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A new species of Mitius Gorochov, 1985 (Orthoptera: Gryllidae; Gryllinae) from China

College of Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University, Sichuan, China, 611130
College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi′an, China, 710119
College of Agronomy, Sichuan Agricultural University, Sichuan, China, 611130
Orthoptera Gryllidae Gryllinae


Mitius was initially described by Gorochov in 1985, using Gryllus flavipes (=Mitius flavipes) Chopard, 1928 as the type species. To date, nine species have been discovered across the world (Storozhenko, Kim & Jeon, 2015; Cigliano et al. 2021). Mitius castaneus (Chopard, 1937) and Mitius vaturu (Otte & Cowper, 2007) have truncate frons similar to Loxoblemmus Saussure, 1877, while the remaining seven species (Mitius blennus (Saussure, 1877), Mitius enatus Gorochov, 1994, Mitius eryuanensis Yuan, Xie & Liu, 2021, M. flavipes, Mitius minor (Shiraki, 1911), Mitius minutulus Yang & Yang, 1995, and Mitius splendens (Shiraki, 1930)) have a standard round frons. A new species with truncate frons that was discovered in Xizang autonomous region, China is described and illustrated in this paper.



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