Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50 (4), pp. 271–282, 2004

Title: Body measurements and harversting dynamics of the Fat Dormouse (Glis glis L.) in the mountainous part of Croatia

Authors: Grubesic, M., Krapinec, K., Glavas, M. and Margaletic, J.

Authors' address: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management, Zagreb, Croatia, E-mail:

Abstract: The paper discusses research results related to dormice hunting in three municipalities in Gorski Kotar between 1991 and 2001. The body mass, total body length, tail length and body length of dormice from two localities (Vrbovsko and Gerovo) were compared. Data on the harvest show that harvest culminates almost every fourth year, but also that there are years without any harvest. In comparison with dormice from Gerovo, those from Vrbovsko exhibit significantly higher values for all body parameters. The number of caught adult and juvenile dormice from the area of Vrbovsko shows a significantly stronger positive correlation with the days of hunting than the dormice caught in the area of Gerovo. Whereas juvenile dormice from Gerovo show a weak but positive correlation (r = 0.30, p -< 0.01) and adult dormice show a negative correlation (r = -0.31, p < 0.01) with the days of hunting. It means that the closer the hibernation period, the lower the body mass of caught adult dormice is. In the locality of Vrbovsko, the culmination in the number of juvenile dormice occurred on 26 October and of adult dormice on 17 October. The harvest of adult specimens from the area of Gerovo culminated on 14 October and of young animals on 23 September. Since the juvenile animals caught in the second part of September had an average mass of 96±15 g and accounted for about 40% of the harvest, the beginning of the hunting season should be postponed from 16 September to 1 October.

Key words: fat dormouse, harvest, body mass, total body length, body length, tail length

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50 (4), pp. 283–305, 2004

Title: On taxonomy, nomenclature, and distribution of some Palaearctic Lagriini, with description of a new species from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

Author: Merkl, O.

Author's address: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross utca 13, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: Type species is designated for Apteronympha Seidlitz, 1898. The following genus-group synonyms are proposed: Diversogria Pic, 1954, Heterogria Fairmaire, 1896, Lagriocera Fairmaire, 1896, Lagriodes Borchmann, 1930, Pachylagria Borchmann, 1912 and Wallardilagria Pic, 1910 are junior subjective synonyms of Xanthalia Fairmaire, 1894. Trachelolagria Pic, 1941 is transferred to the family Cleridae. New species-group synonyms are proposed in Anisostira (11), Cerogria (2), Chlorophila (6), Lagria (9), and Xanthalia (3). New combinations are proposed in Arthromacra (1), Casnonidea (1), Donaciolagria (2), and Xanthalia (61). Xanthalia borchmanni Merkl, 2004 is proposed as a replacement name for Xanthalia pilosa (Borchmann, 1943), secondary homonym of Xanthalia pilosa (Borchmann, 1930). Lectotypes are designated for Chlorophila portschinskii (Semenov, 1891), Lagria caucasica Motschulsky, 1860, Lagria fuscata Motschulsky, 1860, Lagria laticollis Motschulsky, 1860, Lagria subtilipunctata Seidlitz, 1898 and Clerus villosus Thunberg, 1821 (= Lopholagria villosa). New country and Chinese province records are given for five species. Arthromacra chifengi sp. n. is described from Taiwan.

Key words: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Lagriini, nomenclature, type species designation, lectotype designation, synonyms, new combinations, new species, China

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50 (4), pp. 307–317, 2004

Title: Emesinae from Afghanistan (Heteroptera: Reduviidae)

Author: Rédei, D.

Author's address: Department of Entomology, Corvinus University of Budapest, H-1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 44., Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: This paper is the first report on the thread-legged bugs (Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Emesinae) of Afghanistan. Proguithera inexpectata sp. n., the first species of the Guithera–Lutevula genus group from the Palaearctic Region is described and figured. A key for the identification of the species of Proguithera and related genera is presented. Gardena insperata Putshkov, 1988 is recorded first from Afghanistan. The phallus of the species is figured. With 16 figures.

Key words: Heteroptera, Reduviidae, Emesinae, Proguithera, Gardena, new species, new record

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50 (4), pp. 319–336, 2004

Title: New species of cynipid inquilines from China (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini)

Authors: Melika, G., Ács, Z. and Bechtold, M.

Authors' address: Systematic Parasitoid Laboratory, Plant Protection and Soil Conservation Service of County Vas, H-9730 Kõszeg, Kelcz-Adelffy u. 6., Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: Four new species of cynipid inquilines, Synergus chinensis and S. xiaolongmeni, Saphonecrus chaodongzhui and S. naiquanlini (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae: Synergini) from China are described. Description and diagnosis of adult insects, their host associations and some notes on their biology are given.

Key words: cynipid inquilines, Synergus, Saphonecrus, taxonomy, morphology, distribution

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50 (4), pp. 337–351, 2004

Title: A review of the Ethmia lineatonotella species group, with description of two new species (Lepidoptera, Ethmiidae)

Author: Kun, A.

Author's address: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: Descriptions of Ethmia trifida sp. n., and E. thomaswitti sp. n., from SE Asia, with diagnoses, taxonomic notes and new distribution data of the species of the E. lineatonotella species group, including the first complete illustration and re-description of E. palawana. With 21 figures.

Key words: Ethmiidae, Ethmia, new species, new species group, SE Asia

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