» Wiktoria Szydło, Ph.D.


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  • Skoracka A., Lopes L.F., Alves M.J., Miller A., Lewandowski M., Szydło W., Majer A., Różańska E., Kuczyński L. 2018. Genetics of lineage diversification and the evolution of host usage in the economically important wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella Keifer, 1969. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18(1):122. DOI: 10.1186/s12862-018-1234-x

  • Laska A., Majer A., Szydło W.,  Karpicka-Ignatowska K., Hornyák M., Labrzycka A., Skoracka A. 2018. Cryptic diversity within grass-associated Abacarus species complex (Acariformes: Eriophyidae), with the description of a new species, Abacarus plumiger n. sp. Experimental and Applied Acarology 76: 1. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-018-0291-6


  • Kiedrowicz A., Rector B.G., Lommen S., Kuczyński L., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2017. Population growth rate of dry bulb mite, Aceria tulipae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae), on agriculturally important plants and implications for its taxonomic status. Experimental and Applied Acarology 73: 1. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-017-0173-3

  • Skoracka A., Lewandowski M., Rector B.G., Szydło W., Kuczyński L. 2017. Spatial and host-related variation in prevalence and population density of wheat curl mite (Aceria tosichella) cryptic genotypes in agricultural landscapes. PLoS ONE, 12(1): e0169874, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169874


  • Szydło W., Hein G., Denizhan E., Skoracka A.2015. Exceptionally high levels of genetic diversity in wheat curl mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) populations from Turkey. Journal of Economic Entomology. 108: 2030-2039. » Full text download link
  • Trzmiel K., Szydło W.,  Zarzyńska-Nowak A., Jeżewska M. 2015. First report of Brome mosaic virus (BMV) and Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) co-infection in triticale plants in Poland. Plant Disease 99:9, 1290-1290.


  • Skoracka A., Rector B., Kuczyński L., Szydło W., Hein G., French R. 2014. Global spread of wheat curl mite by its most polyphagous and pestiferous lineages. Annals of Applied Biology. 165 (2): 222-235.
  • Lewandowski M., Skoracka A., Szydło W., Kozak M., Druciarek T., Griffiths D. 2014. Genetic and morphological diversity of Trisetacus species (Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae) associated with coniferous trees in Poland: phylogeny, barcoding, host and habitat specialization. Experimental and Applied Acarology 63: 497-520.
  • Kiedrowicz A., Rector B., Denizhan E., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2014. Infestation of grasses by eriophyoid mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) in Turkey. International Journal of Acarology, 40(6), 421-427.


  • Navia D., de Mendoca R., Skoracka A., Szydło W., Knihinicki D., Hein G.L., da Silva Pereira P.R.V., Truol G., Lau D. 2013. Wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella, and transmitted viruses: an expanding pest complex affecting cereal crops. Experimental and Applied Acarology 59: 95-143.
  • Miller A.D., Skoracka A., Navia D., de Mendonca R., Szydło W., Schultz M., Smith C.M., Truol G., Hoffmann A.A. 2013. Phylogenetic analyses reveal extensive cryptic speciation and host specialization in an economically important mite taxon. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3):928-940.
  • Denizhan  E., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2013. Eriophyoid studies in Turkey: review and perspectives. Biological Letters 50: 45-54.
  • Skoracka A., Kuczyński L., Szydło W., Rector B. 2013. The wheat curl mite Aceria tosichella (Acari: Eriophyoidea) is a complex of cryptic lineages with divergent host ranges: evidence from molecular and plant bioassay data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109: 165-180.


  • Trzmiel K., Szydło W. 2012. Occurrence and characteristic of Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) in maize in Poland. (in Polish) Progress in Plant Protection 52(3): 707-713.
  • Skoracka A., Kuczyński L., Szydło W., Rector B. 2012. The wheat curl mite Aceria tosichella (Acari: Eriophyoidea) is a complex of cryptic lineages with divergent host ranges: evidence from molecular and plant bioassay data. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (in press).
  • Skoracka A., Kuczyński L., de Mendonca R., Dabert M., Szydło W., Knihinicki D., Truol G., Navia D. 2012. Cryptic species within the wheat curl mite Aceria tosichella (Keifer) (Acari, Eriophyoidea) revealed by mitochondrial, nuclear and morphometric data. Invertebrate Systematics 26: 417-433.


  • Szydło W., Skaftason J. F., Skoracka A., 2010: Eriophyoid mites (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) from Iceland: one new species and three new mite records. Annales Zoologici 60(1): 139-157. doi: 10.3161/000345410X499623