Zootaxa https://mapress.com/zt <p><strong>Zootaxa</strong> is a mega-journal for zoological taxonomists in the world</p> en-US zed@mapress.com (Dr Zhi-Qiang Zhang) zed@mapress.com (Magnolia Press Journal Support Team) Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 <p><strong>Review of the genus <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> Girault (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) with interspecific phylogenetic relationships based on morphological characters</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.1 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">This study is dedicated to the late Dr. John LaSalle, and reviews the world species of <em>Pleurotroppopsis </em>Girault (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae); fourteen species are treated, of which two are newly described: <em>P. dactylispae </em>Cao &amp; Zhu <strong>sp. nov.</strong> from China and <em>P.</em> <em>peukscutella</em> Cao &amp; Zhu <strong>sp. nov.</strong> from Malaysia. On the basis of morphological characters, tentative relationships among genera allied to <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> are discussed. A revised definition of <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> is presented based on study of type specimens of all species and a critical review of previous studies on the genus. In addition, parsimony analyses were conducted to infer a phylogeny of <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> species based on a unique data matrix of morphological characters. Keys to genera allied to <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> and to known species of <em>Pleurotroppopsis</em> are provided. </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> HUAN-XI CAO, NATALIE DALE-SKEY, CHRIS J. BURWELL, CHAO-DONG ZHU Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.1 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>A checklist of the ticks of Malaysia (Acari: Argasidae, Ixodidae), with lists of known associated hosts, geographical distribution, type localities, human infestations and pathogens</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.2 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Studies of ticks in Malaysia from past articles were reviewed, resulting in a list of 47 species belonging to seven genera (<em>Argas</em>, <em>Ornithodoros</em>, <em>Amblyomma</em>, <em>Dermacentor</em>, <em>Haemaphysalis</em>, <em>Ixodes</em>, and <em>Rhipicephalus</em>). The most prevalent genus in Malaysia is <em>Haemaphysalis</em> (20 species), followed by <em>Amblyomma</em> (eight species) and <em>Dermacentor </em>(seven species). Out of 47 species, only 28 have bitten humans, mostly belonging to <em>Haemaphysalis</em>. The most researched tick-borne pathogens in Malaysia are <em>Rickettsia</em> and <em>Anaplasma</em>, and most research was focused on the tropical-lineage brown dog ticks, <em>R. sanguineus sensu lato</em>, and the cattle ticks, <em>Haemaphysalis bispinosa</em> and <em>Rhipicephalus microplus</em>. 18 species were excluded from the list due to lack of definite records or dubious findings: <em>Ornithodoros mimon</em>,<em> O. turicata</em>,<em> Amblyomma breviscutatum</em>,<em> A. clypeolatum</em>, <em>A. integrum</em>, <em>A. maculatum</em>,<em> Dermacentor marginatum</em>,<em> D. taiwanensis</em>,<em> Haemaphysalis birmaniae</em>,<em> H. flava</em>,<em> H. humerosa</em>, <em>H. longicornis</em>,<em> H. punctata</em>, <em>H. sulcata</em>,<em> Ixodes holocyclus</em>,<em> Rhipicephalus appendiculatus</em>,<em> R. annulatus</em> and <em>R. bursa</em>. This paper presents the first complete and updated list for <em>Dermacentor</em> and <em>Ixodes </em>tick species in Malaysia since Kohls (1957). </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ABDUL-RAHMAN KAZIM, JAMAL HOUSSAINI, DENNIS TAPPE, CHONG CHIN HEO Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.2 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>A review of digger wasp genus <em>Harpactus </em>Shuckard, 1837 (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) of the Indian subcontinent, with description of a new species and rediscovery of <em>Harpactus</em> <em>impudens</em> (Nurse, 1903)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.3 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">The digger wasp genus <em>Harpactus </em>Shuckard (Crabronidae: Bembicinae) of the Indian subcontinent is reviewed, resulting in the discovery of a new species <em>H. pulawskii </em>Binoy &amp; Girish Kumar and the rediscovery of <em>H. impudens</em> (Nurse) after more than a century since its description. All species are illustrated, including the holotypes of <em>H. ornatus</em> F. Smith and <em>H. vividus </em>(Turner) whose illustrations were provided by the Natural History Museum, London (NHMUK). Brief diagnoses and a key to species are also given. </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> C. BINOY, P. GIRISH KUMAR, JOSEPH MONKS, ALTAF HUSSAIN SHEIKH Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.3 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>Description of a new ant- and stingless-bee-loving species of <em>Cryptostigma</em> Ferris (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) from Ecuador living inside internodes of <em>Cecropia</em> (Urticaceae), with an updated key to the adult females and first-instar nymphs of the genus</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.4 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new soft scale species, <em>Cryptostigma cecropiaphilum</em> Kondo &amp; Roubik, <strong>sp. nov.</strong> (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae), is described from specimens collected from inside hollow branches (internodes) of <em>Cecropia ficifolia</em> Warb. ex Snethl and <em>Cecropia sciadophylla</em> Mart. (Urticaceae), in Orellana province, Ecuador. The new species was found in association with three mutualistic hymenopterans: two species of <em>Plebeia </em>Schwarz, subgenus <em>Nanoplebeia</em> Engel (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini), and <em>Azteca</em> sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Dolichoderinae). The new species of coccid is described based on the morphology of the adult female and first-instar nymph. Keys to the known adult females and first-instar nymphs of <em>Cryptostigma</em> Ferris are provided.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> TAKUMASA KONDO, DAVID W. ROUBIK Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.4 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>A new species of <em>Austrophasiopsis</em> Townsend (Diptera: Tachinidae) from Nepal, with systematic notes on the genus</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.5 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">A new species of <em>Austrophasiopsis</em> Townsend from Nepal, <em>Austrophasiopsis caliginosa</em> <strong>sp. nov.</strong>, is described and illustrated. Two known species,<em> A. formosensis</em> Townsend and <em>A. luteipennis</em> Mesnil, are redescribed and illustrated and a key to the three species is provided. Based on a morphological study, <em>Austrophasiopsis</em> is moved from its current position in the tribe Minthoini to the Leskiini (Tachininae) where it is considered close to <em>Solieria </em>Robineau-Desvoidy.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> HIROSHI SHIMA, TAKUJI TACHI Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.5 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>DNA barcode data confirm the placement of subterranean <em>Noemacheilus</em> (<em>Troglocobitis</em>) <em>starostini</em> Parin 1983 in the genus <em>Paracobitis</em> (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.6 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">DNA barcodes (COI) of <em>Troglocobitis</em> <em>starostini</em>, endemic to a single site in Turkmenistan, were analysed and put into the taxonomic context of the large group of nemacheilid loaches known from Western and Central Asia. All applied phylogenetic tree-based analyses place the species into the genus <em>Paracobitis</em>. This finding supports previous morphological studies. While the exact position of <em>Troglocobitis</em> <em>starostini</em> within <em>Paracobitis</em> was not resolved unambiguously, it was constantly recovered within <em>Paracobitis</em>, irrespective of the tree reconstruction method applied. With a minimum interspecific K2P distance of 7.19% <em>P. persa</em> was the closest hit in our dataset, which comprised a total of ten species of <em>Paracobitis</em>, which showed an average interspecific K2P distance of 5.43% (range 2.78–9.44%). </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> JÖRG FREYHOF, MATTHIAS F. GEIGER, SARAH BALL, BRIAN ZIMMERMAN Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.6 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>New species and records of <em>Amphichroum</em> Kraatz, 1857 from China and the Himalayan Region (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae: Anthophagini)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.7 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>New taxonomic, diagnostic and faunistic data for eight species of the genus Amphichroum</em> Kraatz, 1858 (Omaliinae) from China and the Himalayan Region are provided. Three species are (re-) described and illustrated: <em>A</em>. <em>discolor</em> <strong>sp.n.</strong> and <em>A</em>. <em>grandidentatum</em> <strong>sp.n.</strong> (both from Biluo Mts., Yunnan, China), and <em>A. reticulatum</em> Coiffait, 1978 (Bhutan). New records for five species from China and Nepal are given. </span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ALEXEY V. SHAVRIN Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.7 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong><em>Platycrus</em>—a remarkable new genus of the tribe Platynaspini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Laos</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.8 <p lang="en-GB" align="left"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>A new remarkable ladybird beetle Platycrus laotanus</em> <strong>gen. et sp. nov.</strong> is described from Laos. It is placed in the tribe Platynaspini, but it differs from the remaining members of the tribe by having unusually expanded legs, a peculiar pocket-like structure to accommodate the tarsi in repose, and the antennae consisting of 11 antennomeres. Detailed morphological description and illustrations are provided. Taxonomic placement of the newly described taxon is discussed, and a transfer of the genera <em>Crypticolus</em> Strohecker and <em>Hornious</em> Weise from Platynaspini to Coccinellinae as <em>incerte sedis</em>.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> KAROL SZAWARYN, ADAM ŚLIPIŃSKI Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.8 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong>A New Species of <em>Eutrepsia</em> Herrich-Schäffer from Mexico </strong><strong>(Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae)</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.9 TANNER A. MATSON, IVONNE J. GARZÓN-ORDUÑA Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.9 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300 <p><strong><em>Koreguajus</em> <em>antennatus</em> Anderson and Bermúdez Higinio, a new genus and new species of Sphenophorina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae; Rhynchophorini) from Colombia</strong></p> https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.10 ROBERT S. ANDERSON, MARÍA FERNANDA BERMÚDEZ HIGINIO Copyright (c) 2022 https://mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5190.4.10 Fri, 30 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +1300