New Records of Tortricid Moths (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) from Ukraine
Five species of tortricid moths of the tribe Grapholitini are recorded from Ukraine for the first time: Cydia oxytropidis (Martini, 1912); Pammene ignorata Kuznetzov, 1968; Dichrorampha teichiana Šulcs et Kerppola, 1997; Dichrorampha sylvicolana Heinemann, 1863 and Dichrorampha baixerasana Trematerra, 1991. Most of these species were collected in north-eastern regions of Ukraine.
New Species and New Records of Mites of the Genus Pediculaster (Acari, Heterostigmata, Pygmephoridae) from Ukraine
A new species Pediculaster dudinskyi Khaustov, sp. n. is described from Transcarpatian region of Ukraine. Pediculaster hungaricus Mahunka et Zaki, 1982 and P. rugosus Mahunka, 1973 are recorded from Ukraine for the first time.
Records of the Grassflies (Diptera, Chloropidae) of the Palaearchearctic Geoelement on the Altai Mountains
Four species of grassflies (Diptera, Chloropidae), Lasiambia shatalkini Nartshuk, 1986, Siphunculina stackelbergi Duda, 1933, Centorisoma flavum Nartshuk, 1965, and Cetema bispinosa Duda, 1933 are found on the Altai Mountains. These species were hitherto known from the Far East of Russia and the latter also from North Mongolia. The new records clarify the western border of ranges of these species. Distribution of the genera Centorisoma Becker, 1910 and Cetema Hendel, 1907, each including in the Palaearctic two groups of species with centres of distribution in Europe and the Far East, permits to consider the origin of these genera from Tertiary Turgai forests.
New and Little-Known Ulidiidae (Diptera, Tephritoidea) from Europe
New and Little-Known Ulidiidae (Diptera, Tephritoidea) from Europe. Kameneva E. P. — Improved keys to European species of Tetanops and Ulidia are provided. The shape of projections of the phallus glans is found to be essential to distinguish species in the genus Ulidia. Ulidia erythrophthalma (Meigen, 1826), U. albidipennis Loew, 1845, U. nigripennis Loew, 1845, U. parallela Loew, 1845 and U. atrata Loew, 1868 are shown to be separate species and redescribed with the use of genitalic characters. The following synonymy is established: Homalocephala albitarsis Zetterstedt, 1838 = Ortalis diopsides Walker, 1849, syn. n. = Ortalis costalis Walker, 1849, syn. n. Homalocephala apicalis (Wahlberg, 1838) = Psairoptera biseta Frey, 1909, syn. n. = Psairoptera similis Cresson, 1924, syn. n.; Homalocephala mamaevi Krivosheina et Krivosheina, 1995 is recorded for the first time from Europe (Austria, Sweden). Euxesta stigmatias Loew, 1873 is recorded for the first time in the Palaearctic Region based on a single unintentionally introduced specimen from Bulgaria. New finds of other ulidiid species in European countries are listed. Several species previously known only from Europe are recorded from Asia.
Three species of Tanypodinae: Conchapelopia melanops (Meigen, 1818), Paramerina cf. cingulata (Walker, 1856), Procladius (Psilotanypus) flavifrons Edwards, 1929 are recorded for the first time for Ukraine. Notes on morphology of P. cf. cingulata are given.
New Data on the Subfamily Otitinae (Diptera, Ulidiidae) in the Fauna of Iran
As a result of studies on picture-wing flies of the subfamily Otitinae in 2008-2011, Ceroxys robusta (Loew), C. munda (Loew), Herina rivosecchii Merz, Melieria subapennina (Rondani) and Myennis octopunctata (Coquebert) are recorded for the first time from Iran, and H. rivosecchii is recorded for the first time from Asia.
The family Aeolothripidae (Thysanoptera, Terebrantia) included seventeen species in four genera from Iran. Here, four species are recorded from Iran for the first time: Aeolothrips albicinctus Haliday, A. cursor Priesner, A. montivagus Priesner and A. gloriosus Bagnall. A checklist of all Iranian species of the family Aeolothripidae, with geographical distributions for each species is provided. New distribution records of eight species in Iran are reported.
The male of Dolichomitus sirenkoi Varga, 2012 is described and figured. D. sericeus (Hartig, 1847) and D. quercicolus Zwakhals, 2010 are new records for Ukraine. Cerambycidae beetles, Stenostola sp. and Plagionotus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758), are recorded as hosts of D. quercicolus for the first time. Additional material of Dolichomitus Smith, 1877 species, recorded from the Ukrainian Carpathians is listed. Seasonal dynamics and high-altitude zone distribution of Dolichomitus species are discussed.
A Review of the Genus Cheilosia (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Iran. Khaganinia, S., Kazerani, F. - Based on study of references and specimens collected by the authors in the East Azarbaijan Province during 2010-2012, 14 species of Cheilosia Meigen, 1822 known from Iran are listed. Four of them, Cheilosia mutabilis (Fallién, 1817), C. nigripes (Meigen, 1822), C. variabilis (Panzer, 1798), and C. vulpina (Meigen, 1822) are recorded from Iran for the first time. Diagnostic characters and geographical distribution of the species are provided. An illustrated key to Iranian Cheilosia is given.
The Fruit Flies (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Tehran Province, with New Records for Iranian Fauna
As the result of studies of the tephritid flies in Tehran Province (Iran) in 2008-2009, 38 species of 22 genera are found to occur in this region; altogether 47 species are listed; of them, 9 species and 2 genera (Chetostoma and Xyphosia) are recorded for the first time for Iranian fauna. In addition, Steptorrhamphus tuberosus is reported as a new host plant for Ensina sonchi.