Peakesia hospita, copyright Paul Zborowski.

Belongs within: Catantopinae.

The Peakesiina are a group of grasshoppers characterised by a textured pronotum.

Characters (from Rentz 1996): Margins of fastigium of vertex carinate or ridged. Integument of pronotum wrinkled or rough. Tympanum present on abdomen. Furcula of male supra-anal plate usually present.

    |    |--D. fasciataK90
    |    `--D. lepidaR96
    |--Cuprascula pictipesR96
    |    |--C. fuscotibialisK90
    |    `--C. limbatellaK91
    |--Lagoonia scabronotumR96, K91
    |--Perelytrana nanaR96
    |--Caloptilla lutescensR96
    |--Curpilladia flavocarinataR96
    |--Xanterriaria mediocrisR96
         |--P. brunneaK91
         |--P. coeruleipesK91
         |--P. hospitaR96
         |--P. rubescensK90
         |--P. stramineaR96
         `--P. vitripennisR96

*Type species of generic name indicated


[K90] Key, K. H. L. 1990. Host relations and distribution of species of Caeculisoma (Acarina: Erythraeidae) parasitising grasshoppers in Australia, with supplementary information for the genus Trombella (Trombellidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 38: 11–18.

[K91] Key, K. H. L. 1991. Host relations and distribution of Australian species of Charletonia (Acarina: Erythraeidae) parasitising grasshoppers. Australian Journal of Zoology 39: 31–43.

[R96] Rentz, D. 1996. Grasshopper Country: The abundant orthopteroid insects of Australia. University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

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