Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 81–86, 2015

Title: Pauropoda (Myriapoda) records from Hungary with description of a new species

Authors: Ulf Scheller1, Walter P. Pfliegler2, and Zoltán Korsós3

Authors' addresses: 1Häggeboholm, Häggesled, 53194 Järpås, Sweden; E-mail:
2Department of Genetics and Applied Microbiology, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Hungary; E-mail:
3Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: Pauropods have been poorly studied in Hungary. Earlier records have been critically examined and a new collection has been identified. Six species belonging to the families Pauropodidae and Brachypauropodidae are reported. One species new to science is described by the first author, Donzelotauropus hungaricus sp. n.

Key words: Myriapoda, new species, taxonomy, biogeography, soil science.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 87–118, 2015

Title: Two new species of the superfamily Phthiracaroidea (Acari, Oribatida) from the Seychelles and the USA with notes on other ptyctimous mites from diverse countries

Authors: Wojciech Niedbała1 and Josef Starý2

Authors' addresses: 1Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland; E-mail:
2Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic v.v.i., Institute of Soil Biology, Na Sádkách 7, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic; E-mail:

Abstract: Two new species of the family Phthiracaridae, Arphthicarus paratinctus sp. n. from the Seychelles, and Atropacarus (Atropacarus) paraclavigerus sp. n. from California, USA are described and figured. A comparison of morphological similarities with the most closely related species is presented. Additional descriptions, morphological remarks and taxonomical notes for seven ptyctimous species: Arphthicarus sculptilis (Niedbała, 1988), Austrophthiracarus diazae (Ojeda, 1985), Mesoplophora (Mesoplophora) parabacilla Niedbała, 2006, Notophthiracarus lienhardi Mahunka, 1996, N. stenotus Niedbała et Corpuz-Raros, 1998, Plonaphacarus semiaciculatus (Mahunka, 2008), and Steganacarus (Rhacaplacarus) brasiliensis (Pérez-Iñigo et Baggio, 1980) were added. In total, 105 species of ptyctimous oribatid mites were determined in material of 1910 specimens from 15 countries – Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Galapagos, Gough Island, Indonesia (Irian), Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Reunion, Seychelles, Tanzania and the USA. Fauna of ptyctimous mites of Bangladesh, Colombia and Gough Island was studied for the first time. New records of ptyctimous mites for Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Guinea (Indonesia, Irian), Reunion, Tanzania and the USA are also presented. A replacement name for the junior homonym Austrophthiracarus longisetosus Niedbała et Starý, 2015, A. longisetus nom. n. is proposed.

Key words: ptyctimous mites, new species, taxonomy, new records, distribution, oribatid mites.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 119–134, 2015

Title: Trichodina gobii (Ciliophora: Trichodinidae) on whiting Merlangius merlangus with a checklist from Turkish and Russian coasts of the Black Sea

Authors: Ahmet Özer1, Türkay Öztürk2, Yulia M. Kornyychuk2 and Violetta Yurakhno2

Authors' addresses: 1Sinop University, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 57000 Sinop, Turkey; E-mail:
2A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, 2 Nakhimov av., 299011 Sevastopol, Russia; E-mail:

Abstract: Trichodina gobii was identified during a parasitological survey conducted on the parasite fauna of whiting, Merlangius merlangus at both Sinop (Turkey) and Sevastopol (Russia) coasts of the Black Sea in the period between May 2011 and March 2014. Its morphological characteristics and taxonomic affinities with other previous reports on this species were revealed. The ecological occurrences in relation with seasonality, host length and sex of whiting were also determined. Parasitological indices were calculated from 690 and 423 whiting specimens collected in Sinop and Sevastopol, respectively. Overall infestation prevalence (%) and mean intensity and mean abundance values were 45.6%, 70.1±10.4 and 32.0±4.9, respectively, in Sinop, while they were 6.9%, 29.2±10.1 and 2.0±0.8 in Sevastopol. The taxonomic affinities to other trichodinid species and ecological data are discussed in detail.

Key words: Trichodinid, marine fish, season, checklist.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 135–146, 2015

Title: Identity of Coniopteryx madagascariensis Meinander, 1974 (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae), with description of three new species

Author: György Sziráki

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

Abstract: Investigation of a large coniopterygid material from Madagascar showed that Coniopteryx (Coniopteryx) madagascariensis Meinander, 1974 is not conspecific with the forms that were described and illustrated later as variations of this insect. This statement was supported also by the examination of the holotype of C. madagascariensis. Coniopteryx (Coniopteryx) angusticauda sp. n., Coniopteryx (C.) evellana sp. n. and Coniopteryx (C.) malgasensis sp. n. are described as new species. These are referring the three different forms, which were erroneously handled as C. madagascariensis. All the three new species belong to C. lobifrons species group, which hithero was known only from the Oriental Region.

Key words: Coniopterygidae, Madagascar, identity of species, new species, Oriental Region.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 147–188, 2015

Title: A revision of the genus Heliophobus Boisduval, 1828 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Hadeninae)

Authors: Sándor Jenő Simonyi1, László Ronkay2 and Péter Gyulai3

Authors' addresses: 1H-1031 Budapest, Sóvári utca 30, Hungary; E-mail:
2Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary; E-mail:
3H-3530 Miskolc, Mélyvölgy u. 13/A, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: The taxa of the genus Heliophobus Boisduval, 1828 are revised, the majority of formerly described taxa of the genus, H. reticulata (Goeze, 1782), H. unicolor (Alphéraky, 1889), H. kitti (Schawerda, 1914), H. texturata (Alphéraky, 1892), and H. nepalensis (Plante, 1982) are redescribed; three newly discovered Central Asiatic species, H. mongoliensis sp. n. (Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, China), H. aequalifuscus sp. n. (Pakistan) and H. bulcsui sp. n. (Pakistan, China), are described. With 86 genitalia figures and 57 colour images of adults.

Key words: Heliophobus, Noctuidae, Hadeninae, taxonomic revision, redescriptions, new species, Central Asia.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (2), pp. 189–204, 2015

Title: Dragonfly assemblages in the upper parts of the River Tisza: a comparison of larval and exuvial data in three channel types

Authors: István Kolozsvári1,2, László József Szabó1 and György Dévai1

Authors' addresses: 1University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Hydrobiology, H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Hungary; E-mails:,
2Ferenc Rákóczi II. Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute, István Fodor Research Institute, Kossuth square 6, Beregove 90202, Ukraine; E-mail:

Abstract: We studied dragonfly assemblages in the Ukrainian section of the River Tisza, which still shows several natural (unregulated) properties. In 2010 and 2011 larvae and exuviae were collected in the vicinity of the villages Vilok (Вилок, Tiszaújlak), Nove Szelo (Нове Cело, Tiszaújhely), Tiszobikeny (Тисабикень, Tiszabökény) and of the towns Vinohragyiv (Виноградiв, Nagyszőlős) and Huszt (Хуст, Huszt). We collected our samples from 8 sites in the main channel, 2 sites in side channels and 3 sites in two dead channels. We collected 255 larvae and 1587 exuviae, from which 8 species of dragonflies were identified [Gomphus vulgatissimus (Linnaeus, 1758), Stylurus flavipes (Charpentier, 1825), Onychogomphus forcipatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy, 1785), Somatochlora metallica (van der Linden, 1825), Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1782), Platycnemis pennipes (Pallas, 1771), and Sympecma fusca (van der Linden, 1820)]. We compared the species composition of dragonflies in the three habitats. In the case of larvae in the main channel G. vulgatissimus (48.0%), C. splendens (29.6%) and O. forcipatus (20.8%) dominated, while in the dead channels C. splendens (49.5%) and P. pennipes (23.7%) were found most frequently. In the side channels G. vulgatissimus, O. forcipatus and C. splendens were the most frequent species. S. flavipes appeared only in the main and side channels, while S. metallica and S. fusca were only detected in the dead channels.

Key words: Upper-Tisza, Odonata, Gomphidae, larvae, exuviae.

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