Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research 2019-11-21T17:58:21+01:00 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> Effect of temperature and diet on Plodia interpunctella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) development with special reference to Isomegalen diagram and accumulated degree days 2019-11-21T17:58:17+01:00 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+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Genus Delplanqueia Leraut, 2001 and D. inscriptella (Duponchel, 1836) (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) in Italy 2019-11-21T17:58:18+01:00 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+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Behavior and oviposition preferences of a black-veined white, Aporia crataegi (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) 2019-11-21T17:58:20+01:00 J. Jugovic A. Kržič <p>We studied the behavior and oviposition preferences in <em>Aporia crataegi.</em> The study was conducted in a network of dry karst meadows with hedgerows consisted mainly of host plants (<em>Crataegus monogyna; Prunus spinosa, Prunus mahaleb, Rosa</em> sp.) between them. We recorded 15 different behaviours that we divided into six categories: (1) behaviours connected to flight (9 different behaviors), resting (2 behaviors); and (3) feeding, (4) courtship, (5) copula and (6) oviposition with one behaviour each. Males proved to spend most of their time on wings patrolling, while females were more sedentary, but still actively flying and searching for nectar sources and oviposition sites. Differences in behaviour between the sexes were less prominent during the morning but increased during the midday and afternoon, as the males became more active but females were resting and feeding more, probably after searching for host plants and egg-laying earlier in the day. Most commonly, <em>C. monogyna</em> was chosen for oviposition by females, but we found a single oviposition site on <em>P. mahaleb</em> as well. Females lay their eggs in clusters of an average size (AVG±SD/SE) of 34.4±12.8/2.05 eggs, and from a single to up to seven oviposition sites were recorded per host plant. Since the number of eggs in each recorded plant with four or more oviposition sites exceeded an upper limit of eggs laid by a single female reported in literature, females either can lay more eggs or more than one female chose the same host plant. Occupied host plants had similar characteristics as the ones occupied with larvae; females preferably choose smaller shrubs, exposed to the sun with a high percentage (&gt;50%) of a leaf litter coverage underneath them.</p> 2019-08-20T15:09:49+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## New data on the Afrotropical Xantholinini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae). 6 - Seven new species from Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania and Kenya. 294th contribution to the knowledge of Staphylinidae 2019-11-21T17:58:21+01:00 A. Bordoni <p>The following species are described and illustrated for the listed countries: <em>Stenistoderus ibadan</em> sp. n. (Nigeria), <em>S. abnormis</em> sp. n. (Nigeria), <em>Agoreina tanzanica</em> sp. n. (Tanzania), <em>Neoxantholinus camerunensis s</em>p. n. (Cameroon), <em>Nudobius lomaensis</em> sp. n. (Sierra Leone), <em>N.</em> <em>capitatus</em> sp. n. (Kenya), and <em>N. occasus</em> sp. n. (Kenya).</p> 2019-08-20T14:57:10+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##