Ruspolia flavovirens ( Karny, 1907 ),

Heller, Klaus-Gerhard, Hemp, Claudia, Liu, Chunxiang & Volleth, Marianne, 2014, Taxonomic, bioacoustic and faunistic data on a collection of Tettigonioidea from Eastern Congo (Insecta: Orthoptera), Zootaxa 3785 (3), pp. 343-376: 371

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Ruspolia flavovirens ( Karny, 1907 )


Ruspolia flavovirens ( Karny, 1907) 

[A] CH 5000 ♂, CH 4995, CH 4999 2 ♀♀

According to the data presented by Bailey (1975) the specimens most probably belong to H. flavovirens  , a species widespread in East Africa. With 130 stridulatory teeth (in a bulbous file) the male clearly fits in the range of that species (123–143). The same is true for its syllable repetition rate (95 Hz (laboratory recording) to 75–95 Hz in Bailey 1975). However, the length of the pronotum (7.7 mm in all our specimens) is distinctly larger than the range given by Bailey (6.2–7.1 mm). In this aspect the specimens would agree better with the more western species H. paraplesia ( Karny, 1907)  , which has a separate subspecies in Uganda. In this species the number of file teeth (95– 126) and the syllable repetition rate (65–75 Hz) are only slightly lower than in our animals.

Song. See previous paragraph.