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Margin winged stick insect

Ctenomorpha marginipennis (female)

Description:

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

Habitat:

Arboreal.

Notes:

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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3 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 2 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.

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

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

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 2 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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