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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 51 - Number 1
published on: 30th June 2011
Volume 51 (1)
Yamada Kazutaka, Bindu K., Nasreem A., Nasser M. A new flower bug of the genus Montandoniola (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae), a predator of gall-forming thrips on black pepper in southern IndiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 1-10
Abstract: A new flower bug, Montandoniola indica Yamada, sp. nov., is described on the basis of specimens collected in Kerala State, southern India. It is an efficient predator of gall-forming thrips, Liothrips karnyi Bagnall, 1924 (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae), infesting black-pepper leaves. Montandoniola indica Yamada, sp. nov. is distinguished from its related species, M. thripodes Bergroth, 1916, by slightly sinuate flagellum approximately twice as long as cone and by the copulatory tube apex exceeding the anterior margin of sternum VII. Biology of this new species and identity of Indian species of Montandoniola Poppius, 1909 are discussed.
Melo María C., Faúndez Eduardo I.Synopsis of the genus Empicoris (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) in ChileActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 11-20
Abstract: The species of Empicoris Wolff, 1811 recorded from Chile are listed, and an identification key for all four species is provided. Two new distributional records from Chile are added: E. errabundus (Say, 1832) and E. vagabundus (Linnaeus, 1758); the latter species is recorded from the Andean Region for the first time.
Linnavuori Rauno L.Studies on the Cimicomorpha and Pentatomomorpha (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces of IranActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 21-48
Abstract: A list of 123 true bug species and subspecies of the families Tingidae (19 species), Nabidae (7 species), Anthocoridae (11 species, 1 subspecies), Aradidae (1 species), Lygaeidae s. l. (77 species, 1 subspecies), Piesmatidae (1 species), and Berytidae (4 species) from Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces in southern Iran is published. Eight species are recorded from Iran for the first time: Tingidae: Agramma confusum (Puton, 1879), Agramma subnotatum Péricart, 1981, Tingis geniculata (Fieber, 1844); Aradidae: Aradus flavicornis Dalman, 1827; Lygaeidae s. l.: Artheneis turangae Kerzhner, 1997, Auchenodes conspersus (Jakovlev, 1885), Holcocranum diminutum diminutum Horváth, 1898, and Piesmatidae: Parapiesma rotundatum (Horváth, 1906). One poorly known species, Geocoris montandoniellus Kiritshenko, 1915, is redescribed and compared with the most similar species.
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Kment PetrAntilochus (Neaeretus) pterobrachys sp. nov. and the correct name of the subgenus Afroantilochus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 49-53
Abstract: Neaeretus Reuter, 1887 is recognized as a senior synonym of Afroantilochus Stehlík, 2009, syn. nov., and a valid name of this subgenus. A new species, Antilochus (Neaeretus) pterobrachys sp. nov., is described from Tanzania.
NAMYATOVA A. A.: Revision of the genus Pachytomella (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Halticini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 54-54Bulirsch Petr A taxonomic revision of the Australian genus Setodyschirius with description of six new species (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 55-81
Abstract: A revision of the genus Setodyschirius Fedorenko, 1996 from Australia is provided. Thirteen species are recognized, including six species described as new: S. pseudozonatus sp. nov. from Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland, S. storeyi sp. nov. from Western Australia and Northern Territory, S. jabiru sp. nov. from Northern Territory, S. monteithianus sp. nov. from Queensland and Northern Territory, S. weiri sp. nov. from Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia, and S. kangaroo sp. nov. from South Australia. Types and additional specimens were examined for all seven species known to date, lectotypes are designated for S. stephensii (MacLeay, 1865) and S. macleayi (Sloane, 1896). All species are redescribed, illustrated and compared to related taxa and the known distribution is summarized. A key to the species of Setodyschirius is provided.
Short Andrew E. Z., Fikáček MartinWorld catalogue of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera): additions and corrections II (2006–2010)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 83-122
Abstract: All new names and nomenclatural acts affecting the taxonomy of the extant Hydrophiloidea (s. str.) since the publication of the first World Catalogue update in 2006 are reviewed. Additional citations relating to the phylogeny, immature stages, and fossil taxa of the superfamily are also provided. Four changes to family-group names are introduced, all affecting Hydrophilini: the subtribe Globulosina is synonymized with Acidocerina, and the three resulting subtribes of the Hydrophilini sensu Hansen (1991) are each elevated to tribal rank: Acidocerini stat. nov., Hydrobiusini stat. nov., and Hydrophilini sensu nov. Five new genus-group synonymies are made: Agnaeformia Shatrovskiy, 1989, syn. nov. = Pacrillum d’Orchymont, 1941; Aschnaia Makhan, 2007, syn. nov. = Allocotocerus Kraatz, 1883; Gemelus García, 2000, syn. nov. = Methydrus Rey, 1885; Guaramacalus García, 2000, syn. nov. = Hugoscottia Knisch, 1922; Quasiparacymus Marjanian, 2009, syn. nov. = Paracymus Thomson, 1867. Eight new combinations are proposed, most resulting from the new generic synonymies: Allocotocerus soesilae (Makhan, 2007) comb. nov. (from Aschnaia), Enochrus andinus (García, 2000) comb. nov. (from Guaramacalus), Enochrus emeritensis (García, 2000) comb. nov. (from Guaramacalus), Enochrus pallidus (García, 2000) comb. nov. (from Gemelus), Laccobius flaveolus (Hebauer & Wang, 1998) comb. nov. (from Oocyclus Sharp, 1882), Oosternum amrishi (Makhan, 2009) comb. nov. (from Motonerus Hansen, 1989), Oosternum rishwani (Makhan, 2009) comb. nov. (from Motonerus), and Pacrillum lucidum (Shatrovskiy, 1989) comb. nov. (from Agnaeformia). Three replacement names for secondary junior homonyms are introduced: Anacaena ovatides Newton, 2011 for Anacaena ovata (Gentili, 2002); Anacaena striatides Newton, 2011 nom. nov. for Anacaena striata (Gentili, 2002); and Laccobius manalicus Short & Fikáček, 2011 nom. nov. for Laccobius inermis (Hebauer & Wang, 1998). The total number of valid, extant species in the Hydrophiloidea now stands at 3335 species in 176 genera.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-Zhen, Zhao Mei-Jun A review of the genus Linan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 123-135
Abstract: The tyrine genus Linan Hlaváč, 2002 is reviewed. Six species are recognized, two of which are described as new: L. inornatus sp. nov. from Anhui Province, East China and L. megalobus sp. nov. from Guizhou Province, Southwest China. Illus­trations of major diagnostic characters of all included taxa are provided. An identification key and a distributional map of the genus Linan is also provided.
Hormádka Lubomír, Janák Jiří Philonthus hapalemur sp. nov. and redescription of P. plasoni from Madagascar (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Philonthina)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 137-143
Abstract: Philonthus (s. str.) hapalemur sp. nov. is described from Madagascar and compared with similar species. Philonthus plasoni Bernhauer, 1902 is redescribed and placed in the subgenus Piezarthrus Lecoq, 1998. Male genitalia of both species and other relevant morphological characters are illustrated.
Makranczy GyorgyOn the identity of Bledius paradoxus (Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 144-144
Abstract: The types of Bledius paradoxus Gridelli, 1936, syn. nov. (described from Italy: Basilicata, Lavello) are studied and the taxon is found to be identical to Bledius corniger Rosenhauer, 1856.
Smetana AlešContributions to the knowledge of the Quediina of China (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylinini). Part 41. Genus Quedius Stephens, 1829. Subgenus Raphirus Stephens, 1829. Section 9Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 145-156
Abstract: The paper deals with additional brachypterous species of the Quedius muscicola-group of the subgenus Raphirus Stephens, 1829 of the genus Quedius Stephens, 1829. Quedius nujiang sp. nov. and Q. angustiarum sp. nov. (both from Gaoligong Shan in Yunnan), Q. oros sp. nov. (Sichuan) and Q. chion sp. nov. (Yunnan) are described as new. New distributional data are given for Q. io and Q. li. A key to the brachypterous species of the Q. muscicola-group known at present from mainland China is attached.
Morris Michael G.The Apionidae (Coleoptera) of the Canary Islands, with particular reference to the contribution of T. Vernon WollastonActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 157-182
Abstract: The contribution of T. V. Wollaston to knowledge of the Canarian Apionidae is outlined in relation to subsequent work. An account is given of the material in his collections at The Natural History Museum, London (BMNH), and in the Hope Entomological Collections of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). Keys to the genera and the 23 taxa (species and subspecies) currently known from the Canary Islands are provided. Notes on each taxon giving taxonomic, ecological, distributional and other information, together with new records, are included. Lepidapion canariense (Wagner, 1914), syn. nov., is here synonymised with L. senex (Wollaston, 1864) and a lectotype of the latter selected and labelled. The synonymy of Catapion ceuthorhynchoides (Wollaston, 1864) with C. pubescens (Kirby, 1811), originally proposed by Dieckmann (1989), is confirmed. Holotrichapion (Nesiapion) rotundipenne (Wollaston, 1854), stat. restit., is removed from synonymy with Hemitrichapion (Lotapion) wollastoni (Chevrolat, 1852), and a lectotypes are designated for both species.
Ježek Jan, Le Pont Francois, Martinez Eddy, Mollinedo SergioThree new species of non-biting moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) from Bolivia, with notes on higher taxa of the subfamilyActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 183-210
Abstract: A study of Psychodinae, tribes Paramormiini, Psychodini and Pericomini, from Bolivia is completed, and three new species are described: Eurygarka freyrei sp. nov., Tinearia boliviensis sp. nov. and Alepia santacruz sp. nov. Differential diagnoses are included and important diagnostic characters illustrated. All known species of the genera Eurygarka Quate, 1959, Tinearia Schellenberg, 1803 and Alepia Enderlein, 1937 are listed. Comments on the classification of all three genera are given, and the conception of Neotropical Setomimini is discussed. The species Eurygarka aliciae (Ibáñez-Bernal & Cáceres, 2005) comb. nov., from Peru, is transferred from Philosepedon Eaton, 1904; seven species are transferred from Psychoda Latreille, 1796 to Tinearia – Tinearia alia (Quate, 1962) comb. nov. (Philippines, Borneo and New Guinea), T. capitipenis (Ibáñez-Bernal, 1992) comb. nov. (Mexico), T. efflatouni (Tonnoir, 1922) comb. nov. (Egypt), T. formosiensis (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan, Borneo), T. platilobata (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Jamaica, Trinidad), T. subquadrilobata (Tokunaga, 1957) comb. nov. (Taiwan), and T. vagabunda (Quate, 1962) comb. nov. (Sri Lanka, Borneo). A new subtribal synonymy is proposed: Threticina Vaillant, 1991 syn. nov. = Trichopsychodina Ježek, 1985.
Disney R. Henry L., Ševčík JanA new species of fungus breeding Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) from IndonesiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 211-215
Abstract: A new species of Phoridae (Diptera), Megaselia sororbata Disney sp. nov., is described from northern Sulawesi (Indonesia). The type material was reared from the polypore fungus Rigidoporus microporus (Polyporales, Meripilaceae).
Marshall Stephen A., Roháček Jindřich, Dong Hui, Buck MatthiasThe state of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae): a world catalog update covering the years 2000–2010, with new generic synonymy, new combinations, and new distributionsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 217-298
Abstract: The taxonomy and nomenclature of the family Sphaeroceridae (Diptera: Acalyptratae) is reviewed in the context of a world catalog and bibliography covering the last decade (2000–2010). Bispinicerca Su & Liu, 2009, syn. nov., is synonymized with Opacifrons Duda, 1918 and the following new combinations are given: Opacifrons liupanensis (Su & Liu, 2009), comb. nov., Pseudopterogramma annectens (Richards, 1964), comb. nov., Pseudopterogramma brevivenosum (Tenorio, 1967), comb. nov., and Pseudopterogramma conicum (Richards, 1946), comb. nov. Thirty genera and 211 species were added to the family between 2000 and 2010, giving a current total of 141 genera and 1,550 species. A gallery with 32 macrophotographs is provided, depicting 32 species of 30 genera representing 3 subfamilies of Sphaeroceridae. A world bibliography of Sphaeroceridae is supplemented with 306 references.
Černý MilošAgromyzidae (Diptera) in the vicinity of the Kerkini Lake with descriptions of eight new species from GreeceActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 299-347
Abstract: A report on the results of the Agromyzidae fauna of the Greek Nature Reserve associated with Kerkini Lake, known as Wetland Kerkini, is presented. During the survey, 176 species of mining flies of 18 genera were recorded here, including eight species new to science and 127 species representing new records for Greece. Eight new species of Agromyzidae from Greece are described and illustrated: Agromyza elladanensis sp. nov., Agromyza macedonica sp. nov., Melanagromyza kerkinica sp. nov., Ophiomyia krousianica sp. nov., Ophiomyia sigmoidea sp. nov., Ophiomyia tschirnhausi sp. nov., Amauromyza (Amauromyza) rameli sp. nov. and Phytobia graeca sp. nov.
Bezděk Aleš, Hájek Jiří Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Ateuchini and CanthoniniActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 349-378
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this fourth part of the catalogue dealing with the Scarabaeoidea, we present precise information for types of 47 taxa of the tribe Ateuchini and 62 taxa of the tribe Canthonini. Nomenclature and current status of the taxon originally described as Canthon latipes ab. viridans Balthasar, 1939 is discussed.