Ruspolia fuscopunctata ( 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 fuscopunctata ( Karny, 1907 )


Ruspolia fuscopunctata ( Karny, 1907) 

[A] CH 4985 ♂

The specimen agrees in all measurements (length of pronotum, tegmen, hind femur, syllable repetition rate, number of stridulatory teeth) with the data given by Bailey for R. fuscopunctata  .

The calling song showed a syllable repetition rate of 19 Hz (T= 22.5 ºC) and was produced with a file (“crescentic” type; Bailey 1975) containing 115 teeth.

The mixed remainings of another three Ruspolia  specimens ( CH 4971 – 3) from [C] could not be identified with certainty. Two of them belonged to specimens with files of the “crescentic” type (number of teeth ca. 80, 86) and may also be H. fuscopunctata  , but could also be H. ruthae  or H. ampla  (see Bailey, 1975).