Discovery of a new insect on the island of Elba, survey to choose a name

Discovery of a new insect on the island of Elba, survey to choose a name

(ANSA) – Porto Azzurro (Livorno), 05 December – A study has been launched to choose the name of the new species of insect, an insect discovered on the island of Elba, in the province of Livorno, by entomologists of the Global Biodiversity Organization. Association (Wba), the Nat Laboratory and the Tuscan Archipelago National Park who wish to involve citizens in choosing the name to give the species. New studies carried out by entomologists with the support of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park and in collaboration with the Nat Lab (Natural Museum of the Tuscan Archipelago), have allowed us to increase this knowledge, leading to the immediate discovery of new species. Elba.
Experts explained that this species was discovered in the Porto Azzurro area and is almost certainly local and possibly endemic. The new species (edited by Paolo Fontana and Leonardo Forbicioni) is described as part of a scientific article on the current knowledge of embioptera in the Tuscan Archipelago. The names proposed in the survey are: Embia insularum, Embia Ilvana, and Embia biodiversitatis. In the Tuscan Archipelago, Embioptera have historically been little studied, and to date only two species are known. (handle).

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