Agrilus babaulti Théry, 1930

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto, 2019, Revision of the Agrilus vittatus species-group (Coleoptera, Buprestidae, Agrilinae), Zootaxa 4629 (1), pp. 77-95 : 80-81

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scientific name

Agrilus babaulti Théry
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Agrilus babaulti Théry

( Figs. 1E View FIGURES 1 , 3D View FIGURES 3 , 5C View FIGURES 5 )

babaulti Théry, 1930

Théry, 1930: 163–164

Obenberger 1936a: 1075 (world catalog)

Jendek 2006: 397 (Palaearctic catalog)

Bellamy 2008: 1987 (world catalog)

Jendek 2016a: 527 (Palaearctic catalog)

= bonadonai Descarpentries & Villiers, 1963 syn.nov.

Descarpentries & Villiers 1963: 4, 15 (sinensis group)

Bellamy 2008: 2004 ( Agrilus ; subgenus Sinagrilus ; world catalog)

Jendek & Grebennikov 2011: 54 (types; diagnosis; faunal records; range; subrobustus group)

Jendek 2016a: 528 (Palaearctic catalog).

Type material. Agrilus babaulti Théry, 1930 . Described from 30 specimens (Holotype & paratypes). Type locality: “Bajaura (Kangra district) [ India: Himachal Pradesh]”. Type specimens: Holotype ( MNHN). Paratypes: 1 ( BMNH) , 1 ( ISNB), 2 ( MNHN).

Agrilus bonadonai Descarpentries & Villiers, 1963 . Described from inexplicit number of specimens (Holotype & paratypes). Type locality: “Tonkin, Lao-Kay”. Also cited from: “ Tonkin - Hanoi, Hoa Binh; Laos - Lakhon”. Type specimens: Holotype ♀ (MNHN): “P Nodis Lao Kay [h] \ ♂ Type [p] [red label] \ Agrilus bonadonai n. sp. Holotype ♂ nob[is]. A. Descarpentries et [h] A. Villiers det. 19 [p] 63 [h]”. 3 PT (MNHN)

Examined specimens. CHINA. Anhui. Dabieshan , 65 km SW Huoshan; 31°40‘N, 115°44‘E; 6-1998; alt. 1400 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB) (in Jendek & Grebennikov 2011 as bonadonai ) GoogleMaps . INDIA. Himachal Pradesh. Bajaura ( Kangra district ); 31°51’N, 077°09’E; 6-1914; 2 ♂ ( MNHN) GoogleMaps . Uttarakhand. Barkot ; 30°49’N, 078°12’30”E; 6-1981; alt. 1200 m; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps \\ Distr. Uttarkashi, Barkot ; 30°49’N, 078°12’30”E; 6-1981; alt. 1300 m; 2 ♂ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps . LAOS.

Houaphan. Ban Saleuy, Phou Pan-Gnai; 20°12’N, 104°01’E; 4, 5-2010; alt. 1300-1900 m; 1 ♂, 3 ♀ ( EJCB), 5- 2011; alt. 1300-1900 m; 1 ♂, 2 ♀ ( EJCB) . Vientiane prefecture. Vientiane; 17°58’N, 102°37’E; 9, 10-1962; 2 ♂ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps . MYANMAR. Mandalay. Taunggyi; 21°20’N, 095°59’E; 11-1952; Larval host: Acacia pennata ; 2 ♂, 2 ♀ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps \\ Taunggyi; 21°20’N, 095°59’E; 8-1952; Larval host: Acacia pennata ; 1 ♀ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps . Shan. Nyaung Shwe S /E; 20°39‘34”N, 096°57’53”E; 11-2003; alt. 920 m; 5 ♂, 1 ♀ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps . NEPAL. Purwanchal. Dhankuta, Arun- Valley, Lamobagar Gola; 27°40’N, 087°20’E; 5, 6-1980; alt. 1000-1400 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps \\ Tamur [= Tamor] river, 450m, Baiseghat; 26°56’N, 087°20’E; 6-1985; alt. 450 m; 1 ♂ ( EJCB) GoogleMaps .

Distribution. CHINA: Anhui; INDIA: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; LAOS: Houaphan, Vientiane prefecture; MYANMAR: Mandalay, Shan; NEPAL: Purwanchal; VIETNAM: Ha Noi, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai.

Host plant. Larval: Acacia pennata (L.) Willd.

Remarks. The concept of A. babaulti was judged from two males from the type locality of A. babaulti (likely paratypes) preserved in MNHN (see Examined specimens). These specimens are conspecific with the male specimen from China: Anhui cited by Jendek & Grebennikov (2011) as A. bonadonai .

On the characters of the aedeagus, A. babaulti comes closest to A. viridicupreus . Both species have apex of medial lobe (penis) widely rounded and sides of parameres with membranous sensory zones. The difference is in the extent of membranous sensory zones, which are prominent and expanded apically in A. babaulti ( Fig. 5C View FIGURES 5 ) and feebly developed and not expanded apically in A. viridicupreus ( Fig. 5H View FIGURES 5 ).

The range of A. babaulti extends more eastwards ( India: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand; Nepal) and northwards ( China: Anhui), while that of A. viridicupreus more southwards ( Malaysia, Indonesia).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Buprestidae

Genus

Agrilus

Loc

Agrilus babaulti Théry

Jendek, Eduard & Nakládal, Oto 2019
2019
Loc

Agrilus bonadonai

Jendek & Nakládal 2019
2019
Loc

bonadonai

Descarpentries & Villiers 1963
1963
Loc

Agrilus bonadonai

Descarpentries & Villiers 1963
1963
Loc

babaulti Théry, 1930

Thery 1930
1930