Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis Nagar & Swaminathan, 2016

Farooqi, Mohd Kaleemullah & Usmani, Mohd Kamil, 2018, Review of genus Conocephalus Thunberg, 1815 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Conocephalinae) with one new species from India, Zootaxa 4461 (3), pp. 381-398: 393-396

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:4964655D-60E0-4FD9-B776-F7F12901C159

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scientific name

Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis Nagar & Swaminathan, 2016
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Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis Nagar & Swaminathan, 2016  .

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Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis Nagar & R. Swaminathan. 2016  . Zootaxa. 4126(1):8.

Redescription. Male: Body small sized and slender. Fastigium of vertex compressed laterally; base of fastigium 1.66 to 2 times as wide as scapus. Fastigium verticis narrower than scapus, apex rounded. Eyes globular and protruding outward. Pronotum: pronotal disc raised posteriorly; anterior margin weakly concave, posterior margin rounded; median carina faintly visible; lateral lobes of pronotum triangular, higher than long; posterior edge of lateral lobe with secondary tympanum, slightly raised, elliptical area of thinner cuticle covering partially thoracic auditory spiracle; humeral sinus very weak. Prosternum armed with a pair of spines, mesosternal lobes triangular and elongated; metasternal lobes triangularly rounded. Thoracic auditory spiracle medium, oval, partially hidden under lateral lobe of pronotum, setose on inner edge of spiracle with a weak tubercle is present at mid anterior inner edge of spiracle. Tegmina shorter than hind wings, apex rounded. Wings almost surpassing the hind femur. Stridulatory file with 34 teeth present on the ventral side of left tegmen, 24 large teeth, 10 small teeth, file narrow on both ends, file goes upward proximally and downward distally. Legs: genicular lobes of fore femora armed by bispinose on inner side and a single spine on outer side; mid genicular lobes armed by a single spine on inner side and bispinose on outer side; hind genicular lobes well armed by bispinose on both inner and outer side. Fore coxae armed by spine. All femora dorsally unarmed. Fore and mid femora ventrally unarmed. Hind femora ventrally unarmed on inner margin; 6 small, thick black colored spines on outer margin. A slit like oval shaped tympanum present on fore tibiae, the opening is directed towards lateral side with a pair of small pits laterally just below the tympanum. Fore and mid tibiae dorsally unarmed. Fore tibiae ventrally armed by 6 small spines on inner margin; 6 small spines on outer margin. Mid tibiae ventrally armed by 6 small spines on inner margin; 6 small spines on outer margin. Hind tibiae dorsally armed by 33 minute to small sized, thick, black colored spines on inner margin; 33 minute to small sized, thick, black colored spines on outer margin. Hind tibiae ventrally armed by 6 small sized spines on inner margin; 9 small sized spines on outer margin. Single dorsal pair of spurs and two ventral pairs (inner small and outer large) of spurs present on the apical region of hind tibiae. Tenth abdominal tergite broad; apical margin with a deep, rounded median excision; apical margin triangularly rounded. Supra-anal plate triangular with basal groove. Subgenital plate broader than long, basal region raised, apical margin with median triangular excision. Styles short, cylindrical and hairy; apex obtuse. Cerci stout, cylindrical, apices narrow and slightly rounded; two-third apical half with a thick internal tooth, basally broad, apex narrow and acute, the dorsal process slightly shorter than ventral one, apices curved forward in spine-like projection.

Female: Tenth abdominal tergite with partial longitudinal median incision. Supra-anal plate triangular, with a basal groove in the middle. Paraproct lobes large and exposed. Subgenital plate slightly broader than long; apical margin with moderately rounded excision. Cerci, conical, almost straight or slightly upcurved. Ovipositor moderately straight, slightly upcurved; dorsal valve longer than ventral valve; moderately surpassing the wings when straightened; length of ovipositor shorter than hind femur.

Morphometry (length in mm)

Material examined: India—Uttar Pradesh, Faizabad, Sohawal (26°45'9.26"N, 81°59'7.07"E), 1♂, 1♀, 18.IX.2014, on bushes, (coll. M. K. Farooqi); Mathura, Anandpuri (27°29'11.35"N, 77°39'50.96"E), 3♂♂, 1♀, 10.IX.2016, on bushes, (coll. M. K. Farooqi). Fatehpur, Naya Ganj (25°55'15.92"N, 80°48'45.02"E), 1♂, 1♀, 14.IX.2016, on bushes, (coll. M. K. Farooqi);

Distribution: India- Manipur and Uttar Pradesh.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Conocephalus

Loc

Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis Nagar & Swaminathan, 2016

Farooqi, Mohd Kaleemullah & Usmani, Mohd Kamil 2018

2018
Loc

Conocephalus (Anisoptera) kwasiphaiensis

Nagar & R. Swaminathan. 2016

2016