Review of Hebridea Willemse, 1926, an endemic genus of grasshoppers from Vanuatu (Orthoptera, Caelifera) with the description of a new species from Malekula

Sylvain HUGEL

en Zoosystema 34 (2) - Pages 267-277

Published on 29 June 2012

This article is a part of the thematic issue SANTO 2006 Global Biodiversity Survey

The grasshopper genus Hebridea Willemse, 1926 is redefined, the species Hebridea rufotibialis Willemse, 1926 from Espiritu Santo is redescribed and life history traits are given. Hebridea amedegnatoae n. sp. is described from Malekula Island. Examination of its morphology reveals that Hebridea belongs to Catantopinae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893 and not to Cyrtacanthacridinae Kirby, 1902. Relations of Hebridea with closely related Catantopinae genera are discussed.


Orthoptera, Caelifera, Acrididae, Catantopinae, Cyrtacanthacridinae, southwestern Pacific, new species.

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