Romanchuk R.V., Simonovich E.I. 2019. [New records of Lepidoptera from Rostovskaya Oblast of Russia] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.5: 327–332 [in Russian, with English summary].

Academy of biology and biotechnology of Southern Federal University, Stachki Ave. 194/1, Rostov-na-Donu 344090 Russia. E-mail:,

doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.18.5.04

ABSTRACT. Two Pyraloidea moth species, Anania funebris (Strom, 1768) and Euzophera costivittella (Ragonot, 1887) and two diurnal butterfly species, Melitaea aurelia (Nickerl, 1850) and Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758) were recorded from Specially Protected Natural Areas of Rostovskaya Oblast, Russia during 2015–2018 collection seasons. Notes on the bionomy and ecology of the species are given, and collection localities in Rostovskaya Oblast and adjacent territories are provided. Discovery of these species of Lepidoptera within Rostovskaya Oblast made it possible to specify the current of their ranges.

KEY WORDS: Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Papilionoidea, Anania funebris, Euzophera costivittella, Melitaea aurelia, Aphantopus hyperantus, Rostovskaya Oblast.

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