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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 55 - Number 1
published in print: 1st June 2015
Volume 55 (1)
Jelínek Josef, Hájek JiříIn memoriam RNDr. Vladimír Švihla, CSc.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 1-8Gnezdilov Vladimir M.Description of a new genus and species of Hemisphaeriini from Brunei with an identification key to the Bornean species of the tribe (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Issidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 9-18
Abstract: Bruneastrum cardinale gen. & sp. nov. is described from Brunei. This is the first record of the tribe Hemisphaeriini Melichar, 1906 and second representative of the family Issidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) from the country. A checklist and an identification key to the species of Hemisphaeriini known from Borneo are given.
Mozaffarian Fariba, Sanborn Allen F.Cicadatra pazukii, a new cicada species, with an identification key to the species of Cicadatra in Iran (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 19-27
Abstract: This study presents the morphological description of a new species, Cicadatra pazukii sp. nov., collected from Iran, also providing the diagnosis of the new species with closely related species. An identification key for the Cicadatra species of Iran is submitted. Adding the new species to the list of recorded species of the family Cicadidae in Iran, the number of cicadas in the country becomes 44, including 18 species of the genus Cicadatra.
Gil-Santana HélcioParahiranetis salgadoi, a new genus and species of Harpactorini (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae), with a key to Neotropical wasp-mimicking harpactorine generaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 29-38
Abstract: Parahiranetis salgadoi gen. & sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae: Harpactorini) is described based on two females from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A revised key to Neotropical wasp-mimicking Harpactorini genera is presented.
Brailovsky HarryThe genus Nematopus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) of French Guiana with a description of one new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 39-45
Abstract: A checklist of the species of the genus Nematopus Berthold, 1827 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae: Coreinae: Nematopodini) known from French Guiana is given. One new species, N. persuasus sp. nov., is described. New distributional records for N. indus (Linnaeus, 1758) and N. nervosus Laporte, 1832 are added. Dorsal view photographs and a key for the three known species are included. The pronotum and male genital capsule of C. persuasus and C. spinulus Brailovsky & Barrera, 2003 are illustrated.
Minoshima Yusuke, Hayashi MasakazuDescription of the larval stages of the berosine genera Berosus and Regimbartia based on the Japanese species B. japonicus and R. attenuata (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 47-83
Abstract: Larval morphology and head chaetotaxy are described for two genera of the tribe Berosini, Berosus Leach, 1817 and Regimbartia Zaitzev, 1908, based on reared and field-collected larvae of Berosus (Berosus) japonicus Sharp, 1873 and Regimbartia attenuata (Fabricius, 1801). We describe and illustrate the general morphology and head chaetotaxy of all three instars of both species. We review and discuss an ecological character, which is an adaptation to benthic lifestyle in Berosus. Berosus larvae do not have air-bubbles in alimentary canal, whereas majority of hydrophilid larvae have air-bubbles. Absence of the bubbles results in loss of buoyancy and would be an adaptation in two different ecological trends: benthic and swimming lifestyles. A detailed comparison of head chaetotaxy of both genera is provided. Chaetotaxy of Berosus and Regimbartia are not largely different, therefore benthic lifestyle will not strongly affect chaetotaxy. We also provide information of knowledge about immature stages of the tribe Berosini and provide the identification key to larvae of all five genera of the tribe. Biology of both studied species is briefly commented as well.
Vávra Jiří Ch.Review of the subgenus Attumbrinus (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae: Philomessor), with description of Philomessor lackneri sp. nov. from MoroccoActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 85-103
Abstract: Species of Philomessor Jeannel, 1936, subgenus Attumbrinus Jeannel, 1936 inhabiting Algeria and Morocco, namely Philomessor (Attumbrinus) bolivari Jeannel, 1936, P. (A.) cloueti (Portevin, 1907), and P. (A.) henroti Růžička, 1996 are reexamined and a new species Philomessor (Attumbrinus) lackneri sp. nov. from the High and Central Atlas (Morocco) is described. Lectotype of P. (A.) bolivari is designated, and P. (A.) cloueti and P. (A.) bolivari are redescribed. Current knowledge on bionomy is summarized and known distribution is mapped for each species. Key to the examined species is given.
Yin Zi-Wei, Nomura Shuhei, Li Li-ZhenTen new species of cavernicolous Tribasodites from China and Thailand, and a list of East Asian cave-inhabiting Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 105-127
Abstract: The Tribasodites bedosae Yin & Li, 2011 species-group is designated to accommodate the cavernicolous species placed in the genus Tribasodites Jeannel, 1960. This group includes three previously described species from the Chinese province of Guangxi, Tribasodites bedosae Yin & Li, 2011, T. deharvengi Yin & Li, 2011, and T. tiani Yin & Li, 2011, and ten new species discovered in China and Thailand: T. hubeiensis sp. nov. from Hubei, central China, T. abnormalis sp. nov., T. cehengensis sp. nov., T. liboensis sp. nov., T. setosiventris sp. nov., and T. xingyiensis sp. nov. from Guizhou, southwestern China, T. bama sp. nov., T. kawadai sp. nov., T. uenoi sp. nov. from Guangxi, southwestern China, and T. thailandicus sp. nov. from Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. The new species are described, and the male habitus and important diagnostic features are illustrated. Distributions of members of the T. bedosae group are approximately mapped based on the label data. A key for identification of males is given. A species list of East Asian cave-inhabiting Pselaphinae is provided.
Löbl IvanNotes on Scaphisoma of Kalimantan (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 129-144
Abstract: The Kalimantan species of Scaphisoma Leach, 1815 are reviewed. The following species are redescribed: S. borneense Pic, 1916, S. lineatopunctatum (Pic, 1916), S. punctatipenne Pic, 1916, S. punctatum (Pic, 1915) and S. submaculatum Pic, 1920. Lectotypes are designated for these species, and for S. oblongum Pic, 1916. Scaphisoma punctatipenne, described as a variety of S. oblongum, is available and raised to species rank. Scaphisoma atrithorax Pic, 1916 is placed in synonymy with Scaphisoma obliquemaculatum Motschulsky 1863. Two new species are described: S. apparatum sp. nov. and S. tarsale sp. nov. A key to the Kalimantan species of Scaphisoma is provided.
Irmler UlrichOsoriinae of Cuba with description of new species and an identification key (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 145-172
Abstract: Recent collections of Osoriinae from Cuba revealed three new species, Allotrochus cubensis sp. nov., Thoracophorus cubensis sp. nov., and Antillosorius martini sp. nov. In total, 34 species of Osoriinae are currently known from this island including the three new ones. An identification key to the species and a list of species with all records known to me are provided. According to this study 8 species (21 %) out of the 39 species are endemic for Cuba and 4 (11 %) show a pantropical distribution.
Volkovitsh Mark G., Bílý SvatoplukLarvae of Australian Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Part 5. Genera Astraeus and Xyroscelis, with notes on larval characters of Australian polycestine taxaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 173-202
Abstract: Larvae of four Australian species of the buprestid subfamily Polycestinae are described and illustrated: Astraeus (Depollus) aberrans van de Poll, 1886, A. (Astraeus) prothoracicus van de Poll, 1889 (Astraeini), Xyroscelis crocata Gory & Laporte, 1839, and Xyroscelis sp. (probably X. bumana Williams & Watkins, 1986) (Xyroscelidini). Described larvae are compared with other Australian polycestine genera with known larvae. Discussion on the taxonomic value and implication of larval characters of all studied Australian polycestine genera is given.
Szawaryn KarolRevision of the Neotropical genus Pseudodira (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 203-215
Abstract: The South American genus Pseudodira Gordon, 1975 is revised; its species are described, diagnosed and illustrated, and an identification key and comments are provided. Rodolia carmelitana Mulsant, 1853 is removed from synonymy with Mada fraterna (Mulsant, 1850), provided with lectotype designation, and transferred to Pseudodira. Pseudodira amazona sp. nov. is described from Peru.
Fouquè RenéA review of the genera Indostola, Tagenostola, Indochillus, Pseudethas, and Pseudochillus gen. nov. in South East Asia (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Stenosini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 217-242
Abstract: Indostola kaengkrachanensis sp. nov. from Thailand is described. Pseudochillus gen. nov. is described and subdivided into three subgenera: P. (Pseudochillus subgen. nov.), P. (Kaszabochillus subgen. nov.), and P. (Micropseudochillus subgen. nov.). Two species of the genus Indochillus are transferred to Pseudochillus: P. (P.) bangaloreanus (Kaszab, 1981) comb. nov. and P. (Kasza­bochillus) andamanus (Kaszab, 1981) comb. nov. Additionally, five new species are described: Pseudochillus (Pseudochillus) aalbui sp. nov. (India), Pseudochillus (Kaszabochillus) helferi sp. nov. (Myanmar), Pseudochillus (Micropseudochillus) palawanus sp. nov. (Philippines: Palawan), P. (M.). thailandicus sp. nov. (Thailand), and P. (M.) indochinensis sp. nov. (Laos, Vietnam). Tagenostola albovillosa Koch, 1940 stat. nov., described as subspecies of T. turkestanica (Reitter 1886), is rised to species rank. Diagnostic characters for all discussed genera and species are illustrated. A key to species of Pseudochillus gen. nov. and allied genera of the subtribe Dichillina (sensu Reitter 1916) is provided. New faunistic records of Stenosini from Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are presented.
Hsiao YunA new species of the genus Synchroa from Taiwan, with a key to the world fauna (Coleoptera: Synchroidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 243-248
Abstract: A new species, Synchroa formosana sp. nov., is described from Taiwan, representing the first occurrence of the family Synchroidae Lacordaire, 1859 in Taiwan; ecological information is provided. In addition, the new species is included in a key to the world fauna of Synchroidae.
Kejval ZbyněkStudies of the genus Anthelephila (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) 13. The species described by W. W. Saunders from IndiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 249-260
Abstract: Anthelephila mutillaria Saunders, 1834 and A. ruficollis Saunders, 1834 are redescribed. Seven new synonyms are proposed: Anthelephila mutillaria Saunders, 1834 = Formicomus mutillarius tonkineus Pic, 1899, syn. nov. = F. mutillarius inapicalis Pic, 1899, syn. nov. = F. mutillarius innotatipennis Pic, 1913, syn. nov. = Hirticomus fascifer Uhmann, 1983, syn. nov.; Anthelephila ruficollis Saunders, 1834 = Anthelephilus inhumeralis Pic, 1903, syn. nov. = Formicomus ruficollis annamitus Pic, 1903, syn. nov. = Formicomus uncinatus Desbrochers, 1875, syn. nov.
Delobel Alex, Le Ru BrunoNew Bruchidius species reared from Vachellia (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae: Acacieae) seeds from Eastern and Southern Africa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 261-272
Abstract: Descriptions of the following new species reared from seeds of various Vachellia species (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae: Acacieae) are presented: Bruchidius horridus sp. nov. from V. horrida (L.) Willd., B. quadrispinosus sp. nov. from V. xanthophloea (L.) Willd., B. tumidulus sp. nov. from V. seyal (Del.) P. I. H. Hurter, V. nilotica subulata (Vatke) Kyal. & Boatwr and V. lahal (Steud. & Hochst. ex. Benth.) Kyal. & Boatwr., all from Kenya, and B. spathiger sp. nov. from V. etbaica Hayne, V. karroo Schweinf. and V. tenuispina Verdoorn from Kenya, Zimbabwe, and the Republic of South Africa, respectively.
Bezděk Jan, Baselga Andrés Revision of western Palaearctic species of the Oulema melanopus group, with description of two new species from Europe (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 273-304
Abstract: Five species of the Oulema melanopus group are recognized in the western Palaearctic Region: O. melanopus (Linnaeus, 1758), O. rufocyanea (Suffrian, 1847), O. duftschmidi (Redtenbacher, 1874), O. mauroi sp. nov. (northern Italy), and O. verae sp. nov. (Spain and Portugal). The two new species are described and illustrated. The nomenclature of the group is discussed in detail. Oulema rufocyanea is proved to be a validly described species different to O. duftschmidi. To fix the nomenclatural stability of the whole group and avoid subsequent misintepretations, neotypes are designated for Crioceris melanopoda O. F. Müller, 1776; Crioceris hordei Geoffroy, 1785; and Lema cyanella var. atrata Waltl, 1835 (all conspecific with O. melanopus). The primary type specimens or their photographs were examined if they exist. The spelling Oulema melanopus is fixed as correct and explained. Variation in the cytochrome c oxidase (cox1) gene across specimens of all the species has been analysed. All species in the group had extremely similar haplotypes, with interspecific sequence similarities between 90.5?99.5 %, compared to intraspecific sequence similarities between 91.6?100 %. As a result, the phylogenetic relationships among species in the group were not well resolved based on cox1 sequences.
Straka Jakub, Jůzová Kateřina, Nakase YutaNomenclature and taxonomy of the genus Stylops (Strepsiptera): an annotated preliminary world checklistActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 305-332
Abstract: Taxonomy and nomenclature of the genus Stylops Kirby, 1802 (Strepsiptera) have been understood differently in different parts of world for a long time. Largest differences came from erroneous concept of host specialization of individual species. For this reason, we re-evaluated taxonomy and nomenclature in all Stylops species based on distances of DNA barcode sequences (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I). Twenty six species (123 individuals) out of sixty six recognized Stylops species from all distribution range were DNA barcoded and their sequences compared. Taxonomy of all West Palaearctic species was restructured to be congruent with results of analysis of the genetic distances. Single European species Stylops melittae Kirby, 1802 is divided into thirty species, whose species status is restituted: S. analis Perkins, 1918; S. andrenaphilus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. ater Reichert, 1914; S. aterrimus Newport, 1851; S. borcherti Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. dalii Curtis, 1828; S. deserticola Medvedev, 1970; S. dinizi Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. gwynanae Günther, 1957; S. hammella Perkins, 1918; S. ibericus Luna de Carvalho, 1969; S. kinzelbachi Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. liliputanus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. lusohispanicus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. madrilensis Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. maxillaris Pasteels, 1949; S. moniliaphagus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. nevinsoni Perkins, 1918; S. obenbergeri Ogloblin, 1923; S. obsoletus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. paracuellus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. pasteelsi Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. praecocis Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. risleri Kinzelbach, 1967; S. ruthenicus Schkaff, 1925; S. salamancanus Luna de Carvalho, 1974; S. spreta Perkins, 1918; S. thwaitesi Perkins, 1918; S. ventricosae Pierce, 1909; and S. warnckei Luna de Carvalho, 1974. Stylops hartfordensis Pierce, 1909 is a single species from North America, whose status is restituted from S. bruneri Pierce, 1909. Names of fifteen West Palaearctic species, fourteen East Palaearctic species and fifteen Nearctic species are supposed to be new junior subjective synonyms: S. muelleri Borchert, 1971 = S. ater; S. dominiquei Pierce, 1909 = S. bimaculatae Perkins, 1918 = S. aterrimus; S. nitidiusculae Poluszyński, 1927 = S. hammella; S. esteponensis Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. maxillaris; S. flavipedis Hofeneder, 1924 = S. nitidae Pasteels, 1954 = S. giganteus Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. melittae; S. transversa Pasteels, 1949 = S. nevinsoni; S. duriensis Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. spreta; S. championi Pierce, 1919 = S. alfkeni Hofeneder, 1939 = S. albofasciatae Günther, 1957 = S. borealis Kifune & Hirashima, 1985 = S. thwaitesi; S. orientis Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. hirashimai Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. circularis Kifune & Hirashima, 1985; S. truncatus Kifune & Hirashima, 1985 = S. oblongulus Kifune & Hirashima, 1985 = S. truncatoides Kifune & Hirashima, 1985 = S. collinus Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. aburanae Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. japonicus Kifune & Hirashima, 1985; S. dentatae Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. aino Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. izumoensis Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. nipponicus Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. subcircularis Kifune & Maeta, 1990 = S. fukuiensis Kifune, 1991 = S. yamatonis Kifune & Hirashima, 1985; S. mandibularis Pierce, 1911 = S. moestae Pierce, 1919 = S. sinuatus Pierce, 1919 = S. advarians Pierce, 1909; S. oklahomae Pierce, 1909 = S. bipunctatae Pierce, 1909; S. neonanae Pierce, 1919 = S. duboisi Bohart, 1937 = S. bruneri; S. vicinae Pierce, 1909 = S. childreni Gray & Westwood, 1832; S. solidulae Pierce, 1909 = S. cornii Pierce, 1909; S. swenki Pierce, 1909 = S. crawfordi Pierce, 1909; S. salicifloris Pierce, 1909 = S. hippotes Pierce, 1909; S. grandior Pierce, 1919 = S. multiplicatae Pierce, 1909; S. pacificus Bohart, 1936 = S. polemonii Pierce, 1909; S. bisalicidis Pierce, 1919 = S. medionitans Pierce, 1919 = S. subcandidae Pierce, 1909. Twelve names were recognized as unjustified emendations and these names are new junior objective synonyms: S. trimmeranae Kinzelbach, 1978 = S. trimmerana Smith, 1857 (= S. aterrimus); S. dalei Kinzelbach, 1978 = S. dalii; S. gwynanai Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. gwynanae; S. hammelae Kinzelbach, 1978 = S. hammella; S. nitidiusculai Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. nitidiusculae Poluszyński, 1927 (= S. hammella); S. kirbyi Kinzelbach, 1978 = S. kirbii Leach, 1817 (= S. melittae); S. spencei Kinzelbach, 1971 = S. spencei Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. spencii Pickering, 1836 (= S. melittae); S. melittai Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. melittae; S. spretae Ulrich, 1930 = S. spretus Luna de Carvalho, 1974 = S. spreta; S. thwattei Luna de Carvalho, 1969 = S. thwaitesi. Nine names are recognized as nomina nuda and therefore unavailable in zoological nomenclature. Years of publications of the species names were corrected based on the original literature. Bee hosts are summarized for each species according to the new synonymies.
Olmi Massimo, Copeland Robert S., Guglielmino AdalgisaAn updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 333-380
Abstract: An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae from Burundi and Kenya is presented. The following new species of Dryinidae are described from Burundi: Anteon nkubayei sp. nov. (Anteoninae); from Kenya: Aphelopus severancei sp. nov. (Aphelopinae); Conganteon lymanorum sp. nov. (Conganteoninae); Anteon alteri sp. nov., A. blacki sp. nov., A. crowleydelmanorum sp. nov., A. mcguirkae sp. nov., Deinodryinus musingilai sp. nov. (Anteoninae); Bocchus johanssoni sp. nov. (Bocchinae); Dryinus digo sp. nov., Thaumatodryinus overholti sp. nov., T. tuukkaraski sp. nov. (Dryininae); from Kenya and Uganda: Anteon semajanna sp. nov. (Anteoninae). The following species have been found for the first time in Kenya: Embolemidae: Ampulicomorpha madecassa Olmi, 1999b, Embolemus ambrensis Olmi, 2004; Dryinidae: Conganteon vulcanicum Benoit, 1951b, Anteon afrum Olmi, 1984, A. canabense (Benoit, 1951a), A. cautum Olmi, 1994b, A. emeritum Olmi, 1984, A. evertsi Olmi, 1989, A. jacksoni Olmi, 2011, A. kivuanum (Benoit, 1951b), A. kwazuluense Olmi, 2007, A. maritimum (Turner, 1928), A. sanyatense Olmi, 2009, A. ugandanum Olmi, 1984, A. xericum Olmi & Harten, 2006, Deinodryinus paulyi Olmi, 1987, Bocchus bini Olmi, 1984, B. botswanensis Olmi, 1991, B. brooksi Olmi, 2003, B. confusus Olmi & Harten, 2006, B. hyalinus Olmi, 1998, B. mada­gascolus Olmi, 1994b, B. whiteleyi Olmi, 2007, Dryinus cariniceps Cameron, 1906, D. erraticus (Turner, 1928), Echthrodelphax migratorius Benoit, 1954, E. tauricus Ponomarenko, 1970. The following species of Dryinidae have been found for the first time in Burundi: Aphelopus mediocarinatus (Benoit, 1951a), Anteon maritimum (Turner, 1928), Dryinus shimbanus Olmi, 2011. Dryinus turneri nom. nov., is proposed in place of Dryinus ampuliciformis Turner, 1928 (preoccupied by Dryinus (= Campylonyx) ampuliciformis (Westwood, 1835)), already known from Kenya. With the above new records, 76 species of Dryinidae (previously 39) and six species of Embolemidae (previously four) are now known from Kenya. Regarding the Sclerogibbidae of Kenya, the 12 species listed by Olmi & Copeland (2011) are confirmed. In Burundi, six species of Dryinidae (previously two) are recognized. The three species of Embolemidae and one species of Sclerogibbidae previously listed from Burundi are confirmed. Additional new faunistic records are given from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Republic of South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Bharti Himender, Wachkoo Aijaz AhmadNeotype designation and redescription of Camponotus horseshoetus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 381-385
Abstract: A neotype is designated for Camponotus horseshoetus Datta & Raychaudhuri, 1985 as the type material is lost. The original description is ambiguous and for that reason we redescribe the species with illustrations. Camponotus horseshoetus is recorded from West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh for the first time.
Ševčík Jan, Mantič Michal, Blagoderov VladimirTwo new genera of Keroplatidae (Diptera), with an updated key to the World genera of KeroplatiniActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 387-399
Abstract: Two new genera of Keroplatidae (Diptera), Afrokeroplatus gen. nov. and Asiokeroplatus gen. nov., are proposed for two new species, Afrokeroplatus ashleyi sp. nov. from South Africa, and Asiokeroplatus tiger sp. nov. from northern Thailand. An updated key to the World genera of the tribe Keroplatini is presented.
Kazerani Farzaneh, Khaghaninia Samad, Talebi Ali Asghar, Grichanov IgorGenus Sciapus (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) in Iran, with description of one new species and new recordsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 401-409
Abstract: A new species of the genus Sciapus Zeller, 1842, S. talebii Kazerani & Grichanov sp. nov., is described, and three species are recorded for the Iranian fauna for the first time: Sciapus basilicus Meuffels & Grootaert, 1990, Sciapus heteropygus Parent, 1926, and Sciapus medvedevi Negrobov & Selivanova, 2009. Geographical distribution and a key to the species of Iranian Sciapus are provided.
Kment Petr, Kolínová Zdislava, Heiss ErnstCatalogue of the type specimens of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Pentatomomorpha: AradidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(1): 411-443
Abstract: Type specimens from the collection of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this part of the catalogue dealing with the family Aradidae (infraorder Pentatomomorpha), we present precise information about the types of 79 taxa, including holotypes of 39 taxa. Additions and corrections to the previous part of the catalogue are given, concerning Enicocephalidae (3 species, 1 holotype), Notonectidae (1 species), Helotrephidae (2 species, 1 holotype), and Veliidae (4 species).