Conlephasma
Conlephasma enigma is a wingless, ground-dwelling species of stick insect in the genus Conlephasma, and is found on Mount Halcon, on the Philippine island of Mindoro.
The species is brightly coloured, with males having a dark bluish-green head and legs, and a bright orange body with bluish-black triangle-shaped spots on the back. Females are less brightly coloured. It sprays a foul-smelling liquid, from glands behind its head, to repel predators.
The species was identified when entomologist Oskar Conle showed Marco Gottardo and Philipp Heller specimens which had been collected some years earlier. They identified it as new to science and allocated it to a new genus, in a paper published in Comptes Rendus Biologies.

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Conlephasma enigma is a wingless, ground-dwelling species of stick insect in the genus Conlephasma, and is found on on Mount Halcon, on the Philippine ...
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Conlephasma enigma - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Conlephasma enigma es una especie sin alas de Insecto palo del género Conlephasma, y es encontrado en Monte Halcón, en la isla Filipina de Mindoro.
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Conlephasma. 3 likes · 0 talking about this. Conlephasma enigma is a wingless, ground-dwelling species of stick insect in the genus Conlephasma, and is found  ...
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Welcome Conlephasma enigma | Living With Insects Blog
Sep 5, 2012 ... Many new species of insects are described every year by biologists exploring remote locations. Marco Gottardo and Philipp Heller describe* a ...
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Conlephasma enigma | Doubtful News
Sep 4, 2012 ... Tag Archive for Conlephasma enigma. Anomalies, Cryptozoology, Science · Lovely enigma: New stick insect discovered. by Sharon Hill ...
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genus Conlephasma Gottardo & Heller, 2012 - Phasmida ...
genus Conlephasma Gottardo & Heller, 2012. LSID icon urn:lsid:Phasmida. speciesfile.org:TaxonName:9606. Distribution: Philippines. Ecology: Terrestrial.
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Conlephasma - Wikispecies
Oct 6, 2012 ... Conlephasma. From Wikispecies. Jump to: ... Genus: Conlephasma Species (1): C. enigma. Name[edit]. Conlephasma Gottardo & Heller, 2012 ...
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'Enigmatic' stick insect discovered on PHL's Mount Halcon | SciTech ...
Sep 5, 2012 ... Conlephasma enigma. (photo credit: Oskar Conle, via BBC). BBC added the stick insect is so unique, scientists have given it its own genus and ...
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Conlephasma Enigma - Australian Invertebrate Forum
A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, ...
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Conlephasma enigma - New Genus Insect…
4 September 2012, BBC Nature, A mysterious new species of stick insect has been discovered living in the Philippines by scientists. The stick insect is ...
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BBC Nature - 'Mystery' stick insect discovered
Sep 4, 2012 ... Conlephasma enigma: a stick insect unlike any other ... explains Marco Gottardo, who is studying for a PhD at the University of Siena, Italy.
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Sep 5, 2012 ... Conlephasma enigma lives on the ground and not in the trees like ... an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of ...
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Sep 6, 2012... given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name of "enigma. ... Marco Gottardo, a PhD candidate at the University of Siena, Italy, ...
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Sep 5, 2012... it was something very special," it quoted entomologist Marco Gottardo of the University of Siena, Italy as saying. ... Conlephasma enigma.
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Aug 22, 2012 ... Department of Evolutionary Biology, University of Siena, Via Aldo Moro 2, 53100 ... Conlephasma enigma gen. et sp. n. is a stout, flightless, and ...
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The systematic position of Conlephasma within Euphasmatodea is unclear. The elongated ..... University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Yuta Mashimo.
New Mystery Stick Insect Discovered | Pest Control Supplies Blog
Sep 7, 2012 ... Conlephasma enigma is so unique among phasmids that scientists at University of Siena have placed it within its own genus. It is wingless ...
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Sep 4, 2012 ... They named the species Conlephasma enigma, considering that it is not ... who is studying for a PhD at the University of Siena, Italy, as saying.
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Sep 11, 2012 ... “We were baffled,” Marco Gottardo, a PhD student at the University of Siena, Italy, ... The twiggy creature, Conlephasma enigma, has a dazzling ...
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Welcome Conlephasma enigma | Living With Insects Blog
Many new species of insects are described every year by biologists exploring remote locations. Marco Gottardo and Philipp Heller describe* a new species of stick insect, Conlephasma enigma (Order Phasmatodea) that is so different from other described species, it was given its own genus. At this time, the relationships between this stick insect and other…
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'Enigmatic' stick insect discovered on PHL's Mount Halcon | SciTech | GMA News Online
Scientists have discovered a wingless stick insect with a green-blue head and orange body in the Philippines. It lives on the ground rather than in trees —and sprays a foul odor against predators.
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Mysterious New Stick Insect Discovered that Sprays Like a Skunk - Animal News: Animal Planet
A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name of "enigma." Found on Mount Halcon, a remote locality on the Philippine island of Mindoro, by entomologist Oskar Conle, the bizarre bug is wingless with a stout body and stubby legs. Males have a brilliantly colored green-blue head and orange body. Perhaps its most unique trait, though, is the smelly odor that it sprays from glands behind its head when threatened, similar to a skunk. "We were baffled. It looked so different...
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Surga Serangga: Enigma ( Conlephasma Enigma )
Peneliti mengidentifikasi spesies serangga batang misterius yang hidup di pedalaman Pulau Mindoro, Filipina. Para peneliti yang mempublikasikan rincian penemuan mereka dalam jurnal Comptes Rendus Biologies menamai serangga batang itu Conlephasma enigma.
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Scientists discover ‘mysterious’ stick insect in Mount Halcon | Infolikes.com
An interesting new species of stick insect has been discovered in Mount Halcon in Mindoro Island by a group of scientists, that includes an Italian professor.
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Scoperto misterioso insetto stecco nelle Filippine - Mysterium
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The Insect World: New Strange Species of Stick Insect
This new species of stick insect was discovered in the Philippines and is different from usual stick insects in that it has a thicker body, shorter legs, is wingless, and is found on the ground, when stick insects are usually found in trees. The males are also brightly colored, whereas stick insects generally tend to be duller colors to camouflage with their environment.
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Peter Blakeborough's Blog: NEW INSECT FOUND
Mystery stick insect discovered By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature 4 September 2012 Conlephasma enigma: a stick insect like no other A mysterious new species of stick insect has been discovered living in the Philippines by scientists. The stick insect is wingless, lives on the ground rather than in trees, and is spectacularly colored, having a green-blue head and orange body.
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Scientists discovered ‘mysterious’ stick insect in Mindoro Island’s Mount Halcon | Island Sentinel
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This New Species of Stick Bug Is Big, Slow, Colorful and Smelly | Smart News
A new species discovered in the Philippines has scientists wondering just how many animals we're missing out on
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