Lamellitettigodes palawanicus 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: 175

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Lamellitettigodes palawanicus Guenther , 1939

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Lamellitettigodes palawanicus Guenther, 1939  stat. nov. Plates 2EView Plate 2, 4MView Plate 4, 5UView Plate 5

Lamellitettigodes contractus palawanicus  Günther, 1939: 79-80.

Type material. -

LT Lamellitettigodes palawanicus  (here designated): ♀, Philippines, N. Palawan, Binaluan, XI-XII.1913, leg. G. Boettcher, SDEI.

PLTs Lamellitettigodes palawanicus  (here designated): 11♂♂, 7♀♀, Philippines, N. Palawan, Binaluan, XI-XII.1913, leg. G. Boettcher, SDEI.

Note: Günther refers to 4♂♂, 15♀♀ as STs.

Additional material examined. -

2♀♀, Philippines, N. Palawan, Binaluan, XI-XII.1913, leg. G. Boettcher, SMTD.

Differential diagnosis. -

L. palawanicus  has almost parallel prozonal carinae that are slightly bent backwards. The distance between upper margin of superior ocelli and frontal margin of the fastigium, in frontal view, is significantly larger than the diameter of ocellus. The species is similar to L. contractus  . L. palawanicus  can be separated from the similar species by the tip of fastigium and frontal costa that are distinctly protuberant in front of the eyes and by fastigial horns that are clearly visible above the eyes.

Measurements. -

(in mm) ♀, Philippines, Binaluan ( SMTD): Pronotum length 11.96; pronotum lobe width 3.4; pronotum height 1.90; vertex width 0.50; eye width 0.45; tegmen length 1.60; hind wing length 12.74; postfemur length 6.50; postfemur width 1.95.

Distribution. -

The species is hitherto known only from Palawan (Binaluan), the Philippines.