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.

A review of aphodiines of the subgenus Chilothorax Motschulsky, genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), from Russia and neighboring countries

A.V. Frolov

Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Emb. 1, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia

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.