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Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae

Volume 64 - Number 1
published on: 8th May 2024
Volume 64 (1)
Benda Daniel, Bogusch Petr, Straka Jakub, Hovorka Tomáš, Holý KamilWe are celebrating seventy years of Jan MacekActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 1-7
Abstract: an Macek, one of the leading personalities of the Czech hymenopterology, celebrated his 70th birthday in 2023. His entire professional career has been associated with the Department of Entomology at the National Museum in Prague (since 2023 officially the National Museum of the Czech Republic), where he worked as a curator of the Hymenoptera Collection. He has already spent a total of 45 years at the National Museum. He is best known to entomologists as a specialist on the Hymenoptera groups Symphyta and Diapriidae, but he is also well known to public as an author of guides to Lepidoptera and Hymenoptera.Published online: 8th May 2024
Li Hua-Zhao, Liu Zhe, Hou Yong-Xiang, Li Jia-Ling, Huang Bo-TaoRevision of the taxonomic status of Amathuxidia morishitai from Hainan, China (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 9-16
Abstract: Based on the external characters, genital structures, distribution, and intermediate individuals from contact zones, the endemic species Amathuxidia morishitai Chou & Gu, 1994 from Hainan, China is treated as conspecific with A. amythaon (Doubleday, 1847) and is downranked to a subspecies of the latter, i.e., Amathuxidia amythaon morishitai stat. nov. Meanwhile, two subspecies groups of A. amythaon are recognized by morphological and genetic evidence, termed amythaon-group (A. a. amythaon + A. a. dilucida (Honrath, 1884)) and annamensis-group (A. a. morishitai + A. a. annamensis Talbot, 1932) with the latter group showing a deeper divergence than normal on a subspecific level genetically.Published online: 8th May 2024
Byeon Ui-Joung, Chandler Donald S., Leschen Richard A. B., Park Jong-SeokRevision of the New Zealand genus Adalmus with description of six new species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 17-32
Abstract: The monotypic pselaphine New Zealand genus Adalmus Reitter, 1882 (Euplectitae: Trichonychini: Panaphantina) is revised to include eight species. Six new species are described: Adalmus bullerensis sp. nov., A. kanierensis sp. nov., A. karekarensis sp. nov., A. mangamukaensis sp. nov., A. puberilumbus sp. nov., and A. serrilumbus sp. nov. In addition, the genus Dalmisus Sharp, 1886 is placed as a junior subjective synonym of Adalmus and the species Dalmisus batrisodes Sharp, 1886, Plectomorphus longiceps Broun, 1913 and Plectomorphus longipes Broun, 1912 are considered junior subjective synonyms of A. velutinus Reitter, 1885. Adalmus rugiceps (Broun, 1921) comb. nov. is transferred from the genus Plectomorphus Raffray, 1898. Lectotypes are designated for Adalmus velutinus Reitter, 1885 and Dalmisus batrisodes Sharp, 1886. An identification key, descriptions, habitus illustrations, diagnostic characters, a checklist, and distribution maps of Adalmus species are provided.Published online: 8th May 2024
Nieser Nico, Chen Ping-ping, Caspers MaxTaxonomic notes on toad bug genus Nerthra (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gelastocoridae) with description of a new species from Bonaire and CuraçaoActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 33-46
Abstract: During an inventory of the Gelastocoridae in the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands (formerly Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, The Netherlands), and the Nieser & Chen Collection in Tiel, The Netherlands, we came across an undescribed species of Nerthra Say, 1832 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gelastocoridae: Nerthrinae). The specimens were collected from Bonaire and Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands, and we describe them here as N. papaceki sp. nov. Nerthra lurida Todd, 1959, syn. nov., is synonymized with Nerthra occidua Todd, 1959 (both from Indonesia: Sulawesi). In addition, we provide new distributional records of Nerthra americana (Montandon, 1905) (Brazil: Paraná), Nerthra buenoi Todd, 1955 (Brazil: Pará), and Nerthra raptoria (Fabricius, 1803) (Suriname) and provide their differential diagnoses and illustrations.Published online: 8th May 2024
Zheng Yuchen, Li Xuankun, Yao Gang, Liu XingyueMyrmeleon shalulianus sp. nov. (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), and the first record of Taiwanon bee fly (Diptera: Bombyliidae) on Myrmeleon trigonois in ChinaActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 47-66
Abstract: The antlion species Myrmeleon trigonois Bao & Wang, 2006 is endemic to Chinese mainland; it has pronotum with a pair of pale yellow spots, and modified ectoproct, forming a hook-like projection posteroventrally. Based on morphological comparison and molecular evidence, we found that all paratypes of M. trigonois represent a different species than its holotype. Here, Myrmeleon shalulianus Zheng & Liu, sp. nov., is described to accommodate all paratypes of M. trigonois and a series of newly supplemented specimens from Yunnan (China). The distribution pattern of these two species is clarified. Larvae of both M. trigonois and M. shalulianus sp. nov. are described and compared. Furthermore, the bee fly parasitoid (Diptera: Bombyliidae) of the genus Taiwanon Evenhuis, 2018 was reared from the immature stages of M. trigonois in an artificial environment. Taiwanon is newly recorded from the Chinese mainland.Published online: 30th May 2024
Le Thi Phuong Linh, Tran Anh Duc, Nguyen NyguyetMarine bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Gerromorpha) from Vietnam, with description of a new species of Hermatobates (Hermatobatidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 67-78
Abstract: This paper presents the inventory of exclusively marine Heteroptera species, including taxa of three families of Gerromorpha, Hermatobatidae, Veliidae, and Gerridae, from Vietnam. A new species of coral treaders, Hermatobates sanho sp. nov. from the southern area of Vietnam is described. Xenobates murphyi Andersen, 2000 and Xenobates singaporensis Andersen, 2000 are recorded from the country for the first time.Published online: 15th June 2024
Wang Ji-Shen, Zhao Can-JunTaxonomy of the Panorpa issikiana species group, with descriptions of twenty new species (Mecoptera: Panorpidae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 79-106
Abstract: Twenty undescribed species of Panorpa Linnaeus, 1758 from southwestern China share some morphological similarities such as basally constricted male abdominal segment VII, loss of median process in male gonostyli, and greatly developed female laterotergites IX with the little-known species Panorpa issikiana Byers, 1970. Therefore, the P. issikiana species group is established to include these species, with descriptions of the new species, a checklist, keys to the species, and a distributional map provided. These new species are: P. chenyandongi Wang sp. nov., P. dalangba Wang sp. nov., P. dimaluo Wang sp. nov., P. huadianba Wang & Zhao sp. nov., P. jinfo Wang sp. nov., P. jizushana Wang sp. nov., P. leiqilongi Wang sp. nov., P. luojishana Wang sp. nov., P. maershana Wang sp. nov., P. meihuashana Wang sp. nov., P. niaodiaoshana Wang sp. nov., P. shengyingfeng Wang & Zhao sp. nov., P. shimianensis Wang sp. nov., P. sicaura Wang sp. nov., P. vajra Wang sp. nov., P. vajroides Wang & Zhao sp. nov., P. weixiensis Wang sp. nov., P. wenhai Wang sp. nov., P. wolongensis Wang sp. nov., and P. yucheni Wang sp. nov. All of them are distributed in southwestern China, including Chongqing, Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan. In addition, their systematic positions are briefly discussed. The historical problems of P. issikiana, the systematic position of this group in the genus Panorpa, and the relationships among its members are also discussed.Published online: 15th June 2024
Chandler Peter J.Notopeza, a new genus of Platypezidae (Diptera) from ChileActa Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 107-112
Abstract: A new genus Notopeza gen. nov. is proposed for Platypeza brunnescens Collin, 1931. This species was originally described from a single female. The male is newly described and diagnostic features are illustrated. The new genus is diagnosed and its relationships are discussed.Published online: 14th July 2024
Liston Andrew, Noblecourt ThierryA new species of Acantholyda (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae) from Lebanon, associated with Cedrus libani (Pinaceae)Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 64(1): 113-119
Abstract: Acantholyda nemeri sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Pamphiliidae) is described from adults of both sexes from Lebanon. Its host plant is probably Cedrus libani, the cedar of Lebanon (Pinaceae). The new species shows a combination of adult characters that makes placing it in one of the two widely-recognised subgenera of Acantholyda problematic. Acantholyda nemeri is only the fourth sawfly species associated with Cedrus as a larval host and, together with Cephalcia tannourinensis Chevin, 2002 (Pamphiliidae), the second from C. libani. A key to adults of Acantholyda Costa, 1894 species of the Western Palaearctic is provided.Published online: 14th July 2024