Acta Entomologica Serbica 2019-12-26T10:33:24+01:00 Ljiljana Protić Open Journal Systems Acta entomologica Serbica is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering entomology published by the Entomological Society of Serbia. It publishes mainly original research papers. AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF CRIOCERINAE (COLEOPTERA: CHRYSOMELIDAE) OF IRAN 2019-12-25T18:42:06+01:00 Ebru Gül ASLAN Hassan Ghahari <p>A checklist for Iranian Criocerinae Latreille (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) is proposed. Based on a literature review, a total of 13 species within four genera, <em>Crioceris</em> Geoffroy (five species), <em>Lilioceris</em> Reitter (four species),<em> Lema</em> Fabricius (one species) and <em>Oulema</em> Des Gozis (three species), are given. Among the listed species,<em> Lema</em> (<em>Lema</em>) <em>cyanella</em> Linnaeus, 1758 is a new record for the fauna of Iran.</p> 2019-11-14T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## DISTRIBUTION OF SOME EUROPEAN LEPIDOPTERA BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF THEIR NON-ADULT STAGES PRESENTED THROUGH TROPHIC ASSOCIATIONS AND A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THEIR PARASITOIDS 2019-12-25T18:42:06+01:00 Vladimir Žikić Rudolf Ritt Marco Colacci Boženka Hric Saša Stanković Marijana Ilić Milošević Maja Lazarević Katarina Kos Dawid Marczak Yeray Monasterio León Mihailo Vujić Roman Maglić Josef de Freina <p>We examined 638 Lepidoptera specimens on the territories of 13 European countries in our search for parasitoids. We collected eggs, larvae and pupae. In total, 251 Lepidoptera species were identified, belonging to 169 genera from 30 families. Of the total sample, approximately one-third (32.23%) were parasitized. In 168 samples (26.42%), we identified only one parasitoid species per host. In addition to these data, 224 plant species from 114 genera were identified, of which the vast majority were feeding plants.</p> 2019-11-05T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## NEW DATA ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF XYLOPHAGOUS INSECTS OF OAK AND THEIR PARASITOIDS AND INQUILINES IN SERBIA 2019-12-25T18:42:06+01:00 Čedomir Marković Aleksandar Stojanović <p>A study of the biology of the oak bark beetle <em>Scolytus intricatus</em> at 41 localities in Serbia during the period from 1992 to 1998 yielded an abundance of data on the distribution of insects associated with it or inhabiting the same plant material as it. Some of these data have been published, but the majority have not. Previously unpublished data are presented in this study, providing a list of 58 insect species from 4 orders, 15 families and 45 genera. For each insect, the locality, date of collecting, as well as the species of oak on which it was collected are listed.</p> 2019-11-21T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## TWO NEW HYMENOPTERAN FINDINGS IN SERBIA: DIPRION SIMILIS (DIPRIONIDAE) AS HOST AND ITS PARASITOID, MONODONTOMERUS DENTIPES (TORYMIDAE) 2019-12-25T18:42:06+01:00 Vladimir Žikić Marijana Ilić Milošević Saša Stanković Maja Lazarević Hossein Lotfalizadeh <p>Two hymenopteran species are reported for the Serbian fauna. <em>Diprion similis</em>, from the family Diprionidae, served as a host for the parasitoid wasp <em>Monodontomerus dentipes</em>, from the family Torymidae. The specimens were collected from Mt. Zlatibor in western Serbia. The parasitoid specimens were reared from the pupal stadium of the host <em>D. similis.</em></p> <p><em>&nbsp;</em></p> 2019-12-11T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## MERODON NATANS AND M. PULVERIS (DIPTERA: SYRPHIDAE): DELIMITATING CRYPTIC HOVERFLY SPECIES USING THE GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRIC METHOD 2019-12-25T18:42:07+01:00 Maja Arok Jelena Ačanski Tamara Tot Snežana Radenković Ante Vujić <p>A landmark-based geometric morphometric method was employed to delimitate two morphologically closely-related species of the hoverfly <em>Merodon natans</em> species group based on wing parameters. The studied species, <em>Merodon natans</em> and <em>M. pulveris</em>, were successfully determined using this method. Analyses revealed a significant difference in wing size and shape between individuals of the two species, thereby proving that these are two distinct species, even though, morphologically very similar. Discriminant and cluster analyses also uncovered a subtle difference in wing shape between <em>M. pulveris</em> populations, indicating intraspecific differentiation with potential conservation implications. The results of the morphological study were supplemented with known distribution data of the investigated species.</p> 2019-09-03T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## FIRST RECORD OF DIMORPHOCORIS BEIERI WAGNER 1965 (HETEROPTERA: MIRIDAE) IN SERBIA 2019-12-26T10:32:21+01:00 Ljiljana Protić Bojana Nadaždin <p>A new species for the fauna of Serbia - <em>Dimorphocoris beieri</em> Wagner, 1965, was caught on the Veliki Strešer, the highest peak of the Mount Vardenik. The species is endemic to the Balkan Peninsula, and in addition to Serbia, it has also been recorded in Montenegro on the Mount Durmitor (Wagner 1965, 1973; Protić <em>et al.</em> 1990). In addition to this, another species of the same genus was recorded in Serbia - <em>D. saulii</em> Wagner, on the Mount Stolovi (Protić, 2016).</p> 2019-11-26T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## FIRST REPORT OF BRACHODIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA) FOR SERBIA 2019-12-26T10:33:24+01:00 Ana Nahirnic King Andrew Predrag Jakšić <p>The Brachodidae family in Europe is represented only by the genus <em>Brachodes</em>, which has 14 species. So far, there has been no information on the presence of representatives of this family in Serbia. We found <em>Brachodes pumila</em> (Ochsenheimer, 1808) on Mount Stolovi in central Serbia. This is the first finding of <em>B. pumila</em>, genus <em>Brachodes</em> and family Brachodidae in Serbia.</p> 2019-11-13T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## In memoriam: PROF. DR. DRAGIĆ TOMIĆ (1925-2019) 2019-12-25T18:42:07+01:00 Ljubodrag Mihajlović <p>Professor Dragić Tomić, DSc, retired Full Professor of the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Forestry passed away on January 20, 2019.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Professor Tomić was born on May 4, 1925 in Jalovik in the Vladimirci Municipality near Šabac. He finished elementary school and high school until the sixth grade in Šabac. His education was temporarily halted during World War II when he volunteered to join the National Liberation Army, where he remained until December 1945. After demobilization, he completed his education. In 1946, he finished the VII and VIII grades of high school and in the same year enrolled in the Forestry Department of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (Department of Silviculture). He graduated in 1950, achieving the highest grade in his defense of his final paper. During the third and fourth years of study, he was a volunteer demonstrator in Forest Entomology. Upon graduating, he was appointed junior teaching assistant at the Department of Forest Protection of the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade. He was elected as a teaching assistant for the first time in 1954. After two re-elections as teaching assistant (1957 and 1960), he was promoted to lecturer in 1962. He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled "Ecology of Pine chafer (<em>Polyphylla fullo</em> L.) on the Deliblato Sands" in 1965, obtaining the title of Doctor of Forestry. He was elected to the position of assistant professor in the subject Forest Entomology at the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade in 1965, associate professor in 1971, and full professor in 1977. Since the establishment of the department at the Faculty in 1966, in addition to Forest Entomology, he taught: Horticultural Entomology, Protection of Plantations on Eroded Areas, and for a short time, Wood Protection. He retired on September 30, 1990. He died at the age of 94.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Professor Tomić was a true expert. He published over a hundred scientific and professional papers in domestic and foreign journals, and the results of his work are still cited by many researchers. He had excellent knowledge of the world of harmful forest insects, and especially his favorite butterflies from the group of geometer moths (Fam. Geometridae), beetles from the group of cockchafers (Fam. Melolonthidae) and bark beetles (Fam. Curculionidae, subfamily Scolytinae), which he studied throughout his working life. His doctoral dissertation, which he defended in 1965, was a detailed study of the Pine chafer, a dangerous pest on the sandy terrains of our country, of which very little was known. He also studied other groups of harmful forest insects, both in terms of their ecology and harmfulness, as well as ways to effectively control them. His studies of harmful insects of soft broadleaves are very significant. First, he exhaustively studied and published papers on certain dangerous pests of poplar and willow, such as the small poplar borer, poplar clearwing moth, broad-shouldered leaf beetles of poplar and willow, and then, together with professors S. Živojinović and K. Vasić, he published the comprehensive paper "Harmful Insects of Soft Broadleaves" in two parts. He studied harmful insects in forest nurseries throughout his professional and scientific career. In addition to the extensive study of the Pine chafer, he studied other chafer species and provided the key for the determination of cockchafer larvae in the Deliblato Sands area. He also dealt with the fauna of bark-boring beetles and published papers on the fauna of this harmful group of insects on the mountains of Zlatar, Golija, Kosmaj and Kozjak. For many years, he studied geometer moths and published significant papers on the fauna of this group of butterflies of the Deliblato Sands, Mt. Goč, and finally the detailed paper "Fauna of Geometer Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Serbia", published by the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA). He also investigated the harmful insects of urban greenery and studied the bionomy and ways of controlling some little known, as well as some allochthonous, harmful insects in Serbia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Professor Tomić was an excellent professor and educator with extensive knowledge and experience that he selflessly passed on to his students, junior colleagues and fellow professionals. His lectures were always well attended, as they were interesting and amusing for students. He is remembered by his student because an exam with Professor Tomić rarely took less than an hour. He expected a lot from his students, but he also did his best to give them the requisite knowledge. Even as a full professor, at the request of his students, he gave tutorials. None of his students ever complained about his high demands.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Colleague foresters from the field often came to Professor Tomić for help or advice when they could not solve problems in forest protection. Professor Tomić had limitless patience for them. He would go to the field, give advice, write reports, and typically, he never sought financial compensation for his work or effort, something that is hard to imagine nowadays: he considered it his duty.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Professor Tomić will be remembered by all of us, his former students, colleagues and associates, as a good and generous man. He was quiet, calm, tolerant, patient, hardworking and just, always willing to help others. With the passing of Professor Tomić, the branch of forest protection has lost a great scientist and expert, and for the many who knew him personally, a true friend.</p> 2019-11-25T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##