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Texas turp

Turpiliodes mexicanum (Brunner v.W. 1878)

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map female holotype? ovipositor
Remarks: The live female in the first photo above resembles the pinned female in the adjacent photo which, according to OSF, may be the holotype of Turpiliodes mexicanum. The geographical distance between Tamaulipas (the Mexican state across the Rio Grande from Cameron County, Texas) and the state of Oaxaca (the type locality of T. mexicanum) is large and the intervening land is occupied by multiple ecological provinces. Both would facilitate geographical variation in a single species or the occurrence of one or more yet-to-be-named species of Mexican turp.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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