Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 265274, 2000
Title: The relative importance of edaphic factors on the distribution of some terrestrial gastropod species: autecological and synecological approaches
Authors: J. Hermida, M. P. Ondina and T. Rodriguez
Authors' addresses: Departamento de Bioloxía Animal. Facultade de Bioloxía.
Universidade de Santiago 15706 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña).
Spain. E-mail: email@example.com
Departamento de Bioloxía Animal. Facultade de Veterinaria. Universidade de Santiago Campus de Lugo (Lugo), Spain
Abstract: An autecological method (ecological profiles analysis) and a synecological method (canonical correspondence analysis) were used to investigate relationships between edaphic factors and the distribution of terrestrial gastropods in northwest Spain. Gastropods were sampled from 177 sites in this region. In general, the two methods of analysis yielded similar results. The results show the importance of the influence of soil texture (clay, coarse sand and gravel content), pH, calcium, magnesium, moisture, porosity, nitrogen and carbon on the distribution of terrestrial gastropod species in the studied area.
Key words: land snails, edaphic factors, autecology, synecology
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 275290, 2000
Title: Edge effect on weevil and spider communities at the Bükk National Park in Hungary
Authors: Horváth, R., Magura, T., Péter, G. and K. Bayar
Authors' addresses: Department of Zoology, Debrecen University, P. O. Box 3. H-4010 Hungary,
Hortobágy National Park Directorate, Debrecen, P. O. Box 216. H-4002 Hungary
Department of Plant Protection, Gödöllõ University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllõ, H-2100 Hungary
Abstract: The edge effect on weevil and spider communities was tested along a meadow-forest transect using sweep-net samples at the Bükk National Park in Hungary. For weevil communities the species richness of the forest edge was higher than that of meadow, but the difference was statistically not significant. The species richness of the forest edge and the meadow was significantly higher than that of forest interior. The high species richness of the weevil communities in the forest edge may be explained by the high densities of the food-plants of weevil species and by the specific abiotic and biotic environmental factors that characterise the forest edge. For spider communities the species richness was significantly higher at the forest edge than either in the meadow or in the forest interior. The high species richness of the forest edge may be explained by the habitat heterogeneity that contributes to the special microclimatic and environmental conditions. Our results based on two invertebrate groups functioning on different trophic levels suggest that forest edge play a crucial role in the nature conservation.
Key words: forest edge, weevil communities, spider communities, species richness, nature conservation
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 291303, 2000
Title: Review of the genus Libnetis from Laos (Coleoptera, Lycidae)
Author: M. Bocáková
Author's address: Regional Museum Olomouc nám. Republiky 5, CZ-771 73 Olomouc, Czech Republic, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Libnetis species from Laos are treated. Eight new species are described: Libnetis laosensis sp. n., L. merkli sp. n., L. viti sp. n., L. jendeki sp. n., L. holzschuhi sp. n., L. dentifer sp. n., L. montanus sp. n., and L. sausai sp. n.. Species L. opacus Pic, 1921, L. thai Kasantsev, 1993, and L. vietnamicus (Kasantsev, 1993) are recorded from Laos for the first time.
Key words: Lycidae, Platerodinae, Libnetini, taxonomy, key, new species, Oriental Region
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 305308, 2000
Title: A new species of Ceutorhynchus Germar, 1824 living on Cardaria draba in Southeastern Europe (Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
Author: B. A. Korotyaev
Author's address: Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences Universitetskaya nab.1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia e-mail: email@example.com
Abstract: A new species, Ceutorhynchus merkli sp. n., very closely related to and often confused with C. ignitus Germar, 1824, is described from Hungary, Moldova, the Ukraine, and southwestern Russia. The new species is apparently monophagous on a ruderal crucifer Cardaria draba Linnaeus, whereas C. ignitus is associated with Berteroa incana Linnaeus. With 2 figures.
Key words: Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Ceutorhynchus, Southeastern Europe, Cardaria draba, new species
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 309313, 2000
Title: Supplement to the knowledge of the Pselaphinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of North Korea
Author: I. Löbl
Author's address: Muséum d'histoire naturelle, rte de Malagnou 1, CH-1208 Geneve, Switzerland, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Bryaxis kumgangsanensis sp. n. and Bryaxis merkli sp. n. are described from the People's Republic of Korea and additional records are given for a few species of pselaphines.
Key words: Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae, North Korea, taxonomy
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46 (4), pp. 315317, 2000
Title: Description of a new species of Schimmelius Platia, 1994 with a key to the known species (Coleoptera, Elateridae: Synaptini)
Authors: Platia, G. and I. Gudenzi
Authors' addresses: Via Molino Vecchio, 21, 47030 Gatteo (Forlí), Italy, E-mail:
Via Corbari, 32, 47100 Forlí, Italy, E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract: Schimmelius tertius sp. n. (Coleoptera, Elateridae, Synaptini) from Malaysia is described.
Key words: Elateridae, Schimmelius, Malaysia, new species
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46 (4), pp. 319331, 2000
Title: Revision of the Cleptes asianus and townesi-groups of the World (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Cleptinae)
Author: L. Móczár
Author's address: Szabolcska M. u. 1, H-1114 Budapest, Hungary
Abstract: Eight Cleptes species were ranged among the asianus-group and one species was left in the original townesi-group within the subgenus Cleptes s. str. Two new species Cleptes humerosus sp. n. from Malaysia and C. primorensis sp. n. female from Russia are described. A key and other information are given.
Key words: taxonomy, Hymenoptera, Chrysididae, Cleptes (Cleptes s. str.) asianus and townesi-groups
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46 (4), pp. 333336, 2000
Title: A new species of the genus Lophoterges Hampson, 1906 from Iran: L. mariannae sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Cuculliinae)
Author: M. Fibiger
Author's address: Molbechs alle 49, 4180 Sorø, Denmark
Abstract: A new species Lophoterges mariannae from Iran is described.
Key words: Noctuidae, Cucullinae, Lophoterges, Iran, new species
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 337349, 2000
Title: New Epipsestis Matsumura, 1921 species (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae) from Vietnam and from Nepal
Authors: László, Gy. M. and G. Ronkay
Authors' addresses: H-8083 Csákvár, Gánt út 81, Hungary
H-1137 Budapest, Szt. István krt 4, Hungary, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Descriptions of four new Epipsestis species, E. niveifasciata sp. n.; E. bisociata sp. n. and E. vastaguncus sp. n. from Vietnam and E. peregovitsi sp. n. from Vietnam and from Nepal are given. With 23 figures.
Key words: Thyatiridae, Epipsestis, new species, Vietnam, Nepal
Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 46(4), pp. 351382, 2000
Title: New Agrochola Hübner, 1821 and Owadaglaea Hacker et Ronkay, 1996 species from Central Asia and Indochina (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Xylenini)
Authors: Ronkay, G. and L. Ronkay
Authors' addresses: H-1137 Budapest, Szt. István krt. 4, Hungary; e-mail: email@example.com
Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13, Hungary; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: The species of the Agrochola (s. l.) statira- and A. trapezoides-groups are revised, three new species, A. griseovariegata sp. n. (Hissar Mts), A. zoltanus sp. n. and A. deosaiensis (Deosai Mts) are described, A. leptographa Hacker et Ronkay, 1990 is synonymized with A. approximata (Hampson, 1906). The taxa of the Owadaglaea lucida and O. chloromixta species-groups are discussed, three new species, O. lexuancanhi sp. n. (Fan-si-pan Mts), O. hadasi sp. n. (Karakoram Mts) and O. siddiquii sp. n. (Deosai Mts) are described. With 43 figures.
Key words: new species, Noctuidae, Agrochola, Owadaglaea, Central Asia, Vietnam