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Noun1.Phasmatodea - in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
phasmid, phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
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This paper describes the digestive systems of several families of Phasmatodea (Timematidae, Heteropterygidae, Diapheromeridae, Pseudophasmatidae, and Phasmatidae) plus the gut microbiome of these and one other (Phylliidae) to both verify past findings and provide a general description of the Phasmatodea alimentary canal.
The Primary types of Orthoptera (Saltatoria, Mantodea, Phasmatodea and Blattodea) at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Mantodea.
Phasmatodea is correctly formed and is said to be gaining in popularity (Wikipedia), but Phasmida is used by a number of authoritative references (e.
PART B: Order Araneae (ARA) Mantodea (MAN) Neuroptera (NEU) Acari (ACA) Orthoptera (ORTH) Coleoptera (COL) Diplopoda (DIP) Phasmatodea (PHAS) Diptera (DIP) Ephemeroptera (EPH) Psocoptera (PSOC) Trichoptera (TRIC) Odonata (ODO) Hemiptera: Heteroptera (HET) Lepidoptera (LEP) lattodea (BLAT) Hemiptera: Homoptera (HOM) Hymenoptera (HYM) Isoptera (ISO) Thysanoptera (THY) TABLE 2 The relative abundance distributions fitted to the observed data for both family and functional feeding group abundance distributions of a grassland arthropod community.
There have been several hundred insect molecular dating studies since Gaunt and Miles's 2002 seminal paper, and these studies have provided dating estimates for 19 of the approximately 30 insect orders (Odonata, Plecoptera, Orthoptera, Phasmatodea, Isoptera, Blattaria, Mantodea, Grylloblattodea, Hemiptera, Phthiraptera, Thysanoptera, Coleoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Rhaphidioptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Trichoptera).
The most abundant and diverse families of insects are the Proscopiidae (elongated sticklike grasshoppers), the stick and leaf insects of the order Phasmatodea, the Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers), and the Tettigoni-idae (katydids and long-horned grasshoppers of the order Orthoptera suborder Ensifera).
Phasmatodea insects (walking stick or leaf insects) are herbivores who use the similarity of their body to twigs, branches, leaves, or lichens as an advantage for camouflaging themselves with vegetation (Bedford 1978).
He Yun-heng (Beijing) for her contributions to the Chinese Phasmatodea.
Based on fossil imprints only, Sharov (1968, 1971) argues that "the wings formed a sheath around the body at rest" in [dagger]perfecta, and that the species "resemble in this respect the Triassic Phasmatodea on one hand and the Gryllacrididae on the other; however, it is also unjustified to place them into any of these two groups because of the method of wing folding".