Eurycorypha lesnei Chopard, 1935

Naskrecki, Piotr & Guta, Ricardo, 2019, Katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) of Gorongosa National Park and Central Mozambique, Zootaxa 4682 (1), pp. 1-119: 93

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Eurycorypha lesnei Chopard, 1935
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Eurycorypha lesnei Chopard, 1935  

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( Figs. 40 View FIGURE 40 A–G, 56A–C)

Diagnostic remarks. Among Mozambican Eurycorypha   spp. this species is identifiable by the unique structure of the male 10 th tergite and cerci ( Figs. 40E, F View FIGURE 40 ); the coloration in both sexes is distinctly mottled and the tegmina exhibit a prominently light venation ( Fig. 40G View FIGURE 40 ).

Bioacoustics. The call of E. lesnei   consists of short, 3-syllable echemes, the first two syllables being noticeably shorter than the 3 rd one, produced every 2–6 s. Mean duration of the 3 rd syllable is 0.01055 s (SD=0.00312, n=9); the call does not have a distinct frequency peak but most energy is within 11.7–22.8 kHz ( Figs. 56 View FIGURE 56 A–C). The call is very faint but audible from a distance of a few meters.

Distribution and natural history. E. lesnei   was described from Chiramba in Zambezia Province of Mozambique but has since been collected in Sofala as well as northern parts of South Africa. In central Mozambique adults of this species can be found all year in lowland woodlands.

Measurements (2 males, 3 females). body w/wings: male 34, female 35–36 (35.7.6); body w/o wings: male 20, female 19–20 (19.3.6); pronotum: male 5, female 6; tegmen: male 27–28 (27.5.7), female 29–31 (301); hind femur: male 14, female 15–19 (17.72.3); ovipositor: 6–9 (81.7) mm.

Material examined (44 specimens). Mozambique: Sofala, Gorongosa   , GNP, Chitengo, E.O. Wilson Laboratory , elev. 48 m (-18.977722, 34.351333), 9.ii.–4.iii.2015, coll. P. Naskrecki and R. Guta— 1 male ( MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; Gorongosa   Dist., Wilson Laboratory, GNP, Chitengo , (-18.97775, 34.351333), 21.vii.–8.viii.2015, coll. B. Woo— 1 female GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 22–25.x.2016, coll. M. Castene— 1 male GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 19–28.ii.2017, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female, 3 males ( EOWL) GoogleMaps   ; GNP, Chitengo , elev. 29 m (-18.98194, 34.35122), 9.v.–29.vi.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 17.iii.–5.iv.2013, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 male GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 6–31.v.2013, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female ( MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 30.i.–13.ii.2014, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female, 1 male ( EOWL, MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 11–25.ii.2014, coll. R. Guta & T. Castigo— 1 female ( UEMM) GoogleMaps   ; Gorongosa   Distr., Chitengo , (-18.981944, 34.351222), 2–28.ii.2015, coll. R. Guta— 1 female ( EOWL) GoogleMaps   ; Zambezia, Chiramba , (-16.8925, 34.6558333), 1– 28.ii.1929 — 1 male, 1 female (syntypes) ( MNHN) GoogleMaps   ; Republic of South Africa: Gauteng, 20 m NE Pretoria , (- 25.566219, 28.485056), II.1961, coll. F. Neubecker— 8 males ( PPRI) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, III.1961, coll. F. Neubecker— 6 males ( SANC) GoogleMaps   ; Tonquani kloof, Magaliesberg , (-25.833333, 27.483333), 27–31.xii.1996, coll. R.H. Watmough— 1 male ( SANC) GoogleMaps   ; Pretoria Dist., Hammanskraal , (-25.4075, 28.2855556), 22.ii.1965, coll. D.W. Rorke— 1 male ( TMSA) GoogleMaps   ; Pretoria , (-25.7069444, 28.2294444), ii.1950, coll. L. Vari— 1 male ( TMSA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, xi.1974, coll. G. Mansvelt— 1 male ( TMSA) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, i.1986, coll. J. Basson— 1 male ( USEC) GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 30.i.1906 — 1 female GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 9.ii.1952, coll. L. Vari— 1 male GoogleMaps   ; same locality, 12.ii.1974, coll. L. Vari— 1 male GoogleMaps   \; Sandfontein , (-25.7, 27.8), 22.i.1911, coll. J.V. Niekerk— 1 male ( TMSA)   ; Transvaal, Messina , (-22.35, 30.05), I.1971, coll. H.D. Catling— 2 males ( SANC)   ; Roodeplaat , i.1971, coll. H.D. Catling— 2 males ( PPRI)   ; Rustenburg , (-25.6666667, 27.25), i.1965, coll. H.D. Nahoe— 1 male ( USEC)   .

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

PPRI

ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, National Collection of Fungi: Culture Collection

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

TMSA

Transvaal Museum