Oskar V. Conle

Oskar V. Conle
Zoologische Staatssammlung München · Department of Entomology

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Introduction
Working on the systematics, taxonomy, biogeography and biology of Stick and Leaf Insects (Phasmatodea) mainly from South and Central America and the Caribbean. Currently several projects in various countries througout the "New World" are on-going, including Hispaniola, French Guiana, Colombia and Mexico. Taxa described so far: -3 new tribes -24 new genera -166 new species - 6 new subspecies. Website: www.Phasmatodea.com

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The genus Pterinoxylus Serville, 1838 is redescribed and revised at the species level. It is distributed throughout most of Central America, the northern half of South America and also has one species on the Lesser Antilles. Two new species are described from Costa Rica: P. cocoense n. sp. from both sexes and the eggs and P. speciosus n. sp. from b...
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The new genus Bostriana n. gen. is described exclusively for the Bolivian species B. boliviana (Piza, 1939) n. comb., which previously was of uncertain generic affiliation and provisionally attributed to Dyme Stål, 1875. The new monotypical genus belongs to a subgroup of New World Phasmatodea currently referred to as Diapheromerinae: Diapheromerini...
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The new genus Andeocalynda n. gen. is described and the supposed relationships are discussed. The genus is restricted to the mountainous Andean regions of Ecuador and Colombia. Nine new species are described and illustrated: A. aspericollis n. sp., A. banosense n. sp., A. brevicercata n. sp. and A. lojaense n. sp. from Ecuador based on the males on...
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The enigmatic, monotypic genus Laciphorus Redtenbacher, 1908 (type species: Laciphorus lobulatus Redtenbacher, 1908) is redescribed and its taxonomic position is explained. It belongs to a subgroup of ‘anareolate’ Phasmatodea currently referred to as Diapheromerinae: Diapheromerini: ‘Bacteria-group’ and now members of a clade termed Occidophasmata...
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The new Hesperophasmatini–genus Sigaruphasma gen. nov. from Hispaniola is described and illustrated. It is remarkable for violating several of the previously stated diagnostic features of the tribe Hesperophasmatini Bradley and Galil, 1977. It is well characterized by the cylindrical, cigar–like body of females, proportionally very short legs, stro...
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The present paper describes 16 new species and one new genus from French Guiana and numerous taxonomic changes are proposed to the Phasmatodea of French Guiana. Fifty-six new combinations, twenty-six new synonymies, two lectotypes and four neotypes are designated.
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Two new species of Taraxippus Moxey, 1971 are described and illustrated: T. samarae sp. nov. from Costa Rica and Panama and T. perezgelaberti sp. nov. from the Dominican Republic. Both sexes and the previously unknown eggs are described. The genus is recorded from Central America for the first time. A distribution map and a discussion of the distri...
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The neotropical genus of stick insects, Phantasca Redtenbacher, 1906, was recently revised by Hennemann et al. (2018). However, the females and eggs of several species remain unknown, including all five species recorded from Brazil. The female and egg of Phantasca phantasma (Westwood, 1859) are here described for the first time, based on material a...
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The new species Acrophylla bhaskaraisp. n. from Larat Island, Indonesia, is described from both sexes and the egg. It is the second species of the genus Acrophylla G ray , 1835 known from outside Australia and the first record of the genus from Wallacea. The discovery raises the number of genera of the tribe Phasmatini known to occur within the bou...
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The areolate Oriental family Heteropterygidae Kirby, 1893 is critically reviewed and the results of the present study contradict the arrangement suggested by Zompro (2004), but in most aspects agree with a molecular study presented by Whiting et al (2003) and a phylogenetic study presented by Bradler (2009). The family is critically discussed and n...
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The anareolate New World subfamily Cladomorphinae Bradley & Galil, 1977 is reviewed and keys to the six tribes currently included are presented; these are: Cladomorphini Bradley & Galil, 1977, Cladoxerini Karny, 1923, Cranidiini Günther, 1953, Pterinoxylini n. trib., Hesperophasmatini Bradley & Galil, 1977 and Haplopodini Günther, 1953 rev. stat.....
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The tribe Phasmatini Gray, 1835 predominantly includes very striking stick insects of remarkable size, most of which are characteristic for their large and often colourful wings. The tribe represents roughly half of the Giant Stick Insects of Wal-lacea, a subregion in Eastern Indonesia comprising thousands of islands that are separated by deep wate...
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The new genus and new species Tainophasma monticola gen. nov., sp. nov., a highly montane taxon which is remarkable for its very small size, compact body, short legs and proportionally very large head, is described and illustrated from both sexes and the egg.
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The two genera Tagesoidea Redtenbacher, 1908 (Type-species: Necroscia tages Westwood, 1859) and Eurynecroscia Dohrn, 1910 (Type-species: Eurynecroscia festiva Dohrn, 1910, = Tagesoidea nigrofasciata Redtenbacher, 1908), both subfamily Necrosciinae, are re-diagnosed. Eurynecroscia is shown to be a valid genus and removed from synonymy with Tagesoide...
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Both sexes and the egg of a new species of Phasmatodea from Costa Rica, Planudes asperus n. sp., are described and illustrated.
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A detailed redescription and review of the north Central American genus Paracalynda Zompro, 2001 is presented, which presently contains only two known species. A re-description is provided for the type-species P. picta (Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907), which is only known from the unique male holotype. P. utilaensis (Zompro, 1998) was originally descri...
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The two Central American genera Hypocyrtus Redtenbacher, 1908 and Rhynchacris Redtenbacher, 1908 (Xerosomatinae: Hesperophasmatini) are revised at the species level. Extended redescriptions of both genera are presented along with keys to the species contained. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of all seven known species are provided. Hypocyrt...
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Studies of Neotropical Phasmatodea XII: Pseudophasma lakini sp. n. - a new stick insect from eastern Ecuador (Phasmatodea: Pseudophasmatidae: Pseudophasmatinae) Pseudophasma lakini sp. n., a remarkable new phasmid from the eastern Andean slopes of Ecuador (Province Napo) is described and illustrated (both sexes and eggs). The original specimens wer...
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Colombia is amongst the 17 megadiverse countries in the world mainly due to its privileged position in northwestern South America and its highly complex topography. The latter includes the Andes and various types of environments ranging from tropical lowland rainforest over dwarf forest and Parámo to lowland savannas. Hence, it represents close to...
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Thirteen species of Phyllium (Phyllium) Illiger, 1798 are studied and (re)described in detail with emphasis on those species which exhibit more or less well developed alae in the females and those occurring in the Philippine Islands and on Palawan. Amongst these five new species are described and illustrated from both sexes and the eggs: Ph. (Ph.)...
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Oreophoetes topoense n. sp. from Ecuador, Tungurahua Province, Rio Topo is described and illustrated for both sexes; eggs are described. It differs from all other species in the genus Oreophoetes Rehn, 1904, by a striking coloration and by morphological features of the insects’ genitalia and eggs. Keys are provided to distinguish the four known spe...
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The genus Decidia Stål, 1875 is revised with an updated description of the genus, descriptions of all four known species, illustrations and keys provided. The male of the type-species Decidia sorana (Westwood, 1859) is described and illustrated for the first time and a re-description of the females is presented. Examination of the Colombian Perupha...
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The genus Decidia Stål, 1875 is revised with an updated description of the genus, descriptions of all four known species, illustrations and keys are provided. The male of the type-species Decidia soranus (Westwood, 1859) is described and illustrated for the first time and a re-description of the females is given. Examination of the Colombian Peruph...
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Numerous color morphs of the southern twostriped walkingstick (or “devil rider”), Anisomorpha buprestoides (Stoll, 1813) (Phasmatodea: Areolatae: Pseudophasmatidae: Pseudophasmatinae: Anisomorphini), predominantly from Florida, are described and illustrated. Three main color forms of A. buprestoides are recognized: white, orange and brown. Type spe...
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The genus Phasmotaenia Navás, 1907 (type-species: Taeniosoma sanchezi Bolívar, 1897) is currently known only from the Philippine Islands and Taiwan, but here shown to extend eastwards as far as to the Solomon Islands, Northern New Guinea and even Fiji. A taxonomic review of the genus, and updated keys to the species are presented. The type-species...
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The genus Phasmotaenia Navás, 1907 (type-species: Taeniosoma sanchezi Bolívar, 1897) is currently known only from the Philippine Islands and Taiwan, but here shown to extend eastwards as far as to the Solomon Islands, Northern New Guinea and even Fiji. A taxonomic review of the genus, and updated keys to the species are presented. The type-species...
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Numerous color morphs of the southern twostriped walkingstick (or "devil rider") Anisomorpha buprestoides (Stoll, 1813), predominantly from Florida, are described and illustrated. Three main color forms of A. buprestoides are recognized: white, oarnge and brown. As the type-specimens of A. buprestoides are lost but colored illustrations were provid...
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FIGURE 1. Geographical distribution of Phasmotaenia Navás, 1907. The dotted line indicates the still fractional knowledge on the distribution of the genus and its borders indicate the known limits of its distribution.
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FIGURES 16 – 20. Phasmotaenia bukaense n. sp. 16. Habitus of Ƥ HT (SMFM); 17. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (lateral view) [scale = 5 mm]; 18. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (dorsal view) [scale = 5 mm]; 19. Egg (dorsal view) [scale = 1 mm]; 20. Egg (lateral view) [scale = 1 mm].
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FIGURES 21 – 26. Phasmotaenia guentheri n. sp. 21. Habitus of Ƥ HT (MNHU); 22. Habitus of Ƥ PT (BMNH, No. 845038) [Photo by P. D. Brock, © BMNH]; 23. Tegmina and alae of Ƥ PT (BMNH, No. 845039); 24. Tegmina and alae of Ƥ PT (BMNH, No. 845038); 25. Ƥ apex of abdomen (lateral view); 26. Ƥ apex of abdomen (dorsal view)
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FIGURES 2 – 9. Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933). 2. Habitus of Ƥ captive reared from Central Malaita Id.: Kwara’ae Province (coll. FH, No. 0513 - 7); 3. Habitus of Ƥ from Maramasike Id. (coll. FH, No. 0513 - 1); 4. Habitus of 3 captive reared from Central Malaita Id.: Kwara’ae Province (coll. FH, No. 0513 - 5); 5. Lateral view of head and thor...
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FIGURES 33 – 40. Phasmotaenia spinosa n. sp. 33. Habitus of Ƥ PT (coll. FH, No. 0602 - 3); 34. Habitus of 3 PT (coll. FH, No. 0602 - 6); 35. Head and thorax of Ƥ PT (BMNH); 36. Ƥ apex of abdomen (lateral view); 37. Ƥ apex of abdomen (dorsal view); 38. 3 apex of abdomen (lateral view); 39. 3 apex of abdomen (dorsal view); 40. Mid leg of Ƥ (anterolat...
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FIGURES 41 – 47. Phasmotaenia virgea n. sp. 41. Habitus of Ƥ HT (BMNH, No. 845349). [Photo by P. D. Brock, © BMNH]; 42. Habitus of 3 PT (BMNH, No. 845350). [Photo by P. D. Brock, © BMNH]; 43. Ƥ apex of abdomen (lateral view); 44. Ƥ apex of abdomen (dorsal view); 45. 3 apex of abdomen (lateral view); 46. 3 apex of abdomen (dorsal view); 47. Mid leg...
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FIGURES 48 – 58. Eggs of Phasmotaenia spp. in dorsolateral view. 48. Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933), Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (culture-stock); 49. Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933), Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (culture-stock); 50. Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933), Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (cult...
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FIGURES 62 – 64. Live captive reared specimens of Phasmotaenia spinosa n. sp.: 62. adult 3, 63. Defensive reaction of Ƥ displaying its bright red and black wings (© R. Krijns), 64. adult Ƥ (© R. Krijns).
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FIGURES 10 – 15. Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933). 10. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (lateral view); 11. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Central Malaita Id., Kwara’ae Province (dorsal view); 12. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Maramasike Id. (lateral view); 13. Apex of abdomen of Ƥ from Savo Id. (lateral view); 14. Apex...
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FIGURES 61. Mating captive reared couple of Phasmotaenia australe (Günther, 1933), the enlargement in the lower left corner shows the genitalia during copulation with the extremely elongated, gonapophyses of the Ƥ well seen.
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FIGURES 1 – 2. Decidia blapoides (Redtenbacher, 1906) n. comb. 1. Ƥ HT (MNCN). 2. 3 (MNHN, coll. Finot). FIGURES 3 – 4. Decidia doylei (Caudell, 1906) n. comb. 3. Ƥ (MNCN). 4. 3 (MNCN).
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FIGURES 11 – 19: Genitalia of Decidia spp. [scale = 1 mm]. 11. D. blapoides (Redtenbacher, 1906), 3 (MNHN), apex of abdomen (lateral view). 12. D. blapoides (Redtenbacher, 1906), Ƥ HT (MNCN), apex of abdomen (lateral view). 13. D. doylei (Caudell, 1906), 3 (MNCN), apex of abdomen (lateral view). 14. D. doylei (Caudell, 1906), Ƥ (MNCN), apex of abdo...
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The family Phasmatidae Gray, 1835 is reviewed and the subfamily Phasmatinae shown to be polyphyletic. Based on features of the exosceleton of the insects, egg-morphology and copulation habits a new arrangement of Phasmatidae is proposed. The monophyly of Lanceocercata Bradler, 2001 is confirmed but this name shown to be a synonym of Phasmatidae, he...
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The genus Malacomorpha Rehn, 1906 is revised at the species-level, based upon examination of all necessary type-material and extensive material housed in ANSP, CMNH and USNM mainly collected on nine international expeditions and collections at 280 sites distributed throughout the geography of the Dominican Republic from 2001 through 2004. A re-desc...
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A complete taxonomic catalogue of the Stick and Leaf-insects (Phasmatodea) recorded or described from the mainland China (excluding Taiwan) is presented. 241 valid species are listed, which are currently attributed to 50 genera, 5 families and 7 subfamilies. Genera and species are listed alphabetically. All available type-data is provided based mai...
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The genus Parastheneboea Redtenbacher, 1908 is recorded for the first time from the Yunnan Province and Chongqing municipality, China. Two new species are described and illustrated: P. foliculata n. sp. from Yunnan based on the female and eggs, and P. simianshanensis n. sp. from Chongqing based on the male alone. The systematics of Parastheneboea a...
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The genus Parastheneboea Redtenbacher, 1908 is recorded for the first time from the Yunnan Province and Chongqing municipality, China. Two new species are described and illustrated: P. foliculata n. sp. from Yunnan based on the female and eggs, and P. simianshanensis n. sp. from Chongqing based on the male alone. The systematics of Parastheneboea B...
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The new genus Lobolibethra n. gen. is established in the tribe Diapheromerini, with Lobolibethra panguana n. sp. designated as the type-species. Three new species are described: L. boliviana n. sp. from the Chapare Province of Bolivia and L. mutica n. sp. from North Peru from the females only, the type-species L. panguana n. sp. from East Peru from...
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The subfamily Lonchodinae is a large but still rather poorly studied group of Old World Phasmatodea. The collections of the authors include numerous species of Lonchodinae from the Philippine Islands of Samar, Mindoro, Panay, Babuyan and Luzon, some of which are here studied in detail. Two new genera and eleven new species are described. Keys to th...
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The defensive secretion of Parectatosoma mocquerysi, a walkingstick insect from Madagascar, was determined to contain glucose, water, and a new monoterpene, parectadial, (4S)-(3-oxoprop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohex-1-enecarbaldehyde. Here, we describe the elucidation of parectadial's molecular structure and absolute configuration via microsample NMR technolo...
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Six species of Pseudosermyle Caudell, 1903 occurring in Mexico are discussed. Three new species from Mexico are described and illustrated, all of which are closely related to Pseudosermyle phalangiphora (Rehn, 1907): P. chorreadero n. sp. from both sexes, P. procea n. sp. and P. claviger n. sp. from the males only. The males of P. inconguens (Brunn...
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Six species of Pseudosermyle Caudell, 1903 occurring in Mexico are discussed. Three new species from Mexico are described and illustrated, all of which are closely related to Pseudosermyle phalangiphora (Rehn, 1907): P. chorreadero n. sp. from both sexes, P. procera n. sp. and P. claviger n. sp. from the males only. The males of P. inconguens (Brun...
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The new genus Jeremiodes gen. nov. is established with J. guianensis spec. nov. designated as the type-species. The new genus includes three species, two of which are described as new. Jeremiodes guianensis spec. nov. from French Guiana is described and illustrated from both sexes. Jeremiodes bolivianus spec. nov. from the Chapare Province of Boliv...
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The genus Cranidium Westwood, 1843 (Type-species: Diapherodes (Cranidium) serricollis Westwood, 1843) is re-described. Bacteria clavigera Redtenbacher, 1908 is shown to represent the male of Cranidium gibbosum (Burmeister, 1838) (new synonym). Detailed descriptions and illustrations of both sexes and the eggs as well as a complete synonymic list ar...
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The new genus Papuacocelus n. gen. (Type-species: Papuacocelus papuanus n. sp.) is described from Papua New Guinea (Morobe Province) and is related to Dryococelus Gurney, 1947, Thaumatobactron Günther, 1929 and Eurycantha Boisduval, 1835. The type-species Papuacocelus papuanus n. sp. is described and illustrated. The male holotype is deposited in B...
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The new genus Papuacocelus n. gen. (Type-species: Papuacocelus papuanus n. sp.) is described from Papua New Guinea (Morobe Province) and is related to Dryococelus Gurney, 1947, Thaumatobactron Günther, 1929 and Eurycantha Boisduval, 1835. The type-species Papuacocelus papuanus n. sp. is described and illustrated from both sexes. The male holotype i...
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Anisomorpha clara, n. sp., from Hispaniola is described and illustrated from both sexes. It is the first record of true Anisomorpha Gray, 1835, in the Greater Antilles.
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The genus Hermarchus Stål, 1875 (type-species: Phibalosoma pythonius Westwood, 1859) is an artificial taxon. The new genus Macrophasma n. gen. (type-species: Hermarchus biroi Redtenbacher, 1908) is described to contain all New Guinean species currently in Hermarchus Stål, as these differ considerably from the type-species of Hermarchus Stål from Fi...
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A new genus and species (Hennobrimus hennemanni n. gen. n. sp.) of the tribe Obrimini from the Philippine Islands of Mindanao and Leyte are described and illustrated from both sexes. The holotype is preserved in the State Zoological Collections Munich, Germany (ZSMC). Paratypes are deposited in the private collection of the author (OC) and in the p...
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The little-known monotypic genus Paracyphocrania Redtenbacher, 1908 (Phasmatinae: Phasmatini) is reviewed and now comprises two species: P. lativentris Redtenbacher, 1908, and P. tecticollis (Redtenbacher, 1908) comb. nov., which are described and illustrated. A neotype is designated for P. lativentris which is newly recorded from Sulawesi.
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Trachyaretaon brueckneri sp. nov. from the Babuyan Islands (Northern Philippines), a new species of the genus Trachyaretaon Rehn & Rehn, 1939 is described and illustrated from both sexes and the eggs. For comparison, illustrations of the type-species T. echinatus (Stål, 1877) are provided. Keys are provided to distinguish the taxa of Trachyaretaon...
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Peruphasma schultei n. sp., a remarkable new phasmid from the Cordillera del Condor in Northern Peru is described and illustrated from both sexes and the eggs. It is the first species of Peruphasma Conle & Hennemann, 2002 known to have rudimentary tegmina and alae. The original specimens were collected by Dipl. Biol. Rainer Schulte (INIBICO NGO, Ta...
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Peruphasma schultei n. sp., a remarkable new phasmid from the Cordillera del Condor in Northern Peru is described and illustrated from both sexes and the eggs. It is the first species of Peruphasma Conle & Hennemann, 2002 known to have rudimentary tegmina and alae. The original specimens were collected by Dipl. Biol. Rainer Schulte (INBICO NGO,...
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The Malagasyan and Comorian tribe Achriopterini Bradley & Galil, 1977 is revised on species level. A new diagnosis of the tribe and keys to distinguish the included genera are provided. A discussion and biogeography show Achriopterini Bradley & Galil, 1977 to be closely related to the Papuan tribe Stephanacridini Bradley & Galil, 1977 and furthermo...
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An interesting new species of Phasmatodea from the Gawler Ranges, South Australia is described and illustrated from the female sex.Paractenomorpha n. gen. is established for P. baehri n. sp., which is designated as the type-species. One further species, Lopaphus macrotegmus Tepper, 1887 is included in the new genus. Paractenomorpha n. gen. is close...
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Theramenes exiguus sp. nov. (Phasmatodea: Heteropterigydae) is described and illustrated from Panay Island, Philippines. The new species differs from the type-species of Theramenes Stål, T. olivaceus (Westwood, 1859), by being more slender and the lower thoracic tubercles. It can be seperated from T. mandirigma Zompro & Eusebio, 2001, by the number...
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A new species of the genus Acacus Brunner v. Wattenwyl, 1907 (type-species: Bacteria sarawaca Westwood, 1859), Acacus braggi n. sp., from Mt. Serapi in Northwestern Sarawak is described and illustrated in both sexes including its eggs. A discussion and determination keys, as well as a list of the known species of Gargantuoidea Redtenbacher, 1908 (t...
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The tribe Anisomorphini sensu Bradley & Galil, 1977 (family Pseudophasmatidae, subfamily Pseudophasmatinae) including the genera Paranisomorpha Redtenbacher, 1906, Autolyca Stål, 1875, Decidia Stål, 1875, Monticomorpha, gen. nov., Peruphasma, gen. nov., Atratomorpha, gen. nov., Columbiophasma, gen. nov., Pseudolcyphides Karny, 1923, Anisomorpha...
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In this paper some notes on the biology and on breeding experiences concerning Agathemera crassa (Blanchard, 1851) are made, including a list of alternative food plants used. Besides the description of the eggs some notes on the synonymy of this species are given.
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A new genus and species of Phasmatodea (Ladakhomorpha longipes gen. n., sp. n.) from Ladakh in Northern India is described and illustrated. The genus resembles the genera Macynia Stål, 1875 and Bacillus Latreille, 1825 but is most closely related to Leptynia Pantel, 1890.
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A catalogue is provided for the type material of Phasmatodea (27 species & 9 subspecies) deposited in the Naturhistorische Museum Basel, Switzerland (NHMB). All data for the material concerned are given along with taxonomic and relevant comments. Leocrates mecheli Redtenbacher, 1906 is listed as a new synonym of Haaniella muelleri (de Haan, 1842) a...
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The recently discovered male of Parapachymorpha quadrispinosa Hennemann, Gehler & Conle, 1995 is described and illustrated.
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The recently discovered male and egg of Eurycantha coronata Redtenbacher, 1908 are described and figured for the first time. An illustration of the females is included as well.
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Three new species of the genus Thaumatobactron Günther, 1929 endemic to New Guinea are described and illustrated from material deposited in the Natural History Museum, London (BMNH): Th. harmani spec. nov., Th. unicolor spec. nov. and Th. spinosissima spec. nov. Two of the three species are known only from the male holotype. The holotypes are prese...
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The Genus Thaumatobactron, GÜNTHER 1929 with Description of two New Species from Papua New Guinea (Phasmatodea, Eurycanthinae) Two new species of the genus Thaumatobactron GÜNTHER 1929 (Th. granulosa n.sp. & Th. guentheri n.sp ) from Papua New Guinea are described and figured. A review on the genus and a key to the males is given. Some information...
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In this paper the intraspecific variation of the phasmid Lonchodes femoratus (Stoll) is discussed and illustrated. The material examined originates in a phasmid collection made by P. Kibler in 1912 from the Key Islands, which includes 158 females, 7 males and two large female nymphs. The synonymy of the species is discussed and one new synonym (Pri...
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The recently discovered male of Phasma reinwardtii de Haan 1842 as well as the eggs of this species are described and illustrated for the first time. A key is given for the males and illustrations show the differences between both sexes of Ph. gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) and Ph. reinwardtii.
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Phobaeticus heusii n. sp. from Vietnam is described and figured including the eggs of this species. It is closest related to Phobaeticus fruhstorferi Brunner v. W., 1907, but differs in being much larger and the males chowing a different colouring. The eggs are quite smiliar to those of Phobaeticus sichuanensis Cai & Liu, 1993. The males are the la...
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Two new species of Phasmatodea (Manduria halconensis n. sp. and Baculolonga philippinica n. gen., n. sp.) from the Philippine Island of Mindoro are described and figured including a description and illustration of the egg of Manduria halconensis n. sp. Manduria halconensis differs from the only known member of the genus M. systropedon (Westwood, 18...
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Symetriophasma brevitarsa n. gen., n. sp., a new genus and species of Phasmatodea from New Guinea, belonging to the subfamily Eurycanthinae, is described and figured. The systematic position of the genus within the subfamily is briefly discussed. A second species, Trapezaspis echinata Günther, 1936, is transferred to the new genus.
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A new species of Phasmatodea – Phaenopharos herwaardeni n. sp. – from Thailand, is described and illustrated. The eggs of the hitherto single species in the genus, Ph. struthioneus (Westwood, 1859) are described and illustrated for the first time and a lectotype for this species is designated.
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A new species of Phasmatodea – Dajaca nigrolineata n. sp. – from Myanmar is described. It is the first non-Bornean representative of the genus Dajaca Brunner, 1893. A review on the genus is given, with a key to its species. The new species differs from D. monilicornis Redtenbacher in the males being completely wingless. It is closely related to D....
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Parapachymorpha quadrispinosa n. sp. is described and figured in the female sex. The male is still unknown. The hitherto undescribed male of Parapachymorpha spinosa Brunner, 1906 is described and figured and a taxonomic review of the genus Parapachymorpha Brunner, 1893 is given.
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A catalogue of all Phasmatodea type material lodged in the Staatliche Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart (SMNS) is provided (28 species: 10 described by BRUNNER V. WAT- TENWYL (1907), 2 by HENNEMANN, CONLE & BRÜCKNER (1996a, 1996b), 1 by HENNEMANN, GEHLER & CONLE (1995a), 1 by KEVAN (1955) and 14 by REDTENBACHER (1906, 1908)). The taxa are listed a...

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