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

Gianluca Nardi, Vincenzo Vomero
  • Gianluca Nardi
    Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale Carabinieri “Bosco Fontana”, Marmirolo; Università degli Studi di Roma “Sapienza”, Dipartimento di Biologia e Biotecnologie “Charles Darwin”, Roma, Italy | l_nardi@hotmail.com
  • Vincenzo Vomero
    Museo Civico di Zoologia, Roma, Italy

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.

Keywords

Dermestidae, new record, peninsular Italy, stored product pests, museum pests

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Published: 2017-06-30 08:20:35
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