Lampedusa is an island belonging to the Pelagian archipelago and particularly interesting for the fauna, because a crossroads between the Sothern Europea and Africa. Insects for their abundance and diversity in nature, represent a class in the animal kingdom particularly useful for studying biodiversity, migration or emigration of species, and assess potential climate change. At present the data on insects's biodiversity in Lampedusa are not organic and often fragmentary, and the only complete check-list-list is dated 1995. The purpose of this work was to employ new techniques of research using both traditional bibliographical sources (international, national and local journals) and all available in the Internet from scientifica data base to forum and Facebook. Forums and other resources were often useful for new reports that were always validate before considering in the new checklist. Compared with to the previous checklist we reported 71 new species. In addition, were studied approximately 5000 individuals. The sampling was carried out with Malaise traps bi- monthly rom April to July 2010. We recorded nine orders of hexapods: Orthoptera, Psocoptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera e Hymenoptera, e Collembola. The results of this first experimental analysis have revealed the presence of some taxa not previously reported as Thysanoptera, Psocoptera and Collembola (subclass Symphypleona). The results highlight the high biodiversity of the Lampedusa despite its small size.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|