Notodonta ziczac ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)

Saldaitis, Aidas, Ivinskis, Povilas & Rimsaite, Jolanta, 2013, Notodonta valeria, a new species (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae) from China, with taxonomic remarks on Notodonta ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758), Zootaxa 3681 (5), pp. 589-594: 589-590

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Notodonta ziczac ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758)


Notodonta ziczac ziczac (Linnaeus, 1758) 

( Figs. 1, 2View FIGURES 1 – 8, 9, 13View FIGURES 9 – 15)

Phalena venosa Fourcroy, 1785 

Notodonta ziczac monticola Dannehl, 1925  Notodonta ziczac lapponica Dannehl, 1929  Notodonta ziczac dimorpha Rangnow, 1935  Notodonta ziczac reisseri Rungs, 1956 

Material examined. 1 male, Lithuania, Klaipeda distr., v. Karkle 25. v. 2005. leg. P. Ivinskis (prep. OP 1456 m) (coll. NRCV); 1 male, Lithuania, Vilnius distr., v. Kalniskes, 13. viii. 2006. leg. P. Ivinskis (coll. NRCV); 1 male, Ukraine, Transkarpatien, Dorf Wyschka, 15–22. v. 1997. leg. Rutjan (prep. OP 1516 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Hungary, Borzsony,Nagymaros, 16. iv. 2007. leg. O. Pekarsky (prep. OP 1389 m) (coll. OPB); 2 males, UdSSR occ. 300 km S.W. Moskau, Umg Bryansk, Paluje, 14–16. vii. 1985. leg. Einh. Sammler (prep. OP 1510 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Spanien, Prov. Teruel, Arbarr acin, 0 9. viii. 1988., 1100 m, leg. W. Pavlas (prep. OP 1500 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Sardinia sept. Umg. Tempi P., Monte Limbara, 1200 m, 27. vi. 1973. Leg. Laubmeler Sommerer (prep. OP 1501) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, USSR, Kazakhstan, Kurgan region,v. Mostovka, 24. vii. 1984., (prep. OP 1515 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Makedonia, Prilep, 0 2. viii. 1973. (prep. OP 1502 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Bulgaria, Pirin Mts., bez. Sandanski, Liljanowo, 02–09. ix. 1986. leg. F. Eichler (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Bulgaria, Rila, 1200 m.,Rilszki Monastir, Hiza Rybni jezera, 04–05. vii. 1978. leg. I.-P. Gyulai (prep. OP 1503 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Macedonia, Ohrid, 31. vii. 1971. leg. Hollsmder (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Greece, Macedonien, Pontokerasea, 300 m, 0 2. ix. 1985. leg. W. Pavlas (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Greece sept., Macedonien, Disron Mts. 200 m, Umg Kilkis, 21. v. 1982. Leg. G. Behounek (prep. OP 1504 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 2 males, Kleinasien, Prov. Kastamonu, 20 km S. W. Kastamonu, 1300 m, 14. viii. 1983. leg de Freina (prep. OP 1505 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 female, Hungary, Bacs– Kiskun megye, Bugac, 14. viii. 2008. leg. O. Pekarsky (prep. OP 1390 f) (coll. OPB); 1 male, 1 female, Russia, Moscow, Odinzovskyj reg., Schigasovo, 25–30. vii. 2011. leg. P. Morozov (coll. PMM). Throughout its distribution N. ziczac  varies significantly in size, wing pattern and color, however male and female genital structures are generally consistent ( Figs. 9, 13View FIGURES 9 – 15).

Notodonta ziczac pallida (Grünberg, 1912)  ( Fig. 3View FIGURES 1 – 8, 10View FIGURES 9 – 15)

Material examined: 1 male, E. Kazakhstan, Kara-itysh valley, Akzhan desert, h= 200 m, 20. v. 2006, leg. R. Yakovlev (prep OP 1482 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Kazakhstan, Ketmen Mts., near Tuyuk, 20–30. Vi. 1996. 2200 m. leg. V. Gurko (prep. OP 1481 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 2 males, Kazakhstan, Ili river, 300 m, Dorf bereke, 5–10. v. 1997. leg. S. Toropov (prep. OP 1483 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, E. Kazakhstan, Zyrianovsk, 450 m 10. vi. 1994. Leg. M. Danilevsky (prep. OP 1498 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Kazakhstan, prov. Almaty, Uzunbulak, Kuluktau, 1600 m, 79 ˚02E, 43 ˚08N, 23. vi. 1996. leg. Gy. Fabian & L. Nadai (prep. OP 1499 m) (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, Kirgizstan, Terskey Ala Tau, Orta–Kokpak river, 2400 m., 5.vii. 1993. leg.V. Murzin (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM); 1 male, S. E. Kazakhstan, Ili river, Bakanas, 2– 6. v. 1997. leg. A. Klimenko (coll. MWM/ ZSMAbout ZSM).

This subspecies, described from Central Asia, differs from N. ziczac ziczac  by its paler wing color and wide triangular-formed sclerotization of the valva extending from the costa to the center of the valva ( Fig. 10View FIGURES 9 – 15). Although the authors have not located the types in the MNHU collection, A. Schintlmeister provided slides of a male syntype and an undissected female lectotype specimen of N. ziczac pallida  indicating “Juldus” as the locality. Lectotype, female: designated by Thomas Witt, München, printed, red, square label, hand writing label ( Notodonta ziczac  v. pallida Grünberg (Seitz)), printed type locality label (Juldus), small rosy printed label (origin.), hand writing white label (abgebildet) and yellow printed label (photo by A. Schintlmeister # 2750).

Juldus (now Kaidu He, Xinjiang, West China) is a large, lowland Central Asian river sourced from the Tian–Shan mountains supporting a "tugay forest" of poplar and willow trees. We have studied several specimens from nearby localities with similar habitats (Ili, Orta–Kokpak rivers) and found those specimens matched the type specimens. N. ziczac pallida  is geographically isolated in the Taklamakan desert and Tibetan plateau where it is found along lowland rivers with poplar species and also differs morphologically from high altitude species N. valeria  sp. n.


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