Probolotettix Guenther , 1939

Tumbrinck, Josef, 2019, Taxonomic and biogeographic revision of the genus Lamellitettigodes (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae) with description of two new species and additional notes on Lamellitettix, Probolotettix, and Sceli, Journal of Orthoptera Research 28 (2), pp. 167-180: 178

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Probolotettix Guenther , 1939
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Probolotettix Guenther, 1939 

Probolotettix kevani  Blackith & Blackith, 1987, syn. nov.

Probolotettix kevani  : Blackith and Blackith 1987: 5-8; Blackith 1990: 89-90; Blackith 1992: 146; Yin et al. 1996: 902; Otte 1997: 57.

Type material. -

HT Probolotettix kevani  : ♂, Indonesia, Sulawesi Tengah, Ramu Camp, Kolonodale area, 5.II.1980, leg. P. G. Kevan, LEMQ.

PTs Probolotettix kevani  : ♂, Indonesia, Sulawesi, Minehassa Prov., Dumoga-Bone National Park, I.-III.1985, leg. R. & R. Blackith, BMNH, NHMUK10924442; 3♂♂, 2♀♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, leg. Blackith, NMI, MZB, MNHNP (not seen); ♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, VII.1985, leg. Butlin, NHMUK10924441; ♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, 17.V.-16.VII.1985, leg. Butlin, LEMQ; ♂, ♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, 17.V.-16.VII.1985, leg. Butlin, BMNH, NMI (not seen); ♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, at light, 19.VII.1985, leg. Butlin, RNMH (not seen, probably lost); ♀, Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone National Park, 6.VII.1985, leg. Kirk-Spriggs, BMNH.

The HT is a typical E. personatus  (elevated head, short prozona, hind tibia with a bright light ring). Therefore, I synonymize Probolotettix kevani  with E. personatus  . The description and the drawing of the PT in Blackith and Blackith (1987) refer to a typical Lamellitettigodes sagittatus  and I was able to examine three PTs in BMNH and one paratype in LEMQ: there is no doubt that they are L. sagittatus  and do not belong to a new species or to Euparatettix personatus  .