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) Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:06:44 +0100 OJS 60 A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE SUMMER ASPECT OF WEEVIL (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONOIDEA) FAUNA OF THE OVČAR-KABLAR GORGE (WESTERN SERBIA) <p>The first preliminary overview of the weevil (Colеoptera: Curculionoidea) fauna registered in the Ovčar-Kablar Gorge (western Serbia) is given. The field research was conducted in June and July 2016 at seven localities. Among a total of 62 identified species and 7 subspecies, 14 are recorded for the first time for the Republic of Serbia, including one Balkan endemic species (<em>Cleopomiarus medius</em>). One of the registered species (<em>Sciaphobus caesius</em>) is protected by the national regulations of the Republic of Serbia.</p> Snežana Pešić, Filip Vukajlović, Ivan Tot ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 SURVEY OF THE GUT PATHOGENIC MICROFLORA ASSOCIATED WITH CATERPILLARS OF THE BOX TREE MOTH CYDALIMA PERSPECTALIS WALKER, 1859 (LEPIDOPTERA: CRAMBIDAE) <p>The invasive box tree moth <em>Cydalima perspectalis </em>is an important and dangerous pest on <em>Buxus</em> spp. In this study, its destructive potential was evaluated in five areas of Bulgaria through the assessment of the defoliation levels caused by the caterpillars on the box trees. The microorganism species composition and diversity in the gut of caterpillars were investigated. In a total of 206 caterpillars, 5 bacterial (<em>Acinetobacter schindleri</em>, <em>Enterococcus casseliflavus</em>, &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Klebsiella mobilis</em>, <em>Paenibacillus anaericanus, </em>and<em> Paenibacillus popilliae</em>) and 5 fungal species (<em>Metarhizium </em>sp., <em>Beauveria</em> sp., <em>Verticillium</em> sp., <em>Alternaria</em> sp. and <em>Mucor</em> sp.), were recovered. The most prevalent pathogen (52.4%) was the bacterium <em>P. popilliae</em>. Two entomopathogenic fungi, <em>Metarhizium </em>sp. and <em>Beauveria</em> sp., were observed in high and quite similar prevalences of 29.6% and 28.6%, respectively. The presence of these three pathogens (<em>P. popilliae</em>, <em>Metarhizium </em>sp. and <em>Beauveria</em> sp.) in relatively high levels in the gut of caterpillars indicates the possible role of gut pathogenic microorganisms as agents affecting caterpillar survival in natural populations of the pests. Further research is needed to assess the effect of the identified bacteria and fungi on <em>C. perspectalis</em> life stages.</p> Vili Harizanova, Mladen Naydenov, Atanaska Stoeva, Iliyana Valcheva, Donka Draganova, Yanko Borisov, Melika Mohamedova ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 INTERESTING SPECIES OF THE FAMILY GEOMETRIDAE (LEPIDOPTERA) RECENTLY COLLECTED IN SERBIA, INCLUDING SOME THAT ARE NEW TO THE COUNTRY’S FAUNA <p>Seventeen very interesting species were found in studying the fauna of Geometridae of Serbia. Ten of them are new to the fauna of Serbia (<em>Ennomos quercaria</em>, <em>Anticollix sparsata</em>, <em>Colostygia fitzi</em>, <em>Eupithecia absinthiata</em>, <em>E. alliaria, E. assimilate, E. millefoliata</em>, <em>E. semigraphata</em>, <em>Perizoma juracolaria</em> and <em>Trichopteryx polycommata</em>); five are here recorded in Serbia for the second time (<em>Dyscia raunaria</em>, <em>Elophos dilucidaria, Eupithecia ochridata</em>, <em>Perizoma bifaciata</em> and <em>Rhodostrophia discopunctata</em>); and two are recorded for the third time (<em>Nebula nebulata</em> and <em>Perizoma hydrata</em>)<em>. </em>Information regarding where and when they were all found is given herein.</p> Aleksandar Stojanović, Miroslav Jovanović, Čedomir Marković ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 NEW FINDINGS OF HOVERFLY FAUNA (DIPTERA: SYRPHIDAE) OF THE WESTERN PART OF SERBIA (ZLATIBOR AND RAŠKA DISTRICTS) <p>During a three year systematic sampling of the hoverfly fauna in highlands of western Serbia, 150 hoverfly species of 51 genera were recorded for this region.<em> Eumerus ovatus</em> Loew, 1848, new to the fauna of Serbia, was recorded on mountain Zlatibor. Additionally, 4 new hoverfly species from the genus <em>Merodon </em>Meigen, 1803 were found, awaiting species descriptions. The most species-rich areas in the investigated region are SW part of Mt. Golija and SE part of Mt. Zlatar. These mountains also have the highest number of protected and strictly protected species. In order to preserve this high local diversity of hoverflies, protection of these areas, as well as proper conservation management are of crucial importance.</p> Marija Miličić, Marina Janković, Tamara Tot, Zorica Nedeljković, Snežana Popov, Bojana Ivošević, Snežana Radenković, Ante Vujić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 RESEARCH ON THE SUBFAMILY CHRYSIDINAE (HYMENOPTERA: CHRYSIDIDAE) FAUNA OF TURKEY WITH DISTRIBUTIONAL EVALUATION <p>The present study is based on chrysidid samples in the subfamily Chrysidinae collected from various parts of Turkey since the 1970s. A total of 90 species and subspecies are recognized in seven genera: <em>Chrysidea </em>(1), <em>Chrysis </em>(70),<em> Chrysura </em>(13)<em>, </em><em>Pseudochrysis </em>(2),<em> Spinolia </em>(2),<em> Spintharina </em>(1), and <em>Euchroeus </em>(1). Of these, <em>Chrysis verae </em>Semenov 1967 is new for the Turkish fauna. Moreover, <em>Chrysis cingulicornis</em> Förster 1853<em>, Ch. cylindrica</em> Eversmann 1857<em>, &nbsp;Ch. decora </em>Mocsáry 1889<em>, Ch. lepida</em> Mocsáry1889,<em> Ch.</em> <em>marani centropunctata </em>Linsenmaier 1968<em>, Ch. viridissima fasciolata </em>Klug 1845, <em>Chrysura barbatula </em>Linsenmaier 1968, and <em>Pseudospinolia neglectoides </em>(Linsenmaier 1959) are recorded for the first time in the eastern Anatolian region. Those of <em>Chrysis confluens</em> (Dahlbom 1845) and <em>Euchroeus purpuratus</em> <em>consularis</em> Buysson 1896 are recorded from central and eastern Anatolia, <em>Chrysis bytinskii</em> Linsenmaier 1959 from the Mediterranean region, <em>Chrysis krueperi </em>Mocsáry 1897 from the Marmara region,<em> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ch. marginata </em>Mocsáry 1889 from central Anatolia and Mediterranean regions,<em> Ch. lateralis </em>Dahlbom, 1845 from central Anatolia, <em>Chrysura varicornis</em> (Spinola 1838) from the southeastern Anatolian region. New distributional data of most of the taxa are evaluated. The species show different distribution patterns; most of them have been rarely recorded, the rest of them are moderately and frequently recorded. Certain species are recorded from one or two provinces, even with a single sample. For instance, <em>Chrysis aeraria </em>(Mocsáry, 1914), <em>Ch.</em> <em>jucunda</em> Mocsáry, 1889 and <em>Ch. viridissima fasciolata</em> Klug, 1845 are known from one province each. They could be classified as endangered species and should be added to the IUCN red list.</p> Hikmet Özbek, Strumia Franco ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 A REVIEW OF HOMOLOBINAE (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO <p>This work presents the first retrospective of <em>Homolobus</em> species registered in Serbia and Montenegro. The following species are recorded:<em> H</em>. (<em>Phylacter</em>)<em> annulicornis</em>, <em>H</em>. (<em>Homolobus</em>) <em>discolor</em>, <em>H</em>. (<em>Chartolobus</em>) <em>infumator</em> and <em>H</em>. (<em>Apatia</em>)<em> truncator</em>.</p> Vladimir Žikić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 ON THE FIRST NON-TYPE LOCALITY FINDING OF DUVALIUS (PARADUVALIUS) STANKOVITCHI GEORGEVITCHI (JEANNEL, 1923) (COLEOPTERA: CARABIDAE: TRECHINAE) <p>Troglobitic trechine ground beetle, <em>Duvalius</em> (<em>Paraduvalius</em>) <em>stankovitchi georgevitchi</em> (Jeannel, 1923) was found outside its type locality (Lazareva Pećina Cave, village of Zlot, near Bor, Kučajske Planine Mts., eastern Serbia) for the first time. Specimens of the mentioned taxon were recently collected in Vernjikica Cave nearby. Morphological and molecular analyses confirmed that specimens from both caves belong to the same subspecies, and that there are no significant differences between them.</p> Maja Vrbica, Anđeljko Petrović, Dragan Antić, Dejan V Stojanović, Srećko Ćurčić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 29 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100