Phobaeticus heusii

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 1997: 505, figs. 1-5.

 

HENNEMANN, F.H. & CONLE, O.V. (1997): Eine bemerkenswerte neue Riesenstabschrecke aus Vietnam: Phobaeticus heusii n. sp. (Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae: Phasmatini: Pharnaciini). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 107(12): 504-509.

 

 

Holotype, male [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC].  Body length 250.5 mm

 

Allotype, female [Zoologische Staatssammlung München].  Body length 255.0 mm

 

   

Allotype, egg (dorsolateral & lateral view) [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC]. 

 

Male, captive reared [coll. FH, No. 0240-11].  Body length 230.0 mm

 

Female, captive reared [coll. FH, No. 0240-4].  Body length 281.5 mm

 

Male (no type): Head and prothorax in lateral view [coll. FH]

 

Male (no type): Apex of abdomen [coll. FH]

 

 

Etymology:

This gigantic species is dedicated to Peter HEUSI (Uster, Switzerland), who first imported livestock to Europe and provided the type-specimens.

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, male: N-Vietnam, Cuc Phuong, ex. Zucht P. Heusi 1996, ex coll. FH, No. 0240-1 [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC]. 

ALLOTYPE, female (+ 4 eggs): N-Vietnam, Cuc Phuong, ex. Zucht P. Heusi 1996, ex coll. FH, No. 0240-2 [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC]. 

 

Note: Valid name Phryganistria heusii (HENNEMANN & CONLE, 1997)

           Phasmid study Group culture-number PSG 277