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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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Food moth

Food moth (Plodia interpunctella, Ephestia spp., etc.) Food moths are a heterogeneous group of "butterflies" which in the larval stage live on food and stocks of foodstuff. Harm results not so much from the amount of material, taken as from the disturbances caused to the mass and the associated biological contamination from faeces, discarded shells, corpses, tissue, etc. The disturbances
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Silverfish

Silverfish (Lepismasaccharina) Lepismatidae or silverfish are wingless insects elongated in shape and characterised by the body being covered with silver scales that give it a whitish glitter. These insects attack various organic material especially if it is rich in proteins and carbohydrates and cause major erosions including perforating the substrate. Paper and cloth are particularly susceptible to attack by Lepismatidae.
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Fruitfly

Fruitfly (Drosophila spp.) A variety of species belonging to the genus Drosophila is found under the term fruit fly. These are small flies that in the larval stage feed on rotting or fermenting fruit. In the home, the presence of some specimens is almost constant in the summer months, while infestation problems mainly concern food plants which process ripe fruit.
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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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Ant

Ant (Lasius sp., Crematogaster sp., Formica sp., Iridomyrmex sp.) Ants are insects which live in pluriannual matriarchal colonies "dominated" by a female (queen) to which a large number of sterile females (workers) are subject. Colonies are established in the most diverse places and in accordance with the biological needs of the species. Typically, it is possible to find ant nests
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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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