Revision of the Palaearctic species of the Coccinella transversoguttata species group with notes on some other species of the genus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
Palaearctic species belonging to the Coccinella transversoguttata species group are revised and redescribed: C. transverosguttata transversoguttata Faldermann, 1835, C. magnopunctata Rybakow, 1889, and C. marussii Kapur, 1973. Coccinella marussii sensu FÜRSCH (1981) from Turkey is recognized as a new species – C. hodeki sp. nov. Notes on some other Palaearctic species of Coccinella Linnaeus, 1758 are given with respect to the prepared new ‘Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera’. Coccinella tibetina Kapur, 1963 is regarded as a valid species, not a synonym of C. saucerottii Mulsant, 1850. Neococcinella Savoyskaya, 1969 is synonymized with Spilota Billberg, 1820 and Spilota is confirmed as a valid subgenus including three species: Coccinella alpigrada (Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1957), C. miranda Wollaston, 1864 and C. undecimpunctata Linnaeus, 1758. The name C. venusta (Weise, 1979) is removed from the synonymy with C. adalioides Capra, 1944. Coccinella iranica Dobrzhanskiy, 1926 and C. alpigrada are new for Turkey.