Previous issue Next issue Latest issue

Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 52 - Number 1
published on: 30th June 2012
Volume 52 (1)
Malenovský Igor, Lauterer Pavel, Labina Eugenia, Burckhardt DanielJumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of AfghanistanActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 1-22
Abstract: The psylloid fauna of Afghanistan is reviewed comprising, 32 identified species, 15 of which are recorded from the country for the first time, including Agonoscena klapperichi sp. nov. (Psyllidae: Rhinocolinae), which is formally described and illustrated. Additional illustrations are provided for Craspedolepta manica Baeva, 1978, Cacopsylla cf. nasuta (Horváth, 1904) and Trioza urticae Linnaeus, 1758. Another 5 species are represented by insufficient material and cannot be currently identified. The bulk of the examined material comes from four expeditions by J. Klapperich, O. Jakeš, M. Daniel and E. S. Sugonyaev in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The psylloid fauna of Afghanistan remains poorly known and additional species can be expected. The biogeographical relationships and economic importance of the Afghan psylloid fauna are briefly discussed. In addition, a new record of Psyllopsis securicola Loginova, 1963 from Iraq is provided.
Chandra Kailash, Jehamalar E. Eyarin Ochterus nicobarensis sp. nov. from Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Ochteridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 23-28
Abstract: Ochterus nicobarensis sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Ochteridae) is described from Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and is the second Ochterus Latreille, 1807 species known from India.
Zettel Herbert, Lane David J. W., Pangantihon Clister V., Freitag HendrikNotes on Notonectidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from southeastern Asia, mostly from Brunei and the PhilippinesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 29-48
Abstract: Updated distribution data are presented for the following species of Notonectidae (Heteroptera) in southeastern Asia: Anisops breddini Kirkaldy, 1901, A. kuroiwae Matsumura, 1915, A. nasutus Fieber, 1851, A. nigrolineatus Lundblad, 1933, A. occipitalis Breddin, 1905, A. rhomboides Nieser & Chen, 1999, A. stali Kirkaldy, 1904, Aphelonecta philippina Zettel, 1995, Enithares bakeri Brooks, 1948, E. freyi Brooks, 1948, E. intha Paiva, 1918, E. mandalayensis Distant, 1910, E. martini martini Kirkaldy, 1898, E. quadrispinosa Lansbury, 1967, E. sinica (Stål, 1854), E. subparallela Lansbury, 1968, E. uncata Lundblad, 1933, E. cf. vicintricata Lansbury, 1968, and Nychia sappho Kirkaldy, 1901. There are six first records from Brunei Darussalam (Anisops breddini, A. nasutus, A. nigrolineatus, Aphelonecta philippina, Enithares cf. vicintricata, and Nychia sappho) and one first record each from the Philippines (Anisops occipitalis), China (Enithares mandalayensis), West Malaysia (Enithares sinica) and East Malaysia (Sarawak) (Enithares uncata). A short description of the previously unknown female of Enithares intha is given. The status of Enithares quadrispinosa as a separate species (not a subspecies of E. freyi) is confirmed. Check-lists of the Notonectidae of the Philippines and Brunei are provided.
Carpintero Diego Leonardo, Dellapé Pablo MatiasNeotropical Scolopini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae): new taxa, diagnostic characters and a key to the genera of the tribeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 49-66
Abstract: The tribe Scolopini is characterized by having males with uradenia consisting of paired glands with either a single or paired openings on abdominal sternum III or IV (exceptionally on V), and females with copulatory tubes (not in Calliodina), and by a midventral abdominal copulatory site. The tribe is composed of two subtribes, Scolopina with four genera and Calliodina with seven genera. Two new genera of Scolopini are proposed: Guayascoris foreroi, a new genus and species of Calliodina from Ecuador, and Ameroscolopa, a new genus of Scolopina including the two American species of Scoloposcelis Fieber, 1864: Ameroscolopa flavicornis (Reuter, 1871) comb. nov. and A. basilicus (Drake & Harris, 1926) comb. nov. Diagnostic characters, geographic distribution, species included, and a key to all Neotropical genera of the tribe are also given.
Linnavuori Rauno E. Studies on Pyrrhocoroidea, Coreoidea and Pentatomoidea of Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces in Iran (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 67-88
Abstract: A list of 81 species of the true bugs belonging to the families Pyrrhocoridae (2 species), Stenocephalidae (2 species), Rhopalidae (13 species), Alydidae (4 species), Coreidae (8 species), Cydnidae (5 species), Scutelleridae (3 species), and Pentatomidae (44 species) from Khuzestan and the adjacent provinces in southern Iran is published. Two new species, Sciocoris farsianus sp. nov. and S. kmenti sp. nov. (Pentatomidae), are described. Presence of two species in Iran is confirmed: Rhopalus rufus Schilling, 1829 (Rhopalidae) and Bagrada amoenula (Walker, 1870) (Pentatomidae).
Fikáček Martin, Prokin Alexander, Angus Robert B., Ponomarenko Alexander, Yue Yanli, Ren Dong, Prokop Jakub Revision of Mesozoic fossils of the helophorid lineage of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 89-127
Abstract: A revision of the Mesozoic fossils belonging to the helophorid lineage of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea is performed and an adapted classification is suggested based on the phylogenetic analysis combining modern and fossil taxa of the lineage. Three genera are revealed as basal extinct Mesozoic clades of the helophorid lineage: Hydrophilopsia Ponomarenko, 1987, Laetopsia gen. nov. (adult forms) and Cretotaenia Ponomarenko, 1977 (larval form). Mesosperchus Ponomarenko, 1977 stat. nov. is resurrected from synonymy with Zetemenos Bode, 1953 and established as a formal subgenus of Helophorus Fabricius, 1775 containing probable stem taxa of that genus. Mesohelophorus Ponomarenko, 1977, stat. nov., is downgraded to a subgenus of Helophorus. Two new species are described: Helophorus (Mesosperchus) inceptivus sp. nov. (Sharteg, Mongolia, late Jurassic) and H. (M.) yixianus sp. nov. (Yixian Formation, China, Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary). Mesohelophorus elongatus Ponomarenko, 1990, syn. nov., is synonymised with Mesosperchus tarsalis Ponomarenko, 1977. The latter species and Hydrophilopsia gracilis Prokin, Ren & Fikáček, 2010 are transferred to Helophorus (Mesosperchus), resulting in the following new combinations: Helophorus (Mesosperchus) tarsalis (Ponomarenko, 1977), comb. nov. and H. (M.) gracilis (Prokin, Ren & Fikáček, 2010), comb. nov. Mesohelophorus sibiricus Ponomarenko, 1977 is transferred to Helophorus (Mesohelophorus) and the resulting secondary homonymy with Helophorus sibiricus (Motschulsky, 1860) is removed by proposing a new substitute name Helophorus palaeosibiricus nom. nov. for the former taxon. Hydrophilopsia baissensis Ponomarenko, 1987, H. bontsaganica Prokin, 2009, H. hydraenoides Prokin, Ren & Fikáček, 2010, H. mongolica Ponomarenko, 1987 and H. shatrovskiyi Prokin, Ren & Fikáček, 2010 are transferred to Laetopsia gen. nov. The inclusion of the fossil taxa into the helophorid lineage of the Hydrophiloidea made the slight adaptation of the diagnosis of the genus Helophorus necessary. Six fossil species included previously into the genera Helophorus, Mesosperchus and Mesohelophorus are excluded from the helophorid lineage: Mesosperchus notatus Ponomarenko, 1977, and M. schultzi Ponomarenko, 1985 (both transferred to Polyphaga incertae sedis), Mesohelophorus mongolicus Ponomarenko, 1986 (transferred to Buprestoidea), Mesosperchus angulatus Ponomarenko, 1985 (confirmed as not belonging to the Hydrophiloidea), Tychon antiquum (Giebel, 1856) (confirmed as Coleoptera incertae sedis) and Helophoropsis brodiei (Giebel, 1856) (transferred to Coleoptera incertae sedis). The genus Zetemenos Bode, 1953 is transferred to Coleoptera incertae sedis based on the examination of its type species, Z. sexlineatus Bode, 1953.
Fikáček Martin, Leschen Richard A. B., Newton Alfred F., Gunter Nicole Horelophus walkeri rediscovered: adult morphology and notes on biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 129-146
Abstract: Horelophus walkeri Orchymont, 1913, the single representative of the enigmatic hydrophilid subfamily Horelophinae, is redescribed and illustrated based on recently collected specimens and its external morphology is briefly compared with other groups of Hydrophilidae. The species is hygropetric, inhabiting the spray zone and still waters along streams and waterfalls; its habitat preferences are discussed based on direct observation. A list of known specimens of H. walkeri is presented and its distribution is summarized.
Lackner TomášRevision of the genus Xenonychus (Coleoptera: Histeridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 147-159
Abstract: Genus Xenonychus Wollaston, 1864 of the subfamily Saprininae is revised herein. It now contains three species: X. tridens (Jacquelin du Val, 1852), X. aralocaspius Kryzhanovskij, 1976 in Kryzhanovskij & Reichardt (1976) and X. somaliensis (Thérond, 1963) comb. nov. (transferred from Styphrus Motschulsky, 1845). The three species differ only in minor external characters. Xenonychus tridens and X. aralocaspius are most readily separated based on their male terminalia, especially aedeagi. All three species are diagnosed and their morphological differences are illustrated using SEM photographs. Male genitalia of X. aralocaspius and X. tridens are illustrated, and a key to the species is given.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-ZhenTwo new species of the genus Awas from Central and East China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 161-171
Abstract: Two new species, Awas kayan sp. nov. from Hunan, Central China and Awas loebli sp. nov. from Zhejiang, East China are described and their diagnostic features illustrated with photos and line drawings. An updated key to Awas species is included. The distribution of the genus is mapped and briefly discussed.
BESUCHET C. & HLAVÁČ P.: Contribution to the knowledge of Clavigeritae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from Fiji and Vanuatu, with the catalogue of Clavigeritae of Oceania.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 172-172Löbl IvanOn a collection of Scaphisomatini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae) from West MalaysiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 173-184
Abstract: Following five species are described from peninsular West Malaysia: Bironium amicale sp. nov., Scaphisoma hajeki sp. nov., S. longiusculum sp. nov., S. edentatum sp. nov., and Toxidium lunatum sp. nov. Pseudobironium languei (Achard, 1920), Scaphisoma pseudorufum Löbl, 1986 and Scaphisoma rufescens (Pic, 1920) are reported for the first time from West Malaysia.
Tang Liang, Li Li-ZhenTwo new species of the genus Scaphidium from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 185-192
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Scaphidium Olivier, 1790 are described from China: S. yinziweii sp. nov. from Yunnan Province and S. bituberculatum sp. nov. from Hainan Province, and their diagnostic characters are illustrated.
Makranczy György Nomenclatural changes removing secondary homonymy in the genus Oxytelus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 193-205
Abstract: Some nomenclatural issues are resolved in the genus Oxytelus Gravenhorst, 1802, into which the genera Anisopsidius Gravenhorst, 1802, Anisopsis Gravenhorst, 1802, Hoplitodes Gravenhorst, 1802 and Paroxytelopsis Gravenhorst, 1802 were moved by Makranczy (2006). All affected taxa are listed, and the resulting taxonomic issues are discussed. New names are provided for three junior secondary homonyms: Oxytelus hermani nom. nov. for Anisopsis longicornis Cameron, 1928, O. machadoanus nom. nov. for Paranisopsis machadoi Fagel, 1960, and O. renominatus nom. nov. for Paranisopsis confusa Fagel, 1960. Paranisopsis congoensis Fagel, 1960 also became a junior secondary homonym by the above generic synonymy, but it is here tentatively placed in synonymy with Oxytelus guineensis (Bernhauer, 1932). A gender change of the genus name requires adjustment in the species name endings of 10 taxa, and the following new combinations are proposed: Oxytelus angolensis (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. cameroni (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. carinatus (Fauvel, 1904) comb. nov., O. dorylinus (Cameron, 1933) comb. nov., O. eichelbaumi (Bernhauer, 1927) comb. nov., O. flexuosus (Fauvel, 1904) comb. nov., O. guineensis (Bernhauer, 1932) comb. nov., O. incertus (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. leleupi (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. luteus (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. minimus (Bernhauer, 1927) comb. nov., O. motoensis (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. myrmecophilus (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. nigeriensis (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. ornatus (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. quadricollis (Bernhauer, 1932) comb. nov., O. rugulipennis (Bernhauer, 1934) comb. nov., O. sculptiventris (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. strictus (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. tottenhami (Fagel, 1960) comb. nov., O. tuberculatus (Cameron, 1938) comb. nov., and O. uelensis (Bernhauer, 1927) comb. nov. Two records published after Fagel’s (1960) revision were checked and found to be misidentifications. For all species the available illustrations of diagnostic characters are enumerated and their distributions are summarized. New records are provided for 13 species, originating from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Král David, Hájek Jiří Haroldius jechaer sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Yunnan, ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 207-215
Abstract: Haroldius jechaer sp. nov. from Yunnan province, China, is described and illustrated. The new species resembles H. stevensi Arrow, 1931 in having a large body (length 3.8 mm) and a small semi-elliptic bordered area near the base of the pronotum. Both species can be separated mainly by their different colour, punctation and macrosetation of the dorsal surface. An updated annotated checklist of all described species of Haroldius Boucomont, 1914 is added.
Yang Yu-Xia, Kopetz Andreas, Yang Xing-KeA review of the Chinese species of Pseudopodabrus (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 217-228
Abstract: A new species of Pseudopodabrus Pic, 1906, P. foveatus sp. nov. (China: Yunnan), is described and illustrated. Another five species of this genus are recorded from China for the first time: P. brancuccii Wittmer, 1983 (Yunnan), P. impressiceps Pic, 1906 (Fujian, Guangdong), P. kabakovi Wittmer, 1983 (Yunnan), P. malickyi Wittmer, 1995 (Yunnan) and P. sulcatus Wittmer, 1983 (Yunnan). Pseudopodabrus malickyi is also recorded from Laos for the first time. Pseudopodabrus tuberculatus Wittmer, 1983 is excluded from the Chinese fauna. Two poorly known species, P. impressiceps and P. atriceps (Pic, 1922), are redescribed. Aedeagi of the redescribed and newly described species are illustrated, male heads of the redescribed and newly recorded species are photographed, all Chinese species are diagnosed and their distributions are summarized. Updated distribution maps are provided for all known species of Pseudopodabrus.
Yamasako Junsuke, Hasegawa Michiaki, Ohbayashi NobuoDescription of a new species of the genus Yimnashana (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from LaosActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 229-235
Abstract: A new species, Yimnashana wakaharai sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Gyaritini), is described from Laos. A key to the known species of the genus Yimnashana Gressitt, 1937 is provided.
Bezděk Jan, Daccordi Mauro, Kantner FrantišekCentroscelis kadleci sp. nov. from Yemen and a new synonymy in the genus Centroscelis (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 237-244
Abstract: Centroscelis kadleci sp. nov. from Yemen is described and illustrated. Geographical distribution of the Afrotropical genus Centroscelis Chevrolat, 1836 is extended to the southernmost part of the Arabian Peninsula. Lectotype is designated for Chrysomela decempustulata Thunberg, 1787. Centroscelis inenarrabilis Vogel, 1871 (with its synonyms C. trifibulata Vogel, 1871, C. bisquinquepustulata Vogel, 1871, C. nigripennis Achard, 1924 and C. quatuordecimmaculata Achard, 1924) is proposed as a new synonym of C. decempustulatus (Thunberg, 1787), comb. nov.
Gültekin Levent, Podlussány AttilaTwo new species of Larinus from Iran (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 245-258
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Larinus Dejan, 1821 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae), Larinus iranicus sp. nov. and Larinus zagros sp. nov., are described from Iran. The first species is classified in the subgenus Larinus s. str., the second species in Phyllonomeus Gistel, 1856. Both new species are compared with closely related species and illustrated.
Krátký JiříA new species of Ceutorhynchus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Ceutorhynchinae) from the Tatra Mountains in SlovakiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 259-265
Abstract: A new species of the genus Ceutorhynchus Germar, 1824 from the Tatra Mountains in northern Slovakia is described as C. tatricus sp. nov. and compared with closely related and similar European species of the genus. Key to all central European species related to C. ignitus Germar, 1824 is given.
Macek JanPristiphora bohemica sp. nov., a new sawfly species from the Czech Republic (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 267-272
Abstract: Pristiphora bohemica sp. nov. is described based on specimens reared from larvae collected on Spiraea salicifolia (Rosaceae) in southern Bohemia (Czech Republic). The new species is close to its presumed vicariant species P. angulata Lindqvist 1974 from northeastern Europe.
Starý JaroslavThe identity of Geranomyia bezzii and a description of G. fuscior sp. nov. (Diptera: Limoniidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 273-279
Abstract: Geranomyia bezzii Alexander & Leonard, 1912 is revised and redescribed based on the types, other available specimens, and new material. Geranomyia fuscior sp. nov. (Albania, Portugal, Libya) is described. All important characters of the male and female terminalia are illustrated for both species. Distribution of G. bezzii is confirmed for Algeria, Great Britain, Tunisia, and newly recorded from Portugal.
Ševčík Jan Pseudochetoneura gen. nov., a peculiar new genus from Ecuador, with notes on Chetoneura (Diptera: Keroplatidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 281-288
Abstract: A new genus, Pseudochetoneura gen. nov., is proposed for a single new species, P. otongensis sp. nov. (Diptera: Keroplatidae), collected in the Otonga Reserve in Ecuador. Its possible relationships with other genera of Keroplatidae are briefly discussed. The recently described genus Bisubcosta Papp, 2006 is considered a junior synonym of Chetoneura Colless, 1962, which now includes three species, Ch. cavernae Colless, 1962, Ch. oligoradiata (Papp, 2006) comb. nov., and Ch. shennonggongensis Amorim & Niu, 2008.
Tkoč MichalA new species of the flat-footed fly genus Callomyia (Diptera: Platypezidae) from South ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 289-296
Abstract: Callomyia triangulata sp. nov. is described from South China (Yunnan Province) based on two females. The species is compared with the only other species of Callomyia Meigen, 1804 known from the Oriental Region, C. coei Kessel, 1966 from Nepal, from which it differs mainly by the thoracic and abdominal colouration. All relevant characters are illustrated and photographed. A probable Palaearctic origin of these two species is discussed.
Bezděk Aleš, Hájek Jiří Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini, Eurysternini, Gymnopleurini and Oniticellini Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1): 297-334
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this part of the catalogue dealing with the Scarabaeoidea, we present precise information on the types of 77 taxa of the tribe Coprini, four taxa of Eurysternini, 10 taxa of Gymnopleurini and 20 taxa of Oniticellini.