Articoli Scientifici pubblicati con il contributo del progetto


  • Baldacchino F, Arnoldi D, Lapère C, Rosà R, Montarsi F, Capelli G., Rizzoli A. 2017. Weak larval competition between two invasive mosquitoes Aedes koreicus and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology. [DOI]
  • Marini G., Guzzetta G., Baldacchino F., Arnoldi D., Montarsi F., Capelli G., Rizzoli A., Merler S., Rosà R. 2017. The effect of interspecific competition on the temporal dynamics of Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens. Parasites & Vectors 10:102.  [DOI]
  • Baldacchino F, Bruno MC, Visentin P, Blondel K, Arnoldi D, Hauffe HC, Rizzoli A. 2017, Predation efficiency of copepods against the new invasive mosquito species Aedes koreicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Italy. The European Zoological Journal. 84:43-48. [DOI]
  • Baldacchino F, Montarsi F, Arnoldi D, Barategui C, Ferro Milone N, Da Rold G., Capelli G., Rizzoli A. 2017, A 2-yr Mosquito Survey Focusing on Aedes koreicus (Diptera : Culicidae) in Northern Italy and Implications for Adult Trapping. Journal of Medical Entomology. [DOI]
  • Marini G., Rosà R., Pugliese A. and Heesterbeek J.A.P. 2017. Exploring vector-borne infection ecology in multi-host communities: a case study of West Nile virus. Journal of Theoretical Biology 415:58–69. [DOI]
  • Manica, M., Cobre, P., Rosà, R. and Caputo, B. 2017, Not in my backyard: effectiveness of outdoor residual spraying from hand-held sprayers against the mosquito Aedes albopictus in Rome, Italy. Pest Management Science 73:138-145. [DOI]
  • Baldacchino, F., Bussola, F., Arnoldi, D., Marcantonio, M., Montarsi, F., Capelli, G., Rosà, R. and Rizzoli, A. 2017, An integrated pest control strategy against the Asian tiger mosquito in northern Italy: a case study. Pest Management Science 73:87-93. [DOI]


  • Manica M., Filipponi F., D’Alessandro A., Screti A. , Netler M. , Rosà R. , Solimini A. , della Torre A and Caputo B. 2016. Spatial and temporal hot spots of Aedes albopictus abundance inside and outside a South European metropolitan area. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(6): e0004758 [DOI]
  • Guzzetta G., Montarsi F., Baldacchino F., Metz M., Capelli G., Rizzoli A., Pugliese A., Rosà R., Poletti P. and Merler S. 2016. Potential risk of dengue and chikungunya outbreaks in northern Italy based on a population model of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae). PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(6): e0004762 [DOI]
  • Marini G., Poletti P., Giacobini M., Pugliese A., Merler S. and Rosà R. 2016. The Role of Climatic and Density Dependent Factors in Shaping Mosquito Population Dynamics: the Case of Culex Pipiens in Northwestern Italy. PLoS ONE 11(4):e0154018. [DOI]
  • Velo E., Kadriaj P., Mersini K., Shukullari A., Manxhari B., Simaku A., Hoxha A., Caputo B., Bolzoni L., Rosà R., Bino S., Reiter P. and della Torre A. (2016). Enhancement of Aedes albopictus collections by ovitrap and sticky adult trap. Parasites & Vectors 9:223. [DOI]
  • Guzzetta G, Poletti P, Montarsi F, Baldacchino F, Capelli G, Rizzoli A, Rosà R, Merler S. (2016). Assessing the potential risk of Zika virus epidemics in temperate areas with established Aedes albopictus populations. Euro Surveillance 21(15):pii=30199 [DOI]
  • Caputo B., Manica M., D’Alessandro A., Bottà G., Filipponi F., Protano C., Vitali M., Rosà R. and della Torre A. (2016). Assessment of the effectiveness of a seasonal-long insecticide-based control strategy against Aedes albopictus nuisance in an urban area. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10: e0004463 [DOI]
  • Wiman N.G., Dalton D.T., Anfora G., Biondi A., Chiu J.C., Daane K.M., Gerdeman B., Gottardello A., Hamby K.A., Isaacs R., Grassi A., Ioriatti C., Lee J.C., Miller B., Rossi Stacconi M.V., Shearer P.W., Tanigoshi L., Wang X., Walton V.M. (2016). Drosophila suzukii population response to environment and management strategies. Journal of Pest Science [DOI]
  • Rossi-Stacconi V., Kaur R., Mazzoni V., Ometto L., Grassi A., Gottardello A., Rota-Stabelli O., Anfora G., (2016). Multiple lines of evidence for reproductive winter diapause in the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii: useful clues for control strategies. Journal of Pest Science [DOI]
  • Cattel J., Kaur R., Gibert P., Martinez J., Fraimout A., Jiggins F., Andrieux T., Siozios S., Anfora G., Miller W., Rota-Stabelli O., Mouton L. (2016). Wolbachia in European populations of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii: regional variation in infection frequencies. PLoSONE 11(1): e0147766 [DOI]
  • Marcantonio, M., Metz, M., Baldacchino, F., Arnoldi, D., Montarsi, F., Capelli, G., Carlin, S., Neteler, M., Rizzoli, A. (2016). First assessment of potential distribution and dispersal capacity of the emerging invasive mosquito Aedes koreicus in Northeast Italy. Parasites & Vectors 9, 9:63. [DOI]


  • Baldacchino, F., Caputo, B., Chandre, F., Drago, A., della Torre, A., Montarsi, F. and Rizzoli, A. (2015), Control methods against invasive Aedes mosquitoes in Europe: a review. Pest. Manag. Sci. [DOI]
  • Bolzoni L., Pugliese A. and Rosà R. (2015): The role of heterogeneity on the invasion probability of mosquito-borne diseases in multi-host models. Journal of Theoretical Biology 377: 25–35. [DOI]
  • Caputo B., Ienco A., Manica M., Petrarca V., Rosà R. and della Torre A. 2015. New adhesive traps to monitor urban mosquitoes with a case study to assess the efficacy of insecticide control strategies in temperate areas. Parasites & Vectors 8:134. [DOI]
  • De Ros G., Conci S., Pantezzi T., Savini G., 2015. The economic impact of invasive pest Drosophila suzukii on berry production in the Province of Trento, Italy. Journal of Berry Research 5(2): 89-96.
  • Grisenti M., Vázquez A., Herrero L., Cuevas L., Perez-Pastrana E., Arnoldi D., Rosá R., Capelli G., Tenorio A., Sánchez-Seco MP. and Rizzoli A. (2015): Wide detection of Aedes flavivirus in north-eastern Italy, a European hot-spot of emerging mosquito-borne diseases. Journal of General Virology 96:420-430. [DOI]
  • Ioriatti, C, Walton, V., Dalton, D., Anfora, G., Grassi, A., Maistri, S., Mazzoni, V., 2015. Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) and its potential impact to wine grapes during harvest in two cool climate wine grape production regions. Journal of Economic Entomology [DOI]
  • Marcantonio M., Rizzoli A., Metz M., Rosà R., Marini G., Chadwick E.A. and Neteler M. (2015): Identifying the environmental conditions favouring West Nile virus outbreaks in Europe. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121158. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.534)
  • Miller B., Anfora G., Buffington M., Daane K.M., Dalton D.T., Hoelmer K.M., Rossi Stacconi M.V., Grassi A., Ioriatti C., Loni A., Miller J.C., Ouantar M., Wang X., Wiman N.G., Walton V.M., 2015. Seasonal occurrence of resident parasitoids associated with Drosophila suzukii in two small fruit production regions of Italy and the USA. Bulletin of Insectology, 68 (2): 255-263 [handle]
  • Montarsi, F., Drago, A., Martini, S., Calzolari, M., Filippo, F.D., Bianchi, A., Mazzucato, M., Ciocchetta, S., Arnoldi, D., Baldacchino, F., Rizzoli, A., Capelli, G., 2015. Current distribution of the invasive mosquito species, Aedes koreicus [Hulecoeteomyia koreica] in northern Italy. Parasites & Vectors 8, 614. [DOI]
  • Rizzoli A., Bolzoni L., Chadwick E.A., Capelli G., Montarsi F., Grisenti M., Martínez de la Puente J., Muñoz J., Figuerola J., Soriguer R., Anfora G., Di Luca M. and Rosà R. (2015): Understanding West Nile virus ecology in Europe: Culex pipiens host feeding preference in a hotspot of virus emergence. Parasites & Vectors 8:213. [DOI]
  • Rizzoli A, Jiménez-Clavero MA, Barzon L, Cordioli P, Figuerola J, Koraka P, Martina B, Moreno A, Nowotny N, Pardigon N, Sanders N, Ulbert S, Tenorio A (2015): The challenge of West Nile virus in Europe: knowledge gaps and research priorities. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(20):pii=21135 [PDF]
  • Rocchini, D., Andreo, V., Förster, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Gutierrez, A.P., Gillespie, T.W., Hauffe, H.C., He, K.S., Kleinschmit, B., Mairota, P., Marcantonio, M., Metz, M., Nagendra, H., Pareeth, S., Ponti, L., Ricotta, C., Rizzoli, A., Schaab, G., Zebisch, M., Zorer, R., Neteler, M., 2015. Potential of remote sensing to predict species invasions: A modelling perspective. Progress in Physical Geography 39, 283–309. [DOI]
  • Rossi Stacconi, M.V., Buffington, M., Daane, K.M., Dalton, D.T., Grassi, A., Kaçar, G., Miller, B., Miller, J.C., Baser, N., Ioriatti, C., Walton, V.M., Wiman, N.G., Wang, X., Anfora, G., 2015. Host stage preference, efficacy and fecundity of parasitoids attacking Drosophila suzukii in newly invaded areas. Biological Control 84, 28–35. [DOI]


  • Fischer, D., Thomas, S., Neteler, M., Tjaden, N., Beierkuhnlein, C., 2014. Climatic suitability of Aedes albopictus in Europe referring to climate change projections: comparison of mechanistic and correlative niche modelling approaches. Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin 19(6), pii=20696 [HTML | PDF] (IF: 5.49)
  • Rosà, R., Marini, G., Bolzoni, L., Neteler, M., Metz, M., Delucchi, L., Chadwick, E.A., Balbo, L., Mosca, A., Giacobini, M., Bertolotti, L., Rizzoli, A., 2014. Early warning of West Nile virus mosquito vector: climate and land use models successfully explain phenology and abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes in north-western Italy. Parasites & Vectors 7, 269. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.25)
  • Wiman, N.G., Walton, V.M., Dalton, D.T., Anfora, G., Burrack, H.J., Chiu, J.C., Daane, K.M., Grassi, A., Miller, B., Tochen, S., Wang, X., Ioriatti, C., 2014. Integrating Temperature-Dependent Life Table Data into a Matrix Projection Model for Drosophila suzukii Population Estimation. PLoS ONE 9: e106909.  [DOI | PDF]


  • Neteler, M., Metz, M., Rocchini, D., Rizzoli, A., Flacio, E., Engeler, L., Guidi, V., Lüthy, P., Tonolla, M. (2013): Is Switzerland suitable for the invasion of Aedes albopictus? PLoS ONE 8(12): e82090. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.730)

Presentazioni a Conferenze/Poster prodotti con il contributo del progetto

  • Anfora G., Grassi A., Mazzoni V., Rossi Stacconi M.V., Rota Stabelli O., Walton V., Ioriatti C., 2015. Current status of the Drosophila suzukii management in Trentino, Italy, and research perspectives for sustainable control. XVIII International Plant Protection Congress 24-27 August, Berlin, Germany, p. 73.
  • Anfora G., Rossi Stacconi M.V., Walton V., Ioriatti C., 2014. Strategies for risk assessment and population management of Drosophila suzukii in Trentino, Italy. ESA 62ND Annual Meeting, November 16–19, Portland, Oregon, p. 192
  • Baldacchino, F., Marcantonio, M., Arnoldi D., Bussola, F., Metz, M., Montarsi, F., Capelli, G., Neteler, M., Rosà, R., Rizzoli, A. (2014): Ecology of the invasive mosquito Aedes koreicus in the province of Trento, Italy (poster). 19th E-SOVE conference (European Society for Vector Ecology), 13-17 Oct 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Baldacchino, F., Arnoldi, D., Lapère, C., Bussola, F., Montarsi, F., Carlin, S., Capelli, G., Rizzoli, A. (2015): Laboratory colonization and biological data of Aedes koreicus (oral presentation). VII EMCA2015 workshop (European Mosquito Control Association), 23-26 Feb 2015, Valencia, Spain.
  • Montarsi F., Tripepi L., Drago A., Cazzin S., Carlin S., Dal Pont M., Delai N., Arnoldi D., Baldacchino F., Rizzoli A., Capelli G, 2014. Host preference and anthropophilic behaviour of the invasive mosquito Aedes koreicus. Proceeding of the 19th E-SOVE conference (European Society for Vector Ecology), 13-17 October 2014, Thessaloniki (Greece), pp: 143. (Poster PDF).
  • Montarsi, F., Baldacchino, F., Carlin, S., Arnoldi, D., Cazzin, S., Bussola, B., Drago, A., Rizzoli, A., Capelli, G. (2015): Invasive alien species of Europe: ecology, biology and vector competence of  Aedes koreicus, a mosquito recently introduced in north-eastern Italy (poster plus oral presentation), 25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology in Liverpool, United Kingdom, from 16-20 August, 2015.


Articoli divulgativi pubblicati con il contributo del progetto

  • Anfora G., 2015. Estado actual del manejo de Drosophila suzukii en Trentino, Italia, y perspectivas de la investigacion para alcanzar un control sostenible en Italia. Phytoma 269: 76-78.
  • Anfora G., Rossi Stacconi M.V., Wiman N.G.,  Bhattacharya S., Walton V. M., Grassi A., Neteler M., Ioriatti C., Pugliese A., 2015. Assessment of an integrating temperature-dependent life table data into a matrix projection model for Drosophila suzukii population estimation. Atti del XVIII Convegno Nazionale di Agrometeorologia, 9-11 Giugno 2015, San Michele all’Adige (TN), pp. 12-13.
  • Grassi A., Anfora G., Maistri S., Maddalena G., De Cristofaro A., Savini G., Ioriatti C., 2015. Development and efficacy of Droskidrink, a food bait for trapping Drosophila suzukii. IOBC Bulletin 109: 197-204.
  • Neteler, M., Metz, M., 2014. MODIS and vector-borne diseases. IEEE Earthzine, Special issue Earth Observation for Health (HTML)
  • Rossi Stacconi M.V., Ouantar M., Grassi A., Baser N., Loni A., Walton V.V., Ioriatti C., Anfora G., 2015. Field collection and laboratory efficacy of parasitoids adapted to Drosophila suzukii in newly invaded areas of Trentino, Italy. IOBC Bulletin 109: 177-179
  • Zamburlini R. and Cargnus E, 2014. First records of Aedes koreicus (Diptera, Culicidae) in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (North-Eastern Italy). Gortania - Botanica, Zoologia, 36:87-90.


LExEM Newsletter

  • LExEM Newsletter Dicembre 2014 (PDF)



  • "Potenzialità dei Copepodi Ciclopoidi nei programmi di lotta alle zanzare del genere Aedes in Trentino-Alto Adige". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 8 settembre 2014. Relatori: Patrizia Visentin e Maria Cristina Bruno, Dipartimento di Agroecosistemi Sostenibili e Biorisorse, Fondazione Edmund Mach.
  • "Variazioni genetiche spazio – temporali di una popolazione di Aedes albopictus". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 11 settembre 2014. Relatore: Gabriella Tait, Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie “L. Spallanzani”, Università di Pavia.
  • "Tecnica dell'insetto incompatibile per Aedes albopictus basata sul batterio simbionte ereditato per via materna Wolbachia". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 14 marzo 2014. Relatore: Maurizio Calvitti, ENEA, Roma.
  • "Modelli demografici basati sulla fisiologia per valutare malattie trasmesse da vettori in presenza di cambiamenti climatici". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 14 marzo 2014. Relatore: Luigi Ponti, ENEA, Roma.
  • "Diffusione attuale e aspetti biologici di Aedes koreicus, una nuova zanzara invasiva potenziale vettore di arbovirosi in nord Italia". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 3 settembre 2013. Relatore: Fabrizio Montarsi, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Padova.
  • "Investigation on some aspects of biology of the invasive species, Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito". Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), 6 novembre 2013. Relatore: Prof. Giuliano Gasperi, Università degli Studi di Pavia.


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