Mayorova E.Yu. 2021. [Cicadina (Hemiptera) of Shavlinskii State Wildlife Reserve, Republic of Altai, Russia, with data on altitudinal distribution of species] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.20. No.5: 245–254 [in Russian, with English summary].
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ABSTRACT. An annotated checklist of 90 Cicadina species from 71 genera and 6 families collected in Shavlinskii State Wildlife Reserve is presented for the first time. The fauna of the reserve includes a number of widespread species, but two species, Arboridia loginovae and Hardya burjata are considered as endemics to the Altai Mountains. Two species, Empoasca emeljanovi and Populicerus ikumae, formerly only known from the Russian Far East and northern Korea, are new to the Altai Mountains. The distribution of Cicadina species at a high altitude is studied, and changes to their patterns according to habitat and elevation are reviewed. It is shown that their abundance, species richness and diversity decrease with elevation, leading to a decrease in xerophylous species, but an increase in mesophylous species with a higher proportion of polyphages. These patterns are not sustained in the sub-niveal belt at 2500 m a.s.l. and higher.
KEY WORDS: Cicadina, Altai Mountains, hygrogroups, trophic links.