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Two new Peripodisma species from Albania

Roy Kleukers - 18 November 2015
Peripodisma ceraunii, female / Photo: Michéle Lemonnier-Darcemont

In 2015 two new species of Peripodisma have been described from Albania. This is quite remarkable, as the genus contained only one species, known from Greece (Epirus): E. tymphii. In the summer of 2014 Peripodisma llofizii was discovered in the Gjirokastër region of Albania. Peripodisma ceraunii was found in the Vlora district in southern Albania.

 

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Lemonnier-Darcemont M. & C. Darcemont 2015. Additional data towards the knowledge of european Podismini Jacobson, 1905 (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Melanoplinae). Zoosystema 37 (2): 371-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.5252/z2015n2a6 http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/sites/default/files/articles/pdf/z2015n2a6.pdf Lemmonier-Darcemont, M. C. Darcemont 2015. Peripodisma ceraunii (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Melanoplinae: Podismini), a new species of the genus Peripodisma from southern Albania. Articulata 30: 53-62.