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Tinea altaica sp. nov. and new records of some small moths from the Russian Altai (Lepidoptera: Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae, Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae)

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The paper summarizes the results of our study of selected Microlepidoptera families (Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae, Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae) collected in the Russian Altai. Tinea altaica sp. nov. is described from the vicinity of Tashanta on the Russian-Mongolian border and from Mongolia. The new species distantly resembles Tinea semifulvella Haworth, 1828 and T. semifulvelloides Petersen, 1973. The up to now unknown females of Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003 and Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006 are described. Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794), Crassicornella crassicornella (Zeller, 1847), Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960, Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823), Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), M. pallidella Zagulajev, 1955, Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979, and Acrolepiopsis sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931) are recorded from the Altai Republic for the first time. Tinea hongorella Zagulajev, 1975 and Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003, so far known only from the holotypes, are new species for Russia. Tinea hongorella is also a new species for Europe.
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ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA MUSEI NATIONALIS PRAGAE
Published 30.vi.2017 Volume 57(1), pp. 259–273 ISSN 0374-1036
http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:F5D38A87-91FD-461F-BCE2-6BD954724337
doi: 10.1515/aemnp-2017-0073
Tinea altaica sp. nov. and new records
of some small moths from the Russian Altai
(Lepidoptera: Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae,
Epermeniidae, Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae)
Reinhard GAEDIKE1) & Jan ŠUMPICH2)
1) Florusstrasse 5, D 53225 Bonn, c/o Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Müncheberg,
Germany; e-mail: tinagma@msn.com
2) Department of Entomology, National Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-193 00 Praha 9 – Horní Počernice,
Czech Republic; e-mail: jansumpich@seznam.cz
Abstract. The paper summarizes the results of our study of selected Microlepi-
doptera families (Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae, Glyphi-
pterigidae: Acrolepiinae) collected in the Russian Altai. Tinea altaica sp. nov.
is described from the vicinity of Tashanta on the Russian-Mongolian border and
from Mongolia. The new species distantly resembles Tinea semifulvella Haworth,
1828 and T. semifulvelloides Petersen, 1973. The up to now unknown females of
Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003 and Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006
are described. Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794), Crassicornella crassicornella
(Zeller, 1847), Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960, Tineola bisselliella (Hummel,
1823), Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), M. pallidella Zagula-
jev, 1955, Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979, and Acrolepiopsis
sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931) are recorded from the Altai Republic for the rst
time. Tinea hongorella Zagulajev, 1975 and Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin,
2003, so far known only from the holotypes, are new species for Russia. Tinea
hongorella is also a new species for Europe.
Key words. Lepidoptera, Meessiidae, Tineidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae,
Acrolepiinae, new species, Altai, Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Palaearctic Region
Introduction
The present paper is mostly based on our study of material collected by the second author
in the Russian Altai during two collection expeditions in 2014 and 2015. Additional material
was obtained from Andreas Stübner (Peitz, Germany), Jari Junnilainen (Vantaa, Finland), the
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Hungarian National History Museum (Budapest, Hungary), and the Senckenberg Deutsches
Entomologisches Institut (Müncheberg, Germany). As the material contains, beside one new
species, so far unknown females of two species, and a number of faunistically interesting
records, it seems justi ed to publish those records as a substantial contribution to our current
knowledge of the Altai fauna.
None of the presented Lepidoptera groups has been studied intensively from the Altai Re-
public. The current checklist of moths of the Altai Republic, published within the Catalogue
of the Lepidoptera of Russia (SINEV 2008), was compiled from various sources. Additional
records of the mentioned taxa were published in BIDZILYA et al. (2002), GAEDIKE (2006, 2010),
and GAEDIKE & MALLY (2014). In this paper, we present the records of 22 species in total,
from which 11 species are new for the Altai Republic.
Material and methods
The material collected by the second author has been caught at light (UVA uorescent
tubes 8W) with portable light traps. These traps were used in various kinds of habitats to
sample Lepidoptera species from other habitats than mountain grass steppe, which was the
prevailing habitat type.
The material was identi ed by both authors, with the respective identi er discernible from
the designation of the genitalia slides. The identi er ’s name is mentioned only for those species
where genitalia were not dissected.
Published records for the Altai Region are cited in the distribution sections. General
information on the distribution of particular species is derived from the rst author’s large
collection and database.
The examined material is deposited in the following collections:
ASPG Andreas Stübner, Peitz, Germany;
HNHM Hungarian National History Museum, Budapest, Hungary;
JJVF Jari Junnilainen, Vantaa, Finland;
NMPC National Museum, Praha, Czech Republic;
SDEI Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut, Müncheberg, Germany.
Taxonomy
Family Meessiidae Căpuşe, 1966
We follow the results of REGIER et al. (2014) regarding the placement of Meessiidae in
family rank.
Infurcitinea ignicomella (Heydenreich, 1851)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 2  1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8873), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); same locality, 21.vi.2015,
1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. The entire Central Europe, France, Italy, northward to Norway, eastward through
the European part of Russia to the Altai region (GAEDIKE 2006, BARYSHNIKOVA 2008).
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Figs 1–9. Voucher specimens of species newly recorded in the Russian Altai. 1 – Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794)
(Shebalino District, Cherga, , 38 mm); 2 – Crassicornella crassicornella (Zeller, 1847) (Tashanta env., Ulandryk
valley, , 9 mm); 3 – Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823) (Aktash, , 12 mm); 4 – Tinea hongorella Zagulajev,
1975 (Kurai env., Dshangyskol lake, , 11 mm); 5 – Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960 (Chulyshman valley, ,
21 mm); 6 – Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (Aktash, , 20 mm); 7 – M. pallidella Zagulajev,
1955 (Chulyshman valley, , 11 mm); 8 – Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979 (Tashanta env.,
Ulandryk valley, , 14 mm); 9 – Acrolepiopsis sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931) (Chulyshman valley, , 13 mm).
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Family Tineidae Latreille, 1810
Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794)
(Fig. 1)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Shebalino District, Cherga village (8 km W), 51°3404N,
85°2833E, rocky slopes, steppe, 580 m a.s.l., 7.vii.2015, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. et det. (NMPC).
Distribution. All of Europe, eastward through the European part of Russia to the Far East.
The rst record for the Altai Republic.
Crassicornella crassicornella (Zeller, 1847)
(Fig. 2)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Kosh-Agach Distr., Tashanta env. (10 km SW), Ulandryk valley,
rocks, 2200 m a.s.l., 49°4053N, 89°0409E, 30.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8754), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. East Mediterranean region from Italy through the Balkan Peninsula to Lebanon
and Turkey. In Russia so far known only from Western Caucasus (BARYSHNIKOVA 2008). The
rst record for the Altai Republic.
Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960
(Fig. 5)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: 45 km N of Ulagan village, Chulyshman valley, 600 m a.s.l.,
51°0103N, 88°0039E, grassy steppe, rocks, 27.–28.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8877), J. Šumpich leg.
(NMPC).
Distribution. From the Caucasus region (Azerbaijan) through Iran to Central Asia (Turkmeni-
stan, Tajikistan). In Russia recorded only in the Tuva Republic and Chitinskaya oblast Region
(BARYSHNIKOVA 2008). The rst record for the Altai Republic.
Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823)
(Fig. 3)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 2  (gen. prep. Gaedike 8881), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. Cosmopolitan. The rst record for the Altai Republic.
Tinea bothniella Svensson, 1953
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8876), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. From Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway, Finland) through Estonia and the Eu-
ropean part of Russia to Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Siberia and Mongolia (GAEDIKE 2006,
BARYSHNIKOVA 2008).
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Tinea hongorella Zagulajev, 1975
(Fig. 4)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8875), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach Distr., Kurai env.
(15 km SW), Dshangyskol lake, 50°1049N, 87°4419E, coniferous forest/steppe, 1830 m a.s.l., 24.–25.vi.2015, 1
(gen. prep. Gaedike 8937), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC). CHELYABINSK DISTRICT: Moskovo village environs, 10.vii.1997,
1 , K. Nupponen et J. Junnilainen leg. (JJVF).
Distribution. Described from Mongolia, and so far known only from holotype. New species
for Russia and Europe (Chelyabinsk district).
Tinea altaica sp. nov.
(Figs 10–19)
Type locality. Russia, Altai Republic, Ulandryk valley 10 km SW of Tashanta, 49°4053N, 89°0409E, 2200 m
a.s.l.
Type material. HOLOTYPE: , “Russia, Altai Republic / Kosh-Agach Distr., / Tašanta env. (10 km SW) / Ulandryk
valley, rocks / 49°4053N, 89°0409E / 30.vi.2015, 2200 m / Jan Šumpich leg.”, “Holotypus / Tinea altaica
Gaedike & Šumpich, 2017” (NMPC). PARATYPES: RUSSIA: ALTA I REPUBLIC: 5  1 , same collection data, gen.
prep. Gaedike 8903, 8936 (both in SDEI), 8752, 8965 (both in NMPC), gen. prep. Šumpich 16046 (3  1 in
NMPC, 2  in SDEI). MONGOLIA: 1 , “Mongolia, Chentej aimak / 10km W von [from] Somon / Delgerchaan,
1250 m / Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab, 1965”, “Nr. 475 [number of location] / 23.VIII.1965”, “Gen. präp. [genitalia slide]
G. Petersen Nr. 2382” (HNHM); 1 , “Mongolia, Uvs aimak / SW Rand des Sees Uvs / nuur, 63 km O von der /
Stadt Ulaangom [SW of the edge of the lake Uvs nuur, 63 km O from city Ulaangom], 790 m / Exp. Dr. Z. Kaszab,
1968”, “Nr. 1064 [number of location] / 26.VI.1968”, “Gen.präp. [genitalia slide] G. Petersen Nr. 2524” (SDEI).
Description. Adult (Figs 10–11). Wingspan 20–23 mm; head brush light brown; labial palpus
on inside creamy, on outside overlaid with darker scales, second segment apically bristled;
scape of antenna with pecten; thorax and tegulae dark brown, tegulae apically light brown;
forewing of male brown grey, at 2/5 length from base of forewing dark brown short stripe
above cell, minute dark brown dot below cell, dark brown dot at distal end of cell, indication
of dark brown dot at apex, basal half of forewing costa overlaid with dark brown scales;
hindwing grey.
The female specimen with more light brown coloured forewing, the dot at distal end of
cell oval, with dark margin around light brown centre; base of fringe along termen with thin
dark brown line.
Male genitalia (Figs 15–18). Uncus triangular, gnathos arms fused; vinculum at posterior
edge having more or less funnel-shaped strongly sclerotized area, saccus long, with rounded
tip; valva as long as uncus-tegumen complex, more or less oval, apical third narrowing to
rounded apex, costal edge straight, ventral edge oblique, with basal half strongly sclerotized,
apical half curved towards apex; phallus somewhat longer than saccus and vinculum, straight,
vesica with numerous minute sclerotized thorns; anellus strongly sclerotized, apical half with
numerous pointed thorns.
Female genitalia (Figs 12–14). Anterior apophysae with small irregularly shaped basal
plate; sternite VIII U-shaped, ductus bursae with short collar-shaped sclerotization, corpus
bursae with approximately 20 sclerotized thorns resembling drawing pins.
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Figs 10–14. Tinea altaica sp. nov. 10–11 – habitus: 10 – male (paratypus); 11 – female (paratypus). 12–14 – female
genitalia: 12 – general view; 13 – detail of ostium; 14 – detail of corpus bursae.
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Figs 15–19. Tinea altaica sp. nov. 15–18 – male genitalia: 15 – general view; 16 – detail of uncus and gnathos from
lateral view; 17 – detail of valva-vinculum-saccus complex from ventral view; 18 – phallus and anellus; 19 – the
habitat at the type locality.
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Differential diagnosis. Super cially similar to Tinea semifulvella Haworth, 1828 and T. semi-
fulvelloides Petersen, 1973, but the pattern on forewing makes the new species distinguishable.
Forewing at 2/5 length from base with a dark brown short stripe above cell, a minute dark
brown dot below cell, a dark brown dot at distal end of cell, an indication of dark brown dot
at apex, basal half of forewing costa overlaid with dark brown scales, while T. semifulvella
with forewing in the basal 2/3 shiny whitish with pink, the apical third with fringe golden
brown; the rst two thirds of costa grey brown, on dorsum at beginning of fringe a small
dark brown dot; T. semifulvelloides on forewing with dark brown edge of costa, at midlength
reaching cell, and a dark brown dot at beginning of fringe.
Clear differences are present in the genitalic structures. In male genitalia the valva is as
long as uncus-tegumen complex, more or less oval, apical third narrowing to rounded apex,
costal edge straight, ventral edge oblique, with basal half strongly sclerotized, while in T.
semifulvella valva is more or less parallel-sided, without sclerotized basal half, and valva in T.
semifulvelloides is more or less triangular, broadest basally. In female genitalia the U-shaped
sternite VIII is characteristic, while the other two species have truncated posterior edge of
sternite (T. semifulvella) or with semicircular posterior edge (T. semifulvelloides).
Etymology. Named after the Altai Mts. using the latinized adjective altaicus (-a, -um).
Biology. Unknown. All specimens were collected in mountain grass steppe at an altitude of
2200 m (Fig. 19).
Distribution. Mongolia, Russia: Altai Mountains (this paper).
Niditinea striolella (Matsumura, 1931)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m, a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, 21.vi.2015, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. et det., R. Gaedike revid. (NMPC).
Distribution. The Palaearctic Region from nearly the entire Europe through Turkey to Nepal,
Mongolia, Siberia, Central Asia (GAEDIKE 2006) and the Russian Far East, and the Nearctic
Region (USA, Canada).
Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
(Fig. 6)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI R EPUBLIC: Aktash village, 50°1912N, 87°3600E, 1400 m a.s.l., 11.vii.2014,
1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8940), 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); the same locality but 21.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep.
Gaedike 8941), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. The entire Palaearctic and Nearctic Region (Canada, USA). The rst record
for the Altai Republic.
Monopis spilotella (Tengström, 1848)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI R EPUBLIC: Aktash env., 17.–22.vii.2009, 1 , B. Schacht leg. (ASPG); Kosh-
-Agach Distr., Kurai env. (6.5 km SW), 1550 m a.s.l., 50°1035N, 87°5355E, grassy steppe, 9.–10.vii.2014, 2 ,
J. Šumpich leg. et det., R. Gaedike revid. (NMPC); Usť-Kan env. (6 km E), 1100 m a.s.l., 50°5605N, 84°5117E,
grassy steppe, meadows, 12.vii.2014, 2 , J. Šumpich leg. et det., R. Gaedike revid. (NMPC).
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Distribution. The Palaearctic Region from Scandinavia through the Baltic countries, the
European part of Russia to Central Asia (BIDZILYA et al. 2002), to Siberia, the Russian Far
East, Mongolia and China. Distributed also in the Nearctic Region (USA, Canada). The rst
records from the Altai Republic were published by BIDZILYA et al. (2002).
Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006
(Figs 22–24)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI R EPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, 11.vii.2014,
7  (gen. prep. Gaedike 8871), 2  (gen. prep. Šumpich 16045), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC, SDEI); the same
locality but 21.vi.2015, 3 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Usť-Kan, 1100 m a.s.l., 50°3605N, 84°5117E, grassy
steppe, meadows, 12.vii.2014, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach District, Kurai env. (15 km SW), Dzhan-
gyskol lake, 1830 m a.s.l., coniferous forest / steppe, 50°1049N, 87°4419E, 24.–25.vi.2015, 4 , J. Šumpich
leg. (NMPC); Ulagan village (45 km N), Chulyshman valley, 51°0103N, 88°0039E, 600 m a.s.l., grassy steppe,
rocks, 27.–28.vi.2015, 1 2 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. Hitherto known only from the Russian Siberia, namely the Altai Republic, Tuva
Republic, and environs of Irkutsk (GAEDIKE 2006, BARYSHNIKOVA 2008).
Description of the female (Figs 20–21). Externally, females resemble the males and cannot
be distinguished from them.
Female genitalia (Figs 22–24). Sternite VIII shield-like sclerotized, central area covered
with minute strong sclerotized thorns, posterior margin with sparsely setose bulge on each
side, lateral edges of anterior margin drawn into long thin processes; ostium lip laterally
strongly sclerotized, adjacent posterior part of ductus bursae widened in comparison to
ostium lip; ductus granulated with minute thorns, corpus bursae with band of numerous thin
long pointed signa.
Monopis pallidella Zagulajev, 1955
(Fig. 7)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: 45 km N of Ulagan village, Chulyshman valley, 51°0103N,
88°0039E, 600 m a.s.l., grassy steppe, rocks, 27.–28.vi.2015, 3  (gen. prep. Gaedike 8938), J. Šumpich leg.
(NMPC).
Distribution. From Romania to Georgia and through Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
Afghanistan) to Siberia, Mongolia and China. In Russia, it occurs from the European regions
to the Primorsky Region but it was hitherto unknown from the Altai Mountains. The rst
record for the Altai Republic.
Family Douglasiidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Tinagma mongolicum Gaedike, 1991
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Kosh-Agach Distr., Tashanta env. (8 km N), 2280 m a.s.l.,
49°4411N, 89°2002E, rocky steppe, meadows, 1.vii.2015, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Usť-Kan, 1100 m
a.s.l., 50°3605N, 84°5117E, grassy steppe, meadows, 12.vii.2014, 15 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach
Distr., Tashanta env. (10 km SW), Ulandryk valley, rocks, 2200 m a.s.l., 49°4033N, 89°0409E, 30.vi.2015, 1 ,
J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach Distr., Kurai env. (5 km SW), 1550 m a.s.l., 50°1035N, 87°5355E, grassy
steppe, 9.–10.vii.2014, 3 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
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Distribution. Known from Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan) to Mongolia and the Rus-
sian Far East (BIDZILYA et al. 2002, BUDASHKIN 2003). From the Russian Altai rst reported
by BIDZILYA et al. (2002).
Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003
(Figs 25–31)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Kash-Agach District, Kurai env. (15 km SW), Dzhangyskol lake,
1830 m a.s.l., coniferous forest / steppe, 50°1049N, 87°4419E, 24.–25.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8953),
J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Ulagan village (45 km N), Chulyshman valley, 600 m a.s.l., 51°0103N, 88°0039E,
grassy steppe, rocks, 27.–28.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8944), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Aktash village, 1400
m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, 11.vii.2014, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Description of the female (Figs 25–27). Wingspan 8 mm. Forewings dark with bronze re-
ection, in middle divided by straight white line. Forewings of female slightly broader than
in male, otherwise very similar to male.
Female genitalia (Figs 28–31). Prolonged triangular, posteriorly truncated sclerite between
anterior apophysae; posterior margin of sternite VIII with central protrusion; sterigma long,
strongly sclerotized, covered with minute pointed thorns, posteriorly ending in three pointed
tips; ductus bursae posterior of corpus bursae with some minute thorns; signum formed by
approximately 25 narrow needle-shaped cornuti of various lengths radiating from rounded
base, as characteristic for the family.
Distribution. The species was described from Kazakhstan. Here, we present the rst records
in addition to the holotype (male). New species for Russia.
Family Epermeniidae Spuler, 1910
Epermenia insecurella (Stainton, 1849)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 21.vi.2015, 1 , J. Šumpich leg., R. Gaedike det. (NMPC).
Distribution. From Central Europe through the Caucasus region to Central Asia (Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan), Siberia (including Altai Mts.), Mongolia and the Russian Far East (GAEDIKE
1993, BUDASHKIN & GAEDIKE 2005).
Epermenia aequidentella (Hofmann, 1867)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 2 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); the same locality but 21.vi.2015, 1 1 (gen. prep.
Gaedike 8948), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. From the Canary and Madeira Islands through South and Central Europe to the
Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan), Central Asia (Turkmenistan), Russia and Mongolia.
GAEDIKE (1993) recorded the species from the Altai Mountains.
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Figs 20–24. Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006. 20–21 – habitus: 20 – Aktash, , 17 mm; 21 – Chulyshman valley,
, 14 mm; 22–24 – female genitalia: 22 – general view; 23 – detail of ostium; 24 – detail of signa.
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Figs 25–31. Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003. 25–27 – habitus: 25 – Kurai env., Dshangyskol lake, , 9 mm;
26 – Chulyshman valley, , 8 mm; 27 – Aktash, , 8 mm. 28–31 – female genitalia: 28 – general view; 29 – detail
of ductus bursae above corpus bursae; 30 – detail of sterigma; 31 – detail of signum.
Epermenia strictella (Wocke, 1867)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Belyashi env., (56 km SE), Dzhazator valley, mountain mea-
dows, 2300 m a.s.l., 49°38N, 88°12E, 7.–8.vii.2014, 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Aktash village, 1400 m
a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 2  1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); the same
locality but 21.vi.2015, 5  1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8749), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Aktash env., route to
9. station, Zavod, 2400–2099 m a.s.l., 50°1934N, 87°4354E, 23.vi.2015, 16 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC);
Aktash env., route to 9. station, below Zavod, 2260 m a.s.l., 50°1914N, 87°4257E, 22.–23.vi.2015, 12 
9 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach Distr., Tashanta env., bellow 11. station, 2280 m a.s.l., 49°4411N,
89°2002E, 1.vii.2015, 5 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kosh-Agach Distr., Kurai env. (5 km SW), 1550 m a.s.l.,
50°1035N, 87°5355E, grassy steppe, 9.–10.vii.2014, 2 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Kash-Agach District,
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Kurai env. (15 km SW), Dzhangyskol lake, 1830 m, coniferous forest / steppe, 50°1049N, 87°4419E, 24.–25.
vi.2015, 3 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. The entire Western Palaearctic Region from North Africa and the Iberian Penin-
sula through the European Russia and Caucasus region, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan)
and Siberia to the Russian Far East and Japan (GAEDIKE 1993, BUDASHKIN & GAEDIKE 2005).
Table 1. Provisional checklist of Tineidae sensu lato (including Meessiidae, Dryadaulidae, Tineidae), Douglasiidae,
Epermeniidae and Glyphipterigidae: Acrolepiinae recorded from the Altai Republic with references to the rst
records. The classi cation and nomenclature follow SINEV (2008) except for the classi cations proposed by REGIER
et al. (2014) and SOHN et al. (2013). New species for Russia are marked with an asterisk (*). Endemic species for
the Russian Altai Mountains are marked with exclamation mark (!). The numbers of species known from Russia
according to SINEV (2008) and this paper are given in brackets.
Meessiidae (14 species)
Infurcitinea ignicomella (Heydenreich, 1851) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Dryadaulidae (4 species)
No species recorded in the Altai Republic so far.
Tineidae (112 species)
Crassicornella crassicornella (Zeller, 1847) this paper
Myrmecozela lutosella (Eversmann, 1844) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Haplotinea insectella (Fabricius, 1794) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Scardia boletella (Fabricius, 1794) this paper
Trichophaga ziniella Zagulajev, 1960 this paper
Nemapogon cloacella (Haworth, 1828) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Elatobia kostjuki Zagulajev, 1994 BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Tineola bisselliella (Hummel, 1823) this paper
Tinea bothniella Svensson, 1953 BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Tinea columbariella Wocke, 1877 BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
*Tinea hongorella Zagulajev, 1975 this paper
!*Tinea altaica sp. nov. this paper
Niditinea striolella (Matsumura, 1931) BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Monopis laevigella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) this paper
!Monopis luteocostalis Gaedike, 2006 BARYSHNIKOVA (2008)
Monopis spilotella (Tengström, 1848) BIDZILYA et al. (2002)
Monopis pallidella Zagulajev, 1955 this paper
Douglasiidae (11 species)
Tinagma mongolicum Gaedike, 1991 BIDZILYA et al. (2002)
Tinagma dryadis Staudinger, 1872 GAEDIKE (2010)
*Klimeschia biarmatella Budashkin, 2003 this paper
Epermeniidae (24 species)
Epermenia aequidentella (E. Hofmann, 1867) BUDASHKIN & SINEV (2008)
Epermenia illigerella (Hubner, [1813]) BUDASHKIN & SINEV (2008)
Epermenia insecurella (Stainton, 1849) BUDASHKIN & SINEV (2008)
Epermenia strictella (Wocke, 1867) BUDASHKIN & SINEV (2008)
Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979 this paper
Ochromolopis kaszabi Gaedike, 1973 BUDASHKIN & SINEV (2008)
Acrolepiinae (24 species)
Acrolepiopsis sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931) this paper
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Epermenia illigerella (Hübner, 1813)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI R EPUBLIC: Kosh-Agach Distr., Kurai env. (5 km SW), 1550 m a.s.l., 50°1035N,
87°5355E, grassy steppe, 9.–10.vii.2014, 1 , J. Šumpich leg., R. Gaedike det. (NMPC).
Distribution. The entire Europe, through the European part of Russia to Caucasus and Central
Asia (GAEDIKE 1993, BUDASHKIN & GAEDIKE 2005).
Epermenia ochreomaculella asiatica Gaedike, 1979
(Fig. 8)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Kosh-Agach Distr., Tashanta env. (10 km SW), Ulandryk valley,
rocks, 2200 m a.s.l., 49°4033N, 89°0409E, 30.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8750), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. While the typical subspecies is known from the Mediterranean region to the
Caucasus area, Ukraine and the European part of Russia, the subspecies E. o. asiatica is known
from Lebanon through Turkey to Mongolia and the Russian Far East. In Russia hitherto known
only from the Taymyr, Yakutiya and Khabarovsk Regions (BUDASHKIN & SINEV 2008). New
species for the Altai Republic.
Ochromolopis kaszabi Gaedike, 1973
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 5  (gen. prep. Šumpich 17016), 1 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC), the same locality but
21.vi.2015, 11 , J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. Russia (including Altai), Mongolia (GAEDIKE & MALLY 2014) and China (GAE-
DIKE 2009).
Family Glyphipterigidae Stainton, 1854
Subfamily Acrolepiinae Heinemann, 1870
Acrolepiinae was classi ed as a subfamily by SOHN et al. (2013).
Acrolepiopsis sapporensis (Matsumura, 1931)
(Fig. 9)
Material examined. RUSSIA: ALTAI REPUBLIC: Aktash village, 1400 m a.s.l., 50°1912N, 87°3600E, grassy
steppe, rocks, 11.vii.2014, 3  (gen. prep. Gaedike 8874), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC); Ulagan village (45 km N),
Chulyshman valley, 600 m a.s.l., 51°0103N, 88°0039E, grassy steppe, rocks, 27.–28.vi.2015, 1 (gen. prep.
Gaedike 8945), 1 (gen. prep. Gaedike 8946), J. Šumpich leg. (NMPC).
Distribution. Hitherto known from Russia and Japan. In Russia, it was so far only record-
ed in Taymyr, Khakassia, the surroundings of Baykal lake (Hamar Daban Mts.), and from
the Far East (BUDASHKIN & SINEV 2008). It was introduced to Hawaii (USA) (ZIMMERMAN
1978, misidenti ed as Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)). New species for the Altai
Republic.
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Acknowledgements
The authors are thankful to Jari Junnilainen (Vantaa, Finland) and Andreas Stübner (Peitz,
Germany) for providing material for study, to Yuriy Budashkin (Kurortnoe, Ukraine), Richard
Mally (Bergen, Norway) and Wolfram Mey (Berlin, Germany) for useful information and
additions, and to Petr Kment (Prague, Czech Republic) and Richard Mally for linguistic cor-
rections. The work of JS was nancially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech
Republic (DKRVO 2017/14, National Museum, 00023272).
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2002: A contribution to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera fauna of Ukok plateau in south-eastern Altai
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  • Yu I Budashkin
  • F Klyuchko Z
  • Y Kostjuk I
BIDZILYA O. V., BUDASHKIN YU. I., KLYUCHKO Z. F. & KOSTJUK I. Y. 2002: A contribution to the knowledge of the Lepidoptera fauna of Ukok plateau in south-eastern Altai, Russia. Entomofauna 23: 201-220.
Reviziya moley-duglasiid (Lepidoptera, Douglasiidae) fauny byvshego SSSR. [A revision of Douglasiidae (Lepidoptera) of the former USSR fauna]
  • Budashkin I Yu
BUDASHKIN YU. I. 2003: Reviziya moley-duglasiid (Lepidoptera, Douglasiidae) fauny byvshego SSSR. [A revision of Douglasiidae (Lepidoptera) of the former USSR fauna]. Pratsi Zoologichnogo Muzeyu KNUT Shevchenko (Kiiv) 1: 59–112 (in Russian).
Zur Kenntnis der Epermeniidae der Ostpaläarktis (Lepidoptera)
  • Gaedike R
GAEDIKE R. 1993: Zur Kenntnis der Epermeniidae der Ostpaläarktis (Lepidoptera). Nota Lepidopterologica 16: 91-104.
New and poorly known Palaearctic Microlepidoptera (Tineidae, Acrolepiidae, Douglasiidae, Epermeniidae)
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