Allantus variabilis Mocsáry, 1909,

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: 236

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Allantus variabilis Mocsáry, 1909


Allantus variabilis Mocsáry, 1909 

A valid species, Tenthredo (Tenthredo) variabilis (Mocsáry, 1909)  .

TYPES. Allantus variabilis Mocsáry, 1909: 26  . Syntypes Ƥ, “Turkestania: Montes Alai”. Lectotype Ƥ, hereby designated ( Fig. 41View FIGURE 41 – 42. 41). Type locality: “Alai mont.” [= Alai, mountain range in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan].

DISCUSSION. Taeger (1988 a) mentioned 2 Ƥ syntypes. These specimens were mentioned by Mocsáry (1909) as var. 1. and 2. In the HNHM collection one more female syntype was found. This female, corresponding in colour characters to that described by Mocsáry as the typical form, is hereby designated as lectotype ( Fig. 41View FIGURE 41 – 42. 41). It represents an unusually dark form of variabilis  with the scutellum and terga 2–3 and 6 black, and terga 4–5 with the yellow hind margin interrupted. Furthermore, the sterna bear only a few yellow marks. The remaining two syntypes are designated as paralectotypes (var. 2, see Fig. 42View FIGURE 41 – 42. 41).