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Noun1.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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It is common among plant- and ground-dwelling insects such as mantises, phasmids, grasshoppers and bush crickets.
The story goes on to describe in greater detail how the phasmids came to be endangered, and how they were discovered on Balls Pyramid.
The unusual shape of the body of Pogonogaster with a multilobed abdomen, the thin gnarled sides of the pronotum, and its greenish yellow color help it blend in with mosses and the epiphytes growing on the trees, as occurs with other genera of related mantids such as Pseudopogonogaster Beier, 1942; Carrikerella Hebard, 1921 and certain phasmids belonging to the genera Mirophasma (Redtenbacher, 1906), Acanthoclonia (Stal, 1875) and Laciniobethra Conle, Henneman & Gutierrez, 2014 (AYALA & ONORE, 2001; SALAZAR & CARREJO, 2002; SALAZAR, 2006; GUTIERREZ & BACCA, 2014; GUTIERREZ-VALENCIA et al, 2014).
With few studies quantifying the variation between sexual versus asexual reproduction in phasmids (Lamb & Willey 1979), if and how M.
Five pairs of caudal papillae (2 pedunculated, precloacal, lateral; 1 small subventral closely posterior to the cloacal opening; and 2 pedunculated lateral pairs on posterior half of the tail) were observed, and the 2 phasmids were subterminal.
Gene Human ortholog Neuronal expression rpy-1 Isoform 1 of 43 kDa DA, VD, AS, VB, DB receptor-associated protein of the synapse glr-7 Glutamate receptor, ionotropic, l3, l2, l6, Ml, NSM, l1 kainate 3, isoform CRA_a try-10 Chymotrypsin-like elastase Amphids and phasmids family member 1 nhr-178 Isoform 2 of Nuclear receptor Amphids and phasmids subfamily 2 group C member 1 acs-2 Long-chain fatty acid acyl-CoA Several neurons ligase uvt-6 Somatostatin receptor type 4 Head and tail neurons T04C9.
3% (n = 13) of the two species of phasmids where taken after August when most individuals had reached maturity.
In conclusion, recognition of the selective pressures of autotommy on phasmids may provide insight as to why they are the only order of insects that regularly shed and regenerate lost legs.
But the 3,000 or so species in an insect group called the phasmids take camouflage to an extreme, says Sonja Wedmann of the Institute for Paleontology in Bonn, Germany.
Seow-Choen, Francis, Jongkar Grinang and Margarita Naming 2004 Phasmids.
Alimentary canal, digestion, microbiome, phasmids, proventriculus, symbioses