Two new species of Taraxippus Moxey, 1971 are described and illustrated: T. samarae sp. nov. from Costa Rica and Panama and T. perezgelaberti sp. nov. from the Dominican Republic. Both sexes and the previously unknown eggs are described. The genus is recorded from Central America for the first time. A distribution map and a discussion of the distributional pattern of Taraxippus are provided.
new detailed care sheet for Phyllium oyae "Ban Saleuy", a new species from Laos
new care sheet for Trachythorax sp. "Kon Chu Rang", a new species from Vietnam. With many photos and remarks about their interesting behaviour
A new subgenus and species of leaf insects from the island of Obi (Moluccas) has just been described
meadow sweet (Filipendula) is no suitable food plant for Agathemera luteola "Capilla del Monte". Most of the nymphs die after some time, many of them even before their first moult. So for the moment Rhus and Cotinus are the only suitable food plants for Agathemera luteola "Capilla del Monte" here in Europe. More food plant tests are needed, and see the care sheet for detailed infos on breeding this remarkable species.
a very comprehensive and interesting study about the attachement pads in Phasmatodea by Thies Büscher:
detailed care sheet with many photos and interesting infos about Autolyca herculeana "Tegucigalpa"