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27.05. 2015

General
first photos of a living Kalocorinnis

   Kalocorinnis wegneri "Tawau"     from Tawau (Sabah, Borneo)

   thanks to Albert Kang (Philippines)

see → Photo Section

26.05.2015

General A new genus and three new species described from Vietnam

An interesting new genus of stick insects from Vietnam has been described by Joachim Bresseel and Jerome Constant. Lobofemora n.gen. belongs in the tribe Clitumnini (Phasmatidae: Phasmatinae) and is the first genus of this tribe, that has males with half-sized or vestigial wings. One species (L. scheirei n.sp.) is able to stridulate with its wings, which is so far unique in the entire tribe. The genus is furthermore characteristic for the comparatively short mesothorax and long median segment.
Three new species are contained in Lobofemora, this is: L. bachmaensis n.sp. from Bach Ma National Park, L. bidoupensis n.sp. from Bidoup Nui Ba National Park and L. scheirei n.sp. from Cat Tien National Park and Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve. The latter species is in established culture.

Reference:
Bresseel, J. & Constant, J. (2015): The new genus of stick insect Lobofemora from Vietnam, with the description of three new species (Phasmida: Phasmatidae: Clitumnini). European Journal of Taxonomy, 115: 1-25.

18.05. 2015

General
a new care sheet with many photos is online:

     ·   Eurycnema versirubra "Timor"   (a pure culture from Kefamenanu, West Timor)

see → Miscellaneous (Allgemeines) → phasmid breeding Bruno Kneubühler → care sheet section
eggs are available now → eggs of different phasmid species

Eurycnema_cf_versirubra_Timor_Francis_fem28    Eurycnema_cf_versirubra_Timor_Francis_mal52

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