Conocephalus (C.) conocephalus (Linnaeus, 1767), conocephalus (Linnaeus, 1767

Naskrecki, Piotr & Guta, Ricardo, 2019, Katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) of Gorongosa National Park and Central Mozambique, Zootaxa 4682 (1), pp. 1-119: 18

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4682.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5629453

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scientific name

Conocephalus (C.) conocephalus (Linnaeus, 1767)
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Conocephalus (C.) conocephalus (Linnaeus, 1767)  

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( Figs. 3D View FIGURE 3 , 7C, D View FIGURE 7 )

Differential diagnosis. C. conocephalus   is recognizable by the shape of the male cercus, armed with one blunt and one sharp inner tooth ( Fig. 7C View FIGURE 7 ), and a noticeably elevated fastigium of vertex. This species is also distinctly more slender than its Gorongosa   congeners. Only a green, macropterous form occurs in the region ( Fig. 7D View FIGURE 7 ).

Distribution and natural history. This species occurs in SE Palearctic ( Naskrecki & Ünal 1995) and across the entire African continent ( Hemp 2013a). In Mozambique it was first reported from Nova Chupanga (Sofala)( Chopard 1935).

In Gorongosa   adults are present predominantly during the wetter months, albeit adult individuals may be occasionally seen in humid habitats during the dry season. Of the three Conocephalus   species recorded from the area, this one requires the highest amount of humidity and is rarely encountered far from bodies of water.

Measurements (3 males, 3 females). —body w/wings: male 25–29 (27.32.1), female 31–33 (321); tegmen: male 19–25 (213.5), female 21–27 (253.5); hind femur: male 14–15 (14.7.6), female 14–17 (15.31.5); ovipositor: 10–11 (10.7.6) mm.

Material examined (27 specimens). Mozambique: Sofala, Cheringoma, Coutada 12, Chironde camp, elev   . 156 m (-18.32780, 35.35799), 25.iii.–4.iv.2017, coll. P. Naskrecki, J. Guyton & M. Castene— 1 female, 1 male; nr. Codzo (Khodzue) cave , elev GoogleMaps   . 216 m (-18.564, 34.872), 14–25.iv.2017, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female, 1 male; Gorongosa   , Massiabosa, Swanepoel Concession ( CMM) GoogleMaps   , elev. 240 m (-18.55157, 35.03004), 10–14.iv.2017, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female; GNP, Bela Vista ranger outpost, elev GoogleMaps   . 26 m (-18.69470, 34.20853), 5–12.v.2015, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female; GNP, Chitengo , E.O. Wilson Laboratory, elev GoogleMaps   . 48 m (-18.977722, 34.351333), 15–30.ix.2017, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female; GNP, Picada 2, past 6, elev GoogleMaps   . 28 m (-18.94467, 34.44177), 5.iv.2016, coll. J. Guyton— 1 female ( EOWL) GoogleMaps   ; Gorongosa   Dist., Archway Gorge, campsite, elev. 63 m (-18.95336, 34.61089), 22–29.iv.2013, coll. P. Naskrecki (Site 2)— 1 male; Claud’s Waterfall campsite ( Site 3), elev GoogleMaps   . 94 m (-19.03011, 34.67592), 1– 6.v.2013, coll. P. Naskrecki (Site 3)— 4 females, 1 male; GNP, Chitengo , elev GoogleMaps   . 29 m (-18.98194, 34.35122), 9.v.– 29.vi.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female; same locality, 6–31.v.2013, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 female, 1 male ( MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; GNP, Dingue-Dingue (miombo region), elev. 159 m (-19.03186, 34.72556), 28.v.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 3 females ( EOWL, MCZ) GoogleMaps   ; GNP, eastern part, bottom of a limestone gorge, elev. 93 m (-18.68906, 34.75306), 15.v.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 1 male; GNP, fever tree forest, elev. 22 m (-18.90442, 34.40408), 10.v.–25.vi.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 2 females; Nhagutua , bottom of the gorge, elev GoogleMaps   . 133 m (-18.63239, 34.80725), 11–14.vi.2012, coll. P. Naskrecki— 4 females ( MCZ) GoogleMaps   .

CMM

Culture Collection of Phytopathogenic Fungi (Colecao de Culturas de Fungos Fitopatogenicos Prof. Maria Menezes)

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology