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Current Volume - (129) 2017:

129(1):

CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE OF THE LEPIDOPTERA FAUNA OF THE BALKAN PENINSULA
STOYAN BESHKOV
National Museum of Natural History, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria (E-mail: stoyan.beshkov@gmail.com)
Abstract
One genus and six species: Eupithecia breviculata (Donzel, 1837), Drymonia velitaris (Hufnagel, 1766), Conisania renati meszarosi Varga & Ronkay, 1991, Enterpia laudeti (Boisduval, 1840), Albocosta musiva (Hübner, [1803]) and Narraga tessularia (Metzner, 1845) are reported for the first time for Serbia (SRB). Two genera and three species: Dyscia raunaria (Freyer, 1851), Dryobota labecula (Esper, [1788]) and Dichonioxa tenebrosa (Esper, [1789]) are reported for the first time for Republic of Macedonia (MC). One subfamily, one genus and three species: Charissa pentheri (Rebel, 1904), Eublemma pudorina (Staudinger, 1889) and Acosmetia caliginosa (Hübner, [1813]) are new for Bulgaria (BG). Two genera and four species: Gnophos dumetata Treitschke, 1827, Epimecia ustula (Freyer, [1835]), Orectis proboscidata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) and Nyctobrya amasina (Draudt, 1931) are reported for the first time for the Republic of Montenegro (MN). Metachrostis velocior (Staudinger, 1892) is new for Albania (AL), Shargacucullia gozmanyi G. Ronkay & L. Ronkay, 1994 is new for Greece (GR). Several other species are confirmed for these countries. Some rare species, known before from
a few localities in the explored countries are reported and illustrated here as well.

ECTOPARASITES FROM SMALL MAMMALS IN MID WALES
R. J. C. PAGE
11, White Cottage Close. Farnham Surrey GU9 0NL (E-mail: page@rjcpage.fsnet.co.uk)
Abstract
More than 1200 small mammals, caught in breakback traps, were examined for ectoparasites for four years during a period of approximately five weeks during July and August. The host occupancy or prevalence of some fleas differed depending on the locality of their host. Peromyscopsylla spectabilis (Rothschild,1898) was found on Microtus agrestis in all four localities sampled but prevalence was significantly higher in an area of moorland with impeded drainage. Most fleas on M. agrestis were P. spectabilis with the number of the more widely distributed flea Megabothris (Megabothris) walkeri (Rothschild,1902) being slightly less. Radinopsylla (Actenopthalmus) pentacantha Fox,1925 and Megabothris (Gebiella) turbidus (Rothschild,1909) were rarely found on voles. Doratopsylla dasycnema dasycnema (Rothschild, 1897) was largely confined to Sorex araneus caught in hedgerows in a small area of farmland. Ixodes (Exopalpiger) trianguliceps was the only tick found. All instars were found on Myodes glareolus, M. agrestis and Apodemus sylvaticus. Adult females were not found on Sorex araneus but shrews carried greater burdens of nymphs and larvae than voles or mice.


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