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Centre de Biologie pour la Gestion des Populations - UMR Inra, IRD, Cirad, Montpellier SupAgro

Alain Migeon


Ingénieur de recherche (IR2), INRA/CBGP - département SPE 


Thèmes de recherche

Acariens Tetranychidae invasifs : modélisation de la distribution des espècs; adaptation au changement climatique et aux nouveaux environnements.
Systématique des acariens Tetranychidae:  taxonomie et phylogenie de la famille. Base de données.
Bio-informatique : construction de bases de données, SIG, analyse de données moléculaires.


Expert pour le groupe de travail Tetranychus evansi – European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO).


Montpellier SupAgro : Licences professionnelles Productions agricoles intégrées et enjeux environnementaux, Productions viticoles intégrées et enjeux environnementaux.

Manageur de la revue Acarologia



Diffusion de l’information scientifique

Revues à comité de lecture

  • Sauné, L., Auger, P., Migeon, A., Longueville, J.-E., Fellous, S. and Navajas, M. (2015) Isolation, characterization and PCR multiplexing of microsatellite loci for a mite crop pest, Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae). BMC Research Notes, 8: 1-4. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-015-1194-9
  • Migeon, A., Auger, P., Hufbauer, R. and Navajas, M. (2015) Genetic traits leading to invasion: plasticity in cold hardiness explains current distribution of an invasive agricultural pest, Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae). Biological Invasions, 17: 2275-2285. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-0873-8
  • Migeon, A. (2015) The Jean Gutierrez spider mite collection Zookeys, 489: 15-24. DOI:10.3897/zookeys.489.9292
  • Martel, C., ..., Migeon, A., ... and Grbic, V. (2015) Tomato whole genome transcriptional response to Tetranychus urticae identifies divergence of dpider mite-induced responses between tomato and Arabidopsis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact, 28: 343-361 DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-09-14-0291-FI
  • Auger, P., Arabuli, T. and Migeon, A. (2015) Auger, P., Arabuli, T. and Migeon, A. 2015 Two new species of Bryobia (Acarina, Prostigmata, Tetranychidae) from South France Zookeys, 480: 21-39 DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.480.9166
  • Fellous, S., Angot, G., Orsucci, M., Migeon, A., Auger, P., Olivieri, I. and Navajas, M. (2014) Combining experimental evolution and field population assays to study the evolution of host range breadth. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 27: 911-919. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12362
  • Auger, P. and Migeon, A. (2014) Three new species of Tetranychidae (Acari, Prostigmata) from the French Alps (South-Eastern France). Acarologia, 54: 15-37. DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20142111
  • Navajas, M., Moraes, G.J.d., Auger, P. and Migeon, A. (2013) Review of the invasion of Tetranychus evansi: biology, colonization pathways, potential expansion and prospects for biological control. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 59: 43-65. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-012-9590-5
  • Meynard, C.N., Migeon, A. and Navajas, M. (2013) Uncertainties in predicting species distributions under climate change: a case study using Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae), a widespread agricultural pest. Plos One, 8: e66445. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066445
  • Auger, P., Migeon, A., Ueckermann, E.A., Tiedt, L. and Navajas, M. (2013) Evidence for synonymy between Tetranychus urticae and Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Acari, Prostigmata, Tetranychidae): Review and new data. Acarologia, 53: 383-415. DOI: 10.1051/acarologia/20132102
  • Malagnini, V., Navajas, M., Migeon, A. and Duso, C. (2012) Differences between sympatric populations of Eotetranychus carpini collected from Vitis vinifera and Carpinus betulus: insights from host-switch experiments and molecular data. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 56: 209-219. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-012-9511-7
  • Boubou, A., Migeon, A., Roderick, G.K., Auger, P., Cornuet, J.-M., Magalhães, S. and Navajas, M. (2012) Test of colonisation scenarios reveals complex invasion history of the red tomato spider mite Tetranychus evansi. Plos One, 7: e35601. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035601
  • Lombaert, E., ... , Migeon, A., ... and Estoup, A. (2011) Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Molecular Ecology, 20: 4654-4670. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05322.x
  • Boubou, A., Migeon, A., Roderick, G. and Navajas, M. (2011) Recent emergence and worldwide spread of the red tomato spider mite, Tetranychus evansi: genetic variation and multiple cryptic invasions Biological Invasions, 13: 81-92. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9791-y
  • Gotoh, T., Sugimoto, N., Pallini, A., Knapp, M., Hernandez-Suarez, E., Ferragut, F., Ho, C.C., Migeon, A., Navajas, M. and Nachman, G. (2010) Reproductive performance of seven strains of the tomato red spider mite Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae) at five temperatures. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 52: 239-259
  • Migeon, A., Ferragut, F., Escudero-Colomar, L., Fiaboe, K., Knapp, M., de Moraes, G., Ueckermann, E. and Navajas, M. (2009) Modelling the potential distribution of the invasive tomato red spider mite, Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology, 48: 199-212
  • Gotoh, T., Araki, R., Boubou, A., Migeon, A., Ferragut, F. and Navajas, M. (2009) Evidence of co-specificity between Tetranychus evansi and Tetranychus takafujii (Acari: Prostigmata, Tetranychidae): comments on taxonomic and agricultural aspects. International Journal of Acarology, 35: 485-501
  • Cros-Arteil, S., Migeon, A., Boubou, A. and Navajas, M. (2009) Isolation, characterization and PCR multiplexing of polymorphic microsatellite marker for an invasive mite, Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae) Molecular Ecology Resources  
  • Boubou, A., Migeon, A., Lebdi-Grissa, K. and Navajas, M. (2009) Genetic diversity of the invasive tomato spider mite Tetranychus evansi Baker and Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae) in the Mediterranean basin, assessed by sequences of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacers (ITS) Bulletin IOBC/WPRS
  • Auger, P.,  Migeon, A. and C. H. W. Flechtmann (2008). Description of a new Tetranychus (Acarina, Prostigmata: Tetranychidae) pest of Musa from French Guiana. Journal of Natural History 42(27): 1885-1892.
  • Navajas, M., Migeon, A., Alaux, C., M. L. Martin-Magniette, G. E. Robinson, J. D. Evans, S. Cros-Arteil, D. Crauser and Y. Le Conte (2008). Differential gene expression of the honey bee Apis mellifera associated with Varroa destructor infection. Bmc Genomics 9-301 25 june 2008.
  • Carbonnelle, S., T. Hance, A. Migeon, P. Baret, S. Cros-Arteil and M. Navajas (2007). Microsatellite markers reveal spatial genetic structure of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) populations along a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Experimental & Applied Acarology 41(4): 225-241.
  • Migeon, A., V. Malagnini, M. Navajas and C. Duso (2007). Notes on the genus Eotetranychus (Acari : Tetranychidae) in Italy and France with a redescription of Eotetranychus fraxini Reck, new record for Italy and western Europe. Zootaxa 1509: 51-60.
  • Migeon, A., S. Cros and M. Navajas (2005). The use of taxonomical and ecological databases combined with the genetic approach for tracking spider mite invasions. Phytophaga 14: 757-765.
  • Bailly, X., A. Migeon and M. Navajas (2004). Analysis of microsatellite variation in the spider mite pest Tetranychus turkestani (Acari: Tetranychidae) reveals population genetic structure and raises questions about related ecological factors. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 82(1): 69-78.
  • Migeon, A. and C. H. W. Flechtmann (2004). First additions and corrections to the World catalogue of the spider mites family (Acari: Tetranychidae). International Journal of Acarology 30(2): 143-152.
  • Perrot-Minnot, M.J., Migeon, A. and Navajas, M. (2004)Intergenomic interactions affect female reproduction: evidence from introgression and inbreeding depression in a haplodiploid mite. Heredity, 93: 551-558
  • Auger, P., A. Migeon and C. H. W. Flechtmann (2003). A new species of Eotetranychus from France (Acari, Prostigmata: Tetranychidae). Zootaxa 206: 1-7.
  • Perrot-Minnot, M.J., Cheval, B., Migeon, A. and Navajas, M. (2002) Contrasting effects of Wolbachia on cytoplasmic incompatibility and fecundity in the haplodiploid mite Tetranychus urticae Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 15: 808-817
  • Navajas, M., Perrot-Minnot, M.J., Lagnel, J., Migeon, A., Bourse, T. and Cornuet, J.M. (2002) Genetic structure of a greenhouse population of the spider mite Tetranychus urticae: spatio-temporal analysis with microsatellite markers Insect Molecular Biology, 11: 157-165
  • Perrot-Minnot, M.J., Lagnel, J., Migeon, A. and Navajas, M. (2000) Tracking paternal genes with DALP markers in a pseudoarrhenotokous reproductive system: biparental transmission but haplodiploid-like inheritance in the mite Neoseiulus californicus Heredity, 84: 702-709

Chapîtres d’ouvrages

  • Navajas, M., A. Migeon, A. Estrada-Pena, A.-C. Mailleux, P. Servigne and R. Petanović (2010) Chapter 7.4: Acari. In: Roques A et al. (Eds) Arthropod invasions in Europe BioRisk 4(1) special issue: 149-192. DOI: 10.1890/080083
  • Roy H, and A. Migeon (2010) Chapter 8.4: Ladybeetles - Coccinellidae. In: Roques A et al. (Eds) Arthropod invasions in Europe. BioRisk 4(1) special issue: 293-313. DOI: 10.3897/biorisk.4.49

Ouvrages édités

  • Integrative Acarology. Proceeding of the Sixth European Congress of Acarology, Montpellier 2008, Bertrand M., Kreiter S., McCoy K.D., Migeon A., Navajas M., Tixier M.-S. and Vial L. Eds. 492 pp.

Information professionnelle, transfert et vulgarisation

  • Migeon, A. and Auger P. (2013) Un nouvel acarien des asperges en France. Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux 661: 36-39.
  • Migeon, A. (2007). Acarien rouge de la tomate: nouvelles observations et perspectives. PHM Revue Horticole 488: 20-24.
  • Auger, P. and A. Migeon (2007). Les tétranyques des bambous en France. PHM Revue Horticole 488: 17-19.
  • Navajas, M., A. Migeon and M.-S. Tixier (2007) Étude pluridisciplinaire sur un acarien bioagresseur : Tetranychus evansi Baker et Pritchard. In: Lutte biologique, biodiversité et écologie en protection des plantes. Cilba. R. Sforza Ed. Les dossiers d’Agropolis (éditions française et anglaise) 4: 17-19.
  • Migeon, A. (2005). Un nouvel acarien ravageur en France: Tetranychus evansi Baker et Pritchard. Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux 579: 38-43.
  • Migeon, A. (2003). Eurytetranychus admes: un nouvel acarien tétranyque sur les cyprès en France. Phytoma - La Défense des Végétaux 561: 30-31.