Distega montium Konow, 1907

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 149

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Distega montium Konow, 1907
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Distega montium Konow, 1907 

( Fig. 21View FIGURE 21 A –B)

Distega montium Konow, 1907: 2  . Locus typicus: Africa or. [ Tanzania], Kilimandjaro [Kilimanjaro]. Lectotype hereby designated by F. Koch: ♀. Africa or., Kilimandjaro ( SDEI). Paralectotypes: 3 ♀ from the same locality, 1 ♀. Meru ( NHRS). Distega braunsi Enslin, 1911: 667  , syn. n. Locus typicus: South Africa, Transvaal (North West Province), Lichtenberg [sic!] [Lichtenburg]. Holotype: ♀. Lichtenburg, Transvaal, 01.I. 1906, Dr. Brauns; teste: F. Koch, 2002 ( TMSA).

Distega brunniventris Enslin, 1913: 314  , syn. n. Locus typicus: Tanzania, Atusha [Arusha]-Ju. Holotype: ♀. Africa or., Arusha-Ju, 1906, Katona; teste: F. Koch, 2013 ( HNHM).

Ethiopian material. Lake Tana, Bahar Dar [11 ° 36 'N 37 ° 23 'E] (1 ♀), leg. Schäuffele ( SMNS); Holeta, 09°04'N 038° 30 'E, 2450 m, with yellow pan traps, 28.VI. 2012, P 3679 a (1 ♀), 03.VII. 2012, P 3684 a (1 ♀), 12.VII. 2012, P 3692 a (1 ♀), 17.VII. 2012, P 3696 a (1 ♀), 20.VII. 2012, P 3697 a (1 ♀), P 3684 b (1 ♀), leg. Z. A. Hora, A. Pauly & J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS); near Lake Chamo, 05° 56 ’N 037° 32 ’E, 1140 m, 21.IX. 2012, P 3634 to P 3638 (5 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS).

Distribution. Burundi, Ethiopia ( Fig. 8View FIGURE 8 F), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa.

Remarks. Distega montium  is a very widely distributed species in the Afrotropical Region. Apart from negligible differences in colouration, it was not possible to find any morphological difference, especially in their genitalia, between the specimens from southern Africa and those from East Africa. The holotypes of Distega braunsi  and D. brunniventris  have been examined, and it was impossible to find any differences to D. montium  , which are relevant for distinguishing them as different species; thus, they are synonymized with D. montium  . Near Lake Chamo, adults were flying among understory plants ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 E). The species may prefer humid habitats, since also the older record is related to a lake.

NHRS

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

SMNS

Staatliches Museum fuer Naturkund Stuttgart

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Brassicales

Family

Brassicaceae

Genus

Distega

Loc

Distega montium Konow, 1907

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

Distega brunniventris

Enslin 1913: 314
1913
Loc

Distega braunsi

Enslin 1911: 667
1911
Loc

Distega montium

Konow 1907: 2
1907