After a bachelor thesis on the personality of the paper wasp Polistes dominula and some years on behavioural ecology of different taxa, I moved my research activities on alien species (mainly parrots, squirrels and land planarians). Besides keeping some of these topics, now I’m focusing on the phylogeography and barcoding of butterflies and ants, working with the ZEN Lab led by Leonardo Dapporto (Florence) and the Butterfly Diversity and Evolution Lab led by Roger Vila (Barcelona).

Open access and open source lover, I’m a contributor of Wikipedia, iNaturalist and PhyloPic. I also curate the websites of the open access entomological journal Onychium and of the Butterfly Week.