Paragryllus (Melloius), Cadena-Castañeda & Páez & Buitrago & Quintana-Arias & Tavares, 2021, Cadena-Castañeda & Páez & Buitrago & Quintana-Arias & Tavares, 2021

Cadena-Castañeda, Oscar J., Páez, Geraldine, Buitrago, Oscar, Quintana-Arias, Ronald Fernando & Tavares, Gustavo Costa, 2021, Studies of Neotropical crickets: New Paragryllina taxa (Orthoptera: Phalangopsidae) with comments on several previously described species, Zootaxa 5081 (1), pp. 60-76 : 65

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Paragryllus (Melloius)


Melloius Cadena-Castañeda n. subgen. Orthoptera

Diagnosis. Medium size (19 mm). Harp and mirror of the tegmina divided by five veins, apical area little pronounced ( Fig. 3A View FIGURE 3 ). Pseudepiphallic lobes with bristles ( Figs. 3B View FIGURE 3 ), with a pronounced lower branch in lateral view ( Figs. 3C–D View FIGURE 3 ). Pseudepiphallic arm long, branching at the apex and with wavy dorsal margin in lateral view ( Fig. 3D View FIGURE 3 ). Endophallic sclerite reduced and ectophallic fold short and slightly overhanging in the middle of the pseudepiphallus ( Fig. 3C View FIGURE 3 ).

Taxa included. Paragryllus (Melloius) temulentus Saussure, 1878

Etymology. This taxon is dedicated to Francisco de Assis Ganeo de Mello, a legendary orthopterist, in recognition of a lifetime in the study of crickets in his country, and a pioneer in the systematics of crickets in Brazil, teacher of many fellow orthopterists. The gender of the name is being established as neuter.