University of Debrecen
Magyarul  |  in English
Dr. András Tartally
PhD (biology)
senior lecturer

Contact details:

1 (room: 1.012), Egyetem tér , Debrecen, H-4038, Hungary 

tel.: +36 316 666 / ext. 62349 

fax: +36 52 512 941


Research interests:
 Myrmecology (studying ants) 

Web:Selected publications:

Tartally, A., Thomas, J., Anton, C., Balletto, E., Barbero, F., Bonelli, S., Bräu, M., Casacci, L., Csősz, S., Czekes, Z., Dolek, M., Dziekańska, I., Elmes, G., Fürst, M., Glinka, U., Hochberg, M., Höttinger, H., Hula, V., Maes, D., Munguira, M., Musche, M., Nielsen, P., Nowicki, P., Oliveira, P., Peregovits, L., Ritter, S., Schlick-Steiner, B., Settele, J., Sielezniew, M., Simcox, D., Stankiewicz, A., Steiner, F., Švitra, G., Ugelvig, L., Van, D., Varga, Z., Witek, M., Woyciechowski, M., Wynhoff, I., Nash, D. (2019): Patterns of host use by brood parasitic butterflies across Europe. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 374 (1769), 1-17 DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0202 Online version [IF: 5.666]

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Rádai, Z. & Tartally, A. (2018): Host age determines parasite load of Laboulbeniales fungi infecting ants: Implications for host-parasite relationship and fungal life history. – Mycoscience, 59(2): 99-104 DOI: 0.1016/j.myc.2017.09.004 Online version [IF: 1.165]

Bereczki, J., Pecsenye, K., Varga, Z., Tartally, A. & Tóth, J.P. (2018): Maculinea rebeli (Hirschke)–a phantom or reality? Novel contribution to a long‐standing debate over the taxonomic status of an enigmatic Lycaenidae butterfly. – Systematic Entomology, 43: 166-182 DOI: 10.1111/syen.12259 Online version Supplementary Material 1 Supplementary Material 2 [IF: 4.474

Pfliegler, W.P., Báthori, F., Wang, T.W., Tartally, A., Haelewaters, D. (2018): Herpomyces ectoparasitic fungi (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) are globally distributed by their invasive cockroach hosts and through the pet trade industry. – Mycologia, 110: 39-46 DOI: 10.1080/00275514.2017.1418567 Online version [IF: 2.550]

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P., Zimmerman, C.-U. & Tartally, A. (2017): Online image databases as multi-purpose resources: discovery of a new host ant of Rickia wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) by screening – Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 61: 85-94. DOI: 10.3897/jhr.61.20255 Online version [IF: 0.793]

Báthori, F., Rádai, Z. & Tartally, A. (2017): The effect of Rickia wasmannii (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) on the aggression and boldness of Myrmica scabrinodis (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). – Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 58, 41-52 DOI: 10.3897/jhr.58.13253 Online version [IF: 0.793]

Tartally, A., Tóth, J.P., Váradi, A. & Bereczki, J. (2017): First Data on the Host Ant Usage of Large Blue from the Carpathian Basin. – Sociobiology, 64(1): 122 DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v64i1.1206 Online version Supplementary Material [IF: 0.702]

Pfliegler, W.P., Báthori, F., Haelewaters, D. & Tartally, A. (2016): Studies of Laboulbeniales on Myrmica ants (III): myrmecophilous arthropods as alternative hosts of Rickia wasmannii. – Parasite, 23: 50 DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2016060 Online version [IF: 1.781]

Pfliegler, W.P., Fekete, J., Báthori, F. & Tartally, A. (2016): First Central European record of the fungus Prolixandromyces triandrus (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales), a parasite of Veliid bugs (Heteroptera: Veliidae), with notes on its biology and DNA-barcoding. – Aquatic Insects, 37(3): 215-223 DOI: 10.1080/01650424.2016.1194434, Online version, [IF: 0.129]

Pfliegler, W.P., Tálas, L., Báthori, F., Tartally, A., Pócsi, I. & Szemán-Nagy, G. (2016): Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on Rickia wasmannii Cavara (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) infecting Myrmica scabrinodis Nylander (Formicidae) ants. – Sociobiology, 63(2): 851-854 DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v63i2.1049, Online version, [IF: 0.702] 

Tartally, A., Antonova, V., Espadaler, X., Csősz, S. & Czechowski, W. (2016): Collapse of the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus, populations in four European countries. – Biological Invasions, 18(11): 3127–3131 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-016-1227-x, Online version, [IF: 2.586]

Tragust, S., Tartally, A., Espadaler, X. & Billen, J. (2016): Histopathology of Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales): ectoparasitic fungi on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News, 23: 81–89. Online version [IF: 2.386]

Tartally, A., Kelager, A., Fürst, M.A., Nash D.R. (2016): Host plant use drives genetic differentiation in syntopic populations of Maculinea alcon. – PeerJ, 4: e1865, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1865, Online version [IF: 110]

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P. & Tartally, A. (2015): First records of the recently described ectoparasitic Rickia lenoirii (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) in the Carpathian Basin. – Sociobiology, 62: 620-622. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v62i4.901, Online version, Supplementary Material [IF: 0.702]

Haelewaters, D., Gorczak, M., Pfliegler, W.P., Tartally, A., Tischer, M., Wrzosek, M. & Pfister, D.H. (2015): Bringing Laboulbeniales into the 21st century: enhanced techniques for extraction and PCR amplification of DNA from minute ectoparasitic fungi. – IMA Fungus, 6(2): 363–372. DOI: 10.5598/imafungus.2015.06.02.08, Online version

Pecsenye, K., Bereczki, J., Juhász, E., Tartally, A., Varga, Z. (2015): Contrasting genetic structure in cuckoo and predatory Maculinea – Conservation Genetics, 16: 939-954. DOI: 10.1007/s10592-015-0713-5, Online version [IF: 2.040]

Báthori, F., Csata, E. & Tartally, A. (2015): Rickia wasmannii increases the need for water in Myrmica scabrinodis (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 126: 78-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2015.01.005, Online version [IF: 198]

Tartally, A. & Báthori, F. (2015): Does Laboulbenia formicarum (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) fungus infect the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Hungary? – e-Acta Naturalia Pannonica, 8: 117-123. PDF

Báthori, F., Pfliegler, W.P. & Tartally, A. (2014): First records of the myrmecophilous fungus Laboulbenia camponoti Batra (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales) from Austria and Romania. – Sociobiology, 61: 338-340. DOI: 10.13102/sociobiology.v61i3.338-340, Online version [IF: 372]

Tartally, A., Koschuh, A. & Varga, Z. (2014): The re-discovered Maculinea rebeli (Hirschke, 1904): Host ant usage, parasitoid and initial food plant around the type locality with taxonomical aspects (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). – ZooKeys, 406: 25-40. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.406.7124, Online version [IF: 933]

Tartally, A., Rodrigues, M.C., Brakels, P & Arnaldo, P.S. (2013): Myrmica aloba (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) hosts isolated populations of a hoverfly, a butterfly and an ichneumon species in NE-Portugal. – Journal of Insect Conservation, 15: 465-467. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-013-9575-7, Online version [IF: 1.789]

Arnaldo, P.S., Wynhoff, I., Soares, P., Rodrigues, M.C., Aranha, J., Csősz, S., Maravalhas, E. & Tartally, A. (2011): Maculinea alcon exploits Myrmica aloba in Portugal: unusual host ant species of a myrmecophilous butterfly in a peripheral region. – Journal of Insect Conservation, 17: 851-855. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-010-9316-0, Online version [IF: 1.688]

Bonelli, S., Witek, M., Canterino, S., Sielezniew, M., Stankiewicz, A., Tartally, A., Balletto, E. & Schönrogge, K. (2011) Distribution, host specificity and the potential for cryptic speciation in hoverfly Microdon myrmicae (Diptera: Syrphidae), a social parasite of Myrmica – Ecological Entomology, 36, 135-143. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01253.x, Online version [IF: 1.995]

Gyuris, E., Feró, O., Tartally, A., & Barta, Z. (2011) Individual behaviour in firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus). – Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278, 628-633. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1326, Online version) [IF: 5.415]

Rákosy, L., Tartally, A., Goia, M., Mihali, C. & Varga, Z. (2010): The Dusky Large Blue – Maculinea nausithous kijevensis (Sheljuzhko, 1928) in the Transylvanian basin: New data on taxonomy and ecology. – Nota Lepidopterologica, 33(1): 31-37. PDF

Nagy, C., Tartally, A., Vilisics, F., Merkl, O., Szita, É., Szél, G., Podlussány, A., Rédei, D., Csősz, S., Pozsgai, G., Orosz, A., Szövényi, G. & Markó, V. (2009): Effects of the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus van Loon, Boomsma & Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), on arthropod assemblages: pattern analyses in the type supercolony. – Myrmecological News, 12 :171-181. Online verersion with Digital supplementary material

Árnyas, E., Bereczki, J., Tóth, A., Varga, K., Pecsenye, K., Tartally, A., Kövics, Gy., Karsa, D. & Varga, Z. (2009): Oviposition preferences of Maculinea alcon as influenced by aphid (Aphis gentianae) and fungal (Puccinia gentianae) infestation of larval host plants. – Ecological Entomology, 34(1): 90-97. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2008.01048.x, Online version [IF: 697]

Tartally, A., Nash D.R., Lengyel S. & Varga, Z. (2008): Patterns of host ant use by sympatric populations of Maculinea alcon and ‘rebeli’ in the Carpathian Basin. – Insectes Sociaux, 55(4): 370-381. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-008-1015-4, Online version [IF: 1.015]

Tartally, A. & Varga, Z. (2008): Host ant use of Maculinea teleius in the Carpathian-Basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) – Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54(3): 257-268. PDF [IF: 0.522]

Tartally, A., Rákosy, L., Vizauer, T.-Cs., Goia, M. & Varga, Z. (2008): Maculinea nausithous exploits Myrmica scabrinodis in Transylvania: unusual host ant species of a myrmecophilous butterfly in an isolated region. – Sociobiology, 51(2): 373-380. PDF [IF: 0.496]

Espadaler, X., Tartally, A., Schultz, R., Seifert, B. & Nagy, Cs. (2007): Regional trends and preliminary results on the local expansion rate in the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) – Insectes Sociaux, 54(3): 293-301. DOI: 10.1007/s00040-007-0944-7, Online version [IF: 1.618]

Tartally, A., Szűcs, B. & Ebsen, J.R. (2007): The first records of Rickia wasmannii Cavara, 1899, a myrmecophilous fungus, and its Myrmica Latreille, 1804 host ants in Hungary and Romania (Ascomycetes: Laboulbeniales; Hymenoptera: Formicidae). – Myrmecological News, 10: 123 (published lecture Abstract) Online version

Tartally, A. (2006): Long term expansion of a supercolony of the invasive garden ant, Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 9: 21-25. Online version

Hornung, E., Vilisics, F. & Tartally, A. (2005): Occurrence of Platyarthrus schoblii (Isopoda, Oniscidea) and its ant hosts in Hungary – European Journal of Soil Biology, 41: 129-133. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2005.11.001, Online version [IF: 0.935]

Szathmáry, E., Haltrich, A. & Tartally, A. (2005): Data to the knowledge of the lachnid fauna (Homoptera: Lachnidae) of Hungary – Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 40: 403-408. DOI: 10.1556/APhyt.40.2005.3-4.22, Online version

Tartally, A. & Varga, Z. (2005): Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): the first data on host-ant specificity of Maculinea nausithous (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in Hungary. – Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 7: 55-59. Online version

Tartally, A. (2005): Myrmica salina (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) as a host of Maculinea alcon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). – Sociobiology, 46(1): 39-43. [IF: 0.662] Abstract

Tartally, A. (2005): Neotypus melanocephalus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae): the first record of a parasitoid wasp attacking Maculinea teleius (Lycaenidae). – Nota Lepidopterologica, 28(1): 65-67. PDF

Tartally, A. (2005): Accelerated development of Maculinea rebeli larvae under artificial conditions (Lycaenidae). – Nota Lepidopterologica, 27(4) (Printed: 2004): 303-308. PDF

Tartally, A. (2004): Is Manica rubida (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) a potential host of the Maculinea alcon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) group? – Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 6: 23-27. Online verersion with Digital supplementary material

Tartally, A., Hornung, E. & Espadaler, X. (2004): The joint introduction of Platyarthrus schoblii (Isopoda: Oniscidea) and Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) into Hungary. – Myrmecologische Nachrichten, 6: 61-66. Online version

Tartally, A. (2000): Notes on the coexistence of the supercolonial ant Lasius neglectus van Loon, Boomsma et Andrásfalvy 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) with other ant species. – Tiscia, 32: 43-46. PDF

Gallé, L., Csősz, S., Tartally, A. & Kovács, É. (1998): A check-list of Hungarian ants. – Folia Entomologica Hungarica, 59: 213-220.


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