Lu Yuan Yuan, Zorn Carsten, Král David, Bai Ming, Yang Xing KeTaxonomic revision of the genus Glenopopillia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 297-320
Abstract: The small Southeast Asian ruteline genus Glenopopillia Lin, 1980 is revised. We describe four new species: Glenopopillia albopilosa Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from Vietnam, Glenopopillia forceps Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from India, Glenopopillia mengi Lu & Zorn sp. nov. from China and Laos, and Glenopopillia skalei Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from Vietnam; and one new subspecies: Glenopopillia rufipennis nigropicta Zorn & Lu subsp. nov. from Laos; propose two new combinations: Glenopopillia fossulata (Benderitter, 1929) comb. nov. (from Strigoderma fossulata Benderitter, 1929) and Glenopopillia klossi (Ohaus, 1926) comb. nov. (from Spilota klossi Ohaus, 1926), bringing the total number of species group taxa in this genus to ten. We characterize the genus, provide a key to the species, describe and diagnose each species group taxon, and compile a distribution map. A lectotype for Spilota klossi Ohaus, 1926 is designated.
Published online: 20th August 2018Yin Zi-WeiCuccodorodes gen. nov., an apterous Batrisitae from the tropical Himalayas (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 321-330
Abstract: A new apterous genus of the pselaphine tribe Batrisini, Cuccodorodes gen. nov., is described from the tropical Himalayan region, with three new species: C. darjeelingensis sp. nov. (type species) from northern India, and C. koshiensis sp. nov. and C. weiperti sp. nov. from eastern Nepal. All new species are similar in external morphology, and are probably restricted to small geographical areas. Reliable species identifications may only be based on an examination of the aedeagus.
Published online: 28th August 2018Chigray Svetlana, Nabozhenko Maxim, Keskin Besir, Aburakhamov GayirbegTaxonomic review of the genus Calyptopsis of Turkey and adjacent areas (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 331-346
Abstract: The taxonomic review of the tenebrionid genus Calyptopsis Solier, 1835 (Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini) of Turkey and Western Transcaucasia is given. Four new species and one new subspecies are described: C. capnisiformis volcanica subsp. nov. (from calderas of extinct volcanoes in Karaman and Manisa provinces), C. fouquei sp. nov. (Artvin Province), C. egecemi sp. nov. (Izmir Province), C. kaszabi sp. nov. (Bayburt Province), C. ottoi sp. nov. (Turkey: Hakkari and Van provinces; NE Iraq: Zagros Mts.). The lectotype of Calyptopsis lineimargo Reitter, 1897 is designated. The key and images for the Turkish and Western Transcaucasian species are given. In total, eleven species and one subspecies are known from Turkey, of which eight taxa are endemic for Anatolia.
Published online: 29th August 2018Moubayed-Breil Joel, Baranov ViktorTaxonomic notes on the genus Hydrobaenus with description of H. simferopolus sp. nov. from Crimea (Diptera: Chironomidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 347-355
Abstract: A new species of the genus Hydrobaenus Fries, 1830, H. simferopolus sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae), is described based on adult male collected in the Crimean Penisula (Ukraine). Main distinguishing characters are: anal point cup-shaped with a small nose-like apex; virga composed of 3 strong equal spines; inferior volsella consisting of 2 lobes (proximal one broadly planned and covered with curved setae, distal one large nose-like and bare). A new combination of Parorthocladius korneyevi Baranov, 2011 for H. korneyevi (Baranov, 2011) comb. nov. is provided with additional differentiating characters found in male adult including: tergite IX with a median dorsal crest; anal point long, drop-like, covered with setae and ending with thumb-shaped apex; virga composed of 6–8 subequal thin long spines; inferior volsella with 2 unequal lobes (proximal one spherical and much larger); gonostylus massively bulbous and densely covered with long and short setae, crista dorsalis consists of a subapical strong tooth-like, smooth and orally projecting ridge. The male adults of both H. dentistylus Moubayed, 1985 and H. lugubris Fries, 1830 are also illustrated, diagnosed and shortly redescribed with some main distinguishing and supplementary characters. Remarks and comments on the taxonomic position, ecology and geographical distribution of the four Hydrobaenus species are given.
Published online: 29th August 2018Yasunaga Tomohide, Schwartz Michael D., Chérot FrédericReview of the plant bug genus Prolygus and related mirine taxa from eastern Asia (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 357-388
Abstract: The mirine plant bug genus Prolygus Carvalho, 1987 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae: Mirini) and superficially reminiscent taxa in eastern Asia (mainly in Japan, P. R. China and Taiwan) are reviewed. Four species in the region are now assigned to Prolygus. Three new genera, Anthophilolygus gen. nov., Miyamotolygus gen. nov. and Poppiolygus gen. nov., are proposed to accommodate Prolygus bakeri (Poppius, 1915), Neolygus rufilorum (Lu & Zheng, 2004) and Lygus bengalicus Reuter, 1885, respectively. Ten new combinations and three new synonymies are established: Apolygopsis eoa (Poppius, 1915) comb. nov. [transferred from Apolygus China, 1941]; A. fuhoshoensis (Poppius, 1915) comb. nov. [Apolygus]; A. nigra (Poppius, 1915) comb. nov. [Prolygus]; Anthophilolygus bakeri (Poppius, 1915) comb. nov. [Prolygus] = P. tainanensis (Poppius, 1915) syn. nov.; Micromimetus rubrotinctus (Carvalho, 1956) comb. nov. [Lygus sensu lato]; Miyamotolygus bui (Lu & Zheng, 2004) comb. nov. [Neolygus Knight, 1917]; M. pictus (Lu & Zheng, 2004) comb. nov. [Neolygus]; M. rufilorum (Lu & Zheng, 2004) comb. nov. [Neolygus]; Poppiolygus bengalicus (Reuter, 1885) comb. nov. [Lygus sensu lato] = Prolygus kirkaldyi (Poppius, 1915) syn. nov.; Prolygus disciger (Poppius, 1915) comb. nov. [Neolygus]; P. palauensis (Carvalho, 1956) comb. nov. [Lygus sensu lato]; P. nigriclavus (Poppius, 1915) = Neolygus nigroscutellaris (Lu & Zheng, 2004) syn. nov. Two additional new species, Anthophilolygus alaneylesi sp. nov. (central Thailand) and Micromimetus sunweni sp. nov. (Lanyu Island, Taiwan), are also described. The lectotype is designated for Lygus bengalicus Reuter. Lygus sacchari Matsumura, 1910 is regarded as nomen dubium.
Published online: 7th September 2018Seidel Matthias, Arriaga-Varela Emmanuel, Sousa RafaelCatalogue of the Incini with the description of the first Archedinus species from Honduras (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 389-405
Abstract: We present an annotated catalogue for the tribe Incini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) including references to all taxonomic and nomenclatural acts, clarifying the spelling of names, providing type depositories and occurrence records for the species. The spelling of Golinca davisii (Waterhouse, 1877) is fixed, and the incorrect subsequent spelling Pantodinus klugi Burmeister, 1847 is preserved. A comprehensive list of all valid names in Incini is provided. Furthermore, we describe the third species in the genus Archedinus Morón & Krikken, 1990, and first one known from outside of Mexico, A. antoshkai Seidel & Arriaga-Varela sp. nov. from Cerro las Minas, the highest mountain in Honduras. We provide an updated determination key for the species of Archedinus. The new species is compared with Archedinus howdeni Morón & Vaz-de-Mello, 2007, the most similar species in terms of genital and habitus morphology. An updated key to identification of males of Archedinus is provided.
Published online: 10th September 2018Bui Van Bac, Bonkowski MichaelSynapsis puluongensis sp. nov. and redescription of S. horaki (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), with a key to Vietnamese speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 407-418
Abstract: A new species of coprophagous scarabaeid, Synapsis puluongensis sp. nov., is described based on six specimens collected in Pu Luong Nature Reserve in central Vietnam. The new species can be clearly distinguished from the remaining species of Synapsis Bates, 1868 by the following characters: hypomeral cavities present but not covered by red macrosetae; mesepisternal cavities absent; elytral striae extremely strong, bearing close and strong punctures; metafemora with dense and strong punctures in ventral view. Redescription of S. horaki Zídek & Pokorný, 2010 based on new material is also presented. Key to species of the genus Synapsis from Vietnam is provided.
Published online: 25th September 2018Lackner Tomáš, Seres GáborRevision of the subgenus Nessus of the genus Hypocaccus from Central Europe, with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Histeridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 419-439
Abstract: Members of the subgenus Nessus Reichardt, 1932 of the genus Hypocaccus C. Thomson, 1867 from Central Europe are revised based on examination of the type material. A nidicolous new species Hypocaccus (Nessus) hungaricus sp. nov. is described and figured. Saprinus curtus Rosenhauer, 1847 is transferred to the subgenus Nessus Reichardt, 1932 of the genus Hypocaccus C. Thomson, 1867. Hypocaccus (Nessus) puncticollis (Küster, 1849) is synonymized with Hypocaccus (Nessus) curtus (Rosenhauer, 1847) syn. nov., based on examination of the type material. A neotype for Hister [= Hypocaccus (Nessus)] rufipes Kugelann, 1792 is designated. Lectotypes and paralectotypes of the following taxa are designated herein: Hister rufipes Paykull, 1798, Saprinus curtus Rosenhauer, 1847, Saprinus puncticollis Küster, 1849, Saprinus arenarius Marseul, 1855, Saprinus longistrius Marseul, 1855, Saprinus cribellaticollis Jacquelin du Val, 1858, Saprinus sicanus Marseul, 1862, Saprinus revisus Marseul, 1876, and Hypocacculus (Nessus) controversus G. Müller, 1937. All species are redescribed and provided with images and male genitalia drawings. A key to the species is given. Hypocaccus (Nessus) controversus is newly reported from Cyprus, and Hypocaccus (Nessus) rufipes is newly reported from Turkey.
Published online: 17th October 2018Libonatti Maria L., Jorge Gabrielle, Archangelsky Miguel, Michat Mariano C.The last instar larva and pupa of Ora depressa (Coleoptera: Scirtidae), a marsh beetle with underwater pupationActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 441-455
Abstract: In this contribution we describe and illustrate for the first time, detailed morphology and chaetotaxy of the last instar larva and the pupa of Ora depressa (Fabricius, 1801), and provide diagnostic characters and information on its biology. The last instar larva of O. depressa exhibits the characters traditionally recognized as diagnostic of the genus, i.e. the tip of the mandible obtuse, and the fourth maxillary palpomere long, almost as long as third palpomere. Ora depressa is characterized by a broadly elliptical body, which is widest at the metanotum, being brownish testaceous in color with several brown spots, having the dorsal surface mostly covered with numerous grooved scale-like setae and also several ungrooved scale-like setae, hair-like setae, club-like setae and pore-like sensilla distributed in a specific pattern, and the femur and tibiotarsus bearing a row of natatorial setae. The last instar larva of Ora depressa can be distinguished from those of the other known species of the genus by lobes of clypeolabrum being as long as wide and socket bristles with 2–6 inner teeth. The pupa of O. depressa differs from those of the other known species of the genus in the absence of pronotal horns and by the place where pupation occurs. Ora depressa pupates underwater, hanging from water’s surface with the aid of the laterally expanded pronotum which bears hydrophobic setation along the lateral margins.
Published online: 24th October 2018Huang Meng-Chi, Li Li-Zhen, Yin Zi-WeiEleven new species and a new country record of Pselaphodes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from China, with a revised checklist of world speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 457-478
Abstract: Eleven new species of the ant-loving beetle genus Pselaphodes Westwood, 1870 (Pselaphinae: Tyrini) are described from China: P. aduncus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. anjiensis sp. nov. (Zhejiang), P. antennarius sp. nov. (Guizhou), P. baoxingensis sp. nov. (Sichuan), P. daweishanus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. elongatus sp. nov. (Yunnan), P. maolanensis sp. nov. (Guizhou), P. paraculeus sp. nov. (Guangxi, Guizhou), P. posticus sp. nov. (Jiangxi), P. prominulus sp. nov. (Jiangxi, Guangxi), and P. songxiaobini sp. nov. (Xizang). Pselaphodes spinosus Champion, 1925, originally known from northern India, is newly recorded from China (Xizang). Male habitus and major diagnostic characters of all treated species are illustrated. A revised checklist and a map summarizing the distributions of the world species of Pselaphodes are provided.
Published online: 14th November 2018Okayasu JuriyaTaxonomic review of Chin-wen Chen’s species described in the genus Smicromyrme (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 479-494
Abstract: Chin-wen Chen described 28 species and 10 subspecies of the velvet ant genus Smicromyrme Thomson, 1870 in his 1957 revision of the Mutillidae of China and Taiwan. Most of them were subsequently transferred to 12 genera of the tribes Smicromyrmini Bischoff, 1920 and Trogaspidiini Bischoff, 1920. Four species and one subspecies, however, are still included in Smicromyrme. In the present paper, type specimens of these species are surveyed. As a result, Sinotilla serpa columnata (Chen, 1957), comb. nov., stat. nov. ($), Si. spinicauda (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. (*), and Si. trisecta (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. ($) are transferred from Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme bidenticulatus Chen, 1957 ($*) and Sm. triguttatus Mickel, 1933 (= Sm. triguttatus latisquamula Chen, 1957, syn. nov.) (*) remain in Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme (Erimyrme) triguttatus is newly recorded from Vietnam and Laos, and Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996 is newly recorded from China.
Published online: 14th November 2018Kumar Hirdesh, Chandra Kailash, Saini JagdishA new species of genus Oxytauchira from India (Orthoptera: Acrididae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 495-498
Abstract: A new species, Oxytauchira truncata Kumar & Chandra sp. nov. is described from Indian Himalaya. The new species is the second species of Oxytauchira Ramme, 1941 from India. It differs from previously known species by the presence of a comparatively very short tegmen and a truncated male cercus. A key to species of the genus Oxytauchira globally is also provided.
Published online: 14th November 2018Archangelsky MiguelLarval chaetotaxy and morphometry of Oosternum costatum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) including a discussion of larval characters with phylogenetic relevanceActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 499-511
Abstract: The primary and secondary chaetotaxy of the head capsule and head appendages of the first and third larval instars of Oosternum costatum (LeConte, 1855) (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae, Megasternini) are described for the first time. Morphometric characters derived from the head capsule and mouthparts are included, together with detailed illustrations of all characters. The morphology and chaetotaxy of these larvae is compared to that of other larvae of the tribe Megasternini, confirming that chaetotaxy is a useful source of characters for phylogenetic analyses. Comparative notes with Sphaeridium Fabricius, 1775 (Sphaeridiini) are also included.
Published online: 14th November 2018Kundrata Robin, Sormova EliskaSelasia dembickyi sp. nov., the first member of Drilini (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from South East Asia, with the description of S. jenisi sp. nov. from NepalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 513-518
Abstract: We describe and figure two new Asian Selasia Laporte, 1838 species: S. dembickyi sp. nov. from northern Thailand, and S. jenisi sp. nov. from Nepal. Selasia dembickyi sp. nov. is the easternmost record for the tribe Drilini and the first species of this tribe known from South East Asia. An updated identification key to Selasia species from the Palaearctic Region is given, and a distribution map of Selasia from the southern part of Asia is provided.Published online: 15th November 2018Moghaddam, MasumehDescription of a new species of Rhizococcus (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae) from IranActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 519-522
Abstract: A new felt scale species, Rhizococcus avicennae sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccomorpha: Acanthococcidae), is described and illustrated based on adult females collected in Hamadan province, Iran. The new species resembles Rhizococcus desertus (Matesova, 1957) originally described from Kazakhstan and differs from the latter in having cruciform pores on the venter of the head, thorax, and abdominal segments I and II; in lacking frontal lobes and the frontal tubercle on the head; in the presence of flagellate setae on the ventral submargin and macroducts in three sizes on the venter and dorsum. The females of R. avicennae sp. nov. were found at the bases of leaves of an unidentified species of grass (Poaceae). An identification key to the species of Rhizococcus Signoret, 1875 currently known from Iran is presented.Published online: 21st November 2018Reshchikov Alexey, van Achterberg CornelisThe Unicorn exists! A remarkable new genus and species of Perilissini (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from South East AsiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 523-529
Abstract: Gilen gen. nov. (type species G. orientalis sp. nov.) from South East Asia is described and illustrated. The new taxon has a produced mid-longitudinal facial projection, which differentiates it from all other known genera of Ichneumonidae. It belongs to the tribe Perilissini in the subfamily Ctenopelmatinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) and is recorded from Laos, Northern Thailand and Vietnam.Published online: 23rd November 2018Kundrata RobinNew minute Drilini species significantly extend the distributions of Lolosia and Microselasia (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae) in tropical AfricaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 531-538
Abstract: Lolosia Kundrata & Bocak, 2017 and Microselasia Kundrata & Bocak, 2017 (Elateridae: Agrypninae: Drilini) were described based on species endemic to the Cameroonian rainforest zone. Here, I describe Lolosia gajduskovae sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Lolosia smetkovae sp. nov. (Central African Republic), and Microselasia sormovae sp. nov. (Democratic Republic of the Congo). Additionally, I redescribe Selasia burgeoni Pic, 1930 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and transfer it to Microselasia as M. burgeoni (Pic, 1930) comb. nov. The main diagnostic characters including male genitalia are figured, and an identification key to the males of Lolosia species is provided. The generic diagnoses of Lolosia and Microselasia are updated based on the here studied species. The newly described species increase our knowledge on the distribution of Lolosia and Microselasia in the Afrotropical Region.Published online: 23rd November 2018Gnezdilov Vladimir M.A new species of the genus Nenasa (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Caliscelidae) from mainland ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 539-544
Abstract: The planthopper genus Nenasa Chan & Yang, 1994 (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea: Caliscelidae) is recorded for the first time from mainland China with Nenasa ouchii sp. nov. described from Fujian Province. A key to separate the new species from Nenasa obliqua Chan & Yang, 1994 is given. The fauna of Caliscelini from China is briefly discussed.Published online: 26th November 2018Rozkošný Rudolf, Vaňhara JaromírA new species and two new synonyms of Mongolian Nemotelus (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 545-548
Abstract: Nemotelus nartshukae sp. nov. is described from Mongolia and its relationships are discussed. Nemotelus kaszabi Lindner, 1973 is proposed as a new synonym of Nemotelus ilensis Pleske, 1937 based on the examination of Lindnerʼs paratype. Nemotelus ventiflavus Cui, Zhang & Yang, 2009 (= N. ventriflavus according to the present emendation) is apparently also conspecific with N. ilensis based on all the external characters as well as the male terminalia as defined and illustrated in the original description.
Published online: 26th November 2018Mückstein PetrA new species of the genus Paratrichius from northern Vietnam (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 549-552
Abstract: Paratrichius pejchai sp. nov. from the mountain region of Ha Giang province, northern Vietnam, is described and illustrated. The new species differs from all currently known species of the genus Paratrichius Janson, 1881 in the pronotum extensively covered with pale yellowish chalky material, and in the unique shape of the male genitalia with ‘wing-like’ protuberances on parameres. A list of Paratrichius Janson, 1881 species occurring in Vietnam is provided.
Published online: 26th November 2018Jałoszyński PawelTwo species previously placed in Euconnus s. str. belong in the endemic Madagascan subgenus Glabriconnus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 553-558
Abstract: The Madagascan species Euconnus andringitrae Franz, 1986 and E. berentyensis Franz, 1986 are redescribed and transferred from Euconnus s. str. to the subgenus Glabriconnus Jałoszyński, 2016. They share with E. (Glabriconnus) aterrimus Franz, 1986 the evenly convex frons and vertex, and lack of a pair of diffuse longitudinal carinae (present in all remaining species of Glabriconnus), and with E. (Glabriconnus) andranomenaus Jałoszyński, 2016 the presence of two distinct hypomeral grooves (one variously distinct groove in remaining Glabriconnus species). The unique character for Euconnus andringitrae and E. berentyensis is the transverse antebasal groove connecting a pair of lateral pits, which was not previously known in any other Glabriconnus. Consequently, the diagnosis of Glabriconnus is here emended to include a considerable variability in pronotal structures. The distribution of Glabriconnus in Madagascar is summarized.
Published online: 26th November 2018Ruschel Tatiana P.Gibbocicada brasiliana, new genus and new species from Brazil and a key for the genera of Tibicinini (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 559-566
Abstract: Four examined specimens from Brazil, Ceará, with morphological characteristics belonging to Tibicinini (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) revealed an undescribed genus and species. Gibbocicada brasiliana gen. et sp. nov., representing the first record of Tibicinini in Brazil, is recognized mainly for the head three times shorter than pronotoum in dorsal view, the lateral ocelli almost reaching the anterior margin of pronotum, the pronotum and mesonotum pronounced dorsally in lateral view, and the fore wings with the median and cubitus anterior veins rising from the same point in the basal cell. A key to the genera of Tibicinini is presented.
Published online: 26th November 2018Jelínek Josef, Hájek JiříTwo new species of Glischrochilus with taxonomic comments, new records from Asia, and a world checklist of the genus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 567-576
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Glischrochilus Reitter, 1873, subgenus Librodor Reitter, 1884: Glischrochilus (Librodor) pilula sp. nov. (Laos) and Glischrochilus (Librodor) ruzickai sp. nov. (China: Yunnan, Sichuan; Myanmar) are described, figured and compared with other species of the genus. Glischrochilus egregius (Grouvelle, 1895) is formally synonymised with G. egregius cyclops Jelínek, 1975, syn. nov. and G. egregius monticola Jelínek, 1975, syn. nov. – these two forms were established based on different body colouration; however, the study of extensive material revealed that it is variable independently of its geographic origin. The identity of Ips janthinus Reitter, 1877 from Tasmania (previously included in Glischrochilus) is discussed and the species is formally synonymised with Thallis ianthina Erichson, 1842 (Erotylidae). New country records from China, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, or new Chinese provincial records are provided for 14 species. A world checklist of the genus Glischrochilus is appended.
Published online: 3rd December 2018Kaplin VladimirNew species of bristletails of the genus Lepismachilis (Archaeognatha: Machilidae) from Serbia and MontenegroActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 577-587
Abstract: The fauna of bristletails of the genus Lepismachilis Verhoeff, 1910 in Montenegro and Serbia includes only one species L. (Berlesilis) targionii (Grassi, 1887) with 2 + 2 eversible vesicles on abdominal urocoxites II–VI. Three new species of this genus are described: L. (Lepismachilis) prijepolja sp. nov., L. (Lepismachilis) limensa sp. nov. from Serbia, and L. (Lepismachilis) alexandrae sp. nov. from Montenegro. All described new species belong to the species group of the subgenus Lepismachilis s. str. with 2 + 2 eversible vesicles on abdominal urocoxites II–V. Lepismachilis prijepolja sp. nov. differs from L. y-signata Kratochvíl, 1945 and L. notata Stach, 1919 by the color, drawings and ratios of the compound eyes; ratios of sensory field on fore femur of male, number of divisions of ovipositor. Lepismachilis limensa sp. nov. differs from L. hauseri Bitsch, 1974 and L. abchasica Kaplin, 2017 by ratios of paired ocelli, sensory field on fore femur of male; ratios and chaetotaxy of maxillary and labial palps. Lepismachilis alexandrae sp. nov. differs from L. abchasica by the drawings of the compound eyes; ratios of paired ocelli, sensory field on fore femur of male; number of divisions of the parameres and gonapophyses. A list of the Machilidae occurring in Balkan Peninsula is also provided.
Published online: 14th December 2018Men Qiu-Lei, Dong Yang, Yue Chao, Cao Yong, Xu Zi-KunSix new species of Dolichopeza (Nesopeza) from China (Diptera: Tipulidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 589-607
Abstract: Six new species of Dolichopeza Curtis, 1825, subgenus Nesopeza Alexander, 1914, are described and illustrated: D. (N.) incisuraloides sp. nov., D. (N.) jiangjinensis sp. nov., D. (N.) lipingensis sp. nov., D. (N.) medionodosa sp. nov., D. (N.) multidentata sp. nov., and D. (N.) setilobatoides sp. nov. Dolichipeza (N.) incisuralis Alexander, 1940 is redescribed and illustrated based on additional morphological characters. The female internal reproductive systems of D. (N.) incisuraloides sp. nov. and D. (N.) multidentata sp. nov. are documented. A key is provided to separate all known species of Nesopeza from China.
Published online: 14th December 2018Vondráček Dominik, Tkoč Michal, Fikáček MartinIs repeated cypermethrin fumigation dangerous for the mitochondrial DNA in dry insect samples?Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 58(2): 609-614
Abstract: Entomological collections are the target of various insect pests, e.g. carpet beetles (Dermestidae) and booklice (Psocoptera) which can damage and completely destroy dry specimens in a relatively short time. Collections in the National Museum, Czech Republic (NMP) including the entomological ones are protected by fumigation using commercially available smoke shells ‘Cytrol Super SG’; fumigation is performed twice a year. The active insecticidal substance of these smoke shells is cypermethrin (6.25%). We tested whether the repeated cypermethrin fumigation of the NMP entomological collections negatively affects the quality of mitochondrial DNA in dry specimens and prevents the subsequent use of these samples for molecular analyses required for identification, taxonomy, systematics, and phylogenetic studies. We used 32 freshly fixed specimens of the flower chafer Oxythyrea funesta (Poda von Neuhaus, 1761) and 32 freshly fixed specimens of the brown-tailed cockroach Supella longipalpa (Fabricius, 1798). One half of specimens of both species was stored outside NMP and not fumigated (negative control), and the other half was deposited in collection hall with the NMP insect collection and directly exposed to the fumigation. Subsequently, all specimens were processed in a molecular laboratory under a standardized protocol using one leg as the source tissue after each fumigation, and the 658 bp long barcoding region of the cytochrome oxidase I (cox1) as the testing gene fragment. Results of the PCR product electrophoresis and the sequences acquired confirmed that the repeated fumigation had no negative effect on tested samples.
Published online: 14th December 2018