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N. 67: a very brief history

 No. 67
a very brief history


Issue 67 was picked up from printers, as traditional “ink on paper” (color offset) copies, on March 8th, 2022, on March 12th, 2022, copies were mailed to subscribers all over the world; 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. 67 is a 176 pages issue enriched by 32 color plates. Below, cover and contents.




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N. 67: 40th Anniversary

 


N. 67: G. Curletti & M. Gigli

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 323-328
March 2022


A 15-20 million-year-old specimen of Agrilus Curtis, 1825

(Coleoptera, Buprestidae)

in Mexican amber


by


GIANFRANCO CURLETTI * & MAURIZIO GIGLI **


* c/o Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, I-10022 Carmagnola TO, ITALY. E-mail: giancurletti@gmail.com 

** Via Monte Macereto 13, I-00141 Rome RM, ITALY. E-mail: gigli.maurizio@alice.it


Abstract - An undescribed species of Agrilus Curtis, 1825 found in the Mexican fossiliferous amber deposits of Simojovel in Chiapas, Mexico is described: Agrilus sucinum n. sp. The formation of the deposit is traced back to the early Middle Miocene with an estimated age dated at 15-20 million years.


Riassunto - Viene descritta una specie inedita di Agrilus Curtis, 1825 trovata nell’ambra dai giacimenti fossiliferi messicani di Simojovel nel Chiapas: Agrilus sucinum n. sp. La formazione del giacimento viene fatta risalire al Miocene Medio con datazione stimata tra i 15 e i 20 milioni di anni.




N. 67: I. Zappi

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 329-338
March 2022


Three new species of

Orthocladiscus Corporaal & van der Wiel, 1949

from India and Laos

(Coleoptera, Cleridae, Tillinae)


by


IURI ZAPPI *


* Via Lido 78, I-40033 Casalecchio di Reno BO, ITALY. E-mail: iurizappi@hotmail.com

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6735-6736


Abstract - Orthocladiscus cocoi n. sp. from India, O. cyanenoctis n. sp. and O. mariae n. sp. from Laos are described. Their habitus, genitalia and other characters of taxonomic value are illustrated. Furthermore, the list of species of the genus Orthocladiscus Corporaal & van der Wiel, 1949 is provided, and new country records are reported for three of them.




N. 67: S. Prepsl

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 339-378
March 2022


New taxa and nomenclatural acts

in the Afrotropical and Palaearctic Acmaeoderini

(Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Polycestinae)


by


STANISLAV PREPSL *


* Lípová 622, CZ-66484 Zastávka near Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC. E-mail: prepsl.stanislav@gmail.com


Abstract - Twelve new species, one new subspecies of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829, and two new species of Xantheremia Volkovitsh, 1979 - Acmaeodera (Acmaeodera) trojani sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), A. (Acmaeotethya) brechteli sp. nov. (Egypt: Sinai), A. (A.) clanwilliamensis sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), A. (A.) iringae sp. nov. (Tanzania), A. (A.) nera sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), A. (A.) oudtshoornensis sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), A. (A.) puchneri sp. nov. (Republic of South Africa), A. (A.) tanzaniae sp. nov. (Tanzania), A. (Rugacmaeodera) moyalensis sp. nov. (Kenya, Ethiopia), A. (Paracmaeodera) cornuta sp. nov. (Ethiopia, Kenya), A. (P.) posticalis majori ssp. nov. (Namibia), A. (P.) sedlaceki sp. nov. (Central African Republic), A. (Ptychomus) jendeki sp. nov. (Kenya), Xantheremia (Paratethya) kabateki sp. nov. (Ethiopia, Somalia), X. (P.) rejzeki sp. nov. (Jordan) - are described and illustrated. For several taxa of Acmaeodera are made nomenclatural acts and changes: Acmaeodera (Acmaeotethya) grata Fahråeus, 1851 = A. (A.) apicerubra Marseul, 1867, confirmed synonymy; A. (A.) pastoralis Gestro, 1881, bona species; A. (A.) wahlbergii Fahråeus, 1851, bona species = A. (A.) grata kudrnai Krajčík, 2015, new synonymy = A. (A.) semimarmorata Marseul, 1867, confirmed synonymy = A. (A.) semimarmorea Thomson, 1878, confirmed synonymy; A. (Paracmaeodera) saundersii Waterhouse, 1904, bona species; A. (Ptychomus) descarpentriesi Holm, 1978, bona species; A. (P.) surcoufi Théry, 1931, bona species; A. (P.) surcoufi woodi Obenberger, 1928, status novum. The Xantheremia (Paratethya) convoluta (Klug, 1829) species group is established within the subgenus Paratethya Bílý, 1983; composition and diagnostic characters of all species of Paratethya are discussed.




N. 67: T. Ochi, M. Kon & Ming Bai

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 379-390
March 2022


Four new species of Nothochodaeus Nikolajev, 2005

from mainland China

(Coleoptera, Ochodaeidae)


by


TERUO OCHI *, MASAHIRO KON ** & MING BAI ***


* Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-chô, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.

** Pressance Kyodai-Higashi 406, 116-3 Nishida-chô, Jôdôji, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8417 JAPAN.

*** Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 1, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.


Abstract - Four new species of Nothochodaeus are described from China: N. yunnanicus sp. nov. from Yingjiang, Yunnan; N. schoolmeestersi sp. nov. from Di Qing, Yunnan; N. guangxiensis sp. nov. from Guangxi; N. yingjiangensis sp. nov. from Yingjiang, Yunnan. N. monglaensis Ochi, Kon & Kakizoe is newly recorded from Jing Hong, Yunnan. A key to the species of Nothochodaeus from mainland China is also provided.




N. 67: P. Leo

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 391-408
March 2022


Revisione del genere Paraplatyope

con descrizione di una nuova specie e di un nuovo genere

(Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pimeliini)


di


PIERO LEO *


* Via P. Tola 21, I-09128 Cagliari CA, ITALY. E-mail: piero.leo@tiscali.it


Riassunto - Viene discussa la sistematica, la tassonomia e la distribuzione geografica delle specie appartenenti al genere Paraplatyope Löbl, Bouchard, Merkl & Bousquet, 2020: Paraplatyope thesigeri Gridelli, 1953 e P. tihamana Koch, 1965 non vengono considerate sottospecie di P. arabica (Blair, 1931), ma specie valide. Paraplatyope arabica gridellii Koch, 1965 è nuovo sinonimo di P. arabica (Blair, 1931) e quest’ultima è da considerarsi monotipica. Si descrive Paraplatyope elamita n. sp. dell’Iran sud-occidentale (loc. typ.: 7 km ovest di Ahvaz) e il nuovo genere Macroplatyope (specie tipo: Paraplatyope popovi Koch, 1965). Vengono fornite chiavi di determinazione bilingue (italiano e inglese) per le specie del genere Paraplatyope e per la separazione dei generi ad esso affini (Leucolaephini sensu PIERRE, 1964).


Abstract - Revision of the genus Paraplatyope with description of a new species and a new genus (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pimeliini) - The systematics, taxonomy and geographical distributions of the species belonging to the genus Paraplatyope Löbl, Bouchard, Merkl & Bousquet, 2020 are discussed: Paraplatyope thesigeri Gridelli, 1953 and P. tihamana Koch, 1965, are not subspecies of P. arabica (Blair, 1931), but valid species. Paraplatyope arabica gridellii Koch, 1965 is a new junior synonym of P. arabica (Blair, 1931), and the latter is considered monotypic. Paraplatyope elamita n. sp. from southwestern Iran (type loc.: 7 km west of Ahvaz) and the new genus Macroplatyope (type species: Paraplatyope popovi Koch, 1965) are described. Bilingual (Italian and English) identification keys are provided for the species of the genus Paraplatyope, and for the separation of its related genera (Leucolaephini sensu PIERRE, 1964).




N. 67: J. Wiesner

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 409-412
March 2022


Discovery of the male of

Thopeutica (Thopeutica) allardiana Cassola, 1991

(Coleoptera: Cicindelidae)


by


JÜRGEN WIESNER *


* Dresdener Ring 11, D-38444 Wolfsburg, GERMANY. E-mail: juergen.wiesner@wolfsburg.de


Abstract - The male of Thopeutica (Thopeutica) allardiana Cassola, 1991 is described and illustrated for the first time. The female holotype of the same is illustrated and redescribed. The assignment of the species to the genus Thopeutica is confirmed.




N. 67: R. Rattu

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 413-418
March 2022


Note corologiche ed ecologiche su

Ripiphoridae e Meloidae (Coleoptera) di Sardegna e

prima segnalazione di Stenoria (Stenoria) analis Schaum, 1859 


di


ROBERTO RATTU *


* Via Prunas 10, I-09126 Cagliari CA, ITALY. E-mail: robertorattu@libero.it


Riassunto - Sono rese note alcune osservazioni corologiche ed ecologiche su Macrosiagon ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775) e sul genere Stenoria Mulsant, 1857 in Sardegna; è segnalata per la prima volta la presenza di Stenoria (Stenoria) analis Schaum, 1859 nell’isola.


Abstract - Chorological and ecological notes on Ripiphoridae and Meloidae (Coleoptera) of Sardinia and first record of Stenoria (Stenoria) analis Schaum, 1859 - Some chorological and ecological observations on Macrosiagon ferruginea (Fabricius, 1775) and the genus Stenoria Mulsant, 1857 in Sardinia are presented; Stenoria (Stenoria) analis Schaum, 1859 is reported for the first time on the island.




N. 67: T. Ochi, M. Kon & Ming Bai

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 419-426
March 2022


Two new horned species of Enoplotrupes Lucas, 1869

from Yunnan and Xizang, China

(Coleoptera, Geotrupidae)


by


TERUO OCHI *, MASAHIRO KON ** & MING BAI ***


* Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-chô, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.

** Pressance Kyodai-Higashi 406, 116-3 Nishida-chô, Jôdôji, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8417 JAPAN.

*** Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 1, Beichen West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.


Abstract - Two new species of Enoplotrupes (Gynoplotrupes) are described from China: E. (G.) schoolmeestersi sp. nov. from Yunnan, and E. (G.) xizangensis sp. nov. from Xizang.




N. 67: S. Facchini

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 427-432
March 2022


Omostropus lucidipennis new species

from the Republic of South Africa

(Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalinae)


by


SERGIO FACCHINI *


* Via Prati 12, I-29121 Piacenza PC, ITALY. E-mail: sfacchini@virgilio.it


Abstract - Omostropus lucidipennis, new species from the Republic of South Africa (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalinae) is here described, habitus and male genitalia are illustrated. The following systematic changes are proposed: Omostropus bulirschi Facchini, 2012 is transferred from the genus Omostropus Péringuey, 1896 to the genus Anisochirus Jeannel, 1946, n. comb.; Omostropus australis Basilewsky, 1946 is a junior (new) synonym of Eucephalus capensis Laporte de Castelnau, 1835. 


Riassunto - In questo articolo viene descritto Omostropus lucidipennis, nuova specie della Repubblica del Sudafrica, ne sono illustrati l'habitus e il lobo mediano dell’edeago. Sono inoltre proposte le seguenti variazioni di status sistematico: Omostropus bulirschi Facchini, 2012 è trasferito dal genere Omostropus Péringuey, 1896 al genere Anisochirus Jeannel, 1946, n. comb.; Omostropus australis Basilewsky, 1946 è nuovo sinonimo di Eucephalus capensis Laporte de Castelnau, 1835.




N. 67: S. Facchini

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 433-440
March 2022


A new species of Boeomimetes Péringuey, 1896

from continental Africa

(Coleoptera: Carabidae, Harpalinae)


by


S. FACCHINI *


* Via Prati 12, I-29121 Piacenza PC, ITALY. E-mail: sfacchini@virgilio.it


Abstract - A new species of the genus Boeomimetes Péringuey, 1896 is described from continental Africa. Boeomimetes similis n. sp. is the sixth species to date described in the genus. Illustrations of the habitus and male genitalia as well as a distribution map of the new and related species are provided.


Riassunto - In questo articolo è descritta una nuova specie d'Africa continentale appartenente al genere Boeomimetes Péringuey, 1896. Boeomimetes similis n. sp. è la sesta specie nota ad oggi del genere. Fotografie illustranti l’habitus e il lobo mediano dell’edeago oltre a una mappa di distribuzione della nuova specie e specie affini completano l'articolo.




N. 67: S. Facchini

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 441-450
March 2022


Notes on the Genus Bradybaenus Dejean, 1829

with description of a new species from Kenya and Somalia

(Coleoptera Carabidae, Harpalinae)


by


S. FACCHINI *


* Via Prati 12, I-29121 Piacenza PC, ITALY. E-mail: sfacchini@virgilio.it


Abstract - A new species of Bradybaenus Dejean, 1829 is here described - B. lucidicollis n. sp. - from Kenya and Somalia. The habitus and male genitalia of the new and related species are illustrated, moreover a checklist of the taxa and a key to the known species of the genus Bradybaenus are provided. The following systematic change is proposed: Bradybaenus exiguus Facchini, 2011 is a junior (new) synonym of Bradybaenus neavei Basilewsky, 1946.


Riassunto - In questo articolo è descritta una nuova specie appartenente al genere Bradybaenus Dejean, 1829 - B. lucidicollis n. sp. - di Kenya e Somalia. Sono raffigurati l’habitus e il lobo mediano dell’edeago della nuova specie e di quelle simili, inoltre sono forniti un elenco e una tabella per la determinazione delle specie del genere Bradybaenus. Viene infine proposta la seguente variazione di status sistematico: Bradybaenus exiguus Facchini, 2011 è nuovo sinonimo di Bradybaenus neavei Basilewsky, 1946.




N. 67: T. Ochi, K. Sakai, K. Araya, S. Kakizoe & Mahadimenakbar Bin Mohamed Dawood

 G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 451-494
March 2022


A revisional study of the genus Theodosia J. Thomson, 1880

from Southeast Asia

(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae)


by


TERUO OCHI (1), KAORU SAKAI (2), KUNIO ARAYA (3), SHOWTARO KAKIZOE (4) 

               & MAHADIMENAKBAR BIN MOHAMED DAWOOD (5)


(1) Kôhûdai 5-21-6, Toyono-chô, Toyono-gun, Osaka, 563-0104 JAPAN.

(2) Higashiyaguchi 2-9-18, Ohta-ku, Tokyo, 146-0094 JAPAN.

(3) Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 819-0395 JAPAN.

(4) Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University, Motoka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395 JAPAN.

(5) Institute for Tropical Biology & Conservation, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA.


Abstract - The genus Theodosia J. Thomson, 1880 is revised. The taxa, Theodosia rothschildi Janson, 1903, which has been treated as a junior synonym of T. telifer (Bates, 1889), and Theodosia viridicollis (Kraatz, 1898), which has been treated as a junior synonym of T. howittii (Castelnau, 1873), are considered good species. The taxon Theodosia maindroni kaorui Nagai, 1998 is synonymized with the nominotypical subspecies. The subgenus Hemitheodosia of the genus Theodosia is redescribed in detail. Besides, a key to the subgenera and species of the genus Theodosia is made based on exoskeletal and aedeagal characteristics.



N. 67: M. Rizzotto & E. Barbero

G. it. Ent., 16 (67): 495-496
March 2022


Dung ball splitting during combat:

a rare behaviour in the roller dung beetle 

Sisyphus schaefferi Linnaeus

(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Sisyphini)


by


MAURIZIO RIZZOTTO * & ENRICO BARBERO **


* Via Gropello 14, I-10138 Torino TO, ITALY.

** Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biologia dei Sistemi, Università di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 13, I-10123 Torino TO, ITALY.


Abstract - Some field observations regarding the rare dung ball splitting behaviour in Sisyphus schaefferi Linnaeus are reported and briefly discussed.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

N. 66: a very brief history

No. 66

a very brief history


Issue 66 was picked up from printers, as traditional “ink on paper” (color offset) copies, on March 10th, 2021, on March 11th, 2021, copies were mailed to subscribers all over the world; 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. 66 is a 324 pages issue enriched by 99 color plates. Below, cover and contents.

All articles are abstracted in the BLOG.


WE REMIND READERS THAT THE FULL ISSUE 66,

AS PRINT EDITION, OR PDF,

IS AVAILABLE WRITING TO OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS


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N. 66: L. Milani

G. it. Ent., 16 (66): 1-12

March 2021


Descrizione di Pycnoschema kisoa Dechambre maschio

(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Pentodontini),

rara specie endemica del Madagascar


di


LEONELLO MILANI *


* Via A. Moro 6, I-20080 Calvignasco MI, ITALY. E-mail: dogofour@gmail.com


Riassunto - Il genere Pycnoschema J. Thomson (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Pentodontini) annovera 32 specie. Di queste, 31 sono distribuite nell'Africa continentale subsahariana (ecozona afrotropicale) ed 1 in Madagascar. Nel 1986 Dechambre descrisse Pycnoschema kisoa sulla sola femmina, l'unica specie del genere conosciuta del Madagascar. Grazie all'acquisizione di alcuni coleotteri Dynastinae provenienti da una vecchia collezione privata, sono venuto in possesso di Pycnoschema kisoa maschio, ad oggi l'unico esemplare maschio noto, di cui vengono effettuate la descrizione e l'illustrazione.


Abstract - Description of Pycnoschema kisoa Dechambre male (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Pentodontini), rare species endemic to Madagascar - The genus Pycnoschema J. Thomson includes 32 species. 31 are distributed in continental sub-Saharan Africa (Afrotropical ecozone) and 1 in Madagascar. In 1986 Dechambre described Pycnoschema kisoa based on the sole female, the unique known species of the genus from Madagascar. Thanks to the acquisition of some Dynastinae from an old private collection, I could come into possession of Pycnoschema kisoa male, the sole male specimen known, whose description and illustration is the aim of this work.




N. 66: L. Milani

G. it. Ent., 16 (66): 13-24

March 2021


Note sul genere Golofa Hope

(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Dynastini)

con descrizione di una nuova specie dal Perù


di


LEONELLO MILANI *


* Via A. Moro 6, I-20080 Calvignasco MI, ITALY. E-mail: dogofour@gmail.com


Riassunto - Golofa bubeniki sp. nov. viene descritta e illustrata sulla base di un maschio proveniente dal Perù centrale. La particolarità di questa nuova specie è quella di esibire un piccolo corno cefalico biforcato, caratteristica unica tra le 35 specie di Golofa conosciute. Nonostante i caratteri morfologici della maggior parte degli esemplari major delle specie appartenenti al genere Golofa consentano un'identificazione certa, gli esemplari minor ed i vari fenotipi intermedi sollevano forti dubbi diagnostici, anche e soprattutto per l'assoluta mancanza di ingrandimenti fotografici di qualità e di disegni di buona fattura dei parameri nelle descrizioni. Per il carattere dei parameri fortemente asimmetrici, Golofa bubeniki sp. nov. viene confrontata con Golofa pelagon Burmeister.   


Abstract - Notes on the genus Golofa Hope (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae, Dynastini) with description of a new species from Peru - A new species of Golofa Hope from central Peru - Golofa bubeniki sp. nov. - is described and illustrated on the basis of one male. The peculiarity of this new species is to exhibit a bifurcate small cephalic horn, the only to show this characteristic among the 35 known Golofa species. Despite the morphological features of most major specimens of the genus Golofa allow a precise diagnosis, the minor ones and their intermediate phenotypes raise many diagnostic doubts, especially due to the complete unavailability of good quality photographic enlargements as well as of well-made drawings of the parameres in the descriptions. Due to the great asymmetry of the parameres, Golofa bubeniki sp. nov. is compared with Golofa pelagon Burmeister.