Evergestis aenealis

Alipanah, Helen, Khodadad, Masoumeh, Rajaei, Hossein & Haseli, Mohammad, 2018, Taxonomic study of the genus Evergestis Hübner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Glaphyriinae) in Iran with description of a new species, Zootaxa 4420 (1), pp. 1-33: 2

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Evergestis aenealis


Evergestis aenealis  ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Material examined. HMIMAbout HMIM: Iran, Alborz Prov.: 1 ♂, Dizin, Velāyat Rood , 2250 m, 28.vii.1994, Ebrāhimi leg.  ; SMNKAbout SMNK: 1 ♂, N. Iran, Elburs-Mts. Masandaran (an erroneous spelling of Māzandarān Prov.), Polur, Damavand , 2500 m, 7.–10.vii.1972, Ebert & Falkner leg.  , 1 ♀, Macedonien, Ohrid-Prespasee , 3.–6.vi.1962, H. Schiller leg. (ex. coll. H. Schiller)  .

Distribution. Throughout Europe (excluding Great Britain and Ireland), Iran: Gorgan, Hesarchal valley (Sardab valley), Mirabi Mt., and Nesa (Lederer 1871; Osthelder 1938; Toll 1948; Amsel 1961; Goater 2005).

Remarks. Two of the three subspecies of this species viz., E. aenealis dimorphalis Osthelder, 1938  and E. aenealis obscura Toll, 1948  , have been described from Iran ( Osthelder 1938; Toll 1948; Goater 2005). The type localities of the former and latter subspecies are Hesarchal, Sardab valley in Elburz area ( Osthelder 1938) and Mirabi Mt. in NE Iran ( Toll 1948), respectively. The examined specimens have a gray forewing with yellowishbrown tint that match with E. aenealis dimorphalis  .


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