Barbara Conti

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Name Barbara Conti
Affiliation Sez. Entomologia agraria
Dipartimento Coltivazione e Difesa delle Specie Legnose
Università Pisa
Via S. Michele, 2
56124 Pisa
Email bconti(at)
Tel. ++39 50 2216125
Remarks research on applied entomology with particular interest in thrips.
Last update 29 Oct. 2010

Publications of Barbara Conti (26 listed):

Insects (2021) 12 (1 - 5)
Priscilla Farina, Giuseppe Mazza, Claudia Benvenuti, Ilaria Cutino, Paolo Giannotti, Barbara Conti, Stefano Bedini and Elisabetta Gargani (2021)
Biological notes and distribution in southern Europe of Aclees taiwanensis Kono, 1933 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): A new pest of the fig tree

Insects (2021) 12 (1 - 52)
Stefano Bedini, Priscilla Farina, Edoardo Napoli, Guido Flamini, Roberta Ascrizzi, Antonella Verzera, Barbara Conti and Lucia Zappalà (2021)
Bioactivity of different chemotypes of oregano essential oil against the blowfly Calliphora vomitoria vector of foodborne pathogens

Insects (2020) 11 (8 - 508)
Stefano Bedini, Francesca Cosci, Camilla Tani, Erika Carla Pierattini, Francesca Venturi, Andrea Lucchi, Claudio Ioriatti, Roberta Ascrizzi, Guido Flamini, Giuseppe Ferroni, Isabella Taglieri and Barbara Conti (2020)
Essential oils as post-harvest crop protectants against the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii: Bioactivity and organoleptic profile

PLoS ONE (2019) 14 (2 - e0212576)
Stefano Bedini, Guido Flamini, Francesca Cosci, Roberta Ascrizzi, Maria C. Echeverria, Evelin V. Gomez, Lucia Guidi, Marco Landi, Andrea Lucchi and Barbara Conti (2019)
Toxicity and oviposition deterrence of essential oils of Clinopodium nubigenum and Lavandula angustifolia against the myiasis-inducing blowfly Lucilia sericata

Insects (2019) 10 (4 - 114)
Erika Carla Pierattini, Stefano Bedini, Francesca Venturi, Roberta Ascrizzi, Guido Flamini, Rossella Bocchino, Jessica Girardi, Paolo Giannotti, Giuseppe Ferroni and Barbara Conti (2019)
Sensory quality of essential oils and their synergistic effect with diatomaceous earth, for the control of stored grain insects

Insects (2019) 10 (6 - 171)
Roberto Romani, Stefano Bedini, Gianandrea Salerno, Roberta Ascrizzi, Guido Flamini, Maria Cristina Echeverria, Priscilla Farina and Barbara Conti (2019)
Andean flora as a source of new repellents against insect pests: Behavioral, morphological and electrophysiological studies on Sitophilus zeamais (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Bulletin of Insectology (2018) 71, 31-38
Stefano Bedini, Sabrina Sarrocco, Riccardo Baroncelli, Giovanni Vannacci and Barbara Conti (2018)
Pathogenic potential of Beauveria pseudobassiana as bioinsecticide in protein baits for the control of the medfly Ceratitis capitata

Bulletin of Insectology (2016) 69, 149-157
Stefano Bedini, Hind Houria Bougherra, Guido Flamini, Francesca Cosci, Kamel Belhamel, Roberta Ascrizzi and Barbara Conti (2016)
Repellency of anethole- and estragole-type fennel essential oils against stored grain pests: the different twins

Parasitology Research (2015) 114, 1011-1021
Giovanni Benelli, Stefano Bedini, Guido Flamini, Francesca Cosci, Pier Luigi Cioni, Smain Amira, Fatima Benchikh, Hocine Laouer, Graziano Di Giuseppe and Barbara Conti (2015)
Mediterranean essential oils as effective weapons against the West Nile vector Culex pipiens and the Echinostoma intermediate host Physella acuta: what happens around? An acute toxicity survey on non-target mayflies

Parasitology Research (2015) 114, 227-236
Giovanni Benelli, Stefano Bedini, Francesca Cosci, Chiara Toniolo, Barbara Conti and Marcello Nicoletti (2015)
Larvicidal and ovideterrent properties of neem oil and fractions against the filariasis vector Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae): a bioactivity survey across production sites

Parasitology Research (2015) 114, 391-397
Giovanni Benelli, Kadarkarai Murugan, Chellasamy Panneerselvam, Pari Madhiyazhagan, Barbara Conti and Marcello Nicoletti (2015)
Old ingredients for a new recipe? Neem cake, a low-cost botanical by-product in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases

Journal of Pest Science (2015) 88, 583-592
Stefano Bedini, Guido Flamini, Jessica Girardi, Francesca Cosci and Barbara Conti (2015)
Not just for beer: evaluation of spent hops (Humulus lupulus L.) as a source of eco-friendly repellents for insect pests of stored foods

Parasitology Research (2014) 113, 251-259
Barbara Conti, Guido Flamini, Pier Luigi Cioni, Lucia Ceccarini, Mario Macchia and Giovanni Benelli (2014)
Mosquitocidal essential oils: are they safe against non-target aquatic organisms?

Parasitology Research (2014) 113, 933-940
Giovanni Benelli, Barbara Conti, Rita Garreffa and Marcello Nicoletti (2014)
Shedding light on bioactivity of botanical by-products: neem cake compounds deter oviposition of the arbovirus vector Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in the field

Chemoecology (2013) 23, 129-136
Giovanni Benelli, Noemi Pacini, Barbara Conti and Angelo Canale (2013)
Following a scented beetle: larval faeces as a key olfactory cue in host location of Stegobium paniceum (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) by Lariophagus distinguendus (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)

Parasitology Research (2013) 112, 991-999
Barbara Conti, Michele Leonardi, Luisa Pistelli, Raffaele Profeti, Ines Ouerghemmi and Giovanni Benelli (2013)
Larvicidal and repellent activity of essential oils from wild and cultivated Ruta chalepensis L. (Rutaceae) against Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae), an arbovirus vector

Parasitology Research (2013) 112, 1155-1161
Giovanni Benelli, Guido Flamini, Giulia Fiore, Pier Luigi Cioni and Barbara Conti (2013)
Larvicidal and repellent activity of the essential oil of Coriandrum sativum L. (Apiaceae) fruits against the filariasis vector Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae)

Parasitology Research (2012) 110, 2013-2021
Barbara Conti, Giovanni Benelli, Guido Flamini, Pier Luigi Cioni, Raffaele Profeti, Lucia Ceccarini, Mario Macchia and Angelo Canale (2012)
Larvicidal and repellent activity of Hyptis suaveolens (Lamiaceae) essential oil against the mosquito Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae)

Parasitology Research (2012) 111, 291-299
Barbara Conti, Giovanni Benelli, Michele Leonardi, Fatma U. Afifi, Claudio Cervelli, Raffaele Profeti, Luisa Pistelli and Angelo Canale (2012)
Repellent effect of Salvia dorisiana, S. longifolia, and S. sclarea (Lamiaceae) essential oils against the mosquito Aedes albopictus Skuse (Diptera: Culicidae)

Bulletin of Insectology (2012) 65, 177-183
Giovanni Benelli, Guido Flamini, Angelo Canale, Ilaria Molfetta, Pier Luigi Cioni and Barbara Conti (2012)
Repellence of Hyptis suaveolens whole essential oil and major constituents against adults of the granary weevil Sitophilus granarius

Journal of Pest Science (2011) 84, 219-228
Barbara Conti, Angelo Canale, Pier Luigi Cioni, Guido Flamini and Alessandro Rifici (2011)
Hyptis suaveolens and Hyptis spicigera (Lamiaceae) essential oils: qualitative analysis, contact toxicity and repellent activity against Sitophilus granarius (L.) (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae)

Parasitology Research (2010) 107, 1455-1461
Barbara Conti, Angelo Canale, Alessandra Bertoli, Francesca Gozzini and Luisa Pistelli (2010)
Essential oil composition and larvicidal activity of six Mediterranean aromatic plants against the mosquito Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Bulletin of Insectology (2010) 63, 197-202
Barbara Conti, Angelo Canale, Pier Luigi Cioni and Guido Flamini (2010)
Repellence of essential oils from tropical and Mediterranean Lamiaceae against Sitophilus zeamais

Bulletin of Insectology (2009) 62, 107-112
Barbara Conti (2009)
Notes on the presence of Aeolothrips intermedius in northwestern Tuscany and on its development under laboratory conditions

Bulletin of Insectology (2009) 62, 61-68
Giovanna Del Bene and Barbara Conti (2009)
Notes on the biology and ethology of Luperomorpha xanthodera, a flea beetle recently introduced into Europe

Journal of Plant Pathology (2007) 89, p. 161 (Pellegrini et al.)
E. Pellegrini, C. Nali, A. Francini, B. Conti and G. Lorenzini (2007)
Influence of ozone on the plant-insect interactions: The case of Melasoma populi L. (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae) and poplar