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Published: 2022-09-16

Review of the genus Macroscirtus Pictet, 1888 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) with the description of a new species

Zoology Laboratory, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
Bahnhof Triesdorf 8, 91732 Merkendorf, Germany
Zoology Laboratory, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
Zoology Laboratory, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
Zoology Laboratory, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon
Orthoptera taxonomy long-legged katydids morphology distribution key

Abstract

The genus Macroscirtus belongs to the subfamily Mecopodinae with five recognized species distributed in central-west tropical Africa. All species are known from very few localities. The species are reviewed and, in addition, a new species from Cameroon is described. Macroscirtus kekeunoui sp. nov. is characterized by the tegmina not reaching the penultimate abdominal segment; hind femura with mottled brown external face, ventral and internal face completely pale yellow; male subgenital plate elongated horizontally, indentation edge straight. Species descriptions of the genus are documented and a key to the species is also provided.

 

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