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 legs, like those of most living phasmids
, were slightly curved where they joined the body.
Thanks are given to Lee Lai-Fan (Hong Kong) for her constant support during the author's phasmid
research; Liu Xing-Yue (China Agricultural University, Beijing, China), Joachim Bresseel (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium) and Jerome Constant (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium) for providing collecting information on corresponding specimens; Dr.
Other North American phasmids
, such as Diapheromera veliei and D.
Created with DNA from a bacteriophage (a virus that infectsbacteria) combined with genetic material called a cosmid from the common bacterium Escherichia coli, the shuttle phasmid
can infect mycobacteria and grow in E.
Literature on phasmid
digestive system anatomy is contradictory (Table 1).
[Assessed by Phasmid
Species File Online's images].
Both have recently been included on the Phasmid
Study Group culture-list as culture No.
A second hypothesis is that seed mimicry facilitates dispersal and protection of phasmid
eggs by ants.
sanguinipes (Stebbins & Hapner 1985), the phasmid
1987, Boucias & Pendland 1993), and the phasmid
Body size within these two groups varies from tiny 2-mm long antinquiline crickets (Myrmecophilidae) (Otte & Alexander 1983, Vickery & Kevan 1985), to the longest insect known, the phasmid
Phobaeticus chani from Borneo, which reaches 567 mm from extended fore tarsi to extended hind tarsi (Natural History Museum, London).