oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A new genus of Acrididae from Southern Africa (Orthoptera: Acridoidea)

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The new genus Hemiloryma is erected for the newly discovered type species H. deserticola, a widespread and endemic species of the subdesert and desert parts of South and South West Africa, which is associated with perennial grasses growing in steppe and wooded savanna vegetation types. The new taxon belongs to the little known group-Loryma which is defined and for which a key is provided.

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