Pyropteron maroccana ( Kallies, 1999 )

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: 59

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4914602

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scientific name

Pyropteron maroccana ( Kallies, 1999 )
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Pyropteron maroccana ( Kallies, 1999)  

( Figs 42, 43 View FIGURES 39–46 , 191–193 View FIGURES 191–205 )

Synansphecia maroccana Kallies, 1999   : Nota lepidopterologica, 22 (2): 90, 87 Figs 1–2 View FIGURE 1 View FIGURE 2 , 92 View FIGURES 91–105 Fig. 17a View FIGURES 11–18 , 96 View FIGURES 91–105 Fig. 18 View FIGURES 11–18 . Holotype: ♂, Morocco, Haut Atlas , Oukaimeden, 2600 m (MNHN).

P. maroccana   occurs in the same region and sometimes together with P. borreyi   . It is easily recognized by its brown base colour (dark grey to black in P. borreyi   ), the broad and short discal spot on the hindwing (usually smaller and longer in P. borreyi   ), the white subapical spot on the antenna of the male (absent in P. borreyi   ) and the shape of the PTA (see also Kallies 1999).

Barcodes. P. maroccana   is the most basal of a large clade of species, the P. muscaeformis   species group. This group contains a number of similar species that feed on Armeria   , Limonium   and Rumex   . P. borreyi   is the nearest neighbour of P. maroccana   , with an average distance of 5.7%.

Biology and habitat. The larva feeds in the main root of Rumex acetosa   ( Kallies 1999, pers. observations Bettag, Bläsius and authors) in humid places at altitudes between 1650 and 2700 m.

Distribution. Only known from the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas Mts, Morocco ( Kallies 1999, our own results).

Specimens examined. 3♂ (paratypes), Morocco, High Atlas, Oukaimeden, 2700m, 22. VI   .1998, leg. AL (CDB); 4♂ paratype, ibid., 2600m, 5.–10.VII.1994, leg. Drechsel   ; 9♂ (paratypes), ibid., 2300–2700m, 5.–10.VII.1994, leg. Löbel ( CDB, SMNS)   ; 1♀ ( Fig. 193 View FIGURES 191–205 ), ibid., 2650m, 25. VI   .2001, leg. RB; 5♂, ibid., 2300–2700m, 12. VI   .1999, leg. DB; 47♂ ( Figs 191–192 View FIGURES 191–205 ), ibid., 2700m, 14., 22. and 23. VI   .2007, leg. DB (CDB) 4♂, 1♀ (paratypes), Morocco, Middle Atlas, Ifrane, 1700m, 27. VI   .–6.VII.1994, leg. Riefenstahl; 4♂, 1♀ (paratypes), Morocco, Middle Atlas, Tizi-n Tretten, 2200m, 30. VI   .–5.VII.1994, leg. Riefenstahl (SMNS); 66♂, Morocco, Haut Atlas , Oukaimeden, 2620–2740 m, 2.VII.2005, leg. FP (BOX-2221 C08 and BOX-2219 G02, photo 2005/1274-1293)   ; 3♂, ibid., 6. VI   .2008, leg. FP (photo 2008/180-198); 17♂, ibid., 20. VI   .2008, leg. FP; 48♂, ibid., 28. VI   .2009, leg. FP (photo 2009/408-422); 1♂, ibid., 29. VI   .2009, leg. FP; 4♂, ibid., 29. VI   .2009, leg. FP; 1♂, Morocco, Moyen Atlas, Tizi-n-Ilissi SE Ait Mhammed, 2780 m, 29. VI.2005, leg. FP (photo 2005/1071-1093) (CFP)   .

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Pyropteron

Loc

Pyropteron maroccana ( Kallies, 1999 )

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

Synansphecia maroccana

Kallies 1999
1999
Loc

P. maroccana

Kallies 1999
1999