Emergence trap for woodpile insects provides two interesting species of Neuropterida from Sardinia

Rinaldo Nicoli Aldini, Roberto Rattu, Roberto A. Pantaleoni

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Abstract

An emergence trap for woodpile insects, assembled in the coppice holm oak forest of San Gregorio (SE-Sardinia), captured few specimens of only two species of Neuropterida, but these were very interesting ones: Isoscelipteron glaserellum (U. Aspöck, H. Aspöck et Hölzel, 1979) (Neuroptera Berothidae), new to Italy, and Dendroleon pantherinus (Fabricius, 1787) (Neuroptera Myrmeleontidae), new to Sardinia. Further specimens of both species were collected at the same site using other methods. An old find of Dendroleon pantherinus, previously considered unreliable, was confirmed. The ecology and rarity of both species are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-974
Number of pages6
JournalBIODIVERSITY JOURNAL
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Berothidae
  • Dendroleon pantherinus
  • Isoscelipteron glaserellum
  • Myrmeleontidae
  • geographic distribution

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