Mecopoda confracta, Liu & Heller & Wang & Yang & Wu & Liu & Zhang, 2020

Liu, Chun-Xiang, Heller, Klaus-Gerhard, Wang, Xue-Song, Yang, Zhen, Wu, Chao, Liu, Fei & Zhang, Tao, 2020, Taxonomy of a katydid genus Mecopoda Serville (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae, Mecopodinae) from East Asia, Zootaxa 4758 (2), pp. 296-310 : 305

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4758.2.5

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3812289

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Mecopoda confracta
status

sp. n.

Mecopoda confracta   sp. n. Liu

( Figs 2 View FIGURE 2 a–e; 4b; 5g; 6g)

Holotype. male, CHINA: Yunnan, Mengla County, Wangtianshu Scenic Spot , 21.5998N 101.5869E, 2014.X., T ZHANG. GoogleMaps  

Paratypes. 10 males, same data as in holotype; CHINA: Guangxi   , 6 males, 1 female, Nanning City, Damingshan Scenic Spot , 23.3844N 108.5507E, 2014.X., C WU GoogleMaps   ; 2 males, Longzhou City, Nonggang Nature Reserve , 2013. VII., YY WANG   ; Yunnan, 1 male, Mengla County, Menglun Botanic Garden , 21.9237N 101.2711E, 2014.X., T ZHANG GoogleMaps   ; Yunnan, 3 males, Wenshan County, Maguan Village , 2017.X., C WU   ; 1 male ( CH 7680), Jin Ping, 2014. IV., K-G HELLER & CX LIU; Ruili City   , 2 males, 2 females, Botanic Garden ,. 2013.IX.16, C WU   ; 4 males, Bangda Village , 1432m, 2014.III., XD YANG   ; Guangdong , Zhaoqing City   , 1 male, Dinghushan Nature Reserve , 22.6722N 113.9738E, 2014.X.5, T ZHANG GoogleMaps   ; 1 male, Heishiding Nature Reserve , 2014.X.2, T ZHANG   .

Diagnosis. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by basal teeth of the stridulatory file which are abruptly becoming smaller proximad ( Fig. 5g View FIGURE 5 ).

Bioacoustics. The song unit is only a simple chirp, made up of a few simple syllables ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 a–d) (see song parameters in Table 3). Its song is very similar to the song type “Chirper“ that was described by Nityananda & Balakrishnan (2006), but different from the latter by the short interval between neighboring chirps. The relation between duration and period is 1: 2 in M. confracta   sp. n. compared to 1: 4 in “Chirper”.

The species “b1” is widely distributed in southern China (including Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guangdong).

Etymology. The species name indicates that its song consists of broken chirps.

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

WU

Wayland University