Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula Le Cerf, 1922

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: 22-23

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Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula Le Cerf, 1922
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Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula Le Cerf, 1922  

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Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula Le Cerf, 1922   : Études de Lépidoptérologie Comparée, 19 (2): 27; pl. 539, Figs 4526, 4527. Lectotype: ♂, Italy, Sicily (MNHN).

This subspecies is defined by an additional white posterior margin of the abdomen on the second tergite. We also found that the forewing discal spot on the underside of the forewing is almost always completely orange-red, very rarely narrow black in its proximal part, and with the exception of a specimen from Slovenia never broad black as in the nominate subspecies. Specimens from Sicily have a wingspan usually well below 20 mm and are thus smaller than those from the rest of the range. Specimens from Apulia are usually much larger. Towards central and northern Italy and Istria the additional white margin disappears and some specimens from these areas are indistinguishable from those of the nominate subspecies. There are small differences in the structure of the male genitalia. In P. chrysidiformis sicula   , the crista sacculi is distally less strongly curved, the distal margin convex and the tip closely rounded, while the distal margin is concave and the tip of valva is pointed in the nominate subspecies.

Biology and habitat. Not different from the nominate subspecies. In Apulia larvae were found in large numbers in almost all perennial species of Rumex   (pers. observation Lingenhöle).

Distribution. Sicily, central and southern Italy, along the Adriatic coast to Istria ( Bella et al. 2017, Laštůvka & Laštůvka 1995, 2001, Špatenka et al. 1999, Predovnik 2001, our own results).

Specimens examined. 24♂, Italy, Sicily, Palermo , le Madonie, 2km S Isnello, 800m, 1. and 2. VI.2013, leg. DB   ; 9♂, Italy, Sicily, Palermo, Palermo , 3km NW Collesano, 400m, 7. VI.2013, leg. DB   ; 1♂, Italy, Sicily, Palermo , le Madonie, Castelbuono, NW Monte Ferro, 1450m, 5. VI.2013, leg. DB   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, Siracusa, Monti Iblei , Monte Santa Venere, 800m, 19. V.2007, leg. DB   ; 22♂, 16♀, Italy, Calabria, vic. Cuculli-Torretta , 20m, e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , larva X.2003, adult 7. V.2004, leg. AL (1♀, Fig. 55 View FIGURES 47–55 )   ; 1♂, Italy, Calabria, road Cariati-Campana, Colle de Rose , 385m, e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , larva X.2003, adult 3. V.2004, leg. AL   ; 14♂, 11♀, Italy, Calabria, Cabo Vaticano, vic. Joppolo, 270m, e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , larva X.2003, adult IV.– V.2004, leg. AL   ; 1♀, Italy, Calabria, Roccabernarda , 230m, e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , larva X.2003, adult V.2004, leg. AL   ; 11♂, 6♀, Italy, Basilikata, 20km, N Potenza , e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , larva X.2003, adult IV.– V.2004, leg. AL ( CAL, CDB)   . 9♀, Italy, Marke, Fabriano , 13. VI.2003, leg. AL ( CAL)   . 3♂, 1♀, Sicily, Mt Cuccio , VI.1930, leg. Höfer (Bartsch gen. preps. 2019-24; 2019-25) ( Figs 59 View FIGURES 56–59 , 61 View FIGURES 60–62 )   ; 1♂, 2♀, ibid., 7. V. 30. V. and 1. VI.1930, coll. Dannehl   ; 2♀, Sicily, Taormina , 23. V.1942 (Bartsch gen. prep. 2020-03) ( Fig. 62 View FIGURES 60–62 ) and 15. V.1943   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, Sortino , 21.–23. VI.2000, leg. Laštůvka   ; 3♂, Italy, Sicily, Francavilla , 14.–15. VI.1995, leg. Laštůvka   ; 3♂, Italy, Sicily, Ficuzza , 17.–19. VI.2000, leg. Laštůvka ( Figs 53–54 View FIGURES 47–55 )   ; 1♂, Italy, Sicily, Castiglione , 20. VI.1995, leg. Laštůvka   ; 1♂, Italy, Serra Si Quirika, road Ancona-Fabriano , 400m, 24. VI.1994, leg. AL (Bartsch gen. prep. 2019-26) ( Fig. 58 View FIGURES 56–59 )   ; 1♂, Slowenia, Kras, Presnica , e.l. ex Rumex sp.   , 4.–21. VI.2000, leg. Predovnik ( Bartsch gen. prep. 2019-41) ( SMNS)   ; 1♂, Italy, Sicily, Madonie , Torre Montaspro, 1130 m, 5. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, Madonie, SE Castelbuono, Mt. Miccio , 890 m, 10. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 1♂, Italy, Sicily, Pantalica nr. Ferla, 15. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 3♂, Italy, Sicily, Pollina NE Castelbuono, 520 m, 10. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 60♂, Italy, Sicily, Valdinte NW Francavilla, 550 m, 7. VI.2001, leg. FP (DNAtax 02584, DNAtax 04-02)   ; 25♂, Italy, Sicily, CT, Etna nr. Ragalna, Mt. Arso , 3. VI.2001, leg. FP (photo 46/2/1-21)   ; 60♂, ibid., 1280 m, 14. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, ME, Cesaro, 3. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 4♂, Italy, Sicily, ME, Mandanici , 600 m, 14. VI.2001, leg. FP (BOX-2219 E12)   ; 4♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, Castelbuono , 120 m, 10. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 5♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, Ficuzza , 850–1170 m, 9. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 6♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, Ficuzza , Alpe Cucco, 920 m, 8. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 4♂, ibid., 9. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 3♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, Godrano, 8. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 1♂, ibid., 770 m, 9. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 1♂, ibid., 760 m, 11. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 1♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, zw. Ficuzza u. Godrano, 800 m, 9. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, PA, Piana degli Albanesi , 830 m, 4. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, ibid., 830 m, 8. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 1♂, ibid., Portella della Ginestra , 800 m, 4. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 6♂, Italy, Sicily, CT, Randazzo , 850–890 m, 6. VI.2001, leg. FP (photo 46/6/21–31, 35–47)   ; 3♂, ibid., 850 m, 7. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Sicily, SR, Pedagaggi NW Sortino, 700 m, 15. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 8♂, Italy, Sicily, SR, Sortino –W, 600 m, 13. VI.2001, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Calabria, Acri , 760 m, 6. VI.2009, leg. FP   ; 1♂, Italy, Campania, Acerra , 30 m, 31. V.2009, leg. FP   ; 3♂, ibid., 40 m, 4. VI.2009, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Campania, Cuma – 3 km N, 2 m, 3. VI.2009, leg. FP   ; 8♂, Italy, Campania, Gaudello NE Acerra, 30 m, 4. VI.2009, leg. FP   ; 2♂, Italy, Campania, Qualiano W Giugliano, 40 m, 3. VI.2009, leg. FP   ; 1♂, Italy, Umbria, PG, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, 9.VII.1996, leg. FP   ; 15♂, Italy, Emilia Romagna, Casaliggio 10 km SW Piacenza, 80 m, 14. VI.2012, leg. E. Hüttinger   ; 1♂, Italy, Emilia Romagna, Riccione, 13. VI.1976   ; 1♂, Italy, Veneto, VR, Monte nr. Sant‘ Ambrogio, 21. VI.1998, leg. FP   ; 1♂, Slovenia, VL14, Skrajniki–Kubed , 210 m, 18. VI.2000, leg. Z. Predovnik (DNAtax 03-20)   ; 1♂, 1♀, Slovenia, VL14, Presnica–Kras , 500 m, e.l. VI.2000 (ex Rumex sp.   ), leg. Z. Predovnik   ; 1♀, Slovenia, VL26, Razdrto s. Postojna, 620 m, e.l. 11.VII.2004, leg. Z. Predovnik (CCDB-02111 A12)   ; 1♂, Croatia, Istria, Rabac , 23.VII.2004, leg. Z. Laštůvka (CCDB-02112 C09)   (CFP).

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

CAL

Botanical Survey of India

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Pyropteron

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Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula Le Cerf, 1922

Bartsch, Daniel, Pühringer, Franz, Milla, Liz, Lingenhöle, Arthur & Kallies, Axel 2021
2021
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Pyropteron chrysidiformis sicula

Le Cerf 1922
1922
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P. chrysidiformis sicula

Le Cerf 1922
1922