Australytta Bologna, 2003

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica, 2018, Meloidae of Namibia (Coleoptera): taxonomy and faunistics with biogeographic and ecological notes, Zootaxa 4373 (1), pp. 1-141: 22-23

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4373.1.1

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scientific name

Australytta Bologna, 2003
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Genus Australytta Bologna, 2003 

This southern African genus, revised by Bologna (2003), is primarily distributed in Namibia  . In that paper was described the first instar larva of Austrolytta.

Australytta maraisi Bologna, 2003  ( Fig. 1LView FIGURE 1)

Distribution. Northwestern Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Opuwo: Kaokoland , 18.8667°S 12.9833°E (Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at the SMWNAbout SMWN.

Australytta namaqua (Kaszab, 1953) 

Lytta namaqua Kaszab, 1953 

Distribution. Southern Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Karas] Berseba: Bethanie , 26.4833°S 17.1200°E ( Kaszab 1953b, type locality; Bologna 2003; NHP).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  .

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at the HNHMAbout HNHM.

Australytta rubrolineata (Kaszab, 1953)  ( Fig. 1MView FIGURE 1)

Lytta rubrolineata Kaszab, 1953 

Distribution. Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Ohangwena] Ongenga: Elakalapwe , 17.4000°S 15.7333°E (Bologna 2003; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Oshikango: Ohamwaala , 17.4167°S 16.0500°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Ondobe: Ohanvaala 17.4167°S 16.2167°E (Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Omusati] Tsandi: Tsandi , 17.7667°S 14.8667°E (Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Ogongo: Iikango , 17.8500°S 15.2333°E (Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshana] Ondangwa: Ondangwa town , 17.9167°S 15.9500°E (Bologna 2003; CB). Ompundja: Onalonga, 50 km SW OndangwaGoogleMaps  , 18.0000°S 15.6000°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003). Uuvudhiya: Okaukuejo , 19.1500°S 15.9333°E (Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Ethosa Pan, Okakuejo Camp, 19.1667°S 15.9167°E (Bologna 2003; NHP). [Oshikoto] Olukonda: Ondangwa, 17.9548°S 16.0322°E (CB). Omuthiyagwiipundi: Andoni Plains GoogleMaps  , 18.4833°S 16.8000°E (Bologna 2003; CB; SMWN); Etosha National Park , 19.0000°S 16.0000°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Guinas: Nakusib, 24 km SE Namutoni , 18.9333°S 17.1500°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003; SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  . [Karas] Berseba: between Farm Gavaams 6 and Bethanie , 26.4100°S 17.3870°E (Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  .

Other records: Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at the SAMCAbout SAMC.

Australytta szekessyi (Kaszab, 1953)  ( Fig. 1NView FIGURE 1)

Lytta szekessyi Kaszab, 1953 

Distribution. Namibia  and northern South Africa.

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Epupa: Kaokoveld, Ombuku, 16.9833°S 13.3667°E (CB; MNB); Kaokoveld, Otjitanga, 17.1500°S 13.5333°E (MNB)GoogleMaps  ; Kunene River, W Hartmbg, 17.2000°S 12.1667°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Kunene River, 17.4000°S 12.3000°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Okambele, 17.6167°S 14.0500°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Opuwo: Orupembe, 18.1667°S 12.5667°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Orupembe, 18.1833°S 12.5167°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 4 km E of Omungunda , 18.2333°S 13.4333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Omungunda, 18.2448°S 13.4503°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 10 km NW of Giribes Vlakte, 18.9843°S 13.313°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Sesfontein: Sesfontein, 19.1333°S 13.6167°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003; NHP; SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  ; Aub Area, 19.3333°S 13.8833°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Kaross, 19.5000°S 14.3333°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Palmwag 702, 19.8333°S 13.8833°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Kamanjab: Kamanjab, 19.6333°S 14.8333°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Otjitambi Farm, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( Bologna 2003, SAMCAbout SAMC)GoogleMaps  . Outjo: Outjo, 20.1167°S 16.1500°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  . Khorixas: Springbokwater, 20.3333°S 13.6333°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Khorixas, 20.3667°S 14.9667°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Twyfelfontein, 20.5667°S 14.3667°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Oshana] Ondangwa: Ondangwa town, 17.9167°S 15.9500°E (Bologna 2003; CB). [Oshikoto] Olukonda: Ondangwa, 17.9548°S 16.0322°E (CB). [Erongo] Dâures: Uis, 21.2168°S 14.8696 (CB); Uis, 21.2165°S 14.8639°E (CB). Omaruru: near Omaruru, 21.4333°S 15.9333°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; CP). [Otjozondjupa] Okahandja: Okahandja, 21.9833°S 16.9167°E ( Bologna 2003; CP); Okahandja, Gross Baren, 22.1000°S 16.7500°E (CB; CP). [Hardap] Gibeon: Sesriem 137, Maltahohe, 24.4833°S 15.8000°E ( Bologna , 2003; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Karas] Berseba: Mukorob 14, 25.5000°S 18.1667°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Lüderitz: Aus, 26.6667°S 16.667°E (Bologna 2003; CP). Karasburg: Karasburg, 28.0167°S 18.7500°E ( Bologna 2003; PPRIAbout PPRI)GoogleMaps  .

Other records: Jezfontein (Bologna 2003; NHP); Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at the SAMCAbout SAMC.

Australytta vellicata (Erichson, 1843)  ( Fig. 1OView FIGURE 1)

Lytta vellicata Erichson, 1843 

Distribution. Southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia  .

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Sesfontein: Palmwag 702, 19.8333°S 13.8833°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN).GoogleMaps 

Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  .

Remarks. Types of this species were not examined.

SMWN

State Museum

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

PPRI

ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, National Collection of Fungi: Culture Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae