Eupholidoptera prasina

Ciplak, Battal, Heller, Klaus-Gerhard & Willemse, Fer, 2009, 2156, Zootaxa 2156, pp. 1-75: 53-55

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Eupholidoptera prasina


The E. prasina   group

There are 26 species belonging to this group. The synapomorphy that may support the monophyly of the group is the male cerci without tooth. However, in E. mariannae   and E. rammei   male cerci are with a tooth, but these two species share several other prominent similarities with some species in the group. Thus, these two species are also considered as belonging to this group. Six species of the group from Crete, E. giuliae   , E. latens   , E. mariannae   , E. rammei   and E. astyla   , seem to constitute a natural group by sharing the presence of short and upwards (not backwards) directed styli that are located preapically and do not extend beyond the hind margin of subgenital plate in ventral view. Although styli are long, the shallow incision of male subgenital is a similarity of these six species and E. cretica   also from Crete. The remaining 19 species constitute another related group sharing the internal margins of the apical lobes of the male subgenital plate truncately connected to the base of the styli and being more or less tapered on the internal side thus forming a typical triangular incision.

FIGURE 236. Low frequency part of the spectrum of the calling song from two syntopic Cretan Eupholidoptera species