Pristiphora glauca Benson, 1954,

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Pristiphora glauca Benson, 1954


Pristiphora glauca Benson, 1954  Figs 126-127, 179, 291

Pachynematus laricivorus  Takagi, 1931: 28-32 (Jap.), 8-11(Engl.). Secondary homonym of Nematus laricivorus  Brischke, 1883a [= Pristiphora laricis  (Hartig, 1837)]. Syntypes possibly in the National Institute of Forest Science (previously Forestry Experiment Station), Seoul, South Korea ( Wong 1975), not examined. Type locality: North Korea. Synonymised with P. glauca  by Vikberg (1975).

Pristiphora glauca  Benson, 1954a: 113-114. Holotype ♀ in BMNH, not examined. Type locality: Mortimer Forest, Hereford, England, United Kingdom.

Pristiphora takagii  Wong, 1975: 459. Replacement name for Pachynematus laricivorus  Takagi, 1931.

Similar species.

The most similar species is P. wesmaeli  . The differences in adults are small and might not be always reliable. According to Benson (1958), the ovipositor is about 1.1 times as long as the protibia in P. glauca  (0.9 times in P. wesmaeli  ). For males, the differences in penis valves are also very slight (see the Key). The differences in larval coloration, and earlier emergence of adults and earlier larval feeding period of P. glauca  distinguish the species more reliably (Benson, 1954a).

Genetic data.

Based on COI barcode sequences, P. glauca  belongs to the same BIN cluster (BOLD:ABY3989) as P. wesmaeli  (Fig. 5). Maximum distance within the BIN is 2.17% and minimum between species distance is possibly 0.00%. The nearest neighbour to BOLD:ABY3989, diverging by minimum of 3.75%, is BOLD:ACO1401 ( P. euxantha  ). Based on nuclear data (one specimen), the nearest neighbour is 0.1% (only NaK) or 0.9% (only TPI) different ( P. wesmaeli  ).

Host plants.

Larix decidua  Mill. ( Kirkland and Styles 1955, Pschorn-Walcher and Altenhofer 2000), L. kaempferi  (Lamb.) Carrière ( Takagi 1931, Kirkland and Styles 1955, Pschorn-Walcher and Altenhofer 2000), L. sibirica  Ledeb. ( Verzhutskii 1966), Larix gmelinii  (Rupr.) Kuzen. ( Takagi 1931).

Distribution and material examined.

Palaearctic. Specimens studied are from Germany and Russia (Primorsky Krai).