Anisomorpha

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Anisomorpha
Anisomorpha-male-female.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Phasmatodea
Family: Pseudophasmatidae
Tribe: Anisomorphini
Genus: Anisomorpha
Gray, 1835
Type species
Phasma buprestoides
Stoll, 1813, design. Kirby, 1904
Species

Anisomorpha is a genus of walking stick insect capable of secreting a substance from glands on the metathorax that can cause an intense burning irritation of the eyes (and in some cases temporary blindness) and mouth of potential predators on contact. Species are found throughout the mainland Central, northern South America, and the southeastern United States. The adult female is larger than the male in terms of length and width. There are currently four accepted species in this genus, and all are wingless.

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Anisomorpha paromalus (male) - reared in captivity in the UK

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