Friday, November 19, 2010


Kingdom:      Animalia
Phylum:          Arthropoda
Class:            Insecta
Subclass:      Pterygota
Infraclass:      Neoptera
Superorder:  Exopterygota
Order:            Phasmatodea
There are in excess of 3,000 described species
Segmented Antenna
Front leg was stretched towards front very close to the antenna when resting
Vanes in the wings were prominently seen
Male was small compared with female in length and size and some more dark in colour
Mating takes hours (May be 6or more hours)
Female can fly while mating

The  stick insect and leaf insect (order: Phasmida) are almost confined to the tropics and subtropics. Most of them are fairly large. They always live and feed among vegetation and are protected by their resemblance to the surroundings, this their name. They are very difficult to see when they are resting among twigs and branches. Stick insects feed at night


04-10-1991 – Eggs seen in a thin dry twig
                        Eggs are brown in colour with white covering except in top

08-10-1991 – Hatchlings emerged from eggs at 9.00 PM
                        Dark Orange in colour. Antennae are prominent and having a length equal to the body. Black eyes
                        Tail end of the body was curved upwards

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