Pleroneura subulata Shinohara, 1995,

Shinohara, Akihiko, 2016, The sawfly genus Pleroneura (Hymenoptera, Xyelidae) of Japan: P. itoi n. sp. and a key to species, Zootaxa 4121 (4), pp. 495-500: 499

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4121.4.9

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:654741AA-437A-4CBB-A8F7-268AA30F0498

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F687AD-FFF4-1B6A-FF64-89F9FD27A904

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scientific name

Pleroneura subulata Shinohara, 1995
status

 

Pleroneura subulata Shinohara, 1995 

( Figs 1View FIGURE 1 G, H, 2 F, J)

Pleroneura dahlii: Takeuchi, 1938: 204  (part).

Pleroneura subulata Shinohara, 1995: 832  ; Shinohara, 1998: 389; Blank, 2002: 202. See Shinohara (1995) for more references.

Distribution. Japan (Honshu, Shikoku); Korea; Russia (Primorskij kraj).

Host plant. Unknown.

Remarks. This species is known from three specimens from Honshu and two specimens from Shikoku, Japan and one specimen each from Korea and Primorskij kraj, Russia ( Shinohara 1995, 1998; Blank 2002). No additional specimens were available for the present study.

The host plant of P. subulata  is unknown. The Japanese specimens were collected at the high altitudes of about 1100 and 2100 meters in central Honshu and about 1800 meters in Shikoku, where Abies veitchii Lindley  (or its variety, var. sikokiana in Shikoku  ) and A. homolepis  (and A. mariesii Masters in Honshu  ) occur ( Liu 1971). However, these fir species are not distributed in North Korea and Primorskij kraj, where A. nephrolepis  is the only fir species recorded ( Liu 1971). If P. subulata  feeds on Abies  as in most of its congeners (Ohmart & Dahlsten 1977; Blank 2002), the sawfly is not strictly monophagous but associated with two or more fir species. Larval oligophagy has been demonstrated at least for the western Palaearctic P. coniferarum ( Hartig, 1837)  (see Blank 2002). Following collection observations of adults of P. californica ( Ashmead, 1898)  (see Smith et al. 1977), this life trait might apply to this Nearctic species as well.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Xyelidae

Genus

Pleroneura

Loc

Pleroneura subulata Shinohara, 1995

Shinohara, Akihiko 2016
2016
Loc

Pleroneura subulata

Blank 2002: 202
Shinohara 1998: 389
Shinohara 1995: 832
1998
Loc

Pleroneura dahlii:

Takeuchi 1938: 204