A new species of the genus phaneroptera serville (orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from southern israel and sinai with some data on its biology

Y. Ayal, Meir Broza, M. P. Paner

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Abstract

Phaneroptera cleomis n. sp. from the desert of SE Israel (Dead Sea Valley; vicinity of Elat) and SE Sinai is described from 62 type specimens, and some of its morphological variations are studied. Its morphology is distinct from, though closely related to, that of other arid-zone species of the genus. Its habitat is restricted to certain desert shrubs, especially Cleome droserifolia (Forssk.) Del. Oscilloscopic analysis of the adult male’s “proclamation song” reveals well-defined hierarchical units and acoustical parameters. Eggs are usually deposited into the edge of host-plant leaves. In the laboratory, at 27°C, hatching occurs 30–40 days after egg-laying and nymphal development lasts 1–2½ months depending on the temperature. No diapause seems to exist in eggs, nymphs or adults. These findings and field data indicate that Ph. cleomis has more than one generation per year in its natural habitat as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-96
Number of pages14
JournalIsrael Journal of Zoology
Volume22
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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