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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 50 - Number 2
published on: 15th December 2010
Volume 50 (2)
Namyatova Anna A.Revision of the genus Pachytomella (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: HalticiniActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 341-368
Abstract: The Palaearctic genus Pachytomella Reuter, 1890, comprising six species, is revised, and new synonymies for varieties of P. phoenicea (Horváth, 1884) – P. phoenicea var. antennalis Reuter, 1891, P. phoenicea var. pedalis Reuter, 1904, P. phoenicea var. nigricornis Reuter, 1904 – are proposed. Diagnoses and detailed descriptions for the genus and all species are given. Keys to males and females, as well as colour digital habitus images and illustrations of genital structures are provided. The lectotype for Pachytomella cursitans Reuter, 1905 is designated. Pachytomella parallela is recorded for the first time from Andorra and P. phoenicea from Jordan and Syria.
Linnavuori Rauno E. Studies on the Miridae (Phylinae, addenda to Deraeocorinae and Orthotylinae) of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces of Iran (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 369-414
Abstract: A list containing 95 species and one subspecies of the subfamily Phylinae of the family Miridae from Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces is published. Eleven new species of Phylinae are described: Acrotelus abbaricus sp. nov., Campylomma khuzestanicum sp. nov., Megalodactylus grandoculus sp. nov., Paredrocoris ilamicus sp. nov., Plagiognathus marivanensis sp. nov., Psallus (Psallus) shulsangaricus sp. nov., Sthenaropsis fedori sp. nov., Sthenaropsis zeydoonica sp. nov., Tuponia (Chlorotuponia) shadeganica sp. nov., Tuponia (Tuponia) kurdistanica sp. nov., and Yotvata (Yotvata) farsiana sp. nov. In addition, one new species of the subfamily Orthotylinae, Zanchius gurbandicus sp. nov., is described and one new record each is provided for the subfamilies Deraeocorinae and Orthotylinae. A key to the genus Sthenaropsis Poppius, 1912 is provided. Plagiognathus (Plagiognathus) bipunctatus albicans (Reuter, 1901) stat. nov., and Atomophora maculosa erato Linnavuori, 1971 stat. restit. are considered valid subspecies. The following 14 species are recorded from Iran for the first time: Anonychiella subannulata (Wagner, 1973), Argyrotelaenus simoni Reuter & Poppius, 1912, Camptotylidea flavida (Nonnaizab & Yang, 1994), Lepidargyrus seidenstueckeri (Wagner, 1956), Lepidargyrus syriacus (Wagner, 1956), Macrotylus cruciatus (R. F. Sahlberg, 1848), Megalocoleus signoreti (Reuter, 1879), Monosynamma bohemanni (Fallén, 1829), Psallus (Psallus) anaemicus Seidenstücker, 1966, Psallus (Psallus) pseudopunctulatus Linnavuori, 1984, Tuponia (Chlorotuponia) brevirostris (Reuter, 1883), Tuponia (Chlorotuponia) hippophaes (Fieber, 1864), Tuponia (Tuponia) macedonica Wagner, 1957, and Tuponia (Tuponia) semele Linnavuori, 1995.
Yamada Kazutaka, Ballal Chandish R., Gupta Tripti, Poorani JanakiramanDescription of a new species of Anthocoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) from southern India, associated with striped mealybug on purple orchid treeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 415-424
Abstract: Anthocoris muraleedharani Yamada, sp. nov. is described from Karnataka State, southern India, and is distinguished from its allies, A. dividens Bu & Zheng, 2001 and A. miyamotoi Hiura, 1959, by the coloration of hemelytra and legs and structure of male genitalia. Anthocoris muraleedharani Yamada, sp. nov. feeds on striped mealybug, Ferrisia virgata (Cockerell, 1893) (Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae), which attacks purple orchid tree, Bauhinia purpurea Linnaeus (Fabaceae). Biology of the new bug is briefly discussed. A key to the Indian species of Anthocoris Fallén, 1814 is also given.
Ghahari Hassan, Carpintero Diego Leonardo, Moulet Pierre, Linnavuori Rauno E., Ostovan Hadi Annotated catalogue of the Iranian broad-headed bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Alydidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 425-436
Abstract: The fauna of Iranian broad-headed bugs (Coreoidea: Alydidae) is studied in this paper. A total of twenty-one species of eleven genera (Alydus Fabricius, 1803, Camptopus Amyot & Serville, 1843, Euthetus Dallas, 1852, Heegeria Reuter, 1881, Megalotomus Fieber, 1860, Mirperus Stål, 1860, Nariscus Stål, 1865, Nemausus Stål, 1866, Riptortus Stål, 1859, Tenosius Stål, 1860, Leptocorisa Latreille, 1829) belonging to two subfamilies (Alydinae, Leptocorisinae) are listed for Iranian fauna. Out of them, three species, Megalotomus junceus (Scopoli, 1763), M. ornaticeps (Stål, 1858) and Leptocorisa oratoria (Fabricius, 1794), are new records for Iran.
Hájek Jiří, Hendrich Lars, Hawlitschek Oliver, Balke MichaelCopelatus sibelaemontis sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from the Moluccas with generic assignment based on morphology and DNA sequence dataActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 437-443
Abstract: We describe Copelatus sibelaemontis sp. nov. from Bacan and Morotai Islands, Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. This is the only known Indonesian Copelatus Erichson, 1832 with smooth elytra. It has been assigned to Copelatus based on morphology and DNA sequence data.
Duwal Ram Keshari, Yasunaga Tomohide, Lee Seung-HwanKmentophylus nom. nov., a new substitute name for Aplagiognathus (Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 444-444
Abstract: A new substitute name, Kmentophylus nom. nov., is proposed for the recently described plant bug genus Aplagiognathus Duwal, Yasunaga & Lee, 2010 (Miridae: Phylinae: Phylini) that is preoccupied by the genus group name, Aplagiognathus Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Accordingly, a new combination, Kmentophylus albopilosus (Duwal, Yasunaga & Lee, 2010) comb. nov., is established.
Fikáček Martin, Prokop Jakub, Nel AndréFossil water scavenger beetles of the subtribe Hydrobiusina (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the Late Oligocene locality of Aix-en-Provence (France)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 445-458
Abstract: Two species assigned to the subtribe Hydrobiusina (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae: Hydrophilini) from the Late Oligocene locality of Aixen-Provence (France) are examined: Hydrobius obsoletus Heer, 1856 is removed from the Hydrophiloidea and placed in Coleoptera incertae sedis based on the examination of its holotype. Limnoxenus olenus sp. nov. is described from two well-preserved fossil specimens. Based on a phylogenetic analysis combining the data of recent and fossil species, L. olenus sp. nov. is supported as belonging to the non-Hawaiian group of the genus Limnoxenus Motschulsky, 1853; it represents the first known fossil record of the genus.
Gustafson Grey T., Short Andrew E. Z.Redescription of the Neotropical water scavenger beetle genus Phaenostoma (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) with description of two new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 459-469
Abstract: The water scavenger beetle genus Phaenostoma d’Orchymont, 1937 is reviewed and redescribed. Two new species are described: P. kontax sp. nov. (Peru) and P. stochasma sp. nov. (Costa Rica, Venezuela). The only previously known species, P. posticatum (Sharp, 1887) is newly recorded from Costa Rica and redescribed. A key to known species of the genus is presented.
Hlaváč PeterKurbatoviella antennata, a new peculiar genus and species of the Clavigeritae from Borneo ( Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 471-475
Abstract: Kurbatoviella antennata gen. nov., sp. nov. is described based on the material collected in Sabah, Borneo. The genus is a member of the supertribe Clavigeritae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), and has very special and isolated position. Tentatively it is placed to the subtribe Disarthricerina.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-Zhen, Zhao Mei-JunDiscovery of the rare genus Awas in mainland China with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae: Goniaceritae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 477-482
Abstract: The rare genus Awas Löbl, 1994 is reported from mainland China for the first time, based on a new species, A. sinicus Yin & Li sp. nov., from Yunnan Province. The new species is described and illustrated. It appears closely related to A. shunichii Nomura, 1995 from Taiwan. A revised key to all species is provided.
Irmler UlrichNew species of the genera Mimogonus and Mimogonia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae) from the Neotropical RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 483-494
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Mimogonus Fauvel, 1903, M. clavicornis sp. nov. and M. curtus sp. nov., are described from the eastern slope of the Andean range in Ecuador. Three species of Mimogonus Fauvel, 1903 are now known from the Neotropics, including M. fumator (Fauvel, 1889) from the West Indies. Similarities between the two new Mimogonus species and the African species, M. curtipennis Fagel, 1959 and M. fumator (Fauvel, 1889), are discussed. Additionally, three new species of the genus Mimogonia Coiffait, 1978, M. longipes sp. nov., M. amazonica sp. nov. and M. paraensis sp. nov., are described from the Brazilian states of Amazonas and Pará. Including these new species, a total of 17 Mimogonia species is now known from South America. A key to the species group of Mimogonia characterised by large prominent eyes is provided.
Hromádka LubomírRevision of the Afrotropical species of the genus Pseudohesperus, with taxonomic notes on other Afrotropical species of the subtribe Philonthina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 495-516
Abstract: Afrotropical species of the genus Pseudohesperus Hayashi, 2008 are revised. The genus contains nine Afrotropical species, four of which are described as new: P. apsilus sp. nov. (Uganda, Gabon), P. tauraco sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo), P. tyto sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and P. varanus sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Three species are transferred to Pseudohesperus from the genus Philonthus Stephens, 1829: P. conradti (Bernhauer, 1912) comb. nov., P. eccoptomus (Tottenham, 1962) comb. nov. And P. proselytus (Bernhauer, 1912) comb. nov. Two species are transferred to Pseudohesperus from the genus Hesperus Stephens, 1829: Pseudohesperus bafutensis (Levasseur, 1967) comb. nov. and Pseudohesperus natalensis (Scheerpeltz, 1956) comb. nov. Hesperus longicornis Cameron, 1950 syn. nov. is synonymized with Pseudohesperus conradti. All Afrotropical species of the genus Pseudohesperus are keyed and their aedeagi and relevant morphological characters are figured. In addition, new synonyms and new combinations are proposed for some other representatives of the Afrotropical Philonthina based on the study of type specimens. Five species of Philonthus are synonymized: Philonthus captivus Levasseur, 1966 syn. nov. = P. wittei Bernhauer, 1932; P. parasanguineus Levasseur, 1962 syn. nov. = P. ichor Tottenham, 1961; P. rubrovittatus Tottenham, 1979 syn. nov. = P. nimeaglius Tottenham, 1962; P. discoideisimillis Scheerpeltz, 1974 syn. nov. = P. taterae Scheerpeltz, 1951; and P. flandrianus Cameron, 1952 syn. nov. = P. ventralis Gravenhorst, 1802. Eight species of Philonthus are transferred to the genus Gabrius Stephens, 1829: G. definitus (Cameron, 1950) comb. nov., G. dubiosus (Bernhauer, 1936) comb. nov., G. elypticus (Bernhauer, 1932) comb. nov., G. gerardi (Bernhauer, 1928) comb. nov., G. gongulus (Tottenham, 1949) comb. nov., G. rudiventris (Bernhauer, 1937) comb. nov., and G. separatus (Cameron, 1950) comb. nov. Philonthus meridioafricanus Scheerpeltz, 1974 syn. nov. is synonymized with Gabronthus maritimus (Motschulsky, 1858). Two species of Gabrius are transferred to the genus Gabronthus Tottenham, 1955: Gabronthus heterocerus (Cameron, 1950) comb. nov. and Gabronthus kamatembeanus (Cameron, 1950) comb. nov.
Jákl Stanislav, Král David, Kubáň VítězslavA review of the genus Bietia with a description of a new species from Yunnan, China (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Goliathini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 517-528
Abstract: A new species of the goliathine genus Bietia Fairmaire, 1898, B. naxiorum sp. nov., is described from the mountains in northwestern Yunnan (China). It is compared with two other species of the genus known so far, B. rudicollis Fairmaire, 1898 and B. simillima Fairmaire, 1898. The folloving new synonymy is proposed: Bietia rudicollis Fairmaire, 1898 = Atropinota funkei Heller, 1923, syn. nov. A lectotype is designated for A. funkei. Dorsal habitus and diagnostic characters on the male external genitalia of all three species of Bietia are illustrated. A diagnosis of the genus and a key to species are provided. The systematic position of Bietia among the known genera of the Oriental and Palaearctic Goliathini is shortly discussed. A brief description of the habitat of B. naxiorum sp. nov. as well as notes on its ground-dwelling habits are given; a ground-dwelling behaviour of adults is recorded for the first time in the Asian Goliathini.
Yoshitomi Hiroyuki A new species of Prionocyphon from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Scirtidae: Scirtinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 529-533
Abstract: A new species of Prionocyphon Redtenbacher, 1858, P. babai sp. nov., is described from Taiwan.
Bílý Svatopluk, Kubáň VítězslavA study on the Nearctic species of the genus Anthaxia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini) Subgenus Melanthaxia. Part IActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 535-546
Abstract: The first part of a taxonomic study on the Nearctic species of the subgenus Melanthaxia Richter, 1949 of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 is provided. Eight species-groups are defined and keyed: Anthaxia (M.) neofunerula Obenberger, 1942 species-group, A. (M.) nanula Casey, 1884 species-group, A. (M.) prasina Horn, 1882 species-group, A. (M.) leechi Cobos, 1958 speciesgroup, A. (M.) oregonensis Obenberger, 1942 species-group, A. (M.) strigata LeConte, 1859 species-group, A. (M.) californica Obenberger, 1914 species-group and A. (M.) aeneogaster Gory & Laporte, 1839 species-group. The diagnostic characters and representatives of the particular species-groups are illustrated.
Horák Jan Jakliella and Mehlia, new genera from Indonesia and Malaysia, with description of four new species (Coleoptera: Mordellidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 547-561
Abstract: Two new genera, Jakliella gen. nov. and Mehlia gen. nov., are described together with new species Mehlia seramensis sp. nov. (Indonesia: Ambon and Seram Islands), M. jakli sp. nov. (Indonesia: Tanimbar Archipelago: Yamdena Island), M. jelineki sp. nov. (Malaysia: Sabah, Perak; Indonesia: Sumatra) and Jakliella papuana sp. nov. (Indonesia: West Papua). Key to the genera from the Tomoxia-genus group and a key to the species of Mehlia gen. nov. are given.
Bezděk JanPhyllobrotica malinka sp.nov. from Turkey and Iran and a review of allied species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 563-575
Abstract: Phyllobrotica malinka sp. nov. from Turkey and Iran is described, illustrated and compared with closely related P. frontalis Weise, 1886 and P. elegans Kraatz, 1866. Male and female genitalia are figured for all three species. The distribution of P. frontalis and P. elegans is summarized based on literature and newly identified material. Phyllobrotica elegans is recorded for the first time from Lebanon and Syria, and P. frontalis is confirmed from Syria. An identification key to the West Palaearctic species of Phyllobrotica Chevrolat, 1836 is provided.
Borovec RomanA taxonomic study of Eastern Palaearctic Omiini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 577-594
Abstract: A new monotypic genus, Yunakovius gen. nov., is described, based on Y. orientalis sp. nov. from China, Mongolia and Siberia. The genus Omo iotus Sharp, 1896 is recognized as a junior synonym of Asphalmus Sharp, 1896, which currently contains three species: Asphalmus japonicus Sharp, 1896, A. ovatus (Sharp, 1896), comb. nov., and A. sharpi sp. nov. (China). A lectotype is designated for Omoiotus ovatus Sharp, 1896. A key to Asphalmus species is given, the three species included are redescribed and illustrated, including male and female genitalia.
Ševčík Jan, Hippa Heikki New species of Chalastonepsia and Pectinepsia gen. nov. (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from the Oriental and Australasian RegionsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 595-608
Abstract: Two new species of Chalastonepsia Søli, 1996 (Diptera: Mycetophilidae), C. montana sp. nov. (Indonesia, Malaysia) and C. nigricoxa sp. nov. (Thailand), are described. A new genus, Pectinepsia gen. nov., is proposed for two new species, P. pulcherrima sp. nov. (Malaysia, type species of the genus) and P. sumatrensis sp. nov. (Indonesia). New Oriental and Australasian records of Chalastonepsia hokkaidensis Kallweit, 1998 (Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea) and C. orientalis Søli, 1996 (Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea) are presented and hitherto unknown females of both species are figured.
Šifner FrantišekTwo new genera and species of the family Scathophagidae (Diptera) from the Palaearctic and Oriental Regions with additional faunistic recordsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 609-618
Abstract: A new genus of the family Scathophagidae from the Palaearctic Region is described: Milania gen. nov. with the type species Norellisoma agrion Séguy, 1948. Milania agrion (Séguy, 1948) comb. nov. from Japan and Milania longiabdomina (Sun, 1992) comb. nov. from Japan and China are redescribed. New species Miroslava knajfli sp. nov. from Nepal is described. The new monotypic genus Lubomyia gen. nov. with the type species Lubomyia orientalis sp. nov. from Burma is described. Comments on generic classification and differential diagnoses of both new genera and all new species are given and essential diagnostic characters are illustrated. Acanthocnema longispina Suwa, 1986 is recorded for the first time from Burma.
Roháček JindřichA peculiar male genitalia monstrosity in Anthomyza neglecta (Diptera: Anthomyzidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 619-628
Abstract: An unusual monstrosity of the male genitalia of Anthomyza neglecta Collin, 1944 (Anthomyzidae) is described (and illustrated) based on a specimen reared from a tuft of sedge (Carex acuta L.) from Přemyšov Nature Reserve near Polanka nad Odrou (Czech Republic) and compared with normal genitalia of specimens from the same locality. The striking modifications of the genitalia of this aberrant specimen include: (1) complete disappearance of the internal genital structures (hypandrium, aedeagal complex) with only (somewhat enlarged) ejacapodeme remaining outside the epandrial capsule under 8th sternum; (2) epandrium asymmetrical, dorsoventrally compressed and anteroventrally closed, with only a small circular opening for the alimentary canal; (3) medandrium greatly deformed (shortened and asymmetrical); (4) gonostyli strongly asymmetrical (particularly right gonostylus extremely malformed and wholly dissimilar to normal form) and (5) abnormally asymmetrical cerci.
Bezděk Aleš, Hájek Jiří Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae (including Trichiini) and ValginaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50(2): 629-655
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this third part of the catalogue dealing with the Scarabaeoidea, we present precise information for types of 81 taxa of the subfamily Cetoniinae and four taxa of the subfamily Valginae.