Contribution to the taxonomy of Gryllus Linnaeus, 1758 in South America: Part I: Redescription of Gryllus argentinus Saussure, 1874 (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Gryllidae)
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
© 2011 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 87–93, January 2011
How to Cite
De PINHO MARTINS, L. and ZEFA, E. (2011), Contribution to the taxonomy of Gryllus Linnaeus, 1758 in South America: Part I: Redescription of Gryllus argentinus Saussure, 1874 (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Gryllidae). Entomological Science, 14: 87–93. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2010.00412.x
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
- Received 13 August 2009; accepted 9 July 2010.
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The genus Gryllus includes 82 described species that occur in America from Canada to Argentina as well as in several areas of Africa, Europe and Asia. There are 12 species in South America, which were described in the nineteenth century based on a small number of samples and inconsistent characters such as body coloration and external morphology. The aim of this article is to redescribe Gryllus argentinus Saussure, 1874 collected in the urban areas of Pelotas, Capão do Leão and Rio Grande, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, highlighting phallic sclerites, calling song and body morphometry. We designate the lectotype male, provide a combination of diagnostic characteristics and discuss the taxonomic situation of South American Gryllus species.