Acta Musei Moraviae

Scientiae biologicae

Volume 103, Number 2, 2018
  • A record of Aiolopus thalassinus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from Brno (Czech Republic)

    Oldřich Arnošt Fischer

    Repeated findings of the slender green-winged grasshopper Aiolopus thalassinus (Fabricius) in a ruderal area of the Brno-Královo Pole suburb in July-September 2018 are presented.

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    Repeated findings of the slender green-winged grasshopper Aiolopus thalassinus (Fabricius) in a ruderal area of the Brno-Královo Pole suburb in July-September 2018 are presented.

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  • Taxonomic and nomenclatorial revision within the Neotropical genera of the subtribe Odontocheilina W. Horn in a new sense - 20. Taxonomic changes and revision of Mesochila Rivalier stat. nov. (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)

    Jiří Moravec

    Some of the results gained from the thorough taxonomic revision of the Neotropical subtribe Odontocheilina W. Horn, 1899 sensu MORAVEC (2012a) are presented to be available before the concluding publications. A key to all genera (and subgenera) of the subtribe Odontocheilina is given. Because of the distinct diagnostic...

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    Some of the results gained from the thorough taxonomic revision of the Neotropical subtribe Odontocheilina W. Horn, 1899 sensu MORAVEC (2012a) are presented to be available before the concluding publications. A key to all genera (and subgenera) of the subtribe Odontocheilina is given. Because of the distinct diagnostic characters (one of them unique), the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, has an unparalleled position within the subtribe and is returned here to its original sense. Consequently, its hitherto subgenera Mesochila Rivalier, 1969 and Poecilochila Rivalier, 1969 are separated here from Pentacomia and elevated to the status of separate genera, and the monobasic genus Beckerium W. Horn, 1897 is restituted to its original generic status. It follows the previous elevation of Mesacanthina (Rivalier, 1969) to its separate generic status by MORAVEC & HUBER (2015). The genus Mesochila is here revised and divided into three subgenera, of which the nominotypical Mesochila (Mesochila) is subdivided into two species-groups: Mesochila procera species-group and M. smaragdula species-group. Relevant new combinations are given: Mesochila (Mesochila) procera (Chaudoir, 1860) comb. nov. (type species of Mesochila), M. (M.) proceroides (Moravec, 2016) comb. nov., M. (M.) conformis (Dejean, 1831) comb. nov., M. (M.) brasiliensis (Dejean, 1825) comb. nov., M. (M.) biguttata (Dejean, 1825) comb. nov., M. (M.) viridis (Dejean, 1831) comb. nov. et stat restit., M. (M.) completemaculata (W. Horn, 1922) comb. et stat. nov., M. (M.) cyaneomarginata (W. Horn, 1900) comb. nov. Paramesochila subgen. nov. is proposed for Mesochila (Paramesochila) skrabali (Duran & Moravec, 2013) comb. nov. (type species of the subgenus), M. (P.) wappesi (Moravec & Brzoska 2013) comb. nov., M. (P.) tayutica sp. nov. described as a new for science, and M. (P.) horni (Schilder, 1953) comb. nov. Eumesochila subgen. nov. is proposed for M. (Eumesochila) distigma (Dejean, 1825) comb. nov. (type species), M. (E.) distincta (Dejean, 1831) comb. nov. and M. (E.) discrepans (W. Horn, 1893), comb. nov.; M. (M.) brevipennis (W. Horn, 1907) comb. nov., M. (M.) drechseli (Sawada & Wiesner, 1997) comb. nov. and M. (M.) prepusula (W. Horn, 1907) comb. nov., hitherto treated as Pentacomia (Poecilochila), are newly transferred to the genus Mesochila. It is emphasized here that the original description of Mesochila (Mesochila) smaragdula (Dejean, 1825) comb. nov. (originally as Cicindela) does not agree with the characters of this species in its current sense (sensu auctorum). Because no type of Cicindela smaragdula Dejean, 1825 was found in MHNH and relevant collection, it become apparent that in order to preserve the currently used concept of M. (Mesochila) smaragdula (sensu auctorum), a neotype should be designated. Two possible solutions are discussed and postponed to a future paper. The genus Mesochila is treated with keys to subgenera, species-groups and species, differential diagnosis, a lists of the examined type and other material with relevant lectotype designations, as well as with distribution. Illustrations of the habitus, diagnostic characters and variability are given. The monobasic genus Beckerium is also treated here with differential diagnosis, lectotype designation and relevant illustrations. The genus Pentacomia is treated here with only a generic differential diagnosis and synopsis of its taxa including their type localities, while the genus Poecilochila with only generic diagnosis; new combinations of the type species and other three morphologically similar species are given: Poecilochila lacordairei (Gory, 1833) comb. nov., Poecilochila sinnamarica (Fleutiaux, 1886) comb. nov., Poecilochila rhytidopteroides (W. Horn 1906) comb. nov and Poecilochila gilletti (Cassola, 2009) comb nov. Their possible conspecific status is discussed.

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  • Studies of the genus Anthelephila Hope (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) 17. A. lagenicollis species-group

    Zbyněk Kejval

    Six species of Anthelephila Hope, 1833 are newly described: A. arunachalensis sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), A. dhankuta sp.nov. (Nepal), A. dracaena sp.nov. (Bhutan), A. hamata sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), A. mishmi sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), and A. sausai sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh). Female...

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    Six species of Anthelephila Hope, 1833 are newly described: A. arunachalensis sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), A. dhankuta sp.nov. (Nepal), A. dracaena sp.nov. (Bhutan), A. hamata sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), A. mishmi sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh), and A. sausai sp.nov. (India: Arunachal Pradesh). Female characters of four species, Anthelephila cinchonae (Krekich-Strassoldo, 1931), A. coniceps (Pic, 1913), A. gladia Telnov, 2003, and A. gorkha (Kejval, 2000), are described for the first time. In addition, new records and keys to species of the A. lagenicollis species-group (males and females separately) are provided.

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  • An update of distribution records of Helina R.-D. and other genera of the subfamily Phaoniinae (Diptera: Muscidae) from Bulgaria

    Eberhard Zielke

    Records of distribution in Bulgaria are presented for the species of the genera Atherigona Rondani (1 species), Eginia Robineau-Desvoidy (1 species) and Helina Robineau-Desvoidy (38 species). A number of reports of Phaonia species are also listed, in addition to recently published records of the genus. The genus Eginia and its...

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    Records of distribution in Bulgaria are presented for the species of the genera Atherigona Rondani (1 species), Eginia Robineau-Desvoidy (1 species) and Helina Robineau-Desvoidy (38 species). A number of reports of Phaonia species are also listed, in addition to recently published records of the genus. The genus Eginia and its only species Eginia ocypterata (Meigen, 1826), six species of the genus Helina and one species of Phaonia are recorded for the first time for Bulgaria. The total number of species of the subfamily Phaoniinae reported from the country now reaches 88 species. The findings are collated and compared in tabular form with corresponding data from adjacent countries.

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  • Some records of Muscidae (Diptera) from Greece with a description of a new Phaonia species and a list of the known muscids from the country

    Eberhard Zielke

    Study of a small collection of incidentally captured Muscidae from Greece revealed 15 species belonging to five genera of four subfamilies. Two species, Phaonia bitincta (Schnabl, 1887), and Helina tetrastigma (Ringdahl, 1934) are newly recorded for Greece, and Phaonia parnia sp. nov. is described as new to science. Based on a...

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    Study of a small collection of incidentally captured Muscidae from Greece revealed 15 species belonging to five genera of four subfamilies. Two species, Phaonia bitincta (Schnabl, 1887), and Helina tetrastigma (Ringdahl, 1934) are newly recorded for Greece, and Phaonia parnia sp. nov. is described as new to science. Based on a literature search and the investigation herein, 149 muscid species are identified as known from Greece. A table is provided, listing the muscid species from the country reported to date.

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  • More records of Muscidae (Diptera) from Croatia with a short comment on findings of Helina interfusa (Pandellé) reported to date in Europe

    Eberhard Zielke & Petr Baňař

    Study of a small collection of Muscidae from Croatia revealed 14 species belonging to 6 genera of 4 subfamilies. One species each of the genera Musca, Mydaea and Helina interfusa (Pandellé, 1899), a little-known species from Europe, are recorded as new for the country. The validity of hitherto published records of H. interfusa...

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    Study of a small collection of Muscidae from Croatia revealed 14 species belonging to 6 genera of 4 subfamilies. One species each of the genera Musca, Mydaea and Helina interfusa (Pandellé, 1899), a little-known species from Europe, are recorded as new for the country. The validity of hitherto published records of H. interfusa in Europe is discussed. The number of known Muscidae from Croatia is raised to 102 species.

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  • Two lesser-known Melanoleuca species, M. malenconii and M. tristis (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) from anthropogenous habitats in the Czech and Slovak Republics

    Vladimír Antonín, Ondrej Ďuriška, Soňa Jančovičová & Michal Tomšovský

    Two rare Melanoleuca species, M. malenconii and M. tristis, are published from the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their macro- and microscopic descriptions, based on own collections, are given, and the ecology and distribution of the species in these countries, as well as elsewhere in Europe, are summarized. Both species grow in...

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    Two rare Melanoleuca species, M. malenconii and M. tristis, are published from the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their macro- and microscopic descriptions, based on own collections, are given, and the ecology and distribution of the species in these countries, as well as elsewhere in Europe, are summarized. Both species grow in a variety of habitats influenced by human activity. Both morphological and phylogenetic approaches are used to support species identification.

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