POnTE Horizon 2020 WP5 Leader and Entomology and Zoology section of DiSSPA-UNIBA Aldo Moro coordinator. Entomologist with a consistent background in pest control, based on insect functional morphology and bionomics. Further experience was accumulated in alien and indigenous invasive pest identification and control in Mediterranean area. These skills actually contribute to assess control opportunities for Xylella fastidiosa vector and candidate control into IPM and Bio programs. Coordinator of several R&D research projects is also inventor in two patents for pest control method and organism. Component in: Technical Committee on Xylella fastidiosa, Italian Mipaaf; “National Consulting Committee to Pesticide Evaluation” Italian Ministry of Health; “Pest of Palms expert group” National Phytosanitary Service, Italian Mipaaf. Leader of SELGE UR3 SEM and of “Laboratorio di Entomologia Forense”, two Accredited Laboratory to insect and acari pest phytosanitary analysis and evaluation on propagation material and plants of fruit trees, crops and ornamentals. He is also IAMB/CIHEAM Advisor on Entomology and Scientific expert in Mediterranean Cooperation projects.