Zoodiversity 2020-05-19T15:06:42+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 new name of "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> Naked lobose amoebae of the genus Mayorella (Amoebozoa, Discosea, Dermamoebida) in Ukrainian water bodies 2020-05-15T09:06:05+00:00 M. K. Patsyuk <p>In Ukrainian water bodies, the genus <em>Mayorella</em> Schaeffer, 1926 is represented by ten species: <em>Mayorella cantabrigiensis </em>Page, 1983, <em>Mayorella vespertilioides </em>Page, 1983, <em>Mayorella bigemma </em>Schaeffer, 1918, <em>Mayorella leidyi </em>Bovee, 1970, <em>Mayorella penardi </em>Page, 1972, <em>Mayorella viridis </em>Leidy, 1874, <em>Mayorella </em>sp. (1), <em>Mayorella</em> sp. (2), <em>Mayorella </em>sp. (3), <em>Mayorella </em>sp. (4). The most widely distributed are <em>M. cantabrigiensis</em>, <em>M. vespertilioides, </em><em>Mayorella </em>sp. (1), the least observed are <em>M. leidyi</em>, <em>M. penardi</em>, <em>M. viridis</em><em>, Mayorella </em>sp. (4). The distribution of amoebae is influenced by abiotic environmental factors.</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity First records of the land snail Monacha fruticola (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Hygromiidae) in Western Ukraine 2020-05-15T09:06:06+00:00 N. V. Hural-Sverlova Roman I. Hural <p>Two colonies of the land snail <em>Monacha fruticola</em>, whose native range is considered limited by the Crimea, were first discovered in Western Ukraine, in Lviv city and in its immediate vicinity (Bryukhovichi settlement). They are the northernmost records of this species, currently known. The present distribution of <em>M. fruticola</em> outside the Crimean peninsula is analyzed.</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity Helminths of antarctic rockcod Notothenia coriiceps (Perciformes, Nototheniidae) from the akademik Vernadsky station area (Argentine Islands, West Antarctica): new data on the parasite community 2020-05-15T09:06:07+00:00 T. A. Kuzmina O. O. Salganskij O. I. Lisitsyna E. M. Korol <p>The aim of our study was to update the information on taxonomic diversity and structure of the parasite community of Antarctic rockcod, <em>Notothenia coriiceps</em> in the coastal water off the Argentine Islands (Wilhelm Archipelago, Graham Land, West Antarctica). The material for this study was collected in 2014–2015 at the Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademik Vernadsky”. More than 8,500 specimens of parasites from 106 host specimens were collected and identified. All fishes were found to be infected with helminths; 25 helminth species were identified. Acanthocephalans were recorded in 93.4&nbsp;% of hosts; eight species of acanthocephalans (<em>Metacanthocephalus rennicki, M. johnstoni, M. campbelli</em>, <em>M. dalmori, Aspersentis megarhynchus, Corynosoma hammani, C. pseudohammani</em>, and <em>C. evae</em>) were found. Nematodes were found in 96.2&nbsp;% of fishes; larval stages of <em>Pseudoterranova </em>sp<em>.</em>, <em>Contraceacum </em>sp<em>.</em>, <em>Anisakis</em> sp<em>.</em> and adults <em>Ascarophis nototheniae </em>and <em>Dichelyne fraseri</em> were identified. Trematodes were found in 94.3&nbsp;% of fishes; seven species (<em>Macvicaria georgiana, Neolebouria antarctica, Lepidapedon garrardi, Genolinea bowersi, Elytrophalloides oatesi, Lecithaster macrocotyle, Derogenes johnstoni</em>) were identified. Larval stages of cestodes (<em>Diphyllobothrium</em> sp. and tetraphyllidean metacestodes) and the monogenean species <em>Pseudobenedenia nototheniae </em>were found. Our studies revealed significant changes in the structure of the parasite community of <em>N.&nbsp;coriiceps</em> during the last decade.</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity Uzbekistan — the alleged native range of the invasive ant Lasius neglectus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae): geographical, ecological and biological evidences 2020-05-19T15:06:42+00:00 S. V. Stukalyuk A. G. Radchenko A. Ahkmedov A. A. Reshetov <p>Invasive ant species <em>Lasius neglectus </em>is widespread from Canary Islands to Central Asia, inhabiting almost exclusively anthropogenic habitats (cities, towns, villages), but its native area has remained unknown untill now. We recently found numerous populations of this species in Uzbekistan, where it lives in the natural habitats throughout the country except for arid zones — the Kyzylkum desert and the Ustyurt plateau. <em>Lasius neglectus </em>inhabits here mesophytic, moderately humidified biotopes at the altitudes from 91 to 1982 m a. s. l., but is also common in urban areas. Colonies of&nbsp; <em>L. neglectus </em>in the natural habitats are polygynous, but monocalic, it has the true nuptial flight, its workers are aggressive toward conspecifi c workers from other nests. Based on obtained data we assumed that the native range of <em>L. neglectus </em>is Central Asia (particularly, Uzbekistan).</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity A preliminary inventory of weevil AssemBlages (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) in Kharkiv metropolitan area (Ukraine) using pitfall traps 2020-05-15T09:06:12+00:00 V. Yu. Nazarenko A. V. Puchkov N. A. Komaromi <p>Species composition, the ecological structure and the occurrence characteristics of weevils (Curculionoidea) in the stratobios of the main urban habitats of Kharkiv were studied. 59 species from 41 genera and three families were registered. Curculionoidea comprises 31.5% of the coleopterofauna of stratobios. Approximately 10 species are attributed to dominants (2–3 species are eudominants). 40 species are ranked as random and 9 species are rare. 4 species of Curculionoidea (<em>Cyanapion columbinum</em>, <em>Curculio rubidus</em>, <em>Otiorhynchus albidus</em>, <em>Tropiphorus micans</em>) are recorded for the first time in the Left bank forest-steppe zone of Ukraine. The values of the main indices of species diversity were low, which may indicate a significant oligodominance of Curculionoidea in all urban habitats. Most of species are herba- and dendrobionts (14–17), but almost all of them are registered as random (27) or rare (4) elements. 26 species associated with stratobios (among which most dominants elements are recorded). Species associated with meadows (21) and forests, or eurytopic species (14) are dominants in the samples; by trophic links – oligo- (32) and polyphagous species (24 ) were prevailed. 45 species prefer mesophilic habitats. The number of eurytopic mesophilous polyphagous stratogeobionts were maximal. The largest number of species (25–33) were documented in vegetation of the outskirts and household plots of city compared to the city parks and plantings of the center (18–19), but minimumly (12) in forest. The spectrum of ecological groups was also minimal in a forest, but the maximum is in the plantings of periphery and household plots of the city. Faunistic similarity was slightly more than 0.20, which may indicate specific and significant differences in the species composition of weevils in different urban habitats of Kharkiv.</p> 2020-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity