59-1

2019 /59/1

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

Three endemic Aphaenogaster from the Siculo-Maltese archipelago and the Italian Peninsula: part of a hitherto unrecognized species group from the Maghreb? (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae)

More than 100 years ago, the Italian myrmecologist Carlo Emery described two endemic Sicilian ants: Aphaenogaster sicula Emery, 1908, which he originally considered a subspecies of A. crocea André, 1881, and A. fiorii Emery, 1915 stat. nov., which he believed was a subspecies of A. gibbosa…

Taxonomic review for the Asian taxa of plant bug tribe Hallodapini, with emphasis on stridulatory mechanism (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae)

Asian genera and species of the plant bug tribe Hallodapini are reviewed. The present classification system is based particularly on detailed morphology and function of the stridulatory device and concealed habitat preference. Our recent efforts successfully demonstrated that the stridulatory…

On the genus Philomyceta of China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

Philomyceta biwenxuani sp. nov., a new species from China: Xizang: Motuo County, is described. Additional specimens of P. asperipennis Schillhammer, 2012 are examined from China: Yunnan, including the first record of females. Females of an additional unidentified species are recorded from…

The genus Harmonia (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in the Middle East region

The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), is native to Asia but has been introduced to many countries, both intentionally and unintentionally. In the Middle East region, H. axyridis was so far only known from Iran and Turkey. This study reports H. axyridis for the first time from a…

The first hygropetric Platynectes and its larva from eastern China (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

Platynectes (Gueorguievtes) davidorum sp. nov. is described, including all larval instars, from hygropetric habitats in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, eastern China. The new species can be easily distinguished from all other Asia Platynectes Régimbart, 1879 with dorsally strongly convex…

Two new species and ten new records of Heteroptera from Turkey, including the first record of the potential alien Campylomma miyamotoi in the Western Palaearctic

In this paper, two new Miridae species are described from Turkey, Adelphophylus oenderi sp. nov. from Silifke (Mersin province) and Phytocoris (Exophytocoris) carapezzai sp. nov. from Merkez (Karaman province). Habitus of males and females and male genitalia of both species and female genitalia of…

Two new species of Rohdendorfia (Diptera: Syrphidae) from Central Asia

Two new species of the flower fly genus Rohdendorfia Smirnov, 1924 (Diptera: Syrphidae) are described, Rohdendorfia bella Mengual, sp. nov. and Rohdendorfia khakimovi Barkalov, sp. nov. A full description and images of both new species are given, as well as an identification key for the species…

Discovery of termitophilous tenebrionid beetles in China (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Two termitophilous tenebrionid genera, Nepaloplonyx Bremer, 2014 and Xenotermes Wasmann, 1896, are reported from mainland China for the first time. Nepaloplonyx yunnanensis Jiang, Wang & Wang, sp. nov. (Yunnan Province), Nepaloplonyx qiului Jiang, Wang & Wang, sp. nov. (Yunnan…