Korb S.K. 2020. Taxonomic diversity of the genus Cynaeda Hübner, [1825] (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Central Asia based on the molecular data // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.2: 203–206 [in English].

Russian Entomological Society, Nizhny Novgorod Division, P.O.Box 97, Nizhny Novgorod 603009, Russia. E-mail: stanislavkorb@list.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.2.14

ABSTRACT. First results of the DNA studies within the Cynaeda representatives from Central Asia are submitted. The status of recently described taxon cobaini raised to the species rank: Cynaeda cobaini Korb, 2019, stat.n. The interspecific genetic distance within the genus Cynaeda is 0.038. The status of the recently described taxon C. forsteri komarovi remain unclear; due to its interspecific genetic distance it can be the separated species or the subspecies of C. cobaini; this question can be resolved only when the COI sequence of nominate C. forsteri will obtained.

KEY WORDS: snout moths, taxonomy, Central Asia, molecular investigations, COI.

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