Volume 93, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Herein, we report the results of study of species in Primorsk and Khabarovsk regions of Russia. Three species of the group: , , and were identified by molecular taxonomic diagnostics for the first time in Russia. Surprisingly, , which earlier was considered the only species of in Russian Far East, was not observed. We analyzed nucleotide variation in the 610-bp fragment of the 5′ end of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) region. All species possessed a distinctive set of COI sequences. A maximum likelihood phylogenetic tree was constructed for members of the hyrcanus group. The examined group members could be divided into two major subgroups: subgroup 1 ( and ) and subgroup 2 (, , and ), which were found to be monophyletic.


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  • Received : 07 Apr 2014
  • Accepted : 24 Mar 2015
  • Published online : 02 Sep 2015

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