Kulakova O.I., Tatarinov A.G. 2019. [Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera) of urbanized territories of the Komi Republic] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.6: 414–425 [in Russian, with English summary].
Institute of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Komi Science Centre Ural Branch RAS, Kommunisticheskaya Street 28, Syktyvkar 167982 Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. The article characterizes the fauna and population of the Mace Lepidoptera of the three largest cities of the Komi Republic. Favorable conditions for long-term and successful existence of many species of Mace Lepidoptera have developed in the city limits of Syktyvkar, more than 30 of 63 registered species live here permanently, there is a tendency to form special topical groupings of species. In Ukhta there are 40 species of butterflies that inhabit the green Park areas. In most of the city, species are distributed diffusely and randomly, without the formation of structurally stable topical groupings. The fauna of Rhopalocera Vorkuta is poorly differentiated from the fauna of suburban areas. Diurnal butterflies here inhabit mostly residual non-urban ecosystems, preserving the biopreferendum, occurrence and abundance characteristic of natural habitat.
KEY WORDS: Butterflies, city fauna Syktyvkar, Ukhta, Vorkuta.