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Rediscovery of Clarina syriaca (Lederer, 1855) (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Macroglossinae) in Cyprus after 70 years; with notes on its biology and early life history from the Levant

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2022
Authors:M. Aristophanous, Pittaway, A. R., Aristophanous, A.
Journal:Nota Lepidopterologica
Volume:45
Start Page:305
Pagination:305-314
Date Published:11/2022
Keywords:CLARINA, CYPRUS, FOODPLANT, IMMATURE STAGES, LIFE HISTORY, SPHINGIDAE, WORLDMAP1
Abstract:

"Clarina syriaca (Lederer, 1855) was known from Cyprus by a single adult specimen collected in 1950. Recently, an adult and larva have been found, proving the existence of a breeding population. Clarina syriaca is thus confirmed as resident in Cyprus, as a relict population inhabiting riparian gallery forests, which act as isolated refugia surrounded by drier pine woodland or cultivated land. Information is provided on the early life history stages of C. syriaca, with further notes on its taxonomic status, biology, ecology, and host plants."

URL:https://nl.pensoft.net/article/81819/
DOI:10.3897/nl.45.81819
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