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Kamila A P, Sureshan P M. Description of a new species of Acromantis Saussure, 1870 (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae) from India. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2024; 10 (2) :273-284
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1- Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala, India- 673006 [1]; University of Calicut, Thenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala, India- 673635 [2] , kamiii619@gmail.com
2- Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode, Kerala, India- 673006
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Acromantis lobofemorata sp. nov., a new praying mantis species of the subfamily Acromantinae (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae), is described from the Southern states of India. The specimens of the present species were misidentified and referred as Acromantis insularis on several occasions by earlier workers in India. The new species can be easily identified from other species of the genus by the presence of a mid-lobe on the upper margin of the fore femora, a small medial mesofemoral lobe and well-developed denticles on pronotum laterally. A preliminary key for the identification of the Indian Acromantis species is also provided.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Other taxa
Received: 2024/01/1 | Accepted: 2024/02/1 | Published: 2024/02/14

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