Dr. Odair A. Fernandes

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Full Professor of Entomology
Departamento de Fitossanidade
FCAV/Sao Paulo State University
Phone: 55 (16) 3209-7304
FAX: 55(16) 3209-1301
Email: oafernandes@fcav.unesp.br



Adjunct Faculty


Professional Activities:

My research program involves applied insect ecology aiming at enhancing biological control of maize and sugarcane insect pests and improving decision making in IPM of cereal, vegetable, and fruit crops in Brazil. My responsibilities include teaching undergraduate- and graduate-level classes such as Pests of Agricultural Crops and Biological Control as well as extension activities on peanut, sugarcane, and maize in Southeastern Brazil.


  1. B.S. in Agronomy, FCAV/UNESP, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil, 1983
  2. M.S. in Entomology, FFCL/USP, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, 1987
  3. Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995


Recent Publications (detailed CV can be accessed at http:/lattes.cnpq.br/1458288287757880):
  • LEMES, A. R. N., DAVOLOS, C. C., LEGORI, P. C. B. C., FERNANDES, O.A., FERRÃ, J., LEMOS, M.V.F., DESIDERIO, J.A. 2014. Synergism and antagonism between Bacillus thuringiensis Vip3A and Cry1 proteins in Heliothis virescens, Diatraea saccharalis and Spodoptera frugiperda. Plos One. 9: 107196 - 8.
  • CRIALESI-LEGORI, P.C.B., DAVOLOS, C.C., LEMES, A. R. N., MARUCCI, S.C., LEMOS, M.V.F., FERNANDES, O.A., DESIDERIO, J.A. Interactions of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1 and Vip3A proteins for lepidopterous pest control. 2014. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira. 49: 79-87. [in portuguese]
  • BERGAMASCO, V.B., MENDES, D.R.P., FERNANDES, O. A., DESIDÃRIO, J.A., LEMOS, M.V.F. 2013. Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ia10 and Vip3Aa protein interactions and their toxicity in Spodoptera spp. (Lepidoptera). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112: 152-158.
  • ROSSATO Jr., J.A.S., COSTA, G. H. G., MADALENO, L. L., MUTTON, M. J. R., HIGLEY, L. G., FERNANDES, O. A. 2013. Characterization and impact of the Sugarcane Borer on sugarcane yield and quality. Agronomy Journal. 105: 643-648.
  • FERNANDES, O. A. & CARNEIRO, T. R. 2012. Interspecific interaction between Telenomus remus (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) and Trichogramma pretiosum (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) on Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs. Anais da Academia Brasileira de CiÃncias. 84: 1127-1135.
  • MENEZES NETTO, A.C., VARELLA, A. C., FERNANDES, O. A. 2012. Maize-dwelling insects omnivory in Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) egg masses. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 55: 97-100.
  • ALVES, M.C., ROSSI, J.R., RODRIGUES, M.G.F., ALVES, E. C. C., FERRAUDO, A.S., LEMOS, M.V.F., DESIDERIO, J.A., FERNANDES, O. A. 2011. Identification and characterization of Coleoptera-specific vip e cry genes in Bacillus thuringiensis isolates. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira. 46: 1053-1060. [in portuguese]
  • ZART, M., BOTTON, M., FERNANDES, O. A. 2011. Injuries caused by the South American fruit fly to different grape varieties. Bragantia. 70: 64-71. [in portuguese]
  • VILARINHO, E. C., FERNANDES, O. A., HUNT, T., CAIXETA, D.F. 2011. Movement of Spodoptera frugiperda adults (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in maize in Brazil. The Florida Entomologist. 94: 480-488.
  • ROSSATO Jr., J.A.S., FERNANDES, O. A., MUTTON, M. J. R., HIGLEY, L. G., MADALENO L.L. 2011. Sugarcane response to two biotic stressors: Diatraea saccharalis and Mahanarva fimbriolata. International Sugar Journal. 113: 453-455.
  • ZART, M., FERNANDES, O. A., BOTTON, M. 2010. Biology and fertility life table of the South American fruit fly Anastrepha fraterculus on grape. Bulletin of Insectology. 63: 237-242.
  • SCOMPARIN, A.L.X., SAUDREAU, M., SINOQUET, H., SAUPHANOR, B., BERLING, M., FERNANDES, O. A., BIRON, D.G. 2010. Effects of thermoperiodic conditions on the developmental rate of codling moth larvae of resistant and non-resistant strains to chemical and viral (CpGV) insecticides. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin. 54: 643-646.
  • BUENO, R. C. O. F., CARNEIRO, T. R., BUENO, A. F., PRATISSOLI, D., FERNANDES, O. A., VIEIRA, S.S. 2010. Parasitism capacity of Telenomus remus Nixon (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) on Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) eggs. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology. 53: 133-139.
  • CARNEIRO, T. R., FERNANDES, O. A., CRUZ, I. 2009. Influence of females intraspecific competition and lack of host on Telenomus remus Nixon (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae) parasitism on Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) eggs. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia. 53: 482-486. [in portuguese]
  • MEIRELLES, A.P., CARNEIRO, T. R., FERNANDES, O. A. 2009. Effect of different carbohydrate sources and food deprivation on biological characteristics of Telenomus remus Nixon (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia. 53: 457-460. [in portuguese]
  • PETERSON, R.K.D., DAVIS, R.S., HIGLEY, L. G., FERNANDES, O. A. 2009. Mortality risk in insects. Environmental Entomology. 38: 2-10.
  • RIBEIRO Jr., P.J., VIOLA, D. N., DEMETRIO, C. G. B., MANLY, B., FERNANDES, O. A. Spatial pattern detection modeling of thrips (Thrips tabaci) on onion fields. Scientia Agricola. 66: 90-99.
Recent books and book chapters
  • MUTTON, M. J. R.; MUTTON, M.A.; MADALENO, L. L.; ROSSATO Jr., J.A.S.; GUIMARAES, E. R.; FERRO, M. I. T.; FERNANDES, O. A. 2012. Biotic stressors in sugarcane: qualitative and quantitative impact on raw matter and industrial process. In: Bioenergia: desenvolvimento, pesquisa e inovação. 1 ed. São Paulo: Cultura Acad&ecircmica, 2012, p. 341-408. [in portuguese]
  • FERNANDES, O.A.; CARDOSO, A.M.; MARTINELLI, S. Integrated pest management of tomato: pest identification and control tactics. FUNEP. Jaboticabal, SP. 2010. 2nd. ed. 39 p. [in portuguese]
Teaching Recognition:
  • 1998 Outstanding Mentor of the XLVII Agronomy Class at São Paulo State University, FCAV/UNESP.
Research Recognition:
  • Syngenta Entomological Advisory Group (SEAG) award for research competition - Syngenta do Brasil Ltd., 2002.
  • Novartis Entomological Advisory Group (NEAG) award for research competition - Novartis do Brasil Ltd., 2000.
  • Florida Entomological Society Scholarship Award , Florida Entomological Society, 1994.

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