Trogoderma variabile Ballion, 1878: a possible new pest of Italian entomological collections (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)

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Gianluca Nardi *
Vincenzo Vomero
(*) Corresponding Author:
Gianluca Nardi | l_nardi@hotmail.com

Abstract

The first infestation of an entomological collection in Italy by Trogoderma variabile Ballion, 1878 is recorded; it was detected in Rome in 2014. This record and another one from the Molise Region, are herein discussed. Distributional, biological and nomenclatural data on this polyphagous alien pest are summarized, and its possible local establishment is discussed.

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