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Chamaepsila sardoa (Rondani, 1876)
Tribe: PsiliniGenus: Chamaepsila
Shatalkin & Merz, 2010: This species is in most respects similar to Ch. buccata. It may be separated from the latter and from Ch. rozkosnyi, another morphologically similar species, by the characters mentioned under Ch. buccata. Ch. sardoa is a Mediterranean species which has been found from Spain to Israel. The present finding in Southern Switzerland represents the northernmost record of this species. Outside the Western Palaearctic Region it was recorded from desert zones in Middle Asia and from Mongolia (Soós, 1974). The record from Myanmar by Frey (1955) is based on a misidentification. He compared his female from Mt. Kambaiti with a female from Morocco which he thought was Ch. sardoa. A careful study of both specimens revealed that they belong to two different species. The female from Morocco was later described as Psila atlasica Shatalkin, 2000, and the female from Myanmar as Psila freyi Shatalkin, 2000.
Key in Freidberg & Shatalkin, 2018 but only against Israel species
Europe: Countries (published), online at Fauna Europaea, Occurrences at GBIF