517 pages, 36 plates with colour photos
Language: Russian with trilingual summary in English, German, and Russian
This monograph includes all Longicorn taxa known from 16 states: Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia – in total about 920 species. The first part is devoted to Disteniidae, Vesperidae and four subfamilies of Cerambycidae: Parandrinae, Prioninae, Lepturinae and Spondylidinae – a total of 90 genera, 264 species (391 taxa of species group). All included taxa are reliably known from the region. All taxa known outside the territories of the states mentioned above are ommited, though being collected very close to the state borders.
Each valid species-group name is supplied with color photos of male and female (if both known), name of type locality, names of all synonyms with type localities for each on the base of original description, sometimes with published wrong spellings or important names of aberration, but usually unavailable names are omitted. Sometimes rare species are not available from the region and are illustrated by the specimens from West Europe, Turkey, China or Japan. Variable taxons are illustrated by several color forms if available. Color forms, which are recently known from outside the region only, are usually not shown. Each photo is supplied with the label of the specimen. Each taxon is supplied with the references to the publications, several distinguishing characters, distributional and ecological notes. The taxonomy comments are often included. Type species are recorded for the genus group names (without designation information). References to publications are arranged in chronological order. Many references are followed with important geographical or taxonomical notes.
Psilotarsus heydeni alatauensis ssp. n. is described from Zailiysky Alatau (Kazakhstan). Neoxymirus Miroshnikov, 2013 stat. n. is raised to genus rank, and a new combination proposed: Neoxymirus mirabilis (Motschulsky, 1838), comb. n. Two new subspecies are described from Kyrgyzstan in Stenocorus (Toxotochorus) validicornis (Pic, 1906): S. (T) v. milkoi ssp. n. (Yurievka) and S.(T) v. tarbinskyi ssp. n. (Kazarman). Brachyta Fairm. is split in three subgenera including: Fasciobrachyta subgen. n. (type species: Leptura bifasciata Olivier, 1795) and Variobrachyta subgen. n. (type species: Leptura variabilis Gebler, 1817). Six new subspecies are described from Siberia in Brachyta (Variobrachyta) variabilis (Gebler, 1817): B. (V.) v. tungusensis ssp. n. from Nizhnyaya Tunguska River in North Siberia, B. (V.) v. yakutensis ssp. n. from Yakutia, B. (V.) v. chukotensis ssp. n. from Chukotka, B. (V.) v. ivlievi ssp. n. from Magadan Region, B. (V.) v. basarukini ssp. n. from Sakhalin, B. (V.) v. tuvensis ssp. n. from Tuva, B. (V.) v. kurayensis ssp. n. from the Altay Republic of Russia. Brachyta (s. str.) punctata lazarevi ssp. n. is described from the Primorsky Region of Russia and Korea. A new genus Euracmaeops gen. n. (type species: Leptura marginata Fabricius, 1781) is proposed for the Palaearctic species formerly included in the American genus Acmaeops LeConte, 1850 with 4 new combinations: E. marginatus (Fabricius, 1781), comb. n., E. septentrionis (C. G.Thomson, 1866), comb. n., E. smaragdulus (Fabricius, 1793), comb. n. and E. angusticollis (Gebler, 1833), comb. n. Cortodera kazaryani sp. n. is described from West Armenia (Shirak) near the Georgian border. Cortodera villosa kazakorum ssp. n. is described from South Russia (Novocherkassk environs). Eight new subspecies of Cortodera colchica Reitter, 1890 are described: C. c. erevanica ssp. n. widely distributed in Armenia, C. c. dilizhanica ssp. n. from Northern Armenia, C. c. ponomarenkoi ssp. n. from Ashagy-Agdzhakend in Azebaijan, C. c. aishkha ssp. n. from North-West Caucasus (Krasnaya Polyana), C. c. psebayensis ssp. n. from the south of Krasnodar Region (Psebay); C. c. murzini ssp. n. from Karachaevo-Cherkessiya, C. c. bulungensis ssp. n. from Kabardino-Balkaria, C. c. ossetica ssp. n. from North Ossetiya. C. c. pseudalpina Plavilstshikov, 1936 is accepted as a subspecies distributed in Svanetia (with lectotype designation). A new rank is proposed for C. colchica aksarayensis Özdikmen & Özbek, 2012, stat. n. Five new subspecies of Cortodera alpina (Ménétriés, 1832) are described: C. a. baksaniensis ssp. n. from Kabardino-Balkaria, C. a. matusiaki ssp. n. from Kazbek Mt., C. a. gudissensis ssp. n. from South Ossetiya, C. a. zekarensis ssp. n. from Zekari Pass in Georgia, C. a. svanorum ssp. n. from Svanetia. Alosterna tabacicolor azerbaijanica ssp. n. is described from Azerbaijan. Two new subspecies are described for Vadonia bipunctata (Fabricius, 1781): V. b. urdensis ssp. n. from Ryn-Sands in West Kazakhstan and V. b. teberdensis ssp. n. from Karachaevo-Cherkessiya. Three new subgenera are proposed in Stictoleptura Casey, 1924: Variileptura, subgen. n. (type species: Leptura variicornis Dalman, 1817), Maculileptura, subgen. n. (type species: Leptura maculicornis DeGeer, 1775) and Miroshnikovia, subgen. n. (type species: Leptura deyrollei Pic, 1895a). Two subspecies originally described as species are accepted: Stenurella bifasciata sabineae Rapuzzi & Sama, 2012a, stat. n. from South-East Turkey and Iran, and S. melanura zehrae Özdikmen, Mercan & Cihan, 2012a, stat. n. from Turkey. A new synonym is proposed: Leptura melanura Linnaeus, 1758 = Stenurella sennii Sama, 2002, syn. n.
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