Athalia vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 138-141

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Athalia vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879
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Athalia vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879 

( Figs 4View FIGURE 4 A –C, 15 A –D, 16 A –L)

Athalia vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879: 346  . Locus typicus: Ethiopia, Scioa, Mahal-Uonz. Lectotype designated by Koch (2006:

314): ♀. Scioa, Mahal-Uonz [= Mahal Wenz, ca 09° 34 'N 039° 54 'E], III. 1877, leg. Antinori. ( MCSN). Athalia schweinfurthi Konow, 1891: 41  . Locus typicus: Yemen, Schibam. Holotype: ♀. Chibam, Arabic, Schweinfth. ( SDEI). Athalia schweinfurthi schweinfurthi: Benson, 1962: 379  .

Additional Ethiopian material. Scioa [= Shewa Province] (1 ♀), Coll. Magretti, ex. Coll. Gribodo ( MCSN); Wagira [= Wegera, 13 °00'N 037° 40 'E] (12 ♂, 10 ♀), ( ZSM, USNM); Harrar [09° 19 'N 042°08'E] (1 ♀); Scioa, Let- Marefia [09° 38 'N 039° 45 'E], IX –XI. 1879, leg. Antinori (1 ♀), ( UZMT); Dida [ca 07° 50 'N 039° 30 'E], Nordwest. Arussi Hochebene, 3000 m, 28.VII. 1900 (1 ♀), leg. Neumann (MFN); Dire-Daua [09° 36 'N 041° 52 'E], 19.XI. 1914 (1 ♀), leg. Kovàcs ( NHNM); Addis Ababa, 8000 ft, 28.VII – 15.VIII. 1945 (1 ♀); 7500 ft, 07.X. 1945 (5 ♂, 9 ♀); 7500 ft, 30.IX. 1945 (3 ♀); 23.II. 1946 (1 ♀), leg. K. M. Guichard ( BMNH); Alemaya [09° 24 'N 042°01'E], 16.IV. 1960 (1 ♀), leg. W. C. Kurt (MFN); Bale Mt., Goba [07°00'N 039° 59 'E], 2800 m, 15.XII. 1989 (1 ♂), leg. A. Freidberg & F. Kaplan ( USNM); "Arussi Prov.", Mt. Galama [07° 39 'N 039° 22 'E], Hagenia Forest  , 08.I. 1968 (1 ♂), leg. C. &. P. Brinck-Cederholm-Enckell ( MZLU); Ilubabor pr., 2000 m, 15 km SW Bedele [ca 08° 21 'N 036° 13 'E], 05.IV. 2007 (1 ♀), leg. J. Halada ( OLML); Sebeta, 08° 54 ’N 038° 35 ’E, 2165 m, 03–04.X. 2010, P 3414 (1 ♂), P 3416 & P 3417 (1 ♂ & 1 ♀ in copula), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Holeta, Karsa, 03.X. 2010, on Brassicaceae  crop, P 3415 a to P 3415 e (4 ♂, 1 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Chancho, 09° 20 'N 038° 44 'E, 07.X. 2010, on Brassicaceae  crop, P 3422 b to P 3422m (12 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Abay Gorge, 10 °01' 32 "N 38 ° 14 ' 43 "E, 2485 m, 13.X. 2011, on Brassica  sp., P 3584 (1 larva at last instar), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Simien Mountains N. P., 13 ° 13 ' 52 ”N 038°01' 23 ”E, 3250 m, 17.X. 2011, with yellow pan traps, P 3585 (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Tarmaber Pass (see Ecological observations; Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 A –D), 09° 50 'N 039° 45 'E, 3160 m, 25.X. 2011, mainly flying, P 3586 A_01 to P 3586 A_ 22 (among which P 3596 A_03 & P 3596 A_04; HBRC), P 3586 B_01 to P 3586 B_09, P 3586 C_01 to P 3586 C_05, P 3586 D_01 to P 3586 D_ 39, P 3586 E_01 to P 3586 E_ 11, P 3586 F 2, P 3586 F 3 (91 ♂, 20 ♀), 21– 24.XII. 2011, mainly flying, P 3590 _01 to P 3590 _ 53 (68 ♂, 34 ♀), 29.IX. 2012, on or near Ajuga integrifolia  , P 3639 A to P 3639 E (40 ♂, 61 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé, Z. A. Hora, K. Amberbir, A. Pauly ( RBINS); Ineseno, 08°02’N 038° 31 ’E, 1835 m, 14.IX. 2012, on Brassicaceae  crop mixed with Caspicum, P 3617, P 3619 (2 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé, A. Pauly ( RBINS); near Senkele N. P., 07° 13 ’N 038° 16 ’E, ≈ 2000 m, 17.IX. 2012, on Vernonia auriculifera  flowers, P 3623 to P 3628 (5 ♂, 1 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé, K. Amberbir, A. Pauly ( RBINS); Holeta, 09°04’N 038° 30 ’E, 2450 m, with yellow pan traps, 21.IX. 2012, P 3666 _ 2 (1 ♀), 05.X. 2012, P 3649 _ 3 (1 ♀), 06.X. 2012, P 3650 (1 ♀), 09.X. 2012, P 3652 _ 2, P 3652 _ 3 (2 ♀), 11.X. 2012, P 3653 (1 ♂), 12.X. 2012, P 3655 _ 2, P 3655 _ 3 (1 ♂, 1 ♀), 27.X. 2012, P 3659 (1 ♀), 06.XI. 2012, P 3660 (1 ♀), 23.XI. 2012 (1 ♂), leg. Z. A. Hora, A. Pauly, J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Oromia, Ghedo, 09°01’N 037° 27 ’E, 2400 m, 21.IX. 2013, with yellow pan traps, P 3809 a (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora & A. Pauly ( RBINS).

Distribution. Eritrea, Ethiopia ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 D), Yemen.

Host plant. Brassica oleracea  L. ( Brassicaceae  ) ( Benson 1962: 378) and other Brassicaceae  (see Ecological observations).

Remarks. Athalia vollenhoveni  ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15) and A. excisa  are distinguished from all other species of the A. vollenhoveni  species group by the uniformly flavescent-hyaline wings and the entirely black tergum 1. Athalia excisa  is separated from A. vollenhoveni  by the deeply excised hypopygium ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 A, 4 A), and in males the genitalia ( Figs 3View FIGURE 3 B –C, 4 B –C) are also conspicuously different. Some adults from Tarmaber Pass could be reared during a couple of generations ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 E –H). The larva from Abay Gorge was collected (13.X. 2011; Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 I –J) on a young, isolated plant. It molted into a prepupal stage during night (15–16.X. 2011; Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 K), built a cocoon after one day ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 L), and a female emerged on 11.XI. 2011. In a cage, this adult laid eggs on seedlings of Sinapis alba  , on which subsequent larvae fed, and two adult males emerged on 10–11.II. 2012.

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

MZLU

Lund University

OLML

Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Tenthredinidae

Genus

Athalia

Loc

Athalia vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc 2015
2015
Loc

Athalia vollenhoveni

Gribodo 1879: 346