|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1909|
|Journal:||Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History|
|Keywords:||Citharomantis falcata, Hierodula athene, Sumatra., Toxodera pluto|
Early in the year 1906 the American Museum of Natural History placed in my hands for study a collection of Sumatran Orthoptera. While the actual determinative work on the series was completed the same year, various matters have hindered the completion of the report, which, however, is now based on an almost complete re-examination of the material.
This material was collected in part by Mr. Rudolph Weber on a private estate called Bah Soemboe, situated on the east coast of the island, and in part by Mr. A. S. Schmiedell at Benkoelen, on the west coast. The initiais of the collectors given below under each species indicate the localities where the specimens recorded were collected. The number of species treated in this paper is eighty, of new genera three, of new species seventeen.
The paper describes the praying mantids Citharomantis falcata n.gen. & n.sp., Hierodula athene n.sp., Toxodera pluto n.sp. from Sumatra.