order Phasmatodea


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Related to order Phasmatodea: order Diptera, order Phasmida, Phasmida, Stick insects
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Noun1.order 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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Zompro O (2001) A generic revision of the insect order Phasmatodea: The New World genera of the stick insect subfamily Diapheromeridae: Diapheromerinae = I Ieteronemiidae: Heteronemiinae sensu Bradley and Galil, 1977.
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.