Development of brownish dorso-median stripes in different Mantophasmatodea taxa. a) Female Austrophasma gansbaaiense (S32, Gansbaai); the brownish stripe with white margins. b) Striatophasma naukluftense; the brownish stripe is only developed in males; females with less distinct green stripe. Western population (Gamsberg) with posteriorly broadened stripe. The inset shows a male from an eastern population (70 km E of Rehoboth) with distinctly outlined abdominal stripe. c) An undescribed species from the Richtersveld with weak male dorsal stripe development.