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JÄCH, M.A. & BALKE, M. (eds.) 2010: Water beetles of New Caledonia (part 1). – Monographs on Coleoptera 3: IV+449 pp.



M.C. MICHAT, M. ARCHANGELSKY & L.A. FERNÁNDEZ: Larval description and chaetotaxic analysis of Gyrinus monrosi MOUCHAMPS, 1957 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae)

The three larval instars of the Neotropical Gyrinus (Oreogyrinus) monrosi MOUCHAMPS, 1957 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) are described and illustrated for the first time including detailed morpho- metric and chaetotaxic analyses of the cephalic capsule, head appendages and legs. Larvae of Gyrinus MÜLLER, 1764 are diagnosed by the following combination of characters: cephalic capsule not constricted at level of occipital region; medial lobe of frontoclypeus with four inconspicuous teeth; presence of a mandibular retinaculum; lacinia broad, indented apically; claws with basoventral spinulae. Larvae of the subgenus Oreogyrinus OCHS, 1935 have the medial hooks of the abdominal segment X slightly longer than the lateral hooks, whereas in the subgenus Neogyrinus HATCH, 1925 the medial hooks are much shorter than the lateral ones. Regarding chaetotaxy, Gyrinus differs from Andogyrus OCHS, 1924 and Dineutus MACLEAY, 1828 in the absence of additional setae on the mandible, the distal position of pore MXg and the presence of seta TR2, from Orectochilus LACORDAIRE, 1835 in the shape of the pretarsal setae PT1 and PT2, and from all other gyrinid genera with known larvae except Aulonogyrus MOTSCHULSKY, 1853 in the presence of a row of robust hook- like additional setae on the dorsointernal margin of the stipes.

M.A. JÄCH, P. MAZZOLDI, S. SHARMA & P. SHARMA: Remarkable cases of diurnal mass aggregations of Oriental species of Orectochilus subg. Patrus AUBÉ (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae)

Remarkable cases of gregarious behavior of several Oriental species of Orectochilus DEJEAN, 1833 subgen. Patrus AUBÉ (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae) are reported from India, Thailand and Indonesia. Terminology and possible causes of gyrinid mass aggregations are briefly discussed. Three types of diurnal aggregations of O. (Patrus) haemorrhous Régimbart, 1902 are described: 1) “terrestrial clusters” (numerous individuals resting motionless and densely packed immediately above the water line), 2) “body rafts” (numerous more or less motionless individuals floating densely packed side by side on the water surface), 3) “surface swarms” (numerous individuals gyrating close together on the water surface). Gyrinid body rafts are here described for the first time.

G. WEWALKA: New species and new records of Allopachria ZIMMERMANN (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)

Eight new species of the genus Allopachria ZIMMERMANN, 1924 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) are described from China and Borneo: A. bianae sp.n., A. guangdongensis sp.n., A. hajeki sp.n., A. jirii sp.n., A. komareki sp.n., A. manfredi sp.n., A. miaowangi sp.n. and A. paolomazzoldii sp.n.

U. IRMLER: New Neotropical species of Holotrochus ERICHSON, 1839 with special reference to the H. simplex-group (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae)

Eleven new species of the genus Holotrochus ERICHSON (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae) from the Neotropical Region are described: H. campanae, H. canalus, H. ecuadoriensis, H. jatunsachae, H. micans, H. paloettii, H. puntarenae, H. rivularis, H. setifera, H. trilobatus, and H. tuxtlae. Three species have been found in Ecuador, two species in Panama, and one species each in Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Seven species are attributed to the H. simplex-group. This paper provides a key to all species described in this species group and an analysis of their geographical distribution.

H. SCHILLHAMMER: New species of Shaverdolena SCHILLHAMMER, 2005 and Hybridolinus SCHILLHAMMER, 1998 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

New species of the genera Shaverdolena SCHILLHAMMER, 2005 and Hybridolinus SCHILLHAMMER, 1998 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae) are described: Shaverdolena edeltraudae (China: Hubei), Hybridolinus laosensis (Laos) and H. shiniushanus (China: Fujian). Hesperus malaisei SCHEERPELTZ, 1965 is transferred to the genus Hybridolinus. The male copulatory organs of the new species are illustrated. The key to species of Hybridolinus is updated.

RESSL, F. & KUST, T. 2010: Naturkunde des Bezirkes Scheibbs. Tierwelt 4. – Wissen- schaftliche Mitteilungen aus dem Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseum 20: 11–436.



V. ASSING: On the Staphylinidae of Turkey VII. Five new species and additional records (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Five species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) from Turkey are described and illustrated: Astenus (Eurysunius) sultanicus sp.n. (Konya), and Domene miranda sp.n. (Kastamonu) of the Paederinae, as well as Brachida hatayana sp.n. (Hatay), Liogluta falcata sp.n. (Kastamonu), and Atheta (Anopleta) esuriens sp.n. (Adana) of the Aleocharinae. A new synonymy is proposed: Atheta (Ceritaxa) testaceipes (HEER, 1839) = A. asiaeminoris PACE, 2008, syn.n. The preoccupied name Oxypoda meybohmi ASSING, 2009 is replaced with O. meybohmiana nom.n. Additional records of 73 species are reported, among them 17 first records from Turkey and two from Israel. Numerous new province records are reported.

R.B. ANGUS & M.A. TOLEDO: A new, chromosomally distinct Italian Helophorus F. similar to H. aequalis THOMSON, and notes on some other species in Italy (Coleoptera: Helophoridae)

Chromosomal analysis shows that Italian material thought to belong to Helophorus aequalis THOMSON (Coleoptera: Helophoridae) is a new species clearly recognizable because of the larger nucleolus organizer bearing autosome (autosome 6). The new species, H. thauma, is described and is compared with H. aequalis and H. aquaticus (LINNAEUS). Comments on the distribution and genetic assessment of H. flavipes (FABRICIUS), H. obscurus MULSANT and H. brevipalpis BEDEL are given. Helophorus strigifrons THOMSON and H. lapponicus THOMSON are recorded for the first time from Italy.

A. KOMAREK: Taxonomic revision of Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 VII. Indonesia except Papua (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)

The species of Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from Indonesia (except Papua) are revised. The two known species are redescribed. The male of A. modesta ORCHYMONT, 1932 is described for the first time. Four new species, A. jaechi, A. javana, A. orchymonti, and A. sulawesica are described. All six species are endemic to Indonesia and five of them to a single island. A key to the species is presented.

P. QUENEY: Three new species of Notionotus SPANGLER from French Guiana and Guyana (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)

Three new species of the genus Notionotus SPANGLER (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) are described: N. dilucidus and N. lohezi from French Guiana, and N. shorti from Guyana. A table with diagnostic characters is given to help for identifying all New World species of the genus.

HARTEN, A. van (Hrsg.) 2010: Arthropod fauna of the United Arab Emirates. Band 3. – Abu Dhabi: Multiply Marketing Consultancy Services: 700 pp.



A. OLIVA & A.E.Z. SHORT: A remarkable new species of Hemiosus SHARP from Amazonian Peru (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)

A remarkable new species, Hemiosus tarsalis sp.n. (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from Amazonian Peru, is described and illustrated. It is unique among members of the genus in possessing a narrow, laminar carina of the mesoventrite and enlarged male protarsal segments. The generic limits of Hemiosus with respect to Berosus are discussed and expanded to incorporate this new species.

H. YOSHITOMI & N.S. PUTRA: Two new species of the genus Pseudeucinetus HELLER from Indonesia and the Solomon Islands (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Thaumastodinae)

Two new species of the genus Pseudeucinetus HELLER (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Thaumastodinae) are described: Pseudeucinetus javanicus sp.n. from Java (Indonesia) and P. solomonicus sp.n. from the Solomon Islands. A key to species and a check list of the genus are provided.

R. RUTA: Redescription of Elodes novaki MÜLLER, 1916 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae)

The holotype of Elodes novaki MÜLLER (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) is redescribed and genitalia are illustrated for the first time. The morphology of the tegmen and other features confirm that the species belongs in Elodes PAYKULL.

S. SKALICKÝ: Heterocerus astoni sp.n. from Hong Kong (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae)

Heterocerus astoni sp.n. (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae) from Hong Kong is described and illustrated. Heterocerus maindroni GROUVELLE, 1903 and H. virgatus MAMITZA, 1933 are reported from Hong Kong for the first time.

A. MASCAGNI & C. MONTE: Three new species and new records of Heteroceridae from the Neotropical Region (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae)

Three new species of Heteroceridae (Coleoptera) are described from the Neotropical Region: Heterocerus minor sp.n. (Mexico), H. penai sp.n. (Argentina) and H. santiagensis sp.n. (Chile). The following species represent new country records: Heterocerus boliviensis (PACHECO, 1964) from Brazil, H. meridianus (PACHECO, 1975) from Dominican Republic, H. pachecoi SKALICKÝ, 2002 from Argentina, H. similis GROUVELLE, 1896 from Bolivia and Venezuela, H. spinifer SHARP, 1882 from Nicaragua, H. woodruffi (PACHECO, 1975) from Brazil and Argentina, Tropicus bilineatus (CHEVROLAT, 1864) from Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua, T. davidsoni MASCAGNI, 1993 from Paraguay, T. milleri MASCAGNI, 1993 from Argentina, T. squamosus PACHECO, 1964 from Paraguay, and T. vicinus MILLER, 1992 from Nicaragua.

I.S. PLONSKI: A note on the genus Ebaeus ERICHSON, 1840 (Coleoptera: Malachiidae)

Ebaeus (s.str.) korsuni TSHERNYSHEV, 2003 stat.n. (Coleoptera: Malachiidae) is reported for the first time from China and given full species status, because the new record lies within the distribution range of E. (s.str.) transbaikalicus PIC, 1912.

R. SCHUH & M. MADL: Updated check list of the Bothrideridae, Cerylonidae and Zopheridae of the Republic of Seychelles (Coleoptera: Bothrideridae, Cerylonidae, Zopheridae)

An updated check list of the species of the families Bothrideridae, Cerylonidae and Zopheridae (Coleoptera) from the Republic of Seychelles is presented. One species of Bothrideridae, 15 species of Cerylonidae and 12 species of Zopheridae are recorded. In Cerylonidae the preoccupied name Philothermus nitidus (GROUVELLE, 1896) is replaced with P. seychellensis nom.n. Philothermus seychellensis is recorded for the first time from the island of Praslin.

LESCHEN, R.A.B., BEUTEL, R.G. & LAWRENCE, J.F. (Hrsg.) 2010: Handbook of Zoology, Volume IV (Part 39), Coleoptera, Beetles, Volume 2: Morphology and Systematics (Elateroidea, Bostychiformia, Cucujiformia partim). – Berlin – New York: Walter de Gruyter, XIII+786 pp.



H. KIPPENDER: Beitrag zur Kenntnis von Donacia delagrangei PIC und D. kraatzi WEISE (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Donaciinae)

The male of Donacia delagrangei PIC (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is described. Donacia jacobsoni SEMENOV-TIAN-SHANSKIJ & REICHARDT is synonymized with D. delagrangei. Supplements to the redescription of D. kraatzi WEISE are given.

H. SCHMID: Zwei neue Neotropische Bockkäfer (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

A new species of the genus Colobothea LEPELETIER & AUDINET-SERVILLE, Colobothea dostalbergeri sp.n., from Argentina (Province Salta) and a new species of the genus Sangaris DALMAN, Sangaris petrovi sp.n. from Peru (Province Loreto) are described.

J. RHEINHEIMER: Neue Cryptorhynchinae aus Französisch Guayana (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

A new genus and four new species of Cryptorhynchinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Setarhynchus dentibia gen.n. et sp.n., S. longus sp.n., S. moraguesi sp.n. and S. robustus sp.n. are described from French Guiana. A key for the identification of the species is included.

T. STRUYVE: Description of a new species of Ubychia ROST (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Raymondionyminae)

A new species of Ubychia ROST (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Raymondionyminae) is described from the Caucasus: U. solochaul.

R. CALDARA & B.A. KOROTYAEV: Description of Rhinusa exigua sp.n. from Turkey (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae)

Rhinusa exigua sp.n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae) from Turkey is described and figured. The differences from the very closely related R. antirrhini (PAYKULL, 1800) are reported.

R. SCHUH & I.S. PLONSKI: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (XVII) (Coleoptera)

Faunistic data of six rare or little known species from Austria are provided. One species of Dermest- idae, Reesa vespulae (MILLIRON) and one species of Dasytidae Aplocnemus pulverulentus (KÜSTER) are recorded from Austria for the first time. New provincial records: Nitidulidae: Epuraea ocularis FAIRMAIRE (Lower Austria), Stelidota geminata (SAY) (Lower Austria) and Malachiidae: Colotes hampei REDTENBACHER (Vienna).


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