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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 49 - Number 1
published on: 30th June 2009
Linnavuori RaunoStudies on the Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha, Leptopodomorpha, and Miridae excluding Phylini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces of IranActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 1-32
Abstract: A list of 127 true bug species belonging to the families Nepidae (1 spe- cies), Belostomatidae (1 species), Corixidae (11 species), Notonectidae (3 species), Hydrometridae (1 species), Veliidae (2 species), Gerridae (2 species), Saldidae (3 species), Leptopodidae (1 species), and Miridae (Deraeocorinae, Bryocorinae, Mirinae, Orthotylinae, and Phylinae: Hallodapini and Pilophorini) (102 species) from Khuzestan and adjacent provinces in southern Iran is published. One new species, Phytocoris (Compsocerocoris) bavanus sp. nov., is described, and the original description of Phytocoris (Compsocerocoris) thisbe Linnavuori, 1999 is complemented. The following 13 species and subspecies of the Miridae are recorded from Iran for the first time: Deraeocoris (Camptobrochis) pallens atra- mentarius Linnavuori, 1975, Trigonotylus subulifer Golub, 1989, Camponotidea fieberi (Reuter, 1879), Adelphocoris insignis Horváth, 1898, Agnocoris rubicundus (Fallén, 1807), Calocoris roseomaculatus angularis (Fieber, 1864), Megacoelum irbilanum Linnavuori, 1988, Stenotus brevior Poppius, 1910, Brachynotocoris viticinus Seidenstücker, 1954, Orthotylus (Melanotrichus) nigricollis Wagner, 1962, Reuteria jordanica Carapezza, 2002, Zanchius alatanus Hoberlandt, 1956, and Hallodapus pilosus Reuter, 1882.
Falamarzi Shahram, Asadi Gholamhossein, Hosseini RezaSpecies inventory, preys and host plants of Anthocoridae sensu lato (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Shiraz and its environs (Iran, Fars province)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 33-42
Abstract: We study the fauna of the Anthocoridae (Heteroptera) in Shiraz and its environs (south Iran, Fars province) and record their local prey and host plants by sampling specimens from different crops and weeds. Twelve species are recorded in this study. An identification key to the species of the Anthocoridae is presented including illustrations of the male genitalia for most species. Orius niger (Wolff, 1811) was the most abundant species. Orius niger and Anthocoris minki pistaciae Wagner, 1957 are recommended as good candidates for further studies of their potential in biological control of insect pests. Dufouriellus ater (Dufour, 1833) is recorded for the first time from Iran.
Ghahari Hassan, Carpintero Diego Leonardo, Ostovan HadiAn annotated catalogue of the Iranian Anthocoridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 43-58
Abstract: A total of 47 anthocorid species (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) from 10 genera, including Amphiareus Distant, 1904, Anthocoris Fallén, 1814, Buchana- niella Reuter, 1884, Cardiastethus Fieber, 1860, Dufouriellus Kirkaldy, 1906, Elatophilus Reuter, 1884, Lyctocoris Hahn, 1836, Orius Wolff, 1811, Temnostethus Fieber, 1860, and Xylocoris Dufour, 1831, are catalogued from Iran. The following five species are new for Iran: Elatophilus (Euhadrocerus) hebraicus Péricart, 1967, Buchananiella continua (White, 1880), Cardiastethus fasciiventris (Garbiglietti, 1869), Orius (Heterorius) strigicollis (Poppius, 1915), and Orius (Dimorphella) tantillus (Motschulsky, 1863). Buchananiella pseudococci (Wagner, 1951), comb. nov., is transferred from the genus Cardiastethus.
Brailovsky HarryRevision of the Phthia generic complex with a description of four new genera (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Leptoscelini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 59-74
Abstract: The Neotropical genus Phthia Stål, 1862 in its current wide concept is revised and divided into five genera: Phthia s. str., Phthiacnemia gen. nov., Phthiadema gen. nov., Phthiarella gen. nov., and Rhytidophthia gen. nov. The following nine new combinations (all from Phthia) are proposed: Phthiacnemia picta (Drury, 1770), comb. nov.; Phthiadema cyanea (Signoret, 1862), comb. nov., Ph. ornata (Stål, 1865), comb. nov., and Ph. smaragdina (Walker, 1871), comb. nov.; Phthiarella affinis (Distant, 1901), comb. nov., Ph. decorata (Stål, 1865), comb. nov., Ph. femorata (Breddin, 1901), comb. nov., and Ph. sponsa (Breddin, 1901), comb. nov.; and Rhytidophthia splendida (Valdés, 1910), comb. nov.
Gnezdilov Vladimir M.Revisionary notes on some tropical Issidae and Nogodinidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 75-92
Abstract: Thioniini Melichar, 1906 is placed in synonymy with Issini Spinola, 1839. The genus Thabena Stål, 1866 (Issidae: Issini) is redescribed and Gelasty- ra Kirkaldy, 1904, Gelastyrella Yang, 1994, and Borbonissus Bonfils, Attié & Reynaud, 2001 are placed in synonymy with Thabena. Issus literosus Walker, 1857, I. ovalis Walker, 1857, I. biplaga Walker, 1851, Gelastyra decipiens Meli- char, 1906, G. latifrons Melichar, 1906, G. diversa Melichar, 1906, Gelastyrella hainanensis Ran & Liang, 2006, G. yunnanensis Ran & Liang, 2006, and Borbo- nissus brunnifrons Bonfils, Attié & Reynaud, 2001 are transferred to the genus Thabena. Euroxenus gen. nov. is erected for Borbonissus vayssieresi Bonfils, Attié & Reynaud, 2001 (Issidae: Issini). Nepalius Dlabola, 1997 is placed in synony- my under Eusarima Yang, 1994 (Issidae: Issini). Devagama insularis Distant, 1913, D. maculata Distant, 1913 and Atylana parmula thalna Fennah, 1958 are synonymised with Devagama fasciata Distant, 1913, which is transferred to the genus Atylana Melichar, 1906 (Nogodinidae: Tongini). Issella Metcalf, 1952 and Buehleria Lallemand & Synave, 1953 are placed in synonymy under Oryxana Distant, 1910, Sutteria Lallemand & Synave, 1953 under Tonga Kirkaldy, 1900, Okissus Matsumura, 1916 and Ecapelopterum Chan & Yang, 1994 under Lollius Stål, 1866 (all Nogodinidae: Tongini), Darumara Metcalf, 1952 under Gergitho- ides Schumacher, 1915, Daruma nitobei Matsumura, 1916 under Gergithoides carinatifrons Schumacher, 1915 (all Issidae: Hemisphaeriini), and Dolia Kirkaldy, 1907 under Flavina Stål, 1861 (Issidae: Parahiraciini). New data on the distribution of some species are provided.
Hájek Jiří, Wewalka GüntherNew and little known species of Hydroglyphus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from Arabia and adjacent areasActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 93-102
Abstract: Hydroglyphus sinuspersicus sp. nov. is described from the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Iran. It is very similar to H. major (Sharp, 1882). Hydro- glyphus gujaratensis (Vazirani, 1973) known previously only from Gujarat (India) is redescribed, based on recently collected material from Rajasthan (India), Iran and Oman. The first national records are given for Hydroglyphus major from Libya and for H. infirmus (Boheman, 1848) from Oman and Yemen.
Fikáček Martin, Hebauer FranzTaxonomic revision of the New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) II. The Oosternum convexum species groupActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 103-117
Abstract: The Oosternum convexum species group is defined on the basis of ex- ternal morphological characters. Three species are recognized within the group, all of them endemic to the Cordillera de Talamanca Mts. in Central America: O. convexum sp. nov. (Panama, Costa Rica), O. intermedium sp. nov. (Costa Rica) and O. simplex sp. nov. (Costa Rica). A key to species is provided, along with drawings and SEM photographs of diagnostic characters.
Hromádka LubomírRevision of the Afrotropical species of the genus Mentophilonthus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 119-160
Abstract: Afrotropical species of the genus Mentophilonthus Levasseur, 1966 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) are revised taxonomically. Twenty species are reco- gnized, including six new ones: M. crocuta sp. nov. (Ghana), M. equus sp. nov. (Malawi), M. hystrix sp. nov. (Namibia), M. manis sp. nov. (Gabon), M. struthio sp. nov. (Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo), and M. vanellus sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Six species are transferred to Mentophilon- thus from the genus Philonthus Stephens, 1829: M. curiosus (Tottenham, 1949) comb. nov., M. dilucidus (Tottenham, 1962) comb. nov., M. ochrigonalis (Tot- tenham, 1962) comb. nov., M. reinecki (Schubert, 1902) comb. nov., M. schoutedeni (Bernhauer, 1928) comb. nov., and M. tristichus (Cameron, 1929) comb. nov. Mentophilonthus bangoranensis (Levasseur, 1980), syn. nov., is synonymized with M. ochrigonalis Tottenham, 1962; M. seriatipennis (Bernhauer, 1928), stat. restit. is removed from the synonymy with M. dilutior (Bernhauer, 1928). A lectotype is designated for Philonthus schoutedeni Bernhauer, 1928 and P. seriatipennis Bernhauer, 1928. All species are (re)described and morphological details of some species and aedeagi of all species are figured. A key to Afrotropical species of the genus Mentophilonthus is provided. A list of all Mentophilonthus species is provided along with their known distribution.
Hromádka LubomírRevision of the Afrotropical species of the Philonthus caffer species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 161-190
Abstract: The Philonthus caffer species group of the genus Philonthus Stephens, 1829 is revised. Sixteen species are recognized, three species are described as new: Philonthus aonyx sp. nov. (Ethiopia), Philonthus bucorvus sp. nov. (Malawi), and P. falco sp. nov. (Madagascar). The remaining 13 species are redescribed: P. aminius Tottenham, 1955, P. biguttulus Fauvel, 1907, P. caffer Boheman, 1848, P. cliens Eppelsheim, 1890, P. combustus Fauvel, 1907, P. gabonensis Levasseur, 1966, P. iridicollis Bernhauer, 1932, P. kenyanus Bernhauer, 1939, P. leptophilus Hromádka, 2006, P. limbipennis Fauvel, 1905, P. maridadus Tottenham, 1962, P. sequens Bernhauer & Schubert, 1914, and P. tomicus Tottenham, 1962. The lectotype of P. limbipennis Fauvel, 1905 is designated. An identification key to all species of the species group is provided, and male genitalia and significant morphological characters are illustrated.
Švihla VladimírNew species of the subfamily Malthininae (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) from the western Palaearctic RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 191-216
Abstract: The following new taxa of the subfamily Malthininae from the western Palaearctic Region are described and illustrated: Malthinus hulai sp. nov. (Turkey), M. ciraliensis sp. nov. (Turkey), M. malinkai sp. nov. (Turkey), M. egadiensis sp. nov. (Italy: Egadi Is.), Malthodes malinkorum sp. nov. (Turkey), M. zdeneki sp. nov. (Turkey), M. flagellatus sp. nov. (Turkey), M. aphroditae sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. fritzlari sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. lysosensis sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. anadyomenae sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. cyprogenius sp. nov. (Cyprus), M. denizlianus lesvosensis ssp. nov. (Greece: Lesvos I.), M. andreasi sp. nov. (Turkey), M. paveli sp. nov. (Iran), and M. lycicus sp. nov. (Turkey). Species status is given to Malthodes bucakensis Wittmer, 1970, stat. nov., elevated from M. besucheti bucakensis Wittmer, 1970. Malthinus fasciatus Olivier, 1790 is synonymised with Malthinus bulgaricus Švihla, 1990, syn. nov. Additional characters of Malthinus peyerimhoffi Constantin, 1979 are illustrated.
Švihla Vladimír, Hájek JiříTaxonomic changes in Eastern Mediterranean Malachius (Coleoptera: Malachiidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 217-224
Abstract: Clanoptilus (Hypoptilus) erythropterus (Erichson, 1840) comb. nov. is transferred from the genus Malachius Fabricius, 1775. Malachius carnifex Erichson, 1840 syn. nov. is regarded as a junior subjective synonym of M. rubidus Erichson, 1840. Malachius stolatus stat. restit. is established as a valid name for M. carnifex auctorum, nec ERICHSON (1840), and M. bilyi Švihla, 1987 syn. nov. is regarded as its junior subjective synonym. Malachius suturalis Motschulsky, 1854 stat. restit. is removed from synonymy of M. carnifex and regarded as a valid species. Lectotypes are designated for M. carnifex, M. erythropterus and M. rubidus. New distributional data are presented for C. erythropterus (Iran, Turkey), M. rubidus (Montenegro, Serbia) and M. stolatus (Libya).
Jelínek Josef, Audisio PaoloThe Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) described by Gistel (1856, 1857): new synonymies and type designationsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 225-238
Abstract: The status of previously neglected taxa described by GISTEL (1856, 1857) in the Kateretidae, Nitidulidae and Monotomidae is examined. The following type species are designated: Cercus rufilabris Latreille, 1807 for Ammalaptus Gistel, 1856; Nitidula ferruginea Fabricius, 1775 for Holopterus Gistel, 1856; Silpha bipustulata Linnaeus, 1761 (= S. bipunctata Linnaeus, 1758) for Theridiosmum Gistel, 1856; Silpha depressa Linnaeus, 1758 for Scatocharis Gistel, 1856; Nitidula marginata Fabricius, 1781 for Oostomum Gistel, 1856. Numerous new generic and species synonyms are proposed, including: Kateretes Herbst, 1793 = Ammalaptus Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Amphotis Erichson, 1843 = Oostomum Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Nitidula Fabricius, 1775 = Theridiosmum Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Omosita Erichson, 1843 = Scatocharis Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Pocadius Erichson, 1843 = Holopterus Gistel, 1856, syn. nov.; Pria Stephens, 1830 = Strychnobia Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachypterolus linariae (Stephens, 1830) = Brachypterus autumnalis Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachypterus urticae (Fabricius, 1792) = Brachypterus solaris Gistel, 1857 = Brachypterus pelusius Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Brachyp- terus glaber (Newman, 1834) = Brachypterus collinus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Kateretes pedicularius (Linnaeus, 1758) = Cercus nectarinus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Kateretes pusillus (Thunberg, 1794) = Cercus uliginosus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Cyllodes ater (Herbst, 1792) = Cychramus tenebrio Gistel, 1857 = Pocadius tenebrio Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea aestiva (Linnaeus, 1758) = Nitidula vaccinii Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea distincta (Grimmer, 1841) = Nitidula polyporina Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Epuraea melanocephala (Marsham, 1802) = Nitidula heterochroa Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Meligethes aeneus (Fabricius, 1775) = Meligethes kelchii Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Meligethes viridescens (Fabricius, 1787) = Meligethes pratincola Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Omosita colon (Linnaeus, 1758) = Omosita viana Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Thalycra fervida (Olivier, 1790) = Thalycra aridosa Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Rhizophagus aeneus Richter, 1820 = Rhizophagus scoriaceus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov.; Rhizophagus bipustulatus (Fabricius, 1792) = Rhizophagus quercus Gistel, 1857, syn. nov. Neotypes for all species described by Gistel are designated and deposited in the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Munich, Germany.
Batelka JanClinopalpus hanae, a new genus and species of ripiphorid beetle from Malaysia (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Pelecotominae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 239-245
Abstract: A new genus and species, Clinopalpus hanae gen. & sp. nov. (Coleopte- ra: Ripiphoridae: Pelecotominae), is described from the Cameron Highlands, Ma- laysia. Clinopalpus gen. nov. is compared with all known genera of the subfamilies Pelecotominae, Hemirhipidiinae, Ptilophorinae and Micholaeminae and found to share some characters with the first two subfamilies. The genus is characterised by the following combination of characters: four-segmented maxillary palpi with palpomeres 3 and 4 enlarged, oval eyes distinctly incised anteriorly in upper half, 11-segmented antennae with antennomeres 1–3 simple and antennomeres 4–11 bearing long flattened rami anteriorly, pronotum trilobed at base, completely de- veloped elytra, tibial spur formula 0-0-1, and tarsal claws bidentate apically.
Batelka JanConfirmation of the synonymy of Rhyzostylops with Blattivorus and the description of the male of Blattivorus inquirendus (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 247-251
Abstract: Based on the examination of a winged male collected in central Italy and associated with the holotype (larviform female) of Rhyzostylops inquirendus Silvestri, 1906, the latter species is transferred to the genus Blattivorus Cho- baut, 1891 and the synonymy of Rhyzostylops Silvestri, 1906 and Blattivorus is confirmed. The male of Blattivorus inquirendus (Silvestri, 1906), comb. nov. is described. A key to the European genera of Ripidiinae is provided.
Jelínek Josef, Kubáň VítězslavA review of the genus Agnathus (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Agnathinae), with description of Agnathus secundus sp. nov. from ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 253-281
Abstract: Catalogue and bibliography of the subfamily Agnathinae is provided, along with a discussion on the systematic position of the genus Agnathus Germar, 1825. Known data on its geographic distribution and bionomy are reviewed and new observations on the biology of Agnathus decoratus (Germar, 1818) are given. A new species, Agnathus secundus sp. nov., is described from the mountain forests of southwestern China (Yunnan).
Bezděk JanTituboea attenuata, a new synonym of T. biguttata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Clytrinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 283-285
Abstract: Based on the study of type material, Tituboea attenuata (Fairmaire, 1875) is considered a new synonym of T. biguttata (Olivier, 1791). The aedeagi of both species are indistinguishable. A lectotype is designated for T. attenuata.
GORCZYCA J. & CHÉROT F. 2008: Stysiofulvius, a new genus of Cylapi- nae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae) from the Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 377–384.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 286-286Šifner FrantišekTwo new genera of the family Scathophagidae (Diptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 287-292
Abstract: Two new monotypic genera of the family Scathophagidae are described: Jezekia gen. nov. with the type species Jezekia kmenti sp. nov. from the Palaearctic Region (Czech Republic), and Suwaia gen. nov. with the type species Parallelom- ma longicornis Hendel, 1913 from the Oriental Region (China: Taiwan). Suwaia longicornis (Hendel, 1913) comb. nov. is redescribed. Comments on generic classification, differential diagnoses of both genera and species involved are given, and important diagnostic characters are illustrated.
Šifner FrantišekAdditions and corrections to the Catalogue of the Scathophagidae (Diptera) of the Palaearctic RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 293-295
Abstract: Additions and corrections to the catalogue of the Scathophagidae (Diptera) of the Palaearctic Region (ŠIFNER 2008) are presented. Two new com- binations, Norellisoma altaicum (Ozerov, 2008), comb. nov. and Norellisoma yolduense (Ozerov, 2008), comb. nov., both transferred from Norellia Robineau- Desvoidy, 1830, and one new synonym, Scathophaga eoa Ozerov, 2007, syn. nov. = Scathophaga mellipes (Coquillett, 1899), are formally established. Including these changes, the Palaearctic fauna now contains 38 valid genera, 220 species and 198 synonyms.
Bezděk Aleš, Hájek JiříCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic - Scarabaeoidea: Bolboceratidae, Geotrupidae, Glaphyridae, Hybosoridae, Ochodaeidae and TrogidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 297-332
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. Here we present precise information about species-group types of the following scarabaeoid families: three taxa of the family Bolboceratidae, 83 taxa of Geotrupidae, 18 taxa of Glaphyridae, five taxa of Hybosoridae, two taxa of Ochodaeidae and 12 taxa of Trogidae. The rediscovery of the original syntypes of Geotrupes hoffmannseggi Fairmaire, 1856 and Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 set already designated neotypes for both species aside.
REMANE R. & GÜNTHER H. 2008: Acetropis stysi, a new species from Spain (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(2): 389–394.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 333-334