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A Master Of Disguise: New Stick Insect Species Discovered In China
2014-06-02 03:47:34

Pensoft Publishers Many representatives of the fauna possess unique masking abilities but stick insects are among the masters of disguise within the animal world. During a field trip in Guangxi, China Mr. Ho Wai-chun George from the Hong Kong Entomological Society discovers a new species from this enigmatic insect group, which he describes in a recent research paper published in the open access journal Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. Like the name suggests the new stick insect...

Leaf Chewing Links Insect Diversity In Tropical Forests
2014-05-05 03:53:42

By A'ndrea Elyse Messer, Penn State Observations of insects and their feeding marks on leaves in modern forests confirm indications from fossil leaf deposits that the diversity of chewing damage relates directly to diversity of the insect population that created it, according to an international team of researchers. "The direct link between richness of leaf-chewing insects and their feeding damage across host plants in two tropical forests validates the underlying assumptions of many...

Earliest Stick Insect Fossils Discovered
2014-03-20 08:06:36

PLOS Wing shape and coloration pattern suggest plant-mimicking stick insects from the Early Cretaceous An ancient stick insect species may have mimicked plant leaves for defense, according to a paper published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on March 19, 2014 by Maomin Wang, from Capital Normal University, China and colleagues. Many insects have developed defense mechanisms, including the ability to mimic the surrounding environment. Stick and leaf insects mimic plants from...

2013-10-30 23:25:57

iCONECT Expands Implementation Options for XERA Reston, VA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 iCONECT Development, LLC, technology leaders who reach beyond the status quo with an intuitive and flexible document review platform that works the way you think, has made it easier to implement their flagship software platform, XERA®, in the cloud. iCONECT has been building intelligent legal review software for more than a decade – in the cloud, before there was “The Cloud.” The first to...

Ecological Impacts Linked To Poorly Camouflaged Walking Sticks
2013-10-22 06:31:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers studying the evolution of a California walking stick into two separate, distinct forms have found that such rapid changes in a creature’s appearance can set off a chain of ecological impacts. Investigators from the Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Helsinki report that the evolution of the species Timema cristinae resulted in two unique individuals – one that is all green in color and well...

2013-08-16 23:19:48

Walking-Canes.Net has received the fall and winter collection of walking sticks and staffs. Lady Lake, Florida (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The term “walking stick” is a general term which is now used interchangeably between any type of hiking stick or walking cane. It can be made of one, two, or three pieces. Both forms of the name are used at Walking-Canes.Net. The new fall and winter collection of walking sticks and staffs has arrived. The handle on a walking stick may be a good...

2013-08-01 23:24:55

Market Leader to Share Review Platform’s Groundbreaking Technology Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 iCONECT Development, LLC, technology leaders who reach beyond the status quo with an intuitive and flexible document review platform that works like you think, is pleased to announce its participation in the eDiscovery Hands-On Training & CLE Workshop in Birmingham, Alabama on August 14th, hosted by ESI Roundtable, LLC. This one-day seminar, which includes a keynote by U.S....

2013-07-25 23:26:59

Revolutionary Review Platform Reduces Communication Barriers Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 iCONECT® Development LLC, technology leaders who reach beyond the status quo with an intuitive and flexible document review platform that works the way you think, announces today the addition of the Russian language to the XERA interface portfolio in its most recent release. XERA’s ability to customize the language of the interface to the language of the user, enabling control and...

2013-07-09 23:21:26

Premier IT Services and Solutions Provider Expands eDiscovery Services with XERA Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 iCONECT Development, LLC, technology leaders who reach beyond the status quo with an intuitive and flexible document review platform that works like you think, announces that LogicForce Consulting, LLC, a premier IT services and solutions provider, has expanded its product suite with the XERA® Review Platform. “XERA, unlike other review platforms, provides amazing...

2013-07-08 23:00:38

New iCONECT Webinar Reviews How to Navigate Complex Documents Easily With XERA Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Join iCONECT Development LLC, technology leaders who reach beyond the status quo with an intuitive and flexible document review platform that works the way you think, for “From Analytics to Answers: XERA Paves the Way with Simplified and Customizable Workflows” on Wednesday, July 10th at 1pm EDT. Hosted by Gavin W. Manes, PhD, CEO of Avansic E-Discovery and Digital...


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Leaf Insects, Phylliidae
2014-08-05 10:01:39

Phylliidae is a family of insects most commonly known as leaf insects or walking leaves, which can be found in Southeast Asia and South Asia to Australia. Although it is classified as a family, there is no general agreement on its classification, as many suggest that the family is actually a large taxon that should contain separate families of leaf insects. It is thought that this family has changed little over long periods of time, due to fossil evidence found of a forty-seven million year...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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