A new genus Mesophlaeoba (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Acridinae) from India

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H. Kumar *
M.K. Usmani
(*) Corresponding Author:
H. Kumar | entomologist1985@gmail.com

Abstract

A new genus of Acridinae, Mesophlaeoba Kumar and Usmani gen. n. based on type species Mesophlaeoba usmanii Kumar and Usmani sp. n., is described and illustrated from India. The description was based on both conventional morphological and genital characters. The new genus is closely related to Phlaeoba Stal, 1861 but differs from it in presence of filiform antennae, absence of median carinula of fastigium of vertex and rounded posterior margin of pronotum.

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