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BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENCY

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BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENCY

Meetings

Meetings and symposiums

Insect
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2018
ANFORA G., ARNONE S., CRISTOFARO M., GIULIANI A., TOTH P., MARINI F., VIDOVIĆ B. (2018). Aceria artemisiifoliae and Ophraella communa two natural enemies of Ambrosia artemisiifolia occurring in Europe. 18th European Weed Research Society Symposium, Ljubljana Slovenia, Jun 17-21, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M. (2018). Biological Control of Saltcedar: Back to the future! Biological Control W-4185 Annual Meeting. Whitefish, Montana – US, Oct 10-12, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M. (2018). Biological control of Ailanthus altissima: a possible joint project to control a
worldwide invasive species. European network on biological control of weeds: Biannual quadripartite workshop. San Michele all’Adige, Trento, Italy, 8-9 th February 2018.

 

CRISTOFARO M, DE LILLO E, MARINI F, WEYL P, SMITH L, RECTOR BG, PETANOVIĆ R, VIDOVIĆ B. (2018). Eriophyid mites as biocontrol agents of weeds: challenges for future research. XV ICA, International Congress of Acarology, Antalya Turkey, Sep 2-8, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M,, DI CRISTINA F., ARNONE S., MARINI F., DE LILLO E., PETANOVIĆ R., VIDOVIĆ B., CASELLA F., VURRO M. (2018). Preliminary observations on the impact of Aculus mosoniensis, perspective biological control agent of Ailanthus altissima.  XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M, DI CRISTINA F, CALATAYUD PA, MUSYOKA B, PETANOVIĆ R, VIDOVIĆ B, GASKIN J, SAITOTI K, MARTINS D, GOOLSBY J. (2018). Exploration for natural enemies associated with Guineagrass (Megathyrysus maximus =Panicum maximum) in Central Kenya. XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., PETANOVIĆ  R., TOTH P., VALENZANO D., AUGÉ M., VIDOVIĆ B., DE LILLO E. (2018). Aculops mosoniens (Acari: Eriophyoidea) a potential biocontrol agent of Ailanthus altissima. 18th European Weed Research Society Symposium, Ljubljana Slovenia, Jun 17-21, 2018

 

CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., PETANOVIĆ R., VALENZANO D., AUGÉ M., VIDOVIĆ B., DE LILLO E. (2018). Aculops mosoniens (Acari: Eriophyoidea) a potential biocontrol agent of Ailanthus altissima. 29th USD Interagency Research Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, Maryland – US, Jan 9-12, 2018

 

MARINI F. (2018). An Overview of Research Activities at BBCA. Biological Control W-4185 Annual Meeting. Whitefish, Montana – US, Oct 10-12, 2018

 

MARINI F., CAPUTO B., POMBI M, TRAVAGLIO M, MONTARSI F, DRAGO A, ROSÀ R, MANICA M, DELLA TORRE A. (2018). The dispersal of Aedes albopictus females in temperate areas and its relevance in the containment of exotic arbovirus outbreaks. E-SOVE, European Society for Vector Ecology Conference, Palermo Italy, Oct 22-26, 2018

 

MARINI F., ROSELLI G., FREDA F., DE LILLO E, PETANOVIĆ R., VIDOVIĆ B., CRISTOFARO M., RECTOR B.G. (2018). Open field evaluation of Aculodes altamurgensis, a new eriophyid species associated to Taeniatherum caput-medusae. XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

MARINI F., WEYL P., CRISTOFARO M., DE LILLO E., VIDOVIĆ B., PETANOVIĆ R., (2018). The integrative taxonomy in classic biological control of weeds: Metaculus sp. on Isatis tinctoria a case study. XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

SMITH S., BON MC., DESURMONT G., KASHEFI J., SFORZA R., TANNIÈRES M., CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., GOOLSBY J., RECTOR B.G., VIDOVIĆ B., WINKLER DE. (2018). Recent research on invasive weeds at the European Biological Control Laboratory (EBCL). Cal-IPC, Symposium California Invasive Plant Council meeting, Monterey California-US, Nov 8-9, 2018

 

VOLKOVITSH M., DOLGOVSKAYA M., CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., AUGE M., LITTLEFIELD J., SCHWARZLAENDER M., KALASHIAN M., JASHENKO R. (2018). Preliminary studies on Oporopsamma wertheimsteini and Sphenoptera foveola, two potential biological control agents of Chondrilla juncea. XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

WEYL P., CRISTOFARO M., SCHAFFNER U., VIDOVIĆ B., PETANOVIĆ R., MARINI F., STUTZ S. (2018). Eriophyid mites and weed biological control: does every silver lining have a cloud? XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

WINKLER D.E., BON M-C., CRISTOFARO M, SFORZA R., MARINI F., AUGÉ M., KASHEFI J., SMITH L. (2018). From genomic analysis of the rapid colonization of the exotic Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii Gouan 1773) in the United States to the search of its natural enemies. XV ISBCW, International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, Engelberg Switzerland, Aug 27-31, 2018

 

2016
CRISTOFARO M., AUGÉ M., MARINI F. (2016). Protocol for foreign exploration and field studies in the biological control of invasive weeds in the United States XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL Sept 2016.

 

CRISTOFARO M., MARINI F., AUGÉ M., DI CRISTINA F, DOLGOVSKAYA M., VOLKOVITSH M., REZNIK S., HARIZANOVA V., STOEVA A., LITTLEFIELD J.,SCHWARZLAENDER M. AND GASKIN J.F. (2016). Foreign research activities on RSW (Chondrilla juncea) during 2015-2016. NR- IPC (Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council), Boise, ID Oct 2016

 

CRISTOFARO M., AUGÉ M., MARINI F., DI CRISTINA F., STUTZ S., HINZ H., PETANOVIČ R., VIDOVIČ B., SMILJANIČ D., RECTOR B.G. AND GASKIN J.F. (2016). Foreign research activities on Perennial Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium L.) during 2016. NR-IPC (Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council), Boise, ID, Oct 2016.

 

SFORZA R., AUGÉ M., MARINI F., BON M-C., WINKLER DE., CRISTOFARO M., SMITH L. (2016). Biocontrol of Sahara mustard: an update on exploration in the native range. Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council), Yosemite, CA, 03 Nov 2016.

 

2015
HAYAT R., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., GERBER E., GULTEKIN L., KOROTYAEV B., DOLGOVSKAYA M.,  PAOLINI A., RECTOR B.G., TRONCI C. AND VOLKOVITSH M. (2015). Field observations in Central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a clerid stem boring fly potential biocontrol agent of Lepidium latifolium. In: 67th Proceedings of International Symposium on Crop Protection, May 19, 2015, Ghent, Belgium (in press).

 

2014
BELVEDERE S., ARNONE S., CRISTOFARO M., LA MARCA A., MARCARI V., SENIA G., DE BIASE A. (2014). Aspetti della biologia riproduttiva del Punteruolo rosso delle palme: un approccio molecolare e bioinformatico per la valutazione dell'impiego della Tecnica dell'Insetto Sterile. XXIV Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 9-14, 2014, Orosei (NU), Italy.

 

CRISTOFARO M., BON M. C., GUERMACHE F., COLONNELLI E., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., PRENA J. AND SMITH L. (2014). Improving the evaluation process of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), one prospective biocontrol agent of Salsola tragus, using a molecular approach. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

 

DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., LA MARCA A., MARCARI V., SENIA G. (2014). Analisi preliminare di variabilità e differenziamento genetico di popolazioni di Rhynchophorus ferrugineus in aree di origine e di invasione. June 9-14, 2014. XXIV Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 9-14, 2014, Orosei (NU), Italy.

 

DE BIASE A., COLONNELLI E., BELVEDERE S., CRISTOFARO M., PAOLINI A., LA MARCA A., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., SMITH L. (2014). Taxonomic status of Trichosirocalus species attacking Carduus, Cirsium and Onopordum species. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

 

GERBER E., HINZ H.L., CRISTOFARO M.LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DOLGOVSKAYA M. (2014). Developing biological control for Perennial Pepperweed in the US: progress so far. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

 

GOOLSBY J., THOMAS D., VACEK A., SALINAS C., PEREZ DE LEON A., SUMMY R. et al., (2014). Biological studies and field observations in Europe of Lasioptera donacis potential biological control agent of giant reed, Arundo donax, an invasive weed of the Rio Grande Basin of Texas and Mexico. In: Proceedings of XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, March 02-07, 2014, South Africa.

 

PAOLINI A., CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F., DI CRISTINA F., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., ANTONINI G., TRONCI C., SMITH L. (2014). Ceratapion basicorne Illiger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): biosaggi di laboratorio e campo per valutarne la specificità fisiologica come agente di controllo di Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae: Cardueae). Lettura tenuta durante la Tavola Rotonda Gestione sostenibile di piante aliene invasive mediante i loro nemici naturali. Seduta pubblica dell’Accademia, Firenze, 21 febbraio 2014. In: Atti Accademia Nazionale Entomologia (in press).

 

2013
CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., SASSO R., MUSMECI S., LAI A., LA MARCA A., BELVEDERE S., DE BIASE A., CATARCI S., INGHILESI A.F., MAZZA G., CERVO R. (2013). Mating Behavior Bioassays in an Integrated SIT Project for the Control of the Red Palm Weevil in Italy. March 15-18, 2013. International Conference on Research and Management Strategies for the Red Palm Weevil, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

 

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., DE BIASE A., DI CRISTINA F., LA MARCA A., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., ZENGIN H. AND SMITH L. (2013). Open field studies in Turkey to evaluate the host range of Larinus filiformis Petri, a potential biocontrol agent of Centaurea solstitialis L. In: Proceedings of 16th European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 24-27, 2013, Samsun, Turkey.

 

HAYAT R., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., PAOLINI A., GERBER E. AND RECTOR B.G. (2013). Field observations in Central Turkey on Lasiosina deviata Nartshuk, a clerid stem boring fly potential biocontrol agent of Lepidium latifolium. In: Proceedings of 16th European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 24-27, 2013, Samsun, Turkey.

 

2012
CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., LAI A., DE BIASE A., LA MARCA A, BELVEDERE S., MARCARI V., SENIA G., CATARCI S. (2012). Feasibility of SIT to control red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus Olivier): an integrated physiological, ecological and genetic approach. In: Proceedings of 60th ESA Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2012, Knoxville, TN, USA.

 

2011
CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., LAI A., LA MARCA A., BELVEDERE S., DE BIASE A. (2011). Feasibility of a SIT program to control the red palm weevil in Italy. In: Proceedings of 59th ESA Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2011, Reno, Nevada, USA.

 

CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F. , DI CRISTINA F., PAOLINI A., ZONNO M. C., BOARI A. AND VURRO M. (2011). The use of Ascochyta caulina phytotoxins for the control of common ragweed. In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

CRISTOFARO M., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F., GÜLTEKIN L., AND SMITH L. (2011). Field explorations in Anatolia for the selection of specific biological control agents for Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

CRISTOFARO M., SASSO R., MUSMECI S., ARNONE S., DI ILIO V., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S. (2011). Primi risultati relativi ad uno studio di fattibilità della tecnica dell’insetto sterile per il controllo di Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. June 13-16, 2011. Genova, Italy.

 

DE BIASE A., PRIMERANO S., BELVEDERE S., COLONNELLI E., SMITH L. AND CRISTOFARO M. (2011). Genetic and behavioral differences among purported species of Trichosirocalus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for biological control of thistles (Asteraceae, Cardueae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

GERBER E., HINZ H. L., CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DOLGOVSKAYA M., HAYAT R. AND GÜLTEKIN L. (2011). Developing biological control for perennial pepperweed in the US: progress so far. In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

HARIZANOVA V., STOEVA A., CRISTOFARO M., PAOLINI A., LECCE F., DI CRISTINA F., DE BIASE A. AND SMITH L. (2011). Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

STOEVA A., HARIZANOVA V., CRISTOFARO M., DE LILLO E., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F. AND SMITH L. (2011). Field garden experiments to assess the host specificity of Aceria solstitialis (Acari: Eriophyoidea), potential biocontrol agent for Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae). In: Proceedings of XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 12-16, 2011, Kona, Hawaii.

 

2010
CRISTOFARO M., ARNONE S., CALVITTI M., DE BIASE A. AND DI ILIO V. (2010). Socio-economic impact of invasive arthropod crop pest species in developing countries. Giornata di Studio Accademia dei Georgofili, Firenze, November 26, 2009. Quaderni dei Georgofili 2009-V: 69-97.

 

CRISTOFARO M., COLAZZA S., DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., ARNONE S., DI ILIO V., ISIDORO N., MUSMECI S., SASSO R., BARLATTANI M. (2010). Preliminary studies of the biological cycle of the Red Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus) in Italy, aimed to the application of Sterile Insect Tecnique. In: Proceedings of 58TH ESA Annual Meeting, December 12-15, 2010, San Diego, CA, USA.

 

2008
ANTONINI G., AUDISIO P., DE BIASE A., MANCINI E., RECTOR B.G., CRISTOFARO M., SMITH L., BIONDI M., BON M.C., KOROTYAEV B. AND KONSTANTINOV A. (2008). The importance of molecular tools in classical biological control of weeds: two case studies with yellow starthistle candidate biocontrol agents. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon, M.C. Evans, H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. and Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

CORTAT G., HINZ H.L., GERBER E., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C., KOROTYAEV B.A. AND GÜLTEKIN L. (2008). Giving dyer’s woad the blues: encouraging first results for biological control. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L. & Rector, B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

COUTINOT D., CRISTOFARO M., KISS L. AND EHRET P. (2008). Feasibility of Biological Control of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) in Europe. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., COLONNELLI E., ZILLI A. AND AMER W. M. (2008). Field exploration for saltcedar natural enemies in Egypt. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. AND SMITH L. (2008). Bionomics and seasonal occurrence of Larinus filiformis Petri, 1907 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis L. in eastern Turkey. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

HINZ, H. L., GERBER, E., CRISTOFARO, M., TRONCI, C., SEIER, M. K., KOROTYAEV, B. A., GÜLTEKIN, L., WILLIAMS, L. AND SCHWARZLAENDER, M. (2008). All against one: first results of a newly formed foreign exploration consortium for the biological control of perennial pepperweed. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

LECCE F., PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., GULTEKIN L., DI CRISTINA F., KOROTOYAEV B., COLONNELLI E., CRISTOFARO M. AND SMITH L. (2008). Explorations in Central Asia and Mediterranean basin to select biological control agents for Salsola tragus. In Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

MONFREDA R., DE LILLO E. AND CRISTOFARO M. (2008). Eriophyoid mites on Centaurea solstitialis L. in the Mediterranean area. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. and Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

PAOLINI A., LECCE F., TRONCI C., HAYAT R., DI CRISTINA F., CRISTOFARO M. AND SMITH L. (2008). A lace bug as biological control agent of yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae): an unusual choice. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

SFORZA R., CRISTOFARO, M. AND JONES, W.A. (2008). Alien poisonous weeds: a challenge for a biological control of weeds program in Europe. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. & Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

SMITH L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. AND HAYAT R. (2008). Refining methods to improve pre-release. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. and Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

TRONCI C., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., DI CRISTINA F., CRISTOFARO M. AND SMITH L. (2008). Impact of larval and adult feeding of Psylliodes chalcomerus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on yellow starthistle. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. and Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

VOLKOVITSH M. G., DOLGOVSKAYA M. Y., REZNIK S. Y., ZAITSEV V. F., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. AND MARKIN G. (2008). Sphenoptera foveola (Col.: Buprestidae) as a potential agent for biocontrol of skeleton weed, Chondrilla juncea. In: Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds Julien M.H., Sforza R., Bon M.C., Evans H.C., Hatcher P.E., Hinz H.L. and Rector B.G.), CAB International Wallingford, UK.

 

VURRO M., CRISTOFARO M., CASELLA F., BOARI A. AND ZONNO M.C. (2008). Lotta biologica alle piante infestanti. Workshop Innovazioni nella difesa delle colture con mezzi a basso impatto ambientale, Accademia dei Georgofili, 27 novembre 2008, Firenze, Italia.

 

2006
CRISTOFARO M., HAYAT R., GÜLTEKIN L., TOZLU G., TRONCI C., LECCE F., PAOLINI A. AND SMITH L. (2006). Arthropod communities associated with Centaurea solstitialis L. in Central and Eastern Anatolia. VIII European Congress of Entomology, September 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

 

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. AND SMITH L. (2006). Life history of Larinus filiformis Petri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis L., and geographical distribution in Turkey. VIII European Congress of Entomology, September 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

 

PAOLINI A., LECCE F., TRONCI C. AND CRISTOFARO M. (2006). Proposal for the classical biological control of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Asteraceae) in Italy: an alien weed related to human health. EPPO/FAO Workshop How to manage Invasive Alien Plants: A case study of Solanum elaegnifolium, May 29-31, 2006, Sousse, Tunisia.

 

PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., LECCE F., TOZLU G., CRISTOFARO M. AND SMITH L. (2006). Preliminary biological notes and host specificity bioassays of Tingis grisea Germar (Heteroptera: Tingidae), potential biological control agent for Centaurea solstitialis. VIII European Congress of Entomology, september 17-22, 2006, Izmir, Turkey.

 

2005
ANTONINI G., AUDISIO P., CRISTOFARO M., COLETTI G., DE BIASE A., DOLGOVSKAYA M., KOROTYAEV B., REZNIK S., RECTOR B.G., TRONCI C., VOLKOVITSH M. AND SMITH L. (2005). Psylliodes sp. nr. chalcomerus and Ceratapion basicorne: synergism of morphological observations, life history, host range and genetic analyses for the selection as candidates for the biological control of Centaurea solstitialis L. VIII International Meeting on Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, September 5-12, 2005 Katowice, Poland.

 

ANTONINI G., CRISTOFARO M., COLETTI G., KOROTYAEV B., LECCE F., RECTOR B. G., TRONCI C. AND SMITH L. (2005). A multi-method approach to the study of the host specificity of Ceratapion basicorne Illiger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate biocontrol agent of yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L. (Asteraceae). XIII European Weed Research Society Symposium, June 20-23, 2005 Bari, Italy.

 

CRISTOFARO M., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A., TRONCI C., DOLGOVSKAYA R., REZNIK S. AND VOLKOVITSH M. (2005). Note di biologia e prove preliminari di specificità su Psylliodes sp. nr. chalcomerus, potenziale agente di controllo biologico di Centaurea solstitialis. XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia- Assisi, Italy.

 

FENIO A., TRONCI C., PAOLINI A., CRISTOFARO M., TABILIO R. AND QUARANTA M. (2005). Effetti dello Spinosad (Dow Agrosciences) sul ciclo vitale di Ceratitis capitata Wied. (Diptera: Tephritidae). XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia- Assisi, Italy.

 

SMITH, L., CRISTOFARO, M., DOLGOVSKAYA, M., TRONCI, C., AND HAYAT, R. (2005). Status of new agents for biological control of yellow starthistle and Russian thistle. California Invasive Plants Council Meeting, Oct. 6-8 2005, Chico, CA.

 

TRONCI C., DI CRISTINA F., LECCE F., PAOLINI A. AND CRISTOFARO M. (2005). Esplorazioni nel bacino del Mediterraneo, Mar Nero e Asia Minore per la selezione di fitofagi specifici associati a Centaurea solstitialis L. XX Italian National Congress of Entomology, June 13-18, 2005, Perugia, Assisi, Italy.

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