Athalia obsoleta Benson, 1962

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 135-136

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4021.1.5

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7D088788-EE4A-7A76-FF5F-619558ADFC6E

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scientific name

Athalia obsoleta Benson, 1962
status

 

Athalia obsoleta Benson, 1962 

( Fig. 12View FIGURE 12 A –D)

Athalia himantopus obsoleta Benson, 1962: 378  . Locus typicus: Ethiopia, Addis Ababa [Adis Abeba]. Holotype: ♀. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa [09°00'N 038° 45 'E], 7500 ft, 30.IX. 1945, K. M. Guichard ( BMNH). Athalia obsoleta: Koch, 2007: 95  .

Additional Ethiopian material. Scioa, Let-Marefià [09° 38 'N 039° 45 'E], VI –VII. 1880 ( MCSN); IV –VII. 1881 (1 ♀), leg. Antinori ( UZMT); Scioa, L. Cialabaka [= L. Cheleleka, 09°N 040°E], VI. 1885 (1 ♀), leg. Ragazzi ( MCSN); Bahar Dar [Baher Dar, 11 ° 36 'N 037° 23 'E], 27.X. 1968 (1 ♂), leg. K.W. & H. Harde; VI –VII. 1969 (1 ♀), leg. Schäuffele ( SMNS); Jimma [07° 40 'N 036° 50 'E], 26.X –01.XI. 1969, leg. R. H. Cobben (1 ♀) ( WUPS); Sebeta, 08° 54 ’N 038° 35 ’E, 2165 m, 03.X. 2010, P 3413 (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Debre Zeyit, 08° 45 'N 038° 59 'E, 1920 m, 06.X. 2010, flying just above the ground of a vegetable garden, P 3421 (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Ineseno ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 B), 08°02’N 038° 31 ’E, 1800 m, 14.IX. 2012, on Brassicaceae  crop, P 3615 (1 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé & A. Pauly ( RBINS); Ineseno, 08°02’N 038° 31 'E, 1835 m, 14.IX. 2012, on Brassicaceae  crop mixed with Caspicum, P 3616, P 3618 (2 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé & A. Pauly ( RBINS); Abijata Shala N. P., 07° 29 ’N 038° 39 ’E, 1620 m, 16.IX. 2012, flying during light rain, P 3621 (1 ♂), 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  ( Asteraceae  ) flowers, P 3629 (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé & A. Pauly ( RBINS); Tarmaber Pass, 09° 50 ' 13 "N 039° 44 ' 30 "E, 3160 m, 29.IX. 2012, on Ajuga integrifolia  , P 3639 Ba_01 (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora, K. Amberbir & J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Oromia, Ghedo ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 C), 09°01’N 037° 27 ’E, 2400 m, 25.IX. 2013, with yellow pan traps, P 3811 (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora & A. Pauly ( RBINS); Holeta, 09°04'N 038° 30 'E, 2450 m, with yellow pan traps, 10.VII. 2012, P 3690 a (1 ♀), 14.IX. 2012, P 3646 (1 ♂), 19.IX. 2012, P 3665 (1 ♀), 20.IX. 2012, P 3647 (1 ♂), 21.IX. 2012, P 3648, P 3666 _ 1 (2 ♀), 05.X. 2012, P 3649 _ 1 (1 ♂), 05.X. 2012, P 3649 _ 2 (1 ♀), 06.X. 2012, P 3650 _ 1 (1 ♂), 07.X. 2012, P 3651 (1 ♀), 09.X. 2012, P 3652 _ 1 (1 ♂), 11.X. 2012, P 3654 (1 ♀), 12.X. 2012, P 3655 _ 1 (1 ♂; MFN), 13.X. 2012, P 3656 (1 ♀), 19.X. 2012, P 3657 (1 ♂), 24.XI. 2012, P 3662 (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora, J.-L. Boevé & A. Pauly ( RBINS).

Distribution. Ethiopia ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 C), Kenya.

Host plant. Brassicaceae ( Opitz et al. 2012)  .

Remarks. Benson (1962) distinguished three geographical races (or subspecies) of Athalia himantopus  : the nominotypical form A. himantopus himantopus  , as well as A. himantopus truncata  and A. himantopus obsoleta  . All these subspecies are recognized as valid species of the A. himantopus  species group ( Koch 2007).

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Tenthredinidae

Genus

Athalia

Loc

Athalia obsoleta Benson, 1962

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

Athalia himantopus obsoleta

Koch 2007: 95
Benson 1962: 378