Tirachoidea herberti

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2008: 233, figs. 135-136, 163-164, 215-217, 304, 366, 402.

 

HENNEMANN, F. H. & CONLE, O. V. (2008): Revision of Oriental Phasmatodea: The tribe Pharnaciini Günther, 1953, including the description of the world’s longest insect, and a survey of the family Phasmatidae Gray, 1835 with keys to the subfamilies and tribes. (Phasmatodea: “Anareolatae”: Phasmatidae). Zootaxa, 1906: 1-316.

 

 

Holotype, female [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH].  Body length 229.0 mm

 

Paratype, male [coll. Mel Herbert / MH].  Body length 139.0 mm

 

Holotype, female: Head and prothorax in lateral view [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH]

 

Holotype, female: Right protibia [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH]

 

Holotype, female: Right mesofemur in ventro-lateral aspect [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH]

 

Holotype, female: Right mesotibia [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH]

 

Holotype, female: Apex of abdomen [Natural History Museum, London / BMNH]

 

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, female: Brunei, Badas, swamp forest, leg. M. Herbert I.1993, ex coll. MH, No. 11-2 [British Museum of Natural History, London / BMNH].


PARATYPE, male: Brunei, Badas, swamp forest, leg. M. Herbert I.1993 [coll. Mel Herbert / MH, No. 11-1]. 


PARATYPE, male: Brunei, Badas swamp forest, M. Herbert, III.1994 [coll. Phil E. Bragg / PEB, No. 2407].


PARATYPE, 2 eggs: Brunei, Badas, swamp forest, leg. M. Herbert I. 1993 [coll. Frank Hennemann / FH, No. 0358-E].


PARATYPE, male: Sabah, Telupid S’Kam, Tawai F. Res, Ento Staff, 1-13 Sept, 94 [Forest Research Centre, Sandakan, Sabah / FRCS].