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New records of Eutardigrada from Belarus with the description of three new species
The list of tardigrade species recorded from Belarus is provided; nine were new records for this geographic area and three, Macrobiotus sottilei sp. nov., Paramacrobiotus klymenki sp. nov. and
Two new species of Milnesium (Tardigrada: Milnesiidae).
Two new species of Milnesium are described: Milnesium vorax sp. nov from Sicily and Milnesium tumanovi sp. nov. from Crimea. Milnesium vorax sp. nov. is uncoloured, with eye spots, smooth cuticle,
Revision of the genus Atychodea Reitter with a Consideration of the Relationships in the tribe Tychini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Pselaphinae)1
On the basis of a large set of morphological data, the relationships of all genera of the Tychini are considered, and Hesperotychus Schuster and Marsh and Tychomorphus Jeannel are synonymized with the genus Tychus Leach.
A COI Nonsynonymous Mutation as Diagnostic Tool for Intraspecific Discrimination in the European Anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus)
The mitochondrial Control Region (CR) and the Cytochrome Oxidase I (COI) mitochondrial gene were analyzed in 74 specimens of E. encrasicolus from four localities in the central Mediterranean and revealed the presence of two main haplogroups, A and B.
A revision of the Nearctic species of Brachygluta Thomson, 1859 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae).
The North American species of Brachygluta Thomson, 1859 are revised, treating a total of 29 species, with new species-groups formed and defined, all species are characterized, distributions are detailed, and habitat/collecting data are summarized.
Systematic Review of the Effects of Chemical Insecticides on Four Common Butterfly Families
This systematic review highlights the need for more studies on the effects of chemical insecticides on non-target Lepidoptera in light of their ecological importance and the extensive use of these chemical products.
Italian natural history museums on the verge of collapse?
It is proposed that Italian natural history museums collaborate to instate a “metamuseum”, by establishing a reciprocal interaction network aimed at sharing budgetary and technical resources, which would assure better coordination of common long-term goals and scientific activities.
The clade Ecdysozoa, perplexities and questions
It is concluded that the clade Ecdysozoa appears to be phylogenetically unconvincing and the Annelida, with other phyla, are excluded.
A revision of the Chilean Brachyglutini. Part 1. Some taxonomic changes in Brachyglutini and preliminary diagnosis of Achilia Reitter, 1890 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae)
This fi rst part of the review of the Chilean Brachyglutini is devoted to analyzing the taxonomic situation within the tribe and some taxonomic changes are proposed: 1. The subtribe Baradina
Biodiversity, Environmental Education and Social Media
The synergies between environmental education, technological innovations and social media are considered and reviewed. The possibility to use these synergies to create sustainable behaviors on a