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ISSUE 71-72 (2022)

Systematics and zoogeography

3 S.K. Korb
On nomenclatural and taxonomic problems originating from scientific papers devoted to the phylogeny of organisms on the basis of DNA sequences (on example of butterflies) (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea et Papilionoidea).

SUMMARY. Taxonomic and nomenclatural problems arising from modern phylogenetic papers based on DNA sequences are considered. It is indicated that the main problems coming from these papers are: free interpretation of taxonomy in the studied groups without any justification, insufficient reliability of material identification, ignoring the methods of comparative morphology in the vast majority of works on molecular phylogeny, absence in the majority of papers on molecular phylogeny of correlations between molecular data and morphology, complete or almost complete ignoring of the requirements of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. It is shown that electronic pre-publications of molecular-phylogenetic works can made a negative effect on the zoological nomenclature. The recommendations for the use of molecular-phylogenetic works for the purposes of zoological taxonomy and nomenclature are proposed.
7 S.K. Korb
A new crypting species of blue butterflies of the genus Callophrys Billberg, 1820 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from North Tian-Shan

SUMMARY. A new species, Callophrys pusilla, sp.n., is described. Type locality: Kyrgyzstan, Kirgizsky Mts., Bishkek vicinity near Arashan settlement, 42°41'49.04" N, 74°38'36.78" E, 1600 m. The new species differs very well from the closely related C. suaveola and C. rubi by the size (forewing length in the new species is no more than 10.0 mm instead in both other species it is not less than 13.0 mm) and by the male genitalia structure (the aedoeagus in the new species is 2 times longer than valva when in both other species it is longer than valva 4 or more times).

Ecology and faunistics

11 V.O. Kozminykh
Damsel bugs of the family Nabidae (Heteroptera) in the Central Urals (with a dataset on the total fauna of the Urals Region and adjacent territories)

SUMMARY. The data on damsel bugs of the family Nabidae in the Central Urals are summarized and analyzed, and summary data on the current composition of their fauna for the Urals Region and neighboring territories are presented. The 8 species of Nabidae from 2 genera are recorded for the Central Urals, including all 8 species registered in the Perm Province, and 5 species noted for the Sverdlovsk Province. The 6 species are found in Perm City, and 4 species are listed for Ekaterinburg City and vicinities. Ecological features of damsel bugs in the Central Urals territory are discussed. In total 18 species of Nabidae from 3 genera are identified at the Urals. The largest abundance (12 species, 67% in total) belongs to the genus Nabis Latreille, 1802. Two species: Nabis flavomarginatus Scholtz, 1847 and N. inscriptus (Kirby, 1837) are listed for the Polar Urals and Cis-Polar Urals (Komi Republic). For the Northern Urals, 5 species from the Komi Republic are indicated with 1 species, N. flavomarginatus, which is found in the northwest of the Sverdlovsk Province («Denezhin Kamen» Reserve). The 17 Nabidae species are found in the Southern Urals, i. e. 11 species in the Republic of Bashkortostan, 7 species in the Chelyabinsk Province, and 16 species in the Orenburg Province. Accordingly, Nabis pseudoferus Remane, 1949 is first listed for the Orenburg Province, this is the most southeastern record in Russian Federation.
27V.O. Kozminykh
New records of beetles (Coleoptera) in the Urals

SUMMARY. New data on the fauna of beetles (Coleoptera) of the Urals are presented, concerning to 61 species from 12 families. The 9 species from 5 families of beetles are first registered for the Urals totally: Staphylinidae – Stenus eumerus Kiesenwetter, 1850, Elateridae – Cidnopus parallelus (Motschulsky, 1860), Melyridae – Anthocomus rufus (Herbst, 1784), Cryptophagidae – Antherophagus similis Curtis, 1835, Atomaria badia Erichson, 1846, A. nigrirostris Stephens, 1830, A. wollastoni Sharp, 1867, Mordellidae – Mordellochroa tournieri (Emery, 1876), Variimorda basalis (A. Costa, 1854). The 25 species from 10 families are first listed for the Central Urals, except those noted above: Chaetabraeus globulus (Creutzer, 1799) (Histeridae), Stenus bifoveolatus Gyllenhal, 1827, S. bohemicus Machulka, 1947, S. calcaratus W. Scriba, 1864, S. canaliculatus Gyllenhal, 1827 (Staphylinidae), Synaptus filiformis (Fabricius, 1781), Ampedus nigroflavus (Goeze, 1777) (Elateridae), Cantharis figurata Mannerheim, 1843 (Cantharidae), Nephus redtenbacheri (Mulsant, 1846), Scymnus haemorrhoidalis Herbst, 1797, S. frontalis (Fabricius, 1787) (Coccinellidae), Anaspis thoracica (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scraptiidae), Cassida flaveola Thunberg, 1794, C. vittata Villers, 1789, Hispa atra Linnaeus, 1767, Galerucella calmariensis (Linnaeus, 1767), Longitarsus holsaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chrysomelidae). Besides 25 species noted above, the following 7 species from 5 families are recorded in Perm Province for the first time (totally, the 32 species are new for this fauna): Stenus ageus Casey, 1884 (Staphylinidae), Ampedus erythrogonus (P.W. Müller, 1821) (Elateridae), Hippodamia septemmaculata (De Geer, 1775) (Coccinellidae), Curtimorda maculosa (Neazen, 1794), Mordella aculeata Linnaeus, 1758, Variimorda villosa (Schrank von Paula, 1781) (Mordellidae), Anaspis frontalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scraptiidae). The 51 Coleoptera species are first reported for the Perm City and close environs. In Orenburg Province, the South Urals, Sphaeridium substriatum Faldermann, 1838 (Hydrophilidae) is first reported besides of Variimorda basalis (Mordellidae). New areal border localities are established for the following species: the northern one in European Russia (58°N) for Ampedus erythrogonus, the first for European Russia and the western (56°E) for Cidnopus parallelus, the eastern in Russia (55–56°E) for Anthocomus rufus, Antherophagus similis, Variimorda basalis, the eastern in European Russia for Stenus eumerus, Cryptophagus setulosus Sturm, 1845, Atomaria nigrirostris, the north-eastern (58°N, 56°E) in European Russia for Chaetabraeus globulus, Synaptus filiformis, Mordellochroa tournieri, Atomaria badia, and for A. wollastoni in the species areal. The southern records (51°N) of Cercyon pygmaeus (Illiger, 1801) and S. substriatum (Hydrophilidae) at the European – Asian border of the country are achieved in Sol-Iletsk District of Orenburg Province.
47V.N. Makarkin, L.V. Egorov
A contribution to the fauna of Neuroptera and Raphidioptera of the Chuvash Republic

SUMMARY. Nineteen species of Neuroptera and one of Raphidioptera are reported from the Chuvash Republic in European Russia; three of these are new for this territory (asterisked in the text). The Neuroptera fauna of the Chuvash Republic now contains 29 species. It was noted that the relatively hygrophilous species Chrysotropia ciliata (Wesmael, 1841) was trapped by crown fermental traps more often than other chrysopid species, and the more xerophilous species Apertochrysa prasina (Burmeister, 1839) dominating in trap samples from the more southern areas of the Volga Region occurs relatively rarely.
52V.N. Makarkin, D.A. Efimov
New data on Neuropterida and Mecoptera of Kemerovo Province

SUMMARY. New faunistic data on 12 species of Neuroptera and one species each of Raphidioptera and Mecoptera from Kemerovo Province in Siberia are reported. Four species of Neuroptera are recorded for the first time from this region.
54L.V. Bolshakov, A.B. Ruchin, G.B. Semishin
To the fauna of Lepidoptera in the Republic of Mordovia. Addition 9

SUMMARY. As a redult of entomological research in Mordovia up to 2021 inclusive, a list of 47 species is given, 33 of which are new to its territory, including Pyralis cardinalis Kaila, Huemer, Mutanen, Tyllinen et Wikström, 2020 and Pennithera firmata (Hübner, [1822]) new to the Middle Volga region; Epermenia petrusella (Heylaerts, 1883), Cnephasia genitalana Pierce et Metcalfe, 1922 and Grapholita cotoneastri (Danilevsky, 1968) new to the Volga basin, Eriopsela rosinana (Kennel, 1919) new to Europe and Parornix avellanella (Stainton, 1854) being confirmed for the Republic after a previous dubious record. Altogether, 15 species are reported as new and one as confirmed for the Mordovia State Nature Reserve. Northernmost and North-westernmost records are given for Scythris productella (Zeller, 1839), Dichrorampha obscuratana Wolff, 1955, Dichrorampha nigrobrunneana (Toll, 1942), Cydia leguminana (Lienig et Zeller, 1846) and Pyralis regalis ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775).

Short ecofaunistic messages

60L.V. Bolshakov
New and interesting findings of Odonata in the Tula Рrovince. 2.

61A.N. Volodchenko, E.S. Sergeeva
The first finding of Parnopes grandior Pallas, 1771 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) in the Tambov Province

62L.V. Bolshakov, L.V. Egorov
The first record of Pararge aegeria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Satyridae) in the Chuvash Republic

63А.М. Ostrovsky
First registration of Coremacera marginata (Fabricius, 1775) (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) on the territory of the south-east of Belarus


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