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Abstract

The likely alien species Pseudacrobasis tergestella (Ragonot, 1901) in central Italy (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).

Abstract

In this paper, we refer to the finding of Pseudacrobasis tergestella in central Italy. This species was found in Europe and described for the first time from NE Italy; subsequently it was found in Eastern Asia and described again as P. nankingella. In Italy, only two specimens from the North and four specimens from the South were known. Now the species was also recorded in central Italy providing evidence of the continuity of its distribution in our country.