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  • English and Russian terminology for the thoracic skeletal structures of
           mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae): a critical review
    • Abstract: Abstract Different names of thoracic skeletal structures of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) used by various authors (Kirkpatrick, 1925; Edwards, 1932; Stackelberg, 1937; Sazonova, 1958; Belkin, 1962a, 1962b; Maslov, 1967; Gutsevich et al., 1970; Knight and Laffoon, 1970; McAlpine, 1981; Becker et al., 2010) are analyzed. Some skeletal structures which are important for morphological identification of species and genera of the family Culicidae are denoted by multiple synonymic names, while certain completely different skeletal structures are referred to by the same name. Duplicated names for thoracic sclerites, setae, and scales hamper species identification in the family Culicidae, and in some cases may lead to misidentification. A detailed description of the thoracic morphology of mosquitoes is provided, together with a list of the existing synonyms and recommendations on the preferable term for each skeletal structure.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Classification of the gall midge tribe Aphidoletini (Diptera,
           Cecidomyiidae: Aphidoletidi) with descriptions of a new genus and a new
           species from the Kurile Islands
    • Abstract: Abstract A new classification is proposed for the gall-midge tribe Aphidoletini including 4 subtribes, 10 genera, and 18 species: Aphidoletina—3 genera with 7 species (Aphidoletes, Tribremia, Ligulodiplosis), Monobremiina subtrib. n.—2 genera with 5 species (Monobremia, Shikotanodiplosis gen. n.), Aculeatodiplosina subtrib. n.—2 genera with 2 species (Aculeatodiplosis, Setodiplosis), and Triommatomyiina—3 genera with 4 species (Triommatomyia, Tingidoletes, Chanchudiplosis). New subtribes and a new genus with a new species are described. Shikotanodiplosis sundukovi gen. et sp. n. differs from Monobremia in a wide and curved aedeagus, basally swollen sclerotized hypoproct, and small basal lobes of the gonocoxites. Keys to the subtribes, genera, and species of Aphidoletini are given. The diagnoses of Aculeatodiplosis fasciata Fedotova et Sidorenko, 2005, Setodiplosis unifaria Fedotova, 2006, and Triommatomyia Mamaev, 1961 are supplemented with biometrical characters. Tribremia aphidophaga Marikovskij, 1956 is resurrected from synonyms of Aphidoletes aphidimyza (Rondani, 1847).
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • The time of origin of the capacity to accrete and mine submerged
           substrates in the midge subfamilies Chironominae Macquart, 1838 and
           Orthocladiinae Lenz, 1921 (Diptera, Chironomidae): Analysis of
           mitochondrial genes COI and COII
    • Abstract: Abstract The nucleotide sequences of the mtDNA cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene fragment 535 bp long (pos. 100 to 634) in 14 midge species (Diptera, Chironomidae): Dicrotendipes nervosus, Endochironomus albipennis, E. tendens, Glyptotendipes barbipes, G. glaucus, G. gripekoveni, G. imbecillis, G. mancunianus, Polypedilum sordens, Stenochironomus gibbus, Synendotendipes kaluginae, Xenochironomus xenolabus, Xenochironomus sp., Cricotopus glacialis, and those of the mtDNA COII gene fragment 561 bp long (pos. 22 to 583) in 3 midge species: Chironomus plumosus, Chironomus balatonicus, and Baeotendipes noctivaga were determined. The time of gene COI divergence in the phytophilous midges of various taxa was estimated. The wood-mining species Stenochironomus gibbus belongs to the most ancient midges which diverged together with the ancestor form of two subfamilies, Chironominae and Orthocladiinae, about 104 Mya. Phytophily evolved in the midge larvae at different times in different taxa: among Chironominae, about 47.2 Mya in P. sordens, not earlier than 20 Mya in Glyptotendipes, Kiefferulus, and Dicrotendipes, and not earlier than 13 Mya in Endochironomus albipennis; among Orthocladiinae, 19 Mya in Cricotopus. The divergence of the genera containing phytophilous and fouling species, both in Chironominae (Dicrotendipes, Glyptotendipes, Kiefferulus) and Orthocladiinae (Orthocladius and Cricotopus), occurred approximately 20 Mya, and coincided with the beginning of formation of the recent-type limnofaunas 23 Mya.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Review of the genus Macrosaldula Southwood et Leston, 1959 (Heteroptera,
           Saldidae) of the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries
    • Abstract: Abstract The species of the genus Macrosaldula Southwood et Leston of the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries are reviewed. Fifteen species and one subspecies are distributed in the investigated territory (among these, eight species marked with an asterisk occur in Russia): M. clavalis Cobben, *M. jakovleffi Reut., M. kaszabi Hob., M. kerzhneri Cobben, M. koktshetavica Cobben, *M. koreana Kir., M. nivalis Lindb., *M. oblonga oblonga Stål, M. oblonga acetabularis Cobben, M. mongolica Kir., *M. rivularia J. Sahlb., *M. simulans Cobben, *M. scotica Curt., M. tadzhika Kir., *M. variabilis H.-S., and *M. violacea Cobben. An illustrated key to the species and dotted distribution maps are given.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Questions of molecular evolution of pheromone communication in caddisflies
           and lower moths (Insecta: Trichoptera, Lepidoptera)
    • Abstract: Abstract Recent GS-MS and GC-EAD studies of pheromone production and perception in caddisflies and lower moths have shown that these insects use a rather limited selection of volatiles as attractants. Most of them are alcohols and ketones, although the diversity of chemicals produced by sternal glands of abdominal segment V is much wider, especially in the lower Trichoptera. Sternal pheromone glands produce only short-chain polymers in all Amphiesmenoptera. These glands are part of the ground-plan for the related orders, Trichoptera and Lepidoptera, occurring in both sexes and producing similar but not identical sets of components in males and females. The presence of pheromone volatiles is shown to be restricted to the gland segments (Fig. 1), although some other shortchain polymers do occur in the head of females of Molanna angustata (Molannidae). The pheromone blends of lower Trichoptera (Glossosomatidae, Rhyacophilidae, and Philopotamidae) are multi-component and resemble plant volatiles in composition. A hypothesis of the origin of pheromone communication is proposed postulating basic resemblance of early pheromones and plant volatiles in variety and chemical composition. These pheromones were detected by non-specialized receptors of the amphiesmenopteran ancestor and served as guides for insect aggregation on plants as well as on shores of reservoirs, marking the places suitable for a wide variety of species. The primary aggregation function of pheromones was changed in more advanced communication systems to the species-specific signaling with sex-related asymmetry of signals, although the aggregation significance persisted in some species. Pheromone communication has disappeared in some most advanced lineages (e.g., Leptoceridae) with parallel reduction of glands, secretion, and antennal receptors. The pheromone composition does not show gradual divergent evolution in related species; instead, abrupt transformation of pheromone blends with persistence of major components in remote families seems to be the typical case.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Establishment of trophic associations of native leaf beetle species
           (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) with Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae) in
           Primorskii Territory of Russia
    • Abstract: Abstract The establishment of trophic associations between the native leaf beetle species and the adventive ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia in the territory of southern Primorskii Territory of Russia is considered. The native leaf beetles Neocrepidodera obscuritarsis (Motschulsky, 1859) and Chrysolina aurichalcea (Gebler in Mannerheim, 1825) feed on A. artemisiifolia despite their trophic preferences for native plants.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • A redescription of Tricliona fasciata Lefèvre, 1885 (Coleoptera,
           Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae) and changes in a species list of the genus
           Tricliona Lefèvre, 1885
    • Abstract: Abstract The type species of the genus Tricliona Lefèvre, 1885, T. fasciata Lefèvre, 1885, is redescribed. Rhyparida armata Jacoby, 1889, Rh. raapi Jacoby, 1899, Rh. bengalensis Jacoby, 1908, and Rh. quinquemaculata Jacoby, 1887 are transferred to the genus Tricliona. Tricliona sulcipennis Jacoby, 1904 and T. sulcatipennis Jacoby, 1896 are transferred to the genus Rhyparida Baly, 1861. A catalogue of the Tricliona species of the Malay Archipelago fauna is given.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Review of water bugs of the genus Micronecta Kirk. (Heteroptera,
           Corixidae) of the fauna of the Northwestern Caucasus
    • Abstract: Abstract A review of the species of the genus Micronecta from the Northwestern Caucasus with a key is provided. The regional distribution of Micronecta griseola Horváth, M. poweri (Douglas et Scott), and M. pusilla (Horváth) is clarified. Micronecta anatolica anatolica Lindberg is recorded from Russia for the first time.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Egg-parasitoids of the genus Trissolcus (Hymenoptera, Scelionidae,
           Telenominae) from the Palaearctic fauna (the flavipes morphological
           group). 1. New species of the genus Trissolcus
    • Abstract: Abstract The Trissolcus flavipes species group is revised. A key to the species of this group is provided. In addition to the diagnostic characters, the localities are listed for each species. Eleven new species occurring in various Palaearctic areas are described. Some body structures are illustrated. The morphological characters of the new species are compared.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • On the temperature tolerance of diapausing prepupae of the beet webworm
           Loxostege sticticalis L. (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea: Crambidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract The beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis L. is a very dangerous polyphagous insect pest. The beet webworm overwinters at the pronymphal stage. In some individuals, the diapause can last from the first generation to the next spring. The influence of 30-days-long exposure at temperatures of +5, +10, +15, +20, and +25°C on survival and subsequent reactivation of diapausing pronymphs of L. sticticalis has been investigated in laboratory conditions. The beet webworm was shown to be very thermotolerant: although the temperature of +5°C, as expected, was optimal for reactivation, the other thermal regimes did not cause a significant decrease in survival and in the proportion of individuals reactivated before the end of the experiment (in 120 days). These data suggest that the southern boundary of the geographical range of L. sticticalis is determined not by high winter temperatures, but rather by some other factors (possibly, by high summer temperatures).
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Development and harmfulness of Tychius quinquepunctatus L. (Coleoptera,
           Curculionidae) in pea crops in the southeast of the Central Chernozem
    • Abstract: Abstract The biology, phenology, and harmfulness of the weevil Tychius quinquepunctatus L. in pea crops were studied for many years in the southeast of the Central Chernozem Region. The species showed a highly uneven distribution in Kamennaya Steppe, with preference for the early and short-stemmed pea varieties. A high pest density focus was found with heavy damage to the pea plants in the marginal field zone where 20–30% of the seeds were damaged; the yield loss may be as high as 6%. In later pea crops, T. quinquepunctatus appears at earlier phases of the plant development, oviposition and larval development proceed at higher rates, the damage to the crops increases, and the necessity of control measures against the weevil grows. Effective protection from T. quinquepunctatus in the crops with optimum sowing time may be achieved with a many-target insecticidal treatment at the budding phase.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • New data on the larvae of the weevil genus Larinus Dejean, 1821
           (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) from northeastern Turkey
    • Abstract: Abstract Larvae of Larinus fucatus Faust, 1891, L. capsulatus Gültekin, 2008, and Larinus sp. aff. leuzeae Fabre, 1870 are described for the first time. The larvae differ in the pattern on the head capsule, in the shape of the endocarinal line, and in the chaetotaxy of the epicranium, frons, and segments of the body, as well as in the presence or absence of stemmata. A key to larvae of 11 Larinus species is provided.
      PubDate: 2014-10-01
  • Zoogeographic analysis of the fauna of the family Asilidae (Diptera) of
           the Lower Volga area
    • Abstract: Abstract Based on the author’s own and the literature data, the zoogeographic analysis of robber flies (Asilidae) of the Lower Volga area was carried out for the first time. A total of 21 range types were distinguished and the fractions of different chorological groups in the fauna were determined. The zoogeographic structure of faunal complexes of robber flies inhabiting biotopes with different plant associations was studied.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • On recognition of sound communication signals in bush crickets
           (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract Two hypotheses have been proposed to explain the mechanisms of calling signal recognition in orthopterans: the filtration and resonance ones. To test these hypotheses, conspecific male calling songs and their models with modified temporal parameters were presented to females of bush crickets in ethological experiments. The models with a double pulse rate evoked positive phonotaxis of females while phase shift significantly complicated the recognition process. These data fit the resonance hypothesis.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • A review of the scarab beetle tribe Aphodiini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
           of the fauna of Russia
    • Abstract: Abstract An annotated list of 183 species of the dung-beetle tribe Aphodiini of the Russian fauna is given. The highest species diversity is characteristic of the southern mountainous regions of the country, the richest local faunas being known from the Lower Volga area. The greatest numbers of species are known from the steppe and broadleaved forest zones and from the nemoral types of altitudinal zonation of vegetation. The bulk of the fauna is formed by the species with wide ranges; 111 species occur in two or more landscape zones or altitudinal zonation types. Six groups of faunistically similar zoogeographic provinces are distinguished within the territory of Russia.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • The current state of natural foci of swarming locusts (Orthoptera,
           Acrididae) in Turkmenistan
    • Abstract: Abstract Climatic changes and anthropogenic impact on natural ecosystems result in the growth of locust populations. The general characteristic of the spatial distribution of the Moroccan (Dociostaurus maroccanus Thunb.), Italian (Calliptamus italicus L.), and Asian migratory (Locusta migratoria migratoria L.) locusts in Turkmenistan are given.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • Carpenter moths (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) of the Altai Mountain Range
    • Abstract: Abstract An annotated species list of carpenter moths (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) of the Altai Mountain Range is presented. It includes 26 species from 3 subfamilies. Two species are new to science: Semagystia tarbagataica Yakovlev, sp. n. and Dyspessa saissanica Yakovlev, sp. n. The former differs from the other species of the genus (except Semagystia enigma Yakovlev, 2007 from southeastern Turkey whose wing pattern is totally reduced) in the absence of wing pattern; a specific clavate shape of the process on the costal margin of valve is also its important diagnostic character. Dyspessa saissanica Yakovlev, sp. n. belongs to the well-revised Dyspessa salicicola (Eversmann, 1848) species group (Yakovlev, 2005); the closest species is D. salicicola, which also has elongate processes of the pectinate antennae and a weakly developed ridge on the costal marginof valve. The newly described species is different in having a poorly developed dark pattern on the forewings, very broad bases of the processes of the transtilla, a thinner base of the aedeagus, and thinner lateral processes of the juxta. In conclusion, the carpenter moth fauna of the Altai Mountains is briefly analyzed.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • Cold-hardiness of the phoretic mites Anoetus myrmicarum (Acariformes,
           Anoetidae) from the ants Formica lemani (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the
           Kolyma Highland
    • Abstract: Abstract In the sparse larch forests of the upper Kolyma River, hypopi of the mite Anoetus myrmicarum (Scheucher, 1957) were found in several nests of the ant Formica lemani Bondroit, 1917. These mites were not found in hundreds of nests of the other 10 ant species examined in northeastern Asia. A possible ecological and physiological conditionality of the restricted distribution of phoretic mites was analyzed. For this purpose, coldhardiness of mites and their ant hosts, the biotopic distribution and the structure of nests, and the temperature conditions of overwintering were examined. At the stage of hypopus, the mites overwintered on ants in the overcooled stage; their mean supercooling temperatures (SCP) varied from −25.8 ± 0.3°C to −27.7 ± 0.4°C (min −32.2°C, n = 157). These values were by 0.1 to 7.0°C lower than the mean SCP of the ants from 8 tested nests of F. lemani (−20.7 ± 0.5°C to −25.7 ± 0.8°C). The soil temperatures at the level of winter chambers varied from −12°C to −15°C. Scarcity of findings of Anoetus myrmicarum in the Kolyma Highland is not associated with the limited cold-hardiness of the examined stages, but is most probably determined by interrelations between mites and ants.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • New data on the systematics of the Palaearctic species of the Dolichopus
           longisetus Negrobov, 1977 group (Diptera, Dolichopodidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract Three new species of the Dolichopus longisetus Negrobov, 1977 group, Dolichopus kasakhstaniensis sp. n. from Kazakhstan, Dolichopus venturii sp. n. from Italy, and Dolichopus shamshevi sp. n. from various regions of Eastern Siberia, Amurskaya Province, Primorskii Territory, and Sakhalin Island, are described.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
  • The effect of toxin-producing Fusarium fungi on behavior of the rice
           weevil Sitophilus oryzae (Coleoptera, Dryophthoridae)
    • Abstract: Abstract The paper describes laboratory tests in which the behavior response of adult rice weevils Sitophilus oryzae L. to the presence of seven species of micromycetes of the genus Fusarium (F. graminearum, F. culmorum, F. cerealis, F. poae, F. sporotrichioides, F. langsethiae, and F. sibiricum; 3 strains for each species) infecting cereals was characterized. The chemicals of unkown structure, released by the fungi, can have both attractive and repellent effects on the weevils; in some cases a neutral response was observed. The strains of Fusarium species characterized as weak pathogens (F. langsethiae, F. poae, and F. sibiricum) in most cases stimulated attractive and neutral responses. Relatively strong pathogens (F. cerealis, F. culmorum, F. graminearum, and F. sporotrichioides) generally had a repellent effect. The results obtained are discussed in the context of possible relationships between Fusarium fungi and the rice weevil during their utilization of cereals as a shared food substrate.
      PubDate: 2014-09-01
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