Arnobia guangxiensis, Liu, Chun-Xiang, 2011

Liu, Chun-Xiang, 2011, Brief Summary of Holochlorini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae), with Description of Seven New Species from China, Zootaxa 2931, pp. 35-52 : 39

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Arnobia guangxiensis

sp. nov.

Arnobia guangxiensis sp. nov.

(Plate 1 b, g–h)

Holotype: male, China: Guangxi Prov.: Longzhou, Nonggang, 1982. V. 20, Coll. Li Fasheng ( ICAU).

Paratype: 1 male, same data as in holotype; 1 male, China: Guangxi Prov.: Longzhou, Longhu, 1980. VI. 17, Coll. Weilin ( ICAU).

Description. Size median. Male stridulatory area with posterior margin sinuate; stridulatory vein cambered; stridulatory file on the underside of left tegmen with about 153 sparsely arranged fine teeth. Male tenth abdominal tergum normal, with apical margin approximately truncated (Plate 1 b). Male supraanal tergite perpendicularly deflexed. Male cerci very long, incurved, robustest at the basal 1 / 5 part, then equally incurved and gradually acuminated, with apical spine indistinct (Plate 1g). Male subgenital plate short, with the basal margin widest, then gradually narrowed, concave entad, apical margin with rather large apical lobules and without median one (Plate 1 h).

Female unknown.

Color. Dark green. Pronotal disc and lateral lobe with sparse brown dots. Male tegminal dorsal part respectively with a large dark brown spot in basal and apical area, and also with a small dark brown spot in the middle; each cell of tegminal Radial area with a large dark brown and white spot, and each cell of medial area with a large dark brown spot. Dorsal surface of anterior femur with three large stripes which are aggregated with many black dots, and internal surface of anterior femur with a row of regular black spots; median and posterior femur and tibiae densely with brown dots.

Measurements of male (mm). length of body 22.0; pronotum 6.5; length of tegmen 42.0; width of tegmen 10.5; length of anterior femur 7.5; length of median femur 10.5; length of posterior femur 24.0.

Etymology. The name refers to the type locality of the species.

Discussion. The new species resembles in A. trichopus ( Haan, 1842) in the apical margin of male subgenital plate without median lobule, but differs in the large size, coloration and tegminal venation. It resembles differs Anobia hainanensis , Arnobia ocellata ( Ingrisch, 1994) , A. vietensis Gorochov, 1998 in the coloration of tegminal lateral part, but distinctly differs from those by coloration of male tegminal dorsal part, the apical margin of male subgenital plate without median lobule.

Distribution. China (Guangxi Province).