Simona Carpenito

My research work is mainly aimed at biological control technique that exploits the relationship of antagonism between living organisms to contain populations of harmful ones. In particular, I deal with the monitoring of the pest of chestnut (cydie, weevil and gall wasp) and that of natural enemies developing a protocol defense environmentally friendly. In this context, the business is the collection and monitoring of pests using pheromone and chromotropic traps installed inside the chestnut. Subsequently, in order to evaluate the current distribution of insect pests in the Campania Region are isolated, characterized and harvesting of plant material with subsequent analysis of the data collected.
On the other hand I am involved to characterize the natural enemies using morphometric analysis and molecular techniques as well. The goal is to use them in pest biological control strategies.


Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Introduction and acclimation of Torymus sinensis in the South of Italy - Cascone P., Carpenito S., Iodice L., Raimo S., Guerrieri E. - Entomologia generalis, 37: 93-101
  • 2016 - Species Diversity in the Parasitoid Genus Asobara (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from the Native Area of the Fruit Fly Pest Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) - Guerrieri E., Giorgini M., Cascone P., Carpenito S., Van Achterberg Cees - Plos One , volume 11
  • 2016 - New tools to improve the shelf life of Chestnut fruit during storage - Ruocco M., Lanzuise S., Lombardi N., Varlese R., Aliberti A., Carpenito S., Woo S.L., Scala F., Lorito M. - Acta Horticulturae , 1144: 309-315
  • 2015 - Improving the efficiency of Trichogramma achaeae to control Tuta absoluta - Cascone P., Carpenito S., Slotsbo S., Iodice L., Sorensen J.G., Holmstrup M., Guerrieri E. - BioControl, 1-11