Checklist delle specie della Fauna d’Italia

Last updated on June 7th, 2020

Minelli A., Ruffo S., La Posta S. (eds)
Checklist delle specie della Fauna d’Italia [Checklist of the species of the Italian Fauna]
(In Italian)
Calderini Ed., Bologna.


Summary. The project “Checklist of the species of the Italian fauna” allowed for the first time in Europe the complete inventory of the animal species of a whole country, recording 57,422 species (56,168 invertebrates and 1,254 vertebrates). The project was developed through an agreement between the Nature Conservation Service and the Scientific Committee for the Fauna of Italy, which is an expression of the Italian Zoological Union and the National Academy of Entomology. 272 specialists from 15 countries were involved in the project.

The “Checklist of the species of the Italian fauna” lists all species known up to the year of its publication. Species are uniquely identified by numerical codes. The work is divided into 110 issues.

Detailed information:

Issues on Hymenoptera


  1. Hymenoptera Symphyta
  2. Hymenoptera Trigonalyoidea, Evanioidea, Stephanoidea
  3. Hymenoptera Ichneumonidae
  4. Hymenoptera Braconidae
  5. Hymenoptera Cynipoidea
  6. Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea
  7. Hymenoptera Proctotrupoidea, Ceraphronoidea
  8. Hymenoptera Chrysididae
  9. Hymenoptera Bethylidae, Dryinidae, Sclerogibbidae, Embolemidae
  10. Hymenoptera Scolioidea
  11. Hymenoptera Formicidae
  12. Hymenoptera Vespoidea
  13. Hymenoptera Pompilidae
  14. Hymenoptera Sphecidae
  15. Hymenoptera Apoidea



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Agnoli G.L. & Rosa P. (2024) Checklist delle specie della Fauna d’Italia, in: website. Interim version 24 May 2024, URL: