Qionemobius hsterus Shen & He

Shen, Chu-Ze, Guo, Pei-Kun & He, Zhu-Qing, 2020, A pilot phylogeny study of Nemobiinae inferred from 18 S, 28 S and genes, with descriptions of two new genera and a new species from Hainan, China (Orthoptera: Grylloidea: Trigonidiidae), Zootaxa 4778 (2), pp. 383-390: 388-389

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Qionemobius hsterus Shen & He

sp. nov.

Qionemobius hsterus Shen & He   sp. nov.

( Fig. 2 C,D View FIGURE 2 ; Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 )

Holotype: male, CHINA, Hainan, Ledong, Jianfengling Mt. N 18°43’14’’, E 108°52’12’’, Alt. 1380 m, 27-viii- 2019, coll. Shen Chu-Ze. (depository: East China Normal University , China) GoogleMaps  

Paratypes: 2 males & 2 females, same data as holotype GoogleMaps   .

Description. Male. Body small and pubescent (especial on pronotum). Head as wide as pronotum, eyes large, frontal rostrum as wide as 1st antennal joint. 5th joint of maxillary palpi widened. Pronotum feebly transverse, anterior margin as wide as posterior margin. No tympanum on fore tibiae. Hind tibia with three external dorsal spurs and three internal dorsal spurs; apex with six apical spurs (superior apical spur longest in inner side and external-median apical spur longest in outside). Genitalia described in genus diagnosis.

Female. Similar to male. No wings or tympanum. Ovipositor straight and short.

Coloration. Body black. Tarsi and cerci yellow. Hind femurs yellow with two black spots in inner side. Small white spots near posterior margin of pronotum, tergite of abdomen and upper side of hind femurs ( Fig. 2 C,D View FIGURE 2 ).

Etymology. Species name hsterus   means lots of white spots on body like stars.

Measurements (in mm).

Male: body length 6.94-7.14, pronotum length 1.76-2.01, hind femur length 3.41-3.63;

Female: body length 6.15-6.95, pronotum length 1.56-1.64, hind femur length 3.78-3.86, ovipositor length 2.84-2.91.

Distribution. China (Hainan)