A male stick bug, stick insect to be exact. Thin and small, about 7 cm. Mostly green, red joints (knees) and tail tip, orange head. Has a pair of long and thin antennas. Very perfectly camouflaged against the plant, I can guess that they were never been noticed before by all those who have walked past the plant.
On a short tree of Rose Cabin, Kundasang, Sabah.
I found this insect while searching for some interesting creatures on a short tree. After this one, I found another individual which is much larger and brown in color - the female. The latter knows how to play dead, or it might be really dead ? >>>Map accuracy : 10 m diameter. Thanks to BrunoKneubühler for the species ID, Carausius sanguineoligatus so far is the best match.
Lat: 5.99, Long: 116.55
Spotted on Dec 11, 2009
Submitted on Feb 12, 2012
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