55-2

2015 /55/2

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

Seventy years of Dr. Jan Ježek

RNDr. Jan Ježek, CSc., celebrates seventy years of age in 2015. His whole professional career was tied to the Department of Entomology at the National Museum in Prague, where he worked as a researcher and curator of the Diptera collection during 1967–2011. He is known specialist on the Diptera…

Four new species of Psychodinae (Diptera: Psychodidae) from the Brazilian semiarid region, with contributions to supraspecifi c classifi cation of Trichopsychodina and a redefi nition of Feuerborniella

The collection of psychodids of the Brazilian semiarid region, deposited at the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (MZFS), was revisited, and four new species of Psychodinae are herein described: Feuerborniella jezeki Cordeiro & Bravo sp. nov., Feuerborniella concava…

Descriptions of Psychodidae (Diptera) from the Western Ghats of India

Three new species of Psychodidae from the Western Ghats of India are described and illustrated. Specimens are from a single Malaise trap sample taken in 2007. Horaiella pectinata sp. nov. represents the fi rst record of Horaiellinae from southern India; Gondwanoscurus jezeki sp. nov. and Saximormia…

Description of Jezekiella patera gen. et sp. nov. from Europe (Diptera: Psychodidae)

Jezekiella patera, gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on a single male from Italy. Based on some character states found in this new genus (e.g. spiniform sensilla on basal fl agellomeres) it is most similar morphologically to Paramormiini, a tribe that is likely paraphyletic. Other…

Descriptions of two new Pseudophacopteron species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) inducing galls on Aspidosperma (Apocynaceae) in Brazil

Two new species of the large pantropical jumping plant-louse genus Pseudophacopteron Enderlein, 1921 (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) are described from dry woodland habitats in the Midwest, Southeast and South of Brazil. Pseudophacopteron aspidospermi sp. nov. is associated with…

The genus Acanthosoma in Taiwan (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae)

Species of the genus Acanthosoma Curtis, 1824 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Acanthosomatidae) occurring in Taiwan are reviewed. Twelve species are recognized, treated, and keyed. Four species (A. atayal sp. nov., A. axicia sp. nov., A. fallax sp. nov. and A. pugnax sp. nov.) and one subspecies (A.…