oa Annals of the Transvaal Museum - New genera, species and records of East and southern African tree crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Oecanthinae)

Volume 34, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0041-1752



Two new genera, Viphyus Otte and Oecanthodes Toms & Otte, and ten new species of East and southern African tree crickets are described and illustrated. The new species are: Oecanthus socians Otte, O. galpini Toms & Otte, O. neosimilis Toms & Otte, O. dissimilis Toms & Otte, O. pseudosimilis Otte, O. neofiliger Toms & Otte, O. sycomorus Toms & Otte, Viphyus victorinoxi Otte, V. livingstonei Otte, and Oecanthodes anomala Toms & Otte. Viphyus bifasciatus is a new combination. Oecanthus brevicauda is regarded as a nomen dubium. Song data are provided for all new, and eight known species of Oecanthus and Viphyus.

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