new giant phasmid species described by J. Bresseel and J. Constant
· Phryganistria heusii yentuensis (from Tay Yen Tu NP, Vietnam)
· Phryganistria tamdaoensis (from from Tam Dao NP and Da Krong NP, Vietnam)
Joachim Bresseel, Jérôme Constant. 2014. Giant Sticks from Vietnam and China, with three new taxa including the second longest insect known to date (Phasmatodea, Phasmatidae, Clitumninae, Pharnaciini). European Journal of Entomology No. 104 (2014):
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important note for breeders - resulting name changes of current cultures:
· Phryganistria sp. "Da Krong" is now to be called Phryganistria heusii yentuensis "Da Krong"
· Phryganistria sp. "Tam Dao" is now to be called Phryganistria heusii yentuensis "Tam Dao"
the Online Phasmid Culture List a very valuable tool for all phasmid breeders !
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