Phyllium (Phyllium) letiranti sp. nov. (Phasmida: Phylliidae) a new leaf insect from Peleng Island, Indonesia

  • A new species of leaf insect, Phyllium (Phyllium) letiranti Cumming and Teemsma, new species (Phasmida: Phylliidae), is described from a series of males, females, and eggs from Peleng Island, Indonesia. This new species is the first record of the family Phylliidae on the island and is here differentiated from congeners. Keys to males, females, and eggs of the Phyllium species of Sulawesi and Peleng islands are included within.

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Author:Royce T. Cumming, Sierra N. Teemsma
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (618)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Year of Completion:2018
Date of first Publication:2018/04/27
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/10/02
Tag:Phasmatodea; Sulawesi; Taxonomy; sexual dimorphism; walking leaf
Page Number:18
First Page:1
Last Page:16
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Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
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