Phaloria nr. aspersa Gorochov, 1996, 1877

Tan, Ming Kai, Rahmadi, Cahyo & Robillard, Tony, 2021, New species of Phaloria (Orthoptera: Phalangopsidae: Phaloriinae) from West Papua (Indonesia), Zootaxa 4985 (4), pp. 513-530 : 528

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4985.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BBBAFB98-1377-42FF-91A0-79F28A046CA3

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5075892

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EE87E7-FFC4-FFBB-88EC-78F9FC81C4D0

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Plazi

scientific name

Phaloria nr. aspersa Gorochov, 1996
status

 

Phaloria nr. aspersa Gorochov, 1996

( Figs. 1H–K View FIGURE 1 , 2G View FIGURE 2 , 3G View FIGURE 3 , 4H, 4I View FIGURE 4 , 5M, 5N View FIGURE 5 )

Phaloria aspersa Gorochov, 1996: 68 (original description)

Phaloria (Papuloria) aspersa — Gorochov, 2005: 34 (new locality record in Supiori Island, West Papua); Gorochov, 2018: 62 (new locality record in Faowi and Nabire in Papua New Guinea); Cigliano et al. 2021 ( Orthoptera species file Online)

Material examined (photographs from OSF). Holotype (male, DORSA BG00040S01 ), “Holl. N. Guinea, Pauwi-Samberi”, 17–20.vi.1910, coll. Moszkowski, S. G. ( MfN)

New material examined. 1 male ( LEN2014 -TR609), New Guinea, Indonesia, West Papua, Kumawa , S4.0646111, E133.037111 ( KUM3 ), 82 m GoogleMaps .a.s.l., forêt littorale sur karst, ligne de crête [littoral forest on karst, ridge line], 13–15.xi.2014, jour [day], B. Framento ( MNHN) ; 1 female ( LEN2014 -TR620), Kumawa , S4.0555, E133.066333 ( KUM4 ), 47 m GoogleMaps .a.s.l., forêt littorale karstique sur pente [karst coastal forest on slope], 16.xi.2014, nuit [night] ( MNHN) ; 1 female ( LEN2014 -TR235), Lobo , S3.7141944, E134.069333 ( LOBO7 ), 377 m GoogleMaps .a.s.l., forêt proche PK8/ route Lobo-Kaimana, forêt primaire entre camp et falaise [forest near PK8 / Lobo-Kaimana road, primary forest between camp and cliff], 21–30.x.2014, nuit [night], molecular sample P6, T. Robillard ( MZB.Orth.21845) .

Remarks. This species has a very unique habitus among congeners, distinct from most species by larger size and slender habitus (with distinctly elongated FWs), pale coloured with distinct dark patterns on head, pronotum and legs ( Figs. 1H–K View FIGURE 1 , 2G View FIGURE 2 , 3G View FIGURE 3 , 4H, 4I View FIGURE 4 ). Our specimens from Kumawa and Lobo show similarity in the male genitalia as the holotype ( Figs. 5M, 5N View FIGURE 5 ), but differ slightly in shape of ectophallic apodemes and pseudepiphallic parameres as well as colouration of the pronotum and face: pronotum dark-coloured only in apical third, anterior margin with some dark patterns and spots (instead of more dark parts with some light patterns); lateral lobe with dorsal, posterior and ventral areas dark, pale coloured in the centre (instead of more dark parts). Since this species is widely distributed across New Guinea, we should examine the conspecific variations more closely before considering the differences observed in our specimens as species differences.

MfN

Museum für Naturkunde

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

MZB

Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Haglotettigoniidae

Genus

Phaloria

Loc

Phaloria nr. aspersa Gorochov, 1996

Tan, Ming Kai, Rahmadi, Cahyo & Robillard, Tony 2021
2021
Loc

Phaloria aspersa

Gorochov, A. V. 1996: 68
1996