Zamarada euryscaphes Prout 1915

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel, 2020, The Geometridae of Ethiopia III: genus Zamarada (Lepidoptera: Geometridae Ennominae, Cassymini), Zootaxa 4894 (3), pp. 301-328: 321

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

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4327461

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Zamarada euryscaphes Prout 1915
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Zamarada euryscaphes Prout 1915  

( Figs 32 View FIGURES 26–33 , 53 View FIGURES 48–54 )

Zamarada euryscaphes Prout, 1915: 345   . Locus typicus: Eritrea: Asmara, 20.x.1905 (N. Beccari) (Holotype ♀ in NHMUK).

Zamarada iobathra Prout, 1932: 507   . Locus typicus: Kenya: Pori, Mbuyuni, 1110 m, iii.1912 (Alluaud & Jeannel) (Holotype ♀ in MNHN). Herewith downgraded from species rank ( Fletcher 1974) to subspecies of Z. euryscaphes   ( Z. euryscaphes iobathra Prout, 1932   , stat. n.) based on genetical identity of Kenyan populations with the nominotypical populations of northern Ethiopia and Erithrea. Potential downgrading was earlier suggested by Fletcher (1974) based on study of the type specimens.

Zamarada polyctemon Prout, 1932a: 248   . Locus typicus: ‚Zaire‘ (D.R. Congo): Kafakumba 1929 (Holotype ♀ without abdo-men in MRAC Tervuren). Herewith downgraded from species rank ( Fletcher 1974) to subspecies of Z. euryscaphes   ( Z. euryscaphes polyctemon Prout, 1932   , stat. n.) based on genetical identity of all populations around the country of type locality with the nominotypical populations as circumscribed above. Potential downgrading was earlier suggested by Fletcher (1974) based on study of the type specimens.

Literature records. Forêt de Wadera ( Herbulot, 1977, listed under the name ‚ Z. iobathra   ‘). Asmara ( Fletcher 1974), reported as ‚Ethiopia‘ though being in Eritrea.

Examined material. 1Ƌ: S. ETHIOPIA, Oromia, 7 km NW Yabelo, 1950 m (lux), 4.9252°N 38.0435°E, 9.XI.2010, leg. de Freina, Hacker, Peks, Schreier ( ZSM G 20334 View Materials / Ƌ / BC ZSM Lep 101615 failure); 2Ƌ: S ETHIO-PIA SN Jinka , Mago mainroad GoogleMaps   , 6km WSW Jinka , 1437m, 05°47’35’’N 36°28’24’’E, 24.II.2012, leg. Hacker & Schreier ( ZSM G 20530 View Materials / Ƌ / BC ZSM Lep 104326) GoogleMaps   .

Genetic data. BIN BOLD:AAM0109 (n=1 from Ethiopia; n=7 from Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia; maximum variation 0.5%). Nearest species: Z. calypso   (4.5%).

Distribution. Nominotypical subspecies in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Senegal, (cfr. Fletcher 1974; Herbulot 1977; Sircoulomb 2007, 2009); Z. e. iobathra   in Kenya, northern Tanzania (Arusha region: Prout 1932, Aarvik & Bjørnstad 2007); Z. e. polyctemon   in Angola, Malawi, Tanzania (except north), Zambia, Zimbabwe (cfr. Fletcher 1974; Sircoulomb 2007; Joly et al. 2008). New for the fauna of Sierra Leone.

Remarks. In external appearance one specimen is reminiscent of the figure of iobathra in Fletcher (1974)   , the others are similar to the figure of the Ethiopian euryscaphes   .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Zamarada

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Zamarada euryscaphes Prout 1915

Sciarretta, Andrea & Hausmann, Axel 2020
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Zamarada iobathra

Prout 1932: 507
1932
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Z. euryscaphes iobathra

Prout 1932
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Zamarada polyctemon

Prout 1932: 248
1932
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Z. euryscaphes polyctemon

Prout 1932
1932
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Z. iobathra

Prout 1932
1932
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Zamarada euryscaphes

Prout 1915: 345
1915
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Z. euryscaphes

Prout 1915
1915
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Z. euryscaphes

Prout 1915
1915