Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy
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Strumia F.,University of Pisa | Pagliano G.,Museo Regionale di Science Naturali di Turin | Gayubo S.F.,University of Salamanca
Atti della Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali, Memorie Serie B | Year: 2012

Several Malaise traps between 1999 and 2011 captured in the San Rossore Estate (Pisa, Italy) a number of Hymenoptera of families Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, and Crabronidae. The study of this material revealed the presence of 3, 14, and 168 species respectively, corresponding to the 47.3% of the Italian species. Among these, Sceliphron caementarium (Drury, 1773), S. curvatum (F. Smith, 1870), Isodontia mexicana (Saussure, 1867), Psenulus carinifrons iwatai (Gussakovskij, 1934) represent allochtonus elements of recent introduction in Italy. © 2012, Societa Toscana di Scienze Naturali. All rights reserved.

Chiarle A.,Museo Regionale di Science Naturali di Turin | Kovarik F.,P.O. Box 27 | Levi L.,Museo Regionale di Science Naturali di Turin | Gavetti E.,Museo Regionale di Science Naturali di Turin
Arachnologische Mitteilungen | Year: 2012

Data and considerations about the history and contents of the scorpion collection housed in the Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali of Turin (MRSN) are reported. Information on type material and important historical specimens are provided, as well as biographical notes about the major zoologists of the museum.

Borghi A.,University of Turin | Berra V.,University of Turin | D'Atri A.,University of Turin | Dino G.A.,University of Turin | And 11 more authors.
Geological Society Special Publication | Year: 2015

One of the peculiarities of Turin (NW Italy) lies on the presence of monumental arcades which mainly consist of stone material. These arcades, characterized by more than 12 km of interconnected paths, represent one of the widest city promenades of Europe and are an architectural, aesthetic and socio-economic example unique in the world. This paper, analysing the urban axis of Via Roma (Rome Street), aims to study the material used in arcade construction. The main stones occurring in Via Roma have been identified and described from a petrographic and mineralogical point of view in order to find out the corresponding geological units and original quarry sites. The minero-petrographic study is accompanied by an architectural survey that was performed applying different methods, as well as the geometric mapping and the perspective rectification of span-types, of block terminations and of other architectonical elements, in plan and in elevation, of the arcades. This allows us to emphasize the merging of cultural and scientific interest for the stone materials used in the historical architecture of a town closely interconnected to the surrounding Western Alps orogenic chain. © The Geological Society of London 2015.

Soliman A.M.,Al - Azhar University of Egypt | Gadallah N.S.,Cairo University | Al-Shahat A.M.,Al - Azhar University of Egypt | Pagliano G.,Museo Regionale di Science Naturali di Turin
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The genus Apterogyna Latreille is reviewed from Egypt, based on specimens collected from Wadi Digla (Cairo), Saint Catherine (South Sinai) and those deposited in Egyptian and Italian insect collections as well as recorded data from the literature. Five Apterogyna species were previously recorded from Egypt: A. grandii Invrea, A. latreillei Klug, A. mickeli Giner Marí, A. mocsaryi André, and A. olivieri Latreille. Three new species Apterogyna flavicapillata Soliman & Gadallah sp. nov. (South Sinai), A. oshaibahi Soliman & Gadallah sp. nov. (Wadi Digla), and A. similis Soliman & Gadallah sp. nov. (Giza) are described and illustrated. An illustrated key of eight Egyptian species of Apterogyna is given. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.

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