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Image and text:
courtesy of The Institute of Critical Zoologists.

Figure 2. The author at the 8th Phylliidae Convention with Phyllium S. when he first entered the competition in 1991.

The Great Pretenders, Description Of Some Japanese Phylliidae From The 26th Phylliidae Convention
Hiroshi Abe


This paper by Hiroshi Abe, who is the winner of the 2008/9 Phylliidae Convention, reports the results of the 26th Phylliidae Convention in Tokyo, Japan. Five specimens were awarded prizes. Notes on food plants and culture are included, along with a brief guide to the appearance of the adults during the competition. The chief judge also gave his comments on this year’s winning entries.