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Lot 5 Collectible Phasmides Malaysia Tropical Stick Insects Phasmida (3)

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Origin : Malaysia (Cameroon Highlands)

Only 27 Euros per Phasmida ! Lot 5 Collectible Phasmides Tropical Stick Insects Phasmida Spectra Bugs, mixed species not identified, cm 6-13- wingspan cm 6.5-11.
The lot is just that of the photo, the Insects are already mounted with open wings.

The Phasmatodea (also known as Phasmida, Phasmatoptera or Spectra) are an order of insects whose members are variously known as stick insects, stick-bugs, walking sticks, stick animals, or bug sticks. They can be generally referred to as phasmatodeans, phasmids, or ghost insects, with phasmids in the family Phylliidae called leaf insects, leaf-bugs, walking leaves, or bug leaves. The group's name is derived from the Ancient Greek φάσμα phasma, meaning an apparition or phantom, referring to their resemblance to vegetation while in fact being animals. Despite their bizarre and even threatening appearance, they are harmless to humans. Their natural camouflage makes them difficult for predators to detect; still, many species have one of several secondary lines of defense in the form of startle displays, spines or toxic secretions. The Phasmatidae contain some of the largest insects in existence. The recently discovered giant Chan stick insect (Phobaeticus chani) of the subfamily Clitumninae (sometimes located within Phasmatinae) can reach a total length of over 50 centimeters; it is the longest known living insect.
Members of the order are found on all continents except Antarctica, but they are most abundant in the tropics and subtropics. They are herbivorous, with many species living unobtrusively in the tree canopy. They have an incomplete metamorphosis life cycle with three stages: egg, nymph and adult. Many phasmids are parthenogenic, are able to regenerate limbs and do not require fertilized eggs for female offspring to be produced. Some species have wings and can disperse by flying, while others are more restricted.

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