Christian Schmid-Egger

Christian Schmid-Egger
Ökoteam Institute For Animal Ecology And Landscape Planning · Berlin, Germany

PhD

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The following ten new species are described from the United Arab Emirates by C. Schmid-Egger: Didineis mokrousovi, Gastrosericus albidaaensis, Gastrosericus alwathbaensis, Gastrosericus barqaalsuqoorensis, Gastrosericus pulawskii, (paratypes also from Oman), Gastrosericus sheikhae, Oxybelus sajiae, Parapiagetia alwathbaensis, Parapiagetia haladai,...
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The bee genus Andrena is both species-rich and taxonomically challenging due to inter- and intra-specific variation, particularly for bivoltine taxa. One such case involves the subgenus Hoplandrena. Two species within this subgenus are widespread across the West Palaearctic, one of which is bivoltine and the other usually univoltine. The two specie...
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Aim Global warming is assumed to restructure mountain insect communities in space and time. Theory and observations along climate gradients predict that insect abundance and richness, especially of small‐bodied species, will increase with increasing temperature. However, the specific responses of single species to rising temperatures, such as spati...
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Climate change is an important driver of the spread of apiary pests and honeybee predators. These impact on one of the economically most important pollinators and thus pose serious threats to the functioning of both natural ecosystems and crops. We investigated the impact of the predicted climate change in the periods 2040-2060 and 2060-2080 on the...
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First record of Thyreus truncatus (Pérez, 1883) (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) for Germany and clues of its host. Thyreus truncatus was newly found in Germany in eastern Brandenburg. At the same time there are new finds of the species in Vienna. Eucera dentata was the only possible host species at both sites. This host binding is new and has not been pre...
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Priocnemis diversa Yunco y Reyes, 1946, described by a female, is a junior synonym of P. pusilla Schioedte, 1837. The male described as corresponding male of P. diversa by Wolf (1963), represents the previously unknown male of P. propinqua. For that reason, P. propinqua has no partogenetic life cylce, as previously assumed, but a normal sexual repr...
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Nomada gransassoi Schwarz, 1986 new for Germany and further remarkable bee records in the alps (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Nomada gransassoi is reported for the first time in Germany from the Allgäu Alps. Andrena montana, which was detected at the same time at the same site, is assumed to be the host. Both species have a similar overall distribution...
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The genus Laphyragogus is revised, an identification key for the eight described species is provided. Laphyragogus gessi nov.sp. from the United Arab Emirates and Oman is described in both sexes, holotype is a male. L. ajjer orientalis is given a new status as valid species: Laphyragogus orientalis stat.nov. The unknown females of L. ajjer and L. s...
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New records of 18 species of Cerceris LATREILLE, 1802 (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) from the United Arab Emirates are given. The following species are new to the fauna of the UAE: Cerceris fischeri SPINOLA, 1839, Cerceris pharaonum KOHL, 1898, Cerceris priesneri MOCHI, 1938, Cerceris sabulosa (PANZER, 1799) and Cerceris solitaria DAHLBOM, 1845. Cercer...
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1. Conclusions reached in meta-analyses of changes in insect communities may be influenced by method-specific sampling biases, which may lead to inappropriate conservation measures. 2. We argue that the contradictory conclusions regarding terrestrial insect biomass, abundance and richness patterns are, at least partly, due to methodological limitat...
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The genus Ctenagenia and the species C. vespiformis is recorded for the first time in Oman. Ctenagenia wahisi sp. nov. is described from southern Oman, Dhofar region.
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Beetles In total 1.249 beetles species in 299.649 specimens have been sampled in 2019 and 2020 using window traps. Several additional species have been found using other collecting methods, but these determination work is still in progress. More than a one-third of all species are saproxylic, among than many rare and red list species. Remarkable i...
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Smicromyrme burgeri Schmid-Egger, 2021, a junior homonym of S. (Eremotilla) burgeri Lelej, 2020, is replaced with Smicromyrme (Smicromyrme) frankburgeri Schmid-Egger, nom. nov.
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The present study presents DNA barcoding results for 134 species of Central European Vespoidea, families Mutillidae, Myrmosidae, Sapygidae, Scoliidae, Tiphiidae, Thynnidae, and Vespidae, including DNA barcodes for 100 of the 114 German species. DNA barcoding resulted in unexpected diversity in several families, each with two or more genetic cluster...
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Agenioideus (Mimochares) karsensis sp. nov. (female), Priocnemis (Umbripennis) diyarbakirensis sp. nov. (females and a male) and Priocnemis (Umbripennis) bingolensis sp. nov. (female) are described from eastern Turkey.
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New data on the distribution of eight Sphecid wasps species (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecidae) collected from different localities in southern areas of Kerman province (southeast Iran) are presented. The specimens were collected at 21 localities using Malaise traps from April to September 2017. The identified species belong to three subfamilies, Amm...
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In the present study, new data about the distribution of 27 species of digger wasps (Hymenoptera: Spheciformes: Crabronidae) collected from different regions of province (southeast Iran) are presented. The specimens were collected at 21 localities using Malaise traps during March to September 2017. The identified species belong to three subfamilies...
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The present contribution lists 61 species of Vespidae collected in northern Iran in July 2018 and in southern Iran in May 2019, among them ten species new for the fauna of Iran. Additionally, the following species are described: Brachypipona irana nov.sp. (females), Brachypipona montana nov.sp. (males), Leptochilus iranus nov.sp. (females). Diagnos...
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Belomicrus atlasiensis nov.sp. (♂), Belomicrus christmani nov.sp. (♀) and Belomicrus rasmonti nov.sp. (♀) are described from Morocco, B. heinrichwolfi nov.sp. (♂) is described from southern Spain. A key to species of Belomicrus (partly) and Oxybelomorpha from Morocco and Spain is given
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Apoid wasps and bees (Apoidea) are an ecologically and morphologically diverse group of aculeate Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps). During the last decades, significant progress has been made in illuminating the phylogenetic relationships of the major Apoidea lineages. However, some uncertainties have remained. In this study, we present results fr...
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Species of Solierella Spinola, 1851 (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) in Iran are revised and a key to species is given. The following species from southern Iran are described, based on females only: Solierella farsica Schmid-Egger sp. nov., Solierella kermania Schmid-Egger sp. nov., Solierella khafriensis Schmid-Egger sp. nov. and Solierella persica Schm...
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The genus Lyroda Say, 1837 is reviewed in Africa and Arabia. Lyroda centralafricana Schmid-Egger & Al-Jahdhami, sp. nov. is described from Central African Republic and Zambia from both sexes; the holotype is a male. Lyroda salalah Schmid-Egger & Al-Jahdhami, sp. nov. is described from Oman in both sexes; the holotype is a female. The unknown male o...
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The Palaearctic species of the genus Oryttus Spinola, 1836, are reviewed and a key to these species is given. Oryttus konradschmidti sp. nov. is described from the United Arab Emirates and Tunisia.
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Within Hymenoptera, the superfamily Chalcidoidea (chalcidoid wasps) is the second largest superfamily after Ichneumonoidea. Because of the preponderance of parasitoid species, Chalcidoidea is one of the most important groups in applied biological control. This book provides a comprehensive, accurate checklists for the chalcidoid fauna of Iran. The...
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Flower strips in agricultural landscapes are planted to counteract an ongoing loss of biodiversity. However, there is still much room for improvement. Based on the findings of a research project, this paper shows how flower strips can be optimised and thus increase the diversity of flower-visiting insect species. The common use of standard seed mix...
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The cockroach wasp fauna of the Maltese Islands is reviewed. The family Ampulicidae is represented by solely two congeneric species, Dolichurus corniculus (Spinola) and Dolichurus haemorrhous A. Costa, the latter is here recorded for the first time from the Maltese archipelago.
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Eight species of Crabronidae are recorded from the Maltese Islands for the first time: Cerceris flavilabris (Fabricius), Miscophus niger Dahlbom, Oxybelus trispinosus (Fabricius), Passaloecus brevilabris Wolf, Trypoxylon scutatum Chevrier, Prosopigastra creon (Nurse), Mimumesa unicolor (Vander Linden) and Nitela lucens Gayubo & Felton. Of these, Pr...
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Morocco is a well known hot-spot of biodiversity in the Mediterranean basin. While some taxa like vascular plants are relatively well recorded, important groups of pollinators like bees are still understudied. This article presents an updated checklist of the bee species of Morocco and includes a summary of global and regional distribution of each...
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Morocco is a well known hot-spot of biodiversity in the Mediterranean basin. While some taxa like vascular plants are relatively well recorded, important groups of pollinators like bees are still understudied. This article presents an updated checklist of the bee species of Morocco and includes a summary of global and regional distribution of each...
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The present paper provides a provisional list of records, both from literature and from recent collections, of 279 species of Vespiform wasps from Portugal. There are remarkably few recent published records of Portuguese wasps. However, in the last 15 years there has been a considerable amount of collecting, mainly in the Algarve, which has added m...
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The present paper provides a provisional list of records, both from literature and from recent collections, of 279 species of Vespiform wasps from Portugal. There are remarkably few recent published records of Portuguese wasps. However, in the last 15 years there has been a considerable amount of collecting, mainly in the Algarve, which has added m...
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Weinbau ist eine der intensivsten ackerbaulichen Kulturen, gleichzeitig liegen Weinberge oft eingebettet in Biodiversitäts-Hotspots. Die Begrünung mit heimischen Wildpflanzen anstelle konventionell offen gehaltener oder mit Gras-Klee-Saaten angesäter Gassen kann die Artenvielfalt und daran gekoppelte Ökosystemleistungen im Weinberg erhöhen. In der...
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Im Rahmen des Forschungsvorhabens InsHabNet (Erarbeitung, Optimierung und Umsetzung von Schutzstrategien für durch Lebensraum- fragmentierung gefährdete Insektenpopulationen mit Maßnahmen eines wirkungsvollen Biotopverbundes in und außerhalb von Wäldern) finden seit 2019 entomologische Untersuchungen der Käfer (Coleoptera), Schmetterlinge (Lepidopt...
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Christian Schmid Egger, Michael Jung: First record of Polistes bischoffi Weyrauch, 1937 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) for Germany. Polistes bischoffi is reported for the first time for Germany from Saxony-Anhalt. The next findss of the species are in northern Switzerland and western Austria. Characters to differentiate the very similar Polistes gallicus...
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An updated checklist of the Arabian species of Pompilidae is provided here. The list includes 119 identified valid species in 35 genera and three subfamilies: Ceropalinae (1 genus, 6 species), Pepsinae (6 genera, 26 species) and Pompilinae (28 genera, 87 species). Distributions, both on the Peninsula and extra-limital, are provided for each species...
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Microcurgus samedensis is described from Northern Oman by a single female. It represents the first record of the genus from the Arabian Peninsula. A key to females from the Palearctic region is given.
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Ctenagenia pagliano nov.sp. is described with a female from Lebanon, and Evagetes liane nov.sp. is described from Fuerteventura/Canary Islands with a female (holotype) and a male. A key to females of Ctenagenia is given
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17 species of Pompilidae from Northern Iran are reported. Cryptocheilus schakuhensis nov.sp. is described with male and female. The male of Arachnospila satyrus is described for the first time, the female is redescribed. Five species are recorded in Iran for the first time.
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The Sphex flavipennis species group from northwest Africa is revised and a key to species is given. Sphex schlaeflei nov.sp. and Sphex maroccanus nov.sp. are described from southern Morocco based on results from DNA barcoding and morphology. Sphex afer stat.nov. is restored from synonymy with S. leuconotus and given a new status as valid species. T...
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The genus Ammatomus is reviewed in the Palearctic region. A key to species is given. The following species are described: Ammatomus aljahdhamii sp. nov. from Oman (female only), Ammatomus grandcourti sp. nov. from United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Israel, Sudan, Oman; Ammatomus vanharteni sp. nov. from United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Iran; Ammatomus...
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Species of the genus Miscophus from Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe are reviewed and a new key to these species is presented. Miscophus cappadocicus de Beaumont, 1967 is given a new status of a valid species (described as a subspecies of Miscophus mavromoustakisi Andrade 1953). New synonyms for Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952 are: Miscophu...
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Among the insect specimens collected by a series of Malaise traps, in the different parts of Fars province, in southern Iran, two species: Tachytes matronalis Dahlbom, 1845 and Trypoxylon aegyptium Kohl, 1906 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Crabronidae) were identified. Hereby, they are new records for the Iranian insect fauna.
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Christian Schmid-Egger & Gerhard Herb: An further record of Chalybion californium (De Saussure, 1867) for Europe (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). The digger wasp Chalybion californicum was found for the third time in Croatia. The species was introduced from Northern and Central Amerika and is now established in Europe. The species can easy be recognzied b...
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The apoid wasps have traditionally been regarded as a paraphyletic assemblage of four families (Ampulicidae, Crabronidae, Heterogynaidae and Sphecidae) that are closely related to the bees (Anthophila). The present study covers the three families of apoid wasps known to occur in Europe, i.e., the Ampulicidae, Crabronidae, and Sphecidae. DNA barcode...
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The genus Ferreola is revised in the West and Central Palaearctic region. A key to species is given. The following species are described: Ferreola alraeesii nov.sp. from Oman and United Arab Emirate by male and female, holotype is a male; Ferreola haladai nov.sp. from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan by male and female, holotype is a male; Ferreola pseudo...
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The genus Homonotus is revised in the West and Central Palaearctic region. A key to species is given. H. maroccanus nov.sp. is described from Morocco by male and female, holotype is a female. Homonotus niger is restored from synonymy. It was previously regarded to be synonymous with Homonotus sanguinolentus. The following new synonyms are proposed:...
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Three species are reviewed. A new synonymy is proposed for Microcurgus Haupt, 1950 (=Micropompilus Priesner, 1955, syn. nov.). Microcurgus iraniensis Schmid-Egger sp. nov. is described and illustrated from South-Eastern Iran. A new combination is proposed for Microcurgus braconoides (Priesner, 1955), comb. nov. (from the genus Micropompilus). A key...
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An updated list of the Pompilidae (Hymenoptera) from Iran is presented. This catalogue contains species records that were published in a 128 years period from 1888 to 2016. In all, 162 species belonging to 41 genera and three subfamilies are recorded in Iran. The available data on distribution of each species in Iran (provinces), as well as the val...
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The genus Polistes is revised for the West Palaearctic region based on morphology and DNA barcodes. The revision includes all known West Palaearctic species, raising the number of species in Europe to 14 and to 17 for the West Palaearctic realm. DNA barcodes were recovered from 15 species, 14 of which belong to the subgenusPolistes, and one, P.watt...
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First report of large nesting aggregation of Camptopoeum frontale in halogen-contaminated soils of industrial limestone mining dumps within the north-western small distributional outpost in central Germany is presented. Furthermore this hereby reported spot represents the most north-western finding spot of the species, within the western Palaearcti...
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The Pompilidae fauna (Hymenoptera) of the United Arab Emirates is revised. The following 6 species are described as new for science: Anoplius wurayahensis, Aporinellus vanharteni, Arachnotheutes stefanschmidti, Arachnotheutes wolfi, Homonotus arabicus,
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The Gasteruptiidae Fauna (Hymenoptera) from the United Arab Emirates is revised. The following species are described from the UAE: Gasteruption alwathbaense sp. nov., G. avanharteni sp. nov., G. flabellatum sp. nov., G. fuscatum sp. nov., G. latifrons sp. nov., G. rubidum sp. nov., G. yemenicum sp. nov.
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The Masarinae species (Vespidae, Hymenoptera) from the United Arab Emirates are keyed, Quartinia gusenleitneri nov. spec. is revised.
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The genus Pararhophites Friese, 1898 (Apoidea, Megachilidae) is revised, P. scheuchli sp. nov. from the United Arab Emirates is described.
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Additional material of Scoliidae of Arabian peninsule was recorded. Also, some Thynnidae species were synonymised (Hymenoptera).
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The genus Tachysphex (Crabronidae) from the United Arab Emirates is revised. The following species from the UAE are described as new to science: T. argenteopilosus sp. nov., T. atris sp. nov., T. difficilis sp. nov., T. quasifugax sp. nov., and T. vanharteni sp. nov.
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Holotachysphex iraniensis sp. nov. (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Crabronidae) from southern Iran is described. A revised key to the world species of Holotachysphex is provided. A red form of H. mochii from Jordan is described.
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First report of large nesting aggregation of Camptopoeum frontale in halogen-contaminated soils of industrial limestone mining dumps within the north-western small distributional outpost in central Germany is presented. Furthermore this hereby reported spot represents the most north-western finding spot of the species, within the western Palaearcti...