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A survey of the aphid fauna in the Italian regions of Latium and Campania


Abstract


A survey of the biodiversity of the aphid fauna for the two administrative Italian regions of Latium and Campania indicated the presence of 269 and 324 species or subspecies, respectively, and a total of 390 taxa for both regions. Host plant, collection locations, and bibliographic references, if any, are provided for each aphid taxon listed. Additional notes on the taxonomic status, local distribution, and ecology are provided for a few taxa. Five aphid species are new records for Italy. Short biogeographical accounts are also provided and compared to the corresponding data of the Italian aphid fauna as a whole.


Keywords

Aphid fauna; biodiversity; Italy

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