Italy was likely the first country in the world to have a complete list of all the species of animals known for its territory, thanks to the project ‘Checklist delle Specie della Fauna d'Italia’ (Minelli et al., 1993-1995). The project on the ‘Updated Checklist of the Italian Fauna’ started in 2020 (Bologna et al., 2022) and the process is now complete for the data on the order Neuropterida. In the period between the first and the most recent version of the Checklist, the evolution of knowledge relating to the Italian territory was constantly updated every semester in the online repertoire edited by the author (Letardi 2000). Moreover an online version in English within the “World Neuropterida Faunas” project (Oswald, 2007) was created and subsequently updated (Letardi & Badano, 2017). This report discusses the thirty-year development of the overall and local knowledge of this group of insects in Italy, analyzing the strengths and shortcomings, together with the repercussions on the studies finalized to the protection and conservation of a territory that falls within the Mediterranean area, hotspot of the world organic biodiversity.

Checklists of Italian Neuropterida through the last three decads

Letardi Agostino
2022

Abstract

Italy was likely the first country in the world to have a complete list of all the species of animals known for its territory, thanks to the project ‘Checklist delle Specie della Fauna d'Italia’ (Minelli et al., 1993-1995). The project on the ‘Updated Checklist of the Italian Fauna’ started in 2020 (Bologna et al., 2022) and the process is now complete for the data on the order Neuropterida. In the period between the first and the most recent version of the Checklist, the evolution of knowledge relating to the Italian territory was constantly updated every semester in the online repertoire edited by the author (Letardi 2000). Moreover an online version in English within the “World Neuropterida Faunas” project (Oswald, 2007) was created and subsequently updated (Letardi & Badano, 2017). This report discusses the thirty-year development of the overall and local knowledge of this group of insects in Italy, analyzing the strengths and shortcomings, together with the repercussions on the studies finalized to the protection and conservation of a territory that falls within the Mediterranean area, hotspot of the world organic biodiversity.
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