Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 161-171, 2002

Title: Dragonfly assemblages of a shallow lake type reservoir (Tisza-tó, Hungary) and its surroundings

Authors: Jakab, T., Müller, Z., Dévai, Gy. and Tóthmérész, B.

Authors' address: Department of Ecology and Hydrobiology, Debrecen University, Debrecen, P.O. Box 71, H-4010 Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: The dragonfly fauna of the typical water bodies of the Reservoir Tisza-tó was characterised based on a two-year study. We collected 728 imagoes, 384 larvae and 194 exuviae during the study, and there were 101 observations of imagos. We confirmed the presence of 39 species (13 Zygoptera and 26 Anisoptera). We distinguished 5 types of water bodies inside and around the Reservoir Tisza-tó: leaking canals, a new inundated area of the reservoir, native water bodies inside the reservoir, in- and outflows, and River Tisza inside the reservoir. Both traditional diversity statistics and scalable diversity characterisation suggested that the most species-rich were the native water bodies, with a species-pool of 34 species; there were 30 species in the in- and outflows, while the leaking canals and the reservoir were moderately species-rich with 25 species each. The River Tisza was relatively species-poor compared to the other water bodies (12 species). Cluster analysis of the species composition revealed that the fauna of the River Tisza is clearly separated from the other water bodies. The fauna of the new inundated area, the native water bodies, and the in- and outflows were similar; these water bodies had direct connection to the reservoir. The fauna of the leaking canals was slightly different from them.

Key words: dragonflies (Odonata), lowland reservoir, Tisza, biodiversity, typical water bodies

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 173-179, 2002

Title: A new genus and species of the subtribe Anisodactylina from south-western Australia (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Harpalini)

Author: B. M. Kataev

Author's address: Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 199034 St. Petersburg, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Russia, E-mail:

Abstract: The new monotypical genus Nornalupia gen. n. with new species N. megacephala sp. n. are described from the Nornalup-Walpole Nature Park, south-western Australia. The taxonomic position of the new genus within the subtribe Anisodactylina is discussed.

Key words: Key words: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini, Anisodactylina, Nornalupia, Australia, new genus, new species

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 181-189, 2002

Title: New species of Scaphisoma Leach (Ccoleoptera: Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae) from Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea

Author: I. Löbl

Author's address: Muséum d´Histoire naturelle, rte de Malagnou 1, 1211 Geneva 6, Switzerland, E-mail:

Abstract: Five new scaphidiines are described from Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea: Scaphisoma coeruleum sp. n., S. fenestratum sp. n., S. infirmum sp. n., S. frontale sp. n. and S. medium sp. n. Metalloscapha Löbl is placed in synonymy of Scaphisoma, and Metalloscapha papua Löbl is transferred to Scaphisoma.

Key words: Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Scaphidiinae, New Guinea, systematics

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 191-195, 2002

Title: Sphaeroliodes acuminatus sp. n. (Coleoptera: Leiodidae, Leiodinae) from Taiwan and notes on two other species

Author: Z. Svec

Author's address: Zerotínova 47, CZ-130 00 Praha 3, Czech Republic, E-mail:

Abstract: Sphaerolides acuminatus sp. n. from Taiwan is described and distinguished from the others species of the genus. Colenisia topali Daffner, 1988 is recorded for the first time from Taiwan and Zeadolopus ventriculus Svec, 1997 from Ghana.

Key words: Key words: taxonomy, Leiodidae, Leiodinae, Sphaeroliodes, Colenisia, Zeadolopus, Taiwan, Ghana

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 197-202, 2002

Title: Malayoscelis gen. n., the third genus, of the Pycnocerini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from the Oriental Region

Author: W. Schawaller

Author's address: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, D-70191 Stuttgart, Germany, E-mail:

Abstract: Malayoscelis gebieni gen. et sp. n. (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae, Lagriinae) from Malaysia (Cameron Highlands) is described.

Key words: Key words: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Lagriinae, Pycnocerini, Malayoscelis gen. n., new species, Malaysia, Cameron Highlands

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 203-211, 2002

Title: A review of the Palaearctic species of the Leptomorphus quadrimaculatus (Matsumura) group (Diptera: Mycetophilidae)

Authors: Zaitzev, A. I. and J. Sevcik*

Authors' addresses: A. N. Severtsov Intitute of Evolution and Ecology, Leninsky Prosp. 33, 117071 Moscow, Russia, E-mail:,
*Horymírova 2912/104, CZ-700 30 Ostrava 30, Czech Republic, E-mail:

Abstract: Four species of the Leptomorphus quadrimaculatus species group were recognized. Leptomorphus quadrimaculatus (Matsumura, 1916) is known from Japan and the Russian Far East, L. forcipatus Landrock, 1918 sp. restit. from Central Europe, L. subforcipatus sp. n. from Russia and Finland, and L. talyshensis sp. n. from Azerbaijan.

Key words: Key words: Sciaroidea, Mycetophilidae, Leptomorphus, taxonomy, new species, lectotype designation, review

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 213-217, 2002

Title: On the identity and systematic position, of Hysteropterum pictifrons Melichar, 1906 (Homoptera: Cicadina, Issidae)

Author: V. M. Gnezdilov

Author's address: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab.1, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia, E-mail:

Abstract: Bubastia pictifrons (Melichar, 1906), comb. n. (= kulikiana Logvinenko, 1977, syn. n.) is redescribed and its lectotype is designated. Verticisium Dlabola, 1979 is placed in synonymy with Tautoprosopa Emeljanov, 1978, stat. n. With 8 figures.

Key words: Key words: Hysteropterum pictifrons, Verticisium, Bubastia, Tautoprosopa, Homoptera, Cicadina, Issidae, stat. n., comb. n., syn. n., lectotype

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 219-224, 2002

Title: New species of Hoploseius Berlese, 1914, (Acari: Gamasida, Ascidae) from Poland

Author: D. J. Gwiazdowicz

Author's address: August Cieszkowski Agricultural University, Department of Forest and Environment Protection Wojska Polskiego 71C, 60-625 PoznaDebrecen, , Poland, E-mail:

Abstract: This work presents a description and figures of a new species of the genus Hoploseius. The species was recorded in fungal fruiting bodies in West Poland. This is the first record of the genus in Europe.

Key words: Key words: mites, Acari, Gamasida, Ascidae, Hoploseius

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 225-235, 2002

Title: Systematic studies on zerconid mites (Acari: Gamasida, Zerconidae) of Turkey

Authors: Urhan, R. and A. N. Ekiz*

Authors' address: Pamukkale University, Faculty of Science & Arts, Department of Biology, P. O. Box 286, Kinikli, Denizli, Turkey, E-mail:,*

Abstract: In this study, two new species of zerconid mites, Zercon kackaricus and Z. delicatus, from Turkey are described and illustrated. Additionally, a key to the adults of the genus Zercon known from Turkey is given.

Key words: Key words: Zercon, Gamasida, Acari, systematics, Turkey

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 237-250, 2002

Title: Identification of Hungarian Mustelidae and other small carnivores using guard hair analysis

Author: M. Tóth A.

Author's address: Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology of the Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: The characteristics of the guard hairs of all the mustelids in Hungary and Vulpes vulpes and Felis silvestris were examined for diagnostic characters. The analysis of hair samples taken from guts, scats, burrows, nests and bait sites can serve as an easy and quick method for faunistic research. The difficulties of hair determination are the similar appearance, overlapping characters and often the low number of samples, but some relevant characters of hair could be used to develop more detailed and specific identification. Otter and Badger differ markedly from the other mustelids while separating the hair of the other six species living in Carpathian Basin (Polecat, Steppe Polecat, Stoat, Weasel, Pine Marten and Stone Marten) demanded statistical analysis. Separating the two "twin-pairs" of species (Stoat and Weasel, Polecat and Steppe Polecat) is not probable by this technique.

Key words: Key words: small carnivores, Mustelidae, hair, identification, Carpathian Basin

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 48 (3), pp. 251-253, 2002

Title: Recent record of Otomops wroughtoni (Thomas, 1913) (Chiroptera: Molossidae), from Meghalaya, north-east India

Authors: Thabah, A. and P. J. J. Bates*

Authors' addresses: School of Biological Sciences, Bristol University, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UG, Great Britain, e- mail:,
*Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, St Botolph´s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom, E-mail:

Abstract: Otomops wroughtoni (Thomas, 1913) was named on the basis of about 30 specimens collected from Barapede Caves, 0.5 km from Talewadi village in Karnataka, south-west India (approx. 15º25´N, 74º22´E). This site was subsequently described by Prater (1914), Brosset (1962) and Bates et al. (1994) but was revisited only intermittently during the 20th century (Daniel et al. 1992). Until recently, O. wroughtoni was thought to be restricted to this single location (Bates & Harrison 1997). However, in December, 2000 an additional specimen was collected in Chhep District, Cambodia (13º59´N, 105º16´E) (Walston & Bates 2001). This represented a range extension eastwards of some 3200 km.

Key words: Key words: Otomops wroughtoni, Molossidae, Chiroptera, India

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