Austrophasma

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Polyneoptera > Anartioptera > Mantophasmatodea > Family: Austrophasmatidae

Austrophasma Klass, Picker, Damgaard, van Noort & Tojo 2003

 

Austrophasma_caledonensis

Austrophasma caledonensis Photo Mike Picker

Austrophasma_gansbaaiensis

Austrophasma gansbaaiensis Photo Mike Picker

Austrophasma_rawsonvillensis

Austrophasma rawsonvillensis Photo Mike Picker

Distribution

The genus is known from Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Caledon, Rawsonville, Tweefontein and Grootbos (near Gansbaai) in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Habitat

Mesic Mountain Fynbos, Renosterveld (pristine and disturbed), Restio dominated sandveld, and disturbed grass dominated road verges.

 

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