Entomological Review

, Volume 91, Issue 9, pp 1146–1148 | Cite as

On the taxonomy and distribution of the leaf-beetle Macroplea japana Jacoby, 1885 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)

  • M. Ya. Orlova-Bienkowskaja


The species rank of Macroplea japana (Jacoby, 1885) is confirmed based on examination of the holotype. The main characters distinguishing this species from M. mutica are as following: the 4th antennomere is as long as the 3rd segment and somewhat longer than the 2nd segment; the pronotum is smooth, shining, with 3 black longitudinal stripes on the bottoms of 3 longitudinal impressions; the femora and tibiae black apically; the 1st metatarsomere is as long as the 2nd and the 3rd tarsomeres combined and is almost twice as long as the 2nd tarsomere; the claws bear no triangular projection near the bases; the aedeagus forms a shorter apical projection. Macroplea japana is found in Russia (Primorskii Territory) for the first time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ya. Orlova-Bienkowskaja
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  1. 1.A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and EvolutionRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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