Friday, March 24, 2017

N. 62: a brief history

No. 62
a brief history

Issue 62 was picked up from printers, as traditional "ink on paper" (color offset) copies, on March 22nd, 2017, between March 23-24, 2017, copies were mailed to subscribers all over the world, reasonably copies reached at least Italian subscribers during March, reasonably issue 62, with its contents, was made public during March. The DATE PRINTED on Giornale is March 2017, this is also the true DATE OF PUBLICATION. Several electronic formats, e.g. PDFs, JPEGs etc. of Giornale at High Definition, identical to the traditional "ink on paper" copies, have been also widely distributed. No. 62 is a 288 pages issue enriched by 260 color images.
The articles of this issue all treat COLEOPTERA.
The CARABIDAE are the most considered (42%, 14 new species described), with P. Magrini (Florence), A. Petrioli (Asciano, Siena), A. Benelli (Scarperia e San Piero, Florence), F. Landi (Macerata), M. Grottolo (Brescia) studying the hypogean genera Typhloreicheia, Duvalius and Anillus in Italy; S. Facchini (Piacenza) reporting about the genera Eucolliuris, Anixotoma, Dontolobus, Lobodontus, Arsinoe and Siopelus in tropical Africa; G. Trezzi (Sesto San Giovanni, Milan) and M. Guzzetti (Tradate, Varese) describing a new species of the trechine genus Cnides from Bolivia.
The SCARABAEOIDEA follow (36%, 9 new species), with T. Ochi (Osaka, Japan), M. Kon (Kyoto, Japan), M. V. L. Barclay (London), Ming Bai (Beijing, People’s Republic of China) treating the geotrupid genera Odontotrypes and Phelotrupes in China, and the onthophagine genus Parascatonomus and a new one in Southeast Asia; L. Milani (Calvignasco, Milan) describing a new species of the dynastine genus Lycomedes from Ecuador; L. Bartolozzi (Florence) and S. Nagai (Nagano, Japan) describing a new species of the lucanid genus Dorcus from the Philippines; O. R. Di Iorio, Gaston E. Zubarán and Fernando C. Penco reporting about the dynastine genus Archophileurus in Argentina.
The BUPRESTIDAE (7%, 7 new species), studied by G. Curletti (Carmagnola, Turin) [the genus Agrilus in Papua New Guinea], and by S. Prepsl (Brno, Czech Republic) [the genus Acmaeodera in tropical Africa].
The CURCULIONOIDEA (5%, 1 new species), treated by L. Diotti (Cinisello Balsamo, Milan), R. Caldara (Milan), S. Monzini (Milan), M. Tedeschi (Milan) [the genus Leiosoma in Italy, and a survey of the weevil fauna of Lampedusa Island], and by L. Bartolozzi (Florence) [the brenthid genus Heterorrhynchus in Vietnam].
The CANTHARIDAE (4%, 2 new species), by F. Fanti (Piazze, Siena), describing new fossil species and genus from Baltic amber.
The COCCINELLIDAE (2%, 1 new species), studied by Alia Hayat (Rawalakot, Pakistan), Falak Naz (Islamabad, Pakistan), Muhammad Rafique Khan (Rawalakot, Pakistan), and C. Canepari (San Donato Milanese, Milan) [a survey of the ladybirds fauna of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan].
The CLERIDAE (2%), by E. Tihelka (Prague, Czech Republic), a study on Slovenian checkered beetles.
The HYDROPHILIDAE (2%, 1 new species), by E. Gentili (Rasa di Varese) and S. Rocchi (Florence), a survey of the Laccobius fauna of Sicily.
35 new species in all are reported.

All articles are abstracted in the BLOG.