Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 117–131, 2016

Title: Two new species of Pseudotyrannochthoniidae, including the first species of Pseudotyrannochthonius (Pseudoscorpiones) from China

Authors: Zhizhong Gao, Yanfen Zhang and Feng Zhang*

Authors' address: College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, China; E-mail:
*corresponding author:

Abstract: Two new pseudoscorpion species, Pseudotyrannochthonius cheni sp. n. and Allochthonius (A.) fanjingshan sp. n. (family Pseudotyrannochthoniidae Beier, 1932) are described and illustrated. P. cheni sp. n. represents the first record of this genus from China and is also the first epigean (surface) species to be recorded from eastern Asia because all other species (from Korea and Japan) occur in subterranean habitats. A. (A.) fanjingshan sp. n. is the eighth species in this genus from China and reflects a wider distribution of the genus in this country. Detailed diagnosis, descriptions and illustrations are presented together with distribution maps and some habitat information.

Key words: taxonomy, pseudoscorpion, new species, new record, China.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 133–142, 2016

Title: Description of two new Otacilia species from Anhui, China (Araneae, Phrurolithidae)

Authors: Lina Fu1, Zhisheng Zhang2 and Feng Zhang1*

Authors' addresses: 1The Key Laboratory of Invertebrate Systematics and Application, College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, P. R. China
2Key Laboratory of Eco-environments in Three Gorges Reservoir Region (Ministry of Education) School of Life Science, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
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Abstract: The present paper reports two new Otacilia species from Huangshan, Anhui, China: Otacilia obesa sp. n. and O. macrospora sp. n.

Key words: spider, taxonomy, China.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 143–151, 2016

Title: The genus Thinophilus Wahlberg, 1844 (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Eastern Palaearctic, with description of two new species and new records

Authors: Oleg P. Negrobov1, Olga O. Maslova2 and Olga V. Selivanova1

Authors' addresses: 1Voronezh State University, Universitetskaya pl. 1, Voronezh 394006, Russia; E-mail:
2Voronezh State Pedagogical University, Lenina 86, Voronezh 394043, Russia; E-mail:

Abstract: Two new species of the genus Thinophilus Wahlberg, 1844 are described: Thinophilus (Schoenophilus) grootaerti, sp. n. from the Maritime Territory and Thinophilus ovtshinnikovae, sp. n. from China. Subgenus Schoenophilus Mik, 1878 are recorded for the first time from Asia. Lectotypes and paralectotypes for Thinophilus pollinosus Loew, 1871 and Thinophilus seticoxis Becker, 1922 are designated. Thinophilus pollinosus Loew, 1871 are recorded for the first time from Russia. New data on the fauna of the genus Thinophilus of Russia and Mongolia are given. A new key to species of the genus Thinophilus from Eastern Palearctic region including 12 species is also presented.

Key words: Dolichopodidae, Thinophilus, Palaearctic, Maritime Territory, Mongolia.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 153–156, 2016

Title: Aradus oroszi sp. n. from Taiwan (Hemiptera, Heteroptera, Aradidae)

Author: Tamás Vásárhelyi

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

Abstract: Aradus oroszi sp. n. (Heteroptera, Aradidae, Aradinae) is described and illustrated from Taiwan.

Key words: Aradinae, Aradus, new species.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 157–164, 2016

Title: Molecular characterisation of Thrips tabaci Lindeman, 1889 (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) populations in Hungary based on the ITS2 sequences

Authors: Asztéria 1, István Tóbiás1*, László Bujdos2 and †Gábor Jenser3

Authors' addresses: 1Plant Protection Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1525 Budapest, P.O. Box 102, Hungary
2Szabolcs-Sz.-B. County Goverment Office of Plant and Soil Conservation Board, H-4400 Nyíregyháza, Kótaji út 33, Hungary
3Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1083 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary
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Abstract: Thrips tabaci is comprised of morphologically indistinguishable ‘biotypes’or cryptic species with various host ranges, populations propagating by distinct modes and with different virus vector ability. T. tabaci ‘communis-type’ has wide host range while T. tabaci ‘tabaci-type’ is associated only with tobacco. Since tobacco was introduced to Europe only 500 years ago, we supposed that the differentiation of the T. tabaci ‘tabaci-type’ population had to begin on another host species that is native to the Palaearctic region. To observe the interaction between host plant preference and molecular characteristics, maximum likelihood tree based on the sequences of the internal transcribed spacer 2 region of the rDNA (ITS2) of Thrips tabaci specimens collected on tobacco, onion, cabbage and distinct weed plants from various locations of Hungary was analysed. According to the results of the phylogenetic study the only common host for Thrips tabaci ‘tabaci-type’ and Thrips tabaci ‘communis-type’ was Solanum nigrum. This finding supported our hypothesis that the splitting process of the two main molecular clades could have happened on this solanaceous host species. To compare our results to that of the literature based on cytochrome oxidase I (COI) sequences further investigations with these markers (mitochondrial DNA markers) still needed.

Key words: Thrips tabaci, ITS2 sequence, phylogenetic tree, Solanum nigrum.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 165–173, 2016

Title: Applicability of coloured traps for the monitoring of the invasive Zigzag Elm Sawfly, Aproceros leucopoda (Hymenoptera: Argidae)

Authors: Gábor Vétek1, Veronika Papp1, József Fail1, Márta Ladányi2 and Stephan M. Blank3

Authors' addresses: 1 Department of Entomology, Szent István University, H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29–43, Hungary; E-mails:,,
2Department of Biometrics and Agricultural Informatics, Szent István University, H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29–43, Hungary; E-mail:
3Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalder Str. 90, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany; E-mail:

Abstract: Aproceros leucopoda (Hymenoptera: Argidae), native to East Asia, is an invasive pest of elms (Ulmus spp.) recently reported from several European countries. The identification of effective and practical tools suitable for detecting and monitoring the species has become necessary. As no trapping methods have been developed for A. leucopoda yet, in this study we compared white, yellow and fluorescent yellow sticky “cloak” traps for their applicability for catching adults. The experiment was carried out in a mixed forest plantation of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) and Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila), the latter infested heavily with A. leucopoda, in Hungary, 2012. Both the yellow and fluorescent yellow sticky “cloak” traps proved suitable for capturing high numbers of individuals of A. leucopoda, while the white traps caught significantly less adults. Trapping with the former coloured traps, completed with the inspection of host plants, may be recommended for the detection and monitoring of the pest.

Key words: Symphyta, alien species, Ulmus, trapping, signalisation.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 175–190, 2016

Title: Do diel variations in stream fish assemblages depend on spatial positioning of the sampling sites and seasons?

Authors: István Czeglédi1, 2*, Péter Sály2, Péter Takács2, Anna Dolezsai2 Zoltán Vitál2, Alex Sándor Nagy1 and Tibor Erős2

Authors' addresses: 1University of Debrecen, Department of Hydrobiology, H-4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Hungary
2Balaton Limnological Institute, MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Klebelsberg K. u. 3., H-8237 Tihany, Hungary
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Abstract: The effect of diel period (i.e. day vs night) and its dependence on the spatial position of the sampling site were evaluated on the assessment of fish assemblage attributes in a wadeable lowland stream (Hajagos stream, Hungary). Species richness, composition and abundance data of two 150 m long reaches, one situated directly at the tributary mouth and one 6 km upstream were compared using three pass removal by electrofishing in three seasons (summer, autumn and spring) to test the effect of spatial position on day and night patterns. No differences in any assemblage level variables were found between day and night. Although fish assemblages showed large temporal variations, spatial position of the sampling site had the most influential effect on fish assemblage attributes compared with seasonal and/or day night patterns. Consequently, the diel period had rather negligible effect in the studied stream. Daytime electrofishing data seems to be highly representative for the accurate assessment of fish assemblages in relatively small (less than 5 m wide) wadeable streams and maybe used reliably for any model of community organization (e.g. food web studies).

Key words: day vs night, sampling, electrofishing, spatial position, tributary mouth.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 62 (2), pp. 191–216, 2016

Title: Introduced species community over-dominates endemic ichthyofauna of High Lika Plateau (Central Croatia) over a 100 year period

Authors: Dušan Jelić1, 2, Ivan Špelić3 and Petar Žutinić4

Authors' addresses: 1Croatian Institute for Biodiversity, Croatian Herpetological Society Hyla, Zagreb, Croatia, Lipovac I, 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; E-mail:
2Institute for Research and Development of Sustainable Ecosystems, Jagodno 100a. 10410 Velika Gorica, Croatia
3Croatian Institute for Biodiversity, Croatian Society for Biological Research, Lipovac I, 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; E-mail:
4University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; E-mail:

Abstract: 108 years after Trgovčić (1908) authors made a revised list of fish species found in rivers and streams of the Lika region. Throughout the 8 years of investigation a total of 31 species of freshwater fish were recorded, of which only eight are indigenous for this area, for two species the origin is not known, and the remaining 21 species are introduced by anthropogenic activity over the last 100 years. This represents the over-domination of introduced species by the astonishing 300%. All of this increase in numbers causes significant increase in biomass and changes the naturally oligotrophic ecosystem, which might lead to rapid eutrophication and increase of water temperature. Furthermore, induced changes in the system make the habitat more suitable for introduced cyprinid fish, which again causes the increase of biomass production. Endemic fish species are retreating into upper parts of small tributaries and underground cave systems. The present research indicates species Delminichthys jadovensis, D. krbavensis, Telestes fontinalis and T. croaticus as real stygophiles, which makes them unique on the European continent.

Key words: ichthyofauna, Lika region, Croatia, fish, distribution, stygophiles.

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