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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 56 - Number 1
published on: 15th July 2016
Volume 56 (1)
Jelínek Josef, Volkovitsh Mark G.Celebrating 70th birthday of RNDr. Svatopluk Bílý, CSc.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 1-4Volkovitsh Mark G.Svatactesis gen. nov., a new genus for Polyctesis johanidesi with notes on the tribe Polyctesini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 5-15
Abstract: Svatactesis gen. nov. is established for Polyctesis johanidesi Bílý, 1997 known from Turkey and Iran, and compared with closely related genera Polyctesis Marseul, 1865, Bellamyina Bílý, 1994, and Schoutedeniastes Burgeon, 1941. Svatactesis johanidesi is re-described and illustrated. Composition, taxonomic state and relations of Polyctesini Cobos, 1955 and diagnostic characters of the genera belonging to the Polyctesis generic-group are discussed. The Schoutedeniastes magnifica (Waterhouse, 1875), S. amabilis (Laporte & Gory, 1835) and S. vitalisi (Bourgoin, 1922) species-groups are distinguished within the genus Schoutedeniastes. Evident variability of the main diagnostic characters among species-groups cast doubts on the monophyly of this genus. First exact record of Svatactesis johanidesi from Iran is provided.
Kalashian Mark Yu., Karagyan Gayane H.Two new species of Sphenoptera from South-West Asia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Chrysochroinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 17-22
Abstract: Two new species of Sphenoptera Dejean, 1833: S. (Deudora) peninsulae sp. nov. from the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia and Yemen) and Sphenoptera (Deudora) svatopluki sp. nov. from Iraq are described, figured and compared with closely related species.
Levey BrianMelobasis bilyi, an interesting new species of the M. pusilla species-group from Queensland, Australia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 23-27
Abstract: Melobasis bilyi sp. nov. is described from Queensland, Australia and differentiated from the other known species of the M. pusilla Levey 2012 species-group. The possible close relationship of the M. pusilla and M. obscurella Levey 2012 species-groups is discussed.
MacRae Ted C.Chrysobothris bimaculata (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), a new species from Jamaica, with a key to the genus in JamaicaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 29-33
Abstract: Chrysobothris bimaculata sp. nov. from Jamaica is described, illustrated, and compared to related species. A revised key to the species of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz, 1829 known to occur in Jamaica is provided.
Westcott Richard L.A new species of Chrysobothris (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Oaxaca, MexicoActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 35-38
Abstract: Chrysobothris svatabilyi sp. nov. is described and figured from a single specimen collected in Oaxaca, southern Mexico.
Davranoglou Leonidas-RomanosRedeicephala taylori, a new genus and species of Reduviidae from New Guinea, with notes on a few morphological features of the Tribelocephalinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 39-50
Abstract: Redeicephala taylori gen. & sp. nov. (Hemiptera. Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Tribelocephalinae: Opistoplatyini) is described from Torricelli Mountains, New Guinea. The phylogenetic affinities of the new genus are discussed. Morphological characters which could be useful in a systematic analysis of Tribelocephalinae are also noted.
Konstantinov Fedor V., Zinovjeva Aurika N.A new species of Ambunticoris from Sulawesi (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 51-59
Abstract: Ambunticoris sulawesicus sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Bryocorinae: Eccritotarsini) is described from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Diagnosis, digital habitus images, illustrations of male and female genital structures, and scanning micrographs of diagnostic morphological structures are provided for the new species. Diagnosis of the tribe Eccritotarsini and placement of the genus Ambunticoris Carvalho, 1981 within this tribe are briefly discussed.
KMENT P. 2015: Two new genera of Madagascan Pentatominae (Hemi­ptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55(2): 591–624.Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 60-60Cornelis Marcela, Diez Fernando, Coscarón María del CarmenDescription of nymphs and additional information on Nabis ashworthi (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae) from Patagonia, ArgentinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 61-70
Abstract: Immature stages III–V are described for the first time and additional information on the males and females of Nabis ashworthi Faúndez & Carvajal, 2014 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nabidae: Nabinae) are given, including descriptions of their genitalia, based on specimens from the Argentine Patagonia. This is the first record of this species from Argentina. The geographical distribution and habitat of Nabis ashworthi are discussed.
Hlaváč Peter, Magrini PaoloNew species of Winklerites from eastern Serbia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 71-78
Abstract: Winklerites stevanovici sp. nov., of the W. hercegovinensis (Winkler, 1925) species group (sensu Guéorguiev 2007) (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae: Anillini: Scotodipnina), is described from eastern Serbia. Male and female genitalia as well as the habitus are illustrated. The new species is separated from all other species of the group, especially from the very similar W. serbicus Čurćić et al., 2013, by supraorbital setae more distant, posterior pronotal angles pointed and prominent, different position of setae of umbilicate series, median lobe of aedeagus in lateral view with triangular apex longer and slender, with well defined pre-apical ventral gibbosity and shorter parameres. The distributional map of all species of the W. hercegovinensis group is provided.
Gustafson Grey T., Short Andrew E. Z., Miller Kelly B.New species of diving beetles in the subgenus Platynectes s. str. from the Guiana Shield (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 79-102
Abstract: The Neotropical species of Platynectes Régimbart, 1879 sensu stricto (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Agabinae: Platynectini) are arranged into three newly proposed species groups based on the coloration of the venter: the P. submaculatus species group, the P. agallithoplotes species group, and the P. nigerrimus species group. The species of the P. submaculatus group and P. agallithoplotes group are treated in detail including the description of five new species: P. agallithoplotes sp. nov. (Venezuela), P. elaskanaima sp. nov. (Venezuela), P. garciai sp. nov. (Venezuela, Guyana), P. meru sp. nov. (Venezuela) and P. tafelbergensis sp. nov. (Suriname). The lectotype is designated for Agabus decemnotatus Aubé, 1838, and the species is, together with Platynectes submaculatus (Laporte, 1835) redescribed based on the recently collected material. For each species of the P. agallithoplotes group and P. submaculatus group a dorsal habitus, illustration of the median lobe of the aedeagus, distribution maps, and habitat photos are figured. Keys to the species groups and species of the P. submaculatus group are included. A checklist to the species of Neotropical Platynectes sensu stricto is provided.
Shaverdo Helena, Panjaitan Rawati, Balke MichaelExocelina ransikiensis sp. nov. from the Bird’s Head of New Guinea (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Copelatinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 103-108
Abstract: Exocelina ransikiensis sp. nov. is described from the eastern part of the Bird’s Head Peninsula, New Guinea (West Papua Province, Indonesia). It is the eighth Exocelina Broun, 1886 species known from the peninsula, and clearly differs from the other species, all of which belong to the E. ekari-group, by its smaller size and shape of the male antennae and genitalia. Based on our study of the morphological characters and molecular phylogenetic analysis, we propose a separate species group for it. Important diagnostic characters (dorsal habitus and coloration, as well as the shape of the male antennae, protarsomeres 4–5, median lobe, and parameres) of the new species are illustrated.
Angus Robert B., Jia Fenglong, Chen Zhen-ning, Zhang Ying, Vondráček Dominik, Fikáček MartinTaxonomy, larval morphology and cytogenetics of Lihelophorus, the Tibetan endemic subgenus of Helophorus (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 109-148
Abstract: The taxonomy, larval morphology and cytogenetics of Lihelophorus Zaitzev, 1908, a subgenus of Helophorus Fabricius, 1775 endemic to the Tibetan Plateau, are examined based on recently collected material and the inspection of type and historical specimens. Three species are recognized: Helophorus (Lihelophorus) lamicola Zaitzev, 1908 (type species), H. (L.) ser Zaitzev, 1908 and H. (L.) yangae sp. nov.; all of them are (re)described and their diagnostic characters are discussed and illustrated. First instar larvae of two species, H. lamicola and H. yangae, both obtained from egg cases laid by field-collected adults and confirmed as conspecific with them by means of cox1 DNA sequences, are described and compared in detail with the larva of H. (Helophorus) liguricus Angus, 1970. Larvae of both species differ from all other Helophorus larvae by strongly asymmetrical nasale and extremely long legs, larvae of H. lamicola are unique among Helophorus in the presence of abdominal tracheal gills. Mitotic karyotypes from mid-gut cells and meiotic karyotypes from testes are described for all three species, revealing the karyotype 2n = 20 +Xyp for all of them. All these data (larval morphology, DNA sequences and karyotypes) are in agreement with the presence of three species of Lihelophorus revealed by adult morphology, and also support the monophyly of the subgenus. Known data on biology and distribution of Lihelophorus are summarized, including the highest known altitudinal record for an aquatic beetle (5350 m a.s.l.). The unusual larval morphology of Lihelophorus is discussed in detail and hypothesized as adaptation for high altitude cold changeable environment. The systematic position of Lihelophorus and the composition of the Helophorus fauna of the Tibetan Plateau are briefly discussed.
Bilton David T.A new species of Hydrobiomorpha from iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 149-157
Abstract: Hydrobiomorpha perissinottoi sp. nov. is described from iSimangaliso Wetland Park, in the Maputaland region of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa. The new species was found in a range of small wetlands around Lake St. Lucia, where it appears to be relatively abundant. Diagnostic notes are provided to allow H. perissinottoi sp. nov. to be distinguished from other Afrotropical species of the genus, together with information on its ecology. The new species was part of a diverse water beetle fauna and co-occurred with the superficially similar Hydrochara fulvofemorata (Fairmaire, 1869), which is reported from the Republic of South Africa for the first time.
Seidel Matthias, Arriaga-Varela Emmanuel, Fikáček MartinEstablishment of Cylominae Zaitzev, 1908 as a valid name for the subfamily Rygmodinae Orchymont, 1916 with an updated list of genera (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 159-165
Abstract: Cylominae Zaitzev, 1908 is established as a valid subfamily name for Rygmodinae Orchymont, 1916, syn. nov., due to the recent transfer of Cyloma Sharp, 1872 to the subfamily. The history of nomenclature of the subfamily is reviewed and an updated overview of family-group and genus-group names cur­rently assigned to the subfamily is provided.
Archangelsky Miguel, Rodriguez Georgina, Torres Patricia L. M.Primary chaetotaxy and larval morphometry of Phaenonotum exstriatum and Dactylosternum cacti (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 167-193
Abstract: The primary and secondary chaetotaxy of the head capsule and head appendages of the three larval instars of Dactylosternum cacti (LeConte, 1855) and Phaenonotum exstriatum (Say, 1835) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) are described for the first time. Morphometric characters derived from the head capsule, mouthparts and legs are also included, together with detailed illustrations of all characters. Morphology and chaetotaxy of these larvae are compared to that of other described Coelostomatini larvae.
Ogawa Ryo, Löbl Ivan, Maeto KaoruA new species of the genus Cyparium from northern Sulawesi, Indonesia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 195-201
Abstract: A new species of scaphidiine beetle, Cyparium celebense sp. nov., is described from northern Sulawesi, and a key to the species of the genus Cyparium Erichson, 1845 from the Sunda Islands is provided.
Janák Jiří, Makranczy GyörgyDescription of a blind and flightless species of Thinobius from South Africa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 203-210
Abstract: A blind and flightless new species, Thinobius crypticola sp. nov. from South Africa is described. The habitat and the relationships of the species are discussed. The habitus of the new species is illustrated by a colour photo, terminalia and genitalia are depicted by line drawings.
Hillert Oliver, Arnone Marcello, Král David, Massa BrunoThe genus Bolbelasmus in the western and southern regions of the Mediterranean Basin (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae: Bolboceratinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 211-254
Abstract: The Bolbelasmus Boucomont, 1911 species of the western and southern regions of the Mediterranean Basin (Northern Africa, Iberian Peninsula and France) are revised. The following three new species are described: Bolbelasmus brancoi Hillert & Král sp. nov. and Bolbelasmus howdeni Hillert & Král sp. nov., both from Spain and Gibraltar, and Bolbelasmus nikolajevi Hillert, Arnone, Král & Massa sp. nov. from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Bolbelasmus vaulogeri (Abeille de Perrin, 1898) stat. restit. is removed from synonymy with B. bocchus (Erichson, 1841) and reinstated as a separate species. Bolbelasmus romanorum Arnone & Massa, 2010 is considered a junior subjective synonym of B. vaulogeri. Lectotypes for Bolboceras bocchus Erichson, 1841 and Bolboceras vaulogeri Abeille de Perrin, 1898 are designated. Relevant diagnostic characters (head, pronotum, elytron, external male genitalia) are illustrated. Identification keys for both males and females, and an annotated list of the Western Palaearctic representatives of the genus Bolbelasmus are presented. Finally, first records are given for B. gallicus (Mulsant, 1842) from Corsica and the Midi-Pyrénées region of France, B. keithi Miessen & Trichas, 2011 from the Greek island of Rhodes, and B. unicornis (Schrank von Paula, 1789) from the Tuscany province of Italy.
Hsiao Yun, Okushima YuichiA new species of the genus Lycocerus from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 255-264
Abstract: A new species of the genus Lycocerus Gorham, 1889, L. wenchuani sp. nov., which is related to L. rhagonychiformis (Wittmer, 1983) is described from Taiwan. Lycocerus rhagonychiformis is redescribed in detail, with the first description of female. Each species is provided with illustrations of genitalia of both sexes and abdominal ventrite VII of female. A distribution map is also presented. In addition, a new species-group including both species is herein proposed.
Delobel AlexThree new Bruchidius species from Eastern and Southern Africa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 265-273
Abstract: Descriptions of three new species belonging to the Ethiopian fauna are presented: Bruchidius nataensis sp. nov. from Botswana, B. pluridentatus sp. nov. from Kenya, and B. subtilis sp. nov. from Kenya and South Africa. Their biology is unknown.
Sekerka LukášTaxonomic and nomenclatural changes in Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 275-344
Abstract: The following taxonomic and nomenclatural changes are proposed based on examination of relevant type material: (i) New species. Charidotis ama­zona sp. nov. is described from the Amazonas State of Brazil. It was previously misidentified and published as C. orbifera (Boheman, 1855). (ii) Status changes. The following taxa are reinstated from synonymy and their species status is restored: Agroiconota urbanae Buzzi, 1996 stat. restit. from synonymy of A. subvittata (Boheman, 1855); Botanochara invasa (Boheman, 1850) stat. restit. from synonymy of B. octoplagiata (Spaeth, 1909); Charidotella rubrotestacea (Boheman, 1855) stat. restit. from synonymy of C. ventricosa (Boheman, 1855); Chelymorpha cruxnigra Boheman, 1862 stat. restit. from synonymy of Ogdoecosta juvenca (Boheman, 1854); Convexocoleus decemmaculatus (Blake, 1930) stat. restit. from synonymy of Elytrogona bulla Boheman, 1862; Eutheria bipunctata (Wagener, 1877) stat. restit. from synonymy of E. longula (Boheman, 1857); Nebraspis aureomarginata (Boheman, 1857) stat. restit. from synonymy of Stolas festiva (Klug, 1829); Omocerus bolivianus (Boheman, 1857) stat. restit. from synonymy of O. reichei (Boheman, 1850); Orexita postica (Boheman, 1855) stat. restit. from synonymy of O. picta (Boheman, 1855); Plagiometriona bremei (Boheman, 1855) stat. restit. from synonymy of P. buqueti (Boheman, 1855); Stolas latissima (Baly, 1872) stat. restit. from synonymy of S. latevittata (Boheman, 1862); Stolas silbermanni (Boheman, 1850) stat. restit. from synonymy of S. festiva (Klug, 1829). (iii) New combinations. Agenysa calvata (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., A. lacertosa (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., and A. stragula (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov. all from Stolas Billberg, 1820; Asteriza tortuguilla (Zayas, 1989) comb. nov. from Plagiometriona Spaeth, 1899; Convexocoleus decemmaculatus (Blake, 1930) comb. nov. from Elytrogona Chevrolat, 1836; Discomorpha (Discomorpha) bohemanii (Guérin-Méneville, 1855) comb. nov. from Cyclosoma (Dolichotoma Hope, 1839); Goniochenia (Baranosa) honorata (Baly, 1869) comb. nov., Botanochara dignitosa (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov., and Stolas informis (Boheman, 1862) comb. nov. all from Cyrtonota Chevrolat, 1836; Helocassis ramosa (Boheman, 1855) comb. nov. from Plagiometriona; Microctenochira usta (Boheman, 1855) comb. nov. from Coptocycla Chevrolat, 1836; Nebraspis aureomarginata (Boheman, 1857) comb. nov. from Stolas; Nympharescus aemulus (Waterhouse, 1881) comb. nov. and N. laevicollis (Waterhouse, 1879) comb. nov. both from Chelobasis Gray, 1832; Orexita bahiana (Spaeth, 1931) comb. nov. from Cistudinella Champion, 1894. The genera Aidoia Spaeth, 1952 and Orexita Spaeth, 1911 are transferred from Cassidini to Ischyrosonychini based on head shape. (iv) New synonymies. Agenysa caedemadens (Lichtenstein, 1796) = A. guianiensis (Boheman, 1857) syn. nov. = A. signaticollis (Boheman, 1857) syn. nov.; Agenysa calvata (Boheman, 1862) = A. connectens aequatoriensis Spaeth, 1916 syn. nov.; Agenysa lacertosa (Boheman, 1862) = A. crassicornis Spaeth, 1905 syn. nov.; Agroiconota subvittata (Boheman, 1855) = A. carlobrivioi Borowiec, 2005 syn. nov.; Alurnus dallieri Pic, 1926 = A. costalis var. bipartitus Pic, 1926 syn. nov. = A. tricolor Uhmann, 1927 syn. nov. = A. horni Uhmann, 1935 syn. nov.; Anacassis dubia (Boheman, 1854) = Physonota atomaria Boheman, 1854 syn. nov.; Basiprionota octomaculata (Boheman, 1850) = B. gibbosa (Baly, 1863) syn. nov.; Botanochara dignitosa (Boheman, 1862) = B. rudepunctata (Spaeth, 1909) syn. nov.; Botanochara invasa (Boheman, 1850) = B. planipennis (Spaeth, 1899) syn. nov.; Botanochara pavonia (Boheman, 1850) = B. multipicta (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Cassida catenata (Boheman, 1855) = C. dorsalis (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Cassida nigriventris Boheman, 1854 = Coptocycla mundula Boheman, 1855 syn. nov.; Charidotella fumosa (Boheman, 1855) = C. obnubilata (Weise, 1921) syn. nov.; Charidotis annularis (Boheman, 1855) = C. signoreti (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Charidotis candens (Boheman, 1855) = C. suspecta (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Charidotis circulifera Boheman, 1862 = C. exornata Weise, 1921 syn. nov.; Charidotis circumscripta Boheman, 1855 = C. rubrocincta Boheman, 1855 syn. nov.; Charidotis nucleata Boheman, 1855 = C. orbifera Boheman, 1855 syn. nov.; Charidotis subrugosa (Boheman, 1855) = C. pumicosa Boheman, 1862 syn. nov.; Chelymorpha advena Boheman, 1857 = C. vittifera Spaeth, 1932 syn. nov.; Chelymorpha commutabilis Boheman, 1854 = C. parummaculata Boheman, 1854 syn. nov. = C. longula Boheman, 1857 syn. nov.; Cistudinella inanis (Boheman, 1854) = C. biguttata Hincks, 1956 syn. nov.; Ctenocharidotis nobiliata (Boheman, 1855) = C. briseis (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Cyrtonota adspersa (Boheman, 1850) = Mesomphalia luteipennis Boheman, 1850 syn. nov.; Cyrtonota bistigma (Boheman, 1857) = C. smaragdina (Boheman, 1857) syn. nov.; Cyrtonota deliciosa (Baly, 1872) = C. pauperula (Baly, 1872) syn. nov. = C. tutelata (Spaeth, 1932) syn. nov.; Cyrtonota marginata (Kirsch, 1883) = C. kolbei (Spaeth, 1907) syn. nov.; Discomorpha bohemanii (Guérin-Méneville, 1855) = D. heikertingeri (Spaeth, 1920) syn. nov.; Elytrogona bulla Boheman, 1862 = E. gemmata Blake, 1930 syn. nov.; Eurypedus peltoides (Boheman, 1854) = Cassida oblonga Thon, 1826 syn. nov. = E. thoni Barber, 1946 syn. nov.; Exestastica ignobilis (Boheman, 1854) = Hybosa indecens Boheman, 1855 syn. nov.; Microctenochira jousselini (Boheman, 1855) = M. semifasciata (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Microctenochira similata (Boheman, 1855) = M. napaea (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Microctenochira usta (Boheman, 1855) = M. semilunaris (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov. = M. conspersa (Kirsch, 1865) syn. nov. = M. tristicula (Spaeth, 1902) syn. nov. = M. tristicula var. subvittata (Spaeth, 1902) syn. nov.; Nebraspis aureomarginata (Boheman, 1857) = N. viridimetallica Borowiec, 1999 syn. nov.; Nuzonia gestatrix (Boheman, 1855) = N. luculenta (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Ogdoecosta soricina (Boheman, 1862) = O. stygia (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Orexita justini (Boheman, 1855) = Physonota breviuscula (Boheman, 1857) syn. nov.; Orexita postica (Boheman, 1855) = O. maura (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov. = O. picta (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov. = O. bifenestrata (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Orexita speculata (Boheman, 1862) = O. plagipennis Spaeth, 1911 syn. nov.; Orexita wagneri (Boheman, 1862) = O. tripartita (Champion, 1894) syn. nov.; Paratrikona rubescens Blake, 1939 = P. albomaculata Borowiec, 2009 syn. nov.; Physonota pellucida Wagener, 1877 = P. perampla Champion, 1894 syn. nov.; Plagiometriona zelleri (Boheman, 1855) = P. glyphica (Boheman, 1855) syn. nov.; Spaethiella rugosa (Boheman, 1850) = S. picina (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Stolas cruentata (Erichson, 1847) = S. deplorabunda (Boheman, 1857) syn. nov.; Stolas diversa (Boheman, 1850) = S. vidua (Boheman, 1850) syn. nov.; Stolas latevittata (Boheman, 1862) = S. cassandra (Spaeth, 1911) syn. nov.; Stolas mannerheimi (Boheman, 1850) = S. beatula (Boheman, 1862) syn. nov.; Stolas silbermanni (Boheman, 1850) = S. vicina (Boheman, 1850) syn. nov.; Xenochalepus (Neochalepus) nigriceps (Blanchard, 1843) = Chalepus aeneiceps Pic, 1937 syn. nov.; Zeugonota quadrinodosa (Boheman, 1855) = Desmonota plicicollis Boheman, 1862 syn. nov. (v) Lectotype designations. Lectotypes are designated for the following taxa in order to conserve their status for purposes of syno­nymy: Charidotis pumicosa Boheman, 1862; Chelymorpha longula Boheman, 1857; Mesomphalia aureomarginata Boheman, 1857; Mesomphalia latevittata Boheman, 1862; Mesomphalia latissima Baly, 1872; Mesomphalia silbermanni Boheman, 1850; Poecilaspis invasa Boheman, 1850. (vi) Change of authorship. The authorship of the genus Cyclosoma Chevrolat, 1833 (not Guérin-Méveville, 1835) is here fixed according to context of the original publication.
Japoshvili George, Higashiura Yoshimitsu, Kamitani SatoshiA review of Japanese Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera), with descriptions of new species, new records and comments on the types described by Japanese authorsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 345-401
Abstract: The study of Japanese encyrtids has been started with desctiption of first new species by Howard in 1898. Later many authors devoted their attention to the study of Encyrtidae in Japan. Almost all type specimens of Encyrtidae, described by Tei Ishii and Tetsusaburo Tachikawa, were examined, and all Encyrtidae recorded from Japan, which were available in Japanese collections, are revised. Fifty-two genera and 150 species were recorded to date from Japan. Five new species are described and illustrated: Aphidencyrtoides tachikawai Japoshvili sp. nov., Leptomastix teii Japoshvili sp. nov., Psyllaephagus enokicola Japoshvili sp. nov., P. higashiurai Japoshvili sp. nov. and P. kamitanii Japoshvili sp. nov. One genus, Parablastothrix Mercet, 1917, and five species, Adelencyrtus comis (Noyes & Ren, 1987), Anagyrus bicolor Noyes & Hayat, 1994, Leptomastix auraticorpus Girault, 1915, Parablastothrix maritima Logvinovskaya, 1981, and Syrphophagus aeruginosus (Dalman, 1820), were recorded for the first time from the country. Nine new synonymies are established: Aschitus Mercet, 1921, syn. nov. of Microterys Thomson, 1876; Anicetus eous Trjapitzin, 1965, syn. nov. of A. annulatus Timberlake, 1919; Blastothrix kermivora Ishii, 1828, syn. nov. of B. erythrostetha (Walker, 1847); Cerchysiella togashii Tachikawa, 1988, syn. nov. of Bethylomimus academus Trjapitzin, 1967; Cheiloneurus japonicus Ashmead, 1904, syn. nov. of Ch. claviger Thomson, 1876; Epitetracnemus Girault, 1915, syn. nov. of Adelencyrtus Ashmead, 1900; Ericydnus japonicus Tachikawa, 1963, syn. nov. of E. longicornis (Dalman, 1820); Eugahania mongolica Hoffer, 1970, syn. nov. of E. yanoi Tachikawa, 1956; Leptomastidea rubra Tachikawa, 1956, syn. nov. of L. bifasciata (Mayr, 1876). Thirty two new combinations are proposed: Adelencyrtus bandus (Zhang & Shi, 2010) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), A. comis (Noyes & Ren, 1987) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), A. intersectus (Fonscolombe, 1832) comb. nov. (from Encyrtus), A. japonicus (Ishii, 1923) comb. nov. (from Anabrolepis), A. kosef (Li & Byun, 2002) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), A. lindingaspidis (Tachikawa, 1963) comb. nov. (from Anabrolepis), A. reni (Zhang & Shi, 2010) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), A. sexguttatipennis (Girault, 1915) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), A. shanghaiensis (Si, Li & Li, 2010) comb. nov. (from Epitetracnemus), Anagyrus rufoscutatus (Ishii, 1928) comb. nov. (from Doliphoceras), Microterys algiricus (Ferrière, 1956) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. annulatus (Erdős, 1957) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. balcanicus (Jensen, 1989) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. bicolor (Mercet, 1921) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. carpathicus (Hoffer, 1958) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. golcukus (Japoshvili, 2012) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. imeretinus (Japoshvili, 2007) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. jalysus (Walker, 1837) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. lichtensiae (Howard, 1896) comb. nov. (from Encyrtus), M. madyes (Walker, 1837) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. margaritae (Myartseva, 1979) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. mongolicus (Myartseva, 1982) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. naiacocci (Trjapitzin, 1968) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. neoacanthococci (Myartseva, 1979) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. novikovi (Trjapitzin, 1994) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. populi (Myartseva, 1979) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. scapus (Xu, 2004) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. scapus (Xu, 2004) comb. nov. (from Aschitus), M. submetallicus (Szelényi, 1972) comb. nov. (from Anicetellus), M. subterraneus (Ferrière, 1956) comb. nov. (from Paraphaenodiscus), M. triozae (André, 1877) comb. nov. (from Encytrus), M. zakeri (Bhuiya, 1998) comb. nov. (from Aschitus). The taxonomic status of the following three species is revalidated from synonymy: Aphycoides lecaniorum (Tachikawa, 1963), Copidosoma uruguayensis Tachikawa, 1968 and Encyrtus hokkaidonis Tachikawa, 1963. Lectotypes are designated for the following 31 species: Adelencyrtus bifasciatus (Ishii, 1923), A. japonicus (Ishii, 1923), Anagyrus flavus Ishii, 1928, Anagyrus rufoscutatus, A. sawadai Ishii, 1928, A. subalbipes Ishii, 1928, Anicetus ceroplastis Ishii, 1928, A. ohgushii Tachikawa, 1958, Aphidencyrtoides thoracaphidis Ishii, 1928, Blastothrix kermivora Ishii, 1928, Cerapteroceroides fortunatus (Ishii, 1925), Cheloneurus ceroplastis Ishii, 1923, Ch. kanagawaensis Ishii, 1928, Ch. tenuicornis Ishii, 1928, Clausenia purpurea Ishii, 1923, Comperiella unifasciata Ishii, 1925, Copidosoma komabae (Ishii, 1923), Encyrtus sasaki Ishii, 1928, Hexencyrtus miyama (Ishii, 1928), Homalotylus albifrons (Ishii, 1925), Microterys caudatus Ishii, 1928, M. ericeri Ishii, 1923, Microterys ishiii Tachikawa, 1963, M. kuwanai Ishii, 1928, M. rufofulvus Ishii, 1928, M. speciosus Ishii, 1923, Ooencyrtus nezarae Ishii, 1928, Pareusemion studiosum Ishii, 1925, Prochiloneurus nagasakiensis Ishii, 1928, Psyllaephagus iwayaensis Ishii, 1928, and Trichomasthus eriococci (Ishii, 1928).
Ssymank Axel, Reemer MennoA new Afrotropical species of Microdontinae, provisionally placed in Paramixogaster (Diptera: Syrphidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 403-408
Abstract: A new hoverfly species (Diptera: Syrphidae), Paramixogaster trifasciatus sp. nov., is described. A full description with images is given, as is a discussion of its placement within known Microdontinae genera.
Roháček JindřichThe second species of Acartophthalmites from Baltic amber (Eocene), with notes on the relationships of the genus (Diptera: Acalyptrata)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 409-422
Abstract: Hitherto, the Paleogene fossil genus Acartophthalmites Hennig, 1965 included only the type species, A. tertiaria Hennig, 1965, from Baltic amber (Eocene, ca. 40 Mya). An additional species, Acartophthalmites clusioides sp. nov., is described based on a well preserved male in a Baltic amber inclusion from Kaliningrad: Yantarny (Russia). It distinctly differs from A. tertiaria in a number of characters demonstrating that the genus Acartophthalmites is morphologically more diverse than considered previously. Moreover, the study of A. clusioides resulted in finding that Acartophthalmites is obviously not related to Acartophthalmidae (where it was originally affiliated), but seems to be closer to Clusiidae, although surely not belonging to the latter family as currently delimited. Therefore a revision of all available specimens of Acartophthalmites is suggested to gain a more complete set of morphological data of this genus, enabling analysis of its phylogenetic relationships.
Malenovský Igor, Záruba Martin, Kment PetrCatalogue of type specimens of Sternorrhyncha (Hemiptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 56(1): 423-446
Abstract: Type specimens from the insect collections deposited in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, are currently being catalogued. In this part of the catalogue we deal with Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha. This group is namely represented in the museum by the whitefly collection of Jiří Zahradník and the scale insect collections of Jiří Zahradník and Josef Řeháček, while the psyllid material was mostly collected by Jiří Dlabola and other workers of the department and identified by Marianna M. Loginova, Daniel Burckhardt and Pavel Lauterer (material from the expeditions of the National Museum to Iran in 1970s is particularly numerous and scientifically valuable). We list the types of 36 taxa (3 in Aleyrodomorpha, 3 in Coccomorpha, and 30 in Psyllomorpha), including holotypes or syntypes of 14 taxa (3 in Aleyrodomorpha, 2 in Coccomorpha, and 9 in Psyllomorpha).