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Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Photo by Bruno Espinosa

Scientific Programme

MORNING
Time
09:00 - 10:00Plenary Lecture - ANDREA CRISANTI: Editing population genetics for vector controlMeeting room: GALATEA
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break

SESSION 3

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management

Exotic and native natural enemies: how to plan biological control and save environments

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Moderators: Alberto Alma, Giovanni Burgio

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliation
10:30 - 11:00Exotic and native natural enemies: how to plan biological control and save environmentsTimHayeCO095CABI, Switzerland
11:00 - 11:15Tachinid parasitoids as exotic or native natural enemies of herbivorous insectsMaria LuisaDindoCO093University of Bologna, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Long term changes in the communities of native ladybirds in Northern Italy: impact of the invasive species Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)AntonioMasettiCO097University of Bologna, Italy
11:30 - 11:45The Asian chestnut gall wasp: the successful management of an exotic invasive pestChiaraFerraciniCO094University of Torino, Italy
11:45 - 12:00Biological control possibilities of an invasive scale insect in Israel: Opuntia cochineal scale insect Dactylopius opuntiaeZviMendelCO098Volcani Center, Israel
12:00 - 12:15Field dispersal and Field persistence of the parasitoid wasp Habrobracon hebetor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) following augmentative releases against the millet head miner Heliocheilus albipunctella (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in the Sahel MalickBaCO092International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
12:15 - 12:30Augmentative releases of Trichopria drosophilae for the control of early-season Drosophila suzukii populationsGianfrancoAnforaCO091Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
12:30 - 12:45Parasitism of Pachycrepoideus vindemmiae on buried pest pupae of fruit orchardsMariaManzanoCO096Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
12:45 - 13:00Investigating the functional response of two Anthocorid predators to Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)TuğcanAlınçCO090University of Çukurova, Turkey

SESSION 6

Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Arthropod-mediated ecosystem services in agriculture

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Moderators: Guy Smagghe

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Designing Agricultural Landscapes to Enhance Arthropod-Mediated Ecosystem ServicesDouglas Landis CO186Michigan State University USA
11:00 - 11:15Molecular assessment of invertebrate food webs: current applications and future opportunitiesMichaelTraugottCO189University of Innsbruck, Austria
11:15 - 11:30Complexity of factors that affects pollinators – farming intensity, climate and below ground processesAndrasBaldiCO181MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary
11:30 - 11:45Biodiversity and associated ecosystem services in small vs. large scale agriculturePeterBataryCO182University of Goettingen, Germany
11:45 - 12:00Seasonal differences in the effects of commercial bumblebees on fruit quality in strawberry cropsCallumMartinCO188Royal Holloway University of London, UK
12:00 - 12:15Plant diversity effects on aphid biocontrol through top-down selection of aphid microbial symbiontsWolfgangWeisserCO190Technical University of Munich, Germany
12:15 - 12:30Multilevel plant diversity for enhanced conservation biological control and crop system resilienceAurelieFerrer CO183ISARA-Lyon, France
12:30 - 12:45The species-habitat network: a novel approach to the study of habitat useFrancescoLamiCO185University of Padua, Italy
12:45 - 13:00Potential interactions between ecosystem services delivered by insectsLorenzo MariniCO187University of Padua, Italy

SESSION 8

Insect Control Biotechnology

Biopesticides, GMO and maintenance of eco-services: can they be profitably integrated?

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Moderators: Fernando Alvarez-Alfageme, Salvatore Arpaia

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Sustainable use of transgenic Bt-maize: experience after 18 years of cultivation in SpainFélixOrtegoCO255Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Spain
11:00 - 11:15Modelling an adaptive resistance management plan for Sesamia nonagrioides in Bt-maizeSalvatoreArpaiaCO252ENEA, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Modelling the transgene persistence of a self-limiting autosomal sex-ratio distorter in a wild-type Anopheles gambiae population PaolaPollegioniCO256Polo GGB Terni, Italy
11:30 - 11:45The use of Baculovirus and Bacillus thuringiensis based biopesticides in BrazilFernando ValicenteCO259Embrapa, Brasil
11:45 - 12:00Optimal temperature and larval age of Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797)(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) for production systems of Baculovirus spodoptera (SfMNVP) - Isolate 6 NRFernandoSouzaCO258Federal University of Lavras, Brasil
12:00 - 12:15Evaluation of aegerolysin proteins from the fungal genus Pleurotus as potential bioinsecticides for controlling Colorado potato beetle and Western corn rootwormJakaRazingerCO257Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Slovenia
12:15 - 12:30Engineering invasive Y chromosomes for mosquito controlAlessiaCagnettiCO253Polo di Innovazione Genomica, Genetica e Biologia, Italy
12:30 - 12:45Efficacy of garlic essential oil-based nanoemulsion in controlling two crop key insect pestsOrlandoCampoloCO254University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
12:45 - 13:00

SESSION 11

Morphology, Systematics and Phylogeny

Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology of Leaf Beetles – Third European Symposium on the Chrysomelidae

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Moderators: Maurizio Biondi, Michael Schmitt

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Phylogenetic impulse to large-scale biodiversity research in the tropicsJesúsGómez-ZuritaCO335CSIC-University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
11:00 - 11:15A review on flea Beetles (Chrysomelidae: Alticini) of Turkey with respect to species number and host plant associations Ebru GülAslanCO331Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey
11:15 - 11:30Systematic affinities between Mediterranean and southern Africa taxa in the tribe Alticini: solving a biogeographic puzzle using molecular phylogenetics on Longitarsus associated with Boraginaceae (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae)MaurizioBiondiCO332University of L'Aquila, Italy
11:30 - 11:45Chrysomelidae checklists and catalogues – Synthesis of results and backbone for further researchElisabethGeiserCO333Salzburg, Austria
11:45 - 12:00Overcome glucosinolates and radiate: how host shifts to Brassicaceae have led to species diversificationMatildaGikonyoCO334Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
12:00 - 12:15The phylogenetic inferences and evolution of Chrysomelidae based on mitochondrial genomes (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia: Chrysomeloidea)RuieNieCO336Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
12:15 - 12:30Preliminary analysis on the colonization of the potato beetle populations in Turkey using microsatellite markersAyça Özkan KocaCO337Maltepe University, Turkey
12:30 - 12:45Phytophaga 100: retracing the evolution of plant cell wall degrading enzymes in beetles of the PhytophagaYannickPauchetCO338Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
12:45 - 13:00Changes in leaf beetle distribution in Central Europe over the past 100 yearsMichaelSchmittCO339Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Germany

SESSION 12

Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity

Insect gut immunity and microbiome

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Moderators: George Christophides, Luis Teixeira

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Systemic microsporidian infection+environment=back to enterocytesDominiqueFerrandonCO353CNRS, France
11:00 - 11:15The effect of the symbiont Asaia on immune-related genes of malaria vectors Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles stephensiGuidoFaviaCO352University of Camerino, Italy
11:15 - 11:30Exploiting the mosquito microbiota for disease controlGeorgeDimopoulosCO350Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA
11:30 - 11:45Honey bee gut microbiota - a versatile model to study microbial symbiosisPhilippEngelCO351University of Lausanne, Switzerland
11:45 - 12:00Nutritional immunology using insect modelsFleurPontonCO358Macquarie University, Australia
12:00 - 12:15Herbivore induced plant volatiles influence on gut microbiota composition and insect susceptibility to entomopathogens.SalvadorHerreroCO354Universitat de València, Spain
12:15 - 12:30Peptidoglycan recognition protein-SD modulates host-microbe interactions in Drosophila gutIgorIatsenkoCO355Global Health Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
12:30 - 12:45Interplays between reproductive physiology and antiviral immunity in the mosquito Aedes aegyptiEmiliePondevilleCO357University of Glasgow, UK
12:45 - 13:00Gut microbiota composition is related with the presence of viruses in field captures from Spodoptera exigua (Hübner)MaríaMartínez-SolísCO356Universitat de València, Spain

SESSION 14

Social Insects and Apidology

Symbiosis in social insects – behavioural and ecological interactions

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Moderators: David Nash

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
10:30 - 11:00Behavioural and ecological factors shaping the gut microbiome in antsHeikeFeldhaarCO412University of Bayreuth, Germany
11:00 - 11:15Host communication signals diversify as the result of coevolutionary interactions with social parasitesMaria Cristina LorenziCO415University of Paris, France
11:15 - 11:30The interspecific nesting relationship of Paraponera clavata and Partamona testaceaAdeleBordoniCO410University of Florence, Italy
11:30 - 11:45Comparative network analyses of obligate interactions between ant associates and their host ants in EuropeThomas ParmentierCO416Ghent University, Belgium
11:45 - 12:00What floral resources honeybees (Apis mellifera) use in urban habitats? The case of Geneva, SwitzerlandCharlèneHeinigerCO413University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
12:00 - 12:15Rebel workers in honeybee have tendency to become intraspecific reproductive parasiteKarolina KuszewskaCO414Jagiellonian University, Poland
12:15 - 12:30Emerging bee viruses: from molecules to host and vector ecologyJamesTauber CO418Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
12:30 - 12:45Enhancement of chronic bee paralysis virus levels in honeybees acute exposed to imidacloprid: A Chinese case studyQingyun DiaoCO411Institute of Apicultural Research, China
12:45 - 13:00Disease-free monoculture farming by fungus-growing termitesMichael PoulsenCO417University of Copenhagen, Denmark
AFTERNOON
Time
13:00 - 14:00Lunch and poster exhibition
14:00 - 15:00Plenary Lecture - FRANCESCA BARBERO: Eavesdropping on communication among Ants, Butterflies, and PlantsMeeting room: GALATEA
15:00 - 15:15Award of the Westwood Medal for 2018 for excellence in taxonomyMeeting room: GALATEA

SESSION 3

Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management

Habitat and landscape management to improve conservation biological control

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Moderators: Giovanni Burgio, Alberto Alma

Meeting room: GALATEA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45Habitat and landscape management to improve conservation biological control TejaTscharntkeCO089University of Göttingen, Germany
15:45 - 16:00Functional agrobiodiversity in apple orchardsLeneSigsgaardCO088University of Copenhagen, Denmark
16:00 - 16:15The management of plant biodiversity in field margins for the enhancement of natural biological controlJuan AntonioSanchezCO087Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDA), Spain
16:15 - 16:30Soil legacy effects on plants and their associated aboveground insect herbivores are linked via plant functional and nutritional traitsRobinHeinenCO083Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)
16:30 - 16:45Are parasitoid wasps limited by sugar sources in agricultural areas? Pomegranate orchards as a case studyMiriamKishinevskyCO184University of Haifa, Israel
16:45 - 17:00Stacking crop varieties and intercropping impacts aphids in wheat fieldsAgathe Mansion-VaquiéCO084ISARA, France
17:00 - 17:15Seeking multiple ecosystem services for agriculture from native Australian plantsSunitaPandeyCO085Charles Sturt University, Australia
17:15 - 17:30Influence of a refuge and sugar sources on Aphelinus mali to control Eriosoma lanigerum in apple orchardsAinaraPeñalver CruzCO086Universidad de Talca, Chile
17:30 - 17:45Effect of field margin element type on hoverfly abundanceCianBlaixCO082Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy

SESSION 6

Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Insect species traits and their use in habitat management and conservation

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Moderators: Pietro Brandmayr, Emilio Balletto

Meeting room: PERSEIDE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45What traits can tell us about ground beetle ecology and conservationThorsten AssmannCO200Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
15:45 - 16:00The conservation of traits in generalist predator communities: when is a trait functional?KlausBirkhoferCO202Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany
16:00 - 16:15Butterfly traits and vulnerability at community and species level in changing temperate environments.Emilio BallettoCO201University of Torino, Italy
16:15 - 16:30Chironomid species indicators of freshwater ecological statusBruno RossaroCO206University of Milan, Italy
16:30 - 16:45SPECIES TRAITS AND COMMUNITY PHYLOGENY OF CARABID COMMUNITIES ACROSS AN ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENT FROM NIVAL BELT OF DOLOMITES TO SALT MARSHES OF ADRIATIC COASTRoberto PizzolottoCO204University of Calabria, Italy
16:45 - 17:00Unveiling community patterns and species trophic niches of tropical and temperate ants using an integrative framework of field data and trophic markersFelixBaumgarten RosumekCO409Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
17:00 - 17:15Are 18 years of passive restoration via grazing exclusion enough for the recovery of ant communities? An example from the Montado ecosystemClaraFrasconi WendtCO203University of Lisbon, Portugal
17:15 - 17:30Structural differences between habitats in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) networksGaborPozsgaiCO205Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
17:30 - 17:45

SESSION 16

Symbiosis and Insect Vector Biology

Ecology/epidemiology/evolution of the three-way interaction insect vector-pathogen-host

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Moderators: Stéphane Blanc, Domenico Bosco

Meeting room: ELETTRA

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45Phytoplasma virulence proteins alter plant development and promote colonization of insect vectorsSaskiaHogenhoutCO452John Innes Centre, UK
15:45 - 16:00Evolutionary determinants of host and vector manipulation by plant virusesKerryMauckCO453University of California, Riverside
16:00 - 16:15Vectors of Xf in Europe: behavioral aspects involved in transmissionDanieleCornaraCO451ICA-CSIC Madrid, Spain
16:15 - 16:30Sensory structure of Philaenus spumarius (L.) mouthparts and operative mechanism of the precibarial valveSaraRuschioniCO454University of Marche, Italy
16:30 - 16:45Deciphering the plant-polerovirus-aphid crosstalk by a combined transcriptomic and metabolomic approachVeroniqueBraultCO447CNRS-IBMP Strasbourg, France
16:45 - 17:00Disrupting insect-mediated transmission of plant virusesAnaBravoCO448University of Cambridge, UK
17:00 - 17:15Insights into the Transmission Dynamics of Beetle-Borne VirusesBryanCassoneCO449Brandon University, Canada
17:15 - 17:30Transmission of the codiro strain of xylella fastidiosa by different insect speciesVincenzoCavalieriCO450CNR, Italy
17:30 - 17:45Omics dissection of vector-pathogen interaction opens new perspectives for the biological control of phytoplasma diseasesTobiasWeilCO455Fondazione Edmundo Mach, Italy

SESSION 10

Medical and veterinary entomology

Dermanyssus gallinae: an endless threat to the industry and human health (COST Action FA1404 COREMI Symposium)

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Moderators: Olivier Sparangano, Annunziata Giangaspero

Meeting room: CALIPSO

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45Dermanyssus gallinae: the reasons for a Cost Action (Coremi)OlivierSparaganoCO309Coventry University, UK
15:45 - 16:00Factors affecting population growth of the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae in laying hen facilitiesMoniqueMulCO306Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands
16:00 - 16:15Molecular markers and the neutral genetic structure of Dermanyssus gallinaeLiseRoyCO308University Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France
16:15 - 16:30Dermanyssus gallinae and its public health consequences AnnunziataGiangasperoCO303University of Foggia, Italy
16:30 - 16:45ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DERMANYSSUS GALLINAE INFESTATION IN LAYERS FARM: PRELIMINARY DATACorradoLongoniCO305Sales & Technical manager Poultry MSD AH, Italy
16:45 - 17:00Fipronil scandal and the lesson learntAntonio CamardaCO302University of Bari, Italy
17:00 - 17:15Alternative control of Dermanyssus gallinae MartinaLichovnikovaCO304Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
17:15 - 17:30Attractiveness of volatile compounds ThomasAuffrayCO301Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, France
17:30 - 17:45The potential for vaccination to control poultry red miteAlasdairNisbetCO307Pentlands Science Park, UK

SESSION 12

Parasitology, Pathology and Immunity

Host regulation by parasites and pathogens

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Moderators: Jean-Luc Imler, Serap Aksoy

Meeting room: AGAVE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45Regulation of bumblebees by their parasites: from individuals to populations?MarkBrownCO359Royal Holloway University of London, UK
15:45 - 16:15A malaria signal for immediate transmissionIngridFayeCO363Stockholm University, Sweden
16:15 - 16:30The importance of genome architecture for the function of parasitoid-associated symbiotic viruses in parasitism of host insectsGaelenBurkeCO360University of Georgia, USA
16:30 - 16:45A two-level mechanism of specificity – venom molecules per se and their vesicular transport – likely determines the Drosophila host range of the parasitoid Leptopilina boulardiMarylenePoirieCO365INRA, France
16:45 - 17:00Genomic insights into strategies used by different parasitoid waspsXue-xinChenCO361Zhejiang University, China
17:00 - 17:15Wolbachia Surface Protein expression in Anopheles gambiae is able to elicit the mosquito immune system and decrease the P.berghei infectionAnastasiaAccotiCO340University of Perugia, Italy
17:15 - 17:30Using of wax moth Galleria mellonella as a model species for studying of microevolutionary relationship between host and parasite IvanDubovskiyCO362Novosibirsk State Agrarian University, Russia
17:30 - 17:45The discovery of RNA viruses in global invasive species, Bactrocera dorsalis, implying an intensive interaction between RNA viruses and the host RNAi pathway JinzhiNiuCO364Southwest University, China

SESSION 9

Insects and Global Food Production

Feeding the world: how to control insect pests of crops without damaging the planet

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Moderators: Klaus Reinhardt, Stuart Reynolds

Meeting room: DIONE

Time Title NameSurnameCode Affiliate
15:15 - 15:45Using insect biotechnology to control insect pestsAndreasVilcinskasCO266Justus Liebig University Giessen; Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Germany
15:45 - 16:00Crop protection: the extent of the global problemStuartReynoldsCO264University of Bath, UK
16:00 - 16:15Invasive crop pests: threat and their impact on global food productionChristianBadenCO260Bayer AG Research & Development, Germany
16:15 - 16:30Update on control of pink bollworm, a major cotton pest in PakistanWaqasWakilCO267University of Agriculture, Pakistan
16:30 - 16:45Are there really any new alternatives to Bt toxins?Richardffrench-ConstantCO261University of Exeter, UK
16:45 - 17:00The prospects for GM-improved biological control agentsRaymond St LegerCO265University of Maryland, USA
17:00 - 17:15A new species of the genus Pseudostigmaeus (Pseudostigmaeus sorghumus) Stigmaeidae: Prostigmata: Acari from PakistanBilal SaeedKhanCO262University of Agriculture, Pakistan
17:15 - 17:30The Promise of 'Push-Pull' Farming System for Green Revolution on Africa ZeyaurKhanCO263ICIPE, Kenya
17:30 - 17:45Discussion: future challenges in crop protection ThomasMillerUniversity of California, USA