Martins Kalnins

Martins Kalnins
Daugavpils University · Institute of Life Sciences and Technology, Department of Biosystematics

PhD

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This article contains information on 103 Odonata species from Raja Ampat – Waigeo, Misool, Salawati, and Batanta Islands. No information was found on the species composition of Kofiau dragonflies. Eleven Odonata species are new to the fauna of Misool Island, collected or observed by the author and five Odonata species found by other researchers. Th...
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The present paper contains information on 18 taxa, including 13 species and 5 genus-rank identifications of Heteroptera from the Wallacea region and New Guinea based on personal observations and museum material. When possible, supplementary information on habitat is given, and morphological variation in Ranatra biroi Lundblad, 1933 is discussed.
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Records and faunistic information are provided for 96 Palaearctic species of tenebrionoid beetles of the families Aderidae, Anthicidae, Melandryidae, Mordellidae, Mycetophagidae, Oedemeridae, Prostomidae, Pyrochroidae, Tenebrionidae and Tetratomidae. The first records of Agnathus decoratus Germar, 1818, Cynaeus angustus (Le Conte, 1851), Mordella h...
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Hermit beetle is distributed in suitable habitats throughout the whole territory of Latvia. The population size of this elusive saproxylic species can be assessed as 203 1km x 1km quadrates according to the standard reporting format (2013-2019). The most important hermit beetle habitats in Latvia are wooded pastures and meadows, as well as parks an...
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Latvian amphibian fauna consists of 13 species. The amphibian surveys described in this study were carried out on a farm with 3 relatively small ponds and 4 tiny ponds. Surveys of Rana temporaria common frogs were done by their egg masses. The egg masses are counted and mapped along the coastline of all water bodies in the area. Surveys of the Bufo...
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2019. Stag beetle Lucanus cervus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Latvia (Coleoptera: Lucanidae): faunal status, protection and use in folk art. Acta Biol. Univ. Daugavp., 19 (2): 297-302. The article summarizes information on the historical finds, faunistic and protection status of the stag beetle Lucanus cervus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleopera: Lucanidae), as well a...
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The book is based on the distribution maps, otherwise known as the atlas of the Odonata species. This is because distribution maps with explanations are the foundation of the research and conservation of flora and fauna. They inform us about changes in the distribution and their causes, they reveal both the historical and the present situation, the...
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A new species of Argiolestes is described: Argiolestes spungisi sp. nov. (type locality: Indonesia, West New Guinea, Doberai Peninsula, Ayamaru village 23 km SE, Aqafu springs, deposited LINC). Ecological notes on habitat (forest brooks) of type locality are given.
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Until now, there are 62 dragonfly species of nine families known in Latvia. Dragonflies represent a faunistically well studied group of invertebrates in Latvia. Until 2016 (inclusive), there were 12065 records in the database on distribution of dragonflies in Latvia, covering the time period from 1778 to 2016. Since 2001, there are seven new specie...
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This paper contains information on 23 new and 189 little known and protected beetle species in Latvia, mostly collected between 1990 and 2015.
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A new species of Argiolestes is described: Argiolestes zane sp. nov. (type locality: Indonesia, West Papua, S Bird's Neck, east from Kaimana, Triton bay, Lobo village environment, deposited LINC). Ecological notes on habitat (forest brooks) of holotype and paratypes localities are given.
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The Phryganophilus ruficollis is included in European Council Directive on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora as a priority species. The species has a wide distribution area, which includes Palaearctic forest zone from Japan and Far East of Russia to Atlantic Ocean (Nikitsky, Pollock 2008). Until now the species was fo...
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88. Kalniņš M., Poppels A. 2014. The studies of the False darkling beetle Phryganophilus ruficollis (Fabricius, 1798) in Latvia 2012-2013. Environmental and Experimental Biology 12: 53. (Abstract of the 72nd Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia.) The aim of the study was to clarify the status of the population of the False darkling bee...
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The aim of the study was to clarify the status of the population of the False darkling beetle Phryganophilus ruficollis in the known locality in Slitere National park and search for species through at least 10 potential localities in Latvia. Consequently Phryganophilus ruficollis was neither found in the known locality, nor in the potential localit...
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The Broadest Diver Dytiscus latissimus Linnaeus, 1758 is a Euro-Western Siberian boreal species. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, its numbers have decreased significantly in a considerable part of its range. The aim of this paper is to summarize data on the distribution and habitats of D. latissimus in the Baltic States – Estonia, Latv...
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The Broadest Diver Dytiscus latissimus Linnaeus, 1758 is an Euro-Western Siberian boreal species. Since the beginning of the 20th century number of the species has diminished rapidly in considerable part of its area. The aim of this study is to summarize knowledge of the distribution and habitats of D. latissimus in the Baltic States – Estonia, Lat...
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The paper presents recent records of the North-American amphipod Gammarus tigrinus and the Ponto-Caspian amphipod Pontogammarus robustoides in Latvian territorial waters of the Baltic Sea. P. robustoides was found for the first time in shallow waters of the Gulf of Riga near Jurmala City in June 2009. During field surveys of 2011–2012, P. robustoid...
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The current paper summarizes available information on dragonflies of the strict nature reserve Moricsala. Of 59 dragonfly species of nine families recorded in Latvia, 22 species also occur in Moricsala. Estimated number of dragonfly species for strict nature reserve Moricsala is at least 31 to 33 species.
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This work is to summarize large number of the available unpublished data and to make - distribution maps and to present the results in an article. The existing faunistic data were presented in 82 publications up to the end of 2010. Distribution maps were developed for 59 species. For several species of dragonflies were found notable changes in the...
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The Bog Hawker or Subarctic Hawker, Aeshna subarctica Walke r, 1908, is a declining and already regionally extinct species in some areas in Europe. Published and all known unpublished data have been used to present and analyse its distribution, population size, habitat selection, and conservation status. The distribution of A. subarctica has been m...
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New distributional records are presented for European or Praying Mantid Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758). In article described cases of M. religiosa registration in Latvia. Several communications, received from respondents in 2010, about the presence of Mantodea representatives in Latvia, appeared to be veracious. One record from 2008 detected. Po...
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This paper contains faunal and ecological information on 8 new and 63 little known Coleoptera species in Latvia, collected between 2003 and 2010.
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The aim of the present study was to summarize published and unpublished information on changes of the dragonfly fauna in Latvia and adjacent territories during the last 20 years and to provide a prognosis of future changes. All published and unpublished data were summarized for the selected species. Unsystematic inspection of the potential habitats...
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The Sedgling or Pygmy damselfly, Nehalennia speciosa (CHARPENTIER, 1840), is protected by the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia. Published and all known unpublished data have been used to present and analyse its distribution, population size, habitat selection and conservation status. The distribution of N. speciosa has been mapped...
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In 2008 and 2009, Lesser Emperor Anax parthenope has been found at five localities in Latvia. The dragonfly is a new species for Latvian fauna. 59 dragonfly species of nine families have been recorded in Latvia so far, inter alia two or three temporary immigrants and one species with unclear status.
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At present, there are 57 dragonfly species of nine families ascertained in Latvia, inter alia one immigrated dragonfly species and one other species with discutable status. In 2005, one teneral male specimen of Orthetrum brunneum has been collected in Latvia. Southern Skimmer, or Brown Orthetrum O. brunneum is a new species for Latvian fauna.
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The Jet ant Lasius fuliginosus (LATERILLE, 1798) is protected in Latvia (Regulations… 2000). L. fuliginosus can be found in the most Palaearctic, except southern part. The data collected during the project „Analysis of the Specially Protected Nature Territories in Latvia and Establishing of EMERALD/Natura 2000 Network” in 2001-2002 and material col...
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The Large White-faced Darter Leucorrhinia pectoralis (CHARPENTIER, 1825) is protected by the Regulations of Cabinet of Ministry in Latvia. L. pectoralis can be found in most European countries. Published data, collections, data collected during the project „Analysis of the Specially Protected Nature Territories in Latvia and Establishing of EMERALD...
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The water beetle Graphoderus bilineatus (DEGEER, 1774) is one of the insect species protected by the Regulations of Cabinet of Ministry in Latvia. The species is distributed over the main part of the European Plain. Published data, existing collections, data collected during the project "Analysis of the Specially Protected Nature Territories in Lat...
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This paper contains information on 58 new (i.e. not included in Telnov 2004) and 260 little-known beetle species in Latvia, collected between 1971 and 2006. The material is stored in the authors’ collections.
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Information on the hydraenid species Ochthebius (Asiobates) remotus REITTER, 1885 in the Baltic States is presented. Global distribution and ecological information on this poorly known species are also discussed.
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The article contains information about distribution and ecology of medicinal leech Hirudo medicinalis in Latvia. H. medicinalis is recorded into all Latvia. Most known localities are concentrated in the central part of Latvia. The medicinal leech in Latvia is apparent that the majority of the Latvian population has been recorded in general water-ty...
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New faunal and ecological information on one synanthropic Blattoptera species (Periplaneta americana) and two species of Orthoptera (Tachycines asynamorus, Acheta domestica) in Latvia are presented. P. americana and T. asynamorus are each recorded from a single site, while A. domestica is noted from 21 sites. Cockroaches (Blattoptera) and crickets...
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28 species of Coleoptera new for the fauna of Latvia and 154 insufficiently known species have been collected from 1972 to 2003.
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During the years 1996-2000 11 species of Pisidum were collected from 43 localities in Latvia.F aunisticd ataw ith ecologicapl ref'erencesbtfh e speciesa reg iven
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Th e article contains data on four gomphid dragonfl y species known in Latvia – Gomphus fl avipes, Gomphus vulgatissimus, Onychogomphus forcipatus, Ophiogomphus cecilia and the latest data on their distribution, occurrence frequency and density of individuals. Gomphidae were obtained from macrozoobenthos samples in 1998. In total 280 quantitative u...

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We are planning to make a study of the Euphydryas aurinia, but there is a lack of information on some aspects of the species' biology. What is the maximum flight distance of a E.aurinia, or up to which distance between habitats can a successful exchange of individuals take place? What is the size of the area inhabited by individuals; what is their average flight distance? What is the preferable size of a habitat for a micropopulation to exist?
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The restoration works of small (1-3 ha) forest meadows along a small river have been started. Are there any studies on the distance from which insects fly to forest meadows to feed or reproduce? Does the size of these meadows matter?
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Can anyone recommend a literature on the nest structure of the ants of the genus Formica? Preferably about Europe.
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I have found numerous eggs on the lower side of stone in fast flowing river section (Latvia, geographically central part of the Europe). What species lay these eggs? Ancylus fluviatilis (Mollusca)? Other mollusc? Caddishflies (Trichoptera)? Something else?
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The crayfishes with blue, brown, reddish coloration were observed in one watercourse (Latvia). Blue ones I observed only few times. What factors are responsible for blue coloration?
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This object was found on the ground in June, in Latvia.

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The main aim of the current project is to improve our knowledge on the distribution and ecological requirements of dragonflies (Odonata) in Latvia.
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The goal is to review, publish and renovate the specimen material of the Institute of Biology University of Latvia collection (IBULC) in order to boost up its status as highly scientifically useful and modern tool applicable under various projects of scientific, educational and economic management.
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This project has the aim to better understand the distribution of dameselflies and dragonflies in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, toe increase the ecological knowledge of Odonata and so to contribute to the conservation of these jewels.