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

V. A. Lukhtanov, N. P. Kandul, W. O. DePrins, D. van der Poorten

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.


Keywords


Armenia; Asia Minor; chromosomes; distribution; genetics; Iran; Lebanon; Middle East; Near East; Palearctic; Rhopalocera; spermatogenesis; systematics; variation; taxonomy

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