Tuesday, August 22, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Dendrobia gen. nov. • A New Genus and other New Species of Agraeciini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Conocephalinae) from the Eastern Arc Mountains, East Africa


Dendrobia amaniensis  
Hemp, Ingrisch & Heller, 2017


Abstract

The genus Dendrobia n. gen. is erected to include Dendrobia amaniensis n. sp. from the East Usambara Mountains as type species. A second species in this genus, Dendrobia octopuncata n. sp., is described from the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania. Dendrobia n. gen. is a canopy dweller found only high up on trees in closed submontane and montane forest. The peak frequency of its song is lower than in all other known African Agraeciini, correlating with the large resonant areas in the tegmina. Two new Afroanthracites species, Afroanthracites ngologolo n. sp. and Afroanthracites nguru n. sp. are described from the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. These species are dwellers of understory vegetation in closed forest in the Udzungwa and Nguru Mountains respectively.

Keywords: Orthoptera, new genus, new species, Eastern Arc Mountains, East Africa, bioacoustics




Claudia Hemp, Sigfrid Ingrisch and Klaus-Gerhard Heller. 2017. A New Genus and other New Species of Agraeciini from the Eastern Arc Mountains, East Africa (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae; Conocephalinae; Agraeciini). Zootaxa. 4311(1); 1–22. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4311.1.1

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