Maria Luisa Dindo

marialuisa.dindo@unibo.it

BIOGRAFIA

Laureata in Scienze Agrarie nel 1982 presso l’Università di Bologna, ha frequentato il corso di dottorato di ricerca in Entomologia agraria nella stessa Università e in parte presso l’Università di California (Riverside), conseguendo il titolo nel 1987. E’ professore associato in Entomologia Generale e Applicata dal 2014. Ha ottenuto l’Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale a professore ordinario, nello stesso settore, nel 2017.
I suoi principali interessi scientifici riguardano la biologia e l’allevamento in vivo e in vitro dei parassitoidi, soprattutto Ditteri Tachinidi, l’allevamento di potenziali ospiti o prede di insetti entomofagi e il controllo sostenibile di insetti fitofagi dannosi, con particolare riguardo allo studio di nuove associazioni tra parassitoidi indigeni e specie esotiche introdotte in Italia.
Dal 2017, è co-convenor del Working Group “Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance” (MRQA WG) dell’ International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC Global), di cui fa parte dal 2003. In questo ruolo, ha contribuito a coordinare la Special Collection del Journal of Insect Science “Mass Rearing of High-Quality Insects”. E’ Executive Editor della rivista “Bulletin of Insectology” e componente del Comitato Editoriale della rivista “BioControl”.

MARTINI A.; DI VITANTONIO C.; DINDO M.L., 2019.- Acceptance and suitability of the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis as host for the Tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum.- Bulletin of Insectology, 72: 150 – 160.
BENELLI M., TOTH F., DINDO M.L, 2018.- Low-temperature storage of Exorista larvarum puparia as a tool for assisting parasitoid production.- Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 166: 914-924.
DINDO M.L., FRANCATI S., LANZONI A., DI VITANTONIO C., MARCHETTI E., BURGIO G., MAINI S., 2016.- Interactions between the multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis and the parasitoid Dinocampus coccinellae.- Insects, 7 (4) 67: 1-13.
DINDO M.L., VANDICKE J., MARCHETTI E., SPRANGHERS T., BONTE J., DE CLERCQ P., 2016.- Supplementation of an artificial medium for the parasitoid Exorista larvarum (Diptera: Tachnidae) with hemolymph of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) or Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 109: 602-606
DINDO M.L., GRENIER S., 2014. – Production of Dipteran Parasitoids.- in MORALES-RAMOS J., ROJAS G., SHAPIRO-ILAN D. (Eds.) “Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms- Invertebrates and Entomopathogens” (pp.101-143).

She got her degree in Agricultural Sciences in 1982 at the University of Bologna. She attended her Phd Course in Agricultural Entomology at the same University, with part of her research activity performed at the University of California, Riverside. In 1987 she obtained her PhD. She is associate professor in General and Applied Entomology since 2014. She got the National Academic Qualification as full professor in 2017.
Her scientific interests mainly deal with the biology and rearing (both in vivo and in vitro) of parasitoids, especially Diptera Tachinidae and the rearing of potential hosts or preys of entomophagous insects. She is also interested in studying the sustainable control strategies of insect pests, in particular the new associations between indigenous parasitoids and exotic insects introduced in Italy.
Since 2017, she is a co-convenor of the “Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance” Working Group (MRQA WG) of the International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC Global), which she joined in 2003. In this role, she contributed in coordinating the Journal of Insect Science Special Collection entitled “Mass Rearing of High-Quality Insects”. She is an Executive Editor of the journal “Bulletin of Insectology” and a component of the Editorial Board of the journal “BioControl”.

MARTINI A.; DI VITANTONIO C.; DINDO M.L., 2019.- Acceptance and suitability of the box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis as host for the Tachinid parasitoid Exorista larvarum.- Bulletin of Insectology, 72: 150 – 160.
BENELLI M., TOTH F., DINDO M.L, 2018.- Low-temperature storage of Exorista larvarum puparia as a tool for assisting parasitoid production.- Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 166: 914-924.
DINDO M.L., FRANCATI S., LANZONI A., DI VITANTONIO C., MARCHETTI E., BURGIO G., MAINI S., 2016.- Interactions between the multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis and the parasitoid Dinocampus coccinellae.- Insects, 7 (4) 67: 1-13.
DINDO M.L., VANDICKE J., MARCHETTI E., SPRANGHERS T., BONTE J., DE CLERCQ P., 2016.- Supplementation of an artificial medium for the parasitoid Exorista larvarum (Diptera: Tachnidae) with hemolymph of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) or Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Journal of Economic Entomology, 109: 602-606
DINDO M.L., GRENIER S., 2014. – Production of Dipteran Parasitoids.- in MORALES-RAMOS J., ROJAS G., SHAPIRO-ILAN D. (Eds.) “Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms- Invertebrates and Entomopathogens” (pp.101-143).