A Taxonomic Guide to the Stick Insects of Sumatra, Volume 2 is the sixth in a series of Taxonomic Guides to the Stick Insects of South East Asia and the ninth book on stick insects by the author. It is the second volume to report on the stick insects of Sumatra. This book follows the concept of the first five volumes by the author in this series. This sixth volume is once again lavishly illustrated with beautiful colour photographs of the various species of stick insects being discussed in the book.
A Taxonomic Guide to Stick Insects of Sumatra, Volume 1 (2018) listed 170 species, from 64 genera or subgenera, with 60 new species or subspecies and 4 new genera from Sumatra.
This latest volume, A Taxonomic Guide to Stick Insects of Sumatra, Volume 2 (2020) lists 21 new species or subspecies, one new genus, the designation of 3 lectotypes, one neotype designation, one new synonymous genus, 9 synonymous species, 5 revised specific statuses, 20 new combination names, the description of the unknown sex of 7 species, and 3 new records for Sumatra. The number of recognized species in Sumatra listed stands at 190.
This latest research on the phasmid fauna of Sumatra, and indeed in the whole of South East Asia will enable conservationists, entomologists and amateur enthusiasts worldwide to better understand these insects and plan their conservation as well as the preservation of their habitats in a more scientific way.