Acta Entomologica Serbica Acta Entomologica Serbica is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering entomology published by the Entomological Society of Serbia. It publishes mainly original research papers. en-US <p><strong>Copyright:</strong>&nbsp;© 2019 The ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SERBIA Staff. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.</p> (Ljiljana Protić) (Saša Stanković) Tue, 06 Jul 2021 14:48:01 +0200 OJS 60 A FIRST RECORD OF THE ALIEN MANTIS SPECIES HIERODULA TENUIDENTATA (MANTODEA: MANTIDAE) IN SERBIA <p>An alien mantis species, <em>Hierodula tenuidentata</em>, has expanded its areal in Europe in the last few years. It was registered in several European countries, including some on the Balkan Peninsula. Herein are presented for the first time records of <em>H. tenuidentata</em> on the territory of Serbia, several from the capital city of Belgrade, and one from Novi Kneževac, a town in the northern part of country. The species was recognized for the first time in photos posted in a Facebook group of insect lovers and enthusiasts in 2019, but positive identification only took place in 2020 after group members collected specimens. Social networks can be a very important tool for the monitoring of invasive species in general, and invasive mantids in particular, especially due to their size and attractiveness.</p> Mihailo D. Vujić, Slobodan Ivković, Tibor Rekecki, Dušan Krstić, Vera Stanković, Milan Đurić, Ivan Tot ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +0100 PRESENCE OF NORTH AMERICAN APHID DREPANAPHIS ACERIFOLIAE (THOMAS, 1878) (HEMIPTERA: APHIDIDAE: DREPANOSIPHINAE) IN SERBIA <p>The painted maple aphid, <em>Drepanaphis acerifoliae</em> (Thomas, 1878), is present on <em>Acer saccharinum </em>L. (silver maple) in Serbia. It was found for the first time in 2019 in parks in Novi Sad, and in 2020 it was registered in Belgrade. It is a North American species that has been extending its distribution in Europe since 1992. Serbia is the fourth European country in which it has been found, following Italy, Spain and Hungary. <em>Drepanaphis</em> <em>acerifoliae</em> was found to be present on all examined <em>A. saccharinum </em>L. trees where it is usually very numerous. It was not found on<em> A. platanoides </em>L.,<em> A. campestre </em>L., <em>A. pseudoplatanus </em>L. or<em> A. negundo </em>L. The morphology of viviparous parthenogenetic females, oviparous females and males is presented, with original drawings and photos.</p> Olivera Petrović-Obradović, Marko Šćiban, Mihajlo Tomić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 FIVE SPECIES OF PSELAPHINAE (COLEOPTERA: STAPHYLINIDAE) NEW FOR THE FAUNA OF ALBANIA <p>Sixty-one adult individuals of 15 species (10 genera) and one subspecies of Pselaphinae were caught using a car-net during a single evening trip in the valley of the Lumnica River, village of Alipostivan, close to the town of Përmet, southern Albania, on 22.05.2018. The following five species are new for the beetle fauna of Albania: <em>Trimium expandum </em>Reitter, 1884, <em>Meliceria </em>(<em>Cyrtoplectus</em>) <em>stankoi </em>(Karaman, 1960), <em>Brachygluta </em>(<em>Brachygluta</em>) <em>epirotica</em> Sabella, 2004, <em>Bythinus tener</em> Reitter, 1884 and <em>Tychobythinus latifrons </em>(Müller, 1902). The prevailing weather (air) conditions between 7:00 and 8:30 pm on the day of collecting (at Gjirokastër, 30 km away), with a warm although decreasing temperature (27.2-25.6°C) and increasing humidity (46-53%), were obviously optimal for the car-net method.</p> Andreas Kleeberg, Volker Brachat ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 DIORYCTRIA ROBINIELLA (MILLIÈRE, 1865) (LEPIDOPTERA: PYRALIDAE) IS A MEMBER OF FAUNA OF CROATIA <p>The occurrence of <em>Dioryctria robiniella </em>in Croatia is confirmed. The species has a disjunct areal in the Mediterranean area of Europe and it is one of the rarer species of its genus. The presence of this species in Croatia has in the literature been noted before, but has recently been excluded from recent checklists of Pyraloidea of Croatia and the Balkan Peninsula. However, the species indeed occurs in the country and has been recorded at seven localities across the coastal areas, from Pag island in the north down to Konavle area in the south, near the border with Montenegro. Further surveys of other neighbouring countries should reveal additional localities for this species in the Balkan peninsula.</p> Toni Koren ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 FIRST REPORT OF ACASIS APPENSATA (EVERSMANN, 1842) IN SERBIA WITH AN EXAMINATION OF THE GENUS ACASIS DUPONCHEL, 1845 (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE) ON THE BALKAN PENINSULA <p><em>Acasis appensata</em> (Eversmann, 1842) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) is reported in Serbia for the first time. The status on the Balkan Peninsula of the two Western Palaearctic species of <em>Acasis</em> Duponchel, 1845 is discussed. The localized distribution pattern of both <em>A. appensata</em> and <em>A. viretata</em> (Hübner, 1799) is probably genuine, though both species may be significantly under-recorded for want of adequate field workers in the region.</p> Colin W. Plant, Stoyan Beshkov, Predrag Jaksic, Andrew King, Ana Nahirnic ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 21 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 CONTRIBUTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOMETRID MOTHS (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE LEACH, 1815) OF MONTENEGRO AND SERBIA <p>The results of the faunal exploration of Geometer Moths (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) in the area of Montenegro and Serbia are reported. Based on fieldwork conducted in the past 50 years, data for 71 species are presented. Wherever necessary, comments are provided concerning ovipositional and nutritional plants, as well as illustrations of adults and genital armature. In Montenegro, several species have been recorded for the first time.</p> Predrag Jakšić, Slaviša Milošević ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 21 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0200 PRESENCE OF MANTIBARIA SEEFELDERIANA (DE STEFANI) (HYMENOPTERA: SCELIONIDAE) IN CROATIA: A PSEUDOPARASITOID OF PRAYING MANTIS <p>Herein we present the first record of a very rare species of parasitoid wasp, <em>Mantibaria seefelderiana</em>, in Croatia, with the basic elements of its unusual biology. The most precise categorization of its trophic interaction would be pseudoparasitoid, because the larva of this species feeds on a larger number of mantis embryos in the ootheca in a way that is more representative of predatory diet and behavior, without any regulation by its host’s behavior. Additionally, adult females of this pseudoparasitoid live as ectoparasites attached to the body of female mantises, where they feed on hemolymph. The combination of an unusual predatory and parasitic lifestyle is extremely atypical for the predominantly parasitoid character of most other members of the family Scelionidae.</p> Roman Maglić, Vladimir Žikić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 CORRECT CITATIONS OF THE RECENTLY DESCRIBED SPECIES OF GENERA MERODON, CHEILOSIA AND PARAGUS (DIPTERA: SYRPHIDAE) <p>The paper cites the correct citation of 14 species described in 2020, which are also listed in the Atlas of the Hoverflies of Greece. In order to prevent potential dilemmas and different taxonomic interpretations in accordance with the rules of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, it is stated that 14 presented species should be cited.</p> Ante Vujić, Laura Likov, Snežana Radenković ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 FIRST RECORD OF THE JAPANESE GRAPE LEAFHOPPER ARBORIDIA KAKOGAWANA (HEMIPTERA: AUCHENORRHYNCHA: CICADELLIDAE: TYPHLOCYBINAE) IN SERBIA <p>The manuscript encloses the first finding of the leafhopper <em>Arboridia kakogawana</em> (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Typhlocybinae) in Serbia. On total of four sites in Vojvodina, identification based on the morphological characters gave us data on the presence of this allochtonous species that was previously detected in Romania and Crimean peninsula. <em>Arboridia kakogawana</em> is known as the grapevine pest and it was observed in Serbia on two localities on damaged grapevine plants expressing characteristic symptoms of its presence such as intensive chlorotic patches. Individuals were collected using entomological nets and light traps.</p> Marko Šćiban, Radislav Mirić, Andrea Kosovac ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 RAINIERIA CALCEATA (DIPTERA: MICROPEZIDAE: TAENIAPTERINAE): A NEW SUBFAMILY, GENUS AND SPECIES TO GREECE Sotiris Alexiou, Giorgos Kakiopoulos ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 19 Feb 2021 00:00:00 +0100 In memoriam Academician, Prof. Dr. Dušan Čamprag (1925-2021) <p>Academician Dr. Dušan Čamprag, retired full professor of entomology at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, passed away on March 22, 2021. With his passing, the scientific and professional communities lost one of the pioneers of plant protection in our country, a well-known entomologist and the oldest member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA).</p> Tatjana Kereši, Radoslav Sekulić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 05 May 2021 00:00:00 +0200