Boris M. Kataev

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New data on the distribution of 27 species and subspecies of ground-beetles of the tribe Harpalini in the Palaearctic, Oriental Region and in Australia are provided. The following taxa are reported for the first time: Chydaeus abramovi Kataev et Fedorenko, 2013 from Laos; Anisodactylus poeciloides pseudoaeneus Dejean, 1829 from Mongolia and Tuva (Russia);(More)
A taxonomic review of ten species of the subgenus Cryptophonus Brandmayr et Zetto Brandmayr, 1982, the genus Harpalus Latreille, 1802 is given. In addition to nine Palaearctic species, the Ethiopian H. agnatus Reiche, 1849 is also included in Cryptophonus. Harpalus cyrenaicus Koch, 1939, stat. n. from Libya, which was originally described as a subspecies of(More)
Originally described as a monotypical genus with unclear taxonomic position from Sudan, Meroctenus Gemminger et Harold, 1868 is treated as a polytypical genus of the Selenophori genus group with two subgenera: Meroctenus s. str. and Xenodochus Andrewes, 1941, stat. n. (the latter was previously considered a distinct genus). Within Meroctenus, two species(More)
Oleg Nikolaevich was born on September 11, 1928 in Leningrad, in a workers’ family. As a child, he already showed interest in nature. His parents supported their son’s enthusiasm and when he was 11, they presented him a children’s microscope. Next year, equipped with an entomological net and a hammer, Oleg went to Sablino Village (Leningrad Province) to(More)
Originally described as a separate monotypical genus, Bottchrus Jedlička, 1935 is treated as a senior synonym of Bellogenus Clarke, 1971, the subgenus of the genus Trichotichnus Morawitz, 1863. The type species of the subgenus Bottchrus, stat. n., Trichotichnus (Bottchrus) philippinus (Jedlička, 1935), comb. n., is redescribed on the basis of the holotype(More)
A taxonomic review of 23 species of the subgenus Pseudoophonus Motschulsky, 1844, the genus Harpalus Latreille, 1802, occurring in China is given, and a key to these species is provided. The species are divided in three species groups and five subgroups, the distinctive characters of which are listed. The following new synonyms are established: Harpalus(More)
Ten new species of the genus Chydaeus Chaudoir, 1854 are described: C. dissimilis sp. n. (the bedeli species group) from the Doi Inthanon Mountain, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand; C. shaanxiensis sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from the Daba Shan Mountain Range, southern Shaanxi, China; C. kabaki sp. n. (the kasaharai species group) from southern(More)
Harpalus apache sp. n. is described from the eastern part of New Mexico, USA (type locality: Hwy I 40, near Santa Rosa, Guadalupe Co). The new species is very similar in appearance to H. cordatus (Le-Conte, 1853) but readily distinguished from it by the male genitalia structure. These two species constitute a natural taxon which is included as the(More)