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P. Negrobov M. A. Chursina O. V. Selivanova <p>Morphologic and morphometric characteristics of generic level of the tibial organ of males Dolichopus Latreille, 1796, were investigated. On the basis of examined characteristics the subgeneric variability were investigated and groups of superspecific level were allocated.<br /><br /></p> 2020-03-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 O. P. Negrobov, M. A. Chursina, O. V. Selivanova Classification of ecological-coenotic groups. Different procedural approaches (the case of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra vascular plant flora) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 N.N. Nazarenko E.Yu. Pasechnyuk <p>The comparative expert and statistical estimation were executed for ecological-coenotical groups system and coenomorphs of A.L. Belgard by example of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra vascular plant flora. Both systems have given appropriate estimations, correspond to principal abiotic factors gradients and groups locations in phytometer scales. For both classifications identical principal abiotic factors have been detected, but systems differ for inverse ordination vectors of this factors gradients. For the region is recommend using of joint meadow and joint paludal groups, separate oligotrophic bog and ruderal groups and specified of sylvatic group.</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Addition to the flora of vascular plants of the cluster "Aryskannyg", nature reserve "Uvs Nuur Basin" (Tyva Republic) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 A.M. Samdan <p>The article provides information on the previously undetected species of vascular plants for the territory of the State Nature Biosphere Reserve "Uvs Nuur basin" and for the cluster "Aryskannyg".</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Distribution of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in the agrolandscape of Northwestern Russia 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 O.G. Guseva A.G. Koval <p>The agrolandscape in Northwestern Russia (fields and field borders, forest edges and separate forest plots) include 12 species of ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), which belong to four genera. On the fields of different farm crops, we have collected 8 different ant species. <em>Myrmica</em> <em>rubra</em> and <em>Lasius</em> <em>niger</em> are the basic species on the fields. These are eurytopic species, capable of building nests in the ground. <em>M</em>. <em>rubra</em> and <em>L</em>. <em>niger</em> are much rarer on the cultivated lands than on the surrounding biotopes – field borders and forest edges.</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) On the distribution of Campsicnemus armatus (Zetterstedt, 1849) species group (Diptera: Dolichopodidae) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 I.Ya. Grichanov <p>The <em>Campsicnemus armatus</em> species group differs from the other groups in simple male legs, but with the mid tibia bearing a comb-like posteroventral row of blunt-ended bristles. It includes the Palaearctic <em>Campsicnemus armatus </em>(Zetterstedt, 1849), <em>C. pumilio </em>(Zetterstedt, 1843), <em>C. vtorovi </em>Negrobov et Zlobin, 1978, and <em>C. caffer </em>Curran, 1926, known from northern and southern Africa. <em>C. armatus</em> var. <em>deserti </em>Vaillant, 1953 (unavailable name) from Algeria is associated with <em>C. caffer</em>, which is now spread in the two zoogeographical Regions. New records are given for <em>C. armatus</em>, <em>C. vtorovi</em> and <em>C. caffer</em>. Modified couplets in a key to Palearctic species of <em>Campsicnemus</em> and a new key to Afrotropical species of the genus are provided. Photographs of male antenna and mid tibia of species of the <em>Campsicnemus armatus</em> group are published for the first time.</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Аdditions to the fauna of Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera) and Heteroptera of the Sikhote-Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Russian Far East) 2019-07-04T22:30:26+07:00 N.N. Vinokurov E.V. Kanyukova K.A. Ostapenko M.E. Sergeev <p>The paper presents new materials on Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera) and Heteroptera of the Sikhote–Alinsky State Reserve collected in 2017-2018. For the fauna of cicadas, data on 31 species are given, of which 22 species are first recorded for the Reserve. The fauna of Heteroptera is supplemented with 35 species and now includes 195 species. For the first time, <em>Gerris brachynotus</em> and <em>Kalama koreana</em> (Lee, 1967) are recorded for the Primorsky Territory, and the endemic <em>Oncochila loginovae</em> Golub, 1982 was also found.</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Vegetation of the high mountains of the North-East Tuva Republic 2019-07-09T15:05:16+07:00 M. Yu. Telyatnikov D.N. Shaulo S.A. Prystyazhnyuk A.I. Shmakov <p>High-mountain vegetation of North-West Tuva is characterized by great diversity. We identified 10 associations and one subassociation belonging to six classes of the ecological-floristic classification. This is caused by dissimilarity of climatic conditions determined formation of two types of high-mountain landscapes — alpine and goltsy. Other researchers earlier described most of syntaxa. For the first time we described two associations and one subassociation. <em>Сallianthemo sajanensis–Geranietum krylovii</em> ass. nova hoc loco association is placed in <em>Violo altaicae–Festucion krylovianae</em> Ermakov et Zibzeev 2012 prov. provisional alliance and <em>Lagoto integrifoliae–Caricetum ensifoliae</em> ass. nova hoc loco association — in <em>Anemonastro–Festucion ovinae</em> Chytrý et al. 1993 alliance. Both associations are included in <em>Violo altaicae–Festucetalia krylovianae</em> Ermakov et Zibzeev 2012 prov. provisional order of <em>Juncetea trifidi</em> Hadač in Klika et Hadač 1944 class. Communities of <em>Сallianthemo sajanensis–Geranietum krylovii</em> ass. nova hoc loco are restricted to gentle plains and concave moderately steep mountain slopes of various exposures of subalpine and montane-tundra belts of North-West Tuva. Associations <em>Lagoto integrifoliae–Caricetum ensifoliae</em> ass. nova hoc loco are typical of the mountain tundra belt of the humid sector of North-East Tuva and occur on gentle slopes of the mountains and mountain terraces. Subassociation (<em>S.o.–R.q.</em>) <em>pedicularietosum fissae</em> subass. nova hoc loco is placed in <em>Rhodiolion quadrifidae</em> Hilbig 2000 alliance, <em>Rhodioletalia quadrifidae</em> Hilbig 2000 order, <em>Rhodioletea quadrifidae</em> Hilbig 2000 class. Coenoses of (<em>S.o.–R.q.</em>) <em>pedicularietosum fissae</em> subassociation are restricted to the mountain tundra belt of the humid sector of North-East Tuva and occur on the slopes of southern and southwestern exposures. We registered that the high-mountain vegetation of North-East Tyva mainly connected to magmatic acid rocks. The western border of subalpine meadow areas is on the western and southwestern slopes of East Sayanfacing, the Todzha Basin.</p> 2019-07-04T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) New data on the systematics and fauna of Dolichopus subpennatus D'Assis Fonseca, 1976 and Dolichopus pennatus Meigen, 1824 (Dolichopodidae, Diptera) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 O.V. Selivanova O.P. Negrobov O.O. Maslova <p>The differential diagnosis between <em>Dolichopus subpennatus</em> and <em>Dolichopus pennatus</em> is given. The morphology of the hypopygium of <em>Dolichopus pennatus</em> and <em>Dolichopus subpennatus</em> is studied for the first time. New features are distinguished by the structure of the ventral episternum of the thorax, metanotum and the morphology of the hypopygium. The form of the 3rd antenna segment cannot be used to distinguish between species due to intraspecific variability. The data on the fauna of <em>Dolichopus pennatus</em> and <em>Dolichopus subpennatus</em> are given<em>. Dolichopus pennatus</em> is for the first time indicated by the Arkhangelsk and Sverdlovsk regions. <em>Dolichopus subpennatus</em> is first indicated for Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine, Leningrad, Voronezh, Kursk, and Perm regions of Russian Federation, and also for Altai.</p> 2019-07-03T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Eucocconeis P.T. Cleve (Bacillariophyta) representatives in water bodies and streams of West Siberia 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 Yu.V. Naumenko <p>The results of the analysis of literature and original data on ecology and geographical distribution of 5 <em>Eucocconeis</em> P.T. Cleve species in the algal flora of West Siberia are given. Information relevant to halobility, active water reaction, saprogenity and geographical distribution is presented for each of species.</p> 2019-07-02T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) The current species composition and ecological-geographical characteristics of plankton communities in the littoral zone of some lakes of the Uldza-Torey basin (Trans-Baikal Territory) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 N.A. Tashlykova E.Yu. Afonina <p>We studied the taxonomic structure and ecological characteristics of the plankton in the coastal zone of some mineral lakes and reservoirs of the Uldza-Torey basin (Transbaikal Territory) in August 2018. We established that the lake plankton had low species diversity: there were 47 species of microalgae and 43 species of invertebrates. Ecological-geographical analysis (geography and habitat) showed the prevalence of widespread species of algae and invertebrates in plankton. We registered species of the plankton-benthic complex in the phytoplankton and eurybiont species in the zooplankton. The use of cluster analysis allowed us to identify algo- and zoocenoses with similar taxonomic composition.</p> 2019-07-01T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) Occurrence of snow leopard Panthera uncia (Scherber, 1775) in the territory of the Katon-Karagai National Park (South-West Altai, East Kazakhstan) 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 A.U. Gabdullina Zh.B. Amanbaev <p>The note provides information on the new meeting of the snow leopard <em>Panthera&nbsp; uncia</em> (Scherber, 1775) on the territory of the Katon-Karagai National Park (South-West Altai, East Kazakhstan). This rare mammal species listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Gabdullina, Amanbaev New data on the spider fauna (Arachnida, Aranei) of the Altai Territory 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 V.V. Sidorov M.S. Galyuta <p>A checklist of 30 spider species recorded from the Tigirek State Nature Reserve (the Altai Territory) is provided, of which four species are recorded from the reserve for the first time and one is new to the Altai Mts. Also, the family Uloboridae was first recorded for the reserve.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Sidorov, Galyuta The communities of macrozoobenthos in tundra water bodies in low reaches of the Indigirka River (Northern Yakutia) 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 A.P. Burnasheva N.K. Potapova <p>Taxonomic composition of zoobenthos, density, biomass, species diversity, and composition of the dominant complex of southern tundra water bodies in the lower reaches of the Indigirka River are discussed in the article. In this research, we considered 51 reservoirs: 8 lakes, 2 grass-Hypnum bogs, and 41 small tundra reservoirs. The composition of zoobenthos includes 17 invertebrate taxa of 3 types and 7 classes. The types of <em>Mollusca</em> and <em>Arthropoda</em> represent the majority regards zoobenthos diversity. Communities of <em>Amphipoda, Mollusca, Arachnida, Trichoptera, Plecoptera, Diptera</em> arevdominated by density and biomass. The community of Lake Dukarskoe had the highest value of Shannon index. Macrozoobenthos of the studied reservoirs has high faunistic similarity due to the periodic exchange of species. This mechanism contributes to the mutual enrichment of benthic waters in reservoirs and the maintenance of their diversity in the subarctic tundra.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Burnasheva, Potapova Algae-pollen monitoring in Altai Biosphere Reserve (Altai Republic, Russia) 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 E.Yu. Mitrofanova N.A. Kuriatnikova N.S. Malygina О. Demberel <p>The results of study of primary biological aerosols (pollen and algae spectra) in the precipitation deposited on the territory of the Altai Biosphere Reserve (Altai Republic, Russia) from July to October 2017 are presented.&nbsp;In the analyzed samples, 28 taxa of pollen grains and algae were revealed. Using of the HYSPLIT model the main regions-suppliers of pollen and algae on the area of Altai Biosphere Reserve for the specified period were determined.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 E.Yu. Mitrofanova, N.A. Kuriatnikova, N.S. Malygina, Otgonbaiar Demberel Beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera), sampled with use of light trap on the Curonian Spit: the materials of the sixth season 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 V.I. Alekseev A.P. Shapoval <p>Field light-trapping on the territory of the national park “The Curonian Spit” (samples at the territory of the field ornithological station “Fringilla”) in 2018 provided rich material of the beetles. Totally 10719 specimens of Coleoptera identified as belonging to 173 species from 118 genera and 30 families were caught in an ecotone zone between the white dune complex and the middle-aged pine forest. Among them, seven species, <em>Hygrotus polonicus</em> (Aubé, 1842), <em>Berosus spinosus</em> (Steven, 1808), <em>Bledius tricornis</em> (Herbst, 1784), <em>Platystethus arenarius</em> (Geoffroy, 1785), <em>Atheta boletophila</em> (Thomson, 1856), <em>Euplectus piceus</em> Motschulsky, 1835 and <em>Telmatophilus schoenherrii</em> (Gyllenhal, 1808), are recorded for the Kaliningrad Region for the first time. The different indexes of biodiversity were calculated. The comparison with the analogical by methods and locality results of 2011 year are presented. The materials on pine chafer (<em>Polyphylla fullo</em>) were specially analyzed. The number of males collected through light trap is much more than the number of females. The males show different frequency of two color forms with the sharp and stable dominance of dark coloration under bright coloration (the ratio is 2:1). The color forms in females are represented by equal ratio.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Alekseev, Shapoval Vascular plants of the Yov plateau (Northern Urals) 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 E.V. Pismarkina M.S. Knyasev A.G. Bystrushkin <p>The results of the Yov plateau flora study are presented in the article. The Yov plateau is located at the junction of the Konzhakovsky and Serebryansky mountain ranges of the Kytlym mountain plexus in the Northern Urals (Sverdlovsk Region, Russian Federation). Among the landscapes of the Northern Urals, the Yov plateau is distinguished by one of the richest in composition of rare protected plant species. As a result of field research, viewing of the herbarium and analysis of literary sources, 156 species, subspecies and notovids of vascular plants, including 2 species from the Red Book of the Russian Federation (2008) (<em>Rhodiola rosea</em>, <em>Saussurea uralensis</em>) and 14 species from the Red Book of the Sverdlovsk Region (2008), were registered on the Yov plateau. Two species, <em>Botrychium lanceolatum</em> and <em>Saussurea × igoschinae</em>, are recommended for inclusion in the new edition of the Red Book of the Sverdlovsk Region (Postanovlenie Pravitel'stva Sverdlovskoi oblasti, 2018). Mineral development and road construction threaten the preservation of the Yov plateau landscape and populations of rare species. Yov plateau needs special protection measures.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Pismarkina, Knyasev, Bystrushkin Flora of the Regional Reserve “Tavolzhansky” (Tyumen Region) 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 O.A. Kapitonova <p>Based on research materials in 2016 and 2018, a list of the flora of vascular plants of the regional natural reserve "Tavolzhansky" (Sladkovsky district, Tyumen region), which is a part of the wetland of international importance "Lakes of Tobol-Ishim forest-steppe", was updated. The revealed flora includes 228 species of vascular plants from 154 genera and 47 families. In this flora, 101 species are new to the territory of reserve, and 37 species are new to the Sladkovsky district. The conspectus of the identified flora with indicating the abundance and occurrence of species is given. The growth of 8 plant species protected in the Tyumen region was detected within the studied territory, and the condition of their populations was assessed. It was proposed to expand the territory of the reserve with include the entire water area of the lake Solyonoje, within is located the Tavolzhan island. This will contribute to the preservation of populations of not only protected plant species, but also waterfowl and near-water birds.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Kapitonova Global data on biodiversity of the Altai mountain country, presented in the world's scientific depositories 2019-07-04T22:30:27+07:00 A.V. Vaganov A.I. Shmakov P.D. Gudkova <p>The Altai mountain country (AMC) is the highest uplift of North Asia, its biodiversity level is three times richer than Western Siberia. The biodiversity of the AMC territory has been explored for 200 years. At the same time, the greatest number of finds falls on the last 30 years since the beginning of a detailed study of the Altai mountainous country by specialists of the South-Siberian Botanical Garden of AltSU (Barnaul) under the guidance of the Botanical Institute named after. V.L. Komarova (St. Petersburg). In this study, botanical and geographic zoning of the AMC territory was performed with the use of open GIS systems (GeoJSON). A list of 42 world scientific depositories containing the information on animals, plants and fungi findings of AMC placed in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was obtained. The gained information serves as a basis for systematists-researchers of the AMC territory flora and fauna to search for locations of materials storage in their research objects, as well as familiarity with their digital copy by a remote method. The described algorithm is effective and can be applied for other territories.</p> 2019-06-23T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Vaganov, Shmakov, Gudkova Biological features of rare species of Iridaceae Juss. family in flora of Uzbekistan ex situ 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 M.D. Turgunov V.P. Pechenitsyn N.Yu. Beshko A.I. Uralov D.A. Abdullaev <p>Features of generative and vegetative reproduction of 6 rare species of Iridaceae listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan (2009) (<em>Crocus alatavicus</em>, <em>Gladiolus italicus</em>, <em>Juno hippolyti</em>, <em>J. orchioides</em>, <em>J. svetlanae</em> and <em>J. magnifica</em>) were studied under conditions of introduction in the Tashkent Botanical garden. It was shown that species with a wide range (<em>Crocus alatavicus, Gladiolus italicus, Juno orchioides</em>) were the most labile, less labile - species with a narrow range (<em>Juno magnifica</em>) and endemics of Uzbekistan (<em>J. hippolyti</em> and <em>J</em>. <em>svetlanae</em>).</p> 2019-06-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Turgunov, M.D., Pechenitsyn, V.P., Beshko, N,Yu., Uralov, A.I., Abdullaev, D.A. Type specimens of the names of the families Betulaceae, Ranunculaceae, Asparagaceae and Tofieldiaceae taxa in collection of M. G. Popov Herbarium (NSK) 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 V.M. Doronkin N.V. Vlasova E.A. Pinzhenina <p>The article contains the information on type specimens of the names of 11 taxa of the families Betulaceae (<em>Betula</em>), Ranunculaceae (<em>Anemone, Caltha, Delphinium</em>), Asparagaceae (<em>Asparagus</em>) and Tofieldiaceae (<em>Tofieldia</em>) kept in M. G. Popov Herbarium of the Central Siberian Botanical Garden of SB RAS (NSK), including 5 holotypes, 4 isotypes, 3 paratypes, 1 authentic specimen. A new combination: <em>Asparagus gibbus</em> Bunge var<em>. baicalensis</em> (N. V. Vlassova) N. V. Vlassova, comb. nov. is given. The protologue, type category, text of the original label are cited for each specimen.</p> 2019-06-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Doronkin, Vlasova, Pinzhenina The first record of Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 (Odonata: Libellulidae) in Siberia, Russia 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 O.E. Kosterin A.V. Gribkov <p><em>Libellula depressa</em> (Linnaeus, 1758) was recorded from the NW foothills of Altai Mts. at the Inya River near the Chineta Village (51.34° N, 83.05° E) in Kranoshchekovo District of Altayskiy Kray Province, Russia. This record was made for the first time in the territory of Russia, eastward of Urals and in 150 km NNE of the closest locality in East Kazakhstan in Ust’-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen).</p> 2019-06-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Kosterin, Gribkov A new subspecies of Chrysochroa margotana Novak, 1992 (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) from Myanmar 2019-07-04T22:30:28+07:00 A.S. Zubov A.Yu. Titarenko <p>The paper provides the description of a new subspecies of <em>Chrysochroa margotana</em> Novak, 1992 from Burma and restoration of <em>C. margotana</em> Novak, 1992 as a valid specie name as a result of morphological analysis of close species from subgenus <em>Chrooxantha</em>, group <em>mniszechi</em> (<a href="#Hołyński">Holynski, 2009</a>).</p> 2019-06-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Zubov, Titarenko Species diversity of tree plantations in industrial enterprise protective zones (Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine) 2019-07-04T22:30:29+07:00 A.V. Sklyarenko V.P. Bessonova <p>Some 49 species of woody plants were identified among the tree plantations in sanitary protection zones of industrial enterprises in Zaporizhzhya (southeastern Ukraine); 10 species of tree plants are present in all the sanitary protection zones. The number of plant species in protective plantings varies considerably from 11 ("Zaporizhskloflus") to 30 species ("Zaporizhstal"). The similarity of the species composition in plantations was assessed using the Jaccard and Sørensen indices. We calculated the species richness by Margaleff and Shannon indices, the dominance indices were calculated according to Simpson and Berger-Parker. The vast majority of forest belts in the sanitary protection zones of Zaporizhzhya industrial enterprises require the species enrichment, taking into account the tolerance of species to various pollutants.&nbsp;</p> 2019-03-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Sklyarenko, A.V., Bessonova, V.P. First records of long-legged flies (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Fars Province of Iran 2019-05-02T20:22:30+07:00 S. Rezaei I. Ya. Grichanov M. Fallahzadeh <p>This paper provides data on distribution of 9 long-legged fly species (Diptera, Brachycera, Dolichopodidae) belonging to 6 genera from Fars province, southern Iran. Four species, Asyndetus albifrons Loew, 1869, Asyndetus chaetifemoratus Parent, 1925, Medetera media Parent, 1925 and Sciapus adumbratus (Becker, 1902) are newly added to the Iranian insect fauna. In addition, available information for each species and comments on geographical distribution and taxonomy are also included.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 S. Rezaei, I.Ya. Grichanov, M. Fallahzadeh Investigation of biodiversity and distribution of rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in the agrolandscape in Northwestern Russia 2019-05-02T20:36:11+07:00 O. G. Guseva <p>62 species of 38 genera of Staphylinidae were found on the field of wheat and on adjacent semi-natural habitats in the Leningrad Region. They vary by the occupied areas and their abundance on various parts of agrolandscape. <em>Philonthus cognatus</em> Steph., <em>Dinaraea angustula</em> (Gyll.) and <em>Aloconota gregaria</em> (Er.) have shown to be the most numerous species on the wheat field, whereas <em>Drusilla canaliculata</em> (F.) and <em>Zyras humeralis</em> (Grav.) are the most abundant in adjacent habitats. The population of the rove beetles varies significantly between the field and adjacent semi-natural habitats</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 O.G. Guaseva On rear true bugs (Heteroptera) of Siberia and the South of Russian Far East 2019-05-02T20:41:19+07:00 N. N. Vinokurov <p>The annotated list contains information on the distribution of 43 rare species from 11 families of true bugs in Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East. Of these for the first time is recorded for the Altai Republic <em>Plinthisus vestitus</em> Jakovlev, 1889, Novosibirsk District – <em>Stygnocoris cimbricus</em> (Gredler, 1870), Krasnoyarsk Territory<em> – Megalonotus antennatus</em> (Schilling, 1929) and Yakutia – <em>Salda muelleri </em>(Gmelin, 1790),<em> Microvelia reticulata</em> (Burmeister, 1835), <em>Aradus betulinus</em> Fallén, 1829, <em>Megalonotus chiragra</em> (Fabricius, 1794), <em>Nemocoris falleni</em> R.F. Sahlberg, 1848, <em>Graphosoma lineatum</em> (Linnaeus, 1758). Plant bug <em>Leptopterna dolabrata</em> (Linnaeus, 1758) is recorded for the Primorsky Territory as introduced pest of cereals and perennial grasses.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Vinokurov N.N. New data on the distribution of fungus gnats (Diptera: Bolitophilidae, Keroplatidae) in Tyva Republic (Russia, Siberia) 2019-05-02T20:31:03+07:00 Sh. V. Donchak E. Yu. Subbotina Yu. V. Maximova <p>An annotated list is given and the distribution of 13 species of fungus gnats of the families Bolitophilidae and Keroplatidae, collected from Tuva in Eastern Siberia, is provided. As a result of our study, 11 species were added to the list of fungus gnats of Tuva</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Sh.V. Dongak, E.Yu. Subbotina, Yu.V. Maximova The genus Alchemilla L., 1753 (Rosaceae) in the Tyva Republic (Russia, Southern Siberia) flora 2019-05-02T20:42:31+07:00 A. V. Chkalov <p>Based on revision of the principal herbarium collections of Russia, 34 <em>Alchemilla</em>-species in the flora of Tyva Republic were registered. With a high probability we can expect the detection of another species (<em>A. krylovii</em>). For the first time, 20 species were registered for the region. <em>A. inversa</em>, that was described from this territory, and, moreover, <em>A. pachyphylla,</em> which had not been taken into account in earlier review by mistake, were also included in the list. For three species (<em>A. aperta, A. bungei, A. dasyclada</em>), cited earlier on the basis of erroneous definitions, the presence in the territory of Tyva was confirmed. Three species (<em>A. rigescens, A. monticola, A. rubens</em>), noted in previous reviews, are proposed to be excluded from the list due to redefinition of samples. Nomenclature citations, the data on the distribution of species in the natural areas of Republic, their preferred habitats, on their occurrence, an appurtenance to the groups of ecological and chorological elements. A key for species included in the list was constructed.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 A.V. Chkalov New data on the distribution of digger wasps of the genus Ammophila W. Kirby, 1798 (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) 2019-05-02T20:29:42+07:00 R. T.-o Baghirov A. A. Nesterovich <p>An annotated list is given and the distribution of five species of digger wasps genus <em>Ammophila</em>, collected in the circumpolar regions of Western Siberia (in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District) in 2017, is specified.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Baghirov, R.T-o., & Nesterovich, A.A. The composition of algae in the Lake Arakhley during spring-summer period (Transbaikal region) 2019-05-02T20:39:53+07:00 N. A. Tashlykova <p>According to the materials of hydrobiological examination of the Lake Arakhley spring and summer 2017 are presented: taxonomic structure, a list of identified microalgae, as well as the composition of the dominant complex. It is established that phytoplankton of the lake has 97 taxa below the genus. Its basis (86.6%) is made up of representatives of four phyla: Bacillariophyta, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta and Cyanobacteria. The most commonly encountered species were: <em>Lindavia comta, Fragilaria crotonensis, F. radians, Ulnaria </em><em>ulna</em><em>, Cocconeis placentula, Nitzschia graciliformis, Chrysococcus rufescens, Dinobryon cylindricum, </em><em>D</em><em>. </em><em>divergens</em><em>, D. sertularia, Kephyrion spirale, Oocystis marssonii</em>.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 N.A. Tashlykova New records of true bugs (Heteroptera) from Khakasia 2019-05-02T20:38:51+07:00 S. V. Kuzhuget <p>The paper contains data of 15 species of heteropterous insects from 8 families for the first time found for Khakassia.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 S.V. Kuzhuget Distribution of ground beetles of the genus Amara Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in the agrolandscape in Northwestern Russia 2019-05-02T20:36:55+07:00 O. G. Guseva A. G. Koval <p>The article investigates the abundance of beetles of the genus <em>Amara</em> in the agrolandscape of the Leningrad Region. In the period from 2004 to 2010, 14 <em>Amara</em> species were collected by pitfall trapping. <em>Amara fulva</em> (O.F. Müll.) is the most common species in the potato and clean fallow fields, <em>Amara similata</em> (Gyll.) – in the grain and grasses fields, and <em>A</em>.<em> communis</em> (Pz.) ˗ in adjacent semi-natural habitats respectively. The cluster analysis shows that assemblages of ground beetles of the genus <em>Amara</em> in fields of different crops, field boundaries, and adjacent habitats are separated from each other. In the agrolandscape, the population of beetles of the genus Amara reaches its greatest species richness and abundance in perennial grassfields. In addition, to our best knowledge, this research was a first time when <em>Amara ingenua</em> (Duft.) was observed feeding on the flowering spikelets of timothy grass (<em>Phleum pratense</em> L.).</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 O.G. Guseva, A.G. Koval Hairy Fungus Beetles (Coleoptera, Mycetophagidae) of the Almaty Oblast (Sout-East Kazakhstan) 2019-05-02T20:43:41+07:00 I. I. Temreshev <p>The hairy fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Mycetophagidae) in Almaty oblast of Kazakhstan is reviewed including diagnoses, illustrations, distributions, and natural history. Total 7 species and 3 genera were identified - <em>Mycetophagus quadripustulatus, M. quadriguttatus, M. fulvicollis, M. multipunctatus, M. piceus, Litargus connexus</em> and <em>Typhaea stercorea</em>. The data on the fauna of hairy fungus beetles of 3 protected areas of Almaty oblast are given. In the State national natural park "Ile-Alatau" all 3 genera and 7 species of Mycetophagidae found in Almaty oblast are noted. For the State national natural park Altyn-Emel, 3 genera and 5 species are indicated: <em>M. quadripustulatus, M. quadriguttatus, M. piceus, Litargus connexus</em> and <em>T. stercorea</em>. In the State national natural park "Zhongar-Alatau" 2 genera and 4 species were found: <em>M. quadripustulatus, M. quadriguttatus, M. multipunctatus</em> and <em>T. stercorea</em>. At present, the State national natural park “Ile-Alatau” is the richest in species diversity of hairy fungus beetles from the three specially protected natural territories in which research was conducted. Information about some species of fungi, on which hairy fungus beetles were marked, is presented for the first time. <em>M. quadriguttatus</em> has not previously been reported on <em>Agaricus campestris, Russula betularum, Pleurotus dryinus, P. ostreatus, Сoprinellus domesticus, Lepista personata</em>. <em>M. quadripustulatus</em> - not recorded on the fungi <em>Bjerkandera fumosa, L. personata, Cortinarius purpurascens, P. dryinus</em> and <em>Agaricus bitorquis</em>. <em>M. piceus</em> &nbsp;- on <em>B. fumosa, C. purpurascens</em> and <em>P. dryinus</em>. <em>M. multipunctatus</em> &nbsp;- on <em>Trametes ochracea, L. personata, C. purpurascens, A. bitorquis, R. betularum, Lycoperdon pratense</em> and <em>P. dryinus</em>. <em>M. fulvicollis</em> on T<em>. ochracea, Cerioporus squamosus, Scleroderma citrinum</em> &nbsp;and <em>P. ostreatus</em>. <em>Litargus connexus</em> - on <em>L. personata, C. purpurascens, T. ochracea</em> and <em>P. ostreatus</em>. <em>T. stercorea</em> - on <em>Antrodia serialis, C. purpurascens, T. ochracea, C. squamosus </em>and <em>Byssonectria terrestris</em>.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 I.I. Temreshev Description of a new species of Chrysina Kirby, 1828 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from resplendens group, based on morphological characters and mtDNA COX I molecular marker 2019-03-30T09:05:51+07:00 A. S. Zubov N. V. Ivshin A. Yu. Titarenko B. V. Andrianov <p>A new species of the genus <em>Chrysina </em>Kirby, 1828 is decribed from Panama. <em>Chrysina kalinini </em>sp.n. is related to <em>Chrysina resplendens </em>(Boucard, 1875) in habitus, male genitalia morphology and mtDNA COX I molecular marker). The two closely related species differ in the shape of pronotum, mesosternal process and male genitalia. mtDNA COI molecular marker analysis gives a reliable distance for the compared species.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Zubov, A.S., Ivshin, N.V. Titarenko, A.Yu., & Andrianov, B.V. Determination of saxitoxin in water of Lake Baikal 2019-05-02T20:33:00+07:00 G. A. Fedorova A. V. Kuzmin I. N. Zubkov I. V. Tikhonova I. R. Shtykova T. V. Butina O. I. Belykh M. A. Grachev <p>Samples of surface water were taken in the littoral zone of the Aya and Tutay Bays (the west shore of Lake Baikal), Mukhor Bay (the Maloe More Strait), Posolsky Sor Bay and near Turka village (the east shore of the lake) during the cyanobacterial bloom in summer 2018. Saxitoxin was determined by a procedure based on chemical modification of saxitoxin with 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine and the following identification of saxitoxin hydrazone by means of liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry. A modified procedure was proposed for the samples with a low predicted concentration of saxitoxin. It was demonstrated that the concentration of saxitoxin in all the samples was lower than the maximum allowable concentration for drinking water (&lt; 3 μg/L).</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Fedorova, G.A., Kuzmin, A.V., Zubkov, I.N., Tikhonova, I.V., Shtykova, Y.R., Butina T.V., Belykh O.I., & Grachev M.A. Occasional photographic records of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) in Cambodia. 1. The coastal Cardamom foothills (SW Cambodia), 2010-2018 2019-05-02T20:27:27+07:00 O. E. Kosterin <p>Results are presented of occasional photographic records of butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) made along with studies on the Odonata fauna in 63 localities of four coastal provinces of SW Cambodia (Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot and Kep) in 2010-2018. In total, 151 identified and 15 provisionally identified species are listed; 39 identified species (<em>Troides helena, Graphium agetes, Prioneris philomone, Abisara echerias, Arhopala abseus, A. aedias, A. aida, A. alitaeus, A. atosia, A. avatha, A. bazaloides, A. elopura, Cigaritis lohita, Sinthusa nasaka, Lampides boeticus, Udara selma, Zizeera karsandra, Danaus affinis, Euploea phaenareta, Parantica agleoides, Cyrestis themire, Euthalia malaccana, E. phemius, Discophora timora, Lethe mekara, Badamia exclamationis, Burara harisa, Odina decorata, Tagiades menaka, Ancistroides nigrita, Gangara lebadea, Halpe zola, Hyrtaotis adrastus, Lotongus calathus, Matapa aria, M. sasivarna, Pirdana hyela, Suastus minutus, Thoressa masoni</em>) and 8 provisionally identified species (<em>Poritia</em> cf. <em>erycinoides, Nacaduba</em> cf. <em>pavana, </em>?<em>Cephrenes acalle, Erionota </em>cf<em>. torus, Halpe</em> cf<em>. hauxvillei, Notocrypta</em> cf. <em>clavata, Potanthus</em> cf. <em>subochraceus</em>, ?<em>Polytremis lubricans</em>) are for the first time reported for Cambodia. These, as well as some other provisionally identified and unidentified species are illustrated. The only not so expected record is a Sondaic species <em>Arhopala athada</em>.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Kosterin, O.E. Morphological and ecological-biological features of the spontaneous hybrid Acer platanoides L. × A. truncatum Bunge 2019-05-02T20:33:46+07:00 O. I. Fedorinova B. L. Kozlovskiy M. V. Kuropyatnikov <p>The article gives a description of the spontaneous hybrid <em>Acer platanoides</em> L. × <em>A. truncatum</em>, Bunge revealed during introductions research in the Botanical Garden of SFedU. The prerequisite for the emergence of closely related hybrids was the use of the method of genus complexes in the creation of a collection. Interspecies hybrids are detected in polymorphic genera: <em>Acer</em>, <em>Berberis</em>, <em>Corylus</em>, <em>Crataegus</em>, <em>Lonicera</em>, <em>Sorbus</em>. The economic interest is represented by a spontaneous hybrid <em>A. platanoides</em> × <em>A. truncatum</em>. The following are given: morphological description of the hybrid and parental species, their basic ecological and biological properties (winter hardiness, drought resistance, resistance to diseases and pests, seeds reproductive capacity), seasonal development rhythm, characteristics of seeds and decorative qualities.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Fedorinova, O.I. Kozlovskiy, B.L. & Kuropyatnikov, M.V. Infraspecific morphological variations of Salvia limbata in Iran 2019-05-15T00:38:08+07:00 S.M. Talebi P. Yadegari S. Behzadpour A. V. Matsyura <p><em>Salvia limbata </em>is an aromatic herb of Lamiaceae, which distributed in different parts of Iran. Studies have revealed that this species has several benefit compounds for human health. In this study, we investigated infra‒specific morphological difference in this species. In total, 21 inflorescence morphological features were evaluated in eight populations; ten individuals were evaluated per each population. Data were analysed using SPSS and MVSP softwares. Morphological traits highly differed among the studied populations and ANOVA test revealed significant differences among most of them. According to UPGMA tree, PCA and PCO plots of morphological characteristics, we reported four distinct phenotypes among the studied populations. CA. Joined plot revealed each of these group were characterized by special traits, which were useful in identification of them. Two phenotypes were monotypic, while the rest were composed of two to four populations. This species has a relative large geographical distribution, the distribution of its populations in diverse area will prevent the focus of natural selection in a given direct. Therefore different phenotypes were found in its different populations.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Talebi, S.M., Yadegari, P. Behzadpour, S., & Matsyura, A. Insect biodiversity as indicators of environmental condition of territories of South Kazakhstan 2019-03-30T09:05:50+07:00 S. G. Slivinsky V. L. Kazenas I. I. Temreshev <p>The results of visual field surveys of the composition of indicator insect species and their abundance, expressed in points, for natural and anthropogenic transformed territories of southern Kazakhstan are presented. The information content of various indices of the species diversity of insects was found at a five-point estimate of abundance. For the studied territories, the most informative indicators on the range of variability were the number of registered species, as well as the polydominance index and the index of Margalef. Under standard visual accounting conditions used, a linear dependence of the type y = 2.8x was established between the number of all marked indicator species, as well as the number of species from individual orders (x) and their numbers in points (y). The data obtained suggest that the diversity of indicator insect species may be the simple and informative regional indicator of the ecological status of individual territories.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Slivinsky, G.G., Kazenas, V.L., Temreshev, I.I. A list of Lepidopterans (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North Kazakhstan. Part 3. 2019-03-30T09:05:50+07:00 S. A. Knyzev I. A. Zuban' <p>Based on the faunistic studies in North Kazakhstan in 2017-2018, a list of 246 species is given. 124 species are for the first time reported for the North Kazakhstan region</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Knyazev, S.A., Zuban’, A.I. Ecological and biological evaluation of varietal resources Paeonia L. in Ukraine 2019-03-30T09:05:50+07:00 V. A. Mazur H. V. Pantsyreva K. V. Mazur V. V. Monarkh <p>The present state of the trends of the use of herbaceous species of <em>Paeonia </em>L. was studied and their prospects for greening the Podillya area were determined. The cultivars and hybrids of peony culture are investigated, entered in the State Register of Ukraine and analyzed the dynamics of their creation over the years. The analysis of researches and publications of cultivars of milky-flowered breeding breeding in our country was carried out. The decorative properties of the herbaceous peony varieties (<em>Paeonia lactiflora </em>Pall.) Were analyzed and the characteristics of the varieties represented by the originator of the varieties represented by all indicators were studied. According to the results of the research, <em>Paeonia </em>L. varieties, which are entered in the State Register on a set of indicators that determine their decorative and economic and biological qualities, are recommended as objects for the enrichment of the plant variety for planting the Ukraine. The analysis of species and grade composition of <em>Paeonia </em>L.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Mazur, V.A., Pantsyreva, H.V., Mazur, K.V., Monarkh, V.V. On peculiarities of the ground spider fauna (Aranei: Gnaphosidae Pocock, 1898) of the Altai Mountains 2019-03-30T09:05:50+07:00 A. A. Fomichev <p>A checklist of 114 species in 15 genera of the Gnaphosidae recorded from Altai Mts is provided. A level of endemism and taxonomic composition of the Altai fauna are compared with those of other mountain regions of Northern Eurasia. A significance of the Altai Mts as a center for species diversity of several gnaphosid genera is evaluated. Comparative data on species diversity and distribution of ground spiders across different regions and altitudinal zones of the Altai Mts are provided. Regional gnaphosid faunas of the Altai are compared. A high level of endemism and its possible causes are discussed.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Fomichev, A.A. Diversity structure of phytoseiid mites in urban plant habitats 2019-07-04T22:20:05+07:00 S. L. Grabovska I. I. Mykolaiko V. P. Mykolaiko T. M. Myronyuk <p>We founded that <em>E.&nbsp;finlandicus</em> and <em>K. aberrans</em> formed the nucleus of Phytoseiidae community on the plants of urbanized environment in the result of study of 93 plant species (55 species of tree-and-shrub (58.9%) and 38 species of herbaceous plants (41.1%). Our research was carried out in plantations along the main and secondary municipal highways, near residential area and industrial buildings, on private plots of the private building area, in city parks and squares of Kyiv, Uman, Brovary, and Vasylkiv (Ukraine). The peculiarities of their distribution among urban plant associations, which differ from each other by different characteristics (population, area, degree of urbanization) were determined. Both species - <em>E. finlandicus </em>and<em> K. aberrans</em> have a rather extended range of indicators of relative biotope contiguity (-0.91&lt;Fij&lt;0.43 and -0.93Fij&lt;0.96) that indicated their property to inhabit large number of plants. The indicator of <em>K. aberrans </em>occurrence, which was the highest in the city with the smallest degree of urbanization (Vasylkiv), decreased in the city with the maximum possible degree of urbanization (Kyiv). This indicator of <em>E. finlandicus</em> on the contrary increased along the gradient from a smaller city to the metropolitan city. <em>K. aberrans</em> inhabit a large number of plant species (33 species), while preferred plants from Rosacea family. <em>E. finlandicus</em> dominated by number of urban plant species it inhabited (75 species, 79.78%), absolute number of individuals in collected samples of predatory mites (504), occurrences index (Is = 74.49%), and by index of Palii-Kovnatsi (Di = 51.42%). The dominance of <em>E. finlandicus</em> species was registered in both groups of plants. The distribution of Phytoseiidae’s was primarily connected with the possibility of their movement along the surface of the substrate. Speed of mites moving was not the same in different species and depended on their morphology and plant morphology. Both species lived and laid eggs on the underside of the leaf. <em>K. aberrans</em> was more commonly found near the central vein of the leaf, while <em>E. finlandicus</em> was observed more evenly on the leaf plate, which can be explained by it higher vagility. <em>K. aberrans</em> could inhabit high number on fruit varieties of plants with pubescence leaves. Morphological features of plant leaves did not affect the spread of <em>E. finlandicus </em>species, therefore, they could be considered more "universal". However, it reached a higher quantity on the plants with a smooth surface of a leaf plate. Certain temperature, illumination regime, air and soil humidity caused the differences in mites spreading at various habitats.</p> 2019-02-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Grabovska, S.L., Mykolaiko, I.I., Mykolaiko, V.P., Myronyuk, T.M. First records of invasive pests Almond bud mite Acalitus phloeocoptes (Nalepa, 1890) (Acari, Trombidiformes, Eriophyidae) in Kazakhstan 2018-12-22T20:03:53+07:00 I. I. Temreshev B. K. Kopzhasarov N. D. Slyamova Z. B. Beknazarova A. A. Darubayev <p>Almond bud mite Acalitus phloeocoptes (Nalepa, 1890) - dangerous pest of fruits trees, was first discovered in Kazakhstan. In 2018, the area of planting of apricots in the Almaty oblast, contaminated by it, was about 150 hectares. Various insecticide been tested for the localization of the pest. During the tests, the highest efficiency was shown by the variants: Vertimek concentrate emulsion 1 l/ha and Omite 75 % concentrate emulsion. They were recommended to horticultural farms for processing against the pest.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Temreshev et al. Analysis of the biotope preferences of butterflies within the Nizhny Novgorod Province (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) 2018-12-22T23:59:04+07:00 S. K. Korb <p>The biotope distribution of the butterflies of the Nizhny Novgorod Provnce and its regulations are discussed. Seven groups of biotopes are divided and its faunas are descrbed. The stenotopic species and the different types of eurytopic species are described, their ratio is determined. The species with the most adaptive potential are selected and their role as the most possible candidates to occupy atypical biotopes on the studied territory is discussed.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Korb Notes on Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from the White Sea coast and islands (Russian North) 2018-12-23T00:14:10+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov E. I. Ovsyannikova <p>Original data on Dolichopodidae from the Belomorsk district of Karelia and Bolshoi Solovetskii Island (Arkhangelsk Region, Primorskii district) resulted from the short-term visit (2018) are presented. All ten collected species and the genus Medetera are firstly recorded for the Solovetskiye Islands. Dolichopus discifer Stannius, 1831, Dolichopus ungulatus (Linnaeus, 1758), Rhaphium laticorne (Fallén, 1823), Sympycnus pulicarius (Fallén) and Syntormon tarsatus (Fallén, 1823) are new species for the Arkhangelsk Region. Photographs of habitats of dolichopodid species are included.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Grichanov, Ovsyannikova Chrysophycean stomatosysts in tributaries of northern limit of Lake Baikal 2018-12-23T00:30:33+07:00 A. D. Firsova A. Yu. Bessudova E. V. Likhoshway <p>Phytoplankton samples from the Verkhnaya Angara and Kichera rivers as well as from the Dushkachanskoye, Sredneye and Dagarskoye mouths, were investigated by means of scanning electron microscopy. Among 58 chrysophyte stomatocysts found in the samples, 25 are described as new to science.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Firsova, Bessudova, Likhoshway Alien macroinvertebrates in bottom communities of Novosibirsk Reservoir (an ecological and faunal review) 2018-12-23T00:41:06+07:00 L. V. Yanygina <p>The construction and further use of reservoirs have become a leading factor of alien species introduction and distribution in the Ob-Irtysh basin. In the Novosibirsk Reservoir, the fauna of alien species is represented by five species, three of which (Gmelinoides fasciatus Steb., Micruropus possolskii Sowinsky and Neomysis intermedia (Czerniavsky)) were deliberately introduced to increase the reservoir's forage base, whereas the rest two (Viviparus viviparus (L.) and Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz) appeared as a result of unintentional introductions. The history of penetration and naturalization of each species was traced, the ecological factors of their habitation were analyzed, and their current spatial distribution were studied. Despite low species richness, the alien species dominate in the formation of the bottom communities of the reservoir.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Yanygina The fauna and ecology of wasps of the genus Tachysphex Kohl, 1883 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan 2018-12-23T00:50:45+07:00 M. M. Maharramov Kh. A. Aliyev A. B. Bayramov <p>An annotated checklist containing 11 species in five species groups of the wasp genus Tachysphex that occur in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is presented. Five species are recorded from Azerbaijan for the first time: Tachysphex ferrugineus Pulawski, 1967, T. nitidus (Spinola, 1806), T. pompiliformis (Panzer, 1803), T. mocsaryi Kohl, 1884 and T. costae (de Stefani Perez, 1882). Six species are recorded from Nakhchivan AR for the first time: Tachysphex consocius Kohl, 1892, T. fulvitarsis (A. Costa, 1867), T. helveticus Kohl, 1885, T. brevipennis Mercet, 1909, T. pulcher Pulawski, 1967, T. dignus Kohl, 1889. Data on landscape and habitat distributions of each species are given.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Maharramov, Aliyev, Bayramov Interpretation of the plants ceonomorphes from the South-East of Ukraine in terms of phyto-indicative scales 2018-12-23T01:01:45+07:00 A. V. Zhukov <p>The article shows the discrete nature of the plants ceonomorphes on an example of flora of the southeast of Ukraine. Using discriminant analysis shows that ceonomorphes are discrete classes of plant species which are isolated between themselves to a greater extent than it can be assumed on the basis of only the continuum nature of the ecological differences between species. The predictors used in the discriminant analysis are diapason Didukh’s phytoindicator scales and rescaled Ellenberg scales. The high level of discrimination ability of the model built on the basis of continual predictors shows a considerable species specificity within individual ceonomorphes. The ecomorphic analysis of the ceonomorphes is presented. The aridants as a new ceonomorph is proposed. The reason of the the ceonomorphes compact configuration is a coadaptation of the plant species within each ceonomorphes, as well as in the transforming influence on the environment of the plant community. Using the method of tree classification the rules for the ceonomorphes identification are searched based on the allocation ceonomorphes within phytoindication scales. Phytoindication scales suggested to consider as biotope markers and ceonomorphes suggested to consider as ecotope markers.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Zhukov Long-term dynamics of age ratios in short- and long distance migrants during autumn migration on the Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea 2018-12-23T01:18:14+07:00 L. V. Sokolov A. P. Shapoval <p>The ratios of adult and young birds during autumn migration on Courish Spit of the Baltic Sea at 25 short- and 19 long distance migrants trapped from 1962 to 2016 was analysed. The comparative analysis showed that the proportion of adult individuals among the birds caught in Rybachy-type traps was significantly higher at short distance migrants (19,4%), than at long distance (5,4%). At the species migrating mainly daytime, the proportion of adult birds was higher, than at nocturnal migrants (24,3% against 7,4% at short distance and 7,4% against 4,5% – at long distance migrants). At the majority of species considerable interannual fluctuations in the ratio of adult and young birds were revealed. However significant long-term trends in change of this ratio were revealed only at 3 species of short distance and one long distance migrants. The proportion of the young birds caught in autumn was significantly connected with average air temperature in the Baltic region in the spring and at the beginning of summer (June): the temperature during this period was higher, the large ratio of young migrants was present at autumn catching. Such correlation was revealed at 8 species of short- and 2 long distance migrants. We believed that annual variation of the age ratios depend, first of all, on different levels of reproduction success of adult birds in population.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Sokolov, Shapoval Avian assemblages in lowland and foothill agro-ecosystem in Lesotho 2018-12-23T12:04:11+07:00 G. Kopij <p>During the years 1996-2001, the line transect method has been employed to assess the species composition, dominance structure and relative abundance of birds resident in traditional farmlands, in the lowlands (10 transects with the total length of 43.9 km) and foothills (10 transects with the total length of transects 46.5 km) of Lesotho, southern Africa. This has been done to show the role of this farming in biodiversity conservation. A total of 76 resident species have been recorded in farmlands of Lesotho, 62 species in the lowlands and 53 species in the foothills. In the lowland farmlands the dominant group was composed of 6 species, namely the Prinia, Cape Bunting, Cinnamon-breasted Bunting, Cape Canary, Neddicky and Common Quail (35.8 %); in the foothills the group was composed 5 species: Karoo Prinia, Cape-turtle Dove, Laughing Dove, Cape Bunting and Cape Canary (35.9 %). Eighteen species bred in significantly different densities in lowlands and foothills. While insectivorous birds were more numerous in the lowland than foothill, the reverse was true with granivorous birds. Those two guilds comprised together 78% and 83% in the lowland and foothill respectively. The proportion of species in each guild was similar. In the lowland farmland the following eight species were more common that in the foothill farmlands, while in foothill farmland 10 species were more numerous than in lowland farmland. Species diversity and evenness were strikingly high and similar in lowlands and foothills, although Sorensen Similarity Index between these two areas was low (I = 0.44). Both species diversity and structure of dominance in avian communities in Lesotho farmlands indicate that the traditional farming play a positive role in biodiversity conservation.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Kopij Bacteria associated with planktonic diatoms from Lake Baikal 2018-12-23T12:18:30+07:00 I. S. Mikhailov Y. R. Zakharova N. A. Volokitina D. P. Petrova Y. V. Likhoshway <p>Algal-bacterial associations were studied in unialgal xenic cultures of Synedra acus subsp. radians, Asterionella formosa and Fragillaria crotonensis planktonic diatoms from Lake Baikal, using epifluorescent and scanning electron microscopy. It was found that rod- and ovoid-shaped bacteria colonized cell walls of diatoms. Cloning and sequencing of fragments of 16S rRNA gene in diatom cultures revealed members of Gammaproteobacteria (Pseudomonas sp.), Betaproteobacteria (Janthinobacterium sp., Hydrogenophaga sp., Methylophilus sp.), Bacteroidetes (Flavobacterium sp., Pedobacter sp.), and Acinobacteria (Nocardioides sp.).</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Mikhailov, Zakharova, Volokitina, Petrova, Likhoshway The genus Rosa L. (Rosaceae) in the flora of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijan) 2019-03-22T01:08:02+07:00 A. M. Ibrahimov T. H. Talibov A. V. Matsyura <p>Based on the long-term studies conducted in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (2004-2017) and the literature data, the composition of Rosa L. genus was investigated and its distribution zones were specified. It has become clear that 34 species of hips are spread in the area that, 30 of them are wild, and 4 of them – R. centifolia L., R. chinensis Jacq, R. damascena Mill., R. multiflora Thunb. are used for greenery of parks and gardens in cultivated conditions. In recent years, as a result of the effects of climatic and anthropogenic factors on the territory of the autonomous republic, wild species of Rosa L. genus have been found to be in danger. Therefore, considering their rare and endangered species of Rosa karjaginii Sosn., R. nisami Sosn., R. sosnovskyana Tamamsch., R. rapinii Boiss. &amp; Bal., R. pimpinellifolia L., R. tuschetica Boiss. have been put “Red book” of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Rosa azerbaidzhanica Novopokr. et Rzazade, Rosa karyagini Sosn. və Rosa nisami Sosn. species have been put “Red Book” of Azerbaijan Republic and there have been shown protection ways.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Ibrahimov, Talibov, Matsyura Mistletoe coloring (Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai) in the East Asia (taxonomy, area, possibilities applications) 2019-03-22T01:08:02+07:00 P. G. Gorovoy M. E. Balyshev A. V. Krylov V. V. Schekina S. E. Nizkiy <p>The paper represents the results of the study of the morphological features and the spread of Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai in East Asia in order to identify the specific features of this species and to establish the northern and northwestern boundaries of its range. Ornamental mistletoe in the Far East is represented by two forms: forma lutescens Kitag. and the rubroaurantiacum (Makino) Kitag. As a result of our study, it was established that the north-western boundary of the distribution of ornamental mistletoe reaches the valley of the middle course of the Zeya River in the Amur Region. It should be noted for the first time that Viscum coloratum grows on Quercus mongolica (Mongolian oak). Mistletoe abundantly affects the linden trees near the forest apiaries and in the period of 20 years almost inhabits most of the trees and forces the beekeepers to transfers apiaries to other places. Among the distributors of the fruits of Viscum coloratum, ordinary and Japanese waxwings predominate. In folk medicine of East Asian countries mistletoe is known to be used in the treatment of hypertension and oncological diseases. The main antitumor substances in the water extract of mistletoe are lectins.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Gorovoy, Balyshev, Krylov, Schekina, Nizkiy New records of rare and little-known species of angiosperm plants in the flora of the Crimea 2019-03-22T01:08:01+07:00 V. V. Fateryga A. V. Fateryga <p>The data on noteworthy records of five species are reported: new localities within the peninsula are provided for Allium regelianum and Frankenia pulverulenta; Ornithogalum arcuatum and Phelipanche arenaria are confirmed for the flora of the Crimea; Tetradiclis tenella was found by us after 94 years since its previous collection.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Fateryga, V.V., Fateryga, A.V. First record of Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) from the Republic of Khakassia (South Siberia) 2019-03-22T01:08:01+07:00 S. V. Dragan <p>Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758) is recorded for the Republic of Khakassia (South Siberia) for the first time.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Dragan Polymorphism of the relative DNA content of the species Selaginella borealis and Selaginella sanguinolenta 2019-03-22T01:08:01+07:00 M. V. Skaptsov S. V. Smirnov A. A. Kechaykin M. G. Kutsev A. V. Vaganov X. C. Zhang A. I. Shmakov <p>The analysis of the relative DNA content of samples of Selaginella borealis and Selaginella sanguinolenta from various regions was carried out. A high polymorphism in the relative DNA content was revealed, which is apparently related to differences in the main chromosome number between different populations. Also revealed one polyploid plant.</p> 2018-12-22T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Skaptsov, Smirnov, Kechaykin, Kutsev, Vaganov, Zhang, Shmakov Biodiversity of silica-scaled chrysophytes in tributaries of northern limit of Lake Baikal 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 A. Yu. Bessudova A. D. Firsova I. V. Tomberg L. M. Sorokolikova Ye. V. Likhoshway <p>Complex algological and hydrochemical studies were performed in July 2017 at the mouths of Upper Angara and Kichera rivers, as well as three mouths of Angara-Kichera estuary — Dushkachanskoye, Srednee and Dagarskoye, which supply water to Lake Baikal. The species diversity of scaled chrysophytes was studied via scanning and transmission electron microscopy. A total of 31 species and intraspecific taxa were detected: Chrysosphaerella — 1; Paraphysomonas — 2; Spiniferomonas — 8; Mallomonas — 14; Synura — 6. As a result, the list of scaled chrysophyte species in the Baikal region was extended by 3 taxa and currently includes 76 species and intraspecific taxa, thus making its diversity of scaled chrysophytes the highest in the world.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 A. Yu. Bessudova, A. D. Firsova, I. V. Tomberg, L. M. Sorokolikova, Ye. V. Likhoshway Infra-specific morphological, anatomical and genetic variations in Lallemantia peltata (L.) Fisch. & C. A. Mey. (Lamiaceae) 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 Masoud Sheidai Zeynab Moradian Poode Fahimen Koohdar Seyed Mehdi Talebi <p>Lallemantia is a small genus with 5 species, which one of them is Lallemantia peltata. This aromatic plant grows in a limited area of the Iran and is known as medicinal herb in folk medicine. We have no information on the infraspecific variations on morphological, anatomical and molecular features of this species. Therefore, in the current study; we investigated these variations on six geographical populations of it. These plants were used for morphological, anatomical and molecular investigations. GenAlex, GenoDive and PAST softwares were used for statistical analyses. In morphological study, we used fifteen characteristics. PCA bi-plot revealed some characteristics had diagnostic value in separation of the populations. The studied populations were clustered into two groups. We examined fifteen qualitative and quantitative anatomical variables. PCA loading revealed that some anatomical variables had the highest positive correlation and were the most variable anatomical characters among the studied populations. Based on the anatomical traits, theses populations divided into two groups. Ten ISSR primers were used for examination of genetic variations among the populations. The STRUCTURE analyses of ISSR data revealed two groups in theses populations that they were divided into two groups in MDS plot. The results of morphological, anatomical and also ISSR studies were similar. Clustering and ordination of the studied populations separated some of these populations from the others and suggest the existence of two groups within this species.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Masoud Sheidai, Zeinab Moradian Poode, Fahimen Koohdar, Seyed Mehdi Talebi New Records of a dangerus invasive pests − Brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys Stal, 1855 (Heteroptera, Pentatomidae) in Kazakhstan 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 I. I. Temreshev P. A. Esenbekova A, M. Uspanov <p>Brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys was first found in Kazakhstan in 2016. It is a dangerous invasive pest of agriculture. In Almaty and the Almaty oblast in 2017-2018, new finds of the Brown marmorated stink bug were made, which indicates the existence of its stable population in this region and the gradual expansion of the range of the species. A calendar of phenology of pest development in the southeast of Kazakhstan was compiled. Eating of egg-laying of Brown marmorated stink bug by ladybirds Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Linnaeus, 1758) and Harmonia axyridis (Pallas, 1773) was noted.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. I. Temreshev, P. A. Esenbekova, A, M. Uspanov Distribution of ground beetles of the genus Poecilus Bonelli, 1810 (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in the agrolandscape in Northwestern Russia 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 O. G. Guseva <p>Three species of the genus Poecilus Bonelli, 1810: P. cupreus (L.), P. versicolor (Sturm) and P. lepidus (Leske) inhabit the agrolandscapes in Northwestern Russia. Two the most numerous species are P. cupreus and P. versicolor. They differ by the areas they occupy and their abundance on the various parts of a landscape. P. cupreus occurred mostly on the fields, more rarely – on their boundaries. P. versicolor lives mostly on the field boundaries but can be also seen on the cultivated lands and forest edges. Some P. lepidus individuals can be observed only on dry and warmed open areas. The population of the ground beetles of the genus Poecilus varies significantly between the field and its boundaries.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 O. G. Guseva Some suggestions on the reissue of the Red Data Book of Novosibirskaya Oblast 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 E. A. Gatilova <p>Information about high vascular plants from the Red List of Novosibirskaya oblast (Krasnaya Kniga ... 2008) is analysed. Additional data about 15 published and 23 unpublished new locations of rare plant species are provided. Some recommendations for further plant monitoring and forming of the list of endangered species are given.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 E. A. Gatilova Pollen morphological analysis of the genus Lallemantia (Lamiaceae) of Iran 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 Fahimeh Koohdar Masoud Sheidai Zeynab Moradian Poode Seyed Mehdi Talebi <p>Lallemantia is a small genus of Lamiaceae with five herbaceous annual or biennial species. Some of these species are of medicinal value, while others have been used as the source of food. All five Lallemantia species occur in Iran. Although, there are many discussions about infra-generic variations in the genus, very scarce comprehensive studies are found about its taxonomy. Therefore, in the current study, pollen grain morphology was investigated using scanning electron microscopy. We used SPSS ver. 15 and PAST ver. 2.17 for multivariate statistical analyses of data. In total, we studied eleven qualitative and quantitative traits. Pollen equatorial and polar views were similar among the species and were prolate and circular, respectively. Pollen ornamentations differed as bireticulate (L. royleana and L. iberica), microreticulatm (L. peltata and L. Baldshuanica) and reticulate- faveolate (L. canescens). PCA-biplot showed some traits such as pori length/width ratio were important in identifications of species. The studied species created two groups in the WARD method tree of palynological data. L. royleana and L. baldshuanica were grouped together, and in the other group L. canescens and L. iberica placed nearly and L. peltata placed far from them. Our obtained results were similar to previous morphological study of the genus. The present study revealed taxonomic implication of the micromorphological study in the interspecific classification of the genus.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Fahimeh Koohdar, Masoud Sheidai, Zeynab Moradian Poode, Seyed Mehdi Talebi Introduction species of the genus Eupatorium L. in the southern taiga subzone of Western Siberia 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 N. V. Kirsanova <p>The article contains results of six years of observations of introduced populations of Eupatorium cannabinum L., E. maculatum L., E perfoliatum L. and E purpureum L. Seasonal rhythms of development are revealed, some antecological features are investigated, elements of seed productivity are counted and laboratory germination of seeds is estimated. It is established that the studied species are in the full cycle of seasonal development in the southern taiga subzone of Western Siberia: all species are stable vegetate, bloom and bear fruit. Plants are referred to a group of long-term vegetation and summer flowering period cultures. It was found that the flowers of the Eupatorium are characterized by dichogamy in the form of protandry. Species are inherent by high coefficients of seed productivity and fertility of pollen grains. Size indicators of seeds and pollen grains are stable, have a low level of coefficient of variation. Stratification increases the germination of seeds in two times. The studied species can be recommended for use in mixborders, various compositions of landscape style, in the design of garden reservoirs.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 N, V. Kirsanova Comparative analysis of the vertical distribution of the Noctuoid moths (Lepidoptera) within the central parts of the mountain ridges Kirgizsky, Dzhumgaltoo and Fergansky: preliminary results 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 S. K. Korb <p>The preliminary results of the comparative analysis of the vertical distribution within the Noctuoid moths of the central parts of the mountain ridges Kirgizsky, Dzhumgaltoo and Fergansky are presented. Within all three ridges 346 species of Noctuoid moths were detected: 246 species in Kirgizsky Mts., 210 species in Dzhumgaltoo Mts. and 164 species in Fergansky Mts. The vertical distribution as follows: lowlands of Kirgizsky Mts. 134 species, Dzhumgaltoo Mts. 85 species, Fergansky Mts. 93 species; middle mountains of Kirgizsky Mts 114 species, Dzhumgaltoo Mts. 191 species, Fergansky Mts. 125 species; highlands of Kirgizsky Mts. 52 species, Dzhumgaltoo Mts. 96 species, Fergansky Mts. 50 species; superhighlands of Kirgizsky Mts. 9 species, Dzhumgaltoo Mts. 17 species, Fergansky Mts. 12 species. These faunas not in general nor by the vertical zones are unsimilar, except the lowlands of the Fergansky and Dzhumgaltoo Mts. The arealogical structure of studied fauna comprises 8 types of areas within 2 complexes of areas. As higher located the vertical zone, as lower in it is the amount of species with wide area types; the same is about the fauna’s core.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 S. K. Korb Assessment of phytocoenonical diversity of electrical substations territories 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 O. V. Potapenko <p>The results of the phytocoenonical diversity research of the electrical substations territories have been presented. 175 geobotanical descriptions have been produced. Materials were processed by the program WinTWINS. Vegetative classification was divided into three stages. There were classification of phytocenoses (identifying phytocoenons), classification of species and interpretation of phytocoenons. Phytocoenons with transitional composition were discarded. Kopecky and Hejny approach was used to produce the descriptions of synanthropic communities. The description of vegetive communities has been given and the models of their organization have been defined.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 O. V. Potapenko The spatial scaling of impact in edaphic and plant factors on the structuring of the soil macrofauna community 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 Y. Y. Dubinina <p>In this paper, the role of edaphic factors and plant, as well as the spatial variables was revealed in the structuring of the forest biogeocenosis soil macrofauna community in the river Dnepr arena within the nature reserve of "Dnepr-Orelsky" (Ukraine). 44 species of soil animals were found in the test polygon after manual sorting of soil samples. The density of the soil macrofauna in studied polygon is 321.5 ± 43.2 ind./m2. It is shown that the soil macrofauna community is structured under the influence of edaphic, plant and spatial factors. The role of these factors is different at fine-scale, medium-scale and broad-scale spatial levels. The variation of the community structure under the influence of edaphic and plant factors can be classified as deterministic processes, which is carried out within the framework of the ecological niche theory. The spatial component of the variation can be attributed to the result of the neutral nature of the factors. However, it should be noted that the spatial variation of plant community also is subject to the deterministic and neutral control. This manifests itself in the spatial structuring of plant factors. The spatial variation of soil properties has a similar nature. Soil as environment undergoes structuring influence of vegetation, where there are spatial patterns of soil properties. Scale effects of variation in space manifest themselves in different ways for the representatives of different ecological groups of macrofauna. For litter forms the most characteristic spatial patterns on large and medium-scale level, and for proper soil and burrowing forms - on fine-scale level.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 Y. Y. Dubinina New records of Afrohercostomus Grichanov (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Tropical Africa 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov <p>A new material for the genus Afrohercostomus Grichanov, 2010 was recently collected and/or identified. The present research gives new records, including A. eronis (Curran, 1926) found for the first time in Cameroon and Ethiopia, A. golubtsovi (Grichanov, 1999) in Burundi, A. ultimus (Parent, 1935) in Uganda, and A. jani (Dyte, 1957) in Kenya. First colour photographs are provided for A. eronis and A. jani.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. Ya. Grichanov Review of the predaceous diving beetles of the genus Hydaticus Leach, 1817 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) of Kazakhstan 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 I. I. Temreshev <p>The genus Hydaticus Leach, 1817 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) in Kazakhstan is reviewed including diagnoses, illustrations, distributions, and natural history. An annotated checklist of the 7 species of the genus occurring in Kazakhstan is presented. They belong to the subgenus Hydaticus (s. str.) with 4 species: H. aruspex Clark, 1864, H. continentalis J. Balfour-Browne, 1944, H. seminiger DeGeer, 1774, H. transversalis Pontoppidan, 1763, and to the subgenus Prodaticus Sharp, 1882 with 3 species: H. grammicus Germar, 1827, H. pictus Sharp, 1882, H. ponticus Sharp, 1882. H. aruspex and H. seminiger are recorded in Kazakhstan for the first time.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. I. Temreshev Obscuring the routes: confused data cannot reveal phylogeography of pea crop wild relatives (refutation to ‘Genomic diversity and macroecology of the crop wild relatives of domesticated pea’ by Smýkal et al. 2017) 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 O. E. Kosterin V. S. Bogdanova <p>Profound data confusion is reported for the paper by Smýkal et al. (Genomic diversity and macroecology of the crop wild relatives of domesticated pea. Scientific Reports 7, 17384; 2017) which challenges the validity of its scientific conclusion and the data reported.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 O. E. Kosterin, V. S. Bogdanova Impact of mining on macroinvertebrate species richness in mountain streams 2018-09-19T17:20:49+07:00 L. V. Yanygina A. A. Yevseyeva <p>Mining is a major source of environmental degradation in mountains. To assess the negative impact of mining on aquatic ecosystems, the bottom communities of a small mountain Breksа river (South-Western Altai), which receives drainage water from the mining enterprises, were investigated. Macroinvertebrate samples were taken monthly from April to October 2005-2010 at the background site and the impact zone of Breksa river. A significant decrease in macroinvertebrate species richness was found in the impact zone as compared to the background site. Each sample upstream from the impact zone contained 18±1.5 macroinvertebrate species, while downstream – only 6.5±0.6 species. The species richness correlated negatively with the content of suspended substances in water (r=-0.32) and the concentration of heavy metals (r=-0.69). Changes in the composition of the most frequent species caused by pollution are revealed. The most sensitive and resistant to pollution macroinvertebrates are presented. The most sensitive to pollution are mayflies Epeorus pellucidus, Neoleptophlebia chocolatа, caddisflies Hydropsyche newae, Brachycentrus americanus, Dicosmoecus palatus, Glossosoma altaicum, and crustaceans Gammarus korbuensis. The most resistant are chironomids larvae. The data obtained prove the necessity of regional modifications of widespread European methods of water quality bioindication.<br /><br /></p> 2018-09-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 L. V. Yanygina, A. A. Yevseyeva Confirmation of Microbiston lanaria (Eversmann, 1852) (Lepidoptera, Geometridae: Ennominae) distribution in Europe and Russia 2019-02-26T15:54:12+07:00 S. Rybalkin R. Yakovlev <p>The paper provides a new locality for the rare and little known species Microbiston lanaria Eversmann, 1852 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) – Akhtubinsk city (Astrakhan Province, Russia).<br><br></p> 2018-06-10T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 S. Rybalkin, R. Yakovlev Application of β-function in phytoindication to account for species response curves asymmetry 2018-06-08T08:28:31+07:00 A. V. Zhukov O. N. Kunakh Yu. Yu. Dubinina D. S. Ganzha An approach for phytoindication assessment of the ecological factors based on diapasonal scales taking into account the cardinal points values and possible asymmetry of the plant species response was proposed. Ecological factors are modeled by phytoindicator scales with restricted range. In the central part of the factor range the species response curve has a shape that can be reliably approximated by the Gauss normal distribution. This allows completely grounded via cardinal points that are directly designated by diapasonal indicator values, calculate ecological optimum of the species. Average of species in community ecological optima scores weighted in accordance with their projective cover gives phytoindication estimation of an ecological factor. Species distribution asymmetry increases when approaching the marginal positions within gradient. This phenomenon is observed in the study of real gradients. These phenomena are also a result of the mathematical properties of ecological scales. To simulate the response of species distribution curves alternatively symmetric Gaussian model the β-function was used. This function can simulate both symmetric and asymmetric distributions. Since phytoindication performs the inverse problem in comparison with the modeling of the response curves, it is appropriate to β-function is also be used to solve phytoindication problems. Use of β-function is possible to estimate the species optimum zone based on its fundamental points with the probable distribution asymmetry of the response curve. Also, the simulation of distribution curve makes it possible to narrow the range of possible values of environmental factors, in terms of which species can exhibit the observed abundance in the community. Accordingly, this increases the informational value of species in the community and thus achieves greater reliability evaluations of the phytoindication. 2018-06-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 A. V. Zhukov, O. N. Kunakh, Yu. Yu. Dubinina, D. S. Ganzha Morphometric study of hybridogenic species in Veronica subgenus Pseudolysimachium (Plantaginaceae) 2018-06-08T08:29:08+07:00 P. Kosachev V. Novikova S. Pfanzelt S. Schöngart D. Albach <p>We demonstrate the results of morphometric investigations of hybrids in Veronica subg. Pseudolysimachium (V. × altaica Kosachev und V. × kolyvanensis Kosachev et Shmakov) and their parents. Based on PCoA analysis with seven morphological characters, we reveal an intermediate position of the investigated hybrids and the most important taxonomic characters: ratio of length and width of the lamina of the upper leaves, height of plants, length of the longest corolla lobe and calyx lobe, presence of hairs on the calyx and their position, as well as the length of hairs on the internode below the inflorescence.<br /><br /></p> 2018-06-09T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 P. Kosachev, V. Novikova, S. Pfanzelt, S. Schöngart, D. Albach An annotated checklist of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of Chukotka (Russia) with new records 2018-06-08T08:27:54+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov <p>A checklist of Chukchi species is compiled. The present research gives new records, including 26 species found for the first time in Chukotka, three species recorded for the first time in the Palaeartic Region (Argyra albiventris Loew, 1864, Hydrophorus pilitarsis Malloch, 1919, Rhaphium nigrum (Van Duzee, 1923)) in addition to one species new for Russia (Dolichopus pseudomigrans Ringdahl, 1928). In total, 8 genera and 36 species are listed that apparently makes up less than 50% of actual Dolichopodidae fauna of the Okrug. Now 17 Chukchi dolichopodids (47%) are known in the Nearctic Region.<br /><br /><br /></p> 2018-06-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. Ya. Grichanov Butterfly fauna of Dzhumagal-Too mountain ridge in Kyrgyzstan (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) 2018-06-08T08:30:17+07:00 S. K. Korb <p>A list of butterflies from Dzhumgal-Too mountain ridge in Kirghizia (Inner Tian-Shan) is presented. It contains 115 species.</p> 2018-06-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 S. K. Korb Assessment of the impact of seasonal patterns climatic conditions on spawning events of the white bream Blicca bjoerkna (Linnaeus, 1758) in astronomical and biological time 2018-06-08T08:31:03+07:00 D. Bondarev O. Kunakh O. Zhukov <p>This paper describes spawning events of the white bream Blicca bjoerkna (Linnaeus, 1758 )in astronomical and biological time depending on seasonal patterns of climatic conditions. The research was conducted in the "Dnipro-Orilskiy" Nature Reserve (Ukraine) during the years 1997–2015 in four habitat types. The timing of the spawning event (start, end) was evaluated using astronomical time (number of days from January 1 each year), with correction for the lunar and the semilunar cycle, and using biological time (number of days from the end of spawning in the previous year to the beginning and end of spawning in the current year). The spawning phenology of the white bream was found to be dependent on the dynamics of weather conditions over time. Patterns of varying climatic regimes which are expressed by means of multivariate principal component are the most informative predictors of the spawning events. Evaluation of occurrence of spawning events in astronomic or biological time gives somewhat different models of the impact of climate regimes. The impact of the principal components indicating variability of rainfall during the year in which spawning occurs is statistically significant for almost all regression models. Models using the solar calendar are also more sensitive to the course of air temperatures within the year when spawning occurred. Correction of time based on the lunar cycle allows us to assess events which are sensitive also to the temperature and rainfall variation during the second half of the previous year. Biological time was shown to be sensitive to environmental influences over time from the end of spawning in the previous year to spawning in any given year.<br /><br /></p> 2018-06-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 D, Bondarev, O. Kunakh, O. Zhukov First record of Argynnis pandora ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) on the Northern Altai (Russia, Southern Siberia) 2018-06-08T08:31:30+07:00 S. A. Knyazev <p>The first record of Argynnis pandora ([Denis &amp; Schiffermüller], 1775) reported from the Northern part of the Republic of Altai.<br /><br /></p> 2018-06-08T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 S. A. Knyazev On results of freshwater invertebrate studies in Tigireksky Reserve: fauna overview 2018-06-08T08:26:09+07:00 D. V. Kuzmenkin L. V. Yanygina The paper presents the integrated results of the faunistic study of aquatic invertebrates from the Tigireksky Reserve as well as their most complete check-list. The hydrobiological studies in the Tigireksky Reserve were carried out in 2000-2009 and covered 15 small and medium-sized rivers, including some small lentic reservoirs. Currently, 206 species of aquatic invertebrates (11 planktonic and 195 benthic) have been identified in streams and water bodies of the Tigireksky Reserve. The bentofauna basis comprises amphibiotic insects of orders Diptera, Trichoptera, Ephemeroptera and Plecoptera. 2018-06-07T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 D. V. Kuzmenkin, L. V. Yanygina The bees of the tribe Anthophorini Dahlbom, 1835 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) of Nakhchichivan Autonomous Republic of the Azerbaijan 2018-06-08T08:26:34+07:00 M. M. Maharramov Kh. A. Aliyev A. B. Bayramov In the entomofauna of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, 37 species of true bees belonging to 3 genera of the tribe Anthophorini, found at different times within the area of the autonomous republic is presented. The genus Amegilla is represented 3 subgenus (Amegilla, Micramegilla, Zebramegilla) and 7 species, the genus Anthophora 7 subgenus (Anthophora, Caranthophora, Dasymegilla, Heliophila, Lophanthophora, Melea, Paramegilla, Petalosternon, Pyganthophora) and 28 species, and the genus Hapropoda 2 species. Anthophora bimaculata (Panzer, 1798), A. richaensis Alfken, 1938, A. gracilipes (Morawitz, 1872), A. harmalae Morawitz, 1878, A. meridionalis Fedtschenko, 1875 and A. podagra Lepeletier, 1841 are newly recorded from Nakhchivan AR. The habitat landscapes of those species, biotopes and their feeding sources, entomophilous plants, are identified. Species of tribe Anthophorini feed on flowers of plant species of 19 families of the flora of the autonomous republic. A great preference is given to the flowers of the plants of the families Asteraceae, Fabaceae and Lamiaceae. 2018-06-07T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 M. M. Maharramov, Kh. A. Aliyev, A. B. Bayramov New materials for flora of vascular plants of the middle stream of Kara river (north-east of the Bolshezemelskaya tundra) 2018-04-02T16:23:01+07:00 I. A. Savinov <p>A new actual material (for the last 10 years) on the flora of vascular plants, received in the time of summer 2017 year expedition to North-East of Bolshezemelskaya tundra is presented. Total number of the species registrated is 97; the genera – 74, the families – 34. New localities for a number of species were identified (Caltha arctica R.Br., Ranunculus pedatifidus var. affinis (R. Br.) L.D. Benson, R. reptans L.), including those included in regional red books (16 species). Three new species are presented for the region (Viola epipsiloides Löve et D. Löve, Galium densiflorum Ledeb., Artemisia norvegica Fries). In the regional lists of protected plants, it is proposed to include two more species, – Ranunculus pedatifidus var. affinis (R. Br.) L.D. Benson and Caltha arctica R.Br.<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-19T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. A. Savinov On the expansion of the areas of Vespa orientalis and Polistes wattii (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan 2018-04-02T16:23:01+07:00 I. I. Temreshev <p>The new data received on the distribution of two species of social wasps in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan-the eastern, or Vespa orientalis Linnaeus, 1771 (Oriental hornet), and the Polistes wattii Cameron, 1900. Currently in territory of Almaty oblast there is a stable self-reproducing population of the V. orientalis and its range is constantly expanding. On the territory of the Zhambyl oblast, it was previously recorded in the Talas district, but for Shu and Sarysu districts not indicated. In the Kyzylorda oblast, it was previously recorded in the Syrdarya district, for the Zhanakorgan district not specified. In general, it not specified earlier for the Karaganda oblast. Thus, in general, the territory of Kazakhstan is expanding its range. P. wattii in Kazakhstan was observed relatively recently (2012, the villages of Shardara and Asykata in Shardara and Maktaaral districts of the South Kazakhstan oblast). North of the indicated points of South Kazakhstan and in the Kyzylorda and Zhambyl oblasts, it was not previously indicated. Apparently, the species gradually expands its area within the Republic of Kazakhstan. Both species are of practical importance as pests of agriculture and beekeeping, and sanitary and epidemiological and medical - as poisonous animals. In addition, their introduction into new habitats can disrupt the existing ecological balance. Proceeding from, is necessary to monitor further spreading of these wasps within Kazakhstan, and to start working on the issue of measures to limit their numbers taking into account world experience.<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-18T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. I. Temreshev Fauna of bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea: Apiformes) of the relict lime forest of the mountain Shoria 2018-04-02T16:23:00+07:00 D. A. Sidorov S. L. Luzyanin <p>Intermediate results of the study of the fauna of bees in the relict lime forest of Mountain Shoria (Kemerovo region) are given. 74 species of bees from 15 genera and 6 families were recorded, 8 species of them are newly registered in Kemerovo region. The family Apidae is dominating in the number of species (at the expense of bumblebees) and the family Colletidae (without taking into account the bumblebees) – in the number of exemplars, because of the numerous genus Hylaeus. The highest number of species belongs to the genera Bombus (15) and Andrena (14). The population of bees varies significantly during the summer season. Most of the recorded species of bees has very wide ranges of distribution, endemics and new taxa were not discovered.</p> 2018-03-17T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 D. A. Sidorov, S. L. Luzyanin The initial stage of the study of spiders (Aranei) in Grabove ravine (Piatikhatkyi district, Dnepropetrovsk region) 2018-04-02T16:23:01+07:00 E. V. Prokopenko A. V. Zhukov <p>Linden-hornbeam oak forests in Grabove ravine can be regarded as the easternmost outpost of the massive distribution of the hornbeam in Ukraine. The material for this paper was collected in Belenschina Village (Piatikhatskyi District, Dnepropetrovsk Region) since May to June 2009 using pitfall traps. Glass jars of 0,5 liter volume containing 2 % formalin served as pitfall traps. There are 524 trap-days were spent and 402 specimens were collected. A total 18 spider species from 9 families are recorded. This result does not reflect the actual species richness in Grabove ravine. There is a need to take further research to complete the spider species list. Maximal species richness and abundance characterize families Lycosidae (5 species, 84,1 % specimens) and Thomisidae (3 species, 7,3 % specimens). The largest number of spider species was recorded in the lower third of the southern slope (11 species), the largest value of dynamic density was in the middle third of the southern slope (154,4 specimens/100 trap-days). The minimal species richness (5 species) was found in the middle third of the northern slope. The lowest values of dynamic density were recorded in the lower third of the northern slope (39,4 specimens/100 trap-days).<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-15T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 E. V. Prokopenko, A. V. Zhukov New locality of Parnassius apollo meinhardi (Sheljuzhko, 1924) (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) in the Altai Krai (Russia, Southern Siberia) 2018-04-02T16:23:00+07:00 I. Volgin R. Yakovlev <p>Provides a new locality for Parnassius apollo meinhardi (Sheljuzhko, 1924) (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae) – environments of Sidorovka village (Topchikha distr., Altai Krai).<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-13T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. Volgin, R. Yakovlev Spider (Aranei) steppe community in a ravine with fescue-feather-grass petrophytic vegetation 2018-04-02T16:23:00+07:00 E. V. Prokopenko A. V. Zhukov <p>There are 40 spider species from 13 families were collected by the Barber pitfall traps in the steppe ravine in Osokorovka Village (Novovorontsovsky District, Kherson Region, Ukraine). The maximal species richness registered for the families Gnaphosidae (14 species), Lycosidae (10 species) and Thomisidae (7 species). A biotope in the bottom of the ravine was characterized by the maximal species richness, the maximal number of specific species and the maximal dynamic density. This biotope serves as a refuge for mesophilous species. The spider community composition in this biotope was significantly different from surrounding steppe habitats.<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-11T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 E. V. Prokopenko, A. V. Zhukov New records of long-legged flies (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Tyva Republic (Russia, Siberia) 2018-04-02T16:23:00+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov <p>During a 2017 survey conducted in the Tyva Republic of Russia, 322 specimens of Dolichopodidae have been collected. All 36 identified species are recorded for the first time in the Tyva Republic, including two probably undescribed species. Asyndetus longicornis is a new species for Siberia; Mongolian Melanostolus longipilosus and Thinophilus setosus are found for the first time in Russia. In total, 16 genera and 41 (including three unnamed) species are known from Tyva.<br /><br /></p> 2018-03-10T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2018 I. Ya. Grichanov An annotated checklist of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of Israel and adjacent territories 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov The first checklist of the Dolichopodidae of Israel and adjacent territories (Golan Heights and West Bank) is presented. A total of 108 species belonging to 34 genera are listed alphabetically. The references, type locality and general distribution are provided for each species. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 I. Ya. Grichanov New records of long-legged flies (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Novosibirsk Region of Russia 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov O. E. Kosterin A. Ahmadi During a 2017 survey conducted in the Novosibirsk Region of Russia, about 600 specimens of Dolichopodidae were collected. Almost all 44 identified species are recorded for the first time in the Novosibirsk Region. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 I. Ya. Grichanov, O. E. Kosterin, A. Ahmadi Check-list of Scrophulariaceae Juss. s. l. of North Asia 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 P. A. Kosachev A synopsis of families Scrophulariaceae, Plantaginaceae, Orobanchaceae, Linderniaceae, Phrymaceae, and Mazaceae (i. e., Scrophulariaceae Juss. In the traditional sense = Scrophulariaceae s. l.) for North Asia is given. One subspecies (Linaria vulgaris subsp. pinetorum Kosachev) is described, the genus Deinostema T. Yamazaki is lectotypified. Scrophularia canescens Bong. is a new species in the flora of Mongolia. Veronica spuria L. is excluded from the flora of Mongolia and Scrophularia hilbigii Jäger is reduced to synonymy of S. canescens Bong. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 P. A. Kosachev Primula macrocalyx Bunge (Primulaceae) in the Tyumen Province 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 O. A. Kapitonova V. I. Kapitonov Yu. A. Tyulkin Information about the find of Primula macrocalyx Bunge in the Tyumen Province is given. On the territory of the province this species was first found by P.N. Krylov in 1937. Since then, no new discoveries have been made, and the primrose was considered an extinct species. In May 2017 the growth of this species was discovered by us in the Zavodoukovskiy district. This is one of the northernmost locations of P. macrocalyx in Western Siberia. A large population has at least a thousand clones on an area of about 4 hectares. Recommendations are given for the inclusion of the P. macrocalyx in the list of species to be included in the Red Book of the Tyumen Province. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 O. A. Kapitonova, V. I. Kapitonov, Yu. A. Tyulkin A new location of rare and listed in the "Red Book of the Altai Region" species for the Ust'-Pristan District of the Altai Region 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 P. A. Kosachev E. A. Kruchkova P. D. Gudkova The article contains a new distribution data of rare plant species listed in the "Red Data Book of the Altai Region" for the territory of the Ust'-Pristan District of the Altai Region. During the study of the flora of this region, five species of rare plants, previously not listed for the area, were found, as well as two species for which new places in the area were discovered. In addition, for each species, information about the new location, distribution in the Altai Region and a common one, as well as a map is given. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 P. A. Kosachev, E. A. Kruchkova, P. D. Gudkova Change of parametersof physiological state in Veronica spicata spicata L. s.str. in the flowering period under the influence of coal and rock dust in the territory of the Karakan Range (Kemerovo Region) 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 A. Yu. Grebennikova P. A. Kosachev M. M. Silanteva The influence of technogenesis associated with the development of the coal mining industry is multifaceted. One of the factors affecting the natural coal mining in the open method is coal and rock dust. To assess the response of plants to this effect, information was used on the change in the concentration of pigments obtained for three field seasons (2015-2017 g) obtained by spectrophotometry. The article gives information on the change in the content of chlorophylls in the leaves of one of Veronica spicata spicata L. s.str. veronica observation objects, which is a species with wide ecological amplitude. It is shown that the variability of the chlorophyll a and b concentrations in Veronica spicata serves as a reliable indicator in determining the degree of negative impact of coal and rock dust on plants. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 A. Yu. Grebennikova, P. A. Kosachev, M. M. Silanteva New records of long-legged flies (Diptera, Dolichopodidae) from Central and North-Eastern Iran 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov A. Ahmadi O. E. Kosterin During a 2016-2017 survey conducted in Isfahan, Lorestan, Markazi, North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan, South Khorasan and Tehran provinces located in the Central and North-Eastern Iran, about 1000 specimens of Dolichopodidae were collected and identified. Eight dolichopodid species [Dolichopus jaxarticus Stackelberg, 1927, Hydrophorus viridis (Meigen, 1824), Medetera diadema (Linnaeus, 1767), M. lamprostoma Loew, 1871, M. roghii Rampini et Canzoneri, 1979, Tachytrechus kowarzi Mik, 1864, Tachytrechus sogdianus Loew, 1871, and Thinophilus flavipalpis (Zetterstedt, 1843)] are recorded for the first time in Iran. Dolichopus subimmaculatus Kazerani, Pollet, Khaghaninia, 2017, is placed in synonymy with Dolichopus perversus Loew, 1871 (syn. nov.). Lectotype is designated for D. perversus. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 I. Ya. Grichanov, A. Ahmadi, O. E. Kosterin New data of chrysophycean stomatocysts from Lake Baikal 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 A. D. Firsova A. Yu. Bessudova Ye. V. Likhoshway The chrysophyte stomatocyst composition in phytoplankton of Lake Baikal in 2016 was studied using scanning electron microscopy. 20 morphotypes were detected, 8 of which were seen in the lake for the first time, and 5 were described as novel. For 3 morphotypes the species was determined based on the scale presence and structure. 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 A. D. Firsova, A. Yu. Bessudova, Ye. V. Likhoshway New data on distribution of Cypripedium macranthon sw. on the territory of Altai krai 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 S. V. Vazhov G. G. Rusanov V. M. Vazhov R. F. Bachtin <p>The Family Orchidaceae Juss. –occupies an important place among the plants, which were highlighted related to their biology and ecology. The total number of species of the family in the Altai region – 27 (ruberoidny -13, rhizomatous – 14), 10 species of orchids are rare and protected. Among the many flowering plants highlights one of the most beautiful and the most noticeable because of its large flowers Orchid – lady's slipper large-flowered Cypripedium (<em>Cypripedium macranthon</em> Sw.). This species is rare and listed in the regional Red book, as residential landscape areas suffers from collecting in bouquets and digging out the gardeners for the introduction into the culture. Exterminated Orchid in the procurement of herbal raw materials in traditional medicine. The Shoe form a plurality of decorative forms that is of interest to collectors of plants, promotes the collection and implementation in connection with the market demand. Increasing anthropogenic load on the territory of the region, which also adversely affects the number and state of coenopopulations of <em>C. macranthon</em> Sw. For the Altai territory, the modern updated data on the habitat of the Orchid. Four previously unknown local populations of <em>C. macranthon</em> Sw. it is noted in the upper basin of the river Angara in the virgin area.</p> 2017-12-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 S. V. Vazhov, G. G. Rusanov, V. M. Vazhov, R. F. Bachtin New records of Dolichopodidae (Diptera) from Valaam Island (Russian Karelia) 2018-01-14T20:45:40+07:00 I. Ya. Grichanov A. V. Polevoi E. I. Ovsyannikova Original data on Dolichopodidae from the Valaam Island resulted from the short-term visits (2009, 2016, 2017) are presented. All 18 collected species are firstly recorded for the Valaam Island. Campsicnemus lumbatus Loew, 1857, Medetera abstrusa Thuneberg, 1955 and Medetera dichrocera Kowarz, 1877 are new species for Karelia. Rhaphium auctum Loew, 1857 is collected for the second time in Russia. Photographs of habitats of dolichopodid species are included. 2017-12-29T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 I. Ya. Grichanov, A. V. Polevoi, E. I. Ovsyannikova Factors of the formation of landscape diversity of the natural park "Foothills of the Altai" and ways to preserve it 2018-01-14T20:45:34+07:00 O. N. Baryshnikova I. N. Rotanova M. M. Silantyeva N. F. Kharlamova The article discusses the importance of the factors of the formation of the landscape structure and landscape diversity for the creation of a natural park for the purpose of nature protection and the development of recreational nature management. The results of landscape studies performed in the process of substantiating the creation of a national park of regional significance "Foothills of Altai" in the vicinity of the resort of Belokurikha (Altai Krai) are presented. Functional zoning of the territory of the projected natural park with the allocation of zones of special protection, regulated recreational use and traditional nature management, as well as the buffer (buffer) zone is proposed. 2017-12-20T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 O. N. Baryshnikova, I. N. Rotanova, M. M. Silantyeva, N. F. Kharlamova The diversity of microorganisms inhabiting the sludge tanks of Baikalsk pulp and paper plant (BPPP) 2018-01-14T20:45:34+07:00 V. V. Malnik A. N. Suturin The wastes from the Baikalsk pulp and paper plant, including the by-products of the plant’s bleaching unit are stored in the special disposal reservoirs in the form of a sludge-lignin, which consists of lignin, polyacrylamide and flocculants. Here, we report on microbiological composition of sludge-lignin: we detected fungi hyphae, actinomycete hyphae, long and short rods as well as coccal forms of bacteria. Interestingly, despite the diversity of bacterial, cyanobacterial and fungal communities no noticeable destruction of lignin was observed. We recommend to use specific chemical compounds and microbiological agents for destruction of sludge-lignin. 2017-12-20T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2017 V. V. Malnik, A. N. Suturin