oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Notes on acridid anatomy
|Article Title||Notes on acridid anatomy|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.|
|Publication Date||Apr 1958|
|Pages||132 - 138|
Lentula callani is a small grasshopper which displays certain striking anatomical peculiarities. It is completely wingless and, reflecting this condition, the meso- and metatergites, together with that of the first abdominal segment, are fused into a single unit almost totally devoid of sculpturing. Further there is no typanum. The organisation of the thoracic pleurites is shewn in fig. 1a where it is compared with the same area of a brachypterous specimen of Zonocerus elegans Thunb., a pyrgomorphine of comparable size. (fig. 1b).
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