Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 2020-05-24T21:02:12+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 class="show"><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 class="show"><strong>Stored product pests</strong> (biology; integrated pest management; etc.)</li> <li class="show"><strong>Insect Ecology</strong> (behaviour; biodiversity; taxonomy; plant insect interaction and ecosystems; biological control; alien species; etc.)</li> <li class="show"><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> Brewery’s waste streams as a valuable substrate for Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) 2020-05-24T21:02:07+00:00 C. Jucker M.G. Leonardi I. Rigamonti D. Lupi S. Savoldelli <p>The growing population and, consequently, the demand for food, has led to an increase in the agro-food activities, causing irreversible exploitation of natural resources. The use of insects for the management and recycling of by-products of the agro-food industry and for the production of proteins is growing. The Diptera <em>Hermetia illucens</em> is of particular interest as larvae are able to grow rapidly on numerous organic matters and are rich in proteins and fats. The identification of a low-cost and low-impact substrate suitable for the mass rearing of<em> H. illucens</em> is consequently of great interest. In this study, we evaluated the suitability of brewery wastes, spent grain and trub (used separately or mixed), as rearing substrate for the larvae. We evaluated the effect of these diets on preimmaginal performance (survival, developmental time, and weight reached) and adult traits (sex-ratio, dimension, and female fertility). As a result, the different substrates significantly impacted different biological traits. Best results, both for larvae and adults, were reported when the brewery wastes were provided together, leading to similar results obtained in a control diet and comparable to other previous studies. We conclude that brewery by-products can be valuable substrate for larval growth and in this way can be efficiently recycled and valorised.</p> 2020-03-17T15:42:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Heteroptera collected in Valsesia, Northern Italy 2020-05-24T21:02:09+00:00 P. Dioli C.M.T. Boggio L. Limonta <p>The survey of Heteroptera carried out in 2016 along the nature path “Bosco dei Tigli” (Lime Trees Wood) in Piode (Piedmont, 900 m a.s.l.), highlighted 74 species, belonging to 68 genera in total. The number of species of each family well represents the Italian Heteroptera composition, with the prevalence of Miridae and Pentatomidae. The Miridae<em> Criocoris nigripes v</em>ar. <em>apicalis</em> (Fieber, 1861), a new record in the Alps, and <em>Dicyphus flavoviridis</em> (Tamanini, 1949), an Italian endemic taxon, were collected. Atractotomus parvulus (Reuter, 1878) and <em>Orthotylus viridinervis</em> (Kirschbaum, 1856) were recorded for the first time in Piedmont. Piode is the most Northern area, with Sondrio, where the Mediterranean Lygaeidae <em>Oxycarenus lavaterae</em> (Fabricius, 1784) was found.</p> 2020-03-17T15:24:40+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## First record of Bloodiella Nowicki, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) from Italy 2020-05-24T21:02:10+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 2020-05-24T21:02:12+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##