Loxoblemmus intermedius Chopard

Mal, Jhabar, Nagar, Rajendra & Swaminathan, R., 2015, Morphological characterization of some representative species of the genus Loxoblemmus (Orthoptera: Gryllidae; Gryllinae; Gryllini) from India, Zootaxa 3955 (3), pp. 329-339 : 338-339

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Loxoblemmus intermedius Chopard


5. Loxoblemmus intermedius Chopard

PLATE V. Loxoblemmus Saussure, 1877 . A–H, Loxoblemmus intermedius Chopard, 1929 (♂); A, Male; B, Head and antennal process; C, Facial shield projecting; D, FW—harp with 3 oblique veins; E, FW—apical field; F, Mirror divided by angular vein; G, Posterior tibiae armed with spines; H, Male genitalia.

Loxoblemmus intermedius Chopard, 1929 . Bull. Raffles Mus., No. 2, 103. Chopard, 1931, Bull. Raffles Mus., No. 6, 131.

Size and general aspect as that of L. equestris and L. jacobsoni . Antennae of the male with first joint bearing a process nearly as long as in jacobsoni ; facial shield intermediate between the two species, forehead simply arcuate as in L. equestris , but the inferior angles of the shield a little projecting, but less than in jacobsoni . Fore wing mirror divided much behind the middle by an angulate vein; harp region with 4 oblique veins, of which the fourth is very small.

Material examined (4 ♂): India: Meghalaya: 1♂, Mawphlang, 8.vi.2013, Coll., Jhabar Mal; 2♂, Dawki, 6.vi.2013, Coll., Jhabar Mal; 1♂, Boirymbong, 9.vi.2013, Coll., Jhabar Mal.

The authors express their gratitude to Dr. V. V. Ramamurthy, National Coordinator of the ICAR Network Project of Insect Biosystematics for the financial support and guidance; and thank the Director Research, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan for providing all facilities and encouragement to carry out the work.

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