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Antonio Vives Moreno
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Dichelia constanti Rebel, 1894 is transferred to the genus Lopharcha Diakonoff, 1941 resulting in the combination Lopharcha constanti (Rebel, 1894) comb. n. Lopharcha africana Aarvik, sp. n. is described from Tanzania. Kanaria Larsen, 2020 is synonymized with Lopharcha Diakonoff, 1941, syn. n. These are the first records of Lopharcha from the Afrotropical region and the western part of the Palaearctic region.
Valery A. Korneyev
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S. V. Korneyev (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8599-7695) J. J. Smith (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1492-3095) J. E. Frey (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6628-8834) V. A. Korneyev (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9631-1038) A new species of Rhagoletis (Diptera, Tephritidae) from Switzerland, with discussion of its relationships within the genus. Korneyev, S. V., Smith, J. J., Hulbert, D. L., Frey, J. E., Korneyev, V. A.-Rhagoletis merzi sp. n., is described and illustrated based on specimens swept and reared from Juniperus sabina L. in Switzerland. A comparative review of Palaearctic species and a key to Palearctic and Nearctic species similar to R. merzi is provided. Based on DNA sequences from the COI, CAD, 28S, period, and AATS genes (4270 bp) of 92 isolates from two outgroup species (Anastrepha ludens, Euphranta canadensis), one species of Carpomya and 35 species representing most of species groups of Rhagoletis, a MrBayes analysis recovered a monophyletic lineage of Juniper-infesting species within a monophyletic cluster of R. fausta, R. batava, as well as the suavis, cingulata, pomonella, tabellaria and juniperina groups. Th e juniperina group includes both Nearctic (R. juniperina and undescribed forms) and Palaearctic species (R. fl avigenualis and R. merzi). Rhagoletis merzi is more similar to the Nearctic R. juniperina in both morphological characters (wing pattern, occiput, mesonotum and legs coloration, shape of male surstyli) and molecular sequences than to the Palearctic R. flavigenualis.
Anders Nilsson
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Common species names of adephagan water beetles from ten selected European countries are here listed together and translated into English. The proportions of species with common names are compared among countries. The number of names per species is studied in relation to the number of countries it is known from. The meanings of names are categorized and the number of names per category calculated. Distributions of names over categories are compared among selected countries.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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CONTENTS OF VOLUME 49 OF SHILAP REVISTA DE LEPIDOPTEROLOGIA
Description of a new species of Caryocolum Gregor & Povolny, 1954, discovered in Spain and other data of interest (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Abstract Caryocolum molinai Gastón, Huemer & Vives sp. n., a new species from Spain is described. An analysis of the DNA barcode (mitochondrial Cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene) for the genus Paramegacraspedus Gastón & Vives, 2021 is carried out and a new synonymy and a new combination is established.
Valery A. Korneyev
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Thirty-nine species of Tephritidae and four species of Ulidiidae are recorded for the first time from Chernivetska Region of Ukraine, which remained a "white spot" on the map of distribution of many Diptera groups. This diversity was found on two botanical preserves with rich flora represented by both meadow and steppe vegetation. A numerous population of endangered species Urophora dzieduszyckii Frauenfeld 1867 is found.
Korneyev, S. V., Volovnik, S. V. & Korneyev, V. A. The first find of Tephritis hurvitzi (Diptera: Tephritidae) in mainland Ukraine, with notes on its distribution and biology.-Tephritis hurvitzi Freidberg, 1981 is one of few gall-formers in the genus Tephritis known to induce stem swellings below flower heads of Tragopogon and Scorzonera (Asteraceae). It occurs in steppes from eastern Kazaqstan to Israel (Golan Heights) and Ukraine. Previously known only from Crimean Peninsula, it was recently found to occur in the mainland Ukraine. Data on distribution and biology are summarized.
Tephritis praecox (Loew, 1844) known to infest pot marigold (Calendula), a medicine plant used as anti-inflammatory and a remedy for healing wounds, as well as spice, predominantly in the Mediterranean region. It is recorded as a pest of cultivated Calendula in Slovakia for the first time. Morphology, phylogenetic relationships, biology and distribution are discussed.
Valery A. Korneyev
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Antonio Vives Moreno
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The genus Holcophora Staudinger, 1871, is revised. Three species are described as new: Holcophora hispanica Gastón & Vives sp. n. (Spain), Holcophora rostrella Bidzilya & Sattler, sp. n. (Mongolia, Turkmenistan) and Holcophora centralasiae Bidzilya & Karsholt, sp. n. (Afghanistan, Pakistan). The genera Epimesophleps Rebel, 1907, syn. n., Spermanthrax Meyrick, 1936, syn. n., are synonymized with Holcophora Staudinger, 1871. Aponaea (sic.!) pruinosella Chrétien, 1915, syn. n. and Spermanthrax pycnostoma Meyrick, 1936, syn. n. are synonymized with Holcophora obtusipalpis Walsingham, 1905. Three new combinations are proposed: Holcophora molitor (Walsingham, 1906), comb. n., Holcophora symmocella (Rebel, 1907), comb. n. and Holcophora aphiridias (Meyrick, 1925), comb. n. Holcophora inderskella (Caradja, 1920) is re-described, as the re-description by ADAMSKI & SATTLER (2019) refers to H. rostrella Bidzilya & Sattler, sp. n. The male and female genitalia of H. molitor and H. symmocella are described for the first time. H. obtusipalpis is recorded for the first time from Spain (Canary Islands) and Egypt, H. inderskella from Turkmenistan and Tadzhikistan, and H. molitor from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Iran.
Maurizio Biondi
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Citation: Violi M, D'Alessandro P, Biondi M (2021) Belarima violacea (Lucas, 1847) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae), a new genus and species for the European fauna. ZooKeys 1031: 125-131. https://doi. Abstract Belarima violacea (Lucas) is an uncommon species of the Galerucini tribe (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae) distributed in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, and recorded here for the first time for the European fauna. One male and one female were found, not far from each other, wandering on the sand among the vegetation of the shifting dunes of the Tuscan coast (Rosignano Solvay, Spiagge Bianche). Some hypotheses are proposed to explain the presence of B. violacea on the Italian coast. Morphological descriptions of external habitus, aedeagus and spematheca, the latter here described for the first time, are also provided, accompanied by micro-photographs.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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A genus and three new species for Spain with other additional interesting lepidopterology information for the Spanish fauna. Description of the females of Agnoea revillai Gastón & Vives, 2020 and creation of a new genus Paramegacraspedus Gastón & Vives, gen. n. (Insecta: Lepidoptera) Abstract A new genus Paramegacraspedus Gastón & Vives, gen. n. (Gelechiidae) is described. For the first time for the fauna of Spain: Bucculatrix ratisbonensis (Stainton, 1861) (Bucculatricidae), Coleophora sattleri Baldizzone, 1995 (Coleophoridae) y Anacampsis trifoliella (Constant, 1890) (Gelechiidae) are mentioned. The female of Agnoea revillai Gastón & Vives, 2020 (Lypusidae) is described. The presence of Megacraspedus dolosellus (Zeller 1839) is confirmed for Spain.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Two new species: Megacraspedus sinevi Vives & Gastón, sp. n. (Gelechiidae), Sudaniola asselbergsi Vives & Gastón, sp. n. Also, the species Aproaerema ochrofasciella (Toll, 1936), Cochylimorpha erlebachi Huemer & Trematerra, 1997 (Tortricidae) and Spodoptera frugiperda (Smith, 1797) (Noctuidae), are mentioned for the first time for the fauna of Spain. The male of Paraswamerdamia kitamurae Gastón & Vives, 2020 (Yponomeutidae) and the female of Symmoca mimetica Gozmány, 2008 (Autostichidae), are described. For the fauna of Sudan, the female of Turatia scioneura (Meyrick, 1929) (Autostichidae), is described.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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The list of Tineidae and Meessiidae from the Canary Islands is updated. Two species are described: Rhodobates carsteni Falck, Gaedike & Vives, sp. n. (Spain: Lanzarote) and Tinea laurisilvaella Falck, Gaedike & Vives, sp. n. (Spain: La Gomera, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Portugal: Madeira). The female genitalia of Infurcitinea canaricola Gaedike, 2019 (Spain: La Palma) is described, hitherto only known from one male. Two species are recorded for the first time from the Canary Islands: Nemapogon variatella (Clemens, 1860) (Tenerife) and Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) (Tenerife) and one species Tinea trinotella Thunberg, 1794 is removed from the list. Adults and genitalia of the new species and I. canaricola are illustrated. The taxonomic results are supported by DNA barcodes from sequencing of the 658 bp fragment of the mitochondrial COI gene.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Four new species discovered in Spain are described: Agnoea (Agnoea) revillai Gastón & Vives, sp. n., Symmoca requenai Gastón & Vives, sp. n., Symmoca redondoi Gastón & Vives, sp. n. and Megacraspedus carolustertius Gastón & Vives, sp. n. A taxonomic change is introduced with Symmoca degregorioi Requena, 2007 which is a new synonymy of Symmoca nigromaculella Ragonot, 1875. Symmoca revoluta Gozmány, 1985 is cited for the first time for Spain. The species Mirificarma scissella (Chrétien, 1915) is also cited for the first time for Spain and Europe. Females of Agnoea (Agnoea) xanthosoma (Rebel, 1900) and Symmoca senora Gozmány, 1977 are described. Photographs of the adults and genitalia are present.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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A comparative study is givenof all the species belonging to the family Pterolonchidae Meyrick, 1918, that have been found in Portugal and Spain. For the first time made and female genitalia are represented. Three subgenera are considered: Pterolonche Zelller, 1847; Agenjius Vives, nov. subgen., and Gomezbustillus Vives, nov. subgen. A new species is described: Pterolonche (Gomezbustillus) traugottolseniella Vives, nov. sp., and two new synonymia Pterolonche inspersa Staudinger, 1859 = Pterolonche gracilis Rebel, 1916, and Pterolonche lutescentella Chrétien, 1922 = Pterolonche gozmaniella Vives, 1984, are stablished.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Four new species discovered in Spain are described: Paraswammerdamia kitamurae Gastón & Vives, sp. n., Agnoea emarella Gastón & Vives, sp. n., Agnoea lvovskyi Gastón & Vives, sp. n., and Monochroa felixi Gastón & Vives, sp. n. The genus Metalampra Toll, 1956 and the species Metalampra italica Baldizzone, 1977, Elachista atricomella Stainton, 1849, Coleophora lusciniapennella (Treitschke, 1833, in Ochsenheimer), Stomopteryx hungaricella Gozmány, 1957, Oxypteryx parahelotella (Nel, 1995), and Caryocolum mazeli Huemer & Nel, 2005 are mentioned for the first time for Spain. Coleophora texanella Chambers, 1878, is cited as new for the Iberian Peninsula which is the second record of this Coleophoridae for Spain, having previously been cited from Menorca in the Balearic Islands. The female of Taleporia improvisella (Staudinger, 1859) is described for the first time. Photographs of the adults and genitalia are present.
Valery A. Korneyev
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Musca octopunctata Coquebert, 1798 (currently Myennis octopunctata) = Oedaspis (Bulgaroedaspis) sofianus Drensky, 1943, syn. n. Myennis = Bulgaroedaspis Drensky, 1943 (type species: Oedaspis (Bulgaroedaspis) sofianus Drensky, 1943, by monotypy) syn. n.
Maurizio Biondi
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Abstract. The current climate has facilitated biological invasions worldwide, with the spread of invasive species accelerating over the last few decades. Introductions of species are often accidental and facilitated by many factors, including intercontinental trade. In this paper, we explore the secondary range of an adventive fl ea beetle native to Asia, Luperomorpha xanthodera, which was recently found in many European countries on several occurrences. This species has detrimental effects mainly on ornamental plants, being destructive to leaves and fl owers, which can have serious negative economic consequences. We inferred current and future potential distribution of this alien species using Ecological Niche Modelling (ENM) and analysed the future increase in suitable areas in European countries. Suitable climatic conditions for L. xanthodera are assumed to be similar to that in areas where this species currently occurs, which includes Ireland and some Balkan countries, where the species is not recorded yet. In the future, a North-eastern expansion is predicted, with many countries currently lacking suitable climatic conditions for L. xanthodera becoming suitable and potentially colonizable by this species. The geographic trend revealed and quantifi ed in our analysis follows the increase in the mean temperature in the coldest quarter of the year, which is predicted to rise in the next 30 years. This will result in this species spreading from south-western Europe to North-Eastern countries, such as Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Belarus and Latvia, which should adopt preventive measures to avoid the accidental introduction of L. xanthodera.
Valery A. Korneyev
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For the purpose of clarifying the taxonomic status of the type species of the genus Otites, a single specimen is designated as the neotype of both Musca porcus Latreille, 1804 and Blainvillia jucunda Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, syn.n. Otites ruficeps (Fabricius, 1805) is proposed as replacement name for Musca formosa Panzer, 1798 (preoccupied, non Musca formosa Scopoli, 1763), since the other junior synonyms, Dictya gangraenosa sensu Fabricius, 1805 (misidentification; non Musca gangraenosa Panzer, 1798) and Otites elegans Latreille, 1805 (proposed in synonymy with Musca formosa Panzer, 1798) are unavailable. Based on the study of its type specimen, Otites ornata (Meigen, 1826) (= Ortalis ornata Meigen, 1826) is shown to be the valid name for Otites bacescui Gheorghiu, 1987, syn.n.
Claudia Ricci
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Clonal structure of a population of Macrotrachela quadricornifera (Rotifera, Bdelloidea) from a terrestrial moss in Northern Italy, was investigated over a 16 month period. Every month, 40–60 specimens of M. quadricornifera were collected from about 0.1 m2 of moss. The individual animals were homogenized and their isozyme phenotypes analyzed by electrophoresis on vertical polyacrylamide gel. One enzyme, phosphoglucose isomerase (PGI), was used as a marker to distinguish the different clones present in the sample. A few clones were established from the rotifers sampled and patterns of esterases α and β, and malic enzyme were studied. Nine electrophoretic patterns for PGI were seen. One was dominant, a second was almost always present, but in lesser amounts. The remainder were present occasionally. There seemed to be no seasonal replacement of the clones and the composition of the population appeared to be unaffected by variations in temperature. Relative humidity seemed to be the more important factor in regulating the number of electromorphs of the rotifer population.
Maurizio Biondi
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The common ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia has spread throughout Europe since the 1800s, infesting croplands and causing severe allergic reactions. Recently, the ragweed leaf beetle Ophraella communa was found in Italy and Switzerland; considering that it feeds primarily on A. artemisiifolia in its invaded ranges, some projects started biological control of this invasive plant through the adventive beetle. In this context of a 'double' invasion, we assessed the influence of climate change on the spread of these alien species through ecological niche modelling. Considering that A. artemisiifolia mainly lives in agricultural and urbanized areas, we refined the models using satellite remote-sensing data; we also assessed the co-occurrence of the two species in these patches. A. artemisiifolia is predicted to expand more than O. communa in the future, with the medium and high classes of suitability of the former increasing more than the latter, resulting in lower efficacy for O. communa to potentially control A. artemisiifolia in agricultural and urbanized patches. Although a future assessment was performed through the 2018 land-cover data, the predictions we propose are intended to be a starting point for future assessments, considering that the possibility of a shrinkage of target patches is unlikely to occur.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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On the name of Chelonia Latreillii Godart, [1823] 1822, a historical and bibliographical study (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae) Abstract A historical and bibliographical study is carried out, the correct name of Chelonia Latreillii Godart, [1823] 1822 is revised and the changes name suffered from their description until beginnings of the XXI century are checking.
Pierangelo Crucitti
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Introduzione Il Parco Naturale Archeologico dell'Inviolata di Guidonia a nord-est del-l'insediamento urbano di Roma (provvedimento istitutivo L.R. 22/96, EUAP 1032), compreso tra le frazioni Marco Simone e Laghetto di Guidonia Montecelio e Santa Lucia di Fonte Nuova (fig. 1) con superficie di circa 460 ha, limitrofo alla Riserva Naturale di Nomentum (EUAP1039), costituisce area peculiare per le sue emergenze storico-archeologiche, naturalistiche e paesaggist-che (Calamita, 2005; Crucitti et al., 2017). A partire dal 1997 il sistema delle piccole aree protette della Campagna Romana a nord-est di Roma è stato og-getto di indagini sulla biodiversità da parte della Società Romana di Scienze Naturali (SRSN). Nel contesto, il Parco dell'Inviolata di Guidonia è, da oltre due anni, oggetto di ricerche intensive della SRSN sulla biodiversità vegetale e animale in convenzione con il Parco Regionale dei Monti Lucretili al quale l'area è stata affidata in gestione (2016). In particolare, nel contesto delle ricerche sulle entomocenosi di questi comprensori, si inserisce lo studio degli Odonati dell'Inviolata, oggetto della presente ricerca. Materiali e Metodi Area di studio. L'area del Parco dell'Inviolata è costituita da dolci ondulazioni collinari con variazioni di quota tra 50 e 120 m s.l.m. L'evoluzione ge-omorfologica dell'area risulta essenzialmente condizionata dalle fasi erosive dovute ad eustatismo succedutesi nel corso del Quaternario. Il substrato risulta pertanto modellato soprattutto in funzione dei materiali costituenti. I dossi sono infatti costituiti da sedimenti di origine vulcanica, essenzialmente tufo litoide e tufo grigio, meno suscettibili all'erosione delle sabbie e delle argille sabbiose
Maurizio Biondi
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The cosmopolitan flea beetle genera Phyllotreta and Psylliodes (Galerucinae, Alticini) are mainly associated with host plants in the family Brassicaceae and include economically important pests of crucifer crops. In this review, the host plant associations and geographical distributions of known species in these gen-era are summarised from the literature, and their proposed phylogenetic relationships to other Alticini analysed from published molecular phylogenetic studies of Galerucinae. Almost all Phyllotreta species are specialised on Brassicaceae and related plant families in the order Brassicales, whereas Psylliodes species are associated with host plants in approximately 24 different plant families, and 50% are specialised to feed on Brassicaceae. The current knowledge on how Phyllotreta and Psylliodes are adapted to the characteristic chemical defence in Brassicaceae is reviewed. Based on our findings we postulate that Phyllotreta and Psyl-liodes colonised Brassicaceae independently from each other.
Longitarsus Latreille (Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini) is a very large genus of phytophagous insects, with more than 700 species distributed in all zoogeographical regions. Patterns of host use have been a central topic in phytophagous insect research. In this study a first assessment is provided to test the hypothesis that host-plant association is phylogenetically conserved in Western Palaearctic Longitarsus species. Maximum Likelihood and Bayesian Inference methods were used to infer a phylogeny based on DNA sequence data from two mitochondrial genes from 52 Longitarsus species from the Western Palaearctic. In agreement with the host phylogenetic conservatism hypothesis, a strict association between most of the recovered clades and specific plant families was found, except for species associated with Bor-aginaceae. Low phylogenetic resolution at deep nodes limited the evaluation of whether closely related Longitarsus clades are associated with the same plant family or to closely related plant families. A peer-reviewed open-access journal Daniele Salvi et al. / ZooKeys 856: 101-114 (2019) 102
Maurizio Biondi
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New records for the adventive species Monoxia obesula Blake (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae Galerucinae) in the Mediterranean region are reported. An Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM) analysis to estimate the potential distribution of this leaf beetle in the secondary range, through the assessment of the habitat suitability, was performed. The expected distribution, as predicted by the ENM analysis, is rather limited in the Mediterranean region, with high suitability areas only in southern Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, southern peninsular Italy, Tunisia and Egypt. Nevertheless, the Ensemble Models for future climatic conditions predict an expansion from all the currently suitable territories of the Mediterranean region, especially in coastal areas.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Contribution to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera of Spain. Two new species for our fauna. (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) Abstract The Gelechiidae fauna of Spain is studied, with the mention of two new species: Amblypalpis olivierella Ragonot, 1886, both the genus and the species, are new for Spain and for Europe and Aristotelia staticella (Millière 1876), which is already well-known from Portugal, but is new for Spain.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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The box tree moth Cydalima perspectalis (Walker, 1859), is an invasive species whose rapid spreading from its origin in Eastern Asia is causing severe damages in different plants species from the genus Buxus L. in Eastern and Central European countries. In this document we report on a new sighting of this species in Madrid, Spain.
Valery A. Korneyev
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Euxesta stigmatias Loew, 1868 originally known to occur in the USA, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, Trinidad, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia as a pest of corn, Zea mais is recorded from Bulgaria.
Maurizio Biondi
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The genus names proposed by Billberg (1820a) for Chrysomelidae are reviewed. Mesops Billberg, 1820 is considered an unavailable name. Apelma Billberg, 1820 is confirmed as synonym of Macroplea Samouelle, 1819. Chrysomela concolor Fabricius, 1781, the type species of Isosoma Billberg, 1820, is a representative of Phygasia Dejean, 1836. To save the generic name Phygasia we propose Isosoma as nomen oblitum for Phygasia (nomen protectum). Chrysomela flavipes Linnaeus, 1767 is designated as type species of Lyperus Billberg, 1820 and Lyperus is proposed as new synonym of Lu-perus Geoffroy, 1762. Galleruca lausoniae Fabricius, 1798 is designated as type species of Adimus Billberg, 1820 and Adimus is proposed as new synonym of Altica Geoffroy, 1762. Galleruca lausoniae Fabricius, 1798 is confirmed as synonym of Altica caerulea (Olivier, 1791).
This study analyzes the distributions in Sub-Saharan Africa of the endemic and sub-endemic flea beetle genera, Calotheca Heyden and Blepharidina Bechyn�e, this latter subdivided in the two subgenera, Blepharidina s.str. and Afroblepharida Biondi & D'Alessandro. To compare and correlate their pattern of geographic range and the current distribution of the terrestrial ecosystems occurring in the Afrotropical Region, 588 presence records were considered, 61 for Afroblepharida, 93 for Blepharidina and 434 for Calotheca. Afroblepharida, mainly occurring in the region of Africa between the 20th parallel N and the equator, has a clear preference (62%) for desert and semi-desert habitats, while Calotheca, widespread in the southern Africa, mainly in the eastern belt between the 20� and 40� meridian at E of Greenwich, Arabian Peninsula and Israel, results comparatively more mesophilous, preferring savannas (54%), and forests (37%). Finally, Blepharidina, mainly occurring in the region between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer, takes an intermediate position between Afroblepharida and Calotheca, with preference for savannah (47%), forest (32%), and semi-desertic (21%) habitat. Presence records were also used to build Ensemble models for current and past climatic conditions (Last Glacial Maximum and Mid-Holocene). The results, also in this case, show a clear separation between Afroblepharida and Blepharidina in central African's predicted suitable areas, as well as for Calotheca, which is predicted to occur especially in southern Africa. Post-modeling analyses on predicted suitable areas reinforced the patterns of habitat preference observed through occurrence localities and showed that the two genera once shared a large area, mainly composed by savannas, which progressively shrunk and changed to more desertic conditions.
Valery A. Korneyev
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An interactive pictorial key to species of the genus Oxyna is provided. New material from European Russia (Volga basin) is listed, including some previously poorly known species. Oxyna variabilis Chen, 1938 is recorded from Europe for the first time. Morphological characters of all the species are illustrated.
Myodris annulata (Fallén, 1813) and the family Periscelididae are recorded from Ukraine for the first time.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Review of the genus Gymnancyla Zeller, 1848 in continental Spain and description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Phycitinae) Abstract All the species of genus Gymnancyla Zeller, 1848 mentioned in continental Spain: Gymnancyla (Gymnancyla) ruscinonella (Ragonot, 1888), Gymnancyla (Gymnancyla) sfakesella Chrétien, 1911, Gymnancyla (Gymnancyla) canella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) and Gymnancyla (Spermatophthora) hornigii (Lederer, 1852) are revised. The presence of Gymnancyla hornigii (Lederer, 1852) in the Iberian Peninsula is analysed. A new species is described, Gymnancyla hillneriella Gastón & Vives, sp. n. The status of Gymnancyla semirosella (Chrétien, 1911), Gymnancyla merkalana (Lucas, 1937) and Gymnancyla candida (Gozmany,1960), is revised.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Contribution to the knowledge of Microlepidoptera, with new mentions for Spain and other contributions of interest (Insecta: Lepidoptera) Abstract Caloptilia perseae (Busck, 1920) (Canary Islands, Gracillariidae), Megacraspedus peyerimhoffi Le Cerf, 1925, Dichomeris ustalella (Fabricius, 1794), Dichomeris limosellus (Schläger, 1849, 1849) (Gelechiidae), Bactra simpliciana Chrétien, 1915 and Dichrorampha agilana (Tengström, 1848) (Tortricidae) is included for the firsth time for Spain. Additional information for Oporopsamma dunaria (Sumpich, 2011) (Tortricidae). are mentioned. The females genitalia of Spilonota gallinerana (Sumpich, 2011) and Eucosma albarracina (Hartig, 1941)(Tortricidae) are presented for the first time.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Contribution to the knowledge of the Microlepidoptera of Spain, with description of one new species (Insecta: Lepidoptera) A new species Oinophila blayi Vives & Gastón, is described. Two genus Niphonympha Meyrick, 1914, Sardzea Amsel, 1961 and fourteen species: Niphonympha dealbatella Zeller, 1847, Tinagma balteolella (Fischer von Rösslerstamm, [1841] 1834), Alloclita francoeuriae Walsingham, 1905 (Canary Islands), Epicallima bruandella (Ragonot, 1889), Agonopterix astrantiae (Heinemann, 1870), Agonopterix kuznetzovi Lvovsky, 1983, Depressaria halophilella Chrétien, 1908, Depressaria cinderella Corley, 2002, Metzneria santolinella (Amsel, 1936), Phtheochroa sinecarina Huemer, 1990 (Canary Islands), Sardzea diviselloides Amsel, 1961, Pempelia coremetella (Amsel, 1949), Epischinia albella Amsel, 1954 (Canary Islands) and Metasia cyrnealis Schawerda, 1926 are recorded from Spain for the first time. Four Lectotypus: Nephopteryx pseudoflorella Schmidt, 1933, Nephopteryx anerastica Snellen, [1880] 1892, Crambus bolivarellus Schmidt, 1930 and Hylophila prasinana var. hispanica Fernández, 1931, are designated. Eucosma cana (Haworth, 1811) and Cydia blackmoreana(Walsingham, 1903) are mentioned from the Canary Island for the first time. The presence in the Canary Island of Pyralis manihotalis Guenée, 1854, is confirmed. A new synonymy of Hylophila prasinana var. hispanica Fernández, 1931, syn. n. of Pseudoips prasinana (Linnaeus, 1758), is designed. Five new combinations: Pima leucomixtella (Ragonot, 1887), comb. n., Pima pempeliella (Zerny, 1936), comb. n., Pima milka (Roesler, 1990), comb. n., Pima leucoloma (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), comb. n., Asalebria (Praesalebria) pseudoflorella (Schmidt, 1934), com. n., are established.
Marco A. Bologna
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This research is mainly focused on niche differences of the two most common European species of the oedemerid beetle genus Oedemera, O flavipes and O lurida. The trophic niche and the daily activity were compared, considering the possible influence of environmental factors, in two geographical areas of Central Italy, characterized by Mediterranean or Continental ecosystems. Both species are polyphagous, but locally oligophagous, preferring Asteraceae and Apiaceae; daily activity is more intense in the morning and it is regulated mostly by the circadian rhythm. Differences among sexes are evidenced in both species.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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Borkhausenia nephrax Hodges is new to the Polish fauna. So far the species is known only from the City of Warsaw where its occurrence has been noticed since 1961. Moths were rnost frequently found in flats, heated cellars and dungeons.
This volume gathers all scientific publications on European Lepidoptera issued either in Europe or North America in 1991 and 1992. It includes 1888 references: 189 are books and 1699 are articles extracted from 267 Journals. A team of 29 recorders, 28 spread all over Europe and 1 in the USA gathered the data in their own countries and sent it to the SEL Bibliography headquarters for compiling the Bibliography.
Nematopogon robertella (Cl.) and Incurvaria koerneriella (Z.), are reported the first time for Spain, where has been collected in eurosiberian woods in the province of Huesca, Spain. A brief commentary about the corology and ecology of those species is complemented with draw of the adults and the genital structures.
Wieslaw Bogdanowicz
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Today, one of the challenges facing modern biology is to develop an accurate, reliable and cost- efficient method for the rapid identification of organisms to species level. Here, we combine high resolution melting (HRM) analysis with DNA barcoding (Bar-HRM) and evaluated its efficiency to discriminate between 215 specimens of 22 common European cyprinid species. After screening the standard barcode region of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase gene subunit I (COI) for a distinct fragment, a short region (142 bp) with sufficient sequence diversity was chosen. Using the selected mini-barcode, Bar-HRM analysis was performed to test the potential of this closed- tube method to reveal genetic variation between the cyprinids. To evaluate inter-run reproducibility several Bar-HRM runs were performed on different days using between 8 and 10 specimens per species, resulting in only minor variations in the amplification curves and melting temperatures. The technique was also found to be highly sensitive to single base changes, allowing the detection of geographic variants. 92% of the specimens were unambiguously assigned to the correct cyprinid species whereas in seven individuals the presence of ambiguities prevents the assignment; in case of Barbus barbus the method failed. We provide a guideline for setting up a simple molecular identification tool for unknown samples from a pool of target species with one pair of mini-barcode primers and reduced contamination risk. We demonstrate that Bar-HRM may provide a reliable and simple alternative to Sanger-sequencing based identification in certain applications with the potential to significantly reduce time (up to 241 h) and labor costs (up to 88%) during the process of identification.
Jozsef Majer
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The faunistical research of horse-flies along the middle course of the river Drava during 2005 resulted with 23 species of which Atylotusflavoguttatus (Szilddy 1915), Hybomitra distinguenda (Verrall 1909), Heptatoma pellucens (Fabricius 1776) and Haematopota italica Meigen 1804 were new for the study area. The total number of Tabanidae species currently known in the study area increased to 42. The results of Sorenson index indicate a rather high degree of dissimilarity between Tabanidae fauna on both sides of the Drava river. On the Hungarian side of the river Drava, 36 species were collected, while on Croatian side only 23 species were collected. The most abundant species were: Haematopota pluvialis (Linnaeus 1758), Tabanus bromius Linnaeus 1758, Hybomitra ciureai (Seguy 1937), Chrysops viduatus (Fabricius 1794), Tabanus sudeticus Zeller 1842, Tabanus maculicornis Zetterstedt 1842 and Chrysops relictus Meigen 1820. These seven species comprised 79.49% of the Tabanidae fauna of the study area. Seasonal abundance was analyzed for seven most abundant species. Ch relictus, Ch viduatus, Hy ciureai, T bromius, T sudeticus and Hae pluvialis reached their highest peak of abundance in July, whereas T maculicornis reached their maximum abundance in June. All the other species collected in this study were of sparse abundance.
The faunistical research of horse-flies along the middle course of the river Drava during 2005 resulted with 23 species of which Atylotus flavoguttatus (Szilády 1915), Hybomitra distinguenda (Verrall 1909), Heptatoma pellucens (Fabricius 1776) and Haematopota italica Meigen 1804 were new for the study area. The total number of Tabanidae species currently known in the study area increased to 42. The results of Sørenson index indicate a rather high degree of dissimilarity between Tabanidae fauna on both sides of the Drava river. On the Hungarian side of the river Drava, 36 species were collected, while on Croatian side only 23 species were collected. The most abundant species were: Haematopota pluvialis (Linnaeus 1758), Tabanus bromius Linnaeus 1758, Hybomitra ciureai (Séguy 1937), Chrysops viduatus (Fabricius 1794), Tabanus sudeticus Zeller 1842, Tabanus maculicornis Zetterstedt 1842 and Chrysops relictus Meigen 1820. These seven species comprised 79.49% of the Tabanidae fauna of the study area. Seasonal abundance was analyzed for seven most abundant species. Ch relictus, Ch viduatus, Hy ciureai, T bromius, T sudeticus and Hae pluvialis reached their highest peak of abundance in July, whereas T maculicornis reached their maximum abundance in June. All the other species collected in this study were of sparse abundance.
Giuseppe Maria Carpaneto
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Yde De Jong
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Recently the PESI project, in which Fauna Europaea features, was asked by the European Commission (DG RI) to contribute to a new campaign, building a portfolio of videos showcasing the impact of EU funded research and innovations on our daily lives. In this context PESI was invited to upload a short video highlighting the projects impact and relevance for society via the EU social media channels (YouTube, etc.).
For this purpose the PESI video trailer was recycled: https://youtu.be/bOmg08oktm4
An ESOF conference travel award will be offered to the project whose video receives the most ‘likes’ on YouTube before July 2018.
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Fernando Angelini
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Contribution to the study of seed beetles (Coleoptera, Bruchidae) from the Magreb. Species from Tunisia and Morocco. Se ofrecen nuevos registros y localidades de 30 especies de brúquidos, para el Magreb, repartidas en los siguientes géneros: Spermophagus (3 especies); Bruchidius (19); Serratobruchidius (2) y Bruchus (6). Todas estas especies ya fueron citadas en los respectivos países, en catálogos anteriores, y han sido recogidas en ANTON (2010) y más recientemente, para Marruecos en YUS-RAMOS y LABRIQUE (2015); pero las especies Bruchidius calabrensis (Blanchard, 1844), B. murinus (Boheman, 1829) y B. pusillus (Germar, 1824), no estaban señaladas en el antiguo catálogo tunecino de NORMAND (1937) y tampoco en el más actual, paleártico occidental, de ANTON (2010), por lo que constituyen los primeros registros de estas tres especies en Túnez. También se destaca la presencia de Bruchus viciae Olivier, 1795, pues constituye la primera confirmación de la cita de RICCI y ZAMPETTI (2007) en Marruecos, no recogida en el catálogo de ANTON (2010) y considerada dudosa en YUS-RAMOS y LABRIQUE (2015).
Contribution to the knowledge of the seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) of Turkey Abstract: A catalogue of seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) collected in the years 2009 and 2011 in Turkey by Fernando Angelini, comprising a total of 206 specimens corresponding to 51 species of Bruchidae, of which 3 belong to the genus Spermophagus, 29 to Bruchidius, 1 to Serratobruchidius, 17 to Bruchus and 1 to Caryedon. This catalogue confirms the records from Turkey of previous authors and increases the number of localities. Spermophagus klapperichi Borowiec, 1985 and Bruchidius taorminensis (Blanchard, 1844) are new to Turkey’s fauna.
Antonio Vives Moreno
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A new species Oinophila blayi Vives & Gastón, sp. n., is described. Two genus Niphonympha Meyrick, 1914, Sardzea Amsel, 1961 and fourteen species: Niphonympha dealbatella Zeller, 1847, Tinagma balteolella (Fischer von Rösslerstamm, [1841] 1834), Alloclita francoeuriae Walsingham, 1905 (Canary Islands), Epicallima bruandella (Ragonot, 1889), Agonopterix astrantiae (Heinemann, 1870), Agonopterix kuznetzovi Lvovsky, 1983, Depressaria halophilella Chrétien, 1908, Depressaria cinderella Corley, 2002, Metzneria santolinella (Amsel, 1936), Phtheochroa sinecarina Huemer, 1990 (Canary Islands), Sardzea diviselloides Amsel, 1961, Pempelia coremetella (Amsel, 1949), Epischnia albella Amsel, 1954 (Canary Islands) and Metasia cyrnealis Schawerda, 1926 are recorded from Spain for the first time. Four Lectotypus: Nephopteryx pseudoflorella Schmidt, 1933, Nephopteryx anerastica Snellen, [1880] 1892, Crambus bolivarellus Schmidt, 1930 and Hylophila prasinana var. hispanica Fernández, 1931, are designated. Eucosma cana (Haworth, 1811) and Cydia blackmoreana (Walsingham, 1903) are mentioned from the Canary Island for the first time. The presence in the Canary Island of Pyralis manihotalis Guenée, 1854, is confirmed. A new synonymy of Hylophila prasinana var. hispanica Fernández, 1931, syn. n. of Pseudoips prasinana (Linnaeus, 1758), is designed. Five new combinations: Pima leucomixtella (Ragonot, 1887), comb. n., Pima pempeliella (Zerny, 1936), comb. n., Pima milka (Roesler, 1990), comb. n., Pima leucoloma (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), comb. n., Asalebria (Praesalebria) pseudoflorella (Schmidt, 1934), com. n., are established. © 2017, Soc Hispano-Luso-Amer Lepidopterologia-Shilap. All rights reserved.
Berend Aukema
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The first record of Nysius huttoni F.B. White, 1878 (Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) in Germany is given.
Berend Aukema
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The second author collected 17 species of Heteroptera between 4 and 20 June 1998 during a field survey organized by the lrish Peatland Conservation Council at Clochar na gCon bog, Co Galway (Aukema and Scherrenburg 1998). The bog is part of Natural Heritage Area number 2034, named Connemara Bog Complex. lt is located 8km north-west of Spiddal (M0627). Two of the species, Psa/Íus confusus Rieger (Miridae) and Sa/da moio (Zetlerstedt) (Saldidae), are reported here, because they are of special interest, being new to the lrish fauna and very rare, respectively. Voucher specimens are kept in the collection of the first author. Psa//us confu
Seven species of Heteroptera are reported new to Ireland: Macrolophus rubi Woodroffe, Macrolophus pygmaeus (Rambur), Acetropis gimmerthalii (Flor), Megacoelum cf. beckeri (Fieber), Megaloceroea recticornis (Rambur), Lopus decolor (Fallén) and Anthocoris simulans Reuter. Records are also provided of species which have shown range extensions or have been rarely recorded in Ireland. The issue of whether the new species have been introduced or overlooked is discussed.