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Volume 27, Number 1, 2018, pp. 3-183. Published 25 June 2018

Managing editor: A.V. Gorochov

M.V. Vinarski. 2018. Galba robusta sp. nov. from Yemen (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 3–10.


Mollusks of the genus Galba Schrank, 1803, inhabiting north-east Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, are separated into two morphologically distinct groups. The first group contains two conchologically indistinguishable species, G. truncatula (O.F. Müller, 1774) and G. schirazensis (Küster, 1862). The second group includes one species characterized by significantly larger size and different shell proportions as compared to G. truncatula and G. schirazensis. This species is new one and described here as G. robusta sp. nov. with type locality situated in Yemen. It is hypothesized that G. robusta sp. nov. has a vast distribution, ranging from Central Iran southwards to East Africa. A comparison of the new taxon with two nominal species of Galba, G. mweruensis (Connolly, 1929) and G. umlaasianus (Küster, 1862) described from East and South Africa, as well as some data on conchological variation of African representatives of this genus are given.

N.A. Sedova & S.S. Grigoriev. 2018. Morphological features of larvae of the genus Argis (Decapoda, Crangonidae) from coastal Kamchatka and adjacent waters . Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 11–33.


Larvae of five species of the family Crangonidae (Argis crassa, A. dentata, A. lar, A. ochotensis and A. ovifer) from plankton of east part of Okhotsk Sea and from Avacha Gulf are described. Morphological features of the larvae are compared for purpose of their identification in planktonic samples. The main morphological features of larvae at corresponding stages are revealed. Larvae of these species are similar in most features. Distinctions concern only several details of their structure. Figures of early and late stages of zoea are presented. It is shown that larvae of the genus Argis can have two or three zoeal stages. Generalized morphological characteristic for the larvae of shrimps from the genus Argis is given.

V.G. Kaplin & P.V. Alborova. 2018. A new species of bristletails of the genus Trigoniophthalmus Verh. (Archaeognatha, Machilidae) from the North Ossetia-Alania. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 34–39.


A new bristletail species, Trigoniophthalmus fiagdoni sp. nov., is described from the North Ossetia-Alania. Its distinctive characters are discussed.

A.V. Gorochov. 2018. Taxonomic studies on the cricket subfamilies Pteroplistinae, Phaloriinae and Cacoplistinae (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) from the Old World. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 40–76.


A new material on the subfamilies Pteroplistinae, Phaloriinae and Cacoplistinae from the Indo-Malayan and Afrotropical regions of the Old World is considered. Nineteen new taxa of these subfamilies are described: Pteroplistes malaccanus sp. nov. from Malacca, P. borneoensis sabahi subsp. nov. from Borneo, Tramlapiola? bugiamap sp. nov. from Vietnam [Pteroplistinae]; Trellius (Zatrellius) kinabalu sp. nov., T. (Z.) crocker sp. nov. and T. (Z.) tawau sp. nov. from Borneo, T. (Neotrellius) logunovi sp. nov. and T. (N.) simulator sp. nov. from Vietnam, Borneloria spinosa gen. et sp. nov. and B. moorei occidentalis subsp. nov. from Borneo, Phaloria (Papuloria) multa sp. nov. from Sulawesi and a nearest island [Phaloriinae: Phaloriini]; Subtiloria semota sp. nov. and S. succinea korup subsp. nov. from Cameroon, Schizotrypus conradti nigericus subsp. nov. from Nigeria, Afrophaloria malawi sp. nov. from Malawi, A. dja sp. nov. from Cameroon [Phaloriinae: Subtiloriini]; Homoeogryllus ambo sp. nov. from Ethiopia, H. reticulatus limbe subsp. nov. from Cameroon [Cacoplistinae: Homoeogryllini]. New data on distribution of some other species are also given.

A.V. Gorochov. 2018. The cricket subfamily Podoscirtinae (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) in Peru. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 77–121.


At present, 86 species and subspecies of the cricket subfamily Podoscirtinae are registered in Peru, and 46 of them are found in the territory covered by the Peruvian project on invertebrate fauna of the Ene and Tambo River Basins. From this territory, 16 taxa are here described as new to science: Perutrella ashaninka sp. nov.; Bezverkhovia lydia gen. et sp. nov.; Angustitrella superuncus sp. nov.; A. nigella sp. nov.; Aphonomorphus (Aphonomorphus) paramutus sp. nov.; A. (A.) hamatus sp. nov.; A. (A.) proximus tambo subsp. nov.; A. (A.) pichiguia sp. nov.; A. (A.) stipatus longifurca subsp. nov.; A. (Euaphonus) problematicus sp. nov.; A. (E.) firmus sp. nov.; A. (?) brachyphallus sp. nov.; Spiraphonus asymmetricus longiapex subsp. nov.; Phyllogryllus crassus sp. nov.; Diatrypa (?) intersecta sp. nov. For A. (A.) venado Gor., D. (Diatrypa) signata Gor., D. (D.) decora decora Gor. и D. (Latispeculum) venado Gor., previously unknown females are described. New data on distribution and systematical position of some taxa are also given.

V.M. Gnezdilov. 2018. A new genus representing a new tribe of the family Issidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea) from the forest canopy of French Guiana. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 122–129.


Guianaphryna dendrophila gen. et sp. nov. is described from the forest canopy of Northeastern French Guiana and represents a new tribe, Guianaphrynini trib. nov., of the subfamily Thioniinae. This tribe is characterized by the peculiar structure of the forewings bearing pustules and lacking transverse veins, and of the 3-lobed hind wings with an intermediate poorly sclerotized area between the remigial and remigio-vannal lobes which is replacing the cubital cleft, as well as with a strong intermediate vein between CuP and Pcu at the middle of the wing and rudimentary furcation of the second anal vein.

V.M. Gnezdilov. 2018. On the taxonomic position of Vindilis fornicata Stål, 1870 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea: Issidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 130–136.


The genus Vindilis Stål, 1870 is placed in the tribe Parahiraciini Cheng et Yang, 1991 based on the examination of photographs of the type specimen of its type species, Vindilis fornicata Stål, 1870. According to the hind wing structure and venation, V. fornicata is closely related to Nisoprincessa palawana Gnezdilov, 2017; both genera and species are known from the Philippines only.

V.M. Gnezdilov & D.A. Dmitriev. 2018. Proposed designation of a neotype for Issus longipennis Spinola, 1839, the type species of Thionia Stål, 1859 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea: Issidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 137–141.


Following the ICZN (1999) Articles 75.1–75.3, a neotype of Issus longipennis Spinola, 1839 is designated. This leads to the synonymy of Issus longipennis Spinola, 1839 and Issus cinctifrons Stål, 1854, syn. nov. and stabilization of the generic concept of Thionia Stål, 1859, one of the largest genera in the family Issidae which currently includes 62 species.

V.B. Golub & V.A. Soboleva. 2018. Morphological differences between Stephanitis pyri, Corythucha arcuata and C. ciliata (Heteroptera: Tingidae) distributed in the south of the European part of Russia. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 142–145.


The paper presents an original key for the identification of three harmful species of the lace bugs (Heteroptera: Tingidae) distributed in the south of the European part of Russia: the Palaearctic Stephanitis pyri (Fabricius, 1775) and the Nearctic Corythucha arcuata (Say, 1832) and C. ciliata (Say, 1832); the last two species are invasive in Europe.

N.N. Vinokurov & V.V. Dubatolov. 2018. Desert shield bug Brachynema germarii (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) is found in the south of Eastern Siberia, Russia. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 146–149.


In the south of Eastern Siberia, the widespread desert bug Brachynema germarii (Kolenati, 1846) from the family Pentatomidae was found. The species was collected at light in the Trans-Baikal Territory in the Daurian State Nature Reserve not far from the border with Mongolia and in a building in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where it was probably brought from the Tyva Republic.

Electronic supplementary material:
    Figs 1, 2. Brachynema germarii. 1, specimen fromTransbaikal Terr., Daurian State Nature Reserve (photo by V.V. Dubatolov), female; 2, specimen from Krasnoyarsk Terr., Verkhneusinskoe Vill., Western Sayan, male (photo by N.S. Babichev); Fig. 3. Daurian State Nature Reserve, cordon Tely (photo by V.V. Dubatolov); Fig. 4. Landscape of Western Sayan near Verkhneusinskoe Vill. (photo by N.S. Babichev).

I.I. Kabak. 2018. Two new species of the genus Pseudotaphoxenus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Sphodrini) from Xinjiang, China. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 150–156.


Two new species of the genus Pseudotaphoxenus Schaufuss, 1865 are described from the basin of upper Ili, Xinjiang, China: P. achillei sp. nov. (type locality: the right bank of the Tekes River, south of Karatogai Vill.), and P. tarantsha sp. nov. (type locality: southern foothills of Boro-Horo Range, left bank of Piliktshi [Pilikchi] River, east of Karagatsh [Karagach] Vill.).

A.I. Khalaim & A.M. Tereshkin. 2018. A review of the subfamily Tersilochinae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) from Belarus. Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 157–168.


Fauna of the ichneumonid subfamily Tersilochinae of Belarus is reviewed. Eleven genera comprising 55 species have been recognized: Allophroides Horstmann (2 species), Aneuclis Förster (5), Barycnemis Förster (10), Diaparsis Förster (6), Epistathmus Förster (1), Gelanes Horstmann (3), Heterocola Förster (1), Phradis Förster (5), Probles Förster (8), Spinolochus Horstmann (2) and Tersilochus Holmgren (12). One species, Probles dronkia Khalaim sp. nov., is described as new to science, and 42 species are recorded from Belarus for the first time increasing Belarus fauna of Tersilochinae almost 4.6 times.

P. Rosa. 2018. Chrysis serena Radoszkowski, 1891, a new synonym of Ch. zonata Dahlbom, 1854 (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 169–176.


Chrysis serena Radoszkowski, 1891 is synonymised with Ch. zonata Dahlbom, 1854. The new synonymy is discussed and the updated distribution of Ch. zonata in Russia is given.

P. Rosa. 2018. A new species of Hedychridium Abeille de Perrin, 1878 from Kazakhstan (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 27(1): 177–183.


A new species, Hedychridium alatum sp. nov., from South East Kazakhstan is described. The previously named H. sericifrons species group is here renamed in H. flos species group. Cases of body discoloration in desert-dwelling species are reported.

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