Stefano Maini, born in Bologna, July 20, 1948, is full Professor
in agricultural entomology.
He starts to work as a research entomologist at University of
Bologna in 1972 after the degree (cum laude) in Agricultural
In 1974, he took a post-graduate degree in Phytopathology.
He won in 1976 a CNR/NATO fellowship to work for one year at
USDA ARS Corn Insects Research Unit, Ankeny, Iowa.
The main scientific topics are in biological control against
insect pests. Several studies on sex pheromones and parasitoids of
European corn borer were published and many Authors cited these
papers as a reference. He collaborates in works on beneficial
insects rearing facilities and contributed to the project of the
first commercial insectary built in Italy. The Integrated Pest
Management in fruit orchard was another topic in which he
contributed making studies on sex pheromones of leaf roller moths
and mass trapping of tree borers. Recently carried out researches
on pollinators and studied in cooperation with other authors the
negative side effects of pesticides on honey bees. H index 2018 = 19
In 1980 enrolled at Institute of Entomology of bologna University as researcher. In 1992 as associate Professor, he start to teach at Ancona
University, agricultural entomology and zoology then in 1996 moved
back to Bologna University to teach agricultural entomology,
integrated control, apidology (one year only), insect resistance
mitigation to artificial control methods and other courses related
to Entomology. In 2000 obtained a chair in Agricultural entomology as full Professor at
Bologna University. In 2018 retired and nominated Alma Mater Professor (PAM).
He was a teacher and member of the Committee of the PhD in
He is a full member of the "National
Italian Entomological Academy" . http://www.accademiaentomologia.it/
He has published more than 250 papers and he is the Managing
Director of the International Journal: Bulletin of
Insectology (ISSN 1721-8861 - eISSN 2283-0332) www.bulletinofinsectology.org