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22. 02. 2015

General
a new care sheet with many photos is online:

     ·   Diapherodes gigantea     (by Giacomo Ricca, Italy)

see → Miscellaneous (Allgemeines) → phasmid breeding Bruno Kneubühler → care sheet section


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12. 02. 2015

General
a new care sheet with many photos is online:

     ·   Diesbachia hellotis "Ranchang"   (from Ranchang, Serian, Sarawak)

see → Miscellaneous (Allgemeines) → phasmid breeding Bruno Kneubühler → care sheet section


Diesb_hell_mal90    Diesb_hell_fem23

27. 11. 2014

General
Three new giant Stick Insects from Vietnam have been described by Joachim Bresseel and Jérôme Constant

     ·   Phryganistria heusii yentuensis Bresseel & Constant, 2014 n. ssp.    (Vietnam: Tay Yen Tu NP)
     ·   Phryganistria tamdaoensis Bresseel & Constant, 2014 n. sp.    (Vietnam: Tam Dao NP and Da Krong NP)
     ·   Phobaeticus trui Bresseel & Constant, 2014 n. sp.    (Vietnam: Da Krong Nat. Res.)

Reference:
Bresseel, J. & Constant, J. (2014): Giant Sticks from Vietnam and China, with three new taxa including the second longest insect known to date (Phasmatodea, Phasmatidae, Clitumninae, Pharnaciini). European Journal of Entomology, 104: 1-38.
download PDF here


Important note for breeders - resulting name changes of current cultures:

     ·   Phryganistria sp. "Da Krong"   is now to be called    Phryganistria tamdaoensis "Da Krong"

     ·   Phryganistria sp. "Tam Dao"   is now to be called   Phryganistria tamdaoensis "Tam Dao"

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