Victor Jose Monserrat

Victor Jose Monserrat
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Department of Zoology and Physical Antropology

PhD

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Se aportan nuevos datos sobre las especies del género Chrysopa Leach, 1815 citadas en la Península Ibérica y Baleares. De las especies mencionadas en su fauna sobre las que existían dudas en la veracidad de sus citas o se había cuestionado su validez taxonómica, se ha estudiado y anotado la mayoría del material correspondiente, tanto ibérico como m...
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RESUMEN Se aportan nuevos datos sobre las especies del género Chrysopa Leach, 1815 citadas en la Península Ibérica y Baleares. De las especies mencionadas en su fauna sobre las que existían dudas en la veracidad de sus citas o se había cuestionado su validez taxonómica, se ha estudiado y anotado la mayoría del material correspondiente, tanto ibéric...
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Antlion larvae have a complex tegumentary sensorial equipment. The sensilla and other kinds of larval tegumentary structures have been studied in 29 species of 18 genera within family Myrmeleontidae, all of them with certain degree of psammophilous lifestyle. The adaptations for such lifestyle are probably related to the evolutionary success of thi...
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The Iberian Peninsula is a major European region of biodiversity, as it harbours more than 30% of European endemic species. Despite a number of studies having evaluated the ability of nature reserves to protect certain taxa, there is still a lack of knowledge on how Iberian endemic fauna are represented in these reserves. We detected biodiversity h...
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A new antlion (Neuroptera Myrmeleontidae Myrmeleontini), Myrmeleon almohadarum sp. nov., is described from southern Spain and Tunisia. The new taxon is closely related to the mostly sympatric M. inconspicuus Rambur and M. mariaemathildae Pantaleoni, Cesaroni & Nicoli Aldini but differing in body pattern, wing venation and larval chaetotaxy. The val...
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The present contribution revises the dusty-wings species present in the fauna of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands where, to date, is represented by 39 species belonging to 8 genera. Based on the known general data, a diagnosis of the family and its paleontological history and distribution is given, and there are exposed some general data...
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The present contribution reviews the green lacewing fauna of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands where, to date, 50 species belonging to 13 genera are known to occur. After a diagnosis of the family Chrysopidae, its paleontological history and distribution, as well as some general data on its morphology and biology, juvenile stages and behav...
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Tras más de un siglo de citas, dudas y conjeturas, se confirma la presencia de Sisyra nigra (Retzius, 1783) (Neuropterida, Neuroptera: Sisyridae) en la Península Ibérica, en base a nuevo material recolectado en el País Vasco. Se aportan datos sobre la morfología y genitalia de esta especie, y se incluye en la clave actualizada de los imagos de las...
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The present contribution revises the brown-lacewing species included in the fauna of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands which, to date, is represented by 40 species belonging to 7 genera. After a diagnosis of the family and its paleontological history and distribution, some general data on its morphology and biology, juvenile stages and beh...
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The external morphological characteristics of 3rd instar larvae of the Spanish endemic antlion species Tricholeon relictus Hölzel & Monserrat, 2002 using scanning electron microscope are described and illustrated. The larvae are sit­and­wait predators and do not construct pitfall traps. This species have been only found only in a small area in the...
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The genus Myrmeleon Linnaeus, 1767 is represented in the Iberian Peninsula at least by 4 species: Myrmeleon formicarius Linnaeus, 1767, M. gerlindae Hölzel, 1974, M. hyalinus Olivier, 1811, and M. inconspicuus Rambur, 1842; the presence of Myrmeleon bore (Tjeder, 1941) is still doubtful. This genus belongs to the tribe Myrmeleontini Latreille, 1802...
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The present contribution revises the snake-fly species present in the fauna of the Iberian Peninsula where, to date, is represented by 16 species belonging to 9 genera of both actual families. After a diagnosis of the order and its paleontological history, there are exposed some general data on its morphology and biology, juvenile stages, behavior...
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A new species of spongilla-fly (Neuropterida, Neuroptera, Sisyridae: Sisyra) is described from Western Africa (Guinea and Ivory Coast). This new Sisyra species differs from all other known African species both in its morphology and genitalia, and it seems to be most closely related to a species in Thailand.
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En esta revisión se recopila toda la información existente sobre las cuatro especies de mantíspidos (Insecta, Neuropterida, Neuroptera: Mantispidae) presentes en la Península Ibérica y Baleares. Partiendo de los datos generales conocidos sobre esta familia y estas especies, se incluye una clave de identificación para las especies ibéricas y, en bas...
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All existing Iberian bibliographical information related to the three alder-flies species known in the Iberian Peninsula’s fauna (Insecta, Neuropterida, Megaloptera: Sialidae) is brought up to date. On the basis of general knowledge about these species, and taking into account the known Iberian data, a key for imagoes and larvae is included and wha...
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The larva of Tricholeon relictus, a Spanish endemic antlion of Afrotropical affinities, is described and illustrated for the first time also providing a comparison with the only other European member of the tribe Dendroleontini, Dendroleon pantherinus. The larva of this species is synanthropic but probably originally lived in cave-like habitats.
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New data on 41 green-lacewings species belonging to the Iberian, Balearic and Canarian faunas are given. The external morphology and genitalia of Chrysopa nigricostata Brauer, 1850 are re-described, and the erroneous citations given for Spain and Portugal, mostly assigned now to Cunctochrysa cosmia (Navás, 1918), are corrected. The species Chrysopa...
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A new species of Nevrorthus (Insecta, Neuropterida: Nevrorthidae) has been found in the south of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Malaga): N. reconditus Monserrat & Gavira n. sp. This new species represents the first record of this genus and this family in the Westernmost Mediterranean basin. A key to the known species of this genus is provided.
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The third instar larvae of Gepus invisus and Solter liber are comparatively described and illustrated for the first time with a particular emphasis on genus level characters. Larval morphology confirms a close relationship between these genera as they differ only in minor characters.
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Nuevos datos de ascaláfidos para la Península Ibérica, con una nueva especie para la fauna europea; Via Salaria km 29,3000; I-0015 Monterotondo Scalo RM; Italy 3 Centro Nazionale per lo Studio e la Conservazione della Biodiversità Forestale «Bosco Fontana»; Strada Mantova 29; I-46045 Marmirolo (MN); Italy 4 Resumen Tras una nueva revisión de los ej...
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Resumen: Los mecópteros (moscas escorpión, típulas de cuatro alas) representan uno de los órdenes de insectos menos estudiados y recientemente más olvidados dentro de la fauna ibérica. La mayoría de las citas antiguas y las aportadas por los autores del pasado siglo son cuestionables, y son muy escasas, y también a veces cuestionables, las citas da...
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We review the ants-lion (Insecta, Neuropterida, Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) species known from the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. With very different degrees of presence, frequence and abundance, 26 ant-lion species belonging to 15 genera of this family are known in the area studied. Of these, an identification key of imagoes is provided,...
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The Eucalyptus pest Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero et Dellape, (Hemiptera Thaumastocoridae) was found in a Eucalyptus arboretum in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 2012. This is the first report for this species in Western Europe. Separate surveys were conducted to assess the geographical distribution, host plant susceptibility and natural enemies...
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New data on the distribution, biology and phenology of 25 brown lacewings species (Insecta, Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) of Iberian and Canaries fauna are given. The species Hemerobius bolivari Banks, 1910, widely distributed in the Neotropical Region, is recorded for the first time in Europe as a new invasive species, from specimens collected on Thau...
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The third instar larva of Distoleon annulatus (Klug, 1834) is described for the first time and compared with the larva of the other known species of the genus in Europe: D. tetragrammicus (Fabricius, 1798). Diagnostic characters of the larvae of the genus Distoleon, as well as the interspecific differences, are provided and illustrated. Larvae of D...
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We review the ants-lion (Insecta, Neuropterida, Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) species known from the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. With very different degrees of presence, frequence and abundance, 26 ant-lion species belonging to 15 genera of this family are known in the area studied. Of these, an identification key of imagoes is provided,...
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To date, this genus was represented by only two species from Europe: Venustoraphidia nigricollis (Albarda, 1891), known from Central and Eastern Europe, and its vicariant Venustoraphidia renate (Aspöck & Aspöck, 1974), known from the Peloponnese. The genus is new to the Iberian Peninsula fauna, where it is represented by a third and new vicariant s...
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After a brief historical introduction to the knowledge of chrysopid immature stages, their biology, behaviour, and especially interesting morphological features, we review the preimaginal stages of the Iberian species (38 of the 49 Iberian species, belonging to the 13 Iberian genera). Our presentation includes information from the literature and ne...
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El estudio de los neuropteroides asociados a dos plantaciones de aguacate de la provincia de Málaga arrojó un total de 6 especies: Chrysoperla carnea s.l., Conwentzia psociformis, Semidalis aleyrodiformis, Micromus angulatus, Dichochrysa flavifrons y Harraphidia (Flavoraphidia) laufferi. Las dos primeras fueron las especies dominantes. Ch. carnea f...
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New data on the biology and distribution of 10 species of brown-lacewings collected in 48 localities of Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego are given. Larvae of Hemerobius bolivari Banks, 1910, Hemerobius chilensis Nakahara, 1965, Hemerobius stenopterus Monserrat, 1996, Sympherobius gayi Navás, 1910, Nomerobius cuspidatus Oswald, 1990 and Gayomyia falca...
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New data on the biology, distribution and sometimes morphology of 43 Palaearctic and Afro-tropical dusty wings species are given. A great variability margin in the presenceabsence and extension of scale like hairs in male antennae of some species of subgenus Xeroconiopteryx has been detected and such character (very frequently used) is proposed to...
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The genus Phaeostigma Navás, 1909 in the Iberian Peninsula is revised. At present the genus was only represented in the Iberian Peninsula by the species Phaeostigma (Ph.) notata (Fabricius, 1781), and now the species Phaeostigma (Phaeostigma) italogallica (H. Aspöck & U. Aspöck, 1976) is recorded for the first time from Spain. All bibliographical r...
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New data on the distribution, biology, phaenology, wing or genital morphology, variability, nomenclature and/or taxonomy of 67 brown-lacewings species from Palaearctic, Nearctic, Holarctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australian and Neotropical Faunas are given. New data about some species not recorded since the original description are given, and the...
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The egg ultra-structure in five species of Hemerobiidae belonging to the subfamilies Drepanepteryginae: Gayomyia falcata (Blanchard in Gay, 1851), Hemerobiinae: Hemerobius bolivari Banks, 1910 and Hemerobius chilensis Nakahara, 1965, and Sympherobiinae: Sympherobius gayi Navás, 1910 and Nomerobius cuspidatus Oswald, 1990 is described and compared,...
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The larval stages of C. baetica (Hölzel, 1972) are described and compared to those of C. albolineata (Killington, 1935). A key to their third instar larvae is also given. C. bellifontensis Leraut, 1988 is proposed as new synonymy of C. baetica.
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New data on some green lacewing species (Insecta: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) New data on the taxonomy, distribution, biology, phenology, larval instars and/or morphology of 52 green lace- wing species (Insecta: Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) are given. The presence of Chrysopa dorsalis Burmeister, 1839 in the Iberian Peninsula is confirmed, and the high va...
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Issues concerning the identity of Hemerobius amurensis Navás, 1929 are discussed. A neotype is designated that renders this species a junior synonym of H. marginatus Stephens, 1836. (© 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)
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The geographic ranges of many species have shifted polewards and uphill in elevation associated with climate warming, leading to increases in species richness at high latitudes and elevations. However, few studies have addressed community-level responses to climate change across the entire elevational gradients of mountain ranges, or at warm lower...
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A taxonomical review of the genus Harraphidia Steinmann, 1963 is made. Up to now this genus included two species: its type species Harraphidia harpyia Steinmann, 1963, known from Morocco, and Harraphidia laufferi (Navás, 1915), known from the Iberian Peninsula. For this last species the subgenus Flavoraphidia H. Aspöck & U. Aspöck, 1968 is reconsid...
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New data on the taxonomy, biology, distribution and/or morphology of eight dusty wing species from Senegal are given. None had previously been recorded from this country. In this African area (where the Afrotropical and Palaearctic Biogeographical Regions contact) a great number of species can be found, mostly afrotropical elements, but also some p...
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Resumen Se citan nuevos datos sobre la distribución, biología y/o morfología y variabilidad de 17 especies de neurópteros (Insecta: Neuroptera) pertenecientes a la familia Berothidae. Se anota la gran variabilidad, y se pone en duda la validez de algunos elementos de genitalia femenina externa usados para la identificación de las especies en alguno...
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New data on the morphology, distribution and biology of five species of green-lacewings (Insecta, Neuroptera, Chrysopidae) collected from samplings made in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Coquimbo (Argentina, Chile) are given. The general morphology and the preimaginal stages of Ungla argentina (Navás, 1911), Ungla binaria (Navás, 1922) and Chrysop...
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All bibliographical references on the lacewings fauna from the Balearic Islands are compiled. From each of the 58 species recorded in Balearic Islands a brief comment on its geographical distribution and biology is included and some records are questioned or put in doubt. As a complement of this catalogue, some new material recently collected is no...
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The first expected symptoms of a climate change-generated biodiversity crisis are range contractions and extinctions at lower elevational and latitudinal limits to species distributions. However, whilst range expansions at high elevations and latitudes have been widely documented, there has been surprisingly little evidence for contractions at warm...
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The first expected symptoms of a climate change-generated biodiversity crisis are range contractions and extinctions at lower elevational and latitudinal limits to species distributions. However, whilst range expansions at high elevations and latitudes have been widely documented, there has been surprisingly little evidence for contractions at warm...
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Domestic Psocoptera were sampled in Madrid throughout a complete year (1991-92) by means of sticky traps in bathrooms, kitchens and inside windows. A total of 409 individuals comprising ten species of psocids was caught from 4056 traps inspected fortnightly. The predominant species were Liposcelis decolor, Li. brunnea, Psyllipsocus ramburi, Li. bos...
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The plant substrate specificity of the Iberian species of Hemerobiidae was studied using data obtained from samples made between 1976 and 1993. The study is based on 2875 specimens collected on 67 plant species, mainly trees or shrubs. The habitat amplitude is analysed and highly stenotopic species such as Hemerobius nitidulus, H. gilvus, H. contum...
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Larval development of the European Nemoptera bipennis and Lertha sofiae have been completed in the laboratory, the morphology of their egg and larval instars are described. New data on their larval behaviour and biology, as embrionary development time, larval feeding preferences, way and number of moultings, strategies in their development time and...
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At present, the immature stages of Suarius genus are unknown. The larval stages of Suarius walsinghami walsinghami Navás, 1914 and Suarius tigridis (Morton, 1921) are described and compared with other debris-carrying larvae. A key to distinguish the first and third instar larvae of Suarius species is provided.