: 661-672.

  • Büchel, K., Fenning, T., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2016). Elm defence against herbivores and pathogens: Morphological, chemical and molecular regulation aspects. Phytochem. Rev. 15: 961-983.

  • Eilers, E.J., Pauls, G., Rillig, M.C., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2015). Novel set-up for low-disturbance sampling of volatile and non-volatile compounds from plant roots. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 253-266.

  • Fürstenau, B., Quero, C., Riba, J.M., Rosell, G. & Guerrero, A. (2015). Field trapping of the flathead oak borer Coroebus undatus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with different traps and volatile lures. Insect Sci. 22: 139-149.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Hilker, M., Müller, F., Kozlov, M.V. & Zvereva, E. (2015). Inter- and intrapopulation variability in the composition of larval defensive secretions of willow-feeding populations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 276-286.

  • Hilker, M. & Fatouros, N.E. (2015). Plant responses to insect egg deposition. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 60: 493-515.

  • Meiners, T. (2015). Chemical ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions: a multitrophic perspective. Curr. Opin. Insect Sci. 8: 22-28.

  • Otte, T., Hilker, M. & Geiselhardt, S. (2015). The effect of dietary fatty acids on the cuticular hydrocarbon phenotpye of an herbivorous insect and consequences for mate recognition. J. Chem. Ecol. 41: 32-43.

  • Salazar, A., Fürstenau, B., Quero, C., Pérez-Hidalgo, N., Carazo, P., Font, E. & Martinez-Torres, D. (2015). Aggressive mimicry coexists with mutualism in an aphid. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112: 1101-1106.

  • Schmidt, W., Schulze, T.M., Brasse, G., Nagrodzka, E., Maczka, M., Zettel, J., Jones, P.G., Grunenberg, J., Hilker, M., Trauer-Kizilelma, U., Braun, U. & Schulz, S. (2015). Sigillin A, a unique polychlorinated arthropod deterrent from the snow flea Ceratophysella sigillata. Angew. Chem. 54: 7698-7702.

  • Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2015). Impact of transgenerational immune priming on the defence of insect eggs against parasitism. Dev. Comp. Immunol. 51: 126-133.

  • Trauer-Kizilelma, U. & Hilker, M. (2015). Insect parents improve the anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial defence of their offspring by priming the expression of immune-relevant genes. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 24: 91-99.

  • Wäschke, N., Hancock, C., Hilker, M., Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2015). Does vegetation complexity affect host plant chemistry, and thus multitrophic interactions, in a human-altered landscape? Oecologia 179: 281-292.


  • Achatz, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Rillig, M. (2014). Soil hypha mediated movement of allelochemicals: arbuscular mycorrhizae extend the bioactive zone of juglone. Funct. Ecol. 28: 1020-1029.

  • Austel, N., Björkman, C., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2014). Phenotypic plasticity in host plant preference of the willow leaf beetle Phratora vulgatissima: The impact of experience made by adults. Agric.Forest Entomol. 16: 417-425.

  • Beyaert, I. & Hilker, M. (2014). Plant odour plumes as mediators of plant-insect interactions. Biol. Rev. 89: 68-81.

  • Büchel, K., Austel, N., Mayer, M., Gershenzon, J., Fenning, T. & Meiners, T. (2014). Smelling the tree and the forest - elm background odours affect egg parasitoid orientation to herbivore induced terpenoids. BioControl. 59: 29-43.

  • Hilker, M. (2014). New synthesis: Parallels between biodiversity and chemodiversity. J. Chem. Ecol. 40: 225-226.

  • Morris, K., Caruso, T., Buscot, F., Fischer, M., Hancock, C., Maier, T., Meiners, T., Müller, C., Obermaier, E., Prati, D., Socher, S., Sonnemann, I., Wäschke, N., Wubet, T., Wurst, S. & Rillig, M. (2014). Choosing and using diversity indices: insights for ecological applications from the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Ecol. Evol. 4: 3514–3524.

  • Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2014).  Plant semiochemicals – perception and behavioural responses by insects. Annu. Plant Rev. 47: 115-154. In: Insect-Plant Interactions. C. Voelckel & G. Jander (eds.). Wiley.

  • Wäschke, N., Hardge, K., Hancock, C., Hilker, M. Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2014). Habitats as complex odorous environments: How does plant diversity affect orientation of insects? PLoS ONE 9: e85152.


  • Faucher, C.P., Hilker, M. & De Bruyne, M. (2013). Interactions of carbon dioxide and food odours in Drosophila: olfactory hedonics and sensory neuron properties. PLoS ONE 8: e56361.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Yoneya, K., Blenn, B., Drechsler, N., Gershenzon, J., Kunze, R. & Hilker, M. (2013). Egg laying of Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris brassicae) on Arabidopsis thaliana affects subsequent performance of the larvae. PLoS ONE 8: e59661.

  • Hancock, C., Wäschke, N., Schumacher, U., Linsenmair, K.E., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2013). Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata – a large scale experiment in three geographic regions. Arthropod - Plant Interact. 7: 147-158.

  • Herbst, C., Wäschke, N., Barto, E.K., Arnold, S., Geuß, D., Halboth, I., Reschke, S., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2013) Land use intensification in grasslands: higher trophic levels are more negatively affected than lower trophic levels. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 147: 269-281.

  • Hilker, M. (2013). Insekten als Schädlinge an Kulturpflanzen. In: Lehrbuch der Phytomedizin. H.-M. Poehling & J.-A. Verreet (eds). Ulmer, Stuttgart, pp. 324-342.

  • Meiners, T. & Peri, E. (2013). Chemical ecology of insect parasitoids: essential elements for developing effective biological control programmes. In: Wajnberg, E. & Colazza, S. (Eds.), Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 193-224. (Link)

  • Morris, K.E., Buscot, F., Herbst, C., Meiners, T., Obermaier, E., Wäschke, N., Wubet, T. & Rillig, M.C. (2013). Land use and host neighbor identity effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition. Biodivers. Conserv. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0527-z.

  • Ott, S.C., Jenett-Siems, K., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Eich, E. (2013). Ipvelutine, 7ß-Acetoxy-2α-(tigloyloxy)tropane, an unusual tropane alkaloid from Ipomoea velutina R. BR. (Convolvulaceae). Sci. Pharm. 81: 543-548.

  • Trauer, U. & Hilker, M. (2013). Parental legacy in insects: Variation of transgenerational immune priming during offspring development. PLoS ONE 8: e63392.

  • Wäschke, N., Meiners, T. & Rostas, M. (2013). Foraging strategies of insect parasitoids in complex chemical environments. In: Wajnberg, E. & Colazza, S. (Eds.), Chemical Ecology of Insect Parasitoids. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 37-63. (Link)


  • Beyaert, I., Köpke, D., Stiller, J., Hammerbacher, A., Yoneya, K., Schmidt, A., Gershenzon, J. & Hilker, M. (2012). Can insect egg deposition „warn“ a plant of future feeding damage by herbivorous larvae? Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser. B 279: 101-108.

  • Blenn, B., Bandoly, M., Küffner, A., Otte, T., Geiselhardt, S., Fatouros, N.E. & Hilker, M. (2012). Insect egg deposition induces indirect defense and epicuticular wax changes in Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Chem. Ecol. 38: 882-892.

  • Büchel, K., McDowell, E., Nelson, W., Descour, A., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M., Soderlund, C., Gang, D.R., Fenning, T. & Meiners, T. (2012). An elm EST database for identifying leaf beetle egg-induced defense genes. BMC Genomics 13: 242.

  • Eilers, E.J., Talarico, G., Hansson, B.S., Hilker, M. & Reinecke, A. (2012). Sensing the underground - ultrastructure and function of sensory organs in root feeding Melolontha melolontha (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) larvae. PLoS ONE 7: e41357.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Otte, T. & Hilker, M. (2012). Looking for a similar partner: host plants shape mating preferences of herbivorous insects by altering their contact pheromones. Ecol. Lett. 15: 971-977.

  • Schöning, C., Gisder, S., Geiselhardt, S., Kretschmann, I., Bienefeld, K., Hilker, M. & Genersch, E. (2012). Evidence for damage-dependent hygienic behaviour towards Varroa destructor-parasitised brood in the western honey bee Apis mellifera. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 264-271.


  • Barto, E.K., Hilker, M., Müller, F., Mohney, B.K., Weidenhamer, J.D. & Rillig, M.C. (2011). The fungal fast lane: Common mycorrhizal networks extend bioactive zones of allelochemicals in soils. PLoS ONE 6: e27195.

  • Büchel, K., Malskies, S., Mayer, M., Fenning, T.M., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2011). How plants give early herbivore alert: Volatile terpenoids attract parasitoids to egg-infested elms. Basic Appl. Ecol. 12: 403-412.

  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Geiselhardt, S. & Peschke, K. (2011). Congruence of epicuticular hydrocarbons and tarsal secretions as a principle in beetles. Chemoecology 21: 181.

  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2011). Plants and insect eggs: How do they affect each other? Phytochemistry 72: 1612-1623.

  • Voigt, C., Meiners, T., Ter Maat, A. & Leitner, S. (2011). Multisensory non-photoperiodic cue advances the onset of seasonal breeding in island canaries (Serinus canaria) J. Biol. Rhythms 26: 434-440.


  • Beyaert, I., Wäschke, N., Scholz, A., Varama, M., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2010). Relevance of resource-indicating key volatiles and habitat odour for insect orientation. Animal Behav. 79: 1077-1086.

  • Collatz, J., Fuhrmann, A., Selzer, P., Oehme, R.M., Hartel, K., Kimming, P., Meiners, T., Mackenstedt, U. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2010). Being a parasitoid of parasites: Host finding in the tick wasp Ixodiphagus hookeri (Howard) reliable odours from mammals. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 134: 131-137.

  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Federle, W., Prüm, B., Geiselhardt, S., Lamm, S. & Peschke, K. (2010). Impact of chemical manipulation of tarsal liquids on attachment in the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. J. Insect Physiol. 56: 398-404.

  • Harz, M., Müller, F. & Rademacher, E. (2010). Organic acids: Acute toxicity on Apis mellifera and recovery in the haemolymph. J. Apicult. Research 49: 95-96.

  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2010). How do plants «notice» attack by herbivorous arthropods? Biol. Rev. 85: 267-280.

  • Köpke, D., Beyaert, I., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Schmidt. A. (2010). Species-specific resonses of pine sesquiterpene synthases to sawfly oviposition. Phytochemistry 71: 909-917.

  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E., Casas, J. & Meiners, T. (2010). Connectivity counts - disentangling effects of vegetation structure elements on the searching movement of a parasitoid. Ecol. Entomol. 35:446-455.

  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E., Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2010). Vegetation complexity - The influence of plant species diversity and plant structures on plant chemical complexity and arthropods. Basic Appl. Ecol. 11: 383-395.

  • Steppuhn, A., Gaquerel, E. & Baldwin, I. T. (2010). The two alpha-dox genes of Nicotiana attenuata: overlapping but distinct functions in development and stress responses. BMC Plant Biol. 10: 171.

  • Zvereva, E.L., Kozlov, M.V. & Hilker, M. (2010). Evolutionary variations on a theme: host plant specialization in five geographical populations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica. Popul. Ecol. 52: 389-396.


  • Fatouros, N.E., Pashalidou, F.G., Aponte Codero, W.V., van Loon, J.J.A., Mumm, R., Dicke, M., Hilker, M. & Huigens, M.E. (2009). Anti-aphrodisiac compounds of male butterflies increase the risk of egg parasitoid attack by inducing plant synonome production. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 1372-1381.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Otte, T. & Hilker, M. (2009). The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in male mating behavior of the Mustard leaf beetle, Phaedon cochleariae (F.). J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 1162-1171.

  • Geiselhardt, S., Schmitt, T. & Peschke, K. (2009). Chemical composition and pheromonal function of the defensive secretions in the subtribe Stizopina (Coleptera, Tenebrionidae, Opatrini). Chemoecology 19: 1-6.

  • Geiselhardt, S.F., Geiselhardt, S. & Peschke, K. (2009). Comparison of tarsal and cuticular chemistry in the leaf beetle Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and an evaluation of solid-phase microextraction and solvent extraction techniques. Chemoecology 19: 185-193.

  • Randlkofer, B., Jordan, F., Mitesser, O., Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2009). Effects of vegetation density, height and connectivity on oviposition patterns of the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti L. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Entomol. Exp. Appl. 132: 134-146.

  • Ruther, J., Matschke, M., Garbe, L.-A. & Steiner, S. (2009). Quantity matters: male sex pheromone signals mate quality in Nasonia vitripennis. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 276: 3303-3310.

  • Ruther, J. (2009). Attraktans für Gartenlaubkäfer. Deutsches Patent Nr. 10 2004 004900.9

  • Schurmann, D., Collatz, J., Hagenbucher, S., Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2009). Olfactory host finding, intermediate memory and its potential ecological adaptation in Nasonia vitripennis. Naturwissenschaften 96: 383-391.

  • Steiner, S. & Ruther, J. (2009). How important is sex for females of haplodiploid species under local mate competition? Behav. Ecol. 20: 570-574.

  • Steiner, S. & Ruther, J. (2009). Mechanism and behavioral context of male sex pheromone release in Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 416-421.


  • Abdel-latief, M., Garbe, L.-A., Koch, M. & Ruther, J. (2008). An epoxide hydrolase involved in the biosynthesis of an insect sex attractant and its use to localize the production site. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 105: 8914-8919.

  • Abdel-latief, M. & Hilker, M. (2008). Innate immunity: eggs of Manduca sexta are able to respond to parasitism by Trichogramma evanescens. Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 38: 136-145.

  • Fatouros, N.E., Broekgaarden, C., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Van Loon, J.J.A., Mumm, R., Huigens, M.E., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2008). Male-derived butterfly anti-aphrodisiac mediates induced indirect plant defense. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 105: 10033-10038.

  • Fatouros, N.E., Dicke, M., Mumm, R., Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2008). Foraging behavior of egg parasitoids exploiting chemical information. Behav. Ecol. 19: 677-685.

  • Geiselhardt, Sven, Jakobschy, D., Ockenfels, P. & Peschke, K. (2008). A sex pheromone in the desert tenebrionid beetle Parastizopus armaticeps. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 1065-1071.

  • Geiselhardt, Sven, Ockenfels, P. & Peschke, K. (2008). 1-Tridecene: male-produced sex pheromone of the tenebrionid beetle Parastizipus transgariepinus. Naturwissenschaften 95: 247-251.

  • Köpke, D., Schröder, R., Fischer, H.M., Gershenzon, J., Hilker, M. & Schmidt, A. (2008). Does egg deposition by herbivorous pine sawfly affect transcription of sesquiterpene synthases in pine?. Planta 228: 427-438.

  • Obermaier, E., Heisswolf, A., Poethke, H.J., Randlkofer, B. & Meiners, T. (2008). Plant architecture and vegetation structure: Two ways for insect herbivores to escape parasitism. Europ. J. Entomol. 105: 233-240.

  • Pankewitz, F. & Hilker, M. (2008). Polyketides in insects: ecological role of these widespread chemicals and evolutionary aspects of their biogenesis. Biol. Rev. 83: 209-226.

  • Reinecke, A., Müller, F. & Hilker, M. (2008). Attractiveness of CO2 released by root respiration fades on the background of root exudates. Basic Appl. Ecol. 9: 568-576.

  • Ruther, J., Steiner, S. & Garbe, L.A. (2008). 4-Methylquinazoline is a minor component of the male sex pheromone in Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 99-102.

  • Ruther, J. & Steiner, S. (2008). Costs of female odor in males of the parasitic wasp Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Naturwissenschaften 95: 547-552.

  • Schröder, R. & Hilker, M. (2008). The relevance of background odor in resource location by insects: a behavioral approach. BioScience 58: 308-316.

  • Schröder, R., Wurm, L., Varama, M., Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2008). Unusual mechanisms involved in learning of oviposition-induced host plant odours in an egg parasitoid? Animal Behav. 75: 1423-1430.

  • Steiner, S., Henrich, N. & Ruther, J. (2008). Mating with sperm-depleted males does not increase female mating frequency in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 126: 131-137.

  • Strohm, E., Herzner, G., Kaltenpoth, M., Boland, W., Schreier, P., Geiselhardt, S., Peschke, K. & Schmitt, T. (2008). The chemistry of the postpharyngeal gland of female European beewolves. J. Chem. Ecol. 34: 575-583.


  • Abdel-latief (2007). A family of chemoreceptors in Tribolium castaneum (Tenebrionidae: Coleoptera). Plos One 12: e1319.

  • Bünnige, M., Hilker, M. & Dobler, S. (2007). Convergent evolution of chemical defense in Galerucine larvae. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 93: 165-175.

  • Fatouros N.E., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2007). The response specifity of Trichogramma egg parasitoids towards infochemicals during host location. J. Ins. Behav. 20: 53-65.

  • Fernandez, P. & Hilker, M. (2007). Host plant location by Chrysomelidae. Basic Appl. Ecol. 8: 97-116.

  • Fernandez, P.C., Meiners, T., Björkmann, C. & Hilker, M. (2007). Electrophysiological responses of the blue willow leaf beetle, Phratora vulgatissima, to volatiles of different Salix viminalis genotypes. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 125: 157-164.

  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E., Neuvonen, S. & Hilker, M. (2007). The role of competitors for Chrysomela lapponica, a north Eurasian willow pest, in pioneering a new host plant. J. Pest Sci. 80:139-143.

  • Hilker, M. & McNeil, J. (2007). Chemical and behavioral ecology in insect parasitoids: how to behave optimally in a complex odorous environment. In: Behavioral Ecology of Insect Parasitoids, pp. 92-112. Wajnberg, E., Bernstein, C. & van Alphen, J. (eds.). Blackwell Publishing.

  • Kock, D., Ruther, J. & Sauer, K.P. (2007). A male sex pheromone in a scorpionfly. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 1249-1256.

  • Ott, S.C., Tofern-Reblin, B., Jenett-Siems, K., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M., Onegi, B., Witte, L. & Eich, E. (2007). Unusual tropane alkolaoid pattern in two African convolvulaceous species. Z. Naturf. 62b: 285-288.

  • Pankewitz, F., Zöllmer, A., Gräser, Y. & Hilker, M. (2007). Anthraquinones as defensive compounds in eggs of Galerucini leaf beetles: Biosynthesis by the beetles. Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 66:98-108.

  • Pankewitz, F., Zöllmer, A., Hilker, M. & Gräser, Y. (2007). Presence of Wolbachia in insect eggs containing antimicrobially active anthraquinones. Microbial Ecol. 54: 713-721.

  • Randlkofer, B., Obermaier, E. & Meiners, T. (2007). Mother's choice of the oviposition site: balancing risk of egg parasitism and need of food supply for the progeny with an infochemical shelter? Chemoecology 17: 177-186.

  • Ruther, J., Stahl, L.M., Steiner, S., Garbe, L.A. & Tolasch, T. (2007). A male sex pheromone in a parasitic wasp and control of the behavioral response by the female mating status. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 2163-2169.

  • Schröder, R., Cristescu, S.M., Harren, F.J.M. & Hilker, M. (2007). Reduction of ethylene emission from scots pine induced by insect egg depositon. J. Exp. Botany 58: 1835-1842.

  • Steiner, S., Erdmann, D., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2007). Host habitat assessment by a parasitoid using fungal volatiles. Front. Zool. 4: 3. DOI: 10.1186/1742-9994-4-3 (open access).

  • Steiner, S., Mumm, R. & Ruther, J. (2007). Courtship pheromones in parasitic wasps: comparison of bioactive and inactive hydrocarbon profiles by multivariate statistical methods. J. Chem. Ecol. 33: 825-838 DOI: 10.1007/s10886-007-9265-6.

  • Steiner, S., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2007). Characterization of host-associated kairomones used for host and mate finding in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Stored Prod. Res. 43: 587-593.


  • Bringmann, G., Noll, T.F., Gulder, T.A.M., Gruene, M., Dreyer, M., Wilde, C., Pankewitz, F., Hilker, M., Payne, G.D., Jones, A.L., Goodfellow, M. & Fiedler, H.P. (2006). Different polyketide folding modes converge to an identical molecular architecture. Nature Chem. Biol. 2: 429-433.

  • Fatouros, N.E., Hilker, M., & Gross, J. (2006). Reproductive isolation between populations from Northern and Central Europe of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica L.. Chemoecology 16: 241-251.

  • Faucher, C., Forstreuter, M., Hilker, M. & De Bruyne (2006). Behavioral response of Drosophila to biogenic levels of carbon dioxide depends on life stage, sex, and olfactory context. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 2739-2748.

  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2006). Early herbivore alert: Insect eggs induce plant defense. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 1379-1397.

  • Meiners, T. Hammer, B., Göbel, U.B. & Kahl, O. (2006). Determining the tick scutal index allows assessment of tick feeding duration and estimation of infection risk with Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in a person bitten by an Ixodes ricinus nymph. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 296: 103-107.

  • Meiners, T., Randlkofer, B. & Obermaier, E. (2006). Oviposition at low temperatures - late season negatively affects the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) but not its specialised egg parasitoid Oomyzus galerucivorus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). Europ. J. Entomol. 103: 765-770.

  • Mumm, R. & Hilker, M. (2006). Direct and indirect chemical defence of pine against folivorous insects. Trends Plant Science 11: 351-358.

  • Obermeier, E., H. A., Randlkofer, B. & Meiners, T. (2006). Enemies in low places - Insects avoid winter mortality and egg parasitism by modulating oviposition height. Bull. Entomol. Res. 96: 337-343.

  • Pankewitz, F. & Hilker, M. (2006). Defensive components in insect eggs: Are anthraquinones produced during egg development? J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 2067-2072.

  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2006). Precopulatory isolation in Melolontha cockchafers? Agric. Forest Entomol. 8: 289-203.

  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J., Mayer, C.J. & Hilker, M. (2006). Optimized trap lure for male Melolontha cockchafers. J. Appl. Entomol. 130: 171-176.

  • Spiewok, S., Schmolz, E. & Ruther, J. (2006). The mating system of the European hornet Vespa crabro: Male seeking strategies and evidence for the involvement of a sex pheromone. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 2777-2788.

  • Steiner, S., Hermann, N. & Ruther, J. (2006). Characterization of a female courtship pheromone in the parasitoid Nasonia vitripennis. J. Chem. Ecol. 32: 1687-1702.


  • Fatouros, N.E., Bukovinszkine'Kiss, G., Kalkers, L.A., Soler Gamborena, R., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Plant synomone induced by butterfly eggs arrests Trichogramma wasps. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 207-215.

  • Fatouros, N.E., Huigens, M.E., Van Loon, J.J.E., Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Chemical communication: butterfly anti-aphrodisiac lures parasitic wasps. Nature 433: 704.

  • Hilker, M., Stein, C., Schröder, R., Varama, M. & Mumm, R. (2005). Insect egg deposition induces defence responses in Pinus sylvestris: Characterization of the elicitor. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 1849-1854 .

  • Jenett-Siems, K., Ott, S.C., Schimming, T., Siems, K., Müller, F., Hilker, M., Witte, L., Hartmann, T., Austin, D.F. & Eich, E. (2005). Ipangulines and minalobines, chemotaxonomic markers of the infrageneric Ipomoea taxon subgenus Quamoclit, section Mina. Phytochemistry 66: 223-231.

  • Jenett-Siems, K., Weigl, R., Böhm, A., Mann, P., Tofern-Reblin, B., Ott, S.c., Ghomian, A., Kaloga, M., Siems, K., Witte, L., Hilker, M., Müller, F. & Eich, E. (2005). Chemotaxonomy of the pantropical genus Meremia (Convolvulaceae) based on the distribution of tropane alkaloids. Phytochemistry 66: 1448-1464.

  • Meiners, T., Hacker, N.K., Anderson, P., & Hilker, M. (2005). Response of the elm leaf beetle to host plants induced by oviposition and feeding: the infestation rate matters. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 171-177.

  • Mumm, R. & Hilker, M. (2005). The significance of background odour for an egg parasitoid. Chem. Senses 30: 1-7.

  • Mumm, R., Tiemann, T., Varama, M. & Hilker M. (2005). Choosy egg parasitoids: Specificity of oviposition-induced pine volatiles exploited by an egg parasitoid of pine sawfly. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 217-225.

  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2005). Electrophysiological and behavioural response of Melolontha melolontha to saturated and unsaturated aliphatic alcohols. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 33-40.

  • Ruther, J. & Fürstenau, B. (2005). Emission of herbivore induced volatiles in absence of a herbivore - response of Zea mays to green leaf volatiles and terpenoids. Z. Naturf. 60c: 743-756.

  • Ruther, J. & Kleier, S. (2005). Plant-plant signaling: Ethylene synergizes volatile emission in Zea mays induced by exposure to (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol. J. Chem. Ecol. 31: 2217-2222.

  • Ruther, J. & Mayer, C. (2005). Response of garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola to plant volatiles: from screening to application. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 115: 51-59.

  • Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). Does rust infection of willow affect feeding and oviposition behavior of willow leaf beetles? J. Ins. Behav. 18:115-129.

  • Schröder, R., Forstreuther, M. & Hilker, M. (2005). A plant notices insect egg deposition and changes its rate of photosynthesis. Plant Physiol. DOI: 10.1104/pp.105.059915

  • Steiner, S., Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2005). Female sex pheromone in immature insect males - a case of pre-emergence chemical mimicry? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 58: 111-120.


  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E. & Hilker, M. (2004). The significance of bottom-up effects for host plant specialization in Chrysomela leaf beetles. Oikos 105: 368-376.

  • Gross, J., Fatouros, N.E., Neuvonen, S. & Hilker, M. (2004). The importance of specialist natural enemies for Chrysomela lapponica in pioneering a new host plant. Ecol. Entomol. 29: 584-593.

  • Gross, J., Schmolz, E. & Hilker, M. (2004). Thermal adaptations of the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to different climes of Central and Northern Europe. Environ. Entomol. 33: 799-806.

  • Meiners, T. & Obermaier, E. (2004). Hide and seek on two spatial scales - plant structure differentially influences herbivore oviposition and host-finding of egg parasitoids. Basic Appl. Ecol. 5: 87-94.

  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2004). Ecological relevance of fecal matter in Chrysomelidae. In: New Developments in the Biology of Chrysomelidae. Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, J. and Schmitt, M. (eds.), SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 693-705.

  • Mumm, R., Tiemann, T., Schulz, S. & Hilker, M. (2004). Analysis of volatiles from black pine (Pinus nigra): significance of wounding and egg deposition by a herbivorous sawfly. Phytochemistry 65: 3221-3230.

  • Ruther, J. (2004). Male-biassed response of garden chafer Phyllopertha horticola, to leaf alcohol and attraction of both sexes to floral plant volatiles. Chemoecology 14: 187-192.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2004). Mate finding in the forest cockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani Fabr., mediated by volatiles. Laimburg Journal 1: 197-199.

  • Ruther, J. & Tolasch, T. (2004). Attraction of garden chafer, Phyllopertha horticola, to floral Japanese beetle lure. J. Appl. Entomol. 128: 158-160.


  • Dicke, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Induced plant responses: from molecular to evolutionary biology. Basic Appl. Ecol. 4: 3-14.

  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2003). Chemical signalling between host plant and egg parasitoid of a galerucine leaf beetle. Proc. FISCB: 227-241.

  • Meiners, T., Wäckers, F. & Lewis, W.J. (2003). Associative learning of complex odors in parasitoid host location. Chem. Senses 28: 231-236.

  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2003). The advantages and disadvantages of larval abdominal shields on the Chrysomelidae: mini-review. Proc. FISCB: 243-259.

  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2003). Ecological relevance of fecal matter in Chrysomelidae. In: Jolivet, P., Santiago-Blay, J. & Schmitt, M. (eds.) New Developments in the Biology of the Chrysomelidae. SPB Academic Publ., Amsterdam.

  • Mumm, R., Schrank, K., Wegener, R., Schulz, S. & Hilker, M. (2003). Chemical analysis of volatiles emitted by Pinus sylvestris after induction by insect oviposition. J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 1235-1252.

  • Olson, D.M., Rains, G.C., Meiners, T., Takasu, K., Tertuliano, M., Tumlinson, J.H., Wäckers, F.L. & Lewis, W.J. (2003). Parasitic wasps learn and report diverse chemicals with unique conditionable behaviors. Chem. Senses 28: 545-549.

  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Indirect interactions between a phytopathogenic and an entomopathogenic fungus. Naturwissenschaften 90: 63-67.

  • Rostas, M., Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Ecological cross effects of induced plant responses towards herbivores and phytopathogenic fungi. Basic Appl. Ecol. 4:43-62.

  • Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2003). Attraction of forest cockchafer Melolontha hippocastani to (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol and 1,4-benzoquinone: application aspects. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 107: 141-147.

  • Simon, M. & Hilker, M. (2003). Herbivores and pathogens on willow: do they affect each other? Agric. Forest Entomol. 5: 275-284.

  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Ruther, J. (2003). Specific foraging kairomones used by a generalist parasitoid. J. Chem. Ecol. 29: 131-143.

  • Steinmetz, I., Schmolz, E. & Ruther, J. (2003). Cuticular lipids as trail pheromone in a social wasp. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 270: 385-391.


  • Blum, M.S. & Hilker, M. (2002). Chemical protection of insect eggs. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin, pp. 61-90.

  • Gross, J., Podsiadlowski, L. & Hilker, M. (2002). Antimicrobial activity of exocrine secretions of Chrysomela larvae. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 317-332.

  • Hilker, M., Kobs, C., Schrank, K. & Varama, M. (2002). Insect egg deposition induces Pinus to call for egg parasitoids. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 455-461.

  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) (2002). Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin. Blackwell, Berlin, 376 pp.

  • Hilker, M., Rohfritsch, O. & Meiners, T. (2002). The plant's response towards insect egg deposition. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin.

  • Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (2002). Induction of plant responses towards oviposition and feeding of herbivorous arthropods: a comparison. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 104: 181-192.

  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2002). Plants' defensive responses towards insect oviposition. IOBC Bulletin 25: 165-168.

  • Meiners, T., Wäckers, F. & Lewis, W.J. (2002). The effect of molecule structure on the olfactory discrimination by the parasitoid Microplitis croceipes. Chem. Senses 27: 811-816.

  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J., Tolasch, T., Francke, W. & Hilker, M. (2002). Alcoholism in cockchafers: Orientation of male Melolontha melolontha towards green leaf alcohols. Naturwissenschaften 89: 265-269.

  • Reinecke, A., Ruther, J. & Hilker, M. (2002). The scent of food and defence: green leaf volatiles and toluquinone as sex attractant mediate mate finding in the European cockchafer Melolontha melolontha. Ecol. Lett. 5: 257-263.

  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2002a). Asymmetric plant-mediated cross effects between a herbivorous insect and a phytopathogenic fungus. Agric. Forest Entomol. 4: 1-9.

  • Rostas, M. & Hilker, M. (2002b). Feeding damage by larvae of the mustrad leaf beetle deters conspecific females from oviposition and feeding. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 103: 267-277.

  • Rostas, M., Bennett, R. & Hilker, M. (2002). Comparison of induced physiological responses in Chinese cabbage towards herbivory and fungal infection. J. Chem. Ecol. 28: 2449-2463.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Tolasch, T. & Hilker, M. (2002) Phenol - Another cockchafer attractant shared by Melolontha hippocastani Fabr. and M. melolontha L. Z. Naturf. 57c: 910-913.

  • Ruther, J., Meiners, T. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2002). Rich in phenomena lacking in terms - A classification of kairomones. Chemoecology 12: 161-167.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2002). Plant volatiles in the sexual communication of Melolontha hippocastani: response towards time-dependent bouquets and novel function of (Z)-3-hexen-1-ol as a sexual kairomone. Ecol. Entomol. 27: 76-83.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2002). Chemical orientation in Melolontha cockchafers. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 25: 15-20.

  • Ruther, J., Sieben, S. & Schricker, B. (2002). Nestmate recognition in social wasps: Manipulation of cuticular hydrocarbon profiles induces aggression in the European hornet. Naturwissenschaften 89: 111-114.

  • Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2002). "Allohormones": A new class of bioactive substances or old wine in new skins? J. Comp. Physiol. A 188: 161-162.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Van Loon, J.J.A. (2002). Chemoecology of parasitoid and predator oviposition behaviour. In: Hilker, M. & Meiners, T. (eds.) Chemoecology of Insect Eggs and Egg Deposition. Blackwell, Berlin, pp. 291-317.

  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Ruther, J. (2002). The use of pheromones as foraging kairomones by the generalist parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus Förster (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Entomol. 13:377-380.


  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2001). Host finding and oviposition behavior in a chrysomelid specialist - the importance of host plant surface waxes. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 985-994.

  • Ruther, J., Podsiadlowski, L. & Hilker, M. (2001). Quinones in cockchafers: additional function of a sex attractant as an antimicrobial agent. Chemoecology 11: 225-229.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2001). Chemically mediated mate finding in the European cockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani Fabr. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. Allg. Angew. Entomol. 13: 373-376.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Tolasch, T. & Hilker, M. (2001). Make love not war: a common arthropod defence compound as sex pheromone in the forest cockchafer Melolontha hippocastani. Oecologia 128: 44-47.

  • Sears, A.L., Smiley, J.T., Müller, F., Hilker, M. & Rank, N. (2001). Nesting behaviour and prey use in two geographically separated populations of the specialist wasp Symmorphus cristatus (Vespidae: Eumenidae). Am. Midl. Nat. 145: 233-246.

  • Steidle, J.L.M., Lanka, J., Müller, C. & Ruther, J. (2001). The use of general infochemicals in a generalist parasitoid. Oikos 95: 78-86.

  • Steidle, J.L.M., Rees, D. & Wright, E.J. (2001). Assessment of Australian Trichogramma species (Hymenoptera, Trichogrammatidae) as control agents of stored product moths. J. Stored Prod. Res. 37: 263-275.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Schöller, M. (2001). Fecundity and ability of the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) to parasitize larvae of the granary weevil Sitophilus granarius (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in bulk grain. J. Stored Prod. Res. 38: 43-53.

  • Steidle, J.L.M., Steppuhn, A. & Reinhard, J. (2001). Volatile cues from different host complexes used for host location by the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). Basic Appl. Ecol. 2: 45-51.

  • Wegener, R., Schulz, S., Meiners, T., Hadwich, K. & Hilker, M. (2001). Analysis of volatiles induced by oviposition of elm leaf beetle Xanthogaleruca luteola on Ulmus minor. J. Chem. Ecol. 27: 499-515.


  • Hilker, M., Bläske, V., Kobs, C. & Dippel, C. (2000). Kairomonal effects of sawfly sex pheromones on egg parasitoids. J. Chem. Ecol.26: 2591-2601.

  • Meiners, T. & Hilker, M. (2000). Induction of plant synomones by oviposition of a phytophagus insect. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 221-232.

  • Meiners, T., Westerhaus, C. & Hilker, M. (2000). Specificity of chemical cues used by a specialist egg parasitoid during host location. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 95: 151-159.

  • Müller, C. & Hilker, M. (2000). The effect of a green leaf volatile on host plant finding by larvae of a herbivorous insect. Naturwissenschaften 87: 216-219.

  • Ruther, J. (2000). Retention index database for identification of general green leaf volatiles in plants by coupled capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J. Chromatogr. A 890: 313-319.

  • Ruther, J., Homann, M. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Female derived sex pheromone mediates courtship behaviour in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. Entomol. Exp. Appl. 96: 265-274.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A. & Hilker, M. (2000). Die Rolle von Wirtspflanzendüften und Sexualpheromonen in der Partnerfindungsstrategie des Waldmaikäfers, Melolontha hippocastani. Mitt. Biol. Bundesanst. Land. Forstw. 376: 251-252.

  • Ruther, J., Reinecke, A., Thiemann, K., Tolasch, T., Francke, W. & Hilker, M. (2000). Mate finding in the forest chockchafer, Melolontha hippocastani, mediated by volatiles from plants and females. Physiol. Entomol. 25:172-179.

  • Ruther, J. & Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Mites as matchmakers: Semiochemicals from host associated mites act as kairomones for both sexes in the parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae). J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 1205-1217.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. (2000). Host recognition cues of the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera, Pteromalidae). Entomol. Exp. Appl. 95: 185-192.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Fischer, A. (2000). Quantity does matter: how feces are used for host stage selection by granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2657-2664.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Ruther, J. (2000). Chemicals used for host recognition by the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus. J. Chem. Ecol. 26: 2665-2675.

  • Steidle, J.L.M. & Schöller, M. (2000). Host finding of the granary weevil parasitoid Lariophagus distinguendus in storage environment. Integrated protection of Stored Products IOBC/WPRS Bulletin 23: 135-141.

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