This is the first comprehensive revision ofthe East-Asian species of the hyperdiverse beetle genus Agrilus (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). The target area includes continental China, Korean peninsula, Mongolia, eastern-most Russia and the main Japanese islands.
All 278 Agrilus taxa known from the target area of East Asia are treated, among them 74 (26.6%) are described as new. Eight taxa are not confirmed for the region by cited as possible; three species outside the target area are also included to address their taxonomic and nomenclatural issues. All 641 species-group names of East-Asian Agrilus, both available and unavailable, are cited and annotated. Misidentifications, nomina nuda and other unavailable species-group names are biefly mentioned to explain their taxonomic history and status. A total of 459 primary types (89.3% of all relevant) and an additional 9 112 Agrilus specimens originating form 2 627 sampling records have been examined. Comprehensive nomenclatural, taxomonic, typological, bibliographic, biological and biogeographic information is provided for each Agrilus taxon. Exhaustive bibliography comprises 748 publications linked to the 5 220 taxon-level references. Data from specimens locality labels are used to compose distributional, seasonal and altitudinal data for each species.
The core of the book consists of three chapters: Morphology, Taxonomy nad Analysis, illustrated with 68 full-page plates of 1 053 individual colour images.