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Monitoring of insects with public participation (MIPP; EU LIFE project 11 NAT/IT/000252): overview on a citizen science initiative and a monitoring programme (Insecta: Coleoptera; Lepidoptera; Orthoptera)

Franco Mason, Pio Federico Roversi, Paolo Audisio, Marco Alberto Bologna, Giuseppe Maria Carpaneto, Gloria Antonini, Emiliano Mancini, Giuseppino Sabbatini Peverieri, Fabio Mosconi, Emanuela Solano, Emanuela Maurizi, Michela Maura, Stefano Chiari, Simone Sabatelli, Marco Bardiani, Ilaria Toni, Lara Redolfi De Zan, Sarah Rossi De Gasperis, Massimiliano Tini, Alessandro Cini, Agnese Zauli, Giulio Nigro, Alessandro Bottacci, Sönke Hardersen, Alessandro Campanaro
  • Franco Mason
    Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Centro Nazionale Biodiversità Forestale, Laboratorio Nazionale Tassonomia Invertebrati “Lanabit”, Verona, Italy
  • Pio Federico Roversi
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence), Italy
  • Paolo Audisio
    Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Marco Alberto Bologna
    Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Giuseppe Maria Carpaneto
    Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Gloria Antonini
    Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Emiliano Mancini
    Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Giuseppino Sabbatini Peverieri
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence), Italy
  • Fabio Mosconi
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Emanuela Solano
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Emanuela Maurizi
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Michela Maura
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Stefano Chiari
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Science, Roma Tre University,
  • Simone Sabatelli
    Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Marco Bardiani
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy
  • Ilaria Toni
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy
  • Lara Redolfi De Zan
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy
  • Sarah Rossi De Gasperis
    Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Massimiliano Tini
    Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome; Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Alessandro Cini
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); Department of Biology, University of Florence, Italy
  • Agnese Zauli
    Department of Science, Roma Tre University, Italy
  • Giulio Nigro
    Department of Biology and Biotechnologies “Charles Darwin”, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Alessandro Bottacci
    Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Ufficio per la Biodiversità, Rome, Italy
  • Sönke Hardersen
    MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy
  • Alessandro Campanaro
    CREA-ABP Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria, Centro di Ricerca per l’Agrobiologia e la Pedologia, Cascine del Riccio (Florence); MiPAAF - National Forest Service, CNBF National Centre for Forestry Biodiversity “Bosco Fontana”, Mantova, Italy | ale.naro@gmail.com

Abstract

The LIFE project “MIPP” - Monitoring of Insects with Public Participation (11 NAT/IT/000252) is focused on selected insect species (five Coleoptera, three Lepidoptera, one Orthoptera), all included in the annexes II and IV of the Habitats Directive (HD) 92/43/EEC. One important aim is a citizen science initiative where every person may become a citizen scientist and collect faunistic data on the above species throughout Italy. Another objective of the project MIPP is the development of standard methods for monitoring the conserva- tion status of the five target beetle species. One innovative method employed is a sniffer-dog (“Osmodog”), trained to find the rare and endangered hermit beetle, Osmoderma eremita, which lives in veteran, hollow trees. The dog detects the strong smell of mature peach produced by adult males and an odor produced by the larvae. Another objective of the project MIPP is the dissemination of topics such as HD, Natura 2000, importance of dead-wood, Life projects, insect monitoring and conservation.

Keywords

Habitats Directive, Osmoderma eremita, sniffer dog, invertebrate monitoring, biodiversity conservation

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