Nychiodes muelleri Hausmann, 1991

Wanke, Dominic, Hausmann, Axel, Krogmann, Lars, Petrányi, Gergely & Rajaei, Hossein, 2020, Taxonomic revision of the genus Nychiodes Lederer, 1853 (Geometridae: Ennominae: Boarmiini) with description of three new species-an integrative approach, Zootaxa 4812 (1), pp. 1-61 : 14-15

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Nychiodes muelleri Hausmann, 1991
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Nychiodes muelleri Hausmann, 1991  

( figs 18, 19, 94 View FIGURES 93-95 , 130 View FIGURES 127-134 ; map 1)

Nychiodes muelleri Hausmann, 1991   . Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 81: 140. Holotype ♂ ( Jordan (central): Shaubak ) (in ZSM, examined).

Type material examined. Holotype, ♂, S-Jordanien, Schauback [Shobak], 24.v.1968, leg. J. Klapperich; Paratypes, 1 ♂, same locality, 4.v.1968, leg. J. Klapperich   ; 1 ♂, 3 ♀, same locality, 17.v.1968, leg. J. Klapperich, g.prep. (♀) 5396 Hausmann   ; 8 ♂, 3 ♀, S-Jordanien, Schauback [Shobak], 24.v.1968, leg. J. Klapperich, (♂) g.preps 5394 Haus- mann, 5395 Hausmann, 14416 Hausmann, (♀) g.prep. 5396 Hausmann; all in ZSM   .

Diagnosis. Wingspan ♂ 42 mm, ♀ 45 mm (forewing length ♂ 23 mm, ♀ 25 mm) ( figs 18, 19).

Wings light brown, transverse lines faint, medial area of forewing and basal and medial areas of hindwings are not clearly delimited (light brown, orange brown to chocolate brown, medial area of forewing and basal and medial areas of hindwings are not clearly delimited in N. palaestinensis   ; light to dark brown, basal and terminal areas of forewing and terminal area of hindwing irrorated with red brown scales; medial area of forewing and basal and medial areas of hindwing brighter than rest of the wings in N. waltheri   ; light to chocolate brown, transverse lines strongly pronounced in N. aphrodite   ) ( figs 4–22).

Male genitalia of N. muelleri   with costa of valva sclerotized towards the apex, medially humped (same condition in N. palaestinensis   ; costa of valva sclerotized only up to the centre, medially humped N. waltheri   ; sclerotized towards the apex, not humped in N. aphrodite   ) ( figs 89–95 View FIGURES 88-92 View FIGURES 93-95 ). N. muelleri   with ampulla superior narrowing towards the apex (ampulla superior narrowed at the centre in N. palaestinensis   ; ampulla superior twice as thick as ampulla inferior in N. waltheri   ; strongly curved in N. aphrodite   ). N. muelleri   aedeagus apically with curved digitiform extension (aedeagus apically with a strongly curved digitiform extension in N. palaestinensis   ; digitiform, not curved in N. waltheri   and N. aphrodite   ).

Female genitalia of N. muelleri   with short and broad ovipositor (same in N. palaestinensis   and N. waltheri   ; clearly longer in N. aphrodite   ). N. muelleri   with apophyses anteriores 1/6 length of apophyses posteriores (1/ 4 in N. palaestinensis   ; 1/ 3 in N. waltheri   and N. aphrodite   ) (see figs 128–131 View FIGURES 127-134 ). In N. muelleri   lamella postvaginalis strongly sclerotized conically extended (same condition, but slightly narrower in N. palaestinensis   and much narrower in N. waltheri   ; lamella postvaginalis apically tongue-shaped in N. aphrodite   ). In N. muelleri   ductus bursae fairly long, without extended sclerotized patch (same condition in N. palaestinensis   and N. aphrodite   ; very short with extended sclerotized patch in N. waltheri   ).

Phenology. Scarce data from early to late May. Biology. Unknown. Habitat. In altitudes from 1000 up to 1660 m. Distribution. Endemic species in southern Jordan (see map 1). DNA barcoding. No data available. Taxonomic Remark. There are only few morphological differences between N. muelleri   and N. palaestinensis   (its hypothetical sister species). For this species, only the type specimens were available. The status of this species needs further clarification, by means of DNA barcoding of the holotype of N. muelleri   .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Nychiodes

Loc

Nychiodes muelleri Hausmann, 1991

Wanke, Dominic, Hausmann, Axel, Krogmann, Lars, Petrányi, Gergely & Rajaei, Hossein 2020
2020
Loc

Nychiodes muelleri

Hausmann 1991
1991