Emilio Guerrieri

The main topic of research is the sustainable control of insect pests of agricultural and forestry plants. The subject of this activity are the insect parasitoids, used in biological control programmes against pests. The main field of investigation include:

a: volatile organic compounds regulating the interactions among plant-insect pest -insect parasitoid: insect parasitoids exploit plant volatile organic compounds to locate infested plants and then their victims. These interactions are studied mainly in tomato assessing the role of root symbionts on the release of compounds attractive towards pest antagonists. b characterization of insect parasitoids to be used in biological control programmes: the first step in a classical biological control programme is the correct identification of the species used. This is achieved by an integrative approach including morphological, molecular, biological and geographical characterization particularly focused on Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea Encyrtidae c: the sustainable control of invasive pests recently introduced into Italy: during the last 10 years there has been an increasing number of invasive pests that have been introduced into Italy such as the Asian gall wasp or the spotted wing Drosophila to name two. The quick set up of sustainable protocols for controlling these pests is fundamental to reduce the risks linked to the massive use of pesticides causing the return or the appearance of new attacks by secondary pests.

Projects

Articles and book chapters since 2008

  • 2018 - Unintended effects of a Phytophtora-resistant cisgenic potato clone on the potato aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae Thomas - Cascone P., Radkova M., Arpaia S., Errico S., Lotz L.A.P., Magarelli R.A., Djilianov D., Guerrieri E. - Journal Of Pest Science , 91: 565-574
  • 2018 - The Association With Two Different Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Differently Affects Water Stress Tolerance in Tomato - Volpe V., Chitarra, W., Cascone P., Volpe M.G., Bartolini P., Moneti G., Pieraccini G., Di Serio C., Maserti B., Guerrieri E., Balestrini R. - Frontiers In Plant Science ,
  • 2018 - Effects of single or combined water deficit and aphid attack on tomato volatile organic compound (VOC) emission and plant-plant communication - Catola S., Centritto M., Cascone P., Ranieri A., Loreto F., Calamai L., Balestrini R., Guerrieri E. - Environmental and experimental botany, 153: 54-62
  • 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
  • 2017 - Trichoderma harzianum enhances tomato indirect defense against aphids - Coppola M., Cascone P., Chiusano M.L., Colantuono C., Lorito M., Pennacchio F., Rao R., Woo S.L., Guerrieri E., Digilio M.C. - Insect Science , 24: 1025-1033
  • 2017 - Graphosoma lineatum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): a suitable host for mass rearing Ooencyrtus telenomicida (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) - Roversi P.F., Maltese M., Simoni S., Cascone P., Binazzi F., Strangi A., Sabbatini Peverieri G., Guerrieri E. - International journal of pest management, pag. 1-9
  • 2017 - Plant-to-plant communication triggered by systemin primes antiherbivore resistance in tomato - Coppola M., Cascone P., Madonna V., Di Lelio I., Esposito F., Avitabile C., Romanelli A., Guerrieri E., Vitiello A., Pennacchio F., Rao R., Corrado G. - Scientific Reports , volume 7
  • 2017 - Root symbionts: Powerful drivers of plant above- and belowground indirect defenses - Rasmann S., Bennett A., Biere A., Karley A., Guerrieri E. - Insect Science , 24: 947-960
  • 2016 - Insights on the impact of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis on tomato tolerance to water stress - Chitarra W., Pagliarani C., Maserti B.e., Lumini E., Siciliano I., Cascone P., Schubert A., Gambino G., Balestrini R., Guerrieri E. - Plant Physiology , 171: 1009-1023
  • 2016 - Volatile-mediated foraging behaviour of three parasitoid species under conditions of dual insect herbivore attack - Ponzio C., Cascone P., Cusumano A., Weldegergis B.T., Fatouros N.E., Guerrieri E., Dicke M., Gols R. - Animal Behaviour , 111: 197-206
  • 2016 - Il controllo biologico degli insetti dannosi: vecchi concetti e nuove strategie - Guerrieri E. - Enea Magazine , 3: 10-13
  • 2016 - Who’s listening to talking plants? - Guerrieri E. - Deciphering Chemical Language of Plant Communication, 117-136
  • 2016 - Prospects for plant defence activators and biocontrol in IPM e Concepts and lessons learnt so far - Bruce T.J.A., Smart L.E., Birch A.N., Blok V.C., Mackenzie K., Guerrieri E., Cascone P., Luna E., Ton J. - Crop Protection ,
  • 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 - Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis-mediated tomato tolerance to drought - Chitarra W., Maserti B.E., Gambino G., Guerrieri E., Balestrini R. - Plant signalling & behavior,
  • 2016 - First exploration of parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii in South Korea as potential classical biological agents - Daane K.m., Wang X.G., Biondi A., Miller B., Miller J.C., Riedl H., Shearer P.W., Guerrieri E., Giorgini M., Buffington M., Van Achterberg K., Song Y., Kang T., Yi H., Jung C., Lee D.w., Chung B.-k., Hoelmer K.a., Walton V.m. - Journal Of Pest Science , 1: 13
  • 2016 - Rapid on-site identification of the biocontrol agent of the Asian chestnut gall wasp - Colombari F., Villari C., Simonato M., Cascone P., Ferracini C., Alma A., Guerrieri E., Battisti A. - Biocontrol Science And Technology , 26: 1289-1297
  • 2016 - Investigating Biological Control Agents for Controlling Invasive Populations of the Mealybug Pseudococcus comstocki in France - Malausa T., Delaunay M., Fleisch A., Groussier-bout G., Warot S., Crochard D., Guerrieri E., Delvare G., Pellizzari G., Kaydan M.b., Al-khateeb N., Germain J.-F., Brancaccio L., Le Goff I., Bessac M., Ris N., Kreiter P. - Plos One , volume 11
  • 2015 - Preliminary study on the biology, natural enemies and chemical control of the invasive Macrohomotoma gladiata (Kuwayama) on urban Ficus microcarpa L. trees in Valencia (SE Spain) - Laborda R., Galan-Blesa J., Sanchez-Domingo A., Xamani P., Estruch V.D., Selfa J., Guerrieri E.,Rodrigo E. - Urban forestry & urban greening, 14:123-128
  • 2015 - Pest control service provided by bats in Mediterranean rice paddies: Linking agroecosystems structure to ecological functions - Puig-Montserrat X., Torre I., Lopez-Baucells A., Guerrieri E., Monti M.M., Rafols-Garcia R., Ferrer X., Gisbert D., Flaquer C. - Mammalian biology, 80:237-245
  • 2015 - Tobacco overexpressing beta-ocimene induces direct and indirect responses against aphids in receiver tomato plants - Cascone P., Iodice L., Maffei M.E., Bossi S., Arimura G.I., Guerrieri E. - Journal of Plant Physiology, 173:28-32
  • 2015 - Manuale di difesa integrata - Aurigemma G., Ciotti G.,Cotroneo A., Cristofaro M., D'Ascenzo D., De Matthaeis T., Faraglia B.C., Galassi T., Gamboni M., Govoni C., Guario A., Guerrieri E., La Torre A. Letardi A., Marano G., Martinelli R., Mura C., Rapagnani M.R., Russu R., Torrelli P., Tropiano F.G., Vettori G., Zecchin G. - MiPAAF, 1-24
  • 2015 - Guiding classical biological control of an invasive mealybug using integrative taxonomy - Beltra A., Addison P., Avalos J.A., Crochard D., Garcia-Mari F., Guerrieri E., Giliomee J.H., Malausa T., Navarro-Campos C., Palero F., Soto A.S. - PloS one, 10(6):e0128685
  • 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
  • 2014 - Hymenoptera wasps associated to the Asian Gall Wasp (AGW) of chestnut Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Calabria (Italy) - Palmeri V., Cascone P., Campolo O., Grande S.B., Laudani F., Malacrinò A., Guerrieri E. - Phytoparasitica , 42:699-702
  • 2014 - The impact of agricultural management on the parasitization of aphidophagous hoverflies (Diptera Syrphidae) - Sommaggio D., Burgio G., Guerrieri E. - Journal Of Natural History , 48:301-315
  • 2014 - Preliminary phylogeny of the genus Copidosoma (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae), polyembryonic parasitoids of Lepidoptera - Yu F., Chen F.,yen S.,tu L., Zhu C., Guerrieri E., Zhang Y. - Systematic Entomology , 39: 325-334
  • 2014 - Metabolites produced by Gnomoniopsis castanea associated with necrosis of chestnut galls - Vinale F., Ruocco M., Manganiello G., Guerrieri E., Bernardo U., Mazzei P., Piccolo A., Sannino F., Caira S., Woo S.L., Lorito M. - Chemical And Biological Technologies In Agriculture , 1: 1-3
  • 2013 - Biology and monitoring of Dryocosmus kuriphilus on Castanea sativa in Southern Italy - Bernardo U., Iodice L., Sasso R., Tutore V. A., Cascone P., Guerrieri E. - Agricultural And Forest Entomology , 15:65-76
  • 2013 - Native Parasitoids Associated With Dryocosmus Kuriphilus In Tuscany - Panzavolta T., Bernardo U., Bracalini M., Cascone P., Croci F., Gebiola M., Iodice L., Tiberi R., Guerrieri E. - Bulletin Of Insectology , 66:195-201
  • 2013 - Tomato below ground-above ground interactions: Trichoderma longibrachiatum affects the performance of Macrosiphum euphorbiae and its natural antagonists - Battaglia D., Bossi S., Cascone P., Digilio M.C., Prieto J.D., Fanti P., Guerrieri E., Iodice L., Lingua G., Lorito M., Maffei M.E., Massa N., Ruocco M., Sasso R., Trotta V. - Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions , 26:1249-1256
  • 2013 - The Norwegian Species Of Copidosoma (hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Encyrtidae). - Japoshvili G., Hansen L.O., Guerrieri E. - Zootaxa , 3619:145-153
  • 2012 - Weeds, aphids, and specialist parasitoids and predators benefit differently from organic and conventional cropping of winter cereals - Caballero-lópez B., Blanco-moreno J.M., Pérez-hidalgo N., Michelena-Saval J.M., Pujade-Villar J., Guerrieri E., Sánchez-Espigares J.A., Sans F.X. - Journal of Pest Science , 85:81-88
  • 2012 - Gestire il cinipide del castagno mediante i nemici naturali - Guerrieri E., Bernardo U., Cascone P., Iodice L., Gebiola M., Griffo R., Pesapane G. - L'Informatore Agrario , 6:75
  • 2012 - Interactions between Bt-expressing -expressing tomato and non-target insects: the aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae and its natural enemies - Digilio M.C., Sasso R., Di Leo M.G., Iodice L., Monti M.M., Santeramo R., Arpaia S., Guerrieri E. - Journal of Plant Interactions , 7:71-77
  • 2012 - Interactions between tomato volatile organic compounds and aphid behaviour - Digilio M.C., Cascone P., Iodice L., Guerrieri E. - Journal of Plant Interactions , 7:322-325
  • 2011 - Acerophagus artelles sp. nov. (Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea Encyrtidae), a biocontrol agent of Dysmicoccus grassii (Leonardi) (Hemiptera Coccoidea Pseudococcidae) on banana in the Canary Islands (Spain) - Guerrieri E., Noyes J.S. - Journal Of Natural History , 45: 29-34
  • 2011 - Taxon-specific multiplex-PCR for quick, easy, and accurate identification of encyrtid and aphelinid parasitoid species attacking soft scale insects in California citrus groves - Rugman-Jones P.F., Forster L.D., Guerrieri E., Luck R.F., Morse J.G., Monti M.M., Stouthamer R. - Biocontrol (Dordr.), 56: 265-275
  • 2011 - Description and biological parameters of Ooencyrtus isabellae Guerrieri and Noyes sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), a potential biocontrol agent of Zophiuma butawengi (Heller) (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Lophopidae) in Papua New Guinea - Guerrieri E., Gitau C.W., Fletcher M.J., Noyes J.S., Dewhurst C.F., Gurr G.M. - Journal Of Natural History , 45: 2747-2755
  • 2011 - Scanning electron microscopy studies of antennal sensilla of Ooencyrtus phongi (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) - Xi Y., Yin X., Zhu C., Guerrieri E., Zhang Y. - Microscopy Research And Technique (Print), 74(10): 936-945
  • 2011 - Foraging activity of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris L.) on Bt-expressing eggplants - Arpaia S., De Cristofaro A., Guerrieri E., Bossi S., Cellini F., Di Leo M.G., Germinara G.S., Iodice L., Maffei M.E., Petrozza A., Sasso R., Vitagliano S. - Arthtropod-plant Interactions , 5: 255-261
  • 2010 - Molecular and chemical mechanisms involved in aphid resistance in cultivated tomato - Digilio M.C. Corrado G., Sasso R., Coppola V., Iodice L., Pasquariello M., Bossi S., Maffei M.E., Coppola M., Pennacchio F., Rao R., Guerrieri E. - New Phytologist, 187:1089-1101
  • 2010 - Información del artículo Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) colectados en Montblanquet (Lleida, Cataluña) - Guerrieri E., Caballero-Lopez B., Sans F. X., Pujade-Villar J. - Boletín De La Asociación Española De Entomologia , 33:389-397
  • 2010 - Ooencyrtus marcelloi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), an egg parasitoid of Heliconiini (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) on passion vines (Malpighiales: Passifloraceae) in Central America - Guerrieri E., Huigens M.E., Estrada C., Woelke J.B., De Rijk M., Fatouros N.E., Aiello A., Noyes J.S. - Journal Of Natural History , 44:81-87
  • 2010 - Parasitoids (Hymenoptera) of leaf-spinning moths (Lepidoptera) feeding on Vaccinium uliginosum L. along an ecological gradient in central European peat bogs - Lozan A., Spitzer K., Jaros J., Khalaim A., Rizzo M.C., Guerrieri E., Bezdek A., - Entomologica Fennica , 21: 243-253
  • 2009 - Electrophysiological and behavioural responses of Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) to tomato plant volatiles - Sasso R., Iodice L., Woodcock C.M., Pickett J.A., Guerrieri E. - Chemoecology, 19:195-201
  • 2009 - Waxiella Mimosae (signoret) (hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae) and its parasitoid Anicetus africanus (Girault) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) newly recorded from Israel. - Ben-Dov Y., Guerrieri E. - Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France , 114:89-90
  • 2009 - A review of the European species of the genus Trechnites Thomson (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Encyrtidae), parasitoids of plant lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) with description of a new species - Guerrieri E., Noyes J.S. - Systematic Entomology, 34:252-259
  • 2009 - Parasitoids of Pseudococcus comstocki in Italy. Clausenia purpurea and Chrysoplatycerus splendens: first records from Europe - Guerrieri E., Pellizzari G. - Bulletin of Insectology , 62:179-182
  • 2008 - Aphid plant interactions: a review - Guerrieri E., Digilio M.c. - Journal Of Plant Interactions , 3: 223-232