Stictopleurus minutus Blöte, 1934 was treated as a subspecies of this species by Josifov & Kerzhner (1978: 159) and as a synonym of it by V.G. Putshkov (1978f: 10) but was reinstated as a full species by Q.A. Liu & L.Y. Zheng (1993: 158). Records for S. punctatonervosus from eastern Asia may refer to minutus.