Campodonico Juan F.Astatometopon sakakibarai gen. & sp. nov., a montane planthopper from Chile Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Delphacidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 1-10
Abstract: Astatometopon gen. nov. is described to accommodate A. sakakibarai sp. nov., a delphacid planthopper distributed in the Nahuelbuta and Andes mountain ranges in the central and south central zones of Chile. The new taxon is placed into Delphacini but it presents some unusual features for the tribe, such as a strongly asymmetrical phallus with a porrect process arising from base, the absence of teeth on the hind margin of calcar, and an exceptional variation in carination of the eumetope.
Gnezdilov Vladimir M.First record of the genus Raunolina (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Caliscelidae) from tropical Africa with description of two new species from Sudan and Saudi ArabiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 11-22
Abstract: Raunolina Gnezdilov & Wilson, 2006 erected as a subgenus of Perissana Metcalf, 1952 is upgraded to generic level. Raunolina remanei sp. nov. is described from northeastern Sudan, which is the first record of the genus and the tribe Adenissini Dlabola, 1980 from tropical Africa, and R. jeddahica sp. nov. is described from western Saudi Arabia. Two new combinations are provided: Raunolina circularis (Linnavuori, 1952), comb. nov. and Raunolina arabica (Gnezdilov & Wilson, 2006), comb. nov.; R. arabica is recorded for the first time from Yemen. A key to separate the genera Perissana and Raunolina as well as a key to species of Raunolina are given. The global distribution of Adenissini is discussed.
Hosseini RezaA new species of Isometopus from Iran (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Isometopinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 23-34
Abstract: A new species, Isometopus (Isometopus) linnavuorii sp. nov., is described from Iran. Illustrations of male genitalia, scanning electron micrographs of male habitus and other selected characters of this new taxon are provided. The diagnosis of the new species is based on a comparison with other congeneric from the Middle East and Europe. The type specimens were deposited in the insect collection of the University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran. Isometopus (Isometopus) kaznakovi Kiritshenko, 1939 and Isometopus (Isometopus) mirificus Mulsant & Rey, 1879 are excluded from the fauna of Iran. The gender agreement is corrected in the name Isometopus praetermissus Akingbohungbe, 2012.
Bai Xiaoshuan, Heiss Ernst, Cai WanzhiA new genus and three new species of apterous Carventinae from China (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 35-46
Abstract: The following new apterous flat bugs of the subfamily Carventinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Aradidae) from China are described and illustrated: Cathaycoris bibulbosus gen. nov. & sp. nov. from Yunnan Province; Taiwanaptera guangxiana sp. nov. from Guangxi Province and Taiwanaptera montana sp. nov. from Yunnan Province. A key to all known species of Taiwanaptera is provided.
Kondorosy ElődLatidrymus, a new genus of Drymini from the Oriental Region (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 47-59
Abstract: Latidrymus gen. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae: Rhyparochrominae: Drymini) is described, with four new species included: L. puskasi sp. nov. (type species) from India, Thailand and Laos, L. elevatus sp. nov. and L. flavus sp. nov. from Laos, and L. zetteli sp. nov. from northeastern India. A key to the species and a distribution map are provided.
Brailovsky HarryThe genus Anasa from Ecuador with description of three new species and key to the Ecuadorian species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 61-71
Abstract: Three new species of Anasa Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Coreidae: Coreinae: Coreini), A. cotopaxiana sp. nov., A. crinita sp. nov., and A. humerata sp. nov., from Ecuador are described and illustrated in dorsal and some in ventral view. The new species are distinguished by a combination of colouration patterns and certain morphological traits, such as the shape of the pronotum and the posteroventral edge of the male genital capsule, as well as the armature of the antenniferous tubercles and femora. Drawings of the male genital capsules and a revised key for the sixteen known species of Anasa from Ecuador are also provided.Rédei DávidA revision of Sagriva (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 73-95
Abstract: The Indomalayan genus Sagriva Spinola, 1850 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae: Dinidorinae) is revised. The identity of its single previously valid species, S. vittata Spinola, 1850, is clarified based on the relevant type material, the species is diagnosed, illustrated, and recorded for the first time from Thailand and Laos. A new species, Sagriva banna sp. nov., is described from Yunnan Province of China and Yen Bai Province of Vietnam.Minoshima Yûsuke N., Iwata Yasuyuki, Fikáček Martin, Hayashi MasakazuDescription of immature stages of Laccobius kunashiricus, with a key to genera of the Laccobiini based on larval characters (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 97-119
Abstract: Immature stages of Laccobius (Laccobius) kunashiricus Shatrovskiy, 1984 are described based on specimens reared from adults collected in the field. The egg-case, all larval instars and pupa are described in detail, including primary and secondary chaetotaxy of the larval head. The biology of the species was observed and is briefly discussed. We also summarize the knowledge of immature stages of Laccobius Erichson, 1837 and provide a key to identify larvae of the known Laccobiini genera.Newton Alfred F., Švec Zdeněk, Fikáček MartinA new genus and two new species of Leiodinae from Chile, with keys to world genera of Sogdini and Leiodinae from Chile and Argentina (Coleoptera: Leiodidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 121-140
Abstract: Anaballetus gen. nov., Anaballetus chilensis sp. nov. (tribe Sogdini) and Neohydnobius irregularis sp. nov. (tribe Pseudoliodini), both from Chile, are described and distinguished from related and similar taxa. A key for the identification of the described world genera of the tribe Sogdini is presented, and the placement of the new genus is discussed; it is considered most closely related to still-undescribed genera known from Australia and New Zealand. A key is also provided to all described species of Leiodinae known from Chile and Argentina. With the exception of Dietta Sharp, 1876, all of these genera and species of Leiodinae are endemic (precinctive) to Chile and southern Argentina.Hlaváč Peter, Krásenský Pavel, Nakládal OtoA new species of the genus Cerylambus from southern China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 141-144
Abstract: Cerylambus fikaceki sp. nov. from Hainan Island, southern China, a new species of the clavigerite ant-loving beetle, is described and illustrated.Bílý SvatoplukA new species-group of the genus Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) from south-eastern Asia, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Anthaxiini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 145-152
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 are described: A. (Haplanthaxia) phobos sp. nov. (Thailand) and A. (H.) deimos sp. nov. (China, Laos, Thailand). Anthaxia (H.) phobos species-group is defined and a review of all the currently defined species-groups in the subgenus Haplanthaxia Reitter, 1911 is provided. New species are illustrated and the newly defined species-group is differentiated from previously defined groups.Kusy DominikA new species of Synchonnus (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from New Guinea, with an identification key to the Papuan speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 153-160
Abstract: The Papuan fauna of Synchonnus Waterhouse, 1879 contains only four species distributed in Mysool, Japen, and New Guinea and is less diversified than those of the continental Australia where 16 species have been recorded. Synchonnus occurs in lowlands and in lower mountain forests. A new species, Synchonnus etheringtoni sp. nov., is described from New Guinea, and S. testaceithorax Pic, 1923 is redescribed. All Papuan species are keyed.Anton Klaus-Werner, Delobel AlexThree new Asian species of Bruchidius (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 161-172
Abstract: Descriptions of three new species in the genus Bruchidius Schilsky, 1905 are presented. Bruchidius nepalensis sp. nov. from Nepal and B. tricolor sp. nov. from India, Laos and Thailand are assigned to the Bruchidius japonicus species-group, while B. planicornis sp. nov. from Iran and Turkey is assigned to the Bruchidius astragali species-group. Detailed figures of antennae and genitalia are given.Cho Hee-WookTwo new species of the Gonioctena mauroi species-group from China (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 173-181
Abstract: The Gonioctena mauroi species-group of the subgenus Brachyphytodecta Bechyně, 1948 is proposed to include four species: G. (B.) mauroi Cho & Borowiec, 2016 (Vietnam), G. (B.) medvedevi Cho & Borowiec, 2016 (Vietnam), G. (B.) kuatunensis sp. nov. (China: Fujian), and G. (B.) longshengensis sp. nov. (China: Guangxi). They are characterized by the presence of setae on the aedeagus, which is unique within the subgenus. A key to the species, habitus photographs, illustrations of diagnostic characters and a distribution map are provided. Ovoviviparity is newly recorded in G. (B.) longshengensis sp. nov.Shimizu SoDescription of a new species and revised key to species of the Enicospilus antefurcalis species-group from Japan (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Ophioninae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 183-194
Abstract: A new species of the genus Enicospilus Stephens, 1835, E. kikuchii sp. nov., which belongs to the ichneumonid subfamily Ophioninae, is described based on two specimens that were collected in Saitama Prefecture of Honshû and Kagoshima Prefecture of Kyûshû in Japan. Enicospilus kikuchii sp. nov. belongs to the E. antefurcalis species-group. A key to species of the group and additional couplets for the key to Indo-Papuan Enicospilus species are provided.Kaspřák David, Borkent Christopher J., Wahab Rodzay A.Leptomorphus sevciki sp. nov., a remarkable new wasp-mimicking fungus gnat from Brunei (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 195-203
Abstract: A new species of Mycetophilidae (Diptera), Leptomorphus sevciki sp. nov., is described from primary lowland rainforest in Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei. The type specimens were reared from pupae hanging from an unidentified wood encrusting fungus growing on a fallen tree. DNA sequences, including fragments of the nuclear 28S region and the mitochondrial 12S, 16S, CytB and COI (barcode region) genes, were extracted from two specimens, including the holotype.Oboňa Jozef, Ježek Jan, Manko PeterA new Palaearctic Thornburghiella from Transcaucasia (Diptera: Psychodidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 205-214
Abstract: One new moth fly species (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) is described and illustrated on the basis of male morphological characters: Thornburghiella veve sp. nov. was collected in the vicinity of Pambak River in the mountains of Armenia. Differential diagnoses are given for males of four additional species of Thornburghiella from Transcaucasia, Asia Minor and Central Asia.Published online: 30th June 2017Campoy Andrés, Pérez-Bañon Celeste, Nielsen Tore R., Rojo SantosMicromorphology of egg and larva of Eristalis fratercula, with an updated key of Eristalis species with known third instar larvae (Diptera: Syrphidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 215-227
Abstract: The flower- or hoverflies (Syrphidae) and particularly the subfamily Eristalinae, are known by their importance as pollinators in both natural and
agro-ecosystems. Similar to other saprophagous eristalines, the larvae of Eristalis Latreille, 1804 are characterized by an elongated anal segment and a telescopic breathing tube. These features have given them the common name of rat-tailed maggots and allow them to develop in liquid or semi-liquid media loaded with decaying organic material. This paper presents the first description of the egg and the third-instar larva of the boreal species Eristalis fratercula (Zetterstedt, 1838). Morphological studies are presented based on cryo-scanning electron microscopy (cryo-SEM). After comparison with all other known species of the genus Eristalis with described preimaginal morphology, we conclude that main diagnostic character of E. fratercula is the presence of long branched spicules located in the upper margin on the lateral lips. Finally, we provide an updated key that includes the 15 Eristalis species whose third larval stages have already been described.Published online: 30th June 2017Roháček Jindřich, Andrade RuiPeriscelis fugax sp. nov., an overlooked European species of Periscelididae (Diptera), with notes on the morphology and terminology of terminaliaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 229-251
Abstract: Periscelis (Periscelis) fugax sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on series of specimens from Portugal and the Czech Republic. It is probably widespread in Europe but has not been previously recognized from the closely related and externally very similar P. (P.) winnertzii Egger, 1862. The new species differs from P. winnertzii not only in structures of the male and female terminalia (illustrated) but also in colour pattern of pedicel and mesonotum. Morphology of the male and female terminalia is studied in detail in both these species and terminology of their structures is discussed and redefined. A new modern key to Palaearctic species of Periscelis (s. str.) species is constructed.Published online: 30th June 2017Oláh JánosIs the genus Potamophylax (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) highly polymorphic?Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 253-257
Abstract: The present deprived state of taxonomy gives no appropriate resources for taxonomists to apply more sophisticated phenomic tools and to carry out more appropriate population sampling. Without fine structure analysis of large population samples there is no hope to discover speciation traits and there is no chance to delineate young incipient sibling species with subtle but stable shape divergences. Phylogenetic species complexes of these incipient species are frequently mistaken with species polymorphism. However, historical polymorphism is a sympatric phenomenon based on discontinuous variation inside a panmictic population and not between geographically isolated populations. I continue to consider Potamophylax mista (Navas, 1918) a valid species following the evidence given by Oláh et al. (2013).Published online: 30th June 2017Gaedike Reinhard, Šumpich JanTinea altaica sp. nov. and new records of some small moths from the Russian Altai (Lepidoptera: Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae, Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 259-273
Abstract: The paper summarizes the results of our study of selected Microlepidoptera families (Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae, Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae) collected in the Russian Altai. Tinea altaica sp. nov. is described from the vicinity of Tashanta on the Russian-Mongolian border and from Mongolia. The new species distantly resembles Tinea semifulvella Haworth, 1828 and T. semifulvelloides Petersen, 1973. The up to now unknown females of Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003 and Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006 are described. Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794), Crassicornella crassicornella (Zeller, 1847), Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960, Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823), Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), M. pallidella Zagulajev, 1955, Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979, and Acrolepiopsis sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931) are recorded from the Altai Republic for the first time. Tinea hongorella Zagulajev, 1975 and Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003, so far known only from the holotypes, are new species for Russia. Tinea hongorella is also a new species for Europe.Published online: 30th June 2017Weidenhoffer Zdeněk, Šumpich JanNeolycaena (Rhymnaria) arcana sp. nov. from Tibet (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 275-278
Abstract: Neolycaena (Rhymnaria) arcana sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini) was discovered in an old collection of Lepidoptera in the National Museum in Prague and subsequently described from one male. This specimen undoubtedly originates from the period before 1950, and its label contains only ‘Tibet’. The new species is morphologically similar to other taxa of the subgenus Rhymnaria Zhdanko, 1983 from which it clearly differs in the arrangement of dots on the underside of hindwings as well as in characters of male genitalia. Photos of the holotype and its genitalia are given.
Published online: 30th June 2017Bezděk Aleš, Boucher Stéphane, Hájek JiříCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeoidea: Lucanidae and PassalidaeActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 279-293
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 scarabaeoid families Lucanidae and Passalidae, we present information on types of Lucanidae (five taxa of Lucaninae, four taxa of Syndesinae), and Passalidae (one taxon of Aulacocyclinae, ten taxa of Passalinae). Passalids, all from Nickerls’ collection, were previously studied by August Ferdinand Kuwert; comments are given also on specimens of 12 taxa labelled as types incorrectly.
Published online: 30th June 2017Bezděčková Klára, Bezděčka Pavel, Macek Ján, Malenovský IgorCatalogue of type specimens of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) deposited in Czech museumsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 57(1): 295-308
Abstract: Type specimens of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) deposited in natural history museum collections in the Czech Republic are catalogued. Altogether, we list types of 19 extant taxa housed in the Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague; the Department of Entomology, Moravian Museum, Brno; the Department of Natural History, Museum of the Highlands, Jihlava; and the Department of Natural History, Silesian Museum, Opava.
Published online: 30th June 2017