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In July 2022 several grasshoppers of the genus Miramella Dovnar-Zapolskij, 1932 were encountered on two localities in Montenegro. Voucher specimens were sampled. It became clear that these did not belong to the species Miramella albanica Mistshenko, 1952. They also deviated in morphology and habitat from Miramella irena (Fruhstorfer, 1921). After further investigation of external morphology and the male genitalia, confirmation was derived about its undescribed status of the specimens and the species is here formally described and illustrated as Miramella demissa sp. nov. The new species is known from a restricted area in southern Montenegro. It is adapted to particularly low elevations, quite aberrant for the genus. A key to both sexes is given for the species in the region.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Systematics/Other taxa
Received: 2023/02/25 | Accepted: 2023/05/16 | Published: 2023/05/26

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