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The subspecies of Chrysolina limbata (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)


Examination of 1492 specimens of Ch. limbata (Fabricius, 1775) from the entire distribution range resulted in the discrimination of six subspecies: limbata (West Europe excluding the Apennine Peninsula, the Crimea, north and south of European Russia, the Great Caucasus, Northern Kazakhstan, and southern West Siberia), discipennis (Ménétriés, 1848) (southeast of European Russia, Western Kazakhstan), hochhuthii (Suffrian, 1851) (south of East Siberia, Eastern Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Northern China), luigionii (Depoli, 1936) (the Apennines, the Alps, Herzegovina, the Mediterranean coast of France); russiella ssp. n. (deciduous forests, forest-steppe and steppe of European Russia and Ukraine); volodi ssp. n. (alpine regions of the Lesser Caucasus and eastern Turkey). Ch. limbata findelii (Suffrian, 1851) is a new junior synonym of Ch. limbata limbata.

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Original Russian Text © A.O. Bieńkowski, M.Ya. Orlova-Bienkowskaja, 2011, published in Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 2011, Vol. 90, No. 8, pp. 942–958.

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Bieńkowski, A.O., Orlova-Bienkowskaja, M.Y. The subspecies of Chrysolina limbata (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Entmol. Rev. 91, 1149–1166 (2011).

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