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New information on the ecology, biology, distribution and geographical variability of Akbesia davidi Oberthuer, 1884 Lepidoptera Sphingidae Studien zur Oekologie, Biologie, Verbreitung and geographischen Variabilitaet von Akbesia davidi Oberthuer, 1884 Lepidoptera Sphingidae



New information on the ecology, biology, distribution and geographical variability of Akbesia davidi Oberthuer, 1884 Lepidoptera Sphingidae Studien zur Oekologie, Biologie, Verbreitung and geographischen Variabilitaet von Akbesia davidi Oberthuer, 1884 Lepidoptera Sphingidae



Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo. Februar; 234: 167-180



Field observations in southern Turkey and several rearings of the early stages of the irano-eremial hawk moth Akbesia davidi (Oberthuer, 1884) have revealed much new information on the biology (mating, oviposition, early stages), habitat preference and choice of foodplant (Anacardiaceae). Diagnostic characters of the early stages are provided for the first time. An analysis of the known localities of the moth and the scattered distribution of the foodplants (Pistacia spp.) in the Near East indicates a disjunct distribution of Akbesia davidi. The species is bivoltine, al least in the plains and lower hills. The nominotypical populations of southern Turkey, Syria and Iraq have been compared with those of Georgia, northern Iran and eastern Afghanistan. The populations of eastern Afghanistan show constant differences both in the genitalia and externally and are described as a new subspecies: Akbesia davidi gandhara ssp. nov. (holotype male in ZSN, Munich, Germany).

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