Tan, Ming Kai & Artchawakom, Taksin, 2015, A new species from the genus Gorochovitettix (Tetrigidae: Metrodorinae) from Thailand, Zootaxa 3990 (3), pp. 444-450: 445

publication ID

publication LSID


persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name



Subfamily Metrodorinae  

Discussion. Gorochovitettix   can be rightly placed under the subfamily Metrodorinae   since it possesses the main diagnostic characters of the subfamily: pronotal lateral lobe that is directed outwards and obliquely truncated and with basitarsus and third segment of hind tarsus subequal in length ( Storozhenko & Pushkar, 2015). This is in spite of the fact that Gorochovitettix   also resembles representatives from the subfamily Cladonotinae   by frontal ridge (or scutellum) distinctively broader than scapus. Adding this genus to the current phylogeny of Tetrigidae   could help to confirm the subfamily status of this newly-erected genus.