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Volume 28, Number 1, 2019, pp. 3 - in progress

Managing editor: A.V. Gorochov

D.A. Gapon. 2019. An instance of intergeneric copulation in the family Rhopalidae (Heteroptera): structure, functioning and congruence of the genitalia in two different species from the standpoint of the lock-and-key hypothesis. Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 3–18.


An event of mating between specimens of Corizus hyoscyami and Rhopalus parumpunctatus, registered in the Novgorod Province of Russia is considered. The structure of the aedeagi in their completely inflated state and the female genitalia, as well as the functioning of the genitalia, are described and illustrated. The process of unfolding and swelling of the aedeagi is traced using the method of hydraulic inflation of the membranous parts with glass microcapillaries. The congruence of the genitalia is discussed for each species, and also for the interspecific crosses in both combinations of sexes and species. Structures of insect terminalia are divided into three groups according to their functions: 1) auxiliary structures; 2) structures providing the mutual fixation of the genitalia; and 3) structures directly performing the function of transferring seminal fluid. It is shown that in the considered variants of interspecific crosses, the parts of the genitalia belonging to the second group have almost the same structure and functioning, and most likely cannot perform the function of structural isolation. The structures of the third group have taxon-specific morphological and functioning traits and a high degree of congruence within each species. Schemes of the functioning of the genitalia in interspecific crosses, speculatively showing the impossibility of normal insemination, are proposed.

P.V. Romantsov. 2019. A new Galerucinae species from Iran and new records for Iranian leaf beetle fauna (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 19–23.


Phyllobrotica lorestanica sp. nov., from Iran is described, illustrated and compared with closely related P. binotata Ogloblin, 1936 and P. adusta (Creutzer, 1799). Coptocephala fallaciosa Fairmaire, 1884, Radymna nigrifrons (Laboissière, 1914) and Clytra weisei Monrós, 1953 are recorded for the first time from Iran. Habitus and aedeagus of Radymna nigrifrons (Laboissière, 1914) are illustrated.

I.V. Shamshev. 2019. Six new species of the genus Empis (Diptera: Empididae) from the Altai Mountains of Russia. Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 24–41.


Six new species of dance flies of the genus Empis (Diptera, Empididae) are described from the Altai Mountains of Russia: Empis (Polyblepharis) altaica sp. nov. (Republic of Altai, Altai Territory), E. (P.) seminskiensis sp. nov. (Republic of Altai), E. (P.) turalae sp. nov. (Republic of Altai), E. (P.) yakovlevi sp. nov. (Republic of Altai), E. barkalovi sp. nov. (Republic of Altai), and E. shebalinensis sp. nov. (Republic of Altai, Altai Territory). A key to species of Empis (Polyblepharis) of the Altai region of Russia is provided.

P. Rosa & G.L. Agnoli. 2019. Two new outstanding species of the genus Hedychridium Abeille from
Kyrgyzstan (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 42–50.


Hedychridium karakolense sp. nov. and Hedychridium tarbinskyi sp. nov. from Kyrgyzstan are described and illustrated. These outstanding species are among the largest Palaearctic species. Their doubtful placement in known species groups is discussed

A.V. Gorochov. 2019. The cricket subfamily Phalangopsinae (Orthoptera: Gryllidae) in Peru. Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 51–87.


At present, 58 species and subspecies of the cricket subfamily Phalangopsinae are registered in Peru, and 25 of them are found in the territory covered by the Peruvian project on invertebrate fauna of the Ene and Tambo River Basins. From this country, ten taxa are here described as new to science: Aclo­gryllus ashaninka sp. nov.; Rumea minispeculum sp. nov.; R. pacaya sp. nov.; Izerskya minutissima gen. et sp. nov.; Kevanacla orientalis zigzag subsp. nov.; Adelosgryllina subtrib. nov.; Adelosgryllus parasimilis sp. nov.; Luzara venado major subsp. nov.; Uvaroviella (Holacla) izerskyi multa subsp. nov. Previously unknown male is described for Modestozara satipo Gor. and for U. (Euacla) grandis (Des.-Grand.). New data on distribution and systematical position of some taxa as well as a brief discussion about Phalango­psinae classification are also given.

V.G. Kaplin & V.G. Vasin. 2019. A new species of silverfish of the genus Persiatelurina Molero et al.
(Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) from Daghestan. Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 88–93.


A new species of silverfish, Persiatelurina daghestaniana Kaplin, sp. nov., is described from Daghestan. It differs from other species of this genus, P. caucasica (Kaplin, 2016) from Abkhazia and P. farsiana Molero et al., 2018 from Southwestern Iran, by the structure of the legs, maxillae, maxillary and labial palps, pronotum, urotergite X, urosternites II and VII, urocoxites VIII and IX, subgenital plate, and ovipositor.

S.Yu. Storozhenko. 2019. New taxa of pygmy grasshoppers from Australia with notes on
classification of the subfamily Batrachideinae (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 28(1): 94–107.


The pygmy grasshopper subfamily Batrachideinae consists of three tribes: Batrachideini Bolívar, 1887; Cassitettigini Yin, 1984, nom. resurr.; Bufonidini Hancock, 1907, nom. resurr., stat. nov. The Australian pygmy grasshoppers of the tribe Bufonidini are reviewed. Three new genera are described, namely Paraselina gen. nov. (type species Vingselina multifora Rehn, 1952), Anaselina gen. nov. (type species Vingselina minor Sjöstedt, 1921), and Selivinga gen. nov. (type species Selivinga tribulata sp. nov.). Four new combinations are proposed: Paraselina multifora (Rehn, 1952), comb. nov.; P. trituberculata (Sjöstedt, 1932), comb. nov.; P. brunneri (Bolívar, 1887), comb. nov.; Anaselina minor (Sjöstedt, 1921), comb. nov. A key to Australian genera of Batrachideinae is provided.

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