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Panoploscelis specularis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae): Extraordinary Female Sound Generator, Male Description, Male Protest and Calling Signals

Fernando Montealegre-Z, Patrick A. Guerra and Glenn K. Morris
Journal of Orthoptera Research
Vol. 12, No. 2 (2003), pp. 173-181
Published by: Orthopterists' Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3503770
Page Count: 9
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Panoploscelis specularis (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae): Extraordinary Female Sound Generator, Male Description, Male Protest and Calling Signals
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Abstract

Females of Panoploscelis specularis present a dramatic modification of their forewings for stridulation. The female generator is illustrated and its distinct from contrasted with that of males. The physical form of the signals that females might produce is inferred; male calling and protest signals are characterized. The male of P. specularis is described for the first time.

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