The Phasmid Study Group (PSG)
The Phasmid Study Group is the society for anyone with an interest in Stick and Leaf insects, however amateur or professional you may be, you will be welcome. The pupose of the group is to encourage studies of all aspects of PHASMIDS (Stick and Leaf Insects).
Since its formation early in 1980, The Phasmid Study Group has expanded to more than 500 members in 23 countries, including people of all ages ranging from beginners to professional entomologists. Since Phasmids have recieved little attention until recently there is considerable scope for the amateur to contribute valuable information.
The PSG now have their own web site and for the most up to date information, particularly for details pertaining to membership you should visit The PSG Home Page
Stick-insects are amazing, beautiful, generally easy to keep, and a lot of fun for both children and adults. For more information see the Order Phasmida.
- Family Phylliidae, Usually thickset sometimes flattish insects, includes the Genus Phyllium commonly known as leaf insects.
- Family Phasmatidae, Usually elongate, sometimes extremely so includes the longest insect in the world (Phobaeticus kirbyi) and the common green laboratory Stick-Insect, Carausius morosus.
The Amazing World of Stick and Leaf Insectsby Paul D Brock
Stick Insects of Britain, Europe and the Mediterranean by Paul Brock.
Phasmids on the Web
Keeping Stick Insects as Pets
The Order Phasmida an Introduction to Stick Insects and their biology
The Sticklist A listserver for Stick Insect enthusiasts
The Phasmid Study Group Species List
Klaus Lipinski’s Phasmid Page (about ova mostly) and entirely in German.
Eggs and Classification: the Phasmid connection
Mark Watson’s Stick Insect Page
Tropische Insekten halten und züchten Also only in German at the moment.
A Stick Insect comes to visit! From Australia
Australian Museum on-line
Phasmids at the tree of life.
3 Photos Including an Anisomorpha sp.
Stick Insects with a nice stamp from Barbados
A Photo love story with Oreophotes Peruanus
Tony and Charlotte’s Stick Insect Page
Page from Sydney Morning Herald on 2nd October 1997
Heteropteryx dilatata PSG No 18 a 5th instar Female. JPG 16K
Some scanning electron microscope images of Stick-Insect eggs courtesy of Klaus Lipinski. Klaus has his own Phasmid page (about ova mostly) and if you like looking at Phasmid eggs there are a lot more images there, the site is entirely in German.
Thanks to Phil Bragg PSG Membership No (445), Rob Lind PSG Membership No (315), Ulrich Ziegler PSG Membership No (233) and Klaus Lipinski for the images they have donated