Neduba longiplutea Cole, Weissman, & Lightfoot

Cole, Jeffrey A., Weissman, David B., Lightfoot, David C., Ueshima, Norihiro, Warchałowska-Śliwa, Elżbieta, Maryańska-Nadachowska, Anna & Chatfield-Taylor, Will, 2021, A revision of the shield-back katydid genus Neduba (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigoniinae: Nedubini), Zootaxa 4910 (1), pp. 1-92: 35-37

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Neduba longiplutea Cole, Weissman, & Lightfoot
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Neduba longiplutea Cole, Weissman, & Lightfoot   , sp. n.

Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 . (distribution), Fig. 14 View FIGURE 14 (male and female habitus, calling song, male and female terminalia, karyotype), Plate 4E View PLATE 4 (male calling song), Plate 6J View PLATE 6 (male ventral sclerite), Plate 9F View PLATE 9 (male titillators), Plate 11E View PLATE 11 (female subgenital plate).

Common name. Trinity Alps Shieldback.

History of recognition. Apparently confused with N. convexa   , 1 male and 1 female from CA, Trinity Co., Big Flat , 15-VIII-1960, PH Benson ( Rentz & Birchim 1968)   .

Type material. HOLOTYPE MALE: USA, CA, Humboldt Co., East Fork Campground , 5.2 mi. W of Willow Creek, Six Rivers National Forest, 40.90582N, 123.7068W, 471 m, 6-VIII-2014, JA Cole, DB Weissman, JAC000002182 [specimen barcode], DNA125 [tissue], SING0458 [DNA extraction], JCT14-2 View Materials [karyotype], deposited at CAS, Entomology type #19711. GoogleMaps  

PARATYPES (n = 10): 5♁, 2♀, same data as holotype, LACM GoogleMaps   ; 2♁, same data as holotype, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, same data as holotype, JAC GoogleMaps   .

Measurements. (mm, ♁n = 8, ♀ n = 2) Hind femur ♁18.35–20.00, ♀ 21.41–21.61, pronotum total length ♁8.17– 9.30, ♀ 7.60–7.78, prozona length ♁2.92–3.75, ♀ 3.93–3.96, metazona dorsal length ♁4.73–5.69, ♀ 3.64–3.85, pronotum constriction width ♁1.96–2.90, ♀ 2.21–2.51, metazona dorsal width ♁5.90–6.36, ♀ 5.20–5.40, head width ♁4.08– 4.30, ♀ 4.45–4.81, ovipositor length ♀ 15.68–16.45.

Distribution. Trinity Alps in the North Coast Ranges of California.

Habitat. Forest understory, on ferns, leaf litter, and occasionally arboreal. Some CSCA specimen labels indicate range grass.

Seasonal occurrence. Midsummer through fall, from July (19-VII-1934, EC VanDyke, CAS) to October (17- X-1995, Spadoni, CSCA). Nymphs from May through July.

Stridulatory file. (n = 4) length 3.4–3.9 mm, 114–125 teeth, tooth density 33.7 ± 3.0 (31.0–36.8) teeth/mm.

Song. (n = 4). PTR 2.7 ± 0.3 s-   1, PTF 14.4   ± 2.7 kHz, indistinguishable from topotype N. convexa   .

Karyotype. (n = 4) 2n♁ = 26 (2m + 22t + XtYt). T14-25, S14-65, paratopotype.

Recognition. Male genitalia unique: the lateral process is as long or longer than the short, thick shaft. Female subgenital plate longer than wide and has a bifurcate apex. The subgenital plate of N. convexa   has similar proportions but the apex is usually entire, rarely bifurcate.

Etymology. l. longi long + plutea barrier, screen, low wall, parapet. Descriptive of the long lateral process of the male ventral sclerite.

Notes. This species replaces N. convexa   to the west. Populations may be large and widespread, judging from an 80 km acoustic transect through Humboldt and Trinity Counties, California (JAC and DBW, pers. obs.) and from the number of nymphs in museum collections. The song is identical to that of N. convexa   . Color patterns are variable and beautifully match the complex background of the forests of the Trinity Alps.

Material examined. DETERMINED (n = 63): All USA, CA, Humboldt Co., 1♀ adult, 1♀ nymph, Bullrun Flat , Garberville, 40.100145N, 123.795029W, 27-VII-1934, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 3♁, 1♀, Hoopa , 41.050408N, 123.674224W, 524 m, 19-VIII-1959, Tabor, Graham, Gallian, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, Humboldt County State Park , 40.70501N, 123.91582W, 6-VIII-1957, J Keefe, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁ nymph, Johnsons Bar , 41.350401N, 123.872012W, 16-VII-1964, D Ramsey, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, Miranda , 40.234586N, 123.823646W, 19-VII-1934, EP VanDuzee, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Orick , 41.28679N, 124.059794W, 10 m, 17-X-1995, Spadoni, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ nymph, same data except 4-VII-1931, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 2♀ nymphs, Weott , 40.321897N, 123.921706W, 12-VII-1929, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 2♀ nymphs, same data except 13-VII-1929, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 4♁, 4♀ nymphs, same data except 15-VII-1929, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; Tehama Co., 1♀, N Yollabolly, 40.17556N, 122.98W, 27-IX-1964, D Sale, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; Trinity Co., in addition to type material (above), 1   ♁, 1♀ nymphs, Burnt Ranch , 40.809027N, 123.474208W, 449 m, 1-VI-1964, G Harmon, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁ nymph, Carrville , 41.064868N, 122.70419W, 18-V-1934, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁ nymph, same data except 25-VI-1931, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 1♀ nymphs, same data except 26-VI-1913, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 2♀ nymphs, Carrville , same data except 27-V-1934, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♀ nymph, Coffee Creek , 23-VI-1931, EC VanDyke, CAS   ; 1♀, East Weaver Lake , 40.81389N, 122.98556W, 25-IX-1964, FL Blank, GM Buxton, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 8♀, Grizzly Lake , 41.010046N, 123.049925W, 2166 m, 10-15-IX-1964, Buxton, Gurney, Forbes, Kamp, Thompson, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 3♀, Grizzly Meadows , 41.017084N, 123.05198W, 10-15-IX-1964, Buxton, Gurney, Forbes, Kamp, Thompson, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Hyampom , 40.617364N, 123.452536W, 392 m, 27-VII-1962, J Reed, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, same data except CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 4♀, Lamb Gap , South Fork Mountain, 40.507087N, 123.497257W, 19-IX-1962, FL Blanc, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, Ruth , 40.269591N, 123.321414W, 829 m, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 1♀, Sids Place Hwy 36, 40.419033N, 123.456698W, 1109 m, 19-IX-1962, FL Blanc, CSCA GoogleMaps   ; 1♁, 4♀, Weaver Bally , 40.815976N, 122.99364W, 2129 m, 9-VIII-1964, Buxton, Gurney, Forbes, Kamp, Thompson, CSCA; QUESTIONABLE PLACEMENT (n = 2) GoogleMaps   : Humboldt Co., 1♀, Mad River Mountains , 40.925112N, 124.115737W, 19-VII-1934, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   ; 1♀, same data except no date, EC VanDyke, CAS GoogleMaps   .

CA

Chicago Academy of Sciences

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

LACM

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

JAC

University of Jodhpur

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Neduba