Mokrousov M.V.1, Proshchalykin M.Yu.2 2023. New records of digger wasps (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) from Altai, with taxonomical notes on Crossocerus mongolensis Tsuneki, 1972, stat.n. // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.4: 410–415 [in English].

1 Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhniy Novgorod, Gagarina prospekt 23, Nizhniy Novgorod 603950, Russia. E-mail:

2 Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 100-letia Vladivostoka prospekt 159, Vladivostok 690022, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.4.07

ABSTRACT. New data on collecting of six species of digger wasp family Crabronidae of genera Alysson Panzer, 1806, Belomicrus A. Costa, 1871, Crabro Fabricius, 1775, Crossocerus Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau et Brullé, 1835, and Didineis Wesmael, 1852 in Altai are provided. Crossocerus strangulatus (Bischoff, 1930) is recorded for the first time for Russia, Alysson ratzeburgi Dahlbom, 1843, Belomicrus borealis Forsius, 1923, Crabro maeklini A. Morawitz, 1866, C. femoralis F. Morawitz, 1892, and Didineis sibirica Gussakovskij, 1937 are newly recorded from Altai. In addition, Didineis sibirica also recorded for the first time for Kazakhstan and Mongolia. Crossocerus mongolensis Tsuneki, 1972, stat.n. is reinstated from synonymy and raised to full species level. The number of Crabronidae species in the fauna of Altai is now increased to 245.

KEY WORDS: fauna, biodiversity, Spheciformes, Russia, Palaearctic.

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