Tmethis cisti gracilis Saussure, 1888

Massa, Bruno, 2013, Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera) of North Africa: key to genera and the annotated check-list of species, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 435-475: 438

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3700.3.7

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scientific name

Tmethis cisti gracilis Saussure, 1888
status

 

[ Tmethis cisti gracilis Saussure, 1888  ]

Concerning the variety gracilis, also described by Saussure (1888) from Tunisia (Gabes, following Uvarov 1943), and recorded by Chopard (1943) also from Algeria (Chott Melrirh), the peculiar characters listed by the author are the slender body, long and narrow tegmina and pale colour, hind tibiae dark blue, all characters that lie within the wide variability of T. cisti  . Consequently, I consider gracilis as a junior synonym of T. cisti  , too.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Pamphagidae

Genus

Tmethis