Prionotolytta Péringuey, 1909

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: 31-33

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Prionotolytta Péringuey, 1909
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Genus Prionotolytta Péringuey, 1909 

The taxonomy of this genus, studied by Kaszab (1955b, 1981), remains not completely clarified and possibly some species could be synonymized. Bologna & Di Giulio (2003) described the first instar larva.

Prionotolytta binotata (Péringuey, 1888)  ( Fig. 2 AView FIGURE 2)

Lytta binotata Péringuey, 1888 

Distribution. Botswana, Namibia  , western South Africa, and southern Zimbabwe.

Material examined and literature records. [Caprivi] Kongola: Singalamwe, 17.6500°S 23.4167°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  . [Kavango] Mukwe  : Kavango, Popa Falls   , 18.1167°S 21.5833°E (MNB); Tondoro, OkavangoGoogleMaps  , 17.78°S 18.79°E ( Kaszab, 1955b). [Oshikoto] Omuthiyagwiipundi: Grootfontein: Etosha Pan N.P., NamutoniGoogleMaps  , 18.7667°S 16.9500°E (MNB). [Kunene] Outjo: Ike 346GoogleMaps  , 19.7533°S 16.6244°E (SMWN). Kamanjab: Otjitambi 19.8167°S 15.1667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN). [Otjozondjupa] Omatako: Waterberg, C 22-D2512GoogleMaps  , 20.6333°S 17.1500°E (CB). Okahandja: Okahandja, 21.9833°S 16.9167°E ( Kaszab 1955b; SMWNAbout SMWN). [Erongo] Omaruru: C33, 30– 20 km N Karibib GoogleMaps  , 21.6833°S 15.9667°E (Bologna & Di Giulio 2003; CB); Karibib: B2, 16 km W Karibib, 21.9358°S 15.7056°E (CB); Karibib, D 1953, 100 m jct. C32, 21.9552°S 15.8493°E (CB). [Khomas] Windhoek Rural: Excelsior 286GoogleMaps  , 22.4500°S 17.4667°E (SMWN); Richthofen 126, 22.5667°S 17.7500°E (SMWN); (Rehoboth) D1228, 7 km ENE Rehoboth, 23.2833°S 17.2333°E (CB). Windhoek East: Windhoek, 22.5700°S 17.0836°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN). [Omaheke] Aminius: C20, Gobabis-Leonardville 5 km S of Aais GoogleMaps  , 23.2593°S 18.7237°E (CB). [Hardap] Mariental Rural: M29, 25 km E MarientalGoogleMaps  , 24.7825°S 18.1612°E (CB); Viljoenskroon 507, 25.1667°S 19.9667°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN). [Karas] Keetmanshoop Rural: Wildheim Ost 384GoogleMaps  , 26.4833°S 19.5667°E (SMWN); Naute Dam, 26.9333°S 17.9333°E (SMWN); Karas district, 27.1352°S 19.4941°E (CB). Karasburg: 50 km E of Karasburg GoogleMaps  , bridge on Oab River, 28.0500°S 19.2333°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN)GoogleMaps  .

Other records: Namib Sand Sea desert ( Seely 2012); Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014). Remarks. Types of this species were examined at SAMC.

Prionotolytta eremita Kaszab, 1955  ( Fig. 2BView FIGURE 2)

Distribution. Western Botswana, central Namibia  , and western Zambia.

Material examined and literature records. [Caprivi] Katima Mulilo  , 17.50°S 26.27°E ( Kaszab, 1955b). [Kavango] Tondoro GoogleMaps  , 17.78°S 18.79°E (Kaszab, 1955). [Kunene] Outjo: Abachaus GoogleMaps  , 19.7167°S 16.5800°E ( Kaszab 1955b, type locality). [Khomas] Windhoek East: Windhoek GoogleMaps  , 22.5700°S 17.0836°E ( SMWNAbout SMWN). Other records: Namibia ( Bologna 2000a)  .GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Prionotolytta hayekae Kaszab, 1955  ( Fig. 2CView FIGURE 2)

Distribution. Northwestern Namibia  (endemic).

Material examined and literature records. [Omusati] Okahao: C35, 25 km NW of Kamanjab, 18.4775°S 14.6977°E (CB); C35, 77 km NW of Kamanjab, 19.2528°S 14.4442°E (CB). [Otjozondjupa] Otjiwarongo: Kalkfield, 20.8833°S 16.1833°E ( Kaszab 1955b, type locality). [Erongo] Omaruru: Omaruru, 21.4333°S 15.9333°E ( Kaszab 1955b).

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

Remarks. Types of this species were examined at NHP.

Prionotolytta melanura (Erichson, 1843)  ( Fig. 2DView FIGURE 2)

Oenas melanura Erichson, 1843 

Lytta benguellana Pic, 1911a  syn. n.

Types. The holotype of Lytta benguellana Pic, 1911  was examined at MNHN.

Distribution. Southern Angola and western Namibia  .

Material examined and literature records. [Kunene] Epupa: Hartmann's Valley, 17.3833°S 12.2500°E (SMWN); Kaokoveld ( Kaszab 1955b); Kaokoland Dunes, 17.4500°S 12.2000°E (CB; SMWN). Opuwo: Opuwo town, 18.0500°S 13.8333°E (CB). Kamanjab: Kamanjab, 19.6333°S 14.8333°E (CB; SMWN); C39, 25 km E Khorixas, 20.3061°S 15.1867°E (CB). Sesfontein: Kamanjab on D2650, 19.8087°S 14.5128°E (CB). [Omusati] Okahao: C35, 77 km NW of Kamanjab, 19.2528°S 14.4442°E (CB). [Otjozondjupa] Otavi: Otavi, 19.6500°S 17.3333°E ( Kaszab, 1955b). Okahandja: Okahandja, 21.9833°S 16.9167°E ( Kaszab, 1955b); Gross Barmen, 22.1000°S 16.7500°E (JP). [Erongo] Dâures: Brandberg, Messum valley, 21.2215°S 14.5163°E ( Bologna 2000a; CB; SMWN); C35, 2 km E Uis, 21.2325°S 14.8973°E (CB). Omaruru: Omaruru, 21.4333°S 15.9333°E (CB); C33, 3– 9 km S of Omaruru, 21.4948°S 15.9705°E (CB). Karibib: Karibib, Okahandja, 21.9333°S 15.8333°E (JP); B2, Usakos-Karibib, 16 km W of Karibib, 21.9358°S 15.7056°E (CB); Usakos: D1935, 6 km N jct. B2, 21.9475°S 15.5851°E (CB); D1953, near Karibib, 100 m jct. C32, 21.9552°S 15.8493°E (CB); B2, 8 km W Usakos, 21.9876°S 15.5057°E (CB); B2, 2 km W Usakos, 21.9992°S 15.5696°E (CB); Usakos, 22.0000°S 15.6000°E ( Kaszab 1955b); C32, 42 km S Karibib, 22.2945°S 15.8351°E (Bologna vidit); C32, 54 km S Karibib, Swakop River, 22.3954°S 15.8343°E (CB).

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

Remarks. Types of Oenas melanura Erichson, 1843  , were not examined, but specimens compared with type were studied at HMNHAbout HMNH.

After the examination of the Type of Lytta benguellana Pic, 1911  ( MNHNAbout MNHN), described from the extreme southwestern Angola (Benguela), we propose here its synonymy with P. melanura  . Lytta benguellana  remained unknown in the literature after its description and the type specimen was identified as P. melanura  by Kaszab only in 1962, buth the Hungarian specialist did not publish the new synonymy.

Prionotolytta streyi Kaszab, 1955  ( Fig. 2EView FIGURE 2)

Distribution. Northern Botswana (Kasane, CB; new species record for this country) and northeastern Namibia  . Material examined and literature records. [Kavango] Tondoro, 17.78°S 18.79°E (Kaszab 1955, type locality). [Otjozondjupa] Omatako: near Otjahevita road to Grootfontein, 20.3400°S 17.5500°E (CB). Other records: Namibia  ( Bologna 2000a; Pitzalis et al. 2014).

Remarks. The holotype of this species was examined at NHP.

SMWN

State Museum

HMNH

Hayashibara Museum of Natural History

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Meloidae

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Prionotolytta Péringuey, 1909

Bologna, Marco A., Amore, Valentina & Pitzalis, Monica 2018
2018
Loc

Lytta benguellana

Pic 1911
1911
Loc

Lytta benguellana

Pic 1911
1911