Fran Keller

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Stick insects are in the Order Phasmida, while the praying mantis is in the Order Mantodea. So technically mantids are not stick insects but some of them are very well camouflaged. This page has some nice images of different mantids and also list species. http://mantodea.speciesfile.org/HomePage/Mantodea/HomePage.aspx The thread-legged bug has the very thin antennae coming off the head and right next to the head are the front legs that are pointed forward for the bug, in the picture above. Although many stick insects lose their legs as a way to escape predators. Their legs easily come off if a bird were to grab the stick insect by the leg. That gives the bug enough time to escape from the predator.
Apr 23, 2014
Cataloging Insect and Bat Diversity in Belize
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It does take a village to make science happen. Every donation is appreciated and I see positive things from this research in the future.
Apr 01, 2014
Cataloging Insect and Bat Diversity in Belize
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The team will be posting many photos like these throughout the trip!
Mar 31, 2014
Cataloging Insect and Bat Diversity in Belize
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