Trachyaretaon brueckneri

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2006: 219, figs. 3, 4, 7-9.

 

HENNEMANN, F. H. & CONLE, O. V. (2006): A new species of Trachyaretaon Rehn & Rehn, 1939 from the Babuyan Islands, Philippines (Phasmatodea: Heteropterygidae, Obriminae, Obrimini). Entomofauna, 27(18): 217-228.

 

 

Paratype, male [coll. FH, No. 0498-13].  Body length 73.0 mm

 

Paratype, male [coll. FH, No. 0498-20]

 

Paratype, female [coll. FH, No. 0498-36].  Body length 112.5 mm

 

Paratype, female [coll. FH, No. 0498-7]

 

Paratype, egg (dorsolateral view) [coll. FH, No. 0498-E].

 

Paratypes, couple (female variety with white abdominal segment VI and VII).

 

 

Etymology:

This new striking species, which is the so far largest known member of the subfamily Obriminae, is dedicated to Martin BRÜCKNER (Munich, Germany) for many years of friendship, assistance and providing useful comments on this and other manuscripts of the authors.

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, ♂: Northern Philippines, Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., VI. 2003, via. I. O. Lumawig [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC].


PARATYPES,  1 ♀, 2 eggs: ex Zucht: O. Conle, N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC].

PARATYPES,  1 ♂, 1 ♀, 2 eggs: ex Zucht: F. Hennemann, urspr.: N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [Natural History Museum, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna / UPPC].

PARATYPES,  1 ♂, 1 ♀, 2 eggs ex Zucht: F. Hennemann, urspr.: N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [British Museum of Natural History, London / BMNH].

PARATYPES,  1 ♂, 1 ♀, 2 eggs: ex Zucht: F. Hennemann, urspr.: N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [Naturhistorisches Museum Wien / NHMW].

PARATYPES,  2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 2 eggs: ex Zucht: O. Conle: N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [Museum für naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität Berlin / MNHU].

PARATYPES,  2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, eggs: Northern Philippines, Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., VI.2003, via I.O. Lumawig [coll.  Frank Hennemann / FH, No's 0498-1 to 4 & E].

PARATYPES,  20 ♂♂, 10 ♀♀, eggs: ex Zucht: F. Hennemann, urspr. : Northern Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [coll. Frank Hennemann / FH, No's 0498-5 to 34 & ED].

PARATYPES,  4 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀: Northern Philippines, Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., VI.2003, via I.O. Lumawig [coll. Oskar Conle / OC].

PARATYPES,  22 ♂♂, 22 ♀♀, eggs: ex Zucht: O. Conle, N-Philippines: Babuyan Islands, Calayan Id., F1-Generation, 2004 [coll. Oskar Conle / OC].

 

Notes: Valid name Trachyaretaon carmelae LIT & EUSEBIO, 2005

              Phasmid Study Group culture-number PSG 255