Kazantsev S.V. 2023. A review of soldier beetles of the genus Rhagonycha Eschscholtz, 1833 (Coleoptera: Cantharidae) of Siberia, with description of a new species // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 271–296 [in English].

Insect Centre, Donetskaya 13–326, Moscow 109651, Russia. E-mail: kazantss@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.03

ABSTRACT. A new species of soldier beetles of the genus Rhagonycha Eschscholtz, 1833, Rh. ussurica sp.n., is described from the Russian Far East. Rhagonycha mlikoskyi Švihla, 1995, syn.n. is proposed as a new junior synonym of Rh. latiuscula Sahlberg, 1887. An identification key to all forty species of the genus of Siberia and the Russian Far East is provided, along with an annotated checklist of the species. Photos of the holotypes of Rh. kurbatovi Kazantsev, 1994, Rh. amaguensis Švihla, 1995 and Rh. dolini Švihla, 1995 are presented for the first time. Morphological characters that may be used to distinguish Rhagonycha species are discussed.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Cantharidae, Cantharinae, Rhagonycha, new species, taxonomy, key to species, Palaearctic.

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