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ISSUE 42 (2015)

Systematics and Zoogeography

3 I.A. Solodovnikov
Contribution to knowledge of the Carabus (Archiplectes) polychrous Rost, 1892 species complex from Abkhazia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Carabini).

SUMMARY. On the basis of long-term collecting in the Republic of Abkhazia by the author, a new subspecies Carabus (Archiplectes) rousianus svetlanae, ssp. n. and new species Carabus (Archiplectes) khipstaensis, sp. n. are described.
14S.K. Korb
The lectotype designation of Anthocharis belia var. pulverata Christoph, 1884 and its comparison to the lectotype of Anthocharis daphalis Moore, 1865 (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).

SUMMARY. The lectotype of Anthocharis belia var. pulverata Christoph, 1884 is designated and compared with the lectotype of Anthocharis daphalis Moore, 1865. Sequencing of one specimen of Euchloe daphalis pulverata (Christoph, 1884) from Kirghiz mountain range have been carried out, occurrence of this taxon in North Tian-Shan is confirmed. No occurrence of Euchloe ausonia (Hübner, 1804) is determined for Middle Asia.

Ecology and Faunistics

17M.N. Tsurikov
A comparative study of the composition of the Coleoptera inhabiting the major biotopes of the nature reserve “Galychya Gora”.

SUMMARY. Throughout 1995 to 2001, 117591 imago specimens of 1488 Coleoptera species belonging to 79 families were collected in the major biotopes of “Morozova Gora” (the nature reserve “Galychya Gora”) – steppe, oak forest, meadow, forest fringe and estate. The research offers a comparative analysis of the Coleoptera imago composition found in certain biotopes as well as a classification of biotopes depending on the number of families having the widest range of species. It also establishes the extent of similarity between the species composition of the Coleoptera found in different biotopes according to the Chekanovsky-Sørensen and Jaccard indices. Stenotopic Coleoptera species inhabiting the key biotopes (steppe, oak forest and meadow) were identified.
22 L.V. Bolshakov, M.N. Tsurikov, V.I. Piskunov, S.G. Mazurov, I.Yu. Kostrikin
On the fauna of Lepidoptera of Lipetsk Province. Addition 3.

SUMMARY. Additions and corrections to the list of Lepidoptera of Lipetsk Province are presented, which is comprised of 137 species new to the province, incl. 76 new to Central Chernozem'e region, 15 (Cephimallota crassiflavella Bruand, [1851], Neurothaumasia ankerella (Mann, 1867), Paraswammerdamia ornichella Friese, 1960, P. albicapitella (Scharfenberg, 1805), Oegoconia deauratella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854), Metzneria aestivella (Zeller, 1839), M. artificella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1861), Scrobipalpa klimeschi Povolný, 1967, Anacamspis scintillella (Fischer von Röslerstamm, [1841]), Pyroderces argyrogrammos (Zeller, 1847), Apomyelois bistriatella (Hulst, 1887), Evergestis politalis ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Uresiphita gilvata ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Chilo christophi Błeszyński, 1965 and Caradrina wullschlegeli Püngeler, 1903) are new to Central European Russia, and Dichrorampha baixerasana Trematerra, 1991 is new to Russia. Additionally, new data is provided for 4 species (Merrifieldia leucodactyla ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Neptis sappho (Pallas, 1771), Nymphalis vau-album ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Lycaena helle ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775)), previously reported after old collections or dubiously, rectifications are given for 10 more. Several records are qualified as: northernmost or northenwesternmost for – Agonopterix pallorella (Zeller, 1839), Depressaria artemisiae Nickerl, 1864, Blastobasis phycidella (Zeller, 1839), Olethreutes spiraeanus V. Kuznetzov, 1962, Epiblema similana ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Jordanita subsolana (Staudinger, 1862), Procapperia sp. pr. linariae (Chrétien, 1922), Idaea fuscovenosa (Goeze, 1781) and Setina roscida ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775); easternmost for Scrobipalpa clintoni Povolný, 1968; southernmost for Adela cuprella ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Phyllonorycter apparella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851), Acrolepia autumnitella Curtis, 1838, Ethmia pyrausta (Pallas, 1771), Lypusa maurella ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), Scythris seliniella (Zeller, 1839), Monochroa servellа (Zeller, 1839), Aristotelia coeruleopictella baltica A.Šulcs et J. Šulcs, 1983 and Dioryctria schuetzeella Fuchs, 1899.
33L.V. Bolshakov, V.S. Okulov
Moths of Udmurtia. 5. Alucitidae, Pterophoridae and Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera).

SUMMARY. As a result of consolidation of data on lower moths of Udmurtia Republic, an annotated list of Alucitidae, Pterophoridae and Pyraloidea is presented. Study of published data as well as recent materials (collected from 1987 to 2013) has revealed 153 species, 25 of which are only known after Krulikowsky’s publications and are included provisionally, assessing correctness of that author’s identification and their overall zonal distribution; 34 species are new to Udmurtia and Middle Cisuralia, including 20 being new to “Southern European taiga region” of the “Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Russia” [2008]. 10 unnumbered species are included, which were reported from the republic in earlier literature, but cannot be accepted without collection material. Excluded from the fauna of Udmurtia, Central Cisuralia, Volgo-Vyatka region and Center of European Russia are Mecyna trinalis ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), as recently material belongs to other species. Excluded from the fauna of Udmurtia, Central Cisuralia and Volgo-Vyatka region are Ematheudes varicella Ragonot, 1887, as recent material belongs to other species).
50M.G. Krivosheina, N.A. Ozerova
Shore-flies (Diptera: Ephydridae), inhabiting the floodplain of upper Volga river in extreme low water period.

SUMMARY. Shore-flies (Ephydridae) were studied in the system of lakes of the upper Volga river and in the floodplain on the distance about 380 km down from the source in the summer of 2014, when the water level was the lowest since 1946. Totally 20 species of flies were captured, mainly common widely distributed species. The majority of species were discovered in their usual habitats. One species – Scatella paludum (Meigen, 1830) – preferred the places with abruption of cold subsoil waters exclusively. The species of the genus Pelina Haliday, 1837 were discovered in unusual habitat – ferruginous cool water spring.

Short communications

56A.S. Sazhnev.
Aderidae (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea) – a new family of beetles for the fauna of Saratov province.

57L.V. Bolshakov, M.N. Tsurikov
On the fauna of Lepidoptera of Voronezh province.


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