Paraeumigus sobrinus (Bolivar, 1912),

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: 453

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Paraeumigus sobrinus (Bolivar, 1912)


Paraeumigus sobrinus (Bolivar, 1912) 

Material examined. Morocco, Amizmiz, 7 ♂, 15 ♀ syntypes (MNCN).

This taxon is very similar to P. escalerai  , and differs only by its smaller size (Table 3), but much of comparison has been carried out by only two populations, one from Msuda (actually M'Zouda) of P. escalerai  , the other from Amizmiz of P. sobrinus  . The first locality is placed 30 kms West of Amizmiz. It seems that P. sobrinus  is a small sized sample of P. escalerai  ( Fig. 131View FIGURES 123 – 148. 123 – 145). There are not differences in the genitalia ( Fig. 132View FIGURES 123 – 148. 123 – 145). New material from intermediate localities is needed to establish the eventual synonymy.

Paraeumigus sabulosus Uvarov, 1927 

I did not examine any specimen of this taxon of western High Atlas (types from Tizi Machou); Uvarov (1927) wrote that it is closely allied to P. sobrinus  , but differs from it by the fastigium of vertex more narrow and acute, pronotal keel less raised and less convex, and lateral pronotal keels well developed. Its size is similar to that of P. sobrinus  and P. escalerai (Uvarov 1927)  . According to La Greca (1993), who examined the types, apical lobes of aedeagus valves are narrow, long and pointed, laterally concave, dorsal lobes are shorter than ventral ones, and the basal part is as long as apical one ( Fig. 137View FIGURES 123 – 148. 123 – 145).