Wioletta Tomaszewska

Wioletta Tomaszewska
Polish Academy of Sciences | PAN · Museum and Institute of Zoology

PhD

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The family Cerasommatidiidae was proposed by Brèthes in 1925 for his new genus Cerasommatidia from Brazil, described as an intermediate taxon between Endomychidae and Coccinellidae (Coccinelloidea). This group was neglected for decades until 1994 when the resemblance of Cerasommatidia with the eupsilobiine genus Ibicarella was noticed, and Cerasomm...
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Lycoperdina succincta (Linnaeus, 1767) is newly recorded from Armenia and Montenegro.
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A new genus and species of the family Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea): Cretostenotarsus striatus Tomaszewska, Szawaryn and Arriaga-Varela gen. et sp. nov. are described, diagnosed and illustrated from the mid-Cretaceous amber from northern Myanmar. To test the systematic placement of the new extinct genus and species within the family, a...
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The mature larva of Trochoideus dalmani Westwood (Endomychidae: Pleganophorinae) is described and illustrated for the first time. Based on its characters and those of T. desjardinsi Guérin-Méneville, a preliminary diagnosis for the genus is provided. Larval morphology and phylogenetic relationships of Pleganophorinae with other Endomychidae are com...
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A new fossil genus and species of the family Endomychidae, Rhomeocalpsua torosa Li, Tomaszewska & Cai, gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated from the mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. The new genus is characterised by the relatively elongate body, antennae composed of nine antennomeres with unique club morphology, unmodified pronotum, mesocoxa...
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Species of the endemic New Zealand ladybird genus Adoxellus Weise are revised. Male and female genitalia are illustrated for the first time, a key to species, images of larva and pupa and distribution map are provided. A lectotype for Scymnus flavihirtus Broun, 1880 and a neotype for Scymnus picinus Broun, 1880 are designated.
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Coccinellini, the ‘true ladybirds’, is a large, cosmopolitan tribe of lady beetles with immense variability in colour and form that include many commonly recognized species and major biocontrol agents, as well as some ubiquitous invasive species. In this study, we performed phylogenetic analyses of molecular and morphological data. For the molecula...
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The list of species of fungus beetle families Endomychidae, Anamorphidae and Eupsilobiidae (Endomychidae sensu lato) in Mexico is updated. Fifty three species and two subspecies of Endomychidae, nine of Anamorphidae and two of Eupsilobiidae are reported. Bystus is the most diverse genus in Anamorphidae (4 spp.); Stenotarsus (23 spp.) is the most d...
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Ladybirds (family Coccinellidae) are one of the most diverse groups of beetles and globally comprise over 6000 species. Despite their scientific and economic significance, the taxonomy of Coccinellidae remains unstable, and we still know little about their evolutionary history. By using a small number of genes, previous phylogenetic analyses have n...
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Recently the classification of the ladybird beetles’ tribe Epilachnini was revised based on morphological and molecular data (Szawaryn et al. 2015, Tomaszewska & Szawaryn 2016). Based on these findings a new classification of the tribe was proposed. The genus Epilachna Chevrolat in Dejean, 1837 sensu lato was split into several clades, with Epilach...
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Three new Papuan species of the ladybird genus Rhyzobius Stephens, Rhyzobius albinos sp. nov., R. atramentarius sp. nov. and R. serratus sp. nov., are described, diagnosed and illustrated. An updated key to species of Rhyzobius from new Guinea is provided.
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Rhyzobius Stephens, 1829 is a diverse genus of ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae) with more than 100 extant species distributed in the Old World. Despite recent revision of that genus its internal classification has been unclear. However, based on morphological differences, four main evolutionary lineages could be expected, two distributed in Euro-Af...
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Microweiseinae is a quite recently established subfamily within ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae). According to recent analyses of morphological and molecular data, it has been divided into three tribes. Members of the subfamily are distributed mostly in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Despite several recent taxonomical studies of thi...
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The fossil record of ladybird beetles is scarce with the first taxa described only very recently. The oldest members come from Eocene the amber deposits of Oise and the Bay of Gdańsk, and represent the tribes Coccidulini and Serangiini respectively. Here, we describe a new genus, Electrolotis, which belongs to the tribe Sticholotidini and is presen...
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Ladybirds of the cosmopolitan tribe Chilocorini prey mainly on coccids and include several important biocontrol agents. The phylogenetic relationships of Chilocorini are poorly known. In this paper, we provide a phylogenetic reconstruction of Chilocorini containing all 27 genera based on five molecular markers and 86 adult morphological characters....
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The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773), is native to Asia but has been introduced to many countries, both intentionally and unintentionally. In the Middle East region, H. axyridis was so far only known from Iran and Turkey. This study reports H. axyridis for the first time from a country with a hot desert climate, Saudi Arabia. Th...
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Tharina gen. nov. along with T. antennalis (as type species), T. ecuadoriensis, T. micra, and T. peckorum spp. nov. (Coleoptera: Endomychidae: Endomychinae) from Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia are described, diagnosed, and illustrated. Mouthpart structures, in this genus, which are unique within the family Endomychidae, are discussed in terms of t...
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Four new genera along with four new species belonging to three subfamilies of the family Endomychidae (Coleoptera: Coccinelloidea) are described, diagnosed and imaged from Upper Cretaceous Burmese amber: Burmalestes albertalleni Tomaszewska and Ślipiński gen. et sp. nov., Cretolestes niger Tomaszewska, Ślipiński and Ren gen. et sp. nov. (Leiestinae...
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During field investigations in 2017, Clemmus troglodytes was found in the Mordovia State Nature Reserve (Republic of Mordovia, Russia). Earlier, C. Troglodytes was collected in Yaroslavl City (Yaroslavl region, Russia). In this paper we are reporting for the first time both genus Clemmus and species C. Troglodytes for the fauna of Russia. These rec...
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Citation: Arriaga-Varela E, Tomaszewska W, Huo L, Seidel M (2018) On Neotropical Merophysiinae with descriptions of a new genus and new species (Coleoptera: Endomychidae). ZooKeys 736: 1-41. https://doi. Abstract Intensive survey of museum collections and new field collecting resulted in discovery of six new, closely related species of the Neotropi...
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Five new genera and eight new species of handsome fungus beetles of the superfamily Coccinelloidea are described and imaged from Baltic and Bitterfeld amber: Gramboale prutenorum gen. et sp. nov., Kleinzaches germanicianus gen. et sp. nov., Palaecoryphus viktori gen. et sp. nov., Giltine ampeensis gen. et sp. nov., Symbiotes borussiaeorientalis sp....
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The Iranian checklist of the tribe Chilocorini Mulsant, 1846 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is updated. In total, 13 species belonging to four genera (Brumoides Chapin, 1965, Chilocorus Leach, 1815, Exochomus Redtenbacher, 1843, and Parexochomus Barovsky, 1922) are listed from Iran. An identification key to all genera and species currently known from...
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Mature larva of Mycetaea subterranea is re-described based on modern research techniques including SEM. Apart from the very inaccurate and little informative description of Agaricophilus reflexus larva by Mamaev (1977), the present paper contains detailed and richly illustrated description of the second known larva of the family Mycetaeidae. The ph...
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Background The tribe Coccinellini is a group of relatively large ladybird beetles that exhibits remarkable morphological and biological diversity. Many species are aphidophagous, feeding as larvae and adults on aphids, but some species also feed on other hemipterous insects (i.e., heteropterans, psyllids, whiteflies), beetle and moth larvae, pollen...
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Rich sampling and modern research techniques, including SEM, revealed that rarely collected epilachnine species Epiverta chelonia is a complex of four closely related species: E. chelonia (Mader, 1933), E. albopilosa, E. angusta, and E. supinata spp. nov. All Epiverta species are described and illustrated, a key to the species and a distribution ma...
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The Iranian members of the tribe Hyperaspidini Mulsant, 1846 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are reviewed. The group includes 12 species, all placed in a single genus, Hyperaspis Chevrolat, 1836. Hyperapsis asiatica Lewis, 1896 and H. pumila Mulsant, 1850 are excluded from the Iranian list of Coccinellidae. Diagnoses of the tribe Hyperaspidini and the...
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The Iranian species of the tribe Hyperaspidini Mulsant, 1846 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) are reviewed. The current list includes 12 species, all placed in a single genus Hyperaspis Chevrolat, 1836. Hyperapsis asiatica Lewis, 1896 and H. pumila Mulsant, 1850 are excluded from the Iranian list of Coccinellidae. Diagnoses of the tribe Hyperaspidini an...
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Based on the recent revised generic classification of the tribe Epilachnini (Szawaryn et al. 2015), all 27 genera are re-described, diagnosed, illustrated, and included in an identification key. The following nomenclatural changes are made: Epilachna (Hypsa) Mulsant 1850, Epilachna (Cleta) Mulsant 1850, Solanophila Weise 1898, Epilachna (Aparodenta...
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Endomychidae or Handsome Fungus Beetles are a moderately large family of mycophagous beetles distributed worldwide but with the highest diversity in the tropics (Shockley et al. 2009a, b). The concept of the family (e.g. Lawrence & Newton 1995; Tomaszewska 2000, 2010; Shockley et al. 2009a) has recently been restricted by an elevation of former sub...
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A new species of the lycoperdinine genus Archipines (Endomychidae), Archipines boliviensis sp. nov. from Bolivia is described and illustrated. Archipines exsanguis sanestebani Tomaszewska is raised to a species level, as A. sanestebani Tomaszewska stat. nov., based on evidence revealed by SEM methods. Similarities and differences between species wi...
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An updated checklist of the Coccinellidae species of the former subfamily Sticholotidinae recorded from Iran is provided. Eleven species are reported: two species classified presently in the subfamily Microweiseinae (in the genera Paracoelopterus Normand, 1936 and Serangium Blackburn, 1889), and nine species classified in the tribe Sticholotidini o...
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A new species of the endomychid subfamily Leiestinae, from Japan, Panamomus jaloszynskii sp. nov. is described, diagnosed and illustrated. A key to the known species of Panamomus is provided.