Karyology of Species of <i>Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus)</i> from Turkey: New Data and their Taxonomic Consequences (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).

  • V. A. Lukhtanov
  • N. P. Kandul
  • W. O. DePrins
  • D. van der Poorten
Keywords: Armenia, Asia Minor, chromosomes, distribution, genetics, Iran, Lebanon, Middle East, Near East, Palearctic, Rhopalocera, spermatogenesis, systematics, variation, taxonomy

Abstract

The karyotypes of the following taxa of the subgenus Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) from Turkey were investigated: P. (A.) alcestis (Zerny, 1932) (n=19), P. (A.) demavendi (Pfeiffer, 1938) (n=ca. 66-71), P. (A.) antidolus (Rebel, 1901) (n=39-41), P. (A.) hopfferi (Herrich-Schaffer, [1851]) (n=15), P. (A.) kurdistanicus (Forster, 1961) (n=ca. 56-60), P. (A.) sp. (? huberti Carbonell, 1993) (n=22), P. (A.) merhaba De Prins et al., 1991 (n=16-17), P. (A.) aserbeidschanus turcicola (Kocak, 1977) (n=19-20), P. (A.) elbursicus zapvadi (Carbonell, 1993) (n=17-18), P. (A.) firdussii pseudactis (Forster, 1960) (n=22-25), P. (A.) cyaneus (Staudinger, 1899) (n=18), P. (A.) turcicus (Kocak, 1977) (n=24) and P. (A.) iphigenia (Herrich-Schaffer, [1851]) (n=13). The taxonomic position of the investigated taxa is discussed according to their karyotypes.

Die Karyotypen der folgenden Taxa der Untergattung Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) aus der Tiirkei wurden untersucht: P. (A.) alcestis (Zerny, 1932) (n=19), P. (A.) demavendi (Pfeiffer, 1938) (n=ca. 66-71), P. (A.) antidolus (Rebel, 1901) (n=39-41), P. (A.) hopfferi (Herrich-Schaffer, [1851]) (n=15), P. (A.) kurdistanicus (Forster, 1961) (n=ca. 56-60), P. (A.) sp. (? huberti Carbonell, 1993) (n=22), P. (A.) merhaba De Prins et al., 1991 (n=16-17), P. (A.) aserbeidschanus turcicola (Kocak, 1977) (n=19-20), P. (A.) elbursicus zapvadi (Carbonell, 1993) (n=17-18), P. (A.) firdussii pseudactis (Forster, 1960) (n=22-25), P. (A.) cyaneus (Staudinger, 1899) (n=18), P. (A.) turcicus (Ko9ak, 1977) (n=24) und P. (A.) iphigenia (Herrich-Schaffer, [1851]) (n=13). Die taxonomische Stellung der untersuchten Taxa wird Ihren Karyotypen entsprechend diskutiert.

Published
1998-03-01
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