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Ornebius tampinesTan & Robillard, 2012

Adult Male (ZRC.ORT.468). This image was contributed by Mingkai Tan as part of his undergraduate final year project in NUS.

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Identified By: MK Tan

Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Mogoplistidae: Mogoplistinae (Mogoplistini)
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Identifying Features:
Tegmen in males highly modified as stridulatory apparatus. Differ fromo ther speceis by tegmen pale with black posterior margin; relatively small among other winged scaly crickets (BL around 5 mm).
This species is associated to mangrove but can also be found in adjacent habitats (Tan, 2013). It is so far known only from Singapore.

Mogoplistidae (Scale-crickets)