The Bezzi Diptera collection at the Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano: a list of the named genera and species, with their present status


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Mario Bezzi’s collection of Diptera is probably the most important dedicated to this order of insects preserved in Italy and, in a scientific-historical view, one of the most important in the world. The aim of this work is to provide a complete list of the genera and species originally used by Bezzi and readable on the collection labels handwritten by Bezzi himself. A brief description of the collection and the methods used to acquire and check the names is given. The results obtained are discussed. Finally, a complete checklist of the taxonomic names found, and their current status is provided.


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Monari, C. (2024). The Bezzi Diptera collection at the Museo di Storia Naturale di Milano: a list of the named genera and species, with their present status. Natural History Sciences, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/nhs.2024.733

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