Lilia Akhmetova  

Lilia Akhmetova
Lilia Akhmetova at the Lazo Nature Reserve
in the Russian Far East in 2008.

Lilia Akhmetova is a research entomologist at the Zoological Institute, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where she was awarded her doctorate in 2011. Her research interests are mostly focused on the Aphodiinae, mostly on the genus Aphodius
occurring in Russia and surrounding countries.


Lilia Akhmetova
Laboratory of Insect Systematics
Zoological Institute RAS
Universitetskaya nab., 1
Saint-Petersburgh, 199034

TEL: +7 812 3281212


Akhmetova L.A. 2005. Dung beetle (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) communities of Samara Province. Basic and applied ecology. Problems of urbanization. Ekaterinburg. 2005. P. 49 – 50.

Frolov, A.V., Akhmetova L.A. 2005. Size correlation between larvae and adultsin Aphodius (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Bulletin de l'Institute Royal des sciences naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie, 75: 321-324.

Akhmetova L.A. 2006. Contribution to the knowledge of the fauna of scarab beetles of the genus Aphodius Illiger, 1798 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) of Samarskaya Oblast’. Eurasian Journal of Entomology, 5(3): 247-248.

Frolov, A.V., Akhmetova L.A. 2006. Description of the 3-instar larva of Aphodius bimaculatus (Laxmann) (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Entomological Review, 85(1): 170-175.

Frolov A.V., Akhmetova L.A. Contribution to the study of Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) larval chaetotaxy. XIII Congress of Russian Entomological Society. Abstracts. Krasnodar. 2007. P. 380-381.

Akhmetova L.A., Frolov A.V. 2008. A Review of Scarabs of the subgenus Nobius Mulsant et Rey, genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), of the fauna of Russia and neighbouring countries. Entomological Review, 87(2):397-410.

Frolov A.V., Akhmetova L.A, Scholtz C.H. 2008. Revision of the obligate mushroom-feeding African “dung beetle” genus Coptorhina Hope (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). J.Nat.Hist., 42(21–22): 1477–1508.

Frolov A.V., Akhmetova L.A. 2008. Synonymy of two names of Aphodius species (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) described by S.M. Iablokoff-Khnzorian. Entomological Review, 87(3): 624-626.

Akhmetova L.A., Frolov A.V. 2008. New records of Aphodius species from Russia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 17(1): 72.

Frolov A.V., Akhmetova L.A. 2008. On the synonymy of two names of species of the genus Aphodius Ill. (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) described from Siberia. Entomological Review, 87(4): 805-807.

Akhmetova L.A. 2009. A review of scarabs of the subgenus Plagiogonus Mulsant, genus Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae), of the fauna of Russia and neighbouring countries. Entomological Review, 88(2): 391-399.

Akhmetova L.A., Frolov A.V. 2009. New to Russia and poorly known species of the genus Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Zoosystematica Rossica, 18(2): 278–284.

Akhmetova L.A. Species diversity of scarb beetles of the tribe Aphodiini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae) of Russia. Zoological Institute annual report session 2008. St. Petersburg, 2009. P. 8–10.

Akhmetova L., Montreuil O. 2010. Revision of Metadorodocia Machatschke, 1957, a genus endemic to Madagascar (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Adoretini). Zootaxa, 2401:61–68.

Akhmetova L.A., Frolov, A.V. 2012. A new scarab species, Aphodius gissaricus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), from the Pamir-Alay Mountains in Tajikistan. Zootaxa, 3159: 65–68.

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