Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1990


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 4, No. 1-4, March-December 1990. Copyright © 1990 Blackith.
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Long series of some species of Tetrigidae from south Asia show that the wings regularly project beyond the pronotal shield by some 15- 35 percent of their length, depending on the species. There is little intraspecific variation and alary polymorphism is not normally detectable. The role of such exposed wings is discussed and one new species is described. Most such species probably owe their evident relationship to evolution prior to the disintegration of the Gondwanaland super-continent.

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