Wiener Coleopterologen Verein
M. BAEHR 2006: A peculiar new genus of lebiine ground beetles from Australia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiinae). p. 1
A new genus and species, Crassagena depressa gen.n., sp.n. (Coleoptera: Carabidae), is described from north-eastern Queensland (Australia). The species belongs to the lebiine subtribe Pericalina according to structure of the labium and of the stylomeres. Although habits and life history of the new species are unknown, the remarkably depressed body shape suggests a mode of life in crevices, most probably in or under bark.
I. LÖBL & A. SMETANA 2006: Buchbesprechung: Anmerkungen zu zwei Buchbesprechungen (Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera; siehe Koleopt. Rdsch. 73, pp. 327–329, und 75, pp. 417–419); Part 1. p. 6
L. TOLEDANO & K. RÉBL 2006: A new species of Bembidion LATREILLE from Nemrut Dag, Turkey (Coleoptera: Carabidae). p. 7
Bembidion (Ocydromus) nemrutdagi sp.n. from the Nemrut Da (Turkey, Ad yaman Prov.) is described. Its nearest relative, B. cordicolle DUVAL, 1851, is transferred to the subgen. Ocydromus CLAIRVILLE, 1806 s.l. (sensu KRYZHANOVSKIJ et al. 1995). The systematic relationships of some species groups are discussed.
I. LÖBL & A. SMETANA 2006: Buchbesprechung: Anmerkungen zu zwei Buchbesprechungen (Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera; siehe Koleopt. Rdsch. 73, pp. 327–329, und 75, pp. 417–419); Part 2. p. 14
C.H.S. WATTS & R. LEYS 2006: Notes on Australian Hyphydrus ILLIGER, including taxonomy, key to the species and sexual dimorphism (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 15
The Australian Hyphydrus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) species, H. decemmaculatus WEHNCKE and H. effeminatus WATTS, are synonymised based on mtDNA sequence data and larval morphology despite the considerable differences in adult sexual dimorphism. Comments are made on the concept of a sexual arms race in this species and the three other Australian Hyphydrus species and it is concluded that this is not obviously the case in these species. A key is given to the adults of the four Australian species and one form. Colour illustrations of all species and forms are included.
I. LÖBL & A. SMETANA 2006: Buchbesprechung: Anmerkungen zu zwei Buchbesprechungen (Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera; siehe Koleopt. Rdsch. 73, pp. 327–329, und 75, pp. 417–419); Part 3. p. 22
H. FERY 2006: Hydroporus incommodus sp.n. from Slovakia, and notes on other members of the H. striola-group (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 23
Hydroporus incommodus sp.n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) is described from Slovakia. The new species belongs to the H. striola-group. It shows affinities to the eastern Mediterranean H. jonicus MILLER, 1862 and the western Mediterranean H. distinguendus DESBROCHERS DES LOGES, 1871. Hydroporus gridellii FOCARILE, 1960 is recognised as junior subjective synonym of H. distinguendus, and recorded under this name for the first time from Italy and Algeria. Lectotypes are designated for H. jonicus and H. distinguendus.
H.V. SHAVERDO & H. FERY 2006: Oreodytes shorti sp.n. from Mongolia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 35
Oreodytes shorti sp.n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) is described from the central part of northern Mongolia. It is characterized by its relatively large elongate body, protruded and acute posterior angles of the pronotum, simple male protarsal claws, and strongly asymmetric median lobe. The new species is morphologically similar to the Palearctic O. dauricus (MOTSCHULSKY, 1860) and the Nearctic O. recticollis (FALL, 1926) thus placing it in the O. alaskanus-clade. Data on habitats of the new species are presented.
Y. ALARIE & Y.S. MEGNA 2006: Description of the larva of Cuban specimens of Pachydrus obniger (CHEVROLAT, 1863) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 43
The third instar of the Antilles endemic species Pachydrus obniger (CHEVROLAT, 1863) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) is described and illustrated. This species has turned out as very similar to P. globosus (AUBÉ, 1838) in terms of larval morphology and it is postulated that P. obniger might represent a junior synonym of P. globosus.
Buchbesprechung: ZULKA, K.P. (Hrsg.) 2005: Rote Listen gefährdeter Tiere Österreichs. Checklisten, Gefährdungsanalyse, Handlungsbedarf. Part 1: Säugetiere, Vögel, Heuschrecken, Wasserkäfer, Netzflügler, Schnabelfliegen, Tagfalter (Grüne Reihe des Lebensministeriums, Vol. 14/1). – Wien: Bun
M. BALKE & A.S. RAMSDALE 2006: Rhantus englundi sp.n. from Tubuai Island, French Polynesia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 51
Rhantus englundi sp.n. (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) is described from Tubuai Island, in the Austral Islands (Southern French Polynesia). It is the fourth endemic species of Rhantus DEJEAN from French Polynesia. Rhantus englundi sp.n. belongs to the R. suturalis-group and can easily be distinguished from all other known species through a diagnostic combination of body size, coloration and shape of male genital.
A.N. NILSSON & H. FERY 2006: World Catalogue of Dytiscidae – corrections and additions, 3 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). p. 55
A third set of corrections and additions is given to the World Catalogue of Dytiscidae (NILSSON 2001) including the first and second sets of corrections and additions (NILSSON 2003 & 2004). Megadytes lherminieri (GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE, 1829) has priority over M. giganteus (LAPORTE, 1835). The species name Dytiscus silphoides PONZA, 1805 is declared as a nomen oblitum, in order to ensure the continuous usage of its junior synonym Deronectes opatrinus (GERMAR, 1824) as a valid name (nomen protectum). The preoccupied name Hydroporus ruficeps AUBÉ, 1838 is replaced with Hydroporus pseudoniger nom.n. New taxa published before January 1, 2006 are added. The number of recent species of the family Dytiscidae is now 3959.
O. VORST 2006: Limnebius hieronymi, a new species from Central Italy (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). p. 75
Limnebius hieronymi sp.n. (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) is described from Pescasseroli, Abruzzo, Italy. The species belongs to the L. nitidus (MARSHAM) species group.
M.A. JÄCH & J.A. DÍAZ 2006: Revision of the Chinese species of Hydraena KUGELANN II. Hydraena s.str. from Gansu and Sichuan (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). p. 79
Four new species of Hydraena s.str. KUGELANN are described: Hydraena (s.str.) benjaminus [Sichuan], H. (s.str.) clemens [Sichuan, ? Hubei], H. (s.str.) geraldneuhauseri [Gansu], H. (s.str.) verberans [Gansu, Sichuan]. The family Hydraenidae is recorded from Hubei for the first time. The genus Hydraena is recorded from Gansu for the first time. Hydraena riparia KUGELANN is recorded from Heilongjiang for the first time.
Buchbesprechung: BEUTEL, R.G. & LESCHEN, R.A.B. (Hrsg.) 2005: Handbook of Zoology, Volume IV (Part 38), Coleoptera, Beetles, Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga partim). – Berlin – New York: Walter de Gruyter, XI+567 pp. p. 76
M.A. JÄCH, A. DIA & J.A. DÍAZ 2006: Taxonomy and ecology of the Lebanese species of the genus Hydraena KUGELANN, with descriptions of four new species (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae). p. 97
Four new species of Hydraena s.str. KUGELANN are described from Lebanon: Hydraena (s.str.) berthelemyana, H. (s.str.) orthosia, H. (s.str.) phoenicia, and H. (s.str.) sidon. Ecological and distributional data of all nine Lebanese Hydraena species are summarized. All species are keyed. The male and female genitalia are illustrated.
H. SCHILLHAMMER 2006: Revision of the genus Algon SHARP (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae). p. 135
The genus Algon SHARP, 1874 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) is revised. Currently, the genus comprises 58 Asian species and two doubtful African species. Thirty-nine new species are described: Algon atrocaeruleus (India), A. atronitidus (Vietnam), A. aureoviridis (India), A. biru (E-Malaysia), A. bramlettorum (Laos, Thailand, India), A. ceylonensis (Sri Lanka), A. chinensis (China), A. crockerensis (E-Malaysia), A. dentiger (Nepal), A. emeishanus (China), A. forceps (Nepal), A. fredricki (E-Malaysia), A. fukienensis (China), A. gemmatus (India, Nepal), A. himalayicus (Nepal), A. hollowayae (W-Malaysia), A. hubeiensis (China), A. impexus (E-Malaysia), A. jaechi (Indonesia), A. jizushanus (China), A. lanceolatus (E-Malaysia), A. macrops (Thailand), A. mulu (E-Malaysia), A. nadjae (Nepal), A. nomurai (Vietnam), A. pseudoculatus (Thailand), A. pseudonepalicus (Nepal), A. robillardae (Taiwan), A. rugulipennis (China), A. semiviolaceus (Indonesia), A. similis (Nepal), A. sinoculatus (China), A. smetanai (E-Malaysia), A. sphaericollis (Russia, Korea, China), A. theresae (Thailand), A. tibetanus (China), A. tigrimontis (India), A. tristis (China), A. tronqueti (China). Lectotypes are designated for A. psittacus FAUVEL, 1895 and A. semiaureus FAUVEL, 1895. One new synonymy is proposed: A. oculatus CAMERON, 1932 (= A. deuvi (COIFFAIT, 1984) syn.n.). The habitus of most species and the aedeagi of all species where males are known, as well as body details of selected species are illustrated. A key to species groups and to species is provided.
A. SMETANA 2006: Contributions to the knowledge of the "Staphylinus complex" of China. Part 12. Miobdelus egregius SMETANA (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini). p. 219
The remarkable sexual dimorphism in the coloration of the body in Miobdelus egregius SMETANA, 2001 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylinini) is described and illustrated. The description of the species is accordingly modified and new distributional records of the species are added. Sexual dimorphism in Staphylininae is briefly discussed.
V. ASSING 2006: New species and records of Staphylinidae from Turkey IV, with six new synonymies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae). p. 223
Based on an examination of recently collected material from Turkey, 15 species of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) are described and illustrated: Phloeocharis parvispinosa sp.n. (Mersin), Lobrathium wunderlei sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Xantholinus (Milichilinus) meybohmi sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), X. (Typhlolinus) grandespinosus sp.n. (Amasya), Trichophya turcica sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Oligota brachati sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), O. marasica sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Leptusa marasica sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Cordalia fortepunctata sp.n. (Malatya, Kayseri, Ad yaman, Kahramanmara ), C. rosei sp.n. (Antalya), Platyola caeca sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Atheta (Parameotica) akiensis sp.n. (Mu la), Meotica subnigra sp.n. (Kahramanmara ), Oxypoda (Deropoda?) nemrutica sp.n. (Ad yaman), and O. (Bessopora) biformis sp.n. (Kahramanmara ). The habitus and sexual characters of Aloconota mediterranea (BENICK), Atheta (Dimetrota) fuscicolor BENICK, Anomognathus tricuspis (EPPELSHEIM), and the spermatheca of Oxypoda hatayana ASSING are illustrated. Six synonymies are established: Luzea nigritula (ERICHSON, 1840) = L. graeca (KRAATZ, 1857), syn.n.; Xantholinus graecus KRAATZ, 1858 = X. varnensis COIFFAIT, 1972, syn.n., = X. pamphylicus COIFFAIT, 1972, syn.n., = Xantholinus gridellii carius COIFFAIT, 1972, syn.n.; Xantholinus laevigatus JACOBSON, 1849 = X. bythinicus COIFFAIT, 1972, syn.n.; Oxypoda vicina KRAATZ, 1858 = O. nivalis FAGEL, 1965, syn.n. A lectotype is designated for Thectura tricuspis EPPELSHEIM. Various new records of zoogeographic interest are reported; 34 species are recorded from Turkey for the first time. The geographical distributions of 19 species are mapped.
M. FIKÁCEK & R.B. ANGUS 2006: Helophorus (Thaumhelophorus) inexpectatus ANGUS, 1995: description of male genitalia and notes on distribution, morphological variability and bionomy (Coleoptera: Helophoridae). p. 277
Description of male genitalia, discussion on variability of the external features and notes on bionomy of Helophorus (Thaumhelophorus) inexpectatus ANGUS, 1995 (Coleoptera: Helophoridae) are given. This species is known only from India so far, occurring in the states of Meghalaya and Rajasthan.
A. KOMAREK 2006: Taxonomic revision of Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 III. The Indian Subcontinent (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). p. 283
The species of the genus Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the Indian Subcontinent are revised. Four new species are described: A. boukali, A. jaegeri, A. laevoides, and A. setifera. Five species are redescribed. Figures of diagnostic morphological features and a key to all nine species are provided.
A.E.Z. SHORT & F. HEBAUER 2006: World Catalogue of Hydrophiloidea – additions and corrections, 1 (1999–2005) (Coleoptera). p. 315
Additions and corrections to the World Catalogue of Hydrophiloidea (HANSEN 1999) are presented. All new taxa and synonymies as well as all new combinations and taxa with new status are summarized. New distributional data for previously described species are not covered. Aschius MAKHAN, 2004, Rishihydroius MAKHAN, 2001, Satishius MAKHAN, 2004 and Soesilius MAKHAN, 2001 are synonymized with Hydrochus LEACH. There are now 3151 valid species of Hydrophiloidea distributed in 181 genera.
SHORT NOTE: Taxonomy and nomenclature threatened by D. Makhan. p. 360
L. BARTOLOZZI & G. ONORE 2006: Sphaenognathus (Chiasognathinus) xerophilus sp.n. from Peru (Coleoptera: Lucanidae). p. 361
Sphaenognathus (Chiasognathinus) xerophilus sp.n. (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from Peru is described and illustrated. The new species is compared to the closely allied S. (C.) gaujoni (OBERTHÜR) and S. (C.) peruvianus (WATERHOUSE).
Book Review: KAWAI, S., HORI, S. KAWAHARA, M. & INAGAKI, M. 2005: Atlas of Japanese Scarabaeoidea. Vol. I. Coprophagous group. – Tokyo: Roppon-Ashi Entomological Books, 190 pp. [in Japanese]. p. 366
C. HERNANDO & I. RIBERA 2006: Resachus DELÈVE: new faunistic records, and description of a new species from Madagascar (Coleoptera: Limnichidae). p. 367
Resachus schuhi sp.n. (Coleoptera: Limnichidae) is described from Madagascar. New faunistic records are provided for Resachus lineatifrons DELÈVE (Zambia), and Resachus striatellus DELÈVE (Nigeria). A key to the species of Resachus DELÈVE is presented.
Buchbesprechung: VERDUGO, A. 2005: Fauna de Buprestidae de la Península Ibérica y Baleares (Coleoptera). – Barcelona: Argania editio, 350 pp. Harter Einband mit Schutzumschlag. p. 372.
J.C. OTERO, P. MARIÑO & M.J. LÓPEZ 2006: A new Iberian species of Corticaria MARSHAM in the C. sylvicola group (Coleoptera: Latridiidae). p. 373
Corticaria rueckeri sp.n. (Coleoptera: Latridiidae) is described from the Iberian Peninsula.
Buchbesprechung: ARECHAVALETA, M., ZURITA, N, MARERO, M.C. & MARTÍN, J.L. (Hrsg.) 2005: Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). – La Laguna: Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación Territorial, Gobernio de Canarias, 155 pp. p. 378.
K. ADLBAUER 2006: Graecoeme eggeri gen.n., sp.n. – der erste Vertreter der Oemini aus Europa (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). p. 379
Graecoeme eggeri gen.n., sp.n. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is described from the Peloponnes, Greece. It is the first representative of the tribe Oemini in Europe.
H. KIPPENBERG & T. LEBENBAUER 2006: Der Bergblattkäfer Oreina (Protorina) retenta (WEISE, 1894): kein Phantom sondern ein Steirischer Endemit! (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), p. 383
Oreina (Protorina) retenta (WEISE) (Coleopterea: Chrysomelidae) is found again after more than 100 years and confirmed as a valid species endemic to the Styrian Alps (Austria). History and habitat of this probably highly endangered beetle are described.
D.E. BRIGHT & J.A. TORRES (†) 2006: Studies on West Indian Scolytidae (Coleoptera) 4 A review of the Scolytidae of Puerto Rico, U.S.A. with descriptions of one new genus, fourteen new species and notes on new synonymy (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), p. 389
A comprehensive biodiversity study of the Scolytidae (Coleoptera) of Puerto Rico, USA has been underway for several years. Seventy-one species are now recorded from the island. One new genus, Allothenemus, is described with Allothenemus minutus new species, as the type species. An additional 13 new species are described: Chramesus atlanticus, Scolytodes puertoricensis, S. atlanticus, Pseudothysanoes magnispinatus, Hypothenemus amplissimus, H. concavifrons, Trischidias puertoricensis, Xyleborus atlanticus, Theoborus puertoricensis, Coptoborus bellus, Xyleborinus insulosus, Pityophthorus convexicollis, and Corthylus insularis. Twenty-one species are recorded from Puerto Rico for the first time. Four new cases of synonymy are reported: Dryocoetoides cristatus (FABRICIUS) (= Dryocoetoides caracicolai HOPKINS, syn.n.), Hypothenemus crudiae (PANZER) (=Stephanoderes trinitatis HOPKINS, syn.n.) and Monarthrum mali (FITCH) (= Pterocyclon praeustum EGGERS, syn.n., and Pterocyclon omissum SCHEDL, syn.n.). Two species, H ypothenemus hampei WESTWOOD and Xyleborus xylographus (SAY), are deleted from the Puerto Rican list. New host records for several species are reported.
J. RHEINHEIMER 2006: Neue Arten der Gattungen Curculio LINNÉ und Ithaura PASCOE aus Französisch Guayana (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), p. 429
Curculio guyanensis sp.n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is described as the first member of this widely distributed genus from South America. The genus Ithaura is recorded from French Guyana for the first time with three species. I. guyanensis sp.n. and quadraticollis sp.n. are described and a key to the species of French Guyana is presented.
A. KAPP & C.M. BRANDSTETTER 2006: Interessante Käferfunde aus Vorarlberg (VI) (Coleoptera), p. 437
Thirteen little known or rarely collected species of Coleoptera are recorded from Vorarlberg. Margarinotus ventralis (MARSEUL, 1854) Myllaena gracilis MATTHEWS, 1838
R. SCHUH, I.S. PLONSKI & M. BROJER 2006: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (XIII) (Coleoptera), p. 441
Faunistic data of nine rare or little known species from Austria are provided. One species of Hydrophilidae, Dactylosternum abdominale (FABRICIUS), one species of Dermestidae, Anthrenocerus australis (HOPE), one species of Nitidulidae, Stelidota geminata (SAY), and one species of Tenebrionidae, Mycetochara quadrimaculata (LATREILLE), are recorded from Austria for the first time. New provincial records: Hydraenidae: Hydraena alpicola PRETNER (Vienna), Nitidulidae: Epuraea ocularis FAIRMAIRE (Carinthia) and Anobiidae: Dorcatoma minor ZAHRADNIK (Lower Austria).
I. LÖBL & A. SMETANA 2006: Buchbesprechung: Anmerkungen zu zwei Buchbesprechungen (Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera; siehe Koleopt. Rdsch. 73, pp. 327–329, und 75, pp. 417–419); Part 4, p. 445
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