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  • Life cycles and production of three predatory stonefly species
           (Plecoptera, Insecta) in the Kedrovaya River (Southern Primorskii
           Territory)
    • Abstract: Abstract The life cycles and production of populations of the predatory stoneflies Skwala compacta, Stavsolus manchuricus, and Kamimuria exilis were studied in the Kedrovaya salmon stream (the Kedrovaya Pad Reserve, the south of Primorskii Territory). Skwala compacta and S. manchuricus are univoltine with direct embryonic development and slow nymphal growth during 311 and 294 days, respectively, including winter growth at low water temperatures. The life history of S. compacta was characterized by synchronous emergence and population recruitment, an uninterrupted increase in the nymphal body weight from May to September, rapid growth in October–November, and a sustained weight gain during the winter months until emergence in April–May. The life history of S. manchuricus was characterized by an extended period of emergence in May–July and recruitment from July to September, as well as by a wide range of size-age parameters, presumably related to the specificity of the reproductive system in adults and an external growth delay at early nymphal instars caused by high water temperatures in late summer and early autumn. Nymphs of S. manchuricus grew actively at 0.2°C during winter, which gave this species a competitive advantage over S. compacta and K. exilis whose growth was slow or absent in winter months. The semivoltine life cycle of K. exilis included a 9-month embryonic diapause and lasted about 4 years with periods of winter nymphal quiescence from December to February. Extended emergence and oviposition were recorded from the end of July to September. The population of K. exilis had a complex structure comprising 3 cohorts whose size ranges overlapped due to the extended flight period and recruitment of the new-generation nymphs in the spring of the next year. Nymphs of K. exilis grew fast during the warm period, when S. compacta and S. manchuricus were only appearing in the stream or underwent growth delay at relatively high water temperatures. The annual production of three species varied from 0.045 to 0.383 g/m2 dry mass, P/B mean was 1.1–6.9; P/B coh = 6.2–9.1, and P/B year = 4.1–9.4. Low values of P/B mean and P/B year were found in the semivoltine K. exilis, and high ones, in the univoltine S. compacta. The latter had a higher cohort-specific growth rate while its specific production was 0.026 day−1. The population of K. exilis had low values of the cohort-specific growth rate (0.013 day−1) and specific production (0.004 day−1). The highest production was observed in the population of S. manchuricus where nymphs grew at a specific rate of 0.023 day−1 while their mean density reached 59 ind./m2.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Structure of the ant assemblages (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the
           broad-leaved forests of Kiev
    • Abstract: Abstract In 2012–2013, six parks and urban forests in Kiev with a different level of anthropogenic load were investigated. Twenty-six species of ants from three subfamilies were found in the studied localities with oak (Quercus robur) forests and parks. The ant assemblages are classified into three types according to the number of dominants and their territoriality: (a) mono- and bidominant continuums of associations with weakly territorial dominants Lasius emarginatus and L. fuliginosus, having the highest population densities, and the “behavioral” dominant Camponotus ligniperdus; (b) monodominant associations with a territorial dominant (species of the Formica rufa group); (c) degraded associations in the parks where the dominants are absent and are substituted by the influents Lasius niger and Myrmica rubra. Continuums of associations with weakly territorial dominants have a more developed structure as compared with a monodominant association with the territorial dominant F. rufa producing considerable pressure on the subordinate species. Dominants, subdominants, and influents manifest different types of foraging strategy. A dominant and a subdominant can interchange individual foraging strategy and mobilization; in influents, the strategy remains constant. When the mobilization strategy is used by an influent, only the number of the mobilized workers can be modified, especially in the association without a dominant. Thus, dominants and subdominants have a more flexible foraging strategy due not only to the environmental conditions, but also to the more tight interrelations between the species. With the growth of anthropogenic load the territorial dominant F. rufa increases its pressure upon the subordinate ant species, reducing the intensity of mobilization of their workers to bait. Ant assemblages in the broad-leaved forests of Kiev consist of five chorological complexes, where the leading and layer-connecting role is played by the climbing herpetobiont Lasius emarginatus and the multilayer species F. rufa and L. fuliginosus. Degradation of the associations leads to the disappearance of the species of the two above complexes, disconnection of the layers, and, following the impoverishment of the association structure, weakening and disappearance of hierarchical links. As compared with other cities studied, Kiev has less anthropogenically disturbed ant assemblages with distinct hierarchical structure where the typical forest species F. rufa, L. fuliginosus, L. emarginatus, and C. ligniperdus may act as dominants. Preservation of ant assemblages in Kiev is ensured by the forests and parks present within the city.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • A comparative analysis of vibrational signals in 16 sympatric bug species
           (Pentatomidae, Heteroptera)
    • Abstract: Abstract The repertoire and functional importance of vibrational signals in 16 sympatric species of bugs (Pentatomidae, Heteroptera) from European Russia were studied. The related species were found to have different repertoires. Analysis of variation of the signals showed that they were stable by most parameters. The most variable parameter was the series duration; the stable parameter was the pulse duration.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Conjugated ranges of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in Vietnam as
           a tool for reconstructing faunogenetic processes
    • Abstract: Abstract New insights into butterfly distribution ranges are presented in the context of attempts to analyse faunogenetic processes. The mimetic ranges of models and their mimics are considered for the first time. The geographic patterns of phenotypic similarity between Parantica models and their mimics are demonstrated. It is shown that development of similar specific traits in the models distributed in different geographic areas was accompanied by their mimics acquiring the same traits. Abundance of the phenotypically similar pairs and sympatric butterfly species suggests both migratory evolution scenarios and survival and divergence in refugia during global climate changes. Isolated or overlapping ranges (interactive ranges) in similar species result from their potential or recurrent contacts. The vicariant ranges are considered as conjugated ranges for the first time. The pattern of range substitution shows a connection with the boundaries of biogeographic entities and centers of diversity.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Taxonomic notes on spiders of the genus Asiohahnia (Aranei, Hahniidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract The diagnosis and species composition of the Central Asian genus Asiohahnia Ovtchinnikov, 1992 are improved. The female of Asiohahnia alatavica Ovtchinnikov, 1992 is redescribed based on specimens from East Kazakhstan. The following new combinations are suggested: Asiohahnia xinjiangensis (Wang et Liang, 1989) comb. n., A. liangdangensis (Tang, Yang et Kim, 1996) comb. n., A. reniformis (Chen, Yan et Yin, 2009) comb. n. all ex Hahnia C.L. Koch, 1841. A key to all the species of Asiohahnia is provided.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Taxonomic remarks about two spider species of the genus Tetragnatha
           Latreille, 1804 (Aranei, Tetragnathidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract Two rare species, Tetragnatha qiuae Zhu, Song et Zhang, 2003 and T. striata L. Koch, 1862 are redescribed based on material from Udmurt Republic. A new synonymy is established: Tetragnatha qiuae Zhu, Song et Zhang, 2003 = T. kovblyuki Marusik, 2010 syn. n. Tetragnatha qiuae is reported from Russia for the first time. Both species are new to Udmurtia.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Intra-body variation and ontogenetic changes in the isotopic composition (
           13 C/ 12 C and 15 N/ 14 N) of beetles (Coleoptera)
    • Abstract: Abstract Stable isotope analysis, which is widely used for studying trophic relationships of invertebrates, requires a correct estimation of trophic fractionation factors as well as the proper choice of reference tissues. Different organs and body parts of large insects may vary in the isotopic composition of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N), though detailed information is available for a limited set of species only. In the field-collected larvae and adults of Oryctes nasicornis (Scarabaeidae) and Uloma rufa (Tenebrionidae), the range of δ13C and δ15N values for different body parts and organs (muscles, legs, wings, elytra, fat body, gonads, etc.) was 4.8‰ and 2.4‰, respectively. We suggest that the muscle tissue or legs of large insects should be preferably selected for isotope analysis. The isotopic composition of nitrogen in beetles did not depend on the ontogenetic stage and was not affected by metamorphosis. In larvae and adults of Tribolium confusum (Tenebrionidae) reared in the laboratory culture, the trophic fractionation factors of carbon (Δ13C) and nitrogen (Δ15N) were within the expected values (from −1 to 1.5‰ and from 3 to 5‰, respectively), though depended on the diet. Changes in the δ13C values during ontogenesis reflected changes in the lipid content and were strongly correlated with the C/N ratio.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • A model of development of a spontaneous outbreak of an insect with
           aperiodic dynamics
    • Abstract: Abstract Modeling of expansion of alien species in a new environment has become an important issue in view of the recent environmental conditions. Extensive effects of introduction of invasive species for the food chains of ecosystems are described quite regularly. Rapid changes in the form of a “population outbreak” are characteristic of certain insects, and their implications are important for agriculture. Monophagous insects are not only agricultural pests but also potential agents of biological weed control. This paper considers the development of a dynamic system for simulating the scenario of population outbreaks of Cardiaspina albitextura Taylor, 1962, described in the ecological literature. We propose a continuous-event driven computing structure of the new model which takes into account the mortality rate variation at different development stages and the factor of abrupt exhaustion of food resources at the peak of the outbreak.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • New species of click beetles of the genus Melanotus Eschscholtz, 1829
           (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Armenia and Iran
    • Abstract: Abstract Four new species of the genus Melanotus are described: M. platiai sp. n., M. khnzoriani sp. n., and M. gedeoni sp. n. from Armenia and M. richterae sp. n. from Iran.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • The influence of temperature and photoperiod on the rate of development in
           Trichogramma principium Sug. et Sor. (Hymenoptera, Trichogrammatidae)
    • Abstract: Abstract Laboratory investigations demonstrated that the survival of the preimaginal stages and pharate adults of Trichogramma principium was not significantly dependent on temperature over the range from 17 to 30°C but the temperature of 35°C caused a two-fold decrease in the mean number of survived progeny per one female. The rate of the preimaginal development of T. principium (from oviposition to adult emergence) at the temperatures of 17–30°C could be rather closely approximated by linear regression. The sum of effective temperatures was 145–150 degree-days with the lower threshold of about 11.8°C. In addition, at a temperature of 17°C the duration of development significantly (P < 0.001 with the Student’s t-test) depended on the day length: the mean and SD constituted 26.96 ± 0.34 and 27.85 ± 0.27 days at photoperiods of 12 and 18 h, correspondingly. The adaptive role of this quantitative photoperiodic response is not clear. Potentially, the “autumnal acceleration” of development, triggered by the combination of low temperature and short day, raises the proportion of individuals that have reached the diapausing stage before the winter season.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • The peculiarities of diapause induction by photoperiod and temperature in
           Trichogramma evanescens Westw. and T. chilonis Ishii (Hymenoptera,
           Trichogrammatidae) from the south of the Russian Far East
    • Abstract: Abstract The induction of diapause in the populations of Trichogramma evanescens Westw. and T. chilonis Ishii from the south of Primorskii Territory in the Russian Far East was studied at the constant temperatures of 7, 8, 10, 15, 20, and 25°C. The parental generations developed at either 25° or 20°C and a day length of 16 or 10 hours. The maximum fraction of diapausing prepupae of T. evanescens (nearly 100 %) was observed at the temperatures of 8–10°C, that of T. chilonis only at 10°C, regardless of parental photoperiodic or thermal conditions. The influence of parental temperature and photoperiod on diapause of the progeny was found only in T. evanescens. In this species, after the parental generation had been kept under short-day conditions and a temperature of 25°C, the progeny showed higher incidence of prepupal diapause in the short-day line than in the long-day line at the temperatures of 7 and 15°C.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • The main regularities of butterfly phenology (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) in
           the Northern Tien Shan Mountains (the Kirghiz Range)
    • Abstract: Abstract The dynamics of butterfly phenology in the Northern Tien Shan (the Kirghiz Range) was studied. The phenological structure of the fauna in each altitude belt is described. In all the belts except the subnival one, the earliest flying species were polyzonal. The number of seasonal butterfly assemblages was the greatest in the subalpine belt and the smallest in the subnival one. The number of seasonal assemblages increased or decreased by one from one belt to the next, whereas the fraction of characteristic species in the summer assemblages increased. The summer assemblages were the richest in characteristic species, whereas the first and last assemblages were the poorest.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Representatives of the genus Thinobius Kiesenwetter, 1844 (Coleoptera,
           Staphylinidae, Oxytelinae) from tropical Africa. Thinobius endroedyi , a
           new species from Namibia
    • Abstract: Abstract The paper presents a description of the new species, Thinobius (s. str.) endroedyi from Namibia. The lectotype of Th. (s. str.) iridiventris Bernhauer, 1934 is designated, and a supplemented description of this species is provided. A key to the representatives of the genus Thinobius from tropical Africa is given.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • Photothermal control of larval diapause in the blowfly, Calliphora vicina
           
    • Abstract: Abstract Photothermal control of the rate of development and of larval diapause in the arctic population of Calliphora vicina from the Lofoten Islands (Northern Norway) was studied under the laboratory conditions. In the temperature range from 8 to 23°C, the rate of development of the studied population from egg to puparium can be well (r = 0.95) approximated by linear regression. The sum of effective temperatures was about 160 degree-days with the lower development threshold of 4.5 ± 0.6°C. The maternal photoperiodic response induced the larval diapause in a significant fraction of individuals only when larvae developed at temperatures of 4–10°C; relatively high proportion of diapausing larvae was recorded even in the progeny of females that were kept under long day conditions. The intensity of the larval diapause was very variable, which was manifested in the separation of diapausing larvae into two fractions differing in the time of pupariation during both spontaneous and induced reactivation.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
       
  • The diagnostic value of qualitative and quantitative characters in
           computer identification keys
    • Abstract: Abstract A new method for estimating the diagnostic value of characters for computer keys to biological objects is proposed. The algorithm described can be used for correct comparison of qualitative and quantitative characters. A brief review of the history of biological diagnostics is given.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
  • Egg-parasitoids of the genus Trissolcus (Hymenoptera, scelionidae,
           telenominae) from the Palaearctic region. The flavipes morphological
           group: 2. A key to the species of the flavipes group
    • Abstract: Abstract An improved key to the Palaearctic species of the genus Trissolcus Ashmead (the flavipes morphological group) is provided.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
  • A new species of the robber-fly genus Oligopogon Loew (Diptera, Asilidae)
           from Armenia
    • Abstract: Abstract A new species of the genus Oligopogon Loew, O. armeniacus sp. n., is described from Armenia. The holotype is deposited in the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
  • Molecular genetic analysis of the suprageneric system of casebearer moths,
           with a description of a new genus from the tribe Carpochenini
           Cǎpuşe, 1973 (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae)
    • Abstract: Abstract Based on a complex approach including morphological and molecular genetic methods, the taxonomic position of two casebearer moth species Coleophora tsherkesi Falkovitsh, 1970 and C. isabellina Falkovitsh, 1970 (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae) is discussed. On the phylogenetic tree based on the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene (COI), two species form a common cluster with species of the genera Ionescumia, Carpochena, and Goniodoma. Data on the molecular phylogeny and morphology justify the placement of Coleophora tsherkesi and C. isabellina in a separate genus Falkmisa Anikin et Dyomin, gen. n. Thus, the tribe Carpochenini includes three genera: Ionescumia, Carpochena, and Falkmisa.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
  • A new species of the genus Bibio (Diptera, Bibionidae) from the tundra of
           the Asian part of Russia
    • Abstract: Abstract A new species, Bibio tschernovi Kriv., from the Taimyr Peninsula, the Chukchi Autonomous Area, and Wrangel Island is described. It is closely related to the Palaearctic B. pomonae (Fabr.) and to two North American species, B. bryanti Johnson, 1929 and B. holtii McAtee, 1921, in the wing structure. New data on the distribution of B. nigriventris Haliday, 1833 and B. pomonae (Fabricius, 1775) are presented. A key to the species of the pomonae group, based on males, is presented.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
  • A new genus of Dictyopharidae (Homoptera) from Chile
    • Abstract: Abstract Chondrophana gen. n. with the type species Cixius gayi Spinola, 1852 (= Chondrodera chilensis Melichar, 1912, syn. n.) is described from Chile. The new genus differs from Chondrodera Melichar in a short head, fully developed intermedial carinae on the metope (clearly not reaching the clypeus in Chondrodera), in the presence of granules on the humeral and pectoral areas of the prothorax and also on the lateral lobes of the metope from the apical callus to the clypeus (in Ch. granicollis, granules and also the intermedial carinae in the lower half of the metope are absent), in multidentate apices of the 1st and 2nd segment of the hind tarsus, in a petiolate ScRM, and in the pterostigma closing the anteroradial area.
      PubDate: 2015-04-01
       
 
 
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