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The First Geogarypid (Pseudoscorpiones, Geogarypidae) in Rovno Amber (Ukraine)

The first Geogarypus found in Rovno amber appears to be conspecific with Geogarypus gorskii Henderickx 2005, a species known from Eocene Baltic amber.


In different types of substrate (soil, litter, lichens and mosses) collected at three memorial complexes (cemeteries) of Kyiv (Ukraine), 70 species from 57 genera, 34 families of oribatid mites were found. A few eurytopic species capable of tolerance to different types of pollution make up an essential part in each species complex. The species diversity and complexity of oribatid community structure at researched areas increased with distance from the city center. There was no direct relation between the degree of dominance of most common species and the cemetery’s relative remoteness from the center of the city.

Extra Upper Premolars in a Specimen of Myotis Blythii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae)

Extra Upper Premolars in a Specimen of Myotis blythii (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae). Ghazali M. A. — A case of extra upper premolars is described in a specimen of Myotis blythii from Kerch peninsula (Ukraine, Crimea). Additional teeth are situated near the third premolars from both sides of the jaw. Giving into account their size and position it was supposed that they appear as a result of complete splitting of the third premolar primordium.


Structure of species complexes of predatory phytoseiid mites (Phytoseiidae) and their distribution were studied in plant associations of Uman’ town (Cherkasy Region, Ukraine). Twelve species of seven genera of phytoseiid mites were revealed. It was observed centripetal reduction of the species diversity in the phytoseiid complexes from the outlying districts to the center of the town.

A New Species of Predaceous Mites of the Genus Amblyseiella (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) from Ukraine

A new species of phytoseiid mites Amblyseiella antonii Kolodochka et Omeri, sp. n. (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) found on Juniperus sabina L. in Kyiv (Ukraine) is described. This is the first record of a representative of the genus Amblyseiella Muma from Ukraine. Description, drawings, measurements and diagnosis of the species are given.

A New Species of the Genus Trouessartia (Analgoidea, Trouessartiidae) from Ukraine

Trouessartia phylloscopi sp. n. from Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Linnaeus, 1758 (Passeriformes) (type locality: Zmeinij Island, Ukraine) is described. The new species is morphologically similar to T. microcaudata Mironov, 1983 from Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Linnaeus, 1758.


A Redescription of Pontoppidania pontica (Acari, Astigmatina, Acaridae) Inhabiting Algal Debris on Seashores of Black and Azov Seas of Crimea (Ukraine). Maslov, S. I. - A male and female of a littleknown species of mites Pontoppidania pontica (Volgin et Shchur, 1974) is redescribed based on material from algal debris of seashores of marine nature reserves of Crimea. A key to species of the genus Pontoppidania Oudemans, 1923 of the world is provided.

New Collembola Species from the Floodplain Forests of the Transcarpathian Lowland (Ukraine)

As a result of an ecological study of the springtails communities of floodplain oak forests (Transcarpathian Lowland), Spinonychiurus epaphius Kaprus' et Tsalan, sp. n. and Tetracanthella pericarpatica Kaprus' et Tsalan, sp. n. are collected and described. S. epaphius sp. n. belongs to species group of Onychiuridae with abdominal sternum III, divided into two subsegments. A T. pericarpatica sp. n. new species is distinguished among similar taxa by reduced chaetotaxy of body.

A New Species of the Genus Proctophyllodes (Analgoidea, Proctophyllodidae) from Ukraine

The species Proctophyllodes lusciniae Burdejnaja et Kivganov sp. n. from the Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos C. L. Brehm, 1831 and the Thrush Nightingale L. luscinia Linnaeus, 1758 (Passeriformes) (type locality: Zmeinij Island, Ukraine) is described. The new species, belongs to the glandarinus species group and morphologically similar to P. doleophyes Gaud, 1957 from Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca (Pallas, 1764).

A Myrmecophilous Mite Myrmozercon Tauricus Sp. N. of the Family Laelapidae (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Ukraine

A laelapid mite Myrmozercon tauricus Trach et Khaustov, sp. n. collected from nests of ants Crematogaster schmidti (Mayr, 1853) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Crimea (Ukraine) is described. The genus Myrmozercon Berlese, 1902 is recorded in Ukraine for the first time.