|Anisomorpha urana Moxey, sp. n.|
|Derivation of name. Urana, the “queen of the mountain”, is in reference to the high mountains in which it lives; it is used as a noun in apposition to the generic name.|
Color. Grayish brown to light tan; body almost smooth.
Female. Vertex of the head smooth; first antennal flagellomere twice as long the pedicel.
Pronotum much broader posteriorly than anteriorly, lateral margins and disc smooth; mesonotum about 1.7 times the length of the pronotum, lateral margins with tuberculate spines in the anterior two-thirds, disc with two rows of tubercles on either side of the midline in the anterior two-thirds.
Abdominal tergites II-IX and the median segment each with a small transverse ridge medially at the posterior margin, X medially carinate. Subgenital plate reaching to the middle of abdominal segment X, scoop-like, apically somewhat narrowed, but with the tip rounded-truncate.
Tegmina represented by small, semicircular protuberances at the posterolateral angles of the mesonotum, the wings by small triangular processes along the posterior two-thirds of the lateral margins of the metanotum.
Male. First antennal flagellomere about 1.6 times as long as the pedicel.
Abdominal tergites without the posteromedian ridge, segments IX-X only slightly broader than the others. Subgenital plate broadly pointed apically; vomer similar to that of A. jamaicana.
Wings represented by small, rounded, oblique processes arising from the middle of the lateral margins of the metanotum.
|This species is similar to A. jamaicana, but can be distinguished from that species by the absence of bicarinate abdominal tergites and by the smooth subgenital plate in the female.|
|Distribution. Sierra Maestra, Oriente, Cuba.|
Material examined. Two males, two females.
|[ key to species of Anisomorpha Gray, 1835 ]|
|Total length||34 mm||44 mm|
|mesonotum||5 mm||6 mm|
|metanotum and median segment||5 mm||7 mm|
|anterior femur||9 mm||11 mm|
|middle femur||6 mm||8 mm|
|posterior femur||9 mm||12 mm|
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[ Internet publication date 16 April 2002 ]