Italian Pseudoscorpions XLII. Sardinian cavernicolous Chthoniidae (Pseudoscorpiones). Pp. 3-31.
Abstract – The Chthoniidae collected during biospeleological researches in Sardinian caves are studied; of twelwe species, ten belong to the genus Chthonius C. L. Koch, 1843 and two to the genus Spelyngochthonius Beier, 1955. The following new species are described: Chthonius (Ephippiochthonius) sardous n. sp. (male and female, loc. typ.: prov. Cagliari, Domusnovas, Grotta Rolfo 1301 Sa/CA), possibly belonging to the C. concii – poseidonis – grafittii group, and Spelyngochthonius dewaelei n. sp. (male and female, loc. typ.: Cagliari, Armungia, Grotta Su Pittiolu de Gospuru 1865 Sa/CA), of uncertain relationship. The types of Chthonius (E.) cassolai Beier, 1973 and Chthonius (E.) siculus Beier, 1961 are redescribed. The former species, present in Eastern Sardinia with cavernicolous and endogeous populations, has affinities to C. (E.) parmensis Beier, 1963 and C. (E.) bauneensis Callaini, 1983. Previous records of C. siculus from Sardinian caves and of Chthonius (E.) maltensis Mahnert, 1975 from Sicilian caves are due to misidentifications and are here referred to Chthonius (E.) concii Beier, 1953. A key to the species of the genus Spelyngochthonius is proposed.
Giovanni SBRENNA & Anna MICCIARELLI SBRENNA
Italian termites. A topographic catalogue with zoogeographical remarks (Isoptera). Pp. 33-60.
Abstract – In this work we analyze the geographical distribution in Italy of two Italian termites: Kalotermes flavicollis (Fabricius, 1793) e Reticulitermes lucifugus (Rossi, 1792). A synthetic description of both species is provided, together with short zoogeographic observations and a list of locations where they have been identified or collected. Recent informations on systematics of Italian living taxa are also provided. Overall, the locations where the two species have been identified are respectively 286 for K. flavicollis and 369 for R. lucifugus. The highest number of identifications is found in the two main Italian islands, Sicily and Sardinia.
Paolo BONAVITA & Augusto VIGNA TAGLIANTI
Notes on the Italian Sinechostictus species of decoratus group (Coleoptera Carabidae). Pp. 61-77.
Abstract – The Italian species belonging to the Sinechostictus decoratus group – Sinechostictus decoratus (Duftschmid, 1812), S. elongatus (Dejean, 1831) and S. tarsicus (Peyron, 1858) – are reviewed. On the basis of the careful examination of a rich material (more than 300 specimens), the clear separation at the specific level between S. elongatus and S. tarsicus, previously considered conspecific, is confirmed. The pictures of the specimens, the drawings of the male and female genitalia and the distribution maps for each species are given. A new updated key for the identification, based on few and clear morphological characters, is also given.
Pier Mauro GIACHINO & Borislav V. GUÉORGUIEV
Taxonomic studies on Leptodirinae from Bulgaria, with review of the genera Beskovia and Beronia and catalogue of the known species (Coleoptera, Cholevidae). Pp. 79-115.
Abstract – Taxonomic and chorological data on Leptodirinae from Bulgaria are given, particularly on the genera: Bureschiana V. B. Guéorguiev, 1963, Rhodopiola V. B. Guéorguiev, 1960, Beskovia V. B. Guéorguiev, 1960, Beronia V. B. Guéorguiev, 1960, Bulgariella Karaman, 1958, Netolitzkya Müller, 1913 and Hexaurus Reitter, 1885. A “phyletic lineage of Bulgariella”, including the genus Bulgariella Karaman, 1958, and a “phyletic lineage of Beronia” including the genus Beronia V. B. Guéorguiev, 1960 are established. The following synonymy is proposed: Vratzaniola pandurskii Dupré , 2000 = Radevia hanusi Knirsch, 1925 n. syn. The following new species are described: Beskovia tranteevi n. sp. (Bulgaria, Western Predbalkan Region, “Bezimenna 22” Cave (= cave without name 22) near railway station Gara Karlukovo, Loveč District); Beskovia beroni n. sp. (Bulgaria, Western Stara Planina, Ponor Planina Mt, “Kozarskata peštera” Cave near railway station Lâkatnik, Svoge District);
Beronia andreevi n. sp. (Bulgaria, Western Stara Planina, “Ajducka dupka” Cave near vil. Prevala, Čiprovci District and “Vodni peč” Cave near vil. Dolni Lom, Vidin District); Hexaurus beroni n. sp. (Bulgaria, Central Stara Planina, Kaloferska Planina Mt, “Duhaloto” Cave near quarter Vidima – Aprilci Town, Loveč District).
Sara BELLUCCI, Enrico BARBERO, Rossana AGOGLITTA & Mario ZUNINO.
The dung beetle fauna of the Marche region. I. Systematic and chorological catalogue (Coleoptera Scarabaeoidea). Pp. 117-155.
Summary – In the present paper all the available information is gathered, about Geotrupid and Scarabeid dung beetles of the studied Region (Marche, CE Italy). All data, which has been entirely submitted to critical revision, come from different sources: the authors’ original databases, published literature, and private and public collections. For every species, a bibliographical note, its general geographic distribution and bionomic data are provided. Thirty-three species have been recorded, from a total of 138 sites. The presence of 4 species of Scarabaeidae, previously recorded for the region, but omitted by the most recent “Checklist e distribuzione della Fauna Italiana” (Carpaneto et al., 2005), is confirmed, and a further species is added to the catalogue. The number of sampled sites is also noticeably increased. The bibliographical items not strictly devoted to the reference area have also been included, because of their general importance.
Dates of printing of the serials published by “Società Entomologica Italiana” since 1869 to 2007. Pp. 157-188.
“Dates of printing of the serials published” by Roberto Poggi. Download the file in pdf format (Acrobat Reader.)
Abstract – After some bibliographical notes, the correct dates of printing are given for all the volumes published by the Società Entomologica Italiana, particularly for “Bullettino” (1869-1921), “Bollettino”(1922-2007) and “Memorie” (1922-2007).