Neotmethis bidentatus Usmani, 2008,

Massa, Bruno, 2013, Pamphagidae (Orthoptera: Caelifera) of North Africa: key to genera and the annotated check-list of species, Zootaxa 3700 (3), pp. 435-475: 440

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Neotmethis bidentatus Usmani, 2008


[ Neotmethis bidentatus Usmani, 2008  ]

Usmani (2008) described the genus Neotmethis  , which should differ from Tmethis  for the following characters: vertex moderately broad, weakly sloping forward, pronotum with median carina in prozona bilobate, in metazona not raised, metazona of pronotum thin, plate-like, hardly longer than prozona, much wider than its own length; hind wing without dark band.

As it has been discussed in the previous sections, the genus Tmethis  and its species are much variable both in the structure, integuments, stoutness, presence of hairs and colour of wings and legs; characters of the genus Neotmethis  lie within the variability of Tmethis  . Neotmethis bidentatus  has been described only on a single female, from Sebha (Fezzan) but characters listed by Usmani (2008) match rather well with the variability of T. harterti  , of which it should be considered a junior synonym.