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No. 59: a brief history

No. 59
a brief history

no. 59 is a special issue, dedicated to the memory of the famous US coleopterist William Frederick Barr; friends and colleagues, some of whom were his students, submitted papers dedicated to him:
R. L. Westcott (Oregon), R. C. Biggam (Idaho), S. Bílý (Czech Republic), W. H. Clark (Idaho), D. S. Horning (Australia), J. B. Johnson (Idaho), P. J. Johnson (South Dakota), R. E. Morel (Tennessee), R. Nowierski (Washington, DC), J. Rifkind (California), D. & J. Roberts (Idaho), M. G. Volkovitsh (Russia) write the lead article, offering reminiscences of and tributes to him;
M. Furniss (Idaho) recollects his friend and colleague;
J. B. Johnson describes how W. F. Barr became the cornerstone of the faculty of the Department of Entomology at the University of Idaho;
P. J. Johnson describes a new genus and species of Coleoptera Elateridae from the United States Intermountain West;
R. L. Westcott describes a new species of Spectralia (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the Cape Region of Baja California Sur, Mexico;
P. E. Blom (Oregon) & W. H. Clark (Idaho) report about taxonomy and biology of Phobetus sleeperi Hardy (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae);
C. L. Bellamy (California) describes the new genus Billbarrellus in the Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilinae Coraebini;
H. Mühle (Germany) describes a new species of Bubastoides from Namibia in the Coleoptera Buprestidae Bubastini;
S. Bílý describes Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) billbarri sp. nov. from Brunei in the Coleoptera Buprestidae Buprestinae Anthaxiini;
J. Rifkind provides systematic and distributional notes on some Mexican and Neotropical Cleridae (Coleoptera);
S. G. Wellso (Texas) describes a new species of Agrilus and a new subspecies of Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) caseyi Obenberger in the Coleoptera Buprestidae;
V. Kubáň (Czech Republic) & S. Bílý describe a new species of Dessumia from Malaysia in the Coleoptera Buprestidae Agrilinae Coraebini Toxoscelina;
M. G. Volkovitsh describes Ptosima barri, a new species from Southeast Asia, giving notes on the Palaearctic and Oriental Ptosima of the Coleoptera Buprestidae Polycestinae Ptosimini;
J. M. Leavengood Jr. (Kentucky) provides nomenclatural and distributional notes regarding some North American species of Phyllobaenus (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Hydnocerinae);
R. Gerstmeier (Germany) gives an overview of the taxonomy and biology of the Cleridae (Coleoptera, Cleroidea);
W. Opitz (Kansas) treats the Dermestoides Genus Group in the Neorthopleurinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae);

a few other Authors took the opportunity of publishing their works in this unique issue of the year:
T. Ochi, M. Kon & M. Kawahara (Japan) describe several new species from Southeast Asia: three in the genus Trox (Coleoptera: Trogidae) and four in the Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae); T. Ochi, M. Kon & K. Masumoto describe six new species in the subgenus Indachorius of the genus Onthophagus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from the Malay Peninsula;
P. Magrini (Italy) is always very active: he describes (together with A. Paladini, Italy) two new species of Typhloreicheia sympatric on Mount Pellegrino (Sicily) (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Scaritinae), and a new species of Raymondionymus from the Lepini Mountains (C Italy) (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Raymondionymidae); together with D. W. Wrase (Germany), he also provides a photographic catalogue of the Mediterranean species of the genus Amblystomus (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini, Amblystomina);
E. Gentili (Italy) reports about new or poorly known Laccobius of the subgenus Notoberosus, describing nine new species (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae);
K. Rébl (Czech Republic) & L. Toledano (Italy) treat the Bembidion of the subgenus Ocydromus of the saxatile species group, describing B. (O.) muemo sp. n. from Iran and Afghanistan (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiina);
G. Curletti (Italy) & S. Brûlé (French Guiana) describe two new species of Agriloides and nine new species of Agrilus from French Guiana (Coleoptera, Buprestidae).

All articles are abstracted in the BLOG.

Issue 59 was picked up from printers, as traditional "ink on paper" (color offset) copies, on December 13th, 2013, but we let Christmas holidays pass, before mailing. Between January 7-8th 2014, copies were mailed to subscribers all over the world, reasonably most of them reached subscribers during January, reasonably issue 59, with its contents, was made public during January. The DATE PRINTED on Giornale is January 2014, this is also the true DATE OF PUBLICATION. CDs of Giornale at High Definition, identical to the traditional "ink on paper" copies, as well as other electronic formats, e.g. PDFs, JPEGs etc., have been also widely distributed, … though, … are we sure that tomorrow's PCs will read today's formats?  No. 59 is a 280 pages issue enriched by 315 color images.

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No. 59: The William F. (Bill) Barr Memorial Issue

The
William F. (Bill) Barr
Memorial Issue


This issue of Giornale Italiano di Entomologia is dedicated to the memory of William F. (Bill) Barr (20 October 1920 - 17 December 2011), noted coleopterist from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A., shown above in a 2005 photo with his wife, Audrey. Bill, who specialized in the families Buprestidae and Cleridae, was a colleague, mentor and friend to many entomologists, some of which pay special tribute to him in the writings to follow. The lead article includes memories from a dozen such people and includes lists of Bill’s publications and described taxa, and patronyms described in his honor. This is followed by submitted papers dedicated to Bill by some of these plus other colleagues.

No. 59: R. L. Westcott et al.

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 381-400
January 2014

In memory of William Frederick Barr (1920-2011)

by

R. L. WESTCOTT (1), R. C. BIGGAM (2), S. BÍLÝ (3), W. H. CLARK (4),
D. S. HORNING (5), J. B. JOHNSON (6), P. J. JOHNSON (7), R. E. MOREL (8),
R. NOWIERSKI (9), J. RIFKIND (10), D. & J. ROBERTS (11),
M. G. VOLKOVITSH (12)

(1) Entomology Lab, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, OR 97301, U.S.A.
E-mail: rwestcott@oda.state.or.us
(2) 108 N Blaine, Moscow, ID 83843, U.S.A.
(3) Dept. of Entomology, National Museum, Kunratice 1, 148 00 Praha 4, CZECH REPUBLIC.
(4) Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 83605, U.S.A.
(5) 2133 Duri-Dungowan Road, Loomberah, NSW 2340, AUSTRALIA.
(6) Department of Plant, Soil & Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844, U.S.A.
(7) Insect Biodiversity Lab, Box 2207A, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, U.S.A.
(8) P. O. Box 299, Signal Mountain, TN 37377, U.S.A.
(9) Division of Plant Systems-Protection, USDA-NIFA, 3322 Waterfront Centre, Washington, DC, 20024, U.S.A.
(10) 5105 Morella Ave., Valley Village, CA 91607, U.S.A.
(11) 1055 Sawyer Road, Potlatch, ID 83855, U.S.A.
(12) Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint-Petersburg 199034, RUSSIA.


No. 59: M. Furniss

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 401-404
January 2014

Recollections of Bill Barr

by

MALCOLM FURNISS *

* 1825 Orchard Ave., Moscow, ID 83843, U.S.A. E-mail: MalFurniss@turbonet.com


No. 59: J. B. Johnson

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 405-406
January 2014

Bill Barr and Development of Entomology
at the University of Idaho

by

JAMES B. JOHNSON *

* Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2339, U.S.A. E-mail: djohnson@uidaho.edu

No. 59: P. J. Johnson

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 407-412
January 2014

Barrelater audreyae, new genus and species,
from the United States Intermountain West
(Coleoptera: Elateridae)

by

PAUL J. JOHNSON *

* Insect Biodiversity Laboratory, Box 2207A, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, 57007, USA. E-mail: paul.johnson@sdstate.edu

Abstract - Barrelater, new genus, and a new species, B. audreyae, are described from the intermountain basins of the western United States. Barrelater is most closely related to species of Athous Eschscholtz, Denticollis Piller & Mitterpacher, and Hemicrepidius Germar. Images of the adult habitus and aedeagus are provided.


No. 59: R. L. Westcott

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 413-416
January 2014

A new species of Spectralia
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae)
from the Cape Region of Baja California Sur, Mexico

by

RICHARD L. WESTCOTT *

* Entomologist Emeritus, Plant Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Salem, Oregon 97301, U.S.A. E-mail: rwestcott@oda.state.or.us

Abstract - Spectralia barri n. sp. is described from the Cape Region of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The habitus and aedeagus are figured. This is only the second species described from the Baja California peninsula.


No. 59: P. E. Blom & W. H. Clark

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 417-428
January 2014

Size variation in Phobetus sleeperi Hardy
with description of the female from Baja California, Mexico, observations on the type locality,
and comparisons with Phobetus desertus Blom & Clark
(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

by

PAUL E. BLOM * & WILLIAM H. CLARK **

* Oregon Department of Agriculture, 30588 Feedville Road, Hermiston OR 97838, U.S.A. E-mail: pblom@oda.state.or.us
Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 83605, U.S.A. E-mail: Blom.Paul.E@gmail.com
** Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, The College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID 83605, U.S.A. E-mail: bclark@collegeofidaho.edu
Museo de Artrópodos del CICESE, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, Departamento de Biología de la Conservación, Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana No. 3918, C.P. 22860, Ensenada, Baja California, MÉXICO.

Abstract - Phobetus sleeperi Hardy, from Baja California, Mexico, was described from only the male holotype with no published natural history information. Variability in specimens collected from the type locality and surrounding area on 3 January 1989 is described, including two females. Analysis of this variability indicates that P. desertus Blom & Clark should remain a distinct species. Observations on flight activity, habitat, and predation for both P. sleeperi and P. desertus are provided. There appears to be a positive relationship between winter precipitation and adult activity for both species. The spider Eustala conchlea (McCook) (Araneae, Araneidae) was observed to prey on males of P. sleeperi, which adds to knowledge of this spider's natural history. We also report collection information for a single specimen that appears to represent a fourth undescribed Phobetus species from the Baja California peninsula.

Resumen - Variación de tamaño en Phobetus sleeperi Hardy con una descripción de la hembra proveniente de Baja California, México, observaciones sobre la localidad tipo y comparaciones con P. desertus Blom y Clark (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - Phobetus sleeperi Hardy, de Baja California, México, se describió a partir del holotipo macho solamente, sin ninguna información publicada sobre su historia natural. Se describe la variabilidad en los especímenes recolectados en la localidad tipo y área circundante el 3 de enero de 1989, incluyendo dos hembras. El análisis de esta variabilidad señala que P. desertus debería seguir siendo una especie distinta. Se proporcionan observaciones sobre actividad de vuelo, hábitat y depredación tanto para P. sleeperi como para P. desertus. Parece existir una relación positiva entre la precipitación invernal y la actividad de los adultos en ambas especies. Se observó a la araña Eustala conchlea (McCook) (Araneae, Araneidae) depredar sobre los machos de P. sleeperi, lo que se suma al conocimiento de la historia natural de esta araña. Consignamos también información de recolecta de un espécimen único, el cual al parecer representa una cuarta especie no descrita de Phobetus para la península de Baja California.


No. 59: C. L. Bellamy

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 429-434
January 2014

A new Genus, Billbarrellus,
for Eulasiodora singularis Obenberger, 1931
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae: Coraebini) *

by

C. L. BELLAMY **

* 20th contribution to the knowledge of Afrotropical Coraebini.
** Plant Pest Diagnostic Laboratory & California State Collection of Arthropods, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California, 95832, U.S.A. Email: cbellamy@cdfa.ca.gov
The Author, Charles Lawrence Bellamy (b. 31 July 1951, d. 19 August 2013), following a prolonged illness, passed away during the compilation of this issue.

Abstract - A new genus, Billbarrellus, is proposed for the single species Eulasiodora singularis Obenberger 1931, which is distinct from the type species of that genus, Eulasiodora umtalina (Péringuey 1908) (formerly Paradora), at the subtribal level. Both taxa are redescribed and illustrated to emphasize their differences.


No. 59: H. Mühle

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 435-438
January 2014

A new species of Bubastoides from Namibia
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Bubastini)

by

HANS MÜHLE *

* Hofangerstr. 22a, D-81735 München, GERMANY. E-mail: muehleh@t-online.de

Abstract - After Bubastoides kadleci Bílý, 2008 from Yemen and B. argodi Kerremans, 1909 from Somalia, a third species - Bubastoides barri n. sp. - of this strange genus is described from Namibia. The species are compared and illustrated.



No. 59: S. Bílý

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 439-442
January 2014

Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) billbarri sp. nov. from Brunei
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Buprestinae: Anthaxiini)

by

SVATOPLUK BÍLÝ *

* Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Forest Protection and Game Management, Kamýcká 1176, Praha 6 - Suchdol, CZ-165 21, CZECH REPUBLIC. E-mail: svatopluk_bily@nm.cz

Abstract - Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) billbarri sp. nov. from the Sultanate of Brunei, belonging to the A. (H.) aeneocuprea Kerremans, 1913 species-group, is described. This new species is compared with A. (H.) acaciae Fisher, 1935 from Java, which is the most similar and probably the most related species and vicariant. Illustrations of habitus and male genitalia of both species are provided.


No. 59: J. Rifkind

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 443-446
January 2014

Systematic and distributional notes on some
Mexican and Neotropical Cleridae (Coleoptera)

by

JACQUES RIFKIND *

* 5105 Morella Ave., Valley Village, California 91607, U.S.A. E-mail: clerid@aol.com

Abstract - Enoclerus alicei Mawdsley, 1994: 145 is treated as a junior synonym of   Enoclerus varius (Klug, 1842: 296); Enoclerus subviolaceus (Gorham, 1882: 148) is transferred to Colyphus Spinola, 1841; Enoclerus fugitivus var. cupidus Wolcott, 1927: 59 is raised to species rank. New distributional records are presented for several Mexican and Neotropical clerids, and two uncommonly collected Enoclerus species are figured.


No. 59: S. G. Wellso

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 447-454
January 2014

A new species of Agrilus and a new subspecies of
Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) caseyi Obenberger from Texas,
with new larval host, country and state records for other species
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

by

STANLEY G. WELLSO *

* 802 Fore Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA. E-mail: sgwellso@gmail.com

Abstract - Agrilus brattaini Wellso & Manley new species, similar in appearance to Agrilus mimosae Fisher, and Anthaxia (Haplanthaxia) caseyi williambarri Wellso new subspecies, both from Texas, are described herein. Agrilus chihuahuae Cazier is recorded for the first time from the USA. Additional state and larval host records are presented for other Buprestidae in the genera Acmaeodera, Buprestis, Chrysobothris, Paragrilus, Paratyndaris, Polycesta, and Taphrocerus.


No. 59: V. Kubáň & S. Bílý

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 455-460
January 2014

A new species of Dessumia Descarpentries & Villiers, 1966
from Malaysia
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae: Coraebini: Toxoscelina)

by

V. KUBÁŇ * & S. BÍLÝ **

* Department of Entomology, National Museum, Kunratice 1, CZ-148 00 Praha 4, CZECH REPUB-LIC. E-mail: vkuban@volny.cz
** Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Department of Forest Protection and Game Management, Kamýcká 1176, CZ-165 21 Praha 6 - Suchdol, CZECH REPUBLIC. E-mail: svatopluk_bily@nm.cz 

Abstract - A new species of Dessumia Descarpentries & Villiers, 1966, D. barri n. sp. from Malaysia (Sabah), is described and compared with D. vitalisi (Bourgoin, 1922) from Laos and southwestern China. Illustrations of the habitus and other diagnostic characters of both species are provided. The third species assigned to the same genus, Dessumia atrata (Bourgoin, 1922), is transferred to the genus Demostis Kerremans, 1900 (new combination). 


No. 59: M. G. Volkovitsh

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 461-470
January 2014

Ptosima barri, a new species from Southeast Asia
with notes on Palaearctic and Oriental Ptosima Dejean, 1833
(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae: Ptosimini)

by

MARK G. VOLKOVITSH *

* Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 199034 St.-Petersburg, Universitetskaya nab. 1, 199034, RUSSIA. E-mail: polycest@zin.ru 

Abstract - Ptosima barri, sp. n. from Laos and Vietnam is described, illustrated and compared with related species. Taxonomic notes on the Eurasian species of Ptosima Dejean, 1833 are presented. Lectotypes are designated for P. indica Laporte & Gory, 1835; P. elegans Nonfried, 1895; and P. sennae Nonfried, 1895. A key for the identification of the Eurasian species of Ptosima is provided.


No. 59: J. M. Leavengood Jr.

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 471-480
January 2014

Nomenclatural and distributional notes regarding
some North American species of Phyllobaenus
(Coleoptera: Cleridae: Hydnocerinae)

by

JOHN M. LEAVENGOOD JR. *

* University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, S-225 Agricultural Science Center Building - North, Lexington, KY 40546-0091 USA. E.mail: tokay@ufl.edu, tokaytokay@uky.edu

Abstract - Hydnocera tibialis Wolcott, 1910 is synonymized under Phyllobaenus caeruleipennis (Wolcott, 1908); Hydnocera commixta Chapin, 1922, Hydnocera mira Wolcott, 1928, as well as Hydnocera humeralis var. cyanea Spinola, 1844, Hydnocera cyanescens LeConte, 1849 and Hydnocera humeralis difficilis LeConte, 1849 are synonymized under Phyllobaenus humeralis (Say, 1823); Hydnocera fuchsi Schaeffer, 1908 and Hydnocera nunnenmacheri Schaeffer, 1908 are synonymized under Phyllobaenus wickhami (Wolcott, 1908); all are new synonyms. Details regarding the type material are reviewed; new country and state distribution records are presented for P. caeruleipennis and P. wickhami; and historical errors in the distribution of P. humeralis are corrected.


No. 59: R. Gerstmeier

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 481-494
January 2014

An overview of taxonomy and biology of the Cleridae
(Coleoptera, Cleroidea, Cleridae)

by

ROLAND GERSTMEIER *

* Technische Universität München, Animal Ecology, Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Platz 2, D-85350 Freising, GERMANY. E-mail: r.gerstmeier@googlemail.com

Abstract - In this paper the history of Cleridae taxonomy is reviewed and a summary of recent developments is presented. Research into the biology of the family is summarized.


No. 59: W. Opitz

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 495-514
January 2014

Classification, natural history, and evolution of
Neorthopleurinae Opitz (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part II.
The Dermestoides Genus Group

by

WESTON OPITZ *

* Kansas Wesleyan University, Department of Biology, 100 East Claflin Avenue, Salina, KS 67401-6196, U.S.A. E-mail: opitz@kwu.edu

Abstract - A treatise of the Dermestoides Genus Group, a monophyletic group of 14 genera of Neorthopleurinae, is presented. The genera involved are: Colobotis Opitz, Decicornis Opitz, Dermestoides Schaeffer, Funicula Opitz, Megafodina Opitz, Nelsonoplium Barr, Neorthopleura Barr, Novemera Opitz, Orthopleuroides Kuwert, Syriopelta Winkler, Tenerastes Lesne, Tene-romimus Gahan, Tenerus Laporte, and Tricladus Fairmaire. Seven new species of the subfamily are described: Megafodina barri (Madagascar), Nelsonoplium corpeltum (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua), N. oblatum (Mexico), N. omotaxis (Guatemala, Nicaragua), N. parviclavum (Mexico), N. toledoi (Mexico), and Tricladus namibia (Namibia). Lectotypes are designated for Enoplium coerulans Fairmaire, Tricladus ater Pic, and T. metallicus Pic, all transferred to Megafodina. A phylogenic tree and keys to genera and species are provided.


No. 59: T. Ochi, M. Kon, M. Kawahara

G. it. Ent., 13 (59): 515-522
January 2014

Three new species of the genus Trox Fabricius
from Southeast Asia
(Coleoptera: Trogidae)

by

TERUO OCHI *, MASAHIRO KON **, MASAKAZU KAWAHARA ***

* Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.
** Pressance Kyodai-Higashi 406, 116-3 Nishida-cho, Jodoji, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8417 JAPAN.
*** Utsukushigaoka 1-3-22, Takatsuki, Osaka, 569-1111 JAPAN.

Abstract - Three new species of Trox are described from Southeast Asia: T. abei sp. nov. from Chin, Myanmar, T. poggii sp. nov. from Kachin, Myanmar, T. niisatorui sp. nov. from Java.