Leptoglossus occidentalis at Baltic Coast

Data dodania: 2016-02-03 14:48:18

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Leptoglossus occidentalis has reached the Polish Baltic Coast, see the new paper in HETEROPTERA POLONIAE - ACTA FAUNISTICA vol. 10 [pdf]
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Cydnidae from Bali (Indonesia)

Data dodania: 2016-01-02 17:51:31

An annotated checklist of burrower bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Bali (Indonesia) with new records

by Jerzy A. Lis and Dariusz J. Ziaja

in: Polish Journal of Entomology, 84: 305–310 [pdf]
DOI: 10.1515/pjen-2015-0026

An annotated checklist of the Balinese Cydnidae is provided. Three species (Chilocoris adelphus, Macroscytus dominiqueae, M. javanus) are recorded for the first time from Bali, including the first Indonesian record for M. dominiqueae. Fromundus pygmaeus is recorded for the second time from the island. Our study increases the number of Cydnidae recorded from Bali to seven, and that known from Indonesia to 58.

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Fossil species of Sehirus (Cydnidae)

Data dodania: 2016-01-02 17:38:32

Partially disarticulated new Miocene burrower bug (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from Cerová (Slovakia) documents occasional preservation of terrestrial arthropods in deep-marine sediments

by Peter VRŠANSKÝ, Jerzy A. LIS, Ján SCHLÖGL, Martin GULDAN, Tomáš MLYNSKÝ, Peter BARNA and Pavel ŠTYS

in: European Journal of Entomology, 112(4): 844–854, 2015
doi: 10.14411/eje.2015.090

The state of preservation of the bug Sehirus carpathiensis J.A. Lis, Vršanský & Schlögl, sp. n. (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae) from the Lakšárska Nová Ves Formation at Cerová (Slovakia) supports extremely rapid sinking and burial in upper bathyal Early Miocene sediments. The specimen originated from land at most a few kilometers away, but transport via a river can be excluded as the head and wings are still attached. Its most likely source based on fossil flora and the habitat of several living representatives of the genus is a riparian habitat in an adjacent area of land. Phylogenetically the new species is closely related to both Oligocene and living representatives of the genus, thus indicating an early Paleogene origin of the genus (like many other living insect genera). The observations based on two samples from one area (Czech Republic) indicate that terrestrial insects are occasionally preserved in deep marine environments, but overlooked due to their usually fragmentary and obscure nature of the preservation. The newly developed KVANT full-profile confocal measurement revealed a sample roughness Ra = 1.3–2.0 μm and abdomen submerged in the matrix 300 μm deeper than the more rigid pronotum.
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mtDNA control region in Hemiptera

Data dodania: 2016-01-02 17:12:22

Evaluation of the usefulness of the mitochondrial DNA control region for resolving phylogenetic relationships at different taxonomic levels in Hemiptera

by Anna Zielińska, Jerzy A. Lis
in: Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica, 9: 17-40. [pdf]

The usefulness of the mitochondrial (mt) DNA control region (CR) for resolving phylogenetic relationships at different taxonomic levels within the order Hemiptera was estimated. The analyses suggest that the mtDNA control region can be useful as a molecular marker in studies at lower taxonomic levels (i.e., within families); however, at higher levels (i.e., within infraorders, suborders, or within the entire order), it might not reflect true phylogenetic relationships, as shown by studies on the complete mitogenomes.
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HP-AF 9 new papers published

Data dodania: 2016-01-02 17:03:28

New papers were published in the 9th volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica
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HETEROPTERA POLONIAE - ACTA FAUNISTICA vol 9 - new papers published

Data dodania: 2015-09-03 00:00:00

Four new papers were published in the 9th volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica.
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Systematic position of Amberiana based on 12S rDNA

Data dodania: 2015-06-30 22:56:39

New insight into the systematic position of the endemic Madagascan genus Amberiana (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Dinidoridae) using 12S rDNA sequences [pdf]


Jerzy A. LIS, Anna KOCOREK, Dariusz J. ZIAJA (Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, Opole, Poland)
Paweł LIS (MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, University of Dundee, United Kingdom)

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 39, 2015, doi:10.3906/zoo-1406-27

The systematic position of the endemic Madagascan genus Amberiana Dist. is studied using DNA sequences (the mitochondrial 12S rDNA subunit) for the first time. The phylogenetic relationships within the superfamily Pentatomoidea were computed using neighbor-joining, maximum parsimony, minimum evolution, and maximum likelihood methods, as well as Bayesian estimation. All results based on the mtDNA analyses stand in contrast with previous morphological data. The mtDNA analysis showed close relationships of the genus Amberiana to the genus Sehirus (Cydnidae: Sehirinae) and to species of the family Parastrachiidae, whereas the morphology indicated that the genus was a typical representative of the family Dinidoridae. A new tribe, Amberianini trib. nov., is proposed for the genus Amberiana. Furthermore, a key to all tribes of the subfamily Dinidoridae is provided with their diagnostic characters and included genera.

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Raunoloma longiceps: first record from Uganda

Data dodania: 2015-06-30 22:37:49

Raunoloma longiceps (Linnavuori, 1977) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae): first record from Uganda

Jerzy A. Lis & Barbara Lis

African Entomology, 23 (1): 255-256, 2015

The note reports the first Ugandan record of Raunoloma longiceps (Linnavuori, 1977), a rarely collected African burrower bug species (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Cydnidae). This record increases the number of Cydnidae genera reported from Uganda to seven, with a total of 12 species.
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Pseudophatnoma laosana from China and Thailand

Data dodania: 2015-06-30 22:15:33

New records of Pseudophatnoma laosana B. Lis, 1999 (Hemiptera: Tingoidea: Cantacaderidae) from China and Thailand, with illustration of its male genitalia


Department of Biosystematics, Opole University, Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland

Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300071, China

Zootaxa 3946 (4): 595–598, 2015.

The lace-bug genus Pseudophatnoma was described for P. corniculata from the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia, and because of its morphological characteristics the genus was placed in the subfamily Cantacaderinae of the family Tingidae (Blöte 1945). Drake and Ruhoff (1965), when cataloguing the World Tingidae, placed this genus within the tribe Phatnomini of the subfamily Cantacaderinae, based only on the original description by Blöte (1945), having no specimens at hand. Péricart (1986) described a new genus Froeschnerocader for F. denticollis from Sabah (Borneo), and placed the genus within the tribe Cantacaderini of the subfamily Cantacaderinae. However, several years later the same author (Péricart 1991), after personal examination of the type specimen of P. corniculata, determined that the genus Froeschnerocader should be regarded as a junior synonym of Blöte’s genus Pseudophatnoma and decided  to synonymize both genera; moreover, he also transferred this genus from the tribe Phatnomini to the Cantacaderini (Péricart 1991). The genus Pseudophatnoma was redescribed, as well as its two species were keyed, by Froeschner (1996) in the first part of his “Lace Bug Genera of the World”. Shortly after, the third species of the genus, i.e., P. laosana from Laos, was described and illustrated by Lis (1999a). Thus, up to now, the genus includes three species, i.e., P. corniculata (Riau Archipelago, Indonesia), P. denticollis (Sabah, Borneo), and P. laosana (Laos). In the present note, new country records of P. laosana are presented from China and Thailand. Diagnostic characters for the genus Pseudophatnoma, as well as characters separating P. laosana from other two species of the genus, its biometric data, and diagnostic illustrations are also provided. Moreover, male genitalia of the newly recorded species are illustrated for the first time.
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HETEROPTERA POLONIAE - ACTA FAUNISTICA vol 8 - new papers published

Data dodania: 2015-01-07 19:58:24

Five new papers were published in the second issue of the 8th volume of Heteroptera Poloniae - Acta Faunistica.
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Heteroptera Study Group
Department of Biosystematics
Opole University
Oleska 22, 45-052 Opole, Poland
Jerzy A. Lis, phone: +48 (77) 401 6012, e-mail: cydnus@uni.opole.pl
Barbara Lis, phone: +48 (77) 401 6014, e-mail: canta@uni.opole.pl