Monseremus, Ingrisch, 2018

Ingrisch, Sigfrid, 2018, New taxa and records of Gryllacrididae (Orthoptera, Stenopelmatoidea) from South East Asia and New Guinea with a key to the genera, Zootaxa 4510 (1), pp. 1-278 : 222

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gen. nov.

Monseremus View in CoL gen. nov.

Type species: Monseremus appendiculatus sp. nov.

Diagnosis. The new genus is established for a new species that is superficially similar to Neanias but is completely apterous as in Eremus. It differs from both genera and also from winged Gryllacridinae by a modification of the female subgenital plate, which is provided at anterior margin with a pair of conspicuous horn shaped projections. It can be supposed that these structures play a part during pairing with a male. Thus, one can suspect that the unknown males have corresponding modifications of the abdominal apex. A minor difference to Neanias and Eremus is also the straight ovipositor in Monseremus , which is often slightly curved in both other genera.

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