Bruno Massa


Full professor of General and Applied Entomology, retired since 2018. He is member of Accademia Roveretana degli Agiati, Accademia dei Georgofili, associate editor of Biogeographia, Biodiversity Data Journal, Forests and European Zoological Journal
Scientific activities:
Entomological researches:
Taxonomy and ecology of Orthoptera in Europe and Africa, bioacoustics
Interrelations between leaf-miners and parasitoids
Gall inducer insects (Cynipidae and Cecidomyiidae)
Ornithological researches:
Arthropods as trophic reserve for insectivorous birds
Pelagic Birds

He published ca. 500 scientific papers and some popular books; some of the most recent are listed here:

Hemp C. & Massa B., 2021. Biogeographical and evolutionary aspects of a Guineo-Congolian bushcricket tribe: Revision of the genera Cestromoecha Karsch, 1893 and Poreuomena Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878, with the description of new species (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Phaneropterinae). Dtsch. Entomol. Z., 68 (1): 45-79.

Cerasa G., Sottile S., Massa B. & Lo Verde G., 2021. Rediscovery of Cerroneuroterus apenninus (Trotter, 1923) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) a valid species from Italy with description and neotype designation. Zootaxa, 4941 (3): 399-414.

Massa B., 2021. Tettigoniidae (Insecta: Orthoptera) collected in tropical forests of Zambia, Cameroon, Gabon and São Tomé during the entomological expeditions of African Natural History Research Trust. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, 57: 29-76.

Massa B. & Puma T., 2022. Il Pianeta degli insetti e di altri artropodi. Ricca ed., Roma.

Sottile S., Cerasa G., Massa B. & Lo Verde G., 2022. Andricus cydoniae Giraud, 1859 Junior Synonym of Cynips conifica Hartig, 1843, as Experimentally Demonstrated (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini). Insects, 13, 200.

Andreone F., Boero F., Bologna M.A., Carpaneto G.M., Castiglia R., Gippoliti S., Massa B. & Minelli A., 2022. Reconnecting research and natural history museums in Italy and the need of a national collection biorepository. Zookeys, 1104: 55-68.

Massa B., Cusimano C.A., Fontana P. & Brizio C., 2022. New Unexpected Species of Acheta (Orthoptera, Gryllidae) from the Italian Volcanic Island of Pantelleria. Diversity, 14, 802.

Massa B., 2023. Biodiversity hotspot in the Sangha Trinational Protected Area revealed through Orthoptera Tettigoniidae. Zootaxa, 5331 (1): 1–67.

Ünal M. & Massa B., 2023. Subfamilial placement of the tribe Finotiini and of the genus Ocneridia (Orthoptera: Pamphagidae). Zootaxa, 5271 (2): 575-583.

Sottile S., Cerasa G., Massa B. & Lo Verde G., 2023. The experimental life cycle closure of Andricus truncicolus (Giraud, 1859) (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Cynipini) and taxonomic description of its sexual generation. Zootaxa, 5296 (2): 210–232.