Poecilimon lodosi Harz, 1975 ♀
Mount Spil, MANİSA ● Turkey
With thanks to Prof. Mustafa Ünal for the ID.
Description: Members of the P. sanctipauli group can be recognised by a combination of characters. Most important are the wide fastigium, short ovipositor and song characters.
The proposed phylogenetic relationships of the members of this group are written as [P. mytilenensis (P. pulcher, P. lodosi, P. sanctipauli)]. All species of the group are known from southwest Turkey and some east Aegean islands. The three species P. pulcher, P. lodosi and P. sanctipauli are morphologically and bioacoustically quite similar. P. sanctipauli and P. pulcher are distinct species, P. lodosi, however, possesses a combination of the key characters of the other two species. It may be a relict species or a species of hybrid origin.
Distribution: Endemic species of Manisa, Western Turkey.
Heller K.-G. & Sevgili H., 2005. Systematics and bioacoustics of the Poecilimon sanctipauli-group (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Phaneropteridae) Eur. J. Entomol. 102(2):265-277/
Orthoptera Species File, species Poecilimon (Poecilimon) sanctipauli
Orthoptera Species File, Poecilimon lodosi