Acta Musei Moraviae

Scientiae biologicae

Volume 105, Number 1, 2020
Published on 31 August 2020
  • Erpobdella verrucosa (Örley, 1886), the valid name for Erpobdella vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925) (Annelida, Hirudinea)

    Vladimír Košel

    The leech Erpobdella vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925) (described in Herpobdella) was found to be synonymous with E. verrucosa (Örley, 1886) (described in Nephelis). A field observation in the surroundings of the original type locality "Aquincum" revealed three more extant leech species: Dina lineata (O. F. Müller, 1774),...

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    The leech Erpobdella vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925) (described in Herpobdella) was found to be synonymous with E. verrucosa (Örley, 1886) (described in Nephelis). A field observation in the surroundings of the original type locality "Aquincum" revealed three more extant leech species: Dina lineata (O. F. Müller, 1774), Erpobdella verrucosa (Örley, 1886), Glossiphonia concolor (Apáthy, 1888), and Haemopis sanguisuga (Linnaeus, 1758). The distribution of leeches in the vicinity of Budapest is briefly discussed.

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  • New records of Heteroceridae from Bhutan (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae)

    Stanislav Skalický

    Six species of Heteroceridae: Augyles feae (Grouvelle, 1896), A. luciae (Mascagni, 1993), Heterocerus lorenzevae Mascagni, 1993, H. philippensis cinctus Motschulsky, 1858, H. virgatus Mamitza, 1933 and Micilus minutissimus Sahlberg, 1900 are recorded from Bhutan for the first time.

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    Six species of Heteroceridae: Augyles feae (Grouvelle, 1896), A. luciae (Mascagni, 1993), Heterocerus lorenzevae Mascagni, 1993, H. philippensis cinctus Motschulsky, 1858, H. virgatus Mamitza, 1933 and Micilus minutissimus Sahlberg, 1900 are recorded from Bhutan for the first time.

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  • On the taxonomy and zoogeography of some West Palaearctic Cypha species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)

    Volker Assing

    Three species are (re-)described and illustrated: Cypha squamipennis (Fauvel, 1902), C. carinthiaca (Scheerpeltz, 1958), and C. bisinuata sp. nov. (South Italy). Based on an examination of types and additional material, C. hanseni (Palm, 1949) is removed from synonymy with C. seminulum (Erichson, 1839) and synonymized with C....

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    Three species are (re-)described and illustrated: Cypha squamipennis (Fauvel, 1902), C. carinthiaca (Scheerpeltz, 1958), and C. bisinuata sp. nov. (South Italy). Based on an examination of types and additional material, C. hanseni (Palm, 1949) is removed from synonymy with C. seminulum (Erichson, 1839) and synonymized with C. pulicaria (Erichson, 1839). A revision of material of species of the newly established C. spathulata group (including C. spathulata Assing, 2007, C. graeca Assing, 2004, C. lindbergi (Palm, 1935), and C. bisinuata) revealed an allopatric distribution pattern in the Mediterranean and Caucasus regions. The distributions of these species are mapped. The male primary sexual characters of C. seminulum, C. pulicaria, and of the species of the C. spathulata group are illustrated. Cypha seminulum is reported from Portugal and Georgia for the first time.

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  • Revision of the Apimela species of the Palaearctic Region with a focus on the West Palaearctic fauna, and with additional notes on the genus Franzidota (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Oxypodini)

    Volker Assing

    Based on a revision of types and additional material, the oxypodine genus Apimela Mulsant et Rey, 1874 is represented in the Palaearctic region by 29 described species, seven of them confined to the West Palaearctic including Middle Asia, 21 to the East Palaearctic, and one widespread in the southern East Palaearctic and...

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    Based on a revision of types and additional material, the oxypodine genus Apimela Mulsant et Rey, 1874 is represented in the Palaearctic region by 29 described species, seven of them confined to the West Palaearctic including Middle Asia, 21 to the East Palaearctic, and one widespread in the southern East Palaearctic and Oriental regions. Two additional species of which neither type material nor illustrations were available remain of uncertain status. Most of the species are (re-)described and/or illustrated, nine of them for the first time: Apimela A. mutata sp. nov. (= A. macella auctt.) (widespread in the West Palaearctic region); A. wunderlei sp. nov. (South Italy); A. graeca sp. nov. (Greece); A. kirghisica sp. nov. (Kyrgyzstan); A. ussurica sp. nov. (Russian Far East); A. baculata sp. nov. (China: Yunnan); A. bilobata sp. nov. (China: Zhejiang, Sichuan, Yunnan); A. auriculata sp. nov. (China: Yunnan); A. lamellata sp. nov. (North Vietnam). Two genus-group and four species-group synonymies are proposed: Apimela Mulsant et Rey, 1874 = Parapimela Cameron, 1939, syn. nov., = Himalkompsusa Pace, 2006, syn. nov.; Apimela macella (Erichson, 1839) = A. pallens (Mulsant et Rey, 1852), syn. nov., = A. mulsanti (Ganglbauer, 1895), syn. nov.; A. indica (Cameron, 1939) = A. assamensis (Cameron, 1939), syn. nov.; A. chinensis Pace, 1999 = A. tibetana Pace, 2012, syn. nov. The genus-group synonymies result in the following binomina: Apimela indica (Cameron, 1939), comb. nov.; A. persimilis (Cameron, 1939), comb. nov.; A. nepalicola (Pace, 2006), comb. nov.; A. sinica (Pace, 2012), comb. nov.; A. hartmanni (Pace, 2006), comb. nov.; A. taiwanensis (Pace, 2010), comb. nov.; A. morvani (Pace, 1992), comb. nov. “Apimela” lucidula Pace, 1992 belongs to an oxypodine genus of unknown identity and is excluded from Apimela. For various reasons (type material not accessible or not found; descriptions based on females only), several species remain of doubtful identity and partly uncertain generic assignment. Apimela is represented in the Palaearctic region by two distinct clades distinguished primarily by the male and female sexual characters, the A. macella lineage (seven species) and the A. mutata lineage (22 species), both of them distributed across the Palaearctic region. Most Apimela species inhabit the banks of rivers and streams with substrates composed of coarse sand and fine gravel in mountainous regions. An updated catalogue of the Apimela species of the world and a key to the species of the West Palaearctic region including Middle Asia are provided. The distributions of ten species are mapped. In an appendix, the genus Franzidota Pace, 1982 is moved from Oxypodina to Meoticina, and F. formosana sp. nov. (Taiwan) and F. gilva sp. nov. (Taiwan) are described and illustrated.

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  • On the taxonomy and zoogeography of Paederus V. Two new species from Laos and China, a new synonymy, new subgeneric assignments, and new records from the Palaearctic region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)

    Volker Assing

    Paederus laoticus sp. nov. (Northwest Laos: Bokeo province) and P. (Harpopaederus) willersi sp. nov. (China: Sichuan) are described and illustrated. A new synonymy is proposed: Paederus riparius (Linnaeus, 1758) = P. melanurus Aragon, 1830, syn. nov. Paederus kambaitiensisis Scheerpeltz, 1965 is assigned to the subgenus...

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    Paederus laoticus sp. nov. (Northwest Laos: Bokeo province) and P. (Harpopaederus) willersi sp. nov. (China: Sichuan) are described and illustrated. A new synonymy is proposed: Paederus riparius (Linnaeus, 1758) = P. melanurus Aragon, 1830, syn. nov. Paederus kambaitiensisis Scheerpeltz, 1965 is assigned to the subgenus Heteropaederus Scheerpeltz, 1957 and P. tamulus Erichson, 1840, previously in Eopaederus Scheerpeltz, 1957, is removed from this subgenus and treated as Paederus incertae sedis. The aedeagus of P. kambaitiensis is illustrated for the first time. New records of nine species are reported, among them a new record from the Palaearctic region, two from China, and two new province records from China. The revised distributions of eight species of the subgenus Harpopaederus Scheerpeltz, 1957 are mapped.

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  • Records of Muscidae (Diptera) and a new species from Afghanistan and other Asian countries

    Eberhard Zielke

    Muscidae collected in Afghanistan in the 1960s and deposited in the entomological collection of the Moravian Museum in Brno, Czechia, were identified in 2018 and 2019. In addition, a small number of other Muscidae were examined, either found in the Moravian Museum or in the collection of the Institute for Biodiversity and...

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    Muscidae collected in Afghanistan in the 1960s and deposited in the entomological collection of the Moravian Museum in Brno, Czechia, were identified in 2018 and 2019. In addition, a small number of other Muscidae were examined, either found in the Moravian Museum or in the collection of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Sofia, Bulgaria, which had been collected in the Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Russia and Uzbekistan. A study of the more than seven hundred specimens revealed 53 species belonging to 19 genera and five subfamilies of the family Muscidae. One of the species collected in Iran is new to the country and six genera and 21 species are new for Afghanistan. In addition, Dasyphora afghana, also collected in Afghanistan, is described as new to science. The 50 Muscidae species known to date from Afghanistan are compiled into a table.

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  • The second record of Neurocrassus tesari Šnoflák (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) in Czechia since the description of the species

    Kamil Holý

    A specimen of a male Neurocrassus tesari, a parastoid braconid, was collected in Czechia, only the second record since the species description in 2018. A species distribution in Europe is provided.

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    A specimen of a male Neurocrassus tesari, a parastoid braconid, was collected in Czechia, only the second record since the species description in 2018. A species distribution in Europe is provided.

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