Volume 17/2009

No. 1

Svatopluk POKORNÝ & Jiří ZĺDEK

Heliocopris camerunus sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Coprini) from Cameroon


Abstract. Helicopris camerunus sp. nov. from Cameroon is described, illustrated and compared with related species, from which it can be readily distinguished by the shape of the pronotal crest.


Mohammad SHAMIM, Zubair AHMAD and Ahmad SAMIUDDIN

Taxonomic studies of Indian Leiophron subgen. Leiophron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Euphorinae), with the description of seven new species


Abstract. This paper discusses Indian species of the braconid subgenus Leiophron Nees von Esenbeck, 1818 (Leiophron s. str.). Seven new species (Leiophron (L.) achterbergi sp. nov., L. (L.) loani sp. nov., L. (L.) striopetiolus sp. nov., L. (L.) pappi sp. nov., L. (L.) hayati sp. nov., L. (L.) shafeei sp. nov., and L. (L.) parvipetiolus sp. nov.) are described. A key to the Indian species of Leiophron is provided.


Zdeněk ŠVEC

New Indonesian species of Dermatohomoeus (Coleoptera, Leiodidae, Leiodinae)


Abstract. Dermatohomoeus balkei sp. nov. and D. michaeli sp. nov. from Papua (former Irian Jaya), Indonesia are described and distinguished from similar species. Morphological notes on D. sarawaki Hlisnikovský, 1965 are added. New geographical records are presented for D. loeblianus Daffner, 1988 from Nepal, D. punctatus Daffner, 1988 and D. obscuratus Daffner, 1988 from China and D. biroi Hlisnikovský, 1963 from Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia.




Three new species of Lemodes, with further faunal records on Papuan and Moluccan Anthicidae (Coleoptera)


Abstract. Three new species from New Guinea, namely Lemodes bellstedti sp. nov., L. finisterrensis sp. nov., and L. jayawijaya sp. nov. are described and illustrated. Updated identification key to species of Lemodes Boheman, 1858 is given. New faunal and ecological data on other Anthicidae from New Guinea and the Moluccas are presented.



No. 2


Revision of the genus Terametopon, with description of new species (Coleoptera: Histeridae)


Abstract. The genus Terametopon Vienna, 1987, consisting of two subgenera Terametopon and Psammoprinus Gomy & Vienna, 1996, is revised herein. It now contains seven species, one of which, T. (T.) foveatus sp. nov. is described as new. The species T. truncatus Gomy & Vienna, 1999, known from a single male with severely damaged body (head and prothorax missing), has not been incorporated into this study and is retained as Terametopon incertae sedis. Male genitalia and SEM photographs of all known species (except for T. truncatus) are given. A key to the species is provided.



Xenopsis akiyamai sp. nov. from Sumatra (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae: Polycestini: Xenopsina)


Abstract. Xenopsis akiyamai sp. nov. from Sumatra (Indonesia) is described, illustrated and compared with its congeners. A modified key, checklist, and distributional map of Xenopsis Saunders, 1867 species are provided.


Zdeněk ŠVEC

Two new species of the genus Leiodes, with new records of the subfamily Leiodinae (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) from Turkey


Abstract. Leiodes svihlai sp. nov. and L. aksekiana sp. nov. from Turkey are described and distinguished from similar species. Turkish Leiodes Latreille, 1797 species are keyed. Agaricophagus italicus Hlisnikovský, 1964, Ansibaris strigipennis Daffner, 1989, Agathidium (Cyphoceble) arcticum Thomson, 1862 and Agathidium (Neoceble) haemorrhoum Erichson, 1845 are recorded from Turkey for the first time.


No. 3-4


Svatopluk BÍLÝ & Vítězslav KUBÁŇ

Two new species of the genus Anthaxia from eastern Asia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini)


Abstract. Two new species of the genus Anthaxia Eschscholtz, 1829 from eastern Asia are described, illustrated and compared with the morphologically similar species of the relevant species-groups: Anthaxia (Anthaxia) longipes sp. nov. from Thailand (Chiang Mai) and A. (Haplanthaxia) laticollis sp. nov. from China (Gansu).


Martin Baehr

A new genus and two new species of the subfamily Migadopinae from Tasmania (Coleoptera: Carabidae)


Abstract. A new genus of the carabid subfamily Migadopinae Chaudoir, 1861, Migadopiella gen. nov. and two new species, Migadopiella convexipennis sp. nov. and M. octoguttata sp. nov. are described from Tasmania. In body shape the new genus differs from all described Australian migadopine genera, but aedeagus and parameres and their pilosity are most similar to those of Amarotypus edwardsii Bates, 1872 of New Zealand which so far is the single representative of the tribe Amarotypini Erwin, 1985. Hence the new genus is provisionally included in Amarotypini. With respect to its small size, very convex shape, and structure of the male genitalia, the new genus is probably quite apomorphic within Migadopinae.


Wolfgang BARRIES

Belionota (Belionota) jakli sp. nov. aus Indonesien und Chrysobothris (Chrysobothris) takahashii sp. nov. von Palau (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Chrysobothrini)


Abstract. Belionota (Belionota) jakli sp. nov. from Siberut Isl., Indonesia and C. (Chrysobothris) takahashii sp. nov. from the Republic of Palau, Micronesia are described and illustrated. Both new species are compared with closely related species in this area.


Vítězslav KUBÁŇ & Svatopluk BÍLÝ

Phaenops yin sp. nov. and P. yang sp. nov. from China (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Melanophilini)


Abstract. Two new species of the genus Phaenops Dejean, 1833 from China: Phaenops yin sp. nov. and P. yang sp. nov., belonging to the P. cyanea (Fabricius, 1775) species-group, are described, illustrated and compared with similar taxa: Phaenops cyanea (Fabricius, 1775) and P. knoteki knoteki Reitter, 1896.


Svatopluk POKORNÝ & Jiří ZÍDEK

Re-validation of Heliocopris sirius and comments on Heliocopris cuneifer (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini)


Abstract. Heliocopris sirius Gillet, 1925 is re-validated, illustrated and compared with Heliocopris hamifer Harold, 1878 [“form siriussensu Janssens (1939)]. This species does not fit in any of the groups previously proposed by us and is therefore placed in a new H. sirius Gillet, 1925 species-group, of which it is the sole representative. A major male of Heliocopris cuneifer Lesne, 1907 is reported and illustrated for the first time.


Svatopluk POKORNÝ & Jiří ZĺDEK

Review of the Gymnopleurini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) I. Introduction and the genus Allogymnopleurus


Abstract. A brief introduction to the tribe, including a key to the genera, and a review of the genus Allogymnopleurus Janssens, 1940 are presented in the form of a catalogue and a key to the species. Eighteen species are considered valid and A. sexdentatus Balthasar 1963 is synonymized with A. alluaudi (Garreta, 1914). All species are illustrated.


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