Tmethis cisti barcaeus Salfi, 1926

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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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Tmethis cisti barcaeus Salfi, 1926
status

 

[ Tmethis cisti barcaeus Salfi, 1926  ]

Material examined. Benghasi, 1 ♀ holotype (MZR).

Salfi (1926) described this taxon from a locality (Benghasi) within the area inhabited by harterti  (see below); the sole female on which he based the description has yellow tibiae, hyaline hind wings with brown indefinite spots, long tegmina (as long as in T. cisti  ), with hind wings shorter than tegmina, and trilobed prozona. Roughness of integuments may be very variable in Thrinchinae  (Uvarov 1943), as well as the pattern of hind wings colour (see specimens of Kerkenna Is., above listed). Thus, I consider T. cisti barcaeus  a synonym of T. cisti  , which in Cyrenaica overlaps with T. harterti  (see below).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Pamphagidae

Genus

Tmethis