Arge deckerti Koch, 2005

Koch, Frank, Pauly, Alain, Hora, Zewdu A. & Boevé, Jean-Luc, 2015, Sawflies of Ethiopia (Hymenoptera: Argidae, Tenthredinidae), Zootaxa 4021 (1), pp. 119-155: 124

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5E93337C-8A89-4278-B9BD-D16C4255748D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7D088788-EE5F-7A62-FF5F-62F05ED6FBB5

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scientific name

Arge deckerti Koch, 2005
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Arge deckerti Koch, 2005 

( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 A –B)

Arge deckerti Koch, 2005: 194  . Locus typicus: Namibia, Okahandja, Otjiamongombe [Erichsfelde]. Holotype: ♀. Namibia, 43 km N Okahandja, Otjiamongombe (Erichsfelde), 21 ° 37 ’S 016° 56 'E, 07. II. 2004, J. Deckert ( NMNW).

Ethiopian material. Nech Sar N. P. ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 A), 05° 58 ’N 037° 35 ’E, 1110 m, 19.IX. 2012, P 3632 (1 ♀), leg. J.-L. Boevé & A. Pauly ( RBINS). This is the first record of A. deckerti  for Ethiopia.

Distribution. Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Host plant. Unknown. In southern Africa adults were feeding on pollen of Nidorella resedifolia  DC. and N. auriculata  DC. ( Asteraceae  ).

Remarks. Arge deckerti  is very similar to A. stuhlmanni ( Kohl, 1893)  , both being widely distributed ( Koch 2005), but A. deckerti  clearly differs by the entirely yellow costa of the fore wing. In A. stuhlmanni  the colouration of the costa and subcosta varies from a black apical half to blackish at extreme apex adjacent to the stigma. The lancet of A. deckerti  is uniformly covered with sensilla, which are absent in A. stuhlmanni  , and the serrulae are flatter. In lateral view, the penis valve of A. stuhlmanni  is distinctly broader than in A. deckerti ( Koch 2005)  . Until now A. stuhlmanni  is not reported for Ethiopia.

NMNW

National Museum of Namibia

RBINS

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Argidae

Genus

Arge

Loc

Arge deckerti Koch, 2005

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

Arge deckerti

Koch 2005: 194