Korb S.K. 2022. Perigrapha heidi Hreblay, 1996, a little-known species new to the faunas of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, with molecular-genetic evidence of its species status (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.1: 71–75 [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.31.1.14

ABSTRACT. A little-known owlet moth species, Perigrapha heidi Hreblay, 1996, recorded for the first time from Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek environs) and Kazakhstan (Altyn-Emel Nature reserve); it was known till now from only its type locality and by only its type series. Photographs of imagines, male and female genitalia are provided, differences from the closely related P. centralasiae Bartel, 1906 are listed both in external features and genital armatures. The COI sequences of P. heidi Hreblay, 1996 and P. centralasiae Bartel, 1906 from both localities are studied; it is shown that the differences in COI sequences of P. heidi Hreblay, 1996, P. centralasiae Bartel, 1906 and P. i-cinctum (Denis et Schiffermьller, 1775) are enough to separate them as good species.

KEY WORDS. Owlet moths, new records, little-known species, molecular-genetic data.

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