LUCINDA group publications on biting midges and the diseases they spread


1.          Pilgrim J, Ander M, Garros C, Baylis M, Hurst GDD, Siozios S (2017). Torix group Rickettsia are widespread in Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), reach high frequency and carry unique genomic features. Environmental Microbiology in press. 10.1111/1462-2920.13887

2.          Baylis M (2017). Potential impact of climate change on emerging vector-borne and other infections in the UK. Environmental Health (in press)

3.          Baylis M, Caminade C, Turner J & Jones A.E. (2017). The role of climate change in the developing threat: the case of bluetongue in Europe. OIE Science and Technical Review (in press)

4.          Stokes JE, Baylis M*, Duncan JS* (2016). A freedom from disease study: Schmallenberg virus in the south of England in 2015. Veterinary Record (* share last authorship). 10.1136/vr.103903

5.          Robin M, Page P, Archer D, Baylis M (2016). African Horse Sickness: the potential for an outbreak in disease-free regions and current disease control and elimination techniques. Equine Veterinary Journal. Published 1/6/2016.  DOI: 10.1111/evj.12600

6.          Kluiters G, PagŹs N, Carpenter, GardŹs L, Guis H, Baylis M, Garros  (2016). Morphometric discrimination of two sympatric sibling species in the Palaearctic region, Culicoides obsoletus Meigen and C. scoticus Downes and Kettle (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), vectors of bluetongue and Schmallenberg viruses. Parasites and Vectors. 4 May 2016. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1520-7

7.          Robin M, Archer D, McGowan C, Garros C, GardŹs L, Baylis M (2015). The repellent effect of topical deltamethrin on blood-feeding by Culicoides on horses. The Veterinary Record, 176, 574. doi:10.1136/vr.102800.

8.          Hope A, Gubbins S, Sanders C, Denison E, Barber J, Stubbins F, Baylis M, Carpenter S (2015). A comparison of commercial light-emitting diode baited suction traps for surveillance of Culicoides in northern Europe. Parasites and Vectors 8: 239. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0846-x

9.          Kluiters G, Swales H, Baylis M (2015). Local dispersal of Palaearctic Culicoides biting midges estimated by mark-release-recapture. Parasites and Vectors 8: 86. doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0658-z

10.       Kluiters G, Hunter K, Baylis M (2015). Validation of fluorescent dust marking of Culicoides biting midges and the design of a self-marking technique. Parasites and Vectors 8: 54. doi:10.1186/s13071-015-0657-0

11.       Gubbins S, Turner J, Baylis M, van de Stede Y, van Schaik G, Abrahantes JC, Wilson AJ (2014). Inferences about the transmission of Schmallenberg virus within and between farms Preventive Veterinary Medicine 116, 380-90. doi:

12.       Gubbins S, Richardson J, Baylis M, Wilson AJ, Abrahantes JC (2014). Modelling the continental-scale spread of Schmallenberg virus in Europe: approaches and Challenges. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 116, 404-11. doi:

13.       Robin M, Baylis M, Archer D, Garros C (2014). The threat of midge-borne equine disease: investigation of Culicoides species on UK equine premises. The Veterinary Record 174(12); doi: 10.1136/vr.102151. Published online Feb 6, 2014.

14.       Baylis M (2013). Research gaps in understanding how climate change will affect arboviral diseases. Animal Health Research Reviews 14, 143-146. DOI:10.1017/S1466252313000145.

15.       Charron, MVP, Kluiters G, Langlais M, Seegers H, Baylis M and Ezanno P (2013). Seasonal and spatial heterogeneities in host and vector abundances impact the spatiotemporal spread of bluetongue. Veterinary Research 44:44. doi:10.1186/1297-9716-44-44

16.       Turner J, Bowers R & Baylis M (2013). Two-host, two-vector basic reproduction ratio (R0) for bluetongue. Plos ONE 8, e53128. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053128.

17.       Kluiters G, Sugden D, Guis H, McIntyre KM, Labuschagne K, Jose Vilar M & Baylis M (2012). Modelling the spatial distribution of Culicoides biting midges at the local scale. Journal of Applied Ecology 50, 232-242. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12030

18.       Turner J, Bowers RG and Baylis M (2012). Modelling the transmission of bluetongue virus between farms in Suffolk and Norfolk using animal and vector movements. Scientific Reports 2, 319. 10.1038/srep00319

19.       Guis H, Caminade C, Calvete C, Morse AP, Tran A and Baylis M (2011) Modelling the effects of past and future climate on the risk of bluetongue emergence in Europe. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 9, 339-350. Published online before print June 22, 2011, doi:10.1098/_rsif.2011.0255.

20.       Vilar MJ, Guis H, Krzywinski J, Sanderson S, Baylis M (2011) Culicoides vectors of bluetongue in Chester Zoo. Veterinary Record, 168: 242 originally published online 15/2/2011. doi: 10.1136/vr.c6684

21.       Garcia-Saenz A, McCarter P, Baylis M (2010). The influence of host number on the attraction of biting midges, Culicoides spp, to light traps.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2010.00904.x

22.       Baylis M, Parkin H, Kreppel K, Carpenter S, Mellor PS, Mcintyre KM (2010) Evaluation of housing as a means to protect cattle from Culicoides biting midges, the vectors of bluetongue virus. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 24, 38-45. 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2009.00842.x

23.       Baylis M, O’Connell L & Mellor PS (2008). Rates of bluetongue transmission between Culicoides sonorensis and sheep. In Bluetongue eds Mellor PS, Baylis M & Mertens PPC, Elsevier, Oxford.

24.       Mellor PS, Carpenter S, Baylis M & Mertens PPC (2008). Bluetongue in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Bluetongue Monograph, eds Mellor PS, Baylis M & Mertens PPC. Elsevier, Oxford.

25.       Mellor PS, Carpenter S, Harrup L, Baylis M & Mertens PPC (2008).  Bluetongue in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin: history of occurrence prior to 2006.  Preventive Veterinary Medicine 87, 4-20.  Doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2008.06.002

26.       Baylis M, O’Connell L & Mellor PS. (2008) Rates of bluetongue transmission between Culicoides sonorensis and sheep. Medical and Veterinary Entomology.  22, 228-237. 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2008.00732.x

27.       Gubbins S, Carpenter S, Baylis M, Wood JLN & Mellor PS (2008).  Assessing the risk of bluetongue to Great Britain: uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of a temperature-dependent model for the basic reproduction number.  Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 5, 363-371. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2007.1110. Publ online 22 June 2007.

28.       Purse BV, McCormick BJJ, Mellor PS, Baylis M, others and Rogers DJ (2007). Incriminating bluetongue virus vectors with climate envelope models. Journal of Applied Ecology 44, 1231–1242.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01342.x.

29.       Purse BV, Baylis M, McCormick BJJ & Rogers DJ (2006). Hindsight and foresight on the spread of bluetongue virus in Europe. Prepared for the Foresight Project Detection and Identification of Infectious Diseases. Office of Science and Innovation, UK.

30.       Purse BV, Mellor PS, Rogers DJ, Samuel AR, Mertens PPC & Baylis M (2005). Climate change and the recent emergence of bluetongue in Europe. Nature Reviews Microbiology 3, 171-181.