Check List 18(1): 147-150, doi: 10.15560/18.1.147
New record of Chinese Reddish Mantis, Hierodula chinensis Werner, 1929 (Mantodea, Mantidae) from Japan
expand article infoKazuhisa Yamasaki§, Kai Schütte|, Tetsuo Nawa
‡ Gifu University, Gifu, Japan§ Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan| Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany¶ Nawa Insect Museum, Gifu, Japan
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We report on a new distribution record of Hierodula chinensis Werner, 1929 from Gifu Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. This species is distributed in China and recently recorded from Korea. This is the first formal record of this species from Japan. Our comparison of the morphological characters of Japanese specimens with those of type specimens revealed that H. chinensis from Japan has dimorphic male genitalia and retains morphological diversity.
Genital dimorphism, Hierodula membranacea, Hierodula patellifera, Hierodula venosa, Titanodula formosana