Tropicophyllum modestum (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: 59

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Tropicophyllum modestum (Piza, 1980)

comb. nov.

Tropicophyllum modestum (Piza, 1980)  comb. nov.

Anapolisia modesta Piza, 1980 

Anapolisia Piza, 1980  syn. nov. of Tropicophyllum Koçak & Kemal, 2008 

Piza compared his new genus Anapolisia  with Monteiroa  and Plangia  , two African genera with superficially similar habitus. The male holotype is quite similar to four neotropical species described as Rossophyllum  , a genus named by Grant (1958) after the insect curator E.S. Ross, and as a junior homonym given the uninspired new name Tropicophyllum  by Turkish lepidopterists specializing in substitute names. We are not completely certain about including A. modesta  into Tropicophyllum  . Piza’s specimen, although having diaphanous tegmina, does not show the diaphanous transverse bands which are typical for that genus. But neither does T. maculosum  from Costa Rica. However, in Piza’s specimen the shape and venation of the tegmina, especially the curvature of the radial vein, and the shape of the pronotum, are very similar in comparison with the other four species, of which one is also described from Brazil.