Zoodiversity 2020-07-20T11:51:07+00:00 Kharchenko Vitaliy Open Journal Systems <div style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">"Zoodiversity" is the new name for "Vestnik Zoologii", which was published for 1967-2019.</div> <p>Zoodiversity is publishing original papers in all fields of zoology (except for strictly applied): fauna and systematics, ecology, ethology, descriptive and comparative morphology, physiology, paleozoology, zoological aspects of nature conservancy; the journal also includes eventual items like Information and Chronicle, Book Reviews, Field Notes, etc.</p> <p>Publication language is English.</p> Review of helminths from rare aquatic birds in Ukraine 2020-07-20T11:50:58+00:00 O. I. Lisitsyna O. B. Greben Ya. Yu. Syrota V. V. Korniushyn <p>Helminth fauna of aquatic bird has well studied on the territory of Ukraine. The data on the helminths of rare waterfowl are contained in numerous faunistic works. But there are no publications in which only helminths of rare aquatic birds are considered. We aim to generalize all existing data about this subject in the survey. Due to achieving this purpose, the data from the Scientific fund collections of Institute of zoology NAS Ukraine and literature are used. There are 37 species of aquatic birds in Ukraine that are suggested as rare. Data on helminths of 32 aquatic bird species are available. In total, 295 species of helminths are registered in the rare aquatic bird on the territory of Ukraine. It is found 116 cestode species, 112 trematode species, 53 nematode species, and 14 acanthocephalan species. High species diversity is in Charadriiformes and Anseriformes due to relatively big samples of these orders. Low species diversity of helminths of Falconiformes and Ciconiiformes connect with a small amount of surveyed birds. Majority species of helminths are low host-specific. And only 10 species of helminths can mature in the single species of bird. Helminths with a wide range of definitive hosts have a higher level of prevalence than ones with the single definitive host. The intermediate hosts of these helminths are widespread species of invertebrate and fishes.</p> <p>Keywords: bird, helminth, endangered species</p> 2020-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity The Diplazontinae parasitoids (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Diplazontinae) in the Ukrainian Carpathians: an overview 2020-07-20T11:51:06+00:00 Oleksandr Varga <p>The Carpathian species of the subfamily Diplazontinae are reviewed. The list contains 48 species, of which 39 are recorded from Ukraine for the first time. Species composition and high-altitude zones distribution of diplazontines in the studied region are discussed.</p> 2020-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity Review of Subtribe Apodacrina (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) of Middle East with Descriptions of Ten New Species. 2020-07-20T11:51:01+00:00 Yu. G. Verves L. A. Khrokalo <p>New distributional data and an updated and annotated checklist for 27 species of Middle Eastern Sarcophagidae of the subtribe Apodacrina Rohdendorf are presented. Of these, 17 species are recorded for Israel, 10&nbsp;for Egypt, 4&nbsp;for Turkey, 3 for Iran; 2 for each of Cyprus, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, and 1 for Oman. No data are available for Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Ten new species are described, including 5 from Israel (<em>Apodacra idiopatica</em> sp. n., <em>A. melanura</em> sp. n., <em>Xeromyia moderabilis</em> sp. n., <em>X. nahalica</em> sp. n., <em>Xerophilomyia</em><em> nigritarsus</em> sp. n.), 2 from Saudi Arabia (<em>Xeromyia jeddaense</em> sp. n., <em>X. ponti</em> sp. n.), 1 from Cyprus (<em>Xerophilomyia</em> <em>famagustica</em> sp. n.), 1 from Egypt (<em>Apodacra firanensis</em> sp. n.), and 1 from Oman (<em>Xeromyia omanica</em> sp. n.). Comprehensive regional keys for the identification of genera and regional species are presented.</p> 2020-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity Nest predation in the African blue tit Cyanistes teneriffae Lesson, 1831 (Aves, Paridae) . Using nest-boxes and artificial nests. 2020-07-20T11:51:02+00:00 Raouf Boulahbal Slim Benyacoub Rachid Rouag <p>Predation on breeding blue tit populations in north-eastern Algeria has been studied in nest boxes during a five years fieldwork (2003-2007) in cork oak forests. Nest boxes were placed each year in <em>Brabtia </em>plain forest in El Kala National Park. Results have shown that mean nest predation rate is 51.74%. Six patterns of nest predation have been described and five predators are probably involved: Common Genet, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ocellated Lizard, Ants and Rodents. Genet is the major predator on tit nests. Mean predation rates on egg and nestling stages are similar. Artificial nests and natural nests had similar predation rates. Major predators on artificial nests were lizards and Rodents.</p> 2020-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity New Records of Hover flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) from Ukraine. V 2020-07-20T11:51:07+00:00 A. V. Prokhorov G. V. Popov V. Yu. Shparyk Yu. S. Vasilyeva <p>Ten additional species of hover flies of the subfamilies Eristalinae and Syrphinae are recorded from Ukraine for the first time: <em>Cheilosia bergenstammi</em> Becker, 1894, <em>C. fraterna</em> (Meigen, 1830), <em>C. nebulosa</em> Verrall, 1871, <em>C. pascuorum</em> Becker, 1894, <em>C. uviformis</em> Becker, 1894, <em>Pelecocera scaevoides</em> (Fallén, 1817), <em>Dasysyrphus pauxillus</em> (Williston, 1887), <em>Epistrophe cryptica</em> Doczkal and Schmid, 1994,<em> Melangyna quadrimaculata</em> (Verrall, 1873), and <em>Xanthogramma dives</em> (Rondani, 1857). Distributions of these species are summarized and species diagnoses are provided. Updated key to <em>Cheilosia</em> males of the group D sensu Becker (1894), which have tibiae with pale parts, is provided.</p> 2020-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity