Entomologia 2018-07-05T12:19:37+02:00 Emanuela Fusinato Open Journal Systems <p><strong><img src="/public/site/images/mikimos/homepageImage_en_US.jpg"><br></strong><em>Antonio Berlese (1909). Gli Insetti.</em></p> <hr> <p><strong>Entomologia</strong> is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal of Entomology, published by “Società Entomologica Italiana” and “Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia”. This journal covers all aspects of insect science and of related arthropod groups, with original research articles and review papers.<br><br>Selected members of the Editorial Board will act as editors for the following journal sections:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Systematics and Phylogeny</li> <li class="show">Faunistics and Biogeography</li> <li class="show">Functional Morphology</li> <li class="show">Social Insects and Apidology</li> <li class="show">Physiology</li> <li class="show">Genetics</li> <li class="show">Ethology</li> <li class="show">Ecology</li> <li class="show">Integrated Pest Management</li> <li class="show">Medical and veterinary entomology</li> </ul> On some interesting African katydids (Orthoptera Tettigoniidae) 2018-07-05T12:19:37+02:00 B. Massa Results of the study of specimens collected in Africa and preserved in different European collections and museums are reported and extensively illustrated. The tribe Preussiini Karsch, 1890 is resurrected for the genera <em>Preussia</em> Karsch, 1890, <em>Enochletica</em> Karsch, 1896 and <em>Weissenbornia</em> Karsch, 1888. The following three new species are described: <em>Eurycorypha ndokiensis</em> n. sp., <em>Eurycorypha</em> <em>feai</em> n. sp. and <em>Eurycorypha kenyensis</em> n. sp. <em>Rhacocleis dernensis</em> Salfi, 1926 is confirmed in its original genus, <em>Conocephalus</em> <em>algerinorum</em> Massa, 1999 is moved into the subgenus <em>Anisoptera</em>. In addition, new diagnostic characters or distributional data for <em>Horatosphaga</em> <em>crosskeyi</em> Ragge, 1960, <em>Horatosphaga</em> <em>somali</em> (Schulthess-Schindler, 1898), <em>Ducetia</em> <em>crosskeyi</em> Ragge, 1961, <em>Ducetia</em> <em>fuscopunctata</em> Chopard, 1954, <em>Tropidonotacris</em> <em>amabilis</em> Ragge, 1957, <em>Tropidonotacris</em> <em>carinata</em> Chopard, 1954, <em>Pardalota asymmetrica</em> Karsch, 1896, <em>Eurycorypha stylata</em> Stål, 1873, <em>Eurycorypha velicauda</em> Karsch, 1893, <em>Eurycorypha kevani</em> Chopard, 1954 and <em>Oxygonatium huxleyi </em>Ragge, 1980 are reported. 2016-10-14T10:51:52+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Development time plasticity of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) populations under laboratory conditions 2015-12-15T10:41:47+01:00 L. Berardi M. Branco M.R. Paiva H. Santos A. Battisti The pine processionary moth <em>Thaumetopoea</em> <em>pityocampa</em> (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae) is a univoltine defoliator that is active over a wide range of latitudes and elevations, being largely influenced by temperature variations, especially during larval development across the winter. This work compares field development time with that observed in the laboratory rearing under controlled conditions, in four <em>Th. pityocampa</em> populations characterized by different life history phenology: two populations from the Italian Alps characterized by early and late adult emergence, and two populations from Portugal, the first characterized by winter feeding and late adult emergence, the second by a switch of the larval feeding from winter to summer. The rearing started from the egg stage and was maintained in the laboratory at 20-25°C under natural light in transparent boxes. In spite of the different geographic origins and asynchrony of the period of larval development, all populations maintained an annual life cycle under laboratory conditions, as well as a phenology similar to that of the field populations. Such an outcome was possible due to a trade-off in the duration of the larval and pupal stages, the latter being identified as the phase of development when an efficient regulatory mechanism is acting to maintain the univoltine life cycle. 2015-12-15T09:11:32+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Dirhinus giffardii (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), parasitoid affecting Black Soldier Fly production systems in West Africa 2015-12-15T10:41:47+01:00 Emilie Devic Pierre-Olivier Maquart Interest for insect farming is currently growing globally. Conditions in West Africa appear suitable for developing such farming systems that can benefit communities by improving livelihoods, food and feed security or sanitation. In Ghana and Mali, the Black Soldier Fly (<em>Hermetia illucens</em> Linnaeus, 1758) is being produced for waste recycling and animal feed. In a two stages process (egg and larvae production), egg production was hampered by a pupal parasitoid, <em>Dirhinus giffardii</em> Silvestri, 1913 (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), which reduced future broodstock by almost 72%. This is the first time <em>D. giffardii i</em>s reported as a parasitoid of <em>H. illucens</em> pupae and one of the first reports of parasitism in this commercially important fly species. The introduction of precautionary measures is highly recommended for the success of <em>H. illucens</em> production systems in West Africa. 2015-12-09T09:07:43+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##