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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 54 - Number 1
published on: 30th April 2014
Volume 54 (1)
Sychra Oldřich, Kounek Filip, Papoušek Ivo, Čapek Miroslav, Cárdenas-Callirgos Jorge Manuel, Franco Sebastian, Literák IvanChewing lice (Phthiraptera: Amblycera et Ischnocera) from wrens (Passeriformes: Troglodytidae), with description of a new species of MyrsideaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 1-27
Abstract: A total of 114 individuals of 14 wren species (Aves: Passeriformes: Troglodytidae) were examined. Nineteen birds (17 %) of six species were parasitised with 292 chewing lice (mean intensity = 15.4 lice per bird) belonging to three genera ? Brueelia Kéler, 1936, Penenirmus Clay & Meinertzhagen, 1938 (Ischnocera: Philopteridae) and Myrsidea Waterston, 1915 (Amblycera: Menoponidae). Data on the occurrence of chewing lice on wrens, including geographical distributions and some parasitological parameters ? such as prevalence and mean intensity ? are updated and discussed. A description and illustrations are given for Myrsidea fasciata sp. nov. from Campylorhynchus fasciatus (Swainson, 1837) from Costa Rica. Penenirmus albiventris (Scopoli, 1763) is redescribed from Troglodytes troglodytes (Linnaeus, 1758) (from the Czech Republic and Slovakia) and from T. aedon Vieillot, 1809 (from Peru). Intraspecific morphological variation of P. albiventris is discussed, and detailed figures are given. A portion of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene was sequenced from some species of Myrsidea and Penenirmus in order to assess their relative genetic divergence. An updated list of all species of lice recorded from wrens, including their geographic distribution, and a host-louse list are also given.
Minaei KambizA new species of Eremiothrips from Iran (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 29-34
Abstract: Eremiothrips eshghii sp. nov. is described from Fars province, south of Iran, from specimens collected on a species of Ephedra (Ephedraceae). This new species seems to be related to E. efflatouni (Priesner, 1965) in having no long setae on the posterior angles of the pronotum in both sexes, as well as in the presence of biserially toothed processes on the tergum IX of males.
Seljak Gabrijel, Malenovský IgorPreimaginal stages and biology of Bactericera lyrata (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 35-46
Abstract: The egg and fifth instar immature of the jumping plant-louse Bactericera lyrata Seljak, Malenovský & Lauterer, 2008 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) are described and illustrated for the first time based on material collected in Slovenia and reared on Potentilla reptans (Rosaceae) which is confirmed as a host plant. The morphology of the fifth instar immature is compared with closely related species and a key for the identification of the fifth instar immatures of west Palaearctic species of Bactericera Puton, 1876 associated with Rosaceae is provided. Bactericera lyrata has three generations per year in Slovenia with adults overwintering. It is unknown whether they migrate to conifers. The colour dimorphism of adults of the summer and overwintering generations is illustrated and briefly discussed.
Gnezdilov Vladimir M., Constant JeromeNotes on the tribe Tongini, with description of a new species of the genus Orthophana from northern Vietnam (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Nogodinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 47-55
Abstract: A new species of the genus Orthophana Melichar, 1923, O. tamdaoina sp. nov., representing a new subgenus, Eupharos subgen. nov., is described from the Tam Dao National Park in northern Vietnam. Diagnostic characters are provided in a form of a key to differentiate the new species and the new subgenus from the type species, O. spinata Melichar, 1923. The following nomenclatural changes are proposed: Lollius gratiosus Melichar, 1906 is transferred to the genus Epitonga Fennah, 1954 to become Epitonga gratiosa (Melichar, 1906) comb. nov. and Issus lineolatus Walker, 1862 to the genus Cotylana Fennah, 1954 to become Cotylana lineolata (Walker, 1862) comb. nov.
Meshram Naresh M., Ramamurthy Vilayanoor V.A new species of Cofana associated with grasses from India (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 57-64
Abstract: A new species, Cofana trilobata sp. nov., is described and illustrated from Meghalaya, India along with illustrations of Cofana lineata (Distant, 1908) which it closely resembles. Diagnostic characters are given to separate these species, including a modified portion of the key by Krishnankutty & Viraktamath (2008) to Cofana of India
Rodrigues Higor D., De Melo Alan Lane, Ferreira-Keppler Ruth L.Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Oiovelia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 65-98
Abstract: The genus Oiovelia Drake & Maldonado-Capriles, 1952 includes foam-inhabiting insects that occur from Venezuela to Argentina and contains four previously described species: Oiovelia brasiliensis Moreira, Nessimian & Rúdio, 2010, O. cunucunumana Drake & Maldonado-Capriles, 1952, O. rivicola Spangler, 1986, and O. spumicola Spangler, 1986. A redescription of the genus, diagnostic information on the four described species, description of four new species from Brazil (O. chenae sp. nov., O. hamadae sp. nov., O. pydanieli sp. nov., and O. viannai sp. nov.), an identification key, photos, and illustrations of male genitalia of all the species are herein presented. To facilitate separation of the New World genera of the subfamily Veliinae, an updated identification key is also presented.
Varga Katinka, Kondorosy ElödRevision of the genus Tachytatus (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 99-108
Abstract: The Oriental genus Tachytatus Bergroth, 1918 (Hemiptera: Hetero­ptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrominae: Ozophorini), so far monotypic, is revised. The genus and its type species, T. prolixicornis Bergroth, 1918 (Philippines), are redescribed and recorded from Malaysia (Sabah) and Indonesia (Sumatra) for the first time. Three new species are described from various Indonesian islands: T. redeii sp. nov. from Siberut (Mentawai Islands), T. celebensis sp. nov., and T. longirostris sp. nov. from Sulawesi. A key is provided to identify the species.
Kment Petr, Kocorek AnnaAfromenotes hirsuta, a new genus and species of Eumenotini from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 109-131
Abstract: Afromenotes hirsuta gen. & sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae: Eumenotini) is described from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and compared with its only close relative, the Oriental genus Eumenotes Westwood, 1844. Afromenotes hirsuta thus represents the first record of Eumenotini from the Afrotropical Region. The external efferent system of the metathoracic scent glands of E. obscura Westwood, 1846 is described in detail, and distribution and host plants of Eumenotes species are reviewed. A list of known host plants for larval Dinidoridae is compiled from literature. Eumenotes obscura is recorded for the first time from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and several territories within India (Uttarakhand), Indonesia (Bali, Mentawai Islands) and Malaysia (Kelantan, Sabah, Tioman Island); E. pacao Esaki, 1922 is recorded from Vietnam.
Tsai Jing-Fu, Rédei DávidA revision of the genus Amblycara (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 133-155
Abstract: The Oriental and Austro-Pacific stink bug genus Amblycara Bergroth, 1891 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Pentatomini) is redescribed and revised. Two species are recognized: the type species, A. gladiatoria (St?l, 1876), is redescribed and recorded for the first time from India, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesian and Papuan parts of New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Fiji; A. innocens sp. nov. is described as new based on specimens from Taiwan and the Philippines (Palawan). A lectotype is designated for A. gladiatoria. The taxonomic placement, systematic relationships, and zoogeography of the genus and its included species are discussed.
Clarkson Bruno, Albertoni Fabiano F., Fikáček MartinTaxonomy and biology of the bromeliad-inhabiting genus Lachnodacnum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 157-194
Abstract: The water scavenger beetle genus Lachnodacnum Orchymont, 1937 sensu Hansen (1991) is revised. The three species that had previously been placed in the genus, L. luederwaldti Orchymont, 1937 (southern Brazil), L. saundersi Orchymont, 1937 (northern Brazil) and L. urichi (Scott, 1912) (Trinidad and Tobago), are redescribed in detail and illustrated with habitus photographs, line drawings, and SEM micrographs of relevant diagnostic characters. Lachnodacnum urichi is found not to be congeneric with the remaining two species. It is transferred to the genus Phaenostoma Orchymont, 1937 (as P. urichi (Scott, 1912) comb. nov.) and the genus Psilodacnum Orchymont, 1937 previously erected for this species is removed from the synonymy with Lachnodacnum and placed to synonymy with Phaenostoma. The preimaginal stages of Lachnodacnum luederwaldti, including the egg case, all three larval instars and pupa, are described. Basic information on the biology of the species is provided based on field observations and rearing in the laboratory. The species is found to be aquatic, living in water tanks of terrestrial and epiphytic bromeliads. An updated identification key to adults of the Neotropical genera of the Coelostomatini is also provided.
Janák JiříNew species and subspecies  of Octavius from South Africa, with a key and additional distribution records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Euaesthetinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 195-231
Abstract: Fourteen species and two subspecies of the genus Octavius Fauvel, 1873 from the Republic of South Africa are described as new: Octavius acutipenis sp. nov., O. adriani sp. nov., O. bicurvatus sp. nov., O. bulirschi sp. nov., O. dorsumsuis sp. nov., O. kogelbergensis sp. nov., O. mikhaili sp. nov., O. mostovskii sp. nov., O. muellerae sp. nov., O. multisetosus sp. nov., O. ndumu sp. nov., O. sarkae sp. nov., O. sarkae ntsubane subsp. nov., O. sarkae xhosa subsp. nov., O. vulturensis sp. nov. and O. zulu sp. nov. Additional distribution records and updated and completed key to South African species of Octavius with transverse pronotum are presented.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-ZhenBatrisceniola fengtingae sp. nov., the first record of the genus in China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 233-236
Abstract: Batrisceniola fengtingae sp. nov. from East China is described, figured, and compared with related congeners. The new species represents the first record of the genus in China. An updated identification key to the males of Batrisceniola Jeannel, 1958 is provided.
Král David, Hájek JiříA new Callosides species from Ecuador with uniquely built membranous mandibles (Coleoptera: Hybosoridae: Anaidinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 237-242
Abstract: Callosides mafik sp. nov. from Ecuador (Napo) is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The new species clearly differs from all three previously described for the genus in having short clavate macrosetation of the dorsal surface, different configuration of tubercles of the dorsal surface and the areolate-ocellate sculpture of elytra. The membranous distal part of the mandible, a unique character within all Scarabaeoidea, is discussed.
Nabozhenko Maxim, Keskin BekirNew data about 'nalassoid' genera from south-eastern Anatolia with description of a new species of Zophohelops (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 243-249
Abstract: Zophohelops montanatolicus sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Helopini: Cylindrinotina), the first representative of this genus in Turkey, is described from south-eastern Anatolia. It is the second species known in the western part of the disjunct distribution range of the genus Zophohelops Reitter, 1902 (South Armenia and Hakkari Mountains; the eastern part covers Tien Shan Mts. and southern Tajikistan). New data about the distribution of Helopocerodes Reitter, 1922, the subgenus of the genus Nalassus Mulsant, 1854, in south-eastern Anatolia are given.
Yamasako Junsuke, Chou Wei-IA new species of the genus Callomecyna from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 251-256
Abstract: Callomecyna leehsuehae sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) is described from Taiwan. All the known species of the genus Callomecyna Tippmann, 1955 are figured with a key to the species.
Sekerka LukášReview of Imatidiini genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 257-314
Abstract: Genera of Imatidiini Hope, 1840 are revised and keyed. Colour images demonstrating general habitus of all genera are also given. The following genera are removed from synonymy and their status restored: Caloclada Guérin-Méneville, 1844, stat. restit., Pseudimatidium Aslam, 1966, stat. restit., and Xenispa Baly, 1858, stat. restit. Xanthispa Baly, 1858, stat. nov., is raised to full generic rank. Caloclada fasciata Guérin-Méneville, 1844 is designated as the type species of Caloclada. Demotispa pulchella Baly, 1858 is confirmed as the type species of Demotispa Baly, 1858 because it was fixed in the original publication. Solenispa Weise, 1905 is transferred to Hybosispini Weise, 1910 because it has no pronotal setae and carinate internal margin of eye. Demotispa and Parimatidium Spaeth, 1938 are reclassified because of misapplication of the type species. In addition, six genera are described as new: Cyclantispa gen. nov., Katkispa gen. nov., Lechispa gen. nov., Parentispa gen. nov., Weiseispa gen. nov., and Windsorispa gen. nov. Two species are removed from synonymy and their species status is restored: Demotispa sanguinea (Champion, 1894) stat. restit., and Xenispa elegans (Baly, 1875) stat. restit. Species status of Xenispa pulchella Baly, 1858, stat. restit., is restored and its replacement name Demotispa magna Weise, 1910 is suspended. The following new synonymies are proposed: Caloclada Guérin-Méneville, 1844 = Octocladiscus Thomson, 1856, syn. nov., and Demotispa Baly, 1858 = Stilpnaspis Weise, 1905, syn. nov. = Rhodimatidium Aslam, 1966, syn. nov.; Demotispa pulchella Baly, 1858 = Stilpnaspis bicolorata Borowiec, 2000, syn. nov.; Pseudimatidium limbatum (Baly, 1885) = Homalispa limbifera Baly, 1885, syn. nov.; Pseudimatidium procerulum (Boheman, 1862) = Demotispa brunneofasciata Borowiec, 2000, syn. nov.; Weiseispa bimaculata (Baly, 1858) = Demotispa biplagiata Pic, 1923, syn. nov. Based on new synonymies, changes in generic system, and study of type material, the following new combinations are proposed: Cephaloleia basalis (Weise, 1910) comb. nov., C. bondari (Monrós, 1945) comb. nov., C. nigronotata (Pic, 1936) comb. nov.; Cyclantispa gracilis (Baly, 1885) comb. nov., C. subelongata (Pic, 1936) comb. nov.; Demotispa coccinata (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., D. filicornis (Borowiec, 2000) comb. nov., D. fulva (Boheman, 1850) comb. nov., D. fuscocincta (Spaeth, 1928) comb. nov., D. impunctata (Borowiec, 2000) comb. nov., D. marginata (Weise, 1905) comb. nov., D. marginata (Weise, 1905) comb. nov., D. monteverdensis (Borowiec, 2000) comb. nov., D. nevermanni Uhmann, 1930 comb. nov., D. panamensis (Borowiec, 2000) comb. nov., D. rubiginosa (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., D. rubricata (Guérin-Méneville, 1844) comb. nov., D. sanguinea (Champion, 1894) comb. nov., D. scarlatina (Spaeth, 1938) comb. nov., D. tambitoensis (Borowiec, 2000) comb. nov., D. tricolor (Spaeth, 1938) comb. nov.; Katkispa elongata (Pic, 1934) comb. nov.; Lechispa parallela (Pic, 1930) comb. nov., P. rosariana (Maulik, 1931) comb. nov.; Parentispa formosa (Staines, 1996) comb. nov., P. gracilis (Baly, 1878) comb. nov., P. vagelineata (Pic, 1926) comb. nov.; Pseudimatidium bondari (Spaeth, 1938) comb. nov., P. discoideum (Boheman, 1850) comb. nov., P. florianoi (Bondar, 1942) comb. nov., P. gomescostai (Bondar, 1943) comb. nov., P. limbatum (Baly, 1885) comb. nov., P. limbatellum (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., P. madoni (Pic, 1936) comb. nov., P. neivai (Bondar, 1940) comb. nov., P. pallidum (Baly, 1885) comb. nov., P. pici (Staines, 2009) comb. nov., P. procerulum (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., P. rufum (Pic, 1926) comb. nov.; Pseudostilpnaspis curvipes (Uhmann, 1951) comb. nov., P. lata (Baly, 1885) comb. nov.; Stenispa minasensis (Pic, 1931) comb. nov., S. viridis (Pic, 1931) comb. nov.; Weiseispa angusticollis (Weise, 1893) comb. nov., W. bimaculata (Baly, 1858) comb. nov., W. cayenensis (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., W. membrata (Uhmann, 1957) comb. nov., W. peruana (Weise, 1910) comb. nov.; Xenispa atra (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., X. baeri (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., X. bahiana (Spaeth, 1938) comb. nov., X. bicolorata (Uhmann, 1948) comb. nov., X. boliviana (Weise, 1910) comb. nov., X. carinata (Pic, 1934) comb. nov., X. clermonti (Pic, 1934) comb. nov., X. collaris (Waterhouse, 1881) comb. nov., X. columbica (Weise, 1910) comb. nov., X. consobrina (Weise, 1910) comb. nov., X. costaricensis (Uhmann, 1930) comb. nov., X. cyanipennis (Boheman, 1850) comb. nov., X. elegans (Baly, 1875) comb. nov., X. exigua (Uhmann, 1930) comb. nov., X. fallaciosa (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., X. fulvimana (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., X. garleppi (Uhmann, 1937) comb. nov., X. germaini (Weise, 1905) comb. nov., X. grayella (Baly, 1858) comb. nov., X. jataiensis (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., X. ovatula (Uhmann, 1948) comb. nov., X. plaumanni (Uhmann, 1937) comb. nov., X. pygidialis (Uhmann, 1940) comb. nov., X. romani (Weise, 1921) comb. nov., X. scutellaris (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., X. sulcicollis (Champion, 1920) comb. nov., X. testaceicornis (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., X. tibialis (Baly, 1858) comb. nov., X. tricolor (Weise, 1905) comb. nov., X. uhmanni (Pic, 1934) comb. nov., X. zikani (Spaeth, 1938) comb. nov.; Windsorispa bicoloricornis (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., W. latifrons (Weise, 1910) comb. nov., W. submarginata (Pic, 1934) comb. nov. The replacement name Cephaloleia pici nom. nov. is proposed for Cephaloleia basalis Pic, 1926 not Weise, 1910. Two species: Demotispa sallei Baly, 1858 and Melanispa bicolor Zayas, 1960 are considered as Imatidiini incertae sedis because they do not fit in any currently recognized genus. Lectotypes are designated for Demotispa pulchella Baly, 1858 and Himatidium mauliki Bondar, 1942 to stabilize the nomenclature in the group.
Skuhrovec Jiří, Batelka Jan Taxonomy of the Cape Verde endemic weevil genus Dinas (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Part I: Description of a new subgenus, and two new species from S?o Nicolau IslandActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 315-336
Abstract: An extensive material of the Cape Verde endemic weevil genus Dinas Wollaston, 1867 (Curculionidae: Entiminae) is revised. Two subgenera are recognized based on the external morphology and biology of adults. Microspina subgen. nov. is established for the group with smaller-sized adults which are flower-eaters adapted to habitats with Macaronesian endemic flora; 10 species are transferred to the subgenus: D. (M.) angusticeps Roudier, 1957, D. (M.) angustula Wollaston, 1867, D. (M.) elliptipennis Wollaston, 1867, D. (M.) heckeli Geisthardt, 1995, D. (M.) micans Roudier, 1957, D. (M.) obsita Wollaston, 1867, D. (M.)  pallipes Roudier, 1957, D. (M.) punctipennis Roudier, 1957, D. (M.)  sitonaeformis Wollaston, 1867, and D. (M.) viridisquamea Roudier, 1957. Contrary, adults of Dinas s. str. were found on the ground and under stones only. The Dinas fauna of S?o Nicolau Island is studied in detail. Dinas (Microspina) afonsoi sp. nov. and D. (Dinas) strakai sp. nov. are described from the eastern part of the island. The types and new material of the remaining two species from the western part of the island, D. (Microspina) angusticeps and D. (Microspina) sitonaeformis, are reviewed, and lectotype for the latter is designated. An identification key to all species known from S?o Nicolau is provided. The origin of Dinas and its biogeographic affinities are discussed. Distributional pattern of the genus within the archipelago, particularly in S?o Nicolau are commented. An updated list of all known Dinas species is provided.
Stejskal Robert, Trnka Filip, Skuhrovec JiříBiology and morphology of immature stages of Coniocleonus nigrosuturatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 337-354
Abstract: Mature larvae and pupae of Coniocleonus (Plagiographus) nigrosuturatus (Goeze, 1777) (Curculionidae: Lixinae: Cleonini) are described and compared with three other cleonine taxa with known larvae. The biology of the species was studied in Romania, Hungary and Slovakia. Common Stork's-bill (Erodium cicutarium) (Geraniaceae) is identified as a host plant of both larvae and adults of this weevil. The weevil is very likely monophagous, and previous records of thyme (Thymus sp., Lamiaceae) as the host plant hence appear incorrect. Coniocleonus nigrosuturatus prefers dry, sunny places in grassland habitats, with sparse vegetation, bare ground and patchily growing host plants. Overwintering beetles emerge in early spring (March), feed and mate on the host plants. The highest activity of adults was observed from mid-April to mid-May. Larvae live in the soil in a vertical tunnel near the host plant and feed externally on the base of the stem. Usually, a single larva was observed at an attacked plant, however, sometimes up to 3 larvae were found. At the beginning of July, the larvae pupate in a closed earthen cell. A reared adult emerged in the laboratory at the end of July. We suppose that part of the population overwinters in pupation cells, although some adults leave the cells at the end of summer. They then most likely spend some time feeding on the host plants and look for suitable shelters in which to overwinter later.
Starý JaroslavTwo new species of Austrolimnophila from the Mediterranean (Diptera: Limoniidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 355-360
Abstract: Two new species of Austrolimnophila Alexander, 1920 (subgenus Austrolimnophila s. str.) are described, A. (A.) cretica sp. nov. (Greece: Crete) and A. (A.) pallidior sp. nov. (Algeria), and their male terminalia are illustrated. A key to the Western Palaearctic species of Austrolimnophila s. str. is appended.
Siri Augusto, Brodin YngveCladistic analysis of Rheochlus and related genera, with description of a new species (Diptera: Chironomidae: Podonominae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 361-375
Abstract: A new species, Rheochlus latisetus sp. nov., is described from male and female adults from Argentina. Emendations and illustrations of the three previously known species of Rheochlus Brundin, 1966 are provided. A cladistic analysis of the genus Rheochlus within the tribe Podonomini is presented, and the phylogenetic relationship with congeners is discussed based on adult characters.
Cordeiro Danilo, Bravo Freddy, Wolff Marta, Barros Carvalho Claudio JoséA new species of Feuerborniella (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the paramo of ColombiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 377-382
Abstract: Feuerborniella paramuna Cordeiro, sp. nov., is a new species we describe herein from the paramo of Colombia. This genus is recorded for the first time from Colombia. Diagnostic characters for Feuerborniella Vaillant, 1971 along with its place in the tribe Psychodini are discussed, and a key to males of the Neotropical species of Feuerborniella is provided.
Roháček JindřichThe identity and family affiliation of Scelomyza hirticornis (Diptera: Opomyzidae, Anthomyzidae), with a new checklist of Afrotropical AnthomyzidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 383-398
Abstract: The female holotype of Scelomyza hirticornis Séguy, 1938 from Kenya is revised and the species transferred from Opomyzidae to Anthomyzidae. It is redescribed in detail based on partly reconstructed characters of the damaged holotype. The genus Scelomyza Séguy, 1938 is redescribed and its relationships are discussed with the conclusion that it is probably related to Apterosepsis Richards, 1962, a strongly modified apterous genus from Tanzania. A new checklist of Afrotropical Anthomyzidae is provided.
Macháčková Lenka, Fikáček MartinCatalogue of the type specimens deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. PolyneopteraActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(1): 399-450
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of the polyneopteran insect orders (Dermaptera, Blattodea, Orthoptera, Phasmatodea) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague are catalogued. We provide precise information about types of 100 taxa (5 species of Dermaptera, 3 species of Blattodea, 4 species of Phasmatodea, 55 species of Caelifera, and 33 species of Ensifera), including holotypes of 38 taxa. The year of publication of Calliptamus tenuicercis anatolicus Mařan, 1952 and Calliptamus tenuicercis iracus Mařan, 1952  are corrected. The authorship of the names traditionally ascribed to J. Obenberger is discussed in detail. Only the name Podisma alpinum carinthiacum Obenberger, 1926 is available since the publication by Obenberger (1926a). 'Stenobothrus (Stauroderus) biguttulus ssp. $ bicolor Charp. 1825' and 'Stenobothrus (Stauroderus) ssp. $ collinus Karny' sensu Obenberger (1926a,b) refer to Gryllus bicolor Charpentier, 1825 and Stauroderus biguttulus var. collina Karny, 1907, respectively, which both have to be considered available already since their original descriptions by Charpentier (1825) and Karny (1907).