Evergestis comealis ( Amsel, 1961 )

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: 10-13

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4420.1.1

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039F87FD-FFBC-0972-FF6A-FAACFC38FF2A

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scientific name

Evergestis comealis ( Amsel, 1961 )
status

 

Evergestis comealis ( Amsel, 1961)  stat. n.

Evergestis caesialis comealis Amsel, 1961: 428  , pl. 7 fig. 242; type locality: Iran, Comé, 2600 m.

Material examined. HMIMAbout HMIM: Iran, Alborz Prov.: 1 ♀, Dizin , 17.viii.1973, Ebert leg.  , 2 ♀♀, Gachsar, Dizin, 3060 m, 10.–12.viii.1975, Pāzuki, Abāi leg., 1 ♂ 2 ♀♀, 6 km E. Āzādbar- Tāleghān Rd. , 2350 m, 21.vii.1988, Mirzāyāns, Badii leg.  , 1 ♂, Tāleghān, Kalānak, 1950 m, 26.vi.1994, Ebrāhimi leg.; Āzarbāijān-e Gharbi Prov. : 2 ♀♀, Māku, Sangar vill., N 39˚ 18΄ 37.5˝, E 044˚ 26΄ 8.52˝, 1004 m, 16.ix.2011, Ālipanāh, Falsafi leg.  ; Chāhārmahāl va Bakhtiāri Prov.: 1 ♂, Chelgerd , 2500 m, 17, 18.viii.1995, Mirzyāns, Badii leg.  , 1 ♀, Shahrekord, Farrokh Shahr, 23.vii.1974, Hāshemi, Zairi leg.; Esfahān Prov.: 1 ♂, Kāshān, Karkas Mt. , 2800 m, 29.vii.1974, Hāshemi, Zairi leg.  , 1 ♂, Natanz, Lākaj, 1550 m, 21.–23.ix.1996, Parchami-Arāghi, Barāri leg., 1 ♀, Natanz, Abyāneh, 2200 m, 11.viii.1988, Hāshemi leg., 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Natanz, Tāmeh , N 33˚ 27΄ 43.44˝, E 051˚ 50΄ 52.44˝, 2283 m, 11.viii.2010, Nematiān, Ālipanāh leg.  ; Fārs Prov.: 1 ♂ 2 ♀♀, Kāmfiruz, Tang-e Bostānak, 1680 m, 29.ix.1996, Barāri, Parchami-Arāghi leg.  , 1 ♂, Eghlid, Basirān, 2030 m, 26.–27.ix.1996, Barāri, Moghaddam, Parchami- Arāghi leg., 1 ♂, Sepidān, Mārgoon fall, 2000 m, 14.ix.1998, Mofidi-Neyestānak, Manzari leg.; Ghom Prov.: 1 ♂, Vesf , 2300 m, 5.viii.1988, Hāshemi leg.  ; Hormozgān Prov.: one specimen without abdomen, Gohreh , 9.iii.1971, Pāzuki, Āyatollāhi leg.  ; Khorāsān-e Razavi Prov.: 1 ♀, N. Binālud Mt. , 1800 m, 11.–12.viii.1993, Ebrāhimi, Badii leg.  , 1 ♂, W. Bājgirān, 7 km W. Gharah Chegheh vill., Gharah Chegheh protected area, N 37˚ 39΄ 11.8˝, E 058˚ 14΄ 32.9˝, 2036 m, 21.vi.2013, Ālipanāh, Falsafi leg.  ; Khorāsān-e Shomāli Prov.: 2 ♂♂  , Golestān National Park, Ālmeh, 1700 m, 25.vii.2001, Gilasiān, Moghaddam, Ghayurfar leg.  ; Kohgiluyeh va Boyerahmad Prov.: 7 ♂♂ 6 ♀♀, Bizhan , 6 km N. Sisakht , Denā Mt. , 2900 m, 19.ix.2001, Gyulai, Garai leg.  , 1 ♂, Sisakht, Tangeh-ye Kuh Gol, 2300 m, 9.ix.1991, Ebrāhimi, Badii leg., 1 ♀, Yāsuj, Tang-e Sorkh, 2200 m, 9.ix.1974, Pāzuki, Hāshemi leg.; Kordestān Prov.: 1 ♀, Saghez- Marivān Rd., 30 km S. Saghez , N 36˚ 06΄ 12.6˝, E 46˚ 20΄ 53.6˝, 1474 m, 29.vi.2015, Nāserzādeh, Hājiesmailiān, Montreuil leg.  ; Markazi Prov.: 1 ♂, Arāk, Rāhjerd, 1550 m, 1.x.1991, Hāshemi leg.  ; Māzandarān Prov.: 1 ♂ Malār , 8.vii.1971, Hāshemi, Zairi leg.  , 1 ♀, Rāmsar, 6 km Javāherdeh , N 36˚ 54΄ 29.3˝, 050˚ 35΄ 13.2˝, 554 m, 23.vii.2007, Ālipanāh, Zahiri leg.  ; Tehrān Prov.: 1 ♀, Damāvand , 19.vii.1969, Mirzāyāns, Abāi leg.  , 1 ♀, Damāvand, Gardlash, Ārou, 2120 m, 29.vii.1988, Mirzāyāns, Badii leg., 1 ♂ 1 ♀, Shahrestānak, Kiākolā fountain, 2400 m, 20.vii.1988, Mirzāyāns, Badii leg., 3 ♀♀, Tār lake , 2700 m, 26.vii.1988, Mirzāyāns, Badii leg.  , 1 ♀, Tār lake , 2700 m, 24.viii.1992, Ebrāhimi, Badii leg.  , 1 ♀, Shemshak , 2700 m, 11.– 12.viii.1981, Hāshemi leg.  , 1 ♀, Evin , 25.viii.1973, Anonymous leg. (GS: HA-2029; HA-2049); SMNKAbout SMNK: Paratype ♂, Iran  , Fārs, Straβe Ardekan– Talochosroe, Comé, 2600 m, 28.vi.1937, leg. H. G. Amsel  , coll. Brandt (ex. coll. H. G. Amsel) (GU. 836); 1 ♂, Iran, Khorassan, Kuh I Binaloud ( Meched ) (an erroneous spelling of Mashhad ), 2500 m, 16.viii.1938, coll. Brandt (ex coll. H. G. Amsel) (GS: HA-2039). 

Diagnosis. For main external morphology, see Amsel (1961). They have a distinct variation in the ground color of both fore- and hindwings. Most specimens have brown to yellowish-brown wings both in upper- and underside ( Figs 6C, D View Figure ); while few of them are light brown ( Figs 6A, B View Figure ). Although E. comealis  is very similar to E. caesialis  in external view, they differ from each other in some characters of the male genitalia: (1) in E. caesialis  uncus is in the shape of elongated triangle laterally ( Fig. 2F View Figure ); while in the same view, in all examined specimens of E. comealis  , it is slightly expanded and then narrowed distally, with an oblique apex ( Figs 7A, D View Figure ); (2) ventral surface of the gnathos in E. caesialis  is densely toothed at distal half ( Figs 2G, H View Figure ) comparing to being distantly separated in E. comeali  s ( Fig. 7D View Figure ); (3) E. comealis  shows two clusters of cornuti at the distal end of phallus ( Figs 7A, G View Figure ) in contrast to one small cluster in E. caesialis  ( Figs 2E, I View Figure ). Considering the female genitalia, only minor variations in the length of colliculum and the shape of folded area at the posterior end of ductus bursae ( Figs 5A, B, D, E, G, H View Figure ) were observed in both species.

Based on direct examination of the E. caesialis  and E. caesialis comealis  specimens of Amsel's collection and those differences mentioned above, E. caesialis comealis  is here raised to the species level, E. comealis  . Distribution. Iran (Komehr, Komehr- Kakan Rd.) ( Amsel 1961).

HMIM

Jard� Bot�nic Marimurtra

SMNK

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkunde Karlsruhe (State Museum of Natural History)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Evergestis

Loc

Evergestis comealis ( Amsel, 1961 )

Alipanah, Helen, Khodadad, Masoumeh, Rajaei, Hossein & Haseli, Mohammad 2018

2018
Loc

Evergestis caesialis comealis

Amsel, 1961 : 428