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Published: 2021-10-14

A new species of Apteroscirtus Karsch, 1891 (Ensifera, Tettigoniidae, Mecopodinae) from Angola

Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, University of Bayreuth, Dept. Plant Systematics, Germany.
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Colección de Entomología. C/ José Gutiérrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid (España).
Orthoptera Africa taxonomy new species


A new species of Apteroscirtus is described from Angola, enlarging the known area of distribution of this genus to west-southern Africa.



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How to Cite

HEMP, C. ., & PARÍS, M. . (2021). A new species of <em>Apteroscirtus</em> Karsch, 1891 (Ensifera, Tettigoniidae, Mecopodinae) from Angola . Zootaxa, 5052(2), 137–141.