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An strange nest of Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is described.
A key to the anareolate stick-insect genera (Insecta: Phasmatodea) of the New World (North, Central and South America) is provided. Otocraniella flagelloantennata gen. n. sp. n. and Echetlus fulgens n. sp. are described as new. A new genus, Aplopocranidium gen. n., is erected for Bacteria waehneri (Günther, 1940). Baculum ramosum (Saussure, 1861) i...
The Mantophasmatodea is the most recently discovered insect order. The fossil records of all other 'polyneopteran' orders extend far in the past, but the current absence of pre-Cenozoic fossils of the Mantophasmatodea contradicts a long evolutionary history, which has to be assumed from the morphological distinctness of the group. In this paper, we...
Biography of Klaus Günther. This is a Dutch translation of an article which first appeared in Phasmid Studies, 16(1): 1-4.
Klaus Günther (1907-1975) was a prolific phasmid taxonomist. His life and phasmid work is outlined. He described 24 new genera and 146 new species or subspecies of Phasmida and illustrated most of those species. His arrangement of the families, subfamilies and tribes of phasmids (1953) remained almost unchanged for 50 years.
Two species of the Australian genus Echetlus Stål, 1875 have been reported from Brazil, one of them being destructive to Eucalyptus plantations. Both species were supposed to have been introduced from Australia. Now the first specimen from Australia of one of these, E. evoneobertii Zompro & Adis, 20016. Zompro , O and Adis , J . 2001 . A new specie...
A catalogue of the type-material of the insect order Phasmatodea housed in the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany, and in the collection of the Institut für Zoologie der Martin-Luther-Universität in Halle (Saale), Germany is published. The collection in Berlin contains types of more than 280 species and is especially st...
The type material of Phasmatodea deposited in Brazilian museums and institutions is listed for the first time. New synonyms are proposed: Phibalosoma paulense Toledo Piza, 1938, Phibalosoma rochai Toledo Piza, 1938, Bacteria tuberculata Toledo Piza, 1938 and Bacteria tuberculata var. argentina Toledo Piza, 1938 are junior synonyms of Cladomorphus p...
Type specimens for 157 species-group names of Phasmida have been identified in the collection of the Museum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva. The names are listed alphabetically, with the number of specimens, sex and locality data. The material includes most species described by Saussure and the majority of those described by Carl; in addition there is...
The genera of the family Phylliidae (Walking Leaves) (Phasmatodea: Areolatae) are revised and the relationships between them discussed. Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906 differs strikingly from the other genera and is transferred in the Nanophylliini, trib. nov. A key to genera and species is provided. Nanphyllium adisi, spec. nov. from New Guinea is...
A new species of Phasmatodea: Prisopodidae is described from Brazil. Prisopus wolfgangjunki n.sp. is characterized by the uniformly yellow abdominal sternites and the lack of prominent posterior spines on the head. Types are housed in the Staatliches Museum fur Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany
A new genus and species of Mantophasmatidae, namely: Tyrannophasma gladiator ZOMPRO, gen. nov. sp. nov., is described and figured based on material from the Brandberg Massif, Omaruru District, Namibia. A key to fossil and extant genera of Mantophasmatodea and new observations on the bionomics and behaviour of T. gladiator sp. nov. and Mantophasma z...
The newly discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea, known from two Recent species in tropical Africa and some fossils in Baltic amber, is reviewed, with all the material currently known being listed. A new genus and species is described: Praedatophasma maraisi Zompro & Adis, n. gen., n. sp. Complete information available at present on habitats and...
A new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is described on the basis of museum specimens of a new genus with two species: Mantophasma zephyra gen. et sp. nov. (one female from Namibia) and M. subsolana sp. nov. (one male from Tanzania). This is the first time since 1914 that a newly described extant insect taxon has proved unplaceable within a recognize...
The genus Oreophoetes Rehn, 1904, is revised. Diagnoses are given for all species included and synonyms are listed. Bacteria nigripes Scudder, 1875, is reduced to a subspecies of O. peruana (Saussure, 1868). A lectotype is designated for Bacteria peruana Saussure, 1868. The egg of Oreophoetes mima (Giglio-Tos, 1898) is described for the first time....
Re-examination of the holotype of the stick insect species Heteronemia mexicana Gray, 1835, the type species of the genus Heteronemia Gray, 1835, has revealed this species to actually represent the suborder Areolatae. This discovery results in a number of dramatic nomenclatural alterations. As the family Heteronemiidae is based on Heteronemia, all...
A generic revision of the insect order Phasmatodea: The New World genera of the stick insect subfamily Diapheromerinae (Diapheromeridae) = Heteronemiinae (Heteronemiidae) sensu Bradley & Galil, 1977. The North and South American genera of the phasmatodean subfamily Diapheromerinae = Heteronemiinae sensu Bradley & Galil are revised. All genera are r...
A new genus, Sphinohirasea Zompro n. sp., with the type-species S. crassithorax Zompro n. sp., is described from Vietnam. This member of Menexinini differs from the others by its swollen mesothorax and the broadened mesofemora in the male. Paracentema Redtenbacher, 1906 appears to be a new synonym of Neohirasea Rehn, 1904. Andropromachus scutatus C...
The type-material of Phasmatodea, described by Johann Jacob KAUP. Senckenbergiana biologica 81(1/2): 133-145, 23 figs. Abstract. The type-material of 23 taxa of the insect order Phasmatodea described by Johann Jakob KAUP and housed in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany [HLDH], and Senckenberg-Museum, Franfurt am Main, Germany [SMF] is...
A new species of Theramenes Stål, 1875, Theramenes mandirigma Zompro & Eusebio sp. nov. (Phasmatodea: Heteropterygidae: Obriminae: Obrimini), is described and illustrated from the Philippine island of Cebu. It differs from the only other species in the genus, T. olivaceus (Westwood, 1859), by the number of tubercles on the tergum and the smaller si...
A new species of Phasmatodea, Echetlus evoneobertii ZOMPRO & ADIS n. sp., is described from Southern Brazil, where it is likely to have been introduced. This species is destructive to Eucalyptus urophylla S. T. BLAKE (Myrtaceae) which was imported from Australia. Ernodes sumatranus REDTENBACHER, 1908, is designated as type-species for Ernodes REDTE...
The male and egg of Hoploclonia armadillo (REDTENBACHER, 1906) are described and figured for the first time. A new genus of Phylliidae, Microphyllium gen. n., is erected for Microphyllium spinithorax sp. n., the smallest member of the family. The new genus is closest related to Chitoniscus STÅL, 1875. A lectotype is designated for Dares haematacant...
The stick insects (Orthoptera: Phasmatodea) in Baltic amber are revised. A new family of Areolatae, Archipseudophasmatidae n. fam., is introduced based on the genus Archipseudophasma n. gen., with the type-species A. phoenix n. sp., differing from the closely related two families, Heteronemiidae and Pseudophasmatidae, in the strongly elongated thir...
A new species of stick insect (Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae) from the Philippine Islands, Phasmotaenia elongata n. sp., is described and illustrated. It difers from the only species of Phasmotaenia Navas, P. sanchezi (Bolivar) in terms of body and egg morphology. P. elongata is restricted to the Northern part of Luzon island
Type-species of several genera of the insect order Phasmatodea, described by Redtenbacher, are designated. The genera are: Agrostia, Anisacantha, Antongilia, Brizoides, Citrina, Eucles, Euphasma, Hypocyrtus, Mirophasma, Neophasma, Paraphasma, Paraprisopus, Perliodes
A new genus and species, Lucihormetica fenestrata n.gen., n.sp., of Blattodea, Brachycolini is described from Brazil. This seems to be the first orthopteroid insect genus ever reported as possessing organs of illumination. The new genus is closely related to Hormetica BURMEISTER, 1838 and Parahormetica BRUNNER VON WATTENWYL, 1865, but differs in th...
Notes on Namibian Mantophasma Zompro, Klass, Kristensen & Adis, 2002, with descriptions of three new species (Insecta: Mantophasmatodea: Mantophasmatid ae: Mantophasmatini) Çàìåòêè î íàìèáèéñêèõ Mantophasma Zompro, Klass, Kristensen & Adis, 2002 c îïèñàíèÿìè òð¸õ íîâûõ âèäîâ (Insecta: Mantophasmatodea: Mantophasmatid ae: Mantophasmatini)
Three new species of Mantophasma are described from mountain ranges in Namibia: M. gamsbergense sp.n., M. kudubergense sp.n. and M. omatakoense sp.n. In addition, Sclerophasma pare- sisensis Klass et al., 2003, is transferred to Mantophas- ma comb.n.
The type material in the Zoologisches Museum der Universität Hamburg, Germany (ZMH) is listed. The collection contains type specimens of 113 species, mainly described by BRUNNER V. WATTENWYL, GÜNTHER and REDTENBACHER. The collection is especially strong in material from Borneo, Costa Rica, Fiji, Madagascar and Brazil. Lectotypes are designated for...
Type-species are designated for nine genera of Phasmatodea: Areolatae: Prexaspes (Elasia) REDTENBACHER, 1906, Cirsia REDTENBACHER, 1906, Leprodes REDTENBACHER, 1906, Onogastris REDTENBACHER, 1906, Paraphasma REDTENBACHER, 1906, Paraprisopus REDTENBACHER, 1906, Perisceles REDTENBACHER, 1908, Pseudodatames REDTENBACHER, 1906 and Pseudoleosthenes REDT...
A new species of Dares Stål, 1875 (Phasmatodea: Heteropterygidae: Obriminae: Datamini) is described from Thailand. This species is isolated within the genus and differs from the other species of this genus by the morphology of the antennae and the egg
A new genus and species of stick insect, Spinophetes spinotergum Zompro & Eusebio, gen. et sp. nov. (Phasmatodea: Heteronemiidae: Lonchodinae) is described and illustrated from the Philippine island of Mindanao, specifically Mount Apo, the Philippines' highest peak. These small Lonchodinae show striking development of the abdomen in the female. The...
A new genus and species of Insecta: Phasmatodea from New Caledonia is described. The taxonomic position of Caledoniophasma marshallae n. gen., n. sp. is uncertain, it appears to be closest related to the Eurycanthinae or Xeroderinae, but differs strikingly in the morphology of the genitalia. The type is housed in the Natural History Museum, London...
This paper summarizes the knowledge of Phasmatodea in Baltic Amber. Samples of all taxa are figured. A key to subfamilies, tribes, genera and species is included
A new species of Phasmatodea, Autolyca daemonia sp. n., is described from El Salvador. It is closely related to the type-species Autolyca pallidicornis Stål, 1875, but differs in its annulated antennae and the comparably shorter legs. The holotype ♂ is housed in the Forschungsinstitut und Natur-Museum Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main (SMF-no.Phas-8)
A new species of Phanocles Stål, 1875, P. decorus n. sp. from Ecuador, is described from the collection of the Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany
The type species of Lamachus Stål, 1877, Lamarchinus Uvarov, 1940, Lopaphus Redtenbacher, 1908 (not Lopaphus Westwood, 1859), Lopaphodes Karny, 1923, Orxines Stål, 1875, Pseudodiacantha Redtenbacher are reviewed, with the result that Lamachus and Lamarchinus are found to be new synonyms of Orxines and that the correct name of one of the most famous...
SEM-study of the egg of Bacteria nodulosa REDTENBACHER, 1908, and the first description of the female (Phasmatodea: Heteronemiidae, Heteronemiinae, Heteronemiini). The female and the egg of Bacteria nodulosa REDTENBACHER, 1908, are described for the first time and the male is redescribed. A lectotype is designated. The egg was examined using a scan...
The phasmids in the collection of the Übersee-Museum Bremen (UMB) are listed. The collection includes types of 4 species, described by Brunner v. Wattenwyl, Redtenbacher and Zompro, 1 type of Redtenbacher is missing. A new genus, Medauroidea n. gen. is erected for Clitumnus extradentatus Brunner v. W., 1907
Four species of phasmids from Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, are described as new: Paragongylopus plaumanni n. sp., Gratidia fritzschei n. sp., Phaenopharos khaoyaiensis n. sp. and Gratidia luethyi n. sp. from Ko Tao; the description of P. khaoyensis includes a key to the species of this genus. The male of P. plaumanni is the first one to be known in...
A new genus of the phasmatodean subfamily Pachymorphinae is described from Sri Lanka. The two species of Microphasma n. gen., M. prima n. sp., the type species, and M. secunda n. sp. belong to the smallest phasmids. The new genus is known only from the female sex and is endemic for Sri Lanka.
A new species of the genus Dermyle Stål, S. kujawskii Zompro n. sp., and its egg are described and figured as well as a new subspecies of Pseudobacteria picta (Brunner v. W.) and its egg. These two taxa were collected on the Honduran island of utila. Some informations on the breeding of P. picta utilaensis n. subsp. are added.
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Brief biographies of entomologists who have done significant work on phasmids.
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