Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)


The Edge Effect of Casebearer Species (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae) in the Forest-steppe Ecotones of Lower Volga Region

The casebearer`s fauna of the South-East of European Russia in its forest-steppe and steppe landscape zones on the territory of the Volga region in 1990–2016 was studied. The high species richness and the heterogeneity of the taxonomic structure of the casebearer moths on the border of forest and steppe cenoses on the border with the steppe were observed. It was established dwelling 172 species of casebearers of the 49 genera and their biotopical distribution in the studied landscapes.

Species Composition of Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) Border Area «Wate – Land» of Medveditsa River Lysogorsky District (Saratov Area)

The article contains the results of the coastal beetles research (Medveditsa river Lysogorsky district Saratov region). There is also a brief description of the investigated biotope. List of 19 faunal species of beetles, that contains 9 species and one family, which are specified as new to the fauna of the Saratov Area, is presented. The representatives of investigated set of beetles are divided into ecological groups.