The History of the Phasmid Study Group Newsletter
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The Newsletter of the Phasmid Study Group was originally the sole publication of the group. However, in 1991 it was decided that the editorial burden was too great for the volunteer editor(s) and the publication was split into two. The Newsletter continued to be published quarterly, but the longer and more in-depth articles were published bi-annually in the journal Phasmid Studies.
The Newsletter has always been in A4 format, but the styles of binding and logos have changed as follows:
|1-33||Sipyloidea sipylus||Stapled A4 sheets, no cover|
|34-77||Extatosoma tiaratum||Stapled A4 sheets, no cover|
|78-92||Extatosoma tiaratum||Stapled A4 sheets, card cover|
|93||Extatosoma tiaratum||Stapled A4 sheets, no cover, colour printing on first page|
|94-95||Extatosoma tiaratum||Stapled A4 sheets, no cover, first page on green paper|
|96-104||Extatosoma tiaratum||Stapled A4 sheets, no cover, colour printing on first page|
|105+||Extatosoma tiaratum||Folio. Colour printing on the outer sheet.|
Margins, particularly in the very early Newsletters, were very small or absent, making it impossible to have them properly bound. Small margins continued to be a problem while the Newsletter was produced on a typewriter. A computer has been used since issue 50 so margins have been more controlled. However, even as recently as 2004 some margins were only 4mm in size, again making binding impracticable.
|2012 - Present||Mike Smith (127+)|
|2007 - 2011||Edward Baker (109-126)|
|2001 - 2006||Mike Smith (87-108)|
|1992 - 2001||Paul Taylor (50-86)|
|1984 - 1991||Frances Holloway and Michael Lazenby (20-49)|
|1980 - 1983||Tony James (1-15)|
|Issue 19 (May 1984)||David Robinson|
|Issue 18 (March 1984)||Paul D. Brock|
|Issue 17 (December 1983)||Peter C. Curry|
|Issue 16 (September 1983)||Judith Marshall|
The first index appeared at the end of Newsletter 21. Supplementary indexes appeared in Newsletters 29 and 37. Comprehensive indexes have been produced by Sellick for Issues 1-90. Indexes to later issues are being compiled at present and being made available on this website.
All published editions of the Phasmid Study Group newsletter have now been digitised and are available here to view or download from the PSG website.