Aphodius

К познанию фауны пластинчатоусых жуков рода Aphodius Самарской области

Ахметова, Л.А. 2006. К познанию фауны пластинчатоусых жуков рода Aphodius Illiger, 1798 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) Самарской области. Евразиатский энтомол. журнал 5(3): 247-248.

В результате полевых исследований выявлено 6 видов пластинчатоусых жуков рода Aphodius, раннее не указанных для Самарской области.

A review of subgenus Nobius genus Aphodius Illiger of Russia and neighboring countries

Figs. 1–8. Aphodius Ill., general view: (1, 2) A. pustulifer Reitt., (3, 4) A. chaldaeus Petr., (5, 6) A. serotinus (Panz.), (7, 8) A. inclusus Reitt.Akhmetova, L.A., Frolov, A.V. 2008. A Review of Scarabs of the Subgenus Nobius Mulsant et Rey, Genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), of the Fauna of Russia and Neighboring Countries. Entomological Review, 88(4): 421-434.

Scarab beetles of the subgenus Nobius Mulsant et Rey, genus Aphodius Illiger, distributed in Russia and neighboring countries are reviewed. A key to the species and notes on their biology are given. The tree new synonymies are established: A. serotinus (Panz.),1799 = A. x-signum Reitter, 1892, syn. n.A. gresseri Sem. 1898 = A. korgaldzhensis Nikolajev, 1987, syn. n.A. chaldaeus Petr., 1971 = A. moreleti Baraud, 1980, syn. n. Lectotypes of A. inclusus Reitt., 1892 and A. gresseri are designated.

New to Russia and little known species of the genus Aphodius

Figs 5–6. Aphodius, general view (male). 5, A. clathratus; 6, A. melanostictus.

Akhmetova, L.A., Frolov, A.V. 2009. New to Russia and little known species of the genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18(2): 278–284.  PDF (476.29 KB)

Abstract. Aphodius (AgoliinusguttatusA. (Chilothoraxclathratus, and A. (Aphodaulacuskizeritskyi are recorded from Russia for the first time. Aphodius (Agoliinusamurensis previously known only from the type locality is found in the Lazo Nature Reserve (Russian Far East). All species are diagnosed and illustrated. Comments on diagnostic characters, distribution and bionomics are given.

A review of Chilothorax of Mongolia

Frolov, A.V. 2001. A review of the subgenus Chilothorax of the genus Aphodius (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) occuring in Mongolia with description of new species. Vestnik zoologii, 35(3): 39–45. Fulltext PDF (387.58 KB)

The Mongolian species of Aphodius Illiger belonging  to the  subgenus  Chilothorax  Motschulsky are    reviewed.  A. kerzhneri  Nikolajev and A. mongolaltaicus Nikolajev are placed in the subgenus Chilothorax. Two new synonyms (A. altaicus Nikolajev = A. puntsagdulamae Nikolajev, syn. n.; A. grafi Reitter = A. boreomongolicus Nikolajev, syn. n.) are established. Three new species are described. A key to Mongolian species of Chilothorax is presented.

Review of Aphodius subgenera related to Acrossus

Kabakov, O.N. & Frolov, A.V. 1996. A Review of the Beetles of the Genus Aphodius Ill. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) from Russia and Adjacent Countries, Related to the Subgenus Acrossus Muls. Entomological Review, 76(9): 1165-1181. Fulltext PDF (9.96 MB)

Abstract—Keys and notes on distribution are given for representatives of 8 subgenera [Heptaulacus Muls., Platyderides A. Schm., Acrossus Muls., Balthasarianus Paul., Nimbus Muls., Serraphodius Kabakov, subgen. n., Stenothorax A. Schm. (=Stenobronchus A. Schm.), Aphodiellus A. Schm.] inhabiting Russia and adjacent countries and combined into a separate group of species with a furrow on gula. New subgenus Serraphodius Kabakov (type species A. circassicus Reitt.), and new species A. (Acrossus) prometheus Kabakov, sp. n., and A. (Platyderides) suvorovi Kabakov, sp. n. are described.

On the larval morphology of two species of Aphodius

Frolov, A.V. 1995. On the larval morphology of two species of Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Entomological Review, 74(2): 34-41. Fulltext PDF (2.93 MB)

The principal morphological features of the third instar of Aphodius rectus Motschulsky and A. erraticus Linnaeus are described. These features are the structure and chaetome of the epicranium, structure of mouthparts, and setation of the anal stemite.

A review of the subgenus Chilothorax from Russia and neighboring countries

Frolov, A.V. 2002. A Review of Aphodiines of the Subgenus Chilothorax Motschulsky, Genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), from Russia and Neighboring Countries. Entomological Review, 82(1): 1–18. PDF (662.9 KB)

Abstract — Representatives of the genus Aphodius Ill., subgenus Chilothorax Motsch., of Russia and adjacent countries are reviewed. A key to the species and notes on their synonymy and distribution are given. Two little known species (A. variicolor D. Kosh. and A. balachanicola Balth.) are redescribed and a new species, A. xanthellus sp. n., is described. Three new synonymies (A. clausula W. Kosh., 1910 = A. gussakovskii Sem. et Medv., 1929, syn. n.; A. grafi Reitter, 1902 = A. kryzhanovskii Nikritin, 1969, syn. n.; = A. schutovae Nikritin, 1969, syn. n.) are established.

Size correlation between larvae and adults in Aphodius

Scatter diagram and regression line

Frolov, A. V. & Akhmetova, L. A. 2005. Size correlation between larvae and adults in Aphodius (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Bulletin de l'Institute Royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie, 75: 321-324. Fulltext PDF (199.22 KB)

Correlation between simple averages of 4 measurements of adults (separately for males and females) and 2 measurements of third-instar larvae was studied in 19 Palearctic species of dung beetle genus Aphodius Illiger. The greatest correlation (r=0.973) is found between head width of larvae (HWL) and elytra width of male beetles (EWM). The equation (HWL = 0.26 + 0.54 × EWM) can be used as an additional tool for rapid larval identification.

Species of the subgenus Bodilus (genus Aphodius) from Russia and adjacent countries

Aphodius (Bodilus)

Frolov, A.V. 2001. Species of the subgenus Bodilus (genus Aphodius) from Russia and adjacent countries (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 10, 89–95. Fulltext PDF (516.32 KB)

Species of the subgenus Bodilus Mulsant et Rey (genus Aphodius), of Russia and adjacent countries are reviewed and keyed. Two new species are described: A. zarudnyi sp. n. (Iran) and A. inylchekensis sp. n. (Kirgizia). Three new synonymies are established: Bodilus Mulsant et Rey, 1869 = Paramelinopterus Rakovič, 1984, syn. n., A. lugens Creutzer, 1799 = A. apiceopacus Petrovitz, 1959, syn. n., A. punctipennis Erichson, 1848 = A. vartiani Petrovitz, 1965, syn. n.

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