Athalia truncata Enslin, 1913

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 138

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4021.1.5

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scientific name

Athalia truncata Enslin, 1913
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Athalia truncata Enslin, 1913 

Athalia truncata Enslin, 1913: 300  . Locus typicus: Belgian Congo [ Democratic Republic of the Congo], Mufungwa ( ZSM). Lectotype designated by Koch (2006: 99): ♂. Mufungwa, 17.XII. [19] 11 ( ZSM). Athalia himantopus truncata: Benson, 1962: 377  .

Athalia truncate: Koch, 2007: 98  .

Ethiopian material. Jimma [07° 40 'N 036° 50 'E], 09– 15.XI. 1969, leg. R. H. Cobben ( WUPS).

Distribution. Burundi, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Host plant. Larvae on Nasturtium  sp. ( Brassicaceae  ), A. J. M. Carnegie (in litt.) ( Benson 1962: 377).

Remarks. Benson (1962) considered A. truncata  with its bicoloured wings to be a geographical race of A. himantopus  , and erected the new subspecies A. himantopus truncata  to accommodate it. But the bicolouration of wings is typical for three different species, which are A. marginipennis  , A. flavobasalis  and A. truncata  . Based on this misinterpretation Benson (1962) has given partly false distributional data for A. truncata  . The actual range of A. truncata  appears to be considerably more limited than was described by Benson (1962), who reported the species additionally from Egypt and Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. He further mentioned a record for Natal ( South Africa), which is somewhat doubtful.

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Tenthredinidae

Genus

Athalia

Loc

Athalia truncata Enslin, 1913

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

Athalia truncate:

Koch 2007: 98