Uchuca ferreirai ( Piza, 1976 )

Tavares, Gustavo Costa, Sovano, Rafael Segtowick Da Silva & Gutjahr, Ana Lúcia Nunes, 2016, Clarification of the katydid genus Uchuca Giglio-tos, 1898 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae): A new species in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, Zootaxa 4139 (4), pp. 542-550: 547-548

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4139.4.6

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3511133

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Uchuca ferreirai ( Piza, 1976 )
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Uchuca ferreirai ( Piza, 1976) 

Ailtomia ferreirai Piza, 1976: 370  , Type locality: Humaitá , Amazonas, Brazil  . Type: Male , ESALQ (Escola Superior de Agricultura " Luiz de Queiroz ") 

Uchuca macroptera  Montealegre-Z & Morris, 2003 syn. nov.: 510; 513; 529 ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 C, H, M, R, W; Fig. 8, Table 7). Type locality: Route del Paujil Orito, Departamento del Putumayo, Colombia, Type: Male, MNHN (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle); Chamorro-Rengifo et al., 2011: 8.

Uchuca ferreirai Chamorro-Rengifo & Braun, 2010: 44 View Cited Treatment   , 54 ( Table 1); Chamorro-Rengifo & Lopes-Andrade, 2014: 166; 167; 168; 170; 175; 181; 198 (Fig. 12, 13, 73, 98)

Uchuca ferreirai  and Uchuca macroptera  are the only two long-winged species known in the genus in which tegmina surpasses the abdomen’s apex. Both species are morphologically similar. Chamorro-Rengifo & Braun (2010) analyzed the type material of U. ferreirai  and concluded that the male cerci of both species were significantly different. However, these differences were not clarified in the work.

We also analyzed the type specimens of Piza (1976) and compared to the diagnostic characters of the original description of U. macroptera  , present in Montealegre-Z & Morris (2003), and no differences were found on the male cerci of either species. No differences were found on tergite X and the subgenital plate. Chamorro-Rengifo & Lopes-Andrade (2014) also published images of phallus of what would become U. ferreirai  . The phallus presented in that work was different from the one present by Montealegre-Z & Morris (2003), especially in the position and direction of the titillatory processes. However, after dissecting the phalli of some macropterous specimens, in an attempt to precisely clarify the correct identity of the specimens we had, we realize that the position and direction of the titillator sclerites changed accordingly with the eversion of the phallus. In other words, if the phallus is everted, it matches with the phallus presented in Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 W by Montealegre-Z & Morris (2003) to U. macropetra  ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 A); on the other hand, if the structure is inverted, it matches with the phallus presented in Fig. 13 by Chamorro-Rengifo & Lopes-Andrade (2014) to U. ferreirai  ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 B). So, we concluded that these purported species are actually the same.

In the type description of this species, Piza (1976) wrongly said that the city Humaitá belonged to Rondônia State, but in fact it belongs to Amazonas State. Here we also amplify the known occurrence of this species to Pará State (see Distribution of Uchuca  ).

Distribution. BRAZIL, Amazonas, Pará (new record); COLOMBIA, Putumayo, Amazonas; PERUAbout PERU, Loreto; Madre de Deus; FRENCH GUIANA, Cayenne; ECUADOR, Napo ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5).

Material Examined. 1 female: BRAZIL, Amazonas, Barcelos, Rio Acará, Comunidade Bacuquara , 00°09'15.5'0'N 63°10'35.20''W, 15.VI.2010, P. Dias, J.A. Rafael & R. Machado  ; 1 female: Boca do Rio Curudum , 00°05'50.20''N 63°17'22.30''W, 15–19.VI.2010, R. Machado, J.A. Rafael, R. Cacichioli, D. Takiya & P. DiasGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Manaus , INPAAbout INPA, 22.III.1976  , 5 female and 2 male: Reserva Ducke , 02°55'49''S 58°58'31''W, 20.X – 30.XI.2010, V.S.O. LinardGoogleMaps  ; 1 female: 25.III.2011, W. L. Porto; 1 female: 14–18.IV.2010, C. C. Gonçalves; 2 female: 20.II.2011, Martins, L.M. & Mendes, D.M.M.; 1 female: C. Univ. ICB., 03–16.VI.1988, M. C. Castilho, E. Binda & Q. L. Fermentado; 1 male: UFAM, 03°06'59.00''S 59°58'33.74''W, 24.IV.2012, L. P. Borges; 1 female: Novo Aripuanã, Reserva Soka Gakkay , 03.V.1999, F. Gouveia  ; 1 female: Rio Nhamundá, Cuipiranga , 01°53'58.00''S 57°02'59.00''WGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Itacoatiara, Vila de Lindoá , 03°02'60.00"S 58°26'00.00"W, 22–24.V.2010, D. M. M. Mendes & R. F. Alves. Pará, Altamira, Castelo dos Sonhos, 03°19'35.00''S 55°12'45.54''W, 17.XI.2005, A.L. Nunes, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017581View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Anapu , Ilha Bela Vista, 03°24’13.40''S 51°44'06.90''W, 23.I.2008. A. L. Nunes & C. E. Braga, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017590View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Barcarena, Reserva Samauma , 01°29'35.61''S 48°42'28.65''W, 18–20.XI.2001, J. Dias, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017581View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 female: Belém, Parque Ecológico do Guamá , 01º24’50.60’’S 48º17’38.10’’W, 15.XII.2005, A. L. Nunes, C. E. Braga & W. A. Santos, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017592View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Parque Ambiental , 01°25’18.48’’S 48°26’38.18’’W, 31.X.2005, A. L. Nunes, C. E. Braga & W. A. Santos, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017593View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Melgaço, FLONA Caxiuanã , B-0-1000, 01º58'09.35''S 51º37'11.28''W, 10.XII. 2009, C. E. Braga, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16011250View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male and 2 females: B-2000-3000, 01º58'09.33''S 51º38'16.02''W, 18.X.2008, N. A. Araújo, MPEG ORT 16009749; MPEG ORT 16009748; 13.II.2009, A. V. Silva, MPEG ORT 16010288; 1 male: B-4000-5000, 01º58'09.30''S 51º39'20.75''W, 16.V.2009, M. R. Silva, MPEG ORT 16010828; 1 female: I-4000-5000, 02º00'03.32''S 51º37'59.87''W, 21.VIII.2009, C. E. Braga, MPEG ORT 16010958; 1 female: Novo Progresso, Aeroporto , 07º08'08.94''S 55º24'49.08''W, 24.XI.2005, A.L.Nunes, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017591View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 ninphy: Santa Bárbara, Fazenda Morelândia , 01°13’26.36’’S 48º17’41.36’’ W, 11.XI.1983, J. Tadai, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017471View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 2 female: 05.XI.2005, A. L. Nunes, C. E. Braga & W. A. Santos, MPEG ORT 16017588; MPEG ORT 16017589; 1 male: 10.XII.2005, A. L. Nunes, C. E. Braga & W. A. Santos, MPEG ORT 16017594; 1 female: 23.VIII.2008, G. C. Tavares, MPEG ORT 1 6017595; 1 male: São João de Pirabas , 00°46'29.00''S 47°10'38.00''W, 18.XII.1992, J. Dias, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 16017470View MaterialsGoogleMaps  ; 1 male: Vitória do Xingu , Ilha Grande, 03º36'55.50''S 52º21'57.30''W, 10.VIII.2008, A. L. Nunes & C. E. Braga, MPEGAbout MPEG ORTAbout ORT 1View Materials 6014612GoogleMaps  ;

PERU

Universit� di Perugia

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

MPEG

Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi

ORT

Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias (ICIA)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae

Genus

Uchuca

Loc

Uchuca ferreirai ( Piza, 1976 )

Tavares, Gustavo Costa, Sovano, Rafael Segtowick Da Silva & Gutjahr, Ana Lúcia Nunes 2016

2016
Loc

Uchuca ferreirai

Chamorro-Rengifo 2014: 166Chamorro-Rengifo 2010: 44

2014
Loc

Uchuca macroptera

Chamorro-Rengifo 2011: 8

2011
Loc

Ailtomia ferreirai

Piza 1976: 370