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Diversity of biting midges Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), potential vectors of disease, in different environments in an Amazonian rural settlement, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2020 18;53:e20200067. Epub 2020 May 18.

Laboratório de Ecologia e Doenças Transmissíveis na Amazônia, Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Manaus, AM, Brasil.

Introduction: The Culicoides transmit a variety of pathogens. Our aim was to survey the Culicoides species occurring in an Amazonian rural settlement, comparing abundance, richness, and diversity in different environments.

Methods: Culicoides were captured using CDC light traps. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0067-2020DOI Listing

Molecular characterization and expression profiles of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in Bradysia odoriphaga.

Pestic Biochem Physiol 2020 May 6;165:104563. Epub 2020 Mar 6.

Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.

Bradysia odoriphaga is a destructive insect pest, damaging more than 30 crop species. Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) mediating fast excitatory transmission in the central nervous system in insects are the molecular targets of some economically important insecticides including imidacloprid, which has been widely used to control B. odoriphaga in China since 2013. Read More

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May 2020
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Functional amyloids of eukaryotes: criteria, classification, and biological significance.

Curr Genet 2020 Apr 30. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, St. Petersburg Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Amyloids cause incurable diseases in humans and animals and regulate vital processes in bacteria and eukaryotes. Amyloid fibrils have unique properties, such as amazing resistance to a variety of agents, mechanical strength, and elasticity, and it is not surprising that in the course of evolution eukaryotes have learned to employ amyloid structures to regulate various vital processes. Proteins exhibiting amyloid properties have been detected in lower eukaryotes and in diverse cell lines of arthropods and vertebrates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00294-020-01079-7DOI Listing

Development of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry for the identification of lice isolated from farm animals.

Parasite 2020 30;27:28. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Aix Marseille Univ., IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, 13005 Marseille, France - IHU-Méditerranée Infection, 19-21 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France.

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is now routinely used for the rapid identification of microorganisms isolated from clinical samples and has been recently successfully applied to the identification of arthropods. In the present study, this proteomics tool was used to identify lice collected from livestock and poultry in Algeria. The MALDI-TOF MS spectra of 408 adult specimens were measured for 14 species, including Bovicola bovis, B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2020026DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7191974PMC

Detection of the Asian II genotype of dengue virus serotype 2 in humans and mosquitoes in Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2020 22;53:e20190439. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Sinop, MT, Brasil.

Introduction: DENV-2 is the cause of most dengue epidemics worldwide and is associated with severe cases.

Methods: We investigated arboviruses in 164 serum samples collected from patients presenting with clinical symptoms of dengue fever and 152 mosquito pools.

Results: We detected the Asian II genotype of DENV-2 in humans and mosquitoes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0439-2019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7182292PMC

Taxonomic revision of the flea genus AgastopsyllaJordan & Rothschild 1923 (Siphonaptera: Ctenophthalmidae).

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 17;92(1):e20181136. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Programa de Investigaciones de Biodiversidad Argentina (PIDBA), Programa de Conservación de los Murciélagos de Argentina (PCMA), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Miguel Lillo 205, San Miguel de Tucumán 4000, Tucumán, Argentina.

Fleas of Argentina are receiving renewed systematic interest, but the identification of many species associated with small mammals can be problematic. We review the taxonomy of the flea genus Agastopsylla including the re-description of two species and one subspecies, and designate neotype and neallotype for Agastopsylla hirsutior, neotype for Agastopsylla nylota nylota from the "Colección Mamíferos Lillo Anexos" (CMLA), Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, and neotype and neallotype for Agastopsylla pearsoni from the Natural History Museum (London, U.K. Read More

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Chemical composition and biological activities of the essential oils from Vitex-agnus castus, Ocimum campechianum and Ocimum carnosum.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 17;92(1):e20180569. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Departamento de Farmácia, Faculdade de Farmácia, Odontologia e Enfermagem, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Rua Capitão Francisco Pedro, 1210, Porangabuçu, 60451-970 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

The essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation from fresh leaves of Vitex agnus-castus and Ocimum campechianum, and from fresh inflorescences of Ocimum carnosum were analysed by GC-FID and GC-MS. The major components of V. agnus-castus essential oil were identified as 1,8-cineole (47. Read More

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Molecular, histopathologic and electron microscopic analysis of white spot syndrome virus in wild shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) in the coastal waters of Iran.

Arch Virol 2020 Jun 21;165(6):1433-1440. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Aquaculture Department, Faculty of Natural Resources and the Environment, Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology, Behbahan, Iran.

So far, there have been no studies on the distribution of viral white spot syndrome in wild Indian white shrimp (Fenneropenaeus indicus) brooders at Iranian capture sites. This study was conducted to investigate the presence of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in wild Indian white shrimps in Iran, using PCR, histopathologic, and electron microscopic surveys. The samples were collected within two seasons (autumn and spring) and from two provinces (six capture sites), from the major hatcheries providing spawners. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04625-3DOI Listing
June 2020
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Characterization of cattle tick fever in calves from the northwestern region of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2020 9;29(1):e017119. Epub 2020 Apr 9.

Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ, Seropédica, RJ, Brasil.

The present study aimed to characterize the importance of the Anaplasma marginale, Babesia bovis and Babesia bigemina in the genesis of cattle tick fever (CTF) among dairy calves in the northwest of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Blood samples from 300 calves were collected, followed by DNA extraction and nested PCR using oligonucleotide primers to amplify fragments of the semi-nested for the msp5 gene (A. marginale), sbp-4 (B. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612020011DOI Listing

Avermectin stress varied structure and function of gut microbial community in Lymantria dispar asiatica (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) larvae.

Pestic Biochem Physiol 2020 Mar 25;164:196-202. Epub 2020 Jan 25.

College of Life Science, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China. Electronic address:

Lymantria dispar asiatica is a globally distributed herbivorous pest. Avermectin is a highly effective, broad-spectrum insecticide. In this study, fourth instar L. Read More

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Ecology of phlebotomine sand flies in a Brazilian area with recent leishmaniasis transmission (Itaúna, in Minas Gerais state).

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2020 3;53:e20190538. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.

Introduction: Leishmaniasis constitutes a serious but neglected tropical disease. Recently, socio-environmental, biological and physical changes have altered the range of leishmaniasis, causing it to spread into urban areas. In Minas Gerais, the disease is endemic, exhibiting regional differences and reaching urban centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-2019-0538-2019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156256PMC

Importance of microenvironment to arbovirus vector distribution in an urban area, São Paulo, Brazil.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2020 3;53:e20190504. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Secretaria de Estado da Saúde, Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Centro de Controle de Doenças, Regional Taubaté, Taubaté, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: The study of the landscape ecology, biological microhabitat, and epidemiological implications for the distribution of the main vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus contribute to the prevention and control actions regarding the diseases they transmit.

Methods: This study sought to assess data on positive properties of the vector control program activities from 1998 to 2010. An entomological survey was also carried out on a sample of buildings collecting larvae and pupae from containers between October and April (spring / summer) from 2002 to 2005. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0504-2019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156254PMC

Differentiation of Rhodnius neglectus and Rhodnius prolixus (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae) by multiple parameters.

Rev Soc Bras Med Trop 2020 3;53:e20190503. Epub 2020 Apr 3.

Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara, SP, Brasil.

Introduction: The genus Rhodnius in the subfamily Triatominae comprises 20 species, which can transmit Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma rangeli. Due to the development of molecular techniques, Triatominae species can now be characterized by mitochondrial and nuclear markers, making it possible to verify and/or correct the existing data on these species. The results achieved in this study provide a more detailed and accurate differentiation of the Rhodnius species, helping the establishment of a more appropriate classification. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0503-2019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7156257PMC

Spotted fever group rickettsial infection in dogs and their ticks from domestic-wildlife interface areas in southeastern Brazil.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2020 6;29(1):e020219. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF, Niterói, RJ, Brasil.

Rickettsia rickettsii is the causative agent of Brazilian spotted fever (BSF), for which humans and dogs are both susceptible. Dogs are sentinels in serological surveys, however, canine disease is rarely reported. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate natural infection by spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612020012DOI Listing

Complete genome sequence of a mite-associated virus obtained by high-throughput sequencing analysis of an apple leaf sample.

Arch Virol 2020 Jun 7;165(6):1501-1504. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Department of Plant Virology, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, V.V.I., Branišovská 31, 370 05, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

We provide the complete sequence of a virus tentatively named "Tetranychus urticae-associated picorna-like virus 1PK13" (TuaPV1-PK13) obtained from the high-throughput sequencing of a symptomless apple leaf sample. Although the virus sequence was originally derived from apple leaves, the data suggest that the virus is associated with the two-spotted mite Tetranychus urticae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00705-020-04620-8DOI Listing

Implications of domestic dogs in the epidemiology of Rickettsia parkeri strain Atlantic rainforest and Rangelia vitalii in Southeastern Brazil.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2020 30;29(1):e022419. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Departamento de Medicina Veterinária Preventiva e Saúde Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade de São Paulo - USP, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

This study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of diseases transmitted by Amblyomma ovale in 61 dogs monitored for three years through collections of ticks and blood, interviews, telemetry and camera traps in three areas of Serra do Mar State Park, Brazil. Blood samples were used to investigate infection by Rangelia vitalii by real-time TaqMan PCR and Rickettsia parkeri by IIFA. The collected ticks were submitted to conventional PCR to investigate the presence of R. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612020003DOI Listing

Population dynamics and reproductive phenology of a harvestman in a tidal freshwater wetland.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 30;92(1):e20181123. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

División Herpetología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" - CONICET, Av. Ángel Gallardo, 470, C1405DJR Buenos Aires, Argentina.

There is a great amount of ecological information for terrestrial arthropods in several types of habitats, but few studies have focused on populations living in tidal freshwater wetlands. During a two-year field survey, we studied the temporal dynamics of the harvestman Discocyrtus prospicuus inhabiting a freshwater wetland exposed to predictable tides and unpredictable floods. We also explored the effects of temperature, precipitation, and tide level on the population dynamics and reproductive phenology. Read More

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An oviposition trap to collect immatures of coprophagous moth flies (Diptera: Psychodidae).

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 30;92(1):e20181093. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Coordenação de Biodiversidade, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Campus II, Aleixo, Av. André Araújo, 2936, 69011-970 Manaus, AM, Brazil.

Larvae of Psychodidae develop in a variety of breeding sites, including vertebrate feces. As searching for the larvae can be an extremely difficult task, immatures of many species are little known, with descriptions of coprophagous moth flies all from outside the Neotropics. In an attempt to mitigate this challenge, we tested an oviposition trap using cattle dung as attractant, measured the efficiency and specificity of the traps and the most efficient period of exposition in the field. Read More

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The distribution of the freshwater crab Fredius reflexifrons (Ortmann, 1897) (Brachyura, Pseudothelphusidae) in an Environmental Protection Area of the Planalto da Ibiapaba, Northeastern Brazil.

An Acad Bras Cienc 2020 30;92(1):e20180814. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia e Recursos Naturais, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Av. Mister Hull, s/n, 60455-760 Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

Freshwater crabs are important components of aquatic ecosystems; however, their distributions are restricted because of characteristics of their life history, which hinder conservation strategies. Fredius reflexifrons is a widely distributed freshwater crab of the Amazon basin with relictual occurrences in small wetlands on the Planalto da Ibiapaba in Northeastern Brazil. Habitat degradation, destruction of forest patches, channeling of water bodies, and the use of land for legume cropping can seriously impact the species by leading to the extinction of its relic populations, which have limited distributions in the Área de Proteção Ambiental (APA; Environmental Protection Area) Bica do Ipu of the Planalto da Ibiapaba. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0001-3765202020180814DOI Listing

gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from shrimp gill in a hydrothermal field of Okinawa Trough.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020 Mar;70(3):1777-1784

Institute of Evolution & Marine Biodiversity, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, PR China.

A Gram-stain-negative, strictly aerobic, oval-shaped, non-motile bacterium with no flagella, designated strain SCR17, was isolated from a shrimp gill habitat in Tangyin hydrothermal field of Okinawa Trough. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated that strain SCR17 formed a lineage within the family '', and shared 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity of 93.2-96. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.003971DOI Listing

Fragaria vesca-associated virus 1: a new virus related to negeviruses.

Arch Virol 2020 May 30;165(5):1249-1252. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Branišovská 31, 37005, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.

In this study, the complete genomic sequence of a novel virus was determined by next-generation sequencing of a sample from a symptomatic strawberry plant with severe yellow spots and mosaic on its leaves. Its genomic organization and sequence showed that this virus is related to members of the proposed insect-specific genus "Negevirus". The sample also contained sequences from the geranium aphid Acyrthosiphon malvae. Read More

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A new species of Oligaphorura Bagnall, 1949 (Collembola: Onychiuridae) from Alaska.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 19;4712(2):zootaxa.4712.2.8. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland.

The genus Oligaphorura Bagnall, 1949 currently comprises 56 species restricted in distribution to the Holarctic Region (Bellinger et al. 2019). Till now, only six of them have previously been recorded from Nearctic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4712.2.8DOI Listing
December 2019

A new species of Aoruroides Travassos amp; Kloss, 1958 (Nematoda: xyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) parasite of the wood-burrowing cockroach Panesthia angustipennis spadica (Shiraki, 1906) (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) from Japan with comments on the validity of the genus Aoruroides.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 20;4712(3):zootaxa.4712.3.3. Epub 2019 Dec 20.

Instituto de Ecología y Sistemática, Carretera Varona 11835 e/ Oriente y Lindero, La Habana 19, CP 11900, Calabazar, Boyeros, La Habana, Cuba Department of Environmental Biology, College of Bioscience Biotechnology, Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan.

Aoruroides chubudaigaku n. sp. (Nematoda: Oxyuridomorpha: Thelastomatidae) is described from the wood-burrowing cockroach Panesthia angustipennis spadica (Shiraki, 1906) (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Panesthiinae) from Aichi prefecture, Japan. Read More

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December 2019

Brachemys (Atelestodes) minotaurus sp.n., a new coastal Malachiidae (Coleoptera) from Crete.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 23;4712(4):zootaxa.4712.4.7. Epub 2019 Dec 23.

P.O. box 118, 08911 Badalona, Catalonia, Spain..

A new species of the costal genus Brachemys Abeille de Perrin, 1890 is described from Crete, B. minotaurus n.sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4712.4.7DOI Listing
December 2019

Introducing the second volume on the ontogeny and morphological diversity in immature mites.

Authors:
Zhi-Qiang Zhang

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 31;4717(1):zootaxa.4717.1.3. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

Landcare Research, 231 Morrin Road, Auckland, New Zealand; Centre for Biodiversity Biosecurity, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Immature mites are much less known than their adults, although they may also provide a diversity of characters and other information useful for understanding mite classification and phylogeny (Zhang et al. 2018). A recent survey of taxonomic papers published on mites from 2015 to 2017 showed that only 10% of these contained descriptions of immature stages in addition to adults and as few as 3% included data on all life stages (Liu Zhang 2018). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4717.1.3DOI Listing
December 2019

Studies on the genus Chrysodema (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Chrysochroinae) part I.

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 9;4720(1):zootaxa.4720.1.1. Epub 2020 Jan 9.

Department of Ecology, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, CZ-165 00 Praha-Suchdol, Czech Republic..

Subgeneric classification of Chrysodema Laporte de Castelnau Gory, 1835 is revised and following synonymy is established: Chrysodema=Cyalithoides Fisher, 1922 syn. nov.; Pseudochrysodema Saunders, 1874=Leganya Hołyński, 1994 syn. Read More

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January 2020

Taxonomic revision of the Neotropical genus Telemiades Hübner, [1819 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Eudaminae), with descriptions of fourteen new species.

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 9;4721(1):zootaxa.4721.1.1. Epub 2020 Jan 9.

Laboratório de Estudos de Lepidoptera Neotropical, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, P.O. Box 19.020, 81.531-980, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil..

Telemiades Hübner, [1819] is currently comprised of 22 species and 14 subspecies distributed exclusively in the neotropics. The genus is defined by the morphological pattern of the uncus, apiculus, labial palpi and venation. However, some species have a uniform pattern of coloration making it difficult to establish their correct identity in some cases. Read More

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January 2020

The oldest fungus gnat of the tribe Exechiini in the lowermost Eocene Oise amber (Diptera: Mycetophilidae).

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 10;4722(1):zootaxa.4722.1.9. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

7 rue de la Fontaine, F-59259 Lécluse, France..

Eoexechia gallica gen. n. and sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.1.9DOI Listing
January 2020

A new genus of cave spider from Neotropical region (Gnaphosidae: Prodidominae).

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 10;4722(1):zootaxa.4722.1.7. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas, Instituto Butantan. Av. Vital Brasil, 1500, CEP 05503-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

A new monotypic genus of Prodidominae, Indiani gen. nov., is proposed to include one cave species collected in limestone caves from Minas Gerais, Brazil: Indiani gaspar sp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.1.7DOI Listing
January 2020

Qorimayus, a new genus of relictual, high-altitude harvestmen from western Argentina (Arachnida, Opiliones, Gonyleptidae) reveals trans-Andean phylogenetic links.

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 13;4722(2):zootaxa.4722.2.2. Epub 2020 Jan 13.

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, Cátedra de Diversidad Biológica II, and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Instituto de Diversidad y Ecología Animal (IDEA), Av. Vélez Sarsfield 299, X5000JJC Córdoba, Argentina..

A new genus of Gonyleptidae Pachylinae, Qorimayus gen. nov., is described to place the high-altitude species originally named Parabalta alticola Ringuelet, endemic to Sierra de Famatina, western Argentina. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.2.2DOI Listing
January 2020

A new subgenus for "Acalathus" advena (LeConte, 1846) and the challenge of defining Calathina based on morphological characters (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Sphodrini).

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 15;4722(4):zootaxa.4722.4.2. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

University of Rostock, Institute of Biosciences, General and Systematic Zoology, Universitätsplatz 2, D-18055 Rostock, Germany..

The taxonomic position of Pristodactyla advena LeConte, 1848 (= "Acalathus" advena in the sense of previous authors) is discussed in light of a novel review of the morphological characters of Calathina and closely related taxa. All Acalathus Semenov, 1889 species and all other Dolichina share the distinct character state of having the sensory pits of the apical gonocoxites reduced or absent, while these pits are well-developed in P. advena. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.4.2DOI Listing
January 2020

First report of the lace bug Neoplerochila paliatseasi (Rodrigues, 1981) (Hemiptera: Tingidae) infesting cultivated olive trees in South Africa, and its complete mitochondrial sequence.

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 16;4722(5):zootaxa.4722.5.3. Epub 2020 Jan 16.

Department of Genetics, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, South Africa..

Olive lace bugs are small phytophagous Hemipteran insects known to cause agricultural losses in olive production in South Africa. Plerochila australis (Distant, 1904) has been reported as the species responsible for damage to olive trees; however, the diversity of olive lace bug species in the region has lacked attention. Adult olive lace bugs were collected incidentally from wild and cultivated olive trees in the Western Cape Province, and identified as P. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4722.5.3DOI Listing
January 2020

Two new genera of Oriental xyleborine ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera, Curculionidae: Scolytinae).

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 17;4722(6):zootaxa.4722.6.2. Epub 2020 Jan 17.

Michigan State University, Department of Entomology, 288 Farm Lane, room 243, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA..

As part of an ongoing revision of the Southeast Asian fauna two distinct species groups were identified and hypothesized as new genera. These species groups were monophyletic as evidenced by a Bayesian analysis of DNA sequences from four genes for 181 xyleborine taxa augmented by 18 species newly included in this phylogenetic analysis. The species groups and newly discovered species demonstrated unique combinations of diagnostic characters and levels of DNA sequence difference commensurable to other xyleborine taxa. Read More

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January 2020

Tryphactothrips rutherfordi (Bagnall) (Thysanoptera, Panchaetothripinae): first description of the male.

Zootaxa 2020 Jan 23;4728(3):zootaxa.4728.3.10. Epub 2020 Jan 23.

Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata-700053.

The subfamily Panchaetothripinae (family Thripidae) is represented by 140 species under 40 genera (Thrips Wiki 2019). In India, 36 species under 16 genera are recorded (Tyagi Kumar 2016, Tyagi et al. 2017, Rachana and Varatharajan, 2018, Johnson et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4728.3.10DOI Listing
January 2020

Bicorniphontodes (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Laophontodinae Lang, 1944): a new genus with description of a new species from the Napoleon Reef, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Egypt.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 6;4706(1):zootaxa.4706.1.7. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

Senckenberg am Meer Wilhelmshaven, Abt. Deutsches Zentrum für Marine Biodiversitätsforschung, DZMB, Südstrand 44, 26382 Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

Findings of a new representative of the Laophontodinae Lang, 1944 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) from the Napoleon Reef (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Egypt) provided new insights into the systematics of the type genus Laophontodes T. Scott, 1894. Bicorniphontodes clarae gen. Read More

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December 2019

The scorpion-tailed orb-weaving spiders (Araneae, Araneidae, Arachnura) in Australia and New Zealand.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 6;4706(1):zootaxa.4706.1.6. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

Laboratório de Diversidade de Aracnídeos, Universidade do Brasil/Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Av. Carlos Chagas Filho 373, 21941-902, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Museu Nacional / Universidade do Brasil (UFRJ). Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, 20.940-040, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil..

The scorpion-tailed orb-weaving spiders in the genus Arachnura Vinson, 1863 (Araneidae Clerck, 1757) are revised for Australia and New Zealand. Arachnura higginsii (L. Koch, 1872) only occurs in Australia and A. Read More

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December 2019

Four new species and some new records of Brazilian frog-biting midges (Diptera: Corethrellidae).

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 6;4706(1):zootaxa.4706.1.4. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Depto. de Ciências Biológicas, CEP 45650-000, Ilhéus - BA, Brazil.

Four new species of Corethrella are described from Brazil. Corethrella xokleng sp. n. Read More

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December 2019

The genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel amp; Mohrig, 1998 (Diptera, Sciaridae) in New Zealand.

Authors:
Arne Köhler

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 12;4707(1):zootaxa.4707.1.1. Epub 2019 Dec 12.

Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Eberswalder Straße 90, D-15374 Müncheberg, Germany..

In the course of the present study 28 species of the genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel Mohrig, 1998 from New Zealand were described as new to science: Pseudolycoriella aotearoa sp. n., Psl. Read More

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December 2019

A new species of Xenylla Tullberg, 1869 (Collembola: Hypogastruridae) from Peru, with a key to Neotropical species of the genus.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 13;4711(1):zootaxa.4711.1.8. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sławkowska 17, 31-016 Kraków, Poland..

A new species belonging to genus Xenylla Tullberg, 1869 from Peru is described and illustrated. The new species, Xenylla gwiazdowiczi sp. nov. Read More

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December 2019

Reinstatement of Metatarsonemus Attiah (Acari: Tarsonemidae), with description of a new species, redefinition of the genus and a key to the world species.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 16;4711(2):zootaxa.4711.2.5. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Departamento de Zoologia e Botânica, UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, 15054-000, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil..

A new species, Metatarsonemus caissara Lofego Cavalcante sp. nov., is described based on females and males collected on Eugenia umbelliflora O. Read More

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December 2019

A review of genus Agriocnemis larva (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from Thailand including a description of the final stadium larva of Agriocnemis minima Selys, 1877 with supporting molecular (COI) data.

Zootaxa 2019 Dec 17;4711(3):zootaxa.4711.3.9. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Animal Systematics and Ecology Speciality Research Unit (ASESRU), Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand 10900.

The larva of Agriocnemis minima Selys, 1879 is described and illustrated for the first time, based on reared specimens collected from Thailand. Selected larvae of Agrioncnemis Selys, 1877 were matched with their adults by DNA barcoding. The mitochondrial COI gene (658 bp) of three species (A. Read More

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December 2019

Six new species of the genus Nazeris (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Paederinae) from China.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 11;4750(2):zootaxa.4750.2.7. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 Beichen West Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, P. R. China Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology, Anhui University, 111 Jiulong Rd., Shushan District, Hefei, Anhui Province, 230601, P. R. China.

This paper reports six new species of the genus Nazeris Fauvel, 1873 from mainland China, namely Nazeris lushanensis sp. nov., N. Read More

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Description of a new brachypterous scarab species, Orphnus brevialatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae) from East Africa, with notes on flightlessness in the orphnines.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 12;4750(3):zootaxa.4750.3.8. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Laboratory of Insect Systematics, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab., 1, 199034 Sankt-Petersburg, Russia..

A new brachypterous species of the scarab beetle genus Orphnus Macleay, 1819, O. (O.) brevialatus Frolov Akhmetova, new species, is described from Kipengere Range (Livingstone Mountains), Tanzania. Read More

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Multilocus phylogeny of Gryllus field crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae) utilizing anchored hybrid enrichment.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 12;4750(3):zootaxa.4750.3.2. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Biology, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8303, USA..

We present the first comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Gryllus field cricket species found in the United States and Canada, select additional named Gryllus species found in Mexico and the Bahamas, plus the European field cricket G. campestris Linnaeus and the Afro-Eurasian cricket G. bimaculatus De Geer. Read More

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Phylogenetic analysis of the Taeniothrips genus-group, with revision of the species of Ctenothrips and Vulgatothrips (Thysanoptera, Thripinae).

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 12;4750(3):zootaxa.4750.3.1. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, China. Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia..

The pattern of relationships within the Taeniothrips genus-group was examined using a morphological phylogenetic analysis. Genera comprising this group are discussed together with some character states used in the analysis. Taeniothrips genus-group is recovered as monophyletic, but Taeniothrips appears to be polyphyletic. Read More

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New species of Microdispidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) from alpine New Zealand.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 13;4750(4):zootaxa.4750.4.2. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia..

Four new species of the mite family Microdispidae, Phyllodispus tenuisetus sp. nov., Promicrodispus bisetus sp. Read More

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A new species of Apelaunothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) from India with new synonym of Podothrips sasacola Kurosawa.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 16;4751(1):zootaxa.4751.1.14. Epub 2020 Mar 16.

Centre for DNA Taxonomy, Molecular Systematics Division, Zoological Survey of India, New Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, India..

The first objective of this paper is to describe a new fungus-feeding species in the Phlaeothripinae genus Apelaunothrips, and to provide a key to the six species of this genus recorded from India. The second objective is to establish a new synonym in the Poaceae-associated genus, Podothrips, based on structural variation observed among recently collected samples from bamboo. The slide-mounted specimens were studied with a Leica Trinocular Microscope (Leica DM-1000) and a Leica software application suite (LAS EZ 2. Read More

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DNA barcodes of Plecoptera from China: The preliminary dataset and its performance in species delimitation.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 17;4751(2):zootaxa.4751.2.9. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

School of Grain Science and Technology, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, Zhenjiang 212004, China..

The DNA barcodes of Chinese Plecoptera project has a goal to promote species identification, life stage association, systematic, conservation, biodiversity, and population genetic studies for stoneflies of China. In this study, we sequenced and analyzed 19 DNA barcode sequences belonging to 19 stonefly species, increasing the Chinese barcoded stonefly species number to 53. Genetic distances were calculated and the gene trees constructed, suggesting the efficiency of delimiting Chinese stonefly species using DNA barcodes. Read More

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Taxonomy of widespread Neotropical species of Podisus Herrich-Schäffer
(Hemiptera: Pentatomidae: Asopinae): redescription of P. distinctus (Stål, 1860) and revalidation of P. fuscescens (Dallas, 1851).

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 18;4751(3):zootaxa.4751.3.7. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Laboratório de Entomologia Sistemática, Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Some species of Podisus Herrich-Schäffer have a confuse taxonomic history with several modifications and loss of information over time. The genus has been considered a taxonomic dumping ground in Asopinae, and its current species composition is doubtful. After examining the type specimens of Telepta distincta Stål, Arma submarginata Walker, Arma monospila Walker, Arma fuscescens Dallas, Arma caliginosa Walker, Arma turbida Walker and Podisus mellipes Bergroth, we redescribe and revalidate A. Read More

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Comparative mitochondrial genomics of Shoveliteratura triangula (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae, Meconematinae) and the first description of a female specimen.

Zootaxa 2020 Mar 18;4751(3):zootaxa.4751.3.5. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Xi'an Botanical Garden of Shaanxi Province/Institute of Botany of Shaanxi Province, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China Shaanxi Engineering Research Centre for Conservation and Utilization of Botanical Resources, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

This paper provides the first description of a female of Shoveliteratura triangula Shi, Bian Change, 2011, as well as the complete mitogenome sequence using next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. The length of the entire mitogenome was 16,152 bp and contained the typical gene arrangement, base composition, and codon usage found in other related species. The overall base composition exhibited a clear anti-G (10. Read More

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