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The "umbrella spines" and other surface projections of some phasmid eggs and some comments on phasmid taxonomy

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:J. Sellick
Journal:Phasmid Studies
Start Page:15
Date Published:06/1997
Keywords:Bacteria, Baculum, Creoxylus, Datames, Dinophasma, egg structure, Epidares, Haaniella, Hairs, Hoploclonia, Paraphasma, Phasmida, Phenacephorus, Phyllium, pinnulae, Pseudophasma, Sipyloidea, spines, Stratocles

Short flat-topped spines are found in four tribes of Phasmida, widely separated in the traditional subdivision of the order. Pinnulae occur in Phyllium siccifolium. A survey is given of other surface projections of various types found in different families. A table of subfamilies is given, indicating some taxonomic problems.

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