MSc student in Biology at the University of Florence (Italy).
After a bachelor thesis on the personality of the paper wasp Polistes dominula and some years on behavioural ecology different taxa, I moved my research activities on alien species (mainly parrots, squirrels and land planarians).

Besides keeping some of this topics, now I’m focusing on the phylogeography and barcoding of butterflies and ants, working with the ZEN Lab leaded by Leonardo Dapporto (Florence) and the Butterfly Diversity and Evolution Lab leaded by Roger Vila (Barcelona).
In the page research projects you can check my main activities.

Open access and open source lover, I’m collaborating with Wikipedia, iNaturalist and PhyloPic. I also curate the web site of the open access entomological journal Onychium and of the Butterfly Week.






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