Paraprisopus multicolorus,

Conle, Oskar V., Hennemann, Frank H., Bellanger, Yannick, Lelong, Philippe, Jourdan, Toni & Valero, Pablo, 2020, Studies on neotropical Phasmatodea XX: A new genus and 16 new species from French Guiana, Zootaxa 4814 (1), pp. 1-136: 40-42

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4814.1.1

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340823

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/00102209-FF8A-FF94-FF40-4169FF3EFC17

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scientific name

Paraprisopus multicolorus
status

n. sp.

Paraprisopus multicolorus  n. sp.

( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18)

Damasippus  sp. Jourdan, Lelong, Bellanger 2014: 491.

HT, ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, RN2 PK22, 4°44’56”N– 52°26’28”W, 75m, S.E.A.G., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 27.04.2014; OC-0301-1GoogleMaps  ; Ex coll. Conle [ ZSMC]  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, RN2 PK22, 4°44’56”N– 52°26’28”W, 75m, S.E.A.G., Malaise-trap, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 04.01.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0301-2]GoogleMaps  .

PT, 1 ♂: GUY13-067, Saül—Guyane, 08–23.XI.2013, Col. ASPER  : Y. Bellanger, T. Jourdan & P. Lelong [ ASPER- PL]  .

Etymology. The name refers to the beautiful colours of this new species, which are fairly unusual for Paraprisopus  .

Differentiation. The species is so far only known from the ♂, which is easily distinguished from all other spe- cies by the flattened vertex and the colourful anal area of the alae, which is dark yellow with a broad black outer margin.

Description. ♂ ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18). Elongate and fully winged species. Length of body 33.3–34.6 mm. General colour of body pale olive brown with numerous white spots on the ventral body surface. Poculum dark brown with white speckles. Eyes yellowish brown, antennae dark chestnut brown with some paler annulations in apical third. Tegmina mid brown with lateral side bright green. Costal area of alae mid brown and anal area dark yellow with a broad black band along the margin. Front and mid legs olive brown with several darker speckles dorsally and of a drab orange ventrally. Hind legs yellowish green with indistinct white patches.

Head and entire body densely covered with small rounded granules. Vertex flat for the genus, only very slightly rounded.Alae reaching posterior margin of tergum VI, tegmina reaching anterior margin of tergum II. Anal segment set with small teeth along inner side if posterior margin. Poculum reaching to centre of anal segment, with distinctly pointed apex. Vomer large, triangular, with slightly laterally displaced, curved and pointed apex, at best reaching posterior margin of anal segment. Cerci projecting over posterior margin of anal segment, lancet like with pointed apex and laterally compressed. Profemora slightly swollen apically.

Measurements HT [mm]: Body 34.6, pronotum 2.3, mesonotum 3.7, metanotum 3.5, median segment 1.4, tegmina 6.5, alae 17.3, profemora 4.3, mesofemora 3.1, metafemora 5.0, antennae 18.3.

Measurements PT [mm]: Body 33.3, pronotum 2.1, mesonotum 4.2, metanotum 2.7, median segment 1.9, tegmina 5.7, alae 15.9, profemora 4.2, mesofemora 3.0, metafemora 4.5, antennae 17.0.

Distribution. French Guiana: Saül [ASPER]; Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux [ZSMC, coll. OC].

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

PL

Západoceské muzeum v Plzni

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phasmida

Family

Prisopodidae

Genus

Paraprisopus

Loc

Paraprisopus multicolorus

Conle, Oskar V., Hennemann, Frank H., Bellanger, Yannick, Lelong, Philippe, Jourdan, Toni & Valero, Pablo 2020
2020
Loc

Damasippus

Jourdan, T. & Lelong, P. & Bellanger, Y. 2014: 491
2014