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Phasmida (stick insects)

The collection contains several dozen specimens of three Israeli species in two genera of stick insects. Ramulus eitami was described from the southern desert part of Israel in 1994. Bacillus atticus is a species widely distributed in the Mediterranean, possessing no males and probably reproducing by parthenogenesis. Although stick insects represent a relatively small group, one or two additional species might still be discovered in Israel, currently overlooked because of their extraordinary camouflage abilities.

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