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The “Wallacean shortfall”—lack of distributional information—is one of the main problems when trying to assess the threats to and planning conservation strategies for many invertebrate species. Based on published and unpublished records since 1840, as well as on our own field survey, we attempted to estimate if and to what extent the use of pheromone traps… (More)
Decline and fragmentation of natural habitats, such as old-growth forests, reduces their availability in the landscape. The solution to this problem for many forest-dwelling species, may be colonization of alternative habitats, such as parks, orchards or rural avenues, located in the highly fragmented agricultural landscape. Our main objective was to… (More)
Trogoderma fasciolata Fairmaire, 1897, comb. rev. is redescribed, illustrated and restored to the genus Trogoderma Dejean, 1821 from Aethriostoma Motschulsky, 1858. A key to the known Trogoderma species from Madagascar is presented.
A description of the last larval instar (based on exuviae) of Globicornis corticalis (Eichhoff, 1863) (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) is presented. Morphological characters of Globicornis larvae are characterized and discussed, including antenna, epipharynx, mandible, maxilla, ligula with labial palpi, hastisetae, legs, tergites, and condition of the antecostal… (More)
The genus Anthrenus, is in the subfamily Megatominae. It is relatively speciose within family Dermestidae and currently contains ca. 250 valid taxa which have been grouped within 10 subgenera. Most of the species are found in the Palearctic ecozone. Anthrenus (Helocerus) cechovskyi Háva & Kadej, sp. nov. is described from Nepal. The habitus, antenna,… (More)
In spite of the great popularity of Ellenberg's Indicator Values (EIVs) in plant ecology, animal ecologists seldom use EIVs to address ecological questions. In this study we used EIVs to test their potential usefulness for the prediction of suitable habitat for pre-diapause larvae of the endangered butterfly species Euphydryas aurinia. Nine transects… (More)
A new synonym is proposed for Anthrenus Geoffroy, 1762 (= Neoanthrenus Armstrong, 1941 syn. n.) and the following species are transferred to Anthrenus (Nathrenus): Anthrenus (Nathrenus) armstrongielus replacement name for Neoanthrenus armstrongi Kalik, 1957; Anthrenus (Nathrenus) consobrinus (Hava), 2005 new combination; Anthrenus (Nathrenus) frater Arrow,… (More)
The genus Cryptorhopalum, is in the subfamily Megatominae. It is relatively speciose within family Dermestidae and currently contains ca. 149 valid taxa. Most of the species are found in the Neotropical and Nearctic ecozones Mroczkowski (Ann Zool, 26:15–191,1968); Beal (Transact Am Entomol Soc, 111:171–221, 1985a). Although we know so many species of this… (More)
The following new species from Thailand are described, illustrated and compared with related species: Anthrenus (Nathrenus) herrmanni sp. nov., and Adelaidia thailandica sp. nov. A differential diagnosis as well as additional faunistic records are provided. A new faunistic record for Trinodes tonkineus Pic, 1922 is given.