Gomphocerippus Roberts, 1941

Li, Jun-Jian, Ren, Bing-Zhong & Li, An, 2016, Study of the genus Gomphocerippus (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae) with a new species from northeast China, Zootaxa 4072 (5), pp. 585-588 : 586

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Gomphocerippus Roberts, 1941


Genus Gomphocerippus Roberts, 1941

Roberts, H.R. 1941. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 67:12, 23. Bey-Bienko & Mishchenko. 1951. Locusts and Grasshoppers of the U.S. S.R. and Adjacent Countries 2:105, 484[114]. Jago. 1971. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 123: 260.

Flook & Rowell. 1997. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 8(1):89-103. Defaut [Ed.]. 2001. La détermination des Orthoptères de France 53, 62.

Head short. Eyes situated in the middle of head. Vertex short. Foveola long and narrow, length 2.5–3.0 times width. Antennae in both sexes, long, slender, with a distinct club at the apex, in male extending beyond the posterior margin of the pronotum, in female nearly reaching it. Pronotum with distinct lateral carinae and projecting posterior margin; posterior transverse sulcus of the pronotum almost running along the middle of the pronotum, prozona equal to metazoan or slightly shorter than metazoan. Tegmina and wings well developed reaching or extending beyond the apex of the hind femora; anterior margin with a distinct notch in the basal part; procostal field of tegmina close to the base distinctly widened, after which it is sharply narrowed and does not extend far beyond the middle of tegmina; costal area of tegmina in male 1.5–2.0 times of subcostal area in width; media area of tegmina in male wider or narrower than cubital area in width. Hind femora with rounded dorsal genicular lobes. Hind tibia with a small ventral spur on the inner side, slightly larger than the dorsal spur of the same side. Metasternum in both sexes with distinctly separated lobes. Tympanum organ well developed, partly covered.

Only one species widely distributed in nearly all Europe, North Caucasus and western Kazakhstan.

Type species: Gryllus rufus Linnaeus, 1758 .

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