Pezodrymadusa affinis ( I.Bolívar, 1899 )

Ünal, Mustafa, 2018, Tettigoniinae (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Turkey with key to genera and descriptions of six new species, Zootaxa 4432 (1), pp. 1-66: 12

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4432.1.1

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scientific name

Pezodrymadusa affinis ( I.Bolívar, 1899 )
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Pezodrymadusa affinis ( I.Bolívar, 1899) 

Pezodrymadusa striolata ziyaretensis Koçak & Kemal, 2010  syn. nov.

Material examined. TURKEY: [Kahramanmaraş], Bimbogha-Dagh, 1 female (leg. M. Escalera) (holotype) ( MNCNAbout MNCN); Antitaurus , Maras [Kahramanmaraş], Göksun , Binboza [ Binboğa ] dag, 1500 m, in steppe, 14.7.1952, 4 females; Maras, Göksun, Below Yalak and foot of Binboga dag, 1500 m, in steppe, 14.7.1952, 1 female; Maras, Çardak, Berit Dag, 1800–2000 m, 25.7.1952, 1 male, 2 females (all leg. P.H. Davis) ( NHMUKAbout NHMUK)  ; Sivas, Gürün, Ziyaret Geçidi , 1900–1930 m, 15.7.2008, 4 males, 1900 m, 9.9.2013, 2 females, in alcohol, 1900–2000 m, 13.9.2016, 1 female, 1 female nymph, plus 1 female in alcohol (leg. M. Ünal) (AİBÜEM). 

Remarks. This species was described after a single female which must be the holotype ( I.Bolívar, 1899: 601). Koçak & Kemal (2010) described a new taxon as a subspecies of P. striolata  after a single female from Sivas: Ziyaret Geçidi. It is strongly similar to the females studied here. I identified this population as P. affinis  and described the male sex ( Ünal 2006). Koçak & Kemal (2010) did not compare P. striolata ziyaretensis  with the other taxa in this species rich genus and separating it from the nominotypical subspecies used the shorter tegmina and the coloration. These are not confident characters especially for the female sex of this genus and are variable even in the same habitat. For instance, in the original description of P. striolata Ramme, 1951  the length of female tegmina was given in a broad range (as 3.7–7 mm) in one population. The specimens listed here and previously studied ones ( Ünal 2006: 162) collected from the type locality of P. striolata ziyaretensis  have variable length of female tegmina and coloration as well. I confirm my previous identification and consider the synonymy of Pezodrymadusa striolata ziyaretensis Koçak et Kemal, 2010  with this species.

MNCN

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Pezodrymadusa

Loc

Pezodrymadusa affinis ( I.Bolívar, 1899 )

Ünal, Mustafa 2018

2018
Loc

Pezodrymadusa striolata ziyaretensis Koçak & Kemal, 2010

Kocak & Kemal 2010

2010