Peter Kobor

Peter Kobor
Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Researches, ELKH · Department of Zoology

PhD

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Introduction
Main field of interest is the collection-based study of diversity, taxonomy, systematics and biogeography of selected heteropteran taxa applying an integrative approach with an emphasis on application of geometric morphometrics. Currently working on family Geocoridae as own project and on Andean taxa of Asopinae (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) and Old World represenatives of family Colobathristidae (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) as contributor. Also interested in true bugs from Burmese Amber.
Additional affiliations
March 2020 - April 2020
Herman Ottó Non-profit Ltd.
Position
  • nature conservation expert
Description
  • Expertise and advisory in nature conservation related issues (e.g. tasks ad issues related to Natura2000, protected areas). Public awerness raising. Performing studies related to insect biodiversity and conservation.
October 2018 - March 2020
Hungarian Natural History Museum
Position
  • Junior curator
Description
  • Managing the Hemiptera collection. Research activities: Hemiptera fauna of the Carpathian basin; taxonomy and systematics of lygaeoid families Geocoridae and Heterogastridae. Education and awerness raising (e.g. lectures, advisory).
March 2017 - October 2018
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Importance and pest status of BMSB, SGSB and Harmonia axyridis in Hungarian grapewine and wine production. Taxonomy and agricultural importance of Geocoridae.
Education
September 2015 - September 2018
University of Pannonia, Veszprém
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
September 2013 - June 2015
University of Pannonia, Veszprém
Field of study
  • Nature Conservation Engineering
September 2010 - June 2013
University of Pannonia, Veszprém
Field of study
  • Nature Conservation Engineering

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Publications (41)
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The big-eyed bugs (Geocoridae) are peculiar representatives of the superfamily Lygaeoidea because of their highly specialized morphology and predatory feeding behaviour. Latter drew attention to them as subject of studies on the application of these insects as biocontrol agents in management of various arthropod pests harmful to crops and vegetable...
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The representatives of the subfamily Geocorinae (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) distributed in French Polynesia are reviewed. Germalus ashlocki sp. nov. is described. First occurrence of genus Geocoris Fallén and a Germalus Stål species from New Caledonia are recorded. Diagnoses, keys and discussion of taxa are provided.
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The geocorine (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Geocoridae) true bug genus Umbrageocoris Kóbor, 2019 is redefined based on new morphological information from newly acquired specimens. Two new species are described: U. boonei sp. nov. from continental Indomalaya and U. malipatili sp. nov. from Australia; two new combinations are proposed: U. eleg...
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A new representative of the extant family Yuripopovidae (Heteroptera: Coreoidea), Pseusocaulisoculus longicornis gen et sp. nov, is described. This new monotypic genus is morphologically closely related to genus Caulisoculus Zhang & Chen 2020 from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. We discuss its relationship to other yuripopovinids, provide an updated...
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The validity and necessity of subspecies as a taxonomic category and the implications of the subspecies concept in various taxa of animals is subject of debates since its very existence. In case of the species of the lygaeoid subfamily Geocorinae there are multiple examples of species consisting of up to nine subspecies which were mostly described...
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The fossil record of the lygaeoid true bug family, Geocoridae so far consisted of a compression fossil from the Florissant Formation, Geocoris infernorum, and a mould fossil from the Izarra Formation, G. monserrati. Here, we report the third taxon, Protogeocoris arcanus gen. et sp. nov. from Cenomanian Burmese amber along with revision of the two p...
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Cockroaches (Blattaria s. str.) were documented from numerous amber localities around the world, representing both extinct and extant families. Alienopteridae is an extinct cockroach family known only from the Cretaceous of Gondwana (Brazil, Botswana, Myanmar amber) and the Cenozoic of North America. Alienopterix santonicus sp. n. from the Late Cre...
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Lycorma delicatula (White, 1845) – spotted lanternfly by its common name – is a planthopper belonging to family Fulgoridae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhynca), native to the temperate and subtropical regions. The species was introduced and became established in Japan, South-Korea and later in the United States. Due to its rapid expansion and host plant ran...
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Palaeotanyrhina exophthalma gen. et sp. nov. is described in a new family, Palaeotanyrhinidae fam. nov., (Reduvoidea: Hemiptera) in mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Diagnostic characters of Palaeotanyrhina exophthalma gen. et sp. nov. include large stalked eyes, an extended head, a 4-segmented labium that reaches the tip of the abdomen and an extremel...
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An overview of the representatives of the geocorine true bug genus, Germalus Stål, 1862, distributed in New Guinea is presented. The results include the description of Germalus cucullatus sp. nov., Germalus kontschani sp. nov., Germalus pappi sp. nov., Germalus pulchellus sp. nov. and Germalus sellatus sp. n. and the discussion of their relationshi...
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HUN A fajtársak ragadozása, azaz a kannibalizmus az állatvilág számos csoportjában megfigyelhető. Habár okai és hatásai még nem pontosan ismertek, ugyanakkor a bizonyítékok többsége alapján elmondható, hogy a jelenség közvetlenül a fajtársakat elfogyasztó egyedek túlélését biztosítja, közvetetten pedig az utódok számára jelentenek szelekciós előnyt...
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The genus Germalus Stål, 1862 is the second most species-rich genus of the predaceous true bug subfamily Geocorinae Baerensprung, 1860 (commonly known as big-eyed bugs), distributed in the tropical regions of the Old World. We report the presence of the genus for the first time from the Solomon Islands, describing three new species: G. scabrus sp....
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An overview on the representatives of the host plant specialist phyline genus Macrotylus Fieber, 1858 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Phylinae) distributed in Hungary is presented, including key, diagnoses, along with taxonomic, biogeographic, and ecological notes to the discussed species. First occurrences of Macrotylus quadrilineatus (Schrank,...
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Acanalonia conica (Say, 1830), the first representative of the Nearctic planthopper family Acanaloniidae (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoroidea), introduced to Europe, is reported for the first time from multiple locations in Hungary. Diagnosis, detailed illustration of male genitalia and notes on ecology are provided along with the distributiona...
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Nannogermalus gen. nov. and its type-species Nannogermalus marmoratus sp. nov. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Geocoridae: Geocorinae) is described from New Caledonia. The placement of the genus within the subfamily Geocorinae is discussed.
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Apennocoris pilosulus Montandon, 1907 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Geocoridae), a peculiar representative of Geocorinae endemic to New Caledonia unreported since its original description is redescribed and illustrated based on its lectotype (designated in the present paper) and an additional non-type specimen. The placement of this monotypi...
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In the list of the type material of Germalus ashlocki new species (page 362) the depository of the holotype was omitted by error. As a consequence, the name of the species is unavailable (International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Fourth edition, Art. 16.4.2). It is hereby stated that the holotype is a male deposited in the Snow Entomological M...
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Additions and corrections to original description of Umbrageocoris Kóbor, 2019 are provided along with the description of a new species and its two subspecies: Umbrageocoris maai maai ssp.n. from Borneo and the Malay Peninsula and Umbrageocoris maai timorensis ssp.n. from Timor. Key to known species and distribution maps included.
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Umbrageocoris gen. n. and its types species Umbrageocoris kondorosyi sp. n. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Geocoridae) is now described from New Guinea. The placement of the genus within the subfamily Geocorinae is discussed.
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Geocoris margaretarum, new species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Geocoridae) is now described along with the discussion of its placement within the Oriental species and lectotype designations for G. ochropterus (Fieber, 1844). Key to discussed species and separating characters from other related taxa are provided.
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Germalus species of Continental Africa are now revised including redescription of Germalus ghesquierei Schouteden 1957 and Germalus conradsi Schouteden 1957. Two new species, Germalus oroszi sp. nov. and Germalus telekii sp. nov. are described.
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At the beginning of the 21st century two new stink bug species occurred in Hungary which are known as agricultural pests. Though they resemble to some native representatives of the Hungarian fauna with the appropriate knowledge it is simple to identify them. The scope of present paper is to compare these species and provide an easy-to-use identific...
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Malagasy species of the genus Germalus Stål, 1862 were reviewed based on material of different European museums. Comments on the description of Germalus kinbergi (Stål, 1859) are given with new distribution data on Réunion. Two new species, Germalus banari sp. nov. and Germalus benyovszkyi sp. nov. are described.
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The moderately diverse true bug family Heterogastridae is in need of a taxonomic revision. Identification of members of the family is difficult because of the outdated available keys and uncertainties regarding the diagnostic characters of the included taxa. As part of this study the pronotum shape of 270 specimens (both identified and unidentified...
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A másodlagos, ember alkotta élőhelyek a természetes biotópok visszaszorulásával fontos szerepet tölthetnek be a biológiai sokféleség fennmaradásában, megőrzésében. Ilyen élőhelyként foghatóak fel a különböző parkok, ligetek. Ezek gerinctelen faunájának, közösségeinek ismerete fontos ismereteket adhat az ott jelenlevő viszonyokról, ezen ökoszisztémá...
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Vizeink egészségi állapotának felmérésében fontos szerepet töltenek be az alzaton élő, úgy nevezett bentikus makrogerinctelenek és azok közösségei. Ezen szervezetek táplálékhálózatokban betöltött, sokrétű szerepük mellett fontos jelzői a vízi környezet állapotváltozásainak. Munkánk során a Zala folyó Zalaszentgrót városánál folyó szakaszán végeztün...
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The Afrotropical genus Hyginellus Distant, 1913 (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Heterogastridae) is revised. The following new subjective synonymies and new combinations are proposed: Hyginellus Distant, 1913 = Heteropynellus Scudder, 1962, syn. nov.; Hyginellus gayei Distant, 1913 = H. fasciatus Scudder, 1957, syn. nov.; Hyginellus tropicus (...
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FIGURE 2. Dorsal view of Germalus spp. A. Germalus kinbergi (Stål, 1859), Mauritius (NHMW); B. Germalus banari Kóbor & Kondorosy sp. nov., Madagascar (MMBC); C. Germalus benyovszkyi Kóbor & Kondorosy sp. nov., Madagascar (MNHN).
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FIGURE 3. Genitalia of Germalus banari Kóbor & Kondorosy sp. nov. A – B. paramere, different views; C. phallus; D. pygophore; E. spermatheca.
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Péter Kóbor1 – Előd Kondorosy1 New Germalus species from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (Heteroptera: Geocoridae) 1University of Pannonia Georgikon Faculty, Department of Animal Sciences and Animal Husbandry p.kobor@gmail.com ; kondorosy.ee@gmail.com The genus Germalus (Stal 1862) from the family Geocoridae (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea) is distrib...
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Az ember környezetátalakító tevékenysége és a természetes élőhelyek visszaszorulása következtében átértékelődik a mesterséges élőhelyek biodiverzitás-megőrző és menedéknyújtó szerepe. Munkám célja a hegyeshalmi kavicsbánya-tó (Hegyeshalom, Győr-Moson-Sopron megye) csemezi öböl nevű részének ökológiai állapotának és lehetséges természetvédelmi szer...
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The aim this of study was to assess the ecological condition of gravel pit lake in Northwest Hungary. These artificial water bodies can be sensitive ecosystems where processes and circumstances similar to the natural lakes can be observed. Though due to their post-exploitation and landscape-scale environment are more exposed to anthropogenic impact...
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During my work I was studying the macroinvertebrates of the gravel pit lake near Hegyeshalom (NW Hungary). The aim of this study was to answer the question whether such artificial water bodies have value in terms of nature conservation. During the work we found 404 individuals of 35 species from 8 sampling points. Most of the collected species were...
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The research of newly or temporary flooded areas is a less studied field of hydrobiology. The macroinvertebrate colonization of this biotopes is depending on the sediment, water quality and the fauna of the environs' on a large scale. During my studies the aim was the characterization of a newly created wetland next to the bay of the gravel pit-lak...
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In our experiment, we attempted to examine the environmental load caused by the intensive rearing of european wels (Silurus glanis) in closed recirculation fish rearing system. We fed three different types of plant protein based fish feed to the previously established groups, then we tracked the quantitative relationships of the dissolved nitrogen...
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Jelen munkánk része egy, a harcsa (Silurus glanis) környezeti terhelésének pontos megismerésére irányuló komplex kutatásnak, melyben a magas fehérjetartalmú haltápok közvetlen, illetve közvetett környezetre gyakorolt hatását vizsgáljuk. Előkísérletünkben természetes környezetből (Balaton) származó üledék harcsa faeces feldolgozó/bontó képességét vi...
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Az Onconotus servillei(Fischer von Waldheim, 1846), nyelvújításkori nevén „érdes vemhe” irodalmi leírások és múzeumi példányok tanúsága alapján a Kárpát-medence faunájának részét képezte, XIX. századi kihalásáig. A feltűnő megjelenésű, euro-szibériai elterjedésű szöcskefaj areájának nyugati határát érte el hazánkban. Territóriuma a Balkán keleti...

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I am looking for vegetation coverage rasters for a GIS-related project, something like Worldclim-rasters. Is there such thing available online? If someone possesses such images is it possible to send me?
I would be extremely grateful for any help!
Thanks in advance,
Peter
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Dear Everyone!
I am stuck with the ID of this aquatic insect larva. My thoughts are that it is a caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera).
The larva appared caseless in the sample and we tried to ID it with the keys of Waringer & Graf (1997, 2013). But we ran into dead end by all caseless groups.
I would be extremely thankful for any kind of help, at any stages of identification.
Best regards,
Peter
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This larva was collected (among many others) from a small stream in West Hungary. I have tried to identify it, but marks given by the keys i have does not fit for the specimens.
A fact that makes this case more difficult, that the abdomen is completely missing so the gills cannot be used for more accurate identification.
I have uploaded some detail pictures which represent marks and traits.
Thank you in advance for the help!

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Studying fossil true bugs of various of geological era to improve the understanding of extant taxa.
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Research activities on the detection, biology and management of invasive hemipteran insects of agricultural and ecological importance focusing on the Carpathian Basin.
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The aim of this project to revise taxonomic relations within Heterogastridae. We also would like to investigate the place of this family within Lygaeoidea.