Fominykh D.D.1, Zamotajlov A.S.2, Avtaeva T.A.3, Titarenko A.Yu.4 2019. Contribution to the knowledge of the Carabus Linnaeus, 1758 subgenus Microtribax Gottwald, 1982 in the North Caucasus, with description of a new subspecies (Coleoptera: Carabidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.2: 125–137 [in English].

1 Russian Entomological Society, Kuban Branch, Kalinin st. 13, Krasnodar 350044, Russia. E-mail:

2 I.T. Trubilin Kuban State Agrarian University, Kalinin st. 13, Krasnodar 350044, Russia. E-mail:

3 Kh.I. Ibragimov Complex Institute, Staropromyslovskoye shosse 12a, Grozny 364906, Chechen Republic, Russia. E-mail:

4 Publicly Traded Company “Morpho Absoloni”, Bolotnikovskaya st. 5/3, Moscow 117556, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.2.03

ABSTRACT. On the basis of material collected by the authors in 2015–2018 in the central and eastern parts of the North Caucasus, as well as in the north-eastern part of Georgia, new data are provided on nomenclature, taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of the genus Carabus Linnaeus, 1758 subgenus Microtribax Gottwald, 1982. A new subspecies C. nothus sharoiensis ssp.n. from the vicinities of the village Sharoy in the interfluve of rivers Argun and Sharoargun is described. C. kasakorum scintillans Rapuzzi, 2018, syn.n. is synonymized with C. kasakorum tschetschenicus Semenov, 1896, C. kasakorum daghestanicola Rapuzzi, 2018 is assigned to C. nothus Adams, 1817, systematic affiliation of C. planipennis abdurakhmanovi Belousov, 1995, nom.nud. is discussed.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Carabus, Microtribax, North Caucasus, distribution, ecology, iconography, a new subspecies, a new synonym.

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