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Enrico Ruzzier

Enrico Ruzzier
University of Padova | UNIPD · Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment DAFNAE

Ph.D. Crop Science
Insects biodiversity (Coleoptera in particular), invasive insects and applied entomology.

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Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
WBA - World Biodiversity Association onlus
Position
  • Project Manager
September 2014 - September 2016
Natural History Museum, London
Position
  • Assistant curator
June 2012 - June 2013
Institut de Biologia Evolutiva - CSIC - ( UPF )
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (118)
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RIASSUNTO Nel presente studio vengono illustrati i dati morfometrici di una popolazione di Salamandra atra atra, monitorata in località Pian dei Lovi, nella Foresta demaniale del Cansiglio (Belluno), allo scopo di aumentare la conoscenza della specie. Il monitoraggio ha portato ad un totale di 284 misurazioni di cui 198 su adulti (65 maschi, 80 fem...
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RIASSUNTO Nel presente studio si illustrano alcuni risultati preliminari circa la comprensione di quali fatto-ri climatici possano influire sull'attività di una popolazione di Salamandra atra nella Foresta dema-niale del Cansiglio (BL). In particolare, l'individuazione di cofattori determinanti l'attività di S. atra e quindi la sua presenza nella l...
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Background: Bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera, Scolytinae) are amongst the most important wood- boring insects introduced to Europe. During field investigations conducted between 2019 and 2021 in different countries and regions of Europe, many exotic species have been recorded providing new and relevant data. New information: Dryoxylon onohara...
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This paper presents the first observations of the Coleoptera genera: Attagenus Latreille 1802 (Dermestidae), Phradonoma Jacquelin du Val 1859 (Dermestidae), and Trichodes Herbst 1792 (Cleridae) in association with Mantodea oothecae; in particular, it is the first time that predator/inquiline beetle larvae are recorded on Bolivaria Stal 1877 (Mantod...
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Variimorda holzschuhi Horák, 1985 (Coleoptera: Mordellidae: Mordellini) is recorded as a wood-boring beetle on grapevines in the Aricak District (Elâzığ Province, Turkey). The record represents the first observation of a species of Variimorda Méquignon, 1946 developing inside and possibly harming the trunk of a cultivated plant. The condition of di...
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Exudation of mucilage from pinhead-sized boreholes in cocoa pods was recorded in Karnataka, India, during 2021. Further investigations showed the association of scolytine beetles with infested pods. The identity of the pest, Xylosandrus crassiusculus, was confirmed through morphological characterization and sequencing of the mitochondrial COI gene....
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The present contribution reports the current distribution of the Asian scolytine beetle Anisandrus maiche Kurentzov (Curculionidae: Scolytinae, Xyleborini) in Italy. Previously, in the entire European Union, this species was known only from a single specimen collected in the Treviso province of Northeast Italy in 2021. The data presented here consi...
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In the present contribution, two new species of the genus Gauromaia (Tenebrionidae: Cnodalonini), namely G. ruffordi sp. nov. and G. kitangladensis sp. nov. from the island of Mindanao (Philippines) are described and illustrated.
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Hastisetae are detachable setae typical of the larvae of Megatomine (Dermestidae). These setae are commonly recognized as contaminants of stored products and work and living environments. Exposure to hastisetae through direct contact, ingestion, and inhalation causes inflammation symptoms in human. For these setae, beyond the biomechanical defensiv...
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Cretaceous amber faunas of North Asia are well-known from Taymyr, but the Santonian floras of Taymyr are virtually unstudied. Conversely, the Cenomanian floras of Yakutia are well-studied, but the amber fauna of Yakutia remains unknown. Yakutia sukachevae gen. et sp. nov. is described from Cenomanian (∼95 Ma) retinite from Yakutia (Russia). The spe...
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Complex biotic networks of invaders and their new environments pose immense challenges for researchers aiming to predict current and future occupancy of introduced species. This might be especially true for invasive bees, as they enter novel trophic interactions. Little attention has been paid to solitary, invasive wild bees, despite their increasi...
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Il presente lavoro costituisce un aggiornamento delle conoscenze sull'erpetofauna del sito ZSC e ZPS "Cave di Noale". L'apparente scomparsa di Triturus carnifex, Lissotriton vulgaris, Rana dalmatina, Bufo bufo viene discussa alla luce dei cambiamenti ambientali e della sempre maggior presenza di specie invasive. Update of herpetological knowledge...
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Background New records of alien land planarians are regularly reported worldwide, and some correspond to undescribed species of unknown geographic origin. The description of new species of land planarians (Geoplanidae) should classically be based on both external morphology and histology of anatomical structures, especially the copulatory organs, i...
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Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) is reported causing damage to areca palm plantations (Areca catechu L.—Arecaceae) in Karnataka (India). In particular, X. crassiusculus has been observed attacking and successfully reproducing on areca nuts; besides the new host plant record, the data provided here represent the firs...
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Nella presente nota si riportano due osservazioni di Francolino di monte nell'Altopiano del Cansiglio dove, da molti anni, non se ne riscontrava la presenza. The present note describes two observations of Hazel grouses in the Cansiglio plateau where, for many years, the species had not been observed.
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The authors provide the updated distribution of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet, 1858), a species included in the Annexes II and V of the Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC), in the Tramigna-Alpone basin, Eastern part of Verona Province, Northern Italy. This study provides new presence records of the species i...
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The present contribution summarized the available information on the three exotic Elateridae, namely Aeolus melliculus Candèze, 1859, Conoderus posticus (Eschscholtz, 1829) and Heteroderes vagus Candèze, 1893, currently recorded in Italy. New faunistic records and an identification key to the Italian Oophorini (Agrypninae; inclusive of the exotic s...
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Calycemorda kamerunensis Ermisch, 1969 is redescribed and illustrated based on the only two known specimens since the collection of the holotype; the species is recorded from Gabon for the first time.
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SUMMARY: MORPHOMETRIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A POPULATION OF SALAMANDRA ATRA ATRA OF THE CANSIGLIO DEMANIAL FOREST. The morphometrical features of a population of Salamandra atra monitored during 2019 in Pian dei Lovi, Foresta Demaniale del Cansiglio (BL) are here presented with the aim of improving the knowledge regarding the species. The monitoring...
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The invasive ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus germanus (Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini) is recorded for the first time infesting wine grapes in Italy. The type of the attack is illustrated and the possible causes of the onset of the infestation are discussed. Furthermore, given the continuously increasing number of alien wood-borer beetles introd...
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SUMMARY:PREDICTING THE ACTIVITY OF SALAMANDRA ATRA ATRA TO PROTECT IT FROM NON-ORDINARY FOREST MANAGEMENT ACTIONS, A CASE STUDY. This study illustrates some preliminary results regarding the understanding of which climatic factors may affect the activity of a population of Salamandra atra in the Cansiglio State Forest (BL). In particular, the ident...
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Seven new species of the genus Phaedis (Tenebrionidae: Cnodalonini) from Borneo are described, of which three new species belong to the Phaedeucyrtus species-group and four new ones belong to the nominotypical species-group: Phaedis amabilis sp. nov., P. choui sp. nov., P. dilatitarsalis sp. nov., P. fusivittatus sp. nov., P. minusculus sp. nov., P...
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Seven new species of the genus Phaedis (Tenebrionidae: Cnodalonini) from Borneo are described, of which three new species belong to the Phaedeucyrtus species-group and four new ones belong to the nominotypical species-group: Phaedis amabilis sp. nov., P. choui sp. nov., P. dilatitarsalis sp. nov., P. fusivittatus sp. nov., P. minusculus sp. nov., P...
Conference Paper
Hastisetae are a specific group of setae, characterizing the larvae of Megatominae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), located on both thoracic and abdominal larval tergites. These setae constitute the primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators being a biomechanical trap capable to efficiently block and kill predators (Nutting & Spangler, 1...
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Wireworms are yellowish soil-dwelling larvae that damage a wide range of arable crops. The most common wireworms found in European cultivated fields (except for the Caucasus) belong to the genus Agriotes (Coleoptera: Elateridae). In several European countries, environment-impacting insecticides are applied on a prophylactic basis to control them. H...
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Detecting and monitoring exotic and invasive Coleoptera is a complex activity to imple- ment, and citizen science projects can provide significant contributions to such plans. Bottle traps are successfully used in wildlife surveys and can also be adapted for monitoring alien species; however, a sustainable, large scale trapping plan must take into...
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Hastisetae are modified setae typical of Dermestidae Megatominae and are a primary defensive tool of both larvae and pupae against invertebrates and possibly vertebrates. Given their unique morphological features, hastisetae have recently been suggested as an additional character useful for larvae identification and possible source of information t...
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Investigating the drivers that support species richness (S) in insular contexts can give insights for the conservation of insular biodiversity. Our aim was to decouple the effect of drivers (island area, distance from mainland and habitat diversity) accounted in three hypotheses or a combination of them in explaining S in seven islands of the Tusca...
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Since it is not possible, after several years of research, to locate the type material of Chelidura aptera (Megerle in Charpentier, 1825), type species of the genus Chelidura latreille, 1825, and not being able to define in any way, even vaguely, the terra typica, it was decided to fix a neotype. This neotype is here selected on the basis of its ma...
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Grape cultivation is a billion-dollar agricultural sector in California, where invasive or novel pest species can disrupt management practices. We report herein on a new pest associated with California vineyards, the carpentermoth Givira ethela (Neumoegen and Dyar, 1893). Rather than an invasive species, G. ethela appears to be a newly recognized w...
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A new genus of Entiminae, an endogean weevil of the tribe Otiorhynchini, Giavarhynchus Bellò, Osella & Ruzzier, gen. n., and its type species Giavarhynchus amicorum Bellò, Osella & Ruzzier, sp. n. are described. The new taxon is readily distinguished from all other members of the tribe due to the unique combination of lack of eyes, elongate rostrum...
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The lagriid beetle Lagria villosa (Fabricius, 1781), an invasive species of African origin, is recorded for the first time in Europe. A single specimen was found in November 2020 in Turku (Finland) inside a box of table grapes from a local supermarket. This species, included in the EPPO Global Database and in the CABI Invasive Species Compendium, i...
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Buprestidae is a beetle family including more than 15.000 species worldwide. All buprestids are phytophagous, having wood boring and leaf mining larvae. Several species can act as pests, causing serious damage to the environment or to human activities such as agriculture and forestry. Due to their long larval development buprestids have been repeat...
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Megachile sculpturalis (Smith, 1853) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) is an invasive solitary bee that is rapidly spreading all over Europe. The present study aims to update the distribution of this species in Italy. The research led to the collection of 177 records, obtained through bibliographic research and data-mining from websites, blogs and social...
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Since field research requires a lot of effort, time, economic and resource investment, it necessitates fact-based tools for a sound preliminary evaluation of the actual possibility to achieve its objective. Such a tool, the Encounter Predictability Scorecard (EPS), is here described for the first time. The rediscovery of the endemic Orthopteran Uro...
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In the present work, new faunal reports for northeastern Italy and Slovenia are provided: Stomis philospelaeus Monzini, 2018 (Carabidae) is recorded in a new locality; Anthaxia senicula (Schrank, 1789) (Buprestidae) and Hoshihananomia gacognei (Mulsant, 1852) (Mordellidae) are recorded in the Veneto region for the first time. Acallocrates colonnell...
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In the present paper, a new species of Strongylium Kirby, 1819 (Tenebrionidae, Stenochinae) is described and an updated checklist of the species present in the Philippines is provided. Agymnonyx caesarea Kulzer, 1951, Sphenolampidius hemisphaericus Kaszab, 1941, Stenothesilea cylindriformis Kulzer, 1951 Tetragonomenes crenata (Gebien, 1921) and Tet...
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Background Curculionid beetles associated with willow (Salix spp.) were surveyed at 42 sites across Europe, from Greece (lat. 38.8 °N) to arctic Norway (lat. 69.7 °N). DNA sequence data provide additional verification of identifications and geographic clustering. New information In all, 73 curculionid species were collected from willows, of which s...
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It is our honor and privilege to present the newly born “Journal of Tropical Coleopterology”, an international journal fully devoted to the study of tropical Coleoptera.
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Archophileurus spinosus Dechambre, 2006, a South American Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Phileurini) is recorded for the first time in Europe (Apulia, Italy). This species, which may have colonized the Italian peninsula in recent past and that could still be in the acclimatization phase, represents the first record of tribe Phi...
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Hastisetae are a specific group of detachable setae characterizing the larvae of Megatom-inae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), commonly known as carpet and khapra beetles. These setae are located on both thoracic and abdominal tergites and they are the primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators. According to previous studies, the main pu...
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The female of Sattleria sophiae Timossi, 2014 is identified on the basis of DNA barcoding, described, illustrated and its habitat is discussed.
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Hastisetae are a specific group of detachable setae characterizing Megatominae larvae (Coleoptera: Dermesti- dae). These setae, located on both thoracic and abdominal tergites, apparently evolved as primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators. According to the limited ob- servations available these setae act as mechanical obstacle,...
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Brodskyella konvickai Ruzzier and Yeshwanth, new species, and Brodskyella viraktamathi Ruzzier and Yeshwanth, new species, from southern India are described. An identification key is provided for the four species of the genus.
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In the present paper, two new Pseudomeira Stierlin, 1881 (Curculionidae, Entiminae, Peritelini), belonging to the sardoa-group are described: Pseudomeira silvanaedicata Bellò, Forbicioni, Ruzzier sp. n. and Pseudomeira zanichelliae Bellò, Forbicioni, Ruzzier sp. n. Species diagnosis, faunistic and ecological notes are given. The photos of the new t...
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In the present paper, two new Pseudomeira Stierlin, 1881 (Curculionidae, Entiminae, Peritelini), belonging to the sardoa-group are described: Pseudomeira silvanaedicata Bellò, Forbicioni, Ruzzier sp. n. and Pseudomeira zanichelliae Bellò, Forbicioni, Ruzzier sp. n. Species diagnosis, faunistic and ecological notes are given. The photos of the new t...
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The following new synonymies in Coleoptera Curculionidae are established: Sitona sulcifrons (Thunberg, 1798) [ = Sitona argutulus Gyllenhal, 1834; syn. n.]; Entomoderus laesirostris (Fairmaire, 1859: 268) [= Rhytirhinus loesirostris Fairmaire, 1859: 278, alternative original spelling, here rejected; syn. n.]; Aulacobaris caerulescens (Scopoli, 1763...