V.G. Putshkov (in V.G. Putshkov & P.V. Putshkov, 1996: 42), basing on the distinctive bright yellow coloration of larvae from the Ukraine, considered Lepidargyrus alyssi as a separate species. But his data on brown larvae from Transcaucasia refer to Lepidargyrus putshkovi, not to L. syriacus, hence the synonymy should be restored.