Prisopus wolfgangjunki Zompro, 2003,

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: 121-124

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

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scientific name

Prisopus wolfgangjunki Zompro, 2003
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Prisopus wolfgangjunki Zompro, 2003 

( Figs. 46 aView FIGURE 46, 47 aView FIGURE 47)

Prisopus wolfgangjunki Zompro, 2003: 509  , fig. 1&2. HT, ♀: Tacana, Brasilien, Waehner leg.; Y. preto S. Waehner leg.; 1939 1 [SMTD]. PT, ♀: San Piesdai 2/38 Esp. Santo Solimois [SMTD]

Zompro, 2004: 66

Otte & Brock, 2005: 286

Conle, Hennemann & Gutiérrez, 2011: 20

Further material [ 6 ♂♂]: FRENCH GUIANA  : 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana : Commune de Camopi, Mont Saint-Mar- cel, N 2°23’03,00” O 53°00’37,00”, S.E.A.G., Lichtfang, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 21.09.2014 [coll. OC, No. 0282-1]  ; 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana : Commune de Saint-Elie , Montagne proche du Mont Barruol, 04°18’58’’ N 53°17’10’’ W, S.E. A.G., Lichtfang 250W, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 07.03.2013 [coll. OC, No. 0282-2]GoogleMaps  ; 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 05.11.2016 [coll. OC, No. 0282-3]GoogleMaps  ; 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 17.03.2015 [coll. OC, No. 0282-4]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂: Französisch Guyana : Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, 4°44’31”N– 52°25’53”W, 90m, S.E. A.G., Canopy Lumivie pink trap, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 29.09.2018 [coll. OC, No. 0282-5]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂: Franzö- sisch Guyana : Commune de Roura, Montagne des Chevaux, 4°44’31”N– 52°25’53”W, 90m, S.E. A.G., Canopy Lumivie pink trap, leg. Stéphane Brûlé 15.09.2018 [coll. OC, No. 0282-6]GoogleMaps  .

Differentiation. Similar to P. horridus ( Gray, 1835)  , with which it shares the pattern and colouration of the metasternum. It however differs by the colouration of the costal area of the alae, which are more translucent because only the transverse veins are surrounded by a brown area in both sexes, the yellow poculum being surrounded by a black margin (entirely black or brown in horridus  ) and the less projecting eyes of the ♂♂.

Description. ♀. Of moderate size (body length 86.9–90.0 mm) and fairly robust for the genus, the mesonotum transverse and scarcely longer than the pronotum, the head almost unarmed and abdominal terga VII–X with very 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 greyish mid to dark brown, the abdominal terga with a drab hue. Vertex with some white speckles. Antennae dark greyish brown. Tegmina and costal region of alae hyaline, slightly pale brown with all transverse veins greyish dark brown; both with the anterior and apical portions increasingly suffused with brown speckles and mottling. Tegmina with a dark brown washed marking at the sub-basal protuberance, a much more defined and distinct blackish brown marking medially and the washed dark brown markings at the outer margin near the apex. Costal region of alae with several bold blackish brown median markings; anal region transparent and irregularly reticulate, the transverse veins surrounded by brown areas. The mesosternum with a pair of distinct and strongly diverging black stripes near posterior margin. Metasternum dark brown with the outer margins broadly black, posteromedially with an elongate yellowish marking, which has an elongate brown spot in its centre. Abdominal sternites II–VII uniformly dull yellow. Ventral surfaces of all femora dull yellow to straw, the ventral surface of the tibiae with a blackish hue. Apical portion of all tibiae black.

♂ ( Figs. 46 aView FIGURE 46, 47 aView FIGURE 47). Very similar to ♀, but smaller (body length 59.0–65.0 mm). Eyes distinctly projecting hemispherically. Abdominal sternites II–VII dull yellow. Vomer with the basal half broad, then abruptly narrowed to form an elongate, slender and gently up-curving terminal hook. Poculum flat with the posterior margin broad and roundly angular, yellow and surrounded by a black line.

Distribution. So far recorded from: Brazil: Amazonas, Río Tacana and Río Solimões [SMTD]. French Guiana: Commune de Camopi, Mont Saint-Marcel [coll. OC]; Commune de Saint-Elie, Montagne proche du Mont Barruol [coll. OC]. Since Río Tacana partly represents the border between Brazil and Colombia, it is more than likely that this species also occurs in the southeastern portions of Colombia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Phasmida

Family

Prisopodidae

Genus

Prisopus