Jozsef Vuts

NameJozsef Vuts
Job titleResearch Scientist: Chemical Ecology
Email addressjozsef.vuts@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Research clusterBCP: Pest-Host Interactions
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Identification and application of bacterial volatiles to attract a generalist aphid parasitoid from laboratory to greenhouse assays

Goelen, T., Vuts, J., Sobhy, I., Wackers, F., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Rediers, H., Jacquemyn, H. and Leivens, B. 2020. Identification and application of bacterial volatiles to attract a generalist aphid parasitoid from laboratory to greenhouse assays. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6102

Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles

Imrei, Z., Lohonyai, Z., Muskovits, J., Matula, E., Vuts, J., Fail, J., Gould, P. J. L., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Domingue, M.J. 2019. Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles. Journal of Applied Entomology. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12727

Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata

Osei-Owusu, J., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Withall, D., Hooper, A. M., Osafo-Acquaah, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-020-01149-7

In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple

Vuts, J., Lohonyai, Z., Imrei, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2019. In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple. Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 54 (2), pp. 229-242. https://doi.org/10.1556/038.54.2019.020

The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Toth, M., Furlan, L., Szarukan, I., Nagy, A., Vuts, J., Toshova, T., Velchev, D., Lohonyai, Z. and Imrei, Z. 2019. The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45 (8), p. 667–672. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01087-z

Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Lohonyai, Zs., Vuts, J., Karpati, Zs., Koczor, S., Domingue, M.J., Fail, J., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Imrei, Z. 2019. Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest Management Science. 75 (12), p. 3153–3159. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5431

Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Koenig, L., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A., Szentesi, A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling. PLOS ONE. 13 (11), p. e0206144. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206144

Environmentally vulnerable noble chafers exhibit unusual pheromone-mediated behaviour

Harvey, D. J., Vuts, J., Hooper, A. M., Finch, P., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Kadej, M., Smolis, A., Withall, D., Henshall, S., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Environmentally vulnerable noble chafers exhibit unusual pheromone-mediated behaviour. PLOS ONE. 13 (11), p. e0206526. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206526

The multitrophic nature of acute oak decline chemical ecology

Vuts, J., Sarria, A. L. F., Caulfield, J. C., Plummer, S., Denman, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. The multitrophic nature of acute oak decline chemical ecology. Forest Insects and their Allies Newsletter. 2018 (4), p. 2.

Isolation and identification of floral attractants from a nectar plant for the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae)

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Isolation and identification of floral attractants from a nectar plant for the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae). Pest Management Science. 74 (9), pp. 2069-2075. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4903

Female Responses to Synthetic Pheromone and Plant Compounds in Agriotes brevis Candeze (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Vuts, J., Furlan, L. and Toth, M. 2018. Female Responses to Synthetic Pheromone and Plant Compounds in Agriotes brevis Candeze (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Insect Behavior. 31 (1), pp. 106-117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10905-018-9668-y

Conspecific and Heterogeneric Lacewings Respond to (Z)-4-Tridecene Identified from Chrysopa formosa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)

Koczor, S., Szentkiralyi, F., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D. M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2018. Conspecific and Heterogeneric Lacewings Respond to (Z)-4-Tridecene Identified from Chrysopa formosa (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 44 (2), pp. 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-017-0920-2

Leaf volatile patterns of oak decline problems: opportunities for control via chemical ecology

Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Plummer, S., Denman, S., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2017. Leaf volatile patterns of oak decline problems: opportunities for control via chemical ecology. Forest Insects and their Allies Newsletter. 2017 (3), p. 2.

Responses of Pseudovadonia livida adults to olfactory and visual cues

Toshova, T. B., Subchev, M., Abaev, V., Vuts, J., Imrei, Z., Koczor, S., Galli, Z., van de Ven, R. and Toth, M. 2016. Responses of Pseudovadonia livida adults to olfactory and visual cues. Bulletin of Insectology. 69 (2), pp. 161-172. https://doi.org/N/A

Responses of the two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera:Buprestidae) to host tree volatiles

Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Sumner, M. E., Caulfield, J. C., Reed, K., Inward, D. J. G., Leather, S. R., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Denman, S. 2016. Responses of the two-spotted oak buprestid, Agrilus biguttatus (Coleoptera:Buprestidae) to host tree volatiles. Pest Management Science. 72 (4), pp. 845-851. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4208

Geranyl hexanoate, the female-produced pheromone of Agriotes sordidus Illiger (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and its activity on both sexes

Toth, M., Furlan, L., Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Ujvary, I., Yatsynin, V. G., Tolasch, T. and Francke, W. 2015. Geranyl hexanoate, the female-produced pheromone of Agriotes sordidus Illiger (Coleoptera: Elateridae) and its activity on both sexes. Chemoecology. 25, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-014-0170-5

Pheromone bouquet of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Col.: Chrysomelidae), now complete

Vuts, J., Francke, W., Mori, K., Zarbin, P. H. G., Hooper, A. M., Millar, J. G., Pickett, J. A., Toth, M., Chamberlain, K., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Troger, A. G., Balintne Csonka, E. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Pheromone bouquet of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus (Col.: Chrysomelidae), now complete. European Journal Of Organic Chemistry. 22 (22), pp. 4843-4846. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejoc.201500196

Multiple roles of a male-specific compound in the sexual behavior of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus

Vuts, J., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2015. Multiple roles of a male-specific compound in the sexual behavior of the dried bean beetle, Acanthoscelides obtectus. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 41, pp. 287-293. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-015-0560-3

Semiochemistry of Scarabaeoidea

Vuts, J., Imrei, Z., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Woodcock, C. M. and Toth, M. 2014. Semiochemistry of Scarabaeoidea. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 40, pp. 190-210. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-014-0377-5

Development of a female attractant for the click beetle pest Agriotes brevis

Vuts, J., Furlan, L., Csonka, E. B., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J. C., Mayon, P., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2014. Development of a female attractant for the click beetle pest Agriotes brevis. Pest Management Science. 70 (4), pp. 610-614. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.3589

Attraction of Lygus rugulipennis and Adelphocoris lineolatus to synthetic floral odour compounds in field experiments in Hungary (Heteroptera: Miridae)

Vuts, J., Koczor, S. and Toth, M. 2012. Attraction of Lygus rugulipennis and Adelphocoris lineolatus to synthetic floral odour compounds in field experiments in Hungary (Heteroptera: Miridae). Journal of Pest Science. 85, pp. 239-245. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-012-0422-5

Field catches of oxythyrea cinctella using visual and olfactory cues

Vuts, J., Kaydan, M. B., Yarimbatman, A. and Toth, M. 2012. Field catches of oxythyrea cinctella using visual and olfactory cues. Physiological Entomology. 37 (1), pp. 92-96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.2011.00820.x

Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): a comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence

Vuts, J., Tolasch, T., Furlan, L., Bálintné Csonka, É., Felföldi, T., Márialigeti, K., Toshova, T., Subchev, M., Xavier, A. and Tóth, M. 2012. Agriotes proximus and A. lineatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): a comparative study on the pheromone composition and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene sequence. Chemoecology. 22 (1), pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-011-0091-5

Development of female-targeted attractant in two Agriotes click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

Vuts, J., Furlan, L., Csonka, E., Woodcock, C. M., Caulfield, J., Mayon, P., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Toth, K. 2011. Development of female-targeted attractant in two Agriotes click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Abstracts Ento' 11 Symposium on Chemical Ecology: Reception, Detection and Deception, Chatham, 7-9 September 2011 . pp. 63

Electrophysiological responses and field attraction of the grey corn weevil, Tanymecus (Episomecus) dilaticollis Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to synthetic plant volatiles

Toshova, T. B., Velchev, D. I., Subchev, M. A., Toth, M., Vuts, J., Pickett, J. A. and Dewhirst, S. Y. 2010. Electrophysiological responses and field attraction of the grey corn weevil, Tanymecus (Episomecus) dilaticollis Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to synthetic plant volatiles. Chemoecology. 20, pp. 199-206. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00049-010-0051-5

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