Fabio Cianferoni¹ ͣ ∙²* , Francesco Tortorici¹ᵇ∙³ , Roberto A. Pantaleoni¹ᵇ , Laura Loru¹ᵇ

¹ National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET)
ͣ Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy
ᵇ Traversa La Crucca 3, Baldinca, 07100 Sassari, Italy
² University of Florence, Natural History Museum, “La Specola”, Zoology, Via Romana 17, 50125 Florence, Italy
³ Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Torino, Largo P. Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (Turin), Italy
✉ fabio.cianferoni@cnr.it
*Corresponding author

Received: 05.06.2023 / Accepted: 27.09.2023 / Published: 16.10.2023
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The distribution of the two alien species, Zelus renardii Kolenati, 1857 and Nagusta goedelii (Kolenati, 1857) in Sardinia is summarized and commented, with the addition of some new records, including the first populations of Z. renardii in the northern and central-west of the island (Sassari and Oristano) and the first finding of N. goedelii in central-east Sardinia (Nuoro). Further considerations on the possible pathways of the two taxa are made, and the current distribution of the two species in Italy is also discussed.


alien species, citizen science, distribution, introduction, invasive species, Mediterranean, Nagusta goedelii, Zelus renardii, new records