Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952,

Schmid-Egger, Christian & Straka, Jakub, 2019, Miscophus Jurine, 1807 (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae) in Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe, Zootaxa 4571 (3), pp. 334-346: 337-339

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.3.2

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scientific name

Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952
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Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952 

( Figs. 11View FIGURES 6–11, 21View FIGURES 18–22, 25View FIGURES 23–28)

Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952:20  , female. Holotype: female, Portugal: Albufeira Lagoon (holotype Coimbra, probably lost. A female paratype from MZL examined by CSE).

Miscophus susterai Balthasar, 1953:43  , female. Holotype: female, Cyprus: Yermasoyia River (NMPC). Examined by CSE, syn. nov.

Miscophus unigena Balthasar, 1953:50  , female. Holotype: female, Cyprus: Yermasoyia River (NMPC). Examined by CSE, syn. nov.

Miscophus albufeirae anatolicus de Beaumont, 1967:335  , female. Holotype: female, Turkey: Mersin: Mut (Schwarz)  . Paratype examined by CSE, syn. nov.

Geographic distribution. Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey.

Material examined: GREECE: 1 ♀, ix. 2009 Platania / Volos ( Standfuss )  . HUNGARY: 1 ♂ 15.–17. vii.2013 Dunatetétlen, Kecskemét 45km SEE, saline lake 46.769013,19.151484 ( JSPC)  ; 2 ♀♀ 20.–22.vii.2015 Apaj env., Apajpuszta, 47.068136,19.106364 ( Benda , JSPC)  ; 1 ♂ 22.vii.2015, Fülopháza env., sand quarry, 46.889278,19.428268 ( Benda )  . KYRGYZSTAN: 1 ♀ 31.vii.1999 Suusamyr-Valley 2400 m NN 42.12 N 73.36 E ( Jacobs )GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂ 16.vii.1999 Otuk-River 2600 m 41.47 N 75.45 E ( OLL)GoogleMaps  . SPAIN: 1 ♀ 23.vii.1994 Prov. Tarragona, Salou ( CSE)  . RUSSIA: 1 ♀ 25.vi.2012 Krasnodar, Temrjuk 45.27N 37.40E ( Mokrousov )GoogleMaps  . TURKEY: 1 ♂, 1 ♀ 28.v.2004 Antalya, W Karabucak 37, 0 6 N, 31,25 E ( Jacobs )  ; 1 ♀ 1 ♂ 12.vi.2000 Harbie / Antakya   ; 2 ♀♀ 18.vi.1998 Eksiler / Silifke ( OLL)  ; 1 ♀ 30.v.1965 Tarsus (Lausanne) [paratype, M. albufeirae anatolicus de Beaumont  det.1965]; 1 ♂ 28.v.1967 Mut ( Schwarz )  , 1 ♀ 31.vii.2009 88 km NEE Alanya, Ibradi   ; 1 ♀ 23.ix.2012 Mugla ( CSE)  .

Comment. Miscophus albufeirae  is widely distributed, but occurring locally, and is very rare. It seems to occur in salinated biotopes and their surroundings. We were able to examine specimens from all the countries listed above except Portugal. Populations from Turkey described as ssp. anatolicus  by de Beaumont (1967) as well as type specimens of Miscophus unigena  and M. susterai  described by Balthasar (1953) from Cyprus, are junior synonyms of Miscophus albufeirae  described from Portugal. The males described by Andrade (1960) from western France and tentatively treated by him as the unknown male of M. albufeirae  , in our opinion are M. albufeirae  as well because of the particular form of the medial lamella of ACM (see fig. 123/p 51 in Andrade 1960). Medial lamella of ACM is larger and less protruded as in related species and represents a unique male character of M. albufeirae  . We disagree with the interpretation of Mokrousov (2004) who considers these males to be M. johni  , because of the narrower and more protruded medial lamella of ACM of M. johni  (see fig. 1-1/p. 376 in Mokrousov 2004).

JSPC

J. Rusek Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Crabronidae

Genus

Miscophus

Loc

Miscophus albufeirae Andrade, 1952

Schmid-Egger, Christian & Straka, Jakub 2019
2019
Loc

Miscophus albufeirae anatolicus de Beaumont, 1967 :335

De Beaumont, J. 1967: 335
1967
Loc

Miscophus susterai

Balthasar, V. 1953: 43
1953
Loc

Miscophus unigena

Balthasar, V. 1953: 50
1953