Monday, June 26, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Protorhoe Herbulot, 1951 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae), New Taxonomic Changes and Description of Two New Species; Protorhoe drechseli & P. beshkovi


Protorhoe drechseli
 Rajaei, Stadie & Hausmann, 2017 

Abstract

We highlight the diagnostic characters of the genus Protorhoe Herbulot, 1951. Wing pattern and genitalia of all known Protorhoe species are illustrated and their distribution data are shown on maps. Cidaria avetianae Vardikian, 1974 is synonymized with P. unicata (Guenée, 1858) (syn. n.), Cidaria unicata centralisata Staudinger, 1892 is raised from subspecies (of P. unicata) to species rank (stat. n.), and P. tangaba (Wiltshire, 1952) is transferred from Catarhoe to the genus Protorhoe (comb. n.). Two species are described as new to the science from Turkey: Protorhoe drechseli sp. n. and Protorhoe beshkovi sp. n. As result, the number of species in the genus Protorhoe was raised from six to nine.

Keywords: Lepidoptera, Catarhoe, host plant, Iran, Middle East, new combination, new species, new synonymy, Protorhoe, Turkey




 Hossein Rajaei, Dirk Stadie and Axel Hausmann. 2017. Taxonomic Revision of the Genus Protorhoe Herbulot, 1951 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae), New Taxonomic Changes and Description of Two New Species.
  Zootaxa. 
4282(2); 269–291.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4282.2.3

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