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Pachyprotasis kojimai sp. nov.—the “Pachyprotasis nigronotata” of Japanese authors (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) 

Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (SDEI), Eberswalder Str. 90, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany.
Department of Zoology, National Museum of Nature and Science, 4-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, 305-0005 Japan.
Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut (SDEI), Eberswalder Str. 90, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany.
Hymenoptera Symphyta sawflies Japan COI barcoding relationships


The species formerly known as Pachyprotasis nigronotata Kriechbaumer, 1874 in Japan is described as P. kojimai Taeger & Shinohara, sp. nov. Both taxa are not very closely related, but were hitherto mixed up because of their similar coloration. The new species is endemic to the mountains of central Honshu and P. nigronotata is to be deleted from the fauna of Japan.



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