The characters previously used for the distinction of the species of Acrometopa are reviewed and modified differential diagnoses are given. Neotypes for A. macropoda (Burmeister) and A. servillea (Brullé) and a lectotype for A. syriaca Brunner von Wattenwyl are designated. From the Aegean island of Ikaría A. cretensis daedali nov. subsp. is described, and a key to the species and subspecies is given. The geographical variation within A. macropoda is described and discussed. A critical review of previous records in literature, together with the addition of new distributional data from Greece, has brought more logic in the known distributional pattern of the species.