Arboraptor Mendes, Oliveira, Chamorro-Rengifo & Rafael

Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello, Oliveira, Jomara Cavalcante De, Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Rafael, José Albertino, 2018, Two new genera of predatory katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae) from the Amazon rainforest, Zootaxa 4438 (2), pp. 261-282: 262-263

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Arboraptor Mendes, Oliveira, Chamorro-Rengifo & Rafael

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Arboraptor Mendes, Oliveira, Chamorro-Rengifo & Rafael   , gen. nov.

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Type species. Arboraptor viridis   sp. nov., here designated.

Diagnosis. Male. Mandibles asymmetrical, left mandible ensiform, about twice the length of right ( Fig. 2B View FIGURE 2 ). Head in frontal view laterally broadened and rounded, being the distance between genae about 2.5 times longer than distance between eyes ( Fig. 2B View FIGURE 2 ). Tegmina covering all the abdominal tergites, however the apex of tegmen does not extend beyond the apex of the cerci ( Fig. 2A View FIGURE 2 ). Styli long, thin, dorso-ventrally flattened and parallel sided, apex blunt ( Fig. 2I –J View FIGURE 2 ), in lateral view curved ( Fig. 2K View FIGURE 2 ). Titillator process and titillator sclerite forming two c-

shaped opposing pieces, slightly overlapping at midline and surface covered by numerous rugose small triangular projections ( Fig. 5C –D View FIGURE 5 ).

Etymology. From Latin word arbor = tree, and raptor = thief, in reference to the arboreal and predatory habit of the specimens.

Grammatical gender. Masculine.

Distribution. Brazil: Amazonas; Peru: Iquitos ( Fig. 19 View FIGURE 19 ).

Included species. Arboraptor viridis   sp. nov. and Arboraptor   stigmata ( Nickle, 2003) nov. comb.