Pholidoptera frivaldszkyi (Herman, 1871)

Skejo, Josip, Rebrina, Fran, Szövényi, Gergely, Puskás, Gellért & Tvrtković, Nikola, 2018, The first annotated checklist of Croatian crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Ensifera, Caelifera), Zootaxa 4533 (1), pp. 1-95: 32

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Pholidoptera frivaldszkyi (Herman, 1871)


57. Pholidoptera frivaldszkyi (Herman, 1871)  = kožokrili konjic Frivaldszkoga

First faunistic record for Croatia: Szövényi et al. 2018

Distribution in Croatia: Hitherto known from a single locality (Ljubina poljana) on Poštak Mt., Dinaric Alps ( Szövényi et al. 2018). This is the westernmost locality presently known for the species.

Distribution in Europe: From the Croatian/Bosnian border in the west and Slovakia in the north to Southern Bulgaria and Northern Greece in the south, and eastern Ukraine in the east ( Hochkirch et al. 2016).

Nomenclatural note: Herman designated the original description of the species two times, in Hungarian (1871a) and also in German (1871b). He used in these publications different specific epithetons (Frivaldszkyi, Friwaldszkyi and Friwaldskyi). However, later a fourth spelling (frivaldskyi) was used most frequently, which originated from Brunner von Wattenwyl (1882). Puskás (2015) acted as the first reviser and fixed frivaldszkyi  as the correct original spelling. Thus, this latter is the available epitheton according to the article 19.3. of the International Code of the Zoological Nomenclature ( ICZN 1999).