Ecological dumps and islands

Yellow-legged gull

Yellow-legged gull (Larus cachinnans) The yellow-legged gull is a large, particularly long-lived species living from 10 to 15 years and typically lives and nests in coastal environments. The species is omnivorous and produces one single batch of 2-3 eggs a year. The nest, made of dry plant material (sprigs, dry twigs, etc.), is very simple and is built directly on
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Bluebottle

Bluebottle (Lucilia spp., Calliphora spp.) Bluebottles or blowflies are an arbitrary group of species belonging to the Calliphoridae family and, in general, to the genera Lucilia and Calliphora. These flies are easily distinguished from other species by the strongly metallic colours of their body. Adults are omnivores and feed on exudates and secretions of various kinds, while larval development takes
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Rat and mouse

Rat (Rattus norvegicus is Rattus rattus) and mouse (Mus domesticus) The rat is a rodent well adapted to living close to humans and has a strong ability to exploit the changes that man actually makes to the environment. Rattus norvegicus or sewage rat has a lifestyle more closely linked to subterranean environments and environments near watercourses, whereas Rattus rattus or
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Housefly

Housefly (Musca domestica) The housefly is by far the most common and ubiquitous insect known. Adults are active from spring to autumn with peaks of occurrence in warmer months when temperatures reduce times for larval and pupal development with the resulting formation of numerically large populations. This species typically frequents enclosed environments (e.g. dwellings, stables, warehouses) and the immediate vicinity
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Cockroach

Cockroach (Blatta orientalis, Supella longipalpa and Blattella germanica) Cockroaches are insects characterized by a marked aversion to light and an omnivorous diet based on organic waste of various kinds found at environmental level. The three species most likely to infest habitational and working environments have differing biological aspects. For example, B. orientalis is a typical pest of subterranean environments (ducts,
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