Prosopogryllacris chinensis, Li, Miaomiao, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2016

Li, Miaomiao, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2016, Four new species of the subfamily Gryllacridinae (Orthoptera: Gryllacrididae) from China, Zootaxa 4161 (2), pp. 282-288 : 285-286

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Prosopogryllacris chinensis

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3. Prosopogryllacris chinensis sp. nov. ( Figs. 9–10 View FIGURES 9 – 10 ) Orthoptera

Description. Male. Body medium-sized. Fastigium of vertex about 1.5 times as broad as scape; median ocellus rounded, large. Fore margin and hind margin of pronotum slightly convex, with irregular sulcus. Tegmina almost exceeding the apex of hind femur; tegmen with R vein with 2 branches, Rs occurred at the middle of R, furcated; M vein simple; CuA with 2 branches, A 4. Wings slightly extending beyond tegmina. Fore and mid tibiae with 5 pairs of spurs on ventral surface, and mid tibia with an internal apical spur on dorsal surface. Hind femur on dorsal surface with 5–7 outer spines and 3 inner spines. 10th abdominal tergite cuculiform, with a longitudinal sulcus in the middle, apical lobe bearing with a short spine ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 9 – 10 ). Subgenital plate broader, hind margin rounded truncated, slight concave in the middle, styli long.

Female. Posterior margin of 7th abdominal sternum with a cylindrical process; subgenital plate triangular, hind margin rounded, with arc-shape notched ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 9 – 10 ). Ovipositor slight longer than hind femur, curved upwards as sickle, upper margin of apex truncate.

Coloration. Body pale yellowish-brown. Ocellus yellow. Base of labrum faintly reddish, labial palp pale yellowish-brown. Tegmina pale yellowish brown, veins faintly reddish; Wings hyaline, along venation with pale bands. Spines of hind legs black.

Measurements. (length in mm).

Material. Holotype, ♂, China, Zhejiang, Qinyuan, Baishanzu , 1996. VIII.12–20, collected by Jin Xin-Bao and Zhang Wei-Nian . Paratype, 1♂, China, Zhejiang, Wuyanling Nation Nature Reserve , Alt. 800m, 2005.XII, collected by Wang Yi-Ping ; 2♂♂ 1♀, China, Zhejiang, Qinyuan, Baishanzu , Alt. 1000m, 2007. VII.20–23, collected by Xu Zhi-Zhou and Ning Lie ; 2♂♂ 2♀♀, China, Zhejiang, Longquan, Fengyangshan , Alt. 1400m, 2007. VII.27, collected by Fu Qiang ; 8♂♂ 4♀♀, China, Hubei, Yingshan, Taohuachong , Alt. 640m – 900m, 2014. VII.29–30, collected by Li Miao-Miao et al.

Distribution. China (Zhejiang, Hubei).

Discussion. This new species is very similar to P. cylindrigera ( Karny, 1926) but differs from it in the hind margin of male subgenital plate being slightly concave in the middle and the process of female 7th abdominal sternum slender and elongate.

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