|Title||How Anisomorpha got its stripes?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Journal Title||Phasmid Studies|
|Keywords||Anisomorpha, Aposematism, Density-dependence, Evolution, mate protection, Phasmida, Schistocerca|
The significance of the colour pattern in the phasmid genus Anisomorpha is discussed in relation to recent hypotheses on the evolution of density dependant aposematism in the desert locust. The biology of Anisomorpha species offers several alternative explanations of coloration in these species, such as true aposematism, regarding defensive spray; aposematism as the result of feeding behaviour; and density dependant aposematism.