Wednesday, September 15, 2021

[Entomology • 2021] Schizodactylus jimo • A New Species of Dune Cricket (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Schizodactylidae) from China

 Schizodactylus jimo  He 

in He & Liu, 2021
A new species, Schizodactylus jimo He sp. nov., is described from Yunnan, China. The Schizodactylidae is recorded from China for the first time. The new species is similar to S. salweenensis, but different based on the shape of epiproct and other characters. The type specimens are deposited in the Museum of Biology, East China Normal University (ECNU).

Keywords: Schizodactylus, China, new species, allopatric speciation, Orthoptera 

FIGURE 2. Schizodactylus jimo sp. nov.
A, male adult, habitus dorsal view; B, male adult, habitus lateral view; C, ultimate instar, habitus lateral view; D, wing pad of ultimate instar; E, nymph cerci (male); F, nymph cerci (female).

 Zhu-Qing He and Yi-Jiao Liu. 2021. A New Species of Dune Cricket from China (Orthoptera: Ensifera: Schizodactylidae). Zootaxa. 4999(4); 356-362. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4999.4.5

Pattarawich Dawwrueng, Nonn Panitvong, Kanin Mooltham, Pongpipat Meebenjamart and Weeyawat Jaitrong. 2018. First Record of the Family Schizodactylidae (Orthoptera: Ensifera) from Thailand, with the Description of A New Species. Zootaxa. 4472(1); 60–70.  DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4472.1.2