Kejval ZbyněkReview of the Anthelephila maindroni complex, and description of four new species from the Indian subcontinent (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 1-10
Abstract: Anthelephila maindroni(Pic, 1903) is redescribed and A. maindroni strigosa (Heberdey, 1934) is elevated to the species level. Four species are newly described from India: Anthelephila feminea sp. nov. (Maharashtra, Karnataka), A. nandi sp. nov. (Karnataka), A. sahyadrica sp. nov. (Tamil Nadu), and A. semistrigosa sp. nov. (Tamil Nadu). A new synonymy,
Anthelephila maindroni (Pic, 1903) = Formicomus argutus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1928, syn. nov., is proposed. A lectotype is designated for Formicomus maindroni strigosus Heberdey, 1934.Published online: 27th March 2018Yin Zi-Wei, Bi Wen-XuanNew and little known Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) from ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 11-16
Abstract: A second Chinese species of the beetle family Jacobsoniidae, Sarothrias songi sp. nov., is described from Hainan Island. The new species is compared with and separated from similar congeners, supported by illustrations of diagnostic characters. A new collection record for S. sinicus Bi & Chen, 2015 from Yunnan is given, and the genital structures of this species are illustrated for the first timePublished online: 27th March 2018Hernando Carles, Szawaryn Karol, Ribera IgnacioA new species of Platypelochares from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Limnichidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 17-20
Abstract: We describe a new species of Limnichidae (Coleoptera) from Eocene Baltic amber, Platypelochares electricus sp. nov. The species belongs to the extant genus Platypelochares Champion, 1923, with six species distributed in the Oriental Region, characterised by an almost hemispherical shape, lateral articulation of the meso- and metatarsi, and presence of excavations on the hypomera. Platypelochares electricus sp. nov. can be separated from the other species of the genus mainly by the longer extension of the row of tubercles on the pronotum and the punctation of the elytra and metacoxa.Published online: 27th March 2018Jenkins Shaw JoshSignificant range expansion for the rove beetle genus Deleaster, based on a new species from Papua New Guinea (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 21-24
Abstract: Deleaster wilhelmensis sp. nov (Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae: Deleastrini) is described and illustrated from Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. It is the first species of Deleaster Erichson, 1839 recorded from Oceania and represents a significant expansion of the known range of the genus.Published online: 27th March 2018Borovec RomanLyalinus, a new genus of Cneorhinini from Burkina Faso (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 25-30
Abstract: A new genus, Lyalinus gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae: Cneorhinini) with one new species, Lyalinus bimaculatus sp. nov. from Burkina Faso, is described, illustrated and compared with other related genera.Published online: 27th March 2018Tanaka Hirotaka Trionymus okiensis sp. nov., a new species of mealybug from Japan (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 31-34
Abstract: A new species of mealybug (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha: Pseudococcidae), Trionymus okiensis sp. nov., is described based on adult females collected in Dougo Island, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, on Japanese silver grass, Miscanthus sinensis (Poaceae). The new species resembles Trionymus frontalis McKenzie, 1967 and Dysmicoccus boninsis (Kuwana, 1909), but differs from both those species in having 4 to 6 cerarii, relatively deep oral-collar tubular ducts of two different sizes on dorsum, a number of multilocular pores on the dorsum and more than 10 auxiliary setae on each anal lobe cerarius. A key to two species of Trionymus Berg, 1899 currently known from Japan is provided.Published online: 22nd April 2018Roháček JindřichFirst Anthomyzidae (Diptera) from China: a new genus, six new species and new recordsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 35-76
Abstract: The family Anthomyzidae (Diptera: Acalyptrata) is recorded from China for the first time based on 11 species, 6 of them new to science. A distinctive new genus Marshallya gen. nov. is described, based on single peculiar species, M. platythorax sp. nov. (both sexes) from Sichuan. Other new species, viz. Amygdalops sevciki sp. nov. (Hainan I.) (both sexes), Epischnomyia tkoci sp. nov. (Sichuan) (male only), Anthomyza ornata sp. nov. (Sichuan) (female only), Anthomyza sulphurea sp. nov. (Yunnan) (both sexes) and Arganthomyza hyperseta sp. nov. (Shaanxi) (male only) are described and illustrated in detail. Male-female association of two Amygdalops species is clarified by means of molecular barcoding and the female of A. bisinus Roháček, 2008 is correctly identified and described. Relationships of all these taxa are discussed. Five species, viz. Amygdalops bisinus (Hainan I.), Epischnomyia merzi Roháček, 2009, Anthomyza cuneata Roháček, 1987, Anthomyza trifurca Sueyoshi & Roháček, 2003 (all from Sichuan) and Arganthomyza versitheca Roháček, 2009 (Shaanxi, Sichuan) are new additions to the Chinese fauna of Anthomyzidae. DNA sequences of the barcoding region of COI have been obtained for 3 species, Amygdalops bisinus, Amygdalops sevciki and Marshallya platythorax. Biology and distribution of all 11 species are discussed. First photographs of living Anthomyzidae from East Asia are presented. Based on knowledge of Anthomyzidae from neighbouring areas the diversity of the Chinese fauna of the family is estimated to include 50–60 species.Published online: 25th April 2018Biffi Gabriel, Constantin RobertTaxonomic revision of Pygodiscodon (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 77-90
Abstract: The Neotropical genus Pygodiscodon Wittmer, 1966 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae: Silinae: Silini) is revised. Six species are recognized as valid, three of which are herein proposed as new: Pygodiscodon apicicornis (Pic, 1910), P. gurupi sp. nov., P. monoceros sp. nov., P. obscurus Wittmer, 1966, P. similis sp. nov., and P. touroulti Constantin, 2010. Pygodiscodon obscurus, currently synonymized with P. apicicornis, is herein revalidated. A lectotype is designated for P. apicicornis. Pygodiscodon apicicornis and P. touroulti are recorded for the first time in Guyana and Suriname, and Brazil respectively. An identification key and a distributional map for the species are provided.Published online: 25th April 2018Castro-Huertas Valentina, Forero Dimitri, Grazia JoceliaComparative genitalic morphology in ten genera of thread-legged bugs of the tribe Metapterini, and its phylogenetic importance (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 91-125
Abstract: The assassin bug tribe Metapterini belongs to the subfamily Emesinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Morphologically, it is characterized by the conspicuous basal process of the posteroventral series in the foreleg and the presence of wing polymorphism, with a high proportion of the genera with micropterous or apterous species. Here, the male and female ectodermal genitalic structures are documented for ten genera and twenty-three species of Metapterini, including eight species of the speciose genus Ghilianella Spinola, 1850. Descriptions and digital macrophotographs are provided for abdominal segment 8, pygophore, parameres, and phallus of the male, and for tergite 8, tergite 9, gonocoxae, gonapophyses, gonoplac, and bursa copulatrix of the female. The asymmetric male genitalia within Emesinae are discussed. From this morphological documentation sixty six phylogenetic characters are coded, presented as a data matrix and analyzed cladistically, and their potential usefulness for resolving relationships among Metapterini is discussed.Published online: 29th April 2018Bogusch PetrThree new species and new records of cuckoo bees of the genus Epeolus in Turkey (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Nomadinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 127-135
Abstract: Three new species of cuckoo bees of the genus Epeolus Latreille, 1802 are described: E. turcicus sp. nov., E. warnckei sp. nov., and E. productuloides sp. nov., all from the Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. Descriptions of E. turcicus and E. warnckei are based on both sexes whereas the description of E. productuloides is based on males only (females of this species are presently unknown). Additional records based on vouchered pinned material are reported for eight species, of which Epeolus alpinus Friese, 1893 was until now not known to occur in Turkey. Altogether, 14 species of Epeolus have been recorded from Turkey, of which E. cruciger (Panzer, 1799), E. productulus Bischoff, 1930, E. schummeli Schilling, 1849, E. transitorius Eversmann, 1852 and E. variegatus (Linnaeus, 1758) are widespread and common. Triepeolus tristis (Smith, 1854) is the only other member of the tribe Epeolini recorded from Turkey.Published online: 29th April 2018Veenakumari Kamalanathan, Buhl Peter Neerup, Mohanraj PrashanthA new species of Synopeas (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae) parasitizing Pauropsylla cf. depressa (Psylloidea: Triozidae) in IndiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 137-141
Abstract: Synopeas pauropsyllae Veenakumari & Buhl, sp. nov., a new species of Synopeas Förster, 1856 (Hymenoptera: Platygastroidea: Platygastridae: Platygastrinae), is recorded from galls induced by Pauropsylla cf. depressa Crawford, 1912 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Triozidae) on Ficus benghalensis L. (Moraceae) in India. It is concluded that S. pauropsyllae is a parasitoid of this psyllid species. This is the first record of a platygastrid parasitizing this host.Published online: 29th May 2018Brailovsky HarryDescriptions of Zygometapodus gen. nov. and a new species of Stenometapodus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 143-149
Abstract: The genus Stenometapodus Breddin, 1903 (Coreidae: Coreinae: Acanthocephalini) is redescribed and one new species, Stenometapodus aurantiacus sp. nov., is described from Brazil. The new species is distinguished by a combination of color patterns and morphological characters, such as the shape of pronotum. A key to the known species of Stenometapodus is included. A new genus, Zygometapodus gen. nov., is proposed for Stenometapodus castaneus Blöte, 1938. New distribution records for Zygometapodus castaneus (Blöte, 1938) comb. nov. from Bolivia and Peru are provided. Dorsal photos of each species of Stenometapodus and Zygometapodus are also provided.Published online: 29th May 2018Löbl IvanA review of Scaphisomatini from Sulawesi, with descriptions of ten new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scaphidiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 151-165
Abstract: The species of the scaphidiine tribe Scaphisomatini from Sulawesi are reviewed. The following new species are described and illustrated: Baeocera inoptata sp. nov., Scaphisoma ancora sp. nov., S. caricatum sp. nov., S. flavolineatum sp. nov., S. hulai sp. nov., S. ogawai sp. nov., S. pellax sp. nov., S. sumpichi sp. nov., S. versicoloreum sp. nov., and Scaphobaeocera jirkai sp. nov. New records are given for Scaphisoma obliquemaculatum Motschulsky, 1863 and S. palu Löbl, 1983. Keys to the Sulawesi species of Baeocera Erichson, 1845 and Scaphisoma Leach, 1815 are provided. A checklist of the Scaphidiinae of Sulawesi is appended.
Published online: 30th May 2018Fernandez-Triana Jose, Sakagami Kota, Shimizu SoDolichogenidea maetoi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, the first parasitoid wasp recorded from Hyblaea fortissima (Lepidoptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 167-175
Abstract: A new species of Microgastrinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, Dolichogenidea maetoi Fernandez-Triana & Shimizu sp. nov., is described, representing the first record of a braconid wasp parasitizing the lepidopteran family Hyblaeidae in the Palaearctic Region (from Hyblaea fortissima Butler, 1881). The new species is fully illustrated, diagnosed and compared with all previously described species of the genus Dolichogenidea Viereck, 1911 in the Holarctic (154 species). Details on the wasp biology, including observed sex ratios, are provided.
Published online: 4th June 2018Nascimento Francisco E. de L.Elaphidiini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from the Neotropical Region: new species, updated key, new synonym, and new recordsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 177-185
Abstract: Two new species of Neotropical Elaphidiini (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) are described and illustrated: Anelaphus flavofasciatus sp. nov. from Colombia and Stizocera wappesi sp. nov. from Bolivia. Additionally, an updated key to South American species of Anelaphus Linsley, 1936 is provided. Anelaphus fasciatus Martins, 2005, syn. nov. and A. martinsi Monné, 2006, syn. nov., are synonymized with A. cerussatus (Newman, 1841).Published online: 4th June 2018Pluot-Sigwalt Dominique, Lis Jerzy A.Presence of uradenia in male adults of the genus Dismegistus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Parastrachiidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 187-193
Abstract: Uradenia, often referred to as paragenital glands, are usually voluminous paired exocrine glands located ventrally in the abdomen mostly on the intersegmental membrane between abdominal segments (= urites) VII–VIII or VIII–IX, depending on sex or the taxon. They have been previously recorded from eight pentatomomorphan families belonging to Coreoidea, Lygaeoidea and Pyrrhocoroidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera), found either in males, females or both sexes, and were thought to be absent in Pentatomoidea. We report here the first instance of uradenia in a pentatomoid genus, the African Dismegistus Amyot & Serville, 1843 (Parastrachiidae). Only the male adult possesses uradenia located on the intersegmental membrane of segments VIII–IX. The only other genus of the family, Parastrachia Distant, 1883, as well as other examined genera belonging to pentatomoid families possibly related to Parastrachiidae (Cydnidae, Thyreocoridae), do not possess uradenia. The uradenia of Dismegistus exhibit the same fundamental structure as in other trichophoran families but differ by their dorso-lateral position (instead of ventral), and also by the paired orifices (instead of unpaired and median). The implications of the presence of uradenia within member of a pentatomoid genus are briefly discussed.Published online: 20th June 2018Fikáček M., Minoshima Y. N., Jäch M. A.Larval morphology of Yateberosus, a New Caledonian endemic subgenus of Laccobius (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with notes on ‘Berosus-like’ larvae in HydrophiloideaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 195-206
Abstract: The morphology and head chaetotaxy of the second and third instar larvae of Laccobius (Yateberosus) sp. are described based on specimens collected in New Caledonia. The larvae agree with those of other subgenera of Laccobius Erichson, 1837 in most morphological characters including the morphology of head and mouthparts and the head chaetotaxy, which undoubtedly supports its assignment to Laccobius (Yateberosus). It differs from other Laccobius in the closed spiracular system, reduced spiracular atrium and long abdominal tracheal gills, in which they resemble the larvae of Berosus Leach, 1817. We demonstrate that the ‘Berosus-likeʼ larval morphology evolved at least four times independently in Hydrophiloidea, and briefly discuss the possible reasons for it.Published online: 25th June 2018Ballal C. R., Akbar S. A., Yamada K., Wachkoo A. A., Varshney R.Annotated catalogue of the flower bugs from India (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 207-226
Abstract: The present paper provides a checklist of the flower bug families Anthocoridae and Lasiochilidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of India based on literature and newly collected specimens including eleven new records. The Indian fauna of flower bugs is represented by 73 species belonging to 26 genera under eight tribes of two families. Generic transfers of Blaptostethus pluto (Distant, 1910) comb. nov. (from Triphleps pluto Distant, 1910) and Dilasia indica (Muraleedharan, 1978) comb. nov. (from Lasiochilus indica Muraleedharan, 1978) are provided. A lectotype is designated for Blaptostethus pluto. Previous, as well as new, distributional data and bibliographical references for each taxon are included. The following 11 species are recorded from India for the first time: Amphiareus ruficollaris Yamada & Hirowatari, 2003 (Tamil Nadu); Anthocoris dimorphus Zheng, 1984 (Himachal Pradesh); Bilia burma Yasunaga & Yamada, 2016 (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka); Cardiastethus kathmandu Yamada, 2016 (Uttarakhand); Lippomanus brevicornis Yamada & Hirowatari, 2004 (Karnataka, Mizoram, Tripura); Montandoniola bellatula Yamada, 2007 (Karnataka); Physopleurella armata Poppius, 1909 (Karnataka); P. flava Carayon, 1958 (Karnataka); P. pessoni Carayon, 1956 (Tamil Nadu); Rajburicoris stysi Carpintero & Dellapé, 2008 (Tamil Nadu); and Xylocoris (Proxylocoris) cerealis Yamada & Yasunaga, 2006 (Karnataka). The paper provides synthesis of the regional taxonomical work carried out until now, along with biological notes (habitats, prey types, etc.). The paper will serve as baseline data for future studies on Anthocoridae and Lasiochilidae.Published online: 5th July 2018Szawaryn KarolMissing geographic link: minute lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Microweiseinae) from Mount Wilhelm, New GuineaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 227-236
Abstract: Lady beetle fauna of the New Guinea has been studied by several entomologists but there are still many coccinellid groups that have not been recorded from the island yet. Newly collected materials from “Our Planet Reviewed – Papua New Guinea” expedition revealed three new species belonging to the subfamily Microweiseinae, till now unknown from New Guinea. Scymnomorphus bimaculatus sp. nov., S. papuensis sp. nov., and S. kausi sp. nov. are described, and key characters are illustrated. A key to Scymnomorphus species of the Australasian Region is provided.Published online: 6th July 2018Tang Liang, Wang WeiNotes on the Dianous luteoguttatus complex with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 237-242
Abstract: Dianous lilizheni sp. nov., a new species of the Dianous luteoguttatus complex from China, is described. Males of D. vorticipennis Puthz, 2005 and D. depressifrons Puthz, 2016 and the female of D. rimosipennis Puthz, 2005 are discovered for the first time. New distributional records are reported for D. cruentatus L. Benick, 1942 and D. depressifrons Puthz, 2016. A key to species of the Dianous luteoguttatus complex is provided.Published online: 21st July 2018Jehamalar E. Eyarin, Chandra Kailash, Zettel HerbertNew species and first record of Helotrephes from India, and a check-list of Indian Helotrephidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 243-248
Abstract: Helotrephes nainamalaii sp. nov. from Meghalaya, India is described. Representatives of Helotrephes are so far known from southern China, Southeast Asia and Sundaland. The unexpected first record of Helotrephes from India expands their distribution more than 1,000 kilometres westward. The new species belongs to the H. australis species-group which is widespread in southern China and Southeast Asia. Helotrephes nainamalaii sp. nov. can be identified by the presence of a sub-basal protrusion on the genal plate, a characteristic apical hook on the aedeagus, and peculiarly shaped ventromedian carinae. The description is supplemented by a key to the species of the Helotrephes australis species-group. Tiphotrephes indicus (Distant, 1910) is recorded from Meghalaya for the first time. A check-list of Helotrephidae in India is given.Published online: 30th July 2018Hippa Heikki, Kurina OlaviFour new species and new records of Manota (Diptera: Mycetophilidae) from Sulawesi, IndonesiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 249-256
Abstract: Four new Manota species are described from the northern part of Sulawesi: M. ashleyi sp. nov., M. axillata sp. nov., M. loriculata sp. nov. and M. spathigera sp. nov. New records are given for the following species: M. dolichothrix Hippa & Ševčík, 2010 (South Sulawesi), M. horrida Hippa, 2006 (North Sulawesi), M. ovata Hippa, 2006 (North Sulawesi), M. paulula Hippa & Ševčík, 2013 (North Sulawesi) and M. pectinata Hippa, 2006 (South Sulawesi). In addition, M. hamulata Colless, 1966 is recorded from Bacan Island, Maluku Utara. The number of Oriental Manota species is now set at 102 and the number of species from Sulawesi at 14.Published online: 30th July 2018El-Sonbati Saad, Wilson Michael, Al Dhafer HathalContribution to the knowledge of selected genera of the tribe Opsiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from the Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 257-266
Abstract: The redescriptions of two genera of Opsiini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), Concavifer Dlabola, 1960 and Phlepsopsius Dlabola, 1979, are given based on specimens collected recently in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Concavifer nativus Zhuravlev, 1991 syn. nov., and C. sagittatus Emeljanov, 1972 syn. nov. are proposed as new subjective junior synonyms of C. marmoratus Dlabola, 1960. Phlepsopsius africanus Abdul-Nour, 2007, syn. nov., is proposed as a new subjective junior synonym of P. arabicus Dlabola, 1979. The genus Hishimonus Ishihara, 1953 is newly reported for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the species H. phycitis (Distant, 1908). A key is provided to distinguish the species of Concavifer.Published online: 1st August 2018Preisler Jiří, Tkoč MichalTwo new species of Heleomyzidae (Diptera) from Czech Republic and CrimeaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 267-274
Abstract: Two new species of Heleomyzidae are described. Heleomyza kovali sp. nov. is described based on material from the Czech Republic and Crimea and differs from other European Heleomyza species by the structure of male genitalia. Eccoptomera nevrlyi sp. nov. is described based on two males from Jeseníky Mts. and Šumava Mts. (Czech Republic) and differs from the most similar species, E. ornata Loew, 1862, by the hind femur having a distinct subbasal protuberance with a tuft of short setae and by the structure of male genitalia. The extreme rarity of both species is discussed.
Published online: 1st August 2018Kment Petr, Rédei DávidA revision of the types of Heteroptera species described by Géza Horváth based on specimens from collections of Ladislav Duda and Emil HolubActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(1): 275-295
Abstract: A recent cataloguing of the Heteroptera (Hemiptera) types held in the collection of National Museum, Prague (NMPC), revealed several specimens originating from the collection of Czech collectors Emil Holub and Ladislav Duda, being part of the same series as types described by Géza Horváth in his paper ‘Hemiptera nova africana’ and until now believed to be deposited exclusively in the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest (HNHM). The publication date of that paper is fixed as March 20, 1893, affecting these taxa: Reduviidae: Coranopsis Horváth, 1893, Coranopsis vittata Horváth, 1893, Cosmolestes fulvus Horváth, 1893, Edocla albipennis Horváth, 1893, Harpactor (Diphymus) dudae Horváth, 1893, Oncocephalus angustatus Horváth, 1893, Phonoctonus validus Horváth, 1893, Reduvius reuteri Horváth, 1893, Staccia inermis Horváth, 1893; Blissidae: Ischnocoridea Horváth, 1893, Ischnocoridea elegans Horváth, 1893; Rhyparochromidae: Aphanus (Graptopeltus) dilutus Horváth, 1893 [= Naphiellus dilutus (Horváth, 1893)], Pamera bergrothi Horváth, 1893 [= Horridipamera bergrothi (Horváth, 1893)]; Coreidae: Homoeocerus fuscicornis Horváth, 1893, Hypselonotus balteatus Horváth, 1893 [= Hypselonotus interruptus Hahn, 1833]; Plataspidae: Niamia Horváth, 1893, Niamia angulosa Horváth, 1893; Scutelleridae: Cantao africanus Horváth, 1893, Cryptacrus princeps Horváth, 1893 [= Cryptacrus comes comes (Fabricius, 1803)], Polytodes Horváth, 1893 [= Polytes Stål, 1867], Polytodes ochraceus Horváth, 1893 [= Polytes tigrinus (Vollenhoven, 1868)]; Dinidoridae: Dinidor vicarius Horváth, 1893; Pentatomidae: Caura modesta Horváth, 1893, Diploxys (Paracoponia) holubi Horváth, 1893 [= Coponia holubi (Horváth, 1893)], Paracoponia Horváth, 1893 [= Coponia Stål, 1865], Mecosoma spinosum Horváth, 1893 [= Macrorhaphis acuta Dallas, 1851], Menida distanti Horváth, 1893 [= Menida transversa transversa (Signoret, 1861)], and Stollia crucifera Horváth, 1893. Only the following type specimens bearing Horváth’s original type label and deposited in HNHM are recognized and their status elucidated: Coranopsis vittata (1 syntype), Cosmolestes fulvus (holotype), Edocla albipennis (holotype), Harpactor (Diphymus) dudae (1 syntype), Oncocephalus angustatus (1 syntype), Reduvius reuteri (1 syntype), Homoeocerus fuscicornis (1 syntype), Hypselonotus balteatus (1 syntype), Niamia angulosa (1 syntype), Cryptacrus princeps (1 syntype), Polytodes ochraceus (holotype), Dinidor vicarius (holotype), Caura modesta (lectotype), Diploxys (Paracoponia) holubi (lectotype), and Menida distanti (1 syntype). The syntype(s) of Cantao africanus and holotype of Stollia crucifera could not be located; a specimen in NMPC presumably from the same series is designated here as neotype of Stollia crucifera. Based on the examination of the type material the following subjective synonymies are proposed: Neotrichedocla quadrisignata (Stål, 1855) = Reduvius reuteri Horváth, 1893, confirmed synonymy; Dinidor impicticollis Stål, 1870 = D. vicarius Horváth, 1893, syn. nov.; Parantestia (Chromantestia) cincticollis (Schaum, 1853) = Parantestia (Chromantestia) modesta (Horváth, 1893), syn. nov. = Parantestia (Chromantestia) cincticollis var. bergrothiana Kirkaldy, 1909, syn. nov.; Cosmopepla cruciaria Stål, 1872 = Stollia crucifera Horváth, 1893, syn. nov. Rhynocoris katangensis Schouteden, 1929 (Reduviidae), erroneously considered as junior synonym of Rhynocoris dudae by Maldonado Capriles (1990), must be considered valid species. Type locality of the species described based on material collected by Emil Holub is discussed. New records are provided for Edocla albipennis (Namibia), Homoeocerus fuscicornis (Angola) and Parantestia cincticollis (Republic of the Congo).
Published online: 1st August 2018