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ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN RUSSIA AND ADJACENT REGIONS


 

Volume 40 (2014)

  Systematics and Zoogeography
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I. A. Solodovnikov
Contribution to knowledge of the Carabus (Archiplectes) satyrus Kurnakov, 1962 species complex from Abkhazia (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Carabini)

 SUMMARY. In this work on the basis of long-term gatherings of author, various taxons Carabus satyrus Kurnakov, 1962 which were carried out in the Republic of Abkhazia, the new subspecies of Carabus (Archiplectes) besleticus anastasiae, ssp. n. are described.

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.V. Pak, Yu.. Skrylnik
A new subspecies of Pogonarthron (s. str.) petrovi Danilevsky, 2004 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) from Tajikistan.

 SUMMARY. Pogonarthron (s. str.) petrovi ivanovae, ssp. n. is described from Central Tajikistan.

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Yu.I. Budashkin, D.V. Pusanov
A new species of the genus Casignetella Strand, 1928 (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae) from Crimea living on Salicornia europaea L.

 SUMMARY. Casignetella pseudodeviella, sp. n. described from steppe zone of Crimea is most similar to Casignetella deviella (Zeller, 1847) distributed in Western and Southern Europe, Russia (Lower Volga, Crimea), Western and Southern Ukraine and Iran, but differs by more light forewing, more longer gnathos and cucullus, more developed of sacculus armament, more large phalloteca roods with apical armament (one triangular tooth on right phallotheca rood and one-two triangular tooths on left phallotheca rood), more shorter apophyses anterior, more narrow ostium, antrum, ductus bursa copulatrix and other larvae host plant.

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S.K. Korb
New and little known blues (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) from Middle Asia and Kazakhstan.

 SUMMARY. In the present article new finding data about little known blue butterflies from Middle Asia and Kazakhstan are presented: Turanana laspura from Shakhdarinsky Mts. (loc. Shavyz, West Pamirs), Plebejidea cyane ella from pass Dolon (Akshiyrak Mts. in Inner Tian Shan). The following new taxa are described: Fixsenia egorovi, sp. n. (type locality: Kyrghyzstan, Alai Mts., Kyzyl-Eshme, 3100 m), Agriades pheretiades nuriyana, ssp. n. (type locality: Kyrghyzstan, Terskey Ala-Too Mts., Sary-Moynok Pass, 3100 m), Plebeius christophi eminens Korb et Egorov, ssp. n. (type locality: South-Eastern Kazakhstan, bridge through Ili river near Kok-Tal settlement), Fixsenia acaudata tenebricosa, ssp. n. (type locality: Kazakhstan, Syrdaryinsky Karatau Mts., Beresek valley, 900 m). It is shown that taxon submontana Stshetkin, 1960 belongs to the species Plebeius argivus, and its status is resurrected: P. argivus submontana, stat. resurr. The lectotypes of Thecla mirabilis Erschoff, 1874, Thecla deria Moore, 1865, Thecla sassanides Kollar, [1849] are designated, it is shown, that all of these 3 taxa belonging to one species F. sassanides (being its subspecies).

  Ecology and Faunistics
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T.V. Levchenko
Contributions to the fauna of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Moscow Province. 5. Family Halictidae (excluding Lasioglossum s. l.).

 SUMMRY. Annotated list of Moscow Province Halictidae is presented. It consists of 38 species of Halictidae: 9 from Rophitinae, 1 from Nomioidinae and 28 from Halictinae. Rophites algirus Pérez, 1895, Nomioides minutissimus (Rossi 1790), Sphecodes pseudofasciatus Blüthgen, 1924 and S.rufiventris (Panzer, 1798) are given for the province for the first time. S. schenckii Hagens, 1882 and S. marginatus Hagens, 1882 are excluded from the regional fauna as based on the misidentifications corrected here. The localities, the dates of capture, the quantity of collected specimens, original information on ecology (visited plants and stations, flight period) in Moscow Province and world distribution are given for all species. COI gene sequences of H. rubicundus (Christ, 1791) and S. confusa (Smith, 1853) from Moscow Province are published. The intraspecific genetic variation for these species in Europe and America is discussed.

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L.V. Bolshakov, A.V. Bidzilya, V.S. Okulov, V.I. Piskunov
Moths of Udmurtia. 3. Introduction to lists of lower moths. Non-Ditrysian, Tineoid, Yponomeutoid, Gelechioid and Cossoid complexes (Lepidoptera: Micropterigidae - Sesiidae).

 SUMMARY. As a result of consolidation of data on lower moths of Udmurtia republic, an annotated list of non-Ditrysian, Tineoid, Yponomeutoid, Gelechioid and Cossoid complexes is presented, spanning 37 families from Micropterigidae to Sesiidae. Study of L.K. Krulikowsky's collection in the Zoological Museum of the National University of Kyiv as well as recent materials (collected from 1987 to 2013) has revealed 254 species, 76 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; 50 species are new to Udmurtia and Middle Cisuralia, including 36 being new to “Southern European taiga region” of the “Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Russia” [2008]. 22 unnumbered species are included, which were reported from the republic in earlier literature, but cannot be accepted without collection material. Rhigignostis annulatella (Curtis, 1832) is excluded from the fauna of Udmurtia, Central Cisuralia, Volgo-Vyatka region and Siberia, as recently reidentified material [Gershenzon, Kozhevnikova, 2013] belongs to Rh. incarnatella (Steudel, 1873).

  Short communications
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E.V. Sergeeva
First record of Melanimon tibialis (Fabricius, 1781) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Melanimini) in Tyumen Province.


  Reviews and Discussions
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Book review
D.V. Dubrovsky, K.Yu. Vodyanov. Systematic and zoogeographic review of some groups of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of Pamir. — Voronezh: Quarta, 2014. — 76 pp.


 

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