Macrophasma

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2006: 3, figs. 12-15 & 22.

 

HENNEMANN, F. H. & CONLE, O. V. (2006): Studies on New Guinean giant stick-insects of the tribe Stephanacridini Günther, 1953, with the descriptions of a new genus and three new species of Stephanacris Redtenbacher, 1908 (Phasmatodea: "Anareolatae"). Zootaxa, 1283: 1-24.

 

Type-species: Hermarchus biroi REDTENBACHER, 1908: 445, by original designation of HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2006: 3.

 

Classification: "Anareolatae": Phasmatidae (sensu lato): Stephanacridini

 

Geographic distribution: New Guinea (believed to be endemic).

 

Species included:

1. Macrophasma  biroi (REDTENBACHER, 1908: 445) [Hermarchus].

        = Hermarchus annulatus REDTENBACHER, 1908: 445. [Synonymised by HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2006: 8].

        = Hermarchus mülleri REDTENBACHER, 1908: 446. [Synonymised by HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2006: 8].

2. Macrophasma lyrata (REDTENBACHER, 1908: 447) [Hermarchus].

3. Macrophasma oreïtrephes (GÜNTHER, 1929: 687, pl. 6) [Hermarchus].

 

 Macrophasma biroi (Redtenbacher, 1908), female [coll. FH, No. 0078 - 3].

 

Macrophasma biroi (Redtenbacher, 1908), male (Paralectotype) [Zoologisches Museum der Universität Hamburg / ZMUH].

 

Macrophasma biroi (Redtenbacher, 1908), female: lateral view of head, pro- and mesothorax [coll. FH, No. 0078-3].

 

Egg of Macrophasma biroi (Redtenbacher, 1908) (dorsolateral view) [coll. FH, No. 0078-E].

 

 

Macrophasma lyrata (Redtenbacher, 1908), female [Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden / RMNH].

 

Macrophasma lyrata (Redtenbacher, 1908), female: head, pro- and mesothorax [Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden / RMNH].

 

 

Macrophasma oreïtrephes (Günther, 1929), female [coll. FH, No. 0107-2].  Body length (including subgenital plate) 239.0 mm

 

Macrophasma oreïtrephes (Günther, 1929), female: head, pro- & mesothorax [coll. FH, No. 0107-2].

 

Macrophasma oreïtrephes (Günther, 1929), female: apex of abdomen [coll. FH, No. 0107-2].