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The Palaearctic Lepidoptera series aims to cover all Palaearctic species of a subfamily, a family or perhaps several families. Each volume will cover systematics of all species of a group or groups dealt with and should make it possible to identify all species. All volumes include high-quality color plates with individual species variety with females and males illustrated. Genitalia photographs and or line drawings as well as distribution maps are included.

Alexey V. Kovalev and Alexander G. Kirejtshuk

with representatives of different families of this superfamily made it possible to determine that they are rather similar and related to the genus Brachypsectra LeConte, 1874 (Brachypsectridae Horn, 1881 ). Till now, only one species of the family was known from the Palaearctic ( Hájek 2010

Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea (2 vols)

Revised and Updated Edition

Series:

Edited by Ivan Löbl and Daniel Löbl

Taxonomy provides the basic building blocks of our understanding of the diversity of life on this planet. It stems from innate human curiosity; confronted with an unknown species or object we ask "what is it?" Taxonomists recognize species and other systematic unities (the taxa), define them and place them within the framework of known organisms, providing the means for their subsequent identification. The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera (edited by I. & D. Löbl) gives a taxonomic overview of the most diverse group of all living things in the world's largest biogeographical area. It fixes nomenclature needed for unambiguous transfer of information, gives information about the occurrence of species and subspecies, and contains references that provide key information of over 40,000 systematic units. The work is a scaffold for biotic surveys, ecological studies, and nature conservation. It responds also to the urgent need of assessment of the still left forms of life, actually threatened by the on-going destruction of habitats.
Contributors are: Robert B. Angus, Martin Fikáček, Elio Gentili, Manfred A. Jäch, Fenglong Jia, Tomáš Lackner, Ivan Löbl, Sławomir Mazur, Yusuke Minoshima, Alfred F. Newton, Michel Perreau, Alexander Prokin, Marek Przewoźny, Jan Rŭžička, Sergey K. Ryndevich, Michael Schülke, André Skale, Aleš Smetana, Mikael Sörensson.
The publication of the work was supported by the Muséum de la Ville de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland.
The Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera comprises eight book volumes covering the about 100,000 species of Coleoptera known to occur in the Palaearctic Region. The catalogue is a collective work of about one hundred coleopterists from Europe, Japan, America and Australia.

For each species the following information is provided:
• Primary taxonomic information of all available names in the genus and species levels.
• The taxonomic information below subfamily, organized alphabetically.
• The type species of genera and subgenera, incl. synonyms.
• The area covered also includes the Arabian Peninsula, Himalayas and China.
• The distributional data of species and subspecies is given per country.
• Detailed distributional information for strict endemics is given.
• Introduced species are indicated.

Publication dates:
CPC 1 Archostemata-Myxophaga-Adephaga (2003) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in October 2017
CPC 2 Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea (2 vols) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in August 2015
CPC 3 Scarabaeoidea, Scirtoidea, Dascilloidea, Buprestoidea and Byrrhoidea (2006) --> REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION published in June 2016
CPC 4 Elateroidea, Derodontoidea, Bostrichoidea, Lymexyloidea, Cleroidea and Cucujoidea (2007)
CPC 5 Tenebrionoidea (2008)
CPC 6 Chrysomeloidea (2010)
CPC 7 Curculionoidea I (2011)
CPC 8 Curculionoidea II (2013)

Clas M. Naumann, Gerhard M. Tarmann and W. Gerald Tremewan

A complete handbook providing an extensive introduction to the biology, ecology and behaviour of the Zygaenidae. The introduction provides detailed information on zygaenid systematics and phylogeny, life cycles, morphology, zoogeography and palaeontology, genetics and individual variation, ecology and behaviour, conservation, collecting and breeding techniques. In the systematic part of the book, the 115 species of westen Palaearctic Zygaenidae, currently contained in the three subfamilies Procridinae, Chalcosiinae and Zygaeninae, are treated. Each species is briefly described, followed by differentiating characters of similar species, individual and geographical variation, distribution (with maps for each species), ecology, behaviour, early instars and larval foodplants. Colour plates illustrate all species and the male and female genitalia of the Procridinae are also figured. A bibliography provides references to the most relevant literature for those interested in current research.

PETER J. JONES

REFERENCES Ash J.S. Migrational status of Palaearctic birds in Ethiopia Proc. Pan-Afr. Congr 1980 4 199 208 Cramp S. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Warblers. Vol Oxford University Press Oxford 1992 6 Cramp S. Perrins C.M. Handbook of the

Lars Vilhelmsen, Stephan M. Blank, Zhiwei Liu and David R. Smith

hemisphere with ten species in the Palaearctic and five in the Nearctic, as well as six from the Oriental Region. In contrast, representation of Orussus in the southern hemisphere is poor: five species are known from sub-saharan Africa, none at all from the Neotropic Region, and only one from New Guinea in

URIEL N. SAFRIEL

Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst 1991 22 357 378 Cox G.W. The evolution of avian migration systems between temperate and tropical regions of the new world Am. Nat 1985 126 451 474 Cramp S. The birds of the western Palearctic Oxford University Press Oxford 1985 De Schauensee R.M. The birds of

Malcolm G. Butler, Nickolai A. Shobanov and Iya I. Kiknadze

Palearctic and Nearctic Chironomus (Camptochironomus) tentans (Fabricius) are different species (Diptera: Chironomidae) NICKOLAI A. SHOBANOV, IYA I. KIKNADZE and MALCOLM G. BUTLER Morphological comparison of populations of Chironomus (Camptochironomus) tentans (Fab- ricius) from Europe, Asia

Tadeusz Zatwarnicki and Wayne Mathis

, malacophagous feeding habits, and biosystematics. Resolving these questions was the primary impetus and basis for this revision of the Palearctic species. Ephydrids or shore flies are well known among Diptera because of their rather unique ability to proliferate in environments that are normally inim- ical to