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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 49 - Number 2
Papers celebrating the 70th birthday of Josef Jelínek
published on: 15th December 2009
Volume 49 (2)
Bílý Svatopluk, Smetana Aleš, Hájek Jiří, Ježek Jan, Štich ČárlíRNDr. Josef Jelínek CSc. seventy years oldActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 335-340Audisio Paolo, Cline Andrew R., De Biase Alessio, Antonini Gloria, Mancini Emiliano, Trizzino Marco, Costantini Lorenzo, Strika Sirio, Lamanna Francesco, Cerretti PierfilippoPreliminary re-examination of genus-level taxonomy of the pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 341-504
Abstract: The pollen beetle subfamily Meligethinae C. G. Thomson, 1859 (Nitidulidae), is distributed throughout the Holarctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, and Australasian Regions. Previously, the subfamily included fifteen genera and approximately seven hundred species, most of which were attributed to the widespread and paraphyletic genus Meligethes Stephens, 1830, and to a lesser extent the primarily Afrotropical genus Pria Stephens, 1830. Herein, twenty-two additional genera are described as new from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia; including the following: Afrogethes, Aristogethes, Asterogethes, Bolbocero- gethes, Boragogethes, Brassicogethes, Fabogethes, Genistogethes, Indogethes, Jelinekigethes, Lamiogethes, Lucanopria, Neolariopsis, Odontholariopsis, Paleo- gethes, Rubiogethes, Sagittogethes, Stachygethes, Tarchonanthogethes, Thymo- gethes, Xenostrongylogethes, and Xerogethes, all Audisio & Cline, gen. nov. Six previously recognized and/or described subgenera of Meligethes are elevated to generic rank; including Acanthogethes Reitter, 1871, Clypeogethes Scholz, 1932, Idiogethes Kirejtshuk, 1977, Chromogethes Kirejtshuk, 1989, Lariopsis Kirejtshuk, 1989, and Astylogethes Kirejtshuk, 1992 stat. nov. The new combinations for all transferred species are established. The type species of all recognized genera are fixed and/or indicated, a preliminary check list of inclusive described species attributed to each of the resulting 43 Meligethinae genera is provided, and a new genus/species is described from Rwanda, i.e. Lucanopria wagneri Audisio & Cline, gen. nov. and sp. nov. One new synonymy is proposed: Meligethes albens Audisio & De Biase, 2004, = Chromogethes formosus (Kirejtshuk, 1989) syn. nov. A preliminary phylogenetic scenario of Meligethinae is discussed, based on selected morphological characters and evidence from partially published molecular data (i.e. COI, ITS2, and PEPCK genes) representing most Meligethinae genera. Also, the available bionomical data and larval host-plant associations of inclusive genera are summarized.
Lasoń AndrzejA new species of the genus Glischrochilus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Cryptarchinae) from ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 505-510
Abstract: Glischrochilus (Librodor) jelineki sp. nov. from China is described and illustrated. Diagnostic characters of the new species and of the related Glischro- chilus (Librodor) japonius (Motschulsky, 1857) are figured.
Gimmel Matthew L., Leschen Richard A. B., Ślipiński AdamReview of the New Zealand endemic family Cyclaxyridae, new family (Coleoptera: Polyphaga)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 511-528
Abstract: In this paper we review the endemic New Zealand cucujoid beetle family Cyclaxyridae, fam. nov., which includes only the genus Cyclaxyra Broun, 1893. One new species is described (Cyclaxyra jelineki sp. nov.) and one new synonymy is established (C. politula (Broun, 1881) = C. impressa Broun, 1915, syn. nov.), resulting in the recognition of two valid species in the family. Lectotype of C. politula is designated. Larvae are described and illustrated and phylogenetic relationships and biology are discussed.
Fery HansNew species of the Hydroporus longulus-group from Iran, Armenia and Turkey with a synopsis of the group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 529-558
Abstract: Hydroporus jelineki sp. nov. is described from Iran and Turkey, H. hajeki sp. nov. from Iran, H. holzschuhi sp. nov. from Turkey and H. shaver- doae sp. nov. from Armenia. The lectotypes of H. jacobsoni Zaitzev, 1927 and H. kraatzii Schaum, 1868 are designated. Hydroporus libanus Régimbart, 1901 and H. kryshtali Bilyashiwski, 1993 are also included in the study, since they are similar to some of the new species and almost unknown in the literature; their original descriptions are translated from Latin and Ukrainian, respectively. Except H. kraatzii, the above-mentioned species are externally rather similar, and only the males can be distinguished with certainty by the shape of their aedeagi, which are figured along with the female genitalia of five species. All these species belong to the longulus-group of Hydroporus Clairville, 1806, the members of which were treated as belonging to the subgenus Sternoporus Falkenström, 1930 until not long ago. Some historical notes on the classification of the longulus-group members and, additionally, on that of the H. memnonius- and the H. neglectus-group members are provided. A synopsis of the H. longulus-group is also given, the total number of its members now increasing from 23 to 27. Finally, some general notes on the habitats of the H. longulus-group members are provided.
Bulirsch PetrContribution to the Asian and Afrotropical species of the genus Dyschiriodes (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 559-576
Abstract: Seven new species of the genus Dyschiriodes Jeannel, 1959 are described, illustrated and compared to the related taxa: D. sabahensis sp. nov. from Malaysia (Sabah), D. hajeki sp. nov. from China (Yunnan), D. kadleci sp. nov. from India (Maharashtra), D. facchinii sp. nov. from Thailand, D. jelineki sp. nov. from Iran, D. ruthmuellerae sp. nov. from South Africa and D. genieri sp. nov. from Burkina Faso and Ghana. The holotype and additional material of D. kalalae (Mařan, 1935) are studied and the synonymy of this species to D. cari- niceps (Baudi di Selva, 1864) is confirmed. Finally, the holotype and additional specimens of D. disjunctus (Andrewes, 1929) are examined, its status is refined and the first record from China (Yunnan) is given.
Toledano LucaNotes on the Bembidiina of Taiwan with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 577-598
Abstract: This paper provides new observations on the Bembidiina of Taiwan, still poorly known, and deals with their relationships with the Chinese and Japanese lineages. The extreme tendency to endemism of the Taiwanese Bembidiina (14 out of the currently 19 known species are endemic) is emphasized by three new endemic species described in this paper: Bembidion (Blepharoplataphus) teradai sp. nov., B. (Trichoplataphus) seijii sp. nov. and B. (Trichoplataphus) jelineki sp. nov. One poorly known Taiwanese species, B. (Armatocillenus) sauteri Jedlička, 1954, is redescribed and the male genitalia of two species, B. (Ocydromus) shu- nichii Habu, 1973 and B. (Desarmatocillenus) foochowense Lindroth, 1980, are described for the first time. An updated checklist and a key for the determination of the Taiwanese Bembidiina are also provided.
Ito NoboruNote on the subgenus Pseudotrichotichnus of the genus Trichotichnus from Southeast Asia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 599-606
Abstract: Three new species of the subgenus Pseudotrichotichnus Habu, 1973 of the harpaline genus Trichotichnus Morawitz, 1863 are described from Southeast Asia: Trichotichnus (Pseudotrichotichnus) jelineki sp. nov. (Laos), T. (P.) tenui- tibialis sp. nov. (Malaysia), and T. (P.) vietnamensis sp. nov. (Vietnam). The aedeagi of Trichotichnus (P.) niger Louwerens, 1951 and T. (P.) miyakei Habu, 1980 are illustrated.
Gentili Elio, Fikáček MartinTaxonomic notes on Laccobius, subgenus Glyptolaccobius, with new records and description of four new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 607-623
Abstract: Four new species of Laccobius Erichson, 1837 in the subgenus Glyp- tolaccobius Gentili, 1989 are described: L. guttalis sp. nov. (Nepal), L. hanka sp. nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), L. josefi sp. nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh) and L. sipeki sp. nov. (India: Meghalaya). New records are provided for the following species of the subgenus Glyptolaccobius: L. egregius Gentili, 1995 (India: Ut- tarakhand), L. eliogentilii Hebauer, 2002 (Bhutan, India: Meghalaya), L. sharmai Gentili, 1995 (Nepal), and L. silvester Gentili, 2006 (India: Uttaranchal). Laccobius moriyai Kamite, Ogata & Hikida, 2007 is compared with the remaining species of the subgenus Glyptolaccobius and the male genitalia of L. pluvialis Gentili, 2006 are redrawn. An updated identification key of Glyptolaccobius species is provided, the male genitalia of all new and some additional species are illustrated and habitus photographs of L. guttalis sp. nov., L. moriyai, L. hanka sp. nov. and L. sipeki sp. nov. are provided. Differential diagnosis of the subgenus Glyptolac- cobius is modified to accommodate the newly described taxa.
Short Andrew E. Z.Two new species of the hygropetric genus Oocyclus from eastern India (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 625-630
Abstract: Two new species of the water scavenger beetle genus Oocyclus Sharp, 1882 are described from the Khasi Hills of India. Oocyclus armstrongorum sp. nov. and O. madidus sp. nov. were both collected from hygropetric habitats, consistent with other species of the genus.
Růžička Jan, Pütz AndreasNew species and new records of Agyrtidae (Coleoptera) from China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and VietnamActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 631-650
Abstract: Three new species of the family Agyrtidae are described from China: Apteroloma belousovi sp. nov. (Sichuan province), Apteroloma jelineki sp. nov. and Ipelates schuelkei sp. nov. (both Yunnan province). Female of Apteroloma qinlingense Rougemont, 2001 is redescribed. Necrophilus chinensis Zhou, 2005 is considered as a junior subjective synonym of N. sichuanensis Nikolaev, 2003. First records are given for Necrophilus rupinensis Schawaller, 1986 and Pterolo- ma forsstromii (Gyllenhal, 1810) from China and Ipelates sikkimensis (Portevin, 1905) from India: Arunachal Pradesh, Myanmar and Thailand. Species of agyrtid genera mentioned from China and adjacent countries are keyed.
Hlaváč PeterTaxonomic notes on the Bryaxis splendidus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), with the description of a new species from the UkraineActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 651-659
Abstract: Species of the Bryaxis splendidus group are studied. One new species, Bryaxis cepliki sp. nov. is described from the Transcarpathian Ukraine. Bryaxis goliath Jeannel, 1922 is elevated to the species rank. Aedeagi of all species of the group are illustrated. Known records are listed and a key to species is provided.
Löbl IvanAkarbatrus gen. nov., an unusual Batrisitae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from SumatraActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 661-670
Abstract: Akarbatrus gen. nov., and Akarbatrus jelineki sp. nov. and A. diversi- cornis sp. nov. from Sumatra are described and illustrated.
Hromádka LubomírFive new Philonthus species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina) from the Afrotropical RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 671-682
Abstract: Five new species of the genus Philonthus Stephens, 1829 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) are described: Philonthus jelineki sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), Philonthus jelinekianus sp. nov. (Nigeria), Philonthus loxodonta sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), Philonthus phacochoerus sp. nov. (Liberia) and Philonthus tragelaphus sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa). All species are described, illustrated and compared with related species.
Smetana AlešContributions to the knowledge of the ‘Staphylinus-complex’ (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini) of China. Part 19. The genus Ocypus Leach, 1819, subgenus Pseudocypus Mulsant & Rey, 1876. Section 3Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 683-694
Abstract: The paper deals with the three species of the lewisius-lineage of the subgenus Pseudocypus Mulsant & Rey, 1876 of the genus Ocypus Leach, 1819, known to occur at present on the territory of the People’s Republic of China. Ocypus lewisius Sharp, 1874 and O. densissimus (Bernhauer, 1933) are redescribed, and Ocypus jelineki sp. nov. is described as new from specimens from Henan, Hubei and Shaanxi. Each species is described, illustrated and all available distributional and bionomic data are given. A key to the Chinese species of the lewisius-lineage of the subgenus Pseudocypus is given.
Uhlig Manfred, Janák JiříErichsonius (Sectophilonthus) jelineki sp. nov., the first representative of the genus from the Seychelles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 695-710
Abstract: Erichsonius (Sectophilonthus) jelineki sp. nov. from the Seychelles (type locality: Island of Mahé: Trois Frères) is described, illustrated, and distin- guished from similar species.
Klausnitzer BernhardContribution to the knowledge of Elodes sericea species-group with description of two new species from Middle Asia (Coleoptera, Scirtidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 711-728
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Elodes Latreille, 1796 from Uzbekistan (Elodes jelineki sp. nov.) and Kazakhstan (Elodes gerdmuelleri sp. nov.) are described. Elodes orientalis Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1973 is redescribed as a valid species. These three species represent along with Elodes sericea Kiesenwetter, 1859, E. eberti Klausnitzer, 1970 and E. persica Klausnitzer, 1975 a distinct spe- cies-group, which is defined as Elodes sericea species-group. The new species are compared with other species of the E. sericea group and a key to identification of species of the group is proposed. Original description of E. persica Klausnitzer, 1975 is completed.
Bílý Svatopluk, Kubáň Vítězslav, Volkovitsh Mark G.A study on the tribe Poecilonotini, with a revision of the subtribe Nesotrinchina subtrib. nov. and the description of a new genus and species from Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Chrysochroinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 729-767
Abstract: The preceding definitions of the tribe Poecilonotini Jakobson, 1913 are revised and commented and a new concept of the tribe Poecilonotini sensu novo is suggested. The subtribe Nesotrinchina Bílý, Kubáň & Volkovitsh, subtrib. nov. is described and revised including a study of selected taxa of the subtribe Poecilono- tina. Ulaikoilia jelineki Bílý & Kubáň, gen. nov., sp. nov. (subtribe Nesotrinchina subtrib. nov.) is described from Papua New Guinea. The genus is diagnosed and compared with related genera and important characters at the genus and species level are illustrated. The following new synonymies are proposed: Lamprodila (Erialata) auripilis (Obenberger, 1922) = L. (E.) pubescens (Fisher, 1930), syn. nov., Melobasina apicalis Kerremans, 1900 = M. ignita (Théry, 1937), syn. nov., Nesotrinchus australicus (Kerremans, 1903) = N. simondsi Obenberger, 1924, syn. nov. and N. caeruleipennis (Fairmaire, 1877) = N. orientalis Bellamy, 1987, syn. nov. Haplotrinchus marginefossus Thomson, 1878, stat. restit. (Chrysochroinae Laporte de Castelnau, 1835, Dicercini Gistel, 1848, Haplotrinchina Hołyński, 1993) is removed from synonymy with H. pyrochlorus (Fairmaire, 1877) and restituted as a valid species. Nesotrinchus Obenberger, 1924, stat. restit. is remo- ved from synonymy with Melobasina Kerremans, 1900. A new substitute name is suggested: Nesotrinchus thomsoni Bílý & Kubáň, nom. nov. for N. caeruleipennis Thomson, 1878 (primary and secondary homonym). Lectotypes are designated for Dicercomorpha caeruleipennis Fairmaire, 1877, D. caeruleipennis Thomson, 1878, Haplotrinchus australicus Kerremans, 1903, Melobasina apicalis Kerre- mans, 1900, Nesotrinchus simondsi Obenberger, 1924 and Poecilonota suturalis Deyrolle, 1864. The genus Pseudhyperantha Saunders, 1869 is transferred from Stigmoderini Lacordaire, 1857 back to the tribe Buprestini Leach, 1815. Final- ly, the following species are transferred to other genera: Melobasina suturalis (Deyrolle, 1864), comb. nov. from Lamprodila Motschulsky, 1860; Nesotrinchus wallisii (Montrouzier, 1855), comb. nov. from Haplotrinchus Kerremans, 1903; and N. australicus, N. caeruleipennis and N. thomsoni Bílý & Kubáň, nom. nov., all comb. nov. from Melobasina.
Batelka Jan, Hájek JiříA taxonomic review of the genus Eorhipidius (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae: Ripidiinae), with descriptions of three new species from AsiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 769-782
Abstract: The ripiphorid genus Eorhipidius Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986 is revised and four species are recognized: E. januschevi Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986 from Tajikistan, E. jelineki sp. nov. from Iran, E. loebli sp. nov. from Orissa (India) and E. ruzickai sp. nov. from Pakistan. All species are (re)described, their diagnostic characters are illustrated, and an identification key to all species is provided. The systematic positions of the Eorhipidiini and the Ripidiinae are thoroughly discussed.
Novák VladimírA review of the genus Stilbocistela (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Alleculinae) with description of new species from Malaysia and IndonesiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 783-794
Abstract: Stilbocistela malaica sp. nov., S. rostislavi sp. nov. (both from Malaysia) and S. jelineki sp. nov. (Indonesia: Irian Jaya) are described, illustrated and com- pared with S. luzonica Borchmann, 1932 from the Philippines and S. manoiensis Borchmann, 1935 from New Guinea. New distributional data of the latter species from Indonesia (Irian Jaya) are given. A key to the species of the genus Stilbocistela Borchmann, 1932 is provided.
Švihla VladimírThree new Indasclera species from Laos including new data on distribution and list of species (Coleoptera: Oedemeridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 795-804
Abstract: Three new species of the genus Indasclera Švihla, 1980 are described and illustrated: Indasclera nigripes sp. nov., I. josefi sp. nov. and I. jelineki sp. nov. (all from Laos). Indasclera chapaensis (Pic, 1927), I. dalatensis (Pic, 1928) and I. griseicornis (Pic, 1922) are reported as new for the fauna of Laos. A list of all described Indasclera species including their distribution is presented.
Ge Sin-Qin, Daccordi Mauro, Yang Xing-KeTwo new species of Chrysolina Motschulsky from China, with redescription of C. kozlovi Lopatin and notes on the genus Doeberlia Warchałowski (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 805-818
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860, C. jelineki Daccordi & Yang, sp. nov. and C. (Chrysocrosita) josefi Daccordi & Ge, sp. nov., are described from China and Chrysolina (Pezocrosita) kozlovi Lopatin, 1988 is redescribed. Habitus, aedeagi, spermathecae, antennae of male and female and fore tarsi of male of the three species are illustrated, as well as the larva of C. kozlovi. Chrysolina kozlovi is most likely viviparous. The genus Doeberlia Warchałowski, 2007 is treated as a new synonym of the subgenus Timarchomela Achard, 1922. Chrysolina (Timarchomela) doeberli Daccordi & Yang, nom. nov. is proposed as a substitute name for Doeberlia subopaca Warchałowski, 2007.
Bezděk JanRevisional study on the genus Mimastra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae): Species with unmodified protarsomeres in male. Part 1.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 819-840
Abstract: The first results of a taxonomic study of the type material of the genus Mimastra Baly, 1865 are presented for 11 species in which the males do not have modified protarsomeres. Three species are described as new: Mimastra jelineki sp. nov. (Indonesia: Java and Bali), M. kremitovskyi sp. nov. (China: Yunnan) and M. riedeli sp. nov. (India: Uttar Pradesh; Nepal). The following new synonyms are proposed: Mimastra fortipunctata Maulik, 1936 = M. bhutanica Kimoto, 1982, syn. nov.; M. malvi Chen, 1942 = M. grahami Gressitt & Kimoto, 1963, syn. nov., and M. submetallica Jacoby, 1884 = M. pectoralis Kimoto, 1989, syn. nov. Mimastra badia Kimoto, 1989 is treated as a valid species and resurrected from the synonymy with M. polita Jacoby, 1889. Lectotypes are designated for the following species: Mimastra pallida Jacoby, 1896, M. submetallica Jacoby, 1884, and M. sumatrensis Jacoby, 1884. Both male and female genitalia are described for the first time for almost all species under study.
Borovec Roman, Colonnelli Enzo, Osella GiuseppeOn the South African genus Heisonyx (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 841-860
Abstract: Six new species of the genus Heisonyx Marshall, 1947 from South Africa (H. barclayi sp. nov., H. danielssoni sp. nov., H. fuscus sp. nov., H. giustocaroli sp. nov., H. hexarthrum sp. nov., and H. jelineki sp. nov.) are described, illustrated and keyed. The genus is redescribed and its taxonomic position is briefly discussed. Heisonyx and Lalagetes Schoenherr, 1842 are newly transferred from the Oosomini Lacordaire, 1863 to the Embrithini Marshall, 1942. Male and female genitalia of Heisonyx are studied and illustrated for the first time.