Aphodius

A new species of genus Aphodius from S.E. Kazakhstan

Figs 1-13. 1, Aphodius haroldi D. Kosh., aedeagus; 2-13, A. dzhungaricus sp, n.: Nikolajev, G.V., Frolov, A.V. 1997. A new species of genus Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from S.E. Kazakhstan. Zoosystematica Rossica, 5(2): 281–283.

Aphodius dzhungaricus sp. n. from S.E. Kazakhstan (Dzhungar Alatau Mts) is described and compared with the closely related A. haroldi D. Kosh. Notes on the biology and distribution for both species are given. The lectotype of A. haroldi is designated. The main morphological features of the larvae of the new species are described.

 

Contributions to the knowlege of genus Aphodius from North Palaearctic. II.

Aphodius circassicus Frolov, A.V. 1997. Contributions to the knowlege of genus Aphodius from North Palaearctic. II. A. circassicus and A. lederi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 5(2): 277–280.

Aphodius circassicus Reitter and A. lederi Harold, closely related species from the Caucasus, were known by single specimens so far. Redescriptions of these rare species are given. The taxonomic position the species is discussed.

A new Aphodius Illiger from China

Frolov, A.V. 2002. A new Aphodius Illiger from China (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 55(4): 444-446.

Abstract—Aphodius (Bodilus) kaznakovi Frolov, new species, from Central China (Qinghai Province) is described and illustrated. The new species is compared with closely related A. (B.) sordescens Harold.

Two new synonyms for Aphodius koltzei

Frolov, A.V. 2008. Two new synonyms for Aphodius koltzei (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 17(1): 100.  PDF (130.67 KB)

Abstract — Examination of the type specimens of Aphodius kurenzovi Nikritin, 1969 and A. medvedevi Nikritin, 1969, described from Primorskiy Terr., showed that they cannot be distinguished from A. koltzei Reitter, 1892. Two new synonym are therefore established.

New and little known species of Aphodius subgenus Aphodaulacus

Figs 1-11. Aphodius Illiger. (1, 6, 8) A. kizeritskyi, sp. n.; (2, 7, 9) A. turkestanicus; (3, 4, 11) A. ignobilis. (5, 10) A. grumi

Frolov, A.V. 2002. New and little known species of Aphodius subgenus Aphodaulacus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) from Middle Asia and China. Zoosystematica Rossica, 11(1): 163–165. 

The species of Aphodius Illiger subgenus Aphodaulacus W.Koshantschikov from Middle Asia and China related to A. turkestanicus Heyden are reviewed. Two new species are described: A. kizeritskyi, sp. n. and A. grumi, sp. n.

A review of the Aphodius subgenus Chilothorax of China

Figs. 1–9. 1, 2, 3 – A. kukunorensis; 5, 6, 7 – A. sinicus; 4, 8, 9 – A. dzongensis;

Frolov, A.V. 2002. A review of the Aphodius Illiger, 1798 subgenus Chilothorax Motschulsky, 1859 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of China. Russian Entomological Journal, 10(4): 395–399. PDF (11.6 MB)

Abstract — Representatives of Aphodius Illiger, 1798, subgenus Chilothorax Motschulsky, 1859, of China are reviewed and a key to species is presented. One new species, A. potanini Frolov, sp.n., is described and A. kukunorensis Semenov, 1898 is re-described.

Обзор пластинчатоусых жуков подрода Plagiogonus рода Aphodius фауны России и сопредельных стран

Ахметова, Л.А. 2009. Обзор пластинчатоусых жуков подрода Plagiogonus Mulsant рода Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) фауны России и сопредельных стран. Энтомологическое обозрение, 88(2): 391–399.

Резюме. Дан обзор пластинчатоусых жуков подрода Plagiogonus Mulsant рода Aphodius Illiger, фауны России и сопредельных стран. Дана определительная таблица видов и сведения по их распространению. Восстановлены из синонимов два видовых названия: A. reitteri D. Koshantschikow, 1894 и A. burgaltaicus Csiki, 1901. Установлена синонимия двух видовых названий: A. chan Endrödi, 1967 = A. peregii Endrödi, 1983 syn. n.; A. reitteri D. Koshantschikow, 1894 = A. kricheldorffi W. Koschantschikov, 1910, syn. n. Обозначены неотип A. culminarius Reitter, 1900 и лектотип A. burgaltaicus. Даны переописания A. culminarius и A. reitteri. Выявлен признак полового диморфизма представителей  Plagiogonus .

A review of scarabs of subgenus Plagiogonus, genus Aphodius, of Russia and neighboring countries

Akhmetova, L.A. 2009. A review of scarabs of the subgenus Plagiogonus Mulsant, genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), of the fauna of Russia and neighboring countries. Entomological Review, 89(4): 428-436.

Abstract—A review of the scarab subgenus Plagiogonus Mulsant, genus Aphodius Illiger, of the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries is given, with a key to the species and data on their distribution. Two species names, Apho­dius reitteri D. Koshantschikow, 1894 and A. burgaltaicus Csiki, 1901, are restored from synonyms. Two new synonymies are established: A. chan Endrödi, 1967 = A. peregii Endrödi, 1983, syn. n.; A. reitteri D. Koshantschikow, 1894 = A. kricheldorffi W. Koschantschikov, 1910, syn. n. Neotype of A. culminarius Reitter, 1900 and lectotype of A. burgaltaicus are designated, and redescriptions of these species are given. A secondary sex character of Plagiogonus is found.

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