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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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; SMWN).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at the 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 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; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Oshikango: Ohamwaala , 17.4167°S 16.0500°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Ondobe: Ohanvaala 17.4167°S 16.2167°E (Bologna 2003; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Omusati] Tsandi: Tsandi , 17.7667°S 14.8667°E (Bologna 2003; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Ogongo: Iikango , 17.8500°S 15.2333°E (Bologna 2003; 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; 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 ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Guinas: Nakusib, 24 km SE Namutoni , 18.9333°S 17.1500°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003; 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 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; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Opuwo: Orupembe, 18.1667°S 12.5667°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Orupembe, 18.1833°S 12.5167°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 4 km E of Omungunda , 18.2333°S 13.4333°E ( SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; Omungunda, 18.2448°S 13.4503°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWN)GoogleMaps  ; 10 km NW of Giribes Vlakte, 18.9843°S 13.313°E ( Bologna 2003; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Sesfontein: Sesfontein, 19.1333°S 13.6167°E ( Kaszab 1953b; Bologna 2003; NHP; SAMC)GoogleMaps  ; Aub Area, 19.3333°S 13.8833°E ( Bologna 2003; 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; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Kamanjab: Kamanjab, 19.6333°S 14.8333°E ( Bologna 2003; NHP)GoogleMaps  ; Otjitambi Farm, 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( Bologna 2003, 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; 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; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Karas] Berseba: Mukorob 14, 25.5000°S 18.1667°E ( Bologna 2003; CB; SMWN)GoogleMaps  . Lüderitz: Aus, 26.6667°S 16.667°E (Bologna 2003; CP). Karasburg: Karasburg, 28.0167°S 18.7500°E ( Bologna 2003; 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 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 ( 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