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Novak V.,Nepasicke Namesti 796 | Ghahari H.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

The fauna of Iranian Alleculinae is summarized in this paper. Seventy species from 12 genera are reported: the subtribe Alleculina Laporte with 4 genera and 18 species: Hymenalia Mulsant (7 species), Hymenophorus Mulsant (3 species), My-cetocharina Seidlitz (6 species), Prionychus Solier (2 species); the subtribe Gonoderina Seidlitz with 3 genera and 6 species: Gonodera Mulsant (1 species), Isomira Mulsant (4 species), Pseudocistela Crotch (1 species), the subtribe Mycetocharina Gistel with a single genus and 3 species: Mycetochara Berthold (3 species) and the tribe Cteniopodini Solier with 4 genera and 43 species: Cteniopus Solier (5 species), Omophlina Reitter (2 species), Omophlus Dejean (32 species) and Podonta Solier (4 species). Nine species are newly recorded for the fauna of Iran: Hymenalia atronitens (Fairmaire, 1892), Mycetocharina rufotestacea Reitter, 1898, Prionychus asiatica (Fairmaire, 1892), Isomira nitidula (Kiesenwetter, 1861), Mycetochara ocularis Reitter, 1884, Cteniopus impressicolis Fairmaire, 1892, Omophlus afghanus Muche, 1965, Omophlus schmidi Mnche, 1965 and Podonta elongata Ménétriés, 1832. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Novak V.,Nepasicke Namesti 796 | Jansson N.,Linkoping University | Chiari S.,Third University of Rome | Zauli A.,Third University of Rome | And 2 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

A new species of comb-clawed beetle, Allecula suberina Novák sp. nov., is described, illustrated and compared with all western Palaearctic species. The new species is probably saproxylic, as are other species in the genus, because all specimens were collected by traps set within or near tree cavities on old hollow cork oaks (Quercus suber). Copyright © 2012· Magnolia Press.


Novak V.,Nepasicke Namesti 796 | Avci M.,Suleyman Demirel University of Turkey | Jansson N.,Linkoping University | Sarikaya O.,Suleyman Demirel University of Turkey | And 4 more authors.
Journal of the Entomological Research Society | Year: 2013

In a study of old hollow oaks in southern Turkey, a new species from genus Mycetochara (subgenus Emocharis) was found. The species Mycetochara mersinica Novák sp. nov., are presently described, illustrated and compared with other species from the region.


Pseudocistela hajeki sp. nov. from Iran is described and illustrated, and a key to the West Palaearctic species of the genus Pseudocistela Crotch, 1873 is provided. Pseudocistela ceramboides serrata (Chevrolat, 1844), syn. nov., is a new synonym of P. ceramboides (Linnaeus, 1758).


Novak V.,Nepasicke Namesti 796 | Purchart L.,Mendel University in Brno
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae | Year: 2012

Four new species of the genus Socotralia Novák, 2007 from Socotra Island (Yemen) are described: Socotralia montana sp. nov., S. intermedia sp. nov., S. reitteri sp. nov. and S. vybirali sp. nov. A key to all seven known species of the genus is provided. The genus Alogista Fåhraeus, 1870 is reported from Socotra for the first time.

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