Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003, Kallies & Spatenka, 2003

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: 46

publication ID

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

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4771644

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scientific name

Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003
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Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003  

( Figs 141–143 View FIGURES 135–149 )

Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003   : Linneana Belgica, 19 (1): 90, 91 Figs a–d, 94 View FIGURES 91–105 Fig. 5 View FIGURES 3–10 . Holotype: ♂, Iran, Fars, Dasht-e-Arzhan   GoogleMaps , 29°35’N 51°56’E, 1900 m (ZSM).

This species as well as P. pipiziformis   and P. jordanicum   sp. nov. are very unusual within the genus and reminiscent of red-ringed representatives of the genus Synanthedon   , an interesting example of convergence. Pyropteron atypica   was described from Iran ( Kallies & Špatenka 2003). Specimens from Turkey have smaller transparent areas, the PTA being nearly absent, and the discal spots and margins are broader black, but show no major differences in barcode.

Barcodes. This species is sister to both P. mannii   and P. hera   . There is some heterogeneity in the barcodes of specimens from different parts of Iran and Turkey with maximum intra-specific differences of 1.7%.

Biology and habitat. The hostplant of P. atypica   is unknown; however, based on its close relationship with P. hera   and P. manni   , we speculate that it feeds in a Geraniaceae   . In Iran this species occurs on dry and stony mountain slopes ( Kallies & Špatenka 2003). Habitats in Turkey are riverbanks in close vicinity of ungrazed, slightly bushy and stony mountain slopes (pers. observation Lingenhöle).

Distribution. South-east Turkey (Hakkari), north, west and central Iran ( Kallies & Špatenka 2003, Garrevoet et al. 2007).

Specimens examined: 1♂ (paratype), Iran, Fars, S Abadeh, Eglid-Aspas Gardanye Timur gun, 2650m, 26.V.1997   , leg. Hofmann & Kautt; 1♂, Iran, Yazd, Shir Kuh Mts, 15km N Nir, Gard Bunser , 26.V.2004, leg. Keil; 1♂ ( Figs 143 View FIGURES 135–149 ), Iran, Esfahan, Fereydun, S Shahr, SE Sibak, Kuh-e Sibak , 1900–3300m, 21.9.2009, leg. Hofmann & Meinecke; 1♂, Iran, Fars, 7km NW Ardakan , 2600m   , 26.V.2013   , leg. Klir; 1♂, Iran, Fars, 20km S Yasuj , 2400m, 26.V.2013   , leg. Klir (CDB); 1♂, Iran, Lorestan, W Kuh-e Osturan, 2200m, Dorud / Saravand , 2200m, 28.V.2001   , leg. Keil (SMNS); 1♂, Iran, Kerman, Rafsangan SWm, 2300m, Shar-e Babak 20 km N, 7.V.2007   , leg. A. Salk; 7♂, Fars, Shiraz 150km NE, Quaderabad , 2200–2400m, 11.v.2007, leg. A. Salk; 2♂, Esfahan, 15km NE Damaneh, Kuh-e Segbend, Ashan , 2400m   , 28.v.2004, leg. Keil; 1♂, Fars, Pass W Eglid , 2500–2700m   , 24.v.2005, leg. W. ten Hagen ( CAK); 6♂ ( Figs 141–142 View FIGURES 135–149 ), Turkey, Hakkari, Zuvanhalil valley , 1200m   , 16.VII.2005, leg. AL ( CAL). 1♂, Iran, Fars, Timargun pass (road Eqlid—Hayati ), 2650 m   , 26.V.1997, leg. A. Hofmann & P. Kautt (CCDB-04613 A12) (CFP).

CAL

Botanical Survey of India

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Pyropteron

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Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003

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

P. pipiziformis

Bartsch & Pühringer & Milla & Lingenhöle & Kallies 2021
2021
Loc

P. jordanicum

Bartsch & Pühringer & Milla & Lingenhöle & Kallies 2021
2021
Loc

Pyropteron atypica Kallies & Špatenka, 2003

Kallies & Spatenka 2003
2003
Loc

Pyropteron atypica

Kallies & Spatenka 2003
2003
Loc

Synanthedon

Hubner 1809
1809