Pseudotachycines deformis, Qin & Liu & Li, 2017

Qin, Yanyan, Liu, Xianwei & Li, Kai, 2017, A new genus and some new descriptions of the tribe Aemodogryllini (Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae, Aemodogryllinae; Aemodogryllini) from China, Zootaxa 4303 (4), pp. 482-490: 483

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Pseudotachycines deformis

sp. nov.

Pseudotachycines deformis   sp. nov.

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Description. Male. Body rather small. Vertex of head divided into conical tubercles, slightly separated ( Fig. 1). Legs elongate and slender; fore femora about 1.6–1.8 times as long as the pronotum, beneath unarmed, internal knee lobe with a small spine, genicular lobe with 1 elongate movable spur; fore tibiae beneath with 2 external and 1 internal spur(s). Mid femora with an elongate movable spur on the internal and genicular lobe, beneath unarmed; mid tibiae beneath with 1 external spur and 1 internal spur. Hind femora beneath with 1–3 inter spines and without outer spines; hind tibiae above with 44–47 outer and inter spines respectively, arrange in groups, inner subapical spur of hind tibiae shorter than hind metatarsus ( Fig. 2). Hind metatarsus with bristles beneath and an apical spine above. Male paraproct specialized, distinctly longer than epiproct ( Fig. 3). Dorsolateral lobes of male genitalia with apex distinctly sclerotized and epiphallus inverted-trapezoid ( Figs. 4–5).

Female. Subgenital plate nearly triangular and apically acutely pointed ( Fig. 6). Ovipositor longer than the half of hind femora.

Coloration. Body yellowish brown with dark streaks. Face yellowish with 4 dark longitudinal bands. Legs with dark annular stripes.

Measurements. (length in mm) Body ♂ 7.0–11.0, ♀ 7.5–12.0; pronotum ♂ 3.0–5.0, ♀ 4.5–5.5; fore femora ♂ 5.5–8.0, ♀ 6.5–8.0; hind femora ♂ 11.5–12.5, ♀ 12.0–18.0; ovipositor 7.5–11.0.

Material examined. Holotype, 1♂, Xitianmu Mountain , Zhejiang, alt. 350m, 2009. X.14-15, collected by Liu Xian-Wei et al.; paratype, 9♂♂, same data as holotype   ; 16♀♀, same data as holotype   .

Distribution. China (Zhejiang).

Diagnosis. This species is rather similar to Pseudotachycines inermis   sp. nov., but differences from the latter in that: hind femora beneath armed with spines.