Biospeleology of the Piemonte
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Garb della Donna Selvaggia (181 Pi/CN)
(Cave of the Wild Woman)

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Commune:

Garessio, Valdinferno

Valley:

Tanaro

Mons:

Antoroto - Rocca d'Orse

Map I.G.M.:

91 IV SO Garessio

Coordinates:

long.: 4░29'39"

lat.: 44░11'03"

Quota:

1225 m a.s.l.

Length:

600 m

Difference in level:

-234 m

Lithotype:

Limestone

Topography

Beautiful vertical cave that opens with a double entrance, a higher pit and a lower similar to a portal. Descending in it we meet formidable shield of concretion, but the hall at 170 m down from the entrance has concretions with exceptional beauty and remembers a gothic cathedral.

Under the biospeleological point of view, the author presents here a first list of the more interesting species that he has found in this cavity:

DIPLOPODA: Plectogona sp. in all the extension of the cave, as 100 m from the inner entrance.

CHILOPODA: Lithobius sp..

INSECTA TRICHOPTERA indet. near the first inner pit.

INSECTA CARABIDAE TRECHINAE: Duvalius cfr. gentilei near the inner entrance, but also to 100 and 170 m down from the entrance.

INSECTA CARABIDAE SPHODRINI: Sphodropsis ghilianii.

CHIROPTERA: probably Barbastella barbastellus in the branch accessible climbing from the -170 m hall.

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