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Filippo Ceccolini

Filippo Ceccolini

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New European records of the mud-dauber wasp Sceliphron destillatorium (Illiger, 1807) are reported through photographed material on the biodiversity web platform "iNaturalist". The first record for Lithuania is provided and the first occurrences of the species in the regions of Vitebsk, Minsk, Brest, and Vitsyebsk (Belarus), Kuyavian-Pomeranian (Po...
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The recently proposed name Sigthoria Ceccolini and Cianferoni, 2021 (replacement for the rhagidiid genus name Thoria Zacharda, 1980 nec Stål, 1864) turned out to be preoccupied (junior homonym of Sigthoria Koenike, 1907) and it needs to be changed. The substitute name Thorrhagidia Cianferoni and Ceccolini nom.n. is proposed here, together with two...
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Records of Vespa orientalis Linnaeus, 1771 for 28 islands of Greece are given: in 18 islands (Agistri, Euboea, Folegandros, Kalamos, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Leros, Lefkada, Naxos, Nisyros, Paros, Patmos, Pserimos, Telendos, Tilos, Tinos, Sifnos), these occurrences are the first record of the species for them. The total number of Greek islands in...
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The polyvalent figure of Alberto Mario Simonetta (Pisa, 1930 - Florence, 2021), one of the most important exponents of Italian Zoology of the last century, is here presented with a brief biographical note, a list of the taxa he described and of those dedicated to him, and a complete list of his publications.
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Se ha detectado un homónimo más moderno entre los Acoela (Xenacoelomorpha, Acoelomorpha) y se propone el siguiente nombre sustitutivo: Acoelopelophila Ceccolini & Cianferoni nom. nov. pro Pelophila Dörjes, 1968 nec Dejean, 1821. Se da también la siguiente nueva combinación: Acoelopelophila lutheri (Westblad, 1946) comb. nov.
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One junior homonym was detected in the order Araneae where no junior synonym could be used and the following replacement name is therefore proposed: Pholcitrichocyclus Ceccolini & Cianferoni nom. nov. pro Trichocyclus Simon, 1908 nec Eschscholtz, 1825 nec Gnther, 1870. The genus Leucognatha Wunderlich, 1992 is revalidated to resolve the homonym San...
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A genus name of Trombidiformes Prostigmata turned out to be a junior homonym (preoccupied by an insect name) and a replacement name is proposed: Sigthoria nom. n. pro Thoria Zacharda, 1980 nec Stål, 1864. Two new combinations (comb. n.) are provided.
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Nous registres de vespes de corona a Europa (Hymenoptera, Stephanidae) Nous registres de presència de dues espècies d’Hymenoptera Stephanidae en diversos estats d’Europa. Stephanus serrator (Fabricius, 1798) es registra per primera vegada a Portugal i amb localització precisa a Suïssa; d’altra banda, es registra per primera vegada a les regions se...
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New records of the mud-dauber wasp Sceliphron caementarium for Peru are reported through photographed material on the biodiversity web platform iNaturalist. The first records for the departments of La Libertad and Arequipa and the province of Talara are given. Moreover, the first precise localities for Lima province and department are quoted.
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The Blackspot Barb, Dawkinsia filamentosa (Valenciennes, 1844), is a shoaling fish of India. As in many ostariophysians, alarm cues released after skin injuring elicit striking anti-predator behaviour in conspecifics. The alarm substance necessary for tests was obtained from a single donor specimen (female). Each fish was tested individually (in vi...
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Four junior homonyms were detected amongst the genera of Platyhelminthes and the following replacement names are proposed: Emprostiotrema Cianferoni et Ceccolini nom.n. pro Atractotrema Goto et Ozaki, 1929 nec Cossmann, 1888 and consequently the new family name Emprostiotrematidae Cianferoni et Ceccolini nom.n. pro Atractotrematidae Yamaguti, 1939;...
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A first checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Ionian islands of Cephalonia and Ithaka (Greece) is provided. Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772), Metellina merianae (Scopoli, 1763), Frontinellina frutetorum (C.L. Koch, 1835), Leptorchestes berolinensis (C.L. Koch, 1846), and Menemerus semilimbatus (Hahn, 1827) are recorded for the first time for...
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The invasive Australian pest Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore, 1964 is recorded for the first time in Molise, Liguria and Abruzzo, respectively, based on sampling by the authors in 2014 and observations (photographs) retrieved from the internet which were taken in 2018 and 2021. The records from Molise and Abruzzo are the first ones on the Adriatic si...
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New occurrence records in the Iberian Peninsula of Vespa orientalis Linnaeus, 1771 (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Vespinae) are given based on photographed material posted on the iNaturalist website. The first record from Gibraltar is reported, whilst the occurrence of an established population in Cádiz and Málaga provinces is confirmed.
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New occurrence records of the Asian mud-dauber wasp Sceliphron curvatum (Smith, 1870) for Portugal are reported based on photographed material from the iNaturalist website. The first records for the districts of Porto, Aveiro, and Lisbon and the municipality of Santiago do Cacém, Grândola (Setúbal), Armamar, Vouzela (Viseu), and Olhão (Faro) are gi...
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A junior homonym was detected in the genera of fossil Araneae and the following replacement name is proposed within the family Trochanteriidae: Neoveterator Ceccolini & Cianferoni nom. nov. pro Veterator Petrunkevitch
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Provespa barthelemyi (du Buysson, 1905) is recorded for the first time in several provinces of Vietnam. An overview of the distribution of this species in this country is given.
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Roewer (1957: 92) described the new neotropical harvestmen genus Gnidiella to accommodate the new species Gnidiella picta, now a member of the subfamily Cosmetinae (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptoidea, Cosmetidae).
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Historia naturalis bulgarica 42: 87-88 ISSN 2603-3186 (online) | ISSN 0205-3640 (print) · nmnhs.com/historia-naturalis-bulgarica https://doi. Abstract: The genus name Euafricana Ceccolini & Cianferoni nom. nov. is proposed to replace the name of the coral Africana Ocaña & Brito, preoccupied by the nematode genus Africana Travossos, 1920. Euafricana...
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Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore, 1964 is a globally widespread pest species of Eucalyptus. Its distribution in Greece is summarized and some other records for the area of southern Balkans and western Anatolia are given, including the first records for the islands of Cephalonia, Lefkada, Lesbos, and Rhodes and the first country record for Albania.
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A new replacement name Brachyhorstia nom. nov. for the genus Horstia Deland, Cameron, Rao, Ritter et Bullock, 2010 (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta: Harrimaniidae) Новое замещающее название Brachyhorstia nom. nov. для рода Horstia Deland, Cameron, Rao, Ritter et Bullock, 2010 Abstract. The genus name Brachyhorstia Ceccolini et Cianferoni, nom. nov., is...
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A new species of the genus Petalon Schönherr, 1833, P. vietnamensis sp. nov., is described from central Vietnam. An update of the identification key of the genus Petalon and a distribution map of the new species are provided. urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:041392FC-27B1-4C1A-B8B2-50A786CFA484
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The fauna of Iranian Dascillidae and Rhipiceridae (Coleoptera: Dascilloidea) is summarized in this paper. In total, 6 species of Dascillidae from 2 genera, Dascillus Latreille, 1797 (1 species) and Karumia Escalera, 1913 (5 species), and 2 species of Rhipiceridae from the genus Arrhaphipterus Schaum, 1862 are listed. The lectotype of K. estaphilino...
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New heronry of Grey heron (Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758) in Tuscany (Aves: Pelecaniformes: Ardeidae)] A new heronry of Grey Heron in Tuscany is recorded, placed in Casentino, in province of Arezzo. It is the only heronry currently used in the valley, where the single colony known was over ten years ago.
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Attenboroughctena Ceccolini & Cianferoni nom. nov. is established as the new name for the genus Ceroctena Carré & Carré, 1991 (Ctenophora: Cydippida: Pleurobrachiidae), preoccupied by Ceroctena Guenée, 1852 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
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Some new country records of dung beetles belonging to the genus Heliocopris Hope, 1837 are given: H. marshalli Péringuey, 1901 is recorded for the first time for Zambia; H. hamadryas (Fabricius, 1775) is recorded for the first time for the Lubombo region (Swaziland); the first exact locality for Gabon is reported for H. haroldi Kolbe, 1893; finally...
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Individual diet specialization occurs when individuals consume only a subset of prey composing the whole population trophic niche. In our study, we assessed tro-phic specialization in five species of European cave salamanders (genus Hydroman-tes) from Sardinia (Italy), hypothesizing two potential (but not exclusive) causes. Our results showed that...
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New records for some species of Coleoptera from Molise region (Southern Italy) are given. Palaeostigus heydeni (Rottenberg, 1870), Georissus (Georissus) crenulatus (Rossi, 1794), Acmaeoderella flavofasciata flavofasciata (Piller, 1783), Accanthopus velikensis (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783), Helops rossii (Germar, 1824), and Platyrhinus resinosus (Sc...
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Individual diet specialization (IS) has important community‐ and population‐level implications and its ecological drivers are actively investigated. Here, to test the hypothesis that local environmental conditions may influence IS in wild populations, we analyzed the stomach contents of 395 individuals from eight populations of five allopatric spec...
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New chorological data on some species of Orthoptera from the Italian region Molise are given, and 11 species are recorded as new for this area. Moreover, an updated checklist of the Orthoptera thus far recorded from Molise is provided.
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No cicada records for the Greek Ionian island of Kefalonia existed so far. The fauna of singing cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) of Kefalonia island (Cephalonia) has been investigated on the field excursions in 2010, 2016 and 2018 with classic and bioacoustic methods, using recording equipment for sonic range and ultrasonic detectors. We discovered 5...
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European cave salamanders of the genus Hydromantes are a group of eight species endemic to Italy and southeastern France. Knowledge on the trophic niche of European Hydromantes is poor, and the few available studies only partially investigate their feeding habits. We performed an in-depth study on the trophic niche of the Ambrosi's cave salamander...
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Using material from old collections of the Natural History Museum of Florence, new records for three species of Scarabaeidae Melolonthinae from some Italian regions are reported. Melolontha hippocastani Fabricius, 1801 is recorded for the first time in Umbria, Anoxia villosa villosa Fabricius, 1781 in Liguria, and Amphimallon solstitiale solstitial...
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Vengono riportati i reperti ornitologici del Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze provenienti da località attualmente comprese nei confini del Parco Regionale della Maremma. Tutti risalgono ai tempi in cui Enrico Hillyer Giglioli era il direttore della collezione vertebrati. Tra i reperti vi sono due capovaccai (Neophron percnopterus) presi sul nido...
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Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) and Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) are recorded from the Greek island of Cephalonia for the first time, on the basis of photographic data. With the present note we also give an updated checklist of the odonatofauna for the island.
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The distribution of the Italian species of Sapygidae is reviewed and new occurrence records for some species are given. Monosapyga clavicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) is recorded for the first time in Lazio and Abruzzo, Polochrum repandum Spinola, 1806 in Abruzzo, and Sapygina decemguttata (Jurine, 1807) in Veneto. Due to insufficient sampling efforts in...
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Hierodula transcaucasica Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 is recorded from Skopelos island (Sporades), giving the first exact locality of this species for Greece. Moreover new records based on photos of Hierodula sp. for Kalmykia (Russia), Ukraine, and Greece and the first ones for Macedonia and Italy are given. The problem of the specific attribution o...
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The trophic niche is a life trait that identifies the consumer's position in a local food web. Several factors, such as ontogeny, competitive ability and resource availability contribute in shaping species trophic niches. To date, information on the diet of European Hydromantes salamanders are only available for a limited number of species, no diet...
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European cave salamanders [genus Hydromantes (Speleomantes)] are a group of eight species endemic (or sub-endemic) to Italy. Information on these amphibians are far to be complete, they usually exploit environments hardly suitable for human exploration. One of the poorly known life traits is their trophic niche. Diet of European Hydromantes has bee...
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The Stag Beetle Platycerus caprea (De Geer, 1774), a species included in the Red List of Italian Saproxilic Beetles, is recorded for the first time in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy.
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The regions in which Halyomorpha halys (Stål, 1855) occurs in Italy are summarized and ordered chronologically according to the date of the first record. Details and verification about the first Italian record from Liguria (often overlooked), that dates back to 2007 the introduction of H. halys in this country, are also given. First exact localitie...
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This contribution deals with the aquatic and semiaquatic beetles from Molise region. 192 taxa (spe-cies and subspecies) belonging to 17 families are listed: Gyrinidae (8), Haliplidae (8), Noteridae (1), Hygrobiidae (1), Dytiscidae (63), Helophoridae (13), Georissidae (1), Hydrochidae (2), Hydrophilidae (31), Hydraenidae (28), Scirtidae (1), Elmidae...
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The availability of data on the feeding habits of species of conservation value may be of great importance to develop analyses for both scientific and management purposes. Stomach flushing is a harmless technique that allowed us to collect extensive data on the feeding habits of six Hydromantes species. Here, we present two datasets originating fro...
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First occurrence records for Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854 in Trentino- Alto Adige, Apulia, Pantelleria Island, and Corsica are given. First records with precise locality for Tuscany are also provided.
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European cave salamanders (genus Speleomantes) represent the only Plethodontid salamanders in Europe. Five of them are endemic to Sardinia. These amphibians evolved a projectable tongue which is used to prey. To date, studies on European cave salamanders diet only focused on two of mainland species, whereas the diet of Sardinian species was never a...
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An analysis of the morphology of Parmena solieri Mulsant, 1839, based on specimens from Provence (including the lectotype), Liguria, Sardinia, the Tuscan Archipelago (including the type series of P. solieri lanzai Sama, 1985) and Corsica, establishes the new synonymy Parmena solieri lanzai Sama, 1985 = Parmena solieri Mulsant, 1839, syn. n.
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The genus Dascillus Latreille, 1797 in the Western Palaearctic is reviewed by examination of nearly 1,000 specimens, predominantly from Italy, but also other European and Western Asian countries. The study of external morphology and male genitalia shows high variability in all previously used diagnostic characters, which does not enable unambiguous...
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Five cases of teratology in Coleoptera are described, in the families Carabidae and Cerambycidae. The described tera-tologies are dystrophy and melomelia of the legs, antennal schistomelia and trematoelytria. For one case, the term "trematocheilia", or punching of the labrum, is introduced.
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In this review we considered stygobitic Hydradephaga, i.e. with several typical features, such as reduced or absent eyes and wings, depigmentation, and presence of sensitive setae. A total of 130 species belonging to the families Dytiscidae (122) and Noteridae (8) are distributed worldwide. In particular, among the Dytiscidae two subfamilies are re...
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The first breeding instance of Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus in Central Italy happened in Tuscany, at Pontassieve, in the province of Florence. Two adults with chicks were observed in two different years.
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A summary of the faunistic knowledge of Stephanus serrator (Fabricius, 1798) in Italy is given. The species is recorded for the first time from Marche and Emilia. Moreover the first exact record for Corsica island (France) is reported.
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European cave salamanders (genus Speleomantes) represent the only Plethodontid salamanders in Europe and five of them are endemic to Sardinia Island. These amphibians evolved a projectable tongue which is used to prey. To date, studies on European cave salamanders diet only focused on two of mainland species, while the diet of Sardinian species was...
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Gasteruption schlettereri MAGRETTI, 1890 is recorded for the first time in Muğla Province and an overview of the distribution of this species in Turkey is reported.
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New chorological records on the Italian Gasteruptiidae are provided: Gasteruption minutum (Tournier, 1877) is recorded for the first time from Veneto and G. undulatum (Abeille, 1879) from Calabria. Moreover, a teratological specimen of G. diversipes (Abeille, 1879) is described.
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We report the first records for Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Sicily which complete the outline on the distribution of the alien species Harmonia axyridis in Italy. Riassunto. Nuove segnalazioni della specie aliena invasiva Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) in Italia Meridionale (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Si riportano le prime osserv...
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Guidelines for a series of papers to summarize and update the entomological knowledge of Florence are given (borders of the study area have been chosen to match with those of the municipality). The project aims to contribute to the first checklist of this territory, and it is intended to give a basis of faunistical knowledge essential for a correct...
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Gasteruption hastator (Fabricius, 1804) is recorded for the first time in Fars Province and an overview of the distribution of this species in Iran is reported.
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A list of some interesting beetles in the “Lama Forest” in the Romagna slope of the Casentine Forests, Mt. Falterona and Campigna National Park is provided. Five species are recorded for the first time from the National Park; moreover six species were until now known only in the Tuscany part of the Park. The presence of the alien ladybird Harmonia...
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The main kinds of antennal teratology in Cerambycoidea are briefly analysed, with an overview of the examples found in the literature. Additionally new teratological records in specimens of Vesperus luridus (Rossi, 1794), Pachytodes cerambyciformis (Schrank, 1781), and Agapanthia villosoviridescens (De Geer, 1775) are described.
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Nel presente lavoro vengono riportati i risultati relativi ai monitoraggi della diversità faunistica per i seguenti standard: 4.2c, 4.3 (olivo), 4.6. I risultati ottenuti sono nel complesso interessanti sia dal punto di vista metodologico sia per quanto concerne gli aspetti conservazionistici e gestionali. Emerge l’importanza di utilizzare più indi...
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Petalon fulvulus Wiedemann, 1819 (Coleoptera: Dascillidae), a species known from several countries in South and South-East Asia, is recorded for the first time from Peninsular Malaysia. This record expands the known geographical range of the species.
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New records for some Italian regions, archipelagos and islands are reported. Moreover, new northern limits of the areal of Ephippiger zelleri Fischer, 1854 and of Uromenus (Bolivarius) elegans (Fischer, 1853) are established.
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New records of the species of the genus Mycterus Schellenberg, 1798 are listed for some Italian regions. A new identification key is presented for the Italian species, and rostra and aedeagi are figured.
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Riassunto. Con la presente nota viene confermata, a 60 anni di distanza dalla prima segnalazione, la presenza di Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758) sull'isola di Zannone nell'arcipelago delle Isole Ponziane (Lazio). Abstract. Confirmed presence of Dorcus parallelipipedus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Zannone island (Pontine Islands) (Coleoptera: Lucani...
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The Palaearctic species of Lygistopterus Mulsant, 1838 are examined, giving a detailed iconography of the main diagnostic characters. The subspecies L. sanguineus escalerai Pic, 1942 is elevated to the rank of species (L. escalerai stat. nov.). Lectotypus and Paralectotypi of Lygistopterus anorachilus Ragusa, 1883 are designated.
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The abandoned tanks of sugar refinery in Castiglion Fiorentino (Province of Arezzo, Tuscany) are one of the most important wetlands of inland Tuscany. In this contribution we list 146 species of birds known for this area that represents an important staging and wintering site for many waterbirds, as well as providing a suitable breeding site for se...
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New chorological data for some species of Hymenopterans including in Scoliidae, Sphecidae and Apidae of Maddalena (Sardinia), Phlegraean (Latium), Aeolian and Stagnone (Sicily) Islands are given.
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An update inventory of the Italian Lycidae is proposed through published and unpublished data. New records for some regions are given
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New chorological data for ten species of Darkling beetles in Italy are given. In six regions, some species are firstly recorded.
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Stenomutilla argentata (Villers, 1789) is recorded for the first time in Molise, where it is the only known species of this genus.