Menecleonus

genus Menecleonus Faust, 1904: 184 type species Bothynoderes anxius Gyllenhal, 1834 (= Bothynoderes signaticollis Schoenherr, 1832)

basigranatus Fairmaire, 1868: 495 (Cleonus) !  TL: “Constantine”  AFR: DZ* MA9,# MR# TN1,#
emiliae Reitter, 1913: 38 !  TL: “Elisabetpol”  ASIA: AZ* IR12
kosswigi Voss, 1958: 1  TL: “Baghdad”  AFR: EG3  ASIA: AF§ EG(Sinai)3 IL6,16,# IQ* JO14 KW# LB# SA# SY4,#
lagopus Fåhraeus, 1842: 98 (Cleonus) !  TL: “Tataria Magna”  ASIA: CN(XJ11) IR12 KZ10,# TM2,10,# UZ2,7,#
      irroratus Ménétriés, 1849: 257 (Cleonus) !  TL: “Bakkali-tau”  ASIA: UZ*
      obliquatus Ménétriés, 1849: 257 (Cleonus)  TL: “Bachkiria”  ASIA: RU*
signaticollis Gyllenhal, 1834: 232 (Bothynoderes)  TL: “Persia”  ASIA: AF8 CN(XJ11) IN12 IR* KZ2,10,# PK15 TM2,10,# UZ2,7
      anxius Gyllenhal, 1834: 227 (Bothynoderes)  TL: “Persia”  ASIA: IR*
      simplicirostris Chevrolat, 1873: 4 (Exochus) !  TL: “Persia”  ASIA: IR*
virgatus Schoenherr, 1832: 219 (BothynoderesTL: “Caucasus”  ASIA: AM2,5 AZ# IR#
      virgatus Gyllenhal, 1834: 242 (Bothynoderes) [Homonym]  TL: “Caucasus”
      wagae Chevrolat, 1876: cxlviii (Isomerus) !  TL: “Caucasus”

KEY: Faust, 1904; Ter-Minasyan, 1988a

References: 1: Normand 1937; 2: Ter-Minasyan 1988a; 3: Alfieri 1976; 4: Weill & al. 2011; 5: Holecová & al. 2000; 6: Friedmann (pers. comm.); 7: Khamraev 2003; 8: Voss 1959b; 9: Kocher 1961; 10: Bajtenov 1974; 11: Huang & al. 2000; 12: Legalov & al. 2010; 13: Derwesh 1965; 14: Kathbeh-Bader 2008; 15: Ahmed & Legalov 2015; 16: Halperin & Fremuth 2003; 17: Mandl 1964; §: Entomological Museum of Lund University

REMARKS. Menecleonus signaticollis and M. anxius were both described from Persia, whereas M. virgatus was described from Caucasus. All specimens examined from Caucasus differ from those from Persia in the key-characters cited by Faust (1904) for the distinction between the two species. It seems thus that the two taxa are geographical allopatric vicariants, with M. virgatus present in the Caucasian regions, expanding to Iran only in iranian Azerbaijan (Khoy).

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