Chris Malumphy

Chris is a Senior Entomologist and specialist on invasive species ecology, working in biosecurity and plant health.

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  • Area of expertise
    Entomology
  • Years of experience
    25+
  • Highest qualification
    PhD

Chris is a Senior Entomologist and specialist on invasive species ecology, working in biosecurity and plant health. His current role includes developing Fera’s science capabilities, managing and delivering research projects, and providing an identification service, training, consultancy and risk assessments on non-native invertebrate plant pests, for a wide range of UK and overseas government and commercial clients. He has extensive overseas field experience studying invasive invertebrate plant pests in subtropical and tropical regions.

Chris is currently involved with several projects, including managing a project that provides a diagnostic service and biosecurity support/training for the UK Overseas Territories and recently participated in Horizon scanning workshops in the Caribbean, South Atlantic and Mediterranean. He is also currently working on a biocontrol project for the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp and on potential vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in the UK.  He recently participated in the International Plant Sentinel Network (ISPN), and delivered workshops on sentinel plants and invasive alien species in China, South Africa and the USA. Chris was invited in 2018 to the British Virgin Islands as a specialist on invasive species to advise the government on mitigating the risks of introducing invasive alien pests during the territory’s recovery phase post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

He is a core-member of the England and Wales NPPO Risk Register/PRA sub-team and the Risk Group Communications sub-team. He is currently participating as an external expert on the Working Group for Agricultural Pests for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.

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Latest Papers and Articles

Malumphy, C. 2016. The status of Alluaud’s little yellow ant Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29 (2): 65-68.

Malumphy, C. 2016. Six non-native species of scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) new for Belgium. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 245-251

Malumphy, C. 2017. Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) intercepted in England on fresh soursop, Annona muricata, fruit imported from the Neotropical Region. Entomologist’s Gazette, 68: 263–271

Malumphy, C. 2018. Two species of whitefly and seven species of scale insect (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae and Coccoidea), new for Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 154: 53-59

Malumphy, C., Hamilton, M.A., Sanchez, M.D. & Green, P.W.C. 2016. Trapping confirms aerial recruitment of pine tortoise scale (Toumeyella parvicornis (Cockerell)) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Entomologist’s Monthly magazine 152: 193-200

Malumphy, C. & Reid, S. 2017. Potential insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in the United Kingdom. Proceedings of European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem. Palma de Mallorca 13-15 November 2017. pp. 21-22. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/171113

Malumphy, C. & Salisbury, A. 2016. First incursion in Europe of bamboo white scale Kuwanaspis howardi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), with a review of Kuwanaspis species detected in Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29 (2): 97-103

Smith, R.M., Baker, R.H.A., Collins, D.W., Korycinska, A., Malumphy, C.P., Ostojá-Starzewski, J.C., Prior, T., Pye, D. & Reid. S. 2018. Recent trends in non-native, invertebrate, plant pest establishments in Great Britain, accounting for time lags in reporting. Agricultural and Forest Entomology: doi: 10.1111/afe.12282

Events past and future

9th - 12th October 2018: Key-note speaker at the COST Action 1401 conference ‘Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018’, Switzerland

Chris and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

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Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

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Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

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All Crop Health Services
Writing

Latest Papers and Articles

Malumphy, C. 2016. The status of Alluaud’s little yellow ant Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29 (2): 65-68.

Malumphy, C. 2016. Six non-native species of scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) new for Belgium. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 245-251

Malumphy, C. 2017. Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) intercepted in England on fresh soursop, Annona muricata, fruit imported from the Neotropical Region. Entomologist’s Gazette, 68: 263–271

Malumphy, C. 2018. Two species of whitefly and seven species of scale insect (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae and Coccoidea), new for Antigua, Lesser Antilles. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 154: 53-59

Malumphy, C., Hamilton, M.A., Sanchez, M.D. & Green, P.W.C. 2016. Trapping confirms aerial recruitment of pine tortoise scale (Toumeyella parvicornis (Cockerell)) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Entomologist’s Monthly magazine 152: 193-200

Malumphy, C. & Reid, S. 2017. Potential insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa in the United Kingdom. Proceedings of European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem. Palma de Mallorca 13-15 November 2017. pp. 21-22. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/events/event/171113

Malumphy, C. & Salisbury, A. 2016. First incursion in Europe of bamboo white scale Kuwanaspis howardi (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), with a review of Kuwanaspis species detected in Britain. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 29 (2): 97-103

Smith, R.M., Baker, R.H.A., Collins, D.W., Korycinska, A., Malumphy, C.P., Ostojá-Starzewski, J.C., Prior, T., Pye, D. & Reid. S. 2018. Recent trends in non-native, invertebrate, plant pest establishments in Great Britain, accounting for time lags in reporting. Agricultural and Forest Entomology: doi: 10.1111/afe.12282

Attending or speaking at

Events past and future

9th - 12th October 2018: Key-note speaker at the COST Action 1401 conference ‘Sentinel plantings for detecting alien, potentially damaging tree pests: state of the art 2018’, Switzerland

Services

Chris and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

Learn more

Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

Learn more

Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

Learn more

All Crop Health Services

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