phasmid insect

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Related to phasmid insect: Phasmida, Phasmatodea, Stick insects
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Noun1.phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
order Phasmatodea, order Phasmida, Phasmatodea, Phasmida - in some classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera: stick insects; leaf insects
stick insect, walkingstick, walking stick - any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
leaf insect, walking leaf - tropical insect having a flattened leaflike body; common in southern Asia and the East Indies
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Eisner T, Morgan RC, Attygalle AB, Smedley SR, Ilerath KB, Meinwald J (1997) Defensive production of quinoline by a phasmid insect (Oreophoetes peruana).