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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 60 - Number 1
published on: 29th February 2020
published in print: 15th June 2020
Volume 60 (1)
Ditrich Tomáš, Petr Jan, Lepš Jan Š., Kment PetrIn memoriam of Professor Miroslav Papáček (1953–2019): biography, memories, bibliography and list of described taxaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 1-14
Abstract: Professor Miroslav Papáček (1953–2019) was an eminent specialist in morphology, taxonomy, systematics, biology and ecology of aquatic and semiaquatic bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha). All his career was connected with the Department of Biology, Faculty of Education, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Here we provide his short biography, personal memories of his colleague, bibliography currently comprising 125 papers in zoology and 57 in didactics of biology, and an annotated list of the taxa he described, which includes one subfamily(Helotrephidae: Trephotomasinae), three genera, two subgenera and 41 species of Helotrephidae and Aphelocheiridae.Published online: 29th February 2020
Zettel HerbertNew water strider species of Eurymetra from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 15-22
Abstract: The Madagascan material of the halobatine genus EurymetraEsaki, 1926 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerridae: Halobatinae), which is deposited at the Natural History Museum Vienna, is revised. A close examination of “Eurymetra madagascariensis Poisson, 1945” revealed two new species, Eurymetra santamariae sp. nov. andEurymetra papaceki sp. nov. A definition of the newly established Eurymetra madagascariensis species group is provided as well as keys to the freshwater halobatine genera and to Eurymetra species known from Madagascar.Published online: 29th February 2020
Kment Petr, Carapezza Attilio, Jindra ZdeněkTaxonomic catalogue of the family Ochteridae with description of Ochterus papacekisp. nov. from Socotra Island and Tanzania (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 23-64
Abstract: The world catalogue of the family Ochteridae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha: Ochteroidea) is compiled. The fossil subfamily Propreocorinae Popov, Dolling & Whalley, 1994, recently excluded from Ochteridae by other authors, is formally raised to family rank as Propreocoridae stat. nov. The fossil genus Meropachys Popov, 1986 is found to be a junior homonym of Meropachys Burmeister, 1835 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae) and is replaced by a new substitute name, Yuripachysnom. nov., resulting in one new combination: Yuripachys dubius (Popov, 1986) comb. nov. Neochterus Mahner, 1993 (originally proposed as subgenus of Ochterus Latreille, 1807) is considered an unavailable name. Ochterus papaceki Kment & Carapezza sp. nov. is described and illustrated as a new species from the island of Socotra (Yemen) and Tanzania. Gender agreement in Ochterus paucistriata Baehr, 1990 is corrected to O. paucistriatus Baehr, 1990. The name Ochterus perbosci (Guérin-Méneville, 1843), an incorrect subsequent spelling of O. perboscii in prevailing usage, is fixed according to Article 33.3.1 of the ICZN (1999). The spelling of Angulochterus quadrimaculatus Yao, Zhang & Ren, 2011 is corrected according to Article 32.5.1 of ICZN (1999). The original publication of Ochterus barberi Schell, 1943, O. bidentatus Schell, 1943, O. hungerfordi Schell, 1943, and O. parvus Schell, 1943 is clarified. The name bearing types of Ochterus barberi, O. bidentatus, O. hungerfordi, O. parvus, O. perbosci, and Pelogonus splendidulus Montandon, 1898 (= Ocyochterus victor(Bolívar, 1879)) are considered as lectotypes. The family Ochteridae currently includes 3 recent genera and 88 described species group taxa (84 species and 4 subspecies): Megochterus Jaczewski, 1934 (2 species from Australia), Ochterus (80 species and 4 subspecies distributed worldwide), and Ocyochterus Drake & Gómez-Menor, 1954 (2 species from NW South America). The fossil record of Ochteridae currently includes 4 genera and 5 species: Angulochterus Yao, Zhang & Ren, 2011 (1 species from Early Cretaceous of China), Floricaudus Yao, Ren & Shih, 2011 (1 species from Early Cretaceous of China), Pristinochterus Yao, Cai & Ren, 2007 (2 species from Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous of China), and Riegerochterus Popov & Heiss, 2014 (1 species from Miocene Dominican amber). In addition the fossil genus Yuripachys (1 species from Early Creatceous of Mongolia) is classified as Ochteridae incertae sedis, Propreocoris Popov, Dolling & Whalley, 1994 (1 species from Early Jurassic of England) as common ancestor of Ochteridae and Gelastocoridae in its own family Propreocoridae, and Grimaldinia Popov & Heiss, 2014 (1 species from Burmese Amber) and Heterochterus Evans, 1971 (1 species based on an isolated wing, Late Triassic of Australia) as Ochteroidea incertae sedis. The following new records are provided: Ochterus aeneifrons surinamensis Nieser, 1975 (Colombia), O. caffer (Stål, 1855) (Mozambique, Sudan), O. feae (Laos, Thailand), O. marginatus marginatus (Latreille, 1804) (China: Anhui, Shaanxi; Central African Republic; India: Rajasthan; Oman; Sudan), and O. nicobarensis Chandra & Jehamalar, 2012 (Myanmar). The distribution of all species is reviewed and the zoogeographic patterns and biodiversity of Ochteridae are discussed.Published online: 29th February 2020
Šumpich Jan, Huemer Peter, Bidzilya OleksiyReview of Caryocolum (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from the Russian Altai with description of two new speciesActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 65-76
Abstract: In total, thirteen species of the genus Caryocolum Gregor & Povolný, 1954 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) have been recorded from the Altai mountains in Russia so far. All available faunistic data are summarized and presented in detail. DNA barcodes of the mtCOI (cytochrome c oxidase I) gene of the majority of recorded species were studied. Molecular data and morphology support the following two species, which are described here as new to science: Caryocolum procurvella sp. nov. and C. atrumsp. nov. Caryocolum tetrameris (Meyrick, 1926) is recorded as a new species for Russia. Caryocolum blandella (Douglas, 1852) and C. viscariella(Stainton, 1855) are removed from the fauna of the Altai Republic due to misidentifications.Published online: 29th February 2020
Liang Wei-Ren, Maruyama Munetoshi, Kanao Taisuke, Iwata Ryûtarô, Li Hou-FengDiscovery of termitophilous rove beetles associated with Formosan subterranean termite Coptotermes formosanus in Taiwan, with the first larval description for the tribe Termitohospitini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 77-87
Abstract: The Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki, 1909 (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae), is a well-known pest of wood structures. Its native range has been widely investigated for potential implications for pest control strategies. Termitophilous staphylinid species of the genera Japanophilus Maruyama & Iwata, 2002 and Sinophilus Kistner, 1985 found in nests of C. formosanus have been used to infer the native range of their host termite. Herein, we extend the range of these two genera to include Taiwan, the type locality of C. formosanus. Taiwanese specimens were identified as J. hojoi Maruyama & Iwata, 2002 and S. yukoae Maruyama & Iwata, 2002 based on morphological and molecular data. The first-instar larva of J. hojoib is described, the first known immature stage of the tribe Termitohospitini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae).Published online: 29th February 2020
Giraldo-Mendoza Alfredo E., Flores Gustavo E.Schizaraeus fouquei sp. nov., the first record of Schizaraeus from Peru (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Stenosini)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 89-93
Abstract: A new species of Stenosini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae), Schizaraeus fouquei sp. nov. is described from southern Andes of Peru: Apurímac and Cusco regions. Prior to this study, Schizaraeus Kulzer, 1955 was monotypic with one species, S. acuticosta Kulzer, 1955 from Catamarca Province in Argentina. We present habitus photographs of both species, scanning electron micrographs of external morphology of the new species, a distribution map, and a comparison of the characters of both species of the genus. Published online: 10th March 2020
Kejval Zbyněk, Chandler Donald S.Generic revision of the Microhoriini with new species and synonymies from the Palaearctic Region (Coleoptera: Anthicidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 95-154
Abstract: The classification of Microhoriini Bonadona, 1974 is revised. Five genera are recognized: Aulacoderus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849, Falsophilus Kejval, 2015, Liparoderus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849, Microhoria Chevrolat, 1877, and Neocrohoria Telnov, 2019. (i) New species: Microhoria almukalla Kejval, sp. nov. (Yemen), M. anahita Kejval, sp. nov. (Iran), M. antalya Kejval, sp. nov. (Turkey), M. bacillisternum Kejval, sp. nov. (Iran), M. cervi Kejval, sp. nov. (Oman), M. fergana Kejval, sp. nov. (Kyrgyzstan), M. garavuti Kejval, sp. nov. (Tajikistan), M. gibbipennis Kejval, sp. nov. (Turkey), M. halophila Kejval, sp. nov. (Turkey), M. hazara Kejval, sp. nov. (Afghanistan), M. heracleana Kejval, sp. nov. (Greece), M. impavida Kejval, sp. nov. (Turkey), M. kabulensis Kejval, sp. nov. (Afghanistan), M. kermanica Kejval, sp. nov. (Iran), M. pahlavi Kejval, sp. nov. (Iran), M. persica Kejval, sp. nov. (Iran), M. strejceki Kejval, sp. nov. (Tajikistan), M. sawda Kejval, sp. nov. (Saudi Arabia), and M. sulaimanica Kejval, sp. nov. (Pakistan, Uzbekistan). (ii) New synonymies: Microhoria Chevrolat, 1877 = Clavicomus Pic, 1894 syn. nov. = Tenuicomus Pic, 1894 syn. nov.; Microhoria depressa (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) = Anthicus mollis Desbrochers des Loges, 1875 syn. nov.; Microhoria edmondi (Pic, 1893) = Anthicus spinosus Pic, 1912 syn. nov.; Microhoria globipennis (Pic, 1897) = Anthicus globipennis quercicola Sahlberg, 1913 syn. nov.; Microhoria luristanica (Pic, 1911) = Anthicus pietschmi Pic, 1938 syn. nov.; Microhoria ottomana (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) = Anthicus merkli Pic, 1897 syn. nov.; Microhoria pinicola (Reitter, 1889) = Microhoria feroni Bonadona, 1960 syn. nov.; Microhoria posthuma (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) = Anthicus fumeoalatus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931 syn. nov.; Microhoria truncatipennis (Pic, 1897) = Anthicus mouzafferi Pic, 1910 syn. nov. (iii) Status changes. Anthicus tauricus var. inobscura Pic, 1908 is raised to species level as Microhoria inobscura (Pic, 1908) stat. nov.; Anthicus truncatus var. decoloratus Pic, 1897 is removed from synonymy with Anthicus truncatus Pic, 1895 and raised to species level as Microhoria decolorata (Pic, 1897) stat. restit. (iv) New combinations: Microhoria disconotata (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. fossicollis (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. gestroi (Pic, 1895) comb. nov., M. irregularis (Pic, 1932) comb. nov., M. lividipes (Desbrochers des Loges, 1875) comb. nov., M. marginicollis (Pic, 1951) comb. nov., M. nystii (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. schimperi (Pic, 1898) comb. nov., M. semiviridis (Pic, 1951) comb. nov., M. strandi (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., and M. yemenita (Nardi, 2004) comb. nov., all from Anthicus Paykull, 1798. Microhoria abscondita (Telnov, 2000) comb. nov., M. adusta (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. afghana (Telnov, 2010) comb. nov., M. almorae (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. ambusta (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. angulifer (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. anomala (Telnov, 1998) comb. nov., M. antinorii (Pic, 1894) comb. nov., M. apicordiger (Bonadona, 1954) comb. nov., M. aquatilis (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. assamensis (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. assequens (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. atrata (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. austriaca (Pic, 1901) comb. nov., M. bicarinifrons (Pic, 1892) comb. nov., M. biguttata (Bonadona, 1964) comb. nov., M. brevipilis (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. bruckii (Kiesenwetter, 1870) comb. nov., M. brunneipes (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. caeruleicolor (Pic, 1906) comb. nov., M. callima (Baudi di Selve, 1877) comb. nov., M. comes (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. cordata (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. curticeps (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., M. dichrous (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. doderoi (Pic, 1902) comb. nov., M. erythraea (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., M. erythrodera (Marseul, 1878) comb. nov., M. feai (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. fugax (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. fugiens (Marseul, 1876) comb. nov., M. garze (Telnov, 2018) comb. nov., M. gigas (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., M. gravida (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. harmandi (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., M. hauseri (Pic, 1906) comb. nov., M. henoni (Pic, 1892) comb. nov., M. heydeni (Marseul, 1879) comb. nov., M. himalayana (Pic, 1909) comb. nov., M. hummeli (Pic, 1933) comb. nov., M. immaculipennis (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. inabsoluta (Telnov, 2003) comb. nov., M. indeprensa (Telnov, 2000) comb. nov., M. kabyliana (Pic, 1896) comb. nov., M. kejvali (Telnov, 1999) comb. nov., M. kham (Telnov, 2018) comb. nov., M. kocheri (Pic, 1951) comb. nov., M. kuluensis (Pic, 1914) comb. nov., M. lepidula (Marseul, 1876) comb. nov., M. longiceps (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. longicornis (Uhmann, 1983) comb. nov., M. manifesta (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. martinezi (Pic, 1932) comb. nov., M. muguensis (Telnov, 2000) comb. nov., M. nigrocyanella (Marseul, 1877) comb. nov., M. nigrofusca (Telnov, 2000) comb. nov., M. nigroterminata (Pic, 1909) comb. nov., M. notatipennis (Pic, 1909) comb. nov., M. olivierii (Desbrochers des Loges, 1868) comb. nov., M. optabilis LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. paganettii (Pic, 1909) comb. nov., M. phungi (Pic, 1926) comb. nov., M. picea (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. plagiostola (Bonadona, 1958) comb. nov., M. plicatipennis (Pic, 1936) comb. nov., M. posthuma (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. postimpressa (Pic, 1938) comb. nov., M. postluteofasciata (Pic, 1938) comb. nov., M. prolatithorax (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., M. proterva (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. ragusae (Pic, 1898) comb. nov., M. semidepressa (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. separatithorax (Pic, 1914) comb. nov., M. shibatai (Nomura, 1962) comb. nov., M. schrammi Pic, 1913) comb. nov., M. sikkimensis (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. sinensis (Pic, 1907) comb. nov., M. spinipennis (Pic, 1898) comb. nov., M. sporadica (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. striaticollis (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. subpicea (Pic, 1914) comb. nov., M. tersa (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. tonkinensis (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1928) comb. nov., M. truncatella (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. turgida (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1928) comb. nov., M. uhagoni (Pic, 1904) comb. nov., M. uniformis (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931) comb. nov., M. variabilis (Telnov, 2003) comb. nov., M. weigeli (Telnov, 2000) comb. nov., M. versicolor (Kiesenwetter, 1866) comb. nov., M. wuyishanensis (Nardi, 2004) comb. nov., and Nitorus niger (Uhmann, 1996) comb. nov., all from Clavicomus Pic, 1894. Microhoria agriliformis (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. alfierii (Pic, 1923) comb. nov., M. angelinii (Degiovanni, 2012) comb. nov., M. babaulti (Pic, 1921) comb. nov., M. barnevillei (Pic, 1892) comb. nov., M. armeniaca (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., M. bonnairii (Fairmaire, 1883) comb. nov., M. cyanipennis (Grilat, 1886) comb. nov., M. depressa (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. dolichocephala (Baudi di Selve, 1877) comb. nov., M. duplex (Nardi, 2004) comb. nov., M. edmondi (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. escalerai (Pic, 1904) comb. nov., M. finalis (Telnov, 2003) comb. nov., M. fuscomaculata (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., M. insignita (Pic, 1906) comb. nov., M. luristanica (Pic, 1911) comb. nov., M. meloiformis (Reitter, 1890) comb. nov., M. mesopotamica (Pic, 1912) comb. nov., M. ocreata (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1847) comb. nov., M. olivacea (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. ottomana (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. pallicra (Dufour, 1849) comb. nov., M. paralleliceps (Reitter, 1890) comb. nov., M. paupercula (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1847) comb. nov., M. platiai (Degiovanni, 2000) comb. nov., M. siccensis (Normand, 1950) comb. nov., M. subaerea (Reitter, 1890) comb. nov., M. subcaerulea (Pic, 1906) comb. nov., M. subsericea (Pic, 1898) comb. nov., M. tarifana (Pic, 1904) comb. nov., M. tibialis (Waltl, 1835) comb. nov., M. velox (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849) comb. nov., M. viridipennis (Pic, 1899) comb. nov., and M. viturati (Pic, 1893) comb. nov., all from Tenuicomus Pic, 1894. Microhoria decolorata (Pic, 1897) comb. nov. and M. truncata (Pic, 1895) comb. nov. from Stricticomus Pic, 1894. Microhoria truncatipennis (Pic, 1897) comb. nov. from Anthelephila Hope, 1833. (v) Lectotype designations. Lectotypes are designated for the following species: Anthicus depressus LaFerté-Sénectère, 1849, A. edmondi Pic, 1893, A. luristanicus Pic, 1911, A. merkli Pic, 1897, A. mouzafferi Pic, 1910, A. pietschmi Pic, 1938, A. pinicola Reitter, 1889, A. posthumus Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931, and A. spinosus Pic, 1912. Published online: 10th March 2020
Liu Hsing-Che, Hu Fang-Shuo, Fikáček MartinReview of the genus Coelostoma of Taiwan with description of a new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 155-162
Abstract: The water scavenger beetle genus Coelostoma Brullé, 1835 of Taiwan is reviewed based on freshly collected material and museum specimens. Seven species are recognized, of which one new species, Coelostoma (Lachnocoelostoma) taiwanense sp. nov., is described. Distributional data of C. fallaciosum Orchymont, 1936 and C. stultum (Walker, 1858) are summarized. Coelostoma phallicum Orchymont, 1940, C. wui Orchymont, 1940, C. vitalisi Orchymont, 1923 and C. bhutanicum Jayaswal, 1972 are reported for the first time from Taiwan. Coelostoma vagum Orchymont, 1940 is excluded from Taiwanese fauna pending the rediscovery of vouchers or newly collected specimens. A distribution map and key to Taiwanese species of the genus are provided.Published online: 11th March 2020
Yin Zi-WeiNew species of karst-dwelling Pselaphinae from southwestern China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 163-168
Abstract: Three cavernicolous species of the ant-loving beetle subfamily Pselaphinae are described based on the material collected in the dark zone of limestone caves in southwestern China. Batraxis liyunchuni sp. nov. and Nipponobythus alienoceps sp. nov. from Guizhou are the first and third cave-dwelling species of their respective genus, but they do not exhibit particular troglomorphy compared to epigean congeners. Zopherobatrus lusciosus sp. nov. from Chongqing, showing typical morphological adaptation to hypogeal lifestyle, is the second known representative of this obligate cavernicolous genus. In light of the discovery of a second species, the generic diagnosis of Zopherobatrus is modified accordingly. Published online: 11th March 2020
Ban TeruakiThe discovery of the genus Bryanellocoris from Laos, with description of a new species (Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 169-172
Abstract: The genus Bryanellocoris J. A. Slater, 1957 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae: Ozophorini) is recorded from Laos for the first time. This record is based on the discovery of a new species, Bryanellocoris wakaharai sp. nov., collected from northern Laos. Illustrations of genital structures of the new species and a key to the Oriental species of Bryanellocoris are provided.Published online: 12th March 2020
Bezděk JanReview of the genus-level names proposed by Johannes Gistel in Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 173-188
Abstract: The genus-level names proposed by Johannes Gistel in Chrysomelidae are reviewed. The genus Chloemela Gistel, 1856 is designated as a nomen oblitum for Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860 (nomen protectum), and Alitene Gistel, 1856 is designated as a nomen oblitum for Neophaedon Jacobson, 1901 (nomen protectum). The following new synonymies are established: Donaciinae: Macroplea Samouelle, 1819 = Calamobia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Criocerinae: Crioceris Geoffroy, 1762 = Anthurga Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Cassidinae: Hybosa Chevrolat, 1842 = Axis Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Botanochara Dejean, 1836 = Epichorestes Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Notosacantha Chevrolat, 1836 = Festa Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Omocerus Chevrolat, 1836 = Homocera Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Basiprionota Chevrolat, 1836 = Monax Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Metazycera Chevrolat, 1836 = Scotias Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Cryptocephalinae: Disopus Chevrolat, 1836 = Disops Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Pachybrachis Chevrolat, 1836 = Pachybrachia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Lachnaia Chevrolat, 1836 = Vervex Gistel, 1848 syn. nov. = Bucedestes Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Coptocephala Chevrolat, 1836 = Ecphorastes Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Labidostomis Chevrolat, 1836 = Labidostomus Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Eumolpinae: Bromius Chevrolat, 1836 = Chartonia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Pachnephorus Chevrolat, 1836 = Euchthonius Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Metaxyonycha Chevrolat, 1836 = Herostrates Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Guyanica Chevrolat, 1836 = Lestivina Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Typophorus Chevrolat, 1836 = Polisma Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Lamprosomatinae: Oomorphus Curtis, 1831 = Laophilus Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Lamprosoma Kirby, 1819 = Phenareta Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Chrysomelinae: Chrysomela Linnaeus, 1758 = Ernobia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Leucocera Chevrolat, 1836 = Foliana Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Gastrophysa Chevrolat, 1836 = Gasterophysia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Gonioctena Chevrolat, 1836 = Goniactis Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Phaedon Latreille, 1829 = Poebia Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Strichosa Chevrolat, 1843 = Harpax Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Galerucinae: Podagrica Chevrolat, 1836 = Geochoreutes Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Oedionychis Latreille, 1829 = Haplosonyx Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Altica Geoffroy, 1762 = Pantryptes Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Psylliodes Latreille, 1829 = Psyllides Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Acrocrypta Baly, 1862 = Pusio Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; Sphaeroderma Stephens, 1831 = Sphaerodermus Gistel, 1856 syn. nov.; Oides Weber, 1801 = Eparchista Gistel, 1848 syn. nov.; and Agelastica Chevrolat, 1836 = Scholastica Gistel, 1848 syn. nov. The authorship of Elytrosphaera is discussed and the genus is attributed to Blanchard, 1845. Comisteisa Gistel, 1848 is confirmed as a synonym of Elytrosphaera. Type species are designated for Anthurga Gistel, 1848, Chartonia Gistel, 1856, Alitene Gistel, 1856, Chloemela Gistel, 1856, Ernobia Gistel, 1856, Geochoreutes Gistel, 1856, and Pantryptes Gistel, 1856. Unavailable genus names introduced by Gistel are listed and commented on. Publication dates of some Gistel’s publications are discussed and specified. Published online: 12th March 2020
Jelínek Josef, Hájek JiříReview of the Afrotropical species of the genus Prometopia (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Prometopiinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 189-199
Abstract: African species of the genus Prometopia Erichson, 1843 are reviewed. Two new species: Prometopia hirta sp. nov. (Zambia and Tanzania) and P. intermedia sp. nov. (Tanzania) are described and illustrated. Two previously known Afrotropical species, Prometopia binotata Murray, 1867 and Prometopia quadrinotata Grouvelle, 1896 are redescribed, and a key to Afrotropical species of Prometopia is given as well as new data on their distribution. Notes to correct the spelling of the subfamily Prometopiinae is provided. Published online: 27th March 2020
Buchner Peter, Šumpich JanDepressariidae (Lepidoptera) of the Russian Altai Mountains: new species, new records and updated checklistActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 201-244
Abstract: Records of Depressariidae species collected in the Altai Republic (Russia) in 2014–2019 are presented. Agonopterix kyzyltashensis sp. nov., A. ustjuzhanini sp. nov., and Depressaria paraleucocephala sp. nov. are described as new for science. Depressaria leucocephala Snellen, 1884 is deleted from the list of Altaic Depressariidae due its previous confusion with D. paraleucocephala sp. nov. Agonopterix rimulella (Caradja, 1920) sp. restit. is removed from synonymy with Agonopterix liturosa (Haworth, 1811). Exaeretia fuscogriseella Hannemann, 1990 syn. nov. is synonymised with E. indubitatella (Hannemann, 1971). Agonopterix feruliphila Millière, 1866 syn. nov. is transferred from synonymy with Agonopterix thapsiella (Zeller, 1847) to synonymy with Agonopterix adspersella (Kollar, 1832). Provisional list of related taxa of the Agonopterix adspersella group is given. Within Russian fauna, Depressaria altaica Zeller, 1854 was presented only from the Altai Republic, namely because the type specimens were recorded in the Altai. However, type locality is the Kazakh Altai, and D. altaica should be removed from checklist of the Altai Republic. At the same time, we present the first reliable records of D. altaica from southern Ural as a new species for Russia. The first reliable record of Agonopterix putridella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) for Russia is presented. Exaeretia allisella Stainton, 1849, Agonopterix anticella (Erschoff, 1877), Agonopterix bipunctosa (Curtis, 1850), Agonopterix rimulella, Depressaria sibirella Lvovsky, 1981, D. falkovitshi Lvovsky, 1990, D. libanotidella Schläger, 1848, and D. fuscovirgatella Hannemann, 1967 are new for the Altai Republic. In addition, Exaeretia mongolicella (Christoph, 1882) was found as new for the Tuva Republic. In total, 36 species of the studied family are known from the Altai Republic to date. Figures of all species new for the Altai Republic and the Tuva Republic are presented. Newly described species are figured in detail including their genitalia. Published online: 30th March 2020
Tokareva Alexandra, Solodovnikov Alexey, Konstantinov FedorImmature stages and biology of the enigmatic oxyporine rove beetles, with new data on Oxyporus larvae from the Russian Far East (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 245-268
Abstract: Oxyporinae are a visually attractive and highly specialized mycophagous subfamily of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) with enigmatic origins and a largely unknown evolutionary history. Our knowledge of their immature stages and biology, valuable for solving questions about their phylogeny, is still very fragmentary. Here, we describe for the first time the larval morphology of Oxyporus (s. str.) procerus Kraatz, 1879 and O. (Pseudoxyporus) melanocephalus Kirschenblatt, 1938, both from the Russian Far East. We redescribe the larval morphology of the widespread O. (s. str.) maxillosus Fabricius, 1775 based on material, also from the Russian Far East. All larvae are identified based on the combined evidence from rearing and cox1 barcoding. For O. maxillosus, O. procerus and O. (P.) melanocephalus we provide some new field and laboratory-based data on feeding, mating, oviposition, female brood care, duration of larval development, and behavior. We applied the Atheta-based system of Ashe & Watrous (1984) to describe and compare the chaetotaxy of these Oxyporus larvae. We extract the most essential comparable data for all species of Oxyporus with known larvae from poorly compatible published larval descriptions with dubious homology assessments for their chaetotaxy. In addition, data on fungal hosts and beetle biology is summarized for the genus and provided for each species. New morphological traits are revealed for the Oxyporus larvae. Significant differences in larval morphology, reproduction behavior and cox1 barcoding region between the subgenera Oxyporus s. str. and Pseudoxyporus Nakane & Sawada, 1956 correspond to the morphological distance between their adults and suggest that they may be potentially elevated to genus rank. Published online: 31st March 2020
Roháček JindřichAnthomyzidae (Diptera) of Taiwan: new species but no new recordsActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 269-290
Abstract: Species of the family Anthomyzidae (Diptera: Acalyptrata) occurring in Taiwan are reviewed. Eleven species have been recognized, 8 of them new to science. However, because of limited and poorly preserved material, only three species of the genus Anthomyza Fallén, 1810, viz. A. robusta sp. nov. (Chiayi and Nantou Counties, both sexes), A. caesarea sp. nov. (Taichung City area, both sexes) and A. elongata sp. nov. (Chiayi County, female only), are described. The remaining 5 undescribed species, viz. Amygdalops sp. nov. near cuspidatus (Taichung City area), Amygdalops sp. nov. near curtistylus (Nantou and Kinmen Counties), Anthomyza sp. nov. near elongata (Yilan County), Anthomyza sp. nov. (1) near flavosterna (Chiayi County) and Anthomyza sp. nov. (2) near flavosterna (Nantou County), are diagnosed but remain unnamed. A new species group of Anthomyza, viz. the A. flavosterna group, is established and diagnosed, to include the East Palearctic A. flavosterna Sueyoshi & Roháček, 2003, A. caesarea sp. nov., A. elongata sp. nov. and 3 additional unnamed species from Taiwan, while the remaining A. robusta sp nov. belongs to the A. bellatrix group. All six Taiwanese Anthomyza species seem to be associated with montane habitats and could be endemic. It is estimated that up to 20 species of Anthomyzidae could occur in Taiwan. The longitudinal dark pattern of the wing, found in A. caesarea sp. nov., is recorded for the first time in the genus Anthomyza which is the fourth lineage of Anthomyzidae in which this type of pattern has independently evolved. Preliminary keys to Taiwanese species of the genera Amygdalops Lamb, 1914 and Anthomyza are presented. Published online: 18th April 2020
Perkins Philip D.Taxonomy of Guatemalan water beetles in the genus Hydrochus (Coleoptera: Hydrochidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 291-301
Abstract: The taxonomy of Guatemalan water beetles in the genus Hydrochus Leach, 1817 (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Hydrochidae) is presented. The known fauna now consists of six species, four of which are described as new species. The new species are diagnosed, and high-resolution images of the habitus and male genitalia of each species are given. The following new species are described: H. directus sp. nov., H. pertuberculatus sp. nov., H. sinuatus sp. nov., and H. steineri sp. nov. The historical types of H. debilis Sharp, 1882 and H. obscurus Sharp, 1882 are redescribed, their lectotypes are designated, and high-resolution images of the habitus, male genitalia and labels of the lectotypes are given. Published online: 23rd April 2020
Lackner Tomáš, Arriagada GerardoRevision of Euspilotus, subgenus Platysaprinus, with description of two new species (Coleoptera: Histeridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 303-317
Abstract: The Neotropical subgenus Platysaprinus Bickhardt, 1916 of the genus Euspilotus Lewis, 1907 is revised, keyed and figured. Saprinus myrmecophilus Bickhardt, 1910, is newly transferred into genus Euspilotus Lewis, 1907, subgenus Platysaprinus Bickhardt, 1916. Euspilotus (Platysaprinus) carinipennis (Desbordes, 1924), is newly synonymized with Euspilotus (Platysaprinus) myrmecophilus (Bickhardt, 1910) syn. nov., based on examination of the type material. Two new species: Euspilotus (Platysaprinus) ferreri sp. nov. from Brazil (Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso and Rio de Janeiro) and Euspilotus (Platysaprinus) vazdemelloi sp. nov. from Brazil (Mato Grosso) are described. Euspilotus (Platysaprinus) latimanus (Schmidt, 1890) is newly reported from Argentina (Misiones), Paraguay (Amambay) and Bolivia. Lectotypes and paralectotypes of Saprinus latimanus Schmidt, 1890 are designated. Published online: 23rd April 2020
Minoshima Yusuke N., Watanabe ReiyaMorphology of immature stages of Helophorus (Gephelophorus) auriculatus (Coleoptera, Helophoridae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 319-332
Abstract: The morphology of immature stages of Helophorus (Gephelophorus) auriculatus Sharp, 1884 is described. This is the first description of the larva and pupa of the subgenus Gephelophorus Sharp, 1915. We describe the morphology of the egg-case, all larval stages (first to third instar, including chaetotaxy of the head) and pupa. Morphological transformations between larval instars were examined. Head chaetotaxy was nearly identical between instars. Ventral teeth on the nasale, considered as a useful taxonomic character, were absent in the first instar but well developed in later instars. Chaetotaxy differed among the subgenera Gephelophorus, Helophorus and Lihelophorus in the length and shape of setae on head capsule and maxilla. Pupal morphology was similar to that of previously described pupae: H. (Helophorus) aquaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) and H. (Rhopalohelophorus) orientalis Motschulsky, 1860. A key to families of the Hydrophiloidea of Japan based on larval characters is provided.Published online: 15th May 2020
Zhao Xin, Tang LiangThree new species of the genus Sphaerobulbus from China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 333-341
Abstract: Three new species of the genus Sphaerobulbus Smetana, 2003 from China are described: S. smetanai sp. nov. from Sichuan, S. guangxiensis sp. nov. from Guangxi and S. ningliei sp. nov. from Yunnan. Diagnostic characters for the new species are illustrated. An updated key to species of Sphaerobulbus is provided, and habitus photos of most Sphaerobulbus species are provided. Published online: 15th May 2020
Kondorosy Elöd, Zámbó András, Kovács Szilvia, Baňař PetrScobinigaster, a new genus of Lethaeini from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Rhyparochromidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 343-352
Abstract: A new genus of Rhyparochromidae, Scobinigaster gen. nov., with two new species, Scobinigaster henryi Kondorosy & Baňař, sp. nov. and Scobinigaster paveli Kondorosy & Baňař, sp. nov. is described from south-west Madagascar. The new genus is placed within the tribe Lethaeini of the subfamily Rhyparochrominae, and justification for this action is briefly discussed. Published online: 15th May 2020
Mikátová Šárka, Macháčková Lenka, Hájek JiříCatalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Staphylinidae: Staphylininae: Staphylinini: PhilonthinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 353-389
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 the catalogue dealing with the Staphylinini subtribe Philonthina (Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) we present information on types of 278 species level taxa. Except for the general collection, the type material comes mostly from the recently acquired collection of the late Lubomír Hromádka. A new substitute name, Philonthus acervulus nom. nov., is proposed for Philonthus zosterops Hromádka, 2013, a junior primary homonym of Philonthus zosterops Hromádka, 2011. One new combination is established: Eccoptolonthus terezae (Hromádka, 2016) comb. nov. from Pseudohesperus Hayashi, 2008. Philonthus zosterops Hromádka, 2011 is synonymized with P. mesophoyx Hromádka, 2016, syn. nov. Correct original spellings of Philonthus terathopius Hromádka, 2012 and Philonthus crecopsis Hromádka, 2013 are fixed. The type locality and distribution of Philonthus camelus Hromádka, 2008 is corrected from Tanzania: Kilimandjaro to the Republic of the Congo: Bouansa. Published online: 15th May 2020
Abdoli Parisa, Talebi Ali Asghar, Faharani Samira, Fernández-Triana JoseCorrect original spelling of Venanides caspicus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 60(1): 390-390
Abstract: Venanides caspicus Abdoli, Fernandez-Triana & Talebi, 2019 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is fixed as a correct original spelling following Article 24.2.3 of ICZN (1999).Published online: 15th May 2020