Allantus temulus,

Taeger, Andreas, 2013, The type specimens of Tenthredo Linnaeus, 1758 (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) deposited in the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Zootaxa 3626 (2), pp. 201-244: 230-231

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3626.2.1

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scientific name

Allantus temulus
status

 

Allantus temulus  var. scutellatus Mocsáry, 1909 

A valid species, Tenthredo (Temuledo) scutellata (Mocsáry, 1909)  .

TYPES. Allantus temulus  var. scutellatus Mocsáry, 1909: 22  . Syntypes Ƥ, “Sibiria orientalis: Raddefka.” Lectotype Ƥ, hereby designated ( Fig. 36View FIGURE 36). Type locality: “Sibiria or. Raddefka” [= Russia: Birobidzan: Radde].

DISCUSSION. In the collection of the HNHM three Ƥ syntypes were found. One of these is hereby selected as lectotype, the 2 Ƥ paralectotypes have the same data. The species is very close to T. babai Takeuchi, 1936  and T. temula Scopoli, 1763  . These taxa may be separated as follows:

1. Eyes strongly converging in frontal view, distance between lower corners about 0.8 times as long as the 3 rd antennomere; sculpture of mesopleura variable, but usually shiny on upper part. [ Hind tibia black with basal third (or more) yellow, hind trochanters mainly yellow; scutellum (except for in eastern Mediterranean specimens) black; clypeus usually completely yellow; 5 th tergite usually pale ventrally; apical part of fore wing slightly infuscated.] ( Tenthredo temula Scopoli  s.l., perhaps the “varieties” partly represent valid taxa)......................................................................... 3

- Eyes less converging, distance between lower corners about 1.1–1.3 times as long as the 3 rd antennomere; mesopleura rugulose on upper part. [The variability in the sculpture of these species overlaps with temula  s.l.]......................... 2

2. Hind tibia black with yellow markings on the ventral side, hind trochanters mainly black; scutellum mainly yellow; clypeus largely black medially, often only lateral edges of clypeus yellow; 5 th tergite black; apical part of fore wing slightly infuscated. (Eastern Siberia, Ussuri)................................................. Tenthredo scutellata (Mocsáry, 1909) 

- Hind tibia black with basal third (or more) yellow, hind trochanters yellow; scutellum black (at most with small yellowish brown apex); clypeus usually completely yellow; 5 th tergite usually pale ventrally; fore wing distinctly infuscated in lower part of radial cells, cubital (radiomedial) cells and upper part of second discoidal (mediocubital) cell. [The species looks very much like temula  but differs in the less converging eyes and the distinctly darkened apex of fore wing.] ( Japan)........................................................................................... Tenthredo babai Takeuchi, 1936 

3. Scutellum mainly yellow. (Caucasus)................................ Tenthredo temula  var. xanthaspis Enslin, 1920 

- Scutellum black...................................................................................... 4

4. 7 th tergite largely yellow, often also 6 th tergite marked with yellow. ( Britain, SW France, N Spain, Italy).................................................................................. Tenthredo temula  var. celtica Benson, 1953 

- 7 th tergite usually black or with small yellow mark; 6 th tergite black............................................ 5

5. 3 rd tergite usually yellow, 4 th yellow only laterally (rarely completely yellow); wings slightly yellowish brown tinged. (Western Palaearctic—except Britain, SW France, N Spain, Italy and Caucasus)............... Tenthredo temula Scopoli, 1763 

- 3 rd tergite usually distinctly black marked on anterior margin, 4 th tergite yellow laterally, but usually also with narrow yellow hind margin; wings slightly grey tinged. (Eastern Palaearctic)........... Tenthredo temula  var. irkutensis Jakowlew, 1888