- Bulletin of the National Science Museum Ser. A Zoology (ISSN:03852423)
- vol.32, no.2, pp.61-94, 2006-06
The genus Spinarge, previously represented by three Chinese species, is redefined to include 11 Palaearctic species, and is transferred from the Athermantini to the Argini of the Arginae. This genus is characterized by the fifth abdominal tergum with a dark median line (=inconspicuous median groove) in the female and a long median process in the male. A key to the world species and descriptions or redescriptions of the following nine species are given: S. affinis sp. nov. from Japan, S. chrysoptera (Gussakovskij, 1935), comb. nov. from China, S. fulvicornis (Mocsary, 1909), comb. nov. from Japan, Korea and China, S. flavicostalis sp. nov. from Japan, S. metallica (Klug, 1834), comb. nov. from Europe to Kamchatka, Primorskij kraj, Sakhalin and Korea, S. nigricornis sp. nov. from Japan, S. prunivora sp. nov. from Japan and Korea, S. pumila sp. nov. from Japan, and S. sichuanensis Wei, 1998, from China. Larvae are gregarious leaf feeders on broad-leaved trees such as Betula, Prunus and Sorbus.