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Materials on the Lepidoptera fauna of the Dagestan Republic (Northeastern Caucasus, Russia): autumn aspect (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

Materiales sobre la fauna de Lepidoptera de la República de Dagestán (noreste del Cáucaso, Rusia): aspecto otoñal (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

P. Ya. Ustjuzhanin a
Altai State University, Federación de Rusia
A. A. Teimurov b
Dagestan State University, Federación de Rusia
V. V. Anikin c
Saratov State University, Federación de Rusia
A. Yu. Matov d
Universitetskaya embankment, Federación de Rusia
A. E. Naydenov e
Altai State University, Federación de Rusia
A. N. Streltsov f
Herzen University, Federación de Rusia
R. V. Yakovlev g
Altai State University, Federación de Rusia

Materials on the Lepidoptera fauna of the Dagestan Republic (Northeastern Caucasus, Russia): autumn aspect (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

SHILAP Revista de lepidopterología, vol. 50, núm. 198, 2022

Sociedad Hispano-Luso-Americana de Lepidopterología

Received: 28 September 2021

Accepted: 06 November 2021

Published: 30 June 2022

Abstract: The article provides the list of Lepidoptera (the families: Cossidae, Coleophoridae, Choreutidae, Ethmiidae, Pterophoridae, Pyralidae, Crambidae, Lemoniidae, Lasiocampidae, Drepanidae, Geometridae, Sphingidae, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae), collected in four localities in the Republic of Dagestan in September 2020. In total, 207 species have been recorded. Five species are reported for the fauna of Russia for the first time: Casignetella texanella (Chambers, 1878) (Coleophoridae), Agriphila cyrenaicellus (Ragonot, 1887), Thyridiphora furia (Swinhoe, 1884), Haritalodes derogata (Fabricius, 1775) (Crambidae), and Scopula minorata (Boisduval, 1833) (Geometridae); 23 species - for the fauna of Eastern Caucasus: Perygra glaucicolella (Wood, 1892), Ecebalia halophilella (Zimmermann, 1926), E. linosyris (E. Hering, 1937), Ionescumia clypeiferella (O. Hofmann, 1871), Carpochena trientella (Christpoh, 1872) (Coleophoridae), Tebenna micalis (Mann, 1857) (Choreutidae), Ethmia candidella (Alpheraky, 1908) (Ethmiidae), Stenoptilia zophodactyla (Duponchel, 1838), Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875), Crombrugghia laetus (Zeller, 1847) (Pterophoridae), Glyptoteles leucacrinella Zeller, 1848, Cadra calidella (Guenée, 1845), (Pyralidae), Agriphila selasella (Hübner, 1813), Agriphila tolli (Bleszynski, 1952), Agriphila poliellus (Treitschke, 1832), Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796), Pediasia fascelinella (Hübner, [1813]), Uresiphita gilvata (Fabricius, 1794), Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833) (Crambidae), Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767) (Drepanidae), Idaea degeneraria erschoffi (Christoph, 1872), Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767), and Rhodometra sacraria (Linnaeus, 1767) (Geometridae).

Keywords: Insecta, Lepidoptera, biodiversity, faunistic record, species richest, Caspian basin, Dagestan State Reserve, Russia.

Resumen: El artículo proporciona la lista de Lepidoptera (las familias: Cossidae, Coleophoridae, Choreutidae, Ethmiidae, Pterophoridae, Pyralidae, Crambidae, Lemoniidae, Lasiocampidae, Drepanidae, Geometridae, Sphingidae, Erebidae, Noctuidae, Lycaenidae, Nymphalidae, Pieridae), collectadas en cuatro localidades en la República de Dagestán en septiembre de 2020. En total, 207 especies han sido registradas. Por primera vez, cinco especies son registradas para la fauna de Rusia: Casignetella texanella (Chambers, 1878) (Coleophoridae), Agriphila cyrenaicellus (Ragonot, 1887), Thyridiphora furia (Swinhoe, 1884), Haritalodes derogata (Fabricius, 1775) (Crambidae) y Scopula minorata (Boisduval, 1833) (Geometridae); 23 especies - para la fauna de este del Cáucaso: Perygra glaucicolella (Wood, 1892), Ecebalia halophilella (Zimmermann, 1926), E. linosyris (E. Hering, 1937), Ionescumia clypeiferella (O. Hofmann, 1871), Carpochena trientella (Christpoh, 1872) (Coleophoridae), Tebenna micalis (Mann, 1857) (Choreutidae), Ethmia candidella (Alpheraky, 1908) (Ethmiidae), Stenoptilia zophodactyla (Duponchel, 1838), Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875), Crombrugghia laetus (Zeller, 1847) (Pterophoridae), Glyptoteles leucacrinella Zeller, 1848, Cadra calidella (Guenée, 1845), (Pyralidae), Agriphila selasella (Hübner, 1813), Agriphila tolli (Bleszynski, 1952), Agriphila poliellus (Treitschke, 1832), Pediasia contaminella (Hübner, 1796), Pediasia fascelinella (Hübner, [1813]), Uresiphita gilvata (Fabricius, 1794), Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833) (Crambidae), Watsonalla binaria (Hufnagel, 1767) (Drepanidae), Idaea degeneraria erschoffi (Christoph, 1872), Scopula nigropunctata (Hufnagel, 1767) y Rhodometra sacraria (Linnaeus, 1767) (Geometridae).

Palabras clave: Insecta, Lepidoptera, biodiversidad, registros faunísticos, riqueza de especies, cuenca del Caspio, Reserva Estatal de Dagestán, Rusia.

Introduction

The Lepidoptera of the Russian part of Caucasus are studied fragmentary. With a relatively good study of the western part of the Caucasus (the Black Sea), the Central and Eastern Caucasus are very poorly studied. The information on the Republics of North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya is very fragmentary. A little better is the situation on the Lepidoptera fauna in the Republic of Dagestan, but it is still impossible to say that it has been studied sufficiently. In the Catalog of Lepidoptera of Russia (ANIKIN et al., 2019), the Caucasus was divided into two sub-regions: the West Caucasian region (region No. 13), including the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republic of Adygea, KabardinoBalkaria, Karachay-Cherkesskaya, North Ossetia-Alania, Ingushetia and the East Caucasian region (region # 14), including the Chechen Republic and the Republic of Dagestan. For the West Caucasian region, 2811 species of Lepidoptera are given, and for the East Caucasian region - 2112 species.

The format of this work does not provide the inclusion of a full essay on the history of the study of Lepidoptera in Dagestan; therefore, we will focus only on the main publications.

The fauna of Lepidoptera in the East Caucasian region is the best studied in the Republic of Dagestan (Figs 1-2). Traditionally, the best studied are Papilionoidea. A near-exhaustive essay on the history of study on Papilionoidea of Dagestan with a full bibliography is given on the website Butterflies of Caucasus (TIKHONOV et al., 2021). Detailed data on the faunistics of Papilionoidea in Dagestan are provided on this website and in recent publications (ILYINA & MORGUN, 2010, 2011; TSHIKOLOVETS & NEKRUTENKO, 2012).