Brazilian Tettigoniid help

Doug Yanega dyanega at MONO.ICB.UFMG.BR
Mon Mar 16 14:22:04 CST 1998

A student here just came to me with a request - they've been collecting
some species of tettigoniids in bromeliads here (looks as if they may be
apterous and restricted to bromeliads), and have been unable to find any
references or experts to make species identifications. For that matter, I
also was recently given a phenomenal wasp-mimetic specimen (big, black and
yellow, with modified antennae) recently that I'm curious about, myself.
Last time I had a similar problem (roaches and Psocoptera), I got some
useful answers on the net, so I thought I'd ask again. And incidentally,
the school library doesn't appear to have any of the "guides to keys" (e.g.
Sims & Hollis' "Animal Identification: A Reference Guide") that people had
suggested for this sort of query.

Thanks in advance, and apologies for the crosspost,

Doug Yanega    Depto. de Biologia Geral, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas,
Univ. Fed. de Minas Gerais, Cx.P. 486, 30.161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG   BRAZIL
phone: 031-449-2579, fax: 031-441-5481  (from U.S., prefix 011-55)
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        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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