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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 59 - Number 2
published on: 15th August 2019
published in print: 31st December 2019
Volume 59 (2)
Kment Petr, Baňař Petr, Bílý Svatopluk, Pluot-Sigwalt Dominique, Polhemus Dan A., Schuh Randall T.In memoriam of Professor Pavel Štys (1933–2018): biography, memories, bibliography and list of described taxaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 351-379
Abstract: Professor Pavel Štys (1933–2018) was an eminent specialist in morphology, taxonomy, systematics, biology and behaviour of Heteroptera, and the Commissioner of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. All his career was connected with the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where he educated several generations of Czech biologists and teachers. Here we provide his short biography, personal memories of his colleagues, bibliography currently comprising 386 papers, and annotated list of the taxa he described, which includes two families (Stemmocryptidae and Medocostidae), 11 subfamilies, 4 tribes, 54 genus-group and 129 species-group names, all of them in Heteroptera, except one species and one subspecies of Syrphidae (Diptera). Within the list the grammatical gender of the genera ChauliopsScott, 1874 and Neochauliops Štys, 1963 is corrected to masculine in accordance with ICZN (1999: Article affecting the gender agreement in the following species: Chauliops conicus Gao & Bu, 2009, Ch. lobatulus Breddin, 1907, Ch. petiolatus (Germar, 1837), Ch. quaternarius Gao & Bu, 2009, and Neochauliops laciniatus (Bergroth, 1916).Published online: 15th August 2019
Yamada Kazutaka, Hayashi MasamiTwo new species of the genus Cryptostemma from Japan(Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dipsocoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 381-390
Abstract: Cryptostemma miyamotoisp. nov. and C. pavelstysisp. nov. from Japan are described. Habitus images and illustrations of diagnostic features, including genitalic structures, are provided. A key to the Eastern Palaearctic species is offered to facilitate identification. Habitats and behavior of the two new species are discussed based on the field and laboratory observations. The gender agreement of Pachycoleus japonicus(Miyamoto, 1964) is corrected.Published online: 15th August 2019
Yasunaga Tomohide, Yamada Kazutaka, Duwel Ram KeshariThree new species of the flower bug genus Orius (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) from NepalActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 391-401
Abstract: Three new species of the flower bug genus Orius Wolff, 1811 (Anthocorinae: Oriini) are described as new, namely Orius (Orius) ekaii sp. nov., O. (Orius) nigromaritus sp. nov., and O. (Xylorius) paveli sp. nov., all from Nepal. The plant association and habitat are documented for each new species. Habitus images of live individuals and scanning electron micrographs are also provided to aid in proper recognition of their identities. A checklist of Orius species known from South Asia (SAARC nations) is incorporated; Orius indicus (Reuter, 1884) is herein placed in the subgenus DimorphellaReuter, 1884.Published online: 15th August 2019
Hartung ViktorNew Oriental and Australasian taxa of Colobathristidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in the collection of the State Natural History Museum StuttgartActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 403-422
Abstract: The Colobathristidae are a poorly studied family of Lygaeoidea distributed in the tropics and subtropics of Australasian, Neotropical, and Oriental biogeographic regions. PhaenacanthaHorváth, 1904 is the largest genus of the family, with 33 described species. Here, two new species of Phaenacantha are described from Borneo (P. grimmae sp. nov. and P. nigrispina sp. nov.) and one from New Caledonia (P. paveli sp. nov.), all of which represent the first record of the genus from these islands. Also, a specimen of genus Symphylax Horváth, 1904 from Borneo is described that has strong similarities to S. handschini Kormilev, 1953 from the same island, but differs from it in some minor features and is considered a new subspecies, S. handschini kinabaluensis subsp. nov.Published online: 15th August 2019
Kment Petr, Hemala Vladimír, Malenovský IgorScanning the Hyocephalidae: details of their external morphology with respect to phylogenetic relationships within Eutrichophora (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 423-441
Abstract: Hyocephalidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha) is a small family of true bugs containing two genera and three species endemic to Australia. For the first time, we examine here selected structures of their external morphology using scanning electron microscopy – the external structures associated with the metathoracic and dorsoabdominal scent glands, the strainer organ on the sternite III, as well as the trichobothrial pattern and ultrastructure. The following character states are confirmed (i, ii, iii) or newly recognised (iv, v) as autapomorphies of Hyocephalidae: i) apically projected scimitar-shaped peritreme of the metathoracic scent glands; i) presence of a strainer organ on sternite III in both sexes; iii) trichobothria on sternite V placed immediately ventrad of spiracle, iv) trichobothria on each of abdominal segments III–VII all grouped together within a common trichome, and v) presence of crocus-like structures within the trichome. Of particular interest is the presence of a shallow open bothrium (type B) surrounded by a trichome in Hyocephalidae, a probably derived character state shared with Pyrrhocoroidea and most Lygaeoidea, while Stenocephalidae (previously considered to be closely related to Hyocephalidae and used here for comparison) and the remaining Coreoidea possess a recessed bothrium of type A2, lacking the trichome. The morphology of trichobothria in Hyocephalidae may thus suggest either their closer relationship to Lygaeoidea + Pyrrhocoroidea than to Coreoidea, or a parallel evolution of the open bothrium with trichome in Eutrichophora. We highlight the importance of Hyocephalidae for a better understanding of the phylogeny of Eutrichophora and the urgent need to obtain phylogenomic data for future research. A taxonomic catalogue of Hyocephalidae is supplemented. The neotype designation for Hyocephalus aprugnus Bergroth, 1906 made by Štys (1964) and supported by Grant & Štys (1970) is found invalid.Published online: 15th August 2019
García Rafael, Andújar Carmelo, Oromí Pedro, Emerson Brent, López HeribertoThe discovery of Barretonus (Curculionidae: Cossoninae) in the Canary Islands: barcoding, morphology and description of new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 443-452
Abstract: The genus Barretonus Roudier, 1958 is a genus endemic to Macaronesia, described from the archipelago of Madeira where four species are known to date. In this study, two new species of Barretonus, B. auarita García & Oromí sp. nov. (from La Palma, Canary Islands) and B. daute García & Andújar sp. nov. (from Tenerife, Canary Islands), are described based on morphological and molecular evidence (mtCOI), and additional notes on their biology and ecology are provided. Morphology of the new species is compared with the other representatives of the genus, and their phylogenetic relationships with a Barretonus representative from Madeira and species from additional genera within the Cossoninae are shown. This work increases the number of species of the genus Barretonus from four to six anophthalmous or microphthalmous species with an endogean lifestyle, and incorporates the Canary Islands into its Macaronesian range of distribution.Published online: 16th August 2019
Xin Lei, Deng WeianA new species and a new record of Xistrella from China (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 453-462
Abstract: The genus Xistrella Bolívar, 1909 (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) is taxonomically reviewed. It can be easily recognised from other genera in SE Asia, and especially in the People’s Republic of China. It is distinctive by antennae inserted below the inferior margin of eye and considerably long; pronotum between the shoulders strongly elevated to obtuse gibbosity or slightly elevated in the posterior part of shoulders. This genus is distributed mainly in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Malaysia, and the Philippines. One new species, X. hainanensis Deng sp. nov. (China: Hainan), is described, and a new record of X. dubia (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893) from China is given. An annotated identification key to all species of the genus Xistrella is provided.Published online: 6th September 2019
Kalashian Mark Yu.A new species of the genus Aphanisticus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae) from IndonesiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 463-466
Abstract: Aphanisticus hajeki sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae) from Kalimantan, Indonesia belonging to the Aphanisticus javaecola Obenberger, 1932 species-group, is described and illustrated. Neotype of Aphanisticus bohaci Obenberger, 1924, belonging to the same species-group, is designated. Key to the species of the Aphanisticus javaecola species-group is given.Published online: 12th September 2019
Yamada Aiki, Lin Chung-Chi, Eguchi KatsuyukiTaxonomic notes on the rare ant genus Chrysapace with description of a new species from Brunei (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dorylinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 467-480
Abstract: The genus Chrysapace Crawley, 1924 is one of the rarest and poorly known lineages in the ant subfamily Dorylinae, currently composed of only three extant valid species from the Oriental Realm. There is some taxonomic obscurity concerning the distinction between two of the three valid species, C. sauteri (Forel, 1913) and C. costatus (Bharti & Wachkoo, 2013), resulting from previous unavailability of C. sauteri type material and inconsistency in descriptions provided in previous literature. In the present study, we examined the C. sauteri syntype and the C. costatus holotype as well as newly collected material and vouchers used in previous literature. Although both of the species agreed well with each other in most morphological characters of the worker, we tentatively retain the separation of these species based on differences in the head sculpture, eye and ocelli sizes. The worker, queen, and male of C. sauteri, and the worker of C. costatus are here redescribed with the first provision of COI DNA barcode data. In addition, C. merimbunensis Yamada & Eguchi sp. nov. is described from Brunei based on workers and males from a single colony. A key to valid Chrysapace species is also provided.Published online: 12th September 2019
Zhao Ming-ZhiA new species of the genus Anomala from southern China (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 481-489
Abstract: A new species of the genus AnomalaSamouelle, 1819, Anomala consanguinea sp. nov. is described from Hainan and Guangdong Provinces, southern China. It is closely related to Oriental Anomala esmeraldaProkofiev, 2015, A. russiventris Fairmaire, 1893, and A. ineptaOhaus, 1916. Diagnostic characters of these species are provided and compared. In addition, their relationships are briefly discussed. Anomala ineptais recorded from Sabah, Malaysia for the first time.used in previous literature. Although both of the species agreed well with each other in most morphological characters of the worker, we tentatively retain the separation of these species based on differences in the head sculpture, eye and ocelli sizes. The worker, queen, and male of C. sauteri, and the worker of C. costatus are here redescribed with the first provision of COI DNA barcode data. In addition, C. merimbunensis Yamada & Eguchi sp. nov. is described from Brunei based on workers and males from a single colony. A key to valid Chrysapace species is also provided.Published online: 26th September 2019
Chang Yuan, Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-ZhenValidation of Olophrinus parastriatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Tachyporinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 490-490
Abstract: The missing type depository, along with a diagnosis of Olophrinus parastriatussp. nov., is provided to validate the name under the conditions required by the ICZN (1999).Published online: 26th September 2019
Jaloszyński PawelFour new Australo-Oriental species of Paraneseuthia (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Scydmaeninae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 491-498
Abstract: Four new species of the eutheiine genus Paraneseuthia Franz, 1986 are described: P. luzonica sp. nov. (the Philippines), P. kaibesariana sp. nov. (Indonesia: Kai Besar Is.), P. tanimbariana sp. nov. (Indonesia: Yamdena Is.), and P. morobensis sp. nov. (Papua New Gui­nea). Externally, these species share many characters with members of the SE Asian, Sundaland group within the genus. However, male genitalic structures of some of them resemble aedeagi of Australian Paraneseuthia, supporting previous phylogeographic hypotheses that assumed the origins of both north-eastern (Far Russian and Japanese) and south-eastern (Australian and Melanesian) Paraneseuthia from a Sundaland ancestor. The aedeagus of P. morobensis sp. nov. shows intermediary shape and structures between those of P. quadrifoveata Jałoszyń­ski, 2010 of Borneo, Sabah, and that of P. levigata Jałoszyński, 2010 of eastern Papua New Guinea. The aedeagus of P. tanimbariana sp. nov., in turn, shows a striking similarity to that of the northern Australian P. angustifurculata Jałoszyński, 2013 and other species known to occur in Australia. The male genitalia of P. luzonica sp. nov. (the first species discovered in the Philippines), and especially of P. kaibesariana sp. nov., add unique features to the already known, great morphological diversity of the SE Asian members of Paraneseuthia that occupy the presumable evolutionary cradle of this genus.Published online: 30th October 2019
Biondi Maurizio, Iannella Mattia, dʼAlessandro PaolaUnravelling the taxonomic assessment of an interesting new species from Socotra Island: Blepharidina socotrana sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 499-505
Abstract: The description of Blepharidina socotrana sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), with clear Afrotropical affinities, from Socotra Island is provided. Photos of the main diagnostic morphological characters, including aedeagus, are supplied. A phylogenetic analysis of all species of Blepharidina Bechyné, 1968, performed to clarify the taxonomic position of the new species, confirms the presence of two clades referable to as Blepharidina s. str. and B. (Afroblepharida Biondi & D’Alessandro, 2017), and places the new species within Afroblepharida, even though with a moderate support.Published online: 31st October 2019
Hosoishi ShingoA new subterranean Crematogaster with one ommatidium from Cambodia, based on morphology and DNA (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 507-511
Abstract: A subterranean myrmicine ant Crematogaster monocula sp. nov. is described based on two worker specimens from Cambodia. This species belongs to the C. biroi group of the subgenus Orthocrema Santschi, 1918, which is characterized by developed subpetiolar process, developed subpostpetiolar process and sculptured mesosoma. The new species is easily distinguished from other species of Crematogaster Lund, 1831 by having only one ommatidium. DNA sequences comprising a 761 bp fragment of the 3’ region of the mitochondrial COI gene were amplified and analyzed for C. monocula sp. nov. and other closely related species from the same group. The interspecific COI divergence is 17.8% for C. monocula sp. nov. and C. reticulata Hosoishi, 2009. This species is unique in having the smallest eye in the genus Crematogaster.Published online: 7th November 2019
Qiu Lu, Wang Zong-Qing, Che Yan-LiMinpolyphaga inexpectata, a new genus and species of Polyphagini (Blattodea: Corydiidae: Corydiinae) from southeast ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 513-518
Abstract: A new genus and species, Minpolyphaga inexpectata gen. & sp. nov. is described based on material collected from Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, southeast China. Minpolyphaga inexpectata gen. & sp. nov. exhibits uniform colouration in the male, and a small-sized body in both sexes (13.7‒15.8 mm in males, 12.8‒13.5 mm in females), making it the smallest species of Polyphagini found in China.Published online: 7th November 2019
Kissayi Khadija, Benhalima Souad, Mitroiu Mircea-DanAnnotated check-list of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Morocco. Part IActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 519-528
Abstract: A two-part annotated check-list of Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Morocco aims to present updated information on this rather neglected group of parasitoid wasps. The first part includes 113 species belonging to 65 genera from 11 subfamilies – Asaphinae, Cerocephalinae, Cleonyminae, Eunotinae, Macromesinae, Miscogastrinae, Ormocerinae, Pireninae, Pteromalinae, Spalangiinae, and Sycoryctinae. One species, Cleonymus longigaster Mitroiu sp. nov., is described as new, and three species (Notanisus versicolorWalker, 1837 and Miscogaster maculataWalker, 1833 and Gastrancistus aff. vagans Westwood, 1833) are newly recorded for the fauna of Morocco. For each species, its distribution in Morocco and hosts are presented.Published online: 12th December 2019
Rudzinski Hans-Georg, Ševčík JanCzech and Slovak Claustropyga(Diptera: Sciaridae), with the description of C. glacialissp. nov. and notes on morphological variation in some congenersActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 529-535
Abstract: A new species of Sciaridae, Claustropyga glacialissp. nov., is described from the Czech Republic (Hrubý Jeseník Mts. and Šumava Mts.). New records of Claustropyga Hippa, Vilkamaa & Mohrig, 2003 from the Czech Republic and Slovakia are presented, including five species new to the Czech Republic (Claustropyga acanthostyla(Tuomikoski, 1960), C. clausa(Tuomikoski, 1960), C. ctenophora Hippa, Vilkamaa & Mohrig, 2003, C. refrigerata (Lengersdorf, 1930), C. subcorticis (Mohrig & Krivosheina, 1985)) and three new to Slovakia (Claustropyga acanthostyla, C. apertaHippa, Vilkamaa & Mohrig, 2003, C. refrigerata). Variation in some characters on the male terminalia is illustrated for Claustropyga aperta and C. refrigerata.Published online: 12th December 2019
Chen Zhi-TengDescription of a large new stonefly species Claassenia xucheni sp. nov. from China (Plecoptera: Perlidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 537-542
Abstract: Claassenia xucheni sp. nov., a new species of the perlid genus ClaasseniaWu, 1934 is described and illustrated based on eight males and two females collected in the Jiuchongshan National Forest Park, Chongqing city, China. The new species is characterized by round patch of sensilla basiconica on tergum 9, triangular median sclerite between hemitergal lobes, scattered sensilla basiconica on hemitergal lobes, complicated sclerotization pattern on male sternum 9, membranous and curved aedeagus, and by slightly posteromedially protruded female subgenital plate. An annotated checklist of Chinese species of Claasseniais presented based on data from the literature.Published online: 27th December 2019
Abdoli Parisa, Talebi Ali Asghar, Faharani Samira, Fernández-Triana JoseVenanides caspius sp. nov. from Iran, the first species of Venanides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) described from the Palaearctic RegionActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 543-548
Abstract: The genus Venanides Mason, 1981 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) is recorded from Iran for the first time, and a new species, Venanides caspicus Abdoli, Fernandez-Triana & Talebi sp. nov., is described and illustrated. This new species is characterized by its long metasomal tergite 1, that is narrowing towards the posterior end; scutoscutellar sulcus very narrow, obliterated or weakly crenulate; wing veins pale or almost transparent. The newly described taxon is the first representative of Venanidesin the Palaearctic Region identified to the species level.Published online: 27th December 2019
Gnezdilov Vladimir M.First record of the genus Stenogiffardia (Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) from Madagascar, with description of a new species and a key to speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 549-554
Abstract: Stenogiffardia bifurca sp. nov. is described from a series of specimens collected in the former Antananarivo, Fianarantsoa, and Toliara Provinces of Madagascar. This is the first record of the genus Stenogiffardia Evans, 1977 (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae) from Madagascar, which is now the third genus of the tribe Chiasmini known from the island. The distribution of Stenogiffardiais analyzed and an identification key to species is given. Stenogiffardia elongata Evans, 1977 is removed from synonymy with S. parvula (Kirkaldy, 1906)Published online: 27th December 2019
Torres-Toro Juliana, Wolff MartaDescription of the puparium of Cyphomyia albitarsis (Diptera: Stratiomyidae: Clitellariinae) from ColombiaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 555-560
Abstract: The puparium of Cyphomyia albitarsis(Fabricius, 1805) is described and illustrated for the first time, based on six puparia, of which five emerged into adults. In Cyphomyia Wiedemann, 1819, the immature stages (6th instar larva or puparia) of only eight species are known (Cyphomyia aurifrons Wiedemann, 1830, C. bicarinata Williston, 1900, C. erecta McFadden, 1969, C. leucocephala Wiedemann, 1819, C. marginataLoew, 1866, C. picta Schiner, 1868, C. pilossisima Gerstaecker, 1857, and C. souzalopesi Iide, 1967), which represents only 9% of the Cyphomyia species described. In addition, some features of the previously known immature stages of the genus are summarized and compared with the puparium of C. albitarsis.Published online: 27th December 2019
Mondaca José, Seidel MatthiasTaxonomic review of the genus Catoclastus from Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 561-567
Abstract: Catoclastus Solier, 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), a genus endemic to Peru, is revised. Based on morphology and examination of type specimens, Catoclastus jaumesi Soula, 2010 is a new synonym of C. chevrolatii Solier, 1851, while Catoclastus rabinovichi Martínez, 1971 is transferred to the genus Mecopelidnota Bates, 1904, leading to Mecopelidnota rabinovichi (Martínez) as a new combination. Characters that characterize the genus, natural history, and distribution data are given. Implications and problems associated with intraspecific variability of C. chevrolatii are discussed. As a result of our research, the genus is considered monotypic and endemic to western Peru.Published online: 27th December 2019
Seidel Matthias, Arriaga-Varela Emmanuel, Vondráček Dominik (editors)Abstracts of the Immature Beetles Meeting 2019, October 3–4, Prague, Czech RepublicActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59(2): 569-582
Published online: 27th December 2019