Streblote alpherakyi (Christoph, 1885), Christoph, 1885

Zolotuhin, Vadim V. & Zahiri, Reza, 2008, The Lasiocampidae of Iran (Lepidoptera), Zootaxa 1791, pp. 1-52: 46-47

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Streblote alpherakyi (Christoph, 1885)
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Streblote alpherakyi (Christoph, 1885)  

Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 , female.

Megasoma Alpherakyi Christoph, 1885   , Mem. Sur Les Lepid. 2: 202, pl. 13, figs 3 a, b. TL: Persia, Schahrud ["in der

weiterem Umgebung von Schahrud in einer Schlucht"]. Holotype: male ( ZMHU).

References: Wiltshire 1957: 44 ( Nadiasa repanda   ); Mirzayans and Kalali 1970: 19; Rajabi 1986: 169–170; Modarres Awal 1994 & 1997: 209.

Distribution (Map 35): Iraq, Afghanistan. - In Iran: East Azerbaijan, Esfahan, Kohkiluyeh va Boyerahmad, Lorestan, Kordestan, Fars provinces (some specimens from Fars and Kerman have different coloration).

Bionomics. This bivoltine species is known from the mountain forests from 1250 m to 2250 m, and is on the wing from April to September. Caterpillars recorded on Lycium (Christoph 1885: 203)   , and by Wiltshire (1957: 44) as Nadiasa repanda   from S. Zagros on Amygdalus spartioides   ( Rosaceae   ). In Iran, the caterpillars are known from Amygdalus scoparia   and mountain almond ( Amygdalus scoparia   : Rosaceae   ). Pupa hibernates in a silky cocoon between leaves or on bark.

Material Examined: male, holotype of alpherakyi   , Persia, Shahrud ( ZMHB); male, Persia, Fars, Saadatabad, scrubby gorge, 6500 ft., 4.VIII. 1950, E.P.Wiltshire ( BMNH); male, Astara, VII. 1975, leg. Nasuk ( ZFMK); 1 female, Iran, Paskala, 2250 m, NO Derbend, 25 km NE Tehran, 1–25.VI 1970, leg. Vartian ( NHMW); 1 female, N. Iran, 1600 m, Elburs-Geb., 14 km NE Keredji, 28.V 1970, leg. Vartian ( NHMW); 1 female, S. Iran, pass 80 km W Shiraz, 14.IV 1970, leg. Vartian ( NHMW). ( HMIM): East Azerbaijan: Bostan Abad, 1675 m, 30.VIII. 1972, leg. Borumand & Zairi. Esfahan: Miameh, 35 km N, 2050 m, 06.VIII. 1978, leg. Pazuki & Borumand. Kordestan: Paniran, Sanandaj, 22.VII. 1978, leg. Hashemi & Zairi. Lorestan: Darastaneh, Sarawand, 15 km O. Dorud, 2000 m, 06.VIII. 1975, leg. Pazuki A.; Kogah, Oshtorankouh, 2350 m, 29– 30.VII. 1975, leg. Pazuki A.; Darbastaneh, Dorud, 1750 m, 04.VIII. 1997, leg. Barari & Mofidi. Fars: Mamasani (Nurabad), 12.IX. 1974, leg. Pazuki & Hashemi; Ghir (=Qir), Firuzabad, 1160 m, 11.IV. 1975, leg. Borumand H.; Maharlu Lake, 1500 m, 23.IV. 1992, leg. Badii & Mirzayans; Rostaq (Rostagh), Darab, 1250 m, 21.IV. 1992, leg. Mirzayans & Badii.

Map 35. Streblote alpherakyi (Christoph, 1885)   .

ZMHU

Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitaet

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

NHMW

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien

HMIM

Jardí Botànic Marimurtra