Poecilimon (Poecilimon) intermedius ( Fieber, 1853 )

Wu, Chao & Liu, Chunxiang, 2019, New record of a Poecilimon species (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae; Barbitistini) from China, Zootaxa 4612 (2), pp. 296-300 : 297-298

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Poecilimon (Poecilimon) intermedius ( Fieber, 1853 )


Poecilimon (Poecilimon) intermedius ( Fieber, 1853)

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Barbitistesintermedius Fieber, 1853. Lotos 3:176, 260; Odontura intermedia, Frivaldszky, 1868 [1867]. Magyarországi Egyenesröpüek magánrajza, 94; Poecilimon intermedius, Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 . Monographie der Phaneropteriden 38, 47; Ramme, 1933. Mitt. Zool.

Mus. Berlin 19:525; Chládek, 1980. Articulata 1(15):152; Heller & Lehmann, 2004. Mem. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 82(2):403– 422

Ttype locality: Russia: Southern Ural, Spasskoe (Spask) on the Bolshoi Ik River, east of Chkalov (Orenburg) (Bey- Bienko, 1954)

Type material: lost ( Otte, 1997)

Examined specimens. 3 females [No. IOZ(E) 1951209 – 1951211]: China: Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region: Aletai Area: Habahe County: Kulebai Town: Baihaba Nature Reserve, Betula platyphylla forest, 1335m, N48.40°, E86.45°, 2009. VII.23, Coll. Huang Xinlei.

Female. Small to medium-sized, tegmina rudimentary. Head long ovoid, smooth. Compound eyes long oval, not bulging. Antennae longer than body, basal segment distinctly inflated, flagellum thread-like, slender, long. Disc of prozona slightly convex, and metazona slightly slanting from middle line to lateral carinae. Pronotum gradually broadened caudad. Pronotum with an indistinct brown stripe along the lateral margin of pronotal disc ( Fig. 2c View FIGURES 2 ). Posterior margin without concavity. Anterior femur without spines, anterior tibiae dorsally approximately flat, with tympana open on both sides; widened at and gradually constricted below tympana. Anterior tibiae longer than femur, with 6–7 sparsely-arranged small spines on dorsal margins, with 5–6 posterior spines on ventral margin. Hind femur slender, arched; hind tibiae slender, longer than hind femur, with 18–19 anterior and 19–21 posterior spines on dorsal margins.

Abdomen broad and hypertrophied. Each abdominal segment structure about square. Supra-anal plate broad, similar wide triangle. Cerci conical ( Fig. 2a View FIGURES 2 ). Subgenital plate distinctly transverse, smooth, without emargination ( Fig. 2b View FIGURES 2 ).

Ovipositor strong, with serrate teeth on both margins of apical part ( Fig. 2d View FIGURES 2 ).

Coloration. Generally yellowish green when alive, with intensive rash points. Body, antennae, pronotum, middle and hind legs, dorsal surface of abdomen and subgenital plate yellowish green. Pronotum with a brown stripe along lateral margin of pronotal disc, legs with numerous black spines.

Measurements of Female (mm)

Length of body: 23.13–23.15; length of pronotum: 4.15–4.18; length of anterior femur: 4.83–4.88; length of posterior femur: 13.37–13.40; length of posterior tibiae: 14.01–14.05; length of ovipositor: 8.22–8.41.

Distribution. Europe, East Russia, Kirgistan, Kazakhstan, China (Xinjiang).