First record of the migrant dragonfly Pantala flavescens for mainland Italy (Insecta: Odonata)

  • Lorenza Piretta Pino Torinese (TO), Italy.
  • Giacomo Assandri | giacomo.assandri@gmail.com MUSE, Museo delle Scienze, Trento, Italy.

Abstract

In this contribution we report the observation of an individual of the migrant dragonfly Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) found at Montanaro (Piemonte, Italy) on 14 Aug 2019. This represents the first record of the species for mainland Italy and one of the very few available for Western and Central Europe before 2019. We discuss two hypotheses on the origin of this individual integrating available literature with very recent records retrieved from citizen science faunistic platforms.

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Published
2019-11-15
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Short Scientific Notes
Keywords:
climate warming, dragonfly distribution, insect migration, migration pathway, Piemonte
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Piretta, L., & Assandri, G. (2019). First record of the migrant dragonfly Pantala flavescens for mainland Italy (Insecta: Odonata). Fragmenta Entomologica, 51(2), 247-250. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2019.376