Phobaeticus magnus

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2008: 162, figs. 108-109, 184-185, 234-236, 310, 329, 385, 421-422.

 

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.

 

>> Replacement name for Nearchus maximus REDTENBACHER, 1908, a junior homonym of Phibalosoma maximum Bates, 1865.

 

 

Holotype, female (= Neotype of Nearchus maximus Redtenbacher, 1908) [British Museum of Natural History, London / BMNH].  Body length (incl. subgenital plate) 297.0 mm

 


Female from N-Thailand [coll. FH, No. 0130-3].  Body length (incl. subgenital plate) 315.0 mm

 

Female from N-Thailand [coll. FH, No. 0130-1].  Body length (incl. subgenital plate) 268.0 mm

 


Male from Myanmar [coll. FH, No. 0130-2].  Body length 176.0 mm

 

Female: Head and prothorax [coll. FH, No. 0130-3]

 

Female: Head and prothorax [coll. FH, No. 0130-1]

 

Male: Head and prothorax [coll. FH, No. 0130-2]

 

Female: Dorsal view of anal segment and supraanal plate [coll. FH, No. 0130-3]

 

Male: Apex of abdomen in lateral view [coll. FH, No. 0130-2]

 

   

Egg (lateral & dorsal view) [coll. FH, No. 0130-E].

 

Live female (captive reared) [Photo by Joachim Bresseel]

 

 Live male (captive reared) [Photo by Joachim Bresseel]

 

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, female (= NEOTYPE of Nearchus maximus REDTENBACHER, 1908): Thailand, Lomgao, Petchabun 21.X.1985, Phimpisarn; BMNH(E) 2005-98, Nearchus maximus Redt, 1908 ?, det. P. Brock [British Museum of Natural History, London / BMNH]. 

>> The holotype of Nearchus maximus REDTENBACHER, 1908 in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (MNHN) is lost.