Lycaena icarus Rott. F. wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911

Korb, Stanislav K., 2018, On the blue butterfly taxa established by L. G. Courvoisier with the type locality “ Narün ” (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae), Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 589-594: 590

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.11

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scientific name

Lycaena icarus Rott. F. wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911
status

 

Lycaena icarus Rott. F. wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911  ( figs. 4, 5 View Figure , 16B View Figure )

Courvoisier, 1911a: 141; 1911b: 105, type locality: “Herrn Dr. M. Wiskott aus Narün”.

[ Lycaena  ] Venus St. f. Wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911  . Courvoisier, 1913: 291.

The type series contain 3 syntypes. To preserve the nomenclatural stability, I designate here the lectotype of Lycaena icarus Rott. f. wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911  , a male specimen ( figs. 4, 5 View Figure ), fully identical to the one figured by L.G. Courvoisier (1911b: pl. 2, fig. 7 View Figure ), labelled: pink paper, printed “ TYPUS ”; pink paper, handwritten “Narün | 1909 Wisk.”.

Two other syntype specimens (females) are designated here as paralectotypes.

The comparison of P. icarus wiskotti  and P. venus  lectotypes ( figs. 1, 2, 4, 5 View Figure ) with no doubts show: they are two different species, the taxon wiskotti  cannot be included into P. venus  : they differ in wings upperside ground color tone and pattern ( P. venus  has a black discal spot on the forewing, whereas P. icarus  does not have it; P. venus  has black marginal spots on the hindwing, P. icarus  does not have them; etc.), in wings underside pattern ( P. venus  has two subbasal spots in discal cell on the forewing, P. icarus  has only one such spot; subtornal spots in P. venus  are almost red, in P. icarus  they are almost orange; etc.). Due to this reason the subspecies P. venus markusha Korb, 2014  from Inner Tian-Shan was described ( Korb, 2014). Thus, I concluded that the subspecies P. icarus wiskotti  which was described from the South-Eastern Russia is clearly a synonym of the nominate subspecies: P. icarus icarus (Rottemburg, 1775)  = P. icarus wiskotti (Courvoisier, 1911)  , syn.n. (type locality by the lectotype designation: Narün NE from Astrakhan between rivers Volga and Ural).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lycaenidae

Genus

Lycaena

Loc

Lycaena icarus Rott. F. wiskotti Courvoisier, 1911

Korb, Stanislav K. 2018

2018
Loc

Lycaena

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