Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants
The results show that the high conservation potential of limestone quarries could be realized by allowing succession to progress spontaneously with minimal intervention, and active restoration measures at post-mining sites should be limited to maintenance of early successional stages, instead of acceleration of succession.
Technical reclamations are wasting the conservation potential of post-mining sites. A case study of black coal spoil dumps
Phylogenetic divergences of the true bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera), with emphasis on the aquatic lineages: the last piece of the aquatic insect jigsaw originated in the Late Permian/Early…
The results indicate that the aquatic and semi‐aquatic true bugs evolved under environmental conditions of high air temperature and humidity in an evolutionary scenario similar to that of the aquatic holometabolans.
New and interesting records of true bugs (Hemiptera:Heteroptera) from the Czech Republic and Slovakia V
The number of true bug species recorded reaches 869 in the Czech Republic (762 in Bohemia and 810 in Moravia) and 850 in Slovakia.
Industrial and post-industrial habitats serve as critical refugia for pioneer species of newly identified arthropod assemblages associated with reed galls
It is proposed that Lipara gall-associated assemblages undergo a long-term cyclic ecological succession, with (post)industrials serving as the only refugia for pioneer species ousted from their key nesting habitats at once cyclically disturbed gravel-sand river terraces.
The pregenital abdomen of Enicocephalomorpha and morphological evidence for different modes of communication at the dawn of heteropteran evolution.
Discovery of the worker caste and descriptions of two new species of Anomalomyrma (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Leptanillinae) with unique abdominal morphology
In workers of both new species abdominal segments II and III are rigidly fused together across both tergites and sternites, this is the first report of such fused abdominal morphology in worker Formicidae.
Rhyparoclava pyrrhocoroides, a new genus and species of autapomorphic Rhyparochromidae with clavate antennae from Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
A new genus and species, Rhyparoclava pyrrhocoroides gen. & sp. nov. from the Montagne de Francais in northern Madagascar is described and illustrated, including structures of the external scent…
A New species of Henicocephaloides from Eastern Madagascar (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae)
The newly described species is illustrated and compared to Henicocephaloides fulvescens Villiers, 1962, and a revised generic diagnosis is also provided.
A new species of the Madagascan genus Physoderoides (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Reduviidae: Physoderinae)
The dorsal habitus, morphological characters of legs as well as the male genitalia are illustrated and a key for the identification of species of Physoderoides Miller, 1955 is provided.