Wiener Coleopterologen Verein
E. KIRSCHENHOFER 2007: Taxonomische Bemerkungen zu den Gattungen Lesticus DEJEAN, 1828 und Trigonotoma DEJEAN, 1828 mit Beschreibung sieben neuer Taxa (Coleoptera: Carabidae), p. 1
Six new species and one new subspecies of Lesticus DEJEAN, 1828and Trigonotoma DEJEAN, 1828 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from the Oriental Region are described: Lesticus (Triplogenius) baehri sp.n. (Thailand), L. (Triplogenius) lombokensis sp.n. (Indonesia: Lombok), L. (Triplogenius) torajaensis sp.n. (Indonesia: Sulawesi), Trigonotoma laosensis sp.n. (Laos), T. loeffleri sp.n. (Thailand), T. nepalensishanumantei ssp.n. (Nepal), T. shillongensis sp.n. (India). Trigonotoma indica nepalensis MORVAN, 1994 is raised to species level. Trigonotoma glastenvalum MORVAN, 1992 is synonymized with T. aethiops TSCHITSCHÉRINE, 1895. Ten species of the genus Trigonotoma are arranged in a species group (T. chalceola group). A key to species of the T. chalceola group and a key to species of Lesticus from Sulawesi are provided.
R. SCIAKY & L. TOLEDANO 2007: Amerizus CHAUDOIR, 1868: description of six new species from China and material for a taxonomic revision (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiinae), p. 17
A first attempt is made to summarize the knowledge of the Chinese species of Amerizus CHAUDOIR, 1868 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in order to elucidate the infrasubgeneric systematics of the subgenus Tiruka ANDREWES, 1935. An updated checklist of the Palaearctic species of the subgenus is also provided. The males of A. mourzinei DEUVE, 1998 and A. hubeiensis DEUVE, 2002 are described for the first time. The extreme polymorphism of some species of Tiruka suggests that systematic studies should be done using mainly male characters. The known Chinese species of the subgenus Tiruka are here divided in five species groups, mainly based on differences in the male genitalia. New species: Anerizus (Tiruka) davidales sp.n.; A. (T.) farkaci sp.n.; A. (T.) lama sp.n.; A. (T.) panda sp.n.; A. (T.) puetzi sp.n.; A. (T.) schmidti sp.n. 6
SHORT NOTE Vandalism in Taxonomy, p. 38
K. WERNER (†) 2007: Cicindela (Austrocicindela) fontanea sp.n. – a new Tiger Beetle species from Namibia (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), p. 39
A new species of Cicindelidae, Cicindela (Austrocicindela) fontanea sp.n., is described from Namibia. Photographs of habitat and specimens, and line drawings of the new species are presented.
A.N. NILSSON & P.N. PETROV 2007: On the identity of Cybister chinensis MOTSCHULSKY, 1854 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), p. 43
A lectotype is designated for Cybister chinensis MOTSCHULSKY, 1854, thereby confirming its synonymy with C. japonicus SHARP, 1882, first published by ZAITZEV (1915).
L. HENDRICH & C.H.S. WATTS 2007: Update of Australian Sternopriscus SHARP, 1882 with description of three new species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae), p. 49
Three new species of the genus Sternopriscus SHARP, 1882 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) are described: S. emmae(intermittent streams in northern and north-western Australia), S. eikei (acid coastal peat land pools of south-western Australianear Northcliffe), and S. williamsi (open alpine sedge/heath land pools of the Central Plateau Conservation Area of Tasmania). Sternopriscus emmae belongs to the S. hansardii group, S. williamsi to the S. tarsalis group, and S. eikei is similar to S. marginatus WATTS, 1978 (species group unknown). The median lobes, male antennae and color patterns are illustrated. The known distribution and ecology of each species is briefly outlined. The total number of described species in the genus Sternopriscus is now 29.
SHORT NOTE Vandalism in Taxonomy (continued), p. 60
G. WEWALKA, I. RIBERA & M. BALKE 2007: Description of a new subterranean hyphydrine species from Hainan (China), based on morphology and DNA sequence data (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), p. 61
Microdytestrontelji (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hyphydrini) is described from a cave in Hainan, China. A molecular phylogenetic analysis groups this morphologically very aberrant species unambiguously with Microdytes, and it is therefore suggested that it represents a highly modified member of this genus, adapted to life in underground waters.
J. STASTNY 2007: New species and new records of Hyphydrus ILLIGER, 1802 from South-East Asia (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), p. 67
Four new species of Hyphydrus ILLIGER (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of the H. signatus species group (sensu BISTRÖM 1982) are described from South-East Asia: H. toraja (Sulawesi), H. koho (Vietnam), H. philippensis (Philippines) and H. cornatipenis (Philippines). Important diagnostic morphological characters and genitalia of both sexes are illustrated (female gonocoxosternum and gonocoxae for the first time). New distributional data of H. pulchellus CLARK, 1863, H. celebensis BISTRÖM, 1983, H. fangensis BISTRÖM&SATÔ, 1988, H. schoedli WEWALKA & BISTRÖM, 1993 and H. lyratus xanthomelas RÉGIMBART, 1877are added. Hyphydrus detectus FALKENSTRÖM, 1936is recorded for the first time from Hubei province (China), H. jacobsoni BISTRÖM, 1982 from Malaysia and Laos, H. sumatrae RÉGIMBART, 1880 from Laos, and H. lyratus lyratus SWARTZ, 1808 from Sulawesi (Indonesia).
M. BRANCUCCI & G. WEWALKA 2007: Dytiscidae collected by M.A. Jäch in Bhutan, 2005 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), p. 81
The species of Dytiscidae collected by M.A. Jäch in Bhutan in November 2005 are listed. Eleven species were found in Bhutan for the first time: Allopachria sp., Hydaticus incertus RÉGIMBART, Hydrovatus confertus SHARP, H. seminarius MOTSCHULSKY, Hyphydrus birmanicus RÉGIMBART, Lacconectus nicolasi BRANCUCCI, Laccophilus parvulus AUBÉ, Nebrioporus melanogrammus RÉGIMBART, Platambus kempi (VAZIRANI), P. satoi BRANCUCCI, and Rhantus sikkimensis RÉGIMBART. An updated checklist of the species of Dytiscidae from Bhutan is provided.
SHORT NOTE Vandalism in Taxonomy (continued), p. 88
B.J. van VONDEL 2007: World Catalogue of Haliplidae – corrections and additions, 1 (Coleoptera: Haliplidae), p. 89
A series of corrections and additions is given to the World Catalogue of Haliplidae (Coleoptera) recently published in Volume 7 of the "World Catalogue of Insects" (VONDEL 2005). New taxa and synonymies are summarized. Some data on distribution are presented. The number of species of the family Haliplidae is now 206.
J.A. DELGADO & M.A. JÄCH 2007: Revision of the Palearctic species of the genus Ochthebius LEACH XXII. Description of a new species of the O. metallescens group from Spain (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae), p. 97
Ochthebius judemaesi sp.n. (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae), a member of the Ochthebius metallescens group, is described from southeastern Spain.
J.A. DELGADO & M.A. JÄCH 2007: Revision of the Palearctic species of the genus Ochthebius LEACH XXIII. The O. (Asiobates) maculatus species complex (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae), p. 101
The Ochthebius (Asiobates) maculatus REICHE, 1872 species complex (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) is revised taxonomically. This species complex is characterized mainly by the bilaminate ventro-lateral margin of the aedeagal distal lobe. Two new species are described: O. avdati [Israel, Jordan] and O. jaimei [Spain]. Two species, O. abeillei GUILLEBEAU, 1896 and O. immaculatus BREIT, 1908, are resurrected from synonymy. Ochthebius infuscatus SAHLBERG, 1913 is synonymized with O. abeillei GUILLEBEAU, 1896.
Hundert Jahre Wiener Coleopterologen-Verein, p. 122
H. SCHILLHAMMER, S. SNÄLL, M. COSKUN & N. JANSSON 2007: The West Palearctic species of Hesperus FAUVEL,1874, with descriptions of three new species from Turkey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae), p. 123
The West Palearctic species of Hesperus FAUVEL, 1874 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) are treated. Three species, all discovered in southern Turkey, are described as new: Hesperus auricomus, H. gozukarai, H. turcicus. The habitat requirements of the new taxa are described and a key to the West Palearctic species of Hesperus is provided. The male copulatory organs of all species studied herein are illustrated. Hesperus rufipennis (GRAVENHORST, 1802) is recorded from Bulgaria for the first time.
U. IRMLER 2007: The Holotrochus syntheticus group in the Neotropical Region – new species, key and geographical distribution (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae), p. 133
Three new species of the genus Holotrochus ERICHSON, 1839 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Osoriinae) are described from Central and South America: H. diversipennis, H. longicornis, and H. guyanus. They all belong to the Holotrochus syntheticus group. Due to the sexual dimorphism in the elytral structure of H. diversipennis, the Holotrochus syntheticus group has to be redefined and combined with the H. brasiliensis group. Holotrochus breviatus nom.n. is proposed to replace the preoccupied H. curtipennis IRMLER, 2005 (nec COIFFAIT, 1979). A revised key to species of the H. syntheticus group is provided and the geographical distribution and potential phylogenetic relations are considered.
R.B. ANGUS 2007: Helophorus schoedli sp.n., a further American species with nine-segmented antennae (Coleoptera: Helophoridae), p. 143
Helophorus (Rhopalohelophorus) schoedli sp.n. (Coleoptera: Hydraenidae) is described from Ithaca, New York. It was mentioned by d'ORCHYMONT (1945) as a male "H. granularis Richmond" (H. orientalis MOTSCHULSKY).
SHORT NOTE Vandalism in Taxonomy (continued), p. 146
A. KOMAREK 2007: Taxonomic revision of Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 IV. Australia (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae), p. 147
The species of Anacaena THOMSON, 1859 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from Australia are revised taxonomically. All species hither to assigned to Paranacaena BLACKBURN, 1889 are transferred to Anacaena. One new species, Anacaena eremitoides sp.n., is described. Two new synonymies are established: Paranacaena tasmaniana GENTILI, 2002 = Anacaena sublineata (BLACKBURN, 1889), and Paranacaena hibrida GENTILI, 2002 = Anacaena littoralis d’ORCHYMONT, 1942.
S. SKALICKY 2007: New species of Heteroceridae from the New World (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae), p. 171
Six new species of Heteroceridae: Heterocerus coheni sp.n. (Ecuador), H. virginiensis sp.n. (USA: Virginia), Tropicus hevelorum sp.n. (Mexico), T. niger sp.n. (USA: Mississippi), T. riosensis sp.n. and T. trifidus sp.n. (Ecuador, Peru) are described, illustrated and compared with similar species.
A. KAPP & R. CONSTANTIN 2007: Eine neue Unterart von Malthodes atratus BAUDI, 1859 aus der Steiermark (Österreich) mit Bemerkungen zur Variabilität der Unterarten von M. atratus (Coleoptera: Cantharidae), p. 179
A new subspecies of Malthodes atratus BAUDI, 1859 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) is described from the Eastern Alps: M. a. styriacus ssp.n. The characters of the aedeagus are described and figured. The variability of all subspecies is stressed. A map of the distribution is given.
Buchbesprechung: LÖBL, I. & SMETANA, A. (Hrsg.) 2006: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 3. – Stenstrup: Apollo Books, 690 pp, p. 188
K. ADLBAUER 2007: Synonymisierung von Graecoeme eggeri ADLBAUER, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), p. 189
Graecoeme eggeri ADLBAUER, 2006 is recognized as a subjective junior synonym of Penichroa fasciata (STEPHENS, 1831).
F.W. PELSUE, Jr. 2007: Description of three new species of Shigizo MORIMOTO, and introduction of a new combination (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Curculioninae), p. 191
Three new species of Shigizo MORIMOTO (Coleoptera: Curuclionidae: Curculioninae) are described: S. brancuccii sp.n. [Vietnam, India], S. punctatus sp.n. [India], and S. sleeperi sp.n. [India]. Shigizo variesculptus (HELLER) comb.n. [Philippines] is transferred from Curculio L. and redescribed.
R. CALDARA 2007: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the species of the weevil genus Miarus SCHÖNHERR, 1826 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae), p. 199
The Palaearctic genus Miarus SCHÖNHERR, 1826 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Curculioninae) is revised. Nineteen species are recognized as valid. Miarusursinus ABEILLE ssp. maroccanus SOLARI, 1947 is considered as distinct species. The following new synonymies are proposed: M. abnormis SOLARI, 1947 (= M. zoufali SOLARI, 1947 syn.n.), M. ajugae (HERBST, 1795) (= M. portae SOLARI ssp. confusus ROUDIER, 1966 syn.n., = M. thuleus KANGAS, 1980 syn.n.), M. campanulae (LINNAEUS, 1767) (= M. moroi SOLARI, 1947 syn.n.), M. dentiventris REITTER, 1907 (= M. armenus IABLOKOFF-KHNZORIAN, 1967 syn.n.), M. maroccanus SOLARI, 1947 (= M. italicus FRANZ ssp. maroccanus FRANZ, 1947 syn.n.), M. monticola PETRI, 1912 (= M. fennicus KANGAS, 1978 syn.n.), M. simplex SOLARI, 1947 (= M. alzonae SOLARI, 1947 syn.n., = M. portae SOLARI, 1947 syn.n.). The lectotypes of the following taxa are designated: Curculioajugae HERBST, 1795, Miarusabeillei DESBROCHERS DESLOGES, 1893, M. abnormis SOLARI, 1947, M.alzonae SOLARI, 1947, M. araxis REITTER, 1907, M. binaghii SOLARI, 1947, M. brevirostris SOLARI, 1947, M. dentiventris REITTER, 1907, M. frigidus FRANZ, 1947, M. horni FRANZ, 1947, M. italicus FRANZ, 1947, M. longicollis SOLARI, 1947, M. moroi SOLARI, 1947, M. muelleri SOLARI, 1947, M. phyteumatis FRANZ, 1947, M. phyteumatis imitator FRANZ, 1947, M. portae SOLARI, 1947, M. rotundicollis DESBROCHERS DES LOGES, 1893, M. simplex SOLARI, 1947, M. stoeckleini FRANZ, 1947, M. subseriatus SOLARI, 1947, M. ursinus maroccanus SOLARI, 1947, M. zoufali SOLARI, 1947. A key to the species and descriptions of diagnostic characters, biological and distributional notes, as well as illustrations of male genitalia of all species are provided. Moreover a cladistic analysis was performed to reconstruct the phylogenetic relationships of the species of this genus. Evolutionary trends of some characters are discussed.
A.V. PETROV, M.Y. MANDELSHTAM & R.A. BEAVER 2007: Urocorthylusgen.n.: a remarkable monotypical scolytine genus from northern Vietnam (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), p. 249
Urocorthylus, a new scolytine genus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), including a single new species, U. hirtellus, from northern Vietnam, is described and figured. The new species is considered to be a strongly deviating representative of the subtribe Corthylina LECONTE, 1876, previously thought to be nearly exclusively American.
J. RHEINHEIMER 2007: Neue Rüsselkäfer aus dem tropischen Amerika (Coleoptera: Apionidae, Curculionidae), p. 255
Three new species and one new genus of weevils (Coleoptera: Apionidae, Curculionidae) are described from South America. Acalles cayennensis sp.n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae) is described as the first member of this widely distributed genus from French Guyana. Platyomus wellsi sp.n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Otiorhynchinae) is the second species of this genus from Honduras. Guyanapion calomelas gen.n. sp.n. (Coleoptera: Apionidae) is the first species of Apionidae known from French Guyana and placed in the Piezotrachelini. This assignment is discussed with regard to related tribes.
R. SCHUH 2007: Bemerkenswerte Käferfunde aus Österreich (XIV) (Coleoptera), p. 263
Faunistic data of six rare or little known species of Coleoptera (Insecta) from Austria are provided. One species of Dytiscidae, Ilybius wasastjernae (SAHLBERG), one species of Staphylinidae, Bythinus acutangulus REITTER, and one species of Chrysomelidae, Lilioceris schneideri (WEISE)are recorded from Austria for the first time. New provincial records: Acrotrichis silvatica ROSSKOTHEN (Ptiliidae; Lower Austria), Psylliodes illyricus LEONARDI &GRUEV (Chrysomelidae; Burgenland) and Euophryum confine (BROUN)(Curculionidae; Burgenland).
R. BELLSTEDT 2007: Klaus Graser (11.VI.1930–26.VIII.2006), p. 267
M.A. Jäch 2007: Masataka Satô (8.IV.1937–9.VIII.2006), p. 269