Revised check-list of mining Lepidoptera (Nepticuloidea, Tischerioidea and Gracillarioidea) from central Asia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:R. Puplesis, Diškus, A., Noreika, R., Saparmamedova, N.
Journal:Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
Date Published:1996-12-18
Keywords:Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bucculatricidae, Central Asia, checklist, distribution, gracillariidae, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgiziya, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Opostegidae, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tischeriidae, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

The mining Lepidoptera of Central Asia are listed on the basis of revised data: in total 194 species, belonging to the Opostegidae (4), Nepticulidae (87), Tischeriidae (6), Gracillariidae (76) and Bucculatricidae (21). Nineteen species, including seven unnamed, are recorded for the first rime from Central Asia, in addition 14 new records are given for rhe regional faunas. The following new synonymies are established: Opostega angulata Gerasimov, 1930 is a junior synonym of O. spatulella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 and S. pimschoorli Puplesis, 1994 is a junior synonym of S. kazakhstanica Puplesis, 1991. Micrurapteryx minima Noreika, 1992 is transferred to Liocrobyla Meyrick. A check-list of host plants is also given.

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