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Thirty-two new South African grasshopper species in the family Lentulidae belonging to eleven genera (Orthoptera: Acridoidea)

Authors: Daniel Otte, Department of Entomology, Academy of Natural Sciences, Drexel University

ABSTRACT: This is a progress paper on the taxonomy of eleven genera in the grasshopper family Lentulidae from South Africa.  They are: Afrotettix Dirsh with eight species, six of which are new (abuntix, berupo, eduva, tinipa, frixo and rabex);Calviniacris Dirsh with one species; Atopotattix Brown with one species; Devylderia Sjostedt, with eleven species, seven of which…

An annotated checklist of Iranian Dytiscidae (Insecta: Adephaga: Coleoptera)

Authors: Mustafa C. Darilmaz, Hadi Ostovan, Hassan Ghahari

ABSTRACT: The fauna of Iranian Dytiscidae (Coleoptera)is reviewed listing all hitherto known distribution records.Comments on taxonomy, identification and nomenclature are provided. The type locality is also given foreach species originally described from Iran. One species, Rhantus (Rhantus) frontalis (Marsham, 1802) is new for the fauna of Iran. According to the literature and the new record…

Faunistic, Ecological, Zoogeographical, and Systematic Evaluation of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey

Author: Burcu Şabanoğlu

ABSTRACT: In this study, the faunistic, ecological, and zoogeographical properties of Cerambycidae of the easternBlack Sea Region and also male genitalic structures of some species were examined for the first time in detail. In total, 62 species, 20 tribes, and 36 genera were identified. The Cerambycidae fauna of the easternBlack Sea region share many species with the Middle East and…

A new species of Melanoplus (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, USA

Author: JoVonn Hill, Mississippi Entomological Museum, Department of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, Mississippi State University

ABSTRACT: A new species of Melanoplus belonging to the mancus species group is described from open woodlands on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee.

Invited Editorial: Bugs and the People Who Love Them, Or Not

Author: George Lindemann

The Cumberland Plateau is home to a large and diverse array of species. Some are critically imperiled. Coal Creek Farm lies in a unique position on the Cumberland Plateau where historically fire-maintained, bison-grazed pine and oak…

New Distribution Records for Melanoplus punctulatus (Scudder) in Western Nebraska and Notes on Behavior

Authors: Mathew L. Brust (Department of Biology, Chadron State College) and Alexander J. Harman (Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University)

ABSTRACT: TSince the discovery ofMelanoplus punctulatus(Scudder) in the western Great Plains in DawesCounty, Nebraska in 2014, this grasshopper was later found in northeastern Wyoming in 2018. In 2019 thisgrasshopper was found in a new county in western Nebraska (Sioux County) at two locations. The SiouxCounty record represents only the…

Geographic distribution of Camponotus sexguttatus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), an eotropical carpenter ant spreading in Florida

Author: James K. Wetterer, Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University

ABSTRACT: The Neotropical carpenter ant Camponotus sexguttatus (Fabricius) has widespread records from the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Across its broad native range,C. sexguttatus shows great variation, most notably in color, ranging from almost…

Two endemic species of Hawaiian bark beetles newly recorded from the island of Molokaʻi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae)

Authors: Conrad P. D T.Gillett, David Honsberger, Christine Elliott, and Danuel Rubinoff, Entomology Section, Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences College of Tropical Agriculture and Human ResourcesUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

ABSTRACT: A sampling survey for scolytine bark beetles undertaken in Pēpēʻōpae Bog, part of The Nature Conservancy’s Kamakou Preserve on the Hawaiian island of Molokaʻi, revealed the presence there of two native species of the xyleborine genus Xyleborus Eichhoff not previously known from the island: X. obliquus Sharp, 1885, and X. vulcanus Perkins, 1900…

The presence of little-known flea Caenopsylla laptevi laptevi (Insecta: Siphonaptera) in Turkey with a re-description outside the type locality

Authors: Adem Keski̇n, Bilal Di̇k, Mustafa Karatepe, Bilge Karatepe

ABSTRACT: The presence of the little-known flea Caenopsylla laptevi laptevi Mikulin & Zagniborodova, 1958 is reported for the first time in Turkey. All known hosts and distribution reports of C. laptevi laptevi are outlined and the significance of the new record is discussed. Also, re-descriptions of male and female of C. laptevi laptevi  based on Turkish specimens are…