Selected papers

Molecular phylogenetics and genomic-scale data of Laboulbeniomycetes

  • Blackwell M, Haelewaters D, Pfister DH. 2020. Laboulbeniomycetes: Evolution, natural history, and Thaxter’s final word. Mycologia 112(6): 1048-1059. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Okrasińska A, Gorczak M, Pfister DH. 2020. Draft genome sequence of the globally distributed cockroach-infecting fungus Herpomyces periplanetae strain D. Haelew. 1187d. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9(6): e01458-19. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Pfliegler WP, Gorczak M, Pfister DH. 2019. Birth of an order: comprehensive molecular phylogenetic study reveals that Herpomyces (Fungi, Laboulbeniomycetes) is not part of Laboulbeniales. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133: 286-301. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Gorczak M, Pfliegler WP, Tartally A, Tischer M, Wrzosek M, Pfister DH. 2015. Bringing Laboulbeniales to the 21st century: enhanced techniques for extraction and PCR amplification of DNA from minute ectoparasitic fungi. IMA Fungus 6(2): 363-372. [pdf]

Diversity of Laboulbeniales fungi from the Netherlands

  • Haelewaters D, De Kesel A. 2020. Checklist of thallus-forming Laboulbeniomycetes from Belgium and the Netherlands, including Hesperomyces halyziae and Laboulbenia quarantenae spp. nov. MycoKeys 71: 23-86. [pdf]
  • De Kesel A, Haelewaters D. 2019. Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) of cholevine beetles (Coleoptera, Leiodidae) in Belgium and the Netherlands. Sterbeeckia 35: 60-66. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Boer P, Gort G, Noordijk J. 2015. Studies of Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) on Myrmica ants (II): variation of infection by Rickia wasmannii over habitats and time. Animal Biology 65(3-4): 219-231. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Boer P, Noordijk J. 2015. Studies of Laboulbeniales (Fungi: Ascomycota) on Myrmica ants: Rickia wasmannii in the Netherlands. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 44: 39-47. [pdf]
  • De Kesel A, Haelewaters D. 2014. Laboulbenia slackensis and L. littoralis sp. nov. (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales), two sibling species as a result of ecological speciation. Mycologia 106(3): 407-414. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Vorst O, De Kesel A. 2014. New and interesting Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) from the Netherlands. Nova Hedwigia 98(1-2): 113-125. [pdf]
  • De Kesel A, Haelewaters D, Gerstmans C. 2013. Two interesting species of Rickia (Laboulbeniales) from coastal habitats in Belgium and the Netherlands. Sterbeeckia 32: 6-10. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, De Kesel A. 2013. A new species of Cantharomyces (Laboulbeniales, Ascomycota) from the Netherlands. Mycotaxon 123: 467-472. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, van Wielink P, van Zuijlen JW, Verbeken A, De Kesel A. 2012. New records of Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) for The Netherlands. Entomologische Berichten 72(3): 175-183. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Nuytinck J, De Kesel A. 2012. Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) in Nederland: een introductie. Natuurhistorisch Maandblad 101(5): 88-93. [pdf]

Bat fly-associated Laboulbeniales

  • de Groot MD, Dumolein I, Hiller T, Sándor AD, Szentiványi T, Schilthuizen M, Aime MC, Verbeken A, Haelewaters D. 2020. On the fly: tritrophic associations of bats, bat flies, and fungi. Journal of Fungi 6(4): 361. [pdf]
  • Liu J, Haelewaters D, Pfliegler WP, Page RA, Dick CW, Aime MC. 2020. A new species of Gloeandromyces from Ecuador and Panama revealed by morphology and phylogenetic reconstruction, with a discussion of secondary barcodes in Laboulbeniomycetes taxonomy. Mycologia 112(6): 1192-1202. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Pfister DH. 2019. Morphological species of Gloeandromyces (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) evaluated using single-locus species delimitation methods. Fungal Systematics and Evolution 3: 19-33. [pdf]
  • Szentiványi T, Haelewaters D, Rádai Z, Mizsei E, Pfliegler WP, Báthori F, Tartally A, Glaizot O, Christe P. 2019. Climatic effects on the distribution of ant- and bat fly-associated fungal ectoparasites (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales). Fungal Biology 39: 371-379. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Hiller T, Dick CW. 2018. Bats, bat flies, and fungi: a case of hyperparasitism. Trends in Parasitology 34(9): 784-799. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Page RA, Pfister DH. 2018. Laboulbeniales hyperparasites (Fungi, Ascomycota) of bat flies: Independent origins and host associations. Ecology and Evolution 8(16): 8396-8418. [pdf]
  • Szentiványi T, Haelewaters D, Pfliegler WP, Clément L, Christe P, Glaizot O. 2018. Laboulbeniales (Fungi: Ascomycota) infection of bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) from Miniopterus schreibersii across Europe. Parasites & Vectors 11: 395. [pdf]
  • Walker MJ, Dorrestein A, Camacho JJ, Hiller T, Meckler LA, Silas KA, Haelewaters D. 2018. A tripartite survey of hyperparasitic fungi associated with ectoparasitic flies on bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in a neotropical cloud forest in Panama. Parasite 25: 19. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Pfliegler WP, Szentiványi T, Földvári M, Sándor AD, Barti L, Camacho JJ, Gort G, Estók P, Hiller T, Dick CW, Pfister DH. 2017. Parasites of parasites of bats: Laboulbeniales (Fungi: Ascomycota) on bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae) in central Europe. Parasites & Vectors 10: 96. [pdf]

All-Fungal Biodiversity Inventory at the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Massachusetts

  • Gómez -Zapata PA, Haelewaters D, Quijada L, Pfister DH, Aime MC. Notes on Trochila (Ascomycota, Leotiomycetes), with new species and combinations. MycoKeys (accepted).
  • Haelewaters D, De Kesel A, Gorczak M, Bao K, Gort G, Zhao SY, Pfister DH. 2019. Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) of the Boston Harbor Islands II: species parasitizing Carabidae, and the Laboulbenia flagellata species complex. Northeastern Naturalist 25(Special Issue 9): 110-149. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Dirks AC, Kappler LA, Quijada L, Vandegrift R, Buyck B, Pfister DH. 2018. A preliminary checklist of fungi at the Boston Harbor Islands. Northeastern Naturalist 25(Special Issue 9): 45-76. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Zhao SY, De Kesel A, Royer IR, Handlin RE, Farrell BD, Pfister DH. 2015. Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) of the Boston Harbor Islands I: species parasitizing Coccinellidae and Staphylinidae. Northeastern Naturalist 22(3): 459-477. [pdf]

Natural enemies of ladybirds (Coccinellidae)

  • Haelewaters D, Hiller T, Kemp EA, van Wielink PS, Shapiro-Ilan DI, Aime MC, Nedvěd O, Pfister DH, Cottrell TE. 2020. Mortality of native and invasive ladybirds co-infected by ectoparasitic and entomopathogenic fungi. PeerJ 8: e10110. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, De Kesel A, Pfister DH. 2018. Integrative taxonomy reveals hidden species within a common fungal parasite of ladybirds. Scientific Reports 8(1): 15966. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Hiller T, Gorczak M, Pfister DH. 2018. Influence of elytral colour pattern, size, and sex of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) on parasite prevalence and intensity of Hesperomyces virescens (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales). Insects 9(2): 67. [pdf]
  • Ceryngier P, Nedvěd O, Grez AA, Riddick EW, Roy HE, San Martin G, Steenberg T, Veselý P, Zaviezo T, Zúñiga-Reinoso Á, Haelewaters D. 2018. Predators and parasitoids of the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, in its native range and invaded areas. Biological Invasions 20(4): 1009-1031. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, De Kesel A. 2017. De schimmel Hesperomyces virescens, een natuurlijke vijand van lieveheersbeestjes. Entomologische Berichten 77(3): 106-118. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Zhao SY, Clusella-Trullas S, Cottrell TE, De Kesel A, Fiedler L, Herz A, Hesketh H, Hui C, Kleespies RG, Losey JE, Minnaar IA, Murray KM, Nedvěd O, Pfliegler WP, Raak-van den Berg CL, Riddick EW, Shapiro-Ilan DI, Smyth RR, Steenberg T, van Wielink PS, Viglášová S, Zhao Z, Ceryngier P, Roy HE. 2017. Parasites of Harmonia axyridis: current research and perspectives. BioControl 62(3): 355-371. [pdf]
  • Roy HE, Brown PMJ, Adriaens T, Berkvens N, Borges I, Clusella-Trullas S, Comont RF, De Clercq P, Eschen R, Estoup A, Evans EW, Facon B, Gardiner MM, Gil A, Grez AA, Guillemaud T, Haelewaters D, Herz A, Honek A, Howe AG, Hui C, Hutchison WD, Kenis M, Koch RL, Kulfan J, Lawson Handley L, Lombaert E, Loomans A, Losey J, Lukashuk AO, Maes D, Magro A, Murray KM, San Martin G, Martinkova Z, Minnaar I, Nedved O, Orlova-Bienkowskaja MJ, Rabitsch W, Ravn HP, Rondoni G, Rorke SL, Ryndevich SK, Saethre M-G, Sloggett JJ, Soares AO, Stals R, Tinsley MC, Vandereycken A, van Wielink P, Viglášová S, Zach P, Zaviezo T, Zhao Z. 2016. The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology. Biological Invasions 18(4): 997-1044. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Minnaar IA, Clusella-Trullas S. 2016. First finding of the parasitic fungus Hesperomyces virescens (Laboulbeniales) on native and invasive ladybirds (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in South Africa. Parasite 23: 5. [pdf]
  • Haelewaters D, Comont RF, Zhao SY, Pfister DH. 2014. Hesperomyces virescens (Fungi, Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) attacking Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in its native range. Chinese Science Bulletin 59(5-6): 528-532. [pdf]
  • Raak-van den Berg CL, van Wielink PS, de Jong PW, Gort G, Haelewaters D, Helder J, Karssen G, van Lenteren JC. 2014. Invasive alien species under attack: natural enemies of Harmonia axyridis in the Netherlands. BioControl 59(2): 229-240. [pdf]