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Phyllium (Phyllium) mabantai

BRESSEEL, HENNEMANN, CONLE & GOTTARDO, 2009: 39, figs. 39-41, 58-59, 73, 75, 82, 91, 109-110, 122.

 

HENNEMANN, F.H., CONLE, O.C., GOTTARDO, M. & BRESSEEL, J. (2009): Notes on certain species of the genus Phyllium Illiger, 1798, with proposals for an intra-generic systematization and the descriptions of five new species from the Philippines and Palawan (Phasmatodea: Phylliidae: Phylliinae: Phylliini).
Zootaxa, 2322: 1-83.

 

  

 

Female holotyope (left) [coll. ISNB] and paratype (right) [coll. JB]

 

 

Male (Paratype) [coll. JB]

 

Male (Paratype) [coll. FH, No. 0676-1]

 

Mesothorax of female (Paratype) [coll. JB]

 

   

Ventral view of genitalia of female (Paratype) [coll. JB]

 

          

 

Left mesofemur of female (left) and male (right).

 

  

 

Egg (Paratype): dorsal view (left), lateral view (right) [coll. FH, No. 0676-E].

 

 

Etymology:

This new species is dedicated to Benjamin (Benjie) Mabanta (Pasing City, Manila, Luzon Id.) for supporting the fourth author in his study of Philippine Phasmatodea. Furthermore, he discovered the first adult female of this new species during a field trip in Tampakan, South Cotabato in 2007, but unfortunately the specimen could not be preserved.

 

 

Type-material:

 

HOLOTYPE, ♀: Philippines, Mindanao, Mount Apo, Lake Agko, 16.III.2008, ex coll. JB [Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels / ISNB].


PARATYPE, ♀ nymph: Philippines, Mindanao, Mount Apo, Lake Agko, 16.III.2008 [coll. Joachim Bresseel / JB].


PARATYPES, 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀, 10 eggs: Philippines, Mindanao, Mount Apo, Lake Agko, captive reared F1 [coll. Joachim Bresseel / JB].


PARATYPE, ♂: Philippines, Mindanao, Mount Apo, Lake Agko, captive reared F1, ex coll. JB [Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels / ISNB].


PARATYPES, ♂, 2 eggs: Philippines, Mindanao, Mount Apo, Lake Agko, captive reared F1, ex coll. JB [coll. Frank Hennemann / FH, No. 0676-1 & E).


PARATYPE, ♀: Butuan, Mindanao, Baker; Phyllium siccifolium L. Rehn & Rehn det. [Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia / ANSP].


PARATYPE, ♂: Dapitan, Mindanao, Baker; Phyllium woodi Rehn & Rehn, PARATYPE, Hebard Cln., allotypic ♂ [Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia / ANSP].