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First DNA-based record of Arachnocephalu...

First DNA-based record of Arachnocephalus vestitus Costa, 1855 (Orthoptera: Mogoplistidae) from Georgia

Eka Arsenashvili, Natalia Bulbulashvili and Lasha-Giorgi Japaridze recently published a paper in Caucasian about the first DNA-based record of Arachnocephalus vestitus Costa, 1855 from Georgia. The Mogoplistidae includes small and non-flying crickets with their bodies covered by the numerous squamellae, which are most diverse in tropical forests (Ingrisch 2006). The world fauna of Mogoplistidae consists […]

The Common Ant Cricket Myrmecophilus ace...

The Common Ant Cricket Myrmecophilus acervorum (Panzer, [1799]), new to the fauna of Georgia, southern Caucasus ecoregion (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae), with additional data on Myrmecophilus hirticaudus Fischer von Waldheim, 1846

Work of our Taxonomic coordinator, Armen Seropian about Common ant cricket Myrmecophilus acervorum (Panzer, 1799) The first record of the ant cricket Myrmecophilus acervorum in Georgia is presented. The species was discovered for the first time in Georgiain the Tbilisi region in 2021. Additional data on the distribution of M. hirticaudus in Georgia is presented

Three new species of the Merodon ruficor...

Three new species of the Merodon ruficornis group (Diptera: Syrphidae) discovered<br>at the edge of its range

Further revision of material from the Merodon ruficornis group (Diptera: Syrphidae) revealed three new species, M. acutus Vujić et Radenković sp. nov. from Russia, M. fulvitarsis Vujić et Radenković sp. nov. from Iran, and M. trispinus Vujić et Radenković sp. nov. from Turkey. We provide an upgraded and illustrated identification key for the species of […]

Discovery of Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus)...

Discovery of Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus) klugii (Brandt,1833) (Isopoda, Oniscidea) in the Republic of Georgia with an overview of the ecology and biology of the subgenus

The terrestrial woodlice Hemilepistus (Hemilepistus) klugii (Brandt, 1833) is reported from Georgia for the first time, with a commentary on the species composition of the genus Hemilepistus Budde-Lund, 1879 in the Caucasus. A short review of the ecology of the subgenus H. (Hemilepistus) is also provided. The material was collected, during the expeditions of CaBOL’s […]

Species diversity and DNA barcode librar...

Species diversity and DNA barcode library of<br>freshwater Molluscs of South Caucasus

The first attempts to investigate the molecular diversity of South Caucasian freshwater mollusks (Mollusca, Gastropoda) and lay down the first bricks to build up a DNA-barcode library. In total, 289 COI barcode sequences were obtained from 33 morpho-species belonging to 24 molluscan genera and 10 families that represent nearly 30% of known freshwater molluscan diversity […]

A description of a new species of Wester...

A description of a new species of Western Palaearctic Lonchoptera Meigen<br>(Diptera, Lonchopteridae) from Georgia

A new species of Lonchopteridae is described from kintrishi national park. The Worldwide family Lonchopteridae comprises a single extant genus, Lonchoptera Meigen, 1803 currently containing 68 species. Other available generic names that have previously been proposed within this family are: Dipsa Fallén, 1810, Lonchopteryx Stephens 1829, Neolonchoptera Vaillant, 1989, Homolonchoptera Yang, 1998 and Spilolonchoptera Yang, […]

Yerevan State University on Expedition i...

During the scientific expedition organized in the State Reserve “Khosrow Forest” the staff of the Department of Zoology of the Faculty of Biology of YSU got acquainted with the rich biodiversity. The State Reserve “Chosrow Forest” is one of the oldest protected areas in the world, whose establishment dates back about 1700 years. The reserve […]

Sawflies of Kintrishi National Park (Sak...

Sawflies of Kintrishi National Park (Sakartvelo)

The publication by Japoshvili & Haris in the “Annals of Agrarian Science” add sixteen genera and 42 species to the Symphyta checklist of Georgia (Sakartvelo). The seasonal dynamics and diversity of sawfly community and vertical zoogeographical distribution of sawflies are also analysed and discussed.

A. Kosyan just added a genus (Argiope, A...

A. Kosyan just added a genus (Argiope, Araneae) to the Checklist of Armenia

The article presents the first record of the genus Argiope, orb-weaver spiders from the Araneidae family in Armenia. The two female specimens of Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) were found in the Lori Region (northern part), and two specimens of the female spider of Argiope lobata (Pallas, 1772) were recorded in the Tavush Region (north-eastern part) […]