An Introduction to Subfamily Gomphocerinae Fieber, 1853 (Orthoptera; Acrididae) of Iran With Keys to Tribes and Genera
Keywords:Grasshoppers, faunistic, endemism, species, genera, tribes, identification
The slant-faced grasshoppers (Gomphocerinae) with seven of the 20 known tribes in Iran are; Gomphocerini Fieber 1853, Arcypterini Shumakov 1963, Ochrilidini Brunner von Wattenwyll 1893, Stenobothrini Harz 1975, Chrysochraontini Brunner von Wattenwyl 1893, Dociostaurini Mishchenko 1974, and Ramburiellini Defaut 2012. Within the Gomphocerinae several genera have not been assigned to a specific tribe.
Leva Bolivar 1909, Mesopsis, Bolivar, 1906, Stenohippus Uvarov 1926, Xenocheila Uvarov, 1933, recorded in Iran, are genera without a specific tribe assignment. However, Leva shares many characters with the Dociostaurini. Keys for the identification of tribes, and genera found in Iran are provided. Stauronotulus Tarbinsky 1940, subgenus of Dociostaurus Fieber, 1953; is recorded with 3 species; five subspecies. Dociostaurus diamesus Bey-Bienko 1948, in a few morphological characters, is nearer to Stauronotulus than Dociostaurus subgenus.
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