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) Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 OJS 60 CONTRIBUTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF APHROPHORID SPITTLEBUGS (HEMIPTERA: APHROPHORIDAE) FROM MOROCCO <p>This paper lists the current fauna of Aphrophoridae family in Morocco. Distribution data of their occurrence in the country are provided. Nine species of aphrophorid spittlebugs found in Morocco are listed, five of them identified and described for the first time in the country and four other species reported in the literature. An identification key of aphrophorid genera and species is given. The Mediterranean spittlebug <em>Philaenus tesselatus</em> Melichar, 1899 (Moroccan specimen) is described and differentiated from the European meadow spittlebug <em>Philaenus spumarius</em> Linnaeus, 1758 (Italian specimen). The newly reported <em>Philaenus</em> <em>sp.</em> specimen found in Morocco is described.</p> Moulay Chrif Smaili, Najat Haddad, Mohamed Afechtal, Jean-Claude Streito, Yamna Ougass, Rachid Benkirane ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 24 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200 THE FIRST RECORD OF THE WEB-SPINNING SAWFLY CAENOLYDA RETICULATA (LINNAEUS, 1758) (HYMENOPTERA: SYMPHYTA: PAMPHILIIDAE) FROM THE BALKANS <p>During project field activities conducted in May 2021 in the territory of the Landscape of Outstanding Features “Dolina Pčinje” at the locality Vogance, one dead and trampled specimen of the web-spinning sawfly <em>Caenolyda reticulata</em> (Linnaeus, 1758) was found. The new finding is the first report of the species from Serbia, as well as from the Balkans, and significantly expands its known distribution into southeast Europe. The host plants of this species are pines (<em>Pinus</em> spp.), of which black pine (<em>Pinus nigra</em> subsp. <em>nigra</em>) occurs in the Pčinja River valley.</p> Mihailo D. Vujić, Milan Đurić, Ivan Tot ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0100 AN OVERVIEW ON THE SUBFAMILY CREMASTINAE FÖRSTER, 1869 (HYMENOPTERA: ICHNEUMONIDAE) FROM TURKEY <p>Fauna of the subfamily Cremastinae Förster, 1869 (Ichneumonidae: Hymenoptera) on the territory of Turkey was investigated. The survey was conducted during the period 1995-2020. A total of 54 species belonging to eight genera have been listed. Among the material collected in the past 25 years, the species <em>Cremastus brevicornis </em>Kolarov &amp; Beyarslan, 1999; <em>C. kasparyani</em> Kolarov Gürbüz &amp; Birol, 2014; <em>C. petiolaris </em>Kolarov &amp; Beyarslan; 1999; <em>C. tristator </em>Aubert, 1970; <em>Nothocremastus beyarslani</em> Kolarov, 1997 and <em>Temelucha turcata </em>Kolarov &amp; Beyarslan, 1999 were listed as endemic to the investigated teritorry. Additionally, a male of <em>Eucreamastus priebei </em>Kolarov, 1999 is recorded for the first time from Turkey. Turkish species of the subfamily Cremastinae have been analyzed according to biogeographical and zoоgeographical features.</p> Saliha Çoruh ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0100 FIRST RECORD OF DISEPYRIS KIEFFER (HYMENOPTERA: BETHYLIDAE) FROM IRAN <p><em>Disepyris </em>Kieffer, a small genus of Bethylidae (Hymenoptera), is recorded for the first time from Iran, represented by <em>D. niveus</em> Lim &amp; Azevedo. Members of this genus can be easily recognized by the protarsi of females with delicate long spines and forewing with short 2r-rs&amp;Rs vein. The diagnostic characters of species are briefly presented according to the newly collected specimens with reference to the respective illustrations.</p> Nahid Khajeh, Ehsan Rakhshani, Celso O. Azevedo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0100 NEW RECORDS FOR THE FAUNA AND ZOOGEOGRAPHY OF CUCKOO WASPS (HYMENOPTERA: CHRYSIDIDAE) IN THE LOWER VOLGA REGION <p>The fauna and zoogeography of chrysidids in the steppe and forest biocenoses of the Lower Volga region in the Saratov region were studied, which include 92 species and 2 subspecies from 17 genera: <em>Cleptes </em>– 2 species; <em>Colpopyga – </em>1; <em>Elampus – </em>8; <em>Haba – </em>1; <em>Hedychridium –</em> 6; <em>Hedychrum –</em> 5; <em>Holopyga – </em>11<em>; Omalus – </em>2; <em>Philoctetes –</em> 3; <em>Pseudomalus –</em> 5; <em>Chrysidea –</em> 1; <em>Chrysis </em>– 41; <em>Chrysura –</em> 3; <em>Spinolia </em>– 1; <em>Stilbum </em>– 2; <em>Trichrysis</em> – 1 and <em>Parnopes </em>– 1, among which 69 species are presented for the Saratov region for the first time. Two species<em>,</em> <em>Chrysis corusca</em> Valkeila, 1971 and <em>Chrysis vanlithi</em> Linsenmaier, 1959, and one subspecies <em>Chrysis frivaldszkyi sparsepunctata </em>du Buysson, 1895, are new records for the Russian fauna. The obtained data broaden the understanding of the fauna and diversity of Chrysididae in the Saratov region and the Lower Volga region and supplement the fauna list of the Chrysididae of Russian fauna.</p> Alexey N. Volodchenko, Nikolay b. Vinokurov, Dmitriy A. Trushov ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0200 NEW RECORDS OF THE BAT HAWKMOTH, HYLES VESPERTILIO (ESPER, 1780) (LEPIDOPTERA: SPHINGIDAE) IN CROATIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA AND SERBIA <p>New records of <em>Hyles vespertilio</em> (Esper, 1780) are reported from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. In Croatia, a single specimen was recorded on Mt. Biokovo, within the Biokovo Nature Park, southern Croatia. This is the first record in the country in 44 years. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the species was recorded at 11 localities within or in the near surroundings of the Blidinje Nature Park. This species is new to the fauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is the 20<sup>th</sup> Sphingidae species recorded in the country. In Serbia, the species was recorded in Krajinoviće, Mt. Giljeva. This is the third known record and the first observation for this country in 32 years. The preferred host plant, <em>Epilobium dodonaei</em>, is present at all the studied localities in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, but the caterpillars were not surveyed during this work. These findings could be treated as resident populations of the bat hawkmoth, since the species is considered nonmigratory, and the host plant is present in the study areas.</p> Toni Koren, Dejan Kulijer, Matea Martinović, Boris Lauš, Daria Kranželić ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 13 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200 LARVICIDAL EFFECT OF SELECTED SALTS AGAINST THE DENGUE VECTOR MOSQUITO AEDES AEGYPTI (DIPTERA: CULICIDAE) IN BANGLADESH <p>The container breeding mosquito<em> Aedes aegypti</em> (Linnaeus) is the major universal vector of dengue viruses that cause dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Vector control has an important role in reducing human cases of DHF/DSS. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the larvicidal effect of salt solutions against the larvae of <em>Ae. aegypti</em>. Freshly collected larvae were transferred to the laboratory and reared using rainwater as the rearing medium, with yeast granules as larval food. Five salts, AgNO<sub>3</sub>, HgCl<sub>2</sub>, CdCl<sub>2</sub>, CuSO<sub>4, </sub>and CuCl<sub>2</sub>, were tested to assess the larvicidal effect on both the 1<sup>st</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> instar larvae of <em>Ae. aegypti</em>. Serial concentrations (0, 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 ppm) of each salt were prepared using distilled water as the solvent. Silver nitrate (AgNO<sub>3</sub>) was noted as the most effective larvicide, followed by HgCl<sub>2</sub>, CdCl<sub>2</sub>, CuSO<sub>4, </sub>and CuCl<sub>2</sub>. The LC<sub>50</sub> values of AgNO<sub>3</sub> against 1<sup>st</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> instar larvae were 0.118 and 1.659 ppm, and the LC<sub>90</sub> values were 2 and 3.347 ppm, respectively. The LT<sub>50</sub> values of AgNO<sub>3 </sub>(1 ppm) against 1<sup>st</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> instar larvae were 0.575 and 30.42 h, and the LT<sub>90</sub> values were 6.00 and 67.49 h, respectively. All 1<sup>st</sup> instar larvae died, failing to pupate in every salt concentration (1-10 ppm) within 7 days. Third instar larvae were also unable to pupate entirely in AgNO<sub>3</sub> and HgCl<sub>2</sub> solutions but a very few (5.00-36.66%) pupations were found at 7 ppm, with higher concentrations of CdCl<sub>2</sub>, CuSo<sub>4</sub> and CuCl<sub>2</sub> salts. In addition, CdCl<sub>2</sub>, CuSo<sub>4</sub> and CuCl<sub>2</sub> prevented 66.66%, 57.14% and 50% of adult emergences from pupae at 5 ppm concentration, respectively. The order of decrease of toxicity for larval mortality was AgNO<sub>3</sub>&gt;HgCl<sub>2</sub>&gt;CdCl<sub>2</sub>&gt;CuSO<sub>4</sub>&gt;CuCl<sub>2</sub>, and in preventing pupation and adult emergence it was AgNO<sub>3</sub>≥HgCl<sub>2</sub>&gt;CdCl<sub>2</sub>&gt;CuSO<sub>4</sub>&gt;CuCl<sub>2</sub>. AgNO<sub>3</sub> was found to have very good potential in the killing of <em>Aedes aegypti</em> larvae, prevention of pupae formation and adult emergence. Therefore, the results obtained could be considered a contribution to the search for eco-friendly larvicides of natural origin. Further studies are needed to understand the residual aquatic toxicity of this salt in the field.</p> Mohammad Zaglul Haider Iqbal, Kabirul Bashar, Abdul Jabber Hawlader ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 07 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0100 ACALYPTRATAE FLIES (DIPTERA: SCHIZOPHORA) FROM VINEGAR TRAPS FROM THE VALBONA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (ALBANIA) <p>With an acetic acid trap, ten new Diptera species for the fauna of Albania were caught in the Valbona Valley National Park.</p> Elias de Bree ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 25 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200