|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1997|
|Keywords:||Amphigonic, Androgenesis, Bacillus, Biodiversity, Endemic, Extinction, Gynogenesis, Hybrid, Hybridogenesis, Iblean region, Parthenogenesis, Rearing, Sicily, Species|
Some short notes on the presence of the genus Bacillus (Insecta, Phasmatodea, Bacillidae) in the Italian peninsula and particularly in Sicily. The present paper recounts the vicissitudes that led to the discovery of new taxa in the 1980s; provides an outline of their distribution, with notes on the relationships between the different species and a further account of their reproduction modes. Finally, excursions to the Iblean region (south-eastern Sicily) and Marettimo Island (Egadi Archipelago) are described, and future trips and study projects are suggested.
A brief contribution to the history of the genus Bacillus in Sicily