Bieńkowski A.O., Orlova-Bienkowskaja M.Ya. 2010. Distributional pattern of Chrysolina limbata (Fabricius, 1775) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.19. No.1: 9–12 [in English].
A.N Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky prosp. 33, Moscow 119071, Russia.
KEY WORDS: Chrysomelidae, Chrysolina limbata, distribution.
ABSTRACT. The first dot distributional map of Chrysolina limbata is presented (based on the specimens from 269 localities). The area of Ch. limbata occupies a long narrow band from Spain to Chita region. Ch. limbata is a Euro-Baikal boreal-mountain species. It occurs in great river valleys in the north and mostly in mountains in the south. In the Great Caucasus it occurs in two different altitudional belts (0–1400 m and 1800–3200 m above sea level). In the Lesser Caucasus it is recorded only from subalpine meadow zone (1800–2600 m). The northern border of the area almost coincides with the northern boundary of deciduous-coniferous forest zone. In the north Ch. limbata is more rare in our days than it was in 19th century.