X European PhD Network Insect Science

Programme

WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2019

13:00
Registration

14:30
Welcome address
Senior scientist lecture

14:35
Insects for Justice, Insects for History
Stefano Vanin – University of Genova

15:00
The Proturologist’s hard work
Loris Galli – University of Genova

Oral Presentations

15:20
Impact of water availability and agricultural management on occurrence and abundance of Large Copper (Lycaena dispar) in a rice paddy landscape
Michele Zaccagno – University of Torino

15:40
Attractiveness of volatile Brassica spp. seedling components to Bagrada hilaris and potential implications for developing habitat management strategies
Mokhtar Abdulsattar Arif – University of Palermo

16:00
Immune suppressive dsRNA in Spodoptera littoralis enhance the impact of the entomopathogen Bacillus thuringiensis
Eleonora Barra – University of Napoli

16:20
A Varroa destructor salivary chitinase is involved in the physiological regulation of infested honeybee pupae
Andrea Becchimanzi – University of Napoli

16:40
Phenology and host-plant association of spittlebugs (Hemiptera: Aphrophoridae) in Mediterranean olive groves
Nicola Bodino – CNR, Torino

17:00
Coffee Break at the “Laboratorio di Biologia Marina” – 6° floor

17:30
Poster Presentations

The grey area of DNA barcoding: how to improve the molecular tool through an integrative taxonomy pipeline
Emanuele Berrilli – University of L’Aquila

Honeybee pathogens and antimicrobial peptides expression: seasonal and local variations in piedmontese apiaries
Francesca Canuto – University of Torino

Effects of managed honeybee abundance on specialization of wild pollinators
Andree Cappellari – University of Padova

Evaluation of different compounds for the control of the Orange Spiny Whitefly Aleurocanthus spiniferus in Citrus spp. under organic management
Daniele Cornara – CIHEAM, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari

Segregation and behavior of the parasitoid of longhorn beetles Sclerodermus brevicornis (Hymenoptera Bethylidae) in laboratory choice tests
Serena Malabusini – University of Milano | Zahra Golparvar – University of Mohaghegh Ardebili

A preliminary prioritized list of italian alien terrestrial invertebrate species
Marco Molfini – University of Roma Tre

VAIA windstorm: understanding outcomes and future trends on forest biodiversity through a DNA metabarcoding approach
Davide Nardi – University of Padova

First record of Pseudocleruchs triclavatus (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) from eggs of the forest pest Barbitistes vicetinus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae)
Giacomo Ortis – University of Padova

Towards the production of an infectious viral clone to interfere with phytoplasma transmission by the leafhopper vector
Sara Ottati – CNR, Torino

Biological control of the Nearctic leafhopper Erasmoneura vulnerata (Fitch) using generalist predators
Stefan Cristian Prazaru – University of Padova

Inter plant-plant Communication, aphid response and sustainable crop production
Merlin Rensing – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Uncovering the spatial characteristics of electroreception in the Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris
Molly Rogers – University of Bristol

Response of alate aphids to organic mulch materials
Julian Winkler – University of Kassel

THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2019

08:30

Senior scientist lecture
An integrative approach on plant manipulating Lepidoptera: from leaf-miners to gall-inducers

David Giron – University of Tours

Oral Presentations

09:00
Lacewings, dustywings, spongillaflies, mantisflies, owlflies, antlions… the evolutionary history of Neuroptera
Davide Badano – University of Genova

09:20
High mountain plant-pollinator interactions: a little known but critical component of fragile ecosystems – The case of the endangered alpine plant Androsace brevis
Marco Bonelli – University of Milano

09:40
Cryptic diversity and biological control of weeds: the case of Psylliodes chalcomera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
Matteo Brunetti – University of Milano

10:00
Chemical ecology of Dasineura oleae: searching for the sexual pheromone
Alice Caselli – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Institute of Life Sciences

10:20
Mediterranean and Antarctic Pyconogonida
Elisa Colasanto – University of Genova

10:40
Responses from olfactory sensilla of Sitophilus zeamais to Andean essential oils
Priscilla Farina – University of Pisa

11:00
Coffee Break at the “Laboratorio di Biologia Marina” – 6° floor

11:30
Molecular characterization and pharmacological profile of type 1 tyramine receptor (TAR1) of the phytophagous insect Halyomorpha halys
Luca Finetti – University of Ferrara

11:50
New promising control perspectives against Italian Tephritids
Giovanni Jesu – University of Napoli

12:10
A checklist of saproxylic diptera from Iran
Farzaneh Kazerani – Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (AREEO), Iran

12:30
NMR biomarkers of cold stress resistance in honey bees
Saetbyeol Lee – Czech University of Life Sciences

12:50
Testing factors affecting molecular species delimitation accuracy on the species-rich beetle family of Chrysomelidae
Giulia Magoga – University of Milano

13:10
Light-traps in shipping containers: a new frontier for the early-detection of alien pests
Matteo Marchioro – University of Padova

13:30
Lunch at the “Laboratorio di Biologia Marina” – 6° floor

14:30

Senior scientist lecture
The struggle of phytoplasmas for transmission by insect vectors: interactive versus independent transmission
Domenico Bosco – University of Torino

Oral Presentations (Edible insects: safe use and future perspectives)

15:00
Live insect larvae in broiler nutrition: effects on performance and gut health – preliminary results
Sara Bellezza Oddon – University of Torino

15:20
Hermetia illucens reared on municipal organic waste: a successful outcome for feed production
Sara Bortolini – Free University of Bolzano

15:40
The adult Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) is endowed with a functional digestive system
Daniele Bruno – University of Insubria

16:00
Tenebrio molitor larvae meal in rainbow trout diets: growth performance and diets digestibility
Christian Caimi – University of Torino

16:20
Survival and transmission of pathogens in industrially reared insects at Lab4Food
Ellen Gorrens – Lab4Food, Geel Campus, Belgium

16:40
Rearing and processing insects at industrial scale: Microbiological research at Lab4Food
Dries Vandeweyer – Lab4Food, Geel Campus, Belgium

17:00
Poster Presentations (Edible insects: safe use and future perspectives)

Breeding of bioconverter insects for the production of high-quality raw materials for animal feed
Antonio Franco – University of Basilicata

Analysis of the growth performance of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) reared on diets based on by-products for food and feed
Somaya Naser El Deen – Parthenope University of Naples

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2019

09:00

Senior scientist lecture
The fossil deposit of Monte San Giorgio (Switzerland-Italy) and its impact on insect evolution
Matteo Montagna – University of Milano

Oral Presentations

09:30
Effect of Ephestia kuehniella larval diet on the quality of Trichogramma brassicae
Yasaman Moghaddasi – University of Tehran

09:50
Evaluation of Cydia pomonella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) management with mass trapping using kairomonal lures
Michele Preti – Free University of Bolzano

10:10
Effects of arbuscular mycorrizhal symbiosis on the performance of Spodoptera exigua on maize in relation to the availability of plant Nitrogen
Beatriz Ramírez Serrano – University of Tours

10:30
Megatominae larvae (Dermestidae) with major focus on evolution, morphology and ecological function of Hastisetae
Enrico Ruzzier – University of Padova

10:50
Integrative approach to the study of functional morphology and parasitic strategies of myrmecophilous hoverflies
Giulia Scarparo – University of Roma Tre

11:10
Break

11:30
Towards the development of new methods for the rational control and management of Popillia japonica
Giorgio Sperandio – University of Brescia

11:50
Biological control of Dasineura oleae: identity and spatio – temporal distribution of its parasitoid complex
Elena Tondini – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Institute of Life Sciences

12:10
Ground dispersing social caterpillars from opposite hemispheres and its associated urtication risks
Mizuki Uemura – University of Padova

12:30
Preliminary records on the evolutionary relationships in field populations of Liothrips oleae (Costa)
Gregorio Vono – Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

12:50
Phylogeny and divergence of Aedini mosquitoes: evolutionary scenarios and genomic perspectives
Nicola Zadra – Fondazione Edmund Mach

13:10
Discussion on PhD education and future careers

13:30
Meeting closure

Date

Start: Wednesday 3rd December at 13:00
End: Friday6h Decemberat 13:30

Venue

Università degli Studi di Genova
Corso Europa, 26 – 16132 Genova

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