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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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rainbow, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(2): 34–37
Author
W. J. Rainbow
Year
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
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