oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The male of Crypsicerus cubicus Saussure, 1888 (Orthoptera : Lathiceridae)



The material from which Saussure descriptionbed Crypsicerus cubicus in 1888 was immature. The first adult female of this rare species was descriptionbed only recently by Rehn (1955) on material from Swakopmund, S.W.Africa. Further specimens, collected on a recent visit to the Central Namib, now make it possible to descriptionbe the hitherto unknown male. Although both Dirsh (1954) and Rehn (op. cit.), have published satisfactory photographs of this curious insect, the only figure so far published, is of the head and pronotum by Miller (1932). As a further aid to the identification of this remarkable insect detailed illustrations of the male are now given.


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