173 Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Noctuiden Irans 1. Beitrag: Zethes brandti n.sp. from Iran (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) 1 LARS-ÄKE JANZON A new species, Zethes brandti n.sp., is described from Iran; it is very close to Z. nemea Brandt and can only be separated by the male genitalia. L.-Å. Janzon, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Ent. Sect., S-10405 Stockholm, Sweden. From the Palearctic region there are, so far, six known species of the genus Zethes Rambur, 1833. One of these is a Chinese species, Z. bella Draudt, 1950, and differs in having a con- spicuous costal triangular spot between the ante- and postmedian lines, and also in having a much larger span, 41 mm. Z. monotonus Wiltshire, 1969, is described from northern Afghanistan and has a very short palp and very monotonous upper-side markings. Z. propinquus Christoph, 1885, Z. nemea Brandt, 1938, and Z. narghisa Brandt, 1938, occur in the Middle East, as does Z. insularis Rambur, 1833, which also occurs in , the Mediterranean. Z. narghisa is very close to Z. insularis, and Z. propinquus is very close to Z. nemea and the new species. The new species was discovered in 1975 when I made genitalia dissections of some
Insect Systematics & Evolution – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1977
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