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Duran Daniel P., Moravec Jiri
A new species of the genus Pentacomia from Panama (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 49-57.
Abstract: Pentacomia (Mesochila) skrabali sp. nov. is described as a new species in the genus Pentacomia Bates, 1872, and it represents the fourth species of the genus to be recorded from Panama. Examination of type specimens of relevant species of Pentacomia has confirmed that P. (M.) skrabali sp. nov. differs markedly from all known species in the genus (and related genera), and represents an intermediate link between the subgenera Pentacomia s. str. and Mesochila Rivalier, 1969. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species are presented in colour photographs.
Bulirsch Petr, Magrini Paolo, Jia Fenglong
Antireicheia chinensis sp. nov. of the subtribe Reicheiina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Scaritinae) from the south-eastern China
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 59-64.
Abstract: Antireicheia chinensis sp. nov., an anophthalmic species of the subtribe Reicheiina, is described from south-eastern China. The new species is illustrated, including its aedeagus and female styli, and compared with A. margolata Balke-nohl, 2005, preliminarily included in the genus Antireicheia Basilewsky, 1951, and the two remaining East Asian anophtalmic species of the subtribe: Laoreicheia bulirschi Balkenohl, 2005 and Reicheia moritai Balkenohl, 2005.
Balke Michael, Toussaint Emmanuel F. A., Hendrich Lars, Hajek Jiri
A new species of the Australian genus Necterosoma from Timor (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporini)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 65-74.
Abstract: Necterosoma timorense sp. nov. is described from a forest reserve at Mt. Mutis, West Timor. It is the third species of Necterosoma W. J. Macleay, 1871 found outside of Australia. Necterosoma timorense sp. nov. can be distinguished from all hitherto known species by the more robust and broader body, the distinct subhumeral expansion of female elytra, and the form of male genitalia. The new species is lotic, being collected from small pools of an intermittent stream, partly shaded by eucalypt forest. Altogether 12 species of Necterosoma are now described.
Fikacek Martin, Minoshima Yusuke, Vondracek Dominik, Gunter Nicole, Leschen Richard A. B.
Morphology of adults and larvae and integrative taxonomy of southern hemisphere genera Tormus and Afrotormus (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 75-126.
Abstract: Adult morphology of the genera Tormus Sharp, 1884 and Afrotormus Hansen, 1999, endemics of New Zealand and South Africa respectively, is examined and illustrated. The larval morphology of Tormus is also reviewed. Both adult and larval morphology supports the hypothesis of close relationship between these genera and Paracymus Thomson, 1867 of the tribe Laccobiini as shown by molecular data. The principal adult characters supporting this hypothesis are the presence of an organized stridulatory file on abdominal laterosternite 3 and the morphology of the mesofurca. The larva of Tormus is very similar to that of Paracymus, with the exception of the absence of the ligula and the presence of dense pubescence on antenna, maxilla and labium which are possible adaptations to a terrestrial life-style. The sister relationship of Tormus and Afrotormus seems quite probable based on several unique or rarely occurring character states shared by both genera, but needs to be confirmed by a formal phylogenetic analysis. Tormus inhabits moss on forest floor and Afrotormus was collected from under stones, and both genera hence represent previously unrecognized independent ecological transitions to terrestrial environment within Hydrophilidae. Genital morphology of Tormus indicated two well-defined groups treated as species: Tormus helmsi Sharp, 1884 (= Tormus nitidus Broun, 1893a, syn. nov., = Stygnohydrus nitidus Broun, 1893b, syn. nov., = Stygnohydrus femoralis Broun, 1910, syn. nov. = Stygnohydrus basalis Orchymont, 1937, syn. nov.) and Tormus posticalis (Broun, 1917), stat. restit. Genetic data from cox1 mitochondrial gene indicated five haplotype lineages, of which the Fiordland group is equivalent to T. posticalis. The more derived T. helmsi clade, distributed west and north of the Alpine Fault, consists of four haplotype groups that may be cryptic species with variable male genitalia. Though based on a single gene and limited sampling, our data suggest a South Island origin for Tormus. Evidence for isolation by distance was weak and while haplotype lineages of T. helmsi form a grade south to north with a monophyletic haplogroup in the North Island, environmental barriers may explain the population structure.
Jia Fenglong, Zhao Shuang
Taxonomic notes on Chinese Ametor and Hydrocassis (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sperchopsini)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 127-139.
Abstract: Two new species, Hydrocassis gansu sp. nov. and Ametor xizangensis sp. nov., are described from Gansu Province and Xizang Autonomous Region, China, respectively. Hydrocassis hebaueri Schodl, 2000, is reported firstly from China. Additional faunistic data of Hydrocassis metasternalis Ji & Schodl, 1998, H. anhuiensis Ji & Schodl, 1998, H. scapulata Deyrolle & Fairmaire, 1878, H. imperialis (Knisch, 1924), H. scapha d'Orchymont, 1942, and Ametor rudesculptus Semenov, 1900 from China are reported. A key to all known species of both genera is given.
Yin Zi-Wei, Li Li-Zhen
Five new species of the genera Labomimus and Linan from Guangxi, South China (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 141-153.
Abstract: Five new tyrine species belonging to two genera from Guangxi, South China are described, illustrated and compared with allied species: Labomimus maoershanus Yin & Li, sp. nov., Labomimus quadratithorax Yin & Li, sp. nov., Linan fortunatus Yin & Li, sp. nov., Linan huapingensis Yin & Li, sp. nov., and Linan hujiayaoi Yin & Li, sp. nov. A revised key to Linan is given.
New species of the genus Mimogonia and Holotrochus from South America (Coleoptera: Staphylindae: Osoriinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 155-176.
Abstract: Twelve new species of the genera Mimogonia Coiffait, 1978 and Holotrochus Erichson, 1839 are described from the Neotropical Region: Mimogonia baloghi sp. nov. (Paraguay), M. duckei sp. nov. (Brazil: Amazonas), M. marquesi sp. nov. (Brazil: Mato Grosso), Holotrochus adisi sp. nov. (Brazil: Amazonas), H. agostii sp. nov. (Brazil: Bahia), H. hamatus sp. nov. (Paraguay), H. lobatus sp. nov. (Panama), H. mrazi sp. nov. (Brazil: Minas Gerais), H. paraguensis sp. nov. (Paraguay), H. pseudoleticiae sp. nov. (Peru), P. tortilis sp. nov. (Bolivia, Suriname) and H. yasuniensis sp. nov. (Ecuador). Diagnostic characters of all new species are illustrated and updated identification keys are provided for the Brazilian Mimogonia species and the Holotrochus pubescens group.
Review of the southern African species of Thinodromus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 177-208.
Abstract: Previously unrevised types of several species of the genus Thinodromus Kraatz, 1857, Trogophloeus montiumdraconis Scheerpeltz, 1974, Trogophloeus rhodesianus Scheerpeltz, 1974 and Trogophloeus sudanensis Scheerpeltz, 1974, are examined, redescribed and illustrated, all primarily from the southern half of continental Africa. Lectotypes are designated for Trogophloeus tibialis Fauvel, 1907 and Trogophloeus capensis Bernhauer, 1934, the latter is found to be conspecific with Trogophloeus montiumdraconis Scheerpeltz, 1974, syn. nov. The previously unknown female of Thinodromus dasys Gildenkov, 2000 and the male of T. facilis Gildenkov, 2000 are documented, T. kedougouensis Makranczy, 2009, syn. nov., is conditionally placed in synonymy with T. nigerius Gildenkov, 2000. Two species are described as new: T. gildenkovi sp. nov. from Botswana (North-East) and T. meridionalis sp. nov. from South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal prov.). The external morphologies of all these species are illustrated by SEM images, some by colour habitus photographs, and all terminalia and genitalia by line drawings.
Uhlig Manfred, Janak Jiri
Erichsonius (Sectophilonthus) dorsumsuis sp. nov. from Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces, South Africa (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Staphylininae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 209-218.
Abstract: Erichsonius (Sectophilonthus) dorsumsuis sp. nov. from South Africa (type locality: Eastern Cape Province: Hogsback) is described, illustrated, and distinguished from similar species.
Kral David, Hillert Oliver
Three new Lethrus species close to L. raymondi (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from the Balkan Peninsula
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 219-244.
Abstract: Three new species of Lethrus (Lethrus) Scopoli, 1777 from the Balkan Peninsula are described: L. (L.) halkidikiensis sp. nov. (Greece: Halkidiki Peninsula), L. (L.) perun sp. nov. (SW Bulgaria) and L. (L.) strymonensis sp. nov. (N Greece: region Seres). They are closely related to L. (L.) raymondi Reitter, 1890. Diagnostic characters (shape of mandibles and shape of ventral mandibular process) are illustrated. The character matrix for the separation of males of the Lethrus species closely related to L. raymondi known from Bulgaria, Macedonia and NW Greece and a map of the distribution areas for each species are presented.
Two new species of the genus Scapanoclypeus from Northern Cape, Republic of South Africa (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 245-252.
Abstract: Two new species of the genus Scapanoclypeus Evans, 1987, S. triapicalis sp. nov. and S. sinepunctatus sp. nov., from Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa, are described and an updated key to species of Scapanoclypeus is presented.
Ruta Rafal, Yoshitomi Hiroyuki, Klausnitzer Bernhard
Review of the genus Dermestocyphon (Coleoptera: Scirtidae: Scirtinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 253-285.
Abstract: Dermestocyphon Pic, 1918 is elevated to generic rank on the basis of adult morphological characters. Oreocyphon Klausnitzer, 2009 is regarded as a subgenus of Dermestocyphon. A new subgenus, Himacyphon subgen. nov., is described to include Dermestocyphon optatus (Klausnitzer, 1980). The following new combinations are proposed: Dermestocyphon anticetestaceus (Klausnitzer, 1976) comb. nov. for Prionocyphon anticetestaceus, Dermestocyphon drianti (Pic, 1918) comb. nov. for Cyphon drianti, Dermestocyphon honorus (Klausnitzer, 1980) comb. nov. for Cyphon honorus, Dermestocyphon optatus (Klausnitzer, 1980) comb. nov. for Cyphon optatus, and Dermestocyphon umbratilis (Klausnitzer, 1976) comb. nov. for Prionocyphon umbratilis. The type species of the genus, Dermestocyphon drianti (Pic, 1918) is redescribed, and five new species, Dermestocyphon apiciconcavus sp. nov. (Vietnam), D. brancuccii sp. nov. (Vietnam), D. niisatoi sp. nov. (Laos), D. suturalis sp. nov. (Laos, Myanmar, Thailand), and D. thailandicus sp. nov. (Thailand) are described. The previously unknown females of Dermestocyphon drianti, D. honorus, D. umbratilis, D. optatus, and a species related to D. optatus are described and new localities of these species are reported. A key to the species of Dermestocyphon is given. Cyphon (Dermestocyphon) beattyi Pic, 1918 is excluded from Dermestocyphon and tentatively retained in Cyphon Paykull, 1799.
Bily Svatopluk, Kuban Vitezslav
Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) krali sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from China
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 287-292.
Abstract: Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) krali sp. nov., belonging to the A. (H.) proteus Saunders, 1873 species-group (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini), is described from China (Sichuan). The new species is fully described, illustrated and compared with the most similar species of the group.
Review of the West Palaearctic Pseudocistela with description of P. hajeki sp. nov. from Iran (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Alleculinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 293-301.
Abstract: Pseudocistela hajeki sp. nov. from Iran is described and illustrated, and a key to the West Palaearctic species of the genus Pseudocistela Crotch, 1873 is provided. Pseudocistela ceramboides serrata (Chevrolat, 1844), syn. nov., is a new synonym of P. ceramboides (Linnaeus, 1758).
Sekerka Lukas, Windsor Donald, Staines Charles L.
A new species of Cephaloleia from Panama with description of larva and first record of orchid-feeding in Cephaloleiini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 303-314.
Abstract: Cephaloleia orchideivora sp. nov. is described and figured from Panama including larva, host plants and biology. This is the first Cephaloleia species known to be associated with Orchideaceae.
Bezdek Ales, Hajek Jiri
Catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onitini, Onthophagini, Phanaeini, Scarabaeini and Sisyphini
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 53 (1): 387-442.
Abstract: This work represents the seventh part of the catalogue of type specimens of beetles (Coleoptera) deposited in the collection of the National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic (NMP; NMPC when referring to the collection). For the first six parts see: Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae - 49: 297-332, 50: 279-320, 629-655, 51: 349-378, 52(1): 297-334, 52(2): 603-654.