Fauna of Lepidoptera of the Mykhailivska Tsilyna Nature Reserve

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The database contains data on insects, some Lepidoptera families (superfamily Pyraloidea mainly) registered on the territory of the Nature Reserve “Mykhaylivsʹka Tsilyna”. The materials were partially included in the first three volumes of the Annals of Nature of the Reserve. The database contains data on the findings of 173 butterflies species.

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Govorun O (2024). Fauna of Lepidoptera of the Mykhailivska Tsilyna Nature Reserve. Version 1.0. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=mykhailivska_tsilyna_insects&v=1.0


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: a614cf62-832a-44c4-a9b1-a9e494477425.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; Lepidoptera; insects; entomofauna; Sumy region; Ukraine; biodiversity; nature reserve fund; Mykhailivska Tsilyna; nature reserve; Observation


Oleksandr Govorun
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Sumy State Pedagogical University named after A.S. Makarenko
+38(067)968 45 32
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset consists of records made on the territory of Sumy administrative region of Ukraine.

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.744, 34.164], North East [50.748, 34.182]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of records of Lepidoptera species only.,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Lepidoptera
Family Crambidae, Cossidae, Drepanidae, Geometridae, Erebidae, Lasiocampidae, Notodontidae, Limacodidae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Sphingidae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2018-08-07 / 2022-08-27

Sampling Methods

The main method of collection is a light trap. With the onset of dusk 2 arc-mercury lamps of 250 W were turned on, fixed at a height of 2-2.5 m from the ground surface against white screens. Catching butterflies continued until dawn. Insects were mounted on entomological needles or placed in mattresses for further identification. Some species that are easy to identify were recorded without catching. Butterflies were collected by hand in places where they stay during the day (vegetation, trunks and stumps, fences, walls of buildings, etc.). With this method, some species were found that did not fly to the light, and it was also possible to collect material where it was impossible to use the lamps. Species were identified by external morphological features.

Study Extent It is located within the boundaries of Sumy region, in the west of Lebedyn district near Velyki Luky village (Katerynivska village council) to the northwest of Stepove village and partly within the boundaries of Vilshany territorial community in the basin of Sula river. The total area of the Reserve is 882.9 hectares of state-owned land. I would like to express my gratitude to the head of the Ukrainian Steppe Reserve branch M.G. Piddubyna and the community of Velyki Luky village for the assistance of conducting research. Sincerely grateful to the NGO “Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group” for help in placing data in the GBIF system.
Quality Control The author bears full responsibility for the quality of the data provided in the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field research.
  2. Species identification according to specific morphological traits.
  3. Georeferencing.
  4. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Говорун О.В. До вивчення вогнівок (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» // Природничі науки : Збірник наукових праць / голов. ред. В. І. Шейко. – Суми: Вид-во СумДПУ імені А. С. Макаренка, 2018. – Випуск 15. – С. 6-10.
  2. Говорун О.В., Дубіковська А.В., Кукса Т.А., Заїка М.П. До вивчення фауни деяких родин нічних лускокрилих (Insecta, Lepidoptera) природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» Природничі науки – 2019. Випуск 16. – С. 51-54.
  3. Говорун О.В., Михайленко Л.О., Рибіна Г.О. Совки (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» Природничі науки – 2019. Випуск 16. – С. 54-59.
  4. Говорун О.В. Результати дослідження фауни вогнівок (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» // Наукові доповіді НУБіП України № 1(83) (2020). HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.31548/DOPOVIDI2020.01.001 HTTP://DX.DOI.ORG/10.31548/DOPOVIDI2020.01.001
  5. Говорун О.В. Результати дослідження фауни вогнівок (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Crambidae) природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» // Моніторинг та охорона біорізноманіття в Україні: Твариний світ / Серія: “Conservation Biology in Ukraine”. – Вип. 16. Т. 2. – Київ; Чернівці: Друк Арт, 2020. – С. 44-48.
  6. Говорун О.В. Результати дослідження фауни вогнівок (Lepidoptera, Рyralidae) природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» у 2019 році // Літопис природи. Том 1. 2021 р. / Природний заповідник «Михайлівська Цілина». – Суми, 2021. – С. 47-55.
  7. Говорун О.В., Конвісар А.С. Фауна безхребетних природного заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» // Теоретичні та прикладні аспекти досліджень з біології, географії та хімії: матеріали ІV Всеукраїнської наукової конференції студентів та молодих учених, м. Суми, 29 квітня 2022 р. – Суми: CумДПУ імені А.С. Макаренка, 2022. – С. 12-22.
  8. Говорун О.В. Результати дослідження вогнівок (lepidoptera, pyraloidea) заповідника «Михайлівська цілина» (Сумська область) // News Biosphere Reserve " Askania Nova", vol. 24, 2022 – С. 68-72. DOI: https://doi.org/10.53904/1682-2374/2022-24/10 https://doi.org/10.53904/1682-2374/2022-24/10
  9. Govorun O.V. Invertebrate fauna of the “Mykhailivska Tsilyna” Nature Reserve. Scientific and educational dimensions of natural sciences: Scientific monograph. – Riga, Latvia: “Baltija Publishing”, 2023. – Р. 62-98. DOI https://doi.org/10.30525/978-9934-26-289-0-4 https://doi.org/10.30525/978-9934-26-289-0-4
  10. Говорун О.В., Пташенчук О.О. Лускокрилі Природного заповідника «Михайлівська Цілина» Ukrainian Journal of Natural Sciences №3 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.35433/naturaljournal.3.2023.24-38 https://doi.org/10.35433/naturaljournal.3.2023.24-38

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