An international journal on animal taxonomy, diversity, ecology and zoogeography

 ISSN: 0973-7871 (online)
 ISSN: 0973-9955 (print)
 
 Volume: 5, Number: 1

ISSN: 0973-7871(Online Edition)

Date of Publication: August 06, 2011

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  Editorial August, 2011   
Dr. Zedençk Rudolf Jan Boucek, one of the best known and most highly respected Hymenoptera taxonomists of the world passed away on 17th July 2011, after a prolonged progressive illness. On this solemn occasion, we the TCNTAT as well as the Editorial board of Biosystematica pay our respect to his soul and dedicate this issue of our journal to Dr. Boucek
 
   
4 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-08-02

Editorial – Dedication

Author[s]: T C NARENDRAN

Abstract: 

Dr. Zedençk Rudolf Jan Boucek, one of the famous Hymenopteran taxonomists passed away on 17th July 2011, after a prolonged progressive illness. Dr. Boucek was one of the best known and most highly respected Hymenoptera taxonomists of the world. He was known as the “Father of Modern Chalcidoidea Systematics”. He has established over 1100 taxa of Hymenoptera including 47 family group names and 281 genus group names. In 2005, he was awarded “Distinguished Research Medal” by the International Society of Hymenopterists”. On this solemn occasion, we the TCNTAT as well as the Editorial board of Biosystematica pay our respect to his soul and dedicate this issue of our journal to Dr. Boucek

   
5-11 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-04-02

Description of two new species of leafhopper genus Anatkina Young (Hemiptera: Cicadellinae) from India

Author[s]: SINDHU. M. KRISHNANKUTTY AND C. A. VIRAKTAMATH

Abstract: 

Two new species of Anatkina, A. jogensis sp. nov. (India: Karnataka, Kerala) and A. multilineata sp. nov. (India: Karnataka) are described from India and illustrated based on external and genitalia characters. A key to all previously described species from India based on male genitalia characters is also included.

   
13-16 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-06-11

First record of Pseudanaphes (Hymenoptera:Mymaridae) from India, with description of a new species

Author[s]: TABASSUM REHMAT AND SHOEBA BINTE ANIS

Abstract: 

The mymarid genus Pseudanaphes Noyes & Valentine is recorded for the first time from India, and a new species, P. sikkimianus Rehmat & Anis, sp. nov., is described based on  a specimen collected in Sikkim State, India.

   
17-24 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-04-23

Three New Species of Genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) from the  Indian Himalayas

Author[s]: MALKIAT S.SAINI, SAJAD H. PAREY AND MANPREET S. PANDHER

Abstract: Three new species of the genus Chimarra Stephens are described and illustrated from the Indian Himalayas. These include Chimarra pectinata sp.nov (Himachal Pradesh); Chimarra verticalis sp.nov. (Uttarakhand);  Chimarra fernandii sp.nov. (Himachal Predesh). This genus is now represented by 21 species in India, amongst which 14 have been reported from the Himalayan belt.

   
25-48 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-06-09

Nine new species of frogs of the genus Raorchestes (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, India.

Author[s]: ANIL ZACHARIAH, K.P. DINESH, E. KUNHIKRISHNAN, SANDEEP DAS, DAVID V. RAJU, C. RADHAKRISHNAN, MUHAMED JAFER PALOT AND S. KALESH

Abstract: 

Nine new species of frogs of the genus Raorchestes are described from the hill ranges of southern Western Ghats. Four species are described from Bonacaud estate, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala; two from Kadalar estate, Idukki, Kerala; one from Gavi, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala; one from Ooty, Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu and one from Naduvattam, Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu. Of the nine species described, six are bush frogs, one is a canopy frog and two species are associated with reeds.

   
49-53 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-06-01

A new species of Polypedates Tschudi (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Western Ghats, Kerala, India

Author[s]: ANIL ZACHARIAH, K.P. DINESH, C. RADHAKRISHNAN, E. KUNHIKRISHNAN, MUHAMED JAFER PALOT AND C.K. VISHNUDAS

Abstract: A new species of the genus Polypedates under the family Rhacophoridae is described from Western Ghats, India. The new species is compared with Polypedates maculatus, P. pseudocruciger and P. occidentalis, congers in Western Ghats.

   
55-63 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-04-23

Taxonomic Significance of Phallic Complex in some Indian species of Acridoidea (Orthoptera)

Author[s]: MOHD. KAMIL USMANI, HIRDESH KUMAR AND SHOEB MOHAMMAD NAIKU

Abstract: 

A comparative study of phallic complex was under taken in 10 species representing 10 genera belonging to the family Acrididae and Catantopidae. Its taxonomic significance is shown. Shield or bridge-shaped condition of epiphallus; presence or absence of dorso-lateral appendages and oval sclerites on epiphallus; narrow condition of bridge, mono, bi-and trilobate condition of lophi of epiphallus, length of lateral lophi of epiphallic membrane, shape and size of zygoma of cingulum, ramus of cingulum, ventral transverse thickening of cingulum, apodemal plate of cingulum, basal emargination of cingulum; divide, undivided or flexure condition of aedeagus, presence or absence of gonopore process on aedeagus  and ectophallic membrane are the characters which seem to be constant within the family and subfamilies with characteristic differences in size, shape, thickening among different type species. The species studied are arranged under their respective subfamilies.

   
65-72 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-06-01

On Oxysychus Delucchi (Hymenoptera: Pteromalide) of Middle East and Adjacent East Africa with description of two new species and a key to species

Author[s]: T.C.NARENDRAN AND ANTONIUS VAN HARTEN

Abstract: 

Two new species of Oxysychus Delucchi from Yemen are described. A key to species of Oxysychus of Middle East and adjacent East Africa is provided. Diagnosis of known species is also provided with distribution data.

   
73 (2011-08-06) Accepted: 2011-06-11

Errata - 1

Author[s]: T C NARENDRAN

Abstract: 

FAUNA OF INDIA AND ADJACENT COUNTRIES, Eulophinae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae” by T. C. Narendran   published by Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India in Februry 2011