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Dictyoptera spp. #1 - Dictyoptera simplicipes

Dictyoptera spp. #1 - Dictyoptera simplicipes
113 Km east of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
June 16, 2011
Size: 2 cm
Located in interior cedar hemlock rainforest.

Moved from Dictyoptera.

This one is problematic....we
This one is problematic....we'll settle for Dictyopterus simplicipes for now but it needs careful study in series collections. As for the spelling...the earliest I have is Panzer (1793) who spelled it Dictyopterus, then Say (1824) who spelled it Dictyopterus too, for US species, then came Guerin-Meneville (1829) who spelled it Dictyoptera. Both spellings have been bounced around through two centuries now. I don't know if there's a contemporary resolution to it, although Bocak, Bocakova and Kazantsev, world authorities, spell it Dictyoptera.

Moved from ID Request.

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