Pseudotachycines inermis, 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: 483-485

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Pseudotachycines inermis

sp. nov.

Pseudotachycines inermis   sp. nov.

( Figs.7–9 View FIGURES 7 – 9 )

Description. Male. Body rather small. Vertex of head divided into conical tubercles. Legs elongate and slender; fore femora about 1.6 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 1 external spur, without internal spur. Mid femora with an elongate movable spur on the internal and genicular lobe, beneath unarmed; mid tibiae beneath with 1 internal spur and 1 external spur. Hind femora without spines beneath; hind tibiae above with 65–70 spines both side respectively, arrange in groups, inner subapical spur of hind tibiae almost equal to the length of hind metatarsus. Hind metatarsus keeled beneath. Male paraproct longer than epiproct ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 7 – 9 ). Male genitalia with an acute apex of dorsolateral lobes and distinctly sclerotized, lateral corium of middle lobes of male genitalia rather small, the epiphallus nearly rectangular ( Figs. 8–9 View FIGURES 7 – 9 ).

Female. Unknown.

Coloration. Body black. Face light with 4 black longitudinal bands. Legs with distinct darkish stripes.

Measurements. (length in mm) Body ♂ 7.0; pronotum ♂ 4.0; fore femora ♂ 6.5; hind femora ♂ 13.5.

[² 3 4 5 6 Material examined. Holotype, 1♂, Jiugongshan, Xianning , Hubei, alt. 1200–1250m, 2016. VII.30, collected by Hu & Liu leg..  

Distribution. China (Hubei).

Diagnosis. This species distinguishes from Pseudotachycines yueyangensis   sp. nov. in the epiphallus of male genitalia with upper apex transverse.

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