Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from Vietnam
Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage
Brian J. Armitage
- Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae), P. talon sp. n.
and P. spinifera sp. n., from Vietnam are described and illustrated. Examination of the holotype male of P. khoii
Oláh and Johanson, in combination with an additional specimen of the same species, revealed new characters.
New illustrations for this species are provided.
Description of a new species of Paranthaclisis Banks from Florida (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
Lionel A. and Stange
Robert B. Miller
- A new species of Paranthaclisis Banks, P. floridensis (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), is described from
Florida and compared to the other described species in the genus. Keys to the adults and larvae are provided.
New species, records, and a synonymy of African Sisyridae (Neuroptera)
Oliver S. Flint, Jr.
- Two species of the genus Sisyra Burmeister (Neuroptera: Sisyridae), S. cameroonensis, n. sp., and S.
gruwelli, n. sp., are described from the African Republic of Cameroon. Sisyra pallida Meinander is synonymized with
Sisyra delicata Smithers, new synonymy, after comparison of the types of the former with topotypic paratypes of the
latter. Type material of Sisyra nilotica Tjeder appears to be lost. Examples of Sisyra are recorded from Nigeria,
Ethiopia and Uganda. A second species of the endemic African genus, Sisyborina, Monserrat, S. scitula, n. sp., is
described from Cameroon, Guinea, and Zambia.
Notes on distribution and hosts of Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a pest on Olea europaea Linnaeus
Jesús N. Rómero
Thomas H. Atkinson
- Significant new host and distribution records are presented for Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera:
Curculionidae: Scolytinae), including its pest potential on cultivated olives. Hylesinus mexicanus is similar to H.
fasciatus LeConte and information presented here suggests that the distinctiveness of these two species needs to be
Centipedes and Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda) from Saba Island, Lesser Antilles, and a Consolidation of Major References on the Myriapod Fauna of “Lesser” Caribbean Islands
Rowland M. Shelley
Derek S. Sikes
- The chilopod, Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae), and the diplopods,
Pseudospirobolellus avernus (Butler, 1876) (Spirobolida: Pseudospirobolellidae) and Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch,
1847) (Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae), are newly recorded from Saba Island, Lesser Antilles, which also harbors
one additional scolopendromorph and four more chilognath millipeds. Except for the plausibly native scolopendrid
centipede, Scolopendra alternans Leach, 1813, all are human introductions. Concentrated sampling is needed in
the cloud/elfin forest atop Mt. Scenery, where indigenous millipeds may reside, and with extraction techniques
throughout the island, to potentially document the diplopod subclass Penicillata. Nine small Caribbean islands
in addition to Saba have been incorrectly reported as lacking diplopod records because publications citing them
were overlooked by past authors. Works documenting myriapods from small Caribbean islands are consolidated.
Description of the female of Malukandra heterostyla (Lameere, 1902) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Parandrinae)
- The female of Malukandra heterostyla (Lameere, 1902) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is described and
figured for the first time. An identification key to Malukandra is provided.
A preliminary report on the World species of Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and its congeners (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) with a comparative analysis of morphological variation and its role in the recognition of species
- Extreme economic effects globally of various populations of the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)
(Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) led to an in depth study of the morphology of that species as well as that of
numerous other species of whiteflies in the genus Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and other similar appearing
species. The data collected are presented here as illustrations of the puparia (fourth instar nymphal stages)
and discussions of morphology as it relates to species and generic separations within this closely knit group
of insects. A brief history of the pest outbreaks of B. tabaci is given and an overview of the important
morphological characteristics of aleyrodine whiteflies is provided. Each of the eighty illustrations is
accompanied by a discussion of the more important aspects of morphology.
A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Australia found in the historic Koebele Collection of the California Academy of Sciences
John W. Dooley III
Gregory A. Evans
- A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Protomorgania koebelei
Dooley and Evans, is described and illustrated from specimens collected by Albert Koebele on Pittosporum sp.
(Pittosporaceae) in Australia around the year 1900. A key to the genera of armored scale insects similar to Protomorgania
and known to occur in Australia is provided.
Taxonomic notes on Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and O. (P.) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini)
- The taxonomic position of Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and Onthophagus
(Palaeonthophagus) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 is discussed (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini).
A key to the species is given. Photos of type specimens of the two taxa and significant chromatic varieties, and
drawings of aedeagi are presented.
First record of Megischus brunneus Cresson, 1865 (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) from Hispaniola, the Antilles
Julio A. Genaro
- The occurrence of Megischus brunneus Cresson (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) is recorded for the first time
from Hispaniola, the Antilles. The species was previously known from southern Florida and Cuba. This finding further
demonstrates the similarities between the Cuban and Hispaniolan biota.