Aresceutica lemarineli ( Bolivar , 1911), Bolivar, 1911

Rowell, C. H. F., Jago, N. D. & Hemp, C., 2018, Revision of Aresceutica (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Catantopinae) with comments on related genera, Journal of Orthoptera Research 27 (2), pp. 107-118: 107

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Aresceutica lemarineli ( Bolivar , 1911)

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4. Aresceutica lemarineli ( Bolivar, 1911)   comb. n. Figs 1 A–D, 6

Synonomy: Ptemoblax lemarineli   Bolívar, 1911: 298 (holotype female, Zaire [= Democratic Republic of the Congo]; in MRAC Tenvuren KMMA).

Serpusia lemarineli   ( Bolívar, 1911): Dirsh 1955; Johnston 1956.

Ptemoblax vicinus   Rehn, 1914: 137 (holotype - female, Zaire, Semliki Valley; in MfN). Synonymized with Serpusia lemarineli   by Johnston (1956).


Male. (See key). Antennae basally yellow-brown, distally black, longer than head and pronotum together. Head and mouthparts generally ochraceous yellow with dense black speckle, but genae suffused with black. Pronotal disc densely pittted, uniform brown, usually with no paler longitudinal marks. Medial carina of pronotum relatively well developed, disc surface behind fourth sulcus clearly depressed. Rear margin of metanotum weakly convex, slightly emarginate in midline. Pronotal lateral lobe dark blackish brown; posterio-ventral corner occupied by a triangular wedge of lighter color which extends forward along ventral margin to level of third sulcus. Meso- and metathoracic pleura dark brown, with a variable degree of lighter color striping the episterna and epimera. Tegmen dark brown, polished black along the costal margin. Tip of tegmen rounded or rounded acute, variable between individuals; extends just into second abdominal tergite, partially covering tympanum. Abdominal tergites mainly ochraceous dorsally, with black pigment laterally only in segments A1-4. Underside of abdomen and thorax ochraceous, usually heavily suffused with red. Cerci suffused black. Hind femur brown with blackish green suffusion and no pale patches on outer area. Internal ventral area of hind femur red. Internal face of hind femur red basally, black distally. Hind tibia brown proximally, red distally. First tarsal segment red dorsally, other tarsal segments brown. Fore and middle femora ochraceous, often touched with green apically.

Female. Similar to male, but larger and darker in coloration.



Eastern D.R. CONGO; N.W. RWANDA; Western and Southern UGANDA; Western KENYA (Kakamega Forest only).