A review of the genus Blaps (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of Central and South Kazakhstan with description of two new species
A taxonomic review of the 32 species and subspecies of the genus Blaps Fabricius, 1775 from Central and South Kazakhstan is given. Two new species are described: Blaps skopini sp. n. and Blaps fouquei sp. n. The first species is most similar to Blaps granulata Gebler, 1825, B. granulipennis Skopin, 1966 and B. tsharynensis Skopin, 1961 but differs from these lastly mentioned species in the longer caudal extension of the elytra (mucro), shape and punctation of pronotum, structure of the male parameres and female genital tubes. Blaps fouquei sp. n. is most similar to B. seriata Fischer von Waldheim, 1820, and differs in the longer antennae, elytra flattened along suture, structure of the male parameres and female genital tubes. Blaps turcomanorum Seidlitz, 1893 is recorded for Kazakhstan for the first time. A key to all species known from the area under consideration is presented. Lectotypes of B. gigantea Motschulsky, 1845 and B. confusa Ménétriés, 1832 are designated. The most species are illustrated for the first time.
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