Dr. Venus Christina J. Calilung is a Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology of the College of Agriculture and Food Science. She received her PhD and MS in Systematic Entomology from the University of the Philippines Los Banos in 1972 and 1967, respectively. She graduated from UP Diliman with a BS degree in Zoology in 1954.

Mam Venus is one of the original founders of the UPLB Museum of Natural History and served as its Director from 1985 to 1992. She is the first Filipino aphidologist and she specializes in Hemiptera: Homoptera, Aphididae, Psyllidae.

Selected Publications

  • VJ Calilung (2008) Natural Enemies of Pentalonia nigronervosa Coq.(Hemiptera:Aphidoidea), the Vector of Abaca and Banana Bunchy Top Virus. The Philippine Entomologist.
  • EO Lomerio, VJ Calilung (2008) Suitability of Aphidius absinthi Marshall and Trioxys (Binodoxys)communis Gahan (Hymenoptera:Aphididae). The Philippine Entomologist.
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (2001). A new genus and species of Aphalaridae (Psylloidea, Hemiptera) from Mount Makiling, Luzon Island, Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 15: 232-240.
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (2001). The Paurocephala psylloptera-complex (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Aphalaridae) in the Philippines with description of a new species. The Philippine Entomologist. 15. 13-21.
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (2000). Phacopteron gabrieli, a new psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) from Mount Makiling, Luzon Island, Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist. 14. 49-52.
  • VJ Calilung (2000) Survey, identification and life history of Anthurium Thrips. The Philippine Entomologst 14(2)
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (1998). The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidae) of the Philippines: an annotated checklist. The Philippine Entomologist. 12. 13-28.
  • VJ Calilung, M Navasero, MM Arcelo, MVJ Calilung, GE Barile (1998). Development of a mass rearing technique for the flower bug, Orius tantillus (Motschulsky) (Anthocoridae: Hemiptera). Philippine Agriculturist 81:67-76.
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (1997). Investigation of some factors affecting mass production of Orius tantillus (Motschulsky) (Anthocoridae:Hemiptera) and its functional response to two factitious preys, Suidasia pontifica (Oudemans) (Acarida:Suidasiidae) and Corcyra cephalonica Stn. (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Philippine Agriculturist 80:134-154.
  • VJ Calilung, M Malabayabas-Arcelo, MVJ Calilung (1997). Occurrence of Thrips palmi Karny (Thysanoptera:Thripidae) and its predator, Orius tantillus (Motschulsky) (Hemiptera:Anthocoridae) in the Philippines. Philippine Agriculturist 80:33-42.
  • EO Lomerio, VJ Calilung (1993) Comparative development of Pentalonia nigrovervosa Coq. on five host plants. The Philippine Entomologist 9(1)
  • M Navasero, VJ Calilung (1990). Biology of the Eggplant Fruit and Shoot Borer, Leucinodes orbonalis (Guenee) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in the Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist. 8:749-760.
  • RD Braza, VCJ Calilung (1981) Some Philippine Psyllids (Psyllidae: Homoptera). The Philippine Entomologist 4(5)
  • VCJ Calilung (1980) Aphid vectors of plant viruses in the Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 4(4)
  • HO San Valentin, VCJ Calilung (1980) Biological study of Myzus persicae (Sulzer) reared on different host plants. The Philippine Entomologist 4(3)
  • VCJ Calilung (1980) Flight patterns of aphid sectors and the incidence of white potato viruses. Crop Protection Newsletter 2(1)
  • ARR Alfiler, VCJ Calilung(1980) Life history and voracity of the Syrphid Predator, Ischiodon escutellaris (F.) The Philippine Entomologist 4(1-2)
  • VCJ Calilung (1980) New records of Aphididae (Aphidoidea, Hemoptera) in the Philippines. NRCP Research Bulletin 35(1)
  • VCJ Calilung (1980) New records of Aphididae (Aphidodea, Homoptera) in the Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 4(1-2)
  • VCJ Calilung (1980) Review of aphid studies in the Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 4(3)
  • RC Nagpala, FC Argañosa, VCJ Calilung (1978) Effects of slaughter weight and energy level on the tenderness and muscle fiber diameter of pork. Philippine Journal of Animal Industry 33(1-4)
  • VCJ Calilung (1977) New records of Philippine Pemhigidae (Aphidoidea: Homoptera). Philippine Agriculturist 61(5-6)
  • VCJ Calilung (1976) New records and additional notes on Philippines aphids (Aphiddoidea: Homoptera). Philippine Agriculturist Volume 60(3-4)
  • LM Rueda, VCJ Calilung (1975) Biological study of the sugar cane wooly aphids, Ceratovacuna lanigera Zehntner (Hemiptera: Aphidoidea: Pemphigidae on five varieties of sugar cane. The Philippine Entomologist 3(2)
  • VCJ Calilung (1975) New genus and species of Pemphigidae (Aphidoidea, Homoptera). The Philippine Entomologist 2(5)
  • LA Corpuz-Raros, R Paros, VCJ Calilung (1972) Occurence of aphids sexuales in the Philippines. The Philippine Entomologist 2(4)
  • VCJ Calilung (1972) Two new aphids from the Philippines (Homoptera: Aphididae). The Philippine Entomologist 2(4)
  • VCJ Calilung (1969) Host index of Philippine aphids. Philippine Entomologist 1(3)
  • VCJ Calilung et al., (1968) Case report: Gastric ulcers in pigs fed high levels of corn bran. Philippine Agriculturist 52(4)
  • VCJ Calilung (1968) Faunistic study of Philippine aphids: Aphididae, Homoptera). II. Philippine Agriculturist 52(6)
  • VCJ Calilung (1968) Philippine Insects Series I. Aphids anyone? Philippine Biota 2(3)
  • VCJ Calilung (1967) Faunistic study of Philippine aphids (Aphididae, Homoptera) I. The Philippine Entomologist 51(1)
  • VCJ Calilung (1967) New genus and species of Aphididae (Homoptera) on Primas odorata Blanco. The Philippine Entomologist 51(2)