Luigi Iodice

Technical assistance to research activities, within the framework of the biological control of plant-damaging insects of agricultural interest, were carried out.

These include the setup, maintenance and implementation of the parasitoid rearing for their use in open field and laboratory bioassays.

I worked on the preparation of plant and insect material (pests and natural enemies) for assessing direct and indirect defence on in commercial varieties of tomato by wind tunnel bioassays.

Frequent field collections of biological material (pests and natural enemies) for the development of sustainable control of harmful insects in agriculture, completed my activity.

Recently I have been involved in the activities concerned to monitoring and sustainable control of the Asian Gall Waps of chestnut Dryocosmus kuriphilus in Italy.


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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
  • 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 - Pomodoro E Tuta Absoluta. - Bernardo U., Iodice L., Sasso R. - Coltivare Insieme , 3:12-13
  • 2008 - Effects of cold storage on Thripobius javae (=T. semiluteus) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) - Bernardo U., Iodice L., Sasso R., Pedata P.a. - Biocontrol Science And Technology , 18: 921-933