Pristiphora fausta (Hartig, 1837),

Prous, Marko, Kramp, Katja & Liston 1, Veli VikbergAndrew, 2017, North-Western Palaearctic species of Pristiphora (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae), Journal of Hymenoptera Research 59, pp. 1-190: 87-88

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Pristiphora fausta (Hartig, 1837)


Pristiphora fausta (Hartig, 1837)  Figs 152, 299

Nematus faustus  Hartig, 1837: 189. Holotype ♀ (GBIF-GISHym3273) not found in ZSM. Type locality: Berlin, Germany.

Similar species.

The combination of nearly completely red head and completely black hind legs enables quite easy identification of this species (see also the Key).

Genetic data.

Based on COI barcode sequences (only one specimen in BOLD), P. fausta  belongs to its own BIN cluster (BOLD:ABU7035). The nearest neighbour to BOLD:ABU7035, diverging by minimum of 5.45%, is BOLD:ABA3518 ( P. parnasia  Konow, 1902, a species not treated here). Based on nuclear data (one specimen and TPI), the nearest neighbour is 1.3% different ( P. calliprina  Liston & Jacobs, 2012, a species closely related to P. parnasia  , that is not treated here).

Host plants.

Quercus robur  L. ( Macek and Kula 2014).

Distribution and material examined.

West Palaearctic. Specimens studied are from Germany, Greece, and Italy.