Phlugidini

Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello, Oliveira, Jomara Cavalcante De, Chamorro-Rengifo, Juliana & Rafael, José Albertino, 2018, Two new genera of predatory katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae) from the Amazon rainforest, Zootaxa 4438 (2), pp. 261-282: 262

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4438.2.3

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scientific name

Phlugidini
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Key to males of the Neotropical genera of Phlugidini 

1. Tegmen absent or reduced; when reduced the apex does not exceed the third abdominal tergite........................ 2

- Tegmen long, with its apex exceeding the third abdominal tergite............................................... 4

2. Mandibles very asymmetrical ( Fig. 1A View Figure ). Pronotum with posterior portion expanded and projected upwards ( Fig. 1C View Figure )..................................................................... Anisophlugis Chamorro-Rengifo & Oliver, 2017 

- Mandibles almost symmetrical or slightly asymmetrical ( Fig. 1B View Figure ). Pronotum with posterior portion not expanded ( Fig. 1D View Figure )...................................................................................................... 3

3. Cerci elongate, almost twice the length of tergite X in dorsal view ( Fig. 1I View Figure ). Cerci thin and with acuminate apex ( Fig. 1I View Figure )...................................................................................... Phlugiola Karny, 1907 

- Cerci short, almost as long as the length of tergite X in dorsal view ( Fig. 1J View Figure ). Cerci broadened and with apex expanded ( Fig. 1J View Figure )..................................................................... Paraphlugiola Cadena-Castañeda, 2014 

4. Subgenital plate and style ending before apex of cerci ( Fig. 1H and 1K View Figure ).......................................... 5

- Subgenital plate and style exceeding apex of cerci ( Figs. 1E–G 1I View Figure )............................................. 6

5. Cerci sinuous in dorsal view, with one inner curved black spine at base of distal third and apically with serrated inner margin ( Fig. 1K View Figure )....................................................................... .. Tyrannoraptor  gen. nov.

- Cerci lightly curved in dorsal view, with a triangular dorsal spine at the middle of the length, and without projections at apex ( Fig. 1H View Figure )...................................................................... Neophlugis Gorochov, 2012 

6. Subgenital plate enlarged in lateral view ( Fig. 1L View Figure ); styli in lateral view enlarged and flattened laterally ( Fig. 1L View Figure )................................................................................................ Phlugis Stål, 1861 

- Subgenital plate narrow in lateral view; styli in lateral view thin and flattened dorso-ventrally ( Fig. 1E–F View Figure )............... 7

7. Cerci curved, acuminate and without projections ( Fig. 1E View Figure )........................... Cephalophlugis Gorochov, 1998 

- Cerci straight, blunt and with projections ( Fig. 1F and 1G View Figure )..................................................... 8

8. Head in frontal view broadened and rounded ( Fig. 1A View Figure ). Males with asymmetrical mandibles, the left one about three times longer than the right ( Fig. 1A View Figure )............................................................. Arboraptor  gen. nov.

- Head in frontal view narrow and straight ( Fig. 1B View Figure ). Males with symmetrical mandibles ( Fig. 1B View Figure ).. Odontophlugis Gorochov, 1998