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La Formica Rufa

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  • Pietro Valdinoci

    The one in the photo is a nest of Formica Rufa. This is a predatory insect, that is, it feeds on other phytophagous insects. Originally from the larch forests of the Alps, it has always carried out an important pathogen control activity there.
    For this purpose, around the 1970s it was decided to introduce it in other areas (Liguria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna) in the reforestation of pine and fir, which, not being natural woods, but produced by human activity, were particularly fragile. and subject to aggression by numerous pathologies, including various parasitic insects. The Formica Rufa has adapted very easily and over the years has reproduced in numerous colonies.

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    • August 30, 2020

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Location: Abetone, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy

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