Lichtenstein (1796: 107) based his Lygaeus serrilumbis on the insect described and figured as De Zaagpoot by Stoll (1788: 154, pl. 38, fig. 278) from China. Stål (1873a: 65) cited Stoll’s figure, but not Lichtenstein’s name for it, under Notobitus meleagris (Fabricius, 1787). The work by Lichtenstein is suppressed for nomenclatural purposes (Opinion 1820, 1995).