near that of the subspecies rufipes GANGLB. These characteristics also corroborate the assumption that both magnicollis and montanus represent taxonomically but a subspecies form each. Leistus spinibarbis cyprius MARAN Distribution: Cyprus. Examined material: Larnaka: 1 0 (Fig. 3, L). The prothorax of the examined female occupies an intermediate place between that of the subspecies parvicollis CHAUD, and the subspecies rufipes GANGLB. The description, too, was based on a female exemplar; a knowledge of the male genitalia is still needed. Leistus spinibarbis cretensis MARAN Distribution: Crete. Examined material: "Krete" (Coll. PAGANETTI): 3 tf (Fig. 3, M, N, P), 1 Ç ; Canea: 1 tf (Fig. 3, O). The shape of the prothorax almost wholly agrees with that of rufipes GANGLB. However, the form of the penis is widely different, corresponding to that of the forms belonging to the montanus-group. The genital organ of the males also varies. Leistus spinibarbis cephallonicus MARAN Distribution : Cephalonia. Examined material: "Kephallonia" (Coll. STREDA): 1 $ (Fig. 3, Q). The subspecies rufipes also inhabits this island; it differs widely by the shape of its prothorax. The distribution of the two subspecies within the island is unknown to me. The prothoracic shape of the examined female stands very near to that of the subspecies parvicollis CHAUD. The subspecies constituting the third group, the spinibarbis-group, inhabit within the range of the species the geographically southernmost and physiogeographically lowest regions. Knowledge concerning the area of the several subspecies is still highly incomplete. A special difficulty in identification lies in the fact that the differences between the taxa are the least conspicuous in this group, rendering further obstructions also in recognizing the zones of intermixture. Their common morphological features are: the most (angularly) developed elytral shoulder and apically concave penis, the apex and the sides subtending (more or less) a rectangle. Leistus spinibarbis magnicollis MÖTSCH. Distribution: Inner areas of the Balkan Peninsula: from Croatia and the Domoglcd Range to Northern Greece. Examined material: Rumania: Herkulesfürdő ( = Baia Herculanea): 2 tf 2 9 î Mts. Domoglcd: 1 9 > "Atrum Imre" (Coll. Mihók): ltf ; Yugoslavia: "Croatia" (Coll. BEITTER): 1 tf (Fig. 4, A); Mustajbeg: 1 9 ; Delnice: ltf; Sutomore: 1 tf; "Bosnia" (Coll. LICHTNECKERT): 1 9 5 "Montenegro" (Coll. BEITTER): 1 tf (Fig. 4, B); Albania: Merdita: 2 tf; Ipek: 3 tf (Fig. 3, R-T; 4, C-D); Greece: Veluchi: 1 9.
A B C D E F G H I 5 K L M N O P Q R S Fig. 4: A—D: outline of male genitalia and prothorax of Leistus spinibarbis magnicollis MÖTSCH.; A: "Croatia"; B: "Montenegro", C—D: Ipek, tftf; E —M: outline of male genitalia and prothorax of L. spinibarbis rufipes GANGLB.; E —F: Corfu; G — I: Kephallonia; J —K: "Attica"; L — M: Kephallonia, 99 '•> N—Q: outline of male genitalia and prothorax of L. spinibarbis abdominalis REICHE, Adana; R—S: outline of male genitalia and prothorax of L. spinibarbis afer COQUEKEL, Ain Draham. The penis of the three male specimens from the environs of Ipek (Möns Zljeb) vary. The penis form of the exemplar from "Croatia" and that of two individuals from Ipek is transitional towards that of the subspecies spinibarbis FABR. and rufipes CHAUD. In these animals the apex of the penis is considerably wider than the characteristic measure. Variations are observable also in the size and shape of the prothorax. Leistus spinibarbis rufipes CHAUD. Distribution: From Istria to Southern Greece, also on the islands. Examined material: Yugoslavia: Lie: 1 tf 1 Q ; Fiume: 1 tf; Istria: 1 9 J "Ulyria" (Coll. DAHL): 2 tf; Bakar: 1 9 ; Velebit: 1 9 ; Mostar: 1 9 ; Albania: Maranai: 1 tf 2 9 ; Greece : Corfu : 2 tf (Fig. 4, E, F) ; Kephallonia : 4 tf (Fig. 4, G, I), 5 9 (Fig. 4, L-M); Oxyá: 6 9 ; ''Attica" (Coll. BEITTER): 2 tf (Fig. 4, J-K), 2 9. The subspecies inhabiting the western part of the Balkan Peninsula exhibited prothoracic and penis variations whenever more than one specimen were present in the research material. This variation fluctuates between strikingly great extreme limits in individuals deriving from Kephallonia, but this is also apparent, though at a lesser rate, in specimens originating from the other localities listed above. Leistus spinibarbis abdominalis REICHE Distribution: Lower elevations of Asia Minor and Israel. Examined material: Turkey: Adabasar: 1 tf; Adana: 2 cf (Fig. 4, M —Q); "Aegyptus" (Coll. Kertész); 1 cf; Jerusalem: 1 0M$; "Palestina" (Coll. Reitter): 1 9. Standing very near to rufipes CHAUD.; the variability of the penis and prothorax is also apparent. Even by the meagre material, it can safely be stated that they do not belong to the mon/amis-group.