New Russian book on Chalcidoidea (fwd)

Andrey Sharkov asharkov at MAGNUS.ACS.OHIO-STATE.EDU
Wed Jul 10 17:04:09 CDT 1996

My friends from Ukraine asked me to post the following information.

 Dear Colleagues,  we would like to advertise this  new  book  for
your attention.  Please,  also avertise this book to your colleagues
who would be interested in this subject:
   Zerova M.D."The  Parasitic  Hymenoptera - Subfamilies Eurytominae
and Eudecatominae (Chalcidoidea,  Eurytomidae) of the Palaearctics".
- Kiev, Naukova Dumka Publishers, 1995, 457pp. (In Russian). 368 li-
terature references,  125 tables with white & black  pictures.  Hard
cover. Price 25.00 US$ (including packing & shipping). Summary.
   The book represents a new taxonomical research of a  large  group
of phytophagous  and  entomophagous  chalcidoid wasps of subfamilies
Eurytominae and Eudecadominae which are associated with many  plants
and insects species in the Palaearctic region.
   The first chapter of book contains the review  of  morphology  of
adults and preimaginal stages of Eurytominae and Eudecatominae.
   The table of trophical connections is given.  The  most  part  of
species of Eurytominae and Eudecatominae are entomophagous (151 spe-
cies among 261 with known hosts).  The entomophagous species are as-
sociated with 6 orders of insects: Blattodea, Orthoptera, Hymenopte-
ra (74 species of eurytomids),  Diptera (43 species), Coleoptera (25
species)  and  Lepidoptera.  Phytophagous Eurytominae are associated
with 139 species of 13 families of plants. Most of phytophagous spe-
cies  are  seed-feeders  and  only  2  species  of  Eurytominae  are
gall-formers.  Four genera of  Eurytominae  (Bruchophagus,  Systole,
Pseudosystole, Exeurytoma) are exclusively seed-feeders. The largest
phytophagous group includes 35 species developing on Fabaceae  fami-
    The economic importance of parasitic and phytophagous specis are
discussed. 40  species  of  Eurytominae  are developing on plants of
economic importance beloning to 7 families (Rosaceae, Fabaceae, Api-
aceae, Lamiaceae, Anacardiaceae, Brassicaceae, Pinaceae). 20 species
of Eurytominae may be identified as serious pests.  Most of them are
seed-feeders and  5 important Eurytoma species are developing inside
plant stems.  Parasitic species of Eurytominae are included in ento-
mophagous  complexes  of many economically important insects groups:
Coleoptera (Bruchidae, Buprestidae, Curculionidae and oth.), Diptera
(Cecidomyidae, Tephritidae) and Hymenoptera (Cynipidae).
   The peculiarities  of geographical distribution and the evolutio-
nary trends of development of trophical connections are discussed.
   The taxonomic system of Eurytomidae family and phylogenetic rela-
tions of subfamilies are disscussed at the separate chapter.
   The systematic chapter of book contains the revision of 6  genera
of Eurytominae: Eurytoma, Bruchophagus, Systole, Pseudosystole, Exe-
urytoma, Nikanoria) and the genus  Eudecatoma  (Eudecatominae).  The
genus Eurytoma is devided into 14 species groups.  The genus Nikano-
ria is devided into 3 species group.  The  genera  Bruchophagus  and
Systole are shared in 2 subgenera in each genus.
   18 species of Eurytoma are described as new for science, 9 speci-
es names are designated as synonyms,  one species is proposed as no-
men nudum.  The synonymy is established:  Homodecatoma Liao Ding-Shi
and Eurytomocharis Ashm. are belong to Eurytoma, Isosomorpha Ashm. i
s belong to Tetramesa.
   Original identification keys and complete descriptions with deta-
ils of biology, type locality and distribution are given for 265 Pa-
laearctic species of Eurytominae and 9 Palaearctic species of  Eude-
catominae. Original black and white drawings of the adults and prei-
maginal stages of chalcidoid wasps are represented on 125 tables.
   The book gives an unique information about  chalcidoid  wasps  of
subfamilies  Eurytominae  and  Eudecatominae that is aimed at a wide
audience of entomologists-taxonomists,  advanced students,  research
workers and advisers in biological control, applied entomology, crop
protection and plant quarantine.
   The book may be ordered from the author on the address:
 Dr.Marina D.ZEROVA,  Vladimirskaya Street,  DOM-51/53, KB-73, Kiev,
252034, UKRAINE.
E-mail: alex at (Subject: "For Dr Zerova")
     The payment should be paid by your banking check or Internatio-
nal money  order on the amount of 25.00 US$ (or equivalent,  only in
Canad.$,  or Deutsch.Marks,  or UKpounds) including shipping on  the
address above.
     Please, avertise  this  book  to  your  colleagues who would be
interested in this subject.
end of message.
Dr Victor FURSOV
Secretary of Ukrainian Entomological Society,
Library of Ukrainian Entomological Society,
Ukrainian Entomological Society,
Institute of Zoology of National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences,
Kiev-30, Bogdan Khmelnitskiy Street, 15, 252601, UKRAINE.
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Tel.:(044)-224-9333, (044)-224-9980. Fax:(044)-224-1569.
E-mail: alex at (Subject: "For Victor Fursov")
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