CHANGES IN THE COMPLEX OF PHYLLOPHAGOUS LEPIDOPTERA (INSECTA) IN DECIDUOUS TREES OF KHARKIV CITY FOR 50 YEARS

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Eugenia Kardash

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The aim of this work is to compare the species composition of phyllophagous Lepidoptera in deciduous trees
of Kharkiv city as of the 1960s and 2017-2020, as well as the distribution of insect species by lifestyle, by the
size of individuals, and by the ability to mass propagation. The greatest increase in the number of genera and
species was noted in the families Gracillariidae, Tortricidae, and Geometridae, and a decrease in the families
Notodontidae and Erebidae. Gracillariidae has been replenished due to 4 alien species: Cameraria ohridella,
Macrosaccus robiniella, Parectopa robiniella, and Phyllonorycter issikii. Open-living species predominate in
both assessments, however, at the second assessment, the number of species with semi-hidden and hidden lifestyles
increased as well as the number of middle-size and small-size species. The eruptive species from the fi rst
assessment became rarer, and alien species more often.

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KARDASH, Eugenia. CHANGES IN THE COMPLEX OF PHYLLOPHAGOUS LEPIDOPTERA (INSECTA) IN DECIDUOUS TREES OF KHARKIV CITY FOR 50 YEARS. Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 24, p. 27-39, june 2021. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/372>. Date accessed: 31 july 2021.
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