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Parandra caspia was recorded for Turkmenia (Kopet-Dag) and for Transcaspean Iran (Gorgan) - (Araujo-Arigony, 1977) on the base of Lameere (1902): "habite a Transcaucasie, le nord de la Perse et la Turcomanie." The records were regarded by A.Semenov (1902) as wrong.

Archandra Lameere, 1912 was regarded as a genus by A.Santo-Silva (2001).


According to Svacha (1987), Callipogon and Ergates belong to different tribes.


Ergates faber was recorded for Central Russia (two districts of Mordovia: Ichalki and Bolshie Berezniaki) by Z.A. Timraleev (2007).

According to personal communication by M.Rejzek (15.10.2004):

“Ergates faber was really described in 1761 and published in Fauna Svecia [in fact 1760](not in Systema Naturae, ed. 12, as written by many authors such as Aurivillius in Catalogus coleopterorum, Plavilstshikov (1936) or Villiers (1978). If you have a look at Systema Naturae ed. 12: 622, you will see that Linnaeus himself refers to “Fn. Svec.”. Bily & Mehl (Fauna Scandinavica) already wrote 1761.”

Ergates faber m. hartigi Demelt, 1963 and E.f. ssp. alkani Demelt, 1968 were regarded by Villiers (1978) as aberrations of females.


Prinobius is a separate genus, according to Villiers (1978).

According to Vives (2000), Macrotoma Serv.,1832-June is a junitor homonym of Macrotoma Laporte,1832-April (Diptera) and a new name was proposed: Prinobiini Vives, 2000. Macrotoma Serv.,1832 was maintained by D.Heffern et al., 2006, so Prinobiini is superfluous.

According to Sama (1994): Prinobius myardi Muls., 1842 = Prionus scutellaris Germ., 1817 nec Olivier, 1795 (Pyrodes).

According to Vives (2000), Macrotoma germari Dejean, 1835 is a valid name, but according to G.Sama (2002) – nomen nudum.

Prinobius scutellaris proksi Slama, 1982 was described from Crete.

According to the investigation of several hundreds of specimens by Sláma & Slámová (1996) with special attention to the “very different form of genitals” 5 subspecies must be delimited inside Prinobius myardi: first “from “Italy and Balkan”, “the second subspecies from France and Spain”, “the third subspecies from south-east Turkey, Syria and Israel”, “the fourth subspecies from Algeria and the fifth subspecies from Crete”. All five are now accepted with corresponding names. Sláma & Slámová (1996) used for the first subspecies the name “Macrotoma s. scutellaris (Germar)”, which is a junior homonym. Prinobius myardi slamorum Danilevsky, 2012f was proposed as a replacement name. Such a system did not include poorly investigated populations from Bulgaria, European Turkey, Crimea, Georgia, most part of Anatolia (from Agean seaboard to Artvin) and Iran. All of them are preliminary joined to Balkanian subspecies P. m. slamorum Danilevsky, 2012f.

G.Sama (2002) does not accept any subspecies in Prinobius myardi, but recently Prinobus myardi myardi was recorded for Italy (Sama & Rapuzzi, 2011) and Sardinia (Sama, 2011).

Prinobius myardi was recorded [as Macrotoma scutellaris] for Georgia (Bolnisi – about 40km southwards Tbilisi) by Khavtasi (1973).

There are a lot of confusion with the original description of Callypogon (Eoxenus) relictus Semenov, 1899 in publications of different authors. A. Lameere (1913) and N.N. Plavilstshikov (1936) mentioned the date of the publication as 1898, but according to I.M. Kerzhner (1984), the numbers 3-4 of the volume 32 were published in 1899. The wrong date was repeated by J.L. Gressitt (1951), A.I.Tsherepanov (1979), A.L. Lobanov et al. (1981), Red Data Book of Russia (Nikitsky, 1983), Red Data Book of USSR (Lopatin, 1984), Kusama and Takakuwa, 1984 and others. The right date of the original description (1899) was mentioned by S.-M. Lee (1982).

Besides, a lot of foreign authors (Gressitt, 1951; Kusama and Takakuwa, 1984; Lee, 1982; Ohbayashi et al., 1992 and others) wrongly believed without any reasons that the species was originally described in the genus Eoxenus.

N.B. Nikitsky (1983) seems to be the first, who publisherd the occurrence of the species in Amur region (eastwards Raichikhinsk) and in Jewish autonomous region of Russia.


Aegosoma sinicum was recorded for Far East Russia by Lobanov et al. (1981) and then by G.O. Krivolutzkaya and A.L. Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996) without any comments.

According to personal message (2006) by G.Lafer, male and female of A. sinicum were collected in south Primorie in Siniy Ridge (southwards Spassk): male – Chernigovka distr., Merkushevka, 19. VII 2006, S.N.Ivanov leg., female – Spassk distr., Kalinovka, 20. VII 2006, S.N.Ivanov leg.

There is one old specimen in the collection of Vladivostok Biology-Soil Institute collected in Sakhalin Is. (former it was in the collection of Saghalien Centr. Exp. Sta.)

4 males and 1 female of Aegosoma sinicum were collected in Siniy Ridge (Nakhimovka eastwards Spassk-Dalniy, 12.7.2010) by V.Vasilenko.

A. ivanovi Danilevsky, 2011e: 2 was described from two localities in Siniy Ridge (South Ussuri) on the base of 26 males and 14 females. The new species differs from A.sinicum by the absence of orange pronotal spots, narrow tarsi, another antennal and elytral sculpture.

Several females of A. ivanovi (now in collection of V.Vasilenko) were collected near Anuchino (28.07.2011 S.Didenko leg.).

According to Hayashi (1979):

Russian parts of the areas of Distenia gracilis and Megopis sinica must be occupied by nominative subspecies. M. sinica widely distributed in Korea (Lee, 1982).

Asemum punctulatum is represented in Mongolia (which is rather doubtful) and in Central Asia (which must be a mistake).

The area of Mesoprionus angustatus described by Plavilstshikov (1936) is not exact. I.Kostin (1973) recorded the species from several new localities in Kazakhstan: Karatau Ridge, Chu district, southwards Balkhash Lake (I’ve also got specimens from near Bakanas).

But the species penetrates far in the North Kazakhstan: “Turgai-River Valley, Akchiganak, 26.6.1987, S.Ovtchinnikov leg.” – 1 male in my collection.

The species was discovered in Vakhsh River Valley in Tadzhikistan: “Tigrovaia Balka, 20.5.1987, A.Kompantzev leg.” – 2 females in my collection; “25km S Kurgan-Tuibe, Tabakchi Ridge, 6.2002, V.Shablia leg.”- 1 male in A.Petrov collection (Moscow).

According to D.Milko (personal message, 2009) the base for the record of Mesoprionus angustatus (as Prionus) for Kirgizia (Ovtchinnikov, 1996) was a male from sandy landscape in the area of Kayrakkum water reserve (western part of Fergana Valley), so the record must be accepted as reliable (“Fergana”was mentioned in the original description).

It was recorded for Iran by A.Villiers (1967b).


In the remark to the original description of Prionus serricollis the author asked to read the name as serraticollis.

According to Miroshnikov (1998) Rhesus was described by J.Thomson 1860 (nec N.Lesson, 1840) and then replaced to Rhaesus Motschulsky, 1875 (without special remark of replacement).

Rhaesus Motschulsky, 1875 was introduced for Rh. persicus , which is a synonym of serricollis.


The generic differences between Megopis and Aegosoma is generally accepted (Villiers, 1978; Sama, 1988). So subgenus Spinimegopis belongs to Aegosoma.


The tribal name Tragosomatini was changed for the oldest Meroscelisini by Monne et Giesbert (1993) - Meroscelisitae J.Thomson, 1860, then it was used by Vives (2000).


Bily et Mehl (1989) recorded Tragosoma depsarium for Caucasus and Amur Valley after Horion (1974: 5-6) and Samoilov (1936). The quality of the map in Horion’s publication does not allow to interprate his data as definite enough.

T. depsarium was recorded for Chuvashia and Tatarstan (Isaev et al., 2004).


According to the original publication: Prionus paradoxus Fald.,1833 [not Fald.,1832, as in Lobanov et al. (1981)].

One male from Amur region of Russia is preserved in my collection ("Blagoveshchensk, 12.8.1912"). Dead male was found by O.N. Kabakov (personal communication) inside wood in Ussuri river valley near Khabarovsk (Lobanov et al., 1981). The record for South Primorje by G.O. Krivolutzkaya and A.L. Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996) was just a wrong interpretation of Kabakov’s information. The record of the species for Korea (Krivolutzkaya & Lobanov in: Tsherepanov, 1996: 70) was published without any comments (repeated by Löbl & Smetana, 2010).

The record of Pachyta quadrimaculata for Korea by G.O. Krivolutzkaya and A.L. Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996) was just a mistake.


Prionus insularis was described from Japan (Honshu).

According to Z.Komiya and A.Drumont (2004), the nominative subspecies absent in the continent. P. insularis tetanicus is distributed in Ussuri Region of Russia, Korea and NE China, as well as in Tsushima Is. Prionus tetanicus Pasc., 1867 was described from “Chosan (Japanese Sea)”. It was wrongly interpreted (Lameere, 1912; Gressitt, 1951) as Chusan Isls. of Zhejiang, South China. But in fact (Komiya and Drumont, 2004) it was old (19th century) English name for Korea.

According to N. Ohbayashi et al. (2005), there are no morphological differences between continent and islands populations of P. insularis, so: P. insularis = P. tetanicus.

P. yakushimanus Ohbayashi, 1964 (Yakushima Is. and Tanegashima Is.) was regarded as a synonym of P.insularis by Kusama and Takakuwa (1984), but also as its subspecies (Ohbayashi et al., 1992; Komiya,Drumont, 2004). In Yakushima Is. the hybrid specimens with P. sejunctus were registrated, such hybrids are not known with the nominative P.insularis.

In South and Central China P. delavayi Fairmaire, 1887 is distributed.

Prionus insularis was recorded for Gornaia Shoria (Altai) by Novikov and Petuninkin (1987). The record was based on two females without labels from children’s collection, so needs confirmation.


Mesoprionus (as Prionus) asiaticus was recorded for China Mongolia by Gressitt (1951) on the base of the description of Prionus henkei Schaufuss, 1879 (= asiaticus). According to Jakovlev (1887) P. henkei was described "au gouvernement d'Astrakhan aux environs du mont Bogdo". The record was repeated by Hua (2002) for Inner Mongolia. The record of P. asiaticus for China or Mongolia is nonsense.

Mesoprionus asiaticus (as Prionus) was wrongly recorded for China (Drumont, Komiya, 2006) on the base of old wrong records (probably Gressitt, 1951).

The species was recorded for Elburs (Semenov-Tian-Shanskij, 1927) [but it could concern P. persicus] and Iranien part of Arax valley (Villiers, 1967b).


According to the original description: Prionus zarudnii (“zarudnyi” was an unjustified emendation). The species was described after a single male. A female from near Kuliab (1898) was described by E.Fuchs (1959), two more males from Kuliab are preserved in Vienna museum.

The species was collected in Karategin Ridge (14km N Novabad, 1700m, 30.7.69 and 5.8.1969, J.Shchetkin leg.) - 2 males and 1 female in the collection of M.Danilevsky. According to personal communication (2003) of A.Petrov (Moscow), it was recently collected near Shuroabad (Kuliab Region of Tadzhikistan).


A revision of Psilotarsus was published by M.Danilevsky (2000).

A record of “Prionus hirticollis” for Uralsk Region of Russia by Zhuravlev (1914) was connected with Psilotarsus brachypterus hemipterus.

A record of P. b. hemipterus for “Orenburg” (Danilevsky, 2000) on the base of a single old [1929] male could be connected with the whole region including its Asian part. A series of specimens from Asian (Transurals) part of Orenburg region was recorded by Shapovalov (2012c): Akoba of Akbulak District.

According to Danilevsky (2009e: 662; 2009f: 720):

The name Prionus turkestanicus var. lividipennis Plavilstshikov, 1936 should be considered infrasubspecific. It fits the Article 45.6.4 of the ICZN as a case when the author unambiguously attributed a name published as a “varietas” an infrasubspecific rank. Plavilstshikov (1936) says: “Among the common dark-colored P. turkestanicus, specimens with red elytra, … var. lividipennis nova, occur;” i.e., he definitely assigned an infrasubspecific rank to this form.

N.N. Plavilstshikov’s collection includes 4 males from Ferghana Valley designated by him as the “type” and “cotypes” of Prionus turkestanicus var. lividipennis. All these specimens belong to a different species, Psilotarsus heydeni (Ganglbauer, 1888), although yellow specimens are quite common among Psilotarsus turkestanicus (Semenov, 1888).


Psilopus was traditionally attributed to Motschulsky (1875), but it was described by Gebler (1859) with a valid species name.


According to personal communication of A.Miroshnikov (1986), several corrections must be made to the publication by Lobanov et al.(1981,1982):

Prionus semenovianus Plav. 1936 (not 1935)

Xylosteus caucasicola Plav. 1936 (not 1938)


Prionus semenovianus was transfered to Pogonarthron by Danilevsky (1999b).


The tribal system of Lepturinae (with Rhamnusiini, Oxymirini, Enoploderini, Sachalinobiini and so on) is more or less agree with P.Svacha’s (1989 in Svacha, Danilevsky, 1989) divisions, though P.Svacha joined Rhamnusium and Enoploderes in one tribe.

Encyclopini is here regarded of similar evolution level as Xylosteini, as well as Enoploderini.

According to P.Svacha (1989): “There is no need for the tribe Encyclopini…”, as Encyclops is “no doubt related to the Fallacia-Pidonia group,…”. But Encyclops has undivided striulatory plate (as in Xylosteini) – never in Fallacia-Pidonia group.

Encyclopini were supported by Bi & N.Ohbayashi (2014: 6): because of filiform antennae incerted behind anterior eyes margin, and flattened “lateral lobes of male genitalia”.

Several tribes (Rhamnusiini, Oxymirini, Enoploderini) were named by Danilevsky in “A Check-list …” (Althoff and Danilevsky,1977) with the refrences to the characters published by Svacha (1989 in Svacha, Danilevsky, 1989), so are available according to the Art. 13.1.2. The name Sachalinobiini was published later (Danilevsky, 2010a).

According to P.Svacha (private message, 2007):

“I have to agree ... that whereas the Oxymirini A & D is available (referring exactly and fully to Tribe III), Rhamnusiini and Enoploderini ... are not available from the A & D publication and if we want to use them, someone will have to establish them validly in a future publication. In A & D these names do not fulfill requirements of Art. 13.1.”

The name Rhamnusiini was used as valid by Özdikmen (2007).

The name Enoploderini was used as valid by Bartenev (2009).

Rhamnusiini were described as a new tribe by Sama (Sama & Sudre, 2009). The genera composition of the tribe was not discussed. According to the text of the article it is clear, that only one genus Rhamnusium is included.

According to P.Svacha (private messages, 2009): “Sachalinobia, Xenoleptura, Enoploderes and Rhamnusium can be on no account retained in Rhagiini.” and “But neither of the two genera [Sachalinobia and Xenoleptura - MD] can be in my opinion placed in any existing lepturine tribe, that was why I suggested leaving them (plus some other) incertae sedis.”

According to Svacha (in Svacha & Danilesvky, 1989: 14): "The two genera [Sachalinobia and Xenoleptura - MD] are undoubtedly related, although in the past classified quite differently."

But now Svacha (private messages, 2009) has changed his mind: “I would never assume that X[enoleptura] and Sachalinobia might be related”

I’d like now to retain the tribe Sachalinobiini Danilevsky, 2010a: 43 with only one genus inside. And the genus Xenoleptura can be returned to Lepturini.

According to Sama (1993a) Xylosteus caucasicola is a subspecies of X. spinolae.

It was declared that oldest name Psilorhabdium is not valid because the youngest name Leptorhabdium was chosen by Ganglbauer (1882: 38), as first reviser (Article 24 ICZN).

In the original description: "Leptorhabdium". "Leptorrhabdium" was introduced by Ganglbauer, 1881 (Best.Tab.)


Xylosteus caucasicola was recorded for European Turkey and Cortodera umbripennis for Bulgaria (Sama, Rapuzzi, 1999). It is very probable, that last record was connected with a new species.


Leptorhabdium caucasicum was recorded for NE Turkey: “Torut [Torul] (Ardasa) Daglari” by Gfeller (1972).


The name Mesosa pieli Pic, 1936 was used by Krivolutzkaya (1964: 10) for Mesosa senilis.

The synonymy Encyclops = Microrhabdium was accepted by Lobanov et al., 1981 (after Gressitt, 1951; inroduced by Gressitt, 1947, Proc. Entomol. Soc. Washington, 49: 191.).

A lot of other taxonomic and geographical positions were accepted (or canceled) after different authors or introduced as new (Lobanov et al., 1981, 1982) including:

Clorophorus tohokensis was collected by S.Murzin in Primorsky region (1980).

Cagosima sanguinolenta was recorded for continental Russia. Two females from Khabarovsk Region are preserved in my collection.

Ostedes tuberculatus (Pic, 1925) was described (as Eryssamena)from “China” on the base of reddish elytra with shining basal tubercles. The species absent in Japan and Russia. It was recorded for Kuriles and Japan by Krivolutzkaya (1973) or for Kuriles and China by Tsherepanov (1984) on the base of wrong identification of Rondibilis saperdina (Bat.). The name “Eryssamena tuberculata” was adequately ommited by Krivolutzkaya and Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996), but biological (and size) data published by Tsherepanov (1984) for his “Eryssamena tuberculata” (= Rondibilis schabliovslyi) were not included.

According to (Danilevsky, 1988c): Encyclops macilentus Kr.= E. parallelus Pic = E. ussuricus Cher. The species was recorded for Khabarovsk Region (Bikin) by Miroshnikov (2006).

Grammoptera cyanea = G. plavilstshikovi (Far East Russia and Sakhalin), later (Danilevsky, 1993) Neoencyclops was regarded as a subgenus of Grammoptera.

Alosterna chalybeella (S.Sakhalin,Kunashir,Japan) absent in the mainland.

Gaurotina sichotensis stat.n. (before G. superba m. sichotensis Plav, 1958 - 1 male in Zoological Museum of Moscow University) was found in Khasan district of Far East Russia (1 male in collection of M.Danilevsky) and G. superba Ganglbauer, 1889 absent in Russia.

Molorchus starki Shabl., 1936 = M. ussuriensis Plav., 1940 (syn.n.)

Phymatodes vandykei Gress., 1935 = Ph. ussurucus Plav., 1940 (syn.n.)

Xylotrechus salicis Takakuwa et Oda., 1978 = X. nadezhdae Tsher.,1982 (syn.n.).

One male and three females of X. salicis from Tuva ("Tuva, Kyzyl env., , Salix, 22-30.6.1958 Vv.Grechkin leg.) as well as 3 specimens from Chita region (2 ex. - Usugli, 140km NE Chita; 1ex - Chita, Usugli, 5.7.1958, M.Lurie) are preserved in Zoological Museum of Moscow University (ZMM). The occurrence of the species in Mongolia is very probable. The species was recorded for China (Wang, 2003), as well as X. rusticus (but color photos are mixed between two species in that publication). According to the color photos X. salicis was recorded for Korea (Lee, 1982) as X. rusticus.

Tetropium gracilicum was recorded for Shikotan Is. - first record for Russia, as well as Oligoenoplus rosti (Kunashir) and Chlorophorus diadema inhirsutus (Kunashir).

Rondibilis (as Eryssamena) schabliovskyi is the only one representative of the genus in Russian Far East mainland - absent on islands (possibly it was described before as E. coreana Breuning, 1974). Eryssamena (or Ostedes) tuberculata absent in Russia. Rondibilis (as Eryssamena) saperdina is known from Kunashir, Shikotan and Japan.

One male of Rondibilis saperdina from Sakhalin is preserved in A.Zubov’s collection (Kishinev): “Gornozavodsk environs, 12.8.1992, S.Saluk leg.”

The holotype (Miroshnikov, 2006: 231) of Eryssamena schabliovskyi Tsherepanov, 1982 is preserved in ZIN RAN.

Oberea scutellaroides = O. chinensis


Two genera Rhagium and Rhamnusium were separated by E.Vives (2000) in a small tribe Rhagiini, while other Rhagiini (including Oxymirus) are grouped in tribe Toxotini.


According to Danilevsky (1992c):

Phytoecia pustulata = Ph.pilipennis,

Cortodera transcaspica = persica = lobanovi,

Agapanthia lederi = helianthi

Rhagium caucasicum semicorne st.nov. - first record for USSR (Talysh)

The holotype (monotypy) of Cortodera pseudomophlus var. persica Plavilstshikov, 1936 is preserved in Zoological Museum of Moscow University with two labels: 1) “Astrabad Staud.”, 2) “var. persica m.”. The name was missing in the list of Plavilstshikov’s types (Danilevsky, 2009f, 2009g).

A lot of species of Rhagiuminquisitor-complex” was described from Canada, USA and Mexico. Not a single name is accepted now as valid in modern American publications even at subspecies level. According to Linsley & Chemsak (1972), Monne & Giesbert (1993), Lingafelter, (2007) and others only Rh. i. inquisitor (European subspecies!) is distributed from Mexico to Alaska, that is totally out of the reality. According to my specimens from different parts of North America Rhagiuminquisitor-group” of species is represented here by a complicated system of species and subspecies, which definitely not includes Rh. inquisitor (L.). This position was argued already by M. Hayashi (1960). According to P.Švácha (in Švácha & Danilevsky, 1989: 60) the larvae of “Rh. inquisitor” from different parts of North America differ from Palaearctic larvae as different species as well as inside America.

I.K. Zahaikevitch basing on the area analysis supposed (personal communication), that record of Rhagium inquisitor inquisitor for Crimea was connected with accident introduction.


B.Namhaidorzh (1972) recorded for Mongolia: Rhagium inquisitor rugipenne, Gnathacmaeops pratensis, Leptura annularis (as Strangalia arcuata).

According to my materials typical Rhagium japonicum dominates in South Sakhalin and rather numerous in Central Sakhalin. Specimens quite similar to Rh. inquisitor rugipenne were observed in South Sakhalin (near Nevelsk) together with typical Rhagium japonicum. The species identity of the later is not evident. According to N.Ohbayashi (personal message, 2009), certain specimens from mainland Siberia were identified by him as Rh. japonicum.


Acanthocinus validus Matsushita, 1936 described from Korea (“Seshin” – North Korea, Hamgyŏng-Bukto, Chongjin) and regarded as a valid name (Löbl & Smetana, 2010) must be a synonym of A.aedilis (on the base of original description).

According to Kusama and Takakuwa (1984) the following taxa are absent in Japan: Rhagium inquisitor rugipennis, Stenocorus amurensis, Brachyta interrogationis, Acmaeops marginatus, Pidonia debilis, Lepturobosca virens, Gracilia minuta, Xylotrechus adspersus, Monochamus guttulatus, M. galloprovincialis, Acanthocinus aedilis, Leiopus albivittis, Eutetraphа metallescens.


Acalolepta cervina (described from India) absent in Russian fauna. A single record of the species for Ussuri region by T.P. Samoilov (1936) was repeated by N.N Plavilstshikov (1958), A.I. Tsherepanov (1983), then by G.O. Krivolutzkaya and A.L. Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996). The species absent in Russian materials in all known to me collections and was excluded from Russian fauna (Danilevsky, 1998).

Samoilov also recorded for Russia: Cylindilla grisescens, Nupserha alexandrovi (as Oberea, described from China), Phytoecia ferrea (as analis = mannerheimi). The last species was also mentioned for USSR by Plavilstshikov (1932: 195): “[East Siberia]”, missed by A.I. Tsherepanov (1985), but recorded by G.O. Krivolutzkaya and A.L. Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996: 139), as Ph. mannerheimi Breun. I know at least 2 males of Ph. ferrea from Primorje Region and 1 male from “Transbaicalia” in collection of Zoological Museum of Moscow University (a pair of females from Mongolia in my collection).

All records of Oberea japonica for Russian fauna are based on two notes by Plavilstshikov (1921: 123 – “Primorskaya obl., Manchzhuria, Korerya, Yaponiya”; 1932: 195 - “Ussur.”;). No Russian materials available. It was regarded as probable for Russian fauna by Tsherepanov (1985), Krivolutzkaya and Lobanov (Tsherepanov, 1996: 75); it was not recorded later for Korea.


According to Hayashi (1980: 14), A.t.bivittis = A.t.ab.nigra Tam.,1940 = A.t.b.ab. plavilstshikovi Podany, 1963. I've checked the paratypes of A.t.b.ab. plavilstshikovi in Bratislava - it was dark forms of A.t.bivittis from Tuva.


Hesperophanes, Deroplia, Anaesthetis and Exocentrus are attributed by E.Vives (2000) to Dejean, 1835, as well as Stenocorus to Geoffroy, 1762; Parmena and Purpuricenus to Dejean, 1821; Opsilia to Mulsant, 1862; Oberea to Mulsant, 1835.

According to P. Téocchi (2003), the name Deroplia Dejean, 1835 is not available, because among two names placed by Dejean in Deroplia both were not available: marginicollis Dahl – nomen nudum and genei Chevrolat (not Aragona, 1830) also could be regarded as nomen nudum, as Chevrolat did not described such name). The attribution of his genei to Chevrolat was repeated by Dejean in his next edition (1937), so it was not lapsus calami. The valid name of the genus is Stenidea Mulsant, 1843.

Tetrops praeustus and T. gilvipes can be definitly distinguished only with larvae (Danilevsky, Miroshnikov, 1985). A taxon with "gilvipes-like larvae" (T.g.adlbaueri Lazarev, 2012 – described from Czechia) is very common in West Europe, but its adults are very similar to T.praeustus (Svacha, Die Larven der Kafer Mitteleuropas, Band 6). So possibly a yellow form of T. gilvipes was described from Europe as T. praeustus. In that case black beetles from Caucasus are T. praeustus ssp. gilvipes. And a taxon with "praeustus-like" larvae (sensu Danilevsky and Miroshnikov, 1985) needs another name.

Any way the stable black colour of Caucasian T. g. gilvipes (and Turkmenian - T.g.murzini Lazarev, 2012 – described from Kopet-Dag) makes impossible its synonymysation with T. praeustus, proposed by Sama (1988) and accepted by Bense (1995).

But if T. praeustus has "praeustus-like larvae", then European taxon with "gilvipes-like" larvae and black elytra is T. g. niger Kraatz, 1859 (see Lazarev, 2012) and European taxon with "gilvipes-like" larvae and yellow elytra is T.g. adlbaueri Lazarev, 2012, which can penetrate to European Russia.

A series of T. g. gilvipes was collected in Rostov Region of South Russia (Egorlykskaia, 13-14 05 2003) by D.Kasatkin (personal communication, 2003 and then published together with some more localities: Kasatkin, 2005b).

In Crimea both species exist and local subspecies - T. g. efetovi Lazarev, 2012 (described from Simferopol) often has yellow elytrae, but legs are pale yellow and elytral pubescence distinctly shorter and less erected.

In West Europe adults of both species usually indistinguishable. Big series of adults from different larvae must be investigated.

A very rare black form of T. praeustus (ab. schmidti) is known from Moscow Region - see “Gallery” in

Tetrops gilvipes [ssp. murzini] was - recorded from N Iran (Bodemeyer, 1927; Villiers, 1967b).

According to A.I. Tsherepanov (1985) T. praeustus is distributed westwards to about Ob river and Altaj Mts. It was recorded for East Siberia by Lobanov et al., 1982 without exact localities. It was recorded for Mongolia (Namhaidorzh, 1975) – Ubsu-Nur aimak. I’ve got a series of T. praeustus from Transbaicalia (Chita environs).

According to Sama (2010a: 53) Tetrops praeustus = T. anatolicus Özdikmen & Turgut, 2008.

According to Danilevsky (2012i): “The species described as Toxotus caeruleipennis Bates, 1873 is not related to American subgenus Stenocorus (Eutoxotus Casey, 1913) neither to any known Stenocorus. A new genus Japanocorus gen. nov. (type species Toxotus caeruleipennis Bates, 1873) must be established. It is characterized by metallic luster of elytra, strongly exposed eyes, pronotum with 4 high tubercles and deep furrow in between; 3rd antennal joint extremely long, reaching lateral thoracic tubercles; only one species known: Japanocorus caeruleipennis (Bates, 1873), comb. nov.”

According to Hayashi (1980) Japanocorus caeruleipennis (as Stenocorus) present on Sakhalin, but no specimens are known in Russia from Sakhalin. The records of the species for China (Gressitt, 1951; Hua, 2002) were based on the publication by Wu (1937).

Most probably the species absent in China, but it was described with uncertain geographical indications (Bates, 1873): “Japan? (Fortune). Possibly from North China, as Mr. Fortune’s collection from the two countries were mixed together when I saw them”.

J. caeruleipennis was collected in Kunashir Is. (43°49'04"N, 145°24'40"E, 17.8.2011, leg.K.Makarov); see:

According to Danilevsky (1988a) Oberea depressa = O.amurica = O. transbaicalica.


Stenurella jaegeri was recorded for Crimea (Bakhchisarai) by S.Baidak (1996b) – first record for Ukraine; for Mordva natural reserve by Mozolevskaya et al. (1971, as Strangalia); for Voronezh region (Borisoglebsk) by Arzanov et al. (1993).

The record of Asias halodendri for Dagestan (3 males, Rutul,1800m,16.6.94 and 15.7.94 on Tragacantha) by S.Baidak (1996a) is connected with a well known population, which can represent a new taxon. The old records of the species for Bulgaria (Angelov, 1995) and Albania (Muraj, 1960) were connected with Anoplisthes balcanicus Slama, 2010.

Stictoleptura tonsa was recorded for Crimea (Bakhchisarai); Pidonia “lucida” (evidently – lurida), Leiopus femoratus and Stenocorus insitivus for Poltava Region (Lubny); Ropalopus insubricus (?R.i.fischeri) for Sevastopol; Neoplagionotus bobelayei (as Echinocerus speciosus) for Odessa Region (Primorskoe) by S.Baidak (1997).

Neoplagionotus bobelayei (as Echinocerus speciosus) was recorded for Rostov Region and Kalmykia (Arzanov et al., 1993; Kasatkin, Arzanov, 1995).

The record of N.bobelayei (as E.speciosus) for Central Asia by Lobanov at al. (1982) was made without any comments. The species seems to be rather common in Kopet-Dag (Turkmenia). One male with the label: “Turkmenia, Kopet-Dag, Garygala, V.1994, J.Miatleuski leg.” is preserved in my collection. No species of “Plagionotus” were recorded for Kopet-Dag by Plavilstshikov (1940), but this region is included in “Plagionotus” area in the map (:429).

Leiopus femoratus was recorded for Crimea by Zahaikevitch (1991); for Lithuania by R.Ferenka (2004).

Leiopus femoratus was collected by A.Napolov (pesonal message, 2010) in Odessa region (Kuyalnik Liman, 6.5.2009).


Stenocorus vittatus F.-W. = S. suvorovi Rtt. I've studied the types of S. suvorovi (from Dzharkent) in Budapest. The males really have several erect setae at elytral base, but no other differences from specimens from Cenral and North Dzhungaria or from Tarabagatai. I think such character is not enough for species separation.


Pidonia grisescens Pic, 1889, described from Urals is according to Plavilstshikov (1936) E. borealis.

The name “flecki” [missing in the Catalog by Löbl & Smetana, 2010] was originally introduced as Evodinus clathratus ab. flecki Reitter, 1912: 10 («aus den Karpathen») – not available. Then it was saved in same position by Plavilstshikov (1915g: 381): Evodinus (Evodinellus) clathratus ab. γ. (flecki Reitter, 1912) – legs and antennae black, elytra yellow. The name of aberration was validated by G. Schmidt (1958: 77) as : “Evodinus clathratus forma flecki Reitter”. The name was attributed to Evodinus borealis by Löbl & Smetana, (2011: 39) without any comments.

Brachyta bifasciata and Strangalomorpha tenuis were recorded for Mongolia (Hayashi, 1980).

According to Kusama and Takakuwa(1984):

the following taxa are represented in Japan: Brachyta punctata (now B. danilevskyi); Nothorhina punctata, Tetropium fuscum [in fact

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