Review of the genus Cryptophagus Herbst, 1863 (Coleoptera Cryptophagidae) from Georgia.


Cryptophagus axillaris Reitter, 1875 from Savekuo Cave is recorded for the beetle fauna of the Caucasus for the first time, while C. lycoperdi (Scopoli, 1763) from Bichvinta (=Pitsunda) is a new record for Georgian beetle fauna. Twenty five species of the Cryptophagus beetles are recorded in Georgia. Sampling data and distribution map for the genus Cryptophagus species are given. Identification key to the genus Cryptophagus in Georgia is provided.


Silken fungus beetle; new record; sampling sites; identification key; Caucasus

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