Acacus braggi

HENNEMANN & CONLE, 2003: 12, figs. 1 a-f, 4 & 5. 

 

HENNEMANN, F.H. & CONLE, O.V. (2003): Notes on rarely known Phasmatodea from Sarawak with the description of two new species and studies on the genus Gargantuoidea Redtenbacher, 1908. Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 93: 11-24.

 



 Holotype, male [Zoologische Staatssammlung München / ZSMC].  Body length 68.0 mm


Female (Paratype) [coll. FH, No. 0324-2]. Body length 101.0 mm

 

Female (Paratype) [coll. FH, No. 0324-1]

 

Lateral view of head and pronotum of female (Paratype) [coll. FH, No. 0324-2 (upper), 0324-1 (lower)]

 

Genitalia of female (Paratype) in lateral aspect [coll. FH, No. 0324-2]

 

Genitalia of female (Paratype) in ventral aspect [coll. FH, No. 0324-2]

 

Egg (Paratype) in dorsolateral aspect [coll. FH, No. 0234-E].

 

Mount Serapi (NW-Sarawak) at an altitude of ca. 700 m, the type-locality of Acacus braggi

 

 

Etymology:

The species is named in honour of Dr. Philip E. BRAGG (Nottinghamshire, England) for his great effort to increase our knowledge on Bornean Phasmatodea which has recently resulted in his brilliant book "Phasmids of Borneo".

 

Type-material:

HOLOTYPE, male: NW-Sarawak, Mt. Serapi 600 m, 28.VII.1996 ex coll. FH [Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich / ZSMC].

PARATYPE, 1 female: NW-Sarawak, Mt. Serapi 600 m, 28.VII.1996 ex coll. FH [Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich / ZSMC].

PARATYPES, 2 females, 1 female (nymph): NW-Sarawak, Mt. Serapi 600 m, 28.VII.1996 [coll. Frank Hennemann / FH, No's 0324-3 to 5].

PARATYPES, 1 female, 2 males: Sarawak, Mt Serapi, 760m, P.E. Bragg, 27.VII.1991 [coll. Phil E. Bragg / PEB No's 529, 530 & 532].

PARATYPE, 1 female: Sarawak, Mt Serapi, 700m, P.E. Bragg, 27.VII.1991 [coll. Phil E. Bragg / PEB No. 528].

PARATYPE, 1 female + eggs: Sarawak, Mt Serapi, 640m, P.E. Bragg, 12.VIII.1989 [coll. Phil E. Bragg / PEB No's 533 & 827].