Tamdaora curvicerca

Wang, Hanqiang & Liu, Xianwei, 2018, Studies in Chinese Tettigoniidae: Recent discoveries of Meconematinae katydids from Xizang, China (Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae), Zootaxa 4441 (2), pp. 225-244: 237

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Tamdaora curvicerca

sp. nov.

Tamdaora curvicerca  sp. nov. Wang & Liu

( Figs. 43–50 View Figure )

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Material: Holotype ♂, Zayu County, Xizang province, alt. 1900m, 2011. VII.7, leg. BI Wen-Xuan. 

Description: Male. Body large built of this tribe ( Fig. 43 View Figure ). Fastigium verticis conical and obtuse, dorsally furrowed ( Figs. 44, 45 View Figure ). Compound eyes oval, globally protruding forward. Last segment apically expended longer than preceding segment of maxillary palpi ( Fig. 46 View Figure ). Pronotum rhombic in dorsal view, lateral angle protruding, anterior edge flat but faintly curved, posterior edge rounded; metazona much shorter than prozona, gently elevated, with humeral sinus ( Figs. 44–46 View Figure ). Wings well developed, far exceeding abdominal terminal, hind wings longer than tegmina ( Fig. 43 View Figure ). Fore tibia spurs long in the type of 5, 6 (1, 1) on inner and outer ventral margins; hind tibiae with 19–22 spines on each dorsal margin, and 2 pairs of apical spurs. Posterior margin of 10th abdominal tergite flat but faintly convex ( Fig. 47 View Figure ). Epiproct specialized with 3 pairs of lobes: upper pair upward, middle pair facing posteriorly and the lower pair downward ( Figs. 47–50 View Figure ). Cerci long and thin, apex incurved, becoming geniculate protruding, apex lobate ( Figs. 47, 48 View Figure ). Subgenital plate broad, posterior edge rounded, styli slender ( Fig. 48 View Figure ). Concealed genitalia completely membranous.

Female unknown.

Coloration: Body yellowish ( Fig. 43 View Figure ), maybe greenish in life. Dorsum of the rostrum and vertex darkish black, gradually light since vertex ( Figs. 44, 45 View Figure ). Compound eyes darkish brown, antenna with sparse darkish rings.

Measurements (mm): Body ♂ 18.0; pronotum ♂ 4.5; tegmina ♂ 19.0; hind femora ♂ 14.5.

Diagnosis. This new species closely related to Tamdaora magnifica Gorochov, 1998  , but pronotum without any stripes, epiproct with 3 pairs of lobes, apex of cerci incurved.

Etymology: The specific epithet comes from Latin ‘cercus’ with prefix ‘curvi-’, indicates curved cerci of the male.

Distribution: China (Xizang).