Turbanova A.A.1, Turbanov I.S.2, Gorbunov O.G.1 2019. To the knowledge of the biology and distribution of Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1860) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), with remarks on cavernicolous Lepidoptera // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.28. No.1: 72–81 [in English].

1 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: nastenkadolce@mail.ru

2 I.D. Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Region 152742, Russia. E-mail: turba13@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.28.1.12

ABSTRACT. The tineid moth, Monopis crocicapitella (Clemens, 1860) is recorded from Abkhazia, Caucasus for the first time, found there in the Adzaba Cave. Its diagnosis is given, and the main features of its biology and distribution are outlined. An identification key to troglophilic or potentially troglophilic species of the family Tineidae is presented. A complete checklist of the Lepidoptera species recorded from caves in the former USSR is compiled, based both on an analysis of the literature data and on the material kept in the available collections. Problems of an ecological classification of the Lepidoptera in caves of the former USSR are also discussed.

KEY WORDS: Abkhazia, cave, eutroglophile, subtroglophile, trogloxene, bat guano, new record.

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