Zamarada excavata pollex Fletcher, 1974

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel, 2020, The Geometridae of Ethiopia III: genus Zamarada (Lepidoptera: Geometridae Ennominae, Cassymini), Zootaxa 4894 (3), pp. 301-328: 312-313

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Zamarada excavata pollex Fletcher, 1974
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Zamarada excavata pollex Fletcher, 1974  

( Figs 26 View FIGURES 26–33 , 48 View FIGURES 48–54 )

Zamarada excavata Bethune-Baker, 1913: 573   . Locus typicus: Angola: north, N’Dalla Tando, 2700 ft, 19.xi.1908 (Dr W.J. Ansorge) (Holotype Ƌ in NHMUK).

Zamarada excavata subsp. pollex Fletcher, 1974: 87, text-fig. 117. Locus typicus: Ethiopia: Jlubador Gore (8°8’N. 35°31’E.), 2007m, 8–23.xii.1959 (Richter) (Holotype Ƌ in SMNS).

Literature records. Jlubador Gore; Jimma; Wolamo Prov., Soddu; Lalokeli; Saupé Boro ( Fletcher 1974); KébréMengist ( Herbulot 1977).

Examined material. 1♀: Forêt de Wadera , 1600 m, Ethiopie, 16.XI.1973, P.C. Rougeot leg. (Coll. Herbulot)   ; 1♀: ETHIOPIA, Bale Mountains—Harenna Forest, Karcha Camp , 2350 m (lux), 20.II.2010, Leg. Parisi, Sciarretta ( ZSM G 20222 View Materials / ♀ / LEP-SS-00497 failure)   ; 1♀: ETHIOPIA, Oromia, 7km S Kibre Mengist , 1500m, 21.IV.2009, 5°48′46″N 38°57′41″E, S.Naumann, H.Schnitzler ( ZSM G 20292 View Materials / ♀ / LEP-SS-00502); GoogleMaps   2Ƌ: ETHIOPIA, Prov. Oromiya, zw. Leku U. Wendo, 2 km E-Abosto, N06°44.950 E38°26.612, 15–19.V.2010 –1800m—lux, Leg. H. Sulak ( ZSM G 20183 View Materials / Ƌ / BC ZSM Lep 47382; ZSM G 20186 View Materials / Ƌ / LEP-SS-00498 failure); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ 1♀: ETHIOPIA, Prov. Oromiya, btw. Leku and Wendo , env. Abosto , 1790m, N06°44.950 E38°26.612 15–19.V.2010, leg. H. Sulak; 1Ƌ: ETHIOPIA, Prov. Oromiya, zw. Deritu & Dubuluk. Umg. Deritu, N04°42.246 E38°10.252, 20.IV.2010 –1590mlux, Leg. H. Sulak ( ZSM G 20290 View Materials / Ƌ / LEP-SS-00499); GoogleMaps   12Ƌ 2♀: S. Ethiopia, Oromia, 13 km S Agere Maryam , 1960m (lux), 5.5149°N, 38.2529°E, 7.XI.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ZSM G20528 View Materials / Ƌ); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: S Ethiopia SN, 11.2km W Bonga, 2050m (lux), 07°17‘00“N– 36°07‘58“E, 1.XI.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ZSM G 20534 View Materials / Ƌ); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: S Ethiopia SN, 11.km N Dilla, 1675m (lux), 06°30‘35“N– 38°19‘33“E, 6.XI.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ZSM G20534 View Materials / Ƌ) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: Äthiopien, Prov. Bale, Bale Mountains, 1770m, ( Feuchgebiet ), 06°35.636’N 39°45.203’O, 8.IV.2016, Robert Beck leg. GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: S. Ethiopia, Southern Nation, Kaffa, Bonga Guesth. , 1765 m, 7°15‘3“N – 36°15‘17“E, 5391b, 3.XI.2014, leg. H.J. Flügel; GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: Ethiopia, Kaffa Prov. , 5 km E Jima, 1800 m, 7°40’N 36°55’E, 28.IV.2008, S. Naumann, H. Schnitzler (BC ZSM Lep 26315); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: Ethiopia, Prov. Oromiya zw. Leku U. Wendo, 2 km E-Abosto, N06°44.950 E38°26.612, 15–19.V.2010 –1800m—lux, Leg. H. Sulak ( BC ZSM Lep 40506, in coll. Sommerer); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: S Ethiopia, Oromia, Bale Mts. NP, 6km S Rira, Harenna, 6.718°N, 39.72°E, 2407 m, 18.II.2012, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ƋBC ZSM Lep 109435) GoogleMaps   ; 1♀: Ethiopia, Oromia, Bale, 8km S. Dolomena, 1200 m, IV.2017, leg. R. Beck ( S 1) ( ZSM G 20806 View Materials / ♀);   1Ƌ: S-Ethiopia, GamoGofa , V.2008, Arba Minch, 1400m, G. Riedel, R. Beck ( ZSM G 20817 View Materials / Ƌ)   ; 1♀: ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanisch-er Graben, Prov. South Nations, Bonga , 25 km SW, 1860 m, 07°18‘46“ N, 36°03‘19“ O, 16.viii.2017, Beck R. & G. Riedel leg ( ZSM G 20821 View Materials / ♀); GoogleMaps   2Ƌ: SW. ETHIOPIA, Southern Nations, Bonga , 1880 m, 7.2363°N 36.2702°E, 12–18.VIII.2017, G. Riedl, R. Beck ; GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: sw. ETHIOPIA, Southern Nations, Bonga , Wushwush , 1975m, 7°18’32 N – 36°05’12 E, 13.VI.2019, leg. R. Beck ( BC ZSM Lep 106730); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: W-Ethiopia Kaffa   GoogleMaps , 11km nw Jima   GoogleMaps , 10– 15.V. 2008, 2060m, leg. R.Beck G.Riedel ( ZSM G 20185 View Materials / Ƌ / BC ZSM Lep 14827);   1Ƌ: Ethiopia, SNNPR, Bonga , 7.236°N, 36.27°E, 1880 m, 18.VIII.2010, G. Riedel, R. Beck leg. ( Ƌ BC ZSM Lep 109410); GoogleMaps   1Ƌ: ETHIOPIA, SNNPR, Bonga Guesthouse, 7.251°N, 36.254°E, 1760 m, 13.VI.2012, leg. R. Beck (Ƌ BC ZSM Lep 109453) GoogleMaps   .

Genetic data. BIN: BOLD:AAH8490 (n=10 from Ethiopia; maximum variation 0.8%); nearest species: Z. melpomene   (3.4%). One other specimen of Z. excavata   from Ethiopia (BC ZSM Lep 14827) clustering with the West African BIN ( BOLD:AAH8466; n=16 from Cameroon, Guinea, Sao Tomé and Principe, Angola) of the nominotypical subspecies and diverging by 4.6 % from the Ethiopian BIN of subsp. pollex   , probably due to genetic introgression.  

Distribution. Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia ( Fletcher 1974; De Prins & De Prins 2019). New for Sao Tomé and Principe. The subspecies Z. excavata pollex   is endemic to Ethiopia.

Remarks. In male genitalia, the aedeagus is characteristic for the subspecies pollex, distinguished by the short length of the acicular projection arising from two-thirds aedeagus ( Fletcher 1974); apex of valva variable.

ZSM

Germany, Muenchen [= Munich], Zoologische Staatssammlung

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

ƋBC

University College

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Zamarada

Loc

Zamarada excavata pollex Fletcher, 1974

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel 2020
2020
Loc

Fletcher, D. S. 1974: 87
1974