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Mar Ferrer-Suay

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Post-doctoral Researcher

Education

  • Universidad de Valencia (Spain), MS c., 2015
  • Universidad de Barcelona (Spain), Ph.D., 2014
  • Universidad de Valencia (Spain), MS c., 2011
  • Universidad de Valencia (Spain), B.S., 2009

Research Interests

Dr. Ferrer-Suay is a Hymenopteran taxonomist, specialized in Cynipoidea group. She performed her PhD at the University of Barcelona (Spain). Her PhD was based to solve the taxonomy of an important group of wasps, the Charipinae (Hym., Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Members of the subfamily Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) are secondary parasitoids of aphids via Aphidiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) and Aphelininae (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) and secondary parasitoids of psylids via Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea). The charipines affect effectiveness of the primary parasitoids by decreasing their abundance and modifying their behavior. As a result, increase of aphid host populations can cause severe yield losses in some of the most important crops. Therefore, studies on the subfamily Charipinae have a great economical and biological importance. The knowledge about the subfamily Charipinae has been significantly increased, with special attention to the Alloxysta and Phaenoglyphis, the most abundant and widely distributed genera within this subfamily; these genera are also the most important affecting to the practices of aphid biological control.  Thanks to the study of this type material, with the revision of many specimens deposited in different institutions and sent to the University of Barcelona, it has been possible to establish the interspecific limits based on morphological features, making new synonymies or breaking down groups of species when it has been necessary. Now the taxonomy of this group is completely solved, for consulting please visit: www.charipinaedatabase.com

As a post-doctoral fellow in the American Museum of Natural History she is interested in the study of the Kinsey gall wasps collection. The gall wasps are other important group within the superfamily Cynipoidea. The Kinsey Collection is one of the greatest assets of the American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA). Comprises 5.5 million of insects inducing galls oak (Cynipidae: Cynipini), 1.25 million inquilines (which develop inside the galls of other cynipids instead of making galls by themselves), and 0.25 million galls. Only from México, Alfred Kinsey described more than 130 species in three years. However, his work is incomplete having many undescribed species (manuscript species) because in 1937 he left the entomology to devote to human sexual behavior studies. For this reason the lectotypes of many species are not designed and there is a very large chaos which makes very difficult the work of those who want to access to the Kinsey Collection. With the aim to make the Kinsey collection more accessible to researchers, it is proposed the following objectives: (i) taxonomically revise all the Cynipidae material within the Kinsey collection, (ii) establish the lectotypes of the type material of the described species, (iii) describe new species when necessary, (iv) create a database which compile images and information of all Kinsey specimens deposited in this institution as well as images of their galls and labels (this way the Kinsey collection will be available to everyone interested to be consulted online). This will certainly increase the number of type species located in this institution, enriching the reservoir of the Museum and at the same time facilitating the detection of material by those responsible for the collections and on-line consultation of researchers.

Publications

Pujade-Villar, J., Ferrer-Suay, M.M., Selfa, J., Seco-Fernández, M.L., Kovalev, O., Melika, G. & J. Paretas-Martínez (2010) On Bothrioxysta colorata BELIZIN, 1962 (Figitidae: Charipinae) and some others Charipinae species described by BELIZIN (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, Charipinae). Entomofauna, Zeitschrift  für Entomologie, 31(18): 285-292.

Pujade-Villar, J., Ferrer-Suay, M.M., Selfa, J. & G. Caicedo (2010) Primera cita de Charipinae (Hym., Figitidae) para Colombia.

Boletín del Museo de Entomología de la Universidad del Valle,11(2): 28-32.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Paretas-Martínez, J., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2011) First record of the genus Dilyta in Asia, with description of a new species Dilyta orientalis (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). Zoological Studies, 50(2): 230-234.

Paretas-Martínez, J., Ferrer-Suay, M., Kovalev, O., Melika, G., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2011)Revision of the Holartic species of Dilyta Förster (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae) with descriptions of four new species from the eastern Palaeartic. Zootaxa, 2780: 29-38.

Pujade-Villar, J., Ferrer-Suay, M. Selfa, J & M.A. Alonso-Zarazaga (2011) What is Alloxysta fulviceps (Curtis, 1838) (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae)?Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 68: 67-70.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2011) First Record of Alloxysta Förster (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from Costa Rica, with Description of Four New Specie. Neotropical Entomology, 40(6): 689-697.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2011) Nuevos registros de la subfamilia Charipinae (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae) para Andorra. Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 35(3-4): 345-367. 

Pujade-Villar, J., Ferrer-Suay, M.M., Selfa, J. & N. Pérez Paretas-Martínez (2012) Charipinés (Hym.: Figitidae: Charipinae) et momies de pucerons: revue des connaissances sur ces parasitoïdes secondaires des pucerons (Hemiptera: Aphididae) des chênes. Integrated Protection in Oak Forests IOBC/wprs Bulletin, 76: 233-240.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Paretas-Martínez, J., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Charipinae fauna from New Zealand with descriptions of two new species of Alloxysta Förster (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 51: 229-238.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Contribucions al coneixement del Charipins de Catalunya (Insecta, Hymenoptera). Orsis, 26: 117-138.

Pujade-Villar, J. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2012) First record of genus Dilyta from Madagascar with description of Dilyta paretasmartinezi n. sp. (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). Orsis, 26: 139-144.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Estado actual del conocimiento de los Charipinos (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) en México y primera cita del género Dilyta para el Neotropico. Entomología Mexicana, 11(2): 1051-1056.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Paretas-Martínez, J., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Taxonomic and synonymic world catalogue of the Charipinae and notes about this subfamily (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Zootaxa, 3376: 1-92.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) First record of Alloxysta Förster from Madagascar, with description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). African Entomology, 20(2): 222-228.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Taxonomic revision of the Alloxysta brevis group (Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). Boletín de la SEA, 51: 237-249.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Charipinos de Colombia (Hymenoptera: Figitidae), con la descripción de dos nuevas especies. Revista Colombiana de Entomología, 38(2): 320-328.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Revision of Belizin collection of Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae) deposited in Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Zoosystematica Rossica, 21(2): 279-290.

Ferrer-Suay, M. & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Revision of the type material of Ionescu collection related to Charipinae subfamily (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) deposited in the "Grigore Antipa" National Museum of Natural History (Bucharest).Travaux du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa", 55(2): 277-284.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2012) Revision of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Madeira and first record of Alloxysta from Portugal. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal, 62(332): 5-17.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., A. Equihua-Martínez, E. Estrada-Venegas, Lomeli-Flores, R., Peña-Martínez, R. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Mexico with description of three new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106(1): 26-41.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Paretas-Martínez, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of Apocharips Fergusson (Hymenopterza: Figitidae: Charipinae) with description of three new species from Colombia. Zootaxa, 3646(4): 487-500.            

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of Thomson and Zetterstedt collections of Alloxysta genus deposited in Lund Museum of Zoology (Sweden). Entomologisk Tidskrift, 134: 77-102.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Seco-Fernández, M.V., Melika, G., Alipour, A. Rakhshani, E., Talebi, A.A. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) A contribution to the knowledge of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) associated with aphids from Iran, including new records. North-Western Journal of Zoology, 9(1): 30-44.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) La importancia de las instituciones entomológicas en el conocimiento de la biodiversidad de los Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) del Neotrópico. Entomología Mexicana, 12(2): 1475-1481.      

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Tomanović, Z., Janković, M., Kos, K., Rakhshani, E. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of Alloxysta from the north-western Balkan Peninsula with description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 53(1): 347-368.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Safoora F., Karimi, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) First records of Alloxysta ramulifera (Thomson, 1862) and Asaphes vulgaris Walker, 1834 from Iran. Linzer biologische Beiträge, 45(1): 671-672.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Charipinae fauna (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from Asia, with description of eleven new species. Zoological studies, 52(41): 1-28.            

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) The Alloxysta type material (Hym., Figitidae: Charipinae) in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC and the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa. The Canadian Entomologist, 145(6): 603-625.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of Curtis collection of Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae) deposited in National Museum of Victoria (Australia). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 70: 11-16.         

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) A review of Alloxysta species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae) from Africa. African Entomology, 21(2): 255-266. 

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of the Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) present in the Neotropical region. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 57(3): 279-299.        

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Notton, D. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) Revision of the types of species of Alloxysta Förster, 1869 described by Cameron and Fergusson (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae) deposited in the Natural History Museum (London) including a key to Alloxysta species of the Great Britain fauna. European Journal of Taxonomy, 53: 1-27.           

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Villeman, C., Andreï-Ruiz, M.C. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) First record of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from the Corsica Island. Redia, XCVI: 3-8.         

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Ribes, A. & J. Pujade-Villar (2013) A key of the Charipinae (Hymenoptera, Cynipoidea, Figitidae) from Spain, including new records and species. Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Entomología, 37(3-4): 315-341.          

Pujade-Villar, J., Pérez-García, A. G., Equihua-Martínez, A., Estrada-Venegas, E. G., Cibrián-Tovar D., Barrera-Ruíz, U. M. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2013) Review of Andricus species (Hym., Cynipidae) producing woody tuberous oak galls in Mexico and bordering states. Dugesiana, 20(2): 183-208.         

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) First records, new species and a key of the Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from the Nearctic region. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 107(1): 50-73. 

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) New Australasian records of Alloxysta Förster (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae) from the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Ottawa. Australian Entomologist, 41(2): 91-106.    

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Seco, M.V.  & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Revision of Hellén types of Alloxysta Förster (Hymenoptera: Figitidae, Charipinae). Entomologica Fennica, 25(2): 86-101.  

Ferrer-Suay, M., Janković, M., Selfa, J., van Veen, F., Tomanović, Z., Kos, K., Rakhshani, E. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Qualitative analysis of aphid-hyperparasitoid trophic relations of genus Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae). Environmental Entomology, 43(6): 1485-1495.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Ben Jamma M.L, Ben Halima, M.K. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) First record of Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Tunisia. Linzer biologische Beiträge, 46(2): 1321-1328.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) New Charipinae (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Italy. Redia, XCVII: 3-13.

Ferrer-Suay, M. & Garrido-Salas, L.M. (2014) Interactive Charipinae Worldwide Database: a valuable tool for entomologists, agronomists and pest controllers. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 78: 83-91.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Presentation of the Interactive Charipinae Worldwide Database (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Antenna, Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society, (special edition 2014): 50-51.

Pujade-Villar, J., García Martiñón, R.D., Equihua-Martínez, A., Estrada-Venegas, E.G. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2014) A new Mexican species (Hym., Cynipidae) inducing tuberous galls in twigs of oaks (Fagaceae). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 78: 93-98.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Description of four new Charipinae species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Thailand. Oriental Insects, 48(1-2): 83-91.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Revision of Hartig collection of Alloxysta genus deposited in Zoologische Staatssammlung Museum (Munich). Fragmenta faunistica, 57(2): 75-116.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Feli, Z., Damavandian, M.R. & J. Pujade-Villar (2014) Alloxysta pleuralis (Cameron, 1879), first record from Iran. Journal of Entomological Society of Iran, 34(2): 67-68.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Boualem, M., Ghelamallah, A., Bouhraoua, R.T. & J. Pujade-Villar (2015) New records of Alloxysta Förster, 1869 (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae: Charipinae) from Algeria. Entomofauna, 20: 245-248.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J. & J. Pujade-Villar (2015) New contribution to the knowledge of the genus Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae): revision of some type material. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie B, 117: 23-36.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Mifsud-Zamani, D., Selfa, J., Pujade-Villar, J. & P. Starý (2015) New identification of Charipine hyperparasitoids of aphids in Malta (Hym., Cynipoidea, Figitidae). Bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta, 7: 13-25.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Villemant, C. & J. Pujade-Villar (2015) Charipinae fauna (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from the Mercantour National Park (Alpes-Maritimes, France), with description of three new species. Zoosystema, 37(1): 115-138.

Pujade-Villar, J. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2015) Adjudicació genèrica d’espècies mexicanes d’ubicació dubtosa descrites per Kinsey i comentaris sobre la fauna mexicana (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 79: 7-14. 

Pujade-Villar, J., Tavakoli, M., Melika, G. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2015) Andricus synophri, a new species of oak gallwasp from Iran (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae). Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics, 01(1): 1-10.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., Rakhshani, E. Nader, E. & J. Pujade-Villar (2015) New host and new records of Charipinae (Hym.: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) from Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 39: 1121-1131.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2015) Description of new Alloxysta (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae) species from India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, 18: 845-848.

Pujade-Villar, J. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2015) Andricus protuberans n. sp., a new species of oak gallwasp from Mexico (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Dugesiana, 22(2): 115-120.

Polidori, C., Freitas-Cerqueira, A., Pujade-Villar, J., Oliva, F. &. M. Ferrer-Suay (2016) Flagellar Sensillar Equipment of Two Morphologically Closely Related Aphid Hyperparasitoids (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Alloxysta). Journal of Insect Sciences, 10: 1-13.

Ferrer-Suay, M., Selfa, J., & J. Pujade-Villar (2016) Revision of the Barbotin’s Charipinae collection with description of a new Alloxysta species (Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea: Figitidae). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 80: 29-46.

Pujade-Villar, J., Wang, Y., Jie, S. & M. Ferrer-Suay (2016) Andricus mukaigawae and A. kashiwaphilus from China with remarks of morphological differences and inquilines (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natural, 80: 17-24.