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Published: 2022-02-17
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A new species of the genus Platycleis Fieber, 1853 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from the Western and Trans Himalayas, India

Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160014, India
Section of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 202002, India
Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160014, India
Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 160014, India
Section of Entomology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, 202002, India
Orthoptera rahmoiensis new species Jammu & Kashmir Ladakh


In India, the genus Platycleis was known only from P. kashmira (Uvarov, 1930). A new species, P. rahmoiensis sp. nov., with its type locality in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, Western Himalayas is described in this study. Additional specimens collected from the Ladakh region of the Trans Himalayas, India, indicate its broader distribution. The new species is described with detailed external and internal characters together with a dichotomous key for its distinction from P. kashmira. Based on the new species, we also report data on the acoustic signal from the genus for the first time from India.



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