Thursday, March 30, 2017

[Entomology • 2016] ตั๊กแตนคูหารัตน์ | Mimadiestra sirindhornae sp. nov. from northeastern Thailand (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae: Aemodogryllinae)


ตั๊กแตนคูหารัตน์ |  Mimadiestra sirindhornae 
Dawwrueng, Storozhenko & Artchawakom, 2016 

ABSTRACT
 Mimadiestra sirindhornae sp. nov. is described from Sakaerat Environmental Research Station, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The new species is easily distinguished from M. biloba by the shape of the projection of male 7th abdominal tergite, by the shape of male paraprocts and by blackish brown body.

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Thailand, Orthoptera, Rhaphidophoridae, Diestramimini, new species,  Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn




Genus Mimadiestra Storozhenko and Dawwrueng, 2014

Mimadiestra sirindhornae sp. nov.

Distribution. Thailand (Nakhon Ratchasima Province). 

Etymology. The specific epithet is a patronym for Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Thai Name. Takkatan Kuharat (ตั๊กแตนคูหารัตน์), name given by Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn. 

Habitats. The new species was collected at 350-450m altitude from leaves of a bush about 20-40 cm above ground.


        Pattarawich Dawwrueng, Sergey Yu. Storozhenko and Taksin Artchawakom. 2016. Mimadiestra sirindhornae sp. nov. from Thailand (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae: Aemodogryllinae). The Thailand Natural History Museum Journal. 10(2); 61-66.


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