First reports of Bactrophora dominans Westwood, 1842 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae) from Venezuela and French Guiana (South America), with comments on biology, ecology and distribution of the species

Jorge Manuel González, Jeff Shea, Charles Brewer-Carías


New records of Bactrophora dominans Westwood, 1842 collected for the first time in Venezuela (Tepui Ichum), and French Guiana (Bélizon and Regina), are presented. Description of the insect, its colors, as well as ecological and biological notes and a historical overview of the known specimens in the genus and species are also included.


Bactrophorini; biogeography; biodiversity; geographic distribution

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