Budapest 1971 - Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum

Budapest 1971 - Magyar Természettudományi Múzeum

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.

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