2019

Cini A, Sumner A, Cervo R (2019). Inquiline social parasites as tools to unlock the secrets of insect sociality - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

2018

Cini A, Santosuosso U, Papini A (2018). Uncovering the spatial pattern of invasion of the honeybee pest small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, in Italy Revista Brasileira de Entomologia

Iovinella I, Cappa F, Cini A, Petrocelli I, Cervo R, Turillazzi S, Dani FR (2018). Antennal protein profile in honeybees: caste and task matter more than age. Frontiers in physiology 9

 

M Molfini, L Redolfi de Zan, A Campanaro, S Rossi de Gasperis, ...et al (2018). A first assessment of genetic variability in the longhorn beetle Rosalia alpina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Italian Apennines. The European Zoological Journal 85 (1), 36-45

Cini A, Bordoni A, Ghisolfi G, Lazzaro L, Platania L, Pasquali L, Negroni R, et al (2018). Host plant selection and differential survival on two Aristolochia L. species in an insular population of Zerynthia cassandra. Journal of Insect Conservation, 1-8

Pepiciello I, Cini A, Nieri R, Mazzoni V, Cervo R (2018). Adult–larval vibrational communication in paper wasps: the role of abdominal wagging in Polistes dominula. Journal of Experimental Biology 221 (20), jeb186247

Cappa, F., Cini, A., Pepiciello, I., Petrocelli, I., & Cervo, R. (2018). Female body size, weight and fat storage rather than nestmateship determine male attraction in the invasive yellow-legged hornet Vespa velutina nigrithorax. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 1-13.

Miller, S. E., Bluher, S. E., Bell, E., Cini, A., da Silva, R. C., de Souza, A. R., ... & Pruitt, J. N. (2018). WASP nest: A worldwide assessment of social Polistine nesting behavior. Ecology.

Sumner, S., Law, G., & Cini, A. (2018). Why we love bees and hate wasps. Ecological Entomology.

Iovinella, I., Cappa, F., Cini, A., Petrocelli, I., Cervo, R., Turillazzi, S., & Dani, F. R. (2018). Antennal Protein Profile in Honeybees: Caste and Task Matter More Than Age. Frontiers in physiology, 9.

Cini, A., Cappa, F., Petrocelli, I., Pepiciello, I., Bortolotti, L., & Cervo, R. (2018). Competition between the native and the introduced hornets Vespa crabro and Vespa velutina: a comparison of potentially relevant life‐history traits. Ecological Entomology.  DOI: 10.1111/een.12507

 

M. Molfini, L. Redolfi de Zan, A. Campanaro, S. Rossi de Gasperis, F. Mosconi, S. Chiari, A. Cini, G. Antonini, E. Solano, P. A. Audisio, P. F. Roversi, G. Sabbatini Peverieri, G. M. Carpaneto, F. Mason, M. A. Bologna & E. Mancini (2018). A first assessment of genetic variability in the longhorn beetle Rosalia alpina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Italian Apennines. The European Zoological Journal Vol. 85, Iss. 1

2017

Tait, G., Vezzulli, S., Sassù, F., Antonini, G., Biondi, A., Baser, N., Sollai, G., Cini, A., Tonina, L., Ometto L. & Anfora, G. (2017). Genetic variability in Italian populations of Drosophila suzukii. BMC genetics, 18(1), 87.

Dapporto, L., Cini, A., Menchetti, M., Vodă, R., Bonelli, S., Casacci, L. P., ... & Forbicioni, L. (2017). Rise and fall of island butterfly diversity: Understanding genetic differentiation and extinction in a highly diverse archipelago. Diversity and Distributions, 23(10), 1169-1181.

Campanaro, A., De Zan, L. R., Hardersen, S., Antonini, G., Chiari, S., Cini, A., ... & Bologna, M. A. (2017). Guidelines for the monitoring of Rosalia alpina. Nature Conservation, 20, 165.

Bardiani, M., Tini, M., Carpaneto, G. M., Audisio, P., Bussola, E., Campanaro, A., ... & Roversi, P. F. (2017). Effects of trap baits and height on stag beetle and flower chafer monitoring: ecological and conservation implications. Journal of Insect Conservation, 21(1), 157-168.

2016

Rossi de Gasperis, S., Carpaneto, G. M., Nigro, G., Antonini, G., Chiari, S., Cini, A., ... & Roversi, P. F. (2016). Computer‐aided photographic identification of Rosalia alpina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) applied to a mark‐recapture study. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

Zapponi, L., Cini, A., Bardiani, M., Hardersen, S., Maura, M., Maurizi, E., ... & Roversi, P. F. (2016). Citizen science data as an efficient tool for mapping protected saproxylic beetles. Biological Conservation.

 

Mazza, G., Inghilesi, A. F., Stasolla, G., Cini, A., Cervo, R., Benvenuti, C., ... & Roversi, P. F. Sterile Rhynchophorus ferrugineus males efficiently impair reproduction while maintaining their sexual competitiveness in a social context. Journal of Pest Science, 1-102015

 

2015

Cini A., Patalano S., Segonds-Pichon A., Busby G., Cervo R., Sumner S. (2015). Social parasitism and the molecular basis of phenotypic evolution. Frontiers in Genetics 6, 32. 

Inghilesi A.F., Mazza G., Cervo R., Cini A. (2015). A network of sex and competition: The promiscuous mating system of an invasive weevil. Current Zoology 61, 85-97.

 

Cini, A., Ortolani, I., Zechini, L., & Cervo, R. (2015). Facial markings in the social cuckoo wasp Polistes sulcifer: no support for the visual deception and the assessment hypotheses. Behavioural processes. 111, 19-24. 

 

2014

Cini A., (2014). Reliability of yellow bodies as indexes of egg laying activity in the primitively eusocial wasp Polistes dominula, Redia 97, 183-188. 

 

Cini, A., Anfora, G., Escudero-Colomar, L. A., Grassi, A., Santosuosso, U., Seljak, G., & Papini, A. (2014). Tracking the invasion of the alien fruit pest Drosophila suzukii in Europe. Journal of Pest Science, 87(4), 559-566.

 

Baracchi, D., & Cini, A. (2014). A Socio Spatial Combined Approach Confirms a Highly Compartmentalised Structure in Honeybees. Ethology, 120(12), 1167-1176.

 

Cini, A., Nieri, R., Dapporto, L., Monnin, T., & Cervo, R. (2014). Almost royal: incomplete suppression of host worker ovarian development by a social parasite wasp. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(3), 467-475. 

 

2013

Baracchi, D., Mazza, G., Cini, A., Petrocelli, I., Bin Hashim, R., & Turillazzi, S. (2013). Social biology of Parischnogaster striatula (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae). Tropical Zoology, 26(3), 105-115.

 

Cini, A., Meconcelli, S., & Cervo, R. (2013). Ovarian indexes as indicators of reproductive investment and egg-laying activity in social insects: a comparison among methods. Insectes sociaux, 60(3), 393-402.

 

2012

Cini, A., Ioriatti, C., & Anfora, G. (2012). A review of the invasion of Drosophila suzukii in Europe and a draft research agenda for integrated pest management. Bulletin of insectology, 65(1), 149-160. 

 

2011

Cini, A., Bruschini, C., Signorotti, L., Pontieri, L., Turillazzi, S., & Cervo, R. (2011). The chemical basis of host nest detection and chemical integration in a cuckoo paper wasp. The Journal of experimental biology, 214(21), 3698-3703. 

 

Bruschini, C., Cervo, R., Cini, A., Pieraccini, G., Pontieri, L., Signorotti, L., & Turillazzi, S. (2011). Cuticular hydrocarbons rather than peptides are responsible for nestmate recognition in Polistes dominulus. Chemical senses,36(8), 715-723. 

 

Cini, A., Bruschini, C., Poggi, L., & Cervo, R. (2011). Fight or fool? Physical strength, instead of sensory deception, matters in host nest invasion by a wasp social parasite. Animal Behaviour, 81(6), 1139-1145.

 

Mazza, G., Cini, A., Cervo, R., & Longo, S. (2011). Just phoresy? Reduced lifespan in red palm weevils Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) infested by the mite Centrouropoda almerodai (Uroactiniinae: Uropodina). Italian Journal of Zoology, 78(1), 101-105. 

 

2009-2004

Cini, A., & Dapporto, L. (2009). Autumnal helpers of Polistes dominulus represent a distinct behavioural phenotype. In Annales Zoologici Fennici (Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 423-430). 

 

Cini, A., Gioli, L., & Cervo, R. (2009). A quantitative threshold for nest-mate recognition in a paper social wasp. Biology letters, 5 (4), 459-461. 

 

Dapporto, L., Bruschini, C., Baracchi, D., Cini, A., Gayubo, S.F., Gonzalez, J.A., & Dennis, R.L. (2009). Phylogeography and counter_intuitive inferences in island biogeography: evidence from morphometric markers in the mobile butterfly Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus)(Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 98(3), 677-692. 

 

Monnin, T., Cini, A., Lecat, V., Fédérici, P., & Doums, C. (2009). No actual conflict over colony inheritance despite high potential conflict in the social wasp Polistes dominulus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1662), 1593-1601. 

 

Dapporto, L., & Cini, A. (2007). Faunal patterns in Tuscan archipelago butterflies: the dominant influence is recent geography not paleogeography. European Journal of Entomology, 104(3), 497- 503. 

 

Dapporto, L., Cini, A., Palagi, E., Morelli, M., Simonti, A., & Turillazzi, S. (2007). Behaviour and chemical signature of pre-hibernating females of Polistes dominulus infected by the strepsipteran Xenos vesparum. Parasitology, 134(04), 545-552. 

 

Dapporto, L., Palagi, E., Cini, A., & Turillazzi, S. (2006). Prehibernating aggregations of Polistes dominulus: an occasion to study early dominance assessment in social insects. Naturwissenschaften, 93(7), 321-324. 

 

Dapporto, L.; Palagi, E., Cini, A., & Turillazzi S., (2004). Do nest fidelity and intolerance decrease at the end of the colony cycle in Polistes dominulus (Christ.) (Hymenoptera Vespidae)? Redia, 87, 227-229. 

 

 

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