Prisopus clarus,

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: 101-104

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4340817

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/00102209-FFC9-FFDA-FF40-42B6FE8EFA57

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Plazi

scientific name

Prisopus clarus
status

n. sp.

Prisopus clarus  n. sp.

( Figs. 46 bView FIGURE 46, 47 bView FIGURE 47, 48–49View FIGURE 48View FIGURE 49)

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 26.07.2014; ex coll. Conle; OC-0286-1 [ ZSMC]GoogleMaps  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Camopi, Bergmassiv Sommet Tabulaire, Mont Itoupé, N 03°01’23’’ W 053°05’44’’, 570m, S.E.A.G., leg. Stéphane Brûlé 03.2010 [coll. OC, No. 0286-2]  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Régina , Nouragues, Nouragues Inselberg, 4°05’ N– 52°41’W, 411m, S.E.A.G., leg. Stéphane Brûlé 12.10.2012 [coll. OC, No. 0286-3]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 07.09.2013 [coll. OC, No. 0286-4]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 05.07.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0286-5]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 02.08.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0286-6]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 29.03.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0286-7]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 09.01.2016 [coll. OC, No. 0286-8]GoogleMaps  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Camopi , Bergmassiv Tabulaire , Pente ouest, Mont Itoupé, 600m, S.E.A.G, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 12.01.2016 [coll. OC, No. 0286-9]  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 24.01.2015 [coll. OC, No. 0286-10]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 21.02.2015 [coll. OC, No. 0286-11]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 22.11.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0286-12]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 04.06.2016 [coll. OC, No. 0286-13]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 04.02.2017 [coll. OC, No. 0286-14]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 01.07.2017 [coll. OC, No. 0286-15]GoogleMaps  .

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., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 18.02.2017 [coll. OC, No. 0286-16]GoogleMaps  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, 4°44’31”N– 52°25’53”W, 90m, S.E.A.G., Canopy Lumivie blue trap, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 10.11.2018 [coll. OC, No. 0286-17]GoogleMaps  .

PT, 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana: Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, 4°44’31”N– 52°25’53”W, 90m, S.E.A.G., Canopy Lumivie blue trap, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 18.08.2018 [coll. OC, No. 0286-18]GoogleMaps  .

Etymology. The name refers to the pale creamish colouration of the head, wings and parts of abdomen ( clarus  lat. = pale, clear).

Differentiation. Closely related to P. piperinus Redtenbacher, 1906  and P. horridus ( Gray, 1835)  . From P. piperinus  it can be distinguished by the paler colour of the tegmina and alae as well as the shorter mesosternum in the ♂♂, which is less than 1.5x longer than wide (more than 1.5x longer than wide in piperinus  ). From P. horridus  it can easily be distinguished by the transverse black bands on the abdominal sternites and the much different pattern of the metasternum.

Description. ♂ ( Figs. 46 bView FIGURE 46, 47 bView FIGURE 47, 48–49View FIGURE 48View FIGURE 49). Of moderate size (body length 53.0– 56.1 mm) and fairly robust for the genus, the mesonotum transverse and scarcely longer than the pronotum, the head bearing several prominent granules and abdominal terga VI–X with distinct lateral lobes. All lateral margins of body segments and all legs densely covered with long pale setae. General colouration of dorsal body surface and dorsal surface of legs pale brown or creamish white. Vertex creamish white with some black speckles. Antennae dark greyish brown. Pronotum and mesonotum creamish white. Tegmina and costal area of alae creamish white in the basal half and with dark greyish brown markings in the apical half. Tip of costal area of alae of pale creamish white with a few dark patterns. Anal area of alae transparent with fine brown veins. Ventral side of head and thorax yellowish to pale brown, metasternum with a U-shaped black band along the margins, which is interrupted in its centre. Abdominal sternites yellow, II–VIII having broad transverse black bands. Poculum flat with rounded posterior margin, dark brown at the base with yellow to orange margin. Front- and hind legs mid brown, mid legs of pale drab to white colour.

Measurements HT [mm]: Body 54.8, pronotum 3.5, mesonotum 5.1, metanotum 4.1, median segment 6.2, tegmina 22.0, alae 34.7, profemora 7.5, mesofemora 6.5, metafemora 10.8, antennae 31.0.

Measurements PT [mm]: Body 53.0–56.1, pronotum 3.8–3.9, mesonotum 4.9–5.0, metanotum 4.5–4.6, median segment 6.2–6.3, tegmina 23.3–24.4, alae 35.5–37.6, profemora 7.6–8.7, mesofemora 6.4–6.9, metafemora 11.1–12.2, antennae 31.0.

Distribution. French Guiana: Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux [ZSMC, coll. OC]; Commune de Camopi, Bergmassiv Sommet Tabulaire, Mont Itoupé [coll. OC]; Commune de Régina, Nouragues, Nouragues Inselberg [coll. OC].

ZSMC

Zoologische Staatssammlung

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phasmida

Family

Prisopodidae

Genus

Prisopus