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Acta Biológica Colombiana

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VARGAS C, MAURICIO  and  UNIVERSIDAD DISTRITAL FRANCISCO JOSE DE CALDAS. Grupo de Investigación en Biología Molecular. Línea de Investigación en Biología de Insectos. Laboratorio de Biología. What Perception do we Have of Stick Insects (Insecta: Phasmatodea)?. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp.113-124. ISSN 0120-548X.

A compillatory study was carried out about the relationship that people have with stick and leaf insects (Insecta: Phasmatodea). Stands out, the importance that these insects have in differents cultures, the form of appreciating them, perceiving and interacting with them. Some etnotaxonomics aspects are described, as well as credo, uses and customs, graphic representations, and literary and film productions of these insects in different human groups. In this study it is proposed that Etnophasmatology is the discipline dedicated to know the relationships that the different cultures have with the stick and leaf insects.

Keywords : Stick insects; leaf insects; Etnoentomology; Etnotaxonomy; Culture.

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