José Carlos Franco Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon

Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Discipline
Biological Sciences
Interests
Pest management Biological control Semiochemicals Scale insects, mealybugs Citrus pests Invasive alien species Sampling methods
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About

I was born in Sacavém (Portugal) in 27 November 1960.
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Publications

  • Molecular Evidence of Polyandry in the Citrus Mealybug, Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

    Seabra S, Brás P, Zina V, Borges da Silva E, Rebelo M, Figueiredo E et al.

    PLoS ONE (2013)

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  • Isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), and cross-amplification in two other mealybug species

    Martins R, Zina V, Silva E, Rebelo M, Figueiredo E, Mendel Z et al.

    Journal of Genetics (2012)

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  • Mating Behavior and Performance in the Two Cosmopolitan Mealybug Species Planococcus citri and Pseudococcus calceolariae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

    Silva E, Branco M, Mendel Z, Franco J

    Journal of Insect Behavior (2012)

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  • Developmental time, longevity, reproductive capacity and sex ratio of the mealybug parasitoid Anagyrus sp. nr. pseudococci (Girault) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae)

    Suma P, Mansour R, La Torre I, Ali Bugila A, Mendel Z, Franco J

    Biocontrol Science and Technology (2012)

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  • Responses of Second-Instar Male Nymphs of Four Mealybug Species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) to Conspecific and Heterospecific Female Sex Pheromones

    Mendel Z, Jasrotia P, Protasov A, Kol-Maimon H, Zada A, Franco J

    Journal of Insect Behavior (2012)

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  • First record of the pepper tree psyllid, Calophya schini Tuthill (Hemiptera, Calophyidae), in the Palaearctic region

    Zina V, Lima A, Caetano F, Silva E, Ramos A, Franco J

    Phytoparasitica (2012)

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  • Encapsulation rates of the parasitoid Anagyrus sp. nr. pseudococci, by three mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

    Suma P, Mansour R, Russo A, Torre I, Bugila A, Franco J

    Phytoparasitica (2011)

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  • Sexual maturation and aging of adult male mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).

    Mendel Z, Protasov A, Jasrotia P, Silva E, Zada A, Franco J

    Bulletin of entomological research (2012)

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  • An annotated checklist of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) of Portugal.

    Franco J, Russo A, Marotta S

    Zootaxa (2011)

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  • Vine mealybug sex pheromone increases citrus mealybug parasitism by Anagyrus sp. near pseudococci (Girault)

    Franco J, Silva E, Fortuna T, Cortegano E, Branco M, Suma P et al.

    Biological Control (2011)

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  • Prey sex pheromone as kairomone for a new group of predators (Coleoptera: Dasytidae, Aplocnemus spp.) of pine bast scales

    Branco B, van Halder I, Franco J, Constantin R, Jactel H

    Bulletin of Entomological Research (2011)

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  • Ecological infrastructures and conservation biological control in fruit crops (in Portuguese)

    Franco J

    2º Simpósio Nacional de Fruticultura Castelo Branco, 4 e 5 de Fevereiro de 2010 (2010)

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  • Flora of lemon and sweet orange orchards in Portugal

    Vasconcelos T, Sousa E, Antunes R, Soares C, Silva E, Cariano M et al.

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • New records of hymenopteran parasitoid species from citrus orchards in Terceira Island (Azores, Portugal)

    Simões A, Cecílio A, Ilharco F, Aguiar M, Franco J

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Developing a mating disruption tactic for pest management of citrus flower moth

    Silva E, Gaspar R, Dias L, Antunes R, Lourenço I, Clemente J et al.

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Interactions between ground cover management, hedges and aphids in lemon orchards

    Rodrigues P, Ilharco F, Silva E, Franco J

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  • Abundance and diversity of spiders in lemon orchards with different weed management systems

    Ribeiro C, Cardoso P, Franco J

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Mites, lemon trees and ground cover interactions in Mafra region

    Pereira N, Ferreira M, Sousa M, Franco J

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Parasitoid complex of citrus leafminer on lemon orchards in Portugal

    Silva R, Silva E, Franco J

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Survey on the situation of citrus pest management in Mediterranean countries

    Franco J, Garcia-Marí F, Ramos A, Besri M

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • Thrips (Thysanoptera) associated to lemon orchards in the Oeste region of Portugal

    Costa L, Mateus C, zur Strassen R, Franco J

    Integrated control in citrus fruit crops. Lisbon, 26-27 September 2005. IOBC wprs Bull 29(3) (2006)

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  • New data on the Pseudococcidae and Diaspididae of Terceira and Pico Islands in Azores (in Portuguese)

    Bettencourt S, Simões A, Franco J

    Boletin Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa (2006)

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  • Seasonal history of the Maritime Pine Bast Scale Matsucoccus feytaudi Ducasse (Hemiptera: Matsucoccidae) in Portugal

    Branco M, Brito O, Jactel H, Mendel Z, Franco J

    Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e Bachicoltura (2001)

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  • Leptomastix dactylopii Howard (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae) fecundity and innate capacity for increase under the laboratory controlled conditions

    Battaglia D, Tranfaglia A, Franco J, Carvalho C

    Bollettino del Laboratorio di Entomologia Agraria “Filippo Silvestri” (1996)

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  • Studies on the biology and control of water water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub.) in Portugal (in Portuguese)

    Moreira I, Monteiro A, Ferreira T, Catarino L, Franco J, Rebelo T

    Garcia de Horta, Série Botânica (1999)

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  • The Bougainvillea mealybug Phenacoccus peruvianus, a rapid invader from South America to Europe

    Beltrà A, Soto A, Germain J, Matile-Ferrero D, Mazzeo G, Pellizzari G et al.

    Entomologia Hellenica (2010)

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  • Parasitoid encapsulation in mealybugs (Hemiptera: pseudococcidae) as affected by the host-parasitoid association and superparasitism

    Blumberg D, Franco J, Silva E, Suma P, Russo A, Mendel Z

    Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e Bachicoltura (2001)

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  • Influence of cover cropping on arthropod associated to a vineyard in Estremadura (in Portuguese)

    Campos L, Franco J, Monteiro A, Lopes C

    Ciência Técnica Vitivinícola (2006)

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  • Mealybugs (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) associated with citrus crops in Portugal (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Silva E, Carvalho J

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  • Ecological infrastructures and biological control: citrus crops as a case study (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Ramos A, Moreira I

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  • Is the genus Lusitanococcus Neves, a junior synonym of Cucullococcus Ferris (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae)?

    Marotta S, Franco J

    Entomologica (1999)

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  • Preliminary data on the distribution of two species of Nephus (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae.), new to Portugal, reported in citrus agroecosystems (in Portuguese)

    Magro A, Franco J, Raimundo A

    Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (1993)

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  • Monitoring strategies of the citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri, in citrus groves

    Franco J, Russo A, Suma P, Silva E, Mendel Z

    Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e Bachicoltura (2001)

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  • First records of Parabemisia myricae (Kuwana) (Homoptera; Aleyrodidae) in Portugal (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Cavaco M, Carvalho J, Fernandes J

    Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal Plagas (1996)

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  • Parasitism of mealybug by Anagyrus pseudococci (Girault) in Proteacea

    Passarinho A, Leandro M, Oliveira M, Figueiredo E, Franco J, Neves-Martins J et al.

    Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal Plagas (2006)

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  • Is mass-trapping a feasible management tactic of the citrus mealybug in citrus orchards?

    Franco J, Gross S, Silva E, Suma P, Russo A, Mendel Z

    Anais do Instituto Superior de Agronomia (2004)

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  • The grapevine mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Algarve: data on its biology (in Portuguese)

    Neto E, Arsénio A, Monteiro C, Godinho M, Franco J

    Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal (2008)

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  • A study on the population dynamics of coccinellids associated with citrus groves in south of Portugal (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Magro A, Raimundo A

    Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal Plagas (1992)

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  • Can facultative parthenogenesis occur in biparental mealybug species?

    Silva E, Mendel Z, Franco J

    Phytoparasitica (2010)

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  • A method to study the reproduction biology of oviparous mealybugs (Homoptera; Coccoidea; Pseudococcidae) (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Pereira R

    Boletim da Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia (1993)

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  • A new Paracoccus species from Palearctic region (Hemiptera, Sternorrhyncha, Coccoidea, Pseudococcidae)

    Mazzeo G, Franco J, Russo A

    Zootaxa (2009)

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  • Occurrence of Hemerobius stigma in pine bast scale (Matsucoccus spp.) populations: opportunistic predation or obligatory association?

    Branco M, Franco J, Mendel Z

    Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e Bachicoltura (2001)

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  • Novel approaches for the management of mealybug pests

    Franco J, Zada A, Mendel Z

    Biorational control of Arthropod Pests: application and resistance managements (2009)

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  • The state of the art of biological control of mealybug pests (Homoptera; Pseudococcidae) in citrus orchards (in Portuguese)

    Franco J, Magro A, Carvalho C

    Anais da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (1994)

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  • Citrus phenology as a basis to study the population dynamics of the citrus complex in Portugal

    Franco J

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  • Kairomonal response of a parasitic wasp to the sex pheromone of the vineyard mealybug

    Silva E, Fortuna T, Franco J, Campos L, Branco M, Zada A et al.

    Pheromones and other semiochemicals in Integrated Production. Lund (Sweden), 9-14 September 2007. IOBC wrps Bull 41 (2009)

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  • Preliminary data on mating disruption of red scale in Portugal

    Sousa H, Soares C, Ramos N, Laranjo H, Gonçalves I, Rosendo M et al.

    Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops. Catania (Italy), 5-7 November 2007. IOBC wprs Bull 38 (2008)

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  • Contribution to the study of phenology and biology of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) in Portugal

    Nogueira A, Franco J

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  • A survey of the mealybugs in citrus groves in Portugal

    Franco J, Marotta S

    Entomologica (1999)

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  • Some new data to the scale insect fauna (Homoptera: Coccoidea) from Continental Portugal

    Kozár F, Franco J

    Folia Entomologica Hungarica (1995)

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  • Survey of Eucalyptus gall wasps (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) in Portugal

    Branco M, Franco J, Valente C, Mendel Z

    Boletin de Sanidad Vegetal Plagas (2006)

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  • Mate location and sexual maturity of adult male mealybugs: narrow window of opportunity in a short lifetime

    Silva E, Mouco J, Antunes R, Mendel Z, Franco J

    Pheromones and other semiochemicals in Integrated Production. Lund (Sweden), 9-14 September 2007. IOBC wrps Bull 41 (2009)

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  • May vine mealybug sex pheromone improve the biological control of the citrus mealybug ?

    Franco J, Fortuna T, Borges E, Suma P, Russo A, Campos L et al.

    Integrated Control in Citrus Fruit Crops. Catania (Italy), 5-7 November 2007. IOBC wprs Bull 38 (2008)

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  • Management strategies of mealybug pests of citrus in mediterranean countries

    Franco J, Suma P, Silva E, Blumberg D, Mendel Z

    Phytoparasitica (2004)

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  • Male behaviors reveal multiple pherotypes within vine mealybug Planococcus ficus (Signoret) (Hemiptera; Pseudococcidae) populations.

    Kol-Maimon H, Zada A, Franco J, Dunkelblum E, Protasov A, Eliyaho M et al.

    Die Naturwissenschaften (2010)

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  • Attraction of Planococcus ficus males to racemic and chiral pheromone baits: flight activity and bait longevity

    Zada A, Dunkelblum E, Assael F, Franco J, Silva E, Protasov A et al.

    Journal of Applied Entomology (2008)

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  • Effect of ground cover vegetation on the abundance and diversity of beneficial arthropods in citrus orchards.

    Silva E, Franco J, Vasconcelos T, Branco M

    Bulletin of entomological research (2010)

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  • Presence of the Eucalyptus gall wasp Ophelimus maskelli and its parasitoid Closterocerus chamaeleon in Portugal: First record, geographic distribution and host preference

    Branco M, Boavida C, Durand N, Franco J, Mendel Z

    Phytoparasitica (2009)

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  • Iberorhyzobius Raimundo & Canepari gen. nov., for Coccidula rondensis Eizaguirre (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

    Raimundo A, Canepari C, Mendel Z, Branco M, Franco J

    Zootaxa (2006)

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  • Modelling response of insect trap captures to pheromone dose

    Branco M, Jactel H, Franco J, Mendel Z

    Ecological Modelling (2006)

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  • Kairomonal response of predators to three pine bast scale sex pheromones.

    Branco M, Lettere M, Franco J, Binazzi A, Jactel H

    Journal of Chemical Ecology (2006)

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  • A common mode of attraction of larvae and adults of insect predators to the sex pheromone of their prey (Hemiptera: Matsucoccidae)

    Branco M, Franco J, Dunkelblum E, Assael F, Protasov A, Ofer D et al.

    Bulletin of Entomological Research (2007)

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  • Synthesis and structure-activity relationship of diene modified analogs of Matsucoccus sex pheromones.

    Mendel Z, Dunkelblum E, Branco M, Franco J, Kurosawa S, Mori K

    Die Naturwissenschaften (2003)

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  • Kairomonal response of the parasitoid Anagyrus spec. nov. near pseudococci to the sex pheromone of the vine mealybug

    Franco J, Silva E, Cortegano E, Campos L, Branco M, Zada A et al.

    Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2008)

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon

November 1999 - Present

Training Assistant

ISA/UTL

Present

Assistant

ISA/UTL

Present

Education history

ISA/UTL

Graduation - Agronomy

Present

ISA/UTL

M.Sc.

Present

Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Technical University of Lisbon (ISA/UTL)

Ph.D.

Present