Species of subgenera Stenaxis W. Schmidt, 1844 and Oedemera s. str. of the genus Oedemera A. Olivier, 1789 are revised, illustrated and keyed. New species and subspecies are described and illustrated. Incorrectly synonymised taxa are revived, new status for some taxa is given and new synonymies are established. Colour photographs are presented for all species and for those subspecies which differ by their coloration.
Exactly 100 years elapsed since the last general revision of the genus Oedemera (Seidlitz, 1899) was published. The author hopes that the revision will serve as a starting point for future, more detailed studies, and that it will trigger further research in this group of Coleoptera.