Milen Marinov

Milen Marinov
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February 2010 - June 2013
University of Canterbury
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Publications (144)
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This study erects a new taxon for Amorphostigma (Fraser, 1925) damselflies inhabiting Tutuila Island, American Samoa and assigns the nomen Amorphostigma kessleri to it. Specimens of both sexes are compared with the two species presently included in the genus: A. armstrongi Fraser, 1925 and A. auricolor Fraser, 1927. The study mentions the preferred...
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Modifications of nomina proposed for two Pacific Odonata taxa are found to be unsubstantiated. Each has been proposed without the support of taxonomic studies. Herein, it is demonstrated that the raising of the subgenus Adversaeschna Watson, 1992 to genus rank and subsuming the genus Amorphostigma Fraser, 1925 to Ischnura Charpentier, 1840 are not...
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Bursaphelenchus hildegardae Braasch et al., 2006 was collected from pine wood (Pinus radiata) growing in Kaingaroa Timberlands, and a bark beetle, Hylastes ater Paykull, 1800 in New Zealand. This is a new record for B. hildegardae, occuring in New Zealand, and the second report from the southern hemisphere in addition to Australia. In general, the...
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According to the Code currently in force, taxonomic works presenting nomenclatural novelties published on optical discs may be nomenclaturally available only if published between 1985 and 2013, and respecting some conditions allowing their nomenclatural promulgation. These works will remain accessible to readers only as long as the technologies all...
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According to the Code currently in force, taxonomic works presenting nomenclatural novelties published on optical discs may be nomenclaturally available only if published between 1985 and 2013, and respecting some conditions allowing their nomenclatural promulgation. These works will remain accessible to readers only as long as the technologies all...
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Two new congeneric species endemic to Fiji are introduced: Nesobasis martina sp. nov. [holotype female, Viti Levu Is] and N. monika sp. nov. [holotype male, Taveuni Is]. The species are placed in the comosa- and erythrops-groups respectively (grouping following Donnelly 1990). Diagnostic features are proposed, but not discussed. Further discussion...
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According to the Code currently in force, taxonomic works presenting nomenclatural novelties published on optical discs may be nomenclaturally available only if published between 1985 and 2013, and respecting some conditions allowing their nomenclatural promulgation. These works will remain accessible to readers only as long as the technologies all...
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Records of Rhyothemis regia (Brauer, 1867) from its eastern distribution range (Swains Island excluded) are reviewed and specimens compared morphologically and by wing colouration to congeners of newly obtained material collected in the field or deposited in entomological collections. The origin of the female holotype of R. r. chalcoptilon (Brauer,...
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Odonata fauna of the islands of Wallis and Futuna has been investigated during a two week field trip in 2020 and occasional observations in 2007­2012. Updated species checklist and faunistic information following nomenclature changes, new taxonomic information and distribution data are proposed. Presently, 15 species are known from Wallis & Futuna....
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During the two decades (2001-2020) of the journal's existence, 346 papers on Odonata were published in Zootaxa. These papers contributed 317 new extant taxa, 26 new fossil taxa, and 106 new larval descriptions. By the end of the period, papers in Zootaxa were contributing slightly more than half of all descriptions of new extant taxa. Research was...
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Available information on Gynacantha Rambur, 1842 species from the South Pacific is reviewed. Specimens were found to be sufficiently similar to G. rosenbergi Kaup in Brauer, 1867 to be placed in the same species group (G. rosenbergi group—established here) but also distinct enough to form a subgroup of its own (G. rosenbergi Pacific group). All spe...
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Hemicordulia tuiwawai sp. nov. (Odonata: Corduliidae) is described and diagnosed based on material collected from Kadavu Island, Fiji; holotype: Wainitayuki River about 750 m above Baidamudamu village, 19.0916, 178.1038; 37 m a.s.l., 06 June 2016, M. Marinov leg. This species is distinguished from its congeners in the field by the contrasting colou...
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Following field studies in 2018 the Odonata fauna of Society Islands, French Polynesia is reviewed and the validity of all records analysed. An updated species list is provided, bringing the number of breeding species recorded from this island group to ten. Field studies targeted Hemicordulia Selys, 1870 specimens for inclusion in the revision of...
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Compared to other archipelagos of the Pacific, the New Caledonian Odonata fauna is rich and diverse with 56 valid species or subspecies (23 endemics, 41%) from eight families (four Zygoptera: Argiolestidae, Coenagrionidae, Isostictidae, Lestidae, and four Anisoptera: Aeshnidae, Corduliidae, Synthemistidae, Libellulidae) and 31 genera (including fou...
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Compared to other archipelagos of the Pacific, the New Caledonian Odonata fauna is rich and diverse with 56 valid species or subspecies (23 endemics, 41%) from eight families (four Zygoptera: Argiolestidae, Coenagrionidae, Isostictidae, Lestidae, and four Anisoptera: Aeshnidae, Corduliidae, Synthemistidae, Libellulidae) and 31 genera (including fou...
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Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most spectacular organisms on the planet. They have survived on earth for more than 325 million years, through a series of mass extinctions, by being exquisite examples of evolutionary adaptation: superb flyers with extraordinary vision and startling colours. This is a natural history and field guide to Ne...
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Although low levels of genetic structure are expected in highly widespread species, geographical and/or ecological factors can limit species distributions and promote population structure and morphological differentiation. In order to determine the effects of geographical isolation on population genetic structure and wing morphology, 281 individual...
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This study investigates the history of Odonata studies in the Republic of Vanuatu and presents results from a two week field sampling mainly on three islands – Efate, Aneityum and Malekula. A total of 32 species are recognised as currently valid names for the country. Three new species have been collected and will be described elsewhere. Various ta...
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The Ministry for Primary Industries’ PHELs receive many notifications each year of pests suspected of being new to New Zealand. Most notifications are received through the Ministry’s free Pest and Disease Hotline and are an important source of surveillance data. During the period January 2015–February 2018, PHELs received ~9400 notifications, with...
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The spelling of the specific name of an Anormogomphus species in its original description by Bartenev (1913) was variable, kiritshenkoi (5 times) vs kiritschenkoi (1 time). Bartenev himself did not mention this species in his further publications. Later authors proceeded to use different spelling versions of this name, including those not in the or...
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The discovery of an unusual looking scale insect (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae) on leaves of Freycinetia banksii A.Cunn. (Pandanaceae) revealed that the appearance of live insects of two species on that host plant was very variable. Two polyphagous species: Anzaspis cordylinidis (Maskell, 1879) and Symeria pyriformis (Maskell, 1879) were ide...
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Short investigations of known localities of Antipodochlora braueri (Selys, 1871) revealed a behaviour that is considered hitherto to be unrecorded for the species. Female A. braueri has usually been reported laying eggs in in-stream pools of water bodies. During the current study one adult was observed performing movements towards the water surface...
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A small collection of Odonata from Nuku Hiva Island, Marquesas Islands is presented. It adds Anax guttatus as a new species to this oceanic group. Hemicordulia sp. nov. is reported, but not described because the same species has been sampled before and is pending a formal description. A short taxonomic discussion on observed morphological similarit...
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New data on Odonata of the Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands are provided following a recently completed Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of the Tetena Haiaja ridge. Two new species, Lieftinckia ulunorum and Procordulia valevahalo are described. The first is a new member of the Solomon Islands endemic genus while the second is a new genus for the co...
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The first fossil Odonata discovered in Bulgaria are described and illustrated, i.e., the aeshnid Oligaeschna bulgariensis sp. nov., the sieblosiid Stenolestes rhodopensis sp. nov., and the dysagrionid Primorilestes magnificus sp. nov. These genera are present in both Western Europe and Siberia in the Neogene. Their fossil discoveries in Bulgaria pr...
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The taxonomy of the damselfly genus Xanthocnemis is revised, with particular focus on populations inhabiting the North Island of New Zealand. Earlier studies revealed two species: X. sobrina, restricted to cool, shaded streams in kauri forests and other forested areas, and X. zealandica, a common species throughout New Zealand except the Chatham an...
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New faunistic data is provided on the Odonata inhabiting the three main islands within the Samoan archipelago, namely Savai’i, Upolu and Tutuila as well as the smaller islands of Aunu’u and the Manu’a group. The specimens collected or observed in the field were compared to samples from other nearby Pacific island groups such as Fiji and Tonga. This...
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The existing literature on the Odonata inhabiting the three large divisions of the Pacific Ocean (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia) is revised taking into consideration earlier discussions on the species origin, historical faunistic records, various palaeogeographical models proposed for the area, general data on the biology and ecology of this ins...
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We present a dichotomous key to identify adults of all presently described Odonata of New Caledonia including the Loyalty Islands (Melanesia) and Wallis and Futuna (Western Polynesia). The key covers a total of 58 species of which approximately 50 % are regionally endemic, while others are more widespread species inhabiting neighboring archipelagos...
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We compared Chatham Island endemic species Xanthocnemis tuanuii to its congenerics from the New Zealand South Island: X. zealandica (newly collected specimens) and X. sinclairi (type specimens plus newly collected material). Two independent tests were performed – geometric morphometrics and molecular. Both analyses were consistent in supporting the...
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Four Antipodochlora braueri (Selys, 1871) specimens (2♂, 2♀) were collected in the North Island of New Zealand. One female from the Taranaki region had a wing colouration previously unknown. The new colour variation is described here and is compared to what had been so far reported of female A. braueri. Important diagnostic features, such as append...
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A replacement name Hivaagrion nom. nov. is introduced for the damselfly genus Bedfordia Mumford, 1942, which is preoccupied by the name Bedfordia Fahrenholz, 1936 in Phthiraptera. The type species of Hivaagrion is Bedfordia halecarpenteri Mumford, 1942.
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Two female Synthemis miranda Selys specimens with strikingly different morphological features (mainly wing colouration) were collected in sympatry in Province Nord, New Caledonia. Both appear to be mature adults. Specimens with these two colour patterns have previously been reported in the literature but this paper presents the first record of thei...
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Members of the Circoviridae family, specifically the Circovirus genus, were thought to infect only vertebrates; however, members of a sister group under the same family, the proposed Cyclovirus genus, have been detected recently in insects. In an effort to explore the diversity of cycloviruses and better understand the evolution of these novel sing...
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A recent study of the 'Eua Island in the Kingdom of Tonga has yielded a small Odonata fauna including the new species Teinobasis fatakula (Holotype ♂: Kingdom of Tonga, 'Eua Island, 21.3781o S, 174.9346o W, elevation 175 m; 14 July 2012, M. Marinov leg.). Because 'Eua has aquatic habitats unique within the Kingdom of Tonga, the new species is very...
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New data on the Odonata fauna of the Kingdom of TOnga is provided following research carried out on Tongatapu and 'Eua islands in July 2012. New localities for Tongatapu Island are put on record and previous studies are compared with new phenological data from a period during which field surveys are rarely conducted on Pacific islands. Although Odo...
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Odonata fauna of the Solomon Islands (considered in its political rather than geogra-phical borders) is revised following a recent collecting trip to Guadalcanal Island in April2012. Some important taxonomic considerations are discussed and a complete litera-ture review is provided for the country with an updated checklist of 64 species that is in...
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We surveyed odonates at 46 sites in north-eastern New Caledonia, including 38 primary sites in three catchments on and around Mt. Panié. A total of 23 species were recorded during this survey, which comprises 41% of the 56 species known for the country. The lowest number of species was documented within the La Guen river catchment, where less speci...
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Odonata records of the Samoan Archipelago are updated and an updated checklist provided. It is part of an ongoing assessment of the fauna, taxonomy and distributionof the Pacific island dragonflies. The checklist follows recent reviews published/prepared about the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and Kingdom of Tonga. This study draws on recen...
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Bulgarian Odonata database is analysed for the period of the last 10 years. All new entries are summarised in individual species graphs representing the trends in data compilations. Special attention is paid on the role of communities in this process with a single study case which is evident of how a small contribution could elucidate important new...
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Viruses with circular single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) genomes that encode a replication initiator protein (Rep) are among the smallest viruses known to infect both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms. In the past few years an overwhelming diversity of novel circular Rep-encoding ssDNA (CRESS-DNA) viruses has been unearthed from various hosts and envir...
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The larva of Trineuragrion percostale is described and illustrated based on an exuvia collected with the teneral female. Four more exuviae sampled without imagines are added for comparison and discussion of morphological variations. This is the first time the larva has been associated with the correct species, although the larval description was gi...
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