Nimbus

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.

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.