Conocephalus (Anisoptera) concolor peneri Harz, 1970

Nagar, Rajendra & Swaminathan, R., 2016, Notes on the genus Conocephalus (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Conocephalinae; Conocephalini) from India and description of two new species, Zootaxa 4126 (1), pp. 1-43: 20-24

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Conocephalus (Anisoptera) concolor peneri Harz, 1970


Conocephalus (Anisoptera) concolor peneri Harz, 1970 

( Figs. 4View FIGURE 4, 12View FIGURE 12, 20, 28, 36, 43, 50, 57, 64, 71 & 79; Plate IX) Orthoptera 17289

Type species. Gryllus  Tettigonia  , Conocephalus  L., By tautonymy ( Pitkin, 1980) Conocephalus (Xiphidion) concolour peneri Harz, 1970  ( Conocephalus (Xiphidion) concolour peneri Harz, 1970 Isr. J. Z.  19; 192)

Material examined. (06 Specimens, 4 Ƌ& 2 ♀). Paratype: 06.viii. 2015, Coll. Rajendra Nagar ( SKRAU, Bikaner) (1); 13.x. 2014, Coll. Rajendra Nagar, Mandor (ARS, Jodhpur) (1); 04.xi. 2012, Coll. R. Swaminathan, Mandor (ARS, Jodhpur) (1).

Description. Male — Body of small size, uniformly light green, vertex more or less laterally flat, apex of vertex round, does not surpass the frontal fastigium and width of scapus; fastigium verticis 1.3: 1 in lateral view, fastgium slightly raised above vertex; in dorsal view, fastigium projecting beyond the edges of antennal sockets; a brown or reddish-brown band extends from vertex to end of the occiput; antenna twice as long as body, or shorter; antenna PLATE IX. C. concolor paneri  male 1-17: 1. Fastigium verticis; 2. Dorsal view of head; 3. Dorsal view of pronotum; 4. Lateral view of head; 5. Dorsal view of stridulatory file; 6. Mirror on right tegmina; 7. Prosternal tubercle; 8. Lateral view of pronotum; 9. Tegmina; 10. Hind femur; 11. Ventral view of stridulatory file on left tegmina; 12. Ventral view of subgenital plate; 13. Dorsal view of tenth abdominal tergite; 14. Lateral view of genitalia; 15. Dorsal view of cerci; 16. Ventral view of cerci; 17. Apex view of cerci; Female 18-20: 18. Lateral view of cerci; 19. Lateral view of ovipositor; 20. Ventral view of subgenital plate.

uniform brownish; frons often light yellow between fastigium and labrum; dorsal side of pronotum smooth in promesozona, with small creamy spots and opaque in the middle of metazona; upper surface from prozona to end of the metazona, between each band and pronotal disc with a longitudinal creamy wide line in lateral view, metazona raised. Tegmina and hind wing fully developed, fore unicolourous with cross vein of costal and pre-costal area irregular. Stridulatory file area of male left tegmen large with arrangement of teeth as 37 large and 27 small; main teeth very robust, which are large and spaced in middle, gradually becoming narrower at apex. Hind femora unarmed ventrally. Hind tibiae with 27–29 dorso-internal, 25–27 external spines; 6–7 ventro-internal, 11–13 external spines and with three pairs of apical spurs.

Tenth tergite much wider than long and anterior margin strongly depressed downwards; posterior margin with a moderately deep and roughly ovate median incision; cerci robust with a stout inner tooth proximally; subgenital plate slightly longer than wide, posterior margin somewhat smooth, stylus cylindrical, about 3.5 times longer than its maximal heights;

Female: Tenth abdominal tergite with small incision in the middle, apical margin rounded. Epiproct small, tongue-shaped. Cerci conical at base, narrowing towards apex that is obtuse, with hair. Subgenital plate wider in the middle, narrowing posteriorly, flat, trapezoidal and smooth. Ovipositor moderately straight and slightly curved upward, dorsal and ventral margins smooth, dorsal valve longer than ventral, dorsal valve triangular and ventral apices acute, laterally pressed.

Distribution. India: Rajasthan.