Introduction / Úvod

Bogusch Petr, Straka Jakub, Kment Petr
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae Supplementum 11: 1-20, 2009
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Abstract: This chapter is an introduction to the annotated checklist of the Acu- leata (Hymenoptera) of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It summarizes the basic information about the phylogenetic position of Aculeata and relationships among particular families, delimitation of the studied area, brief account of the research history, and some introductory words about this checklist. The numbers of species of particular families known from the Czech Republic (1343 species in total), its historical parts (Bohemia – 1098 species, Moravia – 1279 species), and Slovakia (1453 species) are summarized in a table, and compared with former lists.
Key words: Hymenoptera, Aculeata, checklist, phylogeny, zoogeography, history of research, Czech Republic, Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia