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Published: 2018-03-14

Synonymy of two recently described taxa of Phaneropterinae (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae)

Department of Agriculture, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, Viale Scienze Bd 5a, 90128 Palermo, Italy.
Orthoptera Tettigoniidae


Specimens of the two taxa Terpnistriella bredoi Massa, 2017 and Pseudogoetia constanti Massa, 2017 from Democratic Republic of Congo were certainly erroneously labeled, because they resulted synonymous with neotropical taxa Vellea cruenta (Burmeister, 1838) and Philophyllia guttulata Stål, 1873.



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    Massa, B. (2017) New genera, species and records of Afrotropical Phaneropterinae (Orthoptera, Tettigoniidae) preserved at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Bruxelles. Zootaxa, 4358 (3), 401−429.