Pycnodictya dentata Krauss, 1902

Massa, Bruno, 2017, New and interesting Orthoptera from the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra, ZooKeys 679, pp. 37-46: 40

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.679.11967

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scientific name

Pycnodictya dentata Krauss, 1902
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Pycnodictya dentata Krauss, 1902  

Material examined.

Oman, Dhofar, Jebel Qara, Jabal Darabab (1100 m) 16.XI.2016, A. Carapezza (1♀); Oman, Dhofar, Wadi Ayun (680 m) 18.XI.2016, A. Carapezza (1♀); Saudi Arabia, Wadi Jizan 11.VIII.1978, Filipponi (1♂) (BMPC).

Remarks.

Pycnodictya dentata   can be separated from P. galinieri   (Reiche & Fairmaire, 1849) by its blue hind tibiae (purplish in P. galinieri   ) and sinuated posterior lower angle of the pronotal lobes (not sinuated in P. galinieri   ); the color of the hind wings may vary and is not diagnostic ( Popov 1980, Ingrisch 1999, Haggag 2016). Specimens here listed as having reddish hind wings. The presence of this species in central-west Saudi Arabia is being recorded for the first time; it was previously reported from Oman and Yemen.