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If you have any questions about <em>EJT</em>, please <a href="">contact us</a></p> EJT Consortium en-US European Journal of Taxonomy 2118-9773 <h3>Creative Commons Copyright Notices</h3> <div class="page"> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> (CC BY 4.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are NOT ALLOWED TO post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to taxonomic issues.</li> </ol> </div> A new genus and species of Ichneumonini Latreille (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) from Oriental Region <p><em>Serratichneumon</em> Riedel &amp; Sheng gen. nov. and <em>Serratichneumon maculatus</em> Sheng &amp; Riedel gen. et sp. nov. belonging to the tribe Ichneumonini of subfamily Ichneumoninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), collected in the Oriental Region (China, Vietnam, and Indonesia), are described and illustrated. The new genus is placed in Tereshkin’s key to the Palaearctic genera of the subtribe Amblytelina, and compared with similar genera, <em>Hepiopelmus</em> Wesmael, 1845, and <em>Tricholabus</em> Thomson, 1894.</p> Mao-Ling Sheng Matthias Riedel Zhong Wang Copyright (c) 2023 Mao-Ling Sheng, Matthias Riedel, Zhong Wang 2023-12-01 2023-12-01 910 14–24 14–24 10.5852/ejt.2023.910.2355 A review of the genus Stratiomys Geoffroy (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) from India with description of a new species <p>A review of the genus <em>Stratiomys </em>from India is presented. The new species <em>Stratiomys brunettii </em>sp.&nbsp;nov. is described based on male and female specimens collected from the Kashmir Himalayas. The only other congener previously recorded in India, <em>Stratiomys approximata</em>, is redescribed. A key to the species is presented.</p> Suhaib Firdous Yatoo Amir Maqbool Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo Copyright (c) 2023 Suhaib Firdous Yatoo, Amir Maqbool, Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 910 1–13 1–13 10.5852/ejt.2023.910.2353 Andean giants: Priscula spiders from Ecuador, with notes on species groups and egg-sac troglomorphism (Araneae: Pholcidae) <p>The Andean genus <em>Priscula</em> Simon, 1893 includes the largest Neotropical pholcid spiders, but due to their mostly cryptic lifestyle they remain poorly collected and poorly studied. Many species available in collections remain undescribed and nothing has been published about the phylogeny and the biology of the genus. Here, we deal with a recent collection of Priscula spiders from Ecuador, the country of origin of the type species, <em>P. gularis</em> Simon, 1893. We describe eight new species, collected at 17 localities at altitudes from 640–3160 m, all based on males and females: <em>P. azuay</em> sp. nov., <em>P. llaviucu</em> sp. nov., <em>P. espejoi</em> sp. nov., <em>P. esmeraldas</em> sp. nov., <em>P. chapintza</em> sp. nov., <em>P. pastaza</em> sp. nov., <em>P. bonita</em> sp. nov., and <em>P. lumbaqui</em> &nbsp;sp. nov. We use a sample of approximately 26 species-level taxa, mostly from Ecuador and Venezuela, to propose a first hypothesis about relationships within the genus. Our data (mainly CO1) suggest the existence of five species groups, three of which are represented in Ecuador. The cave-dwelling P. pastaza sp. nov. is only slightly troglomorphic (paler than usual; anterior median eyes strongly reduced or lost) but differs dramatically from forest-dwelling congeners in its biology: it hangs fully exposed in its web during the day; it produces egg sacs with only 6–7 eggs (average in 15 other species: 42 eggs); and it produces the largest eggs relative to body size of all studied species.</p> Huber Bernhard A. Meng Guanliang Dupérré Nadine Astrin Jonas Herrera Mauricio Copyright (c) 2023 Huber Bernhard A., Meng Guanliang, Dupérré Nadine, Astrin Jonas, Herrera Mauricio 2023-11-28 2023-11-28 910 1 63 10.5852/ejt.2023.909.2351 Viuria Grishin, 2019 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae): taxonomy, description of two new species, and remarks on the morphology of secondary sexual organs of males <p>The taxonomy of the Neotropical Carcharodini genus <em>Viuria </em>Grishin, 2019 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae) is presented. Two new species are described: <em>Viuria inanna </em>sp.&nbsp;nov. from south-southeastern habitats Brazil and Paraguay, and <em>Viuria acadia </em>sp.&nbsp;nov. from Brazil and Ecuador. Illustrations of adults, including morphology of secondary sexual organs in males, male and female genitalia, diagnoses, remarks, and updated geographical distributions are also provided for all species.</p> Ricardo Russo Siewert José Ricardo Assmann Lemes Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke Mirna Martins Casagrande Copyright (c) 2023 Ricardo Russo Siewert, José Ricardo Assmann Lemes, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke, Mirna Martins Casagrande 2023-11-27 2023-11-27 910 183–203 183–203 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2347 Two new species of Scolopocryptops centipedes from southern Japan (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae) <p>The blind centipede genus <em>Scolopocryptops</em> Newport, 1844 comprises two lineages: the “Asian/North American” group and the “Neotropical/Afrotropical” group. The former can be further split into two groups, a clade comprising <em>Scolopocryptops elegans</em> (Takakuwa, 1937) and <em>Scolopocryptops curtus</em> (Takakuwa, 1939), and a clade comprising all other “Asian/North American” species. Here, <em>Scolopocryptops miyosii</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. from Kyushu and Amami Island and <em>Scolopocryptops brevisulcatus</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. from Izena Island and Okinawa Island in southern Japan are described. The two new species have external features similar to <em>S. elegans</em> and<em> S. curtus</em>. They can be distinguished from most other “Asian/North American” <em>Scolopocryptops</em> by the absence of complete sulcus/sulci along the lateral margin of the cephalic plate and the presence of sternal longitudinal sulci. They can be distinguished from each other by several external features, such as the density of antennal setae and the shape of the anterior margin of the coxosternite. Phylogenetic analyses using nuclear and mitochondrial markers also support the monophyly of the four species, which form a clade sister to all other “Asian/North American” <em>Scolopocryptops</em>.</p> Taro Jonishi Takafumi Nakano Copyright (c) 2023 Taro Jonishi, Takafumi Nakano 2023-11-24 2023-11-24 910 155–182 155–182 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2345 New details of the enigmatic 100 million years old antlion-like larvae of Ankyloleon (Myrmeleontiformia, Neuroptera) <p>Lacewing larvae in the Cretaceous were more diverse in appearance than they are today, best documented by numerous fossils preserved in amber. One morphotype of an unusual larva from about 100 Ma old Kachin amber (Myanmar) was formally recognised as a distinct group called <em>Ankyloleon</em>. The original description erected a single formal species, <em>Ankyloleon caudatus</em>. Yet, it was indicated that among the five original specimens, more species were represented. We here report five new specimens. Among these is the so far largest as well as the so far smallest specimen. Based on this expanded material we can estimate certain aspects of the ontogenetic sequence and are able to recognise a second discrete species, <em>Ankyloleon caroluspetrus</em> sp. nov. We discuss aspects of the biology of <em>Ankyloleon</em> based on newly observed details such as serrations on the mandibles. Long and slender mouthparts, legs and body together with a weakly expressed outer trunk segmentation provide indications for a lifestyle hunting for prey in more confined spaces. Still many aspects of the biology of these larvae must remain unclear due to a lack of a well comparable modern counterpart, emphasising how different the fauna of the Cretaceous was.</p> Joachim T. Haug Carolin Haug Copyright (c) 2023 Joachim T. Haug, Carolin Haug 2023-11-23 2023-11-23 910 135–154 135–154 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2343 Six new species in the genus Innobindus Jacobi 1928 (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae: Brixiini) <p>Six new species are described in the Australian planthopper genus <em>Innobindus</em> Jacobi, 1928. A new species group, the <em>artus</em> group, is created for <em>Innobindus artus</em> sp.&nbsp;nov., <em>I.&nbsp;kaanti</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. and <em>I.&nbsp;loriensis</em> sp.&nbsp;nov.; <em>Innobindus gimani</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. is added to the <em>licinus</em> group and <em>I.&nbsp;geminatus</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. to the <em>multimaculatus</em> group. Another new species, <em>Innobindus oppositus</em> sp.&nbsp;nov., could not be assigned to a species group as it shows unique features within <em>Innobindus</em> regarding forewing venation and chaetotaxy. A checklist and identification key to males of all 13 species of <em>Innobindus</em> is provided. <em>Innobindus</em> is endemic to the eastern parts of New South Wales and Queensland, distribution maps for each species are presented</p> Birgit Löcker Copyright (c) 2023 Birgit Löcker 2023-11-21 2023-11-21 910 108–134 108–134 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2341 Overview of the ant genus Vollenhovia (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in India and Sri Lanka, with an illustrated key and the description of a new species <p>The ant genus <em>Vollenhovia</em> Mayr, 1865 (Myrmicinae, Crematogastrini) mostly occurs in the Australasian and Oriental regions. We revised its diversity in India and Sri Lanka based on qualitative and quantitative morphology, recognizing eleven taxa, including a new species which is described herewith: <em>V. escherichi</em> Forel, 1911,<em> V. gastropunctata</em> Bharti &amp; Kumar, 2013, <em>V. karimalaensis </em>Dhadwal <em>et&nbsp;al</em>., 2023, <em>V. keralensis </em>Kripakaran &amp; Sadasivan, 2022, <em>V. mawrapensis </em>Dhadwal <em>et&nbsp;al</em>., 2023, <em>V.&nbsp;oblonga laevithorax</em> Emery, 1889, <em>V. penetrans</em> (Smith, 1857), <em>V. pfeifferi </em>Bharti <em>et&nbsp;al</em>., 2023, <em>V. taylori </em>Rilta <em>et&nbsp;al</em>., 2023, <em>V. terayamai </em>Rilta <em>et&nbsp;al</em>., 2023, and <em>V. yasmeenae</em> sp.&nbsp;nov. The subspecies status of <em>V.&nbsp;oblonga laevithorax </em>and its relationship with <em>V. penetrans</em>, whose type series does not contain workers, still requires to be assessed in the context of a broader revision including the whole Oriental region. The known distribution of the genus in the Indian subcontinent appears to be fragmentary, still requiring extensive sampling efforts. Four species are from the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in the southern Indian state of Kerala, one is endemic to the biogeographically related Sri Lanka, three are known from Eastern India near the border with Bangladesh, two are reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and one is restricted to the Himachal Pradesh in northern India. A comprehensive key of the known <em>Vollenhovia</em> species from India and Sri Lanka is provided.</p> Shahid Ali Akbar Himender Bharti Enrico Schifani Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo Copyright (c) 2023 Shahid Ali Akbar, Himender Bharti, Enrico Schifani, Aijaz Ahmad Wachkoo 2023-11-20 2023-11-20 910 77–107 77–107 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2339 Review of the genus Acanthophorella Antić & Makarov, 2016 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Anthroleucosomatidae), with descriptions of three new species from the Caucasus <p>The present paper is devoted to the description of three new species of the genus <em>Acanthophorella</em> Antić &amp; Makarov, 2016 from Georgia, western Caucasus: <em>A. devi</em> Antić sp.&nbsp;nov. and <em>A. valerii</em> Antić sp.&nbsp;nov., both presumed troglobionts and each from a single cave, and the epigean <em>A.&nbsp;aurita</em> Antić sp.&nbsp;nov. The troglobiotic <em>Acanthophorella barjadzei</em> Antić &amp; Makarov, 2016 is reported from two additional caves, with further descriptive notes given. Notes on the ecology and localities, and a distribution map for all six species of the genus are presented. A key is given to all members of the <em>Flagellophorella</em> complex. The relationships within the complex and the distribution and troglomorphism in the genus <em>Acanthophorella </em>are briefly discussed.</p> Dragan Antić Mirko Šević Shalva Barjadze Slobodan Makarov Copyright (c) 2023 Dragan Antić, Mirko Šević, Shalva Barjadze, Slobodan Makarov 2023-11-17 2023-11-17 910 39–76 39–76 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2337 A new genus and species of Leptoconopinae (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) from Lower Cretaceous Baskinta amber outcrop in Lebanon <p>A new fossil ceratopogonid genus and species from Lower Cretaceous Lebanese amber, <em>Baskintoconops maaloufi </em>Pielowska-Ceranowska gen. et sp. nov., is described and illustrated. The studied material originates from a newly discovered amber site in the Lebanese village Baskinta at a locality dubbed Qanat Bakish. The described genus is typified by its wing venation pattern combining characters of genera <em>Fossileptoconops</em> and <em>Jordanoconops</em> belonging to the subfamily Leptoconopinae.</p> Agata Pielowska-Ceranowska Dany Azar Jacek Szwedo Copyright (c) 2023 Agata Pielowska-Ceranowska, Dany Azar, Jacek Szwedo 2023-11-16 2023-11-16 910 27–38 27–38 10.5852/ejt.2023.908.2335