Fine Art

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyorthoptera
Superordo: Orthopterida
Ordo: Phasmatodea
Subordo: Verophasmatodea
Infraordo: Anareolatae

Familia: Phasmatidae
Subfamilia: Phasmatinae
Tribus: Acanthoxylini
Genera: Acanthoxyla - Argosarchus - Clitarchus - Pseudoclitarchus - Tepakiphasma


Buckley, T.R.; Bradler, S. 2010: Tepakiphasma ngatikuri, a new genus and species of stick insect (Phasmatodea) from the Far North of New Zealand. New Zealand entomologist, 33: 118–126. ISSN: 0077-9962
Trewick, S.A.; Goldberg, J.; Morgan-Richards, M. 2005: Fewer species of Argosarchus and Clitarchus stick insects (Phasmida: Phasmatinae): evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Zoologica scripta, 34: 483–491.
Trewick, S.A.; Morgan-Richards, M.; Collins, L.J. 2008: Are you my mother? Phylogenetic analysis reveals orphan hybrid stick insect genus is part of a monophyletic New Zealand clade. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 48: 799–808.

Acanthoxylini[2] is a tribe of Phasmatodeas (stick insects and relatives). They belong to the "typical" stick insects of the superfamily Anareolatae, though they are rather notable among these. For example, the New Zealand giant stick insect (the only species of Argosarchus) is huge, and all Acanthoxyla are females reproducing by parthenogenesis.


The following genera are currently recognized:[1]

Acanthoxyla Uvarov, 1944
Argosarchus Hutton
Clitarchus Stål, 1875
Pseudoclitarchus Salmon, 1991
Tepakiphasma Buckley and Bradler, 2010

See also

List of stick insects of New Zealand


Phasmida Species File Online (Version 5.0/5.0: retrieved 22 May 2021)
Leach (1815) In Brewster, D. The Edinburgh Encyclopedia 9(1): 119.

Insects, Fine Art Prints

Insects Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World