Tmethis maroccanus hirtus Uvarov, 1943

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: 440

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E3FA2E4B-DDF4-4FDB-8CF1-FFBA215D40CA

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C187FA-FFA7-B341-FF64-D6955E8AF961

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scientific name

Tmethis maroccanus hirtus Uvarov, 1943
status

 

[ Tmethis maroccanus hirtus Uvarov, 1943  ]

Described from East Morocco and West Algeria (Colomb-Bechar), characterized by hind tibiae and the inside of hind femurs from bright-red to dark-red, and body and legs unusually covered by dense and long hairs. As we observed above, the genus Tmethis  is very variable and the colour of hind tibiae cannot be used as diagnostic character; hairs also in some specimens may be denser than in others (e.g., T. cisti mozabiticus  ). Additionally, some localities of hirtus cited by Uvarov (1943) (Talialit, Midelt) overlap with the distribution of maroccanus  . For these reasons I consider T. maroccanus  monotypic, with hirtus its synonym.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Pamphagidae

Genus

Tmethis