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Archon bostanchii (De Freina and Naderi 2003)

Vazrick Nazari
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Containing group: Archon

Introduction

A. bostanchii was originally described as a subspecies of A. apollinaris. Further studies, however, provided evidence of a deep divergence at the species level with both A. apollinaris and A. apollinus (Carbonell and Michel, 2007; Nazari and Sperling, 2007).

Characteristics

A. bostanchii (Type locality: Pol-e-Dokhtar, Lorestan, Iran) is endemic to western Iran, and has a small population with larvae living on Aristolochia olivieri.

References

Carbonell, F. and Michel, M., 2007. Une espèce jumelle méconnue du genre Archon Hübner, 1822 (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 112 (2), 2007 : 141-150.

De Freina, J. J., Naderi, A.R., 2003. Beschreibung einer neuen Unterart von Archon apollinaris (Staudinger, (1892) aus dem suedwestlichen Zentral Zagros, bostanchii subspec. nov., mit ergaenzenden Angaben zur Gesamtverbreitung der Art (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae, Parnassiini). Atalanta (Marktlruthen) 34: 429-434, 474-477.

Nazari, V. and Sperling, F.A.H., 2007. Mitochondrial DNA divergence and phylogrography in western palaearctic Parnassiinae (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae): How many species are there? Insect Systematics and Evolution, 38(2): 121-138.

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Scientific Name Archon apollinaris
Location West Iran
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Copyright © 2006
Scientific Name Archon apollinaris bostanchii
Location Iran
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Carbonell
Sex Female
Copyright © 2006
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Vazrick Nazari
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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