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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 52 - Number 2
published on: 17th December 2012
Volume 52 (2)
Kočárek PetrParadiplatys kubani sp. nov. from Laos (Dermaptera: Diplatyidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 335-339
Abstract: A new species of the genus Paradiplatys Zacher, 1910, Paradiplatys kubani sp. nov., is described based on material from Laos. The habitus and diagnostic characters are illustrated, and the taxonomic position is discussed.
Rédei Dávid, Ren Shuzhi, Bu WenjunA new synonymy in the genus Rhysostethus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 341-348
Abstract: Diagnostic characters of the genus Rhysostethus Hsiao, 1973 are discussed, microptery is recorded for the first time in the genus, and a revised diagnosis of the genus is provided. The following new synonymy is proposed: Rhysostethus glabellus Hsiao, 1973 = Parascadra breuningi Kerzhner & Günther, 2004, syn. nov. The male genitalia of Rh. glabellus are described and illustrated, and the morphology and possible function of its unique fore leg are discussed.
Stehlík Jaroslav L., Kment PetrDescription of Physopelta finisterrae sp. nov. from Papua New Guinea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 349-354
Abstract: A new species, Physopelta finisterrae sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Largidae: Physopeltinae: Physopeltini) from Papua New Guinea, is described, illustrated, and compared with similar species.
Brailovsky Harry, Barrera ErnestoReview of the Stenoscelidea complex and key to the known genera of Stenoscelideini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 355-370
Abstract: The Neotropical genus Stenoscelidea Westwood, 1842 (Coreidae: Coreinae: Stenoscelideini) in its current wide concept is revised and divided into two genera: Stenoscelidea and Stenoeurilla gen. nov. The following eight new combinations (all from Stenoscelidea) are proposed: Stenoeurilla aenescens (Stål, 1870) comb. nov., S. glabra (Brailovsky, 1983) comb. nov., S. hansoni (Brailovsky & Barrera, 1997) comb. nov., S. maya (Brailovsky, 1983) comb. nov., S. mimica (Brailovsky, 1983) comb. nov., S. pellucida (Brailovsky & Barrera, 1997) comb. nov., S. peruviana (Brailovsky & Barrera, 1997) comb. nov., and S. prolixa (Brailovsky, 1983) comb. nov. Three new species are described: Stenoscelidea guanaya sp. nov. (Bolivia), Stenoscelidea saphes sp. nov. (Peru), and Stenoscelidea pucalpa sp. nov. (Peru). Stenoscelidea histrionica (Stål, 1859), is considered a synonym of S. albovaria Westwood, 1842. A key to the four known genera of Stenoscelideini, and a key to the 15 known species of Stenoscelidea (except Stenoscelidea nigroaenea Breddin, 1903), are given.
Kment PetrRedescription of the Madagascan endemic genus Anoano with a new synonymy (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 371-382
Abstract: The Madagascan endemic genus Anoano Cachan, 1952 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Triplatygini) is redescribed. Based on the study of primary types, one valid species and one junior synonym are recognized: Anoano pronotalis Cachan, 1952 = A. milloti Schouteden, 1954, syn. nov. A lectotype of A. pronotalis is designated. The male and female genitalia of A. pronotalis are described for the first time.
Megna Yoandri S., Epler John H.A review of Copelatus from Cuba, with the description of two new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 383-410
Abstract: This paper deals with the taxonomic composition, distribution and bionomics of the genus Copelatus Erichson, 1832 in Cuba. Two new species, C. cordovai sp. nov. and C. danyi sp. nov., are described. Diagnostic characters including illustrations of male genitalia are provided and illustrated for C. barbouri Young, 1942, C. caelatipennis angustatus Chevrolat, 1863, C. caelatipennis princeps Young, 1963, C. cubaensis Schaeffer, 1908, C. darlingtoni Young, 1942, C. insolitus Chevrolat, 1863, C. montivagus Young, 1942, and C. posticatus (Fabricius, 1801). A key for the 10 species of Copelatus occurring in Cuba is provided. Copelatus blatchleyi Young, 1953, not recorded from Cuba, is included in the key due to its presence in extreme southern Florida and the Bahamas. Maps of known distribution of Cuban Copelatus are given for each species. Copelatus caelatipennis princeps is recorded for the first time from the West Indies. Records of C. glyphicus (Say, 1823) and C. anastomosans Guignot, 1952 from Cuba are probably misidentifications and the species are not considered to be members of the Cuban fauna.
Švec ZdeněkNew Leiodinae (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) from India and Papua New GuineaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 411-424
Abstract: Six species of Agathidium Panzer, 1797 are described from northeast India: Agathidium (Agathidium) fikaceki sp. nov. (Meghalaya), A. (Macroceble) cochleariforme sp. nov. (Arunachal Pradesh), A. (M.) armigerum sp. nov. (Arunachal Pradesh), A. (M.) unicorne sp. nov. (Arunachal Pradesh), A. (M.) guttiferum sp. nov. (Arunachal Pradesh), and A. (M.) acutangulum sp. nov. (Arunachal Pradesh). Zeadolopus punctiventris sp. nov. is described from Papua New Guinea. All species are compared with the similar species and the diagnostic characters are illustrated.
Krikken Jan, Huijbregts JohannesAn unusual new Onthophagus from New Guinea (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 425-431
Abstract: A new dung beetle species with a combination of attributes unusual in the Papuasian context is described and illustrated: Onthophagus rutriceps sp. nov. from the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea. The oldest known male remained undescribed for about 110 years, possibly because of its doubtful origin, but newly collected material confirmed the New Guinea occurrence of the species – prompting the present description.
Bílý Svatopluk, Kubáň VítězslavA revison of the genus Anthaxia from the Philippines (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 433-442
Abstract: A taxonomic revision of five species of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 from the Philippines is performed and two new species are described: Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) palawanensis sp. nov. (Palawan) and A. (H.) philippinensis sp. nov. (Luzon, Negros, Sibuyan). Anthaxia (H.) attenuata Fisher, 1922, stat. restit. is removed from the synonymy of A. (H.) aeneocuprea Kerremans, 1913 and revalidated as a species. Anthaxia (H.) mindanaoensis Fisher, 1922, comb. nov. is transferred from the subgenus Anthaxia to the subgenus Haplanthaxia Reitter, 1911. The lectotype of A. (H.) boettcheri Obenberger, 1928 is designated. All species and their male genitalia are illustrated and the key to the Philippine species is provided.
Švihla Vladimír, Kopetz AndreasA review of the genus Laemoglyptus from the Himalayas (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 443-466
Abstract: Twenty three species and one subspecies of the genus Laemoglyptus Fairmaire, 1886, occurring in the Himalayas are reviewed. Three species groups with several subgroups are defined. New species and subspecies are described and illustrated: Laemoglyptus ater godawariensis subsp. nov. (Nepal), L. bhutanensis sp. nov. (Bhutan), L. bilyi sp. nov. (Nepal), L. cechovskyi sp. nov. (Nepal), L. chimakothiensis sp. nov. (Bhutan), L. himalayanus himalayanus sp. nov. (Nepal, India: Uttarakhand), L. himalayanus sikkimensis subsp. nov. (India: Sikkim, Dārjiling Distr.), L. hispidus sp. nov. (Nepal), L. vicinoides sp. nov. (Bhutan) and L. walteri sp. nov. (Bhutan). New synonymies are proposed: L. bomfordii (Fairmaire, 1897) = Silis pectinicornis Champion, 1924, syn. nov., and L. vicinus Pic, 1921 = L. martensi Kazantsev, 2009, syn. nov. New distribution data for most of the known species is provided.
Jelínek Josef, Jia Fenglong, Hájek JiříA new species of the genus Atarphia (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 467-474
Abstract: A new species of the genus Atarphia Reitter, 1884, A. cincta sp. nov., from continental China (provinces Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Sichuan) and Taiwan is described and compared with the closely related allopatric species A. quadripunc­tata Reitter, 1884 from the Far East of Russia and Japan. Precise locality data of A. fasciculata Reitter, 1884 from China are presented, and A. quadripunctata is excluded from the list of Chinese fauna. A key to Atarphia species is also provided.
Trýzna Miloš, Baňař PetrNew species of Adapterops (Coleoptera: Anthribidae) from east Madagascar with a key to species and notes on sexual dimorphism and biodiversity of the familyActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 475-485
Abstract: A new species, Adapterops hankae Trýzna sp. nov. (Anthribidae: Choraginae: Araecerini), from east Madagascar is described and illustrated. Key to the genus Adapterops Frieser, 2010 is given including notes on sexual dimorphism of A. nasalis Frieser, 2010 and A. festivus Frieser, 2010. The microhabitat of Adapterops hankae Trýzna sp. nov. is described and list of 29 co-occurring anthribid species is given, and diversity of Madagascan Anthribidae is briefly discussed.
Gültekin Levent, Korotyaev Boris A.Lixus davidiani, a new weevil species from Aras Valley (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 487-494
Abstract: Lixus davidiani sp. nov. is described from Aras Valley in Nahcivan (Azerbaijan) and northeastern Turkey. Adults were collected on Lythrum salicaria L. (Lythraceae) in northeastern Turkey. It was observed that females laid eggs in stem. The new species is assigned to the Lixus iridis species-group in the subgenus Eulixus Reitter, 1916, compared with related species, and morphological characters are presented.
Ševčík JanTerocelion gen. nov., a new Oriental genus of Keroplatidae (Diptera) with pectinate antennaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 495-503
Abstract: A new genus, Terocelion gen. nov., is proposed for two new Oriental species of Keroplatidae (Diptera), T. melanoleucum sp. nov. (Thailand) and T. terezae sp. nov. (Brunei). The new genus is characterized mainly by the following characters: long and pectinate antennae, mediotergite distinctly protruding with a well developed subscutellar membranous area, wings distinctly marked and relatively narrow, vein CuA2 downcurved towards the tip, tibial trichia in regular rows, gonostylus without teeth, dorsoventrally flattened and apically rounded. A brief discussion on possible relationships to other genera of the tribe Keroplatini is also included.
Omelková Markéta, Ježek JanA new species of the genus Trichomyia (Diptera: Psychodidae) and new faunistic data on non-phlebotomine moth flies from the Podyjí NP and its surroundings (Czech Republic)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 505-533
Abstract: Trichomyia hardeggensis sp. nov. (Psychodidae: Trichomyinae) is described on the basis of male morphological characters of a specimen collected in the Podyjí National Park in the Czech Republic. New faunistic data from this park, collected in 63 localities in 1995–2003, are presented. Altogether 75 species of 32 genera are known to occur in the Podyjí National Park. Ten of these species were classified in the national Red List of threatened invertebrates – six species are critically endangered (Trichomyia urbica Haliday, 1839, Promormia silesiensis Ježek, 1983, Jungiella laminata (Szabó, 1960), Parajungiella ellisi (Withers, 1987), P. pseudolongicornis (Wagner, 1975) and Psycmera integella (Jung, 1956)) and four species are endangered (Promormia eatoni (Tonnoir, 1940), Threticus incurvus Krek, 1972, Pneumia crispi (Freeman, 1953) and Tonnoiriella sieberti Wagner, 1993).
Roháček JindřichWing polymorphism in European species of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 535-558
Abstract: The wing polymorphism is described in 8 European species of Sphaeroceridae (Diptera), viz. Crumomyia pedestris (Meigen, 1830), Phthitia spinosa (Collin, 1930), Pteremis fenestralis (Fallén, 1820), Pullimosina meijerei (Duda, 1918), Puncticorpus cribratum (Villeneuve, 1918), Spelobia manicata (Richards, 1927), Spelobia pseudonivalis (Dahl, 1909) and Terrilimosina corrivalis (Villeneuve, 1918). These cases seem to belong to three types of alary polymorphism: i) species with separate macropterous and brachypterous forms – Crumomyia pedestris, Pteremis fenestralis, Pullimosina meijerei; ii) species with a continual series of wing forms ranging from brachypterous to macropterous – Puncticorpus cribratum, Spelobia pseudonivalis, Terrilimosina corrivalis; iii) similar to the foregoing type but with only slightly reduced wing in the brachypterous form – Phthitia spinosa, Spelobia manicata. The variability of venation of wing polymorphic and brachypterous species of the West-Palaearctic species of Sphaeroceridae was examined and general trends in the reduction of veins during evolution are defined. These trends are found to be different in Copromyzinae (C. pedestris) and Limosininae (all other species) where 6 successive stages of reduction are recognized. The first case of a specimen (of Pullimosina meijerei) with unevenly developed wings (one normal, other reduced) is described in Sphaeroceridae. Causes of the origin of wing polymorphism, variability of wing polymorphic populations depending on geographical and climatic factors, importance of wing polymorphism in the evolution of brachypterous and apterous species and the probable genetic background of wing polymorphism in European species are discussed. Pullimosina (Pullimosina) meijerei is recorded for the first time from the Svalbard Islands (Norway) and Terrilimosina corrivalis is newly recorded from Romania.
Nazari Yaser, Zamani Abbas Ali, Masoumi Seyyed Mohammad, Rakhshani Elisan, Petrović-Obradović Olivera, Tomanović Snežana, Starý Petr, Tomanovič ŽeljkoDiversity and host associations of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in the farmlands of western IranActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 559-584
Abstract: This study presents the results of a survey of aphid parasitoids of the subfamily Aphidiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in western Iran. Thirty nine species of aphid parasitoids belonging to nine genera were collected and identified in association with 54 aphid species occurring on 77 host plants. In all, 129 parasitoid-aphid associations were recorded, 49 of which are new to Iran. Praon pubescens Starý, 1961 is newly recorded for the fauna of Iran in association with Nasonovia ribisnigri (Mosley, 1841) on Lactuca sativa. The possible existence of endemic subspecies for Praon necans Mackauer, 1959, member of which attack a wider range of host aphids, is discussed. An illustrated key for identification of the genera and species of Aphidiinae in western Iran is presented.
Ortega-Blanco Jaime, Singh Hukam, Engel Michael S.First amber fossil Rhysipolini (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): a new genus and species in Early Eocene Cambay amberActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 585-594
Abstract: A new genus and species of fossil braconid wasps (Ichneumonoidea: Braconidae) are described and figured from Early Eocene (Ypresian) Cambay amber (Gujarat, India). Trichelyon tadkeshwarense Ortega-Blanco & Engel gen. et sp. nov. is described from two females belonging to the Rhysipolini (Exothecinae), a tribe of considerable complexity and debatable classificatory placement, and representing the first, definitive fossils for this lineage of Braconidae. The fossils are compared with modern rhysipoline diversity and the complexity of the tribe is briefly discussed.
Ascher John S., Engel Michael S.Discovery of the bee genus Perdita in the West Indies (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae): a new species from Isla Cabritos in the Dominican RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 595-602
Abstract: The bee genus Perdita Smith, 1853 (Panurginae) is recorded from the West Indies based on the new species, Perdita (Perdita) islacabritosensis sp. nov. from Isla Cabritos, a xeric island within salty Lago Enriquillo in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic. The species is described and figured, and compared with putative relatives among the hyperdiverse subgenus Perdita.
Hájek Jiří, Švihla VladimírCatalogue of the type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Trogossitidae, Cleridae, Prionoceridae, Melyridae, Dasytidae, Rhadalidae and MalachiidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 603-654
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 Cleroidea, we present precise information on the types for one taxon of the family Trogossitidae, nine taxa of Cleridae, three taxa of Prionoceridae, 14 taxa of Melyridae, 57 taxa of Dasytidae, nine taxa of Rhadalidae and 63 taxa of Malachiidae.
MINOSHIMA Y. & HAYASHI M. (2011): Larval morphology of the Japanese species of the tribes Acidocerini, Hydrobiusini and Hydrophilini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae).Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(2): 655-656