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Nazymbetova G.Sh.,Agrarian National University | Hausmann A.,ZSM Zoologische Staatssammlung Munich | Yelikbayev B.K.,Agrarian National University | Taranov B.T.,Agrarian National University
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica | Year: 2016

The present study was carried out between 2009 and 2014 in Northern Tien-Shan Mountains, with the aim of assessing the fauna of geometrid moths (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) and collecting data on the distribution and ecology of the species. New faunistic data are given on 129 species, out of which 56 species are new records for Northern Tien-Shan. Two species of the genera Thera and Horisme may be new for science. Larentiinae (57 species) were the most diverse subfamily, as it is typical for mountainous regions. The second most diverse were the Ennominae (35 species), followed by Sterrhinae (28 species) and Geometrinae (nine species). The vast majority of the recorded geometrids are mesophilic, followed by xerophilic and xero-mesophilic elements. A small number of species are ubiquists.

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