Phasmatodea

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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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Anthony Zera, who studies insect-wing development at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, says that if the new stick-insect family tree turns out to be correct, the result has wide implications for evolutionary biology.