More new species from Greece and Papua New Guinea!

13 July 2013

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In the last days two new issues made by WBA members have been published. The first work, realized by Achille Casale, Pier Mauro Giachino and Dante Vailati, has been published on the Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana (145 (1): 9-25) with the title: “Tre nuove specie di Coleotteri sotterranei di Grecia (Coleoptera: Carabidae e Cholevidae)”. It represents the 34th contribution of the Research Project of the WBA “Research Missions in the Mediterranean Basin”, supported by our Association. In the new work a synthesis of the actual knowledge on the arthropods until now known from the Cave Megálo Spilió (=large cave), located in the Oros Sérekas (Western Greece, Etolía-Akarnanía). Three new species of subterranean Coleoptera collected in the above mentioned cave are described and illustrated: Duvalius ionicus (Carabidae, Trechini), Speluncarius vailatii (Carabidae, Pterostichini) and Epiroella acharnanis (Cholevidae, Leptodirinae). Moreover, in the work some comments about the origin of the endogeous fauna of this area are present. Also the second work: “A new species of Calycina (Coleoptera Mordellidae) from Papua New Guinea” realized by Enrico Ruzzier, has been published on the Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana (145 (1): 27-31). In the work our young member describes Calycina poggii n. sp. on a specimen of Coleoptera Mordellidae collected in 1876 (sic!) in Papua New Guinea and conserved to the Museum of Natural History “G. Doria” in Genoa. A key to the world species of the genus Calycina Blair, 1922 is also given. The WBA expresses sincere congratulations to the members, authors of the new discoveries, in particular to Enrico Ruzzier for his constancy in recognizing a new species conserved for 137 years in the collection of the Museum of Genoa!
The persons concerned can ask for a PDF copy of the papers directly to WBA to the following address: info@biodiversityassociation.org