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Anchiale maculata

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Anchiale maculata[1] is a medium-sized stick insect found on the Maluku Islands, Peleng Island and Kei Islands.[2] Anchiale maculata was first described by Oliver in 1792 as Mantis maculata. The genus Anchiale was introduced by Stål (1875) with the type species Anchiale maculata.[3]

Description

Anchiale maculata are geenish-brown in color. Females are 170 mm (6.7 in) or more long and males are about 120 mm (4.7 in) long. Both sexes have fully developed wings but only males are capable of flying. Interestingly, Anchiale maculata exhibits considerable variations, including size, coloration, and body features, depending on which island it inhabits. For example, a female specimen from Morotai was much darker than those examined from Ambelau, Halmahera, and Seram. [4]

References

  1. ^ Olivier, A.G. 1792. Encyclopédie Méthodique, ou par ordre de matières par un société de gens de lettres, de savans et d´artistes. Histoire Naturelle 7:636
  2. ^ Phasmida Species File
  3. ^ Phasmatodea.com: Anchiale maculata "Seram"
  4. ^ Hennemann, F.H., Conle, O.C. & Suzuki, S. (2015): A study of the members of the tribe Phasmatini Gray, 1835, that occur within the boundaries of Wallacea (Phasmatodea: Phasmatidae: Phasmatinae: "Lanceocercata"). Zootaxa, 4008(1), 1-74.
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Anchiale maculata: Brief Summary

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Anchiale maculata is a medium-sized stick insect found on the Maluku Islands, Peleng Island and Kei Islands. Anchiale maculata was first described by Oliver in 1792 as Mantis maculata. The genus Anchiale was introduced by Stål (1875) with the type species Anchiale maculata.

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