Sinopodisma fanjingshana, Yin & Zhi & Yin, 2015

Yin, Xiang-Chu, Zhi, Yong-Chao & Yin, Zhan, 2015, Two new species of the genus Sinopodisma (Orthoptera: Acridoidea: Catantopidae: Podisminae) from China, Zoological Systematics 40 (3), pp. 349-354 : 351-353

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Sinopodisma fanjingshana

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Sinopodisma fanjingshana sp. nov. ( Figs 12–19 View Figs 12–19 )

Holotype ♂, China, Guizhou, Fanjingshan Natural Reserve (27º55´N, 108º46´E), 21 August 2010, leg. Yong-Chao Zhi and De-Zhi Zhang. GoogleMaps Paratypes: 1♂, 3♀, same data as holotype GoogleMaps .

Male. Body median in size. Head large and short, shorter than pronotum, distance between eyes equal to the width of front ridge between both antennae. Face slightly oblique in profile. Antennae filiform, 22 segmented, length of a segment 3.0 times width in middle part. Eyes globose, vertical diameter 1.4 times horizontal diameter and 1.8 times longer than subocular furrow. Pronotum cylindrical, anterior margin slightly concaved in middle, median keel visible in metazona, distinctly cut by three transverse sulci, lateral keels absent, prozona 2.0 times metazona in length, hind margin small hollow in middle. Prosternal process conical, apex rounded. Length of interspace of mesosternum 2.5 times the narrowest, lateral lobes of metasternum separated. Tegmina longer, extending over the hind margin of first abdominal tergite, length 4.0 times its width. Upper keel of hind femur smooth, length of hind femur 4.3 times its maximum width, the end of lower knee lobes rounded. Hind tibia with 10 spines on inner and 9 spines on outer sides, external apical spine absent. Second joint of hind tarsus shorter than first joint. Tympanum distinct, big and rotundity. Tergum of terminal abdomere with longitudinal groove in middle, furculae small. Cercus not narrower in the middle, almost reaching tip of epiproct, apex rounded and curved to inner side. Subgenital plate short-tapered, apex acute. Ancorae of epiphallus lower than anterior projection

Female. Body more robust. Vertical diameter of eyes 1.5 times horizontal diameter and 1.4 subocular furrow. Prozona 1.8 times metazoan in length. Tegmina shorter, not reaching hind margin of the 1st abdominal tergite, length 3.6 times its width. Length of hind femur 4.6 times its maximum width. Cercus short-conical, not reaching end of epiproct. Subgenital plate oblong, hind margin acute in the middle. Ovipositor valve not thick at base, apex acute, with small teeth on outer margin.

Coloration. Body brown. Antennae yellowish-brown. Pronotum yellowish-brown.,Postocular band black relatively straight, backward to pronotum and abdomen. Tegmina black. Hind femur brown on outer side and green on inner side, end black. Hind tibia blue, base black. Abdomen yellowish-brown, with dark broad longitudinal stripe on both sides. Subgenital plate of male brown.

Measurements (mm). Body ♂ 18.5 — 19.8, ♀ 24.6–26.9; tegmina ♂ 3.1 — 3.6, ♀ 4.1–4.3; pronotum ♂ 4.7 — 4.8, ♀ 5.6–6.1; hind femur ♂ 10.2 — 11.7, ♀ 13.3–14.9.

Diagnosis. The new species is similar to S. wulingshana Peng & Fu, 1992 . The major differences are listed in Table 2 View Table 2 . Etymology. The specific epithet is named for Fanjingshan Natural Reserve, the type locality.