Neocurtilla Kirby, 1906

Cadena-Castañeda, Oscar J., 2015, The phallic structures in Gryllotalpidae (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpoidea), and its generic implications, Zootaxa 3981 (2), pp. 264-274 : 269

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https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3981.2.7

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6103484

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scientific name

Neocurtilla Kirby, 1906
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Neocurtilla Kirby, 1906

(figs. 11–14)

Epiphallus: Transversal sclerite triangular, with an acute dorsal margin (except N. hexadactyla , in which it is convex), tongue-shaped, almost as wide as it is long; apical sclerite (amp) truncate, of varying shape depending on the species.

Ectophallus: Narrow, made of two parameres with a particular shape, latero-basal sclerite present and ovoid, basal plate square-shaped. Internal process finger-shaped.

Comments. Neocurtilla can be differentiated from a close genus (yet to be described) in the shape of the bmp; in the new genus it is wider than it is longer and with a wavy amp, with two moderate protuberances at each lateral margin. Another difference is the shape of the ectophallus, which in the new genus is wide, with rectangular-shaped basal plates, the latero-basal sclerite is circular and long, internal process finger-shaped but smaller than in Neocurtilla .

Specimens examined: N. hexadactyla ( Perty, 1832) , N. scutata ( Chopard, 1930) , Neocurtilla n.sp., n.gen et n. sp. 1.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Lathiceridae