Athalia fumosa 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: 134

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5E93337C-8A89-4278-B9BD-D16C4255748D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7D088788-EE55-7A68-FF5F-62D95F8FFBAA

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scientific name

Athalia fumosa Gribodo, 1879
status

 

Athalia fumosa Gribodo, 1879  , sp. rev.

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Athalia fumosa Gribodo, 1879: 347  . Locus typicus: Ethiopia, Scioa, Mahal-Uonz. Holotype: ♀. Scioa, Mahal-Uonz [=Mahal Wenz, ca 09° 34 'N 039° 54 'E], VI. 1877, leg. Antinori, teste: F. Koch ( MCSN).

Ethiopian material. Addis Ababa [09°00'N 038° 45 'E], 7500 ft., 13.X. 1945 (2 ♂, 2 ♀), leg. K. M. Guichard (MFN); Dodola, 06° 59 'N 039° 11 'E, 25.X. 2010, P 3453 (1 ♀), leg. B. Wondwosen & J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); Holeta, 09°04'N 038° 30 'E, 2450 m, 12.X. 2012, with yellow pan traps, in Guizotia abyssinica  field, P 3655 _ 4 (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora, A. Pauly & J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS).

Distribution. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen.

Host plant. Unknown.

Remarks. Athalia fumosa  was synonymized with A. scioensis Gribodo  by Benson (1962). The holotypes of both species have been examined, and A. fumosa  is recognized as a valid species, therefore being re-established. Athalia fumosa  differs from A. scioensis  in the entirely black thorax and the black tergum 1. In A. scioensis  the thorax is predominantly yellow, only the pronotum and the mesonotum are black. Further morphological differences are discussed in the revision of this species group (Koch in prep.).

MCSN

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Tenthredinidae

Genus

Athalia

Loc

Athalia fumosa Gribodo, 1879

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

Athalia fumosa

Gribodo 1879: 347