Calameuta punctata ( KLUG, 1803 )

Liston, Andrew D., 2015, New records and host plants of Symphyta (Hymenoptera) for Germany, Berlin and Brandenburg, Beiträge Zur Entomologie = Contributions to Entomology 65 (2), pp. 383-391: 388

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Calameuta punctata ( KLUG, 1803 )


Calameuta punctata ( KLUG, 1803)  

Brandenburg: 1 ♂, Landkreis Barnim, Niederfinow 1 km S, 52.828°N 13.937°E, 09.05.2015 GoogleMaps   . 2 ♀, Landkreis Märkisch-Oderland, Müncheberg, Trebnitz , 52.535°N 14.204°E, damp meadow, 16.05.2015 GoogleMaps   . The females were swept from Alopecurus pratensis   agg.; one of them while in the net still ovipositing in a portion of broken stem.

Calameuta punctata   was mentioned as occurring in Germany by LISTON et al. (2012), without any further details, based on specimens collected in recent years by Mr EWALD JANSEN in Saxony. Although the type locality of the species is Germany, probably Berlin-Brandenburg ( KLUG 1803), the taxon was not mentioned in the checklists by BLANK et al. (1998) and BLANK et al. (2001). Alopecurus pratensis   is the only recorded host ( VIKBERG 1978: as Calameuta filum (GUSSAKOVSKIJ, 1935))   . The worldwide distribution extends westwards from Irkutsk in southern Siberia ( VIITASAARI 1975), through Uzbekistan, Kasachstan ( ZHELOCHOVTSEV & ZINOVJEV 1996), the Caucasus ( VIITASAARI 1975), Turkey ( ÇALMASUR & ÖZBEK 2010), and sporadically through much of central and eastern Europe ( TAEGER et al. 2006), reaching the Lake Ladoga Region of Russia ( HUMALA & POLEVOI 2011) and southern Finland ( VIITASAARI 1984) in the North. TAEGER et al. (2006) listed C. punctata   from Spain, citing the records by LLORENTE & GAYUBO (1990) under the name C. pravei (DOVNAR-ZAPOLSKIJ, 1926)   . C. pravei   was treated as a synonym of C. punctata   by ZOMBORI (1978), but this status requires confirmation. North of the Alps, the German localities seem to be the most westerly so far recorded. Males of C. punctata   are much rarer than females in the northern parts of its range, and have for example not been found in Finland at all ( VIITASAARI 1984).