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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 44
Kovář I.Revision of the genera Brumus Muls. and Exochomus Redtb. (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of the Palaearctic Region. Part I.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 5-124
Abstract: The current concept of the genera Exochomus Redtb., Brumus Muls. and their Palaearctic species are revised with respect to the genus Brumoides Chpn. Current opinions on the classification of the above genera within the tribe Chilocorini are discussed. The poor diagnostic characters hitherto used to separate the genera Brumus Muls. and Exochomus Redtb. appeared to be adaptive ones, being subjects of parallel evolution. A new concept of the studied genera, based on further, hitherto largely neglected characters, is proposed, and the new genus Priscibrumus gen. n., (type-species Exochomus puniceipennis Semenov, 1900) is described to accomodate 6 species with uncovered lateral parts of the pronotal base. The nearctic species with a non-bordered base of pronotum are not considered members of the studied genera. The genera Exochomus Redtb. and Brumoides Chpn. are found to be closely related. The subgenus Xanthocorus Miyat. is considered to be a distinct genus. The following available names, originally described as varieties are considered to be valid names of species (new status): gebleri Weise, septemmaculatus Weise, quadriguttatus Fleischer and cedri Sahlberg. The following new combinations are proposed: Brumus kiritshenkoi (Barovskij), B. undulatus (Weise), B. septemmaculatus (Weise), B. mongol (Barovskij), B. quadriguttatus (Fleischer), B. nigropictus (Fairmaire), B. cedri (Sahlberg), B. quadripustulatus (L.), Priscibrumus puniceipennis (Semenov), P. trijunctus (Kapur), P. himalayensis (Kapur), P. uropygialis (Mulsant), P. trubetzkoi (Barovskij), P. lituratus (Gorham) (all from Exochomus Redtenbacher). Lectotypes of the following species are designated: E. kiritshenkoi Bar., E. undulatus var. Septemmaculatus Weise, E. quadripustulatus var. cedri Sahlberg. The following new synonymies are established: E. kiritshenkoi Bar., partim (Iran) = B. gebleri Weise; E. georgi Fiirsch = B. mongol (Bar.); E. quadripustulatus ssp. cordiformis Roubal = E. illaesicollis Roubal = B. quadriguttatus (Fleischer); E. muelleri Mader = B. cedri (Sahlberg). B. cedri (Sahlberg) stat. n., comb. n. is given as new for the fauna of Bulgaria, Albania, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia.
Ježek J.Moth flies (Diptera, Psychodidae) inhabiting Prague city and adjacent localities with descriptions of five new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 125-165
Abstract: Five new species of Psychodine moth flies are described from Central Bohemia in the presented paper. Jungiella (Psychogella) inundationum sp.n., Philosepedon kowarzi sp.n., P. nickerli sp.n., P. pragensis sp.n. and Berdeniella wimmeri sp.n. Three rare species, new to Czech Republic, are redescribed here: Taramormia pulcherrima (Wag.), Telmatoscopus britteni Tonn. and Berdeniella manicata (Tonn.). Diagnoses of all of these species are given and detailed information about type-material as well as type-localities are included and all important morphological characters are figured. Moreover a review of 52 more or less common species in habiting Prague agglomeration is shown and characteristic of their habitats are given. All preserved historical specimens of moth flies of the Vimmer collection deposited in the National Museum in Prague were revised. Known literary data are quoted.
Cagatay N.Lygaeinae of Turkey (Heteroptera, Lygaeidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 167-179
Abstract: The subfamily Lygaeinae is represented in Turkey by 8 genera and 17 species (Hoberlandt; 1955, Tuatay et al.; 1972, Lodos et al., 1978). In the present study the male genitalia,pygophore, paramere and phallus of Arocatus longiceps Stal, 1872, A. melanocephalus (Fabricius; 1798), Melanocoryphus albomaculatus (Goeze, 1778), M. tristrami (Douglas and Scott , 1868), Horvathiolus superbus (Pollich, 1781) and Paranysius fraterculus Horvath , 1895 were examined and their systematic importance attempted to be shown. Besides brief morphological description and distributions of them were given with diagnostic key for the species recorded from Turkey. Tropidothorax leucopterus (Goeze, 1778), Spilostethus saxatilis (Scopoli, 1763), Spilostethus panderus (Scopoli, 1763), Lygaeus equestris (Linnaeus, 1758), Lygaeus creticus Lucas, 1854, Graptostehus servus (Fabricius, 1787), Caenocoris nerii (German, 1847) were previously examined by the author (Aysev 1974) so they were given with additional records only. Besides Paranysius fraterculus Horváth, 1895, found to be new record for Turkey.
Hoberlandt L.Results of the Czechoslovak-Iranian entomological expeditions to Iran 1970, 1973 and 1977. Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae, Cydnidae, Scutelleridae, PentatomidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 181-294
Abstract: This paper on Iranian Pentatomoidea is based on the material collected by the three expeditions (1970, 1973, 1977) of the Nat ional Museum (Natural History ), Praha to Iran and on the additional material collected by the Iranian entomologists of Plant Pests and Diseases Research Institute, Tehran-Evin and by J. Klapperich. The Iranian fauna of Pentatomoidea consists of 261 species (Acanthosomatidae 2 species, Cydnidae 36 species, Scutelleridae 39 species, Pentatomidae 184 species), of which 63 species are listed for first time for the fauna of Iran. Four species are described in this paper Hotea (Tylonca) curculionoides occidentaliss ssp. n. from S. Iran, Alphocoris pfeifferi sp.n. from S. Iran and Iraq (Scutelleridae), Mustha vicina sp.n. from S. an d W. Iran and Aeliomorpha pazukii sp.n. from Gulf region (Pentatomidae). Redesciption, according to the types , had been made of two less known species Mustha longispinis Reuter (Anatolia) and Mustha serrata (Fabricius) (Syria). All species of the genus Mustha are keyed. Phricodus pakistanica Hamid, 1974 is synonymized with Mustha gigantea Horvath, 1907.
Laštůvka Z.Ergebnisse der tschechoslowakisch-iranischen entomologischen Expeditionen nach Iran 1970, 1973 und 1977 Lepidoptera: Sesiidae Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 295-299
Abstract: Tintia mianjangalica sp.n. (Tinthiinae) is discribed after two females from Fars in South Iran. A survey of the other found species is given: Tinthia brosiformis (Hübner), Bembecia romanovi (Bartel) Chmaesphecia modica Le Cerf, Ch. schmidtiiformis (Freyer) and Ch. tenthrediniformirs (Denis and Schiffermüller).
Dlabola J.Mycterodus verwandte Taxone und sieben neue Zikadenarten (Homoptera, Auchenorrhyncha)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 301-319
Abstract: New results in leafhopper taxonomic studies consider faunas of Turkey, Iran, Nepal, Tunesia, Israel, Austria and Afghanistan. Described and figured are the following taxa: Issidae - Aconosimus bernhaueri sp. n. from N.E. Turkey, Aconosimus lanceatus sp. n. from N. Iran, Nepalius hellerianus gen. and. sp. n. from Nepal. Cixiidae - Pentastira eindrahamica sp. n. from Tunesia. Delphacidae - Dicranotropis gratiosa sp. n.. from Austria. Cicadellidae - Anoplotettix kofleri sp. n. from Austria, Allygus (Syringius) rebellatrix sp. n. from Afghanistan. Faunal first data about Muellerianella extrusa (Scott) from Bohemia are added.
Kamaluddin S., Ahmad I.A new tribe of the subfamily Phyllocephalinae Amyot et Surville (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) from Indo-Pakistan subcontinent and their relationshipsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 321-326
Abstract: A new tribe Cressonini is described within the subfamily Phyllocephalinae to accommodate Cressona valida Dallas with special reference to its metathoracic scent gland ostiole, male and female genitalia. The new tribe is compared with other tribes of its subfamily and the relationships of the included taxa within the subfamily are also briefly discussed
Ahmad I., Ali Mohammad F.A revision of the genus Dermatinus Stal (Hemiptera Pyrrhocoridae) from Indo-Pakistan subcontinent and their relationshipsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 44: 327-334
Abstract: The genus Dermeuinus Stal along with D. erebus Distant and D. lugubris Distant are redescribed with special reference to their metathoracic scent gland ostioles and male and female genitalia and compared with their closest ally D. pakistanensis Ahmad and Abbas from Indo-Pakistan sub-continent. A key to all the above taxa is given and in the light of the above characters the relationship. of the included taxa are also briefly discussed.