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Walker, 1870a
Catalogue of the specimens of Dermaptera Saltatoria in the collection of the British Museum, Part III.- British Museum, London, iv + 425-604.

Taxons décrits
(ordre des noms actuels)

Anacridium melanorhodon (Acridium melanorhodon), p. 584-585
Cyrtacanthacris aeruginosa flavescens (Cyrtacanthacris flavescens), p. 561
Eyprepocnemis plorans ornatipes (Cyrtacanthacris ornatipes), p. 575
Ornithacris turbida (Cyrtacanthacris turbida), p. 556-557

Anacridium melanorhodon (Acridium melanorhodon), p. 584-585




Foem. Fulvum, robustum ; caput sordide albidum, fusco bistrigatum,
vertice antico hexagonali ; antennae nigrae ; prothorax carina bene
determinata, plagis pustulisque albidis ; tibiarum posticarum spinae
albidae rufo cinctae apice nigrae ; alae anticae cinereae, corpore
longiores, maculis guttisque plurimis antemediis pallide fuseis, strigis
postmediis obscure fuscis ; alae posticae cinereae, nigro venosae.

Female. Tawny, slout. Head dingy whitish above and on each side ;
a brown oblique streak proceeding from each side of the bind border of the
vertex, of which the fore part is hexagonal ; front with four well-defined
keels, the inner pair parallel, the outer pair diverging towards the face.
Eyes ferruginous, elongate-elliptical. Antennae black. Prothorax with a
well-defined dorsal ridge, which is notched by the transverse impressed
!ines ; fore border slightly rounded ; sides nearly straight ; hind border
rounded ; sorne whitish patches on each side of the fore part and sorne
small white pustules on the hind part. ProsternaI spine straight, direct.


Hind femora as long as the abdomen, a little longer than the hind tibiae ;
spines of the latter stout, whitish, red in the middle part, black towards the

tips. Fore wings cinereous, a Iittle longer than tbe body, with many
antemedial pale brown spots or dots, and with several short postmedial
dark brown streaks along the veins ; veins tawny. Hind wings cinereous,
slightly darker along the costa, with a short broad brown streak, which
proceeds from near the end of the interior border to the disk ; veins black,
pale testaceous towards the base. Length of the body 28 lines ; expansion
of tbe fore wings 66 !ines.

a. St. Jago, South America.



Cyrtacanthacris aeruginosa flavescens (Cyrtacanthacris flavescens), p. 561




Mas. Pallide flava; vertex lineolis duabus ferrugineis ; prothorax fulvo
pallido late quadrivittatus ; alae diaphanae, pallido venosae ; alae
anticae basi pallide flavae.

Male. Pale yellow. Head smooth ; vertex with two short tawny
lines which converge from the hind border ; fore part in structure like that
of C. concisa ; keels of the front strongly marked, the outer pair diverging
more than the inner pair. Eyes fusiform, with several longitudinal brown
lines. Prothorax very finely scabrous, wilh four broad pale tawny stripes ;
structure like that of C. concisa. Prosternal spine like that of C. concisa.
Spines of the hind tibiae with black tips, those on the inner side much
longer than those on the outer side. Wings pellucid ; veins pale. Fore
wings pale yellow towards the base. Length of the body 21 lines ; expan-
sion of the fore wings 42 lines.
The hind tibae are much shorter than the hind femora, and are
shorter and have shorter spines than those of C. concisa. .

a. East Africa. Presented by Earl Russell.



Eyprepocnemis plorans ornatipes (Cyrtacanthacris ornatipes), p. 575




Mas. Testacea ; caput strigis duabus lateralibus nigris, vertiee antico
nigricante pIano fere elliptico ; prothoracis discus piceus, planus, sub-
tricarinatus ; prosterni spina pallide fla
va, crassa, mesosternum non
attingens ; tibiae posticae saturate virides, flavo bifasciatae, apices versus
rufae, spinis albis apice nigris ; alae anticae pallide cinerae, strigis
longitudinalibus fasciisque exterioribus indeterminatis obscurioribus
nigro-venosis ; alae posticae diaphanae, venis nigris basi pallide flavis
aut viridibus.

Male. Testaceous. Head smooth; fore part of the vertex flat, blackish,
nearly eIliptical ; a black line along each inner side of the sockets of the
antennae ; front thinly punctured, hard]y keeled ; a black streak from each
eye to the face. Eyes piceous, elliptical. Prothorax finely scabrous, with
three very slight keels and with the usual four transverse impressed lines ;
disk piceous, flat ; fore border and sides slightly rounded ; hind border
more rounded. ProsternaI spine pale yellow, thick, obtuse, oblique, not
extending to the mesosternum. Hind femora longer than the abdomen and
than the hind tibiae Hind tibiae deep green, bright red towards the tips ;
two yellow bands near the base ; spines white, with black tips. Hind tarsi
red. Fore wings pale cinereous, as long as the body, with sorne longitudinal
cinereous black-veined streaks and several exterior interrupted bands of the
same hue ; veins elsewhere whitish or testaceous. Hind wings pellucid ;
veins black, pale green or yellow at the base and towards the interior
border. Length of the body 18 lines ; expansion of the fore wings 36 lines.

a.- ?



Ornithacris turbida (Cyrtacanthacris turbida), p. 556-557




Foem. Sordide fulva ; caput et prothorax dorso ferruginea, testaceo uni-
; caput vertice antico subfusiformi ; prothorax margine
postico subangulato ; prosterni spina pallide flavescens, longi-conica,
arcuata, apice picea.; alae anticae dimidio basali cinereo, macula sub-
quadrata, fasciis tribus exterioribus obliquis abbreviatis strigisque
duabus exterioribus longitudinalibus connexis albidis ; alae posticae
pallide cinereae.

Female. Du1l tawny. Head and prothorax mostly ferruginous above,
with a testaceous stripe. Head smooth, fore part of the vertex subfusiform ;
front erect, with four keels, of which the inner pair are sha1lower and
slightly diverging towards the face ; outer pair more diverging. Eyes
piceous, elliptical. Prothorax with a slight dorsal ridge and with four
transverse impressed !ines, of which the first is interrupted in the middle
and the second is abbreviated on each side ; fore border s!ightly arched ;
sides nearIy straight ; hind border slightly angular. Prosternal spine pale
ye1lowish, stout, curved, elongate-conical, piceous at the tip. Hind femora
as long as the abdomen. Hind tibiae a little shorter than the hind femora ;


spines whitish, with black tips, longest on the inner side. Fore wings
cinereous on half the length from the tips, whitish along the hind border ;
disk with a subquadrate whitish spot, with three exterior oblique abbre-
viated whitish bands, and with two more exterior longitudinal whitish
streaks which are connected at the base and extend to the tip ; veins
brown towards the tips. Hind wings pale cinereous ; veins black, tawny
towards the hase. Length of the body 26 lines; expansion of the fore
wings 54 lines.
The prothorax is shorter than that of C. ranacea.

a. Congo. Presented by Sir J. Richardson.


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