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Type: Article
Published: 2016-11-18
Page range: 168–173
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Kintrishi State Nature Reserve — a hotspot for mayfly (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) diversity in Adjara (Georgia)

National Museum of Natural History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bohdan Khmelnitsky str., 15, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine
State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Teatralna 18, 79008 Lviv, Ukraine and Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Branišovská 31, CZ-37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Department of Hydrobiology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1/12, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Ephemeroptera nature reserve species diversity elevational distribution ecological preferences type localities


The mayfly fauna of Kintrishi State Nature Reserve and its vicinities were investigated. For the present moment the mayfly species-list for the reserve and its vicinities comprises 34 species. This territory is the type locality of three described species and a further five undescribed species. Species elevational distribution and ecological preferences within the territory are briefly discussed. The role of the investigated territory for the mayflies' conservation is highlighted.