Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912, Oberthur, 1912

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel, 2020, The Geometridae of Ethiopia III: genus Zamarada (Lepidoptera: Geometridae Ennominae, Cassymini), Zootaxa 4894 (3), pp. 301-328: 314

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4894.3.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4327455

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Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912
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Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912  

( Figs 28, 29 View FIGURES 26–33 , 50 View FIGURES 48–54 )

Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912: 258   , 350, pl. 152 fig. 1460. Locus typicus: Cameroon: Johann-Albrechts Ĥhe, Station Kamerun, 1898 (L. Conradt) (Holotype Ƌ in NHMUK).

Zamarada melpomene tragodica Prout, 1934: 130   . Locus typicus: Tanganyika T. [ Tanzania]: Morogoro, 1931–32 (J.A.J. Thompson) (Holotype Ƌ in NHMUK)   .

Literature records. Billo (Soddou) ( Fletcher 1974).

Examined material. 2Ƌ: ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanischer Graben, Prov. South Nations, Wushwush , 15 km W Bonga, 1910 m, 07°18.184 N, 36°03.520 O, 21.vi.2014, Riedel G. & R. Beck leg. ( ZSM G 20330 View Materials / Ƌ BC ZSM Lep 104328); 1♀ GoogleMaps   : ETHIOPIA, Kaffa Prov. , 10km N Bonga, 1550m, 7°21′N 36°25′E, 29.IV.2008, S.Naumann, H.Schnitzler ( ZSM G 20294 View Materials / ♀ / LEP-SS-00507 failure); 3Ƌ 3♀ GoogleMaps   : ÄTHIOPIEN, ( EIP) Äthiopisches Hochland, Gore 10km S, 1900m, 08°03.900′ N, 35°31.425′ O, 11.vii.2015, Beck R. & R. Wanninger leg. ( ZSM G 20187 View Materials / Ƌ / LEP-SS-00500; ZSM G 20327 View Materials / Ƌ /BC ZSM Lep 104329); 1Ƌ 1♀ GoogleMaps   : ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanischer South Nation, Wushwush 7.4km W, 1910 m, 07°18’16.05” N, 7.v.2013, Beck R. & R. Wanninger leg.; 1Ƌ: S   Ethiopia, Southern Nation, Kaffa Bonga Guesth., 1765 m, 7°15’3’’N 36°15’17’’E 5390, 3. XII.2014, leg. H.J. Flügel ( ZSM G 20331 View Materials / Ƌ BC ZSM Lep 104327); 1♀ GoogleMaps   : Ethiopia, SNNPR, Bonga , 7.236°N, 36.27°E, 1880 m, 18.VIII.2010, G. Riedel, R. Beck leg. (♀ BC ZSM Lep 109409); 1Ƌ: S GoogleMaps   Ethiopia, Oromia, 6km ESE Jimma , 1850m (lux), 07°39‘34“N 36°53‘20“E, 30.10.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier; 3Ƌ 1♀ GoogleMaps   : S Ethiopia, Oromia, 6km ESE Jimma , 1850m (lux), 07°39‘34“N– 36°53‘20“E, 30.X.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ZSM G 20596 View Materials / Ƌ / BC ZSM Lep 104330); 1♀ GoogleMaps   : S Ethiopia, Oromia, 6.5km NE Shebe , 2125m (lux), 07°32‘02“N– 36°33‘58“E, 29.X.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier; 1♀ GoogleMaps   : ETHIOPIA, Southern Nations, Mizan Teferi, Dinbi Dufeta , 6.98°N, 35.498°E, 1265 m, 11. VI.2012, R. Beck leg. (♀ BC ZSM Lep 109443); 2Ƌ 1♀ GoogleMaps   : ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanischer 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.; 4Ƌ GoogleMaps   : ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanischer Graben, Prov. South Nations, Bonga , 40 km NW, 1700 m, 07°44‘92“ N, 36°13‘41“ O, 18.viii.2017, Beck R. & G. Riedel leg.; 1Ƌ   : ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafrikanischer Graben, Prov. South Nations, Bonga , 22 km SW, 1950 m, 07°18‘39“ N, 36°04‘33“ O, 15.viii.2015, Beck R. & G. Riedel leg.; 1Ƌ GoogleMaps   : ÄTHIOPIEN, Ostafri-kanischer Graben, Prov. South Nations, Bonga-Hotel , 1700–1800 m, 07°21‘ N, 36°07‘ O, 13–20.viii.2017, Beck R. & G. Riedel leg.; 2Ƌ 2♀ GoogleMaps   : SW. ETHIOPIA, Southern Nations, Bonga , 880 m, 7.2363°N 36.2702°E, 12–18.VIII.2017, G. Riedl, R. Beck ( ZSM G 20828 View Materials / ♀); SW GoogleMaps   . ETHIOPIA, Southern Nations, Mizan Teferi, Dinbi Dufeta , 1265 m, 6°58’46 N– 35°29’55 E, 11. VI.2019, leg. R. Beck (BC ZSM Lep 106729); 1Ƌ GoogleMaps   : ETHIOPIA Kaffa Prov. , 5km E Jima, 1800m, 7°40′N 36°55′E, 28.IV.2008, S.Naumann, H. Schnitzler ( ZSM G 20184 View Materials / Ƌ / LEP-SS-00501 failure); 1Ƌ GoogleMaps   : Ethiopia, SNNPR, Welkite, Giba NP, 8.257°N, 37.574°E, 1240 m, 8. VI.2012, R. Beck leg. (Ƌ BC ZSM Lep 109420) GoogleMaps   .

Genetic data. BIN: BOLD:AAA9758 (n=6 from Ethiopia; n=23 from Cameroon, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda; maximum variation 1.3%). Nearest species: Z. psectra Fletcher, 1974   (4.0%).

Distribution. Angola, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe ( Herbulot 1954; Fletcher 1974; Sircoulomb 2007; Joli et al. 2008).

Remarks. In male genitalia, the valva is very variable. The figured male genitalia of Z. micropomene Aarvik & Bjørnstad, 2007   from Tanzania seem to fall into the intraspecific variation of Z. melpomene   . However, since no further specimens of Z. micropomene   nor DNA barcodes of the type specimens of melpomene   , tragodica and micropomene   are currently available, this question remains open for future study.

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

VI

Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Zamarada

Loc

Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel 2020
2020
Loc

Zamarada melpomene tragodica

Prout 1934: 130
1934
Loc

Zamarada melpomene Oberthür, 1912: 258

Oberthur 1912: 258
1912