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phasmid

[′faz·məd]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of a pair of lateral caudal pores which function as chemoreceptors in certain nematodes.
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Caudal lappets 5 long, located at 20 from the tip of tail, phasmids placed at the base of the lappets.
The author of this study conducted further collecting trips to various localities in China and examined various Vietnamese phasmid collections that resulted in the identifications of six new species, two new subspecies and one new combination.
Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect is a beautifully illustrated and well-written picture book.
Many phasmid species have shown variation with respect to their ploidy (Pijnacker 1967; 1969; Marescalchi and Scali 1990; Giorgi 1992; Sandoval et al.
This might suggest that -20% of individuals in a phasmid population experience complications with molting at some point during their lifetime, and predation attempts double that base rate of autotomy.
Most modern-day phasmids have bodies and legs that look like sticks and twigs, but at least 37 known species are shaped like the tree leaves that they eat or frequent during daylight hours, she notes.
Seow-Choen, Francis, Jongkar Grinang and Margarita Naming 2004 Phasmids. Pp.
to [approximately equal to] 7:00 a.m.; like many insects, phasmids are thought to be unable to see red light).
Stick insects, or phasmids, look like twigs that have learned to walk.
It is common among plant- and ground-dwelling insects such as mantises, phasmids, grasshoppers and bush crickets.