Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 1–6, 2021

Title: New water mite species of the genus Kongsbergia (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Aturidae) from Turkey

Authors: Pinar Gülle1 and Yunus Ömer Boyaci2

Authors' addresses: 1Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Burdur, Turkey; E-mail:
2Isparta University of Applied Sciences. Eğirdir Fisheries Faculty, Isparta, Turkey; E-mail:

Abstract: In this study, there is a description of a new species, Kongsbergia ermani sp. n. and Kongsbergia largaiollii (Maglio, 1909) representing a new Kongsbergia record for the fauna of Turkey.

Key words: Acari, new water mite species, Kongsbergia, fauna, Turkey, taxonomy.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 7–13, 2021

Title: An atypical, brachypterous species of Idris Förster (Platygastroidea: Scelionidae) from India

Authors: Veenakumari, Kamalanathan1 and Prashanth Mohanraj2

Authors' address: ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources, P.B. No. 2491, Hebbal, Bengaluru, India 5600241; E-mails:;

Abstract: A new species of Idris – Idris semiflaviventris sp. n. – belonging to the tribe Baeini is described from Kodaikanal in the Western Ghats, South India. This species is unusual in that it has a short interocellar space, subequal posterior margins of T1 and T2, and T2 the longest and widest tergite.

Key words: Baeini, brachyptery, mesoscutellum, T2, T3, spider, taxonomy, Hymenoptera.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 15–61, 2021

Title: Spiders (Araneae) of Subotica Sandland (Serbia): additional arguments in environmental protection

Authors: Gordana Grbić1, Ambros Hänggi2 and Slobodan Krnjajić3

Authors' addresses: 1Educons University, Faculty of Environmental Protection, Vojvode Putnika 86, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia; E-mail:
2Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Augustinergasse 2, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland; E-mail:
3Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Kneza Višeslava 1, Belgrade, Serbia; E-mail:

Abstract: Good environmental management needs evidence-based conservation measures, and those measures need both faunistical and ecological information. Following this path, for the first time in Serbia, a faunistical research of spiders at Subotica Sandland was organised in 2014 as a base for ecological arguments in landscape management of the area. The spiders were collected at ten different habitats on sandy soil, in the period from 27th April till 30th October by pitfall trapping and sweep netting. A total of 16304 adult and 7246 juvenile individuals were captured, and 225 species from 27 families were determined. Thirty species represent new records for Serbia. Diversity and species compositions provided an insight into the quality of the habitats and the influence of the conservation and development measures that were already applied. The main endangerment factors are outlined. Conclusions and suggestions according to the analysis of the spider fauna, are mostly in correlation with those made earlier based on other groups of organisms. Within the scope of nature protection, wet and sandy meadows are prioritised over the woods. For future monitoring, two flagship and umbrella species are suggested: Argiope lobata (Pallas, 1772) for the sandy area and Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) for the wetlands.

Key words: Araneae, spiders, environmental protection, bioindicators, clear-cutting, mowing, nature protection, new records.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 63–76, 2021

Title: New faunistic and taxonomic notes on the haplogyne and cribellate spiders (Araneae: Dictynidae, Dysderidae, Eresidae, Filistatidae, Sicariidae) from three Balkan countries

Authors: Maria Naumova1 and Christo Deltshev1,2

Authors' addresses: 1Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:
2National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

Abstract: In this paper, we report for the first time two spider species for Albania, four for Bulgaria and two for Greece: Altella lucida (Simon, 1874) (Bulgaria), Eresus moravicus Rezác, 2008 (Bulgaria and Greece), Filistata insidiatrix (Forsskål, 1775) (Albania), Harpactea samuili Lazarov, 2006 (Greece), Loxosceles rufescens (Dufour, 1820) (Albania), Pritha parva Legittimo, Simeon, Di Pompeo et Kulczycki, 2017 (Bulgaria) and Pritha vestita (Simon, 1873) (Bulgaria). The recently described species P. parva is the first report for the Balkan Peninsula, while P. vestita is the first record for mainland Europe. Their congener Pritha nana (Simon, 1868) is removed from the Bulgarian checklist of spiders (misidentification). As a result of our report, the number of spider species increases to 571, 1049 and 1183 in Albania, Bulgaria and Greece, respectively.

Key words: Araneae, Albania, Arachnida, Bulgaria, Greece, checklist update.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 77–86, 2021

Title: Individual movement of large carabids as a link for activity density patterns in various forestry treatments

Authors: Jana Růžičková1, Sándor Bérces2, Szlávko Ackov3 and Zoltán Elek1

Authors' addresses: 1MTA-ELTE-MTM Ecology Research Group, Biological Institute, Eötvös Loránd University Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, 1117 Budapest, Hungary; E-mails:,
2Duna–Ipoly National Park Directorate, Költő utca 21, 1121 Budapest, Hungary; E-mail:
3Budapest Forestry Company, Hévízi út 4/a, 1033 Budapest, Hungary; E-mail:

Abstract: Activity density is one of the most common measures in ground-dwelling arthropods, including carabids. It is based on individuals’ activity and population density, yet there is no available evidence whether the individual movement can be a good proxy for activity density. Therefore, in our study, we aimed to explore this link in two large ground beetle species, Carabus scheidleri Panzer, 1799 and C. coriaceus Linnaeus, 1758, in an oak-hornbeam forest in Hungary. We used pitfall traps for activity density and capture-mark-recapture and radio telemetry to record individual movement patterns in different forestry treatments, preparation cuttings and clear-cuttings, and their control plots. We found a link between activity density and movement of individuals via treatment types. Although activity density, mean walking speed and the proportion of active time were significantly higher in both treatments than in control plots, the individual movement revealed only temporal use of these habitats. Beetles left treatments within a few days. We concluded that the high turnover of individuals in treatments might indirectly suggest that these habitats probably act as temporary foraging sites for both species.

Key words: Carabus spp., forest management, capture-mark-recapture, pitfall traps, radio telemetry.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67 (1), pp. 87–98, 2021

Title: Phylogenetic relationships among Callosciurus squirrels in the Indochina Peninsula: phylogenetic position of C. pygerythrus from Myanmar

Authors: Tatsuo Oshida1, Wynn Than2, Thida Oo2, Khin Yu Yu Swe3, Hiroaki Saito4, Masaharu Motokawa5, Junpei Kimura6, Son Truong Nguyen7, Hai Tuan Bui8 and Phuong Huy Dang9

Authors' addresses: 1Laboratory of Wildlife Ecology, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro 080-8555, Japan; E-mail:
2Zoology Department, West Yangon University, Httantabin Township, Yangon 11401, Myanmar; E-mails:,
3Zoology Department, Mandalar University, Amarapura Township, Mandalay 0561, Myanmar; E-mail:
4Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan; E-mail:
5The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan; E-mail:
6Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742, Korea; E-mail:
7Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam; E-mail:
8Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Street, Hanoi, Vietnam; E-mail:
9Me Linh Station for Biodiversity, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Street, Hanoi, Vietnam; E-mail:

Abstract: The phylogenetic relationships among seven Callosciurus species from the Indochina Peninsula, including the C. honkhoaiensis which is endemic to Hon Khoai Island, were studied using complete mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequences (1140 bases). We primarily focused on the phylogenetic position of C. pygerythrus, which is distributed in the western part of the peninsula. We identified two main lineages: 1) C. caniceps, C. honkhoaiensis, C. inornatus, C. phayrei and C. pygerythrus, and 2) C. erythraeus and C. finlaysonii. Estimated divergence time between the two lineages was at the junction of the Zanclean and Piacenzian in the Pliocene. Within the first linage, the divergence time of sub-lineages corresponded to the Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary, although phylogenetic relationships were unclear. These two divergence times estimated in the present study correspond to episodes of global cooling, suggesting that climate may have contributed to the divergence of these Callosciurus squirrels.

Key words: cytochrome b, global cooling, Irrawaddy squirrel, Phayre’s squirrel.

DOI: 10.17109/AZH.

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