New data on the distribution of some Erebidae and Noctuidae species in Kazakhstan

S. V. Titov, A. V. Volynkin, M. Černila


The paper contains new data on the distribution of two Erebidae and ten Noctuidae species in Kazakhstan. New northernmost known localities for Leiometopon simyrides Staudinger, 1888, Lophoterges centralasiae (Staudinger, 1901) and Anarta vaciva (Püngeler, 1906), westernmost locality for Hadena dsungarica Hacker, 1996, easternmost localities for Autophila chamaephanes Boursin, 1940, Acronicta megacephala ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), Episema tersa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), Leucochlaena fallax (Staudinger, 1870), Dasypolia timoi Fibiger & Nupponen, 2006 and Hadena persimilis Hacker, 1996, and southernmost localities for Acronicta megacephala and Phidrimana amurensis (Staudinger, 1892) are provided. Phidrimana amurensis is reported here for Kazakhstan for the first time. Four new localities in Kazakhstan for Thumatha senex (Hübner, [1808]) are given in addition to the single one known previously.


Lepidoptera; Erebidae; Noctuidae; Kazakhstan; fauna; new records

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