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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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Stick and leaf insects (Phasmatodea) are among the most fascinating insects on earth: they are extremely large and, thanks to their remarkable ability to camouflage themselves perfectly as twigs, bark or leaves for protection, they have a truly bizarre appearance.
unident 0.4 0 0 0 Odonatoptera 1.6 0.63 0.56 0 Phasmatodea 0 0.21 0.56 0 Mantodea 0.4 0.21 0.56 0 Orthoptera 7.2 8.44 2.25 5.33 Blattoptera 1.2 0.21 0 0.67 Dermaptera 0.4 0 0.56 0 Heteroptera 5.6 3.80 7.30 1.33 Homoptera 2.0 13.50 1.69 0 Neuroptera 0 0.21 0 0 Coleoptera 45.6 25.74 46.07 30.67 Hymenoptera 22.4 31.65 26.40 36.00 Lepidoptera 2.8 5.91 1.69 2.00 Diptera 0 0.84 1.12 0.67 R.A.
Organisms were classified into functional groups based on ecological processes that involve soil fauna: soil engineers = ants, earthworms, Isoptera; detritivores = Dermaptera, Diplopoda, Coleoptera, Blattodea, Isopoda, Acari, Diptera; herbivores = Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera larvae, Mollusca, Phasmatodea; and predators = Araneae, Chilopoda, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpionida, Mantodea.
OTTE, D., 1978.-The Primary types of Orthoptera (Saltatoria, Mantodea, Phasmatodea and Blattodea) at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Mantodea.
Walking sticks (Order Phasmatodea) are fairly unique in that for many species, females can readily reproduce both sexually and asexually despite a potentially healthy proportion of males (Bergerard 1958; Giorgi 1992; Brock 1999; Otte & Brock 2005).
[[dagger] The Order Phasmida is referred to by some authors as Order Phasmatodea. The two are synonymous and derive from the Greek and Latin phasma, meaning apparition or ghost.
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).
laternaria) Camara (Lantana sp.) [fleche droite] Louva-a-deus-de-cobra, bicho-pau, garrancho ou bicho-do-careara (Phibalosoma sp.?, Phasmatodea) Licuri [fleche droite] (Syagrus coronata) Lagarta-de-licuri (Pachymerus cf.
Kristensen y Joachim Adis dieron a conocer que habian encontrado un nuevo orden de insectos al que llamaron Mantophasmatodea por las semejanzas entre este orden y el de la mantis religiosa (Mantodea) y el del insecto palo (Phasmatodea).