Dociostaurus jagoi Soltani, 1978


Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Southern France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Southern France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Southern France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Female (S-France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Female (S-France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Adult (S-France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Adult (S-France, Argeles-Plage, October 2013) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, early July 2016) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, early July 2016) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Male (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, early July 2016) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Female (Greece, Samos Island, Ireon, early July 2016) [N] Dociostaurus jagoi: Habitat at the coast near Argeles-Plage in Southern France in October 2013 [N]

Habitat:
Dociostaurus jagoi inhabits dry and warm places with scarce vegetation such as coastal dunes, stony areas or dry river beds.

Remarks:
Dociostaurus jagoi occurs in Southwestern Europe (Iberian Peninsula, Baleares, Corsica, Sardinia and southwest France) and probably also NW-Africa. Furthermore it is found in the East Egean (Greece) and from Asia Minor to Iran (inc. Cyprus, Israel).

Hints on determination:
Dociostaurus jagoi is very similar to Dociostaurus genei. The best distinguishing structures are the male penis valves which are elongated with pointed tip in D. genei, but short and curved in D. jagoi.
Furthermore, the teeth of the stridulatory organ (hind femora) are more numerous in D. jagoi (39-76 versus 22-35).

Literature:
Bernard Defaut (2004): A PROPOS DE LA DETERMINATION DES ESPECES ET SOUS-ESPECES DE DOCIOSTAURUS GR. GENEI (OCSKAY, 1832) (Caelifera, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae)




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