Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 2020-02-16T18:04:04+00:00 Emanuela Fusinato Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research</strong> (JEAR), formerly the Bollettino di Zoologia Agraria e di Bachicoltura of the Institute of Entomology of the Università degli Studi, Milano, was founded in 1928 by Remo Grandori. Thereafter, Minos Martelli and Luciano Süss hold the direction of the Journal until December 2011. In January 2012 the Editor decided for the new open-access on-line version of JEAR.</p> <p>The Journal publishes original research papers concerning Arthopods, but reviews, editorials, technical reports, brief notes, conference proceeding, letters to the Editor, book reviews are also welcome.</p> <p>JEAR has four main areas of interest:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Entomology</strong> (systematics; morphology; biology; biotechnology; agriculture, ornamental and forest entomology; applied entomology; integrated pest management; biological control; apiculture and apidology; medical, urban and veterinary entomology; etc.)</li> <li><strong>Stored product pests</strong> (biology; integrated pest management; etc.)</li> <li><strong>Insect Ecology</strong> (behaviour; biodiversity; taxonomy; plant insect interaction and ecosystems; biological control; alien species; etc.)</li> <li><strong>Acarology</strong> (systematics; morphology; biology; parasitology; control; etc.)</li> </ul> <p>The publication of manuscripts is subject to the approval of the Section Editor who has knowledge of the field discussed in the manuscript in accordance with the principles of Peer Review; referees will be selected from the Editorial Board or among qualified scientists of the international scientific community. Articles must be written in English and must adhere to the guidelines and details contained in the Instructions to Authors.</p> First record of Bloodiella Nowicki, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) from Italy 2020-02-16T18:04:00+00:00 G. Viggiani F. Filella <p>From pieces of olive tree leaves with only egg clusters of <em>Macrolenes dentipes</em> (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), specimens of the trichogrammatid <em>Bloodiella andalusiaca</em> Nowicki (1935) emerged. This is the first record for the genus and the species from Italy. The original description of <em>B. andalusiaca</em> is reviewed and new characters are added. Hosts of this egg parasitoid are unknown, but our observations suggest that <em>M. dentipes</em> is a very possible candidate.</p> 2019-12-12T08:54:54+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Contribution to the knowledge of Lepidoptera fauna of Lampedusa: Bifascioides leucomelanella (Rebel, 1917) and Ceutholopha isidis (Zeller, 1867) (Lepidoptera) new to Italy 2020-02-16T18:04:01+00:00 M. Pinzari M. Pinzari <p>For the first time, 13 species are reported for the Lepidoptera fauna of Lampedusa Island. <em>Bifascioides leucomelanella</em> and <em>Ceutolopha isidis</em> are new to Italy. The presence of <em>Azanus ubaldus</em> is confirmed.</p> 2019-12-12T08:39:37+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Effect of temperature and diet on Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) development with special reference to Isomegalen diagram and accumulated degree days 2020-02-16T18:04:02+00:00 F. Defilippo A. Grisendi S. Savoldelli D. Torri M. Dottori P. Bonilauri <p>Immature development times of the Indian meal moth, <em>Plodia interpunctella</em> were studied in the laboratory at four different constant temperatures (20, 23, 25, 27°C) reared on a standard diet (D1) and chocolate (D2). The minimal duration of development from oviposition to adult emergence was inversely related to temperature, ranging from 2.3±0.36 days to 50.5±0.5 days for D1 and from 36.7±0.53 days to 106.73±1.10 days for D2 for 27°C and 20°C, respectively. The minimum development threshold (tL), obtained from linear regression model of the development rates at the four studied constant temperature regimes, for total immature development is 15.3°C and 17.1°C for D1 and D2, respectively and the accumulated degree days (ADD) for<em> P. interpunctella</em> is 249.51°C for D1 and 358.4°C for D2 above the threshold.</p> 2019-08-22T08:47:46+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Genus Delplanqueia Leraut, 2001 and D. inscriptella (Duponchel, 1836) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) in Italy 2020-02-16T18:04:04+00:00 M. Pinzari M. Pinzari <p>To verify the presence in Italy of <em>Delplanqueia inscriptella</em>, today accepted as a separate species from <em>D. dilutella,</em> we carried out the study of the historical collections of Carlo Prola and Federico Hartig and new material that was recently collected in central Italy. Both species are present in continental Italy and Sicily while only <em>D. inscriptella</em> in Sardinia. The bibliographic reconstruction and the examination of the Hartig’s specimens that revealed the presence of <em>Delplanqueia cortella,</em> for a long time considered a corso-sardinian endemism, is not reflected: the specimens in Hartig’s collection with <em>P. cortella</em> placement are indeed <em>Pempeliella matilella.</em></p> 2019-08-21T16:21:13+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##