Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access


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

Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae)

FRANK Koch, Alain Pauly, Zewdu A. Hora, Jean-Luc Boevé

Abstract


Sawflies were collected in Ethiopia during 2010–2013. Three species represent new records for the country: Arge deckerti Koch, 2005, Athalia excisa Koch, 2006 and Xenapates nigrifrons Koch, 2012. Arge flavifrons Mocsáry, 1909, syn. n. and A. transvaalensis Cameron, 1911, syn. n. are subjective synonyms of A. micheli (Buysson, 1900) that is re-described here. Athalia fumosa Gribodo, 1879 sp. rev. is recognized as a valid species and is removed from synonymy with A. scioensis Gribodo, 1879. Distega braunsi Enslin, 1911 syn. n. and D. brunniventris Enslin, 1913 syn. n. are subjective synonyms of D. montium Konow, 1907. Pseudoneacidiophora Koch, 1998 is a new junior synonym of Kivua Forsius, 1934 (syn. n.), resulting in the new combination Kivua pleuritica (comb. n.) for Athalia pleuritica Forsius, 1927. Kivua camerunensis nom. n. is proposed for P. bicolor Koch, 1998 (preoccupied in Kivua by K. bicolor (Pasteels, 1949) (Bicrista bicolor Pasteels)), the second species formerly included in Pseudoneacidiophora. The female of Distega abyssinica Pasteels, 1955 is described for the first time. An annotated and illustrated list including six distribution maps is given for Ethiopian sawflies. It is composed of 34 species belonging to the genus Arge (Argidae), and seven genera of Tenthredinidae: Athalia (Athaliinae), Kivua, Neacidiophora, Xenapates (Allantinae), Distega, Trisodontophyes (Blennocampinae), and Dulophanes (Selandriinae). Some ecological aspects of Athalia species are discussed, especially for the most abundantly collected A. vollenhoveni Gribodo, 1879.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, checklist, geographic distribution, taxonomy, new synonyms, new combinations, new replacement name, host plant, Afrotropical Region, Horn of Africa

Full Text:

PDF/A (12.17 MB)

References


Abdalsamee, M.K. & Müller, C. (2012) Effects of indole glucosinolates on performance and sequestration by the sawfly Athalia rosae and consequences of feeding on the plant defense System. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 38, 1366–1375.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-012-0197-4

Abdalsamee, M.K., Giamp, M., Niehaus, K. & Müller, C. (2014) Rapid incorporation of glucosinolates as a strategy used by a herbivore to prevent activation by myrosinases. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 52, 115–123.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2014.07.002

Abe, M. (1988) A biosystematic study of the genus Athalia Leach of Japan (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Esakia. Occasional Papers of the Hikosan Biological Laboratory in Entomology, 26, 91–131.

Ahuja, I., Rohloff, J. & Bones, A.M. (2010) Defence mechanisms of Brassicaceae: implications for plant-insect interactions and potential for integrated pest management. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 30, 311–348.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/agro/2009025

Amano, T., Nishida, R., Kuwahara, Y. & Fukami, H. (1999) Pharmacophagous acquisition of clerodendrins by the turnip sawfly (Athalia rosae ruficornis) and their role in the mating behavior. Chemoecology, 9 (4), 145–150.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s000490050046

Barker, A., Molotsane, R., Müller, C., Schaffner, U. & Städler, E. (2006) Chemosensory and behavioural responses of the turnip sawfly, Athalia rosae, to glucosinolates and isothiocyanates. Chemoecology, 16, 209–218.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00049-006-0349-5

Benson, R.B. (1939) On three new African sawflies of the genus Xenapates Kirby and the segregation of three related genera. Bolletino della Societá Entomologica Italiana, 71 (6–7), 118–123.

Benson, R.B. (1961) Athalia Leach (Hymenoptera Tenthredinidae). Exploration du Parc National Albert, Mission G. F. de Witte, 97 (3), 11–21.

Benson, R.B. (1962) A revision of the Athaliini (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology, 11, 335–382.

Buysson, R. du (1900) Espèce nouvelle d’Hyménoptère appartenant à la famille des Tenthrédinides. Bulletin du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, 1, 21–22.

Cameron, P. (1876) Descriptions of new genera and species of Tenthredinidae and Siricidae, chiefly from the East Indies, in the Collection of the British Museum. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 3, 459–471. [1876]

Cameron, P. (1911) On the parasitic Hymenoptera collected by Mr. A. J. T. Janse, Transvaal. Annals of the Transvaal Museum = Mededelingen van het Transvaal Museum, 2 (4), 173–217.

Chevin, H. (1985) Contribution à la faune entomologique du Burundi I. Hymenoptera Symphyta. Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie, 2, 197–208.

Curtis, J. (1836) British Entomology; being illustrations and descriptions of the genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland: containing Coloured Figures from Nature of the most rare and beautiful species, and in many instances of the plants upon which they are found. 13 (part 145–156). London, each plate with 2 pp. (text).

Enderlein, G. (1920) Symphytologica II. Zur Kenntnis der Tenthrediniden. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, 9 (9), 347–374. [1919]

Enslin, E. (1911) Über Tenthrediniden aus Afrika. Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 6, 657–669. [1911]

Enslin, E. (1913a) Tenthredinoidea vom Belgischen Kongo, gesammelt von Dr. J. Bequaert. Nebst Bemerkungen über einige afrikanische Tenthrediniden des Ungarischen Nationalmuseums. Revue Zoologique Africaine, 3 (2), 299–323.

Enslin, E. (1913b) Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition G. Tessmanns nach Süd-Kamerun und Spanisch-Guinea. Tenthredinoidea. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin, 7 (1), 103–114.

Fabricius, J.C. (1793) Entomologica systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Vol. 1. C. G. Proft, Hafniae, 29 pp. [pp. 104–132]

Fichtl, R. & Adi, A. (1994) Honeybee Flora of Ethiopia. DED. Magraf Verlag, Weikersheim, 510 pp.

Forsius, R. (1927) On some new or little known African Tenthredinoidea. III. Notulae Entomologicae, Helsingfors, 7, 97–105.

Forsius, R. (1930) Bemerkungen über afrikanische Tenthredinoiden. Notulae Entomologicae, 10 (3–4), 65–68.

Forsius, R. (1931) Notes on a collection of Ethiopian Oryssoidea and Tenthredinoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera). The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany, and Geology, Series 10, 8, 1–36.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933108673354

Forsius, R. (1934) On some Tenthredinoidea from the Belgian Congo Museum at Tervueren. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Bruxelles, 25, 389–406.

Gribodo, G. (1879) Diagnosi precursorie di alcune specie nuove d’Imenotteri raccolte nel Regno di Scioa. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 14, 342–347.

Kirby, W.F. (1882) List of Hymenoptera with descriptions and figures of the typical specimens in the British Museum. Vol. I. Tenthredinidae and Siricidae. Order of the Trustees, London, 450 pp.

Koch, F. (1995) Die Symphyta der Äthiopischen Region. 1. Gattung: Xenapates Kirby, 1882 (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae, Allantinae). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Neue Folge, 42 (2), 369–437.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mmnd.19950420208

Koch, F. (1998a) Die Symphyta der Äthiopischen Region. Neue Gattungen und Arten aus der Verwandtschaft der Neacidiophora und Netroceros-Gruppe (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae). Entomological Problems, Bratislava, 29 (1), 1–17.

Koch, F. (1998b) Die Symphyta der Äthiopischen Region: Gattung Neacidiophora Enslin, 1911 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 58 (5), 83–118. [1997]

Koch, F. (2001) Die Symphyta der Äthiopischen Region: Gattung Trisodontophyes Enslin, 1911 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae: Blennocampinae). Entomologische Abhandlungen, 59 (9), 261–301.

Koch, F. (2005) The sawflies of the BIOTA–Southern Africa Project with description of new species of Arge (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Symphyta). Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe, 81 (2), 193–199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mmnz.200510012

Koch, F. (2006) The Symphyta of the Ethiopian Region. Genus Athalia Leach, 1817 – 1. Athalia vollenhoveni-group (Insecta: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae). In: Blank, S.M., Schmidt, S. & Taeger, A. (Eds.), Recent Sawfly Research: Synthesis and Prospects. Goecke & Evers, Keltern, pp. 297–318.

Koch, F. (2007) The Symphyta of the Afrotropical Region. Genus Athalia Leach, 1817, Athalia himantopus-group (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 97, 81–106.

Koch, F. (2010) Two new species of Athalia Leach, 1817 from southern Africa (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Tenthredinidae, Allantinae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 120 (6), 1–3.

Koch, F. (2011) Annotations to some Afrotropical sawfly species of Arge Schrank, 1802, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Argidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 121 (1), 19–26.

Koch, F. (2012a) A new species and a new record of the Afrotropical Arge mirabilipes group (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae: Arginae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 122 (5), 198–200.

Koch, F. (2012b) A new species of the genus Xenapates Kirby, 1882 and new records of X. eardleyi Koch, 1995 (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Tenthredinidae, Allantinae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 122 (3), 101–102.

Koch, F. (2012c) On the Xenapates variator species-group, with descriptions of three new species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Tentredinidae, Allantinae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 122 (1), 23–28.

Koch, F. (2013) A contribution to Arge (Schrank, 1802) of South Africa, with description of a new species Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Argidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 123 (1), 23–31.

Koch, F. & Eardley, C.D. (2011) Revision of the Afrotropical Arge mirabilipes group, with description of two new species and annotations to other Arge species of this region (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae: Arginae). African Invertebrates, 52 (2), 457–470.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5733/afin.052.0213

Koch, F. & Goergen, G. (2008) Annotations to the Palaearctic sawfly genus Pseudarge Gussakovskij, 1935 gen. rev. with a contribution to the genus Arge Schrank, 1802 in the Afrotropical region. (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae: Arginae). Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 98, 43–57.

Koch, F. & Goergen, G. (2010) Eight new species of Arge from South Africa and Namibia (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Argidae). Lambillionea, 110 (1), 19–34.

Koch, F. & Liston, A.D. (2012a) Notes on Afrotropical sawflies of the genus Arge Schrank, 1802, with the description of a new species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Argidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 122 (4), 177–181.

Koch, F. & Liston, A.D. (2012b) On the Arge capensis species group, with descriptions of four new species (Hymenoptera: Symphyta, Argidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 122 (6), 261–268.

Koch, F. & Liston, A.D. (2012c) Revision of Durbadnus Pasteels, 1954, with notes on other Afrotropical Blennocampinae and Allantinae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae). African Invertebrates, 53 (2), 645–660.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5733/afin.053.0204

Kohl, F.F. (1893) Hymenopteren von Herrn Dr. Fr. Stuhlmann in Ostafrika gesammelt. Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten, 10 (2), 179–191.

Konow, F.W. (1891) Neue Blattwespen. Wiener entomologische Zeitung, 10 (2), 41–48.

Konow, F.W. (1899) [Arge Schulthessi, nov. spec. Konow.] In: Schulthess-Schindler, A. de (Ed.), La faune entomologique du Delagoa. Hyménoptères déterminés et décrits par A. de Schulthess-Schindler, Docteur-médecin, à Zurich, en collaboration

avec MM. E. André, à Beaune, F.-F. Kohl, à Vienne, W. Konow, à Teschendorf. Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles, 35, pp. 249–250.

Konow, F.W. (1904) Ueber einige exotische Tenthrediniden. (Hym.) (Fortsetzung). Zeitschrift für systematische Hymenoptero- logie und Dipterologie, 4 (5), 241–248.

Konow, F.W. (1907a) Neue Blattwespen (Hym.). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, 1907, 489–497.

Konow, F.W. (1907b) Zwei neue Tenthrediniden (Hym.). Zeitschrift für systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie, 7 (2), 132–134.

Konow, F.W. (1907c) Tenthredinidae. In: Sjöstedt, B.Y. (Ed.), Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen, Deutsch-Ostafrika, 1905–1906, 2 (8), 1–6. [1910]

Konow, F.W. (1907d) Neue Argides. (Hym.). Zeitschrift für systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie, 7 (4), 306–309.

Kuhlmann, M. & Pauly, A. (2013) The bee genus Colletes Latreille 1802 in Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae). Zootaxa, 3693 (2), 267–292.
http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3693.2.9

Leach, W.E. (1817) The Zoological Miscellany. Being Descriptions of New or Interesting Animals. R. & A. Taylor, Shoe-Lane, London, 3, 151 pp.

Lee, J.M., Hashino, Y., Hatakeyama, M., Oishi, K. & Naito, T. (1998) Egg deposition behaviour in the haplodiploid sawfly Athalia rosae ruficornis Jakovlev (Hymenoptera: Symphyta: Tenthredinidae). Journal of the Insect Behavior, 11 (3), 419–428.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1020958831972

Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae, per regna tria naturae secundum classes, ordines, genera, species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Vol. 1. 10th Edition. Laurentius Salvius, Holmiae, 824 pp.

Loader, S., Mengistu, A., Schwaller, S., Gower, D., Nagel, P., Getahun, A., Saber, S. & Kassahun, R. (2009) Are Ethiopian highlands changing? Amphibians as ecosystem indicators. Mountain Forum Bulletin, 9, 5–6.

Magretti, P. (1895) IX. Imenotteri. (Esplorationi del Giuba e dei soui affluent compiuta dal Cap. V. Bottego durante gli anni 1892-1893 sotto gli auspicii della Società Geographica Italiana. Risultati zoologici). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, Série 2, 15 (35), 151–173.

Malaise, R. (1938) A new Xenapates Cameron (Hymen. Tenthred.) from Africa. Bolletino della Societá Entomologica Italiana, 70 (3), 41–43.

Malm, T. & Nyman, T. (2014) Phylogeny of the symphytan grade of Hymenoptera: new pieces into the old jigsaw(fly) puzzle. Cladistics, 2014, 1–17.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cla.12069

Michez, D. & Pauly, A. (2012) New species of the Palaearctic genus Dasypoda Latreille 1802 (Hymenoptera: Dasypodaidae) from the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia. Zootaxa, 3181, 63–68.

Mocsáry, A. (1909) Chalastogastra nova in collectione Musei nationalis Hungarici. Annales historico-naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici, 7, 1–39.

Müller, C. & Wittstock, U. (2005) Uptake and turn-over of glucosinolates sequestered in the sawfly Athalia rosae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 35, 1189–1198.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2005.06.001

Müller, C., Agerbirk, N., Olsen, C.E., Boevé, J.-L., Schaffner, U. & Brakefield, P.M. (2001) Sequestration of host plant glucosinolates in the defensive hemolymph of the sawfly Athalia rosae. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 27 (12), 2505–2516.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1013631616141

Müller, C., Boevé, J.-L. & Brakefield, P.M. (2002) Host plant derived feeding deterrence towards ants in the turnip sawfly Athalia rosae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 104 (1), 153–157.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1570-7458.2002.01002.x

Nagasaka, K. & Ohsaki, N. (2002) Differences in host plant selection among three Athalia sawflies feeding on crucifers in Japan. Ecological Entomology, 27 (3), 326–336.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2311.2002.00413.x

Nagasaka, K. (1992) Movement patterns of three Athalia sawflies in relation to the spatio-temporal distributions of their habitats. Researches on Population Ecology, 34 (1), 1–14.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02513518

Nishida, R. & Fukami, H. (1990) Sequestration of distasteful compounds by some pharmacophagous insects. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 16(1), 151–164.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01021276

Nishida, R., Kawai, K., Amano, T. & Kuwahara, Y. (2004) Pharmacophagous feeding stimulant activity of neo-clerodane diterpenoids for the turnip sawfly, Athalia rosae ruficornis. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 32, 15–25.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-1978(03)00160-1

Opitz, S.E.W., Boevé, J.-L., Nagy Z.T., Sonet, G., Koch, F. & Müller, C. (2012) Host shifts from Lamiales to Brassicacae in the sawfly genus Athalia. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e33649.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033649

Opitz, S.E.W., Jensen, S.R. & Müller, C. (2010) Sequestration of glucosinolates and iridoid glucosides in sawfly species of the genus Athalia and their role in defense against ants. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 36 (2), 148–157.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10886-010-9740-3

Pasteels, J. (1949) Tenthredinidae (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinoidea). Exploration du Parc National Albert, Mission G. F. de Witte, Bruxelles, 60, 1–104.

Pasteels, J. (1950) Sur des Tenthredinoidea Africains du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Revue française d'Entomologie, 17 (4), 271–280.

Pasteels, J. (1953) Prodromes d’une faune des Tenthredinoidea (Hymenoptera) de l’Afrique noire. I. Argidae. Mémoires de la Société Entomologique de Belgique, 23, 1–128.

Pasteels, J. (1955) Prodromes d’une faune des Tenthredinoidea de l’Afrique noire. Mémoires de la Société Royale d’Entomologie de Belgique, 27, 384–412.

Pasteels, J. (1963) Prodrome d'une faune des Tenthredinoidea de l'Afrique noire. IV. 2e supplément aux Argidae. Bulletin et Annales de la Société Royale d'Entomologie de Belgique, 99, 540–560.

Pauly, A. & Hora, Z.A. (2013) Apini and Meliponini from Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae: Apinae). Belgian Journal of Entomology, 16, 1–35.

Riggert, E. (1939) Untersuchungen über die Rübenblattwespe Athalia colibri Christ (A. spinarum F.). Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie, 26 (3), 462–516.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.1939.tb01575.x

Rohwer, S.A. (1911) A classification of the suborder Chalastogastra of the Hymenoptera. Proceedings of the entomological Society of Washington, 13, 215–226.

Saini, M.S. & Vasu, V. (1997) Studies on the Indian species of Athalia Leach (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae: Allantinae). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 66 (1–2), 83–94.

Sáringer, G. (1983) Illumination for half an hour at a time in autumn, in the scotophase of the photoperiod, as a possible ecological method of controlling the turnip sawfly Athalia rosae L. (Hym., Tenthredinidae). Zeitschrift für angewandte Entomologie, 96, 287–291.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0418.1983.tb03671.x

Schrank, F. von P. (1802) Fauna Boica. Durchgedachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimischen und zahmen Thiere. Zweyter Band. Zweyte Abtheilung. Johann Wilhelm Krüll, Ingolstadt, 412 pp.

Taeger, A., Blank, S.M. & Liston, A.D. (2010) World catalog of Symphyta (Hymenoptera). Zootaxa, 2580, 1–1064.

Uchidoi, T., Naito, T. & Takeda, M. (1993) Life cycle characteristics of sympatric Athalia sawflies (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) sharing food resources. Applied Entomology and Zoology, 28 (4), 407–415.

Weinsheimer, F., Mengistu, A.A. & Rödder, D. (2010) Potential distribution of threatened Leptopelis spp. (Anura, Arthroleptidae) in Ethiopia derived from climate and land-cover data. Endangered Species Research, 9, 117–124.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00231


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


 
ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand
A founding journal of Biotaxa