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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 53 - Number 1
published on: 15th July 2013
Volume 53 (1)
Knyshov Alexander, Konstantinov Fedor V.A taxonomic revision of the genus Hyoidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 1-32
Abstract: The Palaearctic orthotyline genus Hyoidea Reuter, 1876 (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylinae: Orthotylini), comprising nine species, is revised. Diagnoses and detailed redescriptions, data on distribution and hosts are provided for the genus and all species and a key is presented to facilitate identification of species. Photos of the dorsal habitus, scanning electron micrographs and figures of genitalic structures are given. Two species, Hyoidea horvathi Montandon, 1890 and Hyoidea kerzhneri Hoberlandt, 1963, are reported for the first time from Tunisia and Turkmenistan, respectively.
Heiss Ernst, Baňař PetrTiomanaptera schwendingeri, a new apterous carventine flat bug from Malaysia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 33-38
Abstract: New species of apterous Carventinae, Tiomanaptera schwendingeri sp. nov., belonging to the so far monotypic genus Tiomanaptera Heiss, 2010, is described from Malaysia (Terengganu State). The new species is illustrated and compared with the previously described T. malickyi Heiss, 2010.
Mozaffarian Fariba, Sanborn Allen F.A new species of the genus Cicadatra from Iran (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 39-48
Abstract: A new species Cicadatra barbodi sp. nov. was collected from Lorestan province in western Iran and its morphology and calling song are described. The new species sings with the head downward and its song is comprised of a continuous series of steady phrases with short interecheme intervals. The average of duration for phrases and interecheme intervals was 1.442 and 0.047 seconds and the peak frequency was determined to be 9.562 kHz (n = 2). The average rate at which phrases were produced was 1.5 per second and the duration of pulses within phrases was 0.001 second. The diagnosis of morphological and acoustic characters of the new species from other closely related cicada species are also given. Cicadatra cataphractica Popov, 1989 is transferred to Psalmocharias Kirkaldy, 1908 to become Psalmocharias cataphractica (Popov, 1989) comb. nov.
Duran Daniel P., Moravec JiříA new species of the genus Pentacomia from Panama (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 49-57
Abstract: Pentacomia (Mesochila) skrabali sp. nov. is described as a new species in the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, and it represents the fourth species of the genus to be recorded from Panama. Examination of type specimens of relevant species of Pentacomia has confirmed that P. (M.) skrabali sp. nov. differs markedly from all known species in the genus (and related genera), and represents an intermediate link between the subgenera Pentacomia s. str. and Mesochila Rivalier, 1969. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species are presented in colour photographs.
Vinokurov Nikolay N.Validation of Macrosaldula indica Vinokurov (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 58-58
Abstract: An abbreviated description of Macrosaldula indica sp. nov. is provided to make the name available under the conditions required by the ICZN (1999).
Bulirsch Petr, Magrini Paolo, Jia FenglongAntireicheia chinensis sp. nov. of the subtribe Reicheiina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritinae) from the south-eastern ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 59-64
Abstract: Antireicheia chinensis sp. nov., an anophthalmic species of the subtribe Reicheiina, is described from south-eastern China. The new species is illustrated, including its aedeagus and female styli, and compared with A. margolata Balke­nohl, 2005, preliminarily included in the genus Antireicheia Basilewsky, 1951, and the two remaining East Asian anophtalmic species of the subtribe: Laoreicheia bulirschi Balkenohl, 2005 and Reicheia moritai Balkenohl, 2005.
Balke Michael, Toussaint Emmanuel F. A., Hendrich Lars, Hájek JiříA new species of the Australian genus Necterosoma from Timor (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 65-74
Abstract: Necterosoma timorense sp. nov. is described from a forest reserve at Mt. Mutis, West Timor. It is the third species of Necterosoma W. J. Macleay, 1871 found outside of Australia. Necterosoma timorense sp. nov. can be distinguished from all hitherto known species by the more robust and broader body, the distinct subhumeral expansion of female elytra, and the form of male genitalia. The new species is lotic, being collected from small pools of an intermittent stream, partly shaded by eucalypt forest. Altogether 12 species of Necterosoma are now described.
Fikáček Martin, Minoshima Yusuke, Vondráček Dominik, Gunter Nicole, Leschen Richard A. B.Morphology of adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of southern hemisphere genera Tormus and Afrotormus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 75-126
Abstract: Adult morphology of the genera Tormus Sharp, 1884 and Afrotormus Hansen, 1999, endemics of New Zealand and South Africa respectively, is examined and illustrated. The larval morphology of Tormus is also reviewed. Both adult and larval morphology supports the hypothesis of close relationship between these genera and Paracymus Thomson, 1867 of the tribe Laccobiini as shown by molecular data. The principal adult characters supporting this hypothesis are the presence of an organized stridulatory file on abdominal laterosternite 3 and the morphology of the mesofurca. The larva of Tormus is very similar to that of Paracymus, with the exception of the absence of the ligula and the presence of dense pubescence on antenna, maxilla and labium which are possible adaptations to a terrestrial life­style. The sister relationship of Tormus and Afrotormus seems quite probable based on several unique or rarely occurring character states shared by both genera, but needs to be confirmed by a formal phylogenetic analysis. Tormus inhabits moss on forest floor and Afrotormus was collected from under stones, and both genera hence represent previously unrecognized independent ecological transitions to terrestrial environment within Hydrophilidae. Genital morphology of Tormus indicated two well-defined groups treated as species: Tormus helmsi Sharp, 1884 (= Tormus nitidus Broun, 1893a, syn. nov., = Stygnohydrus nitidus Broun, 1893b, syn. nov., = Stygnohydrus femoralis Broun, 1910, syn. nov. = Stygnohydrus basalis Orchymont, 1937, syn. nov.) and Tormus posticalis (Broun, 1917), stat. restit. Genetic data from cox1 mitochondrial gene indicated five haplotype lineages, of which the Fiordland group is equivalent to T. posticalis. The more derived T. helmsi clade, distributed west and north of the Alpine Fault, consists of four haplotype groups that may be cryptic species with variable male genitalia. Though based on a single gene and limited sampling, our data suggest a South Island origin for Tormus. Evidence for isolation by distance was weak and while haplotype lineages of T. helmsi form a grade south to north with a monophyletic haplogroup in the North Island, environmental barriers may explain the population structure.
Jia Fenglong, Zhao ShuangTaxonomic notes on Chinese Ametor and Hydrocassis (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sperchopsini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 127-139
Abstract: Two new species, Hydrocassis gansu sp. nov. and Ametor xizangensis sp. nov., are described from Gansu Province and Xizang Autonomous Region, China, respectively. Hydrocassis hebaueri Schödl, 2000, is reported firstly from China. Additional faunistic data of Hydrocassis metasternalis Ji & Schödl, 1998, H. anhuiensis Ji & Schödl, 1998, H. scapulata Deyrolle & Fairmaire, 1878, H. imperialis (Knisch, 1924), H. scapha d’Orchymont, 1942, and Ametor rudesculptus Semenov, 1900 from China are reported. A key to all known species of both genera is given.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-ZhenFive new species of the genera Labomimus and Linan from Guangxi, South China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 141-153
Abstract: Five new tyrine species belonging to two genera from Guangxi, South China are described, illustrated and compared with allied species: Labomimus maoershanus Yin & Li, sp. nov., Labomimus quadratithorax Yin & Li, sp. nov., Linan fortunatus Yin & Li, sp. nov., Linan huapingensis Yin & Li, sp. nov., and Linan hujiayaoi Yin & Li, sp. nov. A revised key to Linan is given.
Irmler UlrichNew species of the genus Mimogonia and Holotrochus from South America (Coleoptera: Staphylindae: Osoriinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 155-176
Abstract: Twelve new species of the genera Mimogonia Coiffait, 1978 and Holotrochus Erichson, 1839 are described from the Neotropical Region: Mimogonia baloghi sp. nov. (Paraguay), M. duckei sp. nov. (Brazil: Amazonas), M. marquesi sp. nov. (Brazil: Mato Grosso), Holotrochus adisi sp. nov. (Brazil: Amazonas), H. agostii sp. nov. (Brazil: Bahia), H. hamatus sp. nov. (Paraguay), H. lobatus sp. nov. (Panama), H. mrazi sp. nov. (Brazil: Minas Gerais), H. paraguensis sp. nov. (Paraguay), H. pseudoleticiae sp. nov. (Peru), P. tortilis sp. nov. (Bolivia, Suriname) and H. yasuniensis sp. nov. (Ecuador). Diagnostic characters of all new species are illustrated and updated identification keys are provided for the Brazilian Mimogonia species and the Holotrochus pubescens group.
Makranczy GyörgyReview of the southern African species of Thinodromus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 177-208
Abstract: Previously unrevised types of several species of the genus Thinodromus Kraatz, 1857, Trogophloeus montiumdraconis Scheerpeltz, 1974, Trogophloeus rhodesianus Scheerpeltz, 1974 and Trogophloeus sudanensis Scheerpeltz, 1974, are examined, redescribed and illustrated, all primarily from the southern half of continental Africa. Lectotypes are designated for Trogophloeus tibialis Fauvel, 1907 and Trogophloeus capensis Bernhauer, 1934, the latter is found to be conspecific with Trogophloeus montiumdraconis Scheerpeltz, 1974, syn. nov. The previously unknown female of Thinodromus dasys Gildenkov, 2000 and the male of T. facilis Gildenkov, 2000 are documented, T. kedougouensis Makranczy, 2009, syn. nov., is conditionally placed in synonymy with T. nigerius Gildenkov, 2000. Two species are described as new: T. gildenkovi sp. nov. from Botswana (North-East) and T. meridionalis sp. nov. from South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal prov.). The external morphologies of all these species are illustrated by SEM images, some by colour habitus photographs, and all terminalia and genitalia by line drawings.
Uhlig Manfred, Janák JiříErichsonius (Sectophilonthus) dorsumsuis sp. nov. from Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces, South Africa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 209-218
Abstract: Erichsonius (Sectophilonthus) dorsumsuis sp. nov. from South Africa (type locality: Eastern Cape Province: Hogsback) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar species.
Král David, Hillert OliverThree new Lethrus species close to L. raymondi (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from the Balkan PeninsulaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 219-244
Abstract: Three new species of Lethrus (Lethrus) Scopoli, 1777 from the Balkan Peninsula are described: L. (L.) halkidikiensis sp. nov. (Greece: Halkidiki Peninsula), L. (L.) perun sp. nov. (SW Bulgaria) and L. (L.) strymonensis sp. nov. (N Greece: region Séres). They are closely related to L. (L.) raymondi Reitter, 1890. Diagnostic characters (shape of mandibles and shape of ventral mandibular process) are illustrated. The character matrix for the separation of males of the Lethrus species closely related to L. raymondi known from Bulgaria, Macedonia and NW Greece and a map of the distribution areas for each species are presented.
Sehnal RichardTwo new species of the genus Scapanoclypeus from Northern Cape, Republic of South Africa (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 245-252
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Scapanoclypeus Evans, 1987, S. triapicalis sp. nov. and S. sinepunctatus sp. nov., from Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa, are described and an updated key to species of Scapanoclypeus is presented.
Ruta Rafal, Yoshitomi Hiroyuki, Klausnitzer BernhardReview of the genus Dermestocyphon (Coleoptera: Scirtidae: Scirtinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 253-285
Abstract: Dermestocyphon Pic, 1918 is elevated to generic rank on the basis of adult morphological characters. Oreocyphon Klausnitzer, 2009 is regarded as a subgenus of Dermestocyphon. A new subgenus, Himacyphon subgen. nov., is described to include Dermestocyphon optatus (Klausnitzer, 1980). The following new combinations are proposed: Dermestocyphon anticetestaceus (Klausnitzer, 1976) comb. nov. for Prionocyphon anticetestaceus, Dermestocyphon drianti (Pic, 1918) comb. nov. for Cyphon drianti, Dermestocyphon honorus (Klausnitzer, 1980) comb. nov. for Cyphon honorus, Dermestocyphon optatus (Klausnitzer, 1980) comb. nov. for Cyphon optatus, and Dermestocyphon umbratilis (Klausnitzer, 1976) comb. nov. for Prionocyphon umbratilis. The type species of the genus, Dermestocyphon drianti (Pic, 1918) is redescribed, and five new species, Dermestocyphon apiciconcavus sp. nov. (Vietnam), D. brancuccii sp. nov. (Vietnam), D. niisatoi sp. nov. (Laos), D. suturalis sp. nov. (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand), and D. thailandicus sp. nov. (Thailand) are described. The previously unknown females of Dermestocyphon drianti, D. honorus, D. umbratilis, D. optatus, and a species related to D. optatus are described and new localities of these species are reported. A key to the species of Dermestocyphon is given. Cyphon (Dermestocyphon) beattyi Pic, 1918 is excluded from Dermestocyphon and tentatively retained in Cyphon Paykull, 1799.
Bílý Svatopluk, Kubáň VítězslavAnthaxia (Haplanthaxia) krali sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 287-292
Abstract: Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) krali sp. nov., belonging to the A. (H.) proteus Saunders, 1873 species-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini), is described from China (Sichuan). The new species is fully described, illustrated and compared with the most similar species of the group.
Novák VladimírReview of the West Palaearctic Pseudocistela with description of P. hajeki sp. nov. from Iran (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Alleculinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 293-301
Abstract: Pseudocistela hajeki sp. nov. from Iran is described and illustrated, and a key to the West Palaearctic species of the genus Pseudocistela Crotch, 1873 is provided. Pseudocistela ceramboides serrata (Chevrolat, 1844), syn. nov., is a new synonym of P. ceramboides (Linnaeus, 1758).
Sekerka Lukáš, Windsor Donald, Staines Charles L.A new species of Cephaloleia from Panama with description of larva and first record of orchid-feeding in Cephaloleiini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 303-314
Abstract: Cephaloleia orchideivora sp. nov. is described and figured from Panama including larva, host plants and biology. This is the first Cephaloleia species known to be associated with Orchideaceae.
Starý Jaroslav, Oboňa JozefNasiternella regia, a redescription of the adult and neotype designation (Diptera: Pediciidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 315-322
Abstract: Nasiternella regia Riedel, 1914 (Diptera: Pediciidae) is redescribed from new material collected in Slovakia, and the first illustrations of the male and female terminalia are provided. A neotype of the species is designated.
Cazorla Carla G.A new species of Stilobezzia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from northern ArgentinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 323-327
Abstract: A new Neotropical species, Stilobezzia (Stilobezzia) biscutata sp. nov. (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), is described and illustrated based on adult specimens collected in the Argentinian provinces of Chaco, Formosa and Corrientes. The species is compared with Stilobezzia transversa Lane & Forattini, 1958, from which it differs mainly in the pigmentation pattern of abdomen and the parameres S-shaped.
Bravo Freddy, Araújo Maira X.Trichomyia (Brachiotrichomyia subgen. nov.) plumata sp. nov. from the Neotropical Region (Diptera: Psychodidae: Trichomyiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 329-338
Abstract: A new subgenus of Trichomyia Haliday, 1839 is proposed based on the following characters: palpus four-segmented; the first two segments partially fused and with long posterior gonocoxal arms that each has bristles on the inner margin. Brachiotrichomyia subgen. nov. includes seven Neotropical species: Trichomyia armata Barretto, 1954, T. brasiliensis Satchell, 1956, T. inermis Barretto, 1954, T. pseudodactylis Quate, 1996, T. quatei Bravo, 2001, T. risaraldensis Bejarano, Pérez-Doria & Sierra, 2009, and T. plumata sp. nov., described and illustrated herein. New illustrations of the male terminalia of T. inermis are provided, and new records for Bahia and Amazonas are given. A key to the males of all described species of the new subgenus is included.
Rozkošný RudolfTwo new species of Lophoteles including the first record of this genus in the Oriental Region (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 339-346
Abstract: Two new species of the pachygastrine genus Lophoteles Loew, 1858 are described: L. brevispinus sp. nov. from the Philippines (Luzon) and L. longispinus sp. nov. from Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago). The first of them represents the first record of this genus in the Oriental Region whereas the other species are known exclusively from the Australasian Region (10 spp.) or Afrotropical and Australasian Regions (Lophoteles plumula Loew, 1858). Both new species were compared with Lonchegaster armata White, 1914, the type species of the Australasian genus Lonchegaster White, 1914, characterized by a similar strong apical spine on the scutellum as both new species of Lophoteles.
Ferrer-Suay Mar, Selfa Jesús, Tomanović Željko, Janković Marina, Kos Katarina, Rakhshani Ehsan, Pujade-Villar JuliRevision of Alloxysta from the north-western Balkan Peninsula with description of two new species (Hymenoptera: Figitidae: Charipinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 347-368
Abstract: The aphid-associated Charipinae of Serbia, Montenegro and Slovenia have been studied. Nine species are recorded for the first time from these regions: Alloxysta arcuata (Kieffer, 1902), A. brevis (Thomson, 1862), A. castanea (Hartig, 1841), A. fracticornis (Thomson, 1862), A. fuscicornis (Hartig, 1841), A. macrophadna (Hartig, 1841), A. mullensis (Cameron, 1883), A. pleuralis (Cameron, 1879), and A. salicicola Belizin, 1973. Only Alloxysta victrix (Westwood, 1833) was previously recorded from this region. The important morphological characters of these species are briefly described and compared. Two new species, Alloxysta kovilovica Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar sp. nov. and A. slovenica Ferrer-Suay & Pujade-Villar sp. nov., are described and their morphological characters are illustrated. A key for identification of the Charipinae already known from the north-western Balkan Peninsula is provided.
Passerin d’Entreves Pietro, Roggero AngelaThe first case of gynandromorphism in Enolmis (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Scythrididae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 369-380
Abstract: Gynandromorphism (i.e., organisms with both male and female characteristics) is a rare and interesting phenomenon that has been recorded for several taxa within Insecta, Crustacea, and Aves since the early 20th century. Recently, interest in this phenomenon has been revived, due to its potential contribution to elucidation of developmental mechanisms. Within insects, gynandromorphism includes several examples in Lepidoptera (mainly in the Macrolepidoptera). Yet, it is rare in the far less strikingly sexually dimorphic Microlepidoptera, mainly because it is harder to use external features to recognize gynandromorphs in this taxon. Here, we describe the first known case of gynandromorphism in Scythrididae, belonging to the genus Enolmis Duponchel, 1845. Enolmis species have light coloured external features, asymmetrical male genitalia, and developed henia in females. The different parts of male and female genitalia present in the Enolmis gynandromorph individual are described here.
Dubatolov Vladimir V.A new species and new combinations of Danielithosia from eastern China and Indochina, with check-list of the genus (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 381-386
Abstract: A new species of lichen-moth, Danielithosia hoenei sp. nov., is described from eastern China (Fujian and Hunan), Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. An apical bifurcation of sacculus and a short and stout apical process of juxta characterize the new species. Two additional species are transferred into Danielithosia, resulting in the following new combinations: Danielithosia mesospila (Fang, 2000) comb. nov. (for Eilema mesospila Fang, 2000), and D. milina (Fang, 1982) comb. nov. (for Eilema milina Fang, 1982).
Bezděk Aleš, Hájek JiříCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onitini, Onthophagini, Phanaeini, Scarabaeini and SisyphiniActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53(1): 387-442
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 about the types of 12 taxa of the tribe Onitini, 169 taxa of Onthophagini, 12 taxa of Phanaeini, four taxa of Scarabaeini and one taxon of Sisyphini. The corrected spellings of species-group names originally published as Onthophagus sürmelii Petrovitz, 1963 and Phanaeus palaeno exisicornis Balthasar, 1939 are proposed.