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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 55 - Number 2
published on: 31st December 2015
Volume 55 (2)
Tkoč, MichalSeventy years of Dr. Jan JežekActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 445-456
Abstract: RNDr. Jan Ježek, CSc. celebrates seventy years of age in 2015. His whole professional career was tied to the Department of Entomology at the National Museum in Prague, where he worked as a researcher and curator of the Diptera collection during 1967-2011. He is known specialist on the Diptera families Tabanidae and Psychodidae.
Cordeiro Danilo, Bravo Freddy, Chagas CinthiaFour new species of Psychodinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian semiarid region, with contributions to supraspecific classification of Trichopsychodina and a redefinition of Feuerborniella.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 457-472
Abstract: The collection of psychodids of the Brazilian semiarid region, deposited at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (MZFS), was revisited, and four new species of Psychodinae are herein described: Feuerborniella jezeki Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., Feuerborniella concava Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov. and Alepia janjezeki Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., from the state of Bahia, and Feuerborniella pilosella Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., from the state of Paraíba. The morphology of the new species of Trichopsychodina raised questions about the supraspecific classification on this subtribe. These questions are discussed, concerning mainly the Neotropical fauna, and Feuerborniella Vaillant, 1974 is redefined, including species of Bahisepedon Omelková & Ježek, 2012. Based on this synonymy the following new combinations are made: Feuerborniella amblytes (Quate, 1999) comb. nov., F. ancepitis (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. bicuspis (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. hamata (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. oblongola (Bravo, Chagas & Cordeiro, 2006) comb. nov., F. opposita (Banks, 1901) comb. nov., F. pandiculata (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. retusa (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., F. uncinata (Bravo, Chagas & Cordeiro, 2006) comb. nov., and F. vieirai (Chagas, Bravo & Rafael, 2009) comb. nov. Moreover, one species known so far only from Costa Rica, Feuerborniella pollicaris (Quate, 1996) comb. nov., is transferred from Philosepedon Eaton, 1904, being the first record from Brazil, in semiarid areas of the states of Bahia and Ceará.
Curler Gregory R., Priyadarsanan Dharma R.Descriptions of Psychodidae (Diptera) from the Western Ghats of IndiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 473-483
Abstract: Three new species of Psychodidae from the Western Ghats of India are described and illustrated. Specimens are from a single Malaise trap sample taken in 2007. Horaiella pectinata sp. nov. represents the first record of Horaiellinae from southern India; Gondwanoscurus jezeki sp. nov. and Saximormia gladiator sp. nov. represent new genus records for India and range extensions for both genera. Telmatoscopus arcuatus Vaillant, 1965 is transferred to Gondwanoscurus Ježek, 2002. A research prospectus for Indian Psychodidae is given.
Ibanez-Bernal Sergio, Suárez-Landa TeresaBalbagathis janjezeki sp. nov., a new species of moth fly from Mexico (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 485-494
Abstract: A new species of the Neotropical genus Balbagathis Quate, 1996 is described and illustrated. Balbagathis janjezeki Ibá?ez-Bernal sp. nov. is the 12th species described in this genus, and the second recorded in Mexico. Some new faunistic records of Balbagathis sylvatica Quate, 1996 in the state of Veracruz are also added.
Kvifte Gunnar M.Review of the genus Psychomasina (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae), with descriptions of two new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 495-503
Abstract: The genus Psychomasina Ježek, 2004 is redefined and two new species are described: Psychomasina paedagogica sp. nov. based on a male from Kenya and Psychomasina violina sp. nov. based on a male from Madagascar. The chief character uniting the three included species is the basiphallus narrow, the distiphallus joints with lateral and/or medial spines and the parameres fusing medially to form a functionally single, elongate appendage. A median parameral appendage also occurs in Pericomaini, and to a lesser extent the paramormiine genus Seoda Enderlein, 1935. Other characters are consistent with placement in Paramormiini.
Wagner Rüdiger, Kvifte Gunnar M.Description of Jezekiella patera gen. et sp. nov. from Europe (Diptera: Psychodidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 505-511
Abstract: Jezekiella patera, gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on a single male from Italy. Based on some character states found in this new genus (e.g. spiniform sensilla on basal flagellomeres) it is most similar morphologically to Paramormiini, a tribe that is likely paraphyletic. Other characters (e.g. allurement organs on the prothorax) are more similar to Pericomaini, or with uncertain phylogenetic affinities (e.g. dimorphic tenacula). The parameres of the new species form a flat bowl with a pair of mesally directed, digitate appendages basally and with distal bifurcate, back-folded processes.
Malenovský Igor, Burckhardt Daniel, Queiroz Dalva L., Isaias Rosy M., Oliveira Denis C.Descriptions of two new Pseudophacopteron species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) inducing galls on Aspidosperma (Apocynaceae) in BrazilActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 513-538
Abstract: Two new species of the large pantropical jumping plant-louse genus Pseudophacopteron Enderlein, 1921 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) are described from dry woodland habitats in the Midwest, Southeast and South of Brazil. Pseudophacopteron aspidospermi sp. nov. is associated with Aspidosperma australe, P. longicaudatum sp. nov. has been found on Aspidosperma macrocarpon and A. tomentosum (Apocynaceae). Both species induce intralaminar lenticular galls on the leaves of their host trees which have been the subject of several structural, histochemical and ecological publications. Adult males and females, fifth instar immatures and galls are illustrated including diagnostic morphological details, and compared with other Neotropical and Old World species of Pseudophacopteron and Phacopteronidae. The distribution of Pseudophacopteron in the Neotropical Region is briefly discussed.
Świerczewski Dariusz, Stroński AdamRevision of the endemic genus Perinetella (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae) from MadagascarActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 539-558
Abstract: Here we review the endemic flatid genus Perinetella Synave, 1956 from central Madagascar, comprising three species, two of which are described as new: Perinetella nigroflava Synave, 1956 (type species), P. fiedleri sp. nov., and P. flavomarginata sp. nov. We provide an identification key and diagnostic illustrations for all species and illustrate the female internal genital structures of P. nigroflava.
Gnezdilov Vladimir M., Gjonov Ilja V.A new species of the genus Tshurtshurnella (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Issidae) from BulgariaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 559-567
Abstract: A new species of the genus Tshurtshurnella Kusnezov, 1927, T. decempunctata sp. nov., is described from Bulgaria. This is the first record of the genus from this country. According to the coloration of the head and the structure of the male genitalia the new species is closely related to T. lodosi Dlabola, 1979. For the first time in the genus, a fifth instar nymph of T. decempunctata is described and illustrated.
Vinokurov Nikolay N.A new species and new data on distribution of the shore bugs of China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Saldidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 569-584
Abstract: Rupisalda austrosinica sp. nov. is described from Guangdong and Yunnan provinces of China. The new species is closely related to Rupisalda thailandana (Cobben, 1985). The remaining Oriental species previously included in the ?Saldula fletcheri? group sensu Cobben (1986) are transferred here to Rupisalda: R. championi (Drake, 1954) comb. nov., R. edita (Drake & Hoberlandt, 1951) comb. nov., R. fletcheri (Distant, 1909) comb. nov., and R. pusana (Distant, 1909) comb. nov. The male genitalia and 5th instar nymph of Calacanthia grandis Cobben, 1985 are described and illustrated for the first time. The following species are recorded for the first time for some regions of China: Chiloxanthus kozlovi (Kiritshenko, 1912) from Gansu Province, Micracanthia ornatula (Reuter, 1881) from Jiangsu Province, Saldula fucicola (J. Sahlberg, 1878) from Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces, Saldula recticollis (Horváth, 1899) from Guangxi Autonomous Region and Guangdong Province, and Saldula saltatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) from Qinghai Province.
Heiss Ernst, Baňař PetrVietnamaptera schaeferi sp. nov., a new apterous Carventinae from South China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 585-589
Abstract: A new apterous species of Carventinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae), Vietnamaptera schaeferi sp. nov. from Guangdong province in China, is described and figured. A key to all five species of the genus is presented.
Kment PetrTwo new genera of Madagascan Pentatominae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 591-624
Abstract: Two new genera and species, Jitka elegans gen. & sp. nov. (Myrocheini) and Nene undulatum gen. & sp. nov. (Triplatygini) (both Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae), are described and illustrated, including structures of the male and female genitalia of both taxa and the 4th instar larva of J. elegans. The tribal placement of both new genera is discussed. The Pentatomidae fauna of Madagascar currently comprises four subfamilies, 87 genera and subgenera and 176 species (Asopinae 9 genera and subgenera/11 species, Pentatominae 74/158, Phyllocephalinae 1/1, and Podopinae 3/6), of which 40 genera (46 %) and 176 species (85 %) are endemic.
Tsai Jing-Fu, Rédei DávidThe genus Acanthosoma in Taiwan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 625-664
Abstract: Species of the genus Acanthosoma Curtis, 1824 (Hemiptera: Hetero­ptera: Acanthosomatidae) occurring in Taiwan are reviewed. Twelve species are recognized, treated, and keyed. Four species (A. atayal sp. nov., A. axicia sp. nov., A. fallax sp. nov. and A. pugnax sp. nov.) and one subspecies (A. haemorrhoidale formosanum subsp. nov.) are described as new. Five species are recorded for the first time from Taiwan: A. crassicaudum Jakovlev, 1880; A. expansum Horváth, 1905; A. forficula Jakovlev, 1880; A. laevicorne Dallas, 1851; A. sichuanense (Liu, 1980). The records of A. forfex Dallas, 1851 and A. rufescens Dallas, 1851 from Taiwan by previous authors are considered as erroneous. Lectotypes are designated for A. expansum and A. laevicorne. The Acanthosoma fauna of Taiwan is highly endemic; the zoogeographical affinities of the species are briefly discussed
Short Andrew E. Z., McIntosh IV Charles E.Hydrophilus harpe sp. nov., a remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle from Brazil (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 665-672
Abstract: A remarkable new species of giant water scavenger beetle, Hydrophilus (Dibolocelus) harpe sp. nov., is described from Northeastern and Southeastern Brazil. Measuring nearly 5 cm in length, it is one of the largest species of Hydrophilidae in the world. It is superficially similar to Hydrophilus masculinus (Régimbart, 1901) but is differentiated from that species by the form of the male protarsal claw and tibial spurs. A lectotype for Hydrophilus masculinus is also designated.
Fikáček Martin, Kropáček DanielA new species of Sphaeridium from northeastern India and Myanmar (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 673-680
Abstract: A new Oriental species of the genus Sphaeridium Fabricius, 1775, S. daemonicum sp. nov., is described based on specimens recently collected in the Brahmaputra valley (lowland part of Arunachal Pradesh, India) and historical specimens from southern Myanmar. The new species differs from all other described Oriental species by its wide parameres partly enveloping the median lobe, small body size, and coloration of the body. It is unique among Oriental species by the presence of a series of small spines along the lateral margin of pronotum and elytra. In the latter character, it resembles the members of the Afrotropical S. simplicipes group.
Smith Andrew B. T.Rediscovery of primary type specimens and lectotype designation for Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 681-684
Abstract: A primary type of Bolboceras excavatum R. A. Philippi, 1859 in F. Philippi (1859) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae) was rediscovered and is designated as a lectotype. The previous neotype designation is set aside. Bolboceras excavatum is confirmed as junior synonym of Bolborhinum laesicolle (Fairmaire, 1856), which occurs in Chile and Argentina. Photographs of the lectotype and its labels are provided.
Hájek JiříA new species of Schinostethus (Coleoptera: Psephenidae) from India, with new records of the genus from Southeast AsiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 685-690
Abstract: Schinostethus (Sundodrupeus) sipekorum sp. nov. is described and illustrated from seepage habitat in Meghalaya, India. The new species can be recognised predominantly based on the characteristic shape of male aedeagus: narrowly lanceolate median lobe; broad, apically rounded latero-apical process of paramere, and long slender and apically pointed medio-apical process of paramere. In addition, three new country records and three new Chinese province records of five species of Schinostethus Waterhouse, 1880 are provided.
Barclay Maxwell V. L.Ivierhipidius, an enigmatic new Neotropical genus of Ripiphoridae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) with four new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 691-701
Abstract: Ivierhipidius, gen. nov., with four new species, Ivierhipidius paradoxus sp. nov. (Belize, Honduras), Ivierhipidius monneorum sp. nov. (Brazil), Ivierhipidius youngi sp. nov. (Ecuador) and Ivierhipidius cechorum sp. nov. (Argentina), are described and figured. The new Neotropical genus shares strong similarities with the Asian Pterydrias Reitter, 1895 (= Eorhipidius Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1986) (currently placed in Ripidiinae: Eorhipidiini), but most similarities consist of lack of modifications, and may be plesiomorphic. It is placed in Ripiphoridae incertae sedis, awaiting a review of higher taxonomic relationships within Ripiphoridae. Ivierhipidius is known only from winged males; the female, which is assumed to be flightless, immature stages and life history are unknown.
Sassi DavideTwo new species of Metallactus from Bolivia and Brazil (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 703-712
Abstract: Metallactus sekerkai sp. nov. and M. quadriophthalmus sp. nov. from Bolivia and Brazil, are described and figured. Both species belong to the first group of Suffrian?s (1866) classification. The alleged systematic significance of the prosternal process morphology is briefly discussed.
Sekerka LukášWallacea, Pistosia and Neodownesia: three distinct genera and their tribal placement (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 713-743
Abstract: Wallacea Baly, 1859, Pistosia Weise, 1905 and Neodownesia Gressitt, 1953 are transferred from Gonophorini to Bothryonopini based on absence of setigerous pores on the pronotum, mouthparts situated close to antennal insertions, scutellum on the same plane as the elytra, and morphology of the larva. Pistosia, stat. restit., and Neodownesia, stat. restit., are removed from synonymy of Wallacea based on the structure of mouthparts and antennae. Three species are included in Pistosia: P. maculata Weise, 1905, P. terminalis (Baly, 1869) comb. nov. (from Estigmena Hope, 1840), and P. testacea (Fabricius, 1801); all endemic to Sulawesi and neighbouring small islands. Type localities of all three species are specified and Arecaceae is considered as potential host plant family. Three species are also included in Neodownesia: N. sita (Maulik, 1919) comb. nov., N. mediovittata (Gestro, 1920) stat. restit. & comb. nov., and N. rubra Gressitt, 1953, stat. restit.; the first two are transferred from Wallacea and the last two are removed from synonymy with N. sita based on study of type material. Distribution of Neodownesia species is corrected, N. mediovittata and N. sita are reported as new to Thailand. Keys to genera of Bothryonopini and to species of Pistosia and Neodownesia are also given. Macrispa Baly, 1859 stat. restit. is removed from synonymy of Bothryonopa Guérin-Méneville, 1840 and includes two species: M. ingenua (Gestro, 1904) and M. saundersii (Baly, 1859). Following species were until now cited only in Wallaceana or Pistosia and are here transfered to Wallacea: W. biseriata (Uhmann, 1931) comb. nov., W. costata (Uhmann, 1939) comb. nov., W. costipennis (Uhmann, 1931) comb. nov., W. drescheri (Uhmann, 1935) comb. nov., W. fasciata (Uhmann, 1948) comb. nov., W. impicta (Uhmann, 1931) comb. nov., W. nigra (Chen & Sun, 1964) comb. nov., and W. phoenicia (Maulik, 1930) comb. nov. All taxa of Neodownesia, Pistosia and Wallacea, the latter containing 29 species, are provided with bibliographic catalogue, known distribution and host plants. Years of publication of respective taxonomic papers are corrected based on actual dates of publication.
Borovec Roman, Skuhrovec JiříA review of Sciaphobus (Neosciaphobus) and descriptions of new species of Sciaphobus s. str. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 745-785
Abstract: The subgenus Neosciaphobus Apfelbeck, 1922 of the genus Sciaphobus K. Daniel, 1904 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Sciaphilini) is discussed, revised, redefined, redescribed and keyed. All included species are redescribed and illustrated. A review of the species of the subgenus Sciaphobus s. str. without long elytral erect setae is given. Sciaphobus (Neosciaphobus) angustus sp. nov. from Albania, S. (Sciaphobus) formaneki sp. nov., and S. (Sciaphobus) pelikani sp. nov. from Montenegro are described and compared with similar species. Four new synonyms are proposed: Sciaphobus curvimanus Apfelbeck, 1922 = S. muelleri Penecke, 1928, syn. nov.; S. squalidus (Gyllenhal, 1834) = Sciaphobus balcanicus Apfelbeck, 1922, syn. nov. = Sciaphobus squalidus alternans Apfelbeck, 1922, syn. nov. = Sciaphobus squalidus ovalipennis Apfelbeck, 1922 syn. nov. A neotype for Sciaphilus subnudus Desbrochers des Loges, 1892 is designated; lectotypes for the following species are designated: Eusomus setosulus Germar, 1824, Polydrusus squalidus Gyllenhal, 1834, Polydrusus vittatus Gyllenhal, 1834, Sciaphilus beckeri Stierlin, 1863, Sciaphobus balcanicus Apfelbeck, 1922, Sciaphobus scheibeli Apfelbeck, 1922, Sciaphilus smaragdinus Boheman, 1840, and Thylacites ningnidus Germar, 1824. Sciaphobus rasus (Seidlitz, 1867) is tranferred from the subgenus Neosciaphobus to the nominotypical subgenus. All the examined types of both subgenera are commented on. Female genitalia of the genus are studied and illustrated for the first time. The following new country records are presented: Sciaphobus ningnidus from Croatia and Montenegro, S. reitteri from Croatia, and S. squalidus from Moldova and Greece.
Macek JanDescriptions and key to larvae of Central European Dineura (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 787-796
Abstract: The larvae of three Central European species of Dineura Dahlbom, 1835 (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae: Nematinae) are described, figured and keyed: Dineura stilata (Klug, 1816), D. testaceipes (Klug, 1816) and D. virididorsata (Retzius, 1783). The larval biology and host plants of those species are summarized and evaluated; Crataegus is the only verified host plant for D. stilata.
Men Qiu-LeiReport on crane flies of the genus Tipula (Diptera: Tipulidae: Tipulinae) from Anhui Province, ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 797-810
Abstract: One new species of the subgenus Tipula (Emodotipula Alexander, 1966), Tipula (Emodotipula) yaoluopingensis sp. nov. (Anhui, Southern China), is described and illustrated. A key for identification of known species in this genus is provided. This is the second species of the subgenus Emodotipula from Mainland China. The new species is similar to Tipula (Emodotipula) hemmingseni Alexander, 1968 in the colors of body and legs, and in the structures of outer gonostylus and inner gonostylus, but separated from the latter by the structure of tergite nine. In addition, Tipula coxitalis Alexander, 1935 and Tipula (Pterelachisus) biaciculifera Alexander, 1937 are redescribed based on new morphological characters and detailed illustrations. Tipula coxitalis is reported from Mainland China for the first time.
Spinelli Gustavo P., Huerta HerónFour new species of Mesoamerican biting midges of the genus Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 811-824
Abstract: Four new species of biting midges, Culicoides (Culicoides) fortinensis sp. nov. from Mexico (Veracruz), Culicoides (Culicoides) rulfoi sp. nov. from Mexico (Michoacan), Costa Rica and Panama, Culicoides (Anilomyia) pseudodecor sp. nov. from Mexico (Morelos and Veracruz) and Culicoides woodruffi sp. nov. from Mexico (Morelos), are described and illustrated based on adults. The new species are compared with their most similar congeners. The species are all distributed at higher elevations.
Batelka Jan, Hájek JiříCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Meloidae and RipiphoridaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 825-858
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 catalogue dealing with Meloidae and Ripiphoridae, we present information about types of 57 taxa of Meloinae (type status of two taxa remains doubtful), and four taxa of Nemognathinae (all Meloidae), one taxon of Pelecotominae, one taxon of Ptilophorinae, two taxa of Ripidiinae and three taxa of Ripiphorinae (all Ripiphoridae). In addition, the status of three Meloidae taxa described by A. Fleischer is discussed.
Fikáček Martin, Skuhrovec Jiří, Šípek Petr (editors)Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2015, October 1−2, Prague, Czech RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 859-880