Monday, 9 September 2019 

17:00-19:00 Registration 

19:00-21:00 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019 

08:00-14:50 Session 1. Behaviour 

Chairs: Ian Hardy, Jetske de Boer

08:00-08:30 Keynote lecture 

Abram, Paul. Disconnects between parasitoid fitness and biological control performance 

08:30-10:15 Oral presentations 

08:30 van Lenteren, Joop C. Insect functional responses: often measured, but a poor predictor of entomophagous capacity 

08:45 Wajnberg, Eric. Simultaneous effect of host and food availability on parasitoid optimized life history traits based on a three dimensional trade-off surface 

09:00 Takasu, Keiji. Host- and food-foraging of parasitoids: Effects of hunger state and the distribution of food and hosts 

09:15 Segoli, Michal. Ecological tragedy: the collection of parasitized caterpillars by potter wasps 

09:30 de Boer, Jetske. Boy or girl? Host size matters to aphid hyperparasitoids 

09:45 Hardy, Ian. Effects of kinship on parasitoid sex ratios 

10:00 Khadar, Abdi Mohamed. Co-foundresses relatedness and dangerous host suppression in a quasi-social parasitoid 

10:15-10:35 Coffee break 

10:35-12:50 Oral presentations 

10:35 Cingolani, M. Fernanda. Interspecific interactions between egg parasitoids: foraging behavior of two egg parasitoids of the stink bug Piezodorus guildinii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) 

10:50 Velasco-Hernandez, Maria. Exposure to neonicotinoid stimulates aggression in parasitoid contests 

11:05 Mathiron, Anthony. When hormones get involved! Ecdysteroids affect female reproductive status and outcome of contest over host in a solitary parasitoid wasp 

11:20 Nakamura, Satoshi. The microtype tachinid, Pales pavida (Meigen) – escaping from host’s immune responses resulting in different parasitization rates between host sexes 

11:35 Colazza, Stefano. Invasive insect herbivores can disrupt semiochemical-mediated tritrophic interactions: effects on efficacy of native egg parasitoids 

11:50 Ismail, Mohannad. Tritrophic interactions of plant host origin-herbivore insects-natural enemies 

12:05 Bueno, Vanda Helena Paes. Searching behaviour and predation of Tuta absoluta eggs by Neotropical mirid predators on tomato plants with sticky hairs 

12:20 Rebora, Manuela. Oviposition site selection and biomechanics of egg adhesion to artificial and natural substrates in Propylea quatuordecimpunctata and Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) 

12:35 Parent, Jean-Philippe. Disturbance effects of non-specific substrate-borne vibrations on parasitoid wasps and their hosts 

12:50-14:20 Lunch 

14:20-14:50 Oral presentations 

14:20 Kindlmann, Pavel. Population dynamics of aphid – natural enemy system seen as a metapopulation inhabiting two types of sites: trees and herbs 

14:35 Štípková, Zuzana. How much is aphid population dynamics affected by their natural enemies? 

14:50-17:25 Session 2. Systematics and Biodiversity 

Chairs: Donald Quicke, Alex Gumovsky 

14:50-15:20 Keynote speaker 

Polaszek, Andrew. A morphological and molecular study of the parasitoid genus Megaphragma (Chalcidoidea: Trichogrammatidae) – among the world’s smallest insects 

15:20-16:05 Oral presentations 

15:20 Quicke, Donald. Get on your hands and knees and find out when is a braconid not a braconid? When it’s an ichneumonid 

15:35 Bon, Marie-Claude. A new light in the diversity of the Aprostocetus egg parasitoids associated with the invasive viburnum leaf beetle, Pyrrhalta viburni, using an integrative approach 

15:50 Seehausen, M. Lukas. Host specificity of the Ganaspis cf. brasiliensis species complex in tri-trophic systems and implications for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii 

16:05-16:25 Coffee break 

16:25-17:25 Oral presentations 

16:25 Sforza, René F.H.. Abra-Bagrada, the magic of foreign exploration for egg parasitoids 

16:40 Zriki, Ghais. Identifying candidate predators amongst spontaneous arthropods in French layer farms to control the poultry red mite Dermanyssus gallinae 

16:55 Senouci, Hayet. Zygoptera of the height Mina valley in Tiaret (Algeria) 

17:10 Yalles Satha, Amina. New data from the Kebir-Rhumel watershed (Northeastern Algeria) 

17:25-18:25 Poster Exhibition 


Ashouri, Ahamad. How does Wolbachia infection cause less diapause percentage in Trichogramma brassicae

Gumovsky, Alex. Mine microcosmos: immature morphology and life histories of Eulophidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) parasitizing the Horse Chestnut Leafminer (Cameraria ochridella

Hegazi, Esmat. Persistent low-level diapause and generation effect in Microplitis rufiventris wasps under optimal mass rearing conditions 

Nakashima, Yoshitaka. Foraging decisions of insect parasitoids under the threats of intraguild predation 

Pardo, Pietro. Exploring the influence of neonicotinoid exposure on parasitoid egg loads 

Ramadan, Mohsen. Male Impact on Reproductive Performance: Case Study of Diachasmimorpha tryoni (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), Larval Parasitoid of Tephritid Fruit Flies 

Rattanapun, Wigunda. Effects of larval stage and host species on host preference of Bracon hebetor Say (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) 

Saitta, Valerio. Neonicotinoid exposure, parasitoid behaviour and life-history

Senouci, Hayet. Overview of the behavior of Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) in the height Mina valley of Tiaret (Algeria) 

Velasco-Hernandez, Maria. Interspecific contests between beneficial natural enemies: brood guarding parasitoids versus foraging predators 

Systematics and Biodiversity 

Geng, Hui. A preliminary morphological and molecular study of the parasitoid genus Encarsia (Chalcidoidea: Aphelinidae) of China and SE Asia 

Segoli, Michal. The impact of terrestrial oil pollution on arthropods associated with Acacia trees in Ivrona Nature Reserve, Israel 

Suwanwaree, Pongthep. Aquatic entomophagous insect survey in natural protected area of Sirinthorn Dam, Thailand 

Volkoff, Anne-Nathalie. The virus particles of Bathyplectes spp., parasitoids of the alfalfa weevil, are related to ichnoviruses 

Zaabta, Insaf. Ecology of Lepidosaphes beckii (Hom. Diaspididae) and the impact of its parasitoid Aphytis lepidosaphes (Hym. Aphelinidae) on orange trees in Rouiba 

Chemical Ecology 

Cruz-Miralles, Joaquín. Can zoophytophagous phytoseiids induce plant defense responses of interest for crop protection? 

Jaques, Josep A. Plant genotype and diet specialization affect the response of Tetranychus urticae natural enemies to infestation 

Kapranas, Apostolos. The effect of plant virus infection on host location behavior and parasitism success in aphid parasitoids 

Komatsuzaki, Suguru. Volatile components from tea leaf attract egg-larval parasitoid Ascogaster reticulata 

Salerno, Gianandrea. Ability of Hymenoptera parasitoids to respond to different concentrations of CO2 

Sevarika, Milos. Analysis of the antennal structures of the predatory ladybug Harmonia axyridis 

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 

08:00-11:50 Session 3. Chemical Ecology 

Chairs: Ted Turlings, Stefano Colazza 

08:00-08:30 Keynote speaker 

Ruther, Joachim. Evolution of insect sex pheromones – lessons from parasitic wasps 

08:30-10:15 Oral presentations 

08:30 Rondoni, Gabriele. Using semiochemicals for parasitoid recruitment: a meta-analysis 

08:45 Turlings, Ted. Whiteflies can fool their host plants, but not their parasitoids 

09:00 Fatouros, Nina. Genotypic and phenotypic variation of Trichogramma egg parasitoid attracting volatiles induced by butterfly oviposition in Brassicaceae 

09:15 Pashalidou, Foteini. To be in time: egg deposition enhances plant-mediated detection of young caterpillars by parasitoids 

09:30 Segura, Diego. Multiple approach to unravel chemical cues used by Diachasmimorpha longicaudata during host searching: behavioral, electrophysiological and gene expression studies 

09:45 Yoneya, Kinuyo. The olfactory response of Nesidiocoris tenuis to eggplants uninfested and infested by Thrips palmi and conspecifics 

10:00 Silva, Diego. Response of mirid predators to synthetic zoophytophagous-induced plant volatiles 

10:15-10:35 Coffee break 

10:35-11:50 Oral presentations 

10:35 Cusumano, Antonino. Hyperparasitoids exploit herbivore-induced plant volatiles during host location to orient themselves in a multi-parasitoid multi-herbivore environment 

10:50 Malek, Robert. Trissolcus japonicus short range foraging behavior: implications for host preference and classical biological control 

11:05 Peri, Ezio. Adaptive responses of an egg parasitoid to substrate-borne semiochemicals from an invasive and non-associated host 

11:20 Bertoldi, Valeria. Maladaptive effects of an egg parasitoid conditioning with cues of a non-associated host 

11:35 Shaltiel-Harpaz, Liora. Biological control without a single bite: the case of the fig wasp Blastophaga psenes and the black fig fly Silba adipata 

11:50-17:55 Session 4. Population, Community and Landscape Ecology 

Chairs: Eric Wajnberg, Ezio Peri 

11:50-12:20 Keynote speaker 

Andow, David. Predators and Vegetational Diversity: Coccinellids in Maize and Soybean 

12:20-13:05 Oral presentations 

12:20 Herz, Annette. Is biodiversity of parasitoid Hymenoptera affected by production management in German apple orchards? 

12:35 Alvarez-Baca, Jeniffer Katherine. Do alternative hosts on cover-crops habitats enhance biological control? 

12:50 Yano, Eizi. Evaluation of the banker plant system for the omnivorous predator Nesidiocoris tenuis using a mathematical model 

13:05-14:35 Lunch 

14:35-16:05 Oral presentations 

14:35 Alfaro-Tapia, Armando. Structure of aphid-parasitoid assemblages: Effect of latitudinal gradient on cereal crops 

14:50 Benrey, Betty. Parasitoids of leaf herbivores and seed beetles can enhance the fitness of wild lima bean plants 

15:05 Coll, Moshe. Pollen and prey consumption by Coccinella septempunctata in the field 

15:20 Foronda, García Jesús. Aphid-ant mutualism: the influence of Tapinoma ibericum on Aphis gossypii control by parasitoids 

15:35 Grez, Audrey. Composition and functional traits of coccinellid assemblages in greenspaces are filtered by urbanization 

15:50 Jeavons, Emma. Intra-field floral resources alter aphid parasitoid communities and associated trophic webs 

16:05-16:25 Coffee break 

16:25-17:55 Oral presentations 

16:25 Martel, Véronique. Studying the impact of the early intervention strategy against the spruce budworm on the parasitoid community using a DNA-based diagnostic tool 

16:40 Volkoff, Anne-Nathalie. Western European populations of the ichneumonid wasp Hyposoter didymator belong to a single taxon 

16:55 Pires, Paula Debora. Testing the enemy release hypothesis for the invasive ladybug Harmonia axyridis in Brazil 

17:10 Zaviezo, Tania. The big picture: Long-term local and regional changes of an invasive natural enemy and impacts on resident coccinellid assemblages 

17:25 Falcó-Garí, José Vicente. Torymid and Eupelmid parasitoid wasps and a potential Malachiid predator related to Mantid oothecae in Spain 

17:40 Peris-Felipo, Francisco. Parasitoid and predator complex associated to the wood-borers beetles of the maritime juniper Juniperus macrocarpa in Eastern Spain 

Thursday, 12 September 2019 

08:00-16:05 Session 5. Biological Control and IPM 

Chairs: Tim Haye, Luciana Tavella 

08:00-08:30 Keynote speaker 

Heimpel, George. Linking parasitoid nectar feeding and dispersal in conservation biological control 

08:30-10:15 Oral presentations 

08:30 Moffat, Chandra. Rethinking biological control programs as planned invasions 

08:45 Veronesi, Emiliano Rinaldo. Better biological control in glasshouses: synergies between biological control agents from different guilds and floral resources 

09:00 Desurmont, Gaylord. Ecology of the egg parasitoid Aprostocetus sp., a potential biological control agent of the viburnum leaf beetle Pyrrhalta viburni 

09:15 Fortuna, Taiadjana. Environmental risk assessment of a biocontrol agent against the corn stem borer Sesamia nonagrioides 

09:30 Martel, Guillaume. Catch me if you can: is bagrada bug able to escape its parasitoid? 

09:45 Morgan, David. Biological Control of the Asian Citrus Psyllid in California 

10:00 Withers, Toni. Behavioural observations in both no-choice and choice tests provide reassurance against the outliers that invariably occur within host range testing 

10:15-10:35 Coffee break 

10:35-13:05 Oral presentations 

10:35 Kruidhof, Marjolein. Effect of LED spectrum on pests and natural enemies 

10:50 Pickett, Charles. New Insights into Predation through Imaging 

11:05 Cristofaro, Massimo. Is it possible to use SIT in combination with biological control to manage Halyomorpha halys and other pentatomids? 

11:20 Benfekih, Leïla. Biocidal activity of Eucalyptus globulus leaf essential oil against Scymnus subvillosus Goeze: implications for biological aphids control with phytopesticide 

11:35 Pallini, Angelo. Integrating biological control practices to improve T. urticae management in strawberry crops 

11:50 Lin, Gongyu. Understanding the process of disease transmission from predatory mites to prey for biological control 

12:05 Maistrello, Lara. Augmentative release of Anastatus bifasciatus for the biological control of the invasive Halyomorpha halys in Italy 

12:20 Dindo, Maria Luisa. Interactions between the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker) and the tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum (L.) 

12:35 Duarte, Gonçalo. Intraguild predation among three species of mirid bugs on tomato 

12:50 Golsteyn, Laura. Predation and reproduction by the predatory ladybird Cryptolaemus montrouzieri on the mealybugs Pseudococcus longispinus and Planococcus citri

13:05-14:35 Lunch 

14:35-16:05 Oral presentations 

14:35 Ingegno, Barbara Letizia. Predation efficacy of Macrolophus pygmaeus on eggs and larvae of Chrysodeixis chalcites 

14:50 Kaliuzhna, Maryna. Rivalry between two Trichogramma species: challenges of biocontrol in organic agriculture of Ukraine 

15:05 Lupi, Daniela. Rice moth, Corcyra cephalonica Stainton (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) as a new factitious host for Sclerodermus brevicornis (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) 

15:20 Moraglio, Silvia Teresa. Laboratory evaluation of parasitism on Halyomorpha halys by European egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) 

15:35 Rahim, Noureddine. First Record of natural enemies of Cedar Processionary Moth, Thaumetopoea bonjeani (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) in Algeria 

15:50 Venzon, Madelaine. Inga spp. mediated coffee berry borer predation by an omnivorous thrips 

16:05-17:05 Poster Exhibition 

(16:05-17:05 Coffee Station available) 

Population, Community and Landscape Ecology 

Bonsignore, Carmelo Peter. Thermal stress affects parasitization rate and relative frequency of some native parasitoids species associated with the Asian chestnut gall wasp 

Chierici, Elena. Zoophages or phytophages but still beneficials: the role of carabid beetles in the agroecosystems 

Diaconu, Alecu. Trophic relationships associated with Macrocentrus pallipes (Nees, 1811) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in orchards from Romania 

Hardy, Ian. Density-dependent mutual interference in a bethylid wasp 

Hondo, Masaru. Predation by the specialist carabid predator controls the prey population fluctuations 

Corradetti, Marida. Parasitoid complex of the olive leaf gall midge (Diptera Cecidomyiidae) in the Marche region (central-eastern Italy) 

Biological Control and IPM 

Almandhari, Tarik. Goniozus omanensis (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) an important parasitoid of the lesser date moth Batrachedra amydraula Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Batachedridae) in Oman 

Al-Riyami, Abdulhamid. Effects of altitude on pomegranate infestation by the butterfly Virachola livia and on attack by its parasitoid natural enemies 

Arif, Mokhtar. A survey of the egg parasitoids of Bagrada hilaris in Pantelleria Island reveal the lack of specific biological control agents in the island 

Dindo, Maria Luisa. Monarda fistulosa L. hydrolate as antimicrobial agent in artificial media for the in vitro rearing of the tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum (L.) 

Dumont, François. Potential of damsel bugs for biological control of the tarnished plant bugs in fields and greenhouses 

Gumovsky, Alex. Fighting illegal immigration: history of success in the natural control of the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on organic soybean in Ukraine 

Herz, Annette. More power by flower for the pupal parasitoid Trichopria drosophilae, a candidate for biological control of the cherry vinegar fly 

Honsberger, David. Attempts at biological control of the coffee berry borer Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) using extant natural enemies in Hawaii 

Ismail, Mohannad. Competition between intra/inter species of Trichogramma 

Kaliuzhna, Maryna. Effectiveness of biopesticide with avermectins for pea aphid control and its influence on aphidophagous guild on lentil 

Keasar, Tamar. Season-dependent beneficial effects of non-chemical weed control on parasitoid wasps in Israeli vineyards 

Ricupero, Michele. Target and non-target effects of eight essential oil-based nanoemulsions on the cotton aphid and its parasitoid Aphidius colemani 

Speranza, Stefano. A very particular predator. The case of the earwig D. lineare (Dermaptera) that reduces damages caused by the fall armyworm (Noctuidae) in Maize 

Yefremova, Zoya. Parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea and Icheumonoidea) of Spotted Stem Borer Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) on the Pearl Millet in Mali 

Evolution, Genetics and Physiology 

Ashouri, Ahamad. How does Wolbachia infection cause less diapause percentage in Trichogramma brassicae

Ashouri, Ahamad. Ephestia kuehniella larval diets affect the quality of host eggs and suitability for mass rearing Trichogramma brassicae 

Caglioti, Concetta. Relevance of the four-bar linkage model for describing the foraging behaviour of entomophagous insects 

Federici, Brian. The significance of understanding polydnaviruses are not viruses for parasitoid evolution 

Peri, Ezio. Genetic variation in the behavioural mechanisms involved in egg parasitoid arrestment responses 

17:30 Departure for Social Excursion and Gala Dinner 

Friday, 13 September 2019 

08:00-12:50 Session 6. Evolution, Genetics and Physiology 

Chairs: Brian Federici, Ted Evans 

08:00-08:30 Keynote speaker 

Hopper, Keith. Population genetics and selection on host specificity of aphid parasitoids 

08:30-10:15 Oral presentations 

08:30 Abe, Jun. Male sperm allocation and female mating frequency: sperm economy theory and empirical experiments in a parasitoid wasp 

08:45 Gumovsky, Alex. The tolerance and violence saga: what chalcidoid parasitoids tell us 

09:00 Kaiser, Laure. Do egg-laying strategy, virulence and local adaptation determine a parasitoid’s chances to reproduce in a new host? 

09:15 Keasar, Tamar. Intraspecific variation in egg maturation schedules in a synovigenic parasitoid: genetic, environmental and maternal effects 

09:30 Kruitwagen, Astrid. Host-range evolution in parasitoid wasps: selective breeding of Leptopilina heterotoma for controlling Drosophila suzukii 

09:45 Leung, Kelley. Narrowing the host specificity gene region in Nasonia parasitoid wasps 

10:00 Mougel-Imbert, Florence. Identification of QTL involved in reproductive success traits of the parasitoid C. typhae 

10:15-10:35 Coffee break 

10:35-12:50 Oral presentations 

10:35 Ricupero, Michele. Parasitism and phylogeny of Dinocampus coccinellae through different hosts and continents 

10:50 Collatz, Jana. Influence of wild fruits on Drosophila suzukii and its parasitoid Trichopria drosophilae 

11:05 Evans, Ted. Life cycle timing: Partial bivoltinism of Tetrastichus julis (Eulophidae) in parasitizing the Cereal Leaf Beetle 

11:20 Federici, Brian. Ascovirus characteristics and searching for these unique viruses transmitted by parasitoids in Europe 

11:35 Häner, Nina. Unravelling relevant aspects for overwintering of two pupal parasitoids of Drosophila 

11:50 Izraeli, Yehuda. Improving biological control agents via their microbiome: a parasitoid wasp as a case study 

12:05 Shunichi, Shibuya. Earlier discovery for insecticide resistance populations with SR gene and biological control using the egg parasitoids 

12:20 Stenoien, Carl. Investigations of the ecology and physiology of the overwintering biology of Aphelinus certus, an adventive parasitoid of soybean aphid in North America 

12:35 Wong, Warren. A successful method of cold storing brown marmorated stink bug egg masses for rearing, experimentation, and monitoring of its parasitoid, Trissolcus japonicus 

12:50-13:50 Next IEIC venue; Student award 

13:50-15:00 Conclusion of the Conference; Farewell cocktail 

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