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Silva DSM, Pereira MR, Lima RM. 2021. How to distinguish the Xestotrachelus Bruner, 1913 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae: Romaleini) from other Romaleini in South America, with a report of the first record in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Insecta Mundi 0873: 1–9.


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The present study provides an important contribution to the knowledge of the geographic distribution of Xestotrachelus Bruner, 1913 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae: Romaleini), a monotypic genus comprised of Xestotrachelus robustus (Bruner, 1911) that has a wide geographic distribution in Brazil. Specimens were collected at the Panga Ecological Reserve, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Cerrado. We provide a key to distinguish Xestotrachelus from other genera found in South America.