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Italy – Phasmatodea
Location: Italy (near Viterbo)
October 31, 2010 4:48 pm
Hello Bugman,
I saw this stick-bug yesterday (I believe it is called Phasmatodea). I thought you may be interested in this. I was.
Bye
Signature: Saverio

Walkingstick

Hi Saverio,
Thanks so much for sending your photo.  We don’t get many submissions from Italy.  We commonly call Phasmids Walkingsticks in North America.  We did a bit of research and learned on the University of Groningen website that:  “In Europe, some ten species can be found in the Mediterranean region
” and that some of them have been reclassified into a new genus.

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