Poecilimon, Fischer, 1853

Skejo, Josip, Rebrina, Fran, Szövényi, Gergely, Puskás, Gellért & Tvrtković, Nikola, 2018, The first annotated checklist of Croatian crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Ensifera, Caelifera), Zootaxa 4533 (1), pp. 1-95 : 25

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4533.1.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5993583

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Poecilimon
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29. Poecilimon sp. (sibling species near P. elegans Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1878 ) [undescribed new species] ( Fig. 4C View FIGURE 4 )

First faunistic record for Croatia: Ingrisch & Pavićević 2010

Distribution in Croatia: From Southern Velebit Mt. to Metković (Neretva River) and Korčula Isl.

Distribution in Europe: Endemic to the Balkans—Croatia and probably parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Taxonomic note: According to Ingrisch & Pavićević (2010), some former paralectotypes of P. elegans (specimens from Obrovac, Metković, Korčula Isl.) deposited in the Natural History Museum in Vienna belong to an undescribed species. It has the same number of stridulatory teeth as Poecilimon albolineatus Ingrisch & Pavićević, 2010 (95–98), but is morphologically closer to P. elegans . Probably all the populations from the Adriatic coast and southern slopes of the Dinaric Alps southeastern of Karlobag belong to this new species. There is also a possibility for the presence of P. albolineatus or another undescribed species (close to P. albolineatus ) in Dubrovnik region and on the western slopes of Orjen Mt. Namely, some specimens from Lovćen Pass near Kotor in Montenegro examined by Ingrisch & Pavićević (2010) had a higher number of stridulatory teeth (106–114) and their song differs both from typical P. albolineatus and P. cf. elegans population from Biokovo Mt. in Croatia (K.–G. Heller pers. comm.).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Orthoptera

Family

Tettigoniidae