Meliboeus, Deyrolle, 1864

Ghahari, Hassan, Volkovitsh, Mark G. & Bellamy, Charles L., 2015, An annotated catalogue of the Buprestidae of Iran (Coleoptera: Buprestoidea), Zootaxa 3984 (1), pp. 1-141: 101-103

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Genus MELIBOEUS Deyrolle, 1864 

synonym: Nalanda Théry 1904  .

synonym: Neosambus Fisher 1921  .

synonym: Tonkinula Obenberger 1923  . synonym: Bourgoinia Obenberger 1926  . synonym: Melicoraebus Théry 1932  .

synonym: Chakriia Tongyai 1935  .

synonym: Meliacanthus Théry 1942  .

synonym: Melixes Schaefer 1949  .

synonym: Lakhonia Descarpentries & Villiers 1967  .

Meliboeus adlbaueri Niehuis 1989 b: 121  ; Kubáň 2006: 412; Bellamy 2008 c: 1838. [subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Distribution within Iran. "Poucht-E-Kouh: Halazard a Chirvan" (1 paratype) ( Niehuis 1989 b). Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Distribution outside Iran. Iraq, Israel, Syria, Turkey (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Meliboeus cyaneus ( Ballion) 1871  : 350 ( Coraebus  ); Théry 1925: 81; Radjabi 1974: 40; Bílý 1983 a: 85; Modarres Awal 1997: 137; Borumand 2002: 49; Kubáň 2006: 413; Bellamy 2008 c: 1847; Sakenin et al. 2008: 31. [subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Immatures: Alexeev 1988: 4.

Distribution within Iran. "Chaldée persane: Kelateh, Poucht-E-Kouh: Halazard a Chirvan" ( Théry 1925). Kordestan ( Radjabi 1974; Modarres Awal 1997; Borumand 2002), Kuhgiloyeh & Boyerahmad, Mazandaran ( Bílý 1983 a), Tehran (Sakenin et al. 2008), Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c). Distribution outside Iran. Armenia, India (Kashmir), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Note. Records for Poucht-E-Kouh and Chaldée persane in Théry (1925) and western provinces may refer to M. adlbaueri Niehuis  (see above).

Meliboeus margotanus ( Novak) 2010  : 111 ( Kamosia margotana  ); Kubáň et al. 2014: 296 ( Meliboeus  ). [subgenus Meliboeus  ].

Distribution within Iran. Sistan & Baluchestan ( Kubáň et al. 2014). Distribution outside Iran. Oman, Pakistan, UAE, Yemen ( Kubáň et al. 2014).

* Meliboeus morawitzi  (Semenov) 1905 a: 132 ( Coraebus  ); Borumand 2002: 49; Kubáň 2006: 414; Bellamy 2008 c: 1858.

synonym: proximus Obenberger 1916: 269; Kubáň 2006: 49 (synonym of morawitzi  ). synonym: turkestanicus Obenberger 1924 c: 33; Kubáň 2006: 49 (synonym of morawitzi  ). misidentification: subulatus Auct.  (not Morawitz, 1861) Bílý 1999: 31, 2003: 64. [subgenus Meliboeus  ].

Immatures: Bílý 1999: 31 (as subulatus Morawitz  ).

Biology/Bionomy: Bílý 2003: 64 (as subulatus  ).

Distribution within Iran. Tehran ( Borumand 2002).

Distribution outside Iran. Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kasakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Note. Probably misidentification with M. caucasicus Abeille  de Perrin 1896, M. reitteri ( Semenov, 1890)  or M. subulatus (Morawitz, 1861)  .

Meliboeus oliveri Niehuis 2014 c: 94  .

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Distribution within Iran. Fars, Hamadan, Isfahan, Kermanshahan, Khorasan, Kuhgiloyeh & Boyerahmad, Lorestan, Qazvin, Tehran ( Niehuis 2014 c).

Distribution outside Iran. Cyprus, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey ( Niehuis 2014 c).

Meliboeus parvulus ( Küster) 1852  : 63 ( Coraebus  ); Bílý 1983 a: 85; Kubáň 2006: 413; Bellamy 2008 c: 1861. synonym: chalybaeus ( Küster) 1852: 64 ( Coraebus  ).

synonym: violaceus ( Kiesenwetter) 1857: 115 ( Coraebus  ); Bílý 1983 a: 85 (subspecies of amethystinus). misidentification: amethystinus: auctorum (not Olivier, 1790) Radjabi 1968: 71; Modarres Awal 1997: 137; Borumand 2002: 49.

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Immatures: Alexeev 1988: 3 (as amethystinus).

Distribution within Iran. East Azarbaijan, Ilam ( Radjabi 1968; Borumand 2002, as amethystinus), Kuhgiloyeh & Boyerahmad ( Bílý 1983 a, as amethystinus violaceus), Lorestan ( Radjabi 1968; Borumand 2002, as amethystinus), Mazandaran ( Bílý 1983 a, as amethystinus violaceus), Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c). Distribution outside Iran. Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, former Yugoslavia (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c). Note. Some records may refer to M. oliveri Niehuis  (see above), M. simandli Niehuis  or M. scalei Niehuis  (see below).

Meliboeus reitteri  ( Semenov-Tian-Shanskij) 1890: 211 ( Coraebus  ); Bílý 1983 a: 85; Kubáň 2006: 414; Bellamy 2008 c: 1864.

synonym: pamirensis Obenberger 1935 a: 15; Kubáň 2006: 49 (synonym of reitteri  ). synonym: zaisanensis Obenberger 1935 a: 16; Kubáň 2006: 49 (synonym of reitteri  ). synonym: klapperichi Cobos 1966: 318.

[subgenus Meliboeus  ].

Immatures: Alexeev 1988: 6.

Distribution within Iran. Kerman ( Bílý 1983 a), Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c). Distribution outside Iran. Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (Kubáň 2006).

Note. Records for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey in Bellamy (2008 c) most probably refer to M. caucasicus Abeille  de Perrin 1896 which may occur in North-western provinces of Iran.

Meliboeus robustus Küster 1852: 62  ; Radjabi 1968: 71, 1976: 128; Bílý 1983 a: 85; Modarres Awal 1997: 138; Borumand 2002: 49; Kubáň 2006: 413; Bellamy 2008 c: 1864.

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Immatures: Alexeev 1988: 4.

Distribution within Iran. Ardabil, East Azarbaijan ( Borumand 2002), Fars ( Radjabi 1968, ab. obscurus Zhicharev, 1976; Modarres Awal 1997; Borumand 2002), Hormozgan ( Radjabi 1968; Modarres Awal 1997; Borumand 2002), Mazandaran, Qazvin ( Borumand 2002), Tehran ( Bílý 1983 a), West Azarbaijan ( Borumand 2002), Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Distribution outside Iran. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Russia, Turkey, Turkmenistan (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Meliboeus simandli Niehuis 2014 b: 85  .

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Distribution within Iran. Fars, Isfahan, Lorestan, Markazi, Tehran ( Niehuis 2014 b).

Distribution outside Iran. None recorded.

Meliboeus skalei Niehuis 2011: 90  .

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Distribution within Iran. Fars, Golestan, Mazandaran, Semnan ( Niehuis 2011). Distribution outside Iran. Syria, Turkey ( Niehuis 2011).

Meliboeus staneki Obenberger 1935 a: 16  ; Kubáň 2006: 415; Bellamy 2008 c: 1867. [subgenus Meliboeus  ].

Distribution within Iran. Iran (no locality cited) (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c). Distribution outside Iran. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan (Kubáň 2006; Bellamy 2008 c).

Meliboeus ursulae Niehuis 2014 a: 76  .

[subgenus Meliboeoides  ].

Distribution within Iran. Tehran ( Niehuis 2014 a). Distribution outside Iran. None recorded.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Loc

Meliboeus

Ghahari, Hassan, Volkovitsh, Mark G. & Bellamy, Charles L. 2015

2015
Loc

Meliboeus margotanus (

Kuban 2014: 296Novak 2010: 111

2014
Loc

Meliboeus adlbaueri

Bellamy 2008: 1838Niehuis 1989: 121

2008
Loc

Meliboeus staneki

Bellamy 2008: 1867Obenberger 1935: 16

2008
Loc

Meliboeus morawitzi

Bellamy 2008: 1858
Borumand 2002: 49

2002
Loc

Meliboeus parvulus ( Küster) 1852

Bellamy 2008: 1861
Bily 1983: 85Kuster 1852: 63
Kuster 1852: 64

1983
Loc

Meliboeus robustus Küster 1852 : 62

Bellamy 2008: 1864
Borumand 2002: 49
Modarres 1997: 138
Bily 1983: 85
Radjabi 1968: 71Kuster 1852: 62

1968
Loc

Meliboeus cyaneus (

Bellamy 2008: 1847
Borumand 2002: 49
Modarres 1997: 137
Bily 1983: 85
Radjabi 1974: 40
Thery 1925: 81Ballion 1871: 350

1925
Loc

Meliboeus reitteri

Bellamy 2008: 1864
Bily 1983: 85
Semenov-Tian-Shanskij 1890: 211

1890
Loc

Meliboeus oliveri

Niehuis 2014: 94

Loc

Meliboeus simandli

Niehuis 2014: 85

Loc

Meliboeus skalei

Niehuis 2011: 90

Loc

Meliboeus ursulae

Niehuis 2014: 76