LDL: Faunas: Italy


Several colleagues have contributed substantially to the occurrence data summarized in this work. I am particularly indebted to Roberto A. Pantaleoni (University of Sassari, Italy), Rinaldo Nicoli Aldini (University of Piacenza, Italy), and Davide Badano (National Research Council, Italy), for their contributions in recent years.

I thank John Oswald for general design, editing and implementation of the Neuropterida of Italy as a module within the Lacewing Digital Library web portal, and Tian-jian Wang for his technical implementation of the project.

Web implementation of the Neuropterida of Italy was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) through a Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET) grant (#0933588, to John D. Oswald). The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Grantees are wholly responsible for conducting their project activities and preparing the results for publication. Thus, the Foundation does not assume responsibility for such findings or their interpretation.

General in-kind support for Lacewing Digital Library projects has been provided over the years by the Department of Entomology of Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the Texas A&M Libraries.