Vignoli V. & Crucitti P. 2005: Notes on the scorpion diversity (Arachnida, Scorpiones) of the Yazd province, central Iran. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 1-11. - This work contains the results of the zoological expedition of the Societ´ Romana di Scienze Naturali to Yazd, in central Iran (XXIII mission; April, 2004). The knowledge on scorpiofauna in this region is one of the poorest of Iran. Only two species, Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807) and Mesobuthus eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839), were found during a recent three year long study. Six species and five genera, all belonging to the family Buthidae, were collected: Mesobuthus eupeus (C. L. Koch, 1839), Mesobuthus vesiculatus (Pocock, 1899), Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807), Orthochirus zagrosensis Kovařík, 2004, Compsobuthus kaftani Kovařík, 2003, and Odontobuthus doriae (Thorell, 1876). The obtained collecting data was unexpected since we found a very low number of taxa in respect to the two well studied border provinces. Exactly 18 different species belonging to two families (Buthidae, Scorpionidae) are listed for the Esfahan province while the number of species given for the Fars province are 16, belonging to three different families [Buthidae, Liochelidae (sensu Soleglad & Fet 2003), Scorpionidae]. The faunistic diversity of six species in the territory around Yazd, with four new records, is higher than specified in existing literature and the unexpected relatively low number of species that were collected could be due to specific seasonal activity patterns. The taxonomy of the collected species is briefly discussed and a checklist of the scorpions of the Yazd, Esfahan and Fars provinces is given.

Key words. Scorpiones, biodiversity, taxonomy, Yazd province, Iran

Bryja V., Svatoň J., Chytil J., Majkus Z., Růžička V., Kasal P., Dolanský J., Buchar J., Chvátalová I., Řezáč M., Kubcová L., Erhart J. & Fenclová I. 2005: Spiders (Araneae) of the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve and closely adjacent localities (Czech Republic). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 13-184. - In the study presented we attempt to summarize all available information (published sources, unpublished data from BSc., MSc. and PhD. theses, internal projects and private collections, new data obtained by the team of authors between 1994 and 2004) about the spiders of the Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve (Czech Republic) and some closely adjacent localities (Pouzdřanská step - Kolby, Dunajovické kopce, Očovské louky). Altogether 61,902 specimens belonging to 574 species were collected in the area studied over the past 50 years. Thirteen spider species are reported here for the first time from the territory of the Czech Republic: Dysdera crocata, Enoplognatha sp., Microctenonyx subitaneus, Zygiella thorelli, Aculepeira armida, Pardosa fulvipes, Dictyna vicina, Amaurobius erberi, Cheiracanthium mildei, Zelotes gracilis, Philodromus histrio, Zora armillata and Zora parallela. In total the occurrence of 28 spider species is restricted in the Czech Republic only to the territory of Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve and its close vicinity. The number of species obtained represents almost 70% of all species known from the Czech Republic and highlights the unique richness of species of fauna in this region.

Key words. spiders, Araneae, faunistics, Czech Republic, Lower Morava Biosphere Reserve

Bryja V., Řezáč M., Kubcová L., & Kůrka A. 2005: Three interesting species of the genus Philodromus Walckenaer, 1825 (Araneae: Philodromidae) in the Czech Republic. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 185-194. - In the study presented we report the occurrence of Philodromus histrio (Latreille, 1819) for the first time in the Czech Republic and also provide further details of the finding of Philodromus marmoratus Kulczy?ski, 1981. The number of Philodromus Walckenaer, 1825 species known from the Czech Republic is thus increased to 14. The recent occurrence of Philodromus poecilus (Thorell, 1872) in the Czech Republic after 25 years is confirmed and some taxonomical confusions regarding P. poecilus and P. corticinus (C.L. Koch, 1837) are clarified. Colour photographs of the general appearance of Philodromus species found to date are presented and the usefulness of coloration in their determination is discussed.

Keywords. Araneae, Philodromus, distribution, colour photographs, Czech Republic

Malenovský I. & Lauterer P. 2005: Leafhoppers, planthoppers and psyllids (Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha, Fulgoromorpha, Psylloidea) in ruderal habitats: material attracted by light in the suburbs of Brno (Czech Republic). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 195-207. - Leafhoppers, planthoppers and psyllids light-trapped into streetlamps were examined at two sites in complex ruderal habitats (fields, annual and perennial ruderal vegetation, scrub with ruderal and alien species) in Slatina, on the periphery of the city of Brno in South Moravia. A total of 1628 specimens and 61 species were found. Among the dominant species were Empoasca vitis, E. decipiens, E. pteridis, Macrosteles laevis, Psammotettix alienus, Javesella pellucida, Laodelphax striatella, Zyginidia pullula, Kybos lindbergi, and Edwardsiana rosae. Noteworthy are records of Kybos calyculus and Oncopsis appendiculata (both new for the Czech Republic), several rare species living in dry ruderal grassland (Recilia horvathi, Macrosteles quadripunctulatus, Balclutha saltuella), and hygrophilous species caught on dispersal flight (Pentastiridius leporinus, Calamotettix taeniatus, Cicadula placida, Limotettix striola, and Paramesus major).

Key words. Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Psylloidea, ruderal habitats, city fauna, light traps, streetlamps, Czech Republic, South Moravia, faunistics, new records.

Háva J. & Kalík V. 2005: A contribution to knowledge of the tribe Attagenini (Coleoptera: Dermestidae: Megatominae) from the Malayan subregion. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 209-214. - The genus Ranolus Blair, 1929 stat.nov., a former subgenus of Attagenus Latreille, 1802, is raised to generic rank. The type species is Ranolus cavernicola (Blair, 1929) comb.nov. The single species is redescribed, illustrated and compared with members of the related genus Attagenus Latreille, 1802, the subgenera Attagenus (s.str.) and Aethriostoma Motschulsky, 1858. All Malayan species belonging to the tribe Attagenini are listed.

Key words. Coleoptera, Dermestidae, Attagenini, taxonomy, distribution, new combination, Malayan subregion

Lauterer P. 2005: New records and hosts for the parasitoid Halictophagus agalliae (Strepsiptera, Halictophagidae). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 215-217. - Halictophagus agalliae Abdul-Nour, 1970 (Strepsiptera, Halictophagidae), new species for the fauna of the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, and Slovenia. Recorded from the leafhoppers Anaceratagallia ribauti (Ossiannilsson, 1938), A. venosa (Geoffroy, 1785), and Indiagallia limbata (Kirschbaum, 1868), the last being a new host species (all Hemiptera, Cicadellidae).

Key words. Strepsiptera, Halictophagus, Hemiptera, Cicadellidae, Agalliinae, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, faunistics, host associations

Tobias V. & Lozan A. 2005: Palearctic species of Microchelonus Szépligeti, 1908 with extremely long palpi (Hymenoptera, Braconidae: Cheloninae). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 219-233. - Five Palearctic species of the genus Microchelonus Szépligeti, 1908 with extremely long palpal and labial segments are reviewed. Redescriptions (including variability and taxonomic affinity) and an illustrated key to species are provided. Key words. Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microchelonus, morphology, taxonomy

Dvořák L. 2005: European paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) in the collections of the Moravian Museum, Brno. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 235-241. - The European material of paper wasps deposited in the collections of the Moravian Museum Brno is evaluated. Altogether more than 500 specimens belonging to six species [Polistes atrimandibularis (Zimmermann, 1930), P. biglumis (Linnaeus, 1758), P. bischoffi Weyrauch, 1937, P. dominulus (Christ, 1791), P. gallicus (Linnaeus, 1767), and P. nimphus (Christ, 1791)] are represented. The major part of the material originates from the Czech Republic (especially South Moravia); material from Slovakia and the Balkan countries is less abundant. Changes in the species composition of central European paper wasp fauna in the course of recent decades are briefly discussed.

Key words. Vespidae, Polistinae, Polistes, central Europe, Czech Republic, Moravia, Slovakia, the Balkans, faunology

Říha M. 2005: A new species of the genus Piyumoides Leclercq, 1963 from northern Thailand (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae). Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 243-245. - A new species Piyumoides becvari sp.nov. from Thailand is described, illustrated and compared with other known species of the genus.

Key words. Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Crabronini, Piyumoides, taxonomy, new species, Thailand

Olejníček J. 2005: Naticornus, a new genus of Neurigoninae (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Laos. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 247-250. - Naticornus luteum gen.nov., sp.nov. is described from Laos. The new genus is characterized by conspicuously formed fifth abdominal tergite bearing a long horn in the male. Key to Oriental genera of Neurigoninae is appended.

Key words. Dolichopodidae, Naticornus luteum, new genus, new species, Laos

Čáp J. 2005: Anmerkungen zur Variabilität der Gattung Thymus L. III. Die Variabilität von Thymus glabrescens Willd. und nomenklatorische Kombinationen. [Notes on the variability of the genus Thymus L. III. Variability of Thymus glabrescens Willd. and nomenclature combinations.] Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 251-261. - Observations are presented on the variability of Thymus glabrescens Willd., a species growing in the Pannonian flora region. Within the above species, the author describes a new variety, var. stipitatoglandulosus Čáp, and creates new combinations of infraspecific taxa, viz., var. subaustriacus (Ferd. Weber) Čáp, f. stenophyllus (Borbás) Čáp, f. brachyphyllus (Heinr. Braun) Čáp, f. senilis (Dichtl) Čáp, and f. tokajensis (Lyka) Čáp. Valid nomenclature changes are presented in the second part of the paper.

Keywords. Labiatae, Thymus, Thymus glabrescens, taxonomy, nomenklature

Antonín V. & Vágner A. 2005: New, rare and less known macromycetes in Moravia (Czech Republic) - VII. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae biologicae (Brno) 90: 263-279. - The authors give descriptions of macro- and microfeatures of 11 rare or less known macromycetes collected in Moravia (Czech Republic). Clavaria tenuipes and Clavariadelphus flavoimmaturus are recorded for the first time in the Czech Republic, Amanita ovoidea, Clitocybe barbularum and Marasmius favrei var. sorbi for the first time in Moravia. Finds of Gamundia striatula, Hemimycena mairei, Tuber aestivum and T. excavatum represent new records after a long period. In addition, new localities of the rare species Dermoloma cuneifolium and D. pseudocuneifolium are published.

Key words. Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Amanita, Clavaria, Clavariadelphus, Clitocybe, Dermoloma, Gamundia, Hemimycena, Marasmius, Tuber, Moravia, Czech Republic

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