New Discoveries

Published:

1 April 2021

1

new species

Nannophya fenshami sp. nov., a tiny dragonfly from an artesian spring wetland in Queensland, Australia (Anisoptera: Libellulidae).

Theischinger, G.

International Dragonfly Fund - Report 149: 1-10

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Published:

1 March 2021

1

new species

A new species of Yoyetta Moulds (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettini) allied to Yoyetta tristrigata (Goding and Froggatt)

Moulds, M.S., Emery D.L. and Popple, L.W.

Australian Entomologist 47(1):25-38

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Published:

28 February 2021

9

new species

A review of the Australian Macrotomini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae).

Jin M., de Keyzer R., Hutchinson P., Pang H., Slipinski A.

Annales Zoologici 70(1):33

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Published:

15 December 2020

7

new species

New and little-known sun-moth species from Australia (Lepidoptera, Castniidae).

Axel Kallies, Edward D. Edwards, Andrew A. E. Williams

Zootaxa 4895: 151-195

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4 December 2020

1

new species

Tyligma gen. nov., a new Australian genus of planthopper and a key to the Australian genera of Cixiini (Hemiptera: Cixiidae).

Birgit Löcker & Werner E. Holzinger

Austral Entomology 59(4): 747–757

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3 December 2020

1

new species

Integrative Taxonomy of Australian Metopia (Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae) Reveals a New Species and Challenges Traditional Phylogeny.

Nikolas P Johnston, James F Wallman, Thomas Pape

Insect Systematics and Diversity 4: 1-13

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2 December 2020

7

new species

Opaluma Lessard & Woodley, gen. nov: a new genus of iridescent soldier flies (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) from Australia, including seven new species.

Bryan D Lessard, David K Yeates, Norman E Woodley

Austral Entomology 59: 467-486

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30 November 2020

1

new species

Covidthrips novendecim, an isolated new phlaeothripine taxon (Thysanoptera) from Queensland.

Laurence A. Mound

Australian Entomologist 47(4): 248–252 [Date published 18 Dec 2020]

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Published:

28 October 2020

1

new species

Taxonomic revision of Australian Amobia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae): integrating morphology and genetics finds a new species and tackles old problems.

Johnston, N. P., Wallman, J. F., Dowton, M., Szpila, K., & Pape, T.

European Journal of Taxonomy 722: 75-96 [urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0756897B-BCA5-4CE6-B1AF-29425B3B9BA9]

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19 September 2020

1

new species

Cavonus Sharp, 1875 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini: Pseudoryctina) in Western Australia with description of a new species and the female of Cavonus sculpturatus Blackburn, 1888.

Paul M. Hutchinson, Peter G. Allsopp

Zootaxa 4852(4): 449-460

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Published:

17 August 2020

5

new species

The clearwing moths (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) of Australia, New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

Axel Kallies

Zootaxa 4833(1): 001-064 [Date published 17 Aug 2020]

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Published:

17 August 2020

13

new species

A revision of the genus Bubastes Laporte & Gory, 1836 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae).

Svatopluk Bílý, Mark Hanlon

Zootaxa 4832(1): 1-75

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Published:

17 August 2020

19

new species

New genera, species and combinations in the Pseudomicrocara Armstrong group (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) based on morphology supported by mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequence data.

C.H.S. Watts, S.J.B. Cooper, M.L. Libonatti

Zootaxa 4831(1): 1-66

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12 August 2020

4

new species

Four new species of Cicadas in the Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant) species group (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cicadettinae) from southeastern Australia.

Lindsay W. Popple; David L. Emery

Records of the Australian Museum 72(4): 123-147

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11 August 2020

1

new species

Reevaluation of species richness in Winnertzia (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae, Winnertziinae), with descriptions of 37 new species from Sweden, Peru and Australia.

Mathias Jaschhof, Catrin Jaschhof

Zootaxa 4829: 001-072

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Published:

11 August 2020

1

new species

The rare Richardsitas Betsch (Collembola, Symphypleona, Sminthuridae): A new species from Australia with comments on the genus and on the Sminthurinae.

Gleyce Da S. Medeiros,Penelope Greenslade, And Bruno C. Bellini

Insects 11: 1-16

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Published:

20 July 2020

4

new species

Revision of the endemic Australian robber fly genus Daptolestes Hull, 1962 (Diptera: Asilidae) and description of Humorolethalis gen. nov.

Isabella J Robinson, Xuankun Li, David K Yeates

Austral Entomology 59: 487-504

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Published:

16 July 2020

2

new species

Host-shifts at family level in the Australian Acacia-thrips lineage (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae) with two new species.

Laurence A. Mound, Alice Wells

Zootaxa 4816(2): 202–208 [Date published 16 Jul. 2020]

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Published:

10 July 2020

3

new species

Revision of the Australian bee fly genus Meomyia Evenhuis, 1983, with description of three new species (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini)

Xuankun Li, David K. Yeates

Zootaxa 4810(2): 201–243

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Published:

8 July 2020

4

new species

Four new species of Splendid Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Aenetus) from Australia and Papua New Guinea

 

Ethan P. Beaver, Michael D. Moore, John R. Grehan, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4809(3): 449–474

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Published:

30 June 2020

5

new species

Revision of Leades Jacobi with the description of a new genus, Yamirrina gen. nov., and notes on the absence of Iolania Kirkaldy from Australia (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Fulgoromorpha: Cixiidae: Cixiini).

Birgit Löcker

Journal of Insect Biodiversity 18(1): 17–49

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Published:

30 June 2020

1

new species

Australian species of Dicranomyia (Idioglochina)(Diptera: Tipuloidea: Limoniidae).

Gunther Theischinger, Zac Billingham, Albert George Orr

Australian Entomologist 47(2): 53-72

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Published:

26 June 2020

4

new species

An enigma no more: an integrated taxonomic revision of Aenigmetopia Malloch reveals novel phylogenetic placement and four new species (Diptera : Sarcophagidae : Miltogramminae).

Nikolas P. Johnston, James F. Wallman, Krzysztof Szpila, Thomas Pape

Invertebrate Systematics 34: 519-534

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Published:

24 June 2020

2

new species

Review of Australian Sarginae Soldier Fly Genera (Diptera: Stratiomyidae), with First Records of Cephalochrysa, Formosargus and Microchrysa.

Bryan D. Lessard; David K. Yeates; Norman E. Woodley

Records of the Australian Museum 72(2): 23-43

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Published:

17 June 2020

4

new species

Four new tri-forked species of the Australian genus Abantiades Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from the “dark obscura clade”

Michael D. Moore, Ethan P. Beaver, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4801(1): 115–141

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Published:

16 June 2020

7

new species

Synopsis of the parasitoid wasp genus Cotesia Cameron, 1891 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Microgastrinae) in Australia, with the description of seven new species.

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries & Andrew Austin

European Journal of Taxonomy 667: 1-70

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Published:

15 June 2020

6

new species

The “minute diving beetles” of southern Australia – taxonomic revision of Gibbidessus Watts, 1978, with description of six new species (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini).

Lars Hendrich, Chris H.S. Watts, Michael Balke

ZooKeys 975: 11-49 [Date published 12/10/2020]

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Published:

31 May 2020

1

new species

A new species of the shore-fly genus Paralimna Loew, 1862 (Diptera: Ephydridae) from Australia.

M.G. Krivosheina & A.L. Ozerov

Russian Entomological Journal 29: 222-226

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Published:

28 May 2020

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new species

Macronychia (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) goes cosmopolitan: description and molecular delineation of the first Australasian species.

Nikolas P Johnston, James F Wallman, Thomas Pape, Daniel Whitmore

Austral Entomology 59: 292-301

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Published:

28 May 2020

2

new species

New Lobellini (Collembola: Neanuridae) from Queensland contribute to understanding distribution and ecology of Australian fauna.

Adrian Smolis, Penelope Greenslade

Austral Entomology 59: 253-264

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Published:

6 May 2020

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new species

Biogeographical and ecological insights from Australasian faunas: the megadiverse collembolan genus, Entomobrya (Entomobryidae)

Rafael Jordana, Penelope Greenslade

Zootaxa 4770(1): 1–104

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Published:

4 May 2020

1

new species

Re-examination of Australian and Oriental species of Minagenia Banks, 1934 (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), with a new record for the genus in Australia and a new species description

Brenna L. Decker, James P. Pitts, David Yuan, Juanita Rodriguez

Zootaxa 4768(3): 383–394

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Published:

18 April 2020

9

new species

Black fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) of Queensland, Australia. Part II. Genus Pseudolycoriella Menzel & Mohrig, 1998

Werner Mohrig, Ellen Kauschke, Adam Broadley

Zootaxa 4751(3): 487–506

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Published:

2 April 2020

2

new species

Two new monobasic thrips genera for a gall-inducing species and its kleptoparasite (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae).

Laurence A. Mound, Alice Wells

Zootaxa 4759(3): 421–426 [Date published 2020]

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Published:

17 March 2020

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new species

Revision of Cerabilia Laporte, 1867 (Carabidae: Abacetini) of Australia and New Caledonia.

Will, K.W.

Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature 62: 15-107

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Published:

16 March 2020

1

new species

A New Species of Sun-Moth, Synemon kimberleyensis sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Castniidae), from the Kimberley in Western Australia

M.F. Braby, E.D. Edwards, A.A.E. Williams

The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 74(1):31-42

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Published:

4 March 2020

1

new species

A new Brachypsectra LeConte from Australia (Coleoptera: Brachypsectridae) with comparative notes on adults and larvae

Lawrence, J., Monteith, G., & Reid, C.

Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60(special), e202060(s.i.).02.

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Published:

29 February 2020

12

new species

Ladybird Beetles of the Australo-Pacific Region (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellini).

Adam Ślipiński, Jiahui Li, Hong Pang

Clayton Sth, VIC, Australia : CSIRO Publishing pp.231.

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Published:

27 February 2020

3

new species

Three new species of Epipompilus Kohl (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae, Pepsinae) from Australia

David Yuan, Juanita Rodriguez

Zootaxa 4743(4): 575–584

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Published:

26 February 2020

5

new species

Studies in Australian Tettigoniidae: New Fully-winged Agraeciini From North-eastern Australia (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Conocephalinae; Agraeciini)

D. Rentz, You Ning Su

Zootaxa 4743(3): 301–336

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Published:

21 February 2020

1

new species

Australian Melolonthini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae): a second species of Hypolepida Britton, 1978

 

Peter G. Allsopp

Zootaxa 4742(3): 595–600

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Published:

17 February 2020

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new species

Revision of the Psilota Meigen, 1822 flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of Australia

Andrew D. Young, Jeffrey H. Skevington, Wouter Van Steenis

Zootaxa 4737(1): 1–126

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Published:

13 February 2020

3

new species

Three new ghost moths of the genus Oxycanus Walker, 1856 from Australia (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae)

Ethan P. Beaver, Michael D. Moore, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, Mark I. Stevens

Zootaxa 4732(3): 351–374

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Published:

10 February 2020

2

new species

Phylogenetic placement of the Australian Pharetis, gen. nov., and Spherita, gen. nov., in a revised classification of the circum-Antarctic Moriomorphini (Coleoptera : Carabidae)

James K. Liebherr

Invertebrate Systematics 34(1): 1-33

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Published:

2 February 2020

10

new species

The genus Amegilla (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Anthophorini) in Australia: a revision of the subgenus Asaropoda.

Remko Leijs, James Dorey, Katja Hogendoorn

ZooKeys 908: 45-122

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Published:

31 January 2020

2

new species

Australasian genus Crasilogia Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae)

 

Olga Schmidt

Zootaxa 4729(4): 519–537

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Published:

24 January 2020

1

new species

The extant species of the genus Omma Newman and description of Beutelius gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Archostemata: Ommatidae: Ommatinae)

Hermes E. Escalona, John F. Lawrence, Adam Ślipiński

Zootaxa 4728(4): 547–574

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Published:

23 January 2020

1

new species

A new species of Daploeuros Watts (Coleoptera: Scirtidae)

Rafal Ruta

Zootaxa 4728(3): 334–340

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Published:

7 January 2020

11

new species

The genus Hoplothrips in Australia (Thysanoptera, Phlaeothripinae), with eleven new species

Laurence A. Mound, Jun Wang, Desley J. Tree

Zootaxa 4718(3): 301–323

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