– The presence of C. v. parvidens was established in southern Italy (Campania) and Greece (Andros). On the basis of earlier literature records, this ssp. is thought to inhabit the Balkan and most of peninsular Italy. The correct type locality of C. viridis (Vander L„ 1825) is given and problems in homonymy are discussed. Chalcolestes Kennedy. 1920 is considered to be a well-defined genus.