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Molecular data sheds light on the classification of long-legged flies (Diptera : Dolichopodidae)
The results highlight several problems with the traditional classification, which have considerable consequences for the systematic status of some taxa, and the poor resolution observed in deep divergences supports previous hypotheses suggesting a rapid early radiation of Dolichopodidae.
Density and nutritional condition of carabid beetles in wildflower areas of different age
Hypotheses from mitochondrial DNA: congruence and conflict between DNA sequences and morphology in Dolichopodinae systematics (Diptera : Dolichopodidae)
Two clades that were previously established on the basis of morphology were confirmed in the phylogenetic analysis and the monophyly of the subfamily Dolichopodinae, and of the genera Dolichopus and Gymnopternus, was confirmed.
A review of Conocetus Desbrochers des Loges, 1875, subgenus of Polydrusus Germar, 1817 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae)
- C. Germann
- 5 January 2018
It was observed that the species hitherto determined sensu auctorum as P. bardus was a misidentification, and the specimen in question was therefore unnamed and is thus newly described as Polydrusus ( Conocetus ) crinipes sp.
First record of the invasive Megabruchidius tonkineus (Pic, 1904) for Switzerland (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae).
The invasive Megabruchidius tonkineus (Pic, 1904) from the Oriental region living in seeds of Gleditsia spp. (Fabaceae) is recorded here for the first time for Switzerland. The species was recorded…
Notes on the taxonomy and biology of Dichotrachelus imhoffi Stierlin, 1857 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) with the observation of a length dimorphism of the aedeagus.
A review of Dichorrhinus Desbrochers, 1875 (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) with two new species from Greece and Turkey, and from Cyprus
- C. Germann
- 7 June 2013
The species of the Eastern Mediterranean genus Dichorrhinus Desbrochers, 1875 are reviewed, an illustrated key to the species of DichOrrhinus is provided, and new records are presented.
First record of the adventive weevil Gymnetron rotundicolle Gyllenhal, 1838 from Switzerland (Coleoptera, Curculionidae).
A map showing the main tourist attractions in Luzern, Switzerland and the surrounding areas can be found on the website of the National Museum of Natural History.
Two new species of Otiorhynchus Germar, 1822 (Tecutinus Reitter, 1912) from south-western Anatolia (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Entiminae)
- C. Germann
- 23 January 2017
Otiorhynchus ( Tecutinus ) gultekini sp. nov. from Geyik Daglari and O. ( Tecutinus ) marggii sp. nov. from Bey Daglari, both from south-western Turkey, are described. Otiorhynchus gultekini sp. nov.…
Plant interactions shape pollination networks via nonadditive effects.
It is found that plant-plant facilitation shaped pollinator diversity and structured pollination networks, and empirically demonstrate how different network types are coupled, revealing pervasive consequences of interaction chains in diverse communities.