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Metaleptea 42(3) West Europe

Metaleptea 42(3) West Europe

The short report by Gerlind U.C. Lehmann describes the details of BioBlitz carried out by CaBOL in 2022. The event took place in Armenia and Georgia and aimed to collect insects and plants for 2 weeks. The event also included engagement in citizen science by having a one-day BioBlitz at Yerevan Botanical Garden and at […]

The record of Ametropus fragilis Albarda

The record of Ametropus fragilis Albarda, 1878 (Ephemeroptera, Ametropodidae) from Georgia

The representatives of the genus Ametropus (Insecta, Ephemeroptera) were recorded 80 years ago in Georgia. Due to the taxonomic uncertainty, the recorded specimens were considered potentially new taxa. Since then, no other record of Ametropus has been documented from the whole South Caucasus and its nearby regions further south. In the present contribution, we provide […]

New and well-forgotten: DNA-assisted rec...

New and well-forgotten: DNA-assisted records of two beetle (Insecta, Coleoptera) species new for the fauna of Georgia with an update on the distribution of some other little studied taxa

First records of two species of beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera), namely Pocadius adustus Reitter, 1888 (Nitidulidae) and Byrrhus pustulatus (Forster, 1770) (Byrrhidae) are given for Georgia. In addition, an update on the occurrences of Necrobia violacea (Linnaeus, 1758 (Cleridae), Coelostoma orbiculare (Fabricius, 1775) (Hydrophilidae) and Lycoperdina succincta (Linnaeus, 1767) (Endomychidae) are also presented based on the specimens collected in Samtskhe-Javakheti region, determined by morphological and mtDNA barcoding methods.

Leptopus hispanus and Erianotus lanosus:...

Leptopus hispanus and Erianotus lanosus: the first DNA-assisted records of Leptopodidae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) for the fauna of Georgia

The shore-bug (Leptopodidae Brullé, 1836) family is reported from Georgia for the first time upon several finds of Leptopus hispanus Rambur, 1840, and Erianotus lanosus (Dufour, 1834) (Hemiptera, Heteroptera). These species are widespread from the Mediterranean to Central Asia, including the Caucasus. Barcodes of the species, collecting information, and pictures of specimens are given.

Apoidea (Hymenoptera, Apiformes and Sphe...

Apoidea (Hymenoptera, Apiformes and Spheciformes) of Northwestern Georgia with new records for the country

In this survey, 116 species of 39 genera and 12 families from two sections Apiformes and Spheciformes of the superfamily Apoidea have been recorded from Georgia (Sakartvelo). Among them, one genus Polemistus de Saussure, 1892 and 39 species are new country records. This is just part of the studied and collected material, therefore the identification […]

First CaBOL Thesis – The diversity of sy

First CaBOL Thesis – The diversity of syrphids (Diptera, Syrphidae) along an elevation gradient in Kintrishi natural reserve

Master Thesis by Tinatin Chkhartishvili AbstractThe distribution of species by the elevational gradient around the world has been studied on the example of numerous animals or plants. There is not much information about the family Syrphidae in Georgia, especially about the distribution of species. For this very reason I have studied the distribution of hoverfly […]

Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) from No...

Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) from North Western Georgia (Sakartvelo) (Part II.)

Reseant publication by George Japoshvili: 302 specimen belonging to 59 sawflies species were collected in North Western Georgia. Characteristic species are: Monoctenus lechkhumensis Haris & Japoshvili, 2022, Birka catellata (Konow, 1900), Eutomostethus ephippium ssp. vopiscus (Konow, 1899), Strongylogaster caucasica Schaposchnikov, 1885, Macrophya hamata ssp. caucasicola Muche, 1969, Tenthredopsis viridis Zhelochovtsev, 1941 and Calameuta grombczewskii (Jakowlew, […]

First record of Palorus subdepressus (Wo...

First record of Palorus subdepressus (Wollaston, 1864) (Coleoptera: Tenebronidae) from Georgia (Sakartvelo)

The darkling beetle Palorus subdepressus (Wollaston, 1864) is recorded from Georgia for the first time. Detailed information on the recording site, pictures of the voucher specimen, and identification criteria are given, along with a mini-review of the Palorus Mulsant, 1854 species ever recorded in Georgia.