Evgeny Perkovsky

Evgeny Perkovsky
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine | ISP · I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology

Dr. hab.

About

287
Publications
34,447
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
3,361
Citations
Additional affiliations
January 2000 - September 2013
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Position
  • keeper of Amber collection

Publications

Publications (287)
Article
Full-text available
From the modern distribution of the tribes Anypotactini and Eudiagogini (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), it can be assumed that the climate of the late Eocene amber forests was similar to that of the Valdivian temperate forests. A new species, Paonaupactus zosimovichi sp. n. from the tribe Anypotactini of the subfamily Entiminae is described from Late...
Article
Here we present a redescription of an aphis species Canadaphis mordvilkoi Kononova, 1976 based on a recently found specimen originating from the same locality as holotype (Yantardakh (Kheta Formation), Taimyr Peninsula, Russia). The new specimen is far better preserved and many characters invisible and not mentioned in original description are avai...
Article
Full-text available
A new fossil species of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera, Chrysidoidea) from upper Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine) is described: Bocchus rex sp. nov. It is compared with two other species of Bocchus known from European amber: B. primaevus Martins & Melo from Baltic amber and B. schmalhauseni Perkovsky, Olmi, Vasilenko, Capradossi & Guglielmino from Rovno amber....
Data
Animation of the rotating segmented 3D model of Bocchus rex sp. nov., female, paratype (= specimen 2) based on SR-μCT data (perspective view; cf. Fig. 3; parts of the left antenna and the tarsus of the right hind leg are outside of the dataset). The cuticular elements are depicted in various shades of brown, whereas the cavity of the wasp in the am...
Article
†Rovnodryinus khomychi new genus and new species is described from Upper Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine). It is the first apterous pincer wasp found in amber. This new taxon is attributed to the subfamily Apodryininae and the new tribe Rovnodryinini. The key to the subfamilies and tribes of Dryinidae is modified to include the new tribe. The new genus...
Article
Full-text available
Protaphycus shuvalikovi Simutnik gen. et sp. nov. , the smallest fossil Encyrtidae, is described and illustrated based on female specimen from late Eocene Rovno amber. Like most previously described Eocene Encyrtidae, the new taxon differs from the majority of extant encyrtids by the subapical position of the cerci, the relatively long marginal vei...
Article
Full-text available
The current data on fossil empidoid flies of the subfamily Microphorinae (Dolichopodidae sensu lato) are summarized. The extinct taxa of this group includes five genera (Avenaphora Grimaldi & Cumming, Curvus Kaddumi, Meghyperiella Meunier, Microphorites Hennig, Pristinmicrophor Tang, Shi, Wang & Yang) and 17 described species (one species in extant...
Article
The first cerambycid from Eocene Rovno amber, Poliaenus europaeus n. sp. (Lamiinae, Pogonocherini) is described. The new species is the first known fossil of Poliaenus Bates, 1880, as well as the first representative of this genus in Europe. Relations with extant species and with the putative hosts of this fossil are discussed, leading to suppose t...
Article
Full-text available
In several insect eusocial lineages, e.g., some aphids, thrips, ants, some stingless bees, and termites, task specialization is brought to its climax with a sterile soldier caste solely devoted to colony defense. In Isoptera, while the reproductives are defenseless, the soldiers have unique morpho-physiological specializations whose origin and evol...
Article
Full-text available
Cretaceous amber faunas of North Asia are well-known from Taymyr, but the Santonian floras of Taymyr are virtually unstudied. Conversely, the Cenomanian floras of Yakutia are well-studied, but the amber fauna of Yakutia remains unknown. Yakutia sukachevae gen. et sp. nov. is described from Cenomanian (∼95 Ma) retinite from Yakutia (Russia). The spe...
Article
Dryinus carsteni sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea: Dryinidae) is described from mid-Cretaceous Kachin (Burmese) amber. The new species is close to D. taron Martynova, Zhang, Olmi, Müller, Perkovsky, 2020, but it can be distinguished for the shorter body (about 2 mm), antennomere 3 about 5 × as long as broad and protarsomere 2 produced into hook...
Article
A new species of erotine net-winged beetles, Helcophorus ekaterinae sp. nov., is described from late Eocene Rovno amber of Ukraine. The new species is placed in the subgenus Thibeteros Kazantsev, 2019, whereas the second known fossil Helcophorus species, H. berendti (Winkler, 1987), from Baltic amber, belongs in Helcophorus sensu stricto. Photograp...
Article
Full-text available
Polycentropodidae constitute 55.6% of Taimyr amber caddisfly species with known males, and only 4.8% of caddisfly species with known males in Kachin amber. Micro-caddisflies obviously dominate in Taimyr amber (Archaeopolycentra, Polycentropodidae), Kachin amber (Palerasnitsynus, Psychomyiidae) and New Jersey amber (Hydroptilidae); both Psychomyiida...
Article
Full-text available
Archaeocercoides puchkovi Simutnik, gen. et sp.nov. , and Rovnopositor voblenkoi Simutnik, gen. et sp.nov. , are described and illustrated based on female specimens from late Eocene Rovno amber. Like most previously described Eocene Encyrtidae, the new taxa differ from the majority of extant encyrtids by the apical or nearly apical position of the...
Article
Full-text available
The new taxon, Fushuniola mai Fedotova & Perkovsky, gen. et sp. nov., is described from a single female from the lower Eocene (Ypresian) Fushun amber from China. This is the second record of Cecidomyiidae known from Fushun amber. The first record is Cecidomyia bujunensis Naora. The new species is characterized by possessing flagellomeres with short...
Article
The family Tajmyraphididae was originally described by E. L. Kononova (1975) from Taimyr amber (Taimyr Peninsula, Siberian, Russia). Initially, the family comprised four genera and seven species. In 1996, O.E. Heie extended the family including a new genus and species (Grassyaphis pikei Heie, 1996) from Canadian amber (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada...
Article
Alongatepyris is a South American genus, known only from two species: A. platunissimus and A. ingens. It is a Scleroderminae genus by having the body extremely flattened and the forewing with the first cubital cell very reduced. The first extinct sclerodermine from Dominican amber and first extinct species of Alongatepyris, †A. pedrocai Colombo & A...
Article
Full-text available
A new lymexylid fossil species, † Raractocetus sverlilo Nazarenko, Perkovsky & Yamamoto, sp. nov. , is described from late Eocene Rovno amber of Ukraine. This new species is similar to species of the recent genera Atractocerus Palisot de Beauvois and Raractocetus Kurosawa in the ship-timber beetle subfamily Atractocerinae, but differs in pronotal a...
Article
Full-text available
Thallisellites olgae gen. et sp. n. (Erotylidae: Languriinae, Thallisellini) is described from the Late Eocene Baltic amber. Extant species of the tribe Thallisellini are all of a neotropical distribution. The new genus is similar to the extinct Serramorphus Lyubarsky et Perkovsky, 2017 from Bitterfeld amber. The new genus differs from Serramorphus...
Article
One new genus and two new species (Gnethoda putshkovi sp. nov. and Parasorellembia groehni gen. et sp. nov.) of webspinners (Embiodea) are described from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma). Detailed morphological descriptions of the new taxa are given. The diagnoses of the subfamily Gnethodinae, the genus Gnethoda and subfamily Sorellembiinae...
Article
A new extinct bethylid wasp attributable to the subfamily Scleroderminae is described from upper Eocene amber found at the Voronki mine in the Vladimirets District of the northwestern Rovno region, western Ukraine. The distribution of Scleroderminae in tropical and temperate regions is discussed. Three species of Bethylinae, seven species of Epyrin...
Article
†Antephilorhizus zerovae Kirichenko-Babko & Perkovsky sp. nov., the second species of this genus, is described from the Rovno amber (Ukraine). The new species is rather similar to the A. pripiatiensis Kirichenko-Babko & Perkovsky, 2021. The new taxon is compared with lebiines from Baltic amber. Based on a new data, the diagnosis of the genus †Antep...
Article
Full-text available
Sulia glaesaria Simutnik, 2015 (Chalcidoidea, Encyrtidae), originally described from late Eocene Danish amber, is reported in coeval Rovno amber. A revised diagnosis of this genus is provided based on the new specimen and high-resolution photomicrographs of the holotype. Some character states, such as a short radicle, clypeus with long lateral marg...
Article
Full-text available
Nyssopsora eocaenica Tykhonenko and Hayova sp. nov., the only fossil species of the genus Nyssopsora (Pucciniales), is described from the middle Eocene Sakhalinian amber (Russian Far East). It differs from the other known representatives of the genus by the presence of unbranched hooked appendages on the surface of teliospores. The spores are embed...
Article
Full-text available
A new caddisfly species Holocentropus tutkaktut sp. nov. (Polycentropodidae) is described from Priabonian Rovno amber (Upper Eocene, 33.9–37.8 million years old). With the new species, the family Polycentropodidae is represented in Rovno amber by 19 species, and the genus Holocentropus McLachlan, 1878, by nine species.
Article
Pulchrairina electra gen. et sp. nov. is the first recorded Odonata in Upper Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine). This new damselfly is described from Kovel (Ukraine) and is the fourth named fossil arthropod from Volyn Region. It is described mainly based on wing morphology. It belongs to Coenagrionoidea, but cannot be placed in any family because of inco...
Article
Despite being among the most species-rich extant animal genera, Euconnus Thomson is rare in fossil record. Merely six species found in relatively young, Eocene and Oligocene ambers have been placed in this genus, which currently includes over 2,600 extant nominal species distributed worldwide. We describe †Euconnus nathani sp. n., the first extinct...
Article
Full-text available
Glesoconomorphus ekaterinae sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Mycteridae), representing the first ever fossil species of Coleoptera from the Volyn Region of Ukraine and the first mycterid from late Eocene Rovno amber, is described and illustrated. A key to species of the fossil mycterid genus Glesoconomorphus Alekseev, Pollock & Bukejs, 2019 is presented. The...
Article
Full-text available
Chaenothecopsis polissica V.P. Heluta et Sukhomlyn, sp. nov. (Mycocaliciales, Ascomycota) from late Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine) is described. In the shape of fruit bodies and morphology of mycelium, the new species is similar to late Eocene C. bitterfeldensis, although ascomata of C. polissica sp. nov. are significantly smaller. Among the extant c...
Article
Recent discoveries of amber deposits have resulted in numerous new caddisfly species of Rovno amber described in a series of recent papers (Melnitsky & Ivanov, 2010, 2013, 2016a, b). The list of species previously known from Rovno amber included 42 species (Ivanov et al., 2016; Perkovsky, 2017). Our study is based on a collection of Trichoptera fro...
Article
Rovnoxestus rasnitsyni gen. & sp. nov. is described from Eocene Rovno amber based on an adult female and fifth-instar nymph collected at a recently discovered locality at Perebrody, Rovno Province, Ukraine. The new fossil taxon is tentatively placed in Aphrodinae and resembles Xestocephalites Dietrich & Gonçalves from Eocene Baltic amber but has th...
Article
Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) are parasitoids, and often also predators, of leafhoppers, planthoppers and treehoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) (Guglielmino et al., 2013; Olmi et al., 2020b). Fossils of Dryinidae are known both as inclusions in amber and as compression fossils (Perkovsky et al., 2019; Olmi et al., 2010, 2020b; Martynova...
Article
The beetle Ceutorhynchus is used as a proxy for Eocene core Brassicaceae. The age of Brassicaceae has been strongly debated because their fossil record is scanty. There are four species of Ceutorhynchus inaffectatus species-group known in the Priabonian: Ceutorhynchus zerovae new species in Rovno amber and three in Baltic amber. There are numerous...
Article
Full-text available
The first ichneumonoid aphidiine wasp species from Sakhalinian amber (middle Eocene) is described. Ephedrus rasnitsyni Davidian and Kaliuzhna sp. nov. іs the oldest named aphidiine female, the first fossil aphidiine from Asia, and the oldest named species of the Ephedrus. Ephedrus rasnitsyni Davidian and Kaliuzhna sp. nov. and the two fossil specie...
Article
Parasinalda sukachevae sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae: Tinginae: Phatnomini) is described based on one specimen from Eocene amber of the Rovno region (Ukraine). Similarities and differences to closely related species Parasinalda baltica (Drake, 1950), P. froeschneri (Golub & Popov, 1998), and P. groehni Heiss & Golub, 2013 are discussed...
Article
Full-text available
Another earliest representative of the family Encyrtidae, Sakhalinencyrtus leleji Simutnik gen. et sp. nov. , is described and illustrated based on a male specimen from the middle Eocene Sakhalinian amber. Similarly to other Encyrtidae from Sakhalinian amber, the new fossil fundamentally differs from encyrtids from late Eocene European ambers as we...
Article
Lonchodryinus groehni sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea: Dryinidae) is described from Baltic amber. The new species is close to L. balticus Olmi & Guglielmino, 2012, but it can be distinguished for the different OPL/POL ratio and 2r-rs&Rs vein of the fore wing. A key to the fossil species of Lonchodryinus and a comparison with the extant species...
Article
A new fossil tiger beetle species, Goriresina fungifora gen. n., sp. n. (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae), is described from Eocene Rovno amber. The new genus belongs to the subtribe Iresiina, tribe Cicindelini, due to the glabrous head, the labrum with six submarginal setae (latero-basal setae very long) and two apical teeth with notch between them, the...
Article
Culex ekaterinae sp. nov. is described based on an adult male embedded in amber from the Rovno region, northwestern Ukraine. The new species is compared with its presumed closest known relative, i.e. Culex erikae Szadziewski et Szadziewska, 1985 described from adults in Baltic amber. The two species exhibit distinct differences in the size of the m...
Article
A new caddisfly species Plectrocnemia kirmikhia sp. nov. (Polycentropodidae) is described from Priabonian Rovno amber (Upper Eocene, 33.9-37.8 million years old). Now the family Polycentropodidae is represented in Rovno amber by 16 named species, and the genus Plectrocnemia includes 5 described species in this locality.
Article
A new species, Dorytomus mikhailovi sp. n., from late Eocene Rovno amber is described and illustrated. The new species is similar to D. groehni Bukejs et Legalov, 2019 from Baltic amber but differs in the shorter rostrum, dorsum covered with denser decumbent hairs and erect to semierect scale-like setae, and smaller body sizes. It is distinguished...
Article
A new species of malachite beetles, Protomauroania mikhailovi Tshernyshev Perkovsky, sp. n. is described from late Eocene Rovno amber. The new beetle is the second species of the Eocene fossil genus Protomauroania Tshernyshev, 2021 that was first recorded in Rovno amber and shows fauna similarity of dasytids in Baltic and Rovno amber. The new speci...
Article
The first ground beetle, Antephilorhizus pripiatiensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from late Eocene Rovno amber. The new genus Antephilorhizus is placed within the subtribe Dromiusina Bonelli, 1810 and similar to the extant Philorhizus Hope, but it differs by the weakly obliquely truncate apex of the elytra, unidentate mentum tooth, four setae o...
Article
Full-text available
Lophocateridae is a small family of cleroid beetles with more than one hundred species in 14 genera (Crowson, 1970; Kolibáč, 2013; Kolibáč & Peris, 2021). While the group was previously treated as a subfamily or tribe of Trogossitidae (e.g., Crowson, 1964; Barron, 1971; Ślipiński, 1992; Kolibáč, 2006), molecular phylogenetic analyses have not suppo...
Chapter
Six species of harvestman (Arachnida: Opiliones) are documented from the Eocene Rovno amber in Ukraine. From the suborder Eupnoi we record Caddo dentipalpus (C. L. Koch & Berendt, 1854) (Caddidae), Amilenus deltshevi Dunlop & Mitov, 2009 (Phalangiidae) and Dicranopalpus ramiger (C. L. Koch & Berendt, 1854) (family incertae sedis). To these we add a...
Article
A B S T R A C T A new species of a new genus, Burminella artiukhini from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma), is described in the family Pupinidae. This land snail possesses intermediate characters between the latter group and some other families of Cyclophoroidea. The shell of B. artiukhini is relatively high and has 8.5 whorls, which places...
Article
The first fossil representative of the family Barbutiidae is recorded from late Eocene Rovno amber. Barbutia theroni sp. nov. is described based on deutonymph female. An updated key to deutonymph females of Barbutia is provided. For recently described fossil species Hoplocheylus similis Khaustov, Vorontsov, Perkovsky & Lindquist, 2021 a replacement...
Article
Full-text available
A new species, Formica ribbeckei Radchenko & Perkovsky, sp. nov. , is described based on four workers from late Eocene Rovno amber (Ukraine). It most resembles F. flori Mayr, 1868 but differs from the latter mainly by the 5-segmented maxillary palps with the preapical segment subequal in length to the apical one, and by the shorter first funicular...
Article
The subfamily Epyrinae is the most common in the bethylid fossil record. Its geological history ranges from the Eocene to the Pleistocene, and it is the only subfamily that has no records in the Cretaceous. Here we revise, diagnose and illustrate known epyrine fossil wasps. A new genus is proposed, †Gloxinius Colombo & Azevedo gen. nov., to contain...
Article
Full-text available
Trogoderma ainu sp. nov. (Dermestidae; Megatominae) is described from the middle Eocene Sakhalinian amber. It is the first dermestid known from the Eocene of Asia and the second Trogoderma species from amber. The genus Trogoderma is known in fossil resins only in the preimaginal state. Fossil dermestid records are listed.
Article
Full-text available
From middle Eocene Sakhalinian amber described Trogoderma ainu sp. nov. (Dermestidae; Megatominae). It is the first skin beetle from Eocene of Asia and the second amber Trogoderma species. Genus Trogoderma is known in fossil resins only in preimaginal state. Fossil dermestid records are listed.
Article
Embolemus brachypterus sp. nov. and E. micropterus sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea: Embolemidae) are described from Kachin (Myanmar) amber. They are the first females of Embolemus known from Kachin amber. The new species are characterized by the reduced wings. A key to the females of Embolemus from Kachin amber is presented.
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of Hybristodryinus Engel, 2005, are described from mid-Cretaceous amber of northern Myanmar: H. castaneus sp. nov. (based on one male) and H. zaifui sp. nov. (based on one female). Keys to the females and males of Hybristodryinus species are modified to include the two new taxa. A syninclusion, a nymph of Cixitettiginae (Perforissid...
Article
Full-text available
A new fungus weevil, Glaesotropis (Electranthribus) rohdendorfi sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Anthribidae), is described from Priabonian Rovno amber. It is similar to G. (E.) zherikhini (Legalov, 2013a) but differs in the transverse carina extending to the scutellum, shorter antennomere 2, wider antennal club, more convex eyes, and larger body size. It is...
Article
The present article represents the first part of a review of fossil heterostigmatic mites collected from late Eocene Rovno amber. Here, mites of the families Tarsocheylidae, Dolichocybidae, and Acarophenacidae are described, with Tarsocheylidae and Dolichocybidae recorded for the first time from amber. A new genus and four new species are described...
Article
Full-text available
The large and distinctive chalcidoid wasp Leptoomus janzeni Gibson, 2008, originally described from late Eocene Baltic amber, is newly recorded from coeval Rovno amber (Ukraine) based on a single well-preserved female specimen. Only 66 species of Rovno hymenopterans (49%) are also known from Baltic amber. High resolution photomicrographs and measur...
Article
Full-text available
The genus Ampulicomorpha Ashmead, 1893 (Hymenoptera: Embolemidae) currently includes 24 extant described species (Perkovsky et al., 2020). They are known from all the zoogeographic regions, excluding Antarctica (see Chény et al., 2020: fig. 1). Information about their biology is extremely reduced and needs further investigations. The few species wh...
Article
The fossil Embolemidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) are reviewed. Keys to the genera and species of this family are presented. Five new species of Embolemus are described from Cenomanian Kachin amber (Myanmar), namely: Em. antiquus sp. nov., Em. burmensis sp. nov., Em. cretacicus sp. nov., Em. ohmkuhnlei sp. nov. and Em. zherikhini sp. nov. They are...
Article
Diplommatinidae Pfeiffer, 1857 is a speciose family of minute operculate land snails that includes more than 500 extant species occurring mainly in Southeastern Asia and northern Oceania with some species in tropical America and, arguably, in Madagascar (Kobelt 1902; Wenz 1938-1939; Haas 1961; Egorov. 2013; Yamazaki et al. 2013; Neubert & Bouchet 2...
Article
Full-text available
The first Rovno amber stylotermitid Parastylotermes nathani Perkovsky sp.n. is described. It is the fourth amber stylotermitid and the second Priabonian one. Two non-Priabonian amber stylotermitids are known from the tropical Ypresian Cambay amber. In Cambay amber stylotermitids compose half of the species, and all termites with trimerous tarsi ext...
Article
Full-text available
The family Encyrtidae is represented by two subfamilies, Encyrtinae and Tetracneminae, and currently includes over 460 genera and nearly 3,800 described species (Noyes, 2003). All Tetracneminae and the majority of Encyrtinae are reported as parasitoids of mealybugs, whereas some encyrtines are associated with a number of other arthropod hosts (Noye...
Article
A new species of pincer wasps, Bocchus schmalhauseni sp. nov. (Dryinidae) is described from Rovno amber (Ukraine). The amber piece was collected in the Vladimirets District in the north-west of the Rovno region. Taking into account this new record, a total of five species of Dryinidae are registered from Rovno amber. A key to the fossil species of...