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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 51 - Number 2
published on: 9th December 2011
Volume 51 (2)
Kment PetrActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 2005-2011: towards higher quality and better recognition of taxonomyActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 379-380Kočárek PetrDermaptera of Iran with description of Euborellia angustata sp. nov.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 381-390
Abstract: A check-list of the Dermaptera of Iran is presented based on published data and revision of the collection deposited in the National Museum, Praha, Czech Republic. The collection includes 114 specimens in 8 species, of which one, Forcipula quadrispinosa (Dohrn, 1863), is reported for the first time from Iran, and one, Euborellia angustata sp. nov., is described as new. The total number of species known from Iran is 23.
Kočárek PetrEuborellia ornata sp. nov. from Nepal (Dermaptera: Anisolabididae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 391-395
Abstract: A new species of the genus Euborellia Burr, 1910, Euborellia ornata sp. nov., is described, based on material from Nepal. The habitus and diagnostic characters are illustrated.
Papáček Miroslav, Zettel Herbert A new subgenus and species of Mixotrephes (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Helotrephidae) from Laos and notes on Mixotrephes punctatusActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 397-406
Abstract: Mixotrephes (Pictotrephes) pictus subgen. nov. & sp. nov. is described from the Bolaven Plateau in Laos. The new taxon of the tribe Limnotrephini is compared with other two subgenera, Mixotrephes s. str. Papáček, Štys & Tonner, 1989 and Thermotrephes Papáček & Zettel, 2006. Pictotrephes subgen. nov. differs from Mixotrephes s. str. and Thermotrephes by coarse sculpture of cephalonotum and mesoscutellum, wide mesoscutellum with convex sides, and relatively unmodified terminalia of both male and female. In addition this study also reports on the unusually pale hindwing-micropterous morph of Mixotrephes (Thermotrephes) punctatus Papáček & Zettel, 2008 from Meghalaya, northwestern India.
Faúndez Eduardo I., Carvajal Máriom A. A human case of biting by Nabis punctipennis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae) in ChileActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 407-409
Abstract: A case of the damsel bug Nabis punctipennis Blanchard, 1852 (Nabidae) biting human in Valparaiso Region, Chile, is described and discussed. The nabid might have been attempting to obtain water and/or solutes.
Rédei Dávid, Tsai Jung-FuThe assassin bug subfamilies Centrocnemidinae and Holoptilinae in Taiwan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 411-442
Abstract: The assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) of the subfamily Centrocnemidinae and Holoptilinae of Taiwan are surveyed, the taxa are diagnosed, illustrated, and keyed. The nomenclature of the family group name Centrocnemidinae is discussed. Of this subfamily, the single species Neocentrocnemis stali (Reuter, 1881) is recognized, old records of Centrocnemis deyrollii Signoret, 1852 are considered as misidentifications of N. stali. The following synonymies are proposed: Neocentrocnemis stali (Reuter, 1881) = N. formosana (Matsumura, 1913), syn. nov., = N. baudoni Dispons, 1965, syn. nov. The male and female genitalia of N. stali are illustrated in detail, the morphology and homologies of the male intromittent organ are discussed. Of Holoptilinae, two genera and three species are recognized. The genus Locoptiris Villiers, 1943, described from the Afrotropical Region, is recorded for the first time from Taiwan; this record means also the first record of the genus in the Oriental Region. Locoptiris taiwanensis sp. nov. is described as new. Ptilocerus pendleburyi Miller, 1940, described from peninsular Malaysia, is transferred to Locoptiris. Species of Locoptiris are keyed, the relationships within the genus are discussed. Ptilocerus immitis Uhler, 1896, so far known only from Japan, is recorded for the first time from Taiwan.
Brailovsky Harry A new species of Pactye from Papua New Guinea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 443-448
Abstract: Pactye constanti sp. nov., a new species of Pactye Stål, 1865 (Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrorminae: Cleradini) is described from Papua New Guinea; drawings of head, legs, male genital capsule, paramere and dorsal view habitus are provided. New distributional records of P. ciconia Stål, 1867 from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea are included. An identification key for the five known species of Pactye is given.
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Brailovsky Harry Two new genera of the tribe Largulini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae) from Greater AntillesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 449-456
Abstract: A new genus and species, Neolargulus excavatus gen. nov. & sp. nov. from the Dominican Republic, is described. Another new genus, Paralargulus gen. nov., is erected for Paralargulus refulgens (Brailovsky & Barrera, 2008) comb. nov. (originally Largulus refulgens) from Jamaica. A key to the genera of the tribe Largulini is provided.
Gnezdilov Vladimir M., Mozaffarian FaribaA new species of the genus Eusarima (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Issidae) from IranActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 457-462
Abstract: Nepalius Dlabola, 1997 is revalidated as a subgenus of the genus Eusarima Yang, 1994 in CHAN & YANG (1994). A new species, Eusarima (Nepalius) iranica sp. nov., is described from Iran. A diagnosis of the genus Eusarima is provided with keys to the subgenera and to the species of the subgenus Nepalius.
Hájek Jiří, Šťastný Jaroslav, Boukal Milan, Fery HansUpdating the eastern Mediterranean Deronectes (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) with the description of two new species from TurkeyActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 463-476
Abstract: Deronectes adanensis sp. nov. and D. ermani sp. nov., both from Adana province, Turkey, are described and illustrated. The former belongs to the D. longipes subgroup of the D. parvicollis species group and can be recognised by its testaceous colouration and by the median lobe of aedeagus in lateral view with the apical part almost evenly curved. Deronectes ermani sp. nov. possesses the following unique character combination: oblong habitus, pronotum widest in midlength with longitudinal impressions parallel to each side, prosternal apophysis with carina absent or only indistinctly indicated in part, last abdominal ventrite with a distinct notch, and median lobe with very sharply pointed apex. The species cannot be placed in any of the known species groups, and thus the new D. ermani species group is introduced. An updated key to the species groups is presented. In addition, new records of Deronectes Sharp, 1882 from Turkey and Iran are presented. Deronectes doriae Sharp, 1882 is recorded from Iran for the first time. The type locality of D. biltoni Fery & Hosseinie, 1999 is corrected to Ziarat-e Khaseh Rud in Golestan province, Iran.
Fikáček Martin, Barclay Maxwell V. L., Perkins Philip D. Two new species of the Epimetopus mendeli species group and notes on its adult and larval morphology (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Epimetopidae).Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 477-504
Abstract: The Epimetopus mendeli species group is delineated based on characters of the head, elytra and male genitalia. Three species are included in the group: E. mendeli sp. nov. (Peru), E. flavicaptus sp. nov. (Ecuador) and E. angulatus Balfour-Browne, 1949 (Bolivia). The external morphology of Epimetopus mendeli sp. nov. is described and illustrated in detail, and the diagnostic characters for the other two species of the group are discussed and illustrated. Larval morphology, including the primary chaetotaxy of E. mendeli sp. nov., is described in detail based on first instar larvae from the egg case carried by an identified female. The larva is compared with the previously published description of larval Epimetopus Lacordaire, 1854 and the morphology of the abdominal apex is discussed, revealing only slight differences between various Epimetopus larvae. Larva of E. mendeli sp. nov. is also briefly compared with the larvae of remaining hydrophiloid families.
Lackner TomášOn the identity of Chalcionellus orcinus and Chalcionellus libanicola (Coleoptera: Histeridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 505-515
Abstract: The synonymy of Chalcionellus libanicola (Marseul, 1870) and Chalcionellus orcinus Reichardt, 1932 is rejected based on the examination of the type specimens of both species and Chalcionellus orcinus stat. restit. is reinstated as a valid species. The two species differ mainly in the structure of frontal disc, length of elytral striation, shape and punctuation of pronotum, absence/presence of slight metallic luster on the elytra and male genitalia. The lectotype of Chalcionellus libanicola is designated.
Besuchet Claude, Hlaváč Peter Contribution to the knowledge of Clavigeritae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Fiji and Vanuatu, with the catalogue of Clavigeritae of OceaniaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 517-528
Abstract: Four new genera (Clavister gen. nov., Micronilon gen. nov., Macrotrachelos gen. nov. and Vanuatiella gen. nov.) and five new species, Clavister deplanatus sp. nov., Micronilon acuticollis sp. nov., M. kuscheli sp. nov. and Macrotrachelos longiceps sp. nov. from Fiji and Vanuatiella tishechkini sp. nov. from Vanuatu, are described and illustrated. All genera are placed in the subtribe Clavigerodina. A catalogue of Clavigeritae of Oceania is provided.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-Zhen, Zhao Mei-Jun Batricavus tibialis, a new genus and species of Batrisini from South China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 529-534
Abstract: A new monotypic genus Batricavus Yin & Li, gen. nov. and species B. tibialis Yin & Li, sp. nov. are described from Guangdong Province, South China. The male and female habitus are illustrated as well as diagnostic characters of the new taxa. The new genus may be distinguished from the allied genera by the presence of a pair of sub-anterior impressions on the pronotum in both sexes.
Jákl StanislavDescription of seven new taxa of Cetoniinae from Indonesia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 535-550
Abstract: Four new species and three new subspecies of Cetoniinae from Indonesia are described: Protaetia (Macroprotaetia) maxwelli sp. nov. and Thaumastopeus pugnator insulanus subsp. nov. from Nias Island; Meroloba siberutana sp. nov., Taeniodera monacha nigra subsp. nov., Protaetia (Pachyprotaetia) mentawaica sp. nov. and Thaumastopeus striatus siberutanus subsp. nov. from Siberut Island; and Protaetia (Pachyprotaetia) engganica sp. nov. from Enggano Island. All the taxa are compared and illustrated.
Hisamatsu SadatomoA review of the Japanese Kateretidae fauna (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 551-585
Abstract: The family Kateretidae of Japan is revised. Nine species belonging to 6 genera are recognized, including: Kateretes japonicus Hisamatsu, 1985, K. takagii S-T. Hisamatsu, 2006, Platamartus jakowlewi Reitter, 1892, Heterhelus (Heterhelus) scutellaris (Heer, 1841), H. (Heterhelus) morio (Reitter, 1878), H. (Boreades) solani (Heer, 1841), Sibirhelus corpulentus (Reitter, 1900), Brachypterus urticae (Fabricius, 1792), and Brachypterolus pulicarius (Linnaeus, 1758). Heterhelus morio, which was synonymized under H. scutellaris by Kirejtshuk (1989), is found to be a valid species, and is herein resurrected. Platamartus jakowlewi is newly recorded from Japan. Brachypterolus shimoyamai Hisamatsu, 1985, syn. nov., is synonymized under Brachypterolus pulicarius. Dorsal habitus images, illustrations of male and female genitalia, and other important diagnostic characters are provided for all species. A key for identification of all Japanese taxa is also provided.
Batelka JanContribution to the synonymies, distributions, and bionomics of the Old World species of Macrosiagon (Coleoptera: Ripiphoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 587-626
Abstract: Selected material of 26 species of Macrosiagon Hentz, 1830 from the Old World and Australia has been studied. Based on the examination of type specimens, the following 27 species group names are synonymised in this paper: Macrosiagon axillaris (Gerstaecker, 1855) = M. maculaticeps Pic, 1913, syn. nov., = M. axillare var. bedoci Pic, 1930, syn. nov., = M. subparallelum Pic, 1930, syn. nov., = M. elongatum Pic, 1950, syn. nov., = M. axillare var. discithorax Pic, 1951, syn. nov., = M. axillare var. senegalense Pic, 1951a, syn. nov., = M. axillare var. senegalense Pic, 1951b, syn. nov., = M. conradsi Pic, 1951, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon bequaerti Pic, 1913, stat.nov. = M. diversipenne Pic, 1930, syn. nov., = M. monardi Pic, 1949, syn. nov., = M. rubronotatum Pic, 1950, syn. nov., = M. rubronotatum var. leyei Pic, 1950, syn. nov., = M. villiersi Pic, 1953, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon bifasciata (Marseul, 1877) = M. medana Pic, 1910, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon biguttata (Blanchard, 1846) = Rhipiphorus biguttatus Blanchard, 1853, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon bimaculata (Fabricius, 1787) = Ripiphorus dubius Motschulsky, 1849, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon caffra (Fåhraeus, 1870) = M. caffrum var. fahraeusi Pic, 1953, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775) = Ripiphorus indicus Hope, 1831, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon gabonica Pic, 1950 = M. senegalense Pic, 1951, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon inferna (Schaufuss, 1872) = Rhipiphorus lugubris Fairmaire, 1887, syn. nov., = Macrosiagon longipes Pic, 1929, syn. nov., = M. longicolle Pic, 1931, syn. nov., = M. longithorax Pic, 1947, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon marcelli Alluaud, 1902 = M. lemoulti Pic, 1930, syn. nov., = M. theresae Pic, 1950, syn. nov., = M. auberti Pic, 1951, syn. nov.; Macrosiagon signaticollis Pic, 1907 = M. signaticollis var. usambarensis Pic, 1909, syn. nov. Macrosiagon axillaris var. bequaerti Pic, 1913 is raised to species status. The lectotype of Emenadia armata Waterhouse, 1883 is designated. Aerva javanica (Burm.f.) Juss. and Sericocomopsis sp. (S. hildebrandtii Schinz or S. pallida (S.Moore) Schinz) (both Amaranthaceae: Aervinae) are reported as the plants visited by adults of Macrosiagon terminata (Laporte, 1840) and M. ferruginea in the Arabian Peninsula, Sudan and Kenya. The plant subfamily Aervinae is recognised as playing an important role in the bionomics of these two Macrosiagon species in the area. Nine Macrosiagon species groups are recognised, six of them are newly established; M. bifasciata species group is redefined and additional species have been proposed for inclusion. Three Macrosiagon species, M. axilaris, M. caffra and M. inferna, were found to occur both in continental Africa and Madagascar. Their possible significance for future biogeographic studies is shortly outlined. Eight species of Macrosiagon are identified as widely distributed Afrotropical species. The first distributional records from the following countries or provinces are given: Africa: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Asia: Bhutan, China (Gansu, Guizhou, Hainan Isl.), India (Darjeeling, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh), Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatra), Iran, Laos, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Solomon Isl., Sri Lanka, ‘Thibet’ and Vietnam; Australia: Queensland; Europe: continental Greece.
Kejval Zbyněk Taxonomic revision of the Oriental species of Notoxus (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 627-673
Abstract: The Oriental Notoxus Geoffroy, 1762, comprising 27 species, are revised. Five species insufficiently described by Maurice Pic, Notoxus donckieri Pic, 1908, N. inbasalis Pic, 1926, N. peguensis Pic, 1914, N. sinensis Pic, 1907, and N. suturalifer Pic, 1932, are redescribed. Other known species are diagnosed more briefly. Eleven species are newly described: Notoxus distortus sp. nov. (India), N. garuda sp. nov. (Thailand), N. hilaris sp. nov. (Myanmar), N. impavidus sp. nov. (Laos), N. inbasaliformis sp. nov. (India, Nepal), N. iuvenis sp. nov. (Laos), N. katthapa sp. nov. (Myanmar), N. pachodemba sp. nov. (Vietnam), N. ravana sp. nov. (Sri Lanka), N. safraneki sp. nov. (Laos), and N. sodalis sp. nov. (Laos). A new synonymy, Notoxus noctivagus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1913 = N. peregrinus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1914, syn. nov., is proposed. A neotype is designated for Notoxus peguensis Pic, 1914. The Oriental species are accommodated in three species-groups proposed in this paper: N. indicus, N. noctivagus, and N. ravana species-group, with isolated N. psammophilus Telnov, 2007 being left unplaced. A check-list of the Oriental Notoxus species and identification keys are provided.
Colonnelli EnzoNotes on the taxonomy of Urometopus with description of a new species from northern Turkey (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 675-686
Abstract: Urometopus angelinii sp. nov. from northern Turkey (Ordu province) is described and illustrated. Description and illustration of the male of U. anatolicus Smreczyński, 1977 with new locality records are also given. Omias imereticus Reitter, 1888, is here designated as the type species of Urometopus Formánek, 1904. Taxonomy and position of this genus within the tribe Omiini are discussed, and a checklist of its species is included. New synonymies are proposed: Urometopus Formánek, 1904 = Phyllobioides Formánek, 1923, syn. nov., and Urometopus strigifrons (Gyllenhal, 1834) = Phyllobioides crassirostris Formánek, 1923, syn. nov. The following revised combinations are established: Urometopus asiaticus (Formánek, 1910), comb. nov. (transferred from Omias Gernar, 1817), Urometopus korgei Smreczyński, 1970, comb. restit. and Urometopus rugifrons (Hochhuth, 1851), comb. nov. (both transferred from Phyllobioides Formánek, 1923), and Otiorhynchus malyi (Obenberger, 1914), comb. nov. (from Urometopus Formánek, 1904). Urometopus rugifrons (Hochhuth, 1851), stat. restit., is revived from synonymy with U. strigifrons (Gyllenhal, 1834). The genera Amicromias Reitter, 1913, Eurosphalmus Yunakov & Nadein, 2006, Solarhinomias Yunakov & Nadein, 2006, and Turanomias Yunakov & Nadein, 2006 are included in Omiini.
Ševčík Jan, Bechev Dimitar, Hippa Heikki New Oriental species of Gnoristinae with pectinate antennae (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 687-696
Abstract: Two new species of Mycetophilidae (Diptera), tentatively placed in Dziedzickia Johannsen, 1909, are described – D. bifida sp. nov. (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia) and D. pectinata sp. nov. (Thailand). A brief discussion of the relationships among some genera of Gnoristinae is also presented.
Roháček JindřichTaxonomy of Stenomicra cogani, with description of S. gracilior sp. nov. from Turkey and comparative morphology of terminalia in Stenomicridae (Diptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 697-722
Abstract: The European Stenomicra cogani Irwin, 1982 (Diptera: Stenomicridae) is redescribed including the previously undescribed female, and the variability, biology (with first photographs of living specimens) and distribution of the species are discussed. Stenomicra gracilior sp. nov., a closely allied and externally very similar species (also lacking dm-cu cross-vein), is described from southern Turkey. The morphology of the male and female terminalia is studied in detail in both these species and in Podocera delicata (Collin, 1944) and their structures are compared with those known in other genera of Stenomicridae. Female internal genitalia (genital chamber and associated structures) are described for the first time in the family Stenomicridae. Based on the analysis of the male and female genital characters, the relationships of the genera affiliated to Stenomicridae (Cyamops Melander, 1913, Stenocyamops Papp, 2006, Podocera Czerny, 1929, Stenomicra Coquillett, 1900 and Planinasus Cresson, 1914) are discussed and the validity of the genus Podocera Czerny, 1929 is corroborated. The first record of Podocera soniae (Merz & Roháček, 2005) from Sweden is given.
Bharti Himender, Sharma Yash P.Myrmica longisculpta, a new species from Himalaya (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 723-729
Abstract: Myrmica longisculpta sp. nov. is described from south-western slopes of Himalaya in the Jammu and Kashmir region of India. It is most similar to species of the Myrmica rugosa Mayr, 1865 species group but based just on workers, this species cannot be placed with certainty to any species group in the scheme provided by Radchenko & Elmes (2010).
Fikáček Martin, Skuhrovec Jiří, Šípek Petr (editors)Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2011, September 29–30, Prague, Czech RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(2): 731-756
Abstract: The fourth Immature Beetles Meeting was held in Prague in September 29–30, 2011, two years after the previous meeting (for abstracts see FIKÁČEK et al. (2010)). The meeting took place at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, in cooperation with the National Museum in Prague and the Crop Research Institute in Prague. Altogether 40 participants attended the meeting, including the scientists from Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba and Japan. Similarly as two years ago, the most expected were Cleide Costa and Sergio Vanin who are well known for their life-long studies of beetle larvae of South America, as well as Vasily Grebennikov, who presented the loudest and most general lecture comparing the life style of leaf-mining