Plegmapteropsis gracilis Dirsh, 1956,

Tshililo, Precious, 2020, Review of South African Euryphyminae, Zootaxa 4820 (1), pp. 70-104: 95

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4820.1.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:801F6659-0253-4141-946B-6860FB517F69

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4397361

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DC878B-FF81-3258-FF1D-07F2BCD81285

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scientific name

Plegmapteropsis gracilis Dirsh, 1956
status

 

Plegmapteropsis gracilis Dirsh, 1956 

( Figs. 3MView FIGURE 3, 4KView FIGURE 4, 7BView FIGURE 7, 18View FIGURE 18)

Plegmapteropsis gracilis: Dirsh, 1956a:223  ; Dirsh, 1956b:121–272, figs. 37. 1–3; Dirsh, 1965:280; Dirsh, 1966:18; Johnston, 1968:204; Otte, D. 1995:173.

Type locality. Africa , Southern Africa, Namibia, Aus  . Type ♂ in the British Museum. No type examined.

Material. SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Cape: 10 mi N Annisfontein, Richtersveld (S28.2674, E16.8820) x.1939 coll. H.D Brown— 15♂, 17♀ ( SANC)GoogleMaps  ; Western Cape: Beaufort West, Hopewell (S32.3013, E23.1129) 15.iii.2017 coll. P. Tshililo and P. Strauss— 1♂ ( SAMC)GoogleMaps  ; Western Cape: Beaufort West, Taaiboschfontein (S31.9296, E22.8912) 10.iii.2017 coll. P. Tshililo and P. Strauss— 1♂ ( SAMC)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution. This species was previously known only from Namibia ( Dirsh 1956a; Naskrecki 1995) and has now a new distribution record in South Africa.

Remarks. This genus was erected by Dirsh (1956) on the basis of its robust body, broad wing and elytra, broad and robust hind femur, dorsal lobe of hind knee obtuse, posterior margin of the last abdominal tergite with small projections or with rough edge, supra anal plate transverse and moderately convex eyes, this genus is closely related to Plegmapterus  and its taxonomy is stable.

SANC

Agricultural Research Council-Plant Protection Research Institute

SAMC

Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Baissogryllidae

Genus

Plegmapteropsis

Loc

Plegmapteropsis gracilis Dirsh, 1956

Tshililo, Precious 2020
2020
Loc

Plegmapteropsis gracilis

: Dirsh 1956: 223
1956