A. O. Bienkowski
A Review of the Chrysolina lineella Species-group of the Subgenus Anopachys Motschulsky, 1860, Genus Chrysolina Motschulsky, 1860 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae).
Entomological Review, 2008, Vol. 88, No. 3, pp. 359-369.
(c) Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008.
Original Russian Text (c) A.O. Bienkowski, 2008,
published in Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 2008, Vol. 87, No. 2, pp. 425-437.
Received March 26, 2007.
Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
The Chrysolina lineella species-group of the subgenus Anopachys Motschulsky, 1860 is revised. Chrysolina watanabei Takizawa, 1970 is revalidated from the synonymy with Ch. lineigera (Jacobson, 1901). Ch. sundukovi Mikhailov, 2006 is a new junior synonym of Ch. watanabei. Special attention is paid to the infraspecific variability of the male and female genitalia. The structure of the aedeagal flagellum and the spermatheca are used as diagnostic characters. A key to species is included. Ch. watanabei is for the first time recorded from the Asian continent (Primorskii Territory of Russia and Northeastern China).
Key words: Entomology, taxonomy, revision, new species, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysolina, Anopachys.