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Margin winged stick insect

Ctenomorpha marginipennis (female)


Thin brown stick insect with tiny dark wings and long cerci.




They feed on Eucalyptus leaves. Endemic to southeast Australia. Males are thinner (!) and can fly. The link features a male specimen.

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MartinL 6 years ago

This is a species you will find in your garden one day. The wings are rather useless but can be opened in a 'threat display' when she is disturbed, as she is doing now. These two shots were taken in a friends photo studio - its all about lighting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I suppose those wings are useful for fanning itself on a hot day.
Nice clean shot thanks martin.

CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

WOW! I love these. I haven't ever found one yet. Obviously because they look like a stick. HA!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.28

Spotted on Oct 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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