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Prof. Qiao Gexia
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Prof. Qiao Gexia

QIAO, Ge-Xia
+86-10-64807133  /  +86-10-64807099
Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, P.R. China
Group of Systematics and Evolution of Aphids   中文

Visiting Scholar, The Natural History Museum, London, 2004
Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois, 2001
Visiting Scholar, Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA, 2001
Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 2001–present
Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1997–2001
Assistant Professor, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1996–1997
Teaching assistant, Lecturer, Shaanxi Normal University, 1987–1993
Ph.D., Zoology, Institute of Zoology, CAS, 1996 (Supervisor: Prof. Zhang Guangxue)
M.Sc., Zoology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, 1992 (Supervisor: Prof. Zheng Zhemin)
B.Sc., Biology, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, 1987

Research Interests:

Aphid taxonomy, systematics, diversity and biogeography, molecular phylogenetics and evolution, aphid–host plant interactions, aphid–endosymbiont interactions, biology and ecology of aphid pests.

Awards and Honors:

2014, “Women-Making-Contributions” Advanced Individual of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
2013, Top Ten Outstanding Women Award Nomination of CAS
2012, “National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Workers” of China Association for Science and Technology
2010, National Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists
2006, Excellent Teacher Award of Graduate University of CAS
2003, Zhou Yao Entomological Taxonomy Fund Award (first prize)
2002, Award for Popularization of Agricultural Technology of Shaanxi Province (first prize)
2002, Science & Technology Award for the Youth of the Entomological Society of China
2002, Excellent Young Scholars Dissertation Award of the Entomological Society of Beijing (second prize)
2001, Fauna of Agricultural and Forestry Aphids of Northwest China Insecta Homoptera Aphidinea, 10th National Excellent Books of Science & Technology Award (third prize)
2000, Talk about Science by Old Scientists, 12th National Book Award (co-author of one volume)
1996, Excellence Prize of the President Award of CAS
1996, Di’ao Scholarship of CAS (first prize)

Professional Activities:
Deputy Director, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Director, National Zoological Museum of China, Institute of Zoology, CAS
Director, Committee of Insect Specimens Import & Export, China
Deputy President, Standing Council Member, Deputy Secretary General, The Entomological Society of China (ESC)
Council Member, The Association of Asia-Pacific Entomological Societies (AAPES)
Secretary General, 6th Asia-Pacific Congress of Entomology, Beijing, China, 2009
President, 9th International Symposium on Aphids, Beijing, China, 2013
Member, Major Systematic Entomology Facilities (MSEF)
Member of Editorial Committee, Fauna Sinica
Editorial Board Member, Acta Entomologica Sinica
Editorial Board Member, Zoological Systematics
Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Applied Entomology
Editorial Board Member, Entomotaxonomia
Selected Publications:


  1. Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. Aphids as models for ecological and evolutionary studies. Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12130.
  2. Liu L, Li XY, *Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. Evolutionary relationships of Pemphigus and allied genera (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Eriosomatinae) and their primary endosymbiont, Buchnera aphidicola. Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12113.
  3. Wang Y, *Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2014. The complete mitochondrial genome of Cervaphis quercus (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae: Greenideinae). Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12112.
  4. Wang Z, Su XM, Wen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2014. Widespread infection and diverse infection patterns of Wolbachia in Chinese aphids. Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12102.
  5. Zhou QS, Xi YQ, Yu F, Zhang X, Li XJ, Liu CL, Niu ZQ, Zhu CD, Qiao GX, *Zhang YZ. 2014. Application of DNA barcoding to the identification of Hymenoptera parasitoids from the soybean aphid (Aphis glycines) in China. Insect Science, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12095.
  6. Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2014. A total-evidence phylogenetic analysis of Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with comments on the evolution of galls. Cladistics, 30: 26–66.
  7. Jiang LY, An GC, Li WW, *Qiao GX. 2014. A new Shivaphis species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on the Chinese endemic plant, Pteroceltis tatarinowii. Zootaxa, 3753: 375–383.


  1. *Huang XL, Qiao GX, Favret C. 2013. Cladistics: The high cost of overspecialization. Nature, 497: 40.
  2. *Huang XL, Hawkins BA, Qiao GX. 2013. Biodiversity data sharing: will peer-reviewed data papers work? BioScience, 63: 5–6.
  3. Wang Y, *Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2013. Comparative analysis of mitochondrial genomes of five aphid species (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and phylogenetic implications. PLoS ONE, 8(10): e77511.
  4. Liu L, Huang XL, Zhang RL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013.Phylogenetic congruence between Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae: Greenideinae) and Buchnera indicates insect–bacteria parallel evolution. Systematic Entomology, 38: 81–92.
  5. Chen R, Jiang LY, Liu L, Liu QH, Wen J, Zhang RL, Li XY, Wang Y, Lei FM, *Qiao GX. 2013. Gnd gene of Buchnera as new effective DNA Barcode for aphid identification. Systematic Entomology, 38: 615–625.
  6. Zhang RL, Huang XL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013. Molecular phylogenetic evidence for paraphyly of Ceratovacuna and Pseudoregma (Hemiptera, Hormaphidinae) reveals Late Tertiary radiation. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103: 644–655.
  7. Liu QH, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2013. DNA barcoding of Greenideinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with resolving taxonomy problems. Invertebrate Systematics, 27: 428–438.
  8. Dang LH, Mound LA, Qiao GX. 2013. Leaf-litter thrips of the genus Adraneothrips from Asia and Australia (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae). Zootaxa, 3716: 1–21.
  9. Zhang B, *Qiao GX. 2013. Ephedraphis Hille Ris Lambers (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with a key to species and one new species from Mongolia. Zootaxa, 3669: 585–596.
  10. Dang LH, *Qiao GX. 2013. Review of the spore-feeding Idolothripinae from China (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripidae). Zookeys, 345: 1–28.
  11. Zhang B, Lou YM, *Qiao GX. 2013. A new genus and species of Macrosiphini (Hemiptera, Aphididae) from China, living on Isodon eriocalyx. ZooKeys, 359: 1–12.
  12. Li XY, Zhang B, Su XM, *Qiao GX. 2013. First record of the aphid genus Jacksonia Theobald (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Aphidinae) from China, with description of one new species. ZooKeys, 312: 79–87.


  1. Chen R, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2012. The effectiveness of three regions in mitochondrial genome for aphid DNA barcoding: a case in Lachininae. PLoS ONE, 7(10): e46190.
  2. Zhang RL, Huang XL, Jiang LY, Lei FM, *Qiao GX. 2012. Species differentiation of Chinese Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae: Greenideinae) driven by geographical isolation and host plant acquirement. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 13: 10441–10460.
  3. Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2012. Biodiversity data sharing is not just about species names: response to Santos and Branco. Trends of Ecology and Evolution, 27: 7–8.
  4. Huang XL, Hawkins BA, Lei FM, Miller GL, Favret C, Zhang RL, *Qiao GX. 2012. Willing or unwilling to share primary biodiversity data: results and implications of an international survey. Conservation Letters, 5:399406.
  5. Chen J, *Qiao GX. 2012. Wax gland plates in Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae): morphological diversity and evolution. Entomological News,122: 27–45.
  6. Huang XL, Xiangyu JG, Ren SS, Zhang RL, Zhang YP, *Qiao GX. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and divergence times of Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) indicate Late Cretaceous tribal diversification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 165: 73–87.
  7. Chen J, *Qiao GX. 2012. First record of the aphid genus Neonipponaphis Takahashi (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) from China, with a description of one new species. ZooKeys, 236: 81–89.
  8. Dang LH, *Qiao GX. 2012. The genus Meiothrips Priesner (Thysnoptera, Phlaeothripidae, Idolothripinae) with a key and a new species from China. ZooKeys, 177: 59–68.
  9. Dang LH, *Qiao GX. 2012. The genus Bactrothrips in China (Thysanoptera:  Idolothripinae): morphological and molecular data, and a key with two new species. Zootaxa, 3449: 47–61.
  10. Jiang LY, Chen J, *Qiao GX. 2012. The hormaphidine aphid genus Tuberaphis Takahashi (Hemiptera) from China with description of a new species. Oriental Insects, 46: 199–220.
  11. Jiang LY, Wang JF, *Qiao GX. 2012. A special morph of hormaphidine aphid Glyphinaphis bambusae van der Goot(Hemiptera) from China. Oriental Insects, 46: 243–254.
  12. Gu JJ, Montealegre-Z F, Robert D, Engel MS, Qiao GX, Ren D. 2012. Wing stridulation in a Jurassic katydid (Insecta, Orthoptera) produced low-pitched musical calls to attract females. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109: 3868–3873.
  13. Gu JJ, Qiao GX, Ren D. 2012. The first discovery of Cyrtophyllitinae (Orthoptera, Haglidae) from the Middle Hurassic and its morphological implications. Alcheringa, 36: 27–34.


  1. Huang XL, *Qiao GX. 2011. Biodiversity databases should gain support from journals. Trends of Ecology and Evolution, 26: 377–378.
  2. Jiang LY, Chen J, *Qiao GX. 2011. A new species of Chucallis Tao (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Calaphidinae) from China. ZooKeys, 146: 69–81.
  3. Su XM, *Qiao GX. 2011. Genus Aulacorthum Mordvilko (Hemiptera: Aphididae) with description of two new species and a new subspecies. Oriental Insects,45: 20–48.
  4. Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2011. Revision of Neothoracaphis Takahashi with description of a new species from China (Hemiptera: Aphididae: Hormaphidinae). Oriental Insects,45: 146–161.
  5. Chen J, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2011. Taxonomic position of Hormaphis similibetulae Qiao & Zhang, 2004 (Hemiptera: Aphididae): molecular and biological evidences. ZooKeys, 111: 11–18.
  6. Chen J, Sorin M, *Qiao GX. 2011. Asiphonipponaphis, a new genus of Hormaphidinae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) causing galls on Distylium chinense from China, with description of a new species. ZooKeys, 111: 1–10.
  7. Wang JF, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2011. Use of a mitochondrial COI sequence to identify species of the subtribe Aphidina (Hemiptera, Aphididae). ZooKeys, 122: 1–17.
  8. Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2011. A review of Aleurodaphis (Hemiptera, Aphididae, Hormaphidinae) with the description of one new species and keys to species. ZooKeys, 135: 41–56.
  9. Zhang RL, Huang XL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2011. Phylogeny and species differentiation of Mollitrichosiphum (Aphididae, Greenideinae) based on mitochondrial genes COI and Cytb. Current Zoology, 57: 802–811.
  10. Gu JJ, Qiao GX, Ren D. 2011. A exceptionally-preserved new species of Barchaboilus (Orthoptera: Prophalangopsidae) from the Middle Jurassic of Daohugou, China. Zootaxa, 2909: 64–68.


  1. Wang XY, Huang XL, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2010. Predicting potential distribution of chestnut phylloxerid (Hemiptera: Phylloxeridae) based on GARP and Maxent ecological niche models. Journal of Applied Entomology, 134: 45–54.
  2. Fong JJ, *Qiao GX. 2010. New localities of endangered Chinese turtles from museum specimens and the practical and ethical challenges using and reporting natural history collection data. Zootaxa, 2393: 59–68.
  3. Su XM, *Qiao GX. 2010. Macromyzus Takahashi (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a generic account, description of one new species, and keys to species. Zootaxa, 2619: 1–13.
  4. Su XM, Jiang LY, *Qiao GX. 2010. Tuberocephalus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) from China with description of a new species. Oriental Insects,44: 157–191.
  5. Zhang D, *Qiao GX. 2010. Mollitrichosiphum Suenaga from China (Hemiptera: Aphididae), with the description of one new species. Zootaxa, 2608: 1–24.
  6. Huang XL, Qiao GX, Lei FM. 2010. Use of parsimony analysis to identify areas endemism of Chinese birds: implications for conservation and biogeography. International journal of molecular sciences, 11: 2097–2108.
  7. Gu JJ, Qiao GX, Ren D. 2010. Revision and new taxa of fossil Prophalangopsidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera). Journal of Orthoptera Research, 19: 41–56.
  8. Nieto Nafría JM, Favret C, Mier Durante MP, Sano M, Akimoto SI, Barbagallo S, Chakrabarti S, Miller GL, Pérez Hidalgo N, Qiao GX, Stekolshchikov A, Wegierek P. 2010. Type species of genera in Aphididae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha) with two new generic synonymies. Zootaxa, 2410: 65–68.

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