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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 54 - Number 2
published on: 15th December 2014
published in print: 15th December 2014
Volume 54 (2)
Stalling Thomas, Macháčková LenkaSynonymy of the ant-loving cricket Myrmecophilus termitophilus Mařan, 1959 (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 451-454
Abstract: Myrmecophilus termitophilus Mařan, 1959, which was originally described from Greece, is recognized as a junior synonym of Myrmecophilus hirticaudus Fischer von Waldheim, 1846.
Minaei Kambiz, Alavi Jalil, Fekrat Lida, Aleosfoor MaryamFirst record of the genus Eryngyothrips from Iran with description of a new species (Thysanoptera: Thripidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 455-460
Abstract: The genus Eryngyothrips Bhatti, 1979 is recorded from Iran for the first time. Eryngyothrips banihashemii sp. nov. is described and illustrated from specimens collected at the base of Cirsium sp. in Fars province. The problems in morphological character interpretation for discrimination of two genera, Eryngyothrips and Oxythrtips Uzel, 1895 are discussed.
Brailovsky HarryFirst record of the Oxycarenidae from Venezuela and description of two new Anomaloptera species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 461-467
Abstract: First record of the Oxycarenidae from Venezuela and description of two new Anomaloptera species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
Luo Zhao-Hui, Vinokurov Nikolai N.A new species of the genus Menaccarus from China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 469-477
Abstract: The genus Menaccarus Amyot & Serville, 1843 is recorded for the first time from China and represented by a new species, M. (Orocephalus) caii sp. nov. The new species, collected in the Gurbantunggut Desert (Xinjiang), is similar to the Irano-Turanian M. (Orocephalus) deserticola Jakovlev, 1900 and it can be distinguished from the latter mainly by characters of the male genitalia.
Fikáček Martin, Vondráček DominikA review of Pseudorygmodus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with notes on the classification of the Anacaenini and on distribution of genera endemic to southern South AmericaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 479-514
Abstract: The morphology and taxonomy of the genus Pseudorygmodus Hansen, 1999 endemic to Chile is reviewed based on freshly collected material and museum specimens. Two species are recognized: P. flintispangleri (Moroni, 1985) widespread from Los Lagos Region to Magallanes Region, and P. versicolor sp. nov. which is only known from Parque Nacional Nahuelbuta in La Araucanía Region. A phylogenetic analysis is performed to reveal the position of the genus within Hydrophilidae, based on four genes (cox1, cox2, 18S and 28S). The results reveal that Pseudorygmodus is a member of the tribe Anacaenini of the subfamily Chaetarthriinae, which is supported by both adult and larval morphology. Within Anacaenini, it was placed in the Anacaena Thomson, 1859 clade, which is supported by the morphology of the nasale of the larva. The phylogenetic analysis performed here as well as the morphological comparison of larvae of the Anacaenini brought additional evidence supporting the internal topology of the tribe, including the polyphyly of Anacaena in the current sense. The genus Crenitulus Winters, 1926, stat. restit., is hence reestablished for the former Anacaena suturalis group, containing the following species: C. attiguus (Orchymont, 1942) comb. nov., C. hirsutus (Komarek, 2005) comb. nov., C. nitens (Gentili, 1993) comb. nov., C. paleodominicus (Fikáček & Engel, 2011) comb. nov., C. perpennus (Orchymont, 1942) comb. nov., C. solstitialis (Kirsch, 1873) comb. nov., C. schoedli (Komarek, 2005) comb. nov., and C. suturalis (LeConte, 1866). The genus Gentilina Hebauer, 2003, syn. nov., is synonymized with Crenitulus. A potential distribution is modelled for five hydrophilid genera endemic to southern South America (Andotypus Spangler, 1979, Anticura Spangler, 1979, Cylorygmus Orchymont, 1933, Hydramara Knisch, 1925 and Pseudorygmodus) using the high-resolution climatic data and the maximum entropy approach, in order to focus the future collecting effort to the areas where the genera likely occur. Biology and distribution of Pseudorygmodus and other endemic austral genera is briefly discussed, as well as problems that should be focused in future phylogenetic studies of the Chaetarthriinae and Anacaenini.
Lackner TomášOrateon praestans, a remarkable new genus and species from Yemen (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Saprininae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 515-527
Abstract: Orateon praestans sp. nov. from Yemen is described and illustrated. Based on the detailed examination of its morphology, Orateon gen. nov. is most similar and presumably related to the genera Terametopon Vienna, 1987 and Alienocacculus Kanaar, 2008 sharing with them ciliate elytral epipleuron, labial palp chaetotaxy and protibial spur position.
Hlaváč Peter, Nakládal OtoContribution to the knowledge of Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from KazakhstanActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 529-537
Abstract: Two new species of Pselaphinae, Euplectus baizakovi sp. nov. (Euplectini) and Aphiliops asiaticus sp. nov. (Trichonychiini: Trimiina) from Kazakhstan are described and illustrated. Their systematic position is discussed and the key to the Palaearctic genera of the subtribe Trimiina is provided. Trissemus melinus (Solsky, 1861) and Brachygluta iranica (Saulcy, 1876) are recorded and their aedeagi illustrated. Brachygluta iranica is recorded for the first time from Kazakhstan.
Makranczy GyörgyReview of the Thinodromus circulus species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 539-554
Abstract: The Thinodromus circulus species group is revised and five species are recognized within it. Lectotypes are designated for Trogophloeus circulus Bernhauer, 1922, T. chagosanus Bernhauer, 1922, T. palustris Bernhauer, 1922 and T. arcitenens Fauvel, 1905; Thinodromus velutinus (Sharp, 1887), comb. nov., is transferred from Carpelimus Leach, 1819. The transferred species is illustrated with SEM images, the others by colour photographs of external morphology. Male and female genitalia plus terminalia of the Neotropical species are illustrated with line drawings; male characters of the Old World taxa facilitating species recognition are figured.
Hromádka LubomírA review of the Afrotropical Gabrius coryndoni species group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 555-562
Abstract: The Gabrius coryndoni species group distributed in sub-Saharan Africa is defined and reviewed. The species group comprises the following 12 species, of which two are described as new: Gabrius amadina sp. nov. (Tanzania), G. amans Tottenham, 1962, G. coryndoni Cameron, 1942, G. dolosus Tottenham, 1956, G. flexuellus Tottenham, 1956, G. huendus Tottenham, 1956, Gabrius lepidina sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo), G. lethifer Tottenham, 1956, G. negus Tottenham, 1956, G. obnixus Tottenham, 1956, G. ramifer Tottenham, 1956, and G. vulcanus Cameron, 1956. A key to all known species of the G. coryndoni species group is provided and aedeagi of all species are figured.
Sehnal RichardEngistanoxia sagala sp. nov. from Kenya (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Melolonthini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 563-569
Abstract: Engistanoxia sagala sp. nov. is described and figured from the Coast Province of Kenya. Engistaanoxia dessertinneae Lacroix, 2002 is redescribed and figured. Key to species of Engistanoxia Lacroix, 2002 is presented.
Vendl Tomáš, Vondráček Dominik, Kubáň Vítězslav, Šípek PetrImmature stages of Taenioderini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae): a report of hidden morphological diversityActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 571-604
Abstract: Here we present the first observations on the immature stages of the cetoniid tribe Taenioderini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The larvae of Chalcothea neglecta Ritsema, 1882, Coilodera diardi (Gory & Percheron, 1833), C. penicillata Hope, 1831, Euselates cineraceus (Gory & Percheron, 1833), E. laoticus Mikšić, 1974, Meroloba suturalis (Snellen van Vollenhoven, 1858), Plectrone tristis (Westwood, 1842) and an undetermined species belonging to Taeniodera idolica Janson, 1909 species group are described and illustrated, their morphology is compared with the immature stages of the other Cetoniinae. Brief observations on biology and ecology are given. Larvae of Taenioderini show a remarkable morphological diversity. An intra-generic variability in the body pilosity, presence and development of various structures (e.g. the palidium of raster) is documented. Larvae of Taenioderini are morphologically highly variable, as compared to other all Cetoniinae tribes.
Bílý Svatopluk, Sakalian Vladimir P.A revision of the Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) mashuna species-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 605-621
Abstract: The Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) mashuna Obenberger, 1931 species-group is defined, revised, keyed, and important diagnostic characters are illustrated. Additionally, four new species are described: Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) convexi­ptera sp. nov. (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe), A. (H.) jendeki sp. nov. (Kenya), A. (H.) nigroaenea sp. nov. (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), and A. (H.) puchneri sp. nov. (Angola). The lectotype of Anthaxia (H.) mashuna Obenberger, 1931 is designated. New country records and new host plants are given for Anthaxia (H.) ennediana Descarpentries & Mateu, 1965, A. (H.) mashuna, and A. (H.) patrizii Théry, 1938
Toki Wataru, Matsuo Susumu, Pham Hong Thai, Yoshitomi HiroyukiMorphology of adult and immature stages, and host plant use of Doubledaya sinuata (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Languriinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 623-634
Abstract: Morphology of larvae, pupae, adult female and male genitalia of Doubledaya sinuata Zia, 1934 (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Languriinae) are described. The adults were found to be sexually dimorphic in external morphology, particularly in the shape of the head and mandibles: females have a large asymmetric head and mandibles; males have a symmetrical head with slightly asymmetric mandibles. Adult females of D. sinuata excavate holes with their mandibles on intermediate-sized internodes of recently dead culms of the bamboo Sinobambusa sat (Balansa) C. S. Chao & Renvoize, in order to deposit eggs on their inner surface. Larvae of D. sinuata consume tissues of the bamboo and complete the development within the internode. Significance of the asymmetric head and mandibular morphologies, oviposition preference and feeding habits of D. sinuata are discussed.
Tomaszewska WiolettaNew species of the Amphisternus-group of Lycoperdininae from Philippines (Coleoptera: Endomychidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 635-644
Abstract: Two new species of lycoperdinine Endomychidae from Philippines, Mindanao, are described and illustrated. These are a new species of Amphisternus Germar, 1843: Amphisternus alberti sp. nov., and a new species of Gerstaeckerus Tomaszewska, 2005: Gerstaeckerus rufiplagiatus sp. nov. Both species belong to Amphisternus-group of Lycoperdininae. The keys to the species of Amphister­nus and Gerstaeckerus (= Engonius Gerstaecker, 1857) originally proposed by Strohecker are modified and updated.
Schöller MatthiasRevision of the Cryptocephalus vitellinus species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 645-655
Abstract: The Cryptocephalus vitellinus species group is revised. Cryptocephalus lucidus Rapilly, 1980 is removed from synonymy with C. vitellinus Lopatin, 1980. Cryptocephalus jirofti sp. nov. is described from Iran (Kerman Province). All species are illustrated and an identification key is provided.
Sekerka Lukáš, Barclay Maxwell V. L.Fabrician types of Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) deposited in the Natural History Museum, LondonActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 657-684
Abstract: All Fabrician types of Cassidinae found at the Natural History Museum, London were revised. The following new taxonomic changes were made: species status of Basiprionota bipuncticollis (Boheman, 1856) stat. restit., Chelymorpha multipunctata (Olivier, 1790) stat. restit., Eugenysa decussata (Fabricius, 1775) stat. restit., and Aspidimorpha (Aspidimorpha) calligera Boheman, 1854, stat. restit., are restored. The identities of Cassida cincta Fabricius, 1781, stat. nov., Cassida dorsata Fabricius, 1787, stat. nov., and Cassida octopunctata Fabricius, 1787, stat. nov., are corrected based on examination of type material. The following new synonymies are proposed: Aspidimorpha isparetta Boheman, 1854 = Cassida cincta Fabricius, 1781, syn. nov., Aspidimorpha calligera = A. dorsata sensu auctt., Basiprionota bipuncticollis = B. privigna (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov. = B. octopunctata sensu auctt., Basiprionota octopunctata (Fabricius, 1787) = B. privigna sensu auctt., Cassida dorsata Fabricius, 1787 = Aspidomorpha fuscopunctata Boheman, 1854, syn. nov. = A. rubrodorsata Boheman, 1854 ,syn. nov., Cassida decussata Fabricius, 1775 = C. venosa Fabricius, 1798, syn. nov., Cassida marginella Fabricius, 1775 = Charidotis punctatostriata Boheman, 1855, syn. nov. = Charidotis herbida Boheman, 1855, syn. nov., Coccinella cassidea Fabricius, 1775 = Cassida cribraria Fabricius, 1775, syn. nov. The species generally referred to as Aspidimorpha cincta (sensu auctt.) is left without a name, and is described here as Aspidimorpha (Aspidimorpha) innominata Sekerka sp. nov. A neotype is designated for Coccinella cassidea Fabricius, 1775 as the original type specimen is presumed lost. Lectotypes are designated for Cassida cincta Fabricius, 1781, C. cribraria Fabricius, 1775, C. dorsata Fabricius, 1787, C. marginella Fabricius, 1775 and C. miliaris Fabricius, 1775 to avoid further misinterpretations and to stabilize the current usage of the names. No type material of Cassida sinuata Fabricius, 1792 could be traced. Colour photographs of type specimens are provided.
Macek JanDescriptions of larvae of the Central European Eutomostethus species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 685-692
Abstract: The larvae of Eutomostethus punctatus (Konow, 1887) and E. gagathinus (Klug, 1816) are described and illustrated for the first time, and the larvae of E. ephippium (Panzer, 1798) and E. luteiventris (Klug, 1814) are redescribed. Their larval biology is summarized and evaluated. Carex hirta (Cyperaceae) is the first verified larval host plant of E. gagathinus, and C. brizoides (Cyperaceae) for E. punctatus.
Peris-Felipo Francisco J., Broad Gavin R., Belokobylskij Sergey A.Two new Afrotropical Asobara species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with complete notauliActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 693-701
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Asobara Forster, 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Alysiinae) from Africa with complete notauli reaching scutellar mid pit, Asobara kenyaensis sp. nov. (Kenya) and A. turneri sp. nov. (South Africa), are described and illustrated.
Olmi Massimo, Xu Zaifu, Guglielmino AdalgisaDescriptions of new fossil taxa of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) from Burmese amber (Myanmar)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 703-714
Abstract: Burmadryinus cenomanianus gen. & sp. nov. and Pseudodryinus burmensis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Dryinidae) are described from Upper Cretaceous (Lower Cenomanian) Burmese amber (Myanmar). A new subfamily, Burmadryininae subfam. nov., is described to include the new genus Burmadryinus gen. nov. The new taxa are compared with other extant and fossil Dryinidae.
Diaz Florentina, Torreias Sharlene R. S., Spinelli Gustavo R., Ronderos Maria M. A new species of Dasyhelea from Brazilian Amazonas and the description of the male of D. paulistana (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 715-728
Abstract: A new species, Dasyhelea pseudopollinosa Díaz & Ronderos sp. nov., is described from Brazil, illustrated and photographed as pupae and male and female adults. The male of D. paulistana Forattini & Rabello, 1957 is described for the first time, and the pupa and female adult are redescribed. Pupae of both species were collected from mats of floating fern leaves (Salviniaceae and Azollaceae) in Brazil and Argentina, and exhibit a respiratory organ which is thick at the base and tapering to a sharp apex, and segment 9 with elongate, slender apicolateral process. Diffe­rences between the two species are established, and they are also compared with Nearctic congeners that have the same kind of pupa: D. pollinosa Wirth, 1952, D. traverae Thomsen, 1935, and D. chani Wirth & Linley, 1990.
Hippa Heikki, Ševčík JanNotes on Nepaletricha (Diptera: Sciaroidea incertae sedis), with description of three new species from India and VietnamActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 729-739
Abstract: The following new species are described: Nepaletricha dembickyi sp. nov. (India), N. lobosa sp. nov. (Vietnam) and N. sigma sp. nov. (India). The systematic position of the genus is briefly discussed. A key to the six known species of Nepaletricha is given.
Andrić Andrijana, Šikoparija Branko, Obreht Dragana, Đan Mihajla, Preradović Jelena, Radenković Snežana, Perez-Bañon Celeste, Vujić AnteDNA barcoding applied: identifying the larva of Merodon avidus (Diptera: Syrphidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 741-757
Abstract: The immature stages of phytophagous hoverflies and their plant hosts are mostly unknown. This paper describes the larva of Merodon avidus Rossi, 1790 (Diptera: Syrphidae), based on material collected from Đerdap National Park in Serbia. Larvae were found in the bulbs of Ornithogalum L. (Hyacinthaceae) and in the surrounding soil. DNA barcoding was used to identify the species and scanning electron microscopy was used to describe the morphological characteristics of Merodon avidus. Reared material previously identified as Merodon constans (Rossi, 1794) is shown to belong to M. hurkmansi Marcos-García, Vujić & Mengual, 2007.
Ssymank Axel, Mengual XimoParagus caligneus sp. nov., a new Afrotropical species of flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 759-772
Abstract: A new species of flower fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) is described, Paragus caligneus sp. nov. A full description with images is given, as well as a species key for the subgenus Afroparagus Vujić & Radenković, 2008 and a modification of the identification key for Paragus subgenera. Molecular sequences from mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and nuclear ribosomal 28S rRNA genes were analyzed to evaluate the monophyly of Afroparagus. All four Paragus subgenera were recovered as monophyletic, although support values for Afroparagus were very low.
Roháček JindřichReliquantha eocena sp. nov., first tertiary representative of an extant genus of Anthomyzidae (Diptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 773-784
Abstract: Reliquantha eocena sp. nov. (Diptera: Anthomyzidae), male only, is described from a Baltic amber inclusion (Tertiary: Middle Eocene, 38?50 mya) and its relationship is discussed. Based on analysis of morphological characters it is affiliated with Reliquantha Roháček, 2013 and is thus the first fossil species of Anthomyzidae belonging to an extant genus. The diagnosis of Reliquantha is slightly modified and its relationship to fossil Lacrimyza Roháček, 2013 (also from Baltic amber) is confirmed. A key to fossil (all Tertiary) genera and species of the subfamily Anthomyzinae is presented.
Šumpich JanDescription of the female of Aphomia murciella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Galleriinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 785-788
Abstract: Aphomia murciella (Zerny, 1914) was described from several males originating from Murcia and it is known only from the Spanish mainland. Based on recent series from Andalucia, a female is described here for the first time. Photographs of adults as well as genitalia of both sexes are provided.
Tkoč Michal, Pecharová Martina, Ježek JanCatalogue of the type specimens of Diptera deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Moth flies (Psychodidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 54(2): 789-837
Abstract: Type specimens of moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague are catalogued. We provide detailed information about the type material of 99 taxa (94 species from subfamily Psychodinae, three species from subfamily Sycoracinae and two species from subfamily Trichomyiinae), including holotypes of 88 species and one neotype. All holotypes and other selected type specimens are photographed. Digital photographs are stored in Morphbank, available online. A hyperlink is provided for every taxon listed when using a digital copy (pdf format) of this catalogue. The year of publication of Copropsychoda bulbosa Ježek & Harten, 2006; Falsologima verrucosa Ježek & Harten, 2006; Psychana rujumensis Ježek & Harten, 2006 and Psychoda obscuripennis Ježek & Harten, 2006 is corrected.