Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(2), pp. 85–107, 2014

Title: New and little known earthworm species from peripheral areas of the Romanian Carpathians (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae)

Authors: Szederjesi, Tímea1, Pop, Victor V.2 and Csuzdi, Csaba3

Authors' addresses: 1Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary, E-mail:
2National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences, Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. E-mail:
3Department of Zoology, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger, Hungary, E-mail:

Abstract: Collecting trips organized to the little investigated regions of Romania (Oltenia, Banat, Bucovina) resulted in 41 earthworm species being recorded, including a new country record (Octolasion lacteovicinum Zicsi, 1968) and the discovery of a peculiar new anecic species Dendrobaena virgata sp. n. Consequently the number of earthworm species reported from Romania is raised to 73.

Key words: Megadrili, earthworms, anecic, Oltenia, Banat, Romania

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(2), pp. 109–155, 2014

Title: A review of the Old World species of Ceroptera Macquart, 1835 (Diptera, Sphaeroceridae)

Author: Papp, László

Author's address: H-1182 Budapest, Beremend u. 43, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: The Old World species of Ceroptera Macquart, 1835 are reviewed and keyed. Six new species (C. armata sp. n. (Namibia), C. globosa sp. n. (Namibia), C. inermis sp. n. (Namibia), C. minuscula sp. n. (Namibia), C. nigra sp. n. (Namibia), and C. setiscutellata sp. n. (Kenya)) are described from the Afrotropical region and one species, C. moroccana sp. n. from the Palaearctic region. Ceroptera flava Vanschuytbroeck, 1959 is a new junior synonym of C. crispa (Duda, 1925). Ceroptera ndelelensis Vanschuytbroeck, 1959 (= Ceroptera pelengensis Vanschuytbroeck, 1959, syn. n.) is a species of Aspinilimosina L. Papp, 2004 (A. ndelelensis (Vanschuytbroeck, 1959), comb. n.), which was formerly known from the Oriental region. The importance of male genitalia characters is stressed and a characterisation of the species groups based on male genitalia characters is delineated. With 99 original figures.

Key words: Diptera; Sphaeroceridae; Ceroptera, new species, new synonymies and combinations, identification key, Afrotropical region, Palaearctic region

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(2), pp. 157–172, 2014

Title: Diagnosis of the Coenosia mollicula-group (Diptera: Muscidae), with descriptions of five new species from China

Authors: Xue, Wanqi and Wang, Ping

Authors' address: Institute of Entomology, Shenyang Normal University Shenyang 110034, P. R. China, E-mail:

Abstract: The Coenosia mollicula-group from China is studied, and five new species are described: Coenosia albifronta Xue et Wang sp. n., Coenosia adrohalter Xue et Wang sp. n., Coenosia deciseta Xue et Wang sp. n., Coenosia latiaedeaga Xue et Wang sp. n. and Coenosia nigriceps Xue et Wang sp. n. A key for the identification of males of the 16 Chinese species are given.

Key words: China, Diptera, Muscidae, Coenosia mollicula-group, new species

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(2), pp. 173–183, 2014

Title: Distribution and threats of Phengaris teleius (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in northern Serbia

Authors: Popović, Miloš1,2,*, Radaković, Miloš2,*, Đurđević, Aca1, Franeta, Filip1 and Verovnik, Rudi3

Authors' addresses: 1HabiProt, Bulevar Oslobođenja 106/34, 11040 Belgrade, Serbia E-mail:
2University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology and Ecology Radoja Domanovica 12, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia
3University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Biology Večna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Abstract: The paper provides an overview on the distribution of recently discovered Scarce Large Blue (Phengaris (Maculinea) teleius) in northern Serbia (Selevenj Sands, Ludaš Lake and Subotica Sands). Mapping of the butterfly and its habitat has shown that most of the suitable habitats are limited to protected areas where at least some of the wet meadows with Sanguisorba officinalis host plant are suitably managed and regularly mown. Given the known maximum dispersal distances of P. teleius, the suitable habitat patches possibly support two separate metapopulations. Fragmentation and isolation of remaining colonies represent the main threats to long term survivor of the species in Serbia. Based on IUCN criteria for regional red lists, the species qualifies as Endangered (EN) in Serbia and requires immediate conservation actions. Our results suggest that mowing is of high importance for maintaining suitable habitat. Until more is known about local ecological requirements of the species, general mowing recommendations should be followed with avoidance of mowing between mid June and mid September and providing a mosaic of different mowing regimes.

Key words: new species record, biogeography, habitat management, dispersal, conservation

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(2), pp. 185–198, 2014

Title: Impact of coastal wetland restoration strategies in the Chongming Dongtan wetlands, China: waterbird community composition as an indicator

Authors: Zou, Yeai1, Liu, Jing1,*, Yang, Xiaoting1, Zhang, Mei1, Tang, Chendong2 and Wang, Tianhou1,#

Authors' addresses: 1School of Life Science, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Urbanization and Ecological Restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200062, China
2Shanghai Chongming Dongtan National Nature Reserve Administration Division Shanghai, 202183, China
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Abstract: This paper aims to evaluate the success of coastal wetland restoration by quantifying the waterbird community composition at three restored sites and on one natural coastal wetland, which served as a reference site, from September 2011 to May 2012 in the Chongming Dongtan wetlands in China. The Shannon–Wiener diversity index was calculated to describe habitat diversity in the four study sites. Significant differences in habitat heterogeneity and species group diversity, richness, and waterbird density were observed in the sites, but a significant difference among three seasons was observed only in the waterbird density. Significant interactions between site and season were noted for species group diversity, richness, and waterbird density. The densities of four dominant waterbird groups exhibited significant differences in the four sites, and the density of Anatidae and Ardeidae exhibited significant differences among three seasons. Significant interactions were noted between site and season for the densities of Charadriidae, Anatidae, and Ardeidae. In conclusion, the restored coastal wetlands served as a suitable habitat for waterbirds to some extent, although not all restored wetlands were used equally by waterbirds. The restored wetlands with higher habitat heterogeneity supported a greater abundance of waterbirds. However, the same restored wetland was not used equally by waterbirds among different seasons. Multi-functional restored wetlands could be created for different seasons to attract a diverse group of waterbirds to forage and roost in the coastal wetlands of Yangtze River during their migration from Australia to Siberia.

Key words: Chongming Dongtan wetlands, coastal wetland, habitat heterogeneity, multi-functional wetland, waterbirds, wetland restoration

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