Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 295300, 1995

Title: Two new oribatid (Acari: Oribatida) species from the canopy of tropical dry forest in Mexico

Authors: S. Mahunka and J. G. Palacios-Vargas

Authors' addresses: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary
Laboratorio de Ecología y Sistemática de Microartrópodos, Depto. Biología, Fac. Ciencias, UNAM. 04510 México, D. F., Mexico

Abstract: Description of two new oribatid species: Eremella matildebellae sp. n. and Micreremus rafaelius sp. n. from Mexico are described. With 6 original figures.

Key words: Acari, Oribatida, new species, canopy, Mexico


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 301313, 1995

Title: Three new tardigrade species from Hungary

Author: B. Vargha

Author's address: Laboratory for Ecotoxicology, "B. Johan" National Institute of Public Health, H1097 Budapest, Gyáli út 26, Hungary

Abstract: The author describes three new tardigrade species from Hungary: Apodibius richardi sp. n. from sandy soil, Diphascon (Diphascon) iharosi sp. n. from moss on soil and Hexapodibius reginae sp. n. from compost.

Key words: Tardigrada, new species, Hungary


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 315325, 1995

Title: Geographical segregation of scale-insects (Homoptera: Coccoidea) on fruit trees and the role of host plant ranges

Author: F. Kozár

Author's address: Plant Protection Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H1525 Budapest Pf. 102, Hungary

Abstract: Most of the surveyed 21 scale-insect species was found only in a narrow zone of the wide studied geographic region (Central and Eastern Europe). The host plant resource is underexploited in the greatest part of the region.
On the base of frequency, density and the differences in microhabitat specialisation, the scale-insects may be divided to armoured and soft scale guilds, where the latter is represented by lower frequency and density.
The members of the armoured scale (Diaspididae) guild may further be divided into four geographical subguilds, as Eurosiberian, Middle- and South-European, invader and Mediterranean on the base of size of distribution, the northern limit of distribution, the frequency and the density in samples.
The total host plant range had no effect on the total size of distribution of the studied species. It was determined mostly by abiotic factors, and in the case of certain host plants, in a smaller part of distribution range, by factors determining the dynamics of the populations.

Key words: Homoptera, Diaspididae, Coccidae, zoogeography, guilds, host plants


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 327334, 1995

Title: The genus Basanus Lacordaire (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in continental South-Eastern Asia

Author: W. Schawaller

Author's address: Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Rosenstein 1, D70191 Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract: The species of the genus Basanus Lacordaire from continental south-eastern Asia are revised. Basanus manangensis sp.n. from Nepal and Basanus soppongensis sp.n. from Thailand are described. The genus and species characters are discussed. A key for all species of that region is provided and a species-list of the genus is added.

Key words: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Basanus, new species, key, continental SE Asia


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 335342, 1995

Title: Three new Scelioninae (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae) species from the Neotropical Region

Author: T. Megyaszai

Author's address: Budai Ézsaiás u. 9, H4024, Debrecen, Hungary

Abstract: Three new species, Mirotelenomus ildiae sp. n., Odontacolus flavissimus sp. n., and Odontacolus szaboi sp. n. are described from Central and South America. Mirotelenomus ildiae is the first Neotropical species of the genus. Line drawings illustrate each species. A key is provided to the Neotropical species of Odontacolus Kieffer.

Key words: Hymenoptera, Scelionidae, Mirotelenomus, Odontacolus, taxonomy, new species


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 343347, 1995

Title: Systematic position and generic status of Lycaena cogina Schaus, 1902: an endemic Neotropical Lycaenopsina (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae)

Authors: Zs. Bálint and K. Johnson

Authors' addresses: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H1088 Budapest, Baross utca 13, Hungary
Department of Entomology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, USA

Abstract: Elkalyce, gen. n., is proposed for the polyommatine lycaenid butterfly originally described as Lycaena cogina Schaus. This species, endemic to SE Brazil, has long been considered a member of the genera Everes or Leptotes, from which, however, it is quite distinct. The new genus belongs to the Lycaenopsina infratribe of the Lycaenopsis Section erected by Eliot. The taxonomic history of Lycaena cogina is discussed.

Key words: Brazil, Celastrina, Lycaenposina, Neotropics, Polyommatini


Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 41(4), pp. 349378, 1995

Title: New species of Dasypolia Guenée, 1852 (s. l.) from the Himalayan Region (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Xylenini)

Authors: M. Hreblay and L. Ronkay

Authors' addresses: H2030 Érd, Somfa u. 15, Hungary
Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary

Abstract: Descriptions of 15 new species of Dasypolia Guenée, 1852 from the Pakistani, Chinese (Tibetan) and Nepalese Himalayas are given. With 78 figures.

Key words: taxonomy, Dasypolia, new species, Himalayan region