• Ph.D. (2000)

    Population Ecology

    Entomology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

  • M.Sc. (1994)


    Entomology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

  • B.Sc. (1990)

    Plant Protection

    Plant Protection, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

  • Insect Population Ecology
  • Mass Production of Biocontrol Agents
  • Integrated Pest Management

    Yaghoub Fathipour was born in Tabriz, Iran, in 1968. He received a Ph.D. degree in Population Ecology from Tarbiat Modares University in 1999 under the supervision of Prof. Karim Kamali. He joined the Department of Entomology at Tarbiat Modares University as an Assistant Professor of Population Ecology in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in May 2005 and August 2010, respectively. His research work has been mainly concerned with population ecology, the mass production of biocontrol agents, and integrated pest management programs.


    Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Continuous rearing on Ephestia kuehniella reshaped quality of the parasitoid wasp Trichogramma brassicae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae)

    Ehsan Ghaemmaghami, Yaghoub Fathipour, Abdoolnabi Bagheri, Ali Asghar Talebi, Gadi VP Reddy
    Journal PaperJournal of Asia-Pacific Entomology , 2021 March 4, {Pages }


    Continuous mass rearing of Trichogramma brassicae (Bezdenko) at commercial mass-rearing insectaries may affect both quality and performance of natural enemies. In the present study, we studied the quality and performance of a colony of T. brassicae reared for over 45 generations (G) on Ephestia kuehniella Zeller using two-sex life table parameters and parasitism capacity. Our results revealed that although different generations showed no significant difference in terms of female longevity or total life span until G35, G5 and G10 had the highest values of fecundity, gross reproductive rate (GRR), net reproductive rate (R0), intrinsic rate of natural increase (r), and finite rate of increase (λ). No significant difference in male adult longe

    The Crucial Role of the Endosymbiont Pantoea sp. in Morphology and Mating of the Pistachio Green Stink Bug, Brachynema germari (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae)

    M Kashkouli, Y Fathipour, M Mehrabadi
    Journal PaperJournal of Agricultural Science and Technology , Volume 23 , Issue 1, 2021 January 10, {Pages 137-148 }


    The pistachio green stink bug, Brachynema germari Kolenati (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), is one of the most important pests of pistachio nuts in many pistachiogrowing regions in Iran. This insect harbors a gammaproteobacterial symbiont, related to the genus Pantoea, in the numerous crypts of its posterior midgut, which is vertically transmitted by infection of the egg masses and orally acquired by newborn nymphs. In the present study, the effects of the symbiont on host morphology, emergence rates, and mating frequency of B. germari were explored. For this purpose, two symbiont elimination strategies, high temperature and egg surface sterilization, were used and their effects were compared. We found external morphological changes (eg abnormali

    Removal of gut symbiotic bacteria negatively affects life history traits of the shield bug, Graphosoma lineatum

    Naeime Karamipour, Yaghoub Fathipour, Mohammad Mehrabadi
    Journal PaperEcology and Evolution , 2021 January , {Pages }


    The shield bug, Graphosoma lineatum (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae), harbors extracellular Pantoea‐like symbiont in the enclosed crypts of the midgut. The symbiotic bacteria are essential for normal longevity and fecundity of this insect. In this study, life table analysis was used to assess the biological importance of the gut symbiont in G.?lineatum. Considering vertical transmission of the bacterial symbiont through the egg surface contamination, we used surface sterilization of the eggs to remove the symbiont. The symbiont population was decreased in the newborn nymphs hatched from the surface‐sterilized eggs (the aposymbiotic insects), and this reduction imposed strongly negative effects on the insect host. We found significant differ


    Shahab Manzari, Yaghoub Fathipour
    Journal Paper , 2021 January , {Pages 183-230 }


    The family Aleyrodidae is composed of tiny insects, which are usually called whiteflies. The Aleyrodidae includes many sucking species that attack cultivated plants, and several species, e.g., Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), Trialeurodes vaporariorum (Westwood), and Dialeurodes citri (Ashmead), are economically important as pests of both crops and of ornamental plants. All life stages of whiteflies, except the egg, secrete waxes that cover the body, and this is one of the distinguishing features of the family. The taxonomy of the Aleyrodidae has long been problematic, partly because morphological traits of adults are currently poorly understood and so do not readily permit differentiation between genera or species. Due to their secre

    Functional and numerical responses of Neoseiulus barkeri (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on two-spotted spider mite: the effect of patch condition and additional food source

    Yaghoub Fathipour, Bahador Maleknia, Abdoolnabi Bagheri, Mahmoud Soufbaf, Myron P Zalucki
    Journal PaperSystematic and Applied Acarology , Volume 26 , Issue 3, 2021 February , {Pages 543-556 }


    Parameters that describe foraging behavior play a key role in selection of natural enemies used in biological control programs. These parameters are greatly affected by patch condition and food source type. This study was carried out to evaluate foraging behavior in Neoseiulus barkeri (Hughes) (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a predatory mite of Tetranychus urticae Koch under different patch and diet conditions. The predation rate of N. barkeri at different egg and nymph densities of T. urticae (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128) was investigated in both limited and unlimited patches either in the presence or absence of pollen as an additional food source under laboratory conditions. A Type II functional response was determined for N. barkeri on eggs or nymph

    Scale Insects

    Masumeh Moghaddam, Mousa Abdollahipour, Yaghoub Fathipour
    Journal Paper , 2021 January , {Pages 273-309 }


    Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) attack a huge number of host plants around the world. They generally feed on parenchyma tissue and specially phloem sap. Several factors have caused the scale insects to be considered as important insect pests. They are among the most highly specialized of all plant parasites and feed on all parts of the plant including the roots, stems, leaves, buds, and fruits and may injure or kill plants by feeding on plant sap, injecting toxins, transmitting viruses, or excreting honeydew. Various modes of reproduction (including parthenogenesis and hermaphroditism), rapid population dynamics, frequent lack of host plant specificity (or polyphagy), and typically quite small sizes and concealment allow t

    Effectiveness of factitious foods and artificial substrate in mass rearing and conservation of Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

    Mostafa Khanamani, Moslem Basij, Yaghoub Fathipour
    Journal PaperInternational Journal of Acarology , 2021 March 10, {Pages 08-Jan }


    The use of factitious food instead of natural prey, and artificial substrates instead of leaf-based, could be important steps towards reducing natural enemies̓ rearing costs. Nutritional values of four factitious foods comprising Ephestia eggs, decapsulated Artemia cysts, mould mite immature individuals, and Aspergillus hyphae as alternative food sources for Neoseiulus californicus (McGregor) were determined under laboratory conditions. In addition, suitability of artificial (plastic sheet) and leaf-based substrates for rearing of the predator was assessed. The duration of egg to adult developmental time was shorter when the predator fed on the mould mite compared with the other diets. Artemia cysts and Aspergillus hyphae were not suitable

    Robber flies (Diptera: Asiloidea: Asilidae) of northern Iran, with four new records for Iranian fauna

    Rahman Mohammadi, Ali Asghar Talebi, Yaghoub Fathipour, Farzaneh Kazerani, Reinoud van den Broek
    Journal PaperJournal of Crop Protection , Volume 10 , Issue 2, 2021 February 10, {Pages 349-362 }


    The specimens were collected from northern Iran using the sweeping net and Malaise traps during 2010-2019. A total of 25 species were identified, of which four species are recorded for the first time from Iran: Choerades femorata

    Temperature-Dependent Demography of Two Geographically Isolated Populations of Sesamia cretica (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

    Roya Arbabtafti, Yaghoub Fathipour, Hossein Ranjbar Aghdam
    Journal PaperEnvironmental Entomology , 2021 April 16, {Pages }


    The pink stem borer, Sesamia cretica Lederer is considered as the main insect pest of maize and sugarcane worldwide. Reproductive and life table parameters of two populations of S. cretica were studied at 10 constant temperatures ranging from 12 to 36 (?1)?C, 50 ? 10% RH and a photoperiod of 0:24 (L:D) h for the larval stage and 16:8 (L:D) h for the other stages. At 12?C, no eggs hatched and at 15, 35, and 36?C only the incubation period was completed. The longest (135.81 and 156.49 d) and shortest (49.61 and 52.09 d) female life span were observed at 20 and 32?C for the Varamin and Rey populations, respectively. The highest (181.66 and 180.94 eggs/female) and lowest (13.40 and 32.85 eggs/female) total fecundity of the Varamin and

    Demographic parameters of Helicoverpa armigera on ten corn hybrids-mediated artificial diets reveals striking differences

    Yaghoub Fathipour, Maryam Babaei, Abdoolnabi Bagheri, Ali Asghar Talebi, Shima Yazdanpanah
    Journal PaperJournal of Crop Protection , Volume 10 , Issue 2, 2021 February 10, {Pages 363-374 }


    The cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (H?bner), is a destructive pest feeding on a diverse array of host plants. We studied the demographic parameters of H. armigera on artificial diets prepared from seeds of 10 corn Zea mays L. hybrids (KSC301, KSC403, KSC540, KSC600, KSC604, KSC704, KSC711, Maxima, NS770, and ZP677) using the agestage, two-sex life table procedure. The results revealed that except for the incubation period, the Z. mays hybrids-mediated artificial diets significantly affected the length of the other immature stages. They also influenced the adult longevity, adult pre-oviposition period (APOP), total pre-oviposition period (TPOP), and oviposition days of H. armigera. Furthermore, the total fecundity of H. armigera was a

    Population Fluctuation and Spatial Distribution Pattern of Sesamia cretica Led.(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Southeastern Tehran, Iran

    Roya Arbabtafti, Yaghoub Fathipour, H Ranjbar Aghdam
    Journal PaperJournal of Agricultural Science and Technology , Volume 23 , Issue 2, 2021 March 10, {Pages 371-385 }


    Population density and dispersion pattern of Sesamia cretica Led. was determined in maize fields in Varamin (Ahmadabad and Khaveh) and Rey (Aminabad and Talebabad) areas (Tehran, Iran) during two agricultural seasons, 2017 and 2018. A whole plant of maize was selected as a sampling unit to estimate the number of S. cretica larvae. The highest population density of S. cretica larvae per plant was recorded on the 4th and 8th October in Aminabad, 17th and 20th September in Talebabad, 6th and 17th September in Ahmadabad and Khaveh, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Mean densities of the larvae per plant were 52.62?12.53, 10.50?2.85, 17.45?3.48, 7.57?1.55 in 2017 and 12.00?5.29, 1.00?0.30, 11.05?2.36, 12.00?3.41 in 2018 in Aminabad, Talebabad, Ahm

    Monitoring of Mutual Interference Behavior of Trichogramma brassicae (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) over 45 Generations of Rearing on Angoumois Grain Moth

    E Ghaemmaghami, Y Fathipour, A Bagheri, AA Talebi, GVP Reddy
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Long-term effects of cattail Typha latifolia pollen on development, reproduction, and predation capacity of Neoseiulus cucumeris, a predator of Tetranychus urticae

    M Gravandian, Y Fathipour, H Hajiqanbar, E Riahi, EW Riddick
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    How soil abiotic factors affect the population fluctuation of Leitneria pugio (Acari: Mesostigmata: Halolaelapidae)

    S Ghasemi-Moghadam, A Ahadiyat, Y Fathipour, A Saboori
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Mass production of Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae): an assessment of 50 generations reared on almond pollen

    S Yazdanpanah, Y Fathipour, E Riahi, MP Zalucki
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Wolbachia and cytoplasmic incompatibility in Habrobracon hebetor (Hym.: Braconidae)

    SF Nasehi, Y Fathipour, M Mehrabadi
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    A comprehensive picture of foraging strategies of Neoseiulus cucumeris and Amblyseius swirskii on western flower thrips

    S Dalir, H Hajiqanbar, Y Fathipour, M Khanamani
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Environmental Temperature, but Not Male Age, Affects Wolbachia and Prophage WO Thereby Modulating Cytoplasmic Incompatibility in the Parasitoid Wasp, Habrobracon Hebetor

    SF Nasehi, Y Fathipour, S Asgari, M Mehrabadi
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Pollen grains are suitable alternative food for rearing the commercially used predatory mite Neoseiulus cucumeris (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

    S Yazdanpanah, Y Fathipour, E Riahi
    Journal Paper , , {Pages }


    Generation-Dependent Functional and Numerical Responses of a Naturally Fungus-Infected Colony of Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Reared on Ephestia kuehniella …

    F Badran, Y Fathipour, A Bagheri, M Attaran, GVP Reddy
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    Current Teaching

    • MS.c.

      Integrated Pest Management

    • MS.c.

      Integrated Pest Management

    • Ph.D.

      Pests Loss Assessment

    • Ph.D.

      Advanced Acarology (Bioecology, Behavior and Physiology)

    Teaching History

    • MS.c.

      Insect Ecology

    • Ph.D.

      Insect Population Dynamics

    • 2021
      Aghazadeh, Aliakbar
      Sublethal Effects of Botanical Pesticide Containing Wild Pistachio Nanoencapsulated Essential Oil on Demographic Parameters of Predatory Mite Amblyseius swirskii
    • 2018
      Abdollahipour, Mousa
      Use of Plant Volatiles to Disrupt Chemical Interaction Between the Tomato Leafminer (Tuta absoluta) and its Host Plant in Order to Reduce the Pest Population Density
    • 2019
      Ansari Shiri, Hassan
    • 2020
      Fadaei, Elnaz
    • 2020
      Jahanbazi, Marziye
    • Distinguished Faculty Member of Tarbiat Modares University (2005)
    • Distinguished Professor of Tarbiat Modares University in Teaching (2018)
    • Distinguished Professor of Tarbiat Modares University in Teaching (2019)
    • Distinguished Professor of Tarbiat Modares Univevrsity in Research (2011)
    • Distinguished Researcher of Iran (2006)
    • Distinguished Scientist of Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) (2009)
    • Supervisor of a Distinguished Postdoc Project (2017) )
    • The Supervisor of 5 Distinguished PhD Theses of Tarbiat Modares University
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2016)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2017)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2018)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2019)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2020)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2021)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2022)
    • Top 1% Scientist of the World (ESI-ISI) (2022)
    • Young Scientist Scopus Award 2014 in the Field of Agricultural and Biological Sciences (2014)
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