Conocephalus inaequalis Uvarov, 1928,

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: 369-370

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Conocephalus inaequalis Uvarov, 1928


Conocephalus inaequalis Uvarov, 1928 

[A] CH 5004 ♂

In the structure of the cerci the male is very similar to C. inaequalis  , described from South Africa (see Fig. 10View FIGURE 10 in Uvarov 1928, photos of the type in OSF). Even the upward orientation of the small inner denticle agrees with the type. This type of cercus does not belong to the common ones in the genus (not figured e.g. in the only available multi-species study of the genus by Pitkin (1980) on the species of the Pacific area). There are also no obvious differences to C. inaequalis  in the general structure of the tip of the abdomen and the length of the tegmina. However, from many African Conocephalus  species (more than 30 besides of subgenus Megalotheca  ) stable characters for identification are missing, so our classification must remain preliminary.

A large female nymph ( CH 5005) of the genus may belong to another species.