Decameria varipes Cameron, 1883,

Boeve, Jean-Luc, Marin-Armijos, Diego S., Dominguez, Diego F. & Smith, David R., 2016, Sawflies (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Pergidae, Tenthredinidae) from southern Ecuador, with a new record for the country and some ecological data, Journal of Hymenoptera Research 51, pp. 55-89: 58-59

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Decameria varipes Cameron, 1883


Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Pergidae

Decameria varipes Cameron, 1883  Fig. 7


This species occurs from Guatemala south to Ecuador ( Smith 1990).


nr Loja, Reserva El Madrigal, 04°02'S, 079°11'W, 2275m, 21.10.2014, near rivulet, P3956.A, P3956.B, P3956.C, P3956.D, P3956.E, P3956.F (6 ♂), leg. T. Delsinne, J.-L. Boevé, on leaf of Rubus  sp. ( Rosaceae  ), P3950 (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé.


The thorax is typically partly red in most specimens; however melanic forms are occasionally found. The specimens collected here are entirely black but agree in all structural features with the red form. Colour variation is common in some Perreyiinae  .