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A SECOND GENUS AND SPECIES OF TERUELPHASMINI YONG, 2017 (PHASMIDA: PHASMATIDAE: CLADOMORPHINAE), FROM THE HIGH MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL CUBA

Sheyla Yong

Abstract


A new genus and species of stick insects (Phasmida: Phasmatidae: Cladomorphinae: Teruelphasmini) are herein described based on several adults collected at Pico San Juan (Cienfuegos Province), the highest mountain in central Cuba. Guamuhaya prodita n. gen., n. sp. is the second phasmid genus and species described in the tribe Teruelphasmini and the fourth genus endemic from this island, all belonging to Cladomorphinae. The new genus and species are described and illustrated in detail, including photographs of habitus, morphologically diagnostic characters and habitat.


Keywords


phasmids; taxonomy; new genus; new species; Greater Antilles; Cuba.

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