Analisi entomologiche degli alimenti: risultati di un decennio di attività

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Entomological analysis of food: results of a decade of activity

Rinaldo Nicoli Aldini, Marco Pagani, Piero Cravedi

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Abstract

Entomological analyses of foodstuffs: results of ten years of activity. - The entomological analyses of foodstuffs carried out by the authors over the last decade are considered. The results have enabled to establish the identity of the most frequent pests in different kinds of food: cereals and cereal-based products, dressings and canned products, mushrooms and vegetables, dairy products and preserved meats. The most common pests found in the foodstuffs were: Plodia, Ephestia, Sitophilus, Tribolium, Oryzaephilus in cereal-based products; Lepidoptera Noctuidae and Pyralidae, Rhynchota Lygaeidae, Coleoptera Elateridae and Geotrupidae in dressings and canned products; Diptera Mycetophiloidea and Thysanoptera in mushrooms and vegetables; Lepidoptera Tineidae, Coleoptera Dermestidae, Diptera Piophilidae and Mycetophiloidea and different Astigmata mites in dairy and seasoned products. Typhaea stercorea (Coleoptera Mycetophagidae), which feeds on moulds in storage facilities which are not kept perfectly clean, was found occasionally.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Entomological analysis of food: results of a decade of activity
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)346-352
Number of pages7
JournalTECNICA MOLITORIA
Volume65
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • arthropod pests
  • artropodi infestanti
  • contaminazione
  • food contamination
  • frequency
  • frequenza
  • gruppi sistematici
  • kind of foods
  • sytematic groups
  • tipi di alimenti

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