Scaria granti Cadena-Castañeda, Mendes & Silva, 2019

Cadena-Castañeda, Oscar J., Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello, Silva, Daniela Santos Martins, Granda, Juan Manuel Cardona, García, Alexander García & Tumbrinck, Josef, 2019, Systematics and biogeography of the genus Scaria Bolívar, 1887 (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae: Batrachideinae), Zootaxa 4675 (1), pp. 1-65 : 45-47

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Scaria granti Cadena-Castañeda, Mendes & Silva

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Scaria granti Cadena-Castañeda, Mendes & Silva sp. nov.

( Fig. 26 View FIGURE 26 ) Orthoptera

Type specimen. Holotype: ♂. Brazil, Acre, Bujari, Floresta Estadual Antimary 09°20’01”S / 68°19’17”W, 25– 27.viii.2016, malaise J.A. Rafael leg. ( INPA). GoogleMaps

Description. Male. Pronotal disc greenish blue; postocular strip, strip of the upper half of the lateral lobes of pronotum, tegmina, wings, and dorsal portion of the abdominal and thoracic tergites black ( Fig. 26A View FIGURE 26 ), although the tegmina has a yellowish-white stripe running from the base to the tip between the Cu vein and the anal margin, besides a subapical ovoid spot ( Fig. 26C View FIGURE 26 ); face, lower half of the lateral lobes of the pronotum, lateral margin of the thorax, and abdomen grey on a yellow backdrop; legs light brown with irregular grey spots on all legs. Head elongated and thin in frontal view, eyes globose and prominent, expanding moderately towards the sides; frontal costa rounded in side view, narrow in frontal view with parallel margins, forming a narrow scutellum; frontal carina short and divergent towards the clypeal triangle, dorsal carinae very short and inconspicuous ( Fig. 26B View FIGURE 26 ). Pronotum, flat and not tectate, extending noticeably beyond the abdomen tip; medial line of the pronotal disc going through the pronotum from the anterior to the posterior margin, finely delineated with black from the anterior margin to close half its length; anterior spine stout, anterior arcuate, ascendant to anterior edge, but not curving downwards in the distal portion ( Fig. 26D View FIGURE 26 ); lateral lobes wider than tall; lateral shoulder carinae rounded and poorly protruding ( Fig. 26C View FIGURE 26 ). Tegmina ovoid, reaching the base of the first abdominal tergite ( Fig. 26C View FIGURE 26 ). Legs slender and elongate, fore femora with a very poorly developed sulcation above, without apical spine; mid femora with a well-developed internal dorso-apical spine; hind femora with an undeveloped pregenicular spine. Abdomen. Subgenital plate wider than long, a little upturned ( Figs. 26 View FIGURE 26 E–G), almost subacuate; penultimate sternite with a medial prolongation; lateral margins of this sternite with a medial prolongation, lateral borders of this sternite protruding in the dorsal margin ( Fig. 26F View FIGURE 26 ); cerci cylindrical, slim and keeping the same width from the base to the tip, distal portion rounded ( Fig. 26G View FIGURE 26 ); epiproct lance-shaped, with a rounded tip ( Fig. 26E View FIGURE 26 ).

Female. Unknown.

Measurements: CFP: 14,3; VE: 1; HE: 1; VW: 1,2; PL: 14; PLB: 2,6; IL: 2,2; FF: 3; FL: 3,2; MFL: 3,3; MTL: 3,5; HL: 6,9; HW: 1,9; HL: 5,8.

Distribution. Only known from the type locality.

Etymology. In memory of Harold Grant Jr., as an acknowledgement for his contributions to tetrigidae and other Neotropical orthopterans.


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