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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 46
published on: 6th November 2006
Kočárek PetrA new species of Nala (Dermaptera: Labiduridae) from CambodiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 1-6
Abstract: Nala alenae sp. nov. from Cambodia is described and the diagnostic morphological characters are illustrated. The species is characterized by very short tegmina, only as long as the pronotum, and by entirely absent hind wings. A determination key to males of Nala species occurring in South-East Asia is provided.
Baňař Petr, Štys PavelA new species of Pseudohenschiella (Heteroptera: Enicocephalidae) from MadagascarActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 7-14
Abstract: Pseudohenschiella hauseri sp. nov. from central madagascar is described, and the apicitibial and tarsal armature of the foreleg and its sensilla illustrated and described in detail. All known species of this endemic Madagascan genus are keyed.
Linnavuori Rauno E., van Harten AntoniusA new species of the genus Phytocoris (Heteroptera: Miridae) from the United Arab EmiratesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 15-19
Abstract: A new species of the family Miridae, Phytocoris (Eckerleinius) sweihanus sp. nov., is described from the United Arab Emirates.
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Jindra ZdeněkFive new species of the genus Dindymus (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 21-30
Abstract: The following five new species of the genus Dindymus Stal, 1861 (Pyrrhocoridae) are described: D. bifurcatus sp. nov. from India,D. chinensis sp. nov. from China, D. constanti sp. nov. from Sabah (Malaysia), D. wynigerae sp. nov. from the Flores Island (Indonesia), and D. talaudensis sp. nov. from the Talaud Islands (Indonesia).
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Jindra ZdeněkNew species of Largidae and Pyrrhocoridae (Heteroptera) from the Oriental regionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 31-41
Abstract: The following new species are described: Largidae - Delacampius grossepunctatus sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), D. subtilepunctatus sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), Iphita rubricata sp. nov. (North-East India): Pyrrhocoridae - Ectatops notatus sp. nov. (Malaysia: Sarawak), E. sulawesiensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: sulawesi), and Euscopus rubens sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sumatra).
Hájek JiříThe westernmost record of Neptosternus circumductus, and a review of Dytiscidae (Coleoptera) of Balauchistan (Iran, Pakistan)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 43-56
Abstract: Neptostermus circumductus Régimbart, 1899 has benn found in southeastern iran, which represents the westernmost record of the Oriental members of the genus Neptostermus Sharp, 1882. the lectotype of N. circumductus is designated, and itsmale genitalia as well as the variability of the elytral pattern are illustrated, based on additional material from the Sistan va Baluchestanprovince of Iran. In addition, a list of species and nex distributional data are published for the predaceous diving beeetles (Dytisciadae) of the Baluchistan region (Sistan va Baluchestan province in Iran and Baluchistan province in Pakistan). The following first national records are fiven: Hyphoporus aper Sharp, 1882 from Iran and Pakistan: Nebrioporus indicus (Sharp,1882), Neptosternus circumductus, and Peschetius quadricostatus (Aubé, 1838) from Iran: Laccophilus maindroni persicus Brancucci, 1983 from Pakistan. the occurrence of laccophilus inefficiens (Walker, 1859) in Iran is confirmed. Altogether 23 species of the family Dytiscidae are now known from Baluchistan.
Gentili ElioRevisional notes on the genus Laccobius. I. Subgenus Glyptolacccobius (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 57-76
Abstract: Species of the subgenus Glyptolaccobius Gentili, 1989, of the genus Laccobius Erichson, 1837, are revised, keyed, and their male genitalia are figured. Twelve species are recognized within the subgenus, of which L. pluvialis sp. nov. (India: Meghalaya), L. shorti sp. nov. (India: Meghalaya) and L. silvester sp. nov. (India: Uttar Anchal) are newly described. A historical outline of the studies on the subgenus and its differential characters within the genus Laccobius are mentioned and discussed.
Obořil MartinStudies on the 'agriliform' Anthaxia from Africa, with the descriptions of four new species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 77-88
Abstract: Four new species of Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829, subgenus Haplanthaxia Reitter, 1911, are described and illustrated: A (H.) gongeti sp. nov. from Uganda, A. (H.) bezdeki sp. nov. from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone, A. (H.) libenae sp. nov. from Guinea, Ivory Coast, Togo and Cameroon, and A. (H.) eloumdenica sp. nov. from Cameroon. All the described species belong to the ‘agriliform’ morphological type of Afrotropical Haplanthaxia and are compared with the most similar species. A new species group, Anthaxia gianfrancoi Bílý, 2000 species group, is established. An identification key for the species of Anthaxia gianfrancoi species group, A. rothkirchi Obenberger, 1922 species group and A. atomaria Obenberger, 1922 species group is presented.
Švihla Vladimír, Mifsud DavidAnnotated review of the Cantharidae and Malachiidae (Coleoptera) of the Maltese IslandsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 89-105
Abstract: The Cantharidae and Malachiidae (Coleoptera) of the Maltese Islands are reviewed. Six species of the family Cantharidae are listed, two of which are new for the Maltese Islands: Cantharis praecox Gené, 1836, and Malthinus latirufus (Pic, 1901). Malthinus pseudoscriptus Wittmer, 1971, syn. nov. is synonymized with Malthinus scapularis Marseul, 1878. Male last abdominal segments of Malthodes cameroni (Pic, 1903) are illustrated for the first time. Fourteen species of the family Malachiidae are listed, four of which are new for the Maltese Islands: Sphinginus lobatus (Olivier, 1790), Attalus sicanus Erichson, 1840, Ebaeus ruffoi Pardo, 1962, and Axinotarsus pulicarius (Fabricius, 1775). Attalus melitensis var. testaceipes Pic, 1903, syn. nov. is synonymized with Attalus sicanus Erichson, 1840.
Švihla VladimírRevision of Chitona species (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae) from the eastern MediterraneanActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 107-121
Abstract: Species of the genus Chitona W. Schmidt, 1844, occurring in the eastern part of the Mediterranean are revised, illustrated and keyed. Two species groups are proposed. Chitona macedonica sp. nov. is described from Macedonia, southern Bulgaria and northern Greece. C. cretica Fairmaire, 1863 is removed from synonymy of C. incana (Schmidt, 1846). Chitona fucata tristis (Faldermann, 1837) stat. nov. is downgraded to a subspecies. The following new synonymies are established: Chitona W. Schmidt, 1844 = Dolichopyga Seidlitz, 1899 syn. nov., C. fucata tristis (Faldermann, 1837) = C. sieversi Kiesenwetter, 1878 syn. nov., C. cretica Fairmaire, 1863 = Probosca acuminata Reitter, 1890 syn. nov. = Dolichopyga balcanica Pic, 1913 syn. nov. Chitona fucata fucata (Faldermann, 1837) comb. nov. is transferred from Dolichopyga.
Švihla VladimírNew species of the genus Sparedrus (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae) from BulgariaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 123-125
Abstract: A new species of the family Oedemeridae, Sparedrus bulgaricus sp. nov., is described and illustrated from northeastern Bulgaria.
Kejval ZbyněkTwo new species of Stenidius (Coleptera: Anthicidae) from India and LaosActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 127-132
Abstract: Two new species, Stenidius bezdeki sp. nov. from India (Maharashtra) and S. elegans sp. nov. from Laos, are described and figured.
Bezděk Jan, Zhang LijieTwo new species of Apophylia from China (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 145-150
Abstract: Apophylia yangi sp. nov. (from China: Xizang) and A. cheni sp. nov. (from China: Guangxi) are described and compared with related taxa. Male genitalia of both new species are illustrated.
Ježek JanPsychodidae (Diptera) of the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area and its environs with descriptions of two new Berdeniella species from Czech RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 151-192
Abstract: Two new species of moth flies (Diptera, Psychodidae) of the genus Berdeniella Vaillant, 1976, are described from the Czech Republic, and all important diagnostic characters are figured: B. desnensis sp. nov. and B. kocii sp. nov. Althogether 78 species and 31 genera of moth flies (mainly Psychodinae, with only one genus and two species of Sycoracinae) are recorded from north-western Moravia; Berdeniella longispinosa (Vaillant, 1958) and B. pyrenaica Vaillant, 1977, from Jeseníky Mts. are new to the Czech Republic. This paper thus raises the total sum of species of moth flies known to occur in Bohemia, Moravia and the Czech Republic to 127, 123 and 148 species, respectively. Data on 226 localities in the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area and its environs are briefly summarized. Notes on the distribution of some species are added, and the conservation value of moth flies for the Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area is discussed.
Šifner FrantišekNorellisoma jelineki sp. nov. – a new species from the Czech Republic (Diptera: Scathophagidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 193-196
Abstract: A new species of Scathophagidae, Norellisoma jelineki sp. nov., is described from the Czech Republic and its important diagnostic characters are figured.
Macek JanRevision of the European species of Scorpioteleia (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 197-210
Abstract: The European species of Scorpioteleia Ashmead, 1897 are revised, diagnosed and keyed. Five European species of the genus are recognized, including one new species – Scorpioteleia nixoni sp. nov. – described from the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Russia and Sweden. Two new synonyms are proposed: Eumiota Hellén, 1964, syn. nov. = Scorpioteleia, and Scorpioteleia longiventris Kieffer, 1910, syn. nov. = S. longepetiolata (Thomson, 1859). The following new country records are presented for S. compressa (Kieffer, 1910) (Austria, Switzerland), S. cebes (Nixon, 1957) (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), and S. luteipes (Kiefer, 1910) (Albania, Hungary, Slovakia).
Janšta Petr, Bouček ZdeněkA new species of Eridontomerus with taxonomic and faunistic notes on some other taxa (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Torymidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 211-218
Abstract: A new species, Eridontomerus cyaneus sp. nov., from Spain is described and illustrated. The male of Torymus nemorum Bouček, 1994, is described for the first time. New faunistic records of Ecdamua cadenati (Risbec, 1951) and E. macrotelus Walker, 1862, are given. Diomorus magnificus Risbec, 1955, syn. nov. is synonymized with E. macrotelus. The following new combinations are proposed: Ecdamua macrotelus africanus Risbec, 1955, comb. nov., E. m. vassei Risbec, 1955, comb. nov., and E. m. congoanus Risbec, 1955, comb. nov.
Dvořák LiborFirst record of Dolichovespula adulterina from RomaniaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 219-220
Abstract: First record of the social wasp Dolichovespula adulterina (Buysson, 1905) from Romania is given. The distribution of this species in southern Europe is discussed.
Dvořák Libor, Roberts Stuart P.M.Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Klíč k určování vosíků a vos střední Evropy (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 221-244
Abstract: A determination key to the Central European paper wasps (Polistinae – Polistes Latreille, 1802 – eight species) and social wasps (Vespinae – 11 species: Vespa Linnaeus, 1758 – one species, Vespula Thomson, 1869 – four species, Dolichovespula Rohwer, 1916 – six species) is given. Distribution and biotope requirements of all species in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are briefly mentioned. All social wasps occur more or less regularly in both countries. Four paper wasps are relatively common but four other species (Polistes atrimandibularis Zimmermann, 1930, P. sulcifer Zimmermann, 1930, P. associus Kohl, 1898, and P. gallicus (Linnaeus, 1767)) are very rare with the Czech Republic at the northern edge of their range.
Chvojka PavelContribution to the knowledge of the caddisfly fauna (Trichoptera) of Iran: description of new species and new distributional dataActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 245-255
Abstract: Hydroptila hodkovae sp. nov. (Hydroptilidae), Tinodes voriseki sp. nov., Tinodes hajeki sp. nov. (Psychomyiidae), and Hydropsyche lundaki sp. nov. (Hydropsychidae) from Iran are described and figured. A list of species collected by the Czech Biological Expeditions 1997-2000 in Iran is presented, including first Iranian records of Hydroptila aegyptia Ulmer, 1963 (Hydroptilidae), Hydropsyche perelin Malicky, 1987 (Hydropsychidae), and Setodes alala Mosely, 1948 (Leptoceridae). New distributional data and notes on further 27 caddisfly species are also given.