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Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Scientific Programme

MORNING
Time
09:00 - 14:00Registration

SESSION 1

Agricultural and forest entomology

Invasive species biology, ecology and management

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Moderators: Alain Roques, Eckehard Brockerhoff

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCod Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Alien forest insect invasion trends and outlookEckehardBrockerhoffCO002Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)
11:00 - 11:15Newly-arriving insect invaders in Europe: not the ones we previously expected, and spreading much faster than beforeAlainRoquesCO009INRA, France
11:15 - 11:30Insect chemical communication during invasionsRyleeIsittCO006University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
11:30 - 11:45Can we trust historical data to disentangle the evolutionary history of introduction? Input of a genetic approach to compare the invasion histories of two seed chalcids (Megastigmus sp.) in FranceMarie-AnneAuger-RozenbergCO001INRA, France
11:45 - 12:00Novel pheromones for detection and monitoring of exotic invasive species, and endangered native species of cerambycid beetlesJocelynMillarCO007University of California, USA
12:00 - 12:15Feeding Ecology of the Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica), a Major Invasive Threat to European AgricultureDaniel A.PotterCO008University of Kentucky, USA
12:15 - 12:30Host’s masting drives spatio-temporal patterns of pre-dispersal seed predation by invasive wasps in a natural forest ecosystemVioletteDoubletCO003INRA, France
12:30 - 12:45Physiologically-based demographic modelling approach for invasive alien species: their contribution for quantitative pest risk assessmentGianniGilioliCO004University of Brescia, Italy
12:45 - 13:00The emerald ash borer and the threat to native oleaceae: an imminent invasion in southern Europe?IgnazioGraziosiCO005World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya

SESSION 2

Behaviour

Reproductive strategies of entomophagous insects

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Moderators: Eric Conti, Eric Wajnberg

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Is parasitoid successful reproduction a sporadic event in nature?JacquesBrodeurCO065Université de Montréal, France
11:00 - 11:15Parasitoids behavior and efficient biological controlEricWajnbergCO072INRA & INRIA, France
11:15 - 11:30Can enforced host sharing by sub-social parasitoids elicit traits of higher sociality?IanHardyCO067University of Nottingham, UK
11:30 - 11:45I will wait: the strikingly long mating-reluctance period of a Braconid parasitic wasp AndraThielCO071University of Bremen, Germany
11:45 - 12:00Does kin recognition affect aggressiveness and outcome of contests between females of the solitary parasitoid wasp, Eupelmus vuilleti?MarlèneGoubaultCO066Université de Tours, France
12:00 - 12:15Intraspecific and interspecific competition between Trissolcus grandis and T. vassilievi (Hym., Platygastridae) females in multi-patch environmentShahzadIranipourCO068University of Tabriz, Iran
12:15 - 12:30Field tests of multiple sensory cues in sex recognition and harassment of a colour polymorphic damselflySilvanaPiersantiCO070University of Perugia, Italy
12:30 - 12:45Disruption of local chemical communication systems by the invasive insect herbivore, Halyomorpha halys.LetiziaMartoranaCO069University of Palermo, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Differential responses of Trissolcus japonicus to plant volatiles induced by the invasive herbivore Halyomorpha halys vs. the beneficial predator Podisus maculiventrisValeriaBertoldiCO064University of Perugia, Italy

SESSION 11

Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny

Imaging Methods For Scientific Progress in Entomology

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Moderators: Mark Greco, Jürgen Rybak

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Neural coding of olfactory spatial information in the American cockroachMarcoPaoliCO314Universität Konstanz, Germany
11:00 - 11:30Brain connectome and Brain DynamicsJürgenRybakCO316Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
11:30 - 12:00Imaging Bee Brains to Help Understand Leaning and MemoryMarkGrecoCO311Charles Sturt University, AU
12:00 - 12:15Effect of density and host distribution on the spatial diffusion of Trichogramma cacœciaeVictorBurteCO310INRA, France
12:15 - 12:30New morphological techniques and big data in entomology: a case study of Megaphragma amalphitanum (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) providing the first subcellular reconstruction of a complete insect eyeAnastasiaMakarovaCO312Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
12:30 - 12:45Antennal grooming in Nezara viridula (Hemiptera, Pentatomidae): functional morphology of the tibial combManuelaReboraCO315University of Perugia, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Synchrotron based X-ray tomographic microscopy for entomology: from extinct insects in amber to buzzing fliesFedericaMaroneCO313Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

SESSION 10

Medical and veterinary entomology

Epidemiology and management of insect vectors

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Moderators: Alessandra della Torre, Simon Carpenter

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Management and challenges of insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors of diseasesHilaryRansonCO282Liverpool Scholl of Tropical Medicine, UK
11:00 - 11:15Management of tick infestation in wild animalsAnnapaola Rizzoli CO283Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Climate Changes and Vector-Borne Diseases in EuropeCyrilCaminadeCO278Liverpool University, UK
11:30 - 11:45Culicoides-borne diesease in EuropeSimonCarpenterCO279Pirbright Insitute, UK
11:45 - 12:00Modelling vector dynamic and arbovirus outbreaks in EuropeMattiaManicaCO280Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
12:00 - 12:15Assessing the diversity of spiders using dna barcodingMuhammadTahirCO285GC University Lahore, Pakistan
12:15 - 12:30Anopheles mosquitoes of the Maculipennis complex in Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy (Northern Italy)MattiaCalzolariCO277IZSLER, Italy
12:30 - 12:45Current distribution of the invasive mosquito Aedes koreicus (Diptera; Culicidae) in ItalyFabrizioMontarsiCO281Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Recent advances in the use of entomopathogenic fungi for the control of mosquitoesRichardSamuelsCO284Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro, Brasil

SESSION 5

Ecology and toxicology of insecticides

Insecticide Resistance: detection & monitoring

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Moderators: Phil Batterham, Ralph Nauen

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 10:4515 min The relative contribution of target-site mutations in complex acaricide resistant phenotypes in Tetranychus urticaeSabinaBajdaCO154University of Ghent, Belgium
10:45 - 11:00Using CRISPR to investigate mechanisms of neonicotinoid resistance in Drosophila melanogasterPhilBatterhamCO155University of Melbourne, Australia
11:00 - 11:15Functional characterization and substrate screening of UDP-glycosyltransferases of the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae.SimonSnoeckCO161University of Ghent, Belgium
11:15 - 11:30Characterization and monitoring of target-site resistance in the ryanodine receptor of the tomato leafminer, Tuta absolutaChristophZimmerCO162Syngenta, Switzerland
11:30 - 11:45Mining genes involved in indoxacarb resistance of Lobesia botrana (Denis and Schiffermüller) by de novo transcriptome assembly and differential expression analysisStefanoCassanelliCO156University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
11:45 - 12:00Pyrethroid Susceptibility Status of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens Populations across Italy.VerenaPichlerCO160University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
12:00 - 12:15Mechanisms of resistance to deltamethrin in isofemale lines of the mosquito Aedes aegypti from French GuianaYanoukEpelboinCO157Institut Pasteur of French Guiana, France
12:15 - 12:30Insecticide Resistance in UK Pests: the Good, the Bad and the UglySteveFosterCO158Rothamsted Research, UK
12:30 - 12:45Western Corn Rootworm Resistance to Bt Maize within Agricultural LandscapesAaronGassmannCO159Iowa State University, USA
12:45 - 13:00

SESSION 3

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management

Case studies in biological and integrated pest control

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Moderators: Andrea Battisti

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Box tree moth (Cydalima perspectalis) and its control in the UKStephanieBirdCO109Royal Horticultural Society, UK
11:00 - 11:15Effectiveness of mating disruption in controlling infestations of the vine mealybug, Planococcus ficus, in vineyardsArturoCoccoCO111University of Sassari, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Entomophaga maimaiga in Europe: testing the susceptibility of gypsy moth populations of ItalyMarioContariniCO112University of Tuscia, Italy
11:30 - 11:45Control of chestnut moths, Cydia fagiglandana and C. splendana, by mating disruptionAntonioDe CristofaroCO113University of Molise, Italy
11:45 - 12:00Host feeding as a tool to improve biological control of the Asian citrus psyllid by Tamarixia radiata? MarcoGebiolaCO114University of California, USA
12:00 - 12:15Aleurocanthus spiniferus, an alien invasive threat to Europe. Associated bacterial community and natural enemiesFrancescoNugnesCO115CNR, Italy
12:15 - 12:30Integrated pest management of the new invasive citrus pest Delottococcus aberiae (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)JesicaPérez-RodríguezCO116Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA), Spain
12:30 - 12:45Suppression of High and Low Density Populations of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) through Mass Trapping with Trimedlure (TML) Dispensers in Coffee in HawaiiRogerVargasCO117USDA-ARS, USA
12:45 - 13:00Honeydew as a food source for beneficial insects: a sweet that can become toxicMiguelCalvo AgudoCO110IVIA, Spain
AFTERNOON

Time
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:30OpeningMeeting room: GALATEA
14:30 - 15:30Plenary Lecture - ANGELA DOUGLAS: How insects manage their microbesMeeting room: GALATEA

SESSION 1

Agricultural and forest entomology

Impacts of climate change on agricultural and forest pests

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Moderators: Allan Watt, Myron Zalucki

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Insect defoliators and climate change: Effects on top-down and bottom-up processesChristerBjorkmanCO020Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
16:00 - 16:15Too hot to handle – Interaction of agricultural pests and climate changeMichaelEickermannCO021Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
16:15 - 16:30A review of the responses of 31 global insect pests to ongoing climate change reveals both surprises and knowledge gapsPhilippLehmannCO024University of Stockholm, Sweden
16:30 - 16:45Linking bark beetle attack of Norway spruce to periods and intensity of droughtSigridNethererCO025BOKU, Austria
16:45 - 17:00Dealing with high temperatures: the aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum exhibits a greater survival after a heat shock when parasitized by the wasp Aphidius erviPaoloFantiCO022University of Basilicata, Italy
17:00 - 17:15Temperature-dependent phenology and climate change model of cassava-colonising populations of Bemisia tabaciOluwatosin ZacheusAregbesolaCO019University of Catania, Italy
17:15 - 17:30How does temperature indirectly influence insect herbivores via their host plants?AleixVallsCO027North Dakota State University, USA
17:30 - 17:45Is hotter better for a Mediterranean pest? A case study with an experimental imitation of global warming based on climate modellingCorentinIltisCO023Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
17:45 - 18:00Dendroecological analysis of the altitudinal shift of larch budmoth outbreaks with climate change in the French AlpsPhilippeRozenbergCO026INRA, France

SESSION 2

Behaviour

Communication: from signal production to perception

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Moderators: Christina M. Grozinger, M. Cristina Lorenzi

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Odour perception in ants: the role of individual experience Patriziad'EttorreCO057University of Paris, France
16:00 - 16:15Vibrational communication networks: leafhoppers as a case studyMetaVirant-DoberletCO063National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
16:15 - 16:30Good vibes: a wasp social parasite intercepts the vibrational communication system of its host. AlessandroCiniCO055University College London, UK
16:30 - 16:45Sex pheromone and information transferAllyHarariCO060The Volcani Center, Israel
16:45 - 17:00Inhive monitoring of electrostatic fields in honeybee coloniesAronDuerCO058Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
17:00 - 17:15Fast odor information coding via neuronal response latencies in the honeybee brainAlbrechtHaaseCO059University of Trento, Italy
17:15 - 17:30The molecular basis for waggle dance communication in the honey bee Apis melliferaFabioManfrediniCO061Royal Holloway University of London, UK
17:30 - 17:45Transcriptomic and morphological exploration of the sensory system of Drosophila suzukii ovipositorCristinaCravaCO056University of Pavia, Italy
17:45 - 18:00Not solely morphological mimics: imitation of hymenopteran flight trajectories in clearwing moths of Southeast Asian rainforestsMartaSkowron VolponiCO062University of Gdansk, Poland

SESSION 4

Chemical ecology and multitrophic interactions

Invasive alien species, Population genetics, Infochemical network

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Moderators: Marcel Dicke, Gianfranco Anfora

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Exploiting conservation biological control by manipulating the chemical ecology of multitrophic interactions using GMJohnPickettCO124Cardiff University, UK
16:00 - 16:15Translating olfactomes into attractants: shared volatiles provide attractive bridges for polyphagy in fruit fliesTeunDekker CO120Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
16:15 - 16:30 VOC: powerful "plant-to-plant" elicitors of defenceEmilioGuerrieriCO123Istituto per la Protezione sostenibile delle Piante, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
16:30 - 16:45Tomato Leaves Under Biotic Stress: Can We Detect Specific VOC Blends in the Greenhouse?ChristineBeckerCO119Geisenheim University, Germany
16:45 - 17:00Characterisation of volatile compounds released by apple trees infested by different aphid speciesSergioAngeliCO118Free University of Bolzano, Italy
17:00 - 17:15Semiochemicals to control the Walnut husk fly Rhagoletis completaLandrySarlesCO125Université de Liege, Belgium
17:15 - 17:30Scanning Electron Microscopy of antennal sensilla of Aromia bungii (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) adults and electroantennogram responses to volatile organic compoundsAntonellaDi PalmaCO121University of Foggia, Italy
17:30 - 17:45Egg–laying behavior of Drosophila suzukii with evidence of an oviposition marking pheromoneGabriellaTaitCO126Fondazione Edmund Mach/ University of Udine, Italy
17:45 - 18:00Are uncommon diterpenes mediating the host location processes of the stink bug Bagrada hilaris toward Brassica oleracea var botrytis seedlings?SalvatoreGuarinoCO122University of Palermo, Italy

SESSION 15

Urban entomology and stored product protection

Integrated Pest Management in Stored Product Protection

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Moderators: Agatino Russo, Pasquale Trematerra

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Integrated Pest Management in Stored Product ProtectionJamesCampbellCO422USDA-ARS, USA
16:00 - 16:30Food Loss in History: Insights into the food produced but never consumedLauraProsperi CO424University of Milan, Italy
16:30 - 16:45Kaolin-based particle film interferes with granary weevil orientation towards wheat kernelsGiacinto SalvatoreGerminaraCO423University of Foggia, Italy
16:45 - 17:00Composition of essential oils extracted from four aromatic plants of kabyle origin(Algeria) and their bio-activity on Callosobruchus maculatus(Fabricius,1775)(Coleoptera:Bruchidae)KarimaTOUDERT-TALEBCO426Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
17:00 - 17:30Using wireless phosphine sensors for stored product insect control in large-scale industrial fumigationsChristosAthanassiouCO420University of Thessaly, Greece
17:30 - 17:45The bioactivity of Clinopodium spp. essential oils on Sitophilus zeamais: a morphological, behavioral and electrophysiological studyStefanoBediniCO421University of Pisa, Italy
17:45 - 18:00REPELLENT EFFECT OF CASSIA FISTULA (AMALTAS) AGAINST TRIBOLIUM CASTANEUMJawadShahCO425University of Swabi, Pakistan

SESSION 11

Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny

Insect Morphology in the Age of Phylogenomics

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Moderators: Rolf Beutel, Alessandro Minelli

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Insect phylogenomics: current status, challenges and some implications for morphologyKarenMeusemannCO321University of Freiburg, Germany
16:00 - 16:15Revisiting the timescale of insect evolution using Monte San Giorgio fossilsMatteoMontagnaCO322University of Milan, Italy
16:15 - 16:30The evolution of mandibular articulations in early split HexapodaAlexanderBlankeCO317University of Cologne, Germany
16:30 - 16:45Size and sensibility: a study on antennal sensilla of Megaphragma, a miniature parasitoid wasp AnnaDiakovaCO318aLomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
16:45 - 17:00Evolution of head structures in ColeopteraMargaritaYavorskayaCO325Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
17:00 - 17:15The flight of featherwing beetles (Coleoptera, Ptiliidae) and a new mechanism of air locomotion of tiny insects SergeyFarisenkovCO319Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
17:15 - 17:30The sperm ultrastructure of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) reveals a great diversity in the group.RomanoDallaiCO318University of Siena, Italy
17:30 - 17:45A multilocus approach to explore the phylogeny of a mega-diverse taxon: the case of Hycleus (Coleoptera, Meloidae)AlessandraRiccieriCO324Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
17:45 - 18:00Phylogeny of Rhinophoridae and Polleniidae (Diptera): toward the evolution of OestroideaSilviaGisondiCO320University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

SESSION 13

Physiology and Biochemistry

Insect metabolism and nutrition

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Moderators: Angela Douglas, Morena Casartelli

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
15:30 - 16:00Insect nutrition: why balance mattersSpencerBehmerCO382Texas A&M University, USA
16:00 - 16:15Identification of an Adipokinetic Hormone-responsive triacylglycerol lipase in Drosophila melanogasterRonaldKühnleinCO383University of Graz, Austria
16:15 - 16:30Nutritional regulation of juvenile hormone synthesis in mosquitoes: a metabolic analysisFernando GabrielNoriegaCO385Florida Internatioonal University, USA
16:30 - 16:45Discovery of a metabolic link at the carbon atomic level in the ammonia metabolism of blood-fed Aedes aegypti mosquitoesPatriciaScaraffiaCO388Tulane University, USA
16:45 - 17:00Insulin-like signalling in Rhodnius prolixus, the vector of Chagas disease AngelaLangeCO384University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
17:00 - 17:15Regulation of the intake of dietary protein and fat by adult worker honeybeesGeraldineWrightCO390Newcastle University, UK
17:15 - 17:30The involvement of Rhopr-CRF/DH in feeding and reproduction in the blood-gorging bug, Rhodnius prolixusIanOrchardCO386University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
17:30 - 17:45Keeping it all balanced: How loss of homeostatic regulation determines insect cold toleranceJohannesOvergaardCO387Aarhus University, Denmark
17:45 - 18:00How Do Waxworms Eat Plastic?CharlotteSmithCO389Brandon University, Canada