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 Post subject: Ever wondered?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:19 pm 
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Just thought i would list some of the correct names that are used within the phasmid world :)
Well you might be brighter than me but took me a while to work out what they all meant :wink: And i still dont know all of them so only what i know will be listed for now!

Aposematic: Meaning that a prey animal is brightly coloured, in order to ward off predators

Apterous: Without wings

Autotomy: The breaking off of a damaged limb, with subsequent regeneration.

Capitulum: The structure attached to the operculum of some phasmid ova.

Cerci: Paired appendages on the end of the abdomen

Culture: If a species is referred to as being 'in culture', it generally means that the species is successfully reared in captivity, in artificial conditions that replace those found in the species' natural environment.


Entomology: A branch of zoology relating to insects

Foliaceous: Leaf-like

Frass: The droppings

Haemolymph: An insect's equivalent of blood

Hatchling: A recently-hatched nymph

Instar: A stage between two successive moults or ecdyses in the life of an insect, before the adult stage is reached. For example, a fourth instar nymph is an immature insect that has already shed its skin three times

L" (i.e. L1, L2, L3...) : Meaning 'instar'. e.g. an L3 nymph is in its 3rd instar, meaning that it has shed its skin twice since hatching.

Moult: To shed the skin

Nymph: The immature stage of an insect (i.e. between ovum and adult). See also 'instar'

Ova/ Ovum: egg.
Ovum = egg, ova = eggs

Ovipositor: The egg-laying apparatus seen in females

Parthenogenesis: The method of reproduction whereby some species (of phasmids in particular) lay viable ova that have nonetheless not been fertilised. When an insect reproduces parthenogenically, they will only produce female young. This method of reproduction enables the species to exist in the absence of males.


PSG: Phasmid Study Group

Phasmid: Of the order "Phasmida" (also known as "Phasmatodea")

Phyllium: Refers to the Leaf Insects

spermatophore: The 'parcel' of sperm that is passed from male to female during copulation

Thorax: The middle section of an insect's body, which bears the legs and wings


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Can anyone else had to this please?

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wow...
real useful stuff :shock:

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Didn't want to copy/paste, but there are some other useful terms here as well:
http://www.microcosmos.org.uk/glossary.htm

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Very useful thanks shaz!

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 Post subject: Re: Ever wondered?
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great stuff! thanks for sharing :D


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did i do this?
i dont even remember i really am loosing it lol


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