ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN RUSSIA AND ADJACENT REGIONS



 


Volume 23-24 (2010)

 

Systematics and Zoogeography

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M.L. Danilevsky
New taxa of longicorn-beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Transcaucasia and North Iran.

 SUMMARY. Alosterna barimanii, sp. n. and Dorcadion cingulatoides hassani, ssp. n. are described from Iran (Mazanderan prov.). D. cingulatoides Breuning, 1946 is redescribed. Xylotrechus ilamensis hadullai, ssp. n. is described from Armenia (Megri envirions). Dorcadion ponomarenkoi, sp. n. is described from Azerbajdzhan (Lachin district.).

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S.K.Korb
New taxa of satyrids and blues (Lepidoptera: Satyridae, Lycaenidae) from Kirghizia.

 SUMMARY. Hyponephele haberhaueri pura, ssp.n. (type locality: Kirghizia, Naryn Province, Ak-Talaa environs, 1500 m), Erebia saita, sp.n. (type locality: Kirghizia, Ak-Shiyrak Mts., Ishigart valley, 3500 m) and Maculinea alcon shaposhnikovi, ssp.n. (type locality: Kyrghyzstan, Sary-Chelek Nature Reserve, Sary-Chelek lake, 2000 m) are described in the present paper.

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M.G. Krivosheina
A description of the larva and pupa of Phylidorea (Phylidorea) longicornis (Schummel, 1829) (Diptera: Limoniidae), with notes on its biology.

 SUMMARY. The larva and pupa of Phylidorea (Phylidorea) longicornis (Schummel, 1829) (Diptera: Limoniidae) are described for the first time. The key to larvae of the 6 species is composed. The data on the biology of Ph. longicornis is discussed.

 

Ecology and Faunistics

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L.V. Bolshakov, E.O. Shcherbakov, S.G. Mazurov, S.K. Alekseev, S.A. Ryabov, A.B. Ruchin
Northernmost records of Praying Mantis Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mantodea: Mantidae) in European Russia.

 SUMMARY. Based on 2008-2010 fieldwork, the first records of Mantis religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758) in Tula, Kaluga, Moscow and Kostroma provinces as well as Republic of Mordovia are presented.

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V.B. Semenov
An annotated checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Central Meshchera. Addition 1.

 SUMMARY. Addition to the annotated checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Central Meshchera, including of 159 species from 35 families is given. Taking into account the available published data, 1628 species of Coleoptera have been recorded in the Meshchera National Park so far. Dorcatoma obtrita Logvinovskij, 1980, syn. n. is a new synonym of Dorcatoma lomnickii Reitter, 1903 (Anobiidae).

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Yu.V. Dorofeev, L.V. Bolshakov
Scarabaeoid beetles of Tula Province. 3. Families Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae (Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Valginae) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeida).

 SUMMARY. On the basis of the long-term research (1972-2010), museum materials and literary data the annotated list of the species of Scarabaeid beetles from families Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae (Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Valginae) of Tula Province is presented, comprised of 45 species, 11 species are listed for the province for the first time. The species' annotations include data about their distribution and ecology.

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L.V. Bolshakov, S.. Alekseev, V.I. Piskunov
Additions and corrections on the fauna and ecology of Kaluga Province Lepidoptera. 2.

 SUMMARY. Additions and corrections to the list of Lepidoptera of Kaluga Province are presented based on collections material of 2008-2010 and the analysis of published data. An annotated list of 53 species is presented, with 45 species being recorded as new to the rovince, including 2 (Psorosa nucleolella (Möschler, 1866), Nephopterix angustella (Hübner, 1793))  as new to Central Russia, the rest being demanding further investigation. Occurence of Chlorissa cloraria (Hübner, [1813]) and Trichopteryx polycommata ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775), previously recorded only in the early XXth century is confirmed. The following species are exluded from the species list of Kaluga Province and Central Russia due to previous misidentifications: Eteobalea intermediella (Riedl, 1966) (beata auct.) (belonging to . anonymella (Riedl, 1965)), Epiblema sarmatana (Christoph, 1872) (=fuchsianum (Rössler, 1877)) (belonging to . graphanum (Treitschke, 1835)), Eucosma scorzonerana (Benander, 1942) (belonging to . obumbratana (Lienig et Zeller, 1846)), Udea accolalis (Zeller, 1867) (belonging to U. fulvalis (Hübner, [1809])), Amblyptilia acanthodactyla (Hübner, [1813]) (belonging to . punctidactyla (Haworth, 1811)), Merrifieldia malacodactyla (Zeller, 1847) (probably misindentified . balliodactyla (Zeller, 1841)), while Elophos dilucidaria ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775)] is excluded from the species list of Russia. Previous records in the region of the unrevised sibling-taxa Platyptilia gonodactyla ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775) and P. calodactyla ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775) are stated to belong to one species, preliminarily referred to as P. gonodactyla sensu [Zagulajev, 1986]).

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E.V. Tsvetkov
The Geometrid moths of Stavropol Territory (Lepidoptera: Geometridae).

 SUMMARY. 254 species of the Geometrid moths found in Stavropol Territory are reported in the paper. Among them 135 species are recorded as new for the region, Scopula arenosaria (Staudinger, 1879) is new for Caucasian region. Literature data on the other 6 species, Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758), hlorissa pretiosaria (Staudinger, 1877), Triphosa taochata Lederer, 1870, Asthena percandidata (Christoph, 1893), Idaea consanguinaria (Lederer, 1853), Scopula flaccidaria (Zeller, 1852) is not confirmed. We exclude Scotopteryx bipunctaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) from the faunistic list of the Geometrid moths of Stavropol Territory (similar Scotopteryx aelptes (Prout, 1937) inhabits the region). The list is based on materials collected by the author in 2007 2009, on collection of V.V. Tikhonov (Pyatigorsk), collection of Kiev National University Zoological Muzeum, collection of Zoological Institute RAS (Saint-Petersburg) and on all data published earlier.

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A.E. Blinushov, V.A. Burtnev, A.V. Dantchenko, S.A. Andreev
Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea) of Ryazan Province.

 SUMMARY. Chek-list of butterflies (Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea) of Ryazan Province containing 121 species is presented. Data on localities and phenology, as well as on zonal and biotopic distribution of each species are provided. The article is based upon the long-term (1967 2010) collecting and comprehensive museum materials. 9 species are given for Ryazan Province for the first time. Original information on ecology are included.

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D.V. Morgun
Remarks on the articles about butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea, Papilionoidea) in the Red Data Book of Daghestan Republic [2009].

 SUMMARY. Presented is an analysis of the butterfly (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea et Papilionoidea) descriptions in the new edition of the Red Data Book of Daghestan Republic [2009]. Each description is examined in the review, highlighting the aspects requiring critique. Based on recent research and published data the list of limiting factors as well as the list of butterfly species recommended for the regional conservation list are given.

 

Short communications

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S.K. Korb, D.A. Pozhogin
On the capture of bilateral gynandromorph of Trichiura crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) in the Nizhny Novgorod Province.



 

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