Design of “hot-spots” for beneficial insects in urban context

Bazzocchi, Giovanni Giorgio ; D'Aprile, Andrea ; Orsini, Francesco (2022) Design of “hot-spots” for beneficial insects in urban context. In: IHC 2022 - 31st International Horticultural Congress, 14-20 August 2022, Angers, France.
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This study has the aim of identifying the wild plant species located in the case study area, an urban agro-ecological farm, that could be used to build functional biodiversity "hot-spots", in order to attract and create suitable habitats for predators, parasitoids and pollinators insects in view of conservative biological control and pollination service. Design of the specific "hot spots" is based on the consideration that some plants have a fundamental role in entomophagous and pollinator insects life as source of protein through their pollen, energy from their nectar, alternative preys and winter shelter. These roles are synthetized within the sigla SNAP (shelter, nectar, alternative preys), the base of conservative biological control.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Bazzocchi, Giovanni GiorgioUniversity of Bologna, Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology0000-0002-6464-2059
D'Aprile, AndreaUniversity of Bologna, Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology
Orsini, FrancescoUniversity of Bologna, Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology0000-0001-6956-7054
Functional biodiversity, pollinators, beneficial insects, urban ecology, urban biodiversity, urban agroecology
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15 Jan 2024 09:13
Project name
FoodE - Food Systems in European Cities
Funding program
EC - H2020

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