Language: Chinese with English summary and scientific nomenclature
The beetle tribe Blaptini Leach, 1815, belongs to the Tenebrionidae, Polyphaga, Coleoptera, and is an important genus of ornamental and pharmaceutical insect. In this volume of Fauna Sinica, Chinese Blaptini is fairly completely classified, and 20 genera 266 species and subspecies are described, among which is 1 new subtribe, 9 new species, 1 new female and 6 new combinations.
The content consists of two sections, and introduction and specification. In the introduction, the taxonomic status, classification system and phylogenetic relationship, brief research history, morphological features and taxonomic significance, economic value, biological characteristics, and geological distribution features of Blaptini are laid out. In the specification, the keys to genera and species, the main characters of each subtribe and genus, the information on each species such as detailed references cited, description, specimens examined, distribution etc. are presented. Based on examination of type specimens and reference to original documents the taxonomic status of some species and subspecies is also revised. The volume contains a total of 248 figures of morphological characters, 21 plates of genitalia, SEM and defensive gland figures, 19 plates of habitus photos, and 8 plates of ecological photos.
Blaptini Leach, 1815
1. Blaptina Latreille, 1817
(1) Ablapsis Reitter, 1887
(2) Blaps Fabricius, 1775
(3) Nalepa Reitter, 1887
(4) Protoblaps Medvedev, 1998
(5) Thaumatoblaps Kaszab et Medvedev, 1984
2. Gnaptorinina Medvedev, 2001
(6) Agnaptoria Reitter, 1887
(7) Asidoblaps Fairmaire, 1886
(8) Belousovia Medvedev, 2007
(9) Blaptogonia Medvedev, 1998
(10) Colasia C. Koch, 1965
(11) Gnaptorina Reitter, 1887
(12) Itagonia Reitter, 1887
(13) Montagona Medvedev, 1998
(14) Pseudognaptorina Kaszab, 1977
(15) Sintagona Medvedev, 1998
(16) Tagonoides Fairmaire, 1886
3. Prosodina Skopin, 1960
(17) Prosodes Eschscholtz, 1829
4. Dilina Ren subtr.nov.
(18) Coelocnemodes Bates, 1879
(19) Dila Fischer von Waldheim, 1844
(20) Hoplitoblaps Fairmaire, 1888
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