Entomologia https://sei.pagepress.org/index.php/entomologia <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> PAGEPress Scientific Publications, Pavia, Italy en-US Entomologia 2281-9584 <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> On some interesting African katydids (Orthoptera Tettigoniidae) https://sei.pagepress.org/index.php/entomologia/article/view/303 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. B. Massa ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2016-10-14 2016-10-14 10.4081/entomologia.2016.303 Development time plasticity of the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) populations under laboratory conditions https://sei.pagepress.org/index.php/entomologia/article/view/273 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. L. Berardi M. Branco M.R. Paiva H. Santos A. Battisti ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2015-12-15 2015-12-15 10.4081/entomologia.2015.273 Dirhinus giffardii (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), parasitoid affecting Black Soldier Fly production systems in West Africa https://sei.pagepress.org/index.php/entomologia/article/view/284 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. Emilie Devic Pierre-Olivier Maquart ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2015-12-09 2015-12-09 10.4081/entomologia.2015.284