Pyropteron umbrifera ( Staudinger, 1871 )

Bartsch, Daniel, Pühringer, Franz, Milla, Liz, Lingenhöle, Arthur & Kallies, Axel, 2021, A molecular phylogeny and revision of the genus Pyropteron Newman, 1832 (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) reveals unexpected diversity and frequent hostplant switch as a driver of speciation, Zootaxa 4972 (1), pp. 1-75: 52-53

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4972.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4914594

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scientific name

Pyropteron umbrifera ( Staudinger, 1871 )
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Pyropteron umbrifera ( Staudinger, 1871)  

( Figs 24, 26 View FIGURES 19–26 , 162–164 View FIGURES 150–164 )

Sesia umbrifera Staudinger, 1871   : Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, 7 [“1870”]: 96. Lectotype ♂: Greece, Corfu (MFNB).

This species was described from Corfu, after which it has not been found for over a hundred years and was even considered extinct. It was then rediscovered both on Corfu (Špatenka) and on the Greek mainland (Bartsch) in 1995. Pyropteron umbrifera   is extremely endangered due to the destruction of its habitats.

Barcodes. This species seems the most derived in the group with intraspecific barcode differences, up to 2.6%.

Biology and habitat. Salt marshes with large stands of Limonium brevipetiolatum Artelari & Erben   , the hostplant of the larva. Further species of Limonium   may also be utilized as hostplants. The larva lives one year in the upper part of the root and the rhizome.

Distribution. Endemic to the south-western Balkan peninsula, from where it is currently only known from the Ionian coast of Greece ( Petersen & Bartsch 1998, Laštůvka & Laštůvka 2001, Špatenka et al. 1999). It is also likely to be present in Albania.

Specimens examined. 1♀, Greece, Igoumenitza, Thiamis delta, e.l. ex Limonium brevipetiolatum   , larva 23. V   ., adult 14.VII.1995, leg. DB; 8♂ ( Figs 162–163 View FIGURES 150–164 ), 12♀ ( Fig. 164 View FIGURES 150–164 ), Greece, Amphrakikos Kolpos , Arta, Salaora, e.l. ex Limonium brevipetiolatum   , larvae 23. and 25. V   ., adults 18.VI.–19. VII   .1995, leg. DB; 8♂, 5♀, ibid., 2. VI   .1995, leg. DB; 13♂, 1♀, ibid., 17. VI   .1995, leg. DB; 4♂, ibid., e.l. ex Limonium brevipetiolatum   , larvae 24. V   ., adults 12.VI.– 10. VII   .2012, leg. DB (CDB); 35♂, 13♀, ibid., 12. VI   .1997, leg. FP (photo 29/3/35-4/31, gen. prep. FP 98/20); 13♂, ibid., 17. VI   .2002, leg. FP (BOX-2221 B11); 7♂, Greece, Achaia (Peloponnese), Kalogria W Kato Achaia, 5 m, 14. VI   .1997, leg. FP (photo 29/5/11-27); 10♂, ibid., 18. VI   .1997, leg. FP; 1♂, ibid., 19. VI   .1997, leg. FP; 4♂, ibid., 21. VI   .1997, leg. FP (BOX-2219 G09) (CFP).

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Pyropteron

Loc

Pyropteron umbrifera ( Staudinger, 1871 )

Bartsch, Daniel, Pühringer, Franz, Milla, Liz, Lingenhöle, Arthur & Kallies, Axel 2021
2021
Loc

Sesia umbrifera

Staudinger 1871
1871