Saturday, March 4, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Nanophyllium larssoni • A Second New Species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906 (Phasmida, Phylliidae) from the northern coast of New Guinea

Nanophyllium larssoni  
Cumming, 2017  


A new species of leaf insect, Nanophyllium larssoni n. sp. is described and illustrated bringing the known species in the genus to a total of six. Like all species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906, the new species is named from a single male specimen, which is deposited in the San Diego Natural History Museum. With this newly identified species, two clear species-groups emerge and are described, in detail, in the species key. Measurements of anatomical figures were made to the nearest 0.1 mm.

Keywords: Phasmatodea, Phasmida, Phylliidae

Royce T. Cumming. 2017. A Second New Species of Nanophyllium Redtenbacher, 1906 from the northern coast of New Guinea (Phasmida, Phylliidae).
Zootaxa. 4238(2); 246–248. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4238.2.3

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