Leptoteratura Yamasaki, 1982,

Mao, Shao-Li & Shi, Fu-Ming, 2007, A review of the genus Leptoteratura Yamasaki, 1982 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae) from China, Zootaxa 1583 (1), pp. 37-42: 37

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1583.1.4

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Leptoteratura Yamasaki, 1982


Leptoteratura Yamasaki, 1982 

Yamasaki, Bull. 1982: Natn. Sci. Mus., 8(3): 119; 1987: Kontyu, 55(2): 342; 1988: Proc. Japn. Syst. Zool., 38: 38; Gorochov, 1994: Proc. Zool. Inst. Acad. Sci.USSR, 257: 36; Jin et Xia, 1994: J. Orth. Res., 26; Liu et Jin, 1997: Insects  of the Three Gorge Reservoir area of Yangtze river, 158–159, 170–171; Eades et al, 2007: Orthoptera  Species File Online (Version 2.0/3.1).

Typus subgeneris: Leptoteratura (Leptoteratura) albicorne (Motschulsky, 1866) 

Generic diagnosis. Body small and delicate. Head with flat dorsum, fastigium of vertex compressed, protruding anteriorly. Hypognathous or opisthognathous; maxillary palpi long, apical segment of maxillary palpi slightly or distinctly shorter than subapical one, enlarged. Pronotum with flat disc, lateral lobe with weak humeral sinus. Thoracic auditory spiracle fully exposed. Tegmina moderately developed, surpassing apices of hind femora. Hind wings a little or much longer than tegmina. Most species of this genus with asymmetrical and complicated cerci except the species of subgenera Rhinoteratura  and Exoteratura  . Epiproct very small. Male genitalia entirely membranous or with weakly sclerotized area. Female with rather long cerci, ovipositor comparatively short, curved dorsally.