Volume 27-28 (2011)


Systematics and Zoogeography


S.K. Korb, L.V. Bolshakov
Corrections to the second edition of the Catalogue of butterflies of the former USSR.


S.K. Korb, L.V. Bolshakov
To the knowledge of systematics of alaearctic satyrids from the genus Coenonympha Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Satyridae).

 SUMMARY. A review of genera of Coenonymphin, based on male and female genitalia as well as molecular analysis of I and Ef1α genes is given, with a brief overview of generic structure of Palaearctic Coenonymphin and an identification key. Treatment of Coenonympha extra lato (sensu Kodandaramaiah, Wahlberg, 2009) is considered unjustified, with outer position of morphologically distinct Triphysa Zeller, 1850. Considering the paraphyly of Coenonympha + Lyela cluster, generic status of Lyela Swinhoe, 1908 is preserved, with Coenonympha Hübner, [1819] (s.l.) split into 3 genera: Coenonympha (s.str.) (monotypic, with type species Papilio geticus Esper, 1794), Disommata, gen.n. (monotypic, with type species Coenonympha nolckeni Erschoff, 1874) and Chortobius [Dunning et Pickard], 1858, stat. rest. (all other species, with type species Papilio pamphilus Linnaeus, 1758). It is supposed that the North American C. haydenii (Edwards, 1872) and Chinese Sinonympha amoena Lee, 1974 may belong to either nominate or their own subgenera of Coenonympha.


S.K. Korb
A review of the subgenus Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 of the genus Phengaris Doherty, 1891 (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) of the palaearctic fauna.

 SUMMARY. In the present message a review of blue butterflies of the subgenus Maculinea van Eecke, 1915 of the genus Phengaris Doherty, 1891 of the fauna of Palaearctic region is given. This subgenus includes 8 species. The data on biology, distribution, variability and subspecific structure of each species is presented. The lectotypes of Phengaris (Maculinea) alcon monticola (Staudinger, 1901), Ph. (M.) teleius obscurata (Staudinger, 1892), Ph. (M.) t. euphemia (Staudinger, 1887), Ph. (M.) cyanecula (Eversmann, 1848), Ph. (M.) arionides (Staudinger, 1887), Ph. (M.) arion bashkiria (Krulikovsky, 1897) and neotypes of Ph. (M.) alcon ([Denis et Schiffermüller], [1775]), Ph. (M.) cyanecula sauron (Korb, 2003) are designated. A new subspecies, Ph. (M.) cyanecula arven, ssp.n., with the type locality China: Nan-Shan, eastern limit is described. Ph. (M.) teleius (Bergsträsser, 1779) for the first time recorded from Tian Shan (Suusamyr valley). Taxa daisensis and hosonoi syninymized with kazamoto by the type localities (all three taxa are described from Honshu island): Phengaris (Maculinea) teleius kazamoto (Druce, 1875) = Ph. (M.) t. daisensis Matsumura, 1926, syn.n.; = Ph. (M.) t. hosonoi Takahashi, 1973, syn.n. The new data about myrmecophily in this subgenus are given: Ph. (M.) cyanecula with Myrmica lacustris Ruzsky, 1905, Ph. (M.) alcon with M. tenuispina Ruzsky, 1905 in Kirghiz Mts. (North Tian-Shan).


N.P. Krivosheina
A description of the larvae and pupae of therevid flies of the genera Actorthia Kröber, 1912, Acrosathe Irwin et Lyneborg, 1981 Dichoglena Irwin et Lyneborg, 1981 (Diptera: Therevidae), inhabitants of the desert zone.

 SUMMARY. The larvae of Actorthia sp., Acrosathe annulata (Fabricius, 1805), larva and pupa of Dichoglena nigripennis (Ruthe, 1831) (Diptera: Therevidae) are described for the first time. The key to larvae of the 3 genera is composed.


Ecology and Faunistics


A.V. Kovalev, Ya.N. Kovalenko, I.V. Kryukov, A.A. Marusov, D.V. Potanin, A.S. Sazhnev
Interesting and new records of beetles (Coleoptera) to the Saratov Province.

 SUMMARY. 68 species of beetles from 18 families recorded in total for Saratov Province. 49 species are recorded for the province for the first time.


M.V. Mokrousov, A.U. Beresin, L.V. Egorov
The digger wasps (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae) of the Chuvash Republic.

 SUMMARY. During the study of collection material gathered from 1954 to 2011 on the territory of Chuvash Republic 119 species of digger wasps from 3 families (Ampulicidae, Sphecidae, Crabronidae) were identified, 16 of them are found in Chuvashia for the first time. There was also found a range of rare species known from Middle Volga region in single samples: Prionyx nudatus (Kohl, 1885), Dryudella lineata Mocsáry, 1879, Gorytes procrustes Handlirsch, 1888, Crossocerus styrius (Kohl, 1892), Crossocerus walkeri (Shuckard, 1837), Crossocerus binotatus Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau et Brullé, 1835, Ectemnius nigritarsus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1841), Nitela fallax Kohl, 1884, Pemphredon enslini (Wagner, 1932), Spilomena enslini Blüthgen, 1953, Stigmus convergens Tsuneki, 1954, Psenulus laevigatus (Schenck, 1857), Psenulus meridionalis de Beaumont, 1937.


T.V. Levchenko
Contributions to the fauna of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Moscow Province. 2. Family Apidae. Subfamilies Apinae (excluding Bombus Latr.) and Xylocopinae.

 SUMMRY. Article contains generalized information on world distribution and data on distribution in Moscow Province of 26 species of bees of family Apidae. Ceratina chalybea Chevrier, 1872 is given for the province for the first time. The localities, the data of catching, the quantity of collected specimens and original information on ecology (trophic and lectic links, flight period, visited stations) are included. Intraspecific color variation of body pilosity for variable species in Moscow rovince is noted. One example of using DNA barcoding for investigation of local faunas is discussed.


L.V. Bolshakov, S.. Alekseev, V.V. Anikin, V.I. Piskunov
Additions and corrections on the fauna and ecology of Kaluga province Lepidoptera. 3.

 SUMMARY. Additions and corrections to the list of Lepidoptera of Kaluga Province are presented based on collections material of 2006-2011 and the analysis of published data. An annotated list of 60 species is presented, with 48 species being recorded as new to the rovince, including Swammerdamia pyrella (de Villers, 1789), Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller, 1847), Agonopterix pallorella (Zeller, 1839), Protocryptis sp. pr. sibiricella (Falkovitsh, 1965), Perygra taeniipennella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855), Apatetris sp. pr. kinkerella (Snellen, 1876), Scrobipalpa ocellatella (Boyd, 1858), Prolita sexpunctella (Fabricius, 1794), nthophila latipennella (Rebel, 1937), Acleris kochiella (Goeze, 1783), Cydia illutana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851) and Isauria dilucidella (Duponchel, 1836) as new to Central Russia, the rest being local, rare or demanding further investigation. Additionally, recent records are reported for several species previously known from material collected more than 30 years ago, ccurence of Zygaena loti ([Denis et Schiffermüller], 1775) and Scopula ornata (Scopoli, 1763), previously recorded only in the early XX-th century is confirmed.


R.Kh. Kadyrbekov, D.B. Karimova
Aphids (Homoptera: Aphidoidea) of Almaty town (Republic of azakhstan).

 SUMMARY. All available published data and the material of collections of Institute of zoology MES azakhstan Republic (Almaty) on both dendrophylous and herbivorous species are used in this work. 179 species and subspecies of aphids from 2 families: Adelgidae (4 kinds), Aphididae (175) are registered in Almaty at present. 127 species are dendrophylous or migrating, and 52 are connected with herbaceous plants. 28 species from the 127 dendrophylous ones are alien adventives, not present in local natural biocenoses. 21 species of dendrophylous aphids are recorded for the first time for Almaty: Gilletteella cooleyi (Gillette, 1907), Cinara pinea (Mordvilko, 1895), Eulachnus tauricus Bozhko, 1961, Schizolachnus pineti (Fabricius, 1781), Glyphina pseudoschrankiana Blackman, 1989, Euceraphis betulae (Koch, 1855), E. caerulescens Pashtshenko, 1984, Chromaphis juglandicola (Kaltenbach, 1843), Panaphis juglandis (Goeze, 1778), Drepanosiphum platanoides (Schrank, 1801), Periphyllus coracinus (Koch, 1854), Chaitophorus saliapterus quinquemaculatus Bozhko, 1976, C. tremulae sorini Pintera, 1987, C. tremulae tremulae Koch, 1854, C. truncatus (Hausmann, 1802), Aphis philadelphicola Pashtshenko, 1991, A. ucrainensis Zhuravlyov, 1997, Brachycaudus cerasicola (Mordvilko & Nevsky, 1929), Cavariella theobaldi (Gillette & Bragg, 1918), Hyperomyzus pallidus Hille Ris Lambers, 1935, Capitophorus elaeagni (del Guercio, 1894). 2 species Periphyllus coracinus, Aphis philadelphicola for the first time for the fauna of Kazakhstan. Uroleucon erigeronensis (Thomas, 1878) one adventive American species among the species living on herbaceous plants. 47 species from herbaceous plants are recorded for the first time for a city. Among them, Aphis magnopilosa Nevsky, 1929, Paczoskia paczoskii turanica (Nevsky, 1929), Macrosiphoniella tuberculata (Nevsky, 1928), Uroleucon bicolor (Nevsky, 1929) are rare and local.


Short communications


S.A. Knyazev
The first record of Catocala helena Eversmann, 1856 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) in Cisbaikalia.


L.V. Bolshakov, V.A. Burtnev
The addition to butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) of Ryazan Province.


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