Ogasawaracris gloriosus, a new genus and species of possibly extinct grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Ogasawara Islands
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 85–88, June 2003
How to Cite
ITO, G. (2003), Ogasawaracris gloriosus, a new genus and species of possibly extinct grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the Ogasawara Islands. Entomological Science, 6: 85–88. doi: 10.1046/j.1343-8786.2003.00011.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
- Received 21 October 2002; accepted 7 February 2003.
- oceanic islands
A new grasshopper genus and species of the subfamily Eyprepocnemidinae, Ogasawaracris gloriosus, is described from the Ogasawara Islands, oceanic islands south of Japan. This species has unique characteristics, such as an extraordinarily large body, rugose and very coarse punctation on the lateral surface of the pronotum, and very strong pronotal lateral carinae. Specimens of this new species have rarely been collected and they are known only from the Ogasawara Islands. The species may already be extinct.