Karoophasma biedouwensis

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 > Genus: Karoophasma

Karoophasma biedouwensis Klass, Picker, Damgaard, van Noort & Tojo 2003

Karoophasma_biedouwensis

Karoophasma biedouwensis Photo Mike Picker

Karoophasma_biedouwensis_mating_pair

Karoophasma biedouwensis Photo Mike Picker

Distribution

Only known from the area encompassing Biedouw, Driefontein and Wolfdrif in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

Habitat

Sand Plain Fynbos, Succulent Karoo including shifting sand dunes dominated by Stipagrostis grasses.

 

Back to Classification

Web page development and text by Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum) and Mike Picker (University of Cape Town).


Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

 Mantophasmatodea home   Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search