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First record of Bresslauides terricola (Foissner, 1987) (Ciliophora, Colpodea) in Slovakia – cystic stages, en- and excystation

Simona Benčaťová & Eva Tirjaková

Folia faunistica Slovaca 22: 31–40

Abstract: Bresslauides terricola (Foissner, 1987) Foissner, 1993 (Ciliophora, Colpodea) was found for the first time in the territory of Slovakia in a moss sample taken at the locality of Jesenské. The species was cultivated using the non-flooded Petri dish method and was grown on the salad and grain medium. Morphology of cultivated trophic cells, structure of resting and reproductive cysts were investigated, using live observation. Processes during encystation and excystation were observed in vivo under the light microscopy. We described the structure of resting and reproductive cysts. The obtained results were compared with the original and subsequent descriptions of this species. This is the first report of processes encystation and excystation (including timing of processes) of Bresslauides terricola.

Key words: Bresslauides terricola, Ciliophora, encystation, excystation, first record, resting cyst, Slovakia 

Received 22 March 2017 ~ Accepted 1 June 2017 ~ Published 12 June 2017 ~  DOI ffs.2017.22.05  ~   In Slovak, with English abstract

Eleven Lepidoptera species new to the fauna of Slovakia

Gabriel Pastorális, Jan Liška, Gustav Elsner, Jan Šumpich, Ignác Richter, Zdenko Tokár, Branislav Endel & Jan Skyva

Folia faunistica Slovaca 22: 19–29

Abstract: The authors present the records of eleven species new to the Lepidoptera fauna of Slovakia, namely Depressaria floridella Mann, 1864, Syncopacma captivella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854), Coleophora dignella Toll, 1961, Coleophora proterella Wikström et Tabell, 2016, Rhyacionia hafneri (Rebel, 1937), Delplanqueia inscriptella (Duponchel, 1836), Pempeliella sororiella (Zeller, 1839), Phycita torrenti Agenjo, 1962, Pechipogo plumigeralis Hübner, 1825, Caradrina terrea Freyer, 1840 and Hadena capsincola ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775). The occurrence of Nemophora scopolii Kozlov, Mutanen, Lee et Huemer, 2016, Agonopterix medelichensis Buchner, 2015 and Mecyna balcanica Slamka et Plant, 2016 that were mentioned for the first time to Slovakia in other papers during previous two years is commented. Taxonomic position of Acrobasis fallouella Ragonot, 1871 and Apamea syriaca tallosi Kovács et Varga, 1969 in the current list of Slovak Lepidoptera is corrected.

Key words. Lepidoptera, Elachistidae, Gelechiidae, Coleophoridae, Tortricidae, Pyralidae, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Adelidae, Crambidae, new records, bionomy, distribution, Slovakia

Received 31 January 2017 ~ Accepted 31 March 2017 ~ Published 3 May 2017 ~  DOI ffs.2017.22.04  ~   In Slovak, with English abstract


Kamila Hrúzová & Peter Fenďa

Folia faunistica Slovaca 22: 13–17

Abstract: Three species of parasitid mites (Acari, Mesostigmata) – Neogamasus (Dyneogamasus) speculiger Athias-Henriot, 1979, Neogamasus unicornutus (Ewing, 1909), and Parasitus nolli (Karg, 1965) are recorded as new to Slovak fauna. All species were found in the Botanical garden of Comenius University in Bratislava (in the heated glasshouses and also in outdoor exposition).

Key words. Mesostigmata, Parasitidae, first record, Slovakia

Received 23 May 2016 ~ Accepted 13 March 2017 ~ Published 27 April 2017 ~  DOI ffs.2017.22.03  ~   In English


Checklist, distribution maps, bibliography of the Hungarian Phlebotomus (Diptera: Psychodidae) fauna complementing with the climate profile of the recent sandfly distribution areas in Hungary

Attila János Trájer

Folia faunistica Slovaca 22: 7–12

Abstract: A checklist of sandflies containing 4 species from Hungary is given. The history of the scientific investigations of Phlebotomus species in Hungary was briefly reported. For each species the following data were provided: important synonyms, localities from Hungary with the reference of the publication. Distribution was mapped using the UTM system. Since climate conditions determine the distribution of sandfly species, the averages of monthly mean, maximum, minimum temperatures and the monthly precipitation values also were involved into the study. Most of the collecting sites can be found in 3 locations: in Budapest and its agglomeration, in the south-east part of Transdanubia and in the south-east part of the Great Hungarian Plain. It was found that Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus perfiliewi inhabit the coldest areas of sandfly distribution. Phlebotomus mascittii and Phlebotomus major neglectus occur in the warmer Transdanubian part of the country. The result of the cluster analysis for Hungarian occurrences of sandfly species based on the average values of monthly climatic variables showed the clear dichotomization of the north and south distribution areas. Data of monthly climatic factors of the four major distribution areas including temperature variables and monthly precipitation values is given.

Key words. Phlebotomus, sandfly species, Hungary, Pannonian ecoregion, climate


Received 20 December 2016 ~ Accepted 25 January 2017 ~ Published 27 January 2017 ~  DOI ffs.2017.22.02  ~   In English

Choreutis nemorana (Hübner, 1799) a Gracillaria loriolella (Frey, 1881) – dva nové druhy motýľov pre faunu Slovenska

Andrej Lendel

Folia faunistica Slovaca 22: 1–5

Abstract: Two species, Choreutis nemorana (Hübner, 1799) and Gracillaria loriolella (Frey, 1881), are added to the Slovak fauna of Lepidoptera. The species have been found in the westernmost part of Slovakia in Centnúz (Malacky env.), later in another places in the country. The moths, larva, pupa and exuvia of Choreutis nemorana are illustrated.

Key words: Lepidoptera, Choreutidae, Gracillariidae, Choreutis nemorana, Gracillaria loriolella, faunistic records, Slovakia

Received 17 January 2017 ~ Accepted 20 January 2017 ~ Published 25 January 2017 ~  DOI ffs.2017.22.01  ~   In Slovak, with English abstract



Nikola Ďurišová & Eduard Stloukal

Folia faunistica Slovaca 21: 251–255

Abstract: Within research of Malacostraca (Crustacea) at the Turčianska kotlina, Slovakia, unusual occurrence of Gammarus leopoliensis Jazdzewski et Konopacka 1989 was reported at five sites. Nearest known sites of occurrence in Slovakia are in different orographic units hundreds kilometres away.


Received 6 December 2016 ~ Accepted 20 December 2016 ~ Published 29 December 2016  ~  DOI ffs.2016.21.24  ~   In English


Marianna Dzidová, Viktória Čabanová, Eduard Stloukal & Martina Miterpáková

Folia faunistica Slovaca 21: 245–250

Abstract: Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) play the main role as vector of dangerous pathogenic parasites and pathogens in the whole world. In last period, importance of mosquitoes monitoring is raising due to emerging of Zika virus and spreading of nematode parasites in connection with migration and climatic changes. In this study, 6261 mosquitoes females of ten species were collected in different sampling sites in Bratislava, Slovakia, in south-western part of the country from June 2015 till September 2016. In three sampling sites, with high density of human and animal host, potential vectors of dangerous diseases were captures – Aedes cinereus / geminus, Ae. vexans (the most abundant species), Anopheles hyrcanus, An. maculipennis complex, An. plumbeus, Coquillettidia richiardii, Culex pipiens complex, Ochlerotatus cantans, Oc. caspius, and Oc. sticticus. Our results confirm occurrence of important vectors of parasitic and other dangerous vector-borne diseases in this area and increasing risk for transmission of emerging diseases in Slovakia.


Received 1 December 2016 ~ Accepted 20 December 2016 ~ Published 29 December 2016  ~  DOI ffs.2016.21.23  ~   In English

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Fenďa, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Eduard Stloukal, PhD., Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia