Trigonocorypha maxima Carl, 1914

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

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Trigonocorypha maxima Carl, 1914


Trigonocorypha maxima Carl, 1914 

( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6)

MADAGASCAR: Ampanihy , spiny dry bush, 250 m a. s. l., - 24.661890° S, 44.710957° EGoogleMaps  ; 16 iii 2015, leg. Anton Krištín, CH 8601, female.

This large specimen fits very well the description of Trigonocorypha maxima  by Carl (1914). It is the first time that the species was found again and the first indication of its distribution in Madagascar. It should be noted that the specimen at hand differs in the colour of the side keels of the pronotum which are intensely black in Carl’s six specimens and yellow in our animal ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6). The significance of this difference (from variation in color to new species) is completely unknown.

Habitat. The specimen was found in spiny dry bush with endemic Alluaudia dumosa, Commiphora  sp., Dombeya  sp., Euphorbia arahaka  in the twilight.