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Diapheromerinae

Diapheromerinae is a subfamily of the stick insect family Diapheromeridae. They belong to the superfamily Anareolatae of suborder Verophasmatodea; the family contains the huge Paraphanocles keratosqueleton discussed under its obsolete name Bostra maxwelli and known as godhorse or hag's horse in Barbados. It belongs to the typical tribe of the Diapheromerini, it is known for its slow-moving stick-like appearance. In A-Z of Barbados Heritage, the species is discussed thus: Godhorse; the local name of unknown origin for the walking stick insect which may grow to 33 cm.... Many people are afraid of it, on the grounds that if given a chance, it will crawl into a human ear, though there is no record of any having done so. There is a superstitious belief that the presence of a godhorse around the house means a death will occur at the house, they are harmless to man but are disliked and Rev. Hughes common name of Hag's Horse conveys this. Three tribes are recognized in the Diapheromerinae. These, with some notable genera and species listed, are:Diapheromerini Zompro, 2001 Bactricia Kirby, 1896 Diapheromera Diapheromera femorata – common American walkingstick, northern walkingstick Megaphasma Caudell, 1903 Paraclonistria Paraphanocles Zompro, 2001 Pseudosermyle Caudell, 1903Ocnophilini Günther, 1953 Dubiophasma Exocnophila Ocnophila Ocnophiloidea ParocnophiliaOreophoetini Zompro, 2001 Oreophoetes Oreophoetophasma Carrington, Sean & Fraser, Henry C.: "Godhorse".

In: A-Z of Barbados Heritage: p. 88. Macmillan Caribbean. ISBN 0-333-92068-6 Phasmid Study Group: Phasmida SpeciesFile – Diapheromerinae. Version of 28 September 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2011. Media related to Diapheromerinae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Diapheromerinae at Wikispecies

Moy (ship)

The Moy was a 1,697 ton, iron sailing ship with a length of 257.6 feet, breadth of 38.3 feet and depth of 23.2 feet. She was built by Russel & Company for the Nourse Line, named after the River Moy in northwest of Ireland and launched in May 1885, she was used for the transportation of Indian indenture labourers to the colonies. Details of some of these voyages are as follows: In 1888, the Moy repatriated 327 former indentured labourers from St Lucia back to India. During her last voyage, to British Guiana, there was an high death rate with 46 deaths, of the remainder 88 had to be sent to hospital in Georgetown; the Surgeon Superintendent's gratuity was withheld for this incident and the captain and third officer lost part of their pay. In February 1905, on the way back to Liverpool from British Guiana she was reported as missing. Indian Indenture Ships to Fiji Indian indenture system Basil. Coolie ships and oil sailors. Brown, Son & Ferguson. ISBN 0-85174-111-8. Picture of Moy Indian Immigrant Ship List Genealogy.com The Ships List