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Alexey Reshchikov and Cornelis Van achterberg

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Gilen gen. nov. (type species G. orientalis sp. nov.) from South East Asia is described and illustrated. The new taxon has a produced mid-longitudinal facial projection, which differentiates it from all other known genera of Ichneumonidae. It belongs to the tribe Perilissini in the subfamily Ctenopelmatinae (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) and is recorded from Laos, Northern Thailand and Vietnam.

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Paweł Jałoszyński

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The Madagascan species Euconnus andringitrae Franz, 1986 and E. berentyensis Franz, 1986 are redescribed and transferred from Euconnus s. str. to the subgenus Glabriconnus Jałoszyński, 2016. They share with E. (Glabriconnus) aterrimus Franz, 1986 the evenly convex frons and vertex, and lack of a pair of diffuse longitudinal carinae (present in all remaining species of Glabriconnus), and with E. (Glabriconnus) andranomenaus Jałoszyński, 2016 the presence of two distinct hypomeral grooves (one variously distinct groove in remaining Glabriconnus species). The unique character for Euconnus andringitrae and E. berentyensis is the transverse antebasal groove connecting a pair of lateral pits, which was not previously known in any other Glabriconnus. Consequently, the diagnosis of Glabriconnus is here emended to include a considerable variability in pronotal structures. The distribution of Glabriconnus in Madagascar is summarized.

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Josef Jelínek and Jiří Hájek

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Two new species of the genus Glischrochilus Reitter, 1873, subgenus Librodor Reitter, 1884: Glischrochilus (Librodor) pilula sp. nov. (Laos) and Glischrochilus (Librodor) ruzickai sp. nov. (China: Yunnan, Sichuan; Myanmar) are described, figured and compared with other species of the genus. Glischrochilus egregius (Grouvelle, 1895) is formally synonymised with G. egregius cyclops Jelínek, 1975, syn. nov. and G. egregius monticola Jelínek, 1975, syn. nov. – these two forms were established based on different body colouration; however, the study of extensive material revealed that it is variable independently of its geographic origin. The identity of Ips janthinus Reitter, 1877 from Tasmania (previously included in Glischrochilus) is discussed and the species is formally synonymised with Thallis ianthina Erichson, 1842 (Erotylidae). New country records from China, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, or new Chinese provincial records are provided for 14 species. A world checklist of the genus Glischrochilus is appended.

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Yuan Yuan Lu, Carsten Zorn, David Král, Ming Bai and Xing Ke Yang

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The small Southeast Asian ruteline genus Glenopopillia Lin, 1980 is revised. We describe four new species: Glenopopillia albopilosa Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from Vietnam, Glenopopillia forceps Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from India, Glenopopillia mengi Lu & Zorn sp. nov. from China and Laos, and Glenopopillia skalei Zorn & Lu sp. nov. from Vietnam; and one new subspecies: Glenopopillia rufipennis nigropicta Zorn & Lu subsp. nov. from Laos; propose two new combinations: Glenopopillia fossulata (Benderitter, 1929) comb. nov. (from Strigoderma fossulata Benderitter, 1929) and Glenopopillia klossi (Ohaus, 1926) comb. nov. (from Spilota klossi Ohaus, 1926), bringing the total number of species group taxa in this genus to ten. We characterize the genus, provide a key to the species, describe and diagnose each species group taxon, and compile a distribution map. A lectotype for Spilota klossi Ohaus, 1926 is designated.

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Svetlana Chigray, Maxim Nabozhenko, Bekir Keskin and Gayirbeg Abdurakhmanov

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The taxonomic review of the tenebrionid genus Calyptopsis Solier, 1835 (Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini) of Turkey and Western Transcaucasia is given. Four new species and one new subspecies are described: C. capnisiformis volcanica subsp. nov. (from calderas of extinct volcanoes in Karaman and Manisa provinces), C. fouquei sp. nov. (Artvin Province), C. egecemi sp. nov. (Izmir Province), C. kaszabi sp. nov. (Bayburt Province), C. ottoi sp. nov. (Turkey: Hakkari and Van provinces; NE Iraq: Zagros Mts.). The lectotype of Calyptopsis lineimargo Reitter, 1897 is designated. The key and images for the Turkish and Western Transcaucasian species are given. In total, eleven species and one subspecies are known from Turkey, of which eight taxa are endemic for Anatolia.

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Juriya Okayasu

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Chin-wen Chen described 28 species and 10 subspecies of the velvet ant genus Smicromyrme Thomson, 1870 in his 1957 revision of the Mutillidae of China and Taiwan. Most of them were subsequently transferred to 12 genera of the tribes Smicromyrmini Bischoff, 1920 and Trogaspidiini Bischoff, 1920. Four species and one subspecies, however, are still included in Smicromyrme. In the present paper, type specimens of these species are surveyed. As a result, Sinotilla serpa columnata (Chen, 1957), comb. nov., stat. nov. (♂), Si. spinicauda (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. (♀), and Si. trisecta (Chen, 1957), comb. nov. (♂) are transferred from Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme bidenticulatus Chen, 1957 (♂♀) and Sm. triguttatus Mickel, 1933 (= Sm. triguttatus latisquamula Chen, 1957, syn. nov.) (♀) remain in Smicromyrme. Smicromyrme (Erimyrme) triguttatus is newly recorded from Vietnam and Laos, and Mickelomyrme kuznetsovi Lelej, 1996 is newly recorded from China.

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Joel Moubayed-Breil and Viktor Baranov

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A new species of the genus Hydro baenus Fries, 1830, H. simferopolus sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae), is described based on adult male collected in the Crimean Penisula (Ukraine). Main distinguishing characters are: anal point cup-shaped with a small nose-like apex; virga composed of 3 strong equal spines; inferior volsella consisting of 2 lobes (proximal one broadly planned and covered with curved setae, distal one large nose-like and bare). A new combination of Parorthocladius korneyevi Baranov, 2011 for H. korneyevi (Baranov, 2011) comb. nov. is provided with additional differentiating characters found in male adult including: tergite IX with a median dorsal crest; anal point long, drop-like, covered with setae and ending with thumb-shaped apex; virga composed of 6–8 subequal thin long spines; inferior volsella with 2 unequal lobes (proximal one spherical and much larger); gonostylus massively bulbous and densely covered with long and short setae, crista dorsalis consists of a subapical strong tooth-like, smooth and orally projecting ridge. The male adults of both H. dentistylus Moubayed, 1985 and H. lugubris Fries, 1830 are also illustrated, diagnosed and shortly redescribed with some main distinguishing and supplementary characters. Remarks and comments on the taxonomic position, ecology and geographical distribution of the four Hydrobaenus species are given.

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Van Bac Bui and Michael Bonkowski

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A new species of coprophagous scarabaeid, Synapsis puluongensis sp. nov., is described based on six specimens collected in Pu Luong Nature Reserve in central Vietnam. The new species can be clearly distinguished from the remaining species of Synapsis Bates, 1868 by the following characters: hypomeral cavities present but not covered by red macrosetae; mesepisternal cavities absent; elytral striae extremely strong, bearing close and strong punctures; metafemora with dense and strong punctures in ventral view. Redescription of S. horaki Zídek & Pokorný, 2010 based on new material is also presented. Key to species of the genus Synapsis from Vietnam is provided.

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Qiu-Lei Men, Yan Dong, Chao Yue, Yong Cao and Zi-Kun Xu

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Six new species of Dolichopeza Curtis, 1825, subgenus Nesopeza Alexander, 1914, are described and illustrated: D. (N.) incisuraloides sp. nov., D. (N.) jiangjinensis sp. nov., D. (N.) lipingensis sp. nov., D. (N.) medionodosa sp. nov., D. (N.) multidentata sp. nov., and D. (N.) setilobatoides sp. nov. Dolichipeza (N.) incisuralis Alexander, 1940 is redescribed and illustrated based on additional morphological characters. The female internal reproductive systems of D. (N.) incisuraloides sp. nov. and D. (N.) multidentata sp. nov. are documented. A key is provided to separate all known species of Nesopeza from China.

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Robin Kundrata and Eliska Sormova

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We describe and figure two new Asian Selasia Laporte, 1838 species: S. dembickyi sp. nov. from northern Thailand, and S. jenisi sp. nov. from Nepal. Selasia dembickyi sp. nov. is the easternmost record for the tribe Drilini and the first species of this tribe known from South East Asia. An updated identification key to Selasia species from the Palaearctic Region is given, and a distribution map of Selasia from the southern part of Asia is provided.