The immature stages and biology of two Xenapates species in West Africa (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae)

@inproceedings{Liston2015TheIS,
  title={The immature stages and biology of two Xenapates species in West Africa (Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae)},
  author={Andrew D. Liston and Georg Goergen and Frank Thomas Koch},
  year={2015}
}
The immature stages and host plants of Xenapates Kirby, 1882 were hitherto unknown. We describe the larvae, prepupae and pupae of X. braunsi (Konow, 1896) and X. gaullei (Konow, 1896), and record observations on aspects of their biology. The relationship of Xenapates to other taxa currently placed in the Allantinae and Blennocampinae of the Tenthredinidae remains unclear. Most larval characters of Xenapates resemble those described for West Palaearctic Allantini (Allantinae) and some… CONTINUE READING

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