58-1

2018 /58/1

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

New and little known Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) from China

A second Chinese species of the beetle family Jacobsoniidae, Sarothrias songi sp. nov., is described from Hainan Island. The new species is compared with and separated from similar congeners, supported by illustrations of diagnostic characters. A new collection record for S. sinicus Bi…

A new species of Platypelochares from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Limnichidae)

We describe a new species of Limnichidae (Coleoptera) from Eocene Baltic amber, Platypelochares electricus sp. nov. The species belongs to the extant genus Platypelochares Champion, 1923, with six species distributed in the Oriental Region, characterised by an almost hemispherical shape, lateral…

Taxonomic revision of Pygodiscodon (Coleoptera: Cantharidae)

The Neotropical genus Pygodiscodon Wittmer, 1966 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae: Silinae: Silini) is revised. Six species are recognized as valid, three of which are herein proposed as new: Pygodiscodon apicicornis (Pic, 1910), P. gurupi sp. nov., P. monoceros sp. nov., P. obscurus Wittmer,…

Comparative genitalic morphology in ten genera of thread-legged bugs of the tribe Metapterini, and its phylogenetic importance (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

The assassin bug tribe Metapterini belongs to the subfamily Emesinae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae). Morphologically, it is characterized by the conspicuous basal process of the posteroventral series in the foreleg and the presence of wing polymorphism, with a high proportion of the genera…

Larval morphology of Yateberosus, a New Caledonian endemic subgenus of Laccobius (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), with notes on ‘Berosus-like’ larvae in Hydrophiloidea

The morphology and head chaetotaxy of the second and third instar larvae of Laccobius (Yateberosus) sp. are described based on specimens collected in New Caledonia. The larvae agree with those of other subgenera of Laccobius Erichson, 1837 in most morphological characters including the…

Annotated catalogue of the flower bugs from India (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae, Lasiochilidae)

The present paper provides a checklist of the flower bug families Anthocoridae and Lasiochilidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of India based on literature and newly collected specimens including eleven new records. The Indian fauna of flower bugs is represented by 73 species belonging to…

Two new species of Heleomyzidae (Diptera) from Czech Republic and Crimea

Two new species of Heleomyzidae are described. Heleomyza kovali sp. nov. is described based on material from the Czech Republic and Crimea and differs from other European Heleomyza species by the structure of male genitalia. Eccoptomera nevrlyi sp. nov. is described based on two males from Jeseníky…