Zoodiversity http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity <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> I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine en-US Zoodiversity 2707-725X Changes in the structure of assemblages of Liolaemus (Liolaemidae: Liolaemus) lizards in a protected area of south-central Chile affected by a mixed-severity wildfire http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/61 <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0cm; line-height: 150%;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><span style="background: #ffffff;">The use of space by sympatric lizards was assessed in a protected area in south central Chile that was affected by a wildfire three years prior. Through systematic monitoring in plots with varying degrees of severity, the abundance of species was counted in each treatment (low severity, medium severity, high severity and unburned control), and were, in turn, subdivided into different microhabitats (ground, trunks and trees). The microhabitats were differentiated by the level of damage suffered by the vegetation as a consequence of the wildfire. Of the three species recorded, it was observed that the presence of </span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><em><span style="background: #ffffff;">Liolaemus tenuis</span></em></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><span style="background: #ffffff;"> was linked to sites with less fire damage, disappearing in high severity sites. In contrast, </span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><em><span style="background: #ffffff;">L. pictus</span></em></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><span style="background: #ffffff;"> displayed a more generalist use of microhabitats, with its presence being similar in the different treatments. On the other hand, </span></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><em><span style="background: #ffffff;">L. lemniscatus </span></em></span></span></span><span style="font-family: Times New Roman, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span lang="en-US"><span style="background: #ffffff;">showed a predominant use of the ground, which became more evident in the most severe sites. The pattern found are discussed, as well the influence of fire in reshaping environments. </span></span></span></span></p> Alfredo Zúñiga Copyright (c) 2020 Alfredo Zúñiga https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 54 4 265 274 10.15407/zoo2020.04.265 A survey of Ciidae Leach, 1819 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) of the Hyrcanian Forest (Iran) with new faunistic records http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/72 <p>Ciidae are a small family of mycetophagus beetles with only nine species so far recorded in Iran. The occurrence of four of them has now been confirmed. During the 2014-2017 survey in the Hyrcanian Forest, North Iran, 12 species belonging to 6 genera have been recorded for the first time in Iran. As a result of this study, the number of species known from Iran has increases to 21.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sudabe Amini Roman Krolik Jamasb Nozari Mohammad Ebrahim Farashiani Farzane Kazerani Copyright (c) 2020 sudabe Amini, Roman Krolik, Jamasb Nozari, Mohammad Ebrahim Farashiani, Farzane Kazerani https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-09-03 2020-09-03 54 4 10.15407/zoo2020.04.317 The First records of Bradysia species (Diptera, Sciaridae) from Ukraine http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/86 <p>Five species of black fungus gnats of the genus <em>Bradysia </em>Winnertz, 1867, <em>B</em><em>.&nbsp;</em><em>brevispina </em>Tuomikoski, 1960, <em>B.&nbsp;microspina</em> Mohrig &amp; Krivosheina, 1989, B<em>.&nbsp;cinerascens</em> (Grzegorzek, 1884), <em>B.&nbsp;angustoocularis</em> Mohrig &amp; Krivosheina, 1989 and <em>B.&nbsp;polonica</em> (Lengersdorf, 1929) are recorded from Ukraine for the first time. Distributions of these species are summarized and diagnoses of the species are provided.</p> A. I. Babytskiy O. O. Bezsmertna M. S. Moroz S. D. Pavliuk B. V. Honcharenko Copyright (c) 2020-07-21 2020-07-21 54 4 10.15407/zoo2020.04.329 Macrophages and pigment cells in the liver of tailless amphibians http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/95 <div style="left: 137.012px; top: 704.85px; font-size: 15px; font-family: serif; transform: scaleX(0.984395);">The morphological features of pigment-containing cells and phagocytic cells were observed on the smears of the liver of the lake frogs. Based on an analysis of more than 1500 cells, it was concluded that cells that have pigment granules in the cytoplasm do not have phagocytic inclusions. On the other hand, phagocytic cells can have pigment inclusions only in the composition of phagocytic vacuoles. Thus, in this organ pigment cells and macrophages are different lines of cell differentiation. For two types of cells, the morphological features characterizing young, functionally active and aging cells are described.</div> N. M. Akulenko Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-07-20 2020-07-20 54 4 10.15407/zoo2020.04.299 On the biology of the East Asian seed beetle Megabruchidius dorsalis (Fåhreus, 1839) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), an adventive species for Ukraine http://ojs.akademperiodyka.org.ua/index.php/Zoodiversity/article/view/78 <p>Results of studying the biology of the East Asian seed beetle <em>Megabruchidius dorsalis </em>(Fåhreus, 1839) (Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae) in the laboratory and field conditions of Kharkiv Region are presented. Mainly the fourth instar larvae and adult beetles hibernate in beans on the ground, in beans on trees and in shelters. Overwintered beetles appear in the first decade of May and do not need maturation feeding. The beans of honey locust (<em>Gleditsia triacanthos </em>L.) are an important factor in stimulating the start of oviposition. The beetles start oviposition only 8‒11 days after emergence if only the seeds are proposed as a substrate, but if the beans are present, the beetles begin to mate and lay eggs in two days. Fertility of females in the laboratory is 110±40 eggs. Egg mortality under natural conditions is 50–93%. <em>Megabruchidius dorsalis</em> did not colonize the seeds of chickpeas (<em>Cicer arietinum </em>L.) and lentils (<em>Lens culinaris </em>Medik.). The beetle inhabited 10–40&nbsp;% of seeds of vigna (<em>Vigna </em><em>sesquipedalis </em>Fruw) and common beans (<em>Phaseolus vulgaris </em>L.), but the 1<sup>st</sup> instar larvae died. Most of the growing season the beetles use the seeds of <em>Gleditsia </em>of previous years as a fodder substrate both in the native range and in the Kharkiv Region. Only in the second half of August they inhabit the seeds of the current year's crop. In the Kharkiv Region, <em>M. dorsalis</em> has three generations per year like in its native range in Sagamihara (Japan). The development duration of one generation in the laboratory is 37 days at 27&nbsp;ºC and 41 days at 25&nbsp;ºC.</p> I. P. Lezhenina Yu. V. Vasilieva Copyright (c) 2020 Zoodiversity https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2020-07-20 2020-07-20 54 4 10.15407/zoo2020.04.307