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Wang, R., Kass, J.M., Galkowski, C., Garcia, F., Hamer, M.T., Radchenko, A., Salata, S., Schifani, E., Yusupov, Z.M., Economo, E.P., & Guénard, B. (2022). New distribution data and phylogenetic approach reveal bioregionalization of the western Palearctic ants. bioRxivhttps://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.10.483749 [preprint]

Castracani, C., Giannetti, D., Spotti, F.A., Schifani, E., Ghizzoni, M., Delaiti, M., Penner, F., Leonardi, S., Mori, A., Ioriatti, C., Grasso, D.A. (2022). Ants as mealybug detectors: a novel tool for monitoring Planococcus ficus infestation based on ant behaviour. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, in press. 

Schifani, E., Giannetti, D., Castracani, C., Spotti, F., Mori, A., Grasso, D.A. (2022). Trunk size influences species richness and functional composition of biogeographically diverse tree-visiting ant communities in pear orchards. Redia, in press.

Bazzato, E., Lallai, E., Caria, M., Schifani, E., Cillo, D., Ancona, C., Alamanni, F., Pantini, P., Maccherini, S., Bacaro, S., & Marignani, M. (2022). Land-use intensification reduces multi-taxa diversity patterns of Small Woodlots Outside Forests in a Mediterranean area. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 340, 108149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2022.108149

Castellucci, F., Schifani, E., Luchetti, A., & Scharff, N. (2022). New association between red wood ant species (Formica rufa group) and the myrmecophilic spiders Mastigusa arietina and Thyreosthenius biovatus. Bullettin of Insectology, 75(2), 231-238.

Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Giannetti, D., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). Tool use in pavement battles between ants: first report of Tetramorium immigrans (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) using soil-dropping as an interference strategy. Insectes Sociauxhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00040-022-00876-2

Giannetti, D., Schifani, E., Gugliuzzo, A., Zappalà, L., Biondi, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). Native European ants can discourage host colonization and reduce reproductive success of the invasive ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactusBiological Control, 174, 105032. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2022.105032

Schifani, E., Prebus, M.M., & Alicata, A. (2022). Integrating morphology with phylogenomics to describe four island endemic species of Temnothorax from Sicily and Malta (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, 833, 143-179. https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2022.833.1891

Giannetti, D., Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). The introduced oak Quercus rubra and acorn-associated arthropods in Europe: an opportunity for both carpophagous insects and their ant predators. Ecological Entomology, 47(4), 515-526https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13136 

Schifani, E. (2022). The new Checklist of the Italian Fauna: Formicidae. Biogeographia, 37, ucl006. https://doi.org/10.21426/B637155803

Schifani, E., Giannetti, D., Csősz, S., Castellucci, F., Luchetti, A., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). Is mimicry a diversification-driver in ants? Biogeography, ecology, ethology, genetics and morphology define a second West-Palaearctic Colobopsis species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 194, 1424-1450. http://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab035 

Menchetti, M., Schifani, E., Gentile, V., & Vila, R. (2022). The worrying arrival of the invasive Asian needle ant Brachyponera chinensis in Europe (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa, 5115(1), 146-150. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5115.1.10

Schifani, E. (2022). First report of underwater oviposition by the island bluetail damselfly, Ischnura genei (Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae). Natural History Sciences, 9(1), 73-75. http://doi.org/10.13102/10.4081/nhs.2022.565 

Schifani, E., Alicata, A., & Menchetti, M. (2022). Following the Apennines: updating the distribution of Formica clara and F. rufibarbis in Italy (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Biogeographia, 37, a014https://doi.org/10.21426/B637155107

Giannetti, D., Schifani, E., Reggiani, R., Mazzoni, E., Reguzzi, M.C., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Giardina, B., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). Do it by yourself: larval locomotion in the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens, with a novel “self-harvesting” method to separate prepupae. Insects, 12, 127. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13020127

Giannetti, D., Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2022). Unlike rolling stones: not every Myrmecina species actively rolls away from danger (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). European Zoological Journal, 89(1), 15-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2021.2011967 

Mori, E., Magoga, G., Panella, M., Montagna, M., Winsor, L., Justine, J.-L., Menchetti, M., Schifani, E., Melone, B., & Mazza, G. (2022). Discovering the Pandora's box: the invasion of alien flatworms in Italy. Biological Invasions, 24, 205-216. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02638-w 

Schifani, E., Scupola, A., Menchetti, M., Bazzato, E., & Espadaler, X. (2021). Morphology and Phenology of Sexuals and New Distribution Data on the Blind Mediterranean Ant Hypoponera abeillei (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Sociobiology, 68(4), e7261. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i4.7261 

Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Giannetti, D., Ghizzoni, M., Gobbi, M., Lencioni, V., Pedrotti, L., Grasso, D.A., & Mori, A. (2021). Social Parasite Ants in the Alps: a New Site of the Vulnerable Myrmica myrmicoxena and New Uppermost Altitudinal Limit for M. microrubraSociobiology, 68(4), e7276. http://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i4.7276 

Schifani, E., & Mazza, G. (2021). Hercinothrips dimidiatus (Thysanoptera, Thripidae), an emerging pest of Aloe arborescens [Asphodelaceae] newly recorded from Italy. Zootaxa, 5039(3), 440-442. http://doi.org/10.11646/ZOOTAXA.5039.3.9

Giannetti, D., Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Ghizzoni, M., Delaiti, M., Pfenner, F., Spotti, F.A., Mori, A., Ioriatti, C., & Grasso, D.A. (2021). Assessing ant diversity in agroecosystems: the case of Italian vineyards of the Adige Valley. Redia, 104, 97-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.19263/REDIA-104.21.11

Marrone, F., Alfonso, G., Barbagallo, R., Brandmayr, P., Bruni, G., Costa, S., Farina, G., Gerecke, R., Iannarelli, A., Mazza, G., Mazzei, A., Menchetti, M., Moretti, V., Mori, E., Novaga, R., Pecoraro, M., Schifani, E., Stoch, F., & Vecchioni, L. (2021). New distributional data for the Mediterranean medicinal leech Hirudo verbana Carena, 1820 (Hirudinea, Hirudinidae) in Italy, with a note on its feeding on amphibians. Biogeographia36, a007. https://doi.org/10.21426/B636052446

Schifani, E., Csősz, S., Viviano, R., & Alicata, A. (2021). Ant diversity on the largest Mediterranean islands: on the presence or absence of 28 species in Sicily (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Natural History Sciences, 8(1), 55-70. http://doi.org/10.4081/nhs.2021.532

Schifani, E., Nalini, E., Gentile, V., Alamanni, F., Ancona, C., Caria, M., Cillo, D., & Bazzato, E. (2021). Ants of Sardinia: an updated checklist based on new faunistic, morphological and biogeographical notes. Redia, 104, 21-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.19263/REDIA-104.21.03

Schifani, E., Costa, S., Mei, M., & Alicata, A. (2021). A new species for the Italian fauna: Aphaenogaster strioloides, not A. crocea, inhabits Pantelleria Island (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 53(1), 21-23. https://doi.org/10.13133/2284-4880/482 

Giannetti, D., Mandrioli, M., Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Spotti, F.A., Mori, A., & Grasso, D.A. (2021). First report on the acrobat ant Crematogaster scutellaris storing live aphids in its oak-gall nests. Insects, 12(2), 108. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12020108 

Degueldre, F., Mardulyn, P., Kuhn, A., Pinel, A., Karaman, C., Lebas, C., Schifani, E., Bračko, G., Wagner, H.C., Kiran, K., Borowiec, L., Passera, L., Abril, S., Espadaler, X., & Aron, S. (2021). Evolutionary history of inquiline social parasitism in Plagiolepis ants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 155, 107016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2020.107016

Castracani, C., Spotti, F. A., Schifani, E., Giannetti, D., Ghizzoni, M., Grasso, D. A., & Mori, A. (2020). Public Engagement Provides First Insights on Po Plain Ant Communities and Reveals the Ubiquity of the Cryptic Species Tetramorium immigrans (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Insects11(10), 678. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11100678

Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Spotti, F. A., Giannetti, D., Ghizzoni, M., Gobbi, M., Pedrotti, L., Grasso, D. A., & Mori, A. (2020). Ergatandromorphism in the Ant Myrmica lobulicornis Nylander, 1857 (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Sociobiology67(2), 330-334. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i2.5084

Schifani, E., Castracani, C., Giannetti, D., Spotti, F. A., Reggiani, R., Leonardi, S., Mori, A., & Grasso, D. A. (2020). New Tools for Conservation Biological Control: Testing Ant-Attracting Artificial Nectaries to Employ Ants as Plant Defenders. Insects11(2), 129. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11020129

Schifani, E., & Massa, B. (2020). First record of Lasius illyricus Zimmermann, 1935 (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from Armenia. Far Eastern Entomologist, 398, 24-28. https://doi.org/10.25221/fee.398.4

Schifani, E., Scupola, A., & Alicata, A. (2020). Morphology, ecology and biogeography of Myrmecina sicula André, 1882, rediscovered after 140 years (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Biogeographia35, 105-116. https://doi.org/10.21426/B635048444

Schär, S., Menchetti, M., Schifani, E., Hinojosa, J. C., Platania, L., Dapporto, L., & Vila, R. (2020). Integrative biodiversity inventory of ants from a Sicilian archipelago reveals high diversity on young volcanic islands (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 20(3)405-416. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13127-020-00442-3

Faraone, F. P., Barraco, L., Giacalone, G., Muscarella, C., Schifani, E., & Vecchioni, L. (2019). First records of the Brahminy blind snake, Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)(Squamata: Typhlopidae), in Italy. Herpetology Notes12, 1225-1229. https://www.biotaxa.org/hn/article/view/49271 

Schifani, E. (2019). Exotic ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) invading Mediterranean Europe: a brief summary over about 200 years of documented introductions. Sociobiology66(2), 198-208. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v66i2.4331

Schifani, E., Dentici, A., Alleruzzo, L., & Di Pompeo, P. (2019). Spermophora senoculata on Sicily/Italy (Araneae: Pholcidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen58(1), 6-8. https://doi.org/10.30963/aramit5803

Alicata, A., & Schifani, E. (2019). Three endemic Aphaenogaster from the Siculo-Maltese archipelago and the Italian Peninsula: part of a hitherto unrecognized species group from the Maghreb? (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae59(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.2478/aemnp-2019-0001

Schifani, E., & Alicata, A. (2019). Aphaenogaster finzii Müller, 1921, a trans-Ionian species new to Italy (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Biogeographia34, 51-57. https://doi.org/10.21426/B634043636

Schifani, E., Viviano, A., Viviano, R., Naselli-Flores, L., & Marrone, F. (2019). Different lineages of freshwater jellyfishes (Cnidaria, Olindiidae, Craspedacusta) invading Europe: another piece of the puzzle from Sicily, Italy. Limnology20(2), 143-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10201-018-0560-4 

Schifani, E., & Paolinelli, R. (2018). Forums and social media help to discover exotic species in Europe and monitor their spread the case of Exaireta spinigera (Wiedemann, 1830)(Diptera, Stratiomyidae) in the Italian peninsula and Sicily. Graellsia74(2), 11. https://doi.org/10.3989/graellsia.2018.v74.213

Schifani, E., & Alicata, A. (2018). Exploring the myrmecofauna of Sicily: thirty-two new ant species recorded, including six new to Italy and many new aliens (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Polish Journal of Entomology87(4), 323-348. https://doi.org/10.2478/pjen-2018-0023

Schifani, E., Gentile, V., Scupola, A., & Espadaler, X. (2018). Yet another alien: a second species of Lepisiota spreading across the Canary Islands, Spain (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fragmenta Entomologica50(1), 61-64. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2018.287

Guariento, L. A., Devincenzo, U., Schifani, E., Russo, R., Moretto, E., & Sarà, M. (2018). Rediscovery of the enigmatic solifuges (Arachnida: Solifugae) at Lampedusa Island (Italy). European Zoological Journal85(1), 200-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2018.1467505

Schifani, E. (2017). First record of the vulnerable social parasite ant Plagiolepis grassei in Italy (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 49(1), 61-64. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2017.231

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