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Eduardo I Faúndez
Several references missing in the Idiostolidae chapter of the recently published Catalogue of the Heteroptera (Hemiptera) or true bugs from Argentina are provided. Annotations to the bibliography are provided to clarify some records of the family in the country.
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Dmitry A Dmitriev, Lewis L Deitz
Nomenclatural changes are provided for names in the family Membracidae. The following replacement names are proposed: Gargara (Gargara) discoidea nom.nov. for Gargara (Gargara) discoidalis Ananthasubramanian, 1980; Tricentrus substitutus nom.nov. for Tricentrus yunnanensis (Yuan & Li, 2002); Indicopleustes esakii nom.nov. for Indicopleustes typicus Esaki, 1932; Neoproterpia nom.nov. for Proterpia Stål, 1867; Membracis expansa Walker, 1851 status revised is reinstated as valid on taxonomic grounds. The correct original spelling is fixed for Leptocentrus florifacialis Yuan in Yuan & Chou, 2002, and seven incorrect original spellings are documented for five additional species in which a correct spelling was later adopted by one or more of the original authors...
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Clayton Corrêa Gonçalves, Gabriel Mejdalani
Three new species of Nelidina DeLong, 1953 are described and illustrated, N. bifida sp. nov., N. coronata sp. nov. and N. platypenis sp. nov., all from Peru. A key to males of the six known species of Nelidina is presented and a new record for Nelidina sportula Kramer, 1967 is added.
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Magdi S El-Hawagry
Antonia gabalensis El-Hawagry, 2009 is hereby synonymized with Antonia fedtschenkoi Loew, 1873. Two homeotypes of A. fedtschenkoi and the primary types of A. gabalensis have been examined and found conspecific. Synonyms, diagnoses and photographs of dorsal habitus and male genitalia of the Egyptian species of Antonia are presented.
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Nayeli Gutiérrez, Felipe A Noguera
Two new species of the genus Nemognathomimus Chemsak & Linsley are described and illustrated, Nemognathomimus wappesi sp. nov. from the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca and from Guatemala, and N. angelicae sp. nov. from the Mexican state of Hidalgo. A key to separate the species of Nemognathomimus is included.
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Raúl Acosta, Narcís Prat, Carles Ribera, Paraskeva Michailova, María Del Carmen Hernández-Fonseca, Javier Alcocer
Morphological analysis of all developmental stages (except female), mitochondrial DNA sequences from cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (cox1) and cytological analysis of the polytene chromosomes were used to describe a new species of Chironomus found in the littoral and profundal zones of an endorheic, warm-monomictic lake in Mexico. Male imago is distinguished by the shape of superior volsella and by an antennal and bristle ratio lower than two. The pupa is characterized by the spur morphology of abdominal segment VIII...
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Jorge Ismael Nestor-Arriola, Víctor Hugo Toledo-Hernández
Five new species of the genus Brachiacantha Dejean (Coccinellidae) from Mexico and Central America are described and illustrated. The species B. angulata sp. nov., B. truncata sp. nov., B. brevicuspidata sp. nov. and B. robustihamata sp. nov. are consistent with the dentipes group. The species B. brevihamata sp. nov. is consistent with the fifth group of Leng (1911); the species shares some characteristics with South American species.
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Alexey V Shavrin, Aleš Smetana
Three new species-groups are established for eastern Palaearctic species of the genus Anthobium Leach, 1819: Gracilipalpe-group containing A. gracilipalpe (Champion, 1920) (Uttaranchal, Nepal), A. daliense sp.n. (China: Yunnan, Diancang Shan) and A. nivale sp.n. (China: Yunnan, Gaoligong Shan). Morchella-group containing A. morchella sp.n. (China: Yunnan, Baima Shan), A. hydraenoides sp.n. (China: Yunnan, Meili Xue Shan) and A. puetzi sp.n. (China: Sichuan, Daxue Shan, Qionglai Shan). Nigrum-Group containing A...
December 15, 2017: Zootaxa
Rafael R Ferrari
A taxonomic revision of Colletes Latreille species with known geographic distribution in Chile is presented. In addition to the traditional morphological approach to taxonomy, DNA barcoding was employed to facilitate sexual association and cryptic species recognition. I provide diagnoses, synonymies, geographic and floral records, and a fully-illustrated key for 31 recognized species, 23 of them previously described: C. alocochila Moure, C. atacamensis Janvier, C. atripes Smith, C. bicolor Smith, C. chusmiza Rojas & Toro, C...
December 13, 2017: Zootaxa
Arthur Lingenhöle, Egbert Friedrich, Roman V Yakovlev
Despite the generally good knowledge of the European fauna of Cossidae, several new species (Lepidoptera) have been described in recent years: Dyspessa kostyuki Yakovlev, 2005 (type locality Ukraine, [Lugansk region], "Proval'skaya Stepp" Naturschutsgebiete), D. aphrodite Yakovlev & Witt, 2007 (type locality Greece, Peloponnes, Mega Spileon), and Stygia nilssoni Saldaitis & Yakovlev, 2008 (type locality Islas Canarias, Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogan) (Yakovlev 2005; Yakovlev & Witt 2007; Saldaitis & Yakovlev 2008)...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Chong Chen, Hiromi Kayama Watanabe, Juan Francisco Araya
The molluscan diversity of deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems in Japan has been in general well documented with about 80 described species, of which over half are gastropods (Sasaki et al. 2005; Fujikura et al. 2012; Sasaki et al. 2016). Recently, however, a number of novel hydrothermal vent sites were discovered in the area using multibeam echo-sounding (Nakamura et al. 2015), providing opportunities for new discoveries. As a part of ongoing studies documenting the biodiversity of such sites, we present the first record of Columbellidae from hydrothermal vents, with a new species recovered from Natsu and Aki sites, in the Iheya North hydrothermal field (for map and background on the vent field see Nakamura et al...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Ayu Savitri Nurinsiyah, Bernhard Hausdorf
The Alycaeinae Blanford, 1864 (Gastropoda: Cyclophoridae) is a species-rich group of caenogastropod land snails distributed mainly in Southeast Asia (Kobelt 1902). The Madagascan endemic Boucardicus Fischer-Piette & Bedoucha, 1965 has also been classified in the Alycaeinae (Emberton 2002). The Asian species of Alycaeinae are characterized by a sutural tube on the last whorl that is closed at its posterior end, but is connected to the outside by radial microtunnels opening near the umbilicus. This device is hypothesized to allow gas exchange when the animal is retracted and the operculum seals the shell aperture (Páll-Gergely et al...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Neal L Evenhuis
A new species of bee fly of the genus Chrysanthrax Osten Sacken, C. pennyi, n. sp., is described and illustrated. It was reared from the larva of a myrmeleontid, which marks the first record of parasitism by the genus of that family. The pupal exuvium is described and illustrated and a key to species known from Central America is given.
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Sanjeevi Prakash, J Antonio Baeza
A new species of peppermint shrimp, Lysmata baueri n. sp., is described based on a single specimen from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The new species can be distinguished from other morphologically similar species of Lysmata Risso, 1816 by the number of teeth, length and shape of the rostrum, the length of the antennular peduncle relative to the scaphocerite, the number of meral and ischial articles in the second pereiopods, and the number of spines on the flexor margin of the dactyli from the third to fifth pereiopods...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Sunil Joshi, R L Blackman
A new species of the genus Kaochiaoja Tao 1963, K. sikkimensis sp. n., was collected on Phyllostachys sp. (Poaceae) from Upper Tadong area of Gangtok, East Sikkim, India. Apterous and alate viviparae of this species are described, illustrated and discussed in comparison with the only other nominal species in this genus.
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
J G Mayoral, P Barranco
A new species Eukoenenia amatei sp. nov. is described on the basis of a female captured in a cave in south-eastern Spain. It is characterized by the presence of a single blade on the lateral organ and the absence of a glandular complex on sternites IV and VI. Some of these characters are shared with five other species distributed in Europe, Asia, Africa and South and Central America. The new species is remarkable for the elongation of basitarsus of leg IV which is the second longest in the E. mirabilis group...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Shaokun Guo, Jia He, Zihua Zhao, Lijun Liu, Liyuan Gao, Shuhua Wei, Xiaoyu Guo, Rong Zhang, Zhihong Li
Neoceratitis asiatica (Becker), which especially infests wolfberry (Lycium barbarum L.), could cause serious economic losses every year in China, especially to organic wolfberry production. In some important wolfberry plantings, it is difficult and time-consuming to rear the larvae or pupae to adults for morphological identification. Molecular identification based on DNA barcode is a solution to the problem. In this study, 15 samples were collected from Ningxia, China. Among them, five adults were identified according to their morphological characteristics...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Frank Lyko
Marbled crayfish are a globally expanding population of parthenogenetically reproducing freshwater decapods. They are closely related to the sexually reproducing slough crayfish, Procambarus fallax, which is native to the southeastern United States. Previous studies have shown that marbled crayfish are morphologically very similar to P. fallax. However, different fitness traits, reproductive incompatibility and substantial genetic differences suggest that the marbled crayfish should be considered an independent species...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Léo Correia DA Rocha-Filho, José Carlos Serrano, Carlos Alberto Garófalo
A new species of Coelioxoides Cresson (Apidae), Coelioxoides piscicauda sp. nov. Rocha-Filho from São Paulo State, Brazil, is described. A key to the four recognized species of the genus, C. exulans (Holmberg), C. piscicauda sp. nov., C. punctipennis Cresson, and C. waltheriae Ducke, is provided. In addition, new host records of Coelioxoides are presented as well as a compilation of published data on species of Tetrapedia Klug associated with this cleptoparasitic genus.
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
Carolina Yamaguchi, Carlos José E Lamas, Neal L Evenhuis
A new genus of Phthiriinae, Hirsutophallus gen. nov. is described, based on the examination of male and female specimens from the Andean region of Bolivia and Argentina. Hirsutophallus gen. nov. contains several characters that distinguish it from other Phthiriinae genera, such as: prominent tip on the lateral margin of the scape; lower lobes on epiphallus; prominent lateral lobes on epiphallus, with dorsal macrosetae; penial guide of distiphallus with long and dense macrosetae on dorsal surface; gonocoxite with medial process large basally and acute apex in lateral view, with short apical and ventral spines and posterior process with ventral spines; gonostylus with row of spines on apical third of dorsal and ventral surface and furca with V-shaped sclerites, with very long and curved parallel arms...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
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