Damasippus Stål, 1875,

Heleodoro, Raphael Aquino & Rafael, Jose Albertino, 2020, Review of the genus Dinelytron Gray (Prisopodidae: Prisopodinae: Prisopodini), with a phylogenetic analysis of the genera of the Prisopodini, including the description of a new genus, Zoologischer Anzeiger 285, pp. 37-80: 38-40

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Damasippus Stål, 1875


Damasippus Stål, 1875 

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Type species: Damasippus westwoodii Stål, 1875  by subsequent designation of Kirby (1904).

Damasippus Stål, 1875: 60  ; Kirby 1904: 407 (list of synonyms of former Orthoptera); Redtenbacher 1906: 147 (taxonomy); Bradley & Galil 1977: 79 (taxonomic arrangement); Zompro 2004: 309 (phylogeny); Rafael & Heleodoro 2017 (Brazilian catalog); Brock et al. 2019 (world catalog).

Examined material.

Damasippus discoidalis  : “Coll. Br. V., Theresopolis [Teresopolis, state of Rio de Janeiro], Michaelis col.” (2 \ syntypes NMW).

Damasippus spatulatus  : “Serra de Macahe [Macae], Estado do Rio de Janeiro [state of Rio de Janeiro]” “ Damasippus spatulatus, Piza  _ ” (_ holotype MZUSP).

D. westwoodii  : “ Panama ” “ Boucard [col.]” (\ holotype NHRS)  .

Damasippus discoidalis  : “Floresta da Tijuca, D. [istrito] Federal [Rio de Janeiro], Brasil, iii.1952, C. A. Campos Seabra” (\ MNRJ lost in the burning), “ Distrito Federal [Rio de Janeiro], Paineiras [host plant], 2.ii.1953, Newton Santos” (\ MNRJ lost in the burning), “S ao~ Paulo, Alto da Serra [Paranapiacaba]” (_ MZUSP).

Damasippus piceippenis  : “S~ao Paulo, Horto da Cantareira, v.1982, E. Berti Filho col.” (\ ESALQ).

Damasippus spatulatus  : “[ Brazil], Fazenda Peneco, Itatiaia [Rio de Janeiro], 21.ii.1942 ”, “Maromba, Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, 29.xii.1952, Leite, Seabra e Zikan col.” (2 _ MNRJ lost in the burning)  .

Diagnosis. Head subshiny, dorsally globose ( Fig. 2A, BView Fig). Anterior femur with inconspicuous anterior and posterior expansions ( Fig. 2CView Fig). Posterior wing with complete, widely arched infuscate band along posterior and anal margins, leaving a regular semicircular or somewhat irregular semicircular light-coloured area basally ( Fig. 2AView Fig). Male genitalia with left and right posterior process, forming a bifurcated posterior margin on the genitalia; dorsal left sclerite slender, tubulliform, almost straight; basal pouch bacilliform ( Fig. 2D, EView Fig).

Description of genitalia (_). Dorsal and ventral lobe continuously connected. Dorsal lobe with small, scattered setae, having the area near the basal pouch dorsally projected ( Fig. 3A, BView Fig). Left and right posterior process present, forming a bifurcated posterior margin on the genitalia ( Fig. 3A, BView Fig). Dorsal left sclerite slender, tubuliform, slightly curved ( Fig. 3A, BView Fig). Basal pouch bacilliform, separated from dorsal lobe ( Fig. 3A, BView Fig), having small, scattered bristles ventrally. Ventral lobe subdivided in small conspicuous lower lobule and upper lobule, having small scattered setae at the distal-most potion; lower lobule with small inconspicuous bifid digitiform projection.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien


Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo


Swedish Museum of Natural History, Entomology Collections


Museu Nacional/Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro












Damasippus Stål, 1875

Heleodoro, Raphael Aquino & Rafael, Jose Albertino 2020

Damasippus Stål, 1875: 60

Stal 1875: 60