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Article name THE BUTTERFLY FAUNA OF THE NIZHNY NOVGOROD REGION INVENTARISATION EXPERIENCE (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA) AND ITS USE FOR THE REGIONAL RED DATA BOOK BUILDING
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Stanislav K. Korb, Nizhniy Novgorod Branch of the Russian Entomological Society, e-mail: stanislavkorb@list.ru
Dmitry A. Pozhogin, Nizhniy Novgorod Branch of the Russian Entomological Society, e-mail: swerig@mail.ru
Alexander A. Zatakovoy, Nizhniy Novgorod Branch of the Russian Entomological Society, e-mail: zatakovojj@rambler.ru
Roman E. Talyak, years of life: 11.07.1961 – 04.02.2016.

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Korb S.K., Pogozhin D.A., Zatakovoy A.A., Talyak R.E. 2017. The butterfly fauna of the Nizhny Novgorod Region inventarisation experience (Insecta: Lepidoptera) and its use for the regional Red Data Book building. Nature Conservation Research 2 (1): 57–72.

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Discussed is an inventory of the Lepidoptera fauna of the Nizhny Novgorod region, its current status and prospects of its study. At the moment 1412 species of Lepidoptera are known from this area, but according to preliminary estimates the total number of species of Lepidoptera in this area amounts probably between 1800 and 2000. The necessity of the inclusion of 66 species of Lepidoptera in the Red Data Book of the Nizhny Novgorod region (approximately 4.5% of its current fauna and about 3.2% of its expected fauna) is discussed. The necessity of the exception of 49 species of Lepidoptera by the Red Data Book of Nizhny Novgorod region is shown. The prospects for the protection of the Lepidoptera fauna within this area are discussed. Proposed is the usage of the IUCN status criteria for regional Red List with their modification in the area of the species.

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fauna inventory, Lepidoptera, Lepidoptera list, Red Data Book of the Nizhny Novgorod region

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Received: 03.08.2016

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