Athalia marginipennis Enderlein, 1920

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 134-135

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scientific name

Athalia marginipennis Enderlein, 1920
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Athalia marginipennis Enderlein, 1920 

Athalia marginipennis Enderlein, 1920: 354  . Locus typicus: D.[eutsch]- O.[st] Afrika [ Tanzania], Nyembe-Bulungwa [04°04'S 032° 12 'E]. Lectotype designated by Koch (2007: 92): ♀. D. O. Afrika, Nyembe-Bulungwa, 1914, Hammerstein S. ( ZMPA).

Ethiopian material. Baletta Forest [ca 07° 32 'N 036° 35 'E], West of Jimma, 27.I. 1946 (1 ♀), leg. K. M. Guichard ( BMNH); Tarmaber Pass, 09° 50 ' 13 "N 39 ° 44 ' 30 "E, 3160 m, 29.IX. 2012, on Ajuga integrifolia  , P 3639 C (1 ♂), leg. J.-L. Boevé ( RBINS).

Distribution. Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Host plant. Brassicaceae  according to Koch (2007), Opitz et al. (2012) and the examined material: reared on Brassica  from Kivu: Uvira, 05.I. 1960, G. Marlier (1 ♀); on wild Brassicaceae  in South Africa, D. Visser (in litt.).

Remarks. Athalia marginipennis  is one of the most widespread Athalia  species of the Afrotropical Region. It was misidentified and wrongly synonymized by Benson (1962) with A. sjoestedti Konow, 1907 ( Koch 2006)  . Although Benson (1962) indicated that he had examined the types of A. marginipennis  , none of these was correspondingly labelled by him. Athalia sjoestedti  is characterised by its conspicuously medially excised clypeus and is therefore ascribed to the A. vollenhoveni  group ( Koch 2006). Following the key of Benson (1962), Chevin (1985) misidentified over 1000 specimens as A. sjoestedti  . Based on this material collected from 1981 to 1983 by means of yellow traps in potato fields he found a univoltine life cycle. The phenology is also illustrated by Koch (2007: fig. 14) under the correct name A. marginipennis  .

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Tenthredinidae

Genus

Athalia

Loc

Athalia marginipennis Enderlein, 1920

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

Athalia marginipennis

Koch 2007: 92
Enderlein 1920: 354