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A fossil sawfly of the genus Athalia (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) from the Eocene-Oligocene boundary of Altkirch, France

Wappler, Torsten; Hinsken, Sebastion; Brocks, Jochen; Wetzel, Andreas; Meyer, Christian


A new species of coleseed sawfly (Tenthredinidae: Athaliini) is described and figured from the Eocene-Oligocene 'Rebberg' quarry within the Fossiliferous Zone, a member of the Middle Salt Formation. Athalia vetuecclesiae n. sp. is the first representative of the Athalia group from the geological record. The new species is most similar to members of the A. vollenhoveni-group represented by only six species from Africa, but can be distinguished by details of antennal structure and length of spurs...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Academie des Sciences Comptes Rendus: Palevol
DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2004.12.001


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