Agrilus relegatus Curletti, 1990,

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Taxonomic, distributional and biological study of the genus Agrilus (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Part II, Zootaxa 4554 (2), pp. 401-459: 439-440

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Agrilus relegatus Curletti, 1990
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Agrilus relegatus Curletti, 1990 

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= alexeevi Bellamy, 1998 syn. nov.

Taxonomy. Curletti (1990) proposed the name relegatus  for a subspecies of A. dualis Alexeev & Bílý, 1980  from Crete. The new subspecies was distinguished by the difference in the color, by more prominent anterior lobe of pronotum and by bifid claws of posterior tarsi. Since then, numerous material of this taxon have been collected which considerably extends its geographical range and revealed its significant variability. The color of head and pronotum is sexually induced. In the male, it is greenish or bluish, in the female with golden-orange or reddish tinge. North European specimens are almost unicolored while those from Jordan are brightly bicolored. The length of prosternal lobe varies even within the series from the same locality. The type of metatarsal claws differs in the same species and specimens from the Crete have both type of claws. For this reason, specimens from Crete are considered conspecific with specimens from the mainland. The specific name dualis Alexeev & Bílý, 1980  is preoccupied and was replaced by the name alexeevi Bellamy, 1998. However, the name relegatus Curletti, 1990  has a priority and therefore it becomes the valid specific name of the species.

Examined specimens. BULGARIA. Arkutino; 42°18'N, 27°43'E; 6-1982; 3 (EJCB). Carevo [= Tsarevo]; 42°10'11"N, 027°50'53"E; 6-2004; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Ropotamo Nat. Park ; 42°19'14"N, 027°44'17"E; 6-1982; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . // Ropotamo-Arkutino; 42°20'N, 027°43'30"E; 1976; Larval host: Quercus  ; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . CROATIA. Kvarner Lošinj Isl. , Sv. Jakov env.; 44°38'N, 014°23'E; 7-2016; Larval host: Quercus ilex  L.; 3 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Pelješac, Orebič; 42°58'44"N, 017°10'38"E; 6-2005; 3 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . GREECE. Central Macedonia. Nea Vrasna—Asprovalta; 40°42'58"N, 023°40'32"E; 7-1998; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Crete. Ano Zaros gorge [= Rouvas Gorge], Idi Psiloritis; 35°08'23"N, 024°54'35"E; 6-1995; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Chania dist. , Omalos; 35°20'N, 023°54'E; 6-1989; Larval host: Quercus coccifera  L.; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Chania dist., Omalos ; 35°20'N, 023°54'E; 5-1990; alt. 1500 m; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Chania province , 3 km S of Alikampo; 35°19'01"N, 024°12'41"E; 5-2007; alt. 650 m; 1 ♂ ( RRPC)GoogleMaps  // Fourfouras vill.; 35°13'N, 024°43'E; 5, 6-2003; 3 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Fourfouras vill., Idi Oros; 35°13'N, 024°43'E; 5-2002; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Georgioupoli ; 35°22'N, 024°15'E; 5-2002; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Hania, Topolia; 35°26'N, 023°41'E; 1992; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Kournas lake env.; 35°19'30"N, 024°17'E; 6-2017; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . ISRAEL. Daliyat El Carmil ; 32°42'N, 035°03'E; 3- 1995; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Mt. Kfir ; 32°57'09"N, 035°24'05"E; 6-1997; alt. 850 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . JORDAN. Aljun env., 30 km W of Jarash; 32°19'53"N, 035°43'07"E; 5-2007; alt. 850 m; 1 ♀ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  ; 6-2007; alt. 850 m; 2 ♂ ( EJCB)  // cca 16km WWN of Aljun ; 32°27'04"N, 035°42'24"E; 5-2007; alt. 600 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // NW of Aljun ; 32°19'53"N, 035°43'07"E; 5-2007; alt. 850 m; 1 ♀ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Rasun vill. env.; 32°23'31"N, 035°43'14"E; 4, 5-2013; alt. 820 m; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . MONTENEGRO. Petrovac; 42°12'30"N, 018°57'E; 7-1982; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . SYRIA. Qalat Salah Din [= Qal'at Salah ad Din]; 35°35'45"N, 036°03'30"E; 5-2002; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Latakia. Jabal An-Nusayriah, Slinfah env.; 35°35'N, 36°11'E; 5-2002; alt. 1200 m; 2 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Slinfeh [= Slinfah], Jabal al-Asariyah Mts. ; 35°35'N, 36°11'E; 6-1997; alt. 1500 m; 2 ♂, 1 ♀ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . TURKEY. Antalya. Avlanbeli Gecidi , 25km S Elmali; 36°32'N, 029°59'E; 5-2006; alt. 1120 m; Larval host: Quercus  ; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Bursa. Uludag, 20km S of Bursa , Çaybaşı env.; 40°03'N, 029°05'E; 6-2002; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Gaziantep. Adana—Gaziantep, Nurdagi Gecidi ; 37°11'31"N, 036°37'22"E; 6-1992; alt. 1200 m; 13 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Nurdagi Gecidi , 6km SE of Hasanbeyli; 37°06'44"N, 036°36'29"E; 6-2006; alt. 1156 m; 2 ( ZIN)GoogleMaps  . Hatay. Amanos (Nur) Daglari , 10km NE of Dortyol; 36°54'52"N, 036°16'31"E; 6-2006; alt. 559 m; 1 ( ZIN)GoogleMaps  . Içel. Erdemli-Aslanli [= Arslanli]; 36°41'39"N, 034°09'50"E; 5-2001; 5 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Erdemli-Aslanli [= Arslanli], Toros Daglari Mts. ; 36°41'39"N, 034°09'50"E; 6-1997; alt. 11000 m; 8 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Mersin; 36°49'N, 034°36'E; 6-1991; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Mersin-Kuzucubelen; 36°50'N, 034°30'E; 6-2001; 2 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Toros Mts. , 25km NW Erdemli; 36°43'30"N, 034°10'E; 6-1991; alt. 900 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Manisa. 15km E of Gülnar, Kayrak ; 38°24'18"N, 027°44'25"E; 6-1995; 1 ♂ ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Ordu. Tekkiraz env; 40°59'N, 037°10'E; 6-2002; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  . Osmaniye. Fevzipasa—Hasanbeyli; 37°07'53"N, 036°33'26"E; 6-2001; 20 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Hasanbeyli ; 37°07'53"N, 036°33'26"E; 6-1991; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Hasanbeyli env., Nurdağı Geçidi; 37°07'55"N, 036°33'24"E; 6-2002; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  / / Nur (Amanus) Dagl. Mts., Hasanbeyli ; 37°07'55"N, 036°33'24"E; 6-1991; 3 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Nurdagi Gecidi ; 37°07'25"N, 036°35'30"E; 6-2001; alt. 1140 m; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  // Osmaniye-Zorkun; 37°02'21"N, 036°16'41"E; 6-2001; 1 ( EJCB)GoogleMaps  .

Host plant cited. Larval: Quercus  ; Quercus coccifera  ; Quercus ilex  .

Distribution ( Fig. 15AView FIGURES 15). ASIA: ISRAEL; JORDAN; LEBANON; SYRIA; TURKEY: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bolu, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Içel, Isparta, Kahramanmaras, Manisa, Ordu, Osmaniye. EUROPE: ALBANIA; BULGARIA; CROATIA; GREECE; ITALY: Puglia; MONTENEGRO; RUSSIA: Krasnodar.

ZIN

Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute, Zoological Museum