Artur Taszakowski

Artur Taszakowski
University of Silesia in Katowice · Faculty of Natural Sciences

PhD
Research on sensory organs of true bugs.

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Introduction
I'm a biologist interested in the biodiversity of insects. My focus is primarily on true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) diversity and evolution, and I carry out faunistic, taxonomic and morphological research. I'm interested in such issues as the diversity and ultramorphology of sensory organs; morphology, taxonomy and systematics of Isometopinae and Cylapinae (Miridae); faunistics, distribution, biology and origin of heteropterofauna of Poland.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
University of Silesia in Katowice
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
October 2017 - September 2019
University of Silesia in Katowice
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2017 - September 2017
Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom
Position
  • Internship
Education
October 2012 - September 2016
October 2010 - June 2012
October 2007 - June 2010
Artur Taszakowski
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (91)
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A new species, Meschia brevirostris sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Meschiidae), is described from New Caledonia. Photographs and SEM micrographs of the male and female habitus, genital structures and selected morphological structures are presented.
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A new species, Kohnometopus yasunagai sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae, Isometopinae, Gigantometopini), is described from Peninsular Malaysia. Habitus and SEM images of the holotype female and necessary morphological structures are presented. The structure of the female abdomen including the genitalia are also shown in detail. A key to all...
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A contribution to the distribution of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland-IV]. This paper continues a series of publications on the distribution of true bugs in Poland. It includes new faunistic data for 273 species of true bugs. In total, data on 33 species previously unreported in 14 zoogeographical regions of Poland are presented, inclu...
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A revised diagnosis of the genus Trynocoris Herring, 1976 is presented and a new species, Trynocoris costaricaensis sp. nov., is described based on specimens collected in Costa Rica. Colour photographs of the adult and illustrations of the male genitalia are provided for the new species. Scanning electron micrographs of selected structures of the n...
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Loss of biodiversity is one of the most urgent issues for humankind. Therefore, lots of research try to win the race for diversity recognition before it's lost studying the biodiversity hotspots. The problem rises in some well-studied parts of the world, where due to the nonchalant scientific policy of governments, biodiversity science seems to be...
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New data on the occurrence of terrestrial true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Przemyśl and Starzawa (south-eastern Poland). The paper presents the results of faunistic studies on terrestrial Heteroptera in Przemyśl (Eastern Beskidy Mts) and Starzawa (Sandomierska Lowland) conducted in 2018. A list of 66 species is presented.
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Lądowe pluskwiaki różnoskrzydłe są drugą co do liczby gatunków grupą pluskwiaków stwierdzonych na terenie Ojcowskiego Parku Narodowego. Wykazano tu 253 gatunki, co stanowi niemal 36% fauny lądowych Heteroptera występujących w Polsce. Dotychczas na terenie Ojcowskiego PN wykazano 43 gatunki tzw. pluskwiaków wodnych (Heteroptera aquatica et semiaquat...
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New data on the distribution of the true bugs from the Barycz Valley are given. A list of 91 species from 20 families is presented. New sites of some rarely collected species: Spilostethus saxatilis (scopoli, 1763), Acetropis longirostris puton, 1875, Deraeocoris ventralis reuter, 1904 and Horistus orientalis (gmelin, 1790) are given.
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This paper presents the first record of a rare species of Miridae, Polymerus (Pachycentrum) carpathicus (Horváth, 1882), in Poland. A broad analysis of its occurrence was conducted, which was based on modelling its potential ecological niche using past and future models, which enabled new and valuable information about the potentially suitable habi...
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A new species, Sophianus palawanensis sp. nov. (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae, Sophianini) is described from the Palawan Island in the Philippines. Photographs of the male habitus and genital structures, as well as detailed SEM micrographs of selected morphological structures, are presented. Trichobothrial patterns of Sophianini and their importa...
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The new isometopine Gigantometopus coronobtectus sp. nov. from Vietnam is described and illustrated. A revised diagnosis of Gigantometopus and detailed information on nymphal morphology based on the last-instar nymph and description of the female genitalia are presented. A key to the species of the genus is provided and the position of G. schuhi is...
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The new genus Megalofaciatus gen. nov. represented by two new species M. foliotibialis Taszakowski, Kim & Herczek sp. nov. (the type species) and M. gibbosus sp. nov. Taszakowski, Kim & Herczek (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Miridae, Isometopinae, Gigantometopini), is described from Brunei. Photographs of the adult males and genital structures, as well a...
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This paper is a continuation of a series of publications on the distribution of true bugs in Poland and includes new faunistic data for 306 species of true bugs. In total, data on 62 species previously unreported in 21 zoogeographical regions of Poland is presented, including some rarely collected: Brachyarthrum limitatum, Eurydema fieberi, Peritre...
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We report on new findings of nearly 50 species that represent four families of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, which were collected during an expedition to western Tajikistan that was carried out in June and July 2014. Rhyssemodes transcaspicus Rakovič, 1982 is recorded from the country for the first time. Moreover , we describe and illustrate the d...
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The family Nabidae (damsel bugs) belongs to the infraorder Cimicomorpha and the clade Cimiciformes. In Poland, Nabidae is currently represented by fifteen species that belong to two subfamilies: Prostemmatinae and Nabinae. The first includes two species that belong to the genus Prostemma, while Nabinae are represented by thirteen species that are c...
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A pair of ventral cephalic trichobothria was observed for the first time and so far the only one in a representative of single species of Miridae (Fulvius carayoni) in 2013. The purpose of our research was to verify the hypothesis that this is not an exception, but a characteristic feature of all plant bugs. Twenty-three representatives of all seve...
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The second fossil record of deraeocorine species from Miocene Dominican amber is presented with description of a new taxon, Amberderaeous gigophthalmus gen. and sp. nov. based on a well-preserved specimen. The need for revision of related group Eustictus and a comprehensive study of its tribal placement within Deraeocorinae are discussed.
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First record of Scoloposcelis pulchella (Zetterstedt, 1838) (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) in Western Sudetes (Poland)]. This paper presents the first localities of S. pulchella in the Western Sudetes Mts. The work discusses the biology of this species and its importance in the fight against tree pests, as well as its occurrence in Europe and in the w...
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The term ‘melanism’ means the occurrence of variant(s) that is/are mostly or completely dark in pigmentation either as intraspecific polymorphisms or as fixed differences between closely related species. Melanism can refer to variation involving discrete melanic and non-melanic phenotypes (melanic and typical morphs) or to cases of continuously var...
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This review investigates ant–aphid mutualism (trophobiosis), in particular focusing on evolutionary processes in aphids resulting from this interaction. This broad literature review allows us to revise existing views on certain aspects of this mutualism and provide the first timeline of its possible development over a geological timescale. We propo...
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True-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Cieszyn (Western Beskidy Mts., southern Poland). New distributional data concerning 198 species of terrestrial true-bugs in the town of Cieszyn (South Poland) are presented. The material is based mainly on research conducted in years 2018-2019, in addition, available material from previous years was used. Among...
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Deraeocoris ventralis reuter, 1904 is recorded for the first time from Poland. Specimens of this species were collected in the years 2009-2018 at several sites located in three zoogeographic regions: Mazowiecka Lowland, Trzebnickie Hills and Wielkopolsko-Kujawska Lowland. In addition, new sites for 9 other species of Deraeocorinae are given. Identi...
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Two new genera, each represented by a single new species, Planicapitus luteus Taszakowski, Kim & Herczek, gen. et sp. nov. and Bruneimetopus simulans Taszakowski, Kim & Herczek, gen. et sp. nov. , are described from Borneo. Detailed photographs of male habitus and genital structures are presented. The checklist with distributional records for all k...
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A new species of the genus Fulvius Stål, 1862 (Heteroptera: Miridae: Cylapinae: Fulviini) is described based on a couple of specimens collected in Yunnan Province in SW China. The genus is also reported from continental China for the first time. Detailed illustrations of the tarsi, the distribution of trichobothria on the metafemur and male genital...
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Materials to the knowledge of scentless plant bugs of Poland (Hemiptera: Heteroptera, Rhopalidae). The paper presents new data on distribution of the family Rhopalidae in Poland. The study is based on the material deposited in the entomological collection of the Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Natural Sc...
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[A contribution to the distribution of true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland – II]. This paper presents over 3000 new faunistic records for 315 species of true-bugs in Poland. The distribution data of very rarely collected species, having less than 10 known localities in the country: Aradus bimaculatus Reuter, 1872, A. signaticornis Sahlberg...
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New data on the occurrence of terrestrial true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Zabrze city (Upper Silesia). The paper presents the results of faunistics studies on terrestrial Heteroptera in the area of the city Zabrze (Silesian Upland) conducted in 2012. A list of 47 species is presented.
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New data on the distribution of the beetles from the Eastern Beskid Mountains are given. A list of 100 species from 37 families is presented. New localities of some species rare in Poland such as Elodes johni Klausnitzer, 1980, Lyctus pubescens Panzer, 1792, Malachius scutellaris Erichson, 1840, Osphya bipunctata (Fabricius, 1775), Peltis grossa (L...
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Teratological cases of the antennae in the family Aradidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) are widely described for the first time. Four hundred seventy-six specimens of flat bugs were studied, and antennal malformations were found in 14 of them (2.94%) (belonging to eight species and three subfamilies: Aradinae, Aneurinae and Mezirinae). All of the terat...
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A study aiming at the description of invertebrate fauna trapped in contemporary, coniferous resins was undertaken in a mixed forest of Central Europe (Southern Poland). Resins were collected predominately from spruce (Picea abies), but also from pine (Pinus sylvestris) and larch (Larix decidua), the cadavers were extracted from the ethanol solution...
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The study presents new data on the morphology and distribution of the labial tip sensilla of six species of two nabid subfamilies—Protosteminae and Nabinae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha), which were obtained using a scanning electron microscope. In both taxa, there are five morphologically distinct types of sensilla on the tip of the labium: peg sensi...
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A short rationale and historical background of the Upper Silesian Museum and its Department of Natural History is presented. The authors also discuss the mission of the museum as exemplified by the Natural History Department of the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom. The collections of material of the hemipteran insects – Heteroptera, Fulgoromorpha, Ci...
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Assassin bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae) of Poland: systematic review, distribution, key to species]. This paper summarises the distribution of eleven species of the family Reduviidae in Poland basing on literature data and new records. Coranus aethiops is for the first time reported from Poland. Moreover, the key for identification of sp...
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„Big data” jest terminem odnoszącym się do dużych, zmiennych i różnorodnych zbiorów danych, których przetwarzanie i analiza jest trudna, ale jednocześnie wartościowa, ponieważ może prowadzić do zdobycia nowej wiedzy. Informacje dotyczące bioróżnorodności (dane liczbowe, kategoryczne, obrazy lub dźwięki) stanowią właśnie takie zbiory. Nowych danych...
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Materials to the knowledge of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of the Eastern Beskid Mountains. The paper presents new data on distribution of the family Carabidae. The study were carried out between 2001-2016 in southwestern part of the Eastern Beskid Mountains. The list of 118 species of ground beetles is presented, including some taxa whic...
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Trynocoris lawrencei Herring, the only representative of the genus Trynocoris and only known from Barro Colorado Island, Canal Zone, Panama, is recorded for the first time from Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama: Chinqui and Ecuador. Redescription of the genus and species are given along with color photographs of the adults, scanning electron micrographs of...
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In Poland, the family Berytidae Fieber, 1851 is currently represented by nine species. This paper gives an overview of their biology, feeding habits, hosts, and known distribution, and presents new localities and the review of their distribution in Poland.
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True bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the inactive quarry "Golcówka" in Imielin (Silesian Upland). The paper presents the results of studies on Heteroptera in the area of the inactive quarry "Golcówka" in Imielin (Silesian Upland) conducted during 2017-2018. A list of 52 species is presented, including two interesting species, namely the xerothermo...
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A contribution to the distribution of true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland]. This paper presents almost 1600 new faunistic records for 271 species of Polish Heteroptera. List of species reported for the first time from each zoogeographical region is also provided.
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Fifteen aphid species were found in the Eastern Beskid Mountains for the first time during the short faunistic study. Currently, 119 aphid species are recorded from this region, which may still constitute only a fraction of the fauna of neighboring regions and testify to an insufficient faunistic study on aphids.
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A new genus and species, Sulawesimetopushenryi Herczek, Gorczyca & Taszakowski, sp. n. , are described from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photographs of the male and female habitus and male genitalia are presented and a short comparison with morphologically similar genera is drawn.
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New records of rare and interesting species of terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Poland]. New records of true-bugs interesting and rarely collected in Poland are presented, i.e. Actinonotus pulcher (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1835)-the third record in Western Beskidy, Aradus truncatus Fieber, 1860-new to Upper Silesia, Ceraleptus gracilicor...
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Materials to the knowledge of planthoppers and leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha, Cicadomorpha) of the Eastern Beskids Mountains. The results on studies of the fauna of Fulgoromorpha & Cicadomorpha are presented. The study was carried out between 2015-2017 in the southwestern part of the Eastern Beskids Mts. A list of 55 species is presented (1...
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New data on the occurrence of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphidomorpha) in the Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The paper presents data on the occurrence of 113 aphids species, including 50 species for the first time recorded from the territory of the zoogeographical region of Eastern Beskidy Mountains. This gives a total number of 169 aphid taxa known from this...
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New records of Spilostethus saxatilis (Scopoli, 1763) (Heteroptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Poland]. This note presents new records of Spilostethus saxatilis in Poland, including the first records in Western Beskidy and Wyżyna Krakowsko-Wieluńska.
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New data on the distribution of Myrmecophilus acervorum (Panzer, 1799) (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae) in Poland. The paper presents new localities of Myrmecophilus acervorum including first precisely located sites from Upper Silesia. A review of the literature data of distribution is also provided.
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On the basis of a field research conducted in the years 2009–2016 in the environs of Lake Sycyn (Northern Greater Poland), the fauna of Coreoidea of the area on question was indicated. The occurrence of 20 species from the superfamily Coreoidea was demonstrated, including 1 species from the family Alydidae, 10 species from the family Coreidae, 8 sp...
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Terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Eastern Beskidy Mountains – origin of fauna. True-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) are thermophilic group of insects, present in almost all land ecosystems, in freshwater or even on the ocean surface. In numerous habitats Heteroptera have high abundance and species diversity. Because of its commonn...
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In Poland the genus Acetropis Fieber, 1858 is represented by three species: A. carinata (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1841), A. gimmerthalii (Flor, 1860) and A. longirostris Puton, 1875. The paper presents illustrated key for the identification of mentioned species, new localities in Poland and the range of their distribution in Palaearctic Region. Additiona...
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Materials to the knowledge of Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera) of the Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The paper presents new data about distribution of the Staphyliniformia in the Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The study was carried out between 1999–2016 in the area of south-western part of Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The list of 72 species of beetle belonging...
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[New localities of Pyrrhocoris marginatus (Kolenati, 1845) (Heteroptera: Pyrrhocoridae) in Poland]. Pyrrhocoris marginatus was known in Poland only from two precise localities, so far. The note presents three new sites of this species from Upper and Lower Silesia.
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[Terrestrial true-bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of the Stary Groń massif (Silesian Beskid Mts.)]. A list of 87 species of terrestrial true-bugs (Heteroptera) recorded from the Stary Groń massif is presented. Three species: Acetropis gimmerthalii, Amblytylus nasutus and Polymerus nigrita are new to the Western Beskidy Mts.
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The paper presents new data about distribution of the family Chrysomelidae in the Eastern Beskid Mountains. The study was carried out between 2004–2016 in the area of south-western part of Eastern Beskid Mountains. The list of 112 species of leaf beetle is presented, including those rarely collected in Poland. Four species are recorded for the firs...
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The results on studies of the fauna of true bugs are presented. The research was conducted in the years 2005–2008 in the Pieniny Mountains. A list of 71 species, mainly belonging to the family Miridae, is presented. Among the identified specimens such rare species in Poland as Eurycolpus flaveolus, Stenodema sericans and Berytinus signoreti deserve...
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Isorhipis nigriceps (Mannerheim, 1823) – a species of beetle (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) new to the Polish fauna. Isorhipis nigriceps is recorded from Poland for the first time. One specimen (female) was collected in Low Beskid (southeastern Poland). It is saproxylic, rare collected in the whole range of occurrence species of beetle. The presence of t...
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Dysaphis (Dysaphis) kadyrovi Depa & Kanturski sp. nov., a new aphid species associated with an endemic plant species Anacantha darwasica (C. Winkl.) Soják (Asteraceae) is described and figured from specimens collected in Tajikistan. Taxonomic comments on the morphological resemblance of the new species to closely related Dysaphis (D.) pseudomolli N...
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Materials to the knowledge of Scarabaeoidea of the Eastern Beskid Mountains. The paper presents new data about distribution of Scarabaeoidea in the Eastern Beskid Mountains. The study was carried out in the area of south-western part of this region in the years 2003–2016. The total number of 24 species were recorded. Among the identified specimens...
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New localities of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the area of the Eastern Beskid Mountains
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New data on the weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) of the Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The paper presents new data on the distribution of the superfamily Curculionoidea in the Eastern Beskidy Mountains. The study was carried out between 2003 and 2015 in the south-western part of this region. A list of 134 species of Curculionoidea classified into 7...
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[New data on the occurrence of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in xerothermic habitats of Niecka Nidziańska]. Results of the studies of the heteropterofauna of the xerothermic habitats of the Niecka Nidziańska region are presented, where the studies were carried out in 2013 and 2016. A list of 57 species is presented, including species rarely co...