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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 48 - Number 2
Papers celebrating the 75th birthday of Prof. Pavel Štys
published on: 8th December 2008
Papáček Miroslav, Schaefer Carl W., Kment PetrWe are celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of Professor Pavel Štys’ birthActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 209-216Zrzavý JanFour chapters about the monophyly of insect ‘orders’: A review of recent phylogenetic contributionsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 217-232
Abstract: Recent phylogenetic analyses, both morphological and molecular, strongly support the monophyly of most insect ‘orders’. On the contrary, the Blattaria, Psocoptera, and Mecoptera are definitely paraphyletic (with respect of the Isoptera, Phthiraptera, and Siphonaptera, respectively), and the Phthiraptera are possibly diphyletic. Small relictual subclades that are closely related to the Isoptera, Phthiraptera, and Siphonaptera were identified (Cryptocercidae, Lipo- scelididae, and Boreidae, respectively), which provides an enormous amount of evidence about the origin and early evolution of the highly apomorphic eusocial or parasitic ex-groups. Position of the enigmatic ‘zygentoman’ Tricholepidion Wygodzinsky, 1961, remains uncertain. Possible non-monophyly of the Megalo- ptera (with respect of the Raphidioptera) and the Phasmatodea (with respect of the Embioptera) are shortly discussed.
Baňař PetrA new species of Systelloderes (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Enicocephalidae) from South AfricaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 233-240
Abstract: Systelloderes stysi sp. nov. from South Africa is described, and the api- citibial and tarsal armature of the fore leg is illustrated and described in detail.
Rédei DávidTwo new species of Kokeshia from India and Thailand (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Schizopteridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 241-250
Abstract: Kokeshia stysi sp. nov. (India) and K. oroszi sp. nov. (Thailand) (Hete- roptera: Schizopteridae) are described. A key for the identification of the known species of Kokeshia is presented.
Damgaard JakobEvolution of the semi-aquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha) with a re-interpretation of the fossil recordActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 251-268
Abstract: The fossil history of semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha) is reviewed in light of the many important recent records and new developments in our under- standing of the phylogeny of the group. Based on the age of its sister group, the Panheteroptera, the Gerromorpha probably extends back into the Triassic, even though the oldest fossil forms assigned to the group are dubious. The recent dis- covery of Cretogerris albianus Perrichot, Nel & Neraudeau, 2005 from the Lower Cretaceous shows that all families were present in the Mesozoic, and phylogenetic and biogeographic evidence suggest that most – perhaps all – extant subfamilies were also present at that time. By comparison, the fossil record of the families Hydrometridae and Gerridae is far richer than that of any other family, which allows a more detailed interpretation of the phylogenetic relationships among extinct and extant taxa of these two groups.
Chen Ping-ping, Nieser Nico, Lansbury IvorNotes on aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha) from Malesia with description of three new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 269-279
Abstract: Micronecta lumutensis sp. nov. (Micronectidae) from Kalimantan (Borneo, Indonesia), Enithares rinjani sp. nov. (Notonectidae) from Lombok (Indonesia) and Neusterensifer stysi sp. nov. (Veliidae) from New Guinea are newly described. In addition, distributional records are given for three species of the genus Enithares Spinola, 1937, Neusterensifer sepik (Polhemus & Polhemus, 1994), and Tenagogonus kampaspe (Kirkaldy, 1900). Morphological variability in T. kampaspe is discussed.
Polhemus Dan A., Polhemus John T.A new Indian Ocean species of Ochterus from the island of Mauritius (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Ochteridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 281-288
Abstract: Ochterus stysi sp. nov. is described from the island of Mauritius in the western Indian Ocean. This species is only the second member of the family Ochteridae known from the islands of the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, and the first recorded from the Mascarene Archipelago. Comparative notes are pro- vided in regard to this new species and Ochterus seychellensis Polhemus, 1992, its closest putative relative. Figures are provided of the dorsal habitus and male genitalic structures.
Polhemus John T., Polhemus Dan A.Intraspecific morphological polymorphism in Naucoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with notes on nomenclature and synonymyActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 289-298
Abstract: Trends in intraspecific variation among certain aspects of pronotal and tarsal morphology within the family Naucoridae are reviewed, and linked to previously flawed taxonomic decisions regarding species separation or generic assignments within this group, particularly in the subfamily Laccocorinae. In par- ticular, we review evidence that the shape of the posterolateral pronotal angles is linked to differing degrees of fore- and hindwing development across the family as a whole, and that members of the subfamily Laccocorinae exhibit intersexual variation in both fore tarsal segmentation and the number of claws on the foreleg. Misinterpretation of such character state variation has been utilized as an invalid basis for separation of putatively distinct species by many authors over the past 50 years. Based on this analysis, we propose the following taxonomic changes (valid names listed first): Laccocoris staudingeri Montandon, 1897 = Laccocoris maai La Rivers, 1970, syn. nov. = Laccocoris lipogonia La Rivers, 1970, syn. nov.; Interocoris La Rivers, 1974, stat. nov. (currently subgenus of Heleocoris Stål, 1876) is raised to full generic status to contain Interocoris mexicanus (Usinger, 1935), comb. nov. (formerly held under Heleocoris (Interocoris) mexicanus Usin- ger, 1935); the following Neotropical species are transferred from Heleocoris to Ctenipocoris Montandon, 1897: Ctenipocoris brasiliensis (De Carlo, 1968), comb. nov., Ctenipocoris peruvianus (La Rivers, 1974), comb. nov., Ctenipocoris schadei (De Carlo, 1940), comb. nov., Ctenipocoris spinipes (Montandon, 1897), comb. nov.; and Heleocoris faradjensis La Rivers, 1960 is transferred to Ctenipocoris and synonymized such that Ctenipocoris africanus Poisson, 1948 = Heleocoris faradjensis La Rivers, 1960, syn. nov.
Papáček Miroslav, Soldán TomášStructure and development of the reproductive system in Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Aphelocheiridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 299-318
Abstract: We study the histology, ultrastructure and morphological arrangement of male and female reproductive system of Aphelocheirus aestivalis (Fabricius, 1803) in the nymphs of instar 1-5 and variously aged apterous adults. The anlage of gonads becomes well apparent already in instar 1, testicular follicles and ovarioles start to differentiate in instar 2, and their entire differentiation is finished in instar 3. Paired accessory mesadenia, dichotomically branched in adult males, differen- tiate in instar 2 as well. The anlage of male ectodermal accessory gland is formed during instar 3, while spermatheca and bursa copulatrix start to invaginate in instar 4. Morphological differentiation of germ cell descendents as well as formation of the germarial trophic core from a membranous labyrinth in females occurs in late instar 4 and instar 5. Spermatogenesis shows a unique character within the whole Nepomorpha: it is a permanent, multi-waved process, as all developmental stages of male germ cells are found throughout the year. Vitellogenesis starts in adult females 3-4 weeks after the last moulting but apparently stops during winter. The timing of crucial reproductive processes in A. aestivalis seems to be rather different from most aquatic bugs; permanent, spring-to-autumn gradual spermatogenesis and physiological ability to copulate, and the presence of mature spermatozoa in the spermatheca of teneral, newly hatched females indicate possible semivoltinism in the life cycle. Three new apomorphies (type of spermatogenesis and secondary seminal vesicles in males, and a cuticular brush in bursa copulatrix in females) of the Aphelocheiridae are defined.
Zettel Herbert, Gapud Victor P.Notes on the endemic Philippine genus Orthosaldula (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae), with descriptions of two new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 319-329
Abstract: The endemic Philippine genus Orthosaldula Gapud, 1986 and the type species O. rubroalata Gapud, 1986 from central and southern Luzon are redescribed. A male from Quezon Province, Central Luzon, is designated as the lectotype of O. rubroalata; the year of original publication is corrected. Two species are described as new to science, Orthosaldula stysi sp. nov. from Leyte and O. flavonigra sp. nov. from Cebu.
Weirauch ChristianeFrom four- to three-segmented labium in Reduviidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 331-344
Abstract: The majority of Reduviidae – unlike most other Heteroptera – has a labium that consists of only three segments. The first segment is said to be either lost or fused to the head capsule. Cladistic analysis shows that this loss or fusion occurred once or twice among basal Reduviidae and that the four-segmented labium in Hammacerinae is plesiomorphic and homologous to the one in non- reduviid Cimicomorpha. In the present contribution, extrinsic labial muscles and sclerites associated with the base of the labium are documented (micro-dissecti- ons, histology) for Himacerus apterus (Fabricius, 1789) (Nabidae), Microtomus purcis (Drury, 1782) (Reduviidae: Hammacerinae) and Rhynocoris erythropus (Linnaeus, 1767) (Reduviidae: Harpactorinae). Primary homology hypotheses are proposed on lever, depressor, and transverse muscles among the examined taxa and previously published descriptions of Nepomorpha and Leptopodomorpha. The two Reduviidae are unique in having a large portion of the Musculus levator labii (muscle A) originating from the first labial segment (M. purcis) or the gena (R. erythropus). This may indicate that part of the gena is homologous to part of the first labial segment, i.e. the proximal portion of the first labial segment may be fused to the gena, but migration of the muscle origin may also account for this condition. The insertion of M. transversalis labii has shifted from the dorsal surface of the first labial segment to the anterior portion of the suspensory plate, possibly indicating that this structure may include part of the first labial segment. Even though the first labial segment is not visible externally in the majority of Reduviidae, two muscles that were originally associated with it are thus retained. Mapped on a phylogeny of Reduvioidea it seems evident that in a first step the levator muscle became larger at the base of the Reduviidae. In a second step the first labial segment fused to the head capsule, possibly providing this enlarged muscle with a more solid origin.
Ishikawa Tadashi, Susila Wayan, Okajima Shûji Two new species of the emesine assassin bug genus Ploiaria (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from IndonesiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 345-359
Abstract: Two new species of the emesine reduviid genus Ploiaria Scopoli, 1786, P. stysi sp. nov. and P. paveli sp. nov., are described from Bali and Flores, Indone- sia. Ploiaria stysi sp. nov. differs from P. maai Wygodzinsky, 1966, by the male antennal segments I and II lacking long setae, the procoxa 1.3 times as long as the pronotum, the anteroventral series of the profemur beginning with two basal spine-like setae distinctly placed from other spine-like setae, the parameres not overlapping each other in rest, etc. Ploiaria paveli sp. nov. is distinguished from P. halosydne Wygodzinsky & Usinger, 1960, by the body length more than 12 mm, the anteroventral series of the profemur beginning with one basal spine-like seta distinctly placed from other spine-like setae, the metafemur pale in apical part, etc.
Moulet PierreOncocephalus stysi, a new species of Stenopodainae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from IsraelActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 361-365
Abstract: A new species of the genus Oncocephalus Klug, 1830, O. stysi sp. nov., is described from Israel. The new species is very similar and related to O. aspericollis Reuter, 1882, and O. hierosolymensis Moulet, 2001. A new spe- cies-group, the aspericollis-group, is defined within Oncocephalus for these three species; their diagnostic characters are discussed and a key is presented for their identification.
Wyniger DeniseNew records of Scotomedes alienus sikkimensis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Velocipedidae) from NepalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 367-369
Abstract: New records are given from Nepal for the scarce Scotomedes alienus sikkimensis van Doesburg, 2004 (Velocipedidae).
Chérot Frédéric, Gorczyca JacekFulvius stysi, a new species of Cylapinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from Papua New GuineaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 371-376
Abstract: A new species of the genus Fulvius Stål, 1862, F. stysi sp. nov., is described from Baiteta Forest, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. The male and female genital structures are illustrated.
Gorczyca Jacek, Chérot FrédéricStysiofulvius, a new genus of Cylapinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Peninsular MalaysiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 377-384
Abstract: Stysiofulvius gen. nov., a new genus, and S. hulinkai sp. nov., a new species of the plant bug subfamily Cylapinae are described from Malaysia. Illustrations of the dorsal habitus of the male and genitalic structures of both sexes are given.
Linnavuori Rauno E.A new species of the genus Phytocoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 385-388
Abstract: A new species of the family Miridae, Phytocoris (Compsocerocoris) stysi sp. nov., is described from the Khuzestan province in southern Iran.
Remane Reinhard, Günther HannesAcetropis stysi, a new species from Spain (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 389-394
Abstract: Acetropis stysi sp. nov. is described from Sierra de Gredos of Ávila province in Central Spain. The new species is most similar to A. longirostris Puton, 1875, but in some respects is also similar to A. carinata (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1841). Males are macropterous, females macropterous and submacropterous. The new species is clearly distinguished from A. longirostris and A. carinata by the structure of the pygopore and from A. carinata and all other Acetropis species by the shape and partly by the numbers of vesical spiculae. It differs from the remnant species, A. gimmerthalii (Flor, 1860), A. sinuata Wagner, 1951, and A. atropis Reuter, 1895, by many characters.
Yasunaga TomohideA review of the Far East Asian mirine plant bug genus Loristes (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae), with description of a new species from JapanActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 395-402
Abstract: The little known mirine plant bug genus Loristes Josifov & Kerzhner, 1972 is reviewed. A species from Japan which was previously regarded conspecific with the continental L. decoratus (Reuter, 1908) is here described as L. paveli sp. nov.
Konstantinov Fedor V.Three new species of Phylini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from Central AsiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 403-418
Abstract: Three new species of Phylini, Pleuroxonotus stysi sp. nov. (Eastern Kazakhstan), Macrotylus subattenuatus sp. nov. (Northern Kazakhstan), and Lepidargyrus fasciatus sp. nov. (Uzbekistan) are described. Illustrations of the male genitalia, tarsus and pretarsus, photographs of the dorsal habitus, hosts, and distributional records are provided for each species.
Matocq ArmandA new species of Megalocoleus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) from MoroccoActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 419-422
Abstract: Megalocoleus stysi sp. nov. is described from Morocco and its habi- tus and male and female genitalia are illustrated. An amendment to the key for Megalocoleus Reuter, 1890, is proposed.
Ribes Jordi, Pagola-Carte Santiago, Heiss ErnstTwo new Phylinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Canary IslandsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 423-431
Abstract: Two new species of Phylinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) are described from the Canary Islands. Their habitus, several characters of external morphology and genitalia are illustrated. Systellonotus stysi sp. nov., belonging to the tribe Hallodapini, is well recognized by its scutellar hump and some other myrmecomorphic characters. Atomoscelis pictifrons sp. nov. of the tribe Phylini is easily recognized, among other features, by a pair of purple-red spots on the head. Their generic placement and differences to other taxa are discussed.
Cassis Gerasimos, Symonds CeliaSystematics, biogeography and host associations of the lace bug genus Inoma (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 433-484
Abstract: The lace bug genus Inoma Hacker, 1927 is revised, including a rede- scription of the genus and the type species, I. multispinosa Hacker, 1927. Eight species are described as new to science, as follows: I. arrernte sp. nov., I. breviseta sp. nov., I. fuscata sp. nov., I. innamincka sp. nov., I. kalbarri sp. nov., I. silveirae sp. nov., I. solusa sp. nov. and I. stysi sp. nov. A key to species is provided, and diagnostic characters are illustrated. Inoma angusta Drake, 1942 is not congeneric with the above species, based on the given redescription, and is posited as incertae sedis. Inoma is endemic to Australia, with a mostly arid distribution, with up to three species recorded from a single locality. Host plants of Inoma are recorded for the first time, predominantly from the angiosperm plant families, Lamiaceae and Myoporaceae, and most commonly from species of the ubiquitous genera Eremophila and Dicrastylis.
Golub Viktor B., Popov Yuri A., Guilbert EricPhymacysta stysi, a new species of lace bug from Dominican amber (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae: Tinginae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 485-490
Abstract: One new species of lace bug (Heteroptera, Tingidae), Phymacysta stysi sp. nov., is described from the Miocene Dominican amber, and its relationships are discussed. It belongs to the extant Neotropical genus Phymacysta Monte, 1942. A key of Phymacysta species including the new species and the fossil species of Leptopharsa Stål, 1873, from Dominican amber is given.
Guilbert EricNew data on the Tingidae from Gabon (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 491-495
Abstract: Two species of the Tingidae, Belenus thomasi Drake, 1957, and Phat- noma maynei Schouteden, 1916, are recorded from Gabon for the first time, and one new species, Cysteochila stysi sp. nov., is described. The number of species of the Tingidae recently known from Gabon rises to 10.
Popov Yuri A.Pavlostysia wunderlichi gen. nov. and sp. nov., the first fossil spider-web bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha: Plokiophilidae) from the Baltic Eocene amberActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 497-502
Abstract: Pavlostysia wunderlichi gen. nov. and sp. nov., a remarkable new fossil genus and species of the cimicomorphan family Plokiophilidae, is described from Baltic amber.
Carpintero Diego L., Dellapé Pablo M.Rajburicoris, a new genus of Cardiastethini, and discussion of the systematic position of Dufouriellus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 503-509
Abstract: Rajburicoris stysi gen. nov. and sp. nov. from Thailand is described and the male and female genitalia are examined and illustrated. A review of the diagnostic characters of the tribe Cardiastethini Carayon, 1972, nom. restit., is given. The systematic position of the controversial genus Dufouriellus Kirkaldy, 1906, is discussed and the genus is transferred to Anthocorini; Dufouriellini Van Duzee, 1916, syn. nov., becomes a junior synonym of Anthocorini.
Pluot-Sigwalt DominiqueA pair of basi-abdominal sex pheromone glands in the male of some burrower bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 511-522
Abstract: Paired pleural basi-abdominal glands (PBA glands) were found in males of some burrower bugs (Pentatomoidea: Cydnidae). So far, they seem to be restricted to the subfamily Cydninae, tribes Cydnini (except Cydnus aterri- mus (Forster, 1771) and Geotomini, and are absent in examined representatives of the subfamilies Amaurocorinae, Cephalocteinae, and Sehirinae. PBA glands are laterally and symmetrically situated underneath the mediotergite 3. They are simple sac-like formations covered by several hundreds of secretory units. Each gland opens to the exterior in the posterior part of the membranous pleural area of the fused first and second mediotergites, just in front of the connective line linking laterotergite and sternite 3. The slit-shaped minute ostioles are hidden by the wing in the resting insect and are located adjacent to the stridulatory structures. The secretory activity of the PBA glands is clearly correlated with sexual activity and mating period; therefore the glands might be the source of an attractant sex pheromone for the female. PBA glands are possibly functionally associated with stridulation-vibration during courtship and mating. Unlike the Sehirinae (lacking the paired PBA glands), the Cydninae exhibit an unusual copulatory position, the male being positioned underneath the female, similar to the condition found in the Aradidae and Ceratocombidae.
Gapon Dmitry A.New subtribes and a new genus of Podopini (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Podopinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 523-532
Abstract: The tribe Podopini is divided into three subtribes: Kayesiina subtrib. nov., Podopina, and Scotinopharina subtrib. nov., differing in the length and sha- pe of jugae, presence or absence of a tooth on the anterior part of bucculae and transverse carinae on pronotum, structure of pygophore, parandria, aedeagus, and female genitalia. Scotinophara dentata Distant, 1902, is transferred to a new genus, Stysiellus gen. nov., which differs from Scotinopharina in having large pyramidal lateral parandria, characteristic of Podopina, and some other characters. Stysiellus gen. nov. is distributed in India and Nepal (new record).
Grazia Jocélia, Schwertner Cristiano F., Greve CarolineTwo new species of the genus Chloropepla (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae) from BrazilActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 533-542
Abstract: Chloropepla paveli sp. nov. and C. stysi sp. nov., from Brazil are described, based on the morphology of genitalia for both sexes. Prior to this study, the genus was represented in Amazon region as well as in southern and southeastern Brazil. The addition of the two species described in this paper extends the known geographical distribution to northeastern and central areas of Brazil. A key to the species of Chloropepla is presented.
Kment PetrA revision of the endemic Madagascan genus Triplatyx (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 543-582
Abstract: The endemic Madagascan genus Triplatyx Horváth, 1904 (Pentatomo- idea: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Triplatygini) is redescribed. Five species are recognized, two of them being new: T. bilobatus Cachan, 1952, T. dubius Jensen- Haarup, 1931, T. kerzhneri sp. nov., T. quadraticeps Horváth, 1904, and T. stysi sp. nov. All species are (re)described, including the so far unknown male and female genitalia and important characters are illustrated. The lectotype of T. quadraticeps is designated. The first known larva of the genus (T. quadraticeps) is described and first data on its bionomics are included.
Rider David A.Massocephalus stysi, a new species of Pentatomidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the PhilippinesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 583-590
Abstract: The pentatomid genus Massocephalus Dallas, 1851 and its only pre- viously known species, M. maculatus Dallas, 1851 are redescribed. The tribal placement of Massocephalus is briefly discussed. One new species, M. stysi sp. nov. is described. A key to the species is provided.
Kondorosy ElődA revision of the Entisberus group (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 591-610
Abstract: The genus Entisberus Distant, 1903, and related genera are revised. Neoentisberus Scudder, 1968, syn. nov., is synonymized with Retoka China, 1935, and Entisberus gibbus Zheng, 1981 is transferred to Retoka, which results in the following new combinations: Retoka brincki (Slater, 1979) comb. nov., R. callosa (Scudder, 1968) comb. nov., R. esakii (Slater & Hidaka, 1958) comb. nov., R. gibba (Zheng, 1981) comb. nov., and R. indica (Scudder, 1968) comb. nov. Five new species belonging to the Entisberus group (defined here as a group containing the genera Entisberus and Retoka) are described: Entisberus bergrothi sp. nov. (Philippines), Retoka hirsuta sp. nov. (Philippines, Borneo), R. curvipes sp. nov. (Malaysia), R. stysi sp. nov. (Vietnam), and R. paraminuta sp. nov. (India: West Bengal). A key for the identification of species in the Entisberus group is presented, and new distributional data of previously described species from India, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Guinea are given.
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Jindra ZdeněkNew taxa of the Largidae and Pyrrhocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from the Oriental RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 611-648
Abstract: The following new taxa are described in the Largidae and Pyrrhocoridae: Largidae – Delacampius alboarcuatus sp. nov. (Indonesia: Bali), D. parvulus sp. nov. (Thailand), D. siberutensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Siberut), Iphita fasciata sp. nov. (India: Maharastra), I. fuscorubra sp. nov. (India: Maharastra), I. heissi sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sumatra), I. rubricata albolutea subsp. nov. (Malaysia: Sabah), I. varians rubra subsp. nov. (Indonesia: Nias), Physopelta kotheae sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sumatra, Java), Ph. melanopyga rufifemur subsp. nov. (Indonesia: Seram), and Ph. trimaculata sp. nov. (India: Maharastra); Pyrrhocoridae – Arma- tillus sulawesiensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), Brancucciana (Rubriascopus) orientalis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Alor, Sumatra, Timor, Yamdena; Philippines: Mindanao), Dindymus (Dindymus) baliensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Bali), D. (Din- dymus) sundaensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Alor), D. (Pseudodindymus) albicornis siberutensis subsp. nov. (Indonesia: Siberut, Nias), D. (Pseudodindymus) stysi sp. nov. (Indonesia: Butung Island), Dysdercus (Paradysdercus) transversalis castaneus subsp. nov. (Indonesia: Yamdena, Banda Islands), Ectatops riedeli sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), E. schoenitzeri sp. nov. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), and Eu- scopus tristis sp. nov. (India: Kerala). Two new combinations within the Largidae are established: Iphita fimbriata (Stål, 1863) comb. nov. (originally Physopelta fimbriata) and Tauberella hirta (Blöte, 1933), comb. nov. (originally Delacampius hirtus). Armatillus orthocephaloides (Breddin, 1912) is recorded from Malaysia: Sarawak, for the first time. The stridulatory organs of the Physopeltinae (Largidae) are reported for the first time.
Brailovsky Harry, Barrera ErnestoTwo new species of Anasa (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreini) from Mexico and Central AmericaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 649-654
Abstract: Two new species of Anasa Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Coreidae), Anasa paveli sp. nov. from Mexico, and A. stysi sp. nov. from Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua, are described. Drawings of the pronotum, hemelytra, male genital capsule, and paramere are provided.
Hájek Jiří, Fikáček MartinA review of the genus Satonius (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae): taxonomic revision, larval morphology, notes on wing polymorphism, and phylogenetic implicationsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 655-676
Abstract: The genus Satonius Endrödy-Younga, 1997, is revised. Three new spe- cies are described from China: Satonius schoenmanni sp. nov. (Hunan province), S. stysi sp. nov. (Yunnan province), and S. wangi sp. nov. (Zhejiang province). Two additional new species from the Chinese provinces Fujian and Anhui are left undescribed pending the collection of complete specimens and males, respecti- vely. Metathoracic wing venation of S. stysi sp. nov. is shown to differ from the remaining Myxophaga in the presence of the bifurcation of AA3+4, which updates the venation groundplan of the suborder. Anterolateral spine-like projection of the metaventrite and the increased number of apical setae on parameres are defined as adult autapomorphies of the genus. Larvae of S. stysi sp. nov. are described and compared with the larvae of the Japanese S. kurosawai (Satô, 1982). Characters shared by larval Satonius and Ytu Reichardt, 1973 (extremely flattened body covering legs, and modified orientation and unusual morphology of legs) are supposed as parallel adaptations for the larval environment – very thin film of water in seepage habitats. Interspecific wing polymorphism of Satonius is briefly discussed and possible reasons of the wide distribution of the apterous S. kuro- sawai are hypothesized.
Skuhrovec Jiří Taxonomic changes within the tribe Hyperini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 677-690
Abstract: The taxonomic status of three genera (Donus Jekel, 1865, Brachypera Capiomont, 1868 stat. restit., and Hypera Germar, 1817) in the tribe Hyperini is clarified, including the identity of the type species of each genus, and problematic groups in each genus are commented. Neoglanis Alonso-Zarazaga & Lyal, 1999, is recognized as a junior synonym of Donus, because its type species, Phytonomus velutinus Boheman, 1842, is congeneric with Rhynchaenus philanthus Olivier, 1807, the type species of Donus. Subsequently, Brachypera is resurrected from synonymy and used to accomodate species previously assigned to Donus and not congeneric with Rhynchaenus philanthus; Phytonomus crinitus Boheman, 1834, is designated as the type species of Brachypera. Pseudhypera Capiomont, 1868, is a new junior synonym of Brachypera; Hypera reichei Capiomont, 1868, is designated as the type species of Pseudhypera. Antidonus Bedel, 1886, is trans- ferred to Brachypera and included as a subgenus. A list of species belonging to the genera Donus and Brachypera is given, including 146 new combinations. The nomenclatoric situation of Phytonomus Schoenherr, 1823, previously recognized as an unnecessary replacement name for Hypera Germar, 1817, is reviewed.
Straka JakubTachysphex stysi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) from Central AsiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 691-696
Abstract: Tachysphex austriacus species subgroup of T. pompiliformis species group is defined. Tachysphex stysi sp. nov., a new member of this subgroup, is described. The new species is known from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkme- nistan.