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this website supports the publication of the book "The Prince's insects" published by the Department of Cultural Heritage and the Sicilian Identity of the Sicilian Region. The book can be purchased at the Info-point of Cultural Heritage in Piazza Amendola 16 in Palermo (infopointbci@regione.sicilia.it) or at M.M. Distribuzione Libraria Via Beato Angelico, 13/23 90145 Palermo Tel: 0916762393
www.mmdistribuzionelibraria.it
www.mmdistribuzionelibraria.it/page.aspx?ID=66204&t=l
For orders and reservations: ordini@mmdistribuzionelibraria.it

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Here you will find the English translation of the text of the book in pdf format

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WORK IN PROGRESS

the book [see some pages here] presents the entomological collection of Raniero Alliata, purchased in 1986 by the Sicilian Region, becoming public property; in 2000 it was transferred to the Regional Museum of Natural History in Terrasini, where it was the subject of scientific cataloging. A selection of 465 boxes, illustrated with photographs and enriched with notes, drawings, writings and notes [see a selection of images here], document fifty years of passionate research. In the taxonomic catalog [see here the complete catalogue with the link to all the images of the boxes] of the collection, among the 3000 species, those that could become new reports of presence on the island are identified.



WORK IN PROGRESS

Some specimens from the collection have been selected by specialists as a typus of taxonomic reference for the description of species new to science, including Phaleria bimaculata marcuzzii described by Aliquò in 1993, Paederus ragusai described by Adorno & Zanetti in 1999 and Ephippiger camillae described by Fontana & Massa in 2000.


 

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