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Published: 2007-06-04
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Studies on neotropical Phasmatodea V: Notes on certain species of Pseudosermyle Caudell, 1903, with the descriptions of three new species from Mexico  (Phasmatodea: Diapheromeridae: Diapheromerinae: Diapheromerini)

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Università di Padova, Dipartimento Agronomia Ambientale e Produzioni Vegetali – Entomologia AGRIPOLIS, Viale dell'Università, 16 35020 Legnaro (Padova), Italy
Phasmatodea Diapheromeridae Diapheromerinae Diapheromerini Pseudosermyle Mexico Belize Guatemala Honduras P. chorreadero n. sp. P. claviger n. sp. P. incongruens P. phalangiphora P. procera n. sp. P. tolteca new species new synonyms keys


Six species of Pseudosermyle Caudell, 1903 occurring in Mexico are discussed. Three new species from Mexico are described and illustrated, all of which are closely related to Pseudosermyle phalangiphora (Rehn, 1907): P. chorreadero n. sp. from both sexes, P. procera n. sp. and P. claviger n. sp. from the males only. The males of P. inconguens (Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907) and P. tolteca (Saussure, 1859) are re-described and illustrated. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are furthermore provided for both sexes and the eggs of P. phalangiphora (Rehn, 1907). Taxonomic problems caused by misidentifications and wrong synonymies of previous authors concerning to these six species are clarified. A lectotype is designated for Pseudosermyle incongruens (Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907). Ocnophila crudis Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907 and Dyme depressa Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907 are shown to be junior synonyms of P. phalangiphora Rehn, 1907.


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