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The Grasshoppers (Caelifera) of Costa Rica and Panama

Show simple item record Rowell, Charles H. F. 2017-09-16T01:34:57Z 2017-09-16T01:34:57Z 2013-11
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-90904-2
dc.description The purpose of this book is to present in condensed form most of what is currently known of the grasshoppers (Orthoptera Caelifera) of Costa Rica and Panama. That this goal can be even contemplated by a single author is a sign of how extremely limited our knowledge of the biology of the Tropics truly is. Costa Rica is biologically one of the best known of tropical lands, and grasshoppers are relatively large, conspicuous insects, and rather limited in the number of their species in comparison with many other groups of insects. The fact that nearly half the presently known Costa Rican grasshoppers have been described directly or indirectly as a result of the collecting work of my associates and myself in the past 30 years says more about the richness of the tropical fauna and the paucity of previous systematic work there than of our industry. Of all Costa Rican insects, perhaps only the larger day-fl ying butterfl ies are known taxonomically at the depth that temperate-zone biologists assume to be normal and universal, and even they only found their biographer with the publication of Phil DeVries’ (1987) standard-setting work. es_CR
dc.description.abstract A preliminary checklist of the Orthopterans from the Ñambí River Natural reserve is presented. A total of 26 species were studied, five new species are herein described: Championica nambiensis n. sp., Cocconotus awa n. sp., Cocconotus levyi n. sp. (Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae), Antillicharis kwaiker n. sp. (Gryllidae) and Brachybaenus nariniensis n. sp. (Gryllacrididae). Three species are recorded from Colombia for the first time (Legua crenulata, Uvaroviella (Holacla) nebulosa and Anabropsis alata) and seven species are new records for Nariño department (Allotettix peruvianus, Ripipteryx ecuadoriensis, Neoconocephalus affinis, Anaulacomera poculigera, Orophus conspersus, Orophus tessellatus and Neocurtilla hexadactyla). Further comments on species distribution and taxonomy are given. The grasshoppers (Caelifera) of Costa Rica and Panama.. Available from: [accessed Sep 15, 2017]. es_CR
dc.language.iso en_US es_CR
dc.publisher The Orthopterists’ Society es_CR
dc.subject grasshoppers es_CR
dc.subject saltamontes es_CR
dc.subject grillos es_CR
dc.subject Orthopterans es_CR
dc.subject Caelifera es_CR
dc.subject insects es_CR
dc.subject entomology es_CR
dc.title The Grasshoppers (Caelifera) of Costa Rica and Panama es_CR
dc.type Book es_CR

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