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Registrations: Velutina Task Force Meeting 2018

Participant # First Name Last Name Institution Email phone Presentation Type Social Dinner Food Restrictions
1 Nikolaos Emmanouil Agricultural University of Athens ceaz2emn@aua.gr 3.02E+11 None Yes None
2 Peter Kennedy Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter p.kennedy@exeter.ac.uk +44 1326 259469 Talk Yes None
3 Egoitz Galarza Gipuzkoan Beekeepers Association (GEE) and A. m. iberiensis Breeding Association (ERBEL) egoitzgg@gmail.com 0034 626795023 None No None
4 Miguel Maia APISMAIA info@apismaia.com 962889512 None Yes None
5 Iñaki Etxebeste Errez, Koop. Elk. Txikia inaki@goisolutions.net +34945386460 None Yes None
6 Ione Ortega Araiztegi NEIKER. Basque Institue for Agricultural Research and Development iortega@neiker.eus None No None
7 Izaskun Pérez-de-Heredia University of the Basque Country izaskun.perezdeheredia@ehu.eus +34 946 013 258 Poster Yes None
8 None Yes None
9 Ivana Tlak Gajger University of Zagreb Veterinary Faculty ivana.tlak@vef.hr 3.86E+11 None Yes None
10 Marina Kosanovic Veterinary Faculty marinakosanovic11@gmail.com 3.86E+11 None Yes None
11 Alejandro Portal González Servicio Territorial de Medio Ambiente de Burgos porgonal@jcyl.es 6107106102 None Yes None
12 Henrique Azevedo Pereira Centre for Functional Ecology - Science for People and the Planet henrique.a.pereira@uc.pt +351 239 240 700 None Yes None
13 Maria João Verdasca cE3c - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa mjoao.v@gmail.com 962908258 None Yes None
14 Franco Mutinelli Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie fmutinelli@izsvenezie.it +39 049 8084287 Talk Yes None
15 Roberto Puch Pérez AVISPA ASIATICA Association info@avispaasiatica.es 0034 62224225 None Yes None
16 Daniele Milanesio Politecnico di Torino daniele.milanesio@polito.it 3.9E+11 None Yes Other

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Nikolaos Emmanouil

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Agricultural University of Athens

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In search of the invader: British experiences and developments in hunting for the nests of Vespa velutina

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Peter Kennedy

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Environment & Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

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Peter J. Kennedy

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Vespa velutina was first recorded in the Channel Islands and on the UK mainland in 2016. On the UK mainland, the authorities and agencies initiated a previously prepared Contingency Plan, based largely on prior experience by other European countries, to locate the suspected nest; learning from that experience greatly benefitted similar efforts in response to sightings in 2017. In the Channel Islands, proximity to the French coast has limited opportunity to keep the threat contained but has energised authorities, beekeepers and the public to report hornets and locate nests as quickly as possible. I will present a summary of British efforts to locate V. velutina nests as quickly as possible, as well as present initial results from our research exploring off-the-shelf technologies (hand-held radar and radio-telemetry) for their potential to track workers back to their nests.


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Egoitz Galarza

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Gipuzkoan Beekeepers Association (GEE) and A. m. iberiensis Breeding Association (ERBEL)

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Miguel Maia

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APISMAIA

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Iñaki Etxebeste

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Errez, Koop. Elk. Txikia

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Ione Ortega Araiztegi

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NEIKER. Basque Institue for Agricultural Research and Development

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Differentiating between gynes and workers in the invasive hornet Vespa velutina (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in Europe

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Izaskun Pérez-de-Heredia

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University of the Basque Country

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Izaskun Pérez-de-Heredia, Eric Darrouzet, Arturo Goldarazena, Pedro Romón, Juan Carlos Iturrondobeitia

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In theVespinae, morphological differences of castes are generally well-marked, except for some Vespa species, where it is difficult to distinguish between future queens and workers in autumn-winter colonies. Individual weights have widely been used as a distinguishing factor but recently cuticular hydrocarbon profiles seems to be the definitive tool, although much more expensive and time-consuming. Parameters such as size (mesoscutum width), wet and dry weight were analysed, throughout several colonies, to differentiate female castes (workers and gynes) in the hornet Vespa velutina in Europe. These parameters were compared to cuticular hydrocarbon profiles. The results showed that in late autumn, but not earlier, populations are divided into two size groups, which, based on their CHC profiles, can be hypothesized to correspond to workers and gynes. This differentiation mirrored a good separation by size that proves to be more accurate than weight (wet and dry). The size limit between workers and gynes is established at a mesoscutum width of 4.5 mm.


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Ivana Tlak Gajger

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University of Zagreb Veterinary Faculty

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Marina Kosanovic

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Veterinary Faculty

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Alejandro Portal González

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Servicio Territorial de Medio Ambiente de Burgos

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Henrique Azevedo Pereira

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Centre for Functional Ecology - Science for People and the Planet

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Maria João Verdasca

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cE3c - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

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A surveillance program to assess the presence and spread of Vespa velutina in north-east Italy

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Franco Mutinelli

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie

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B. Flaminio, F. Montarsi, M. Barbujani, M. Mazzucato, N. Ferré, A. Granato, F. Mutinelli

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INTRODUCTION The Asian hornet Vespa velutina appeared in Europe in 2004, probably introduced from China. After the first detection in France, it spread to Italy in 2012, and was reported in Veneto Region (northeastern Italy) in 2016. With the aim to assess the presence and spreading of this invasive alien species in the area, a surveillance program has been activated by the Regional Agriculture Department in collaboration with the National Reference Centre for beekeeping of the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie. MATERIALS AND METHODS Geospatial data were analyzed in order to select the apiaries to be involved in the program, and a statistical analysis of their distribution was performed. In this area a cell-divided grid was defined and the number of apiaries for each cell was calculated; three classes of apiaries density per cell were defined (high, medium and low apiary density/cell). Cells with high apiary density were considered as a sampling unit, whereas medium and low apiary density cells were grouped together (two and four cells respectively) standing for a sampling unit. Overall, 229 cells were defined: 117 with high density and 112 with medium-low density grouped. In each of them, an apiary was selected as target where to place wasp traps (TapTrap®) to monitor the presence of the Asian hornet. The results were recorded in a database specifically created. Moreover, a web application was implemented with a “mobile first” approach, easy to use by smartphone and tablets, in order to quickly collect and share field and geospatial data. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION In total, 230 apiaries were monitored by traps and 1,728 apiary visits were recorded (on average 7.5 visits/apiary). None of the monitoring sites revealed V. velutina. It is clear, however, that the monitoring for the presence of this invasive alien species in the regional territory requires a protracted application beyond a single bee season in order to consolidate the result achieved. According to Regulation (EU) No.1143/2014, it is necessary to activate and maintain monitoring systems able to detect the arrival, presence and establishment of invasive alien species in Member States, such as V. velutina, expressly mentioned in the subsequent regulation (EU) No.2016/1141.


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Roberto Puch Pérez

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AVISPA ASIATICA Association

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Daniele Milanesio

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Politecnico di Torino

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