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)
Acupalpus (s. str.) parvulus (Sturm, 1825) is recorded for the Chinese fauna for the first time. The species was collected in the Kara-Irtysh (= Ertix) River valley and at Lake Ulungur in the northern part of the Xinjiang- Uygur Autonomous Region.
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)
Idiomelas himalayensis Della Beffa, 1931 is treated as a subspecies of I. (Egaploa) fulvipes (Erichson, 1843), occurring in northern Pakistan and northeastern India. It is easily distinguished from two other subspecies of this species, the nominotypical one and I. fulvipes indus Kataev, 1997, by the dark coloration of the legs. Comparative characteristics… (More)
Five new species of the genus Chydaeus Chaudoir, 1854 are described from China: Chydaeus fugongensissp. n. (Shibali, Fugong County, Yunnan Province), Chydaeus gutangensissp. n. (Gutang, Medog County, Xizang Autonomous Region [Tibet]), Chydaeus hanmiensissp. n. (Hanmi, Medog County, Xizang Autonomous Region [Tibet]), Chydaeus asetosussp. n. (NE of Fugong,… (More)
Two new species of the genus Harpalus Latreille, 1802 are described: H. stevensi sp. n. from China (Sichuan) and H. dudkoi sp. n. from Turkey (Adana). Both species belong to the nominotypical subgenus and are included in the tardus species-group.