Saratov Province

The Additional Data about Spring Beetles Fauna (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Natural Monument «Rasskazan’ Lake» (Saratov Province)

The present work is a continuation of the inventory of the coleopterofauna of the water-terrestrial ecotones of the nature monument «Rasskazan’ Lake» Balashov district of Saratov province, which began in 2017. The study concerned the spring fauna of the period of occurrence of the Khoper river in low water after floods and the beginning of the stagnation of the lake water level. In total, 137 species from 18 families were noted for the studied biotopes, of which 41 species were new, with – 7 species appearing for the first time for the territory of the Saratov province.

The Preliminary Ecological-Faunistic Data about Fungivorous Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of Saratov Province

Until this article in the Saratov Province special studies of fungivorous beetles fauna of Coleoptera was carried out. The collection material was conducted by the authors in the spring and summer of 2017 with fruiting bodies of different species of xylotrophic Basidiomycetes of the families Polyporaceae and Fomitopsidaceae on the territory of 4 districts of the Saratov Province (Voskresenskiy, Khvalynskiy, Saratovskiy, Engelskiy). As a result, on 4 species of xylotrophic fungi were found 13 species of Coleoptera from 6 families.

The Preliminary Data about Spring Beetles Fauna (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Natural Monument «Rasskazan’ Lake» (Saratov Province)

In the article the results of short-term investigations of water-land biotopes of the natural monument «Rasskazan’ Lake» (Balashov district of the Saratov Province) is presents. Compiled a list of 67 species from 9 families Coleoptera. 8 spesies – Chlaenius nitidulus (Schrank, 1781), Demetrias monostigma Samouelle, 1819, Agonum versutum Sturm, 1824 Pterostichus ovoideus (Sturm, 1824), Lathrobium brunnipes (Fabricius, 1793), Stenus similis (Herbst, 1784), Plateumaris sericea (Linnaeus, 1761) and Notaris acridulus (Linnaeus, 1758) are recorded for the Saratov Province in the first time.

The Finding of Black Widow – Latrodectus Tredecimguttatus (Rossi, 1790) (Aranei, Theridiidae) on the Territory of Saratov Province

The article contains information about the reliable finding of black widow (Latrod ectus tredecimguttatus) on the territory of Saratov Province.

The Finding of Black Widow – Latrodectus Tredecimguttatus (Rossi, 1790) (Aranei, Theridiidae) on the Territory of Saratov Province

The article contains information about the reliable finding of black widow (Latrod ectus tredecimguttatus) on the territory of Saratov Province.

New Data on the Fauna of Myrmecophilous Beetles (Coleoptera) in the Nests of Ants Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 (Hymenoptera) for Territory of Saratov Province

The aim of this article is to investigate the species composition, ecological characteristics and myrmecophily Coleoptera dominant structure in nests of ants of the species Formica rufa Linnaeus, 1761 in the territory of the Saratov region. The studies were conducted mainly in the natural Park of Kumis Polyana (Saratov) and the National Park “Khvalynskiy”. To collect material were determined using standard soil methods of Zoology: screening of the substrate from the nests of ants and laboratory analysis of selected samples.

Ecological-faunistic Characteristic of the Nidicolous Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of National Park «Khvalinsky» (Saratov Province)

The article contains information about taxonomic and ecological structure of nidicolous beetles of national park «Khvalinsky» (Saratov Province). The aspects of nidicolous fauna degradation associated with leaving marmots their burrows were traced. Revealed a clear separation of spring and summer faunas of burrowing insect communities.