STUDIES ON NEOTROPICAL PHASMATODEA XXI: SIGARUPHASMA, A NEW GENUS OF HESPEROPHASMATINI BRADLEY & GALIL, 1977, FROM HISPANIOLA WITH THE DESCRIPTIONS OF TWO NEW SPECIES (PHASMATODEA: CLADOMORPHINAE)
The new Hesperophasmatini–genus Sigaruphasma gen. nov. from Hispaniola is described and illustrated. It is remarkable for violating several of the previously stated diagnostic features of the tribe Hesperophasmatini Bradley and Galil, 1977. It is well characterized by the cylindrical, cigar–like body of females, proportionally very short legs, strongly broadened profemora of females, lacking sensory–areas on the probasisternum and profurcasternum as well as the smooth egg–capsule. Two new species are described from the Dominican Republic, both from the males, females and eggs. S.