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Chromosomal and molecular evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in Caucasus region.

Lukhtanov VA, Tikhonov VV - Comp Cytogenet (2015)

Bottom Line: We show how combination of chromosomal and molecular markers can be applied for proper species identification in Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822 blue butterflies.Using this approach we provide first evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]) in Georgia.

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Affiliation: Department of Karyosystematics, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia ; Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 7/9, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia.

ABSTRACT
We show how combination of chromosomal and molecular markers can be applied for proper species identification in Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822 blue butterflies. Using this approach we provide first evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]) in Georgia.

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Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon from Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. a male, upperside b male, underside.
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Figure 1: Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon from Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. a male, upperside b male, underside.

Mentions: A population of blue butterflies which were morphologically similar to Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Fig. 1) was discovered near Akhaltsikhe in Georgia in 2013 by V.Tikhonov and I. Kostyuk. In 2014 the locality was visited again in order to collect material available for molecular and chromosomal study. Molecular analysis of this material revealed that COI barcodes were completely identical or nearly identical (barcode gap from 0 to 0.6%) in population from Akhaltsikhe and other populations of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon and Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) putnami (Fig. 2).


Chromosomal and molecular evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) in Caucasus region.

Lukhtanov VA, Tikhonov VV - Comp Cytogenet (2015)

Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon from Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. a male, upperside b male, underside.
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Figure 1: Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon from Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. a male, upperside b male, underside.
Mentions: A population of blue butterflies which were morphologically similar to Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Fig. 1) was discovered near Akhaltsikhe in Georgia in 2013 by V.Tikhonov and I. Kostyuk. In 2014 the locality was visited again in order to collect material available for molecular and chromosomal study. Molecular analysis of this material revealed that COI barcodes were completely identical or nearly identical (barcode gap from 0 to 0.6%) in population from Akhaltsikhe and other populations of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon and Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) putnami (Fig. 2).

Bottom Line: We show how combination of chromosomal and molecular markers can be applied for proper species identification in Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822 blue butterflies.Using this approach we provide first evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]) in Georgia.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Karyosystematics, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia ; Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab. 7/9, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia.

ABSTRACT
We show how combination of chromosomal and molecular markers can be applied for proper species identification in Agrodiaetus Hübner, 1822 blue butterflies. Using this approach we provide first evidence for presence of Polyommatus (Agrodiaetus) poseidon (Herrich-Schäffer, [1851]) in Georgia.

No MeSH data available.