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Insects, Molluscs and other small life forms from Israel (by Oz Rittner)

 

Oz Rittner

Zoological Museum, Department of Zoology, 

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

Email: israelbutterflies@gmail.com

  

Scientific publications

28. Rittner, O., Rothman, B.S., Shlagman, A. & Mienis, H. K. Notes on Olepa schleini (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) in Israel, with records of new host plants. Boll. Mus. St. Nat. Venezia, 2012. 63: 107-114. 

27. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Ben-David-Zaslow R. Progress report for the Mollusc collection. The National Collections of Natural History, Tel Aviv University. Annual Report 2011/2012.

26. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Konstantinou, G. Additions To The List Of The Inland Molluscs Of Cyprus. Triton, No. 26, Nov. 2012. p.36-40.

25. Mienis, H.K. & Rittner, O. A First Record Of A Sinistral Sphincterochila zonata From The Iris Reserve Near Dimona, Negev, Israel. Triton, No. 26, Nov. 2012. p.34-35.

24. Mienis, H.K., Ben-David-Zaslow R. & Rittner, O.  First Records Of Alectryonella plicatula From The Mediter-Ranean Coast Of Israel (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Ostreidae). Triton, No. 26, Nov. 2012. p.4-5.

23. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O., Rilov, G. & Almog, O. Some Additional Records Of Two Hardly Known Lessepsian Migrants Among The Molluscs From The Mediterranean Coast Of Israel. Triton, No. 26, Nov. 2012. p.1-3.

22. Tauzin, P. & Rittner, O. Cetoniinae of the Levant, chorological general survey.  Le Coléoptèriste (supplement) Sep. 2012.

21. Mienis, H.K. &  Rittner, O. On the Presence of the Invasive Seminole Rams-Horn Planorbella duryi in Israel and Palestine (Gastropoda, Planorbidae). Ellipsaria Vol.14 – No3. Sep. 2012. p.17-19.

20. Mienis, H.K. &  Rittner, O. On the Presence of the Invasive Mimic Lymnaea Pseudosuccinea columella in Israel (Gastropoda, Lymnaeidae). Ellipsaria Vol.13 – No2. June 2012. p.17-20.

19. Sabatinelli, G., Miessen, G. & Rittner, O. Studies on the genus Glaphyrus Latreille, 1807, with a description of Glaphyrus orbachi from Negev, Israel. Lambillionea CXII,1: 1-12. May 2012.

18. Shefer, S., Feldstein, T., Mienis, H. K. Rittner, O. & Gur, A. First records of Mimachlamys sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1758) from the Mediterranean coast of Israel (Bivalvia, Pectinidae). Triton, No 25 April 2012. p.1-2.

16. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Vaisman, S.  A first record of Cecilioides tumulorum from Israel. (Gastropoda, Ferussaciidae). Triton, No 25 April 2012. p.34-35.

15. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. On the presence of Physella gyrina in the Botanical Garden of the Tel Aviv University and elsewhere in Ramat Aviv, Israel. Ellipsaria, vol. 14 No.1. March 2012, p. 16-17.

14. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Vaisman, S.  New records of land snails for the Nature Reserve and National Park of the Nimrod Fortress on Mount Hermon, Israel. Tentacle No. 20—January 2012. p. 17-18.

13. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Vaisman, S. The Spike awlsnail Lamellaxis clavulinus in Israel. Tentacle No. 20—January 2012. p.15-16.

12. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, & Ben-David-Zaslow R. Progress report for the Mollusc collection. The National Collections of Natural History, Tel Aviv University. Annual Report 2010/2011. p. 52-57.

11. Henk K. Mienis, Nir Stern, Ya'arit Levitt, Oz Rittner, Menachem Goren, Bella S. Galil & Ariel Diamant, 2011. First records of Eledone cirrhosa from the Eastern Mediterranean off Israel (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Octopodidae). Triton, 24: 1-4.

10. Galia Pasternak1, Roni Ziv, Gal Eyal, Sigal Shefer, Henk K. Mienis, Oz Rittner and Bella S. Galil. On the population of Chromodoris annulata Eliot, 1904 (Mollusca: Opistobranchia: Chromodorididae) off the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Aquatic Invasions (2011) Vol 6, Supplement 1: S91–S93

9. Rittner, O.,  A revised checklist of the genus Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) occurring in Israel with a first record of Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus) irakensis Stolfa. Animma.x. August 2011.

8. Mienis, H.K., Rittner, O. & Vaisman, S. Another riddle from Israel: How can we explain the presence of a Pyrgophorus species in the Taninim River Basin? Ellipsaria Vol.13 - No.1. March 2011. p.17-18.

7. Rittner, O., Sabatinelli, G. The Genus Oxythyrea, Mulsant in IsraelIsraeli Journal of Entomology, Vol. 40, 2010, pp. 11-19.

6. Mienis, H.K. &  Rittner, O. On the presence of Helix lucorum Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Helicidae) in Le Vesinet, a western suburb of Paris. MalaCo, 6 : 266-267.

5. Mienis, H.K., Vaisman, S. & Rittner, O. A first interception of Otala constantina at border crossing in Israel (Gastropoda, Helicidae). Triton, No 22 September 2010. p.31-32.

4. Sabatinelli, G., Rittner, O. & Tauzin, P. Tropinota vittula Reiche & Saulcy, 1856 is a good species. Lambillionea CX,1, Avril 2010 – Tome 1. 35-42.

3. Mienis, H.K., Vaisman, S. & Rittner, O. A first interception of the edible land snail Hemiplecta distincta at an airport in Israel (Gastropoda, Ariophantidae). Triton No 21 March 2010. 28-30

2. Sama, G., Buse, J., Orbach, E., Friedman, A. L. L., Rittner, O. & Chikatunov, V. 2010. A new catalogue of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Israel with notes on their 

distribution and host plants. Munis Entomology & Zoology, 5 (1): 1-55

 

1. Friedman, A. L. L., Rittner, O. & Chikatunov, V. 2008. Five new invasive species of longhorn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in IsraelPhytoparasitica, 36: 242-246.

 

 

Photographs in Scientific papers (not written by O.R.):

Mifsud1, D. & Colonnelli, E. The Curculionoidea of the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean)

(Coleoptera). Bulletin of the entomological society of malta (2010) Vol. 3 : 55-143

Novoselsky, T. & Freidberg, A. Corythauma ayyari (Drake) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera:

Tingidae) a new pest of ornamentals in Israel. Phytoparasitica.

Galil, S. B. & Mendelson, M. A record of the moon crab Matuta victor (Fabricius, 1781) (Crustacea; Decapoda;

Matutidae) from the Mediterranean coast of Israel. BioInvasions Records (2013) Volume 2.

Mienis, H. K. What is the Correct Generic Name of the Invasive Tropical Thiarid Species Occurring in Israel and Elsewhere that was Described Originally as Buccinum scabrum Müller, 1774? Ellipsaria Vol.13 – No2. June 2012. p.14-16.

Mienis, H. K. Apameaus is a junior synonym of Syriomargarya (Gastropoda, Viviparidae), with some notes on records of fossil taxa belonging to Syriomargarya from Israel. Triton, No 25 April 2012. p.36-38. 

Goren, M. et al. The reef-associating butterfly fish Chaetodon austriacus Ruppell, 1836 in the Mediterranean: the implication of behavioral plasticity for bioinvasion hazard assessment. Aquat. Invasions., 2011, 6(suppl.1):S143-S145.

Goren, M. et al. On the occurrence of the Indo-Pacific Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895) (Perciformes, Champsodontidae) from the Mediterranean coast of Israel, and the presence of the species in the Red Sea. Aquat. Invasions.,2011, 6(suppl.1):S115-S117.

Mienis,H.K. A new or little known land and freshwater Molluscs from Israel. 3. Xerocrassa simulate lothario, A new subspecies from some kurkar outcrops. Triton No.23 April 2011. 

Mienis,H.K. A new or little known land and freshwater Molluscs from Israel. 2. Mercuria tchernovi nomen novum. Triton No.23 April 2011.

Mienis,H.K. Samarangia lewinsohni, a new species from the Red Sea. Triton No.23 April 2011.

Mienis,H.K. Remarks concerning Turbo pustulatus, T.pyropus and Collonia gestroi, with the description of Tayonia: a new genus for small Turbinid species from the Red Sea. Triton No.23 April 2011.

Ariel-leib-leonid Friedman & Amir Sagiv. Review of the genus Brachycerus Olivier in Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Brachyceridae: Brachycerinae), Israeli Journal of Entomology, Vol. 40, 2010, pp. 25-70.

Velázquez de Castro et al. Sitonini of Israel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae), Israeli Journal of Entomology, Vol. 40, 2010, pp. 71-108.

Heemstra et al. First record of the Atlantic island grouper Mycteroperca fusca in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records. 2010.

Mienis, H.K., Remarks concerning the description and status of Murex forskoehlii mediterranea. Antwerpen, 49 (3-4), September 2010, p.79-83. 

Mienis, H.K., New or little known land and freshwater Molluscs from Israel. 1. Xerocrassa shoshanae, a new species from the Negev. Triton, No 22 September 2010.

Por, F. D. Climate Optimum rejuvenates the Mediterranean marine world. Integrative Zoology, 5: 112–121. 2010.

Świętojańska, J. The immatures of tortoise beetles with bibliographic catalogue of all taxa : (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). Wrocław : Biologica Silesiae, 2009.

Friedman, A. L. L.  Review of the biodiversity and zoogeographical patterns of the weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) in Israel. ZooKeys 31 (2009) Special Issue

Mienis H.K., Lyrocardium anaxium and Lunulicardia orlini: Two new Cardiid Bivalve taxa from the Red Sea. Triton, No 19 March 2009.

Friedman, A. L. L. The vegetable weevil, Listroderes costirostris Schoenherr (Curculionidae: Cyclominae): a new invasive pest in Israel. Phytoparasitica (2009) 37:331–332

Tauzin,P. Contribution à la connaissance du genre Cetonia Fabricius, 1775 au Proche-Orient et Moyen-Orient (Coleoptera, Cetoniinae, Cetoniini). Cetoniimania, Volume N° 1 – Juillet 2009 

 

Insects named after:

Eulasia rittneri  Uliana & Sabatinelli, 2010 

 

Articles in popular magazines: (selected list)

National Geographic (in Hebrew): September 2009 – Lucanus cervus, October 2011 – Xerocrassa davidiana picardi

Reptiles & Amphibians due 2012

Teva Hadvarim'  March 2009

Iton Hay'  articles and photos in different volumes

 

Photographs in Scientific books and field guides:

Butterflies of Britain and Europe: A Photographic Guide Hannu Aarnio,  Kimmo Saarinen, Pekka Ojalainen, Tari Haahtela – in press (new edition)

Butterflies of Europe & the mediterranean area Vadim Tshikolovets 2011 (36 photographs)

Butterflies of Egypt Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation Francis Gilbert & Samy Zalat 2007 (42 photographs)

 

Photographs in educational and popular books (Partial list):

Zahlen, Bitte! Ulrich Vogot (in german)

ABC-Welten  Ulrich Vogot (in german) , Schoning

What's Jewish about Butterflies?  Maxine Segal Handelman, Deborah L. Schein

 Ect.

 

Websites:

Israel Insect World - www.nature-of-oz.com (field guide to Insects and other animals of Israel)

Insects of Argentina - www.argentinean-insects.com