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Phryganistria tamdaoensis: female, male, nymph and eggs.

One of ‘Our’ Giant Stick Insects in Top 10 New Species 2015

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Reinout Verbeke

A giant stick insect discovered by two of our entomologists made it onto the list of Top Ten New Species for 2015, as compiled by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Tv-presentaror Lieven Scheire neemt de naar hem genoemde wandelende tak vast

New Stick Insect Species Named After TV-Presenter Lieven Scheire

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Reinout Verbeke

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Pupils looking at the stick insects in their classroom

Pupils Help to Describe a New Stick Insect Species

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Reinout Verbeke

A new species of phasmids is going to be observed, described and named by children from 3 primary classes in Brussels and Namur (Belgium).

Roraima mouse (Podoxymys roraimae)

Very Rare Mouse Found in the Mighty Tepuis of the ‘Lost World’

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of scientists from Brazil and Belgium rediscovered one of the rarest mammals on earth, the Roraima mouse (a.k.a. Podoxymys roraimae in scientific language) from the tepuis of northern South America.

Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, second largest insect in the world.

New Species of Stick Insect is Second Largest Insect in the World

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologists have discovered three new stick insect species in Vietnam. One of them is 32 centimetres long and the second largest insect on earth.


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