Acinipe Rambur, 1838

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: 450

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Acinipe Rambur, 1838
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Acinipe Rambur, 1838  (type-species: Acinipe hesperica Rambur  )

This genus has been revised by Descamps & Mounassif (1972), Biondi & Massa (1995) (with the exclusion of Iberian species) and Llorente del Moral & Presa Asensio (1997) (only Iberian species); thus, keys to all the species are available. On the whole, 18 species are known in North Africa, of which one ( A. hesperica  ) is represented by six subspecies. Further eight species are known from the Iberian peninsula. When Biondi & Massa (1995) revised the genus, they did not dispose of specimens of Acinipe calabra  from Calabria (type locality) to compare with A. calabra  from North Africa; now I examined 3 males from Bova (Reggio Calabria) and found the same small differences detected comparing specimens from Sicily with those of North Africa: aedeagus valves from back view are just wider in typical calabra  than in North African specimens. However, I did not find other differences. Biondi & Massa (1995) did not find biometric differences between North African and Sicilian specimens; thus, I consider them conspecific. This is the current list of North African species: Acinipe algerica  (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882), Acinipe algeriensis Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe angustipennis Chopard, 1943  , Acinipe arthemisiae Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe atlantis Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe bicoloripes Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe calabra  (Costa, 1836), Acinipe dissipata Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe expansa  (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1882), Acinipe hesperica hesperica Rambur, 1838  (with the following subspecies, that should deserve further studies: Acinipe hesperica ahansala Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe hesperica coerulipes Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe hesperica lepineyi Chopard, 1943  , Acinipe hesperica melillensis Bolivar, 1912  , Acinipe hesperica pygmaea Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  ), Acinipe minima Werner, 1931  , Acinipe muelleri (Krauss, 1893)  , Acinipe nadigi Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  [= Acinipe nadigi punctata Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  ], Acinipe rifensis Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe rungsi Descamps et Mounassif, 1972  , Acinipe strigata Roberts, 1938  , Acinipe tibialis (Fieber, 1853)  , Acinipe tubericollis Werner, 1932  .