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Published: 2019-01-31

First Record of Dericorys albidula Serville, 1838 (Orthoptera: Dericorythidae) in Tunisia and Libya

Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia Laboratory of Bioagressors and Integrated Protection in Agriculture (BPIA), National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia, University of Cartage, Tunis, Tunisia Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Paris, France
Department of biological sciences and plants protection, Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott Mariem, Sousse University, Tunisia
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Gabes, University of Gabes, Gabes, Tunisia Laboratory of Bioagressors and Integrated Protection in Agriculture (BPIA), National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia, University of Cartage, Tunis, Tunisia
General Directorate of Plant Health and Agricultural Inputs Control, Ministry of Agriculture Water Resources and Fisheries, Tunisia
General Directorate of Plant Health and Agricultural Inputs Control, Ministry of Agriculture Water Resources and Fisheries, Tunisia
Laboratory of Bioagressors and Integrated Protection in Agriculture (BPIA), National Institute of Agronomy of Tunisia, University of Cartage, Tunis, Tunisia
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Paris, France
Orthoptera Distribution Caelifera North Africa Lectotypification

Abstract

The humpbacked grasshopper Dericorys albidula (Serville, 1838) (Orthoptera: Dericorythidae: Dericorythinae) is reported here for the first time from Southern Tunisia (Tozeur province) and northwestern Libya. Details on the ecological occurrence of D. albidula are given and compared to available data from Central Asia. A lectotype is designated for D. albidula and its type locality identified as the Sinaï desert in Egypt.

 

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