The records from Cyprus, Israel and Syria probably refer to Horistus bimaculatus and H. turcomanus. Old records from Egypt are referred here to H. turcomanus. The record by Chérot (1997a) from Hongary, Tranczen [=Slovakia, Tren(in] is based on mislabelling (see Horváth, 1897d: 35). Also the record from Italy (Genoa) by Chérot (1997a) needs confirmation. The records from Iran (Sakenin et al., 2011b; Samin et al., 2011) need verification.