Australian Museum Journal Description of two new Australian phasmas, together with a synopsis of the Phasmidae in Australia

Shortform:
Rainbow, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(2): 34–37
Author(s):
Rainbow, W. J.
Year published:
1897
Title:
Description of two new Australian phasmas, together with a synopsis of the Phasmidae in Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Start page:
34
End page:
37
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1125
Language:
English
Plates:
plates ix–x
Date published:
05 August 1897
Cover date:
05 August 1897
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
01 June 2009
Reference number:
1125
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (97kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (812kb PDF)

Abstract

[No abstract given, the work begins as follows] The first of the two Phasmas described below is of more than ordinary interest, not only on account of its size and beauty, but also from the fact that although very close to the genus Acrophylla, Gray, it differs from that by the great length of its ovipositor. In Acrophylla the ovipositor is boat-shaped, keeled below, and does not exceed the end of the abdomen. Kirby, in a paper "On the Phasmidae of Madagascar," enumerates a small collection of four previously known species, and describes a fifth, for which he founds a new genus, Enetia, the characters of which are: "Female. Allied to Acrophylla, but with the head and pro-notum spined above; wings not longer than broad; ovipositor boat-shaped, keeled below, extending considerably beyond the abdomen." In the species described below, the head and pro-notum are devoid of spines, and the wings are somewhat longer than broad, consequently it will have to come in between Acrophylla,. Gray, and Enetia, W. F. Kirby.

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