EJE, vol. 92 (1995), issue 2

Induction and deinduction in insect photoperiodism: Experimental evidence and a model


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 401-413, 1995

Experiments with the aphid Megoura viciae Buckton were directed toward quantitative analysis of the cumulative effects of different long- and short-day photoperiods, as dependent on the numbers of light-dark cycles. It has been shown that the accumulation of these effects is a nonlinear process since, as the number of the cycles experienced increases, this process gradually slows down and finally stops. From this observation a suggestion was derived that the kinetics of the cumulative effects depends on interaction of two opposite processes, viz. the increase of the effect due to summation of consecutive daily impulses (induction), and its spontaneous...

Book Review: Hymenoptera and Biodiversity.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 414, 1995

LaSalle J. & Gauld I.D. (eds): Hymenoptera and Biodiversity. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K., 1993, xii + 348 pp.

Flight activity of Coccinella septempunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) at different strata of a forest in relation to migration to hibernation sites


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 415-419, 1995

The flight activity of C. septempunctata was examined in a mixed oak forest, North Hungary, in 1987-1988. Malaise traps were established at the shrub level (0-2 m), the canopy level (12.5-14.5 m) and above the forest (25-27 m). A fourth trap was placed in an open grassland 200 m from the forest edge at the ground level. Exact meteorological data were registered during the season.

The highest flight activity was observed in late July - early August in both years. This period fits to the migration period of C. septempunctata to hibernation sites. In this period a ''long distance flight behaviour'' was observed in the high strata...

Book Review: Mutualism and Community Organization.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 420, 1995

Kawanabe H., Cohen J.E. & Iwasaki K. (eds):  Mutualism and Community Organization. Behavioural, Theoretical, and Food-Web Approaches. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, Tokyo, 1993, 426 pp.

Influence of female age and grain availability on the ovipositional pattern of the wheat weevil Sitophilus granarius (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 421-426, 1995

The ovipositional patterns of Sitophilus granarius females have been studied over time, and in response to different numbers of available wheat grains. The female fecundity and the degree of grain infestation show a maximum by 20th day of adult life, and a significant decrease after 30th day. Increasing grain availability leads to a rise of both female fecundity and grain infestation, until saturation is reached. The frequency distribution of the numbers of eggs per grain shows a contagious pattern due to a tendency of females to lay more than one egg within the same grain. This behaviour is independent of female age and grain availability,...

Book Review: Insect Pests and Fresh Horticultural Products: Treatments and Responses.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 426, 1995

Paull R.E. & Armstrong J.W. (eds): Insect Pests and Fresh Horticultural Products: Treatments and Responses. CAB International, Wallingford, 1994, 360 pp., 17 Tabs, 16 Figs.

Developmental interactions between the solitary endoparasitoid Venturia canescens (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), and two of its hosts, Plodia interpunctella and Corcyra cephalonica (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 427-435, 1995

Developmental interactions between the solitary koinobiont endoparasitoid Venturia canescens, and two of its hosts, the pyralid moths Plodia interpunctella and Corcyra cephalonica, were investigated. Wasps reared from second (L2) through fifth (L5) instars of Corcyra were larger than those from the corresponding stages of Plodia, but took longer to complete development and generally suffered higher mortality. Starved L5 Plodia of a given mass produced significantly larger wasps than starved L5 Corcyra. Adult wasp size was positively correlated with the number of ovulated eggs in Venturia emerging...

Book Review: Patterns and Processes in Stream Ecology.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 436, 1995

Dudgeon D.: Patterns and Processes in Stream Ecology. A synoptic review of Hong Kong running waters. Die Binnengewässer, Band XXIX, E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1993, viii + 147 pp.

Colour polymorphism in Agriotes ustulatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae): Absence of geographic and temporal variation


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 437-442, 1995

The proportion of melanic (with dark elytra) and non-melanic (yellow-brown elytra) adults of Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) was established in populations from central Europe (Bohemia, Czech Republic) and the Mediterranean region (Veneto, northern Italy). Both areas, although separated by only 500 km distance, have dramatically different climate. The average proportion of melanic individuals was slightly (by 8%) but significantly greater in populations from Veneto than from Bohemia. The frequency of melanics was identical in both sexes and stable over a 11 year period as well as during the season. The apparent stability of morph frequencies in...

Book Review: The Insects. An Outline of Entomology.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 442, 1995

Gullan P.J. & Cranston P.S.: The Insects. An Outline of Entomology. Chapman & Hall, London, 1994, 492 pp.

A new Mongolian species of the genus Apterygothrips (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae)


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 443-447, 1995

Apterygothrips jenseri sp. n. from Mongolia is described with illustrations. The new species is distinguished by its dark, chitinized subapical rings on antennal segment III and IV. Similar rings are not developed in other species of this genus.

Book Review: Raubmilben. Acari (Acarina), Milben, Parasitiformes (Anactinochaeta), Cohorts Gamasina Leach.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 448, 1995

Karg W.: Raubmilben. Acari (Acarina), Milben, Parasitiformes (Anactinochaeta), Cohorts Gamasina Leach. 2nd updated edition. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands. Vol. 59. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena, Stuttgart, New York, 1993, 523 pp., 437 Figs, 4 Tables.

New and rare species of the genus Blacus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from the Russian Far East


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 449-467, 1995

Eight new species of the genus Blacus Nees, 1818 from Russian Far East (Primorsk Territory) are described and figured: B. (Ganychorus) kangauzi sp. n., B. (G.) bussei sp. n., B. (G.) concinnus sp. n., B. (G.) sutchanicus sp. n., B. (Hysterobolus) chabarovi sp. n., B. (Blacus) coracinus sp. n., B. (B.) ussuriensis sp. n., B. (B.) spasskensis sp. n. Three species of this genus [B. (Leioblacus) fischeri Haeselbarth, B. (G.) dolosus Papp,...

A taxonomic revision of European Psilommina (Hymenoptera: Diapriidae) Part 2. The Synacra complex


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 469-482, 1995

An analysis of the apomorphic and plesiomorphic character states of the European species of the ''Synacra complex'' suggests that they can best be classified in a single genus Synacra Foerster with three subgenera viz. Paratelopsilus Whittaker [new status; two species, both new: S. (P.) paupera and S. (P.) arracta], Sundholmiella Hedqvist [here reduced from generic status; one species: S. (Sundholmiella) giraudi Kieffer, comb. n.], and Synacra s. str. [three species: S. (S.) brachialis (Nees), S. (S.) holconota...

The pupae of the central European Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 483-496, 1995

The pupae of twelve species of the genus Caloptilia distributed in central Europe are described, figured and keyed. Notes on their bionomics are provided. The classification of the genus is discussed.

The external pupal characters divide Caloptilia species into the following groups: (1) C. cuculipennella (Hübner, 1796); (2) C. populetorum (Zeller, 1839), C. elongella (L., 1761), C. roscipennella (Hübner, 1796), C. betulicola (M. Hering, 1928) and C. fidella (Reutti, 1852); (3) C. rufipennella (Hübner, 1796), C. fribergensis (Fritzsche, 1871), C. stigmatella (F., 1781),...

Revision of Empis s. str. species (Diptera: Empididae) described by G. Strobl. Part I


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 497-511, 1995

The types of the following species of subgenus Empis s. str. described by G. Strobl are revised: Empis (Empis) alpicola, E. (E.) apfelbecki, E. (E.) assimilis, E. (E.) baldensis, E. (E.) cantabrica, E. (E.) ciliatopennata, E. (E.) dusmetii, E. (E.) fascialata. 2 holotypes are identified and 6 lectotypes designated.

Book Review: The Empidoidea (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Vol. III: Genus Empis.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 512, 1995

Chvála M. 1994: The Empidoidea (Diptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark. Vol. III: Genus Empis. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica 29. E.J. Brill, Leiden, New York, Köln, 1994, 192 pp.

Additions to the catalogue of flies of the Palaearctic region (Diptera: Scatophagidae)


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 513-515, 1995

Additions are presented to the Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera, family Scatophagidae. Four species previously described by the present author were not mentioned in the Catalogue. Two other previously synonymised species names were omitted from the Catalogue. Further thirteen species names were listed as valid though they had been previously placed in synonymy by the present author.

Book Review: Mosquito Ecology. Field Sampling Methods.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 516, 1995

Service M.W.: Mosquito Ecology. Field Sampling Methods. Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., London & New York, 1993, 988 pp.

Book Review: Mayflies and Stoneflies: Life Histories and Biology.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 517, 1995

Campbell I.C. (ed.): Mayflies and Stoneflies: Life Histories and Biology. Series Entomologica 44. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London, 1992, x + 366 pp.

Book Review: Index of Economically Important Lepidoptera.


Eur. J. Entomol. 92 (2): 518, 1995

Zhang B.-C. (ed.): Index of Economically Important Lepidoptera.