Pyropteron minianiformis destituta ( Staudinger, 1894 )

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: 26

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Pyropteron minianiformis destituta ( Staudinger, 1894 )
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Pyropteron minianiformis destituta ( Staudinger, 1894)  

( Figs 66–70 View FIGURES 63–77 , 80 View FIGURES 78–83 , 87, 88 View FIGURES 84–90 )

Sesia minianiformis var. destituta Staudinger, 1894   : Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift Iris, 7: 253. Lectotype: ♂, Turkey, Taurus Mts (MFNB).

Pyropteron minianiformis aphrodite Bartsch, 2004   : Entomologische Zeitschrift, 114 (2): 83, 85 Figs 4–5 View FIGURES 3–10 . Holotype: ♂, Cyprus, District Pafos, vic. Tala-Kissonerga , 100–200 m, e.l. ex Rumex conglomeratus (SMNS)   (syn. nov.).

In this subspecies, the orange coloration of the forewings is reduced and the discal spot is usually broader black. Specimens from Cyprus, described as ssp. aphrodite   are more colourful than those from mainland Turkey. The posterior margins of abdominal tergites 2, 4–6 (7 in male) are very broad and bright orange-yellow, especially in females. However, we did not find significant differences in the structure of the genitalia, and barcode analysis grouped the specimens together with the ones from the mainland. We therefore consider P. minianiformis aphrodite   (syn. nov.) a junior subjective synonym of P. minianiformis destituta   .

Distribution. This subspecies appears to be isolated from the nominal subspecies and distributed along the Taurus Mts of Southern Turkey and in Cyprus ( Špatenka et al. 1999, Garrevoet et al. 2007, Bartsch 2004). We are not aware of a wider distribution in western Turkey. This requires further investigation.

Specimens examined. 4♂, S Turkey, Kirit , 500m, 28. V   .1992, leg. Riefenstahl (1♂ Bartsch gen. prep. 2019- 19) ( Fig. 80 View FIGURES 78–83 )   ; 1♀ ( Fig. 68 View FIGURES 63–77 ), S Turkey, Antalya, Saklikent , 1200m, 29. VI   .2002, leg. Riefenstahl ( Bartsch gen. prep. 2019-18) ( Fig. 87 View FIGURES 84–90 ) (CCDB-14564-H03)   ; 1♂ ( Figs 66–67 View FIGURES 63–77 ), ibid., 900m, 28.–29. VI   .2002, leg. Riefenstahl (CCDB- 14564-E12); 1♂, ibid., 1100m, 19.VII.1993, leg. Riefenstahl (CCDB-14564-H01) ( SMNS)   ; 1♂, Turkey, Antalya, Saklikent , 1000m, 29. VI   .1998, leg. DB (CDB); 1♂, Turkey, S Turkey, Kirit , 500 m, 28. V   .1992, leg. H. Riefenstahl, det K. Špatenka ( CFP). Type material of ssp. aphrodite   : Holotype   ♂ with labels: “ Cyprus, Pafos, / vic. Tala-Kissonerga, / 100–200m, e.l. 10. V. ex / Rumex conglomeratus   / 30. März 2000, 34°50’N, / 32°25’E, leg. D. Bartsch ”; “ Holotypus / Pyropteron minianiformis   / aphrodite / ♂ / D. Bartsch des 2004” ( SMNS). Paratypes of aphrodite GoogleMaps   , 3♂ ( Fig. 69 View FIGURES 63–77 ), 1♀ ( Fig. 53 View FIGURES 47–55 ), same data as holotype, e.l. 6.–14. V GoogleMaps   .2000; 1♀, Cyprus, District Pafos, 2km N Giolou, 150m, e.l. ex R. pulcher   larva 29.III., adult 5. VI   .2000, leg. DB (Bartsch gen. prep. 2019-44) ( Fig. 88 View FIGURES 84–90 ); 1♂, 1♀, Cyprus, District Pafos, Chrysochou Bay, Galia , 150m, e.l. ex R. conglomeratus   larvae 27.III., adults 8. V   . and 19. V   .2000, leg. DB (CDB).

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Sesiidae

Genus

Pyropteron

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Pyropteron minianiformis destituta ( Staudinger, 1894 )

Bartsch, Daniel, Pühringer, Franz, Milla, Liz, Lingenhöle, Arthur & Kallies, Axel 2021
2021
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Pyropteron minianiformis aphrodite

Bartsch 2004
2004
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ssp. aphrodite

Bartsch 2004
2004
Loc

P. minianiformis aphrodite

Bartsch 2004
2004
Loc

Sesia minianiformis var. destituta

Staudinger 1894
1894