Description and bioacoustics of a new species of the genus Isophya (Orthoptera: Tetigoniidae: Phaneropterinae) from Turkey

SEVGİLİ H., Demirsoy A., ÇIPLAK B.

ZOOTAXA, no.3361, pp.33-44, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 3361
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3361.1.3
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-44
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


A new species for the genus Isophya, I. bumerangoides, is described from the Northeastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. The new species differs from closely related species in some aspects of morphology, mainly in male and female genitalia. Illustrations of external morphological characters and male and female songs are provided. Additional data on male calling song and female song of closely related bush-cricket Isophya rizeensis Sevgili, 2003 are also given. Scanning Electron Microscope images of stridulatory file of the other related species I. redtenbacheri Adelung, 1907 are provided. I. bumerangoides clearly belongs to I. amplipennis group. Our bioacoustic results suggest that within the genus Isophya, changes in calling song seem to appear more slowly than those in external morphological characters as in most tettigoniid.