order Phasmida


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Noun1.order Phasmida - 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 insects or walking sticks (Order Phasmida or Phasmatodeaf) are leaf-eating insects best known for their elaborate camouflage.
Yet, in only one season of sampling, examination of culled parts recorded 29 species of prey not previously reported in the literature, including 10 families and the order Phasmida (Table 1).
Within the order Phasmida, the mainly winged subfamily Necrosciinae consists of 617 species in 66 genera (Phasmida Species File online), mainly distributed over Asia and also Australasia.