Saturday, September 25, 2021

[Entomology • 2021] Gonamytta deboisselae • A New Gonamytta Katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae) from central Mozambique


Gonamytta deboisselae
 Guta, Macamo & Naskrecki, 2021

A new small predatory katydid Gonamytta deboisselae sp. n. is described from mid-elevation montane forest habitat in central Mozambique; this species is a putative endemic of Mt. Gorongosa. The call of the new species is ultrasonic, with the peak frequency at 38.2 kHz. Anepitacta (A.) scrofina Beier, 1965 is transferred to Gonamytta based on the morphology of the male terminalia.
Keywrods: Orthoptera, Katydids, new species, endemic, Mozambique

 Ricardo Guta, Laura Macamo and Piotr Naskrecki. 2021. A New Gonamytta Katydid from central Mozambique (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Meconematinae). Zootaxa. 5027(1); 120-126.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5027.1.6