ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN RUSSIA AND ADJACENT REGIONS



 


Volume 25-26 (2011)

 

Systematics and Zoogeography

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A.A. Gusakov, A.A. Klimenko
A new species of the genus Lethrus Scopoli, 1777 (subgenus Scelolethrus Semenov, 1892) from Iran (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Geotrupinae).

 SUMMARY. Lethrus (Scelolethrus) percutens, sp. n. described from North Iran (Golestan prov.) is most similar to Lethrus sulcatus Kraatz, 1883 distributed in Turkmenistan (northern Kopet-Dagh slopes in Ashgabat environs), but differs by many male characters; the most important differences are: shape of mandible ventral processes, ventral construction of head capsule, armature of anterior and posterior femora, structures of internal sack of aedeagus, as well as sculpture of dorsal body-side.

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D.A. Antoshin, V.V. Zolotuhin
Lemonia strigata Rougeot et Viette, 1978, stat. n. and L. ballioni (Christoph, 1888) (Lepidoptera: Lemoniidae) in a fauna of Europe with taxonomic notes on related species and description of a new subspecies.

 SUMMARY. A taxonomy of taraxaci and ballioni species groups is considered. The taxa taraxaci strigata and ballioni ponticus, both formerly of subspecific rank, are raised here to full specific status (Lemonia strigata Rougeot et Viette, 1978, stat. n. and Lemonia ponticus Aurivillius, 1894, stat. n.) because of appearance and genitalic features. Originally, the name Lemonia taraxaci ab. ♀ strigata Rebel, 1910, is infrasubspecific and as the name of specific level should perhaps attributed to [Rougeot, Viette, 1978], who made it available and used it to designate a subspecies L. taraxaci strigata. A new subspecies, Lemonia strigata deucalion, ssp. n. (locus typicus: Griechenland, vic. Igoumenitsa, Phasconula) is described. Range limits and zone of sympatry between taraxaci and strigata are shortly discussed. Two taxa Lemonia ponticus Aurivillius, 1894 and L. beirutica Daniel, 1965 are closed together based on external and genitalic features. Most probably, they are conspecific and should be considered subspecies of the same species and all differences between both can be explained by geographic range. The lectotypes of Crateronyx ballioni Christoph, 1888, from Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), and of Lemonia taraxaci terranea Rothschild, 1909 from The Natural History Museum (London, Great Britain), are here designated.

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S.K. Korb, L.V. Bolshakov
Taxonomic notes upon the genus Euphydryas Scudder, 1872 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).

 SUMMARY. Lectotypes are designated for 5 nominal species-group taxa in the genus Euphydryas Scudder. 1872: E. aurinia sareptana (Staudinger, 1871), E. aurinia pellucida (Christoph, 1893), E. aurinia laeta (Christoph, 1893), E. sibirica (Staudinger, 1861) and E. orientalis (Herrich-Schäffer, 1845). Species rank of E. orientalis (range: Turkey: Central Anatolia) and E. laeta (mountain regions in the south of Western and Central Siberia, South-West Jakutia and high-montane Byryatia) and E. sibirica (lower montane Buryatia and Chita province) is confirmed. After study of the designated lectotypes, as well as other collection material, the following synonymy is established: E. aurinia aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775) = E. a. balcanica Schawerda, 1908; E. laeta laeta (Christoph, 1893), stat. rev. = . banghaasi (Seitz, 1908), syn.n., = . aurinia altivolans Tuzov, 2000. Subspecific rank of E. a. sareptana and E. a. pellucida is confirmed.

 

Ecology and Faunistics

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V.B. Semenov
Staphylinid beetles of the subfamily Oxytelinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of the Moscow Province.

 SUMMARY. An annotated checklist of 67 species of the staphylinid beetles of subfamily Oxytelinae of the fauna of the Moscow Province is given. Two Aleocharinae and one Steninae species are recorded as new for the Moscow Province.

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L.V. Bolshakov, V.I. Piskunov, S.Yu. Sinev, O.A. Polumordvinov, S.V. Shibaev
On the fauna of Microlepidoptera (Lepidoptera) of Penza Province (addition 3).

 SUMMARY. The preliminary list of Microlepidoptera of Penza Province collected up to 2010 is given. It includes 133 species (from 27 families), 126 of which are cited for the first time for the province, incl. Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1859), Agonopterix cnicella (Treitschke, 1832), Scrobipalpa murinella (Duponchel, 1843), Phtheochroa krulikovskii (Obraztsov, 1944), Thiodia sulphurana (Christoph, 1888), Cydia pactolana (Zeller, 1840) for the first time for the Middle Volga region, also Depressaria artemisiae Nickerl, 1864, Neofaculta infernella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) and Acleris comariana (Lienig et Zeller, 1846) for the first time for the Volga basin. Occurence of elypha capreolana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) and Eudonia mercurella (Linnaeus, 1758) in Middle Volga region is confirmed. A new synonymy is establised: Gypsonoma nitidulana nitidulana (Lienig et Zeller, 1846) = G. n. arcadia Lastukhin, 2001, syn.n.

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L.V. Bolshakov, S.A. Ryabov
Additions and corrections to the fauna of Lepidoptera of the Tula Province. 4.

 SUMMARY. Additions and corrections to the lists of Lepidoptera of Tula Province are given, which contain 22 species, 20 of which are listed for the Province for the first time, incl. 4 species (Cauchas rufifrontella (Treitschke, 1833), Neofaculta infernella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854), Lobesiodes euphorbiana (Freyer, 1842), Epischnia prodromella (Hübner, [1799])) for the first time for the Central European Russia.

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A.V. Bidzilya, Yu.I. Budashkin, A.V. Zhakov, I.Yu. Kostjuk
New and interesting records of Microlepidoptera (Lepidoptera) from Ukraine.

 SUMMARY. An annotated list of 39 species is given. One species Doloploca praeviella (Erschoff, 1877) (Tortricidae) is new for Europe, 12 species Ypsolopha sarmaticella (Rebel, 1917) (Ypsolophidae), Casignetella schibendyella (Baldizzone & Tabell, 2007) (Coleophoridae), Megcraspedus longiplpella Junnilainen, 2010, Monochroa uralensis Junnilainen, 2010, Scrobipalpa thymelaeae (Amsel, 1939), Scrobipalpa halimioniella Huemer & Karsholt, 2010, Scrobipalpa salicorniae (Hering, 1889), Scrobipalpa pulchra Povolný, 1967 (Gelechiidae), Gypsonoma imparana (Müller-Rutz, 1914) (Tortricidae), Ancylosis syrtella (Ragonot, 1887), Staudingeria deserticola (Staudinger, 1870) (Phycitidae), Metasia ophialis (Treitschke, 1829) (Pyraustidae) are recorded from the Ukraine for the first time. Two gelechiid species Scrobipalpa instabilella (Douglas, 1846) and Neofriseria caucasicella Sattler, 1960 are excluded from the Ukrainian fauna due to previous misidentifications. The genitalia of hitherto unknown females are described for Megcraspedus longiplpella and Monochroa uralensis.

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S.A. Knyazev, V.Yu. Teploukhov, V.V. Rogalyov
The new and interesting records of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in Omsk Province.

 SUMMARY. New data to the lists of butterflies and moths (except Bombycoid complex) of Omsk Province is given. 20 species are reported for the first time. Two species (Athetis correpta (Püngeler, 1906) and Hadena christophi (Möschler, 1862)) are reported for the first time for the Russian part of the West Siberian Plain.

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R.. Bidychak, A.V. Dronov, R. Haverinen
New records of the noctuid moth (Noctuidae s. l.) from Crimea.

 SUMMARY. As a result of faunistic studies in Crimean peninsula 57 species of the noctuid moths (Noctuidae s.l.) are recorded. Among them 5 species: (Metachrostis dardouini (Boisduval, 1840), Cucullia gozmanyi Ronkay & Ronkay, 1994, Cardepia hartigi Parenzan, 1981, Hadena christophi (Möschler, 1862) and Hadena scythia Klyuchko & Hacker, 1996) are new for Crimea and Metachrostis dardouini (Boisduval, 1840) is new to Ukraine.

 

Short communications

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S.A. Knyazev
The first record of Amphipyra sergei Staudinger, 1888 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on the border of the West and the Middle Siberia.



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L.V. Bolshakov, O.A. Polumordvinov
The first findings of Melitaea (Mellicta) aurelia Nickerl, 1850 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Penza Province.



 

Addendum

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Instructions for autors.

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List of nomenclature acts published by Eversmannia in 2010.

 

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