Xenapates W. F. Kirby, 1882

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 144

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Xenapates W. F. Kirby, 1882
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Genus Xenapates W. F. Kirby, 1882 

Xenapates W. F. Kirby, 1882: 180  . Type species: Dineura africana Cameron, 1876  [= Xenapates africanus ( Cameron, 1876)  ], by monotypy.

Remarks. This genus is endemic to the Afrotropical Region, and was revised by Koch (1995) with 36 valid species, but comprises 47 species today. Taeger et al. (2010) list 43 species and four additional species are described by Koch (2012 b, c). Most species are recorded from equatorial Africa. Only eight species are known from Ethiopia. All species are characterized by a very narrow, deeply emarginate anterior margin of clypeus with large lateral teeth; mandibles asymmetrical, left mandible with large subbasal tooth and a sinistral asymmetrical labrum. For a correct identification it is necessary to examine the genitalia of males (penis valve) and females (lancet). In females the shape of the serrulae is of importance for their classification.

Host plants. Unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Hymenoptera

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Xenapates W. F. Kirby, 1882

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc 2015
2015
Loc

Xenapates

Kirby 1882: 180