Eschatoceras spinifrons (De Geer, 1773)

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: 51

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Eschatoceras spinifrons (De Geer, 1773)


Eschatoceras spinifrons (De Geer, 1773) 

Lobaspis parva Piza, 1976  syn. nov.

Lobaspis  has been synonymized under Nicsara  , and all the other 34 species of this genus are distributed in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia. Piza actually mentioned that his species would be the first one for the American continents. However, the male holotype and an additional female specimen look like typical members of the genus Eschatoceras  , whose known distribution includes Ecuador, Bolivia, Suriname, Guyana and Brazil. We compared these specimens with photos of the type specimens of E. spinifrons  in OSF, and in addition to an identical habitus they share various details which confirm their conspecifity (very similar dark markings on the pronotum, on fore and middle tibiae, and hind femur).