Gongrocnemis (Melanocnemis) karoli (Piza, 1980)

Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Braun, Holger, 2010, The Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) described by Salvador de Toledo Piza Jr. and deposited in the collection of the University of São Paulo, Escola Superior de Agricultura " Luiz de Queiroz ", Braz, Zootaxa 2635, pp. 41-66: 60

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.198409

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Gongrocnemis (Melanocnemis) karoli (Piza, 1980)
status

comb. nov.

Gongrocnemis (Melanocnemis) karoli (Piza, 1980)  comb. nov.

Lenkoia karoli Piza, 1980 

Lenkoia Piza, 1980  syn. nov. of Gongrocnemis Redtenbacher, 1895  , subgen. Melanocnemis Beier, 1954

The genus Lenkoia  was placed into the subfamily Phaneropterinae  , which is obviously wrong. This pale female specimen from São Paulo province, which possibly passed some time in alcohol and lost partly its coloration, is a typical member of the Pseudophyllinae  , belonging either to Pleminiini  or Platyphylini. It does not fit into any genus of the latter tribe, but is very similar to some Gongrocnemis  species described from that region. It is probably identical to Gongrocnemis (Melanocnemis) atrifrons ( Giglio-Tos, 1900)  , which is described from the neighbouring province Mato Grosso do Sul. This species also has a darkened face and a distinctly granulated pronotum, but from the old description alone it is impossible to decide.