Revision of the Palearctic Chaetocnema Species
Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini


By Alexander S. Konstantinov, et al.
April 2011
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363 pages, Illustrated
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Seventy five Palearctic Chaetocnema species are revised. Seven new species are described: C. belka, Ch. bergeali, C. eastafghanica, C. franzi, C. igori, C. lubischevi, and C. tbilisiensis. The following nine synonymies are proposed: Biodontocnema Biondi 2000 = Chaetocnema Stephens 1831; C. altisocia Chen & Wang 1981 = C. psylloides Pic 1909; C. arisi Pic 1915b = C. grandis Pic 1909; C. castillana Bergeal & Doguet 2005 = C. rufofemorata Pic 1915b; C. insolita Allard 1860 = C. sahlbergii Gyllenhal 1827; C. medvedevi Palij 1968 = C. aridula Gyllenhal 1827; C. ogloblini Palij 1970 = C. ingenua Baly 1877a; C. sonkulica Palij 1968 = C. costulata (Motschulsky 1860); and C. turhalus Iriboz 1934 = C. breviuscula (Faldermann 1837). Plectroscelis insolita Allard 1860 is a new junior homonym of P. insolita Foudras 1860. Status of three species is restored: C. grandis Pic, C. ljudmilae Lopatin, and C. septentrionalis Kimoto. New status of valid species is proposed for C. pelagica Caillol and C. transbaicalica Heikertinger. Lectotypes are designated for the following species: C. aeneicolor Pic 1915a, C. aridula Gyllenhal 1827, C. arisi Pic 1915b, C. aurifrons Jacoby 1885, C. bella Baly 1877a, C. brenskei Pic 1910, C. chalceola Jacoby 1885, C. christinae Heikertinger 1909, C. coyei Allard 1864, C. cylindrica Baly 1874, C. delarouzeei Brisout 1884, C. discreta Baly 1877a, C. fulvipes Jacoby 1885, C. grandis Pic 1909, C. granulifrons Baly 1877a, C. granulosa Baly 1874, C. ingenua Baly 1877a, C. japonica Jacoby 1885, C. jurassica Pic 1915a, C. leonhardi Heikertinger 1951, C. longula Weise 1890, C. mannerheimii Gyllenhal 1827, C. orientalis Bauduér 1874, C. persica Baly 1877, C. psylloides Pic 1909, C. punctifrons Abeille 1907, C. rufofemorata Pic 1915b, C. sahlbergii Gyllenhal 1827, C. sinuata Weise 1889, and C. splendens Motschulsky 1845.

INTRODUCTION 9

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 11

METHODS 12

BIOLOGY 15

NOMENCLATURAL HISTORY, USAGE, AND APPLICABILITY OF GENUS-GROUP NAMES 17

MORPHOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS 21

KEY TO  CHAETOCNEMA SPECIES OF THE PALEARCTIC REGION 28

TAXONOMIC TREATMENT OF THE  CHAETOCNEMA SPECIES OF THE PALEARCTIC REGION 37
 Chaetocnema aerosa (Letzner) 37
 Chaetocnema afghana Gruev 41
 Chaetocnema angustula (Rosenhauer) 44
 Chaetocnema arenacea (Allard) 48
 Chaetocnema arida Foudras 52
 Chaetocnema aridula (Gyllenhal) 59
 Chaetocnema balanomorpha (Boieldieu) 65
 Chaetocnema basalis Baly 69
 Chaetocnema belka, new species 73
 Chaetocnema bella (Baly) 75
 Chaetocnema bergeali, new species 79
 Chaetocnema bicolorata Kimoto 82
 Chaetocnema breviuscula (Faldermann) 85
 Chaetocnema chlorophana (Duftschmid) 90
 Chaetocnema compressa (Letzner) 94
 Chaetocnema concinna (Marsham) 98
 Chaetocnema concinnicollis (Baly) 104
 Chaetocnema conducta (Motschulsky) 108
 Chaetocnema confusa (Boheman) 113
 Chaetocnema costulata (Motschulsky) 117
 Chaetocnema coyei (Allard) 121
 Chaetocnema cylindrica (Baly) 125
 Chaetocnema delarouzeei (Brisout) 129
 Chaetocnema depressa (Boieldieu) 132
 Chaetocnema discreta (Baly) 136
 Chaetocnema eastafghanica, new species 140
 Chaetocnema franzi, new species 143
 Chaetocnema gottwaldi Král 146
 Chaetocnema grandis Pic, status restored 149
 Chaetocnema granulosa (Baly) 153
 Chaetocnema heptapotamica Lubischev 157
 Chaetocnema hortensis (Geoffroy) 160
 Chaetocnema igori, new species 169
 Chaetocnema imitatrix Gruev 173
 Chaetocnema ingenua (Baly) 177
 Chaetocnema jelineki Lopatin 181
 Chaetocnema kabakovi Lopatin 184
 Chaetocnema kanmiyai Kimoto 188
 Chaetocnema kimotoi Gruev 191
 Chaetocnema klapperichi Lopatin 195
 Chaetocnema koreana Chûjô 198
 Chaetocnema leonhardi Heikertinger 202
 Chaetocnema ljudmilae Lopatin, status restored 205
 Chaetocnema lubischevi, new species 209
 Chaetocnema major (Jacquelin du Val) 212
 Chaetocnema mandschurica Heikertinger 217
 Chaetocnema mannerheimii (Gyllenhal) 220
 Chaetocnema modesta Gressitt & Kimoto 225
 Chaetocnema montenegrina Heikertinger 228
 Chaetocnema nebulosa Weise 232
 Chaetocnema nocticolor Rapilly 235
 Chaetocnema obesa (Boieldieu) 239
 Chaetocnema oblonga Lopatin 244
 Chaetocnema orientalis (Bauduér) 248
 Chaetocnema paganettii Heikertinger 251
 Chaetocnema pelagica Caillol, new status 255
 Chaetocnema picipes Stephens 261
 Chaetocnema procerula (Rosenhauer) 268
 Chaetocnema psylloides Pic 272
 Chaetocnema punctifrons (Abeille) 276
 Chaetocnema rufofemorata Pic 280
 Chaetocnema sahlbergii (Gyllenhal) 284
 Chaetocnema scheffleri (Kutschera) 289
 Chaetocnema schlaeflii (Stierlin) 293
 Chaetocnema semicoerulea (Koch) 297
 Chaetocnema septentrionalis Kimoto, status restored 302
 Chaetocnema shabalini Palij 305
 Chaetocnema sinuata Weise 308
 Chaetocnema splendens (Motschulsky) 311
 Chaetocnema subcoerulea (Kutschera) 316
 Chaetocnema tarsalis Wollaston 320
 Chaetocnema tbilisiensis new species 323
 Chaetocnema tibialis (Illiger) 327
 Chaetocnema transbaicalica Heikertinger, new status 333
 Chaetocnema ussuriensis Heikertinger 337

SUMMARY OF NOMENCLATURAL CHANGES 341

REFERENCES 343

INDEX OF HOST PLANTS 358

INDEX OF FLEA BEETLE TAXA 361





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