A NEW SPECIES OF DNOPHERULA FROM KENYA (Orthoptera, Acrididae)

  • G.H Schmidt | office@pagepress.org Universität Hannover, FB Biologie, LG Zoologie-Entomologie, Herrenhäuser Strasse 2, D-30419 Hannover, Germany.

Abstract

A new species of the genus Dnopherula Karsch, 1896 (Gomphocerinae, Acrididae) was collected in Kenya, near Nairobi on grassland under bushes. The fronto-vertical angle of both sexes was much greater than 450 indicating a geophilous behaviour. The tiny insects have short antennae, swollen hind femora, specially in male, and strongly curved spurs on hind tibiae. The fastigium verticis had a parabolic shape, prozona and metazona of pronotum of equal length, median carina straight, lateral carina incurved, pronotal disc constricted, and lateral carina cut by transverse sulculi.

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2006-10-31
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Schmidt, G. (2006). A NEW SPECIES OF DNOPHERULA FROM KENYA (Orthoptera, Acrididae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 38(2), 163-171. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2006.3