University of Debrecen
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Dr. Edit Juhász
senior lecturer

Contact details:


+36 52 51 2900/62315, 62352


juhasz.edit 'at'

Research interests:


Population genetics (study of variability in threatened butterflies species):

  • enzyme polymorphism
  • morphometric studies (wing, genital organs)


Studying effects of climatic changes on butterflies.


Behavioral and hormonal studies on insects.


Bac-to-Bac Baculovirus Expression System (2 months scholarship at Innsbruck Medical University in 2010)

Selected publications:

Bereczki J., Tóth, J.P., Tóth, A., Bátori E., Pecsenye, K. & Varga, Z. 2011. Genetic structure of phenologically differentiated Large Blue (Maculinea arion) populations (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Carpathian Basin. European Journal of Entomology  108(4): 519-527.

Hollós, A., Pecsenye, K., Bereczki, J., Bátori, E., Rákosy, L. & Varga, Z. 2012. Pattern of genetic and morphometric differentiation in Maculinea nausithous (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in the Carpathian Basin. Acta Zoologica Hungarica 58(1): 87-103

Bátori, E., Pecsenye, K., Bereczki, J., & Varga, Z. 2012. Patterns of genetic and taxonomic differentiation in three Melitaea (subg. Mellicta) species (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae). Journal of Insect Conservation, 16:647-656 DOI: 10.1007/s10841-011-9447-y

Bátori, E., Pcsenye, K., János P. Tóth, & Varga, Z. 2012. Patterns of genetic and morphometric differentiation in Melitaea (Mellicta) athalia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 107 (2): pp. 398-413 DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2012.01944.x

Végvári Zs.; Juhász E., Tóth J., Barta Z., Boldogh S., Szabó S., & Varga Z. 2014. Hibernation stage predicts climatic responsiveness in noctuid moths. OIKOS, 124(2), 235-242.

 Juhász, E., Végvári, Zs., Tóth, J. P., Pecsenye, K., & Varga, Z. 2016. Climate-induced changes in the phenotypic plasticity of the Heath Fritillary, Melitaea athalia (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). European Journal of Entomology, 113: 104.

Nagy, N. A., Németh, Z., Juhász, E., Póliska, S., Rácz, R., Kosztolányi, A., & Barta, Z. 2017. Evaluation of potential reference genes for real-time qPCR analysis in a biparental beetle, Lethrus apterus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae). PeerJ, 5, e4047