Colin Favret

Assistant Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de sciences biologiques
E-mail: colin.favret@umontreal.ca
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Education

  • Postdoctorat, University of Maryland, Entomology Department, and USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory, 2011
  • PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Entomology, 2003
  • Master of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Entomology,2000
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Biology, 1994


Research

Our team conducts a diverse array of research revolving around insect systematics and diversity. We conduct research on the evolution and speciation of plant-feeding insects, namely aphids whose evolutionary history has been tightly associated with that of their plant hosts. While we conduct research on aphid evolution, we cannot help but discover species new to science. We therefore also focus on describing, classifying, and revising aphid taxa. Aphids are but one family of insects among many. We are also interested in understanding insect biodiversity as a whole, focusing on trapping insects in different microhabitats of the Laurentian forest.

Prizes and honours

Excellence in Teaching, 2016, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Montreal


QCBS students

Anaïs Grenier

M.Sc.
Other (co-)supervisor: Guillaume Grégoire, Université Laval
(Start: 2021, End: 2022)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Valérie Fournier
Improving the performance and resilience of urban ecosystems through the biodiversification of ground covers
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Malek kalboussi

M.Sc.
(Start: 2020)
DNA metabarcoding: a tool to accelerate insect biodiversity assessement

Previous students (since 2009)

Elisée Emmanuel DABRE

Ph.D.
(Start: 2017, End: 2020)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Mohamed Hijri
Effets de l’utilisation des champignons mycorhizes à arbuscules sur les insectes dans un système agricole

Examples of species studied

Aphidoidea
Hemiptera
Sternorrhyncha
Aphididae
Aphis gossypii
Aulacorthum solani
Bombus
Mindarus
Plecoptera
Cinara
Insecta
Iowana frisoni
Pinus edulis
Ephemeroptera
Papilionidae
Adelgidae
Lachninae
Pinus monophylla
Aphis asclepiadis
Phylloxeridae
Coleoptera
Tenebrionidae
Essigella californica
Hyalopterus
Aphidomorpha
Lachnidae
Pinus mugo
Essigella


Publications

51- Voegtlin-style suction traps measure insect diversity and community heterogeneity
Journal Article
Favret C , Lessard V , Trépanier A , Eon‐Le Guern T , Théry T ,
2019 Insect Conservation and Diversity (Date Added: 2019-07-16)

50- The Ouellet-Robert Entomological Collection: New electronic resources and perspectives
Journal Article
Favret C , Normandin ,
2019 Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2019-06-30)

49- Molecular data and species diagnosis in Essigella Del Guercio, 1909 (Sternorrhyncha, Aphididae, Lachninae)
Journal Article
Théry T , Kanturski M , Favret C ,
2018 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2018-06-22)

48-Case 3714 — Adelgidae Schouteden, 1909 (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Pineini Nüsslin, 1909 and Chermaphidinae Hunter, 1901
Journal Article
Favret C ,
2017 Bulletin of Zoological nomenclature ( Date Added: 2018-05-14)

47- The Mealy Plum Aphid and Its Congeners: A Synonymic Revision of the Prunus-Infesting Aphid Genus Hyalopterus (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Favret C , Meshram N M , Miller G L , Nafría J M N , Stekolshchikov A V ,
2017 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2017-12-01)

46- EF-1alpha DNA Sequences Indicate Multiple Origins of Introduced Populations of Essigella californica (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Thery, T, Brockerhoff, EG, Carnegie, AJ, Chen, R, Elms, SR, Hulle, M, Glatz, R, Ortego, J, Qiao, G-X, Turpeau, E, Favret, C
2017 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2017-08-15)

44- Morphology and sensilla of the enigmatic Bhutan pine aphid Pseudessigella brachychaeta Hille Ris Lambers (Hemiptera: Aphididae) – A SEM study
Journal Article
Kanturski, M, Akbar, SA, Favret, C
2017 Zoologischer Anzeiger - A Journal of Comparative Zoology (Date Added: 2016-11-18)

43-First report of the aphid species, Cinara pinihabitans (Hem: Lachnidae) on Pinus mugo from Iran
Journal Article
Heidari Latibari M, Moravvej G, Sadeghi H, Favret C ,
2016 Journal of Entomological Society of Iran ( Date Added: 2018-05-14)

42- The Distribution of Campaniform Sensilla on the Appendages of Mindarus Species (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Montagano L , Favret C ,
2016 Entomological News (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

41- Catalog of the phylloxerids of the world (Hemiptera, Phylloxeridae)
Journal Article
Favret C , Blackman R , Miller G , Victor B ,
2016 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

40- Reversal of Precedence in Favor of Lachniden Herrich-Schaeffer 1854 (Hemiptera: Aphididae) over Lachnaedes Billberg 1820 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Conference Article
Favret C , Bouchard P ,
2016 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2017-02-15)

39- An aphid lineage maintains a bark-feeding niche while switching to and diversifying on conifers
Journal Article
Chen, R, Favret, C, Jiang, L, Wang, Z, Qiao, G
2016 Cladistics (Date Added: 2016-11-28)

38- The status of the members of the Aphis asclepiadis species group (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the United States of America
Journal Article
Lagos-Kutz, D
2016 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2016-06-22)

37- The First Report of the Aphids (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, USA
Journal Article
Miller, GL, Jensen, AS, Favret, C, Metz, MA, Parmenter, RR
2016 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2016-06-20)

36- Machine vision automated species identification scaled towards production levels: Machine vision ID
Journal Article
Favret, C, Sieracki, JM
2016 Systematic Entomology (Date Added: 2016-02-08)

35- Catalog of the adelgids of the world (Hemiptera, Adelgidae)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Havill, NP, Miller, GL, Sano, M, Victor, B
2015 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2016-07-06)

34- _Chermes funitectus_Dreyfus and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Blackman, RL, Stekolshchikov, AV
2015 Entomological News (Date Added: 2015-11-16)

33- An Adhesive Collophore May Help Direct the Springtail Jump
Journal Article
Favret, C, Tzaud, M, Erbe, EF, Bauchan, GR, Ochoa, R
2015 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2015-11-16)

31- Cybertaxonomy to accomplish big things in aphid systematics: Cybertaxonomy in aphid systematics
Journal Article
Favret, C
2014 Insect Science (Date Added: 2014-02-18)

30- Cladistics: The high cost of overspecialization
Journal Article
Huang, X, Qiao, G, Favret, C
2013 Nature (Date Added: 2013-05-20)

29- Room temperature DNA storage with slide?mounted aphid specimens
Journal Article
Miller, GL, Carmichael, A, Favret, C, Scheffer, SJ
2013 Insect Conservation and Diversity (Date Added: 2012-05-30)

28- Willing or unwilling to share primary biodiversity data: results and implications of an international survey
Journal Article
Huang, X, Hawkins, BA, Lei, F, Miller, GL, Favret, C, Zhang, R, Qiao, G
2012 Conservation Letters (Date Added: 2012-10-22)

26- Register of genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea
Book Chapter
Nieto Nafria, J, Favret, C, Akimoto, S, Barbagallo, S, Chakrabarti, S, Mier Durante, M, MILLER, G, Qiao, G, Sano, M, Perez, H, Stekolshchikov, AV, Wegierek, P
2011 Registers of family-group and genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea : (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) = Registros de los taxones del nivel famila y del nivel género de Aphidoidea : (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

25-Etymology and gender of genus-group names
Book Chapter
Gabaudan, FC, Nieto Nafría, JM, Favret, C, Barbagallo, S, Sano, M, Stekolshchikov, AV
2011 Registers of family-group and genus-group taxa of Aphidoidea (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) ( Date Added: 2012-05-09)

24- The neotype of the cotton aphid (hemiptera: Aphididae: Aphis gossypii glover 1877)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Miller, GL
2011 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

23- Type species of genera in Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha) with two new generic synonymies
Journal Article
NafríA, JMN, Favret, C, Durante, MPM, Sano, M, Akimoto, S-I, Barbagallo, S, Chakrabarti, S, Miller, GL, Hidalgo, NP, Qiao, G-X, Stekolshchikov, AV, Wegierek, P
2010 Zootaxa (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

22- C.V. riley's lost aphids: Siphonophora fragariae var. immaculata and aphis rapae var. laevigata (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Miller, GL
2010 Entomological News (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

21- Actual and inferred checklist of the aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with attendant ant and host plant associations
Journal Article
Favret, C, Duggan, JJ, Sanders, NJ, Phillippe, LR
2010 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

20- Wing Morphometry Helps Diagnose Cryptic Species and Resurrect Mindarus pinicolus (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Favret, C
2009 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

19- Several nomenclatural clarifications on genus-group names in the Aphididae (Hemiptera Sternorrhyncha)
Journal Article
Nieto Nafria, JM, Favret, C, Akimoto, S, Barbagallo, S, Chakrabarti, S, Durante, M, Pilar, M, Miller, GL, Perez Hidalgo, N, Qiao, GX
2009 Redia (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

18- Is there a cryptic species within Aulacorthum solani (Hemiptera: Aphididae)?
Journal Article
Miller, GL, Favret, C, Carmichael, A, Voegtlin, DJ
2009 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

17- Evolution and diversity of facultative symbionts from the aphid subfamily Lachninae
Journal Article
Burke, GR, Normark, BB, Favret, C, Moran, NA
2009 Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

16- Decline of bumble bees (Bombus) in the North American Midwest
Journal Article
Grixti, JC, Wong, LT, Cameron, SA, Favret, C
2009 Biological Conservation (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

15- Corrections and additions to the catalog of the aphid genera described from the new world
Journal Article
Favret, C, Miller, GL, Nieto Nafría, JM, Gabaudan, FC
2008 Transactions of the American Entomological Society (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

14- A new species of Mindarus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on the endangered Guatemalan fir
Journal Article
Favret, C, Nielsen, C
2008 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

13- Fitch's aphis mali varieties are rhopalosiphum oxyacanthae (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Miller, GL, Jensen, AS
2008 Entomological News (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

12- Profiling natural history collections: A method for quantitative and comparative health assessment
Conference Article
Favret, C, Cummings, K, McGinley, R, Heske, E, Johnson, K, Phillips, C, Phillippe, L, Retzer, M, Taylor, C, Wetzel, M
2007 (Date Added: 2012-05-09)

11- Catalog of the aphid genera described from the new world
Journal Article
Favret, C, Miller, GL, Nieto Nafría, JM, Cortés Gabaudan, F
2007 Transactions of the American Entomological Society (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

10- A new non-destructive DNA extraction and specimen clearing technique for aphids (Hemiptera)
Journal Article
Favret, C
2005 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

9- Just how imperiled are aquatic insects? A case study of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in Illinois
Journal Article
DeWalt, RE, Favret, C, Webb, DW
2005 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

8- Speciation by host-switching in pinyon Cinara (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae)
Journal Article
Favret, C, Voegtlin, DJ
2004 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

7- Iowana frisoni Hottes (Hemiptera: Aphididae) redescribed, with notes on its biology
Journal Article
Favret, C, Tooker, JF, Hanks, LM
2004 Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

6- Host-based morphometric differentiation in three Cinara species (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae) feeding on Pinus edulis and P. monophylla
Journal Article
Favret, C, Voegtlin, DJ
2004 Western North American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

5- A revision of the Cinara species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) of the United States pinyon pines
Journal Article
Favret, C, Voegtlin, DJ
2004 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

4- Comparing the Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera specimen databases at the Illinois natural history survey and using them to document changes in the Illinois Fauna
Journal Article
Favret, C, Dewalt, RE
2002 Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

3- Migratory aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) habitat selection in agricultural and adjacent natural habitats
Journal Article
Favret, C, Voegtlin, DJ
2001 Environmental Entomology (Date Added: 2012-05-03)

2- Jean-Henri Fabre: His Life Experiences and Predisposition Against Darwinism
Journal Article
Favret, C
1999 American entomologist (Date Added: 2012-06-28)

1- On Defining "Key Innovations" in an Adaptive Radiation: Cytochrome P450S and Papilionidae
Journal Article
Berenbaum, MR, Favret, C, Schuler, MA
1996 The American Naturalist (Date Added: 2012-06-28)