Journal of Insect Biodiversity 2023-02-21T14:22:58+13:00 Levent Gültekin, Ph. D., Professor, Editor in Chief Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Journal of Insect Biodiversity</strong> (<strong>JIB</strong>) is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal of Biodiversity Application &amp; Research Center of the Atatürk University. <span lang="EN-GB">JIB is dedicated to publishing high-quality novel </span><span lang="EN-GB">scientific data </span><span lang="EN-GB">on <strong>insect biodiversity</strong>. The aims</span> of this journal are to share and disseminate novel scientific information on the discovery, description, and conservation of insect diversity. </p> <strong>Notes on the genus <em>Sepsis</em> Fallén, 1810 (Diptera: Sepsidae) from Pakistan with two new country records</strong> 2022-09-30T07:25:04+13:00 MUHAMMAD ASGHAR HASSAN ANJUM SHEHZAD MUHAMMAD ALI ZAFAR IQBAL MUHAMMAD QASIM ZERSHINA MARYAM <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">An overview of the genus <em>Sepsis </em>in Pakistan is presented. Two species are newly recorded for the country: <em>S. coprophila </em>de Meijere, 1906, and <em>S. indica </em>Wiedemann, 1824. A brief diagnosis and detailed photographs of the newly recorded species are provided. The dorsal and lateral habitus of the following four species are also presented: <em>S.</em> <em>dissimilis</em> Brunetti, 1910, <em>S. nitens</em> Wiedemann, 1824, <em>S. orthocnemis</em> Frey, 1908, and <em>S. thoracica</em> (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830). An updated checklist, key to known species, and distribution data in Pakistan are summarized. </span></p> 2023-02-21T00:00:00+13:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Magnolia press <strong><em>Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata</em> Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): morphotypes in an East Asian population</strong> 2022-12-07T00:42:30+13:00 NATALIYA V. MATSISHINA MARINA V. ERMAK PETR V. FISENKO OLGA A. SOBKO <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-GB">The 28-spotted potato ladybird beetle <em>Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata</em> is an endemic pest of field crops in the Russian Far East. The study on the morphotypic structure of a population of this phytophagous insect can facilitate the monitoring of processes occurring in ecosystems. It might contribute to the research on the endemic fauna of the Russian Far East and reveal how varieties form resistance to pesticides. To study the polymorphism and structure of a potato ladybird beetle population, an analysis of elytral color patterns was conducted. The following features were considered: the size and shape of spots, the intensity of color, the position of spots on the elytra relative to the elytral suture, the presence of merged spots. As the result, nine morphotypes were identified. The morphotype A2 was the most frequent (47.81 %) and followed by the morphotypes A1 and A6. The morphotype A9 had the lowest frequency of occurrence (1.82 %). It was also determined that morphotypes differed in the linear dimension of spots on the elytra. The form A2 was characterized by the largest spots. The size of the color patterns varied from 104.98 ± 0.071 to 297.01 ± 0.065 µ. The form A1 had the smallest spots.</span></p> 2023-03-06T00:00:00+13:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Magnolia press