Pristiphora luteipes Lindqvist, 1955,

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: 69-71

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Pristiphora luteipes Lindqvist, 1955


Pristiphora luteipes Lindqvist, 1955  Figs 14, 45

Pristiphora luteipes  Lindqvist, 1955b: 47-48. Holotype ♀ (DEI-GISHym20897) in MZH, examined. Type locality: Degerby, Uusimaa, Finland.

Similar species.

The most similar species is P. aphantoneura  , from which it cannot be always distinguished morphologically. Sometimes the separation of P. luteipes  from P. staudingeri  can also be problematic, when the colour of metafemur is intermediate between completely black and completely pale (e.g. specimen DEI-GISHym80238 from an arctic habitat in Sweden has a nearly completely pale metafemur). See Vikberg (2006) and Prous et al. (2016) for more detailed discussion.

Genetic data.

Based on COI barcode sequences, P. luteipes  belongs to the same BIN cluster (BOLD:AAG3568) as P. aphantoneura  , P. bifida  , P. confusa  , P. opaca  , P. pusilla  , P. staudingeri  , and P. subopaca  (Fig. 4). Maximum distance within the BIN is 3.33% and minimum between species distance is 0.00%. The nearest neighbour to BOLD:AAG3568, diverging by minimum of 2.76%, is BOLD:AAQ2302 ( P. armata  and P. leucopus  ). Based on nuclear data (four specimens and TPI or both genes com bined), maximum within species divergence is 0.3% (excluding DEI-GISHym80238, which could be P. staudingeri  ) or 0.4% (including DEI-GISHym80238) and the nearest neighbour is 0.0% different ( P. bifida  , P. confusa  , or P. subopaca  , only TPI). When including TPI introns, the nearest neighbour is still 0.0% different ( P. bifida  ).

Host plants.

Salix alba  L., S. aurita  L., S. babylonica  L., S. repens  L. S. rosmarinifolia  L., S. phylicifolia  L., S. viminalis  L., S. purpurea  L. (see Vikberg 2006); S. cinerea  L. and S. fragilis  L. ( Loiselle 1909, as P. fulvipes  ).

Rearing notes.

See Vikberg (2006).

Distribution and material examined.

West Palaearctic. Specimens studied are from Finland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.