Heller, Klaus-Gerhard, Hemp, Claudia, Massa, Bruno, Rakotondranary, Jacques & Krištín, Anton, 2019, Notes on a small collection of phaneropterine bush-crickets (Insecta: Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea) from Central and Southern Madagascar with the description of two new species, Zootaxa 4563 (2), pp. 297-310: 302

publication ID


publication LSID


persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name



Xenodoxus  sp.

( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7)

MADAGASCAR: Ranomafana , wet grassland and bush within the rain forest, 680 m a. s. l., - 21.261799° S, 47.460840° EGoogleMaps  ; 24 iii 2015, leg. Anton Krištín, CH 8597, female.

Judging from the shape of the ovipositor, the specimen probably represents a female of a species of the genus Xenodoxus  . However, it does not have the dark markings at the base of the tegmina typical for both known species of this genus. In size and morphology it is quite similar to Phaneroptera sparsa  , but differs in the shape of the ovipositor and depth of the humeral sinus ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7). The specimen is in bad condition, so a safe identification is not possible. It could also be related to Eulioptera  , not yet known from Madagascar.

Length of pronotum 3.8, length of tegmina 22, length of hind wings 24.7, length of ovipositor 6.3