2012 /52/sppl2

ISSN: 0374-1036 (print), 1804-6487 (online)
Vedoucí redaktor: Kment Petr

Annotated checklist of the Carabidae (Coleoptera) of the Socotra Archipelago

The extensive material of Carabidae collected during expeditions to the Socotra Archipelago between 1999 and 2010 was studied. A total of 50 carabid species-group taxa were recognised, of which 42 were identified at species level, while eight morpho-species remain unnamed. Four species appear to be…

The Hydrophiloid beetles of Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Georissidae, Hydrophilidae)

The hydrophiloid beetles (Georissidae, Hydrophilidae) of Socotra Island (Yemen) are reviewed based mainly on the material collected during the Czech expeditions undertaken between 2000 and 2012. A total of 16 species are recorded, three of which are newly described herein: Georissus (Neogeorissus)…

Afromorgus reiterorum sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Trogidae) from Socotra Island

Afromorgus reiterorum sp. nov. from Socotra Island, Yemen is described and its diagnostic characters are illustrated. The new species is compared with similar and probably closely related species A. squalidus (Olivier, 1789), A. frater (Pittino, 2005), A. saturoi (Kawai, 2006) and species of the A.…

Tanyproctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) of Socotra Island

A review of the Socotran species of the melolonthine tribe Tanyproctini is provided. In addition to three species previously known from this island, five more including one new genus are described: Canudema homhil sp. nov. is closely related to C. socotrae Lacroix, 1994; both species differ mainly…

Polycestinae (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of Socotra Island

Five polycestine species are reported from Socotra Island including three new species: Acmaeodera (Acmaeotethya) kabateki sp. nov.; A. (A.) hadiboe sp. nov.; and A. (A.) socotraensis sp. nov. Svatacesta Zabransky, 2004, syn. nov., described originally as a subgenus of the genus Strigoptera Dejean,…

Phalacridae of Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea)

The family Phalacridae is newly reported from Socotra. Three species in three genera are recorded, including two new species: Olibrosoma eudaimonarabiana, sp. nov., Olibrus socotrana, sp. nov., and Pseudolibrus gestroi Flach, 1889. Illustrations of each species are provided, and a key is given to…

Mordellidae (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island

Five species of the family Mordellidae from Socotra Island are described and illustrated: Mediimorda socotrensis sp. nov., Mordellina (Pseudomordellistena) purcharti sp. nov., Mordellina (Pseudomordellistena) janae sp. nov., Mordellina (Pseudomordellistena) stastnyi sp. nov. and Ermischiella bejceki…

Colydiinae (Coleoptera: Zopheridae) of Socotra Island

The Colydiinae (Zopheridae) of Socotra Island were studied. Three species are recorded: Sprecodes socotrensis sp. nov. and Lasconotus hajeki sp. nov. are described and illustrated, and Synchita africana (Grouvelle, 1905) is reported from Socotra Island for the first time.

Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Socotra Island

First data on seed beetles (Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) from Socotra Island are presented for seven species: Bruchidius nalandus (Pic, 1927), Callosobruchus rhodesianus Pic, 1902, Caryedon gonagra (Fabricius, 1798), Caryedon sudanensis Southgate, 1971, Caryedon sp., Conicobruchus medaniensis (Decelle,…

Cassidinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Socotra Island

Two Cassidinae species known from Socotra Island are discussed. Cassida rothschildi Spaeth, 1922 is redescribed, and its last instar larva is described for the first time. Lycium socotranum Wagn. & Vierh. and L. shawii Roem. & Schult. (Solanaceae) are the first host records for this species. Record…

Alticinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra Island

Data on Alticinae from Socotra Island (Yemen) are presented for the first time. Altogether, 17 species in ten genera are recorded including the following new taxa: Aphthona socotrana sp. nov., Bezdekaltica gen. nov. with B. socotrana sp. nov. as the type species, Luperomorpha biondii sp. nov., and…

Eumolpinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of Socotra Island

Eumolpinae of Socotra Island are revised. Falsonerissus arabicus Pic, 1951 is synonymized with Eryxia grandis Lefèvre, 1890 (syn. nov.), Falsonerissus Pic, 1951, stat. nov., is considered a subgenus of Colasposoma Laporte, 1833, and the following nomenclatural changes are proposed: Falsonerissus =…