How to distinguish the Xestotrachelus Bruner, 1913 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae: Romaleini) from other Romaleini in South America, with a report of the first record in Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Daniela Santos Martins Silva
  • Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira
  • Raysa Martins Lima
Keywords: Brazilian savanna, Cerrado, grasshopper, morphology, Panga Ecological Reserve


The present study provides an important contribution to the knowledge of the geographic distribution of Xestotrachelus Bruner, 1913 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae: Romaleini), a monotypic genus comprised of Xestotrachelus robustus (Bruner, 1911) that has a wide geographic distribution in Brazil. Specimens were collected at the Panga Ecological Reserve, Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Cerrado. We provide a key to distinguish Xestotrachelus from other genera found in South America.