| A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF BUSHCRICKET (TETTIGONIIDAE) FROM MT. HERMON AND TAXONOMIC NOTES ON OTHER TETTIGONIIDS FROM ISRAEL |
MEIR BROZA A1, YORAM AYAL A2, MEIR PAUL PENER A3
A1 Faculty of Science and Science Education, University of Haifa at Oranim, Qiryat Tiv'on 36006, Israel
A2 Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer 84990, Israel
A3 Department of Cell and Animal Biology, Alexander Silberman Institute of Life, Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
A new genus of bushcricket, Hermoniana n. gen., is erected for a new tettigoniid species. The only species of this genus, H. blondheimae n. sp., was collected at 2000 m altitude on Mt. Hermon, Israel. Platycleis (Incertana) erecta (Uvarov), described from central Israel, is synonymous with Platycleis (Decorana) buxtoni (Uvarov) found throughout Israel and Lebanon. The specimens of P. (D.) buxtoni found at higher elevations of Mt. Hermon are characterized as a distinct high-altitude population. Scotodrymadusa annulicornis crenulata (Uvarov) is elevated to S. crenulata stat. nov. and the female is described for the first time. S. palaestina (Uvarov) is synonymous with S. philbyi (Uvarov).
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