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ANTONINI G., COLETTI G., SERRANI L., TRONCI C., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2009). Using molecular genetics to identify immature specimens of the weevil Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae). Biological Control, 51 (1): 152-157.

ASADI G., GHORBANI R., CRISTOFARO M., CHETVERIKOV P., PETANOVIĆ R., VIDOVIĆ B. et al. (2014). The impact of the flower mite Aceria acroptilon on the invasive plant Russian knapweed Rhaponticum repens in its native range. Biocontrol, 59(3), 367 – 375.


AUGÉ M., BON M-C., HARDION L., LE BOURGEOIS T., SFORZA R. (2016). Genetic characterization of a red colour morph of Euphorbia esula subsp. esula (Euphorbiaceae) in the floodplains of the Saône (Eastern France). Botanique, 94(10):1001-1007.

BELVEDERE S., LA MARCA A., MARCARI V., SENIA G. AND DE BIASE A. (2014). In silico mining of microsatellite markers for the Red Palm Weevil as contribution to its invasion management. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1-2.

CESCHIN S., SALERNO G., PAOLINI A., LECCE F. and DI CRISTINA F. (2010). Segnalazione di Carex microcarpa Bertol. ex Moris, Cyperaceae, nel Lago di Posta Fibreno (Frosinone), Lazio. Notula n. 1670, Informatore Botanico Italiano, 42 (1): 381.

CRISTOFARO M., DE BIASE A. and SMITH L. (2013). Field release of a prospective biological control agent of weeds, Ceratapion basicorne, to evaluate potential risk to a nontarget crop. Biological Control, 64(3), 305 - 314.

DE BIASE A., BELVEDERE S., SENIA G., MARCARI V., LA MARCA A. and VU L.V. (2013). Preliminary analysis of variability and genetic differentiation in Asian and Mediterranean populations of Red Palm Weevil. Atti Acc. Naz. It. Entomol., LXI, 193-200.GASKIN J., 


DE BIASE A., COLONNELLI E., BELVEDERE S., LA MARCA A., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2015). Genetic and morphological studies of Trichosirocalus species introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand for the biological control of thistles. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106 (1), 99-113.

BON M.C., COCK M. J.W., CRISTOFARO M., DE BIASE A., DE CLERCK-FOLATE R. et al. (2011). Applying molecular-based approaches to classical biological control of weeds. Biological Control, 58 (1): 1-21.

GÜLTEKIN L., BOROVEC R., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2008). Broad-nosed weevils feeding on Centaurea solstitialis L. in Turkey, with a description of the new species Araxia cristofaroi sp. n. (Coleoptera: CurculionidaeEntiminae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer., 101(1): 7-12(6).

GÜLTEKIN L., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C. and SMITH L. (2008). Natural history studies for the preliminary evaluation of Larinus filiformis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), as a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Environ. Entomol., 37 (5): 1185-1199.

HARIZANOVA V., STOEVA A., CRISTOFARO M., PAOLINI A., LECCE F. and DI CRISTINA F. (2010). Preliminary results on the phytophagous insect fauna on Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae) in Bulgaria. Pesticidi in fitomedicina, 25(4): 301-309. 

LUCANTONI L., GIUSTI F., CRISTOFARO M., PASQUALINI L., ESPOSITO F., LUPETTI P. and HABLUETZEL A. (2006). Effects of a neem extract on blood feeding, oviposition and oocyte ultrastructure in Anopheles stephensi Liston (Diptera: Culicidae). Tissue and Cell, 38:361-371.

ROMI R., PROIETTI S., DI LUCA M. and CRISTOFARO M. (2006). Laboratory evaluation of the bioinsecticide Spinosad for mosquito control. J. Amer. Mosquito Control Association, 22 (1): 93-96.

SKORACKA A., SMITH L., OLDFIELD G., CRISTOFARO M. and AMRINE J.W. (2010). Host-plant specificity and specialization in eriophyoid mites and their importance for the use of eriophyoid mites as biocontrol agents of weeds. Exper. App. Acarology, 51 (1): 93-113.

SMITH L., CRISTOFARO M., DE LILLO E., MONFREDA R. and PAOLINI A. (2009). Field assessment of host plant specificity and potential effectiveness of a prospective biological control agent, Aceria salsolae, of Russian thistle, Salsola tragus. Biological Control, 48: 237- 243.

SMITH L., HAYAT R., CRISTOFARO M., TRONCI C., TOZLU G. and LECCE F. (2006). Assessment of risk of attack to safflower by Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae), a prospective biological control agent of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae). Biological Control, 36: 337-344.

STOEVA A., HARIZANOVA V., DE LILLO E., CRISTOFARO M. and SMITH L. (2012). Laboratory and field experimental evaluation of host plant specificity  of Aceria solstitialis, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Exper. Appl. Acarology, 56(1), 43 – 55.

UYGUR S., SMITH L., UYGUR F.N., CRISTOFARO M. and BALCIUNAS J. (2005). Field assessment in land of origin of host specificity, infestation rate and impact of Ceratapion basicorne a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Biocontrol, 50: 525-541.


VIDOVIČ B., KAMALI H., PETANOVIČ R., CRISTOFARO M., WEYL PH., ASADI G., CVROVIČ T., AUGÉ M., MARINI F. (2017). Description of new Aceria species (Acari: Eriophyoidea), a potential agent for the biological control of camelthorn, Alhagi maurorum Medik.(Fabaceae). Journal Acarologia, submitted.



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