Acropsis julianae Mendes & Rafael, 2020,

Mendes, Diego Matheus De Mello & Rafael, José Albertino, 2020, RedescriptionofAcropsisGrant, 1958 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae Microcentrini) and description of new species from Brazilian and Colombian Amazon Rainforest, Zootaxa 4779 (2), pp. 230-244: 240-243

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Acropsis julianae Mendes & Rafael, 2020


Acropsis julianae Mendes & Rafael, 2020 

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Diagnosis. Tegmina with an pentagonal cell present between veins MP and CuA ( Fig. 11View FIGURE 11). Cercus apex acute, with spine rounded ( Fig. 10KView FIGURE 10). Lateral lobes of mesosternum anteriorly parallel, posteriorly curved outwards, with rounded apex ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10).

Description. Male.

Head. Smooth Fastigium elongated, anteriorly bilobed in dorsal view ( Fig. 10CView FIGURE 10). Vertex triangular, with superior portion bilobed, with large, rounded parallel lobes in frontal ( Fig. 10BView FIGURE 10).

Thorax. Dorsal disc of pronotum rugose ( Figs. 10View FIGURE 10 C–D). Dorsolateral and furcal sutures conspicuously marked and depressed ( Fig. 10CView FIGURE 10). Lateral lobes of mesosternum with apex rounded ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10). Metasternum diamond shaped ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10). Lateral lobes of metasternum rectangular with rounded apex ( Fig. 10EView FIGURE 10).

Wings. A pentagonal cell present between veins MP and CuA ( Fig. 11View FIGURE 11). Vein CuA with four branches with bifurcations at apex ( Fig. 11View FIGURE 11). Left stridulatory with basal teeth short, gradually increasing in length towards median region ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12). Median teeth slender, close to each other. Left stridulatory file with 83 teeth, length of 3.4 mm and greatest width of the vein of 0.5 mm ( Fig. 12AView FIGURE 12). Right stridulatory sinuous, with convex base, median region nearly straight, distally concave ( Fig. 12BView FIGURE 12). Basal and distal teeth short, widened. Median teeth slender, close to each other ( Fig. 12BView FIGURE 12). Right stridulatory file with 81 teeth, length of 3.1 mm and greatest width of the vein of 0.1 mm ( Fig. 12BView FIGURE 12).

Legs. Mid tibia slightly widened basally, with four ventral spines ( Fig. 10GView FIGURE 10). Hind femur with eight ventral spines, wider basally ( Fig. 10GView FIGURE 10).

Abdomen. Cercus inward curved, apex acute, with small rounded projection ( Fig. 10HView FIGURE 10). Subgenital plate trap- ezoidal, with length surpassing half the length of cerci ( Fig. 10IView FIGURE 10). Apex of subgenital plate emarginated ( Figs. 10View FIGURE 10 I–J). Stylus rectangular and short ( Figs. 10View FIGURE 10 I–J). Cercus and subgenital plate covered with numerous bristles ( Figs. 10View FIGURE 10 I–K).

Internal male genitalia. Not examined.

Coloration. Based on photos of preserved specimen ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10) General coloration yellowish-brown. Compound eyes brown.

Female. Unknown.

Etymology. This species is dedicated to the orthopterologist, friend and mentor, Dra. Juliana Chamorro Rengifo.

Type material. Holotype ♂: COLOMBIA, Caquetá, San Jose del Fragua, Vda. [Veredas] La Peneya, PNN Alto Fragua Indi Wasi , 01°17’13.1”N / 76°08’32.4”W, 892m, 24.x.2017, Y. Ramos, Captura com trampa Luz Negra en bosque primario, A. Lopeira, 2018 ( LEUA)GoogleMaps  . Paratypes: same data of holotype (1♂ – LEUA)GoogleMaps  .

Measurements (mm). Holotype (♂): TL: 24,5; TegL: 40,5; TegH: 10; WF: 2,5; PL: 5,7; FF: 7,2; FT: 5,7; MF: 7,9; MT: 9,5; HF: 16,7; HT: 16; Lplac: 3,1; LC: 3,4.

Paratype ♂: TL: 24,8; TegL: 40,5; TegH: 9,8; WF: 2,9; PL: 6,3; FF: 6,8; FT: 6,5; MF: 8; MT: 8,4; HF: 16,1; HT: 15; Lplac: 3,2; LC: 3,5  .

Geographical records. Colombia: Caquetá ( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13).


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